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RE: Auxiliary fuel tank?

One of the best upgrades I’ve done with my truck was the 60 gallon auxiliary tank. 95 gallons of fuel capacity let’s me stop when and where I want to not where I have to. But with a short bed I’m not sure I could afford to lose the space. But I also wouldn’t want that tiny tank, so I’d bite the bullet and install one of the 50 gallon replacement tanks. And no, a 5 gallon portable can isn’t a reasonable substitute for either of the above options. :R
Bionic Man 02/17/20 11:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 F350 6.7. Inspection?

I'm quite sure Carfax doesn't report regular maintenance. If maintenance is done at a reporting dealer, it will show up on Carfax. Not all dealers/shops report to Carfax though.
Bionic Man 02/16/20 07:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: Dr Doug cbd oil verus pain meds

I did read an article that was aimed at CBD Oil for pets. It stated in testing that many of the product did not even contain any CBD Oil at all. Use reputable sources only. That’s true for dietary supplements in general. Since they are not regulated or monitored, it’s hard to know if you are getting what is on the label.
Bionic Man 02/14/20 08:13am RV Pet Stop
RE: LT tires on your TT? Let the fight begin

it isn't really fair to compare car/truck tire failure rates to trailer ones. The trailer axle is wider and exposed to more road debris/hazards than the tow vehicle.And most trailers/5ers are much heavier. Yes, most 5ers are heavier than an average car. I've had multiple failures on boat trailers. I've never owned a boat that out weighs my truck. It isn't a weight issue. It isn't an owner issue. It is a product quality issue.
Bionic Man 02/10/20 02:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: LT tires on your TT? Let the fight begin

Most tire issues are user error. Trailer unlevel loading up 1 axle. Improper inflation, always on the low side. That said, When it's time for tires, always upgrade. I'd love to see a data source on that, as it is far from my experience. I check the tires themself and pressure before every trip. Yet, over the years, I have had more tread separations on trailer tires than I can count. How many times have I had trouble with tires on cars/trucks? I can think of 3. And, like most, probably over 80% of my time driving is solo. So why do I have trouble with trailer tires and not LT/P tires? It isn't really fair to compare car/truck tire failure rates to trailer ones. The trailer axle is wider and exposed to more road debris/hazards than the tow vehicle. You're right. It wouldn't be reasonable to compare the two directly. But it also isn't reasonable to expect trailer tires to fail at an exponentially higher rate, which is what happens.
Bionic Man 02/10/20 02:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: LT tires on your TT? Let the fight begin

Most tire issues are user error. Trailer unlevel loading up 1 axle. Improper inflation, always on the low side. That said, When it's time for tires, always upgrade. I'd love to see a data source on that, as it is far from my experience. I check the tires themself and pressure before every trip. Yet, over the years, I have had more tread separations on trailer tires than I can count. How many times have I had trouble with tires on cars/trucks? I can think of 3. And, like most, probably over 80% of my time driving is solo. So why do I have trouble with trailer tires and not LT/P tires?
Bionic Man 02/10/20 10:57am Travel Trailers
RE: 2009 Silverado 3500 HD Duramax LMM overheating

If you didn’t get some sort of warning light you didn’t overheat. Unless you are a huge fanboy of your truck manufacturer, you’ll notice an increase in temps when you are pulling in extremes. Somehow the guys with the name of their favorite brand in their screen name or posted boldly in their signature avoid it. ??
Bionic Man 02/06/20 06:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2009 Silverado 3500 HD Duramax LMM overheating

I'd suggest you be a little more specific about "overheat". Did the engine temp or transmission temp lights go on? What did the temps read? I've seen my truck get to 230* in both transmission and engine temp on a hot (relatively) day running that route. Also makes a difference if you are able to run straight up, or if you are slowed down by traffic.
Bionic Man 02/06/20 04:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Ford 7.3L Ike Gauntlet

7.3 EcoBoost 600hp! 800 torques at 1800rpm! No clouds of black smoke! Runs on corn likker, avgas, red gas, regular, premium, or a blend! And 5 MPG......
Bionic Man 02/06/20 10:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: I-70 Colorado in April

