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RE: 3.5 eco boost w/ 10 speed

We have towed several thousand miles with that setup. Always use tow haul. Did use manual shift some in the rolling hills, but usually just let it do it's thing. Towing a TT about 7200 lbs loaded. Never been been in real mountains so can't speak to to that.
riven1950 10/12/20 07:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: What's the longest/heaviest you would tow with a 1/2 ton?

Either way, I will most likely try to find something 6000# UVW or less. I can't see driving all the way across the country for the Northwoods or Outdoors RV. I'm really trying to find something that compares to the Lance 2375 just so we have some choices. There might not be much, if any except the stuff that is quite a bit less money. Then it's the "well do I pay for higher quality now or deal with fixing the lesser expensive one later". Of course, they are all man made and all have issues to some extent. Wopachop, that is a true statement. I would have a 2500 and a larger trailer and something else for my wife to daily drive. I drive a 2020 Camaro SS 1LE. There is a "budget" of sorts. I just see a 2500 series sweet Ram night edition with a 6.4 Hemi and consider it, but in reality, she might like a 1500 better and the gas MPG is horrible on those 2500's. Since you are in FuQuay-Varina Check out Sonnys RV . They have 2 location, one NC near Charlotte and one in SC, Dillon I think. They made us a good deal on our GD 2500rl. We pull with a F150 2020 ECO max tow and probably 7200 loaded. GD has several TT that would fit a F150 nicely. We love our GD and F150. BTW not affiliated with either.
riven1950 10/08/20 10:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: Wheelbase question

Real men do not drive short bed trucks ! Real men don't make comments like that unless their tongue is firmly planted in their cheek.
riven1950 09/20/20 05:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford F150 STX V6

What v6 is it? Would make a big difference. We have a 2020 F150, 4x4, crew cab with the 3.5 ECO engine. Not a STX, it is a XLT, 302a pkg with max tow. Have not towed with it yet, however it is a replacement for a hurricane flooded 2018 with the same specs. The 2018 towed great. A 2500rl Imagine TT. It is about 7000 lbs loaded. How yours would tow depends on what you are towing, specs on your truck including engine and payload.
riven1950 09/20/20 05:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: My 2019 Ford F 150 towing

Check your payload sticker to see what you have to deal with. That will tell what you might want to tow. We had a 2004 F150 and added a controller with no problem but the truck was not set up for heavier TT's. But it did fine for the smaller TT we had at the time.
riven1950 09/03/20 04:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Sporttrek TV mount move

Pictures would help or you may find someone with your same unit. We didn't like the original mount in our TT. I removed the old mount and installed a 3/4 " piece of plywood that would allow the weight to be spaced out over a larger area. Then installed a new mount that was more flexible viewing wise and it works great. Just be careful what you are putting screws into.
riven1950 09/03/20 03:47pm Technology Corner
RE: Carbon Monoxide/Propane Alarm - Propane Leak?

We had a propane detector go bad in a practically new TT. ( not our current unit ) It was random and no propane was leaking. Detector was replaced under warranty. Problem solved. Sometimes they just don't last long apparently.
riven1950 09/02/20 04:54pm Tech Issues
RE: Posting pictures with iPad

http://photoposting.is-great.net/?i=3 this might work for you
riven1950 08/31/20 05:56am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Route to Myrtle Beach Travel Park

+1
riven1950 08/28/20 06:52pm Roads and Routes
2006 5th wheel auction

https://www.ebay.com/itm/392920000084?ul_noapp=true I ran across this on ebay. Not mine, no interest in it financially, no personal knowledge of condition. Anyway just thought I would post FYI
riven1950 08/27/20 06:19am General RVing Issues
RE: Backup camera for the trailer

I put a off brand, Camecho I think on a previous TT, 28'. I wired it wireless. Had a great 7 inch screen I liked better than the Furrion we have now. Problem was it would get interference in a lot of traffic and congested area, which is where I needed it. I ended up moving the transmitter to the front of the TT. After that it worked great, didn't have to do anything with the receiver. Truck was a F150. good luck
riven1950 08/27/20 06:08am Tech Issues
RE: F150 20 inch wheels vs 18 inch

