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RE: Towing without WD hitch

If it was me I would hitch up and take it home. I t will be empty. Back in the 50 and 60s we never had WD or the adjustably hitch head. I towed thousands of miles with no problems. I don't nowNo toy haulers back then. Big difference. An empty TH can have a super high TW... A buddy had one that was close to 2000# empty! That is asking a lot of the reciever and ball. But the TW is 790 lbs, not 2,000 lbs. Is 790 asking a lot of a Class IV hitch with a Husky WD? I sold the 2006 Duramax for a 2016 Cummins. Sold the Cummins for my current truck because I really liked the truck and though the TT days were behind me. The DW convinced me otherwise and here I am looking at 1/2 ton towable toy haulers. Couple of points. You stated 790#. This figure may or may not be correct. Don't know where you got that from.... But unless it was scaled, it is suspect. But even if it is accurate...... The question was towing it WITHOUT WD.... In which case , yes you would more than likely be over the hitch rating by a large margin.... Then Samson, who I was responding to pops off about how he never wooried about wieghts in the old days... I guess if one is towing with a tractor, one can just hook her up and give it a go.
Huntindog 06/14/20 06:40pm Toy Haulers
RE: Towing without WD hitch

If it was me I would hitch up and take it home. I t will be empty. Back in the 50 and 60s we never had WD or the adjustably hitch head. I towed thousands of miles with no problems. I don't nowNo toy haulers back then. Big difference. An empty TH can have a super high TW... A buddy had one that was close to 2000# empty! That is asking a lot of the reciever and ball.
Huntindog 06/14/20 01:36pm Toy Haulers
RE: FURNACE PROBLEM

I had the same problem you are experiencing and it was my igniter. I didn't troubleshoot it, I took it to a RV repair and they replaced it. I'm not sure if the "sail switch" is the igniter, so I apologize for my ignorance. But, that was the fix for mine.The igniter is different. They hardly ever fail.(not saying it is not the case here, just that it's not where I would look first) The sail switch is triggered by the fan blowing air thru the unit (hence it's name) When it fails, the gas will not flow, and the igniter will not spark. This is to prevent a bad meltdown if the fan motor should fail. You simply cannot have the furnace burning without air flowing thru it to carry away some heat.
Huntindog 06/14/20 01:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: FURNACE PROBLEM

Hi, I have a 2015 Keystone Bullet with an Atwood (AFMD30121) furnace. It worked fine, then through the night stopped working...the blower kicks on for 30sec then shuts off with no ignition. The circuit board blinks with a code stating it’s an Air flow/Limit Fault problem. I’ve taken the sail switch out and everything is clean. I put an Ohm meter on it and when I manually close the switch it reads 3 Ohm...then drops to 0 within a second. When I check the Ohms with it in place...just reads open line the whole time (With fan on) I’ve then checked the Voltage going to the Sail Switch and 1st time read 12V at the wire...but 0 when it’s plugged into sail switch. I then tried again to measure voltage (with fan on) and can’t get any reading at all?!? At first I thought my sail switch is faulty...but now I’m wondering if it’s the circuit board. I find it strange that I can’t get a voltage reading now, especially when I was getting one...even when the furnace wouldn’t ignite. I have the furnace pulled out and there is no sign of dust/debris anywhere Your response & thoughts are all greatly appreciated! ThanksThe sail switch is the most common thing to fail. So much so, that I carry a spare. They cost under 10.00. The next most common thing is the factory circuit board. The dinosuar board is a big step up in quality... But costs over 100.00. So I would replace the sail switch first, and if that doesn't fix it, then replace the circuit board. Worst case is you end up with a spare sail switch. Not a bad item to have around.
Huntindog 06/13/20 06:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Interesting way to tow a 5er

Good thing it has a slider hitch. Never seen one that was activated by loosening rachet straps before... I wonder if he has a patent on the idea.
Huntindog 06/12/20 08:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New truck first tow report. Good, Bad, Ugly