SO we're planning a trip to Moab, UT the end of April coming from the east. I'm hearing that it's not unusual to get snow at that time of year and I-70 may be closed then. Any comments? Everyone is likely relating their experiences to you - so While I do not live in Colorado I've got Four Granddaughters there - so we are there often to say the least - Having also spent two Winters in Golden I have traveled often in both the RV and the Car to and From Vail/Breck/Steamboat/Moab - so I can relate to your concern. I'll be flying out tomorrow for a week so I'll check first hand. Watch the Weather - Period! It can and will often change more than once a day, Look at CDOT - https://www.cotrip.org/map.htm#/default?StreamingCameraId=10269 - click on any camera to see the Currant conditions - as they are all Different. Big Deal is Eisenhower Tunnel and Vail Pass - then usually good to Glenwood Springs - and try to Remember to Exit on Utah Exit 214 off I-70 to Moab - Following the Colorado River Just Beautiful and a great Welcome to Moab Drive:) 4runnerguy's Link here - https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/29448394.cfm - will help with Moab, April is busy so might be smart to check for Reservations. Link to West Side Truck Ramp post #13 Pictures don't lie - Thousands of Skiers flock to those Hills when it snows - so Check CDOT info and just be prepared to wait a day if needed, Love it in those Rocks in April. Weekends are not a good time as Traffic can Be Horrendous - Lot's of Skiers! - IMHO Traffic is as big a concern as Weather. Hope this helps, Traffic on I-70 can be terrible, but end of April is mud season - most of the ski areas are closed but still more than enough snow to keep a lot of people out of the mountains. That said, if schedule permits, avoid going west Friday afternoon or evening and Saturday until about mid day. Going East, avoid traveling Sunday.
Bionic Man 02/03/20 10:34am Roads and Routes
RE: I-70 Colorado in April

Thanks for the input. Coming from NY I'm used to driving in snow but not with a trailer. If I have to I'll wait a day on the weather. Not that I intend to travel if the weather is really bad, but if you have a 4X4 do you still need chains? New truck so the tires are good. 4x4 with new tires are fine. https://i.imgur.com/WmuNS1Sl.png
Bionic Man 02/02/20 08:03am Roads and Routes
RE: spring chickens...

I'm in for some pheasant photos! From this year. With Big Blue MOOSE - the hunting Weimaraner. https://i.imgur.com/0hg5cEUl.jpg
Bionic Man 02/01/20 07:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: I-70 Colorado in April

April is one of Colorado's snowiest months. But it is also warming up, so pretty unusual to have snow last a long time (even in the mountains). I wouldn't change plans based on weather worries crossing I70. Worst case, wait a day, and then head across.
Bionic Man 02/01/20 11:02am Roads and Routes
RE: air ride pin box

Most of the ones hauling with the semi trucks install air ride hitches on the truck, like the Trailsaver, Comfort Hitch ( Air cells) or what I have is the ET Hitch especially designed for just this purpose but will warn you not cheap. Not cheap, but probably significantly better than just a pin box with a shock. I installed the TrailAir on my 5er several years ago in an attempt to minimize chucking when towing tandem. I notice next to no difference in the way the trailer rides. I wouldn't spend the money again.
Bionic Man 01/30/20 09:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: F-150 HDPP?

I don't know if it is true on the F150, but when I was looking for my 2019 Expedition, I learned that the only way you could get that back up assist dial was to have the heavy tow package. That is not the HDPP(Heavy Duty Payload package). The Expy doesn't have that package as an option. Only the F150. Neither is the Max Tow package an option for the Expy. Sorry. Confused with the Heavy Duty tow package.
Bionic Man 01/26/20 02:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F-150 HDPP?

I don't know if it is true on the F150, but when I was looking for my 2019 Expedition, I learned that the only way you could get that back up assist dial was to have the heavy tow package.
Bionic Man 01/26/20 11:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: F350 Super Duty vs 3500 Denali vs The Ike Pulling 30k lbs

To have zero brake applications they need to be running at the speed they want to maintain then set cruise to say 5mph less but also lock the trans in the same gear you would have climbed that grade in. This will vary based on the grade and load. This takes a human to dial this in. I easily maintained 30-35mph locked in 2nd gear on a several mile 14% grade at 33k combined simply by moving the cruise speed up or down with my thumb. For the Cummins closer to 3k will give the best downhill braking. Cool brakes along any big downhill grade = GOLDEN. Does your truck have adaptive cruise control? Because if it does (and most of the new high trim trucks have it), the brakes will be applied automatically if you are using cruise. I don't get the brake application part of the test. I guess they have to do something to measure, but it isn't unnerving to apply brakes going down a grade.
Bionic Man 01/26/20 11:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: The Verdic is in, New Ford 7.3 V-8 Gas mpg not so Great

Sometimes I just shake my head on these. I know there is no perfect test, but you should at least test under the same conditions. Which they didn't. They mention a couple times on the video that they were fighting the wind when they were with trailer in the Ford. Also, I'm not sure they are even using the same test track. The towing test are on I76 east. That non-towing trip with the Ford wasn't on that stretch of road - it is on the diagonal from Longmont to Boulder - not an interstate, there is more traffic and stop lights. Is that the same road they used for the unloaded Chevy test? Not defending the 7.3 blindly, but we really need to get some real-world test results before anyone makes a judgment, good or bad, about the MPG of the 7.3.
Bionic Man 01/22/20 09:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: State Bridge, CO to Kremmling

I’m pretty sure it is not paved.
Bionic Man 01/20/20 10:59pm Roads and Routes
RE: Interstate 80 thru Wyoming and Nebraska

There are often high wind watches and warnings going across 80. Wyoming can be terrible. Best bet is to try to get going early. Winds are usually less in the morning.
Bionic Man 01/20/20 10:58pm Roads and Routes
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