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RE: Is the diesel going to end up going the way of the dinosaur?

This is an argument that quickly gets heated usually between old school and new school thinking. However I doubt anyone can say with a straight face that returning to the way we did things thirty years ago with primarily coal produced power and little or no exhaust emmisions standards is better than what we will see in 10 years with a grid that produces a considerable portion of power from renewables and probably half of vehicles with zero emmisions. But we as a people need to stay focused on that and resist those who will tell us that it costs more to be environmentally friendly in how we do things. It might be cheaper at the moment but look three generations ahead and it will always be cheaper to do it right. And on that note I'll leave the discussion. Thank you Shiner for the correction. Interesting links. John.No matter what the endevour, the early progress will be pretty affordable and easy. Getting a race car to 150 MPH cost "X" amount of dollars. Getting one to 300 MPH will cost many times more than twice that amount. This formula is true for just about anything. Emissions is no different. We have pretty much slayed the dragoon here in the USA. Any further progress will be small and EXPENSIVE. We would be far better off bringing the high polluting countries up to our present standard... That would bring the total world pollution down much faster, and be better for the planet as well. These things can be accomplished by other means that just throwing US dollars at the countries doing the polluting... Just let them know that access to our market is dependent on them cleaning up their pollution.... They will gripe a lot about the unfairness of it, but they will do it and be better off for it.
Huntindog 01/23/17 02:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 7.3 no start

My point is your saying a V engine is only good for 250,000 miles. Obviously not correct, except maybe in cases of neglect. Your Cummins bias is showing here. ;)As a general statement, it is correct. There is actually a rating for engine life IIRC, it is a "B" something or other. And I seem to recall that both Ford and GM were in the 200-300K range.... Obviously a true big rig motor will be longer.... But then again, that isn't the point of this thread. We are talking about pickups here.
Huntindog 01/22/17 05:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: Trailer buying - need good resale value

Kind of an odd way to look at TTs. No matter what, it is how you spend money, not how you earn it. Getting something that may not be the best fit for how you will use it looking only at resale, will detract from your enjoyment while you are using it. That said, you want what is popular. That means yes to slides. Also, a popular floorplan will always be a best seller. You can determine this by surfing all of the manufacturers websites. If a floorplan is popular, everyone will be making one. BUT.... Just because it is popular doesn't mean it will be the best for you.
Huntindog 01/20/17 07:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: Dexter Axle moved?

XPS RIBs and be happy for evermore. Been running them HARD for over 11 years now with no problems of any kind. With STs, I never had any reach the 2 year mark.
Huntindog 01/20/17 07:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Carbon Fiber TT

I did not realize so many would get bent out of shape over a post. Guess I won't be posting to this forum anytime soon. Good by and good luck.Thanks. I think just about everyone here would need a lot of luck to amass enough spare change to plunk down 3/4 million on a TT.
Huntindog 01/20/17 03:17am Travel Trailers
RE: 7.3 no start

I had 2 97's NRALIFR probably has the right answer. Ford has a fix for it that doesnt require replacing the whole wiring under the valve cover. If the guy doesnt want to spend any money then he could disable the glow plugs completely and give it a shot of ether.He's been using ether
Huntindog 01/19/17 08:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tire rateings and trailer bounce?

The difference in ride is not the reason it is falling apart. I have LRE, and 80 psi on my last two TTs. 28K is much more than the average user will tow. I am probably are in your class mileage wise. This is not the first time you have posted about your rough ride. I would suggest that with your usage, some suspension upgrades would be money well spent. I would start with one of the rubber shocked equalizers... The brand of your choice. They are a cost effective way of making a dramatic improvement. FWIW: My TT has been upgraded from 5200# axles/springs to 7000# axles/springs. And the tires from LRD to LRE. These mods were made to improve on the factory equipment, as I realize that my usage is much more severe than average.
Huntindog 01/19/17 03:46am Travel Trailers
RE: Best hitch

First, I am sorry if this has been asked a lot before but I would like up to date information. My daughter and son-in-law just purchased a new travel trailer. Is there a hitch that controls sway on bridges and when semi's go by better than other hitches?The best one for me, may not be the best one for you. Different designs have different advantages, and disadvantages.
Huntindog 01/18/17 07:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: Dexter Axle moved?

