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RE: are you towing with a short bed crew cab?

Ford Crew Cab, short bed, contoured front cap and manual slider hitch. I should've used the slider and didn't. http://i658.photobucket.com/albums/uu308/cwill925_photo/Dent.jpg Forward or backing? Lyle Not sure if it hit in forward or in reverse. I didn't hear or feel it when it hit. Didn't know it hit until I arrived home. I did simulate the problem in the back yard later. Hitting in reverse is quick when turning. However, it would hit in a sharp forward turn also.
cwill925 05/14/15 05:07pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: are you towing with a short bed crew cab?

Ford Crew Cab, short bed, contoured front cap and manual slider hitch. I should've used the slider and didn't. http://i658.photobucket.com/albums/uu308/cwill925_photo/Dent.jpg
cwill925 05/12/15 05:39pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Nissan Titan - Diesel Goodness

They've been talking about this for so long - are they finally building them? Still in pre-production trials. Hang on, not much longer...
cwill925 05/07/15 07:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Short bed with no slider hitch

I had a short bed and a slider hitch. I failed to slide it one time when I should have. Now I have reminder on my cab. http://i658.photobucket.com/albums/uu308/cwill925_photo/Dent.jpg
cwill925 05/07/15 10:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: VW to bring a Pickup Truck to the US

It's already here.... :B http://i658.photobucket.com/albums/uu308/cwill925_photo/11063624_900894263311690_1116585232320735324_n_zps7mlvohja.jpg http://i658.photobucket.com/albums/uu308/cwill925_photo/10365914_900894276645022_4964768396309065632_n_zpshzd1qosy.jpg http://i658.photobucket.com/albums/uu308/cwill925_photo/11178247_900894129978370_5924835271177034192_n_zps4m1lxefb.jpg
cwill925 04/21/15 10:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: Toy Hauler Members Input Please

Yes to the pic tread. Do we really need the WW repair tread? Not everyone here has a ww. Me too, on both counts.
cwill925 04/01/15 05:03pm Toy Haulers
RE: Jeff Busby Campground, Natchez Trace Parkway National Park

I really love the Trace. I live near Nashville and worked for a time near Jackson Mississippi. I would commute weekly using the Trace. I like the 50 mph drive on a quite 2 lane road. You do have to watch out for turkey and deer around dusk. I’ve had to stop several times to let wildlife cross the road. Take a few extra minutes, stop at the historical makers and learn about the life that the early Trace users lived.
cwill925 04/01/15 11:06am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 7.3L Ford Diesel

Many on here consider the 7.3 motor the best diesel motor produced until the 6.7 recently came around. Only issues I can think of is a sensor with a long tube that occasionally gets clogged with soot and needs to be blown out. Other issue that's also a cheap fix is the cam sensor. Then there's the "quarter" shim to ensure that the injector wiring harness in the heads doesn't un-seat from the wiring clip. Really, all the issues around this engine are cheap fixes. Jus2shy nailed it. These are the only issues I've had on my 2003 F-350, CPS and wire harnes clip. My transmission is still running fine after 155k miles. I used to pull a 39 foot toy hauler but the stability and braking was not meeting my needs being a single rear wheel version, so I bought a different truck to tow the RV. I still have the F-350 to pull a utility trailer and my farm tractor. Great trucks, I'll have it until death do us part.
cwill925 03/28/15 06:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Installing bed in garage

Happijac makes the bed systems used in many toy haulers.
cwill925 03/18/15 10:42am Toy Haulers
RE: Pictures of campsites at Gulf State Park?

Here's a few pictures of one of the pull throughs and couple of other pics of the park. Nice place, we'll be back. http://i658.photobucket.com/albums/uu308/cwill925_photo/DSC02137_zpsvlkx7q96.jpg http://i658.photobucket.com/albums/uu308/cwill925_photo/DSC02136_zpsuzkx6vaj.jpghttp://i658.photobucket.com/albums/uu308/cwill925_photo/DSC02135_zps5vh2e42d.jpg http://i658.photobucket.com/albums/uu308/cwill925_photo/DSC02134_zps7e0brk9x.jpg http://i658.photobucket.com/albums/uu308/cwill925_photo/DSC02133_zpsaagvjzwg.jpg http://i658.photobucket.com/albums/uu308/cwill925_photo/DSC02132_zps77g5ik16.jpg
cwill925 03/06/15 05:14pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Camp on the Gulf in Destin FL, your Experience?

