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RE: Help - TV - Lance 2445 & Escalade

Wow, that’s a lot of squat! Looks like they could use a WDH, bring the tail up and nose down.
LanceRKeys 07/05/20 11:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: Large camper with single AC

Retired JSO has a great solution, that’s what I’m doing to mine. Many places sell used ac units off of wrecked RVs, you could do the whole job for $300 or less.
LanceRKeys 07/05/20 09:23am Tech Issues
RE: Help - TV - Lance 2445 & Escalade

Like stated already, you will probably be right at, or over your payload. I’m not sure how that air ride system will handle all the weight. You do have a lot of things in your favor, that Escalade is going to be long (I assume it is the suburban length and not Tahoe length), it’s heavy and you have a lot of power. Even with a transmission cooler, you will want to keep an eye on your temperature while towing, although it may never be a problem. If you upgrade something, you may want to consider LT rated tires since the Escalade probably came with P rated tires.
LanceRKeys 07/05/20 07:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 F250XL 6.2 V8

I’m not saying that the torque multiplication makes it better towing, just interesting read that’s all. I do wonder if you were completely isolated from the engine, no tach, no sound; what the opinion of gas engines would be. My car will downshift on hills and turn 4,000 and most of the time I don’t notice it, when I pulled my travel trailer with a Chevy 5.3, I would notice the 4000 rpms, didn’t mind it so much, the shifting of the automatic is what I didn’t like. I much prefer to tow with a standard.
LanceRKeys 07/03/20 05:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Good Sam Insurance is harrassing me

Calls every day? I’d cancel my policy the first time I they called back after I told the person on the phone not to call. I would consider calls every day harassment and someone shouldn’t have to opt out of harassment.
LanceRKeys 07/01/20 05:48pm Good Sam Insurance
RE: 2020 F250XL 6.2 V8

I remember reading an article that compared the V-10 to a diesel and showed how through gear reduction and higher RPM that it would actually put more torque to the ground than a diesel. Interesting reading...
LanceRKeys 06/29/20 11:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2002 Ford Diesel 7.4 ??

I own a 7.3, great motor, that being said find something 2011+ with a 6.2 v8. If it is for a business, uptime and maintenance matter at the end of the month, not towing ability.
LanceRKeys 06/27/20 10:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing with a Ford Explorer

I agree with theoldwizard above, 3500 (loaded, not dry) weight trailer. I’d suggest a pop up, the frontal area on a full size trailer would work your explorer pretty hard.
LanceRKeys 06/25/20 08:06am Towing
RE: 2020 F250XL 6.2 V8

I have researched the 6.2 a lot, the 4.30 gears seem to be the way to go for hauling trailers. If I were buying new today, that is probably what I would get.
LanceRKeys 06/25/20 08:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: Used Diesel Truck Miles: How many is too many

Anything over 250,000 I would really have to consider before purchasing.
LanceRKeys 06/21/20 01:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: RVing with no mechanical capability

Most problems that you will have will not end your trip, they may just be an inconvenience. For the real bad stuff you can usually find a mobile mechanic that can come out and help. If you have a trailer or truck camper, you would at least be able to drop the trailer off somewhere and have it worked on while you stayed at a hotel, no extra car to rent. But you also have more work to set one up. I would suggest that you go to a dealer and talk to them about what types of RVs will work best for your situation. Take that information and find a well maintained used unit that you can pay cash for. Start small and camp close to your house. Keep a list of the repairs that are needed and have multiple things fixed at once.
LanceRKeys 06/18/20 03:30pm Beginning RVing
RE: What's with Ford and TFL?

Unless they already have a fifth wheel hitch or gooseneck, renting doesn’t do me much good. If I had a bumper pull, I would jump on that for sure!
LanceRKeys 06/18/20 08:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: What's with Ford and TFL?

I actually like their videos. Sometimes they are better if you mute them. I really wish you could rent a truck and pull your trailer with it so you can see how it does with your driving style. I am thinking about buying a 6.2 ford (used), but I read a lot of conflicting reports on how well they tow.
LanceRKeys 06/17/20 12:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Need tow vehicle - preferably under 10k

Yes it will make it better, but you still need to have everything set up correctly. Also keep an eye out for a single rear wheel 350/3500, same size, more payload.
LanceRKeys 06/15/20 06:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F250 3.73 to 4.30 axle ratio

I agree, it makes every gear more efficient as you put it, but that really only matters when you talk about first gear because you can’t choose a more efficient gear. So if 8th gear is not efficient enough, you could just downshift to 7th. So with 3.73 gears 8th may not be efficient enough, but 7th will be. With 4.30 gears 8th May be efficient enough. Now why the ratings are different with different gears I don’t know. All that being said, my next truck will probably have 4.30 gears and a 10 speed.
LanceRKeys 06/09/20 06:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: I almost cheated on my truck yesterday.

The struggle is hard sometimes. I’ve been wanting a ford 6.2 or 7.3 lately. But I’m currently saving my pennies to buy a house with a shop (or possibly build). So in the long run it’ll be worth it.
LanceRKeys 06/07/20 07:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: In bed diesel tanks

I have an RDS 45 gallon tank. Fits against the cab and only take up 10” of bed space, doesn’t extend much above the sides of the bed either. Mine is gravity flow into my main tank. I’m a little paranoid about running out of gas and I get nervous when my needle goes below half on the gauge. True panic sets in at 1/4 tank. The extra capacity helps to ease my mind. I enjoy stopping at rest areas and travel centers more than truck stops, so I also have more options there. Most of the time I buy fuel while out and about and don’t have to when the trailer is attached. My next truck will also have a larger than factory tank, maybe in bed, maybe a titan.
LanceRKeys 06/04/20 08:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: F250 3.73 to 4.30 axle ratio

What are you pulling now and how does your truck do? I agree with the above, pull with it first then decide if you want to change.
LanceRKeys 05/30/20 07:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2012 Ram diesel with over 1million miles

When hauling RVs, are half the miles empty going back to the factory, or do they have other things they haul to get back to the manufacturer?
LanceRKeys 05/28/20 10:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cautionary tale

Also good to check the air pressure in your spare before a trip!
LanceRKeys 05/28/20 06:20pm Tow Vehicles
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