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RE: Rv-ers prefer Duramax?

Oh yeah, this wont end well..
Nv Guy 04/26/21 08:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford experts - rear turn signal output to trailer stopped

Not sure what I know about the Ford methods applies to 2012's, but here goes: The body tail / turn runs thru the Body Control Module (BCM). This module switches the various lights on and off and monitors the current load. If it senses excessive current, it shuts that circuit off. Now here's the lousy part- apparently it only does this a fixed number of times before it sets a permanent non resettable code and kills that circuit- and you have to replace the BCM to make everything work. Stupid way of doing things to me, but I am not the guy selling BCM modules. There are fuses for the BCM, so if you're lucky, one of them blew, but since the FT & mirror lights work I am not 100% sure about the fuses. Due to the mixture of one thing working and others not, I would verify that the 7 way is actually connected to the trailer lighting circuit, as that circuit is old school with fuses & relays. Ultimately I suspect the two trailers you pulled had some electrical issues that the BCM didn't like, hence the non op RT Turn.
Nv Guy 04/16/21 10:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Misplaced Keys

Once unlocked, one of two things: Have the locksmith who picked the lock make a key or take lock out of door, it should have a sticker with a code number, using that number either an RV dealer or a locksmith can cut you a key.
Nv Guy 04/13/21 09:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: Landing gear problems

It's good landing gear is hand cranked, so could be: Wiring or switch issue, if not, motor is worn, and drawing to many amps. Doubtful motor is "to small for trailer", as that would have caused problems for the original owner.
Nv Guy 04/02/21 08:48pm Tech Issues
RE: 14 Reasons You Will Regret an RV in Retirement

No matter the subject there are pros and cons. That article only lists the cons. OK. That's their opinion. Will it cause me to make any changes? Nope. Nothing to see here move on.
Nv Guy 04/01/21 09:36pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Bringing Trailer in for Service - Need Advice

1. Replace the water valve on the toilet - I watched some YouTube videos on this and it seems it should only take 15-20 minutes. Most places seem to want to charge for an hour of labor and $50-$70 for the valve. I'm pretty sure I could do it myself, but it will take longer for me to get the part, and I'm in a hurry to get this stuff done and resume my trip. As been said most shop have a 1 hour minimum. Also, what is shown on You Tube is not always based on reality. Yes, dealers mark up parts, as does every other retailer. 2. Identify shower leak and repair. When I pressurized the water system I got quite a bit of water spraying between the tub and the shower surround. Because the water leak is that high up (and I didn't see any evidence of water below the tub where the drain line is), I would think the issue is the tub faucet. I removed the tub faucet and didn't see any evident cracks in the fixture, and the supply lines looked ok from what I could see. Anything else I can do to troubleshoot to save time at the repair shop? If you can, remove the valve and cap the lines then pressurize the system. in addition to eliminating the valve as the source, you can look down thru the holes where the valve was to see if you can see the location of the leak- if it’s still there. 3. Remove portion (8' x 3') of underbelly on rear of trailer, replace insulation soiled by rodents, remove any remnants of rodent activity, and replace underbelly material (it's not coroplast but the thinner, more flexible plastic/vinyl). Any idea how long this might take? I had an estimate from one dealer of 6 hours to do the whole length (17' box; 24' tongue to bumper). So for only about 3 feet of length (and 8' width), any guess on how long this should take? How do you know the rodents were in only that area? This may turn into one of those ‘chasing the problem” repairs & you may end up having all the insulation replaced.
Nv Guy 03/21/21 09:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: Moving an RV ready to collapse

Not to worry, at the end of the dirt road there probably wont be much left. Actually I think as BurbMan said, the wind load will probably fold it up pretty well. I would consider cutting it up with a sawzall into smaller bite sized pieces that perhaps could be stacked and tarped over/ tied down on the existing frame/ floor.
Nv Guy 03/21/21 08:24pm Towing
RE: How long do you drive/tow in a day?

