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RE: Newbies looking to purchase

Thank you all for all the input. I am extremely handy, to the point that the last time I had a vehicle in the shop was in 2015 to replace an A/C compressor in my Honda. Everything else I do myself, including building furniture (I.e. I can take care of poor workmanship). What I don’t expect to have to deal with is slides getting stuck, or jacks dropping down the highway, etc. Thanks again, all! I think the number of "major" issues that you alluded to above are very few and far between. If you know your way around under the hood and in a woodshop, you'll be able to handle most any RV type repair, IMO. Sorry, not speaking to the best brands as I don't have a Class C, but do have a TC which is quite similar. I'll add that since you're looking at Super Cs which by their expense, I believe the camper portions are all from fairly good quality brands.
Grit dog 06/29/20 02:35pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Tuson electronic trailer sway control

^ Makes sense, I suppose? At least more sense than the other 99.9% of RV travel which generally happens NOT in snowy weather. But then again, I don't understand alot of things. I've towed thousands of miles on snow/ice packed roads and don't ever recall trailer sway starting if one side was on wet and the other side on frozen. I'll keep an eye out for it next winter.
Grit dog 06/29/20 02:30pm Towing
RE: Battery replacements in 2013 Chevy Silverado 2500 Diesel

Look harder. They're both under the hood. Have to take off a support bracket to get at the passenger side one. You can see it in the rear R corner of the engine bay. If you can lift a battery, you can replace them yourself. $100+ labor to pull n plop 2 batteries? No thanks.
Grit dog 06/29/20 02:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 100 watt Solar decision

After dedicating serious time looking around for batteries, I feel like out of accessibility interstate batteries might be the winner. Lots of people don't like shipping batteries, probably because they have heavy lead in them? Anyways, I live in a rural area and even I have a store that's an "interstate dealer" near me. But the terminals look a lil different than all of the other ones I've been looking at, surely they are still compatible with everything. Right? Interstate 6v "Extreme Cycle" Battery And Pianotuna, why are you so interested in getting those SiO2 Batteries? Yup, that's a typical 6V golf car type battery of the size you want. Make sure it fits. Most GC batteries wouldn't fit in my TC compartment due to being too tall. I found Mighty Max 6V that were a bit shorter, they're on Amazon too, bout $200/es
Grit dog 06/29/20 02:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: 100 watt Solar decision

BrettMM, amazon deliver to you? There's literally a half dozen or more different 6V 200ah type batteries on Amazon.
Grit dog 06/29/20 02:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: 15+ F150 - Breakaway Cable anchor?

Hook it to anything but the trailer itself. If the hitch "fails" on your '15+ F150 then you may have bigger issues at that particular moment. I'd guess somewhere around 99.9% of trailers never come un-hitched nor odes the hitch break unexpectedly. And of the 0.01% that do have an issue, 99% of those cases are from the hitch being improperly connected somehow. So if you have your bases covered, there is a 0.00001% chance you'll need the breakaway anyhow.
Grit dog 06/29/20 10:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: 8.1L Muffler Recommendations

And what Hannibal said. Can you stack 2 mufflers side by side? Easy solution for a hard to find part.
Grit dog 06/28/20 11:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: 8.1L Muffler Recommendations

18 years on the orig in NY, truck must be mint and not see much salt! That said, if you plan on keeping it a long time, I'd just pony up the $ for a new exhaust system. The rest of it can't be far behind in rust. If you find the right muffler though, the stainless band clamps work Great. I've got 4 of them in the cobbled together exhaust on our 07. Muffler delete then the cat got removed too. Been solid for many years.
Grit dog 06/28/20 11:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: towing with Subaru Ascent

OP, kudos to you. You're new at towing and have towed your camper, experienced some conditions and appear to be comfortable with how it pulls. Awesome! If you're not concerned with a little wiggle now and then (If you've ever had a trailer uncontrollably away, you'd know it's much differnet. And much worse), you're good to go. Have fun camping. Fwiw, if you have the right tongue weight which it sounds like you do, you don't have to worry much about anything. Your car may be doing sway bar duty that's imperceptible too. Sounds like a nice setup!!
Grit dog 06/28/20 11:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 F250XL 6.2 V8

Why are people scared to let their machines run as intended? The engineers did not give you eight speeds intending the tranny to stay in OD constantly. Small block V-8 are designed to make power above 3500 rpm,why are you scared to let the engine work as designed? I love the sound of my 5.7running up hill in 3rd gear at 3700 rpm. Pulls like a freight train! I agree 100%! Especially the sound of the 5.7L Hemi. I would agree as well but I am concerned that the extra work is harder on a gas engine than a diesel and it also equates to worse mileage. The mileage on this particular truck I was looking at is awful even without towing. It is and it will, however, you'll get plenty of miles out of the 6.2 provided it's not hooked to 14klbs daily and horsewhipped up the Ike. IMO, longevity is not the largest downside to the gasser at all. It's power and fuel mileage. Buy what you want. People were towing the same with MUCH less not more than a couple decades ago, and some still do. But that's not the point. Do you still carry a flip phone, or do you enjoy the features of your IPhone 10? Similar comparison. Spend more, get more. Other than the diesel may not actually cost you more in the long run.
Grit dog 06/28/20 11:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2019 Dodge Durango with tow package? am I making a mistake?

