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RE: Ford stops taking orders on the lightening

superior breaking with almost all of it regenerative braking and totally quiet and effortless. So I'm not too familiar with the regenerative braking system. Can you explain a little about it? I'm assuming it isn't traditional rotors and pads that create heat, but resistance motors that recharge a battery. Does that create any heat? Does regenerative braking eventually wear out going down a long steep hill? Does it provide sufficient braking for a heavier trailer? I'm imagining my Ram with exhaust braking that literally requires no manual effort on my part and keeps my speed down with ease.
spoon059 04/29/22 06:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: Member Blocking is a Blessing

There is only one person that I blocked, because I got sick and tired of his trope. He is a diehard supporter of his brand of truck (not my thing, but whatever) but he LOVES to jump on threads about brands that he doesn't own and has never owned and has no personal knowledge of. He has some good knowledge of his brand, but his slight bit of knowledge was far outweighed by his constant griping and nonsense.
spoon059 04/23/22 01:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: For those towing with Teslas. Super charger tips. Thanks

And in answer to your question, a typical supercharger stop for us is 15 minutes. Safe travels. John That is impressive! 15 minutes gives you a full charge? That is slower than fueling up, but assuming you don't have to wait in line for other poeple to fill up, I would say 15 minutes is pretty reasonable when towing.
spoon059 04/10/22 05:32am Travel Trailers
RE: For those towing with Teslas. Super charger tips. Thanks

OP, how long does it take you to go from empty to full charge? On our last trip we drove 605 miles home in one day. The beauty of diesel fuel is it only took one fill up to get home, which took a total of 15 minutes to get off the highway, fuel up, let the kids go to the bathroom, walk the dogs, make some sandwiches and get back on the highway. Getting 150 miles per full charge would require starting full and then at least 3 stops. Driving up I95 on the east coast, you go through lots of rural areas and I can't image there are too many Tesla charging docks between larger towns.
spoon059 04/09/22 06:36pm Travel Trailers
RE: Not a good week for Ford

That is a **** fast response and recall by FORD! 28 warranty claims, one complaint to Ford, and one to NHTSA! I noticed that as well. The title could easily have been "Ford notices a potential problem and quickly makes fixes, alerts all customers". Not sure how this is bad for Ford. Yea, a problem was encountered that will cost some money to fix, but its far cheaper than litigation and customer relations to fix something that blew up much bigger... like the 6.0 and 6.4 fiasco.
spoon059 04/08/22 06:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: Slide design by Grand Design

i have to ask.you didn't notice this when you did the walkthrough? i spent well over an hour doing my walkthrough and went over everything as well as firing up the heaters and running the fridge on all settings, running the slides and awnings,leak tests on the water and propane systems, the whole nine yards. We had been in the unit twice - the second time a little more thoroughly. We agreed to purchase. Two weeks later after the dealer said everything was ready, we signed all the papers, then got the walk thru. That is when I first noticed just 2 slide switches. Since it was a new 5th, I assumed the dealer went thru all systems before delivery. First of all, never assume the dealer did anything. Second of all, the system is working exactly as it was designed, so the dealer going through the systems isn't a valid point either way. Third of all, the slides all worked that way before you purchased and you should have made the decision BEFORE agreeing to buy. That said, this sounds like a big nothing to me. If you like the floor plan, just learn how it operates and don't leave things behind the last slide. I don't see a problem with the design, I see a problem with the thought process behind inspecting the camper and buying it without understanding how it works and making sure it meets my needs...
spoon059 04/04/22 06:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Is it smart to Register a 5th wheel in Maine

You'd have to look at your state's laws. I live in Maryland, so as long as you have one trailer registered in Maryland, any additional trailers are considered part of a "fleet" and can technically be registered in Maine if you are engaged in interstate commerce. Sell a hotdog to a friend over state lines and its interstate commerce! But the company I used (registered my boat trailer in Maine) wouldn't register RVs. I paid $99 for 5 years of tags in Maine. Maryland wanted $180 for an inspection (not required in Maine and the trailer didn't have brakes anyway), plus $180/2 years of registration. No thanks...
spoon059 04/04/22 06:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: Replace OEM seat base with air ride seat base on Chevy 3500

Please update this as you find solutions. I have a base model Ram and the stock seats are pretty poor. They get quite uncomfortable after a few hours. I looked into air seats, but the cost was high and I worried about airbag replacement. I started to look for used seats from higher trim trucks, but that was pretty expensive too. For 2 longer trips a year, it just didn't rise to the top of our priorities, and now we are planning to replace the truck with a dually in a couple years anyway.
spoon059 04/03/22 06:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: Hemi to be replaced by inline six?

Meh... my Ram already has an inline 6 cylinder. Works pretty good for me.
spoon059 03/30/22 09:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: Multiple Buyers. Who gets the RV?

