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RE: Honda 2200i or Honda 2200i Companion?

I'd not get the companion right now as the regular 2200 is $100 off at the moment everywhere for the next few days....so save that $100 now and the companion is giving you nothing more than the other now as you will need an adapter for 30a or 50a....as mentioned above the companion is not a straight shore cord plug and play a 30amp twist lock adapter is still needed.
librty02 06/25/20 11:13am Tech Issues
RE: Trailer legs

Seen and read many comments on this or a similar product years ago...95% of the comments were that it is almost impossible to get all 4 or 6 of them in a perfect position to raise the trailer. Secondly a good chance of bending an axle if one flips out on you or slides. Third they are plastic and how strong are they really? So many posts lately about anderson levelers and their type breaking in half used on 10k rigs when rated for 30k....Seems the marketing of them is to save your tires from premature rot....well tires are alot cheaper and easier to deal with than a bent axle or two...
librty02 06/10/20 03:12am Travel Trailers
RE: Wanting to upgrade truck tires. Need advice.

I just put a set of the Cooper AT3 XLT's on mine the same size and they are load range E...they were $810 for the set installed and have a $70 rebate but I think that ends very soon...have a 60k warranty, quiet as can be, and have the snowflake symbol on them also, and look pretty dang cool too! Oh and made in the USA Wow where did you get that price? That's a great price. How did those affect you mpg? They look like they are about 10 pounds heavier each than my current ones. I really like those but seems like overkill for my little half ton haha. But they may help with the towing feel with my TT connected. My local pennziol tire and lube..they always have the best price around here I paid 828 installed as I have the receipt right here in front of me as I just uploaded it for the $60 rebate from Cooper
librty02 04/24/20 11:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: Wanting to upgrade truck tires. Need advice.

I just put a set of the Cooper AT3 XLT's on mine the same size and they are load range E...they were $810 for the set installed and have a $70 rebate but I think that ends very soon...have a 60k warranty, quiet as can be, and have the snowflake symbol on them also, and look pretty dang cool too! Oh and made in the USA
librty02 04/23/20 02:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: GM trucks outsell Ford first quarter !

Yeah same around here GM was basically giving the trucks away up to 12k off and 0% for 84 months... Your bias is showing. GM was not doing 12k cash and 0% for 84. Additionally, you had to have near perfect credit to score the 84. As for the other discussions regarding sales being higher in May for Ford F-series, it is proven that vehicles sales are seasonal based on factors. The auto companies all know and understand, and then we get politics and world impacts that disrupt. Yes yes they most certainly were giving up to 12k off and 0% for 84 months this wasn't long after christmas...just as some Ford dealers in my area were giving up to 7k off and 0% for 84 months on all 19 Superduty's near the end of March up till March 31...not sure how you could say that is being bias FACTS are not bias :S
librty02 04/14/20 03:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: GM trucks outsell Ford first quarter !

Yeah same around here GM was basically giving the trucks away up to 12k off and 0% for 84 months...I know Ford never came close to half that (usually around 7.9% for 84 months and around 2k off) nor did RAM that that I know of....what I find funny is the local GM dealers selling the old body style as 2020 classic editions...I have a Ford yes so I do have some bias as GM has burned me in the past twice and never will a 3rd time....but I'd choose a Ford or RAM equally any day it would just be who had the best tool and deal at the time I was looking for a new truck. As for the way people spend their $ needing or not needing the stimulus check everyone lives differently and has a different philosophy on how to live life... I in my mid 40s have always from what I think have a great balance on spending and saving...but in my early 40's being diagnosed with cancer (free of it now) kinda changed my outlook on that a bit...save for retirement? I do just not like I use to who knows If I will make it there. Every day is a gamble. I know so many people who saved their entire life never took vacations etc to retire at 58 and at 61 they end up passing away....we can purchase anything we want in life by means of cash credit loans etc but one thing NOONE can buy is time
librty02 04/03/20 02:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford F-150 towing mirror size?

Been looking at getting the factory towing mirrors since I first considered buying an F150. Pricing on the aftermarket copies is down in the $200-250 range. My TT is a "narrow" version and the standard truck mirrors work to see pretty much straight down the TT sides. BUT being able to see more is always better ;) Anyways, being too lazy to run out to a Ford dealer right now, anybody with a 2019 F150 with towing mirrors care to measure the mirror sizes and distance from the window for me, please? Since no one has as of yet I can measure mine when I get home...Do you have any specific measurements would you like?
librty02 03/10/20 10:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Enough truck?

