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RE: Do They Make 5th Wheels Like This Anymore??

You just described an old Born Free truck camper. :B https://i.imgur.com/aEst4hal.jpg :):)
NRALIFR 08/27/21 06:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Do They Make 5th Wheels Like This Anymore??

Funny, a friend just sent me this yesterday. I believe that’s a Scamp 5th wheel on top of that commercial truck. Looks like you’d need about a 6’ stepladder to get in the thing :W https://i.imgur.com/iTbxmUql.jpg :):)
NRALIFR 08/26/21 08:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Alternators - what are your thoughts?

Cptqueeg you might be interested in this old topic of mine that I started in 2018 when I installed a Redarc 25 amp DC-DC charger in my TC, then updated in 2021 when I upgraded it to a 40 amp. I’ve always had problems running the fridge in this TC on LP while driving at highway speeds. The flame kept getting blown out, and after trying all the fixes and modifications, I gave up and started running it in AC mode from an inverter. The 25 amp I first installed was just barely enough amps as long as I didn’t set the fridge thermostat too cold. I eventually decided I wanted a bigger model Redarc as there were some other power needs besides just the fridge, so I installed the 40 amp. 40 amps is enough that I can set the thermostat on its lowest setting, and still have some charging capacity left over to keep the camper battery fully charged. Redarc DC-DC Charger Install :):)
NRALIFR 08/26/21 08:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Big Tires pulling Small tires.

So the tire spins 1.3 times faster but we really don't know the speed of those small tires? Can we say 1.3 times faster than the truck, or 78 mph? No, you can’t. That would be nothing more than a variation of the trick question: “Which weighs more, a pound of feathers, or a pound of lead?” The tires spin at a higher RPM, but the MPH is the exact same as the truck pulling it. :S :):)
NRALIFR 08/22/21 07:11pm Towing
RE: How fast do you drive with camper on? .

The Continental 19.5’s that come on the F450 pickups carry an “N” (87mph) speed index rating, and the truck is electronically limited to 85 mph max. Not just under cruise control, but at all times. :):)
NRALIFR 08/20/21 05:56am Truck Campers
RE: Tag axle for truck camper rigs

Gotta be a member to see that, unfortunately. :):)
NRALIFR 08/19/21 04:14pm Truck Campers
RE: How fast do you drive with camper on? .

https://i.imgur.com/HQq6Ua5l.jpg :):)
NRALIFR 08/19/21 10:38am Truck Campers
RE: AC doesn't keep up with heat

That IS reasonable temperature drop. The way I do a quick check of how my air conditioner at home and in the RV is performing is to measure the temperature of the air going into the unit at the air intake filter (not the outside ambient temperature) and at the air outlet register closest to the unit. If I don’t see at least 15 and hopefully closer to 20 degrees of temperature drop, I call a service tech to check it out. Your air conditioner is only able to displace a certain amount of BTU’s of heat. If the BTU load from outside is higher than what your air conditioner can displace, you reach a point where even with it running 100% of the time it can’t bring the inside temperature down to the same point it could when the outside temperatures were milder. :):)
NRALIFR 08/16/21 03:44pm Tech Issues
RE: "Groovy" flat fuses VS non-groovy

Correction, I didn’t recognize the Onedrive link you posted. I actually can see the image if I copy paste it into a browser window. Here it is. https://i.imgur.com/qCWEryVl.jpg :):)
NRALIFR 08/16/21 06:52am Tech Issues
RE: "Groovy" flat fuses VS non-groovy

No, the image location you posted is on your cloud storage site, and it needs to be on a public image hosting site. I don’t use Onedrive, but I suspect it doesn’t allow that type of linking. If you can email it to me I’ll post it for you. I can also help you figure out how to use the IMGUR link I posted. :):)
NRALIFR 08/16/21 06:47am Tech Issues
RE: "Groovy" flat fuses VS non-groovy

Jacques, can you take a picture of the location where that fuse is supposed to plug in? If you can email me that picture, and the one you just tried to post, I’ll post them both for you. I’ll PM you my email address. :):)
NRALIFR 08/16/21 06:21am Tech Issues
RE: How to repair loose trim?

