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RE: Replacing a Furrion AM/FM Radio

Mine died recently too! The front pulls off easily. Since I need DVD to a TV, car units don't work. Maybe an assemblage of components could work but the price would be extreme. Replacement with any quality will be tricky. Jensen is a major competitor, but no better and doesn't do HDMI. I found iRV Technology that is sort of a private label importer but has better features and a lower price than Furrion. A few other brands are out there but none impressed me enough to try one. My iRV31 should arrive today. IRV were/are used in some Forest River brands, they're junk also. Send it back when it arrives and get a refund. They have the sound quality of a 1967 generic pocket transistor radio.
PButler96 08/17/22 04:00am Technology Corner
RE: Replacing a Furrion AM/FM Radio

I assume the front faceplate is removable and some screws probably hold it in place. However, I have not been able discover how to remove the faceplate. It pulls off, may need to use a flat screwdriver to get it started. Does anyone have experience with Furrion products. . Low grade garbage.
PButler96 08/16/22 02:16am Technology Corner
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Towing with the Tesla Model X SUV and getting an extra 65 mile range from the Volterra. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52287364632_fed94e6a01_c.jpg video https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52288607889_8a46ebd2dd_c.jpg Meet the world’s first all-electric RV, the Volterra luxury travel trailer. The Volterra features fully electric power with a 100-percent increase in battery capacity from previous models, and the first application of AeroSolar™ in the RV industry. Combined, these features give you the ability to be off-grid indefinitely. Additionally, the Volterra is the first travel trailer with an induction cooktop and the first RV that is high-speed satellite internet-ready. The Volterra also features a new backup camera, a 150-percent increase in freshwater storage capacity, and a luxurious limited-edition color palette. Volterra So that works out to $4769.23 per extra mile of range LOL. What a deal that is. $310,000 is a lot of coin for an ugly 27 ft TT with a cassette toilet and tin canned sheet metal.
PButler96 08/15/22 03:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Mini Split AC - Condenser unit in fifth wheel basement??

Hopefully the Forest River will be better engineered. ROFLMAO, that's funny.
PButler96 08/15/22 03:06am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Garmin 780 RV “sharp curves”

I purchased the first version of the Garmin RV GPS, the RV760, a number of years ago. It was a waste of $350. Between "RV accessibility unknown" all the time when you left the Interstate, and the database showing numerous campgrounds miles from where they're actually at the last straw was when it directed me to a bridge that was washed out 5 years prior, that was never going to be rebuilt. It made it to the next spring after one season of use and was then tossed in a drainage ditch somewhere between Beckley and Mullens WV.
PButler96 08/15/22 03:01am Technology Corner
RE: Travel Trailer Purchase

Anyone have clever ideas on how I can make this thing a business expense? :) Well.......you could always take the liberty of bullshitting the IRS, but with what appears to be 87000 new overpaid auditors coming online soon whose job has made their head swell before they applied for it, that may not be the wisest of choices lol.
PButler96 08/15/22 02:14am Travel Trailers
RE: Wheel Bearings

I'll take an Advil cocktail with a Tylenol chaser. I'd like to solve Pat.
PButler96 08/15/22 01:59am Travel Trailers
RE: Tundra vs. Silverado question

Chevy 2500 HD or 3500 HD to be safe. We’re up to 3500 recommendation on page 1! Nice work…. Maybe will get a “get a dually” before this thread is over. Lol Or a 2-1/4 ton triplly even, possibly a quadrilly.
PButler96 08/14/22 03:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Poop Tote Carrier

i didn't see him remove any wheels, i think he done a great job. Yes, it was behind the wheels. A great way to store it, out of sight and out of mind. Ladder or truck bed works, but this is so much neater. I think ya'll missed it,he was talking about the wheels on the Poop Tote :B :S Are you surprised that the comments fly from those who never watched the OP's video? I'm not.
PButler96 08/14/22 01:18pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Just looking for honest info

if new horizons build there own frames in house where the others use spec'd out lci frames.......new horizons would be my first choice if they would build the toyhauler to your spec. the frame is the foundation for any build and a stronger frame is always heavier. Good advice. LCI produces junk no matter what the manufacturer "specs out". Dont believe anyone when they say LCI makes something better for manufacturer X because they spec it so. Thats BS. They use the cheapest steel obtainable, the welds look like they're done by Kindergarten kids, and the powder coating is worthless. I'd gladly pay more for something not associated with LCI. LCI's dominance as a supplier is a lot of what is wrong with the RV industry.
PButler96 08/14/22 06:47am Toy Haulers
RE: Ford 6.7 with spun connecting rod bearing

New turbo is part of the oil system...bearings metal shavings could have damaged. That's all good except there is no reason to replace the turbo when you have a nice big oil filter that filters all of the oil that enters the bearings or turbo. Now if they wanted to replace the oil pump; that's a different story... I guess it would depend on the path the oil takes with regards to the turbo, bearings and filter. I am less annoyed with the turbo replacement since it's difficult to remove on the 6.7 and a preemptive approach is not a bad thing. My bigger issue is the doubling of the engine price. As far as repairing the engine; the same replace over repair sentiment was also offered by two local private shops. Not enough meat for over bore and over-sized pistons. The engine isn't exactly a real heavy duty diesel. The other issue is getting Ford to do a root cause analysis. There hasn't been a determination to this point on why the bearing cooked...nor has the engine been torn down...of course this is because they already know why... I'd love to buy an engine and install, but at this point considering the cab is lifted off the truck and engine is already removed, I may be stuck with Ford in perpetual limbo. This is not a great way to keep a loyal customer. Ya, all engine oil is filtered before it sees any engine parts except the oil pump. In any event it would be a good idea for you to listen to this video about the 6.7 Ford diesel. This guy really knows his stuff and sees a ton of these engines and will talk about the various failure points. It's really good to see all of the failure points of this engine that he talks about. If you just want to see to part where he talks about "seeing a ton of bearing failure" just go to 42:42 and see what he has to say. I would watch the whole video if I were you though because this guy is very informative. Anyway, good luck and I hope you get past this so you can take your RV out for a little time off. Watch that video and you might think twice about buying one of these trucks, or it may make you run out and dump the one you already have this afternoon lol.
PButler96 08/14/22 05:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: Poop Tote Carrier