Is it too late to get a kick in on this horse...?
spoon059 02/02/22 03:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: The world of tow vehicles would be a better place if

I want super singles tucked under the SRW fenders instead of a dually. Going to be a bit narrower between the wheel wells and that is fine by me. I doubt manufactures would produce a truck with less than 4’ between the wheel wells. Yea, I've thought of that as well, but I agree. I haven't looked at a dually in a while, but I have to wonder if the inner wheels could be tucked closer to the body, thus bringing the outer wheels closer in as well. That would reduce the overall width by a couple inches, possibly making it more desireable. Or simply offer a super single (17" wide) instead of dual rear wheels (23" wide). That would reduce your width by a foot! Of course, I'm not aware of a super single with a wheel size small enough to fit on a pickup...
spoon059 01/17/22 04:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 5er Noob Looking for a Hitch

I'm researching now for the inevitable move to a 5er. I'm planning on getting a Reese Goosebox. It allows you to swap out your traditional 5th wheel hitch on your camper with a model that is approved by Lippert to allow you to use a regular gooseneck ball in your bed. No hitch to install, move, store, get in the way... just a regular 2 5/16 hall. It eliminates the traditional hitch in your bed and reduces or completely eliminates the chucking you get from a traditional 5th wheel hitch.
spoon059 01/15/22 07:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bought a second truck.

Wow, that truck is incredible for a $5000ish total investment! I have some very basic mechanic abilities, but you've attacked some issues that I don't have confidence in my abilties to handle. I imagine it would be double the cost or more if you paid labor. Absolutely beautiful truck though!!!
spoon059 01/14/22 04:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Scan tool for Ram CTD

Yup, any OBD2 sensor will work. Before you buy one, know the limitations. I had a check engine light and borrowed my buddies scanner. Turns out that my check engine light was due to an ABS issue (a wheel sensor, to be specific) and the cheapo scanner didn't do ABS scanning. Know what you want the tool to do and buy one that has those capabilities. I went out and bought this one from Amazon for $50. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B084SWJL4J/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
spoon059 01/14/22 04:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

Wow, this is really cool specta! I love the older Ford trucks, they were beautiful!!! I lack the knowledge, patience or finances to take on a project like this, but you appear to be doing an amazing job. I like that you are just "rehabbing", not restoring it. That truck looks great with some dings and dents! Do you mind telling how much you paid for it and how much you have invested thus far? I'm just curious, because I have no clue how much something like that costs. Again, beautiful truck, beautiful locations to go driving!
spoon059 01/14/22 07:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: When is a purchase a purchase?

I would think if he got a loan amd signed all the papers he owns the unit. Correct, as soon as you sign the paperwork and the dealer either gets the money or stipulates that they will get the money, the camper belongs to the buyer. None of this "driven off the lot" nonsense. If I bought a car from that Caddie dealer, signed papers and exchanged money, then got in and wrecked into a bunch of parked cars before I left the lot, would that be covered under the dealers insurance? No, the accident occurred in my own privately owned vehicle that had yet to be "driven off the lot", and the responsibility is mine. If it was a test drive, its the dealers insurance. Once I legally own the vehicle, its my insurance. What if some other customer wrecked into my Caddie after I bought it and left the scene without leaving information? Would the dealership fix the car because it hadn't been driven off the lot? Of course not.
spoon059 01/14/22 05:49am Fifth-Wheels
RE: GM outsold Ford??

This conversation happens at least once a year... "GM outsold Ford." "No it di'n't. Chevy and GMC are separate brands!" "Di' too! They're basically the same truck so it counts!" "So what? F150 sold the most of any truck model." "Who cares? GM outsold Ford!" "Di' not!" "Di' too!" "Di' noooot!" "Di' tooooooooooo!" Anybody else notice this? More importantly... who cares? I buy the truck that fits MY needs the best, not the truck that has the best advertising or sells the most. Maybe Ford sells the most because they have the most fan boys and their trucks break down every 6 years, requiring a new truck every 6 years. Maybe GM sells the most because they are the most stolen because they have faulty locks, requiring a new truck every time they get stolen. I really don't care who sells what, I just want a good truck.
spoon059 01/13/22 03:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone happen to know what DL means?

Down Low Deep Lisp Dog Leash But more importantly, what does it matter what it means? Do you like the floor plan or not?
spoon059 01/06/22 06:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: TV Upgrade, Hitch question: What would you do?

Goosebox hitch and sell the equipment that you currently have.
spoon059 01/03/22 05:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Do you use EKON OX BLOX Trailer Jack Blocks

Hi Retired JSO, And you’re right but not a long term solution and come with their own problems. I’ll stick with a plastic style that will keep the jacks 7” off the ground. It’s better for the jacks and eventually the fifth wheel. Just my opinion. Just curious, why ask for opinions if you've already made up your mind?
spoon059 12/30/21 07:42am Fifth-Wheels
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