I wander if the 2020 Ford 10 speed transmission will run hot like the 2017 and up.Yes it runs hot. Ford says it is OK, as it is designed that way. Some believe it others don't. You get to decide for yourself whether or not to believe them.
Huntindog 06/09/20 12:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Need tow vehicle - preferably under 10k

That's a surprisingly lightweight trailer for it's size. If you have 3.73 gears in the Expedition, it'll do it and be within ratings. I certainly would use a premium hitch however, like the ProPride, simply because of the amount of sail area. I've driven it with the expedition and a husky center line hitch, and I still noticed a little swaying especially when a semi passed me. And this was going 60 and me letting off gas pedal a little... Would the ProPride provide that much of a better ride? I'd love to use my current vehicle. I'm happy going 60 mph but would prefer not the minor sway when getting passed or on windy days.Ummmm.... Letting off of the gas pedal a little will make it more prone to sway!. Think of your rig as a rope. if it is tight, it will be straight. It it is loose it will wiggle all over. This is why engaging the trailer brakes by themselves will straighten out sway.
Huntindog 06/07/20 02:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: In bed diesel tanks

I Have seen some pretty outragous pump prices. This year diesel for 4.29 at the North Rim. When it was under 2.00 back home. Savings can add up really fast. I do not get the argument about paying for fuel you don't need.... There is no law that states one MUST fill the extra tank. Use your head, If you are going to be around home for awhile, don't fill it... If you are going on a trip where the conveinece and /or pricing would make it better to fill it...Do so. If you miscalculate and return from a trip with extra fuel....Well you won't need to buy any for awhile, and the bonus is you likely got it at a good price. Unless being temporairily out a 100.00 or so would cramp your style, there is no downside... If that amount of money will cause you to lose sleep at night, then RVing probably isn't for you.
Huntindog 06/05/20 07:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: In bed diesel tanks

Don't forget to account for it when considering payload. a 50gal metal tank is going to eat up around 500lb of payload when full. The OP has a 2020 dually with lots of payload. Many choose to go with a DRW vs. a questionable or borderline SRW set up to eliminate any payload concerns. Some are OK with cutting it close or trying to precisely match payload. Many have decided to step it up to have more than ample payload so they can add cargo or go to a larger trailer without payload concerns. And many choose a truck with ample fuel capacity from a factory tank. Touche`Fish. I have to agree. The 36 gallons GM gives you is kind of the bare minimum required. I would prefer the larger 45 gallon? tanks Ford provides. Why can't GM get a small thing like lager fuel capacity right! If I had 45 gallons to start with I may not have an Aux. tank. My prior PSD excursion had a 45 gallon tank and life was good. GM wants to be commercial minded but they are stuck in Joe Consumer mode. They need to think more outside the box or shall I say outside of the tank when it comes to fuel capacity. An extra 9 gallons would be like pi$$ing in the wind. DW and I are tired of trying to fit our present TT into some of the places we have been and paying sky high prices. We have a 44' momentum on order, so the extra capacity will be nice. Diesel was 4.29 at the North Rim for spring Turkey this year!. I am looking for a total capacity of 75-100 gallons. On the plus side, this new truck does do better on fuel than my 2011 did. 9 gal larger tank certainly would have made no difference in the buying decision. for the truck or the tank
Huntindog 06/04/20 07:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: In bed diesel tanks

FWIW, the toolbox top was great, but it couldn't hold my tools and "stuff" (lube, air chuck, etc), so I had to carry another container of tools-n-stuff anyway.Was that due to the volume of tools you carry?
Huntindog 06/04/20 12:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: In bed diesel tanks

Don't forget to account for it when considering payload. a 50gal metal tank is going to eat up around 500lb of payload when full. The OP has a 2020 dually with lots of payload. Many choose to go with a DRW vs. a questionable or borderline SRW set up to eliminate any payload concerns. Some are OK with cutting it close or trying to precisely match payload. Many have decided to step it up to have more than ample payload so they can add cargo or go to a larger trailer without payload concerns.On top of that, I am going to put helium in the tires.:B
Huntindog 06/04/20 12:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: In bed diesel tanks

