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RE: Ram and Chevy MPG Test Part 2

^ Yup, and u can roll coal!! Double win! I'll admit to short shifting passing a few others while towing up mountains. What is so cool about "rolling coal"? I know what it is I just don't get it. Nothing is cool except in their own minds. Probably the same ilk that put huge semi stacks through their bed cause they think they have a 'real' truck. I've never found a ram that I couldn't catch after someone rolled coal on me. And that includes my wr250 single cylinder motorcycle.
eflyersteve 02/20/19 09:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Portable RV GPS.....Recommendations?

Happy with my phone and Google maps. Accepts voice commands ('hey Google, is there a cracker barrel along my route?') and re-routes me based on real time traffic conditions. I can see this being an issue for those without a cell phone though.
eflyersteve 02/13/19 03:44pm Technology Corner
RE: Orlando to Fort Meyers to Fort Lauderdale - repair shops?

Wonder if transmission issues are related to the clutch release slave/master cylinder? Perhaps it simply needs to have air bled from the system. Certainly can make it hard/impossible to shift until you stomp it a few times since the clutch would fully disengage given enough air in the lines. I've had it happen to me before. Unless he installed the wrong transmission fluid. I suppose that could cause some drag/coupling until things warm up. Good luck. I'd try a dealership. Sometimes the prices for service can be quite reasonable and they usually get it right or make it right.
eflyersteve 01/31/19 04:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: FCA Emissions Scandal Settlement

He posted a link about them having to pay a settlement for cheating emissions qualifications. Not sure how any of that is on the OP?
eflyersteve 01/14/19 09:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Engine replacement . Ecoboost and GM 5.3

Maybe for a race series short block and some additional work, but I suspect there is more to it than just a short block swap at that price. Or maybe that mechanic has to buy some metric wrenches to work on it so jacked up the price? :)
eflyersteve 01/10/19 05:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ecoboost 3.5 Towing MPG Sucks

With that size TT you should look at the f-150 3.0 diesel. But what I don't understand is where are all the guys that claim to be making 12/13 mpg towing a 32' 10K# TT with their Eco Boost at? Dump the EB and get the baby diesel if you want fuel mileage. I made 24 mpg coming home for Knoxville running 85 mph average. Try that in a EB. Don With current diesel vs gas costs, the Ecoboost would have been cheaper per mile to operate on fuel costs alone. Do the math.
eflyersteve 01/08/19 06:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: smaller roof AC

Have you tried running the generator with eco mode off when trying to start your a/c? My 2000watt inverter generator will only start my 13,500 when not in eco mode. Good luck!
eflyersteve 12/29/18 06:53am Tech Issues
RE: DirecTV HD Charge

Wife and I dumped satellite years ago when I put together a spreadsheet of our 'must have' shows and found that most can be purchased in complete seasons for less than we were paying for 3 months of sattelite. I know it doesn't answer the OP's question, but we certainly don't miss satellite at all and you can take your shows with you. Just need to shift your viewing time to coincide with the season releases.
eflyersteve 12/13/18 03:24pm Technology Corner
RE: GM SUV Quality opinions wanted. Maybe expedition ecoboost.

I'd avoid any of the active fuel management stuff on the GM models - or if it's not failed yet, have it turned off.
eflyersteve 12/12/18 03:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Educate me on hotspot data usage...

What you'll probably find is that you get 50gig and then the possibility of being deproritized (essentially, your data will be slowed) if the tower is congested. Depending on where you are, this may never happen. I use tmobile and at&t in rural areas and almost always go over my Max, but have never been slowed yet.
eflyersteve 11/24/18 06:39am Technology Corner
RE: 3/4 ton gasser gas mileage?

Turd? Is that a typo or was that on purpose? Kind of a **** thing to say about someones truck for no reason if was the later. Common slang term for Tundra. Most any Tundra owner will understand Hmmm. News to me. I never heard the owners I know or any of the fiends and family that build them here in SA call them that. Carry on then. For what it's worth, it's the TRD (Toyota Racing Division) packages that are referred to as 'turd' But no, it's not slang for tundra or Tacoma.
eflyersteve 11/17/18 02:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Setting Up Husky Centerline TS

Thanks for the reply. I installed per the instructions, hitched up appx. 4600lb trailer and pulled it to the first campground about 100 miles from the dealer. The tilt adjustment bolt had worked it's way lose (I watched the guy at the RV lot tighten things but I didn't recall him tightening the jamb nut). Even though it wasn't touching, the hitch never moved so the conical washers were doing their job! Tightened the bolt and jamb nut and towed it another 300 miles without any issues. Sway was non-existent. Other than being a little sluggish, it pulls really well. Very happy with the hitch so far.
eflyersteve 10/15/18 08:25am Towing
RE: What do you love about your TT?

We searched for a while for a good small couples trailer. We settled on a Coachmen Freedom Express 204RD. We didn't want the added maintenance of a slide, we wanted aluminum construction, fiberglass and as little wood used in areas that might see moisture and rot. We actually go pick it up tomorrow so I can't say for sure it is our dream trailer, but we like that it is small yet still has a separation of the bedroom (with full sized queen bed). We like our movies and videos even when traveling and it has provisions for TVs in the bedroom and the dining area. Good luck on your search. I suggest that you look at a lot and don't rush into anything. If you are buying new, don't be shy to make an offer and save some bucks.
eflyersteve 10/11/18 01:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: Balancing Trailer Tires - yes or no

The ones I am familiar with look to have a weight welded to them to balance them. My latest trailer tires I purchased were supposed to get balanced but they didn't. This was after I pointed out that they installed the wrong tires. I gave up and went on without them getting balanced. This was a flatbed trailer that is used for short haul. I certainly will have my travel trailers balanced. Even if just for reduction in vibration. Doesn't matter to me if the rest of the rotating assembly is balanced or not (I can't believe that it wouldn't be), adding more imbalance is never a good idea.
eflyersteve 10/11/18 01:13pm Travel Trailers
Setting Up Husky Centerline TS

I'm installing a Husky Centerline TS hitch with 800-1200lb bars. For those that have assembled and set up their own - did you feel the need to install the extra shims on the top bolt between the hitch 'head' and the shank? The instructions call for shims on the bottom (took 2 on one side and 1 on the other) but not the top. However there is an equal gap at the top that is taking a lot of force on the top cinch bolt to close up. Thanks for any insight you guys want to share. We are heading out to pick up our new 2019 Freedom Express 204RD tomorrow. The dealer is installing the trailer side of things and perhaps they will have an opinion. Torque on those bolts are spec'd to 380lb-ft and I don't ant to have to take them off too often :)
eflyersteve 10/11/18 01:05pm Towing
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