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RE: RV wind deflectors do they work we will see

Good looking rig
cj99 09/10/22 07:25am Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV wind deflectors do they work we will see

your truck loaded by itself ( wife LOL , tools , fuel , etc ) is 16K WOW that's like double the trucks empty weight !!!!!!!!!
cj99 09/04/22 12:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV wind deflectors do they work we will see

I seen one yesterday on my way back from AZ to CO, it looked good but was custom. It was mounted right behind the can on basically squire tube bracing to make it level with the cab off the guy's fuel tank or toolbox. it looked good. and the plastic air dam was kind of V-nosed, it almost looked factory he did a good job. I tried to get a picture but by the time I got around to it, was took late. His probably did better because it was closer to his 5th wheel
cj99 09/04/22 12:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV wind deflectors do they work we will see

That 20K is the trailer only, total combined Gross is almost 30K So you're saying your truck was 10k ? A 1-ton truck or something bigger? most 1 ton trucks are in the 7 to 8 k range loaded
cj99 09/01/22 08:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV wind deflectors do they work we will see

Ok results are in. keep in mind not 100 accurate but as close as I could get keep in mind my last trip same RV but from west to east ( I-40 I-70) was 7.9 MPG avg and truck gets 15.7 mpg avg empty 1st day ...................................................... leave Harrisburg PA up to I-10 ( north to ) mild hills and mountains 10.1 MPG at 55 to 65 MPH once on I-80 headed west at 65 to 75 MPH ( 1800 RPM ) 8.6 to 9.1 MPG 2nd day.......................................................... Ohia to Illinois 8.6 MPG ( flat highway ) ( 65-73 MPH ) 3rd day.......................................................... Omaha to Denver ( well Limon area east of Denver ) 8.3 MPG ( flat highway but last half starting elevation increase ) 73 MPH avg ish 8.3 MPG once I hit 4000 ft above sea level 4th day......................................................... eastern CO south to colorado springs to Westcliffe ( 6k to 8k above sea level ) truck not overheating but running hot to maintain 60 to 65 oil temp up to 240 ish , water bouncing off of 3/4 on gauge, exhaust gas 1500 to 1800, could not get below 1200 when backing off, heavy headwind none stop 8.0 MPG. 5th day........................................................... NO RV, south to PHX AZ, average back to 15.8 MPG at high 75 MPH .................................................................. Final thoughts, Air deflector did work, but not enough to justify the cost. I feel I got 0.5 to 0.8 MPG gain, as for bugs bottom half of the front of the RV was clean, top half was covered in bugs. So the product looked great and worked little, if it was 150$ or less ( what it should cost ) I would keep it. But for the $ I spent the payback time was too great. return the product through Amazon for a full refund so nothing lost.
cj99 08/31/22 02:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV wind deflectors do they work we will see

I have pulled the same unit, 2016 Redwood 39MB that is 43' tip to tale and pushing 20K with a 2011 Duramax 3.73 gears and current 2018 Duramax also with 3.73s, both Duallies. and have averaged between 10 to 11 on both putting 50K miles on the RV cat scales had me at 29K. just saying
cj99 08/31/22 02:10pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: question about sound bar ( factory ) turning on

ok thanks , just checking to see if anyone else had this issues and had a fix for it. Ill dig around for the book
cj99 08/14/22 09:55am Technology Corner
RE: Dometic A/C Capacitors Smoking! Replacement part?

I bought some last summer on eBay , when I was having AC issues and the AC guy that came out had supply chain issues cause he has to order from a factory-authorized place . So I just bought them myself and I wanna say they were pretty cheap like 12$ for one and maybe 18 or so for the other ( run and start ) see the follow link for the price and ones I bought, keep in mind this was for my AC your will probably be different :click here and here : next one here
cj99 08/13/22 06:00pm General RVing Issues
question about sound bar ( factory ) turning on

This topic has been moved to another forum. You can read it here: 30354003
cj99 08/13/22 05:52pm General RVing Issues
question about sound bar ( factory ) turning on

My JBL subwoofer speaker set that came installed by the TV always comes on with the TV , I can turn it off with the remote but it comes back on the next time I turn on the TV, why won't it stay off? Any ideas?
cj99 08/13/22 05:52pm Technology Corner
RE: Any Words of Wisdom?

yes and they are : dont buy a RV
cj99 08/07/22 01:40pm Tech Issues
RE: RV wind deflectors do they work we will see

