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RE: Covers. Who uses them? Who doesn't?

Cover mine and I get about 3-4 years in the Texas sun. I get mine on Amazon for about $150 and I can live with that.
patperry2766 06/27/20 04:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: Ford v10 stalling in the first five minutes

Try cleaning the mass air flow sensor and throttle body, then reset the throttle body calibration. Most likely it is the throttle body, but at least try a cheap $10 fix first to see if it solves the problem. ALso probably wouldn't hurt to run some Seafoam in the gas every few thousand miles just to keep the system clean. calibration throttle body cleaning MAF cleaning
patperry2766 06/25/20 10:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Had Americas Tires install new tires BIG PROBLEM

Fix it yourself and enjoy your trip. When you get back park your camper near their store with a huge banner with their name stating that they damaged your trailer and refused to pay for the repairs, or words to that affect.
patperry2766 06/25/20 03:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: Buying a TT

What are the age of the kids? Flagstaff Hybrid Could something like this be an option? With 3 beds, plus a fold down dinette and couch, there should be ample sleeping arrangements. If the kids are small enough now, could they double up in one of the fold out beds and put a DMZ line between them if they squabble? It would put you closer to an ideal weight, and since the beds fold out, you will have a lot of interior space.
patperry2766 06/24/20 12:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: FORD 460 Overheating Mystery

Have you tested the oil to see if there is any trace of coolant in it? Does it change depending on if the A/C is on or not? Did you replace the upper/lower rad hoses ? Next time it happens and the needle starts to rise, turn on the heater because that can take a lot of heat out of the system. Will be uncomfortable for y'all for a few minutes but it might help
patperry2766 06/22/20 12:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Michigan UP help

No reason why you have to stay at one state park the whole time, unless that's what you prefer. If you are at Lake Gogebic, from there you can take some day trips to the Porcupine Mountains (east and west units are both nice, and not alike) and the Keweenaw Peninsula. If you're over at Muskallonge or Tahquamenon, you can drive to Munising and take a boat tour of Pictured Rocks, or go east to visit the Soo locks, or check out the shipwreck museum at Whitefish Point. From Indian Lake it's easy to go see the Big Spring (Palms Book SP, no camping), the historic old buildings at Fayette SP, the wildlife refuge north of Engadine, and the 5 mile long Mackinaw Bridge. Cross the bridge to Mackinaw City and you're right by 2 old forts, 2 lighthouses, and a tourist island with no motor vehicles. If you're at J.W. Wells, you might head west to Stephenson and sample the wines at ThreeFold Vine winery; the same folks have a place across the street with craft beers, too, and the smoky one they had last year was quite good IMO. Still working on plans. We camp in a BIG pop-up. I had rotator cuff surgery 5/12 and wife is having carpal/cubodial surgery tomorrow, so we're both gonna have an ineffective wing so the idea of poping the camper up and down multiple times is less than ideal this year
patperry2766 06/22/20 07:29am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Used Diesel Truck Miles: How many is too many

Transfer tank IF poor fuel mileage and tight fuel islands are his only true issues, then there are SEVERAL DOT approved gasoline transfer tanks. Even with a diesel, he's gonna probably want to add a tank for the same reasons. Cheap diesel doesn't exist on the interstate cause you usually have to get a few miles into town to find good deals.In my town of 30+K residents, there are only 2 stations that could handle a truck and a 30 ft long trailer without doing a lot of fancy driving skills.
patperry2766 06/22/20 06:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: Small rear slide travel trailer

How many people need beds?
patperry2766 06/20/20 10:42am Travel Trailers
RE: Michigan UP help

Is there still enough "touristy" things to do to make the drive worth it this year? Lighthouses, historical places, etc
patperry2766 06/19/20 04:55pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Michigan UP help

Is the state starting to open up? SP campgrounds aren't suppose to open till 6/21, but what about the rest of the businesses and sight seeing areas? I know some of the cities here in Texas (Dallas, SA, Houston) are still pushing big time about wearing masks in public and in businesses? Restaurants started opening up, but are limited to 50% capacity, movie theaters are still closed and a lot of the businesses are limiting entry.
patperry2766 06/19/20 02:23pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Michigan UP help

I'm struggling this year. With Covid closing everything down and having to have shoulder surgery a month ago that was delayed two months because they shut down elective surgeries, I can't get mentally motivated to get to planning anything this summer. Usually I already have something set in stone by now, but not this year. Wife has been pushing for the UP this summer. I've still got 2 more months at least till I can return to work and I have no idea of what's open and where to go. What we like is 30A elect, some place with shower/bathroom facilities (if possible) . We typically gravitate to state parks because sites are bigger and often times in a more secluded areas with fewer people per square foot. With the exception of Destin FL, everything else has been west of the Mississippi. Glacier NP, Big Bend, Black Hills, Colorado and NM. Help
patperry2766 06/18/20 12:26pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Need tow vehicle - preferably under 10k

