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RE: GM vs Ford tow off. Who will win on the Ike?

When they can get an EV to the same capability, range, comfort and price point as my F-250 7.3 L gas, without having to wait 30 min to charge, then maybe we can talk. Till then, I'll see you in my mirror.
mosseater 10/24/22 05:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Need a solution for uncomfortable jackknive sofa as bed.

We've had a Flair air hide a bed since 2008 and it's worked great for us.
mosseater 10/24/22 05:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: New Maxxis tires

on my 3rd set in 15 years. Date code always runs out before the tread, but haven't had an issue with them yet other that rot/cracking between the tread rows when date runs out. As far as I know, they are rated for 65 mph but I see a lot of people towing far above that. Courting disaster, IMO.
mosseater 09/30/22 05:33pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tongue weight limits and wdh

On my sig pic truck (traded) my hitch receiver rating for tongue weight was 800 on the bare ball, and 930 for the WD rating. That was exactly 10% of max towing weight of 9300 lbs. my tongue weight was around 1000 so I began the search for info regarding hitch upgrades. Turned out, the OEM Ford receiver was the same receiver used on all the trucks. Only the sticker changed to reflect the as-build ratings of that particular truck. I think the max tongue weight rating for that year was 1500 lbs. WD. But it was the same unit as mine and all the rest which were rated for less. Logic says it was based on the capbility of the truck more than the receiver itself.
mosseater 08/30/22 05:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: PSI when using higher load range tires.

Don't forget, your valve stems may not be rated for 80 psi.
mosseater 08/30/22 05:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: Axle Bearing Service - Dos and Dont's???

A lot of good info here. If the OP has done other types of bearings successfully this should not be a big deal. One item I will mention that I don't see mentioned ever is when disassembled and cleaned up, make sure to check the inner spindle bearing surface. The little hole drilled for the Easy Lube system sits right at the shoulder of the inner bearing seating surface. That little hole was extremely sharp from the factory and can cut a brand new seal lip when installing. I hit it with a small grinding stone and polished with Scotchbrite so the seal will slip over without damage. Also, I upgraded to new spindle nuts and spring keepers over the stock Castle nut and cotter pin arrangment. You want the bearing just on the looser side of zero preload. Don't tighten it down or you'll burn the bearing. Torque the nut to about 40 lb/ft while spinning the wheel, stop spinning and remove nut a few threads, then without moving the wheel, take it in finger tight to the first tightest place you can get the nut retainer on.
mosseater 08/22/22 08:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: Wheel Bearings

EZ Lube is a waste of grease. If you've ever taken one apart that had been used to the mfg'er directions you would see why. Hand pack and move on with your life. Spend the extra time and money on beer and travel. EZ lube components are for those that probably should not have a grease gun in their hand anyway. The man that pumps grease in his tie rod ends until the seals pop, the over luber on his u joints with grease smears under his truck. And my favorite, the one that lubes the ball before he drops his trailer coupler on it. ahhh, the "peace of mind" thinker with lights flickering as he loses ground between his vehicles, the pants trasher after he brushes up against his ball grease. The rim smearer from all the grease he pumped into those hubs, the leaky seal guy with a mess underneath. The hood latch with the white grease on it, the door jamb greaser and slide luber, collecting dirt and grinding things to a halt. That guy.... the trailer stabilizers with the oil all over the screws, the front jack that resembles an oil derrick, yeah that guy, the EZ lube guy. Just asked neighbor that even though I appreciate the afternoon iced coffee's she may want to hold off for awhile. Feeling good today as my trailer gets to come to the front of the property tomorrow, the first since March after knee surgery, and the trout stream calls.... One line makes the whole post nonsense to me. If you thing trailer lights should flicker because of lube on the ball, I question your opinion on vehicle care. Back when I was 9-10 YO I was told to grease the disk before taking it to work. I pumped until I saw grease on every 1 of the bearings. I was told "grease is the cheapest part you can buy" Pump grease until you see clean grease. Part of the idea is get the dirt out. My trucks, working local the drive line was greased twice a week. Bed hinges and ends of hoist, every night. I owned/worked trucks from 1971 until 2011. Sometimes as many as 8. In all that time, I broke many U-joints, bent tie-roads, but never had any wear out. As far as lube on door hinges, latches and such. If you only keep snot for a few years, it will likely be the next owner will be the 1s to deal with doors that sag enough to beat the latches to make doors rattle. As for the EZ Lube hubs; I can't see any way to clean all the dirty grease out of bearings. I can agree with most of this. I've been lubricating things that move for a very long time, trailer bearings not the least of it. Like most things, there is a way to do it correctly and a way not to. The whole subject strikes me as a valuable learning experience, but it's an uphill battle when a huge corporation has people convinced this is right up there with sliced bread. EZ lube and sliced bread are not even distant cousins IMO.
mosseater 08/19/22 05:36pm Travel Trailers
RE: Wheel Bearings

EZ Lube is a waste of grease. If you've ever taken one apart that had been used to the mfg'er directions you would see why. Hand pack and move on with your life. Spend the extra time and money on beer and travel.
mosseater 08/18/22 05:36pm Travel Trailers
RE: Known pros/cons these brands?

