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RE: How about this for "quality" work on our new trailer ?

When it comes to electricity, sloppy/lazy can be deadly!!!! If that is wired that way what else is wired improperly?
dodge guy 01/16/17 05:22am General RVing Issues
RE: 2004 Ford Ranger 4.0L V6 4WD Automatic

Had a 95 Explorer with the old 4.0L and towed a 5k lb TT. It did fine here in the flat Midwest, however extended trips may have been an issue. My TT was very aerodynamic. If yours is a traditional trailer it will handle the wind differently.
dodge guy 01/15/17 04:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Upgrading Gears 3.73 to 4.10

Your towing mileage should go up approx. .5mpg. Your unloaded hwy will go down. However I wouldn't do a 3.73-4.10 swap. I would go to 4.30 or similar available ratio! With that said I would tow it as is and see how it does and then decide! I went from 3.73-4.30 and it was a noticeable improvement.
dodge guy 01/15/17 04:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Temporary towing with Ford Explorer

Great, its always nice to be able to get a new vehicle. and now you don`t need to worry about towing. Enjoy!
dodge guy 01/14/17 11:02am Travel Trailers
RE: Need Chicago help

There is Illinois Beach State park in Zion IL. probably the closest thing to a campground for Chicago. I believe you can catch the Metra train down to Union station which is just about across the street from the Sears Tower (I refuse to call it Willis Tower)! the Marshalling Yard is behind Mc Cormick place. it has security and is pretty safe! As a Illinoisan that's all I can say. I avoid Chicago like the plague. I live in the NW suburbs, but grew up in the city and adjoining suburbs. I even have my routes around the city when I leave south! Have a good trip!
dodge guy 01/12/17 09:37pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Yellowstone, Fishing Bridge RV park?

Don't waste your time at Fishing Bridge, just check into Grizzly RV Park in West Yellowstone. No one wants to drive 2 hours to get to the falls, or 3-4 if you wanted to visit Cody, WY. not to mention you will be passing all the same scenery going into the park to a different destination every day!
dodge guy 01/12/17 05:50am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Asked and Answered

If I was running a residential fridge I would have at least 2 12V batteries or 4 6V. and maybe a good solar panel on the roof to help in charging while on the road (along with what the truck will put out)!
dodge guy 01/12/17 05:44am General RVing Issues
RE: National Parks and the Lack of Adequate # of Camp Sites

You think it's crowded now! Wait till you put more people inside the park at one time. Talk about gridlock!!!!
dodge guy 01/11/17 05:42pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Yellowstone, Fishing Bridge RV park?

I took a 40 foot site for my 35 foot trailer. I do agree that a foot or 2 shouldn't make a difference, hen again I haven't been there. I know when I booked a spot at Munising Tourist Park Campground in Munising MI. they only had a 30 foot site so I took that. Turns out I could've put a 45ft DP in that spot! It's all dependent on how a particular site is laid out. I'll be there the end of July!
dodge guy 01/10/17 05:51pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Tunnel Tree falls

Well scratch that off the list! Hopefully they will carve a tunnel into another tree?!!!
dodge guy 01/09/17 03:35pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 2018 Ford F-150 First Impressions

Didn't they just completely redo the F150 in '17?
dodge guy 01/09/17 05:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: Is installing a hitch receiver a reasonable DIY job?

THe hitch and dogs don't account for th trailers tongue weight! That goes against he vehicles GVWR. Anything you put in the trailer goes against its GVWR. The tongue weight will be dependent on how you load the trailer. If you put 1500lbs directly over the trailer axles the tongue weight will not change from its dry weight! Now when you start moving that around the tongue weight will change. But in the end you want the final tongue weight to be 12-13% of the trailers loaded ready to travel weight. And there is only one way to know that. Load it up as you would for a trip and go weigh it. Move stuff around until you arrive at the proper weight.
dodge guy 01/08/17 08:06pm Towing
RE: How many days to travel 1,260 miles?

Rush...rush...rush. Personally I follow the two thirty rule of many....drive 230 miles and stop or drive until 2:30 and stop. 4 1/2 hours? That's barely enough time to leave some states!
dodge guy 01/08/17 02:58pm Towing
RE: All GM trucks combined sell more than Ford.

You can sell as much junk as you want, in the end all that's left is a bunch of junk on the road! Or............................ You can buy a Ford!
dodge guy 01/07/17 02:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: I think I goofed.

On the gauge, an even better and cheaper alternative is an OBDII dongle and an app for a smart phone, I use Dash Command on my IPhone. There is also another one but for he life of me I can't remember it, something Pro? They will not only give you trans temps from the sensor built into the trans but actual temp readings for all other parameter of the engine/trans. The dongle is about $20 and the app is another $10 plus $10 more for your specific year vehicle. Well worth the $30 and no install!
dodge guy 01/06/17 05:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is installing a hitch receiver a reasonable DIY job?

You should have no problem swapping the receivers. It is pretty straight forward, just follow torque instructions to keep it secure. Best be sure tow vehicle is up to the capability, to match the new receiver. There may have been a reason it had a light duty set up. Happy wrenching, Jerry Trailer has a heavy hitch since it's a toy hauler....It's 7000 pounds dry, and our van's tow capacity is 10,000 pounds (which is right at the max weight of the new trailer, but we'll never come close to that; the main "toys" we're going to haul are bikes and maybe kayaks--we figure we'll top out at maybe 8500 or for a long trip). Current hitch receiver is only rated for 1000 pounds, and Jayco lists the dry hitch weight at 985. I can promise you, you will be closer to 9k lbs loaded for a trip! 12.5% of that would be around 1125 properly loaded tongue weight. So yes get a hitch rated for around 12k/1200 and you will be good. And yes it is easy. With 2 people even easier. If you can loosen and tighten bolts you will have no problem. I would maybe also have a MAP gas torch handy for stubborn rusty bolts!
dodge guy 01/06/17 02:28pm Towing
RE: Body Shifted Slightly Off Frame

If it truly was in an accident and the body got tweaked I don't think they or anyone else would see a 1/4"! On that fact alone I would question why! There is more to the story than just "tweaked"! I would pass!
dodge guy 01/06/17 02:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: Fiver Pin Separated From Hitch on Interstate

I think we all figured out what happened!
dodge guy 01/05/17 08:58am Towing
RE: Truck and 5th wheel or conversion van and TT

And as far as towing a TT, the van has a shorter axle to ball distance which is more stable for towing. As long as you don't get an extended length Ford. I think you will be buying used for a traditional conv van because they stopped making them and now offer the new style vans which I'm not familiar with, nor do I really like!
dodge guy 01/05/17 08:55am Beginning RVing
RE: Guess the California drought is over!!

Not to mention all the snow in the mountains!
dodge guy 01/05/17 05:27am General RVing Issues
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