You should be fine with the current set up but probably not for the long haul as that truck is getting older but like you stated you will upgrade the truck. 2 things of advice I could give is stay at at least 1600lbs of payload and you will be fine and I would recommend the longer wheelbase truck 157" as they tow quite a bit more stable than the 145" wheelbase trucks....ask me how I know I have a 11 3.5 eco with the 145" and a 18 3.5 eco with the 157" wheelbase...both tow my rig great but the 157 does it that much better...
librty02 03/10/20 03:48am Travel Trailers
RE: Ford 2.7 eco boost

Where did I get my information? How about 27.5K behind the wheel of 2018 F150 with a 2.7 10 speed. All across the southeast. And no I don't pull a trailer with it.Well if you've never pulled a trailer with it, you probably never had it in Tow/Haul mode, and hence, never experienced the engine braking with a load behind it. Second possibility is your truck is defective. The rest of us seem to have real experience with the engine braking. You should get your's looked at so you can get the engine braking you should be getting. It's a company truck so that's why I have it. I have tried it in tow/haul. It is better, but it's a gear or 2 down to start with. But you will never get the braking from "waste gate" turbos that you get from the variable geometry turbo. Good truck, rides good and gets real good fuel mileage. Better than the V8 2011 that it replaced. Obviously the Mountaineer 5th wheel in sig is to heavy for any 150/1500 truck, so that's why we have the DRW Duramax. And after owning 2 DRW diesels my opinion of any 150/1500 trucks towing abilities will be different than those who do tow with them. Guess I just like the other flavor of Kool-Aid.:W I've had both flavors of the so called kool-aid as my last set up was a 08 350 dually with a 14k 5th wheel and we downsized in 2013 to the current TT we have now and the current set up we have is just as solid as the dually was with the 14k 5th...after 80k towing with the current set up it has towed just as well.
librty02 03/07/20 09:55am Towing
RE: Ford 2.7 eco boost

Duh! I could've had a V8! ;) And I do! Ha ha I had the 5.0 in 11 and wasn't impressed by its towing capabilities at all so traded it in in 6 months for the 3.5...night and day difference to me..it reminded me of the ol '08 5.4 I had..but to each their own we all like different things and I'm happy we have as many options out there to choose from as we do. :D
librty02 03/05/20 09:45am Towing
RE: Ford 2.7 eco boost

Where did I get my information? How about 27.5K behind the wheel of 2018 F150 with a 2.7 10 speed. All across the southeast. And no I don't pull a trailer with it. Well then the 3.5 is a totally different animal then cause it hold back my 7200lb trailer and truck without any issue at all
librty02 03/05/20 07:06am Towing
RE: Ford 2.7 eco boost

While the OP wants to use the truck on flat ground, it should be mentioned that the lawnmower engine will not do a good job holding back if a steep downhill is encountered. Eh both my 3.5 so called lawn mower engines hold my 7200lb trailer back very well all through the Appalachians in Pa Wv Va and NC usually only tap the brakes twice on the 6 mile 1700ft decent on 77 through the Blue ridge mountains it holds at 55 with no problem whatsoever...if the 2.7 is like the 3.5 in that aspect I don't see an issue...where I see one is possibly the trucks GVWR and wheelbase for that longer trailer. The 2.7 won't hold the empty truck back. Other that that it's a great truck. I don't see how the 3.5 could do much better. Unless like some of the other Fords, it uses the service brakes. I have 2 3.5 ecos an 11 and an 18 and they have both held back my 7200lb trailer with extreme ease...not sure where you are getting your info that it won't even hold an empty truck back?!? As I have over 80000 miles towing that 7200lb trailer with both trucks now all through the Appalachians. Have you or do you own a 3.5? If not how can you say what you did?!?!
librty02 03/05/20 04:28am Towing
RE: Montana vs. Arctic Fox vs. Grand Design

I completely agree with you but unfortunately it has been that way for the last 20 years that I know of and how do we as consumers change that? We need to stop buying the products then...but with RV sales at an all time high I don't see this ending anytime soon ugh :S
librty02 03/03/20 01:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ford 2.7 eco boost

While the OP wants to use the truck on flat ground, it should be mentioned that the lawnmower engine will not do a good job holding back if a steep downhill is encountered. Eh both my 3.5 so called lawn mower engines hold my 7200lb trailer back very well all through the Appalachians in Pa Wv Va and NC usually only tap the brakes twice on the 6 mile 1700ft decent on 77 through the Blue ridge mountains it holds at 55 with no problem whatsoever...if the 2.7 is like the 3.5 in that aspect I don't see an issue...where I see one is possibly the trucks GVWR and wheelbase for that longer trailer.
librty02 03/03/20 01:05pm Towing
RE: 1st TT arriving tomm, what is your check list for setup?