Nice work but I don't think I want to have to remove the wheels and then reinstall them everytime I need to use it. It hangs from my ladder just fine, and all I need do is remove a bungee to get it down.
PButler96 08/14/22 05:28am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: The best upgrade for your TT

Trailer tires are a long ways behind the driver, there are a lot of road "hazards" which your vehicle tires may miss but yet you end up with a blown tire on the trailer.. People just get way to wound up in the blame game.. I am surrounded by 7 campgrounds that are within 10 miles of my house, all accessed by two lane state, county, or township roads. I see and get behind a lot of people pulling travel trailers or 5th wheels and most have one thing in common, they don't know how to drive when towing. Almost everyone I see can not negotiate a curve or corner without getting a trailer wheel somewhere it does not belong, such as on the shoulder or over a curb. In one small village that is between the interstate and a KOA, with 5 tight 90 degree curves on a two lane state road, I've only seen a few go through there that did not clip a concrete curb, most clip one multiple times, and most don't even slow down much if any through there, they clip them at 30-40 mph. I seen one guy do it so fast that both tires left the ground. Take a walk on any road shoulder and you'll see it looks like the hardware aisle at Lowes. The tire does not know the driver is an idiot.
PButler96 08/14/22 05:19am Travel Trailers
RE: Ford 6.7 with spun connecting rod bearing

This is not a great way to keep a loyal customer. LOL. What makes you think Ford, or any other manufacturer as far as that goes, gives a ratsass about keeping loyal customers? They dont.
PButler96 08/13/22 07:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: The best upgrade for your TT

Not again.. http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/hand-gestures/facepalm-hand-gesture-smiley-emoticon.gif Don't even know it's back there LOL.
PButler96 08/13/22 04:18pm Travel Trailers
RE: Travel Trailer Purchase

The Aspen Trail is stick and tin construction, the Shadow Cruiser is laminated construction. Laminated costs more than stick and tin. The Dealer is overpriced on the Aspen Trail for sure. What they will both have on common is they will be slapped together and absolutely no quality control.
PButler96 08/13/22 02:01am Travel Trailers
RE: Ford 6.7 with spun connecting rod bearing

The total repair according to Ford and the dealership is just shy of 25,000 Ridiculous......trim level/model? If it's an XL/XLT, maybe even a Lariat and you had a collision estimate of $25K it would be close to if not outright totaled.
PButler96 08/12/22 09:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 6.7 with spun connecting rod bearing

That sucks, maybe you'll get lucky and Ford will do something, but I doubt it on a 7 yr old truck. You dont hear much about rod bearings spinning. Weird. I had a 2014 F150 with the 5.0 which developed a major cylinder head issue in 2019, about 3 months after the 5yr/60K powertrain warranty expired on time. The truck mileage was at 37,000 and change. After much back and forth with the dealer, a Ford zone rep, and some other guy higher up the Ford food chain, I was basically told too bad in a nice sort of way. The warranty has expired which it had, you're on your own. So about $4000 later......... That's why they have end dates to warranties. Ford/GM/Ram have 5yr/60K powertrain warranties on $85K trucks while Kia puts a 10yr/100K powertrain warranty on a $20K Soul LOL. That should tell folks something But all that horse poopage said, good luck with it.
PButler96 08/12/22 04:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: Covered Storage of RV In Driveway

https://alansfactoryoutlet.com/co-nm-carport-prices/ I bought one of these about 7 years ago for my trailer. I paid $2400 for mine back then (18x30, 10' legs), currently it is priced at $6800!!! Hopefully some of that is inflation and supply chain based increases that will eventually settle back down. They are designed for the snow and wind load of your area, which is why they have separate pricing for Colorado in the link I sent you. I'm very happy with my carport, keeps my roof clean and dry and the sun off of it 310-320 days a year. My 7 year old camper is still in very good shape as a result! Steel is out of sight and not expected to come down anytime soon. Same for all materials, buy any plywood lately?
PButler96 08/10/22 05:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2023 Ford Super Duty

I guess call Dearborn, she sent me a copy of the email since I helped spec it out. YOUR VEHICLE IS SCHEDULED FOR PRODUCTION Dear K We are excited to let you know your 2022 Super Duty F-350 Lariat Crew Cab has been scheduled for production. Your vehicle is scheduled to be built the week of August 8, 2022. In your next order status email, we will provide you an estimated delivery window of when your vehicle will arrive at W. C. Sanderson Ford. While you wait, check out the status of your vehicle at any time by clicking the button below. We have included your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) for your reference: 1FT8W3BT8 That's great for K, whoever K is. I should have chosen my words more carefully, I forgot I was on RVnet and would be called out on every syllable. You're right, I'm wrong. It still not does change the fact that if you walk into a Ford dealer today, or walked in starting @ 7-7, you're not ordering a 2022. It's going to be a 2023 and you might see it in May 2023, or maybe not.
PButler96 08/10/22 01:53am Tow Vehicles
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