I'm looking for a vehicle for our travel trailer. My wife likes the sportsmen 301BHLE. It is 33 feet long and hitch weight of 880. Gross trailer weight is 8000. We both like the double bunk bed options and it's within our budget. I'm hoping to get TV under 10k if possible (not sure that exists). This would likely just be used for towing trailer several times a year (10-15 times). The hard part is we have 4 children, and it would be preferable to all fit in one vehicle. I looked at the excursion but read differing opinions on whether it could tow something that big. I've also heard about getting a van but don't know where to start with that. Not opposed to getting a 3/4 ton pick up but then we'd have to take two vehicles, which is a little but of a hassle. We currently have a F150 without HD tow package and 2017 expedition with HD tow package. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. The second sentence is confusing. Do you already own this trailer, or is it one you're wife likes and wants to buy? If you don't already own this trailer, can you find something else that will work that won't necessitate the need to purchase a third vehicle?
patperry2766 06/18/20 06:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: Zip board and Raptor Liner for new roof?

I would speculate that it hasn't ever been used simply due to the fact that it would involve more labor man hours, cost more and slow down production. The time involved in taping everything off to prevent overspray but probably more importantly is that it would force the manufacturers to build a better roof. The spray on liner wouldn't hide roof imperfections and shoddy workmanship near as easily as the current roofing options available today. Many years ago, I had a boat that I ripped up the carpet and had to redo the decking because of a few soft sport in the floor. It was labor intensive on my part because I took the time and effort to make sure everything was done right and properly installed BEFORE I had it sprayed. It would slow production down because of the prep work involved, actual application of the products plus time for it to dry. It would fly in the face of modern RV construction of building them as fast as possible and as cheap as possible.
patperry2766 06/18/20 03:24am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: new RV purchase advice

Lance in NY I don't know how close this town is to you, but they're nowhere near 50K. Probably closer to 30K after negotiating
patperry2766 06/12/20 08:43am Travel Trailers
RE: iPads Sold Out

Have you tried to buy a bicycle lately? Every Wal-Mart and Academy I have been picked clean. Guy from bike shop I had to get some parts for a few weeks ago said that the cheaper ones were selling as fast as he could get them assembled because the supply from China has essentially dried up, plus with being quarantined, it was the only thing a lot of people could do to get exercise
patperry2766 06/11/20 10:31pm Technology Corner
RE: Lightweight Generator From Israel

EVs run on 400 to 800 volt batteries. Solar generating systems are being built well over 100 MW and the newest providing power at under 2 cents per kWh. Actually I can't imagine a 22 lb generator will satisfy a remote village (as said in the link) for very long. Still need to truck in fuel at still more cost. Otherwise for RV use let us know when Amazon has some to ship. 1) the comparison to solar was with regard to powering a vehicle.... not a village. You can't fit a 100kW solar system on a car! 2) where do you get "22 pounds" ?? The 16kW generator engine weighs 120kG ! And further, a 16kW very fuel efficient generator will go far to help a simple village off the grid..... even if they have to truck in a few hundred gallons of fuel every month or so. The article DOES say 22 lbs in the 2nd paragraph. It does say later in the article that then engine for the generator is 100 kG.
patperry2766 06/11/20 10:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Suburban Versus Excursion or something else???

What about 4.56's or 4.88's? The Excursion is a big beast and anything you can do will be of benefit. I was at the tail end of my car sales career during the last few years of production. They were quite popular with the military contractors like Blackwater and such that would get them retrofitted with armor plating and then send them over to Iraq. They were the poster child for the enviromentalists about how they were destroying the world, but they did serve a need if you needed to tote a lot of people around. The 7.3 diesels still bring STUPID money if they're in any kind of decent shape.
patperry2766 06/11/20 10:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: new RV purchase advice

Lance 1575 this could possibly work and Lance "generally" makes a better than average camper
patperry2766 06/11/20 11:33am Travel Trailers
Interesting way to tow a 5er

https://i.imgur.com/nkniutFl.jpg Think he needs air bags
patperry2766 06/10/20 05:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Houston Texas to Montana

Interstates will be the least stressful. A lot of driving, so if you've got time built in, here are a few places to stop and stretch your legs: Archway. I-80 Kearney NE Little Bighorn Battlefield (if they've re-opened) Cheyenne Welcome Center
patperry2766 06/08/20 06:19am Roads and Routes
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