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RE: I Winterized ............. but then this happened.

I don't recall where I read that Vasoline was suggested by Dometic--it was on a prior trailer. It could have been in the installation instructions for the replacement seal. It's just an easy thing to try, and readily available.
lenr 12/29/21 06:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: I Winterized ............. but then this happened.

Put on plastic gloves and wipe Vasoline all over the seal. This is approved and recommended by Dometic. Dometic is also an easy seal change.
lenr 12/28/21 04:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: Are chips coming available?

Ford and Toyota in particular were also hit by a fire at the chip factory that they depended on (Japan I think). That factory did come back on line this last summer, but the sales backlog will take a while to work out. The whole "just in time" auto assembly business is based on parts constantly arriving on time. Ya, it's inexpensive. Ford revenues are only down 5%--amazing. Remember GM's Saturn startup? The original concept was that customers would go into the dealer and order the exact car that they wanted receiving it a few weeks later. Well, that's now how Ford Super Duty purchasing works, except that it's more than a few weeks.
lenr 12/15/21 07:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: The RV Demand Continues

So, it's clear that the RV dealer demand continues. Our Camping World dealer is plugged to over-flowing with units. My favorite dealer who is a zero hassle, wholesale price, dealer can't keep more than 10 units on the lot. He usually has 200 at this time. So, I agree with the above that dealers are reacting to the 2020 demand in their factory orders. It's capitalism--they get to take a guess at being right or wrong. One more year may show a little settling out in the RV industry. As said, not only Thor's competitors are thrilled at the Airxcel acquisition, but as a satisfied Coleman customer, and a dissatisfied Dometic (prior) customer, I'm a little jaded as well.
lenr 12/14/21 09:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: Additional fuel carrying capacity on pickup

Re-reading my 2012 Super Duty brochure, only the the long bed Super cab and crew cab diesel trucks got 37.5 gallon tanks; all other diesel combinations got 26 gallons; and, all the gas trucks got 35 gallon tanks. I believe those were the configurations from 2011 through 2017 when all the diesel tanks got larger. On a long day we would end up stopping for fuel 2 to 3 times at the one fourth point of 18 to 19 gallons. After switching up to a larger fifth wheel and getting tired of stopping that many times a day, we had a Ford dealer replace the OEM tank with a Titan 50 gallon tank. Already having a short bed we didn't want to give up the bed space. We love it! We only stop once a day (or not at all) with the big tank. The Ford dealer changed the truck programing so the fuel gauge and the miles to empty work correctly. It's a hoot to see 689 miles to empty when we're not towing and the mpg are higher.
lenr 12/05/21 04:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ford Gas 6.2 vs 7.3

Hate when I make a mistake: above post should have said "TorqueShift-G transmission which is a beefed up F-150 6 speed", not 10 speed. Thanks for not flaming me. Yes, as stated in the 3/15/21 Super Duty Order Guide, all 6.2 6 speed combinations, even in a 350 dually, use the -G transmission. While that's all you can get in a 250, a 6.2 in a 350 (SRW or DRW) comes with the choice of 6 speed -G or 10 speed. The 7.3 only comes with 10 speed. If I were the OP towing 13K twice a year, I would absolutely get the F-350, 10 speed, 3.73 since it is rated for about 4,000 lb. more towing than the 6.2. The 7.3 with 10 speed would likely get close to the same mileage as a 6.2 6 speed (and there are reports as such on line.)
lenr 11/28/21 12:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford Gas 6.2 vs 7.3

For exact axle availability download the Ford Super Duty Order Guide and Tow Ratings. As I read it the 3.55 axle is available only in an F-250 7.3 10 speed. All other gas engine combinations are 3.73/4.30. In an F-350 the 6.2 is available with 6 or 10 speed, but in the F-250, only the 6 speed is offered. Also, noteworthy is that the all the 6 speed combinations are the TorqueShift-G transmission which is a beefed up F-150 10 speed; not the 6R140 used behind the larger engines in earlier years. If it were my money I would definitely get the 7.3 (only comes with a 10 speed) with its great, flat, torque curve and a 3.73 axle (tow rating of 16,000 lb.) in an F-350 (for a VIN sticker and springs rated for the higher weight.)
lenr 11/27/21 07:02pm Tow Vehicles
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