Sure would be nice if more RV dealers offered weekend RV-101 classes for new users. They could probably pick up a few sales on useful accessories doing so. Maybe there's a dealer near you with such a class. This is becoming a big thing now I know one of my local dealers does this and nationally I know Lazy Days has done this for years now.
librty02 03/03/20 09:26am Travel Trailers
RE: Montana vs. Arctic Fox vs. Grand Design

“The last phone call with Grand Design the gentleman I spoke with basically called me a liar saying I never reported any of these issues.” And then you mailed or emailed the gentleman copies of all your written issue reports, correct? To show the gentleman you weren’t lying? I didn't mail them but I gave him all the dates times and people I talked to. His response was it's not in my system so it didn't happen. I hate to say this but the issues you had for the most part are with the other manufacturers and not GD as they don't manufacture the frame, ac, door lock, etc. Being out of warranty any manufacturer will most likely tell you to pound salt especially if/when the problems are not with the quality build of the unit itself but with the components they used from other manufactures...does that suck well yeah we pay a lot for our rigs but we all rely on those other manufacturers products as well no matter who uses them in their product as they all use the same...whenever I'm looking at rigs I always ask the dealer when the rig was delivered to the dealers lot...being in southwest Pa myself road salt eats everything and I would never purchase a unit that was delivered from Indiana to western Pa during the winter months in fear that salt was blasted all over that thing for over 300 miles then how long it sat on that dealers lot before the rain or they washed it if they ever did before that coating on the frame has had time to cure.
librty02 03/03/20 07:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ford 2.7 eco boost

Just wondering what people that have the 2018 Ford F-150 10 speed trans. 2.7 ecoboost think. Purchased a new camper Spirit 2963BH dry is 6408 will probably end up around 7K loaded up. Towed my expandable with it didn’t even need the weight distribution hitch and felt good. The new camper I will be towed for the most part in southern Illinois (flat ground). Since you own the truck and the trailer...you tell us how did it tow? What is your trucks GVWR and payload rating? What is the wheelbase of the truck? Is it a crew cab short bed? long bed? Let us know...
librty02 03/03/20 06:13am Towing
RE: Montana vs. Arctic Fox vs. Grand Design

I say pick the floorplan and style that suits you and your needs the best. Forget about what brand it is as they all have their issues and they all use the same component manufacturer's, dometic, norcold, lippert, suburban, atwood, etc, etc....The more units the manufacturer puts out the more you will hear about issues that's why keystone gets the bad wrap most of the time on forums as they are the highest selling manufacturer by far and have been for years. GD is catching up to them and have a great re-pore with "most" owners fixing things with mobile techs and or out of warranty. As for Northwood from what I have seen they need to get out of the 80's styling...to me it personally looks like I'm back in 1983 when I step into one of their units. What I'm trying to get at is forget the dealer, forget the brand, pick what you like and what suits you most and just deal with any issue as they come. My Keystone lite model is 7 years old now and not 1 single issue at all and I have over 50k miles on her now with an avg of 150 night a year use....
librty02 03/03/20 05:17am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Manual or electric trailer dolly?

These work very well on all terrain... https://parkit360.ca/products/trailer-mover-10000lbs-capacity-base They also go on sale fairly often this unit would be around 1300 sale price is typically what I see
librty02 02/26/20 06:50am Towing
RE: Please help me check my capacity math

Please help me check the math on my trucks’ ability tow my TT. My TT: 4900 lbs total 550 lbs tongue weight My truck: GVWR: 7200lbs Max Towing: 8800lbs Truck weight without passengers and a full tank of gas: 5890lbs So here is my math: (7200-5890) - 550 = 760 So I would have 760lbs for passengers and all of our other stuff? Please tell us the weight of you and all occupants you will have in the truck while towing...also how much weight do you think you will have in the bed of the truck also while towing...will you tow with a full fresh water tank all the time? sometimes? never? These things will help us get you an answer.
librty02 02/20/20 07:40am Travel Trailers
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