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RE: Ideal V8 rpms when towing?

Install a vacuum gauge. With a gas engine the vacuum will give you an indication if you are lugging the engine. Go with the gear that will give the best vacuum.
RCMAN46 10/08/19 12:53pm Truck Campers
RE: Ford 6.7L 1050 ft lbs TQ at 1,600 rpm, 475 HP at 2,800 rpm

What is the net time it takes to complete the course at the posted speed limit??? What was the GM's time and what was the RAM's time? Then let's talk why GM didn't mop the floor. You are the expert so what were the times, speed limit used and distance covered?
RCMAN46 10/02/19 11:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 6.7L 1050 ft lbs TQ at 1,600 rpm, 475 HP at 2,800 rpm

" the Duramax should have mopped the floor with the Cummins on the last supper Ike test instead of being less than a 15 second difference." The major reason for the close times both trucks were able to run most of the hill at the speed limit set by the test. So depending on the accuracy of the speedometers used and how close to the speed limit the driver held the trucks to could easily result in a 15 second difference in an 8 mile run. We need to load the units such they are not able to obtain the speed limit imposed to find which can make the most power up the hill. If this can not be done find a steeper or longer hill for the tests.
RCMAN46 10/02/19 10:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: Adding a second tank sensor display near the tank valves

I agree I would never trust a tank level indicator. The morning before I plan to drain the black tank I fill the toilet several times and watch as I flush the toilet. If the tank is near full you will notice the toilet draining different or slow. Then with the black valve open and the flush valve open I watch the clear adapter for material coming from the black tank. Also while dumping the black tank I have the wife fill the toilet to maximum and flush the toilet. This will help dislodge solids in the black tank. I have her continue the process until I do not see any thing except water in the clear adapter.
RCMAN46 10/02/19 09:21am Tech Issues
RE: Ecoboost vs. V8 - Can you explain?

" spark engines are gutless compared to diesels " If you compare more apples to apples by that I mean a boosted spark engine compared to a boosted diesel you may find the diesel is gutless compared to a boosted spark engine of the same cubic inches of displacement.
RCMAN46 09/03/19 09:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: Found a new way to test brake wiring and magnets

This is how to get current reading from a P3 controller. https://i.imgur.com/4JeE1Wfl.jpg
RCMAN46 08/31/19 05:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Found a new way to test brake wiring and magnets

That is what I love about my Prodigy P3. It has a diagnostic function that I use every morning before I start a trip. With four brakes I have found it is 1 amp per volt applied. My max setting when I use the manual lever is 7.5 volts thus I should read about 7.5 amps with full lever travel for my setting.
RCMAN46 08/31/19 01:20pm Tech Issues
RE: Cumbres Toltec Scenic Railway - Southern Rockies

I have done over 20 tourist train rides. I much prefer the steam locomotive rides. My favorite is the Durango to Silverton with the Cumbres Toltec Scenic Railway a very very close second.
RCMAN46 08/30/19 11:11am General RVing Issues
RE: For Standard Gear, What's your ladder of choice?

After trying other ladders, I settled on the 7 foot double sided folding ladder. It can be stored in a 5 inch square plastic fence post yet it's nice and sturdy when in use. I tried the single sided 5 and 6 foot models but this 7 footer is the best of them all and I wish I hadn't wasted my money on those others. https://cdn.rvplus.com/images/thumbnails/280/280/product/135/03-0885-0886-color1343079826500dc5921a2cc.jpg height=500 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmsOd7atirI Look around good before buy because I've seen pricing from $125 to $200 on them. X2 I carry mine in a square post next to my sewer hose square post. https://i.imgur.com/0wOEHqNl.jpg
RCMAN46 08/30/19 09:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Balancing tires, what's best?

I have mine spin balanced. Then I add balance beads and as such never have had the tires re-balanced as the beads take care of any unbalance caused by tire wear.
RCMAN46 08/30/19 08:05am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Mopeka propane tank sensor

I have found the vaseline trick works with my sensors.
RCMAN46 08/29/19 07:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: wet bolt on suspension

I assume it has taken grease in the past is that correct?
RCMAN46 08/29/19 07:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 70 through Colorado

One of the biggest grades you have is the infamous Ike Gauntlet. It is an eight mile run at 7%. Even if you are down to 25 mph up the Ike it will only add 11 minutes to your trip. I suspect you will log over 2000 miles 95% which is less than 2% grade so the mountain passes will add very little time to your overall trip.
RCMAN46 08/27/19 12:02pm Roads and Routes
RE: Ram Rebel and Rotella Gas Truck Oil vs the Ike

Pretty sure the mess all came from the oil filter, so the fumoto wouldn't help. The oil drain plug (at least in my Hemi) pours oil out the back of the oil pan with a clear shot to the drain bucket, and isn't ever messy. https://i.imgur.com/auCIwjhl.jpg Sure looks to me like the oil from the pan is hitting something. I would think a Fumoto would help.
RCMAN46 08/27/19 07:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram Rebel and Rotella Gas Truck Oil vs the Ike

After watching the oil change I would say the Ram Rebel is a candidate for a Fumoto valve.
RCMAN46 08/25/19 09:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: Trailer brakes stop working when headlights are on

Try connecting to a different trailer and see if you have the same problem.
RCMAN46 08/25/19 08:57am Tech Issues
RE: Rough Ride

"BALANCE YOUR TIRES! Tire shops do not usually balance trailer tires BUT if you don't it can shake the camper to bits" X2 on this statement from another poster. The cost is minimal and I am sure it will correct the problem. I balance my trailer tires and run balance beads to compensate for the fact trailer drums if the trailer has drum brakes that are not balanced. I have several times forgot and left items on the dinning room table. Even after a couple hundred miles I have found the items are still on the table.
RCMAN46 08/23/19 03:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Short Beds w/out Sliding Hitch

I have a short bed GMC with a patriot slider. The dealer who installed it set as far back as it would go. The pin box will hit the tailgate when the hitch is slid back: Gary Does your pin box clear the bed sides when you come close to a 90 degree turn?
RCMAN46 08/05/19 06:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Short Beds w/out Sliding Hitch

What ever you decide I suggest this little test after you get the trailer and hitch. Find a large open area where you can do a full 360. Have someone walk along side your rig while having steering at full lock and do at least a full 360 while your watchman watches the cab to trailer clearance. If there is no problem then you know your are safe going into a crowded fuel station etc as long as you do not back up.
RCMAN46 08/03/19 06:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Mystery Wires... Any thoughts?

spray the connection with fluid film once everything is repainted. needs to be applied every winter but the stuff works flawless. also looks like you have a bad weld.... A bad weld on a Lippert frame!! My Lippert frame has many welds that look like chicken p##p as my father would call that type of weld.
RCMAN46 07/30/19 01:53pm Tech Issues
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