Aluminum sided because I like the look, and aluminum frame because hidden water leaks don't care if it's plywood or framing. Aluminum doesn't rot like wood. Those of you denying hidden water leaks just haven't found them yet.
mosseater 07/12/22 05:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: TT When Solo....OR Truck Camper?

I'd love to go solo sometime. I def would do it. But then, I can sit in a tree all day waiting for a deer too. LOl.
mosseater 07/12/22 05:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: 2023 Ford Super Duty

If that's the grill, then Im glad I bought mine in 2022. yuk
mosseater 06/30/22 05:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Goodbye China Bombs, Hello Made In The USA

On my third set of Maxxis 8008 with zero issues. I balance with balance beads.
mosseater 06/30/22 05:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: 2022 F-350 Demo Impressions

Could be the computer is stuck in marketing mode, LOL. I spend some time every day in town and putting up at my woodlot before driving 25 highway miles to work, then back. The typical mix is a good representation of combined driving. When I went to WV for turkey a couple weeks ago, I reset it on I81 for the first hour until I got into serious hills and it was right at 22. Until I got through MD and WV to Mount Storm, it was solidly on 17.6. It snoozes at 1750 rpm doing 75. It's quite an improvement over my '07 F 150 in my sig pic. I didn't expect that. Time to calculate Payback period. HA! Towing around home in the PA rolling hills at 65 it's around 9.5
mosseater 06/07/22 05:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2022 F-350 Demo Impressions

I have the 7.3 L gas in my 2022 F-250 with the 10 speed. This is an awesome performer! Super happy with it. I'm very impressed with how a 7500 lb vehicle can move like that. So far, 11K miles and very few complaints. A couple minor glitches from Ford, but the drivetrain is all I had hoped for. Pulls my 8000lb TT effortlessly. Now I don't decide whether I should try to pass, instead how fast I want to pass. An a superb set of brakes to boot. As a daily driver it averages 15 mpg, gets nearly 20 on the highway, and just sounds tough as heck when I punch it. So far, the best vehicle I've ever owned. Well worth the $2500 price tag for the engine upgrade.
mosseater 06/06/22 08:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Seal around windows, doors, and lights

Dicor or equivalent only. Once you put silicone in place, nothing else is ever going to stick to it.
mosseater 05/26/22 05:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: Ford Brake Controller recall

I punched my vin in for my new F-250 and nothing came back. I doubt its all of them. I'm checking with my dealer tomorrow.
mosseater 04/11/22 05:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: White crusty stuff.

Clean, reconnect, and coat liberally with Vaseline. Been doing it for decades.
mosseater 04/04/22 05:27pm General RVing Issues
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.
mosseater 03/18/22 08:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 31ish foot Bunkhouse model advice

We've had out Sunset Creek 298 BH for 13 years and it's been a very good trailer for us. Probably entry level but been very dependable and trouble free for the most part. They're owned by Winnie now so not sure if the floor plan is still in production or not. Does not have outside bath access but putting the slide out about a foot allows good access to the trailer for roadside comfort. We could have done worse. Dry weight is about 6700 lbs and has 10,000 GVWR. Aluminum frame and well insulated. Easily as good as most other junk on the market.
mosseater 01/20/22 08:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Price breaks on new Pickups?!

I had a rebate coupon that expired before I could make an order for my '22 F-250, but they sent another in the mail before I closed the deal and took delivery in August, so I got the $2500 rebate in the end anyhow. There were very few '21's on Fords lot anywhere because they shut down production early and became the worlds largest manufacturer of medical ventilators. My sales rep said '22s are coming on line now. I got mine early because it was placed as a lot order. Right place, right time, right sales rep. And a decent APR to boot. Pretty good deal and I love the truck so far. Last week was it's first salt bath of the winter so....*CRINGE*.
mosseater 01/14/22 08:16pm Tow Vehicles
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