Wide trim like that is often stuck with 3M VHB tape, about 1/2” wide, one strip along each edge on the backside. :):)
NRALIFR 08/15/21 09:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: "Groovy" flat fuses VS non-groovy

It's a 40A like the Maxi. Will try to add a picture to my post that clearly shows the grooves above the blades on both sides. https://1drv.ms/u/s!AlUCXH-477GAipJtv8NIRuvampPKpg?e=bT3pNF (cant figure out how to post pictures, says link removed) 1drv.ms/u/s!AlUCXH-477GAipJtv8NIRuvampPKpg?e=bT3pNF 1drv.ms/u/s!AlUCXH-477GAipJuc1QtvC3nggC3QQ?e=AfB3RO I think he’s talking about the areas I’ve circled, guys. The replacement fuse doesn’t appear to have those same “grooves”, and if the device the fuse is for has a fuse socket shaped to accommodate those grooves, one without the grooves ain’t goin in! :):) https://i.imgur.com/nazF4iVl.jpg
NRALIFR 08/15/21 08:33pm Tech Issues
RE: 18" tire question - UPDATED

I’m actually agreeing with you. I think it’s highly unlikely that any OEM would mount a tire with “ Max Loaded Inflation-Single (LB) 3970/110” stamped on its sidewall on a wheel that was rated less in lbs or psi. I think the numbers cited from the Ford specs book are simply Ford’s ratings/specs for how they are using them, at Ford’s specified inflation pressure. Similarly, Ford’s rating for the Dana S110 rear axle on my truck is significantly lower than what Dana rates the axle for. :):)
NRALIFR 08/15/21 07:42pm Truck Campers
RE: 18" tire question - UPDATED

My 2015 F350 SRW 4x4 came with LT275/70R18 tires rated at 3640-lbs, and the wheels (rims) are rated for 3590-lbs. Ford publishes a spec book, and if you can find it via Googling, That’s the first I’ve heard of something published where the oem wheels were rated less than the oem tires . Interesting. Since Ford doesn’t actually make the wheels, I would consider that “rating” to be in the same category as their axle ratings, which are typically derated from the axle manufacturer’s rating. My tire inflation sticker doesn’t call for the tires to be inflated to 110 psi. It specs ~90 front and 85 rear. That effectively derates the max load capacity for each tire. :):)
NRALIFR 08/15/21 07:06pm Truck Campers
RE: 18" tire question - UPDATED

I never liked the idea of putting 19.5’s on any vehicle that wasn’t designed for them. As Siletzspey said, they are considerably heavier, and will cause problems with more than just the tire hoist. The increase in “unsprung weight” makes your springs and shocks less effective. The higher rotating mass makes your brakes less effective. They aren’t quite the “upgrade” they used to be for heavy TC haulers now that the larger wheel sizes are available, and a range of tire options to mount on them. They’re what I wanted but they aren’t for everyone. The F450 pickups (2008-2010 and 2015-current) all come with them, and the suspension and brakes to handle them. But, there are some M+S 19.5’s available. Continental makes a few (Conti Scandinavia and Conti Hybrid). There’s even a few 19.5’s with the “Three Peak Mountain Snowflake” symbol on them. I hope I never need any of those. :W :):)
NRALIFR 08/15/21 06:15pm Truck Campers
RE: "Groovy" flat fuses VS non-groovy

I don’t think I’ve ever noted that difference before, but I see what you mean now. If the device the fuse is for uses those grooves as a “key”, you can only use that style of fuse. Most of the maxi fuses you can order on Amazon (that have decent pictures) appear to have the grooves, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that’s what you’re going to get. I guess I would just take your old fuse to an auto parts store and buy one that looks the same. :):)
NRALIFR 08/15/21 10:56am Tech Issues
RE: "Groovy" flat fuses VS non-groovy

Jacques, use this link to post a picture on this forum. IMGUR Photoposting Link Drag and drop your image, or use the SELECT button to navigate to the image on your device, and it will upload to the IMGUR host site. It will then give you a link that you copy and paste into the forum Quick Reply box. :):)
NRALIFR 08/15/21 10:23am Tech Issues
RE: Eagle Cap 1200 Weight on Ford F350

That’s why I said “if you can ignore the 14K gvwr on the F450 pickup”, because it IS bogus. It’s only purpose is to keep it a class 3 so it won’t compete with the F450 chassis cab. Look at the components used on the F350, and compare them to the F450 pickup. There’s a reason the F450 weighs more. But, I was just throwing it out there as an an option because you said the F550 was your only alternative. It isn’t. And yeah, I’d like to see the 7.3L offered in the 450 pickup, as well. The 4.88 rear axle may not be the deal killer for me like it used to be, now that they have the 10 speed tranny. :):)
NRALIFR 08/14/21 05:16pm Truck Campers
RE: Eagle Cap 1200 Weight on Ford F350

Oh yes, you WILL without a doubt be over 14K with that beast. Probably more than just the 400 lbs of your current rig. But, I’d rather be over 14K lbs in a F450 pickup than an F350. Having owned both a 2010 and my current 2016 F450, I can tell you they are identical in terms of suspension and running gear. The reduction of the GVWR only makes sense when you consider it’s market relationship with the F450 chassis cab. I agree with you Jim, the new 450 pickups are likely even better. :):)
NRALIFR 08/14/21 04:20pm Truck Campers
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