Depending where we need to be, it varies from 6-8 hours, 350-450 miles per day. One variable is how long we stop for lunch. Stopping time is always no later than 4 PM, so we have ample time to get settled before dinner.
Nv Guy 03/06/21 09:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tire Replacement Question

I deal with Discount tire / Americas tire. Some you can get into, some not so much. I just remove mine at home and take them in loose. Both of my trailers (5th and FB car hauler) have the GY endurance. No issues. But do get metal valve stems.
Nv Guy 02/22/21 09:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: Fresh Water Tanks- Weekend Warrior

Hey ya'll. First time here on this forum. so excited. So we just purchased an 08 Weekend Warrior and when we went out for our first trip found out that 1 of the 50 gal fresh water tank is leaking. Anyone know where to find a tank for this toy hauler? I pulled it down and the crack is pretty bad. the 2nd tank looks fine. any help is greatly appreciated. Im looking all over the internet for it and no luck. its the one with this hole in the middle. can I post pics here? thanks I don't all-rite sells retail, but an RV dealer could probably get you what you want. Give this a look: All-Rite products
Nv Guy 02/22/21 09:29pm Toy Haulers
RE: 1991 Ford IDI engines/trucks for towing

Biggest issue with the IDI 7.3 is cylinder wall cavitation- essentially small holes develop in the cylinder walls. There is an additive that has to be used to prevent this, but....who knows if it was used over the life of this truck. As already said, wont be fast, but it will pull. I had a '90 back in the day, added a turbo, pulled 22K GCVW
Nv Guy 02/17/21 09:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Frame strength of small TT's

My experience has been that the lightweight trailers tend to have the most frame cracking issues. I attribute that to the lighter materials as well as the manufacturer not allowing for any overloading or hauling on less than perfect roads. I have see frame cracks on larger non lightweight 5th wheels, so nothing is guaranteed. Nothing wrong with huckbolts, they eliminate the issues that welding can cause, especially on thinner materials.
Nv Guy 02/14/21 07:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: 5th Wheel Broken Stud Theory

I have probably serviced and we have sold Thousands and thousands of 5th wheels and regular towables over the years. Maybe I have seen 2 or 3 with broken studs over the 30 year we sell and service. So, if you have a few buddies having this problem, then it is something THEY are doing. Doug X2, I don't think I have replaced more than that as well. My WAGs as to what they are doing 1: Cheap torque wrench 2: They are using the wrong wheels -should be hub pilot but using stud pilot. 3: Improper torque sequence. Not tightening things down evenly 4: Going nuts with impact gun- all friends using the same tire shop?
Nv Guy 02/05/21 10:27pm Tech Issues
RE: Ford Factory F-150 Brake Controller - any good?

I have had 3 Fords with the factory brake controller. All worked great, from a 20'car hauler, 20' travel trailer, 35'fiver. Hard to beat a factory integrated controller.
Nv Guy 02/05/21 09:33pm Towing
RE: Birth of the toy hauler

Yep, I see the Alpha toyhouse as the first, but WW sure built off that. Then everyone jumped into the market. The toyhauler was a very regional thing. I met some folks from MI at an ATV jamboree in the early 90's & they had never seen one. I was in the biz, so I saw WW rise and fall. For the most part they did build a darn good coach.
Nv Guy 02/02/21 10:14pm Toy Haulers
RE: Dishes for RV

We are really cheap, we found our Corelle at thrift stores. With a bit of hunting a full set can be pieced together. And most look brand new-never used.
Nv Guy 02/02/21 09:51pm Beginning RVing
RE: Ford super duty 3.31 rear end. Will it be a big mistake. ?

The Ford towing guide doesn't draw much difference between 3:55 / 3:31. Between the 10 speed and the torque the Diesel delivers it will be fine. I wouldn't classify an F350 as a fuel hog, the '77 Dodge I had was a fuel hog -8 MPG empty.
Nv Guy 01/21/21 10:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tearing down an RV safely

Nope, shouldn't be any surprises. RV's from that era were pretty simple. Sounds like you are good to go. Make sure your tetanus shot is current, as there will be 50,000 staples trying to get you.
Nv Guy 01/19/21 09:55pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Cleaning shower with grey/white "water spots".

Try some Gel Gloss, I have used it to clean black streaks off aluminum coaches, we now use it to keep our shower water spot free. You can find it at Ace Hardware or other home improvement places.
Nv Guy 12/25/20 11:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New F350 Tremor with a SB Camper

What the dealer says they can order and what Ford will actually build are two different things. The 2020 order guide states the following-specifically "Not Available With": CAMPER PACKAGE (471) Availability: ? Optional on XL, XLT, Lariat and King Ranch®, Platinum (DRW) Not available with: ? 20" Wheels and Tires ? Pickup Box Delete (66D) ? Heavy-Service Front Suspension Package (67H) ?Tremor Off-Road Package (17Y) Maybe you get lucky and it slips thru, but I wouldn't bet the farm on it.
Nv Guy 12/05/20 09:31pm Truck Campers
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