^ You've moved on to vehicles with only slightly larger "ratings" and only slightly longer wheelbases. Yes they will theoretically tow slightly better from a stability point of view, but not significantly. Best of luck car shopping. Anything you pick in your considerations will tug a 6klb trailer smartly.
Grit dog 06/28/20 11:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: What is included in the tow package on 2019 infinity qx80.

Probably not a lot of folks on here using Armadas and QX80s for towing. Why not research the vehicle directly rather than polling the crowd? And if the non to and tow package are advertised with the same towing capacity, the differences are going to be largely convienence related and not capability related.
Grit dog 06/28/20 11:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2002 Ford Diesel 7.4 ??

Yup, mistyped :( 7.3 RWD for city/rural towing in a small business - no heavy TT or 5'er ... just local 50-100 miles per trip few times a week. Hauling equipment. 134K miles on it ... Ad long as you're prepared to keep a 20 year old truck running. Business use, time is money. May be great, may cost you as much as new truck in repairs and downtime.
Grit dog 06/28/20 11:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: Florida Plates; How to Prove We haven't Been There Lately.

I agree with those that understand what's going on and resist or don't believe some of the limitations recently suggested. (I'll not say imposed, because I don't see them being enforced, thank god.) But another consideration is how old are you? The Rona is exponentially worse the older you are. If I was in a differnet age group, id likely have a bit differnet outlook on it. But the main thing is sift thru the bs. Seemingly intelligent people like my inlaws believe that it is dangerous for them to visit friends and family, but they beleive the "extra sanitation" at hotels, casinos and restaurants keeps them safe and they go out regularly. The biggest issue with all of this is stupid people, not the virus itself it seems. Agencies have to model rules and limitations to the least common denominator of intelligence. And that is extra challenging since even "smart" people seem to get dumb when faced with any "situation."
Grit dog 06/28/20 11:21am General RVing Issues
RE: F350 HD DRW mods for 4500# camper

I'm guessing these are theoretical questions and you haven't run the 2 units together yet. Wait til you drove it first, then decide.
Grit dog 06/28/20 11:07am Truck Campers
RE: Turnbuckle ?

I've used both the HJ and TL 'twist to tighten' turnbuckles. . I do find that the square housings on the TL are easier to tighen by hand and I'd always have to resort to using a wrench on the HJ ones. - Mark0. Mark, lube the threads and a toddler could turn them without a wrench. Only time a wrench should be needed is if you're actually tightening the jam nuts. Which I only do if the camper is going to be on the truck for a while. Shorter trips, just hand snug the jam nuts too.
Grit dog 06/28/20 11:05am Truck Campers
RE: Poll: How many 1T TC haulers have no modifications?

^ No, let's not add empirical limitations to this and make it anywhere near useful information.... This poll was just out of boredom or something....idk.
Grit dog 06/28/20 11:00am Truck Campers
RE: Garbage disposal?

Most of the negatives are just inconveniences. But if one doesn't understand that the food and grease will build up and get stuck in the gray tank, not only reducing the gray capacity but the stink of rotting food. I'd rather my gray water "clean the dump hose" after dumping black. But your rv, your rules. It'll work. I just see it as more work to keep up with the garbage disposal. And you'd an only use it where you have convienet/ endless water/dump capabilities.
Grit dog 06/28/20 10:57am Travel Trailers
RE: Newbies looking to purchase

There are "lemons" just like any other type of vehicle. But the "horrors" of a new RV are subjective. That said, friends that buy a lot of new RVs seem to have them back for issues, generally fairly minor stuff. And "issues" are subjective as well. If you're handy, many things will seem like non issues if it only takes you a little bit of effort to fix, whereas if you don't know a Phillips from a torx bit, those "issues" may seem more prolific. I wouldn't let that keep you from buying a new RV.
Grit dog 06/28/20 10:48am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2019 Dodge Durango with tow package? am I making a mistake?

And now we’re into 3/4ton Suburban and Cummins diesels and F250s for a 5500lb trailer...... Some of you are just plain insufferable!
Grit dog 06/28/20 12:57am Tow Vehicles
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