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RE: How difficult to install new brake drums

Thinking if you need to ask you should likely need help. Brakes are not something to mess with, everyone's life depends on you being able to stop.Everyone, even the most experienced, has a first time. And with the internet, utube, and the rest it makes easier then ever to learn how.
wing_zealot 01/10/21 09:40am Travel Trailers
RE: Collecting 5th wheel Tow Data, just for fun, 2000 mile trip

Hey Wing...that is a nice truck, and agree could likely handle 16-18 hundred lbs of pin wt. I am curious, as to the scaled wt of your rear axle, before adding pin wt? Jerry2220 lbs.±
wing_zealot 01/06/21 08:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Collecting 5th wheel Tow Data, just for fun, 2000 mile trip

1/2 ton is almost guaranteed to be over payload capacity with a 5th wheel.I guarantee I can easily tow a 8000 lbs fifth wheel with my half ton and still be within all its ratings. https://i.imgur.com/XVSlub1l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/n5rzlFLl.jpg Vin Position 5,6,&7 (W1E) = F150 4X4 Supercrew Vin Guide
wing_zealot 01/06/21 06:24am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Enlarging my parking for the motorhome...

Did you check local ordinances regarding parking RV's in the front yard?
wing_zealot 01/01/21 08:57am General RVing Issues
RE: No hot water during a freeze

Do any of youse hot vs cold freezing experts know why a frozen water line gives me a pain in my ass?I'm m not sure why, did you sit on it?
wing_zealot 12/28/20 04:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Is there something I am missing ?

Do provide us with a link to this "study". Otherwise, only anti maskers are going to believe you.That's pretty much how these arguments end up. After a year of this no one's changing anybody's mind.And yet, you were the first one to bring in the comment about wearing a mask.
wing_zealot 12/26/20 05:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is there something I am missing ?

Yes, you apparently missed the fact that for the last 9 months Florida is not very big on corona virus restrictions. No big mystery there. Perhaps instead of trying in vain to force your views on the locals, you should go somewhere were your views align more with the areas prevailing way of thinking.
wing_zealot 12/26/20 01:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Ford posts videos of winter testing of their Electric F150.

With Fords all-in commitment to be 100% electric by 2035...I think you need to reread Ford's EV commitment; you have embellished it significantly.
wing_zealot 12/26/20 07:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: Love my Fithwheel but looking for more...

Lance makes a 26 foot toy hauler (THE2612).
wing_zealot 12/24/20 10:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trouble shooting a furnace?

How "old" is this old travel trailer? I had a 70's vintage trailer that you had to light the pilot light in the furnace.
wing_zealot 12/12/20 03:47pm Tech Issues
RE: Light Problem

Sounds like you have no power coming into the fuse.
wing_zealot 12/12/20 03:33pm Travel Trailers
RE: So Lost

...I very much appreciate the discussion as I am trying to make the most informed decision possible.Really? Just trying to make the most informed decision possible? Because you seemed to be informed why back on page one. ...The sticker in the door says 2214? That mean I'm not even close. As I understand it my set up with a 3.31 axle could tow 14,100 but because of the pin weight of ~3,000# I would be over before I ever put it in drive?...
wing_zealot 12/08/20 05:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: small all-electric travel trailer?

Good luck finding one with an electric stove.
wing_zealot 12/05/20 10:27am Travel Trailers
RE: 2012 F-150 tow rating

..There are many different kinds of trailers: flat bed, dump, horse, cargo, boat, equipment, cattle, and RV. They all have their differences. A hard sided RV trailer is by far the most challenging. They have a huge frontal area, a high percentage of tongue weight, a large side "sail" area to catch wind, and very limited ability to adjust the weight balance. The same truck that might pull an 8,000 pound boat very well might be a struggling hand full with a 6,000 pound RV.lo So, yes, your truck can pull 11,500 pounds. If that's a flatbed load of bricks or a dump trailer load of gravel you're probably fine. If you're talking about a hard sided RV I wouldn't even want to tow 9,000 pounds with a 1500 series truck.You apprently aren't familiar with the SAE J2807 standard, which is how truck ratings are established, or you would never had made such a ridiculous statement. None of my statements are ridiculous. Their are multiple types of trailers, they do have different physical characteristics and quirks, they do tow differently. Wind resistance and tongue weight are absolutely factors that must be considered in how suitable a tow vehicle is. Are you suggesting that a trailer that vastly overloads the rear axle, tires, and hitch is just fine as long as it weighs no more than the "tow rating" of the vehicle?No, I'm suggesting the tow rating is not established with a flatbed trailer. Per J2807 standard, Its established with a high wall trailer with a 65 Sft frontal area; completely opposite your statement.
wing_zealot 11/25/20 06:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2012 F-150 tow rating

