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RE: New Truck 4x4 or 4x2 ??

Two wheel drive is great if you Live in the flat lands Live where there is no snow Never leave the pavement Don't travel much Otherwise you need 4wd. Then you can get stuck in worse places. I wouldnt have a 2WD so I always tell people, like you said a 4WD will just get you stuck farther from the the highway
hotpepperkid 05/15/20 11:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Used diesel, anyway to tell if it's been chipped?

My first suggestion would be get one with dual rear wheels. Makes the truck much more stable in wind and being passed by big trucks. I owned one SRW for less than a year, enough of blowing around. I never regretted having a diesel either they run forever. That old 2000 SRW F-350 I had the wind blew it around empty. The 2019 SRW F-350 I have is pretty stable. I can tell it is windy but it doesnt blow me all over the road
hotpepperkid 05/15/20 11:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Used diesel, anyway to tell if it's been chipped?

I had a 2000 7.3 diesel. I put a Banks chip in it when it had 30,000 miles on it and sold it when it had 250,000 miles and it never had any problems Same with my Father's 2001 7.3L and that now has over 300k and my brothers old 2010 CTD that he sold to a friend who was a fishing guide using it to tow his boat 160 miles to the coast just about every weekend and now has over 350k on it. With many of today's diesels, the emissions equipment does more harm to the engine through oil/fuel dilution from regens and soot buildup from the EGR than a tune will and in many cases a tune will eliminate or reduce these problems dramatically. As long as the previous owner was not an idiot that towed heavy on a high powered tune or did not add any supporting mods(built trans, upgraded intercooler/turbo, head studs, lift pump/filter, etc...) to allow them to reliably run the higher power tunes, then I would not be afraid of a tuned diesel. It is also worth mentioning that not all tuning is the same either. Some software like EFILive is better than others because they allow for more parameters while still keeping stock safeguards. Some software like H&S that allowed the end user to change some of the parameters(timing, duration, boost, etc) was dangerous in the hands of a consumer who did not know what they were doing, and blown head gaskets were common for people running these tuners. Having reputable tuning software from a tuner that knows what he is doing makes a world of a difference in how your truck handles certain power increases. In many cases, software like EFILive made the tables better and smoother than the stock tunes that are made to meet emissions above all else even at the cost of reliability in many cases. You can read more into what I am talking about here(LINK) Good post! Unfortunately, in most places, you can’t (legally) delete the EGR systems. “Deleting” the EGR system will make your diesel live a longer, happier life....and helps keep more money in your wallet! memtb Fortunately the 7.3 didnt have any of that **** on them
hotpepperkid 05/15/20 11:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: Used diesel, anyway to tell if it's been chipped?

I had a 2000 7.3 diesel. I put a Banks chip in it when it had 30,000 miles on it and sold it when it had 250,000 miles and it never had any problems
hotpepperkid 05/12/20 12:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Register M/H in Calif

I would try to keep it registered in Az.--Ca. fees are extremely high as you probably know. Not true. AZ registration fees are almost twice as high as Ca's. I moved from CA to AZ and my vehicle registration fees practically doubled. Really? give examples
hotpepperkid 04/12/20 10:45am General RVing Issues
RE: ? L E D taillights

Go to www.etrailer.com they have direct replacement for just about everything
hotpepperkid 03/29/20 11:37am Tech Issues
RE: Hand Sanitizer

The markets are as much to blame for the empty shelf's in the stores. They should have limited the number of the same idem. No one needs to buy 5 cases of TP that means 4 other people have to go without
hotpepperkid 03/16/20 07:35am Around the Campfire
RE: People suck

God is great, beer is good, PEOPLE ARE CRAZY:B Love that song
hotpepperkid 03/14/20 03:19pm Around the Campfire
RE: New Mexico State Parks Suspend Overnight Camping

Come to AZ their parks are open
hotpepperkid 03/13/20 12:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Preparing for isolation to avoid contact with Corona virus

This site is pretty up to date https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6
hotpepperkid 03/12/20 07:57am Around the Campfire
RE: Recovering from rotator cuff surgery...what to expect?

