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RE: RV for Central America Trip

Sounds like maybe a job for a school bus conversion? Rugged vehicles that have common commercial truck maintenance parts, cubbards that won’t fall apart cause you installed them, lots of tank capacity...etc Check CAREFULLY with each country to verify that a school bus conversion would be allowed vs being considered a commercial vehicle. I am not suggesting this will be a problem, but there ARE "got-ya's" with 1 ton dually's into Mexico being one. Yes you would want to have the vehicle re-registered as a motorhome not a bus.
noteven 01/25/20 12:56pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Moisture under mattress solutions please

Have a look at the Froli mattress foundation.
noteven 01/25/20 12:44pm Truck Campers
RE: RV for Central America Trip

Sounds like maybe a job for a school bus conversion? Rugged vehicles that have common commercial truck maintenance parts, cubbards that won’t fall apart cause you installed them, lots of tank capacity...etc
noteven 01/24/20 01:27pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Cargo trailers with tongue extensions

In class 8 trucks when you increase wheelbase or axle to hitch point on a trailer weight distribution from one end to the other is “quicker” as cargo is moved. With a short vehicle the effect is less. Something to do with lever and beam math which is above my pay grade. I’m not sure if rv’s is the same....
noteven 01/24/20 01:17pm Truck Campers
RE: Cargo trailers with tongue extensions

My 40” Canadian tape measure engineered extension is 2-1/2” x 1/4” that fits the 2-1/2” receiver and accepts 2” hitch draw bars. It is sleeved inside with 2” x 1/4”. It is steadied by horizontal sway chains and turnbuckles to fittings on the end of the 20K receiver hitch on the truck. It is carrying approx 400lbs of tongue load/approx 3600lbs tandem enclosed trailer. I haven’t weighed it but is not anywheres near 200lbs when you pick it up to rig for towing. Yes extending a trailer wheelbase hitch point to axle(s) centerline makes it more stable - that’s why boat trailers and goose neck stock / cargo trailers tow so nice. It’s the rv world that like a great long wind vane of body work stuck out behind the axles so the trailer sways and tries to steer the tow vehicle.
noteven 01/24/20 09:05am Truck Campers
RE: The Verdic is in, New Ford 7.3 V-8 Gas mpg not so Great

For the best fuel economy per ton/mile you need a high compression long stroke turbo supercharged engine that has in cylinder multi-injection of a high power density fuel... like big trucks use... Adding more overdrive trans ratios in front of salt flats axle ratios doesn’t do much for tow performance but works great for no load driving.
noteven 01/24/20 08:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cargo trailers with tongue extensions

I haul a camper with overhang and tow an enclosed using the extend the truck hitch method. I prefer this because it works with all me trailers, and less off tracking in turns mentioned by others. Departure angle of the truck is greatly reduced. I wonder if a hinge built in the extension that allows it to only go “up” when it is grounded would work for departure angle?
noteven 01/23/20 08:35am Truck Campers
RE: 4 season camping

I have a 30ft Roughneck Travel trailer that functions fine at -35F. I wouldn’t call it “4 Season” because it doesn’t have woo hoo stickers proclaiming 4 season. It uses 4 gal propane per day in those conditions. It prefers a supply of 110v ac power for the 2 x 40,000btu rv turbofan furnaces. It wouldn’t be that handy getting to the ski hill cause it weighs 9000lbs dry. But it will keep you warm.
noteven 01/23/20 08:23am Travel Trailers
RE: The Verdic is in, New Ford 7.3 V-8 Gas mpg not so Great

Did both trucks decide direct gear in trans was used? If yes 6 or 10 speeds doesn’t matter for a highway cruising mpg test. Wind and cooler denser air for red truck. It would take some work but a test using 91 gas to allow the ecm to optimize timing vs the “minimum” recommended 87 would be interesting on a $/miles basis
noteven 01/22/20 09:53am Class A Motorhomes
RE: The Verdic is in, New Ford 7.3 V-8 Gas mpg not so Great

7.3 V8 gudzilla EcoBoost 600hp!!
noteven 01/22/20 08:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 4 season camping

Escape trailers Chilliwack BC - 4 NW season capable. (going to rain, light rain, wet rain, wet snow). Talked to an owner last week. They had used theirs which was spec’d for cold weather at -10F no freezes.
noteven 01/22/20 08:16am Travel Trailers
RE: Anyone with the Ford 6.2 Carrying TC

I am hauling a 2900lbs camper on a 2012 F350 4x4 6.2 / 6spd Torqshift towing a 20ft enclosed trailer at 3200lbs +/-. My 20' enclosed trailer is about 3500 lbs empty and loaded 6000-8000 lbs based on what I bring. Are you sure yours is that light when full? It’s a light bike hauler. 2400lbs empty, 1 x 500lbs bike and some tools and camp chairs n stuff.
noteven 01/21/20 08:40pm Truck Campers
RE: Las Vegas Truck Camper Storage

Check out Overton RV storage in the Moapa Valley. It’s not in the cities of LV though. About 50 minutes from Speedway Boulevard.
noteven 01/21/20 05:41pm Truck Campers
RE: Anyone with the Ford 6.2 Carrying TC

I am hauling a 2900lbs camper on a 2012 F350 4x4 6.2 / 6spd Torqshift towing a 20ft enclosed trailer at 3200lbs +/-. Performance is decent. The trans has a useful manual mode that will hold gears nicely. Grade braking feature works ok. The engine is multi-fuel - I’ve never used 85% ethanol. It pulls happier on 91 vs 87 at everyday rpm 2000-3500. 9-10mpg in calm airs, 7mpg in 30mph head wind in 4th at 3500rpm. Mpg hand ciphered cruising at 60-65mph on western roads. Engine will pull hard at over 4000rpm. Dash fuel mpg is within 1/10th mpg. Apparently 5-Star tunes tidy up the transmission shift personality for tow/hauling. A camper stuck up in the air makes a great downhill air brake. I’ll get laughed at for not actually knowing what axle ratio I have, but road gear (6th) is really tall - 1600 rpm? at 70mph - gives decent mpg empty for a tall truck but useful for towing downhill. 5 and 6 are overdrive ratios. It is quiet and nice handling (for a twuck). The Fast Lane Truck crew dyno’d a 2017 6.2 vs a new 7.3. Results were interesting...
noteven 01/21/20 05:33pm Truck Campers
RE: Mount trailer tires yourself at home?

I don’t have a balancer so I use a shop.
noteven 01/15/20 10:51am Travel Trailers
RE: better to adjust wd hitch for heavy load? or for unloaded TV

On my old school chain on the end of the bars hitch one chain link adjusts weight transfer to the front axle in about 200lbs increments. Adjusting does change the handling of the truck.
noteven 01/09/20 08:34pm Towing
RE: Eh Weight Police!

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noteven 01/08/20 08:47am Truck Campers
RE: Eh Weight Police!

Biggest danger danger: The brakes on that trailer might yard the hitch right off the pick em up twuck.
noteven 01/07/20 10:42pm Truck Campers
RE: Now up to 715 campsites

Thank you Ralph. Happy travels in 2020
noteven 01/05/20 04:53pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: F450 vs F350 SRW payload

“Commercial” truck tires max speed ratings are at maximum load for the tire.
noteven 01/04/20 12:34pm Tow Vehicles
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