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RE: Limp mode in Ford diesel vehicles - how prevalent?

Almost all of my friends own diesel trucks. Only the ones with Dodges have had the problem, especially on 2021 trucks. The local Dodge dealer had so many of them with problems it them a month to get to the last friend. Bill
Trackrig 09/11/21 12:28am Tech Issues
RE: DP oil change near dfw, texas

Call any of the major truck dealers like Kenworth, Peterbuilt, Mack, International, etc. I'd make an appointment and I'd take your own oil and fuel filters as they could have a hard time getting them with all of the parts shortages. When was the last time you had the air dryer serviced on your air brakes? Service the generator also while you're there? Bill
Trackrig 09/11/21 12:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Battery size question

I agree with Pianotuna - there's no need to remove them. Just charge them and disconnect the leads. My batteries last 7 - 8 years that way, why make life difficult and you're not getting any younger or stronger. Bill
Trackrig 08/31/21 11:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Crossing the border a number of Different days --ArriveCAN

I just drove the AlCan from Alaska to WA and back. I can easily make it down within the 72 hours so I was hoping to go down, pick up my trailer and go north again within the 72 hours. Unfortunately for a lot of reasons I ran into all of the fires around Conconully and Lake Chelan. Yes, you need tests that are no older than 72 hours each time you cross so you may need two or three tests. I wouldn't run back and forth. The testing places can't guarantee when you will get the results back. It depends on the volume of their tests to work thru, the day of the week and time of day you take the test. The best thing to do is be at the testing place before they open, take the test, and then hope you get them within 4 - 5 hours. Some places will text you when the results are ready and others won't - check with them and be sure. Remember - each time you cross, you will be dealing with a different Canadian Customs agent and they all do things differently and be assured the second agent will not do it the same as the first agent. Have copies of your shot and testing records for each crossing. Often, but not always, they will want to keep a copy of them SO HAVE EXTRAS. If you're crossing the border every day or several times in a short time span, I'd plan in your time to be inspected / searched. They could suspect you're hauling things you shouldn't be, back and forth. And it could be US Customs will inspect you. I'd say you're going to spend half of your time dealing with shot and customs issues. I'd go north and stay there, don't cross back and forth. The ArriveCan app was a waste of time. You have to put everything in on your cell phone, you can't do it on a laptop or desktop. I downloaded the app, fought with the first app for a couple of hours, got most of the info in and then a message came up and told me to download the new app. I downloaded the new app and it was no better, but I got through it. I hit the finish / enter button and a message came back telling the app was full, with no alternatives. I hopped in the truck and headed south. I got to the border, where it was taking about 30 minutes per vehicle, and the agent asked if I had used the app. I told her yes, but it didn't work. Luckily I had saved the last page of the app stating it was full. She didn't like it, but asked another 100 questions and had me come inside to fill out some forms. On the way north a couple of days later, with a new covid test, I wasn't asked about the app at all. One of the problems with the app is it was developed for people arriving by plane - it wants to know your exact time of arrival and at what airport. Do you think anyone driving can tell them the exact time - what if you sit in the customs line for a couple of hours. And driving you could enter thru a dozen different check points. Hopefully they're done with that app, but who knows, it's up to the particular agent you get. Go north and stay there until you're done. Bill
Trackrig 08/30/21 10:59am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: New Reflection 150 260RD - Running fridge while on the road

Run it. Bill
Trackrig 08/28/21 04:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 6 Volt Battery Winter Maintenance Advice?

Make sure they're full of water Charge them Disconnect the cables It work fine for me down to -60F. Bill
Trackrig 08/23/21 08:55pm Travel Trailers
RE: Alaska Sept 2022

As PA12DRVR said, expect most campgrounds to be closed after the Labor Day weekend. There are a lot of places to boondock if you're used to it. Also be aware that when you head back south, you'll be crossing the Rockies a couple of times going south in Canada. You'll run into snow and colder temps there in late Sept and Oct. Be ready to winterize, carry what you need to do it with you. Bill
Trackrig 08/05/21 12:07pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Fleetwood air brake/jack leveler issue

Have you checked that your hydraulic fluid is full on your leveling system. Mine would set off the alarm occasionally. The fluid level looked plenty full to me, but I put in about a quarter cup into the leveling tank and the alarm has been quiet for four years. Bill
Trackrig 08/03/21 11:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1/2 ton towing a 5th wheel

Sure it will pull it. If you go a couple hundred miles on flat ground, go for it. The overall problem is it's a half ton. It may tow the load just fine, but the brakes won't last for long, the transmission isn't going to take a lot of miles, you don't have the truck weight to control the 5th in big wind gusts, etc, etc, etc. Bill
Trackrig 07/20/21 10:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing Capacity

Yes, should have gotten a Jeep to tow four down. Why complicate life? Bill
Trackrig 07/14/21 12:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Approximate fuel milage of these 2 motorhomes?l

Are you really going to put enough miles on it to worry about fuel usage? We've owned our DP with a Cat C7 for about nine years and only put 40,000 miles on it. That averages out to 4,444 miles per year. At the most, one of them may doe 1 mpg better than the other, so what? Take the diesel. Bill
Trackrig 07/14/21 12:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Air brake problem

Your car has air brakes? Or is it tied into the air brakes on the MH? The warning appears when the MH or the car is in gear? I have the M&G air system and it works fine. What is your MH? What is your braking system? Your profile is incomplete. Bill
Trackrig 07/14/21 12:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is Lance the “gold” standard

Go look at Nash or Arctic Fox trailers. They cost a little more and weigh a little more, but they're great trailers. Bill
Trackrig 07/13/21 01:22am Travel Trailers
RE: Considering move from class A to C

Go rent a Class C for a couple of days to try it out. Make sure you find one with two A/C units. One wont' do it in AZ. I have a 40' DP and I don't find any stress in driving it. I would think a Class C might give you more stress in the wind and big trucks because you don't have the weight to help control you. What do you find stressful about driving your DP? Bill
Trackrig 06/26/21 07:28pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: fuel additives

If you drive in colder areas where they switch to #1 diesel in the winter, then you need it during the winter. To make #1 diesel so it flows better (doesn't turn to slush) in the winter, they take some of the wax out of it which in turn takes the lubricity out of it which in turns means you can loose your expensive injector pump. When running #1 fuel, use the additive. If all you run is #2 fuel living in a warmer climate, then don't worry about it. Bill
Trackrig 06/23/21 03:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Running the generator all night

I have an Onan 7500 and have let it run for 5 - 6 days straight when it was 105F out at the hydroplane races. Just check your oil and antifreeze levels once in a while. Bill
Trackrig 06/15/21 07:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Marathon driving

I'll take it that you're not retired? Bill
Trackrig 05/08/21 12:37pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How to avoid getting blown all over the road

Your truck may pull it, but in my opinion, you don't have enough truck as to weight and wheelbase length to control that long of a trailer. The tail is wagging the dog. I pull a 26' trailer with a 3/4 ton crew cab truck and eight ft bed. I have no wind problems at all. The tires are load range E. Bill
Trackrig 05/04/21 08:10pm Towing
RE: Garmin RV GPS

Which model are you looking at? None of my 760s or 770s need my phone for traffic up dates. Bill
Trackrig 05/04/21 08:03pm Technology Corner
RE: Typical cost per mile to transport 5th Wheel

How far are you talking? 1,500 miles or across town? Bill
Trackrig 04/30/21 07:46pm Towing
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