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RE: Jake Braking A 5er Down Long Steep Incline

2022 F350D adaptive cruise, driving from MI to FL, Truck will downshift to hold speed going downhill. If that isn't enough, then EB kicks in, if that isn't enough, then the brakes are applied. It held downhill speed to 0 to + 2 mph. Uphill was a different story, it would drop to -5 before aggressively downshifting and getting deep into the power to bring the speed back up.
philh 11/23/21 07:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: MorRyde IS is finally happening

In a several thousand mile first trip, it is different, but in panic stops, it stops right now
philh 11/22/21 02:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Suggestions for a shorter 5’ver…

Artic fox 27-5L
philh 11/22/21 02:00pm Fifth-Wheels
truck weight F350 diesel

Anybody have a weight on their SRW truck. It will be a couple of weeks before I can weigh mine I was a bit shocked at my trailer and truck weight. It may be a good thing I upgraded trailer axles. I said there was no way my wife could overload this trailer Looks like she fooled me
philh 11/22/21 01:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: MI to FL

I'm still working, so it's more about destination then the journey
philh 11/21/21 01:43pm Roads and Routes
RE: RV Park Wi-Fi Issues

It’s not the “accessibility and attractiveness “ of a WIFI site. Picture yourself at a Starbucks, Mickey D’s, or wherever trying to locate the “public” WIFI site. Easy to latch onto a nefarious imitation. Now picture yourself at a campground where you were handed the name and password of the legit WIFI site when you check in. See the difference? I always use cell access from my phone or cell modem/router, but I have no fear of WIFI site at campgrounds after applying a bit of appropriate intelligence. Dave Friend of mine,super high end geek PhD, who I suspect was doing work for NSA used to amuse himself sniffing out hackers on any publicaccess wifi and would directly interface with the hackers screen. He said he stopped being surprised at how many people would be sniffing passwords and other content
philh 11/21/21 01:40pm Technology Corner
MI to FL

Someone had recommended I take US27 to avoid Atlanta. Best I can see, that looks like a tough route. Atlanta is a B*, but I now have a much higher hatred of Cincy. Didn't help I got a late start and went through Cincy at rush hour, but what a PITA!
philh 11/20/21 08:38pm Roads and Routes
RE: RV Park Wi-Fi Issues

Of course our favorite campground has ZERO cell service and typical wifi. There is absolutely no cell plan that will help if there is zero cell signal. Okay satellite will. Sometimes a cell booster will help. I saw one guy had a 25' flag pole he put his weboost antenna on and got an acceptable signal
philh 11/20/21 08:34pm Technology Corner
RE: RV Park Wi-Fi Issues

Of course our favorite campground has ZERO cell service and typical wifi. There is absolutely no cell plan that will help if there is zero cell signal. Okay satellite will. Sometimes a cell booster will help. I saw one guy had a 25' flag pole he put his weboost antenna on and got an acceptable signal
philh 11/20/21 08:32pm Technology Corner
RE: Camera/tire monitoring combo??

Ford OEM :)
philh 11/20/21 08:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: MorRyde IS is finally happening

I don't have the receipt in front of me, but 7k axle with disk brakes, a 2'x5' slide and a couple of smaller pieces, was about 8,500. They are scheduling over a year out right now. . Electric over hydraulic disk brakes takes a little getting used to. I used to drag the trailer brakes to gently slow down the rigs, can't do that with this set up. HOWEVER, when you need to stop RIGHT NOW, the rig stops RIGHT NOW.
philh 11/20/21 08:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV Park Wi-Fi Issues

Set up your own cell based wifi. I was an OTR Mobile customer, but ran into issues with the winegard router, and ended up going directly to AT&T for a sim card for the router. They have gotten a little pricey too. There are other similar solutions, but these are more for unlimited data needs. If you're a light user, just use your cell phone as a hotspot.
philh 11/18/21 06:35pm Technology Corner
RE: MorRyde IS is finally happening

