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New 5th Wheel Manufacturer

Looks like a new manufactuer of 5th wheels will be starting up in January. Alliance RV is completing a new factory and says they will be producing luxury fifth wheels. Most of the upper management seems to be coming from Heartland and then manufacturing from Grand Design. The Brady's were with Heartland before they got bought out. Looking forward to seeing what they come out with. Supposedly going to be at some shows in January, hopefully with some show units as there calendar does have models listed per event. On edit, I found an interview from August.
Travlingman 12/24/19 06:37pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: The Big Boys have Just Arrived

Wish they would have sent the 4.10's in the dually instead of the 3.55's.
Travlingman 12/10/19 09:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 or newer F-450 issues

Grit Dog and Travlingman, I don't know what you're looking for as for "data". I had some other pages that I closed out where between the ones I posted and the others, there was enough data to make a trend in my opinion. I would love to see the number of Powerstroke engines sold from 2011-2017, how each was used, the number of failures of each part, the number of miles each engine had on it at the time of failure, and finally the cause and remedy of each failure...however I seriously doubt that is available to just anyone. if thats what you are asking me for, I don't have that. However I do NOT find the amount of data regarding the RAM engines with this part, as I do the Ford Powerstroke. my turn to ask you where you see that Cummins is putting the Eurpoean made Bosch CP4 fuel pump on it's engines. I have one in the driveway but it's dark and cold right now, I will go out and see if I can tell in the AM Can't speak for Grit Dog, but when you said you had data I was expecting numbers to back up claims such as number of failures, not just I saw a bunch of posts on a forum. As far as build numbers, I would say that by 2017 there would be around 1.5 million 6.7 powerstrokes produced. Here is a link to the 500,000 engine produced in 2013. I think I read about the millionth around 2015 or so. Ram went to the CP4 in 2019 models.
Travlingman 11/26/19 10:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 or newer F-450 issues

Well, what did you hear strikeu? We all love rumors, conjecture and facts. Seems typically in that order as well. Lol. the High pressure fuel pump fails a LOT in 2011-2017 6.7L powerstroke engines. there is a great many people trying to start a class action law suit on that issue. that particular fuel pump was made in Great Britain where the diesel is more "oily" than American specs. so when it runs with American standards diesel it disintegrates for lack of lubrication. it can destroy an entire engine to the tune of $10-15k. it seems (no real data yet) that after 2017 there is a different fuel pump...so thats good if I am buying new, but not good for my 2012. the next high fail item is / was the turbo. new turbo kits can be obtained but it seems the original turbo on the powerstrokes are some type of Rube Goldberg contraption that fails routinely. new turbo kits are ~$3k. this seems to be fixed in the 2015+ models, bottom line is the 2017s are a bit too new to gather any real failure trends, but there are some significant data for the 2011-2017 6.7L powerstrokes. SO much that I am leaning back towards the RAM 3500. here is some of what I found. I closed the pages, so some simple searches will probably yield the same results https://www.classaction.org/ford-diesel-fuel-pump-problem-lawsuits https://www.claimspages.com/news/2018/11/28/classaction-lawsuit-proposed-against-ford-motor-company-for-6.7l-cp4-fuel-pump-failures/ https://www.littlepowershop.com/ford-6-7-powerstroke-diesel-common-issues-problems-and-fixes/ google powerstrokenation.com and look through the blogs. there is a TON of info on failures there. that page has a lot of pop-up ads so I have going there for long. You said you had significant data. Could you post that. I looked at the articles you posted, and none have data. You can find a class action suit against about anything, including all vehicles. I have a 2017 and the only issue I had was a cracked oil filter housing which was replaced under warranty. Had a 2012 before that and had a mirror go out after warranty and Ford picked up 1/2 the cost to replace.
Travlingman 11/25/19 10:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 or newer F-450 issues