I was in a sling for 4 weeks and on a 24/7 hour ice pack. Was told I could not pick up anything not even a coffee cup. They should teach you how to take the sling off and on. You will need help in the shower. I spent the first 6 weeks sleeping in my recliner. DO THE THERAPY ALL OF IT and some of the stretching is hell but worth it in the end. It was 6 months before they would let me swing a golf club. Once fully recovered and it takes almost a year to get all of your strength back, you should be 100% able to do anything. You might have those thoughts at first not to do something but as you gain confidence you will be fine.
hotpepperkid 03/11/20 09:13am Around the Campfire
Aluminum body Fords

Any amateur radio operators in stall antennas on one of he newer Aluminum body Fords
hotpepperkid 02/18/20 04:54pm Technology Corner
RE: double towing

Georgia allows doubles but first trailer must be a 5th wheel. Same with AZ. I dont know what the total length requirment is because I dont but a lot of people with side-by-sides do it
hotpepperkid 02/09/20 03:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Truck too tall for 5th wheel

Learned from the purchase of my first 5th wheel. With tape measure in hand knowing the height of my bed rails and the plate on the 5th wheel hitch I measured a lot of 5th wheel trailers and some would not even come close to working
hotpepperkid 02/05/20 08:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: SACRAMENTO RV park recommendations?

Sac West RV Park Formerly KOA. Nice friendly staff. Oh yea nice and friendly but the rest of the place sucks. Stayed there 3 years ago and the voltage was so low my AC keep kicking off. Had to run my generator all day for the AC
hotpepperkid 02/05/20 08:27am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Ford power inverter

I have a F-350 that has a power inverter under the back seat. Any one know how to get the cover off of it TIA
hotpepperkid 02/01/20 11:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: Forwarding Mail

We are preparing to start full time RVing in our 5th wheel unit. 1. Looking for an organization in Colorado that provides forward mail to us while on the road. We currently live in Colorado and want to maintain our Colorado residency. 2. We are planning on selling our property. Our son lives in Colorado. Is it permissible and legal for us to use his home address as our legal residence? Thank you for your time and effort in helping us. Yes, it is allowable to use your son's address. We used my parents and then my sisters since 2007. In fact the State of Michigan demanded we provide an address (not PO Box) in order to renew our drivers license. Obviously, make sure your son is OK and will forward any mail that winds up there as a result. Your legal residency in terms of voting rights stays with the last state where you were officially a resident anyway. There are mail forwarding services (SD & FL are most popular) and they can give you an address to act as a residence. SD & FL are popular due to no income tax...but be careful of other costs. DMV's and insurance companies want a physical address. When I moved from CA to AZ I gave them an address of a campground for my physical and my mail drop for mailing address and the MVD and insurance co were fine with it and I told them do not send any mail to my physical address. Now that I have a stick house that became my physical. My drivers lic has my mailing address which by the way can be anywhere you want it to be
hotpepperkid 01/23/20 11:58am Beginning RVing
RE: Trouble with California

2) go find another, less traveled road into CA. This is the ridiculousness of California. The CDFA's own web site states they have only 16 Ag. Checkpoints... I hesitate to guess the number of roads that enter California but it's probably a lot more than 16. So, in true California style it would appear that, while making themselves feel good about doing the right thing, they are actually spitting into an ocean and hoping the water level will rise... One also wondered how many species invasive to the US have initially entered through California but a google search is quick to list species invasive to California but reticent to point the finger at California. I can be pretty sure that the Africanized Bees came through Central America and California to infest the warmer states... One wonders where the Ag. checks were on them leaving the state. Of course, with all the international trade being shipped in and out of the 7th largest economy in the world, (that can't keep it's streets clean of human fecal waste), through it's rather large ports one wonders why they are so very keen on keeping stuff out of the state from locations in the various states of the USA but offer absolutely no protection to those various states from it's own mistakes by having Ag. stations on the outbound lanes of the 16 roads they feel are a "threat".... But then, that's the silliness of California... So no big deal they tell me go back to AZ. Just go up or down the river 5 miles there is another bridge into CA with no over eager inspector
hotpepperkid 01/22/20 09:30am General RVing Issues
RE: Trouble with California

From a Sargent of the Orange CA sheriff office. may I search your car the answer is no
hotpepperkid 01/18/20 10:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trouble with California

When I come for AZ to CA on I-40 they either ask if I have any fire wood or where did you come from today. The answer to the fire wood is no and the other answer is home
hotpepperkid 01/18/20 10:47am General RVing Issues
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