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RE: 2016 F250 tranny

I don't claim to be an engineer, but I have to wonder why we need two OD gears? I'd rather have the rpm spread broken up more in the previous 5 gears and give me one OD with a reasonable ratio. My 4 spd dinosaur only has one OD and it runs fine that way for the most part. I do lock it out many times on hilly routs, so I'm fine with some rpms. I just fail to see why they make them overly complex with extra gears then ad an extra OD. I'd gladly take an extra gear between 1st thru 5th or 6th, then have one OD. Prolly all about fuel economy, but it it won't pull either of the OD without down shifting into "D", what's the point? If I want a sizable jump between any gears, put it between OD and the last gear before OD. It's going to shift out of OD anyhow.
mosseater 03/12/19 06:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Extended Warranty Question

I've had two longer term vehicles and both had several repairs...after the extended warranty WOULD have run out. I don't bother.
mosseater 03/12/19 05:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Slide Out Mechanisms

We’ve had three rack and pinion slide trailers. I won’t even consider anything else. Same.
mosseater 03/12/19 05:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: New hitch

I'm very happy with my Dual Cam for 10 years. 34' and 8K lbs. It must be set up correctly, but works great in my experience. Haven't owned any others.
mosseater 03/05/19 05:54pm Towing
RE: drain pipe to protect awning

I use two half round "D" profile gutter sections. I place the upper edge into the gutter. The two sections overlap in the center. I cut two, 1" wide slices off of 4" pvc and took about 1/3 of the round section away so they slip over the gutter and awning roll and act like clips to hold it on. Make sure you trim and smooth all sharp edges on the pieces so you don't cut the fabric. I only use it for winter storage, not travel, but it might actually hold on. It's pretty secure.
mosseater 03/04/19 05:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: Reese Dual cam vs Equalizer

I've had both. I actually had a couple failures of the Reece cam arms. I do not believe that this was due to the anything wrong with the hitch itself, but rather the relationship of the heights of my truck vs. the camper tongue which required a severe hitch head angle that attributed to the failures. This is a good point and should be considered when choosing your hitch head style. Typically I've found if the ball coupler is mounted on the top of the trailer A-frame a round bar style hitch works best. This allows the bars to set below the trailer frame and decrease the chance that the head will impact the frame and dislodge the bars. If the coupler is on the bottom of the frame then a trunion style head works nice and gives you the most ground clearance. I towed for 10 years with a round bar style Reese Dual Cam it worked flawlessly the entire time. I have ZERO experience on the Equal-I-zer 4-point so I can't say good or bad. If I went back to a TT, I'd use a Dual Cam in a heartbeat simply because it performed perfectly without any failures. This is a valid point about the relative heights of the coupler socket. I didn't realize what the issue was until I had bent my trunion socket on my hitch head, and spit a bar across the pavement late one night in a campground somewhere in Nebraska I think. If you use a trunion bar hitch with an upper "A" frame socket on your trailer, a higher hitch ball is usually required. That, or know your absolute turning angle and don't exceed it. I used a 1" rise, heat treated ball rated at 24000 lbs and my issue was resolved. Hitch has worked beautifully for 10 years and is very quiet if I keep the necessary lube in the necessary places.
mosseater 02/22/19 06:01pm Towing
RE: Looking at buying a portable black tank - suggestions?

I don't use it a lot, but I have the Barker 42 and I have no issues. Not sure I ever had to dump the black. Gray always fills first. Hook it to the truck and down to the dump station. I don't see a problem.
mosseater 02/08/19 06:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Atwood range not lighting

I'll guess mine has the same issue. It stopped working two years ago. I keep a lighter nearby. It's much quieter while I make coffee as others sleep anyhow. I don't need another project at the moment. YMMV.
mosseater 01/30/19 05:59pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Campsite Security Revisited

I hear what your saying... BUT... As a retired LEO, my advice would always be... DON'T PUT YOURSELF IN A SITUATION... From my experience with Transients... NOTHING EVER HAPPENS UNTIL IT DOES. Lots of them are mentally ill, criminally bent, or just don't care. For the most part... these are folks who fell thru the cracks of society. ^^^^^^^^this^^^^^^^^
mosseater 01/29/19 05:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: California Firearm Compliance

If you are traveling from a location where you are legal to have the firearm to another location where you are legal to have the firearm you're allowed to travel through the state with the firearm unloaded and stored in a place not easily accessible while you're travel. A big question mark in my mind has to do with any stays in CA. It's a big state but I'm not clear on whether under federal law that governs transportation if you'd be covered if you happen to stay overnight. I read about folks that have gotten arrest in states where they were traveling through, had their trip interrupted, ending up staying overnight and got arrest for illegal possession of a firearm. IANAL, but I believe this is correct. You may travel THROUGH but not TO a state that does not recognize your license/permit. For example, I travel through The Peoples Republic of Maryland several times a year, and interstate law allows this under condition. Gun must be unloaded and separate from ammo, and out of "immediate access", so thinking trunk or behind drivers seat locked. But if your destination IS CA, then is probably illegal to possess it in any manner. As stated, it is your responsibility to make sure of the law.
mosseater 01/16/19 05:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: What is the best weight distribution hitch?

