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RE: Death wobble

We have a 2018 F250 at work that suffered from the death wobble. It had just over 20k miles on it when it started. Ford added or replaced the steering damper, aligned it, and recommended new tires. ........ We are at 35k now and it is starting to come back,. Something else in the front end is probably wearing out. Ball joints / or the like.
trail-explorer 02/08/21 03:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Death wobble

Yeah. This is no way just a "Ford" problem. Any truck with a solid front axle. Google Ram death wobble. Jeeps too (Wrangler = solid front axle)
trail-explorer 02/08/21 03:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Birth of the toy hauler

i know alpha was the first but i will always consider ww to be the first. But the second isn't the first.
trail-explorer 02/08/21 02:48pm Toy Haulers
RE: new mattress needed, any reason to buy from camping world?

Is there anything special about the mattresses in an RV? Can i just buy one from a mattress store? You can buy from where ever you want to, as long as what you get fits the space occupied by your current mattress. Measure it. Standard queen is 60x80 RV Queen is usually 60x74 or 75 Then there's mattresses with angled corners.
trail-explorer 02/05/21 04:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: Pre wire

It could mean prewired for cable TV or over the air TV. It could mean "prewired" but no TV antenna is included. Some cheap, low end brands don't include an OAT (over the air) antenna on the roof.
trail-explorer 02/05/21 04:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: TT brakes maintenance

If you going to pull the wheel and check the brakes, it's smart to re-grease the wheel bearings and also check the shacles and suspension parts. Here's a decent video on brakes and bearings
trail-explorer 02/05/21 04:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Credit Score

I have 2 credit cards through Bank of America, a Visa and Mastercard. I pay both of them off each month, and it hasn't affected my credit score, as far as I can see. Ditto - 2 cards with Bank of America. One doesn't get used, the other one gets used for nearly everything I buy. The charges and payments are such that there's never an interest charge because I pay what's charged every month, as the month progresses, rather than waiting for a statement to arrive and then sending off a payment. There might be a balance at the end of the statement period, but it's all new charges from the week prior. All my accounts are with B of A, so I keep tabs on everything through online banking and constantly make balance transfers to the CC. My score will fluctuate by 5-8 points, depending on what the balance is when the credit reporting agencies see the balance (and how much it is) on the card. The primary reason for using a CC card for nearly all purchases is the bonus points I earn. I use those points to get free gift cards, then I go on a shopping spree.
trail-explorer 12/16/20 01:11pm Around the Campfire
RE: Tailgate on or off

Gotcha thanks, this Eagle Cap 811 is made to fit both short and king beds, so I wonder if I should just leave it off Earlier you said you don't have one, so in essence, you don't have one to put on. What's a King bed? We haven't heard that term in reference to a truck bed.
trail-explorer 12/16/20 12:59pm Truck Campers
RE: Air Shocks

What do you recommend for air shocks? NONE. NOTHING. NADA.
trail-explorer 12/16/20 12:52pm Towing
RE: Shutoff valves for appliances?

3/8" inverted flare cap...done Or Remove fridge gas line back at the 'T' and install a pipe plug...done No 'brazing' required as RV LP System is screwed together from TANK to main line to 'Ts' to each appliance...screwed together All the above. I installed a cap. Done. I've never seen propane line brazed. Copper plumbing, yes. gas line, NO. Like Old Biscuit says, RV Propane systems are generally all screwed together.
trail-explorer 12/16/20 12:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: Converting a travel trailer to all 120/240 volt electric

do "park" models run stuff on 12 volt? bumpy Probably should start your own thread for your question, since it has nothing to do with the OP's topic.
trail-explorer 12/16/20 12:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: Air Shocks

No mention of a weight distribution hitch here? Come on guys. Come where? This topic is about air shocks (or air bags probably) and NOT about a weight distribution hitch.
trail-explorer 12/10/20 02:24pm Towing
RE: Zero-G water hoses

see complaints that it says do not keep under pressure? Not really sure what "doesn't keep under pressure" means.
trail-explorer 12/10/20 02:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: 6.6 Ram

DEF/DPR/re-gens... DPR? Looks like another typo.
trail-explorer 12/10/20 02:12pm Truck Campers
RE: Surge breaks on a dolly

Yes, a dolly needs brakes, so things don't break when you can't stop due to not having brakes.
trail-explorer 11/19/20 12:32pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Ram 2500 DEF fluid

Hi all I am on tank of gas # 6 on my new to me truck and thrnDEF fluid gage has barely even moved Why does a gas powered truck have a DEF gauge?
trail-explorer 11/19/20 12:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone ? GM 3.0 diesel

I would stay far away from any small diesel. They are problematic and not worth the aggravation. The Baby Duramax has only been out for a year (or less) so I'm not sure why you think it has problems.
trail-explorer 11/19/20 12:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: OTA Recording

trail-explorer 11/17/20 01:40pm Technology Corner
RE: Tranny overheated

I have my trailer break gauge Which trim level trucks have a gauge to show a broken trailer? I think it's the PlatinumBigHornLaramieDenaliLTZ model
trail-explorer 11/17/20 01:37pm Towing
RE: marker lights to led marker lights

Easy project, which I documented here when I did this on my Nash 17k I've done the same upgrade. The marker lights I used are these
trail-explorer 11/17/20 01:33pm Travel Trailers
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