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RE: Getting close to a TT

I like my Husky Centerline WDH. $400 new is a decent price. They should perform the initial installation, watch them to understand how it is done and review the manual to see how well they followed Husky’s instructions. Make sure the WDH is rated for the range of the TT GVWR & 15% of that for tongue weight rating. It’s not rocket science. You do need some big sockets and wrenches and a flat level spot for measurements. My dealer had a concrete pad extended out from the concrete shop floor for this. This hitch is NOISY on right angle turns, sometimes sounds like breaking metal! Great sway control in winds. Get the list of items in the starter kit. You can price them out on Amazon or even Walmart.com. I’ve normally seen the starter kit included in the negotiated sales price of the TT and not a separate line item.
Boomerweps 11/29/20 06:30am Travel Trailers
RE: Tire pressure

AFAIK, the same type tire recommendation was a left over of between bias ply and radials from when radials were the new thing. Run both tires at the maximum rating of the less capable tire. Change out the lesser for a matching higher level tire when you can.
Boomerweps 11/26/20 05:53pm Tech Issues
RE: Tow Vehicle Rear End Sag

For MY hitch, the top of the hitch ball is supposed to be one inch above the inside top of the coupler when the trailer is level and no load on/in the truck. That is a starting point, your truck might sag considerably or hardly at all. The OP needs to set up his hitch to return the front to the correct level, then if the rear is way too low, only more spring will help. Air bags are one kind of spring. My statement was a reply to setting them the same height before connecting & adjusting the WDH.
Boomerweps 11/24/20 09:10am Travel Trailers
RE: 1/2 ton towing

Short answer. Yes, you’re crazy to do that. Back to basics: Tow ratings are GCWR minus truck curb weight, full tank & 150# driver. IOW, your truck Load Capacity is part of the towing capacity. So if you buy a TT at/near your factory tow rating, you have no payload left. I recommend looking at the TT GVWR (figuring it’s too easy to fill it up, unless it’s a toy less toy hauler) and using that to help determine your choice TT. Best method to determine available tongue weight on your truck is to load it up like for camping, people and all, throw in the WDH, and weigh it on a CAT Scale. Subtract that from your GVWR and that’s your remaining load capacity. Then on the choice TTs in the ranges you are looking, add 2-300# to the empty tongue weight for a closer to ready to camp value. A non weighing option is to look at GVWR of TTs nearer 75-80% of your tow rating. Then crunch the numbers.
Boomerweps 11/24/20 08:55am Travel Trailers
RE: Propane tank

There are stick on gauges that react to liquid temp differential in the tank so you can have an idea of the tank level.
Boomerweps 11/24/20 08:37am General RVing Issues
RE: It’s the little things! Gravel Pad for my TT!!

I do similar with the pavers. Bonus, less sinking into soft ground. Depending on the gravel depth, it makes for better drainage away from the TT.
Boomerweps 11/23/20 12:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tow Vehicle Rear End Sag

We recently upgraded our tow vehicle, so now the hitch and ball sit much higher than the coupler on the tongue of the trailer (when its level). After hooking it up and putting all the trailer weight on the tow vehicle, and not the jack, the rear end sags. We have a weight distribution hitch, but that doesn't seem to help. What could cause this, and how do we fix it? Thanks-First off, you want to change your WDHitch configuration so its ball sits at the proper level (when unhooked), same height as the trailer tongue when level. For MY hitch, the top of the hitch ball is supposed to be one inch above the inside top of the coupler when the trailer is level and no load on/in the truck.
Boomerweps 11/23/20 12:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: Outback 341RD – Grand Design 3100RD or ???

Can’t answer your question but those tank capacities are odd to me. 52 gallon fresh to fill a 90 grey & 45 black? 60 fresh to fill 76 grey & 38 black? Normally the fresh is 2/3 or over the combined grey & black. Maybe you mixed the fresh & grey?
Boomerweps 11/21/20 08:38am Travel Trailers
RE: 1500 curb weights

My 2015 has a GVWR of 7,600 lbs and a payload of 2015, so I assume the curb weight is the difference? But I'm never sure what they take into consideration for the payload numbers. Known values. Full tank of gas Some include 150# driver. Weight of vehicle when it left the factory. Subtract the above from GVWR. Remainder is factory Load capacity or payload.
Boomerweps 11/16/20 12:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Pro trailer back up assist

Had it two years, haven’t used it yet. Not that I haven’t tried. You have to calibrate your trailer to your vehicle and I haven’t been anywhere straight and fairly level long enough to do so anytime I thought to try it ;( I’ll have to make a special trip to do so to a large open parking lot with my TT. Plus I’ll have to renter the measurement data for the trailer since I flipped the axle. And enter that as a new trailer. Apparently it will not allow editing an existing stored trailer in the memory.
Boomerweps 11/16/20 12:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Any deals?