You had a couple of plastic bushings worn out? The ones on the spring hangar end? If that is correct, it is not normal for those to wear out first. I have ALWAYS had the equalizer bushings wear out first. This makes sense as the equalizer carries a lot more load. Did the shop check them all? In any case, I don't get to concerned about the measurement between the tires as it is constantly changing. Now other things such as one tire wearing bad etc. will get my attention.
Huntindog 01/18/17 04:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: 7.3 no start

He just spent 500.00 last week getting the glow plug relay replaced. That is how he got it started to get here. He is considering getting it replaced again. While I do think the it is possible that the compression may be OK.... With that mileage, I would check that before throwing more money at other things... IOW, there my be several things wrong.... Why bother with them if the basic motor is shot. I don't know the year, but it appears to me to be one of the newer ones. It is a long way into town for more popcorn. Sigh.:B
Huntindog 01/18/17 12:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: 7.3 no start

OP here. I purposely did not state my opinion here as to not color the responses. He had the glow plug relay replaced before arriving here. I told him that with 479,000 miles I would not spend any money on it until the compression was checked first... He thinks that a 7.3 will never wear out....:S I told him that it is a great motor... But that it still has pistons, rings and valves just like any other motor... And that they all wear out at some point. He now has a new 200 amp charger in camp and has been charging and trying to start it all day. This has been going on since Thursday. I am almost out of popcorn.:B
Huntindog 01/17/17 07:29pm Tow Vehicles
7.3 no start

Got a fella in camp with a 7.3 that has 479,000 miles. It won't start. It smokes out the pipe when he cranks it. I have already talked to him about my opinion. He disagrees. He just keeps charging the battery with a generator and continuing to crank it more. Says he just needs to give it a good 30 second crank to get it to fire up. I don't see it happening. Any thoughts?
Huntindog 01/17/17 04:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: Thoughts on the different suspension systems for TT's?

Dexter has a comparison between the three here. That is hilarious. I bet Lippert or any of the others can or have done a comparison between themselves and the competition as well. None of them are worth a grain of salt. FWIW, I have never read here of any bad reviews from those that actually have any of them here. I happen to have the Lippert system. But I made my choice on price, and size availability. And that is what I recommend others do as well. They all do the same thing, and the theory of operation is pretty much the same.
Huntindog 01/15/17 10:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: Best place to buy A&E awning tube with fabric?

Time to replace; looking for the best place to buy an 18ft A&E awning tube with fabric. ThanksI got A&E factory fabric from Dyers for a little over 200.00 shipped. It is an easy project aith a couple of helpers
Huntindog 01/13/17 04:39am Travel Trailers
RE: Dish to Direct with a Traveler

So a Direct TV Traveler can convert to a Dish network, but not the other way around?
Huntindog 01/13/17 04:35am Technology Corner
Dish to Direct with a Traveler

I have a Winegard Traveler 1000, and Dish network. I would like to switch to Direct TV. Can my Traveler be changed over? Or would I need a entirely new setup?
Huntindog 01/12/17 07:21am Technology Corner
RE: Plastic interior door casing

I know exactly what you are talking about. I just had my trim off to install a magnetic door switch for my slide control switch. I noticed that it has become brittle with age. I was able to reuse mine, but I am positive that it is a generic part that most every trailer uses. I would think that it should be easy to get a new one. An air staple gun is the best way to install it. Call around and see what you can find. I have had very good luck with my manufacturer getting parts that I thought would be really expensive, but ended up being cheap. An RV parts supplier may have it as well. Good luck, and report back how it works out.
Huntindog 01/10/17 07:47am Travel Trailers
RE: All GM trucks combined sell more than Ford.

Perhaps the mods should move this thread to a more appropriate forum.
Huntindog 01/09/17 07:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM pickups, no 2500HD or 3500 Markings????

Does that picture really say that the DRW is less expensive than the SRW? That's crazy. Wow, it does. That is weird. I took the screen shot myself from http://www.gmc.com/previous-year/sierra-3500-denali-hd-pickup-truck/build-and-price.html#/config.I am pretty sure that the reason for that is the SRWs have some equipment that the DRWs do not. I know for a fact that was the case when I bought mine.
Huntindog 01/09/17 12:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: Some thoughts

The newer trucks have deeper beds, That allows them to claim more cubic feet for payload. Most recommend at least 6" of clearance between the 5ver and the bed rail. So you need to fix this. Most will raise the 5ver to do it.
Huntindog 01/09/17 12:46am Tow Vehicles
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