I would special order and get the HDPP package. Actually, that's what I did do, to me, its worth the wait. I rented a cheap car while I waited. Best decision I ever made, got exactly what I wanted and nothing I didn't need. P.S. The HDPP package doesn't include with 20" wheels. Got several reasons not to do that: We are living in our TT in Florida while looking for a house. CG says we need to move in November...no truck is a problem. I know we can probably find someone to move it, but... I have Leukemia and getting ready to go in the hospital for clinical trial. Really need to get it done sooner than later. Based on my medical condition I don't see us needing more truck than the F150 max towing, which is what we had. The ordering process likely means less discount. A few years ago I would wait for a HDPP. Thanks for all the comments
riven1950 08/20/20 04:01pm Tow Vehicles
F150 20 inch wheels vs 18 inch

Our 2018 F150 got flooded in the hurricane recently. Looking for a new 2020. We are finding quite a few F150's on the lot have 20" " chrome like pvd wheels, a 1295.00 option. I know the dealers are getting them that way for more $$. Question is has anyone got first hand experience with these wheels vs the 18" standard wheels? I know I can special order but don't really have time for that. Apparently the order process is delayed more than usual due to Covid. 2021 deliveries are late. Hardly any on the lots yet. Also if I were to special order I would get the HDPP package. Thanks
riven1950 08/20/20 10:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: Folding Bikes

We have a couple from CW. Bought them on sale and they are decent bikes. Have them for about 5 years. Don't know about the ones they have now. Just used to ride around CG and short rides. Carry them in truck normally. Did carry them in the TT once but too many sharp edges. Afraid they would break free and do some serious damage.
riven1950 08/17/20 04:53am General RVing Issues
RE: Truck flooded

Funny part is, I was talking to a guy down there, said the water got to his old suburban. Looked like it was over the rocker panels. Floor was wet inside. Told me about it after he drove it 500 miles home. But he’s not a pansy... Talk to your buddy in about a year, you'll find out who knows almost nothing about cars. I had another salt water flooded vehicle back in college, bunch of college kids duck hunting. No insurance. Drained the engine oil and drove on. Starter lasted about 30 days, generator was next, then it got to where it would not shift ( 3 on column ). Finally ended up taking battery out ( replaced too ) and selling to a junk yard. BIG difference is this one is a 2018 , 22,000 miles and fully insured. You bet I want a total loss. If you or anyone else thinks it can be rinsed off and good as before you are in a dream world. I know better. pansie
riven1950 08/10/20 05:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Truck flooded

“Of course they want it inspected by a body and dealer.” Reasonable. What is the issue? No issue except time. I was hoping for a real live appraiser who could make a determination but I am ok with and inspection. Just need a truck. TT is sitting in CG in Florida.etc.
riven1950 08/07/20 04:02pm General RVing Issues
Truck flooded

Anyone have any experience with an insurance claim on a vehicle, F150 in my case, being partially flooded in salt water. The hurricane got mine. Water up to top of the tires, plus or minus a couple of inches. Don't think water got in the engine but horn started blasting in middle of the flood and would not quit till the battery did. Water inside under seats, don't think it made it to the seat bottoms. I don't want the truck back. Don't think you can ever get all the salt issues out. Told the insurance company that. Of course they want it inspected by a body and dealer. Told they by time inspections are done truck is toast. Guess I will see what they say. Anyone with a similar experience? Thanks
riven1950 08/07/20 05:17am General RVing Issues
RE: too much truck or not enough trailer?

Well, we generally are mostly naturally smarter, but when you buy a dually, you get the dually book. They specifically admonish you to not show this book to single wheel owners. In fact they suggest that you say "There's no such thing". I think the guy or gal driving the dually, pulling about a 35'bumper pull up I95 on Saturday, passed me doing about 85, must have been reading their book and not the speedometer. :) They were on a mission!!
riven1950 08/03/20 07:57am Towing
too much truck or not enough trailer?

My wife and I thought this was interesting. Would look a little weird going down the interstate. https://i.imgur.com/BlG4i7El.jpg
riven1950 07/30/20 03:32pm Towing
RE: Backup Camera Replacement - AWESOME Help

The furrion we have now works fine. I do not like the 5" screen. I put an off brand on a previous TT that cost about 100.00. It had a nice bright 7 " screen. Problem was the wireless signal not as good. I would take that one hard wired over the Furrion we have now, but the new TT was set up for Furrion and so I drank the Kool Aid. Works good, just wish I had a 7" screen
riven1950 07/30/20 01:26pm Tech Issues
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