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RE: Places to stay for the night around Chambersburg PA

There is a Sleep Inn Carlisle at exit 478. It has RV parking. Also a Cracker Barrel next door.
spud1957 11/05/19 07:24pm Snowbirds
RE: Air bags or "Bump Stop" type suspension

You are saying your 250 sets lower in the rear than the front when hitched? If so air bags are the BEST option, air to get truck "LEVEL" not unloaded stance!!! If stock shocks add Bilstein's. This combo you WILL thank me. Sad a 250 needs help with that little pin. Just about all Ford's do! Even on the F450 review fish posted, the owner installed airbags. OP, bag it and don't look back! How about a 3500 Ram dually that comes with air bags. Kinds hypocritical calling it sad that a 250 needs bags
spud1957 10/26/19 06:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Gm 2500HD GAS VS DIESEL

Good gad, here we go again :S
spud1957 10/26/19 02:21pm Tow Vehicles
Maine to Hershey

Heading from Old Orchard Beach early Monday morning. Usually take I90 to I87 to I84 to I81. Comes with $20 toll. Thinking this time I90 to I84 to I87 to I287 to I78. Might save 30 minutes. Any comments?
spud1957 10/19/19 10:12am Roads and Routes
RE: 2020 GM/Chevy gas 6.6L max towing test

My G*d this argument gets old.
spud1957 10/17/19 10:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: exhaust manifold leak

Does this require lifting the body off tge frame ? No. They go in thru the wheel well.
spud1957 10/08/19 01:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: exhaust manifold leak

Hopefully the $2000 quote is for both sides. I had one side of my 6.2 done for $1000 at a dealer. If it is for only one side, you need to go somewhere else.
spud1957 10/08/19 09:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: Hitch sliding while unloaded

Shouldn't your trailer brakes keep the unit from lurching forward? As stated in the original post, it happens when unloaded. The solution is to adjust the threaded stop nut. This is what it is there for.
spud1957 10/04/19 05:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Outside Plugs

My son is an Electrical PEng. We had this discussion recently. I asked him why do the outlets in the hospital have the universal ground up? He said and confirmed there is nothing in the Canadian NEC that states they are to be up. I did have an Electrician explain that when using a metal face plate, and the plate falls off the outlet, it prevents the plate from possibly shorting out across the plug. Sounds reasonable.
spud1957 09/28/19 01:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Ford 6.7L 1050 ft lbs TQ at 1,600 rpm, 475 HP at 2,800 rpm

What is the spec of the brakes? What about the brakes? There isn't a tow vehicle on the road with brakes engineered to stop itself AND the trailer. NONE! As stated in every Ford truck owners manual. Important: The towing vehicle’s braking system is rated for operation at GVWR, not at GCWR. Pretty self explanatory.
spud1957 09/27/19 11:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: February Camping From Long Island?

Just thought of somewhere... Here - Normandy Farms Indoor pool, nice place to stay to visit the Boston area... That is if you like site seeing in possible sub zero conditions.:B They are closed December to March.
spud1957 09/27/19 04:17am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Short Bed 5er Towing

And based on the OPs other threads combined with not owning a truck to pull the new camper yet, a HD gasser doesn’t really cost more than a comparable 1/2 ton gasser. Get a HD. To update, bought a truck. 1/2 ton. Rated to tow 2,000lbs more than the dry weight of the camper. Will be adding tow assist air bags, tunner (to up trans line pressure and monitor temp), and truck has a new built transmission. Add up the weight of your passengers and the 5th wheel hitch. Take that number and deduct that from your 2000lbs. Please read the small print for tow ratings!!!!
spud1957 09/22/19 04:05pm Towing
RE: 4.10 rear in new Ford F350

^ And this example is for the Diesel. OP hasn’t even said what engine he’s looking for, I think. Surmising gasser since Ford doesn’t currently offer a 3.73 in the diesel though. Does that change things? He is looking at a diesel. 2010 was the last year 4:10s in a gasser.
spud1957 09/21/19 12:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 4.10 rear in new Ford F350

Gas or diesel and towing what? 4:10s are only available in the DRW diesel in the 350. Need to step up to the 450 to get 4:30s. And the 450 only comes with the diesel. 4:30s only in the gasser.
spud1957 09/20/19 03:22am Tow Vehicles
RE: insurance company

Okay, this is for Canadian snowbirds. We had been talking to our insurance company about insurance for our time down south, and it has gone quite high, so we are wondering what other companies snowbirds use. Any help would be much appreciated Insurance for what?
spud1957 09/17/19 04:36am Snowbirds
RE: Towing small utility trailer behind 5ver

Good luck trying to back up! Not a problem. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-3_Ry7s4yg
spud1957 09/15/19 04:40am Towing
RE: How do you really judge TV adequacy anymore?

I think the manufacturers tow ratings make better sense now than they ever did. The thing people need to be aware of is that HD3/4 tons are identical to 1 tons other than they have less leafs in the rear springs which prevent them from being able to carry much of a trailer. Once the manufactures stop producing these useless 3/4 tons and put the 3/4 ton badging on the 1 ton SRW everything will make sense..... it will be if a half ton won't do it you gets a 3/4 (which will be sprung like a present day 1ton SRW) if the 3/4 ton doesn't cut it you get a 1 ton which means you get duals The comparison changed in '17+ for Ford. The 350 does have a couple add'l spring leafs but the big difference they changed starting in '17 is the the 350 has a Dana M275 axle. Different from the 250's Sterling. You are able to get the Dana M275 axle in the 250 if you order the diesel WITH the High Capacity Trailer Tow option.
spud1957 09/11/19 08:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: Advice for a newbie

Take the fuel out of your calculation. Truck fuel is already included in the payload calculation.
spud1957 09/03/19 05:19pm Towing
RE: Best RV Resort or Campground

Perhaps folks should stop recommending Motorhome resorts since the OP doesn't own one. He has a truck and trailer.
spud1957 09/02/19 08:11am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Storage and Weight in Slide

I happened to email Keystone a couple years ago with the question of sitting in the slide when closed. They said it’s no problem doing it. So, take it what it’s worth. Lie to me, lie to you.
spud1957 08/29/19 03:48pm General RVing Issues
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