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RE: Broken Leaf Spring

We needed a new spring on our Alpenlite. the spring had a wrap that was soft metal, so it was easy to bend and remove. The code stamped on it that told everything needed to order a new spring. It was something like A22 on ours. chevman
larry barnhart 04/26/22 07:18pm Tech Issues
RE: '22 Powerstroke seems a little thirstier than the '21 was.

simple check is gallons into miles but you know that already. chevman
larry barnhart 04/16/22 01:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Not a good week for Ford

My cousin had $50.000 of recalls on his 1999 Fleetwood MH. Even after he sold it more were rolling in to him. chevman
larry barnhart 04/06/22 03:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2500 Chevy Duramax vs 2500 Ram Cummins on the Ike Gauntlet

If any body cares we towed down a long 6% grade today and the allison held 50 MPH in 4th and 2500 rpms and no brake application. Love this truck for it's final tow. chevman
larry barnhart 04/03/22 09:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2500 Chevy Duramax vs 2500 Ram Cummins on the Ike Gauntlet

So close for4 all 3 . chevman
larry barnhart 04/03/22 08:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2500 Chevy Duramax vs 2500 Ram Cummins on the Ike Gauntlet

I guess nobody has seen the latest drag race of the 3 brands. Just saw it today April 2nd. chevman
larry barnhart 04/02/22 07:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: No hot water flow, stopped up ?

I removed our broken check value and everything was ok but I never winterized . chevman
larry barnhart 03/27/22 03:23pm Tech Issues
RE: 2500 Chevy Duramax vs 2500 Ram Cummins on the Ike Gauntlet

The main issue with the Chevy is it didn't downshift until a brake application and then the rpms went up to ~2,500 rpm's like the Ram and it held the speed thereafter. didn't the exhaust brake on the chev slowed down more than the driver wanted? plus the chev was a 3.43 Rear diff. Nice tow with either truck. chevman
larry barnhart 03/27/22 03:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2500 Chevy Duramax vs 2500 Ram Cummins on the Ike Gauntlet

it looked like the chev wasn't on tow mode from how they figured where it was located. Might not be different but it is on our 05??? Fun to watch. chevman
larry barnhart 03/27/22 09:06am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bedroom door comes open during travel.

We travelled 1500 miles to home from Az in 2020 with my wife in the alpenlite. she thought it was awesome and enjoyed the ride. air hitch and trailer air suspension might be the reason. Not how we wanted to travel but no choice. chevman
larry barnhart 03/23/22 07:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New to 5th wheel, have questions !!

Per our TV, we can tow a much heavier FW, but this one is just right and the DRW adds stability in our opinion. Renee's wife asked me several years ago about why we had a dually truck. I said my reasons and had a nice visit but when they bought their dually I was happy to maybe have helped in their decision. chevman
larry barnhart 03/23/22 12:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What is your speed uphill?

Not nice fish. chevman
larry barnhart 03/20/22 08:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: Oil changes with synthetic

Many years ago, when Hector was still a pup, and folks still believed in silly things like objectivity, Consumer Reports did a pretty thorough test with NY city taxi cabs and oil changes. Sythetic was still a niche market then, but after running taxis for 100K miles on almost all readily available oil brands, they tore them down to inspect and measure. The conclusion was, as long as the oil was changed at the then-standard 3000 miles, it didn't matter if it was mobile one or PepBoys reclaimed oil. Their conclusion was to make sure you changed it. Take that info for what you paid for it. That said, two things to keep in mind: Your truck may have an "extreme duty" PM schedule because you tow or haul (Ford dealer service manager told me even if you tow occasionally). Point two...I have zero doubt oil now is better than its ever been, so I have confidence that it's lubrication capabilities are up to the 5 or 10K mile task. But....that black stuff in oil, that makes it black? That's dirt. It aint food coloring. Contaminants are so named because they aren't supposed to be there. I have historically changed mine in my former sig pic F 150 because I ran the dog pee out of it when towing. It never went past 4000 miles without a change. For the cost of Motorcraft synthetic blend and a new filter, I'll eat the minimal cost difference to keep sleeping soundly at night with the new truck as well. When my odometer in my 7.3 gas engine in my new F-250 hits about 4000 miles, I'll be crawling under it again with my drain pan. Thats my 4 cents. Y'all can do as you wish. The cost of one oil change per year wouldn't make most of us even blink. I'd love to be in that club. I agree, oil gets beat up pretty bad when towing. Think about all the heat cycles and pressure it’s put through next time you’re climbing I70 in CO or any big climb! And with that…..how many people change their transmission fluid regularly. I do my trans every 25-30k miles. When I had the Excursion even the rear diff got new fluid at the same intervals. I also wonder how many people replace their brake fluid? This is a safety item and when towing (stopping) brake fluid gets very hot! Here again I change the fluid at every brake job, about 30-40k miles. On my class A it gets done about every 3 years. I have changed the brake fluid and steering fluid several times on our 05 rear diff 13 times and allison external filter every year with the trannie 3 times. might be the reason for the truck running awesomr at 114K miles also new coolant 3 times. chevman
larry barnhart 03/19/22 11:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: Oil changes with synthetic

Once a year I change the oil in my garage and Blackstone's reports have always been good job. chevman PS usually our truck is driven 6000miles per year.
larry barnhart 03/16/22 05:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Windscreen Protection

had our windshield replaced in 2020 for the sand like pitted and 2nd time for this. Same deal $100.00. chevman
larry barnhart 03/11/22 11:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: Step to reach hitch pin

the plastic folding stool has worked great for me to fuel the in bed tank and many others reasons. chevman
larry barnhart 03/09/22 09:33am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Step to reach hitch pin

I have always locked our hitch. just common sense thing to do and now with a lawless country it is really a good idea. chevman
larry barnhart 03/06/22 10:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Joined the B&W Hitch Club

Because I have a B&W hitch sitting in our garage am I a fan club member also??? chevman For sure!!! You need to put that on Craigs List in June. Or maybe in April. chevman
larry barnhart 03/05/22 05:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Joined the B&W Hitch Club

Because I have a B&W hitch sitting in our garage am I a fan club member also??? chevman
larry barnhart 03/05/22 09:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: Dually life? What about Ford 6.2L

We have enjoyed a dually truck since 2001 and feel it is the best for us. soon to be a garage queen. chevman
larry barnhart 03/01/22 11:40am Tow Vehicles
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