How many gallons is the stock tank?36
Huntindog 06/04/20 12:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: In bed diesel tanks

Dislikes: They take up bed space Almost always have to drill through the bed to mount them Almost always have to drill through the bed to wire them The nozzle and pump assembly get messy and stinky. I prefer OEM tank replacements from Titan Truck or other manufacturers.sounds like you are describing a transfer tank... That is not what I am considering. Yes, I like the idea of a Titan etc, but there just isn't enough room under the truck for the capacity I am looking for.
Huntindog 06/04/20 01:52am Tow Vehicles
In bed diesel tanks

I am looking at these for the new truck. Probably in the 40-60 gallon range. Maybe with a tool box. Those of you that have/had them, what are your likes and dislikes? What about brands? Good, better, best,,,, and why?
Huntindog 06/03/20 07:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Advice - tires again

Made in the USA vs China is a pretty easy decision, but obviously not for someone who chooses a truck Made in Mexico. Michelins for me... That does it!! I'm going through my house and my garage and getting rid of EVERYTHING that's NOT made in the USA!! (Do you think the vast empty space will cause a really bad echo when we talk???) :) And most likely be sitting naked at the keyboard. :BNAHHHHH He won't have a keyboard either.
Huntindog 06/03/20 05:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Inside tire wear on driver side

I adjusted the bearings...there was slight movement in that wheel, but it’s snug now. How did you "adjust" the bearings? There NEEDS to be a slight amount of play when the hub and bearing are cold. You can use a dial caliper to measure it, or follow the specific instruction of the axle manufacturer, which will result in the correct amount of play. If there is no play when cold, then they will be tight when hot! Too loose and too tight are both bad.
Huntindog 06/02/20 04:07pm Travel Trailers
RE: Inside tire wear on driver side

I would not take this on a 1,000 mile trip until you get the axle fixed.X2 thst will just tear up a new tire. Have you ever weighed it loaded for a trip? This is a classic symptom of a bent axle, either from overloading or road hazard. If a new axle is needed (they are quite affordable) I recomend up sizing it. You can get them custom made with larger and/or thicker tubes. And it doesn't add much to the cost. Manufacturers tend to IMO, under axle trailers.
Huntindog 06/02/20 01:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: New on tandem axle trailer.

That’s also the reason for ST (trailer) tires versus LT (truck) tires. LOL...thats a good one :R He's correct. The sidewalls on trailer tires are built to take the stress.Been running LTs since 2006, and yes I gotta go up a rounded curb turning hard to park at my house... No tire issues at all. As an aside, I use my TT much more than average as well... My neighbors are always commenting as "you are going again" and "how much time off do you get". The ST tire propaganda is just that.
Huntindog 06/01/20 05:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: Security Bar over RV entrance door??

I boondock as well. When we are gone with the toys, there is still at least one vehicle left in camp... So any would be thief won't know if anyone is inside the trailer or not. Sometimes there is, sometimes there isn't. Do you feel lucky punk. Well do ya? Never had a problem in 30+ years
Huntindog 06/01/20 12:32pm Toy Haulers
RE: New truck first tow report. Good, Bad, Ugly

I was actually referring to the new 10 speed Ford trans.Yes the one that runs hot by design... Translation : It has poor cooling, and we are fine with it that way. The thing is, high heat is bad for the seals in trannys and really just about anything else. Ford does not have some magical seals that are immune to heat. Overtime, seals will degrade. The hotter it runs, the faster it will happen. I am NOT saying it's bad I am saying I am very happy with 160's to low 170's in 100 degree temps at 35k combined.We are on the same page I disagree with Fords statement that It’s 10! Speed is designed to run hot
Huntindog 05/31/20 09:50am Tow Vehicles
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