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RE: No one is heading south?

Very slow arriving in Casa Grande Az where we are. chevman
larry barnhart 11/13/19 09:36pm Snowbirds
RE: 2020 Silverado 1500 Duramax and the Ike

I know they're trying to do these test equally between all makes but it would have been interesting to see what happens if he manually downshifted - if that's posssible. Seems possible to have gone down a couple of gears and this is what most drivers would do for sure. Test don't show everything. chevman
larry barnhart 11/09/19 01:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Truck batteries

I have a great reason for new batteries as my wife had a very poor heart and I won't let her down trying to have them last until they show going bad. Might not make a difference as we all know nothing is perfect but I feel better trying to be on top of the issue. Feel the same for tires. I practice what I preach. chevman
larry barnhart 11/08/19 09:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tekonsha Prodigy P2 or P3?

So is the P3 better for braking than the P-2 as I have? chevman
larry barnhart 11/05/19 07:41am Towing
RE: 100K miles

You are doing better than my friend that had $47000.00 of repairs in 28K miles on his tiffin. Not a normal but true for them. chevman
larry barnhart 11/04/19 10:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New Tires - too many options

99k miles on any tire will never happen for us. Not a good feeling. Chevman .
larry barnhart 11/02/19 11:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: water heater anode rod

this is what I know. We winter in Az for 6 months. I drain the water heater during the winter and then flush the white crud out from the terrible water here. Once I uses more than enough telfon tape and then noticed later when cleaning again the rod was looking like when I installed it. Plus some rust in the water when draining. I replaced the heater when we were home just because. Also had an older friend that has his neighbor replace the rod with a plug and a valve to drain the tank and the water was a mess with rust. The vinegar cleans the relief and the deposits that were on the valve were gone that could not seal. A lite tap on the end helps if water is leaking. Nice to hear all of the comments above. Never know everything even when my wife tells me"you think you know everything" chevman
larry barnhart 11/01/19 11:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: water heater anode rod

I have owned my mh for over 12 years and have never replaced the anode rod in my Suburban water heater. I remove it every year when winterizing and there are gelatinous blobs accumulated on it and some minor pitting, but it is still about the same thickness and length of a new one. I have used water from all over the country and it stays in there till I drain it to winterize. I do have a spare rod, buthave never seen the need to replace the old one. Ron if too much telfon tape is used the rod won't work because the treads need to touch the tank's treads. The reason I switched to pipe compound. Also the tank needs to have an air chamber. The relief valve can leak because of no place for the water to go when hot. chevman
larry barnhart 10/28/19 07:28pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: water heater anode rod

the relief valve can have build up and not allow it shut off tight. Remove it and soak it in vinegar and it will look new again. chevman
larry barnhart 10/27/19 07:39pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trouble with California

My dark glasses always came of at the fruit inspection but maybe never have to do that again. Not a route we take anymore for good reasons. chevman
larry barnhart 10/24/19 08:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2020 GM/Chevy gas 6.6L max towing test

16000 lbs is not a gas engine load. not what I would like. chevman
larry barnhart 10/18/19 08:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 6.7L 1050 ft lbs TQ at 1,600 rpm, 475 HP at 2,800 rpm

^^^^ 54k without the trailer,64k with the trailer.Rig pulls like a locomotive. With 12 gears you're engine is always going to be at an optimum rpm for whatever you're doing .... cruising, climbing or anything in between, but, when 64k meets a long 8% grade you'll be chugging up the hill right along side Cummins at 30-35 mph saying I think I can I think I can. locomotives tow very slow when I have watched them. Is this your meaning? chevman
larry barnhart 10/14/19 03:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 3 Million Cummins for Ram

think about this How many engines has Cummins made for their customers not just Ram? chevman Very good point! Very many more than 3M! And most of them with a very good reliability record. :) reliability didn't work for my friend's Cummins. 28K miles and a $20,500.00 engine repair but his cat engine on the first MH had a cat shop do a repair and after it drank engine oil. 3 gallons on their trip to Az from Mi and same back in the spring. Both not normal stories but both true. chevman
larry barnhart 10/05/19 07:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram overtakes GM

Could be because Chevy designers stay up nights trying the figure out new ways to make their truck UUUgly / FUGLY. No self respecting truck buyer would drive one of those things without a mask on. that is your opinion but your opinion doesn't matter to me. Just sayin. chevman
larry barnhart 10/04/19 03:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 3 Million Cummins for Ram

think about this How many engines has Cummins made for their customers not just Ram? chevman
larry barnhart 10/04/19 07:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: How To Video: Changing a Duramax Fuel Filter.

I have been changing our fuel filter each summer but can pull it up and out. Carry everything to do the work incaseas we travel. chevman
larry barnhart 10/03/19 10:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 6.7L 1050 ft lbs TQ at 1,600 rpm, 475 HP at 2,800 rpm

I have heard fords pull like a freight train!! chevman
larry barnhart 10/03/19 09:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Experience towing w/ 2WD F250, 2500 or other 3/4 ton

We are on our 4th 2WD tow vechicle and not once needed a 4x4 but if needed the 4x4 is better as we all understand. chevman
larry barnhart 09/29/19 03:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: broke like a toothpick

dodge truck had a similar story once. My friend had his dodge frame break 2 times. travel club friend so I have not talked to him for years. He did replace that truck the last time we talked for aother dodge. stuff happens. chevman
larry barnhart 09/25/19 09:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: No more GM diesels?!

He does not know that an electric motor is the real motor! For years we have confused an Internal Combustion Engine as a motor. Well we all know when a motor is called an engine what the meaning is. Ever hear when talking about power "we need more motor". Also our fat old fingers hit the wrong letter when typing and we all know the meaning. I know you have done this. So what seems important really is not. chevman
larry barnhart 09/23/19 02:17pm Tow Vehicles
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