I bought my 2019 in April 2018.
Boomerweps 11/16/20 12:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Propane Tanks Direction

It seems single tanks are rarely covered. Dual 20s & 30s usually are. Hard covers are made for single 20, dual 20, and dual 30. Soft covers can had for most all. I swapped out my single 20 for a single 30 to avoid the hassle & cost of mounting a new dual mount and gas hardware. Searched and searched for a single 30 hard cover, no joy.
Boomerweps 11/13/20 10:55am Travel Trailers
RE: Curt Betterweigh

Nope. Only went camping once this season ;( Campers winterized and covered.
Boomerweps 11/13/20 10:40am Towing
RE: New tow vehicle-releveling WDH

I towed with a 2008 Explorer and when I bought my 2019 F150, the receiver was under 1” height difference increase in height. I hooked up the WDH with no change on the TT. Trailer was still within an inch of level. Truck specs were within WDH setup specs. THEN I had the TT axle moved from over to under the springs for increased clearance (5.5”). I had to flip the WDH drawbar stinger to up from down. First attempt was one hole low and TT was nose down. It wasn’t too bad, but I decided while I had the borrowed big sockets and wrenches to try that next hole up. Close to perfect as it can be. Been meaning to buy the correct size tools but the WDH is my only use for those. Borrowed from SIL, he tears vehicles apart for demo derby and scrapping and has a full size small tractor and implements. Your WDH manual will list the wrenches needed. Then a tape measure and a very level place are all that is needed. My dealer had a flat level concrete pad that extended out the shop door for TV & TT to set on for WDH setup. Me, I just use the local high school bus lane foe measurements after getting it close at home on my semi level drive ;(
Boomerweps 11/12/20 03:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: Cold Coffee

Cold coffee is why microwaves were invented... ;) When I can’t find my cup, that’s where it is!
Boomerweps 11/09/20 11:34am Around the Campfire
RE: 10/3 Wire split

That is ugly. splice NEEDS to be in a work box. Better yet, can you trace back to where both ends of this wire goes and replace entire length? Might want to consider finding better path to protect the cable from future damage.. X2
Boomerweps 11/07/20 12:12pm Tech Issues
RE: 10/3 Wire split

Installed cabling wire convention does not include ground line. Portable cable wiring does include ground line in the wire count. So it’s 10/2 from the source to the installed jack and 10/3 cable from jack to RV 30amp rated inlet.
Boomerweps 11/07/20 12:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Ford has released their 2021 towing guide

Interesting. TBC now is included with both the 52A & 53C. Reference is made of the 5.0 with Max Tow. 17T a new tow option. Chart says includes Smart tow connector BUT no wiring harness? 5.0 chart jumps from 3.31 to 3.73, no 3.55 listed?
Boomerweps 11/03/20 02:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Surge protector

An EMS protects from high or low voltage (low voltage damages control systems), High or low frequency (also damages electronics and control systems), Miswired and missing grounds. If hot and cold (return) wires are mixed up, that can result in a “skin hot” electrical shock, a dangerous condition. I had a plug in my garage that had no ground, EMS wouldn’t pass power. We camped at an old campground for a second time at a different location during a packed weekend during a high heat index warning. In PA, 108 temps incredible humidity. Everyone’s AC full blast, voltages kept dipping down to 103 vac. My power shut down at 106.
Boomerweps 10/31/20 09:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Should I get a new Tow Vehicle or a Bigger Gas Tank?

If you don’t want the turbo in the Ford, with the 5.0 you can get the 36 gallon tank as a separate option or as part of the Heavy Duty Payload Package (HDPP) which also gives you well over 2000# Load Capacity with a heavy duty axle with 3.73 gears and and extra spring leaf, with towing package. Adding a Factory trailer brake controller before or after purchase (parts just over $100) essentially gives you the Max Tow package without the 3.5EB & mildly upgraded hitch receiver. And Max Tow comes with 3.55.
Boomerweps 10/29/20 10:10am Tow Vehicles
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