OK well its installed , here are pictures of it folded up & folded down see shared folder linked :https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipN11NTyN_6NsQaopUNWSOeEKIVGlo5XNw3z6W6zcnu6Jl0B0Y7RVxt7zysAGf2YZw?key=UXJiV0U5Ty1rWVZfa2llbWhHM2ZzUWgxM0ZzY0lR link here
cj99 08/06/22 05:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV wind deflectors do they work we will see

A friend had a deflector on his 93 Dodge ctd pulling a 9600lb high profile 5er. It got him 1 mpg when towing and he lost 1.25 mpg unloaded if he didn’t put it down. I would also like to have 4.10s instead of 3.73s. How’s Tonopah? I retired from PVNGS. I don’t miss it, one bit! Tonopah is hot. Lol , funny I self retired 10 years ago from pvngs (paloverde ) I'm now at TMI 1 doing decommissioning work lol We stay in Colorado in the summers now and sold our Tonopah house
cj99 08/03/22 05:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV wind deflectors do they work we will see

Then after that run I have to goto arizona again and get my 22ft goose neck flatbed that has my wife's toyota fj on it, so ill see if I can deflect the bug over the fj. For the two regular trailers I'm going to be pulling I may put the deflector a very back of my truck on a special Mount that will keep it bed height but at the very tailgate to allow it to be close to the trailers
cj99 08/02/22 04:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV wind deflectors do they work we will see

Yep, good discussion here, it will be a few weeks but ill do a fair of a test with it up and with it stowed away, also note on bugs o. 5th wheel . I'll take pictures of mpg lie o meter and speeds. I may even do some video After towing my 5th well I gotta run back to Arizona from Colorado and get my 24ft enclosed car hauler. Will test that too, but being its hooked to the back of the truck I dought ot will do anything at all.
cj99 08/02/22 04:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV wind deflectors do they work we will see

I mean I don't drive over 70 much... I fat fingers that last one
cj99 08/02/22 09:07am Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV wind deflectors do they work we will see

Most trailers today that are in the 30+ footage and are not 5ers are sloped in the front and do well with head winds and winds in general. As for mileage going west always has less mpgs most always a headwind. Fro checking mpg do it going east for a feel good moment. Well not me I just drove that truck from Arizona, to Colorado then to Pennsylvania empty and my average was 15.7 no RV Now mine is a DRW , but I use to have a 6.0 SRW that got 18 mpg empty I don't drive over 79 much
cj99 08/02/22 09:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV wind deflectors do they work we will see

Not to nitpick, but pretty sure your 2012 is a 6-speed, rather than 5, but def not 10! :) Jerry shoot I forget I thought its a 5 but will verify here in about a hour when i drive it home from work . I can put it in manual mode and it shows all the gears on the display So you are correct its been a while since I've put it in manual to see the gear selector display looks like mine is the 6-speed auto https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipN11NTyN_6NsQaopUNWSOeEKIVGlo5XNw3z6W6zcnu6Jl0B0Y7RVxt7zysAGf2YZw/photo/AF1QipNM9X9RJBfAGNJZa9q3ThofMEwmo_Ds71leeh2e?key=UXJiV0U5Ty1rWVZfa2llbWhHM2ZzUWgxM0ZzY0lR https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipN11NTyN_6NsQaopUNWSOeEKIVGlo5XNw3z6W6zcnu6Jl0B0Y7RVxt7zysAGf2YZw/photo/AF1QipNM9X9RJBfAGNJZa9q3ThofMEwmo_Ds71leeh2e?key=UXJiV0U5Ty1rWVZfa2llbWhHM2ZzUWgxM0ZzY0lR
cj99 08/01/22 03:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV wind deflectors do they work we will see

I have pulled the same unit, 2016 Redwood 39MB that is 43' tip to tale and pushing 20K with a 2011 Duramax 3.73 gears and current 2018 Duramax also with 3.73s, both Duallies. and have averaged between 10 to 11 on both putting 50K miles on the RV Ya anyone here with a 2012 ford F350 DRW pulling a large RV ? or is it just mine LOL . my empty average is 15.5 ish , pulling my RV 7 maybe 8 that's it. I wish I got 12 pulling but I just do not.
cj99 08/01/22 03:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV wind deflectors do they work we will see

Not to nitpick, but pretty sure your 2012 is a 6-speed, rather than 5, but def not 10! :) Jerry shoot I forget I thought its a 5 but will verify here in about a hour when i drive it home from work . I can put it in manual mode and it shows all the gears on the display
cj99 08/01/22 02:28pm Fifth-Wheels
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