We stayed at Camp Gulf in September. Fabulous place, make reservations now. Don't waste your time trying to get into Top Sail. :B I wish everyone would stop directing others to Top Sail, I can't get the reservations I want. ;) Actually, Camp Gulf was nice, we got there when the place was only about half occupied. We left when the place was fully sold out. Getting a 43 foot Toyhauler out from the sites near the beach, with cars and trucks parked in the road was really tight. Walking only a few yards to the beach was really nice. That's what you pay for, the convenience to the beach. The location of Camp Gulf is great; close to restaurants, shopping and other attractions.
cwill925 01/04/15 05:15pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Why you chose the TV you did

I have a retired F-350 SRW that I used to pull a 39 foot toyhauler. It's retired from pulling my RV but it still works on the farm. I was never happy with the stability of the truck in turns, the back end always seemed to soft in the suspension and tires. The braking capacity of the truck was no where near adequate when my trailer brakes failed. That event alone started my search for a new truck. Being in the automotive industry and a hobbyist in aviation, I wanted to find a truck that far exceeded my trailer capacity in gross weight and stopping ability. Applying some of the aviation systems mindset "redundancy", I wanted not only the primary braking system (truck plus trailer brakes), I wanted a truck that had enough weight, stability and braking capacity to stop the rig in the event of trailer brake failure. The Freightliner M2-112 does that. This is only my opinion and my comfort zone. Many have commented that I went too far in my truck choice. I'm not sure I understand what "too far or too much truck" means. In my mind, it's far better to have too much truck than too much trailer.
cwill925 12/23/14 11:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cab insulation

Do not use fatmat it's total garbage. Use dynomat,ballistic soundproofing,or focal BAM soundproofing. What was your experience with Fatmat? I'm considering the product for my Freightshaker. I read the customer comments 96 people give 5 stars and only 3 people gave 1 star. One of those 3 called it "garbage", was that you? :B Seriously, if you have some personal experience with Fatmat, please share. It may help someone avoid a bad purchase. Thanks,
cwill925 12/19/14 11:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: Induction Range top ??

I think I would be very carefull putting a paper towel or any paper between the cooktop and pan. Granted there is no heat transfer, BUT the pan still heats up to 300 to 350 degrees to cook that bacon. The paper might not burst into flames, but I bet it sure turns a nice shade of Dark Brown. I think I'll pass on trying it. OBTW we do have a portable cooktop that we use alot and are looking into trading RVs and if we do an Induction Cooktop will be in in. The ignition temperature of paper is between 424 and 475 degrees. Your bacon will crispy before then. :B It's no different than baking a turkey in the oven using a brown paper bag. My mother used to do that and it never ignited. An appliance sales guy told me about the paper trick on an induction cooktop. As with any professional sales gimmick, I too was skeptical. I first tried it (out doors) by boiling water, then by frying some burgers. Worked OK, no fire. But please do be careful.
cwill925 12/19/14 10:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cab insulation

You can add sound control mats if your ride is too loud. http://www.fatmat.com You can google FATMAT and find several sources. Amazon sells Fatmat and other products, available in various sizes and thicknesses.
cwill925 12/18/14 06:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Induction Range top ??

We bought a Fagor portable cooktop from Kohl's a few months ago. Used it a few times with cast iron cookware. Really nice. Heats quickly and maintains a very constant temperature. If you're frying something like bacon that splatters, you can place paper over the cooktop, between the cook surface and the pan. Since there is no heat transfer between the cooktop and pan, the paper does not burn. When you're finished, toss the paper out and the cooktop and countertop are clean. We will probably add a full induction cooktop to our pans when we build a new house. The Fagor portable unit will be used in the RV.
cwill925 12/18/14 05:48pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Toy Haulers with garage under 10'6" with made up bed.

Not familier with the term "made up bed". What does that mean? Made-up vs. messy? :) The KZ models you mentioned look really neat.
cwill925 12/11/14 04:57pm Toy Haulers
RE: Anchor Down RV Park

Thanks for the heads up about sites being unlevel. We do not like unlevel sites at all. Our Power Gear levelers go nuts on very unlevel sites. I don't think the sites are bad enough to upset Power Gear or Level Up systems. Anchor Down does require jack pads on the concrete, I guess to protect the concrete finish. I usually set my 6-Point Level Up feet on jack pads just to get a larger footprint. Don't let the "unlevel" comments dissuade anyone from making a reservation. It's a really nice place. Just come prepared with jack pads.
cwill925 11/26/14 04:11pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Anchor Down RV Park

We just drove through Anchor Down. Only a hand full of RV's there this time of year, so we were able to see the place with few obstructions. The rolling hills provide very nice views. The sites with the stone fireplaces are awesome. Somebody put some serious money into developing this facility. Sites are all concrete, many with stamped and stained finishes. The roads are all paved. The bath house was really nice with individual bath suites, not a dormitory style row of showers. Each bath suite has a shower, toilet and sink with solid doors and deadbolt locks. The only downside may be as noted by others, the sites are not all level. Some tilt back to front, others side to side, none really extreme, just enough to annoy someone paying a premium price. Considering all I saw, it's a very nice place and will likely try in the future.
cwill925 11/24/14 02:09pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What did you do to your Toy Hauler today???

First, I added an under cabinet lighting in the kitchen. Got lights from Lowes that are LED with dimmer controls. Second, the wife wanted the bathroom door to open from the opposite side. Original was left hand pull which kind of pushed you down the steps as it opened. I switched the hinge side, now it's a right hand pull which creates a sight barrier between the living room and bedroom.
cwill925 11/09/14 06:38pm Toy Haulers
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