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RE: Any new developments in hitches?

A tow vehicle that doesn’t need “sway control” or weight distribution, pintle hitche, and a good memory. Remember how many turns of the jack to reset trailer for hitching, Back it with the jaw open till you crash into the eye. Raise the jack, close the jaw, connect chains and electric, hop in and drive off. Every time I get in a fight with a ball hitch I claim I’m going to switch the fleet to pintles.
noteven 07/14/20 10:20am Travel Trailers
RE: Pet Peeves long road trip

noteven 07/13/20 01:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Pet Peeves long road trip

You opened the, I will step thru. I have a lifetime of professional driving and as time went on, dealing with accidents became a much more dollar driven science. It went from...who was at fault to...was it preventable. And there...right there, is the defining view. Was it preventable. one wins. what if you are in the right? The injuries sustained can change your life. Will change your life. Without a long winded lecture that no one is going to read...try see an upcoming situation. You are in the right. But..a potential accident is now in view. If you get off the go pedal..if you move over..if you throw on the 4-ways...if you take action to prevent, never mind being 'right'. Look what you gain. One of the tings is less anger. Less frustration. Taking control of a situation is key. You can do that, by driving to prevent. A 4 way know what happens, right? 3 or 4 vehicles all get there at the same time...let them go thru. Control the intersection. Control the outcome. Same same traffic circles...control the environment. You win. Gary Haupt VERY good advice. And drivers, there IS a 'doctrine of last clear chance', and YOU could be charged with an accident if you do not do everything in your power to avoid it. Check with your insurer (not your agent, but your insurer) or an attorney friend of yours if you think I'm blowing smoke. I cannot quote the law itself but in AB west Canada it is an offense to not attempt to avoid a collision.
noteven 07/12/20 06:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: 350/3500 trucks, engine weight gas vs diesel

My Cummins with manual trans 3500 is a way better off roader than my 6.2 gasohol F-350 6spd auto.
noteven 07/11/20 10:44pm Truck Campers
Achates opposed piston engines

Ya I know they are never going to happen, (see Cummins military engines) won’t work, battery electric will take over first, etc etc But it would be fun to have one of these to enjoy the distinctive sound of a turbo-supercharged 2 cycle engine... Achates powered F-150
noteven 07/10/20 12:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone Towing With a 3.0L Powerstroke?

Fast Lane Truck testing F-150 diesel towing - "Ike Gauntlet!"
noteven 07/10/20 08:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: aluminum flat bed

Hillsboro decks have a bolt in B&W hitch mount feature.
noteven 07/09/20 05:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: People sure are getting petty with their park reviews

As the Great Yogi Berra said, “Internet reviews are 80% bull and the other half’s made up.”
noteven 07/08/20 05:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: Foam air filter disintegrating, clogging carb, alternatives?

Is the foam filter supposed to be oiled? Have a look see in the manual...
noteven 07/02/20 06:27am Tech Issues
RE: Motorcycle Towing

Take a look at various loader systems / setups for hauling bike in pickups.
noteven 07/01/20 05:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: F350 HD DRW mods for 4500# camper

Wait... wait... I can think of one mod. If the door latches are the same black plastic as a low miles 2009 Ranger and a pretty low miles for the age 2012 F-3fitty in my fleet, you want to carry a small tin of motorcycle chain lube, the spray type with the bit of wax in it, to spray them squawking Ford door catches once a month or so. Shuts them right up on warshboard dirt roads and other busted surfaces.
noteven 06/29/20 05:44pm Truck Campers
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Annyways GPS auto steering is the best thing ever on 6 - 10 mph farm equipment.Don't worry that will be next... Elon should be able to get those running at 15 to 30 mph ;) Cmon. How cool would that be. A tractor going through a cornfield at 30 mph. Woohoo. :) Google "plow racing Sweden".... We have a neighbour with ze German Fendt tractors. 60km/hr 40mph in road gear. Some field operations are done at 12-15mph on dryland grain farms - harrows, high speed discs, spraying. But THE BEST application for grain farming auto steering is the self propelled windrower aka "swather". I'm still not sure I'd buy a truck from a company that names it after a trailer, and talks about bobtail 0-60 times to the fanpeople woo hoo'ing at the intro event. Mr. Musk & co. will figure it out and come up with something more business like than "Semi"
noteven 06/29/20 05:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F350 HD DRW mods for 4500# camper

Recommend driving it stock for 20,000-30,000 miles with the camper before selecting mods.
noteven 06/28/20 04:17pm Truck Campers
RE: Poll: How many 1T TC haulers have no modifications?

Top tip: post what your camper is and what non-modified truck you haul it on.
noteven 06/28/20 04:12pm Truck Campers
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

I have served time in the commercial truck industry. I am not sure about a company that names the tractor (truck equipped as a complete vehicle from the factory with 5th wheel designed to pull semi trailers) "Semi" which is what the trailer that needs landing gear when uncoupled is, not the tractor... "Semi" is recognized in the heavy truck industry as a colloquial term used by people not familiar with heavy trucks. Like called a 40,000 tonne container vessel a "boat". When they begin to market straight trucks (trucks that are not complete vehicles leaving the factory intended to have a second stage upfitter body installed to make it a "complete vehicle") will they be called "Dumps" or "Mixers" or "Van" or "Temperature controlled van" or "Vacuum" or "Refuse Packer" or "Wrecker" or "Tanker" or "Flatbed" or .... I guess if you call something what it is not long enough propaganda proves it will become "truth". But then again I'm using a computer on which you click the "Start" button to shut it down... Annyways GPS auto steering is the best thing ever on 6 - 10 mph farm equipment.
noteven 06/28/20 11:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: 5.9 Cummins Diesel Towing capacity

I have 16" Bridgestone R250's on the 3 axle toyhauler speed rated 99mph. The 5.9 hummin Cummins has a time getting them going to max. I run throttle at max. I run tire psi's at max. I run weight at max +/-. I just need to get speed to max and it will be perfect. Signed, Max
noteven 06/28/20 11:24am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Poll: How many 1T TC haulers have no modifications?

2012 F-350 cab and chassis model, SRW 4WD, 18” wheels Toyo M55 tires, 6,2 gasohol, light aluminum flatbed. Cirrus 820. No mods. Edit: Cab and chassis F-350's have different rear suspension than won ton pickups. Stacked leaf packs vs long taper leaf. 3000lbs camper and overload leaf just touches. Stock wheels, tire size, shocks all round.
noteven 06/27/20 04:17am Truck Campers
RE: 5.9 Cummins Diesel Towing capacity

The cooling system in a pickup truck ginerally limits the engine to full power output for a 20% ish duty cycle at stock output settings. If you have an old school manual trans you want to settle in and pull long grades in a gear at a rpm the engine will accelerate from part throttle, not cane it for all its worth then try grabbing a gear then nope downshift and cane it some more... A modern pickup with auto trans should protect itself from unskilled drivers that don't know how to get a heavy vehicle up a long grade with analog controls. vs a class 8 truck which has a 100% throttle on the rug duty cycle if you want.
noteven 06/25/20 07:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: UPDATED - Ran over Gator

Tires have been flying to pieces since way waaay back. Truck cruising speeds are higher due to everything having to happen in a Big Hurry, Roads are clogged with vehicles so when the tread (aka "thread" on flies off due to heat failure, no place for the following traffic to swerve and avoid even if nose is not in phone screen...
noteven 06/25/20 07:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: The one thing I hate working on is...

British fuse chart :B
noteven 06/25/20 07:04pm Tech Issues
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