Well, what did you hear strikeu? We all love rumors, conjecture and facts. Seems typically in that order as well. Lol. the High pressure fuel pump fails a LOT in 2011-2017 6.7L powerstroke engines. there is a great many people trying to start a class action law suit on that issue. that particular fuel pump was made in Great Britain where the diesel is more "oily" than American specs. so when it runs with American standards diesel it disintegrates for lack of lubrication. it can destroy an entire engine to the tune of $10-15k. it seems (no real data yet) that after 2017 there is a different fuel pump...so thats good if I am buying new, but not good for my 2012. the next high fail item is / was the turbo. new turbo kits can be obtained but it seems the original turbo on the powerstrokes are some type of Rube Goldberg contraption that fails routinely. new turbo kits are ~$3k. this seems to be fixed in the 2015+ models, bottom line is the 2017s are a bit too new to gather any real failure trends, but there are some significant data for the 2011-2017 6.7L powerstrokes. SO much that I am leaning back towards the RAM 3500. Could you post this data you have. No one has ever gave us exact numbers for this, just I saw this post on a forum about a failure. Glad someone is going to give us exact data so we can see the real failure rate and not just guesses anymore.
Travlingman 11/24/19 05:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Camping around Christmas time

We like to go to Pigeon Forge. Weather is usually not to bad. Other suggestions: Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head Island, Charleston, Savannah. If your plans take you on I-95 south, plan on alot of traffic from the 26th on as snowbirds are flocking that way.
Travlingman 10/11/19 09:50am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Fifth Wheel cameras and tow vehicle

The Furrion is a stand alone system and will not work with the trucks system. Get the tow tech package anyway, well worth it.
Travlingman 10/09/19 10:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: New 5th Wheel with 4-camera system

None of the trucks will operate your 4 camera system unless you do a lock pic on your truck. The 4 camera system comes with a screen that is portable for in your truck or RV. Order the tow tech package with your Ford. It is well worth the money.
Travlingman 10/09/19 10:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fear Aggression

Thought I would give an update on Sahara. We came across some information from the rescue group she came from. Originally we thought she was around 2 years old but found out she is close to 4. At some time in her life, she was in the Miami Florida area as her ID chip was from that area according to the company. Don't know all of her journey from there to TN, but it doesn't appear to be a good one. Know for how she is doing since last time I updated. She has really started to come out of her shell and start acting more like a lab. By that I mean more adventurism, wanting to play, explore, nosey. She is starting to act better around people. When out on a walk, if she sees someone at a distance, she might bark 1 time. If they walk up to talk, she shows no aggresion, just stands for a few minutes and will lay down if conversation goes longer. We are presently at the beach, and she is being exposed to new things that she has never experienced from the way she acts. Even though she came through Miami, she doesn't act like she had saw the ocean before. When a wave would come in, she initially ran from the water. After letting her see it wasn't something to be scared about, she didn't run but just walked along us on the beach in the water. The biggest thing she overcame was riding a golf cart. We rented one and she didn't even want to get near it. We started getting her around it and eventually put her on the backseat with my wife and she rode there. You could tell she was scared, but we went slow and you could see the fear subside. After a while, my wife came up front and she rode some by her herself. Later in the afternoon I took her outside by the cart, and she jumped up in the front floorboard. I patted on the front seat and she jumped up and we went for a ride. Wife came out and set in the back and we rode for a while longer. After dinner I took her out, she jumped up and we rode for an hour and you could see the fear level was very low. You could also see her grin as she was enjoying the ride. One good thing about this was after all of the time we spent riding around, seeing people, dogs, just so many new things for her to experience, never did she bark or show any signs of being upset. I know this is small steps for most dogs, but for her it has been a leap. T
Travlingman 09/22/19 08:02pm RV Pet Stop
RE: 4.10 rear in new Ford F350

Since you are looking at a 4.10, you are looking at a dually. I have 4.10 in mine, very happy. I am pulling right at 16K and live in the mountains of east TN. The 4.10 keeps you in the right spot on the RPM's when towing. Has good get up when pulling on interstate. Milage when towing is 9-10 and 16 unloaded. You only other option with a dually is 3.55's. From what I have read there isn't a big difference in milage between the two.
Travlingman 09/19/19 11:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: Dog won't go into RV

Our previous dog had no problems with steps until we changed campers that went from 2 steps to 4. We couldn't figure out why. We transfered over the carpet from the 2 steps to the 4 but didn't have carpet on the first 2. When we put carpet on the first 2 steps so they are were covered too, she went right up them with no trouble. She didn't like the metal steps.
Travlingman 08/03/19 08:56pm RV Pet Stop
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