Just got home from fetching the trailer. First, holy c*, improvement was dramatic. I could immediately feel the difference. Install didn't come without any issues tho. We recognized an issue with the truck reporting the left rear brake light wasn't working, and yet all the lights worked. I initially drove away, accepting the issue, but got 20 miles down the road and started smelling something much like rubber burning. I said that's enough and headed back while calling Morryde let them know we were returning. Mechanics were long gone, and it just happened to be head of R&D was still there. Pulled the truck into the R&D bay, which was big enough for the truck and trailer together. Baffled exercise continue, when he cut the wire to the brake pump, and no more issue. At least we finally had a clue. Reconnected the wire, and everything worked. We don't know what happened or WTH fixed it, but I had him walk me through everything he touched so if it does return, I can back track through the system again. The burning odor came from somewhere else, just happened to be when I was on hyper alert. 120 mile drive home went fine, no other issues. On the way down there, we have a handful of coffee pods come out of the holder, lost two boxes of creamer on top of the cabinet and some other misc movement. Drive home, which had two extra railroad tracks to go over, nothing moved, not even the potted plant that was on the table moved. Going over railroad tracks, the truck bounced around a bit, but the trailer movement never translated to the truck. One thing that came out of the changing lanes youtube video that caught my attention, when they left and went over the railroad track, they turned to each other and said wow. My wife and I did the exact same thing.
philh 11/18/21 06:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Memory seats

I have it in my new truck and generally like it. WRT wearing out the motors, highly unlikely. More likely to damage a gear, but the seat tracks undergo extensive testing.
philh 11/17/21 06:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: MorRyde IS is finally happening

It is everything you mentioned above... smoother ride, we leave our Keurig and paper towel dispenser on the counter top when traveling. Taking it to Elkhart, this was our first trip with the 5er loaded. Two boxes of coffee creamer bounced off the top of the cabinets, and several pods came out of the holder on the counter. Be interesting dragging it back home before we leave on Friday for Key West.
philh 11/17/21 06:33pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: MorRyde IS is finally happening

Interested in how much weight you are adding. What you add you take from the payload, my guess 675# This is a complicated question to answer. The axles are technically higher capacity, but given my overall capacity, I probably won't need it. Trailer comes with 5800 lb axles, I'm putting on 7k axles. Technically, the axles can carry more, but I doubt I'll ever need it.
philh 11/17/21 06:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: MorRyde IS is finally happening

What are the benefits of independent suspension? Is it tire wear? Is it a smoother ride? Is it a more robust stronger suspension? Why should one invest in independent suspension? What sticks in my mind is getting something better than poor quality parts used on all RV's, but is it more to it that that. We ordered our Artic Fox 27-5L in January. Around the same time, I watched a video from changing lanes youtube channel, where they had before and after, and the difference was dramatic. So dramatic, when the earliest appt I could get was nov 17, wife said book it. I've since seen a couple of other videos, that are equally dramatic. The IS suspension has total movement of 5", where a typical trailer axle is 2". The additional advantage, what happens on one side of the trailer suspension does not translate to the other side
philh 11/17/21 06:22pm Fifth-Wheels
MorRyde IS is finally happening

Dropped it off at the Elkhart factory today. Go back on Thursday to pick it up. Also getting disc brakes, pass through slide, and cord reel. I ain't right, taking a brand new trailer and having suspension replaced before even the 1st trip. Once we committed to purchase the trailer, the next call was to have IS installed. I scheduled the installation in mid January, and the soonest date available, 11/17!!! They are now booking into 2023!
philh 11/16/21 03:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Lippert auto leveling system

Truly sad you are sent away not knowing how to hitch and unhitch you’re RV. I am sure there are good YouTube videos that match your system. Dealership showed me how to manually raise and lower the legs, but did not explain some of the automated menu items. In defense of the dealership, we spent almost 45 minutes straightening out the cable/satellite hookups. Factory had miswired it, and it was only because I didn't understand the labels or their explanation, they started tracing wires.
philh 11/16/21 03:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Lippert auto leveling system

Is this yours? https://lci-support-doc.s3.amazonaws.com/manuals/leveling-and-stabilization/ccd-0001518.pdf It is, thank you!
philh 11/16/21 03:17pm Fifth-Wheels
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