..There are many different kinds of trailers: flat bed, dump, horse, cargo, boat, equipment, cattle, and RV. They all have their differences. A hard sided RV trailer is by far the most challenging. They have a huge frontal area, a high percentage of tongue weight, a large side "sail" area to catch wind, and very limited ability to adjust the weight balance. The same truck that might pull an 8,000 pound boat very well might be a struggling hand full with a 6,000 pound RV.lo So, yes, your truck can pull 11,500 pounds. If that's a flatbed load of bricks or a dump trailer load of gravel you're probably fine. If you're talking about a hard sided RV I wouldn't even want to tow 9,000 pounds with a 1500 series truck.You apprently aren't familiar with the SAE J2807 standard, which is how truck ratings are established, or you would never had made such a ridiculous statement. None of my statements are ridiculous. Their are multiple types of trailers, they do have different physical characteristics and quirks, they do tow differently. Wind resistance and tongue weight are absolutely factors that must be considered in how suitable a tow vehicle is. Are you suggesting that a trailer that vastly overloads the rear axle, tires, and hitch is just fine as long as it weighs no more than the "tow rating" of the vehicle?No, I'm suggesting the tow rating is not established with a flatbed trailer. Per J2807 standard, Its established with a high wall trailer with a 65 Sft frontal area; completely opposite your statement.
wing_zealot 11/25/20 06:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 1/2 ton towing

...I don't call getting 15mpg-16mpg as "terrible unladen mileage" either for a 6.2 gas engine and in a 6000 lb empty truck. Even 1/2 tons get only a couple of MPG better empty than a 3/4 ton which in reality makes the fuel mileage argument pretty much a moot point. And when loaded (towing) the 1/2 tons do not get any better mileage and sometimes even worse mileage.... You "half ton" folks need to open your mind and eyes, much better platforms for light or heavy loads are out there once you get past the old stigma of the "buck board rides" of yester year. My first point, my F150 gets about 35% better mileage then the 15 mph my F250 got. I wouldn't call that a moot point. (It would do even better if I would keep my foot out of the throttle) Secondly, I drove the F250 for about 10 years, Been There, Done That; best decision I ever made was buying the F150. Third, with 375 Hp and 470 ft/lbs of torque it has no problem moving the load. YOMV
wing_zealot 11/24/20 10:48am Travel Trailers
RE: 1/2 ton towing

You need to better understand what all the ratings on your truck mean and how to match a tow vehicle to a trailer. The basics are to cumbersome and nuanced to put in writing here; so start by reading and understanding this: Clicky
wing_zealot 11/24/20 05:19am Travel Trailers
RE: Honest RV Dealers - Are there any?

...IMO 99% of anyone in the RV Industry be it manufacturers, suppliers, or dealers, are low life bottom feeders and would sell their grandmother to make a buck.If you don't make a buck you're not going to be in business very long.
wing_zealot 11/23/20 12:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tow Vehicle Rear End Sag

It doesn't matter if the rear end sags. What matters is the trailer is level and you have transferred the recommended amount of weight back to the front axle of the truck.
wing_zealot 11/23/20 05:12am Travel Trailers
RE: 2012 F-150 tow rating

..There are many different kinds of trailers: flat bed, dump, horse, cargo, boat, equipment, cattle, and RV. They all have their differences. A hard sided RV trailer is by far the most challenging. They have a huge frontal area, a high percentage of tongue weight, a large side "sail" area to catch wind, and very limited ability to adjust the weight balance. The same truck that might pull an 8,000 pound boat very well might be a struggling hand full with a 6,000 pound RV. So, yes, your truck can pull 11,500 pounds. If that's a flatbed load of bricks or a dump trailer load of gravel you're probably fine. If you're talking about a hard sided RV I wouldn't even want to tow 9,000 pounds with a 1500 series truck.You apprently aren't familiar with the SAE J2807 standard, which is how truck ratings are established, or you would never had made such a ridiculous statement.
wing_zealot 11/22/20 06:59pm Tow Vehicles
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