Hensley Arrow or ProPide. All others are an accident waiting to happen. An accident waiting to happen, huh? Bull. Thanks for your OPINION. To the OP, I am very pleased with the performance and ease of use of my Reece Dual Cam for 10 years. One caveat, it must be set up properly, and many are not. If John Barca chimes in, I'm sure he will agree. He helped me tremdously. My trailer is 34', 8000 lbs, and 1100 lb TW.
mosseater 01/04/19 05:56pm Towing
RE: Four Season Travel Trailers Quieter Inside?

This was a major reason we ended up with our Sunset Creek. After looking at several on a very rainy day, it dawned on us that is was much quieter in the Sunset Creek compared to the ones parked right next to us. As traffic rushed by on the wet pavement, we went back and forth between the different trailers comparing sound levels and the difference was dramatic. I have stayed the night comfy inside at 5 degrees and 120 degrees. The climate systems work to keep up, but it's doable. Not sure how the quality is since Winnebago took over.
mosseater 01/04/19 05:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: Confused about Truck Class when titling, PA

To my knowledge you can register below it's actual capacity as long as you don't tow above the registered weight. If they catch you doing that, they'll fine you, doesn't matter what the truck is capable of. It's what the sticker says. PA....land of taxes.
mosseater 11/29/18 06:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F-150 and this trailer?

Seems doable. The question is, will you like it. I've found my older 150 to a very capable truck, but I run near my limits almost every time I go out, and I'm weary of the entrance ramp two-step. I long for more power. Not handling, braking or stability. Just plain old torque. I'm going to guess you may be in the same boat.
mosseater 11/26/18 05:58pm Towing
RE: A Stroll down Memory Lane: 10+ years on this Forum

I cannot imagine how long the learning curve would have been without Rv.net 10 years ago for me. Like all others, one needs to weed out and withstand misinformation and misdeeds, but overall, I find most of the info still relevant. I just dont have a huge need to post anymore. I mostly hang around for the next Superlube hub arguments, LOL! I still check in a few times a week.
mosseater 11/26/18 05:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Gray Water Tank Plumbing Info

As far as I know it should be a sealed system between the drains and the tank. Only thing open to atmosphere should be the vent pipe out the roof. I really don't know what the connection to the top of the tank looks like. The tank is polypropylene I think, and the pipe is ABS or PVC. As far as I know they can't be joined with glue so probably a coupler of some description. Doesn't sound like fun to get to. Post pics if you figure it out. Sorry I can't be more help.
mosseater 10/12/18 05:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Towing on a ferry boat..

Jamestown to Va Beach? Do you mean Jamestown to Scotland in Surry County, VA? That's the only ferry operating from Jamestown, VA. Took the ferry from Jamestown to VA Beach and it was fine. Didn't have the trailer attached but it would have been no problem. Also did the ferry across Port Aransas with trailer attached. It really is no big deal. Very fun as long as the wife stays out of my mirror, lol! I suppose it was that one. It was right up the road from Jamestown Settlement. We took a day trip to VA Beach from Chickahominy Riverfront Municipal Park RV campground and that's the way we went.
mosseater 10/12/18 05:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: Towing on a ferry boat..

Jamestown to Va Beach? Do you mean Jamestown to Scotland in Surry County, VA? That's the only ferry operating from Jamestown, VA. Took the ferry from Jamestown to VA Beach and it was fine. Didn't have the trailer attached but it would have been no problem. Also did the ferry across Port Aransas with trailer attached. It really is no big deal. Very fun as long as the wife stays out of my mirror, lol! I suppose it was that one. It was right up the road from Jamestown Settlement. We took a day trip to VA Beach from Chickahominy Riverfront Municipal Park RV campground and that's the way we went.
mosseater 10/12/18 05:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: Ram 7.0L V8 (426 cu in)

None of the 3/4 to 1 ton gas engines get great gas mileage. And they all get 7-10 pulling a trailer. And what did the v10's and big blocks get pulling a trailer 15 years ago? 7-10mpg. Not sure why everyone is so worried about the mileage. If I was buying a truck with a 7+ liter V8, I don't think gas mileage is going to be my first concern. True! And, guess what my 5.4 L gets towing my trailer? like 8-9 mpg. And trust me, it works while towing. The difference in mpg while towing with any gas engine really doesn't seem to be that much with most combinations.
mosseater 10/11/18 08:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Gray Water Tank Plumbing Info

If you have an enclosed underbelly, you'll likely have to take down the plastic to get an eyeball on it. Check out your tank mounting system while you're under there. Many are chinzy. Mine was nothing more than a piece of 7/16" OSB board stuck between two floor joists. And it was half rotted from condensation. I replaced the support with a piece of 5/8" plywood with plastic spacers and weep holes drilled in for ventilation. Also added a few pieces of banding strap under the plywood for extra strength. Now the full water tank doesn't sag anymore.
mosseater 10/11/18 08:14pm General RVing Issues
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