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RE: Advice to reduce truck camper sway (2018 Ram 2500)

Give Deaver Springs in Santa Ana a call.
noteven 02/09/21 12:11pm Truck Campers
RE: New Ford 7.3 Gas

jefe 4x4 - thanks for the info
noteven 02/08/21 10:26am Truck Campers
RE: Car and Driver pickup pull

The heaviest truck pulled the sled the farthest .... who knew!
noteven 02/07/21 03:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Maiden Voyage wanted to check on RPM's and Gears in 17 F-150

It sounds "normal" to me. The Boss 6.2 engine in my 6 spd F-350 shifts to direct (4th) when it needs to pull. It runs at 3500 or less rpm 95% of the time in rolling land carrying a 3200lbs full height truck camper while towing a 4500lbs enclosed barn trailer. I usually lock out 6th - tow speed of 60 - 65mph is easy to maintain in 5th and 4th without the constant shifting in and out of 6th. It is happier on 91 gas vs 87 when towing. If it wants to downshift to frantic mode I select manual mode and hold gears without running the engine to the red line. Manual mode is available with cruise control on - it's a nice feature.
noteven 02/07/21 08:41am Towing
RE: Outdoors habit...

noteven 01/28/21 06:16am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Ford 6.2 gas vs 7.3 gas highway gas milage

Anyone have real world HIGHWAY gas milage figures for a Ford Super Duty with about 3000lbs of truck camper in the bed? I’m specifically wondering about 2017-2021 F250 and F350 trucks with the 6.2 gas and new 7.3 gas engines. Reading online I see claims of similar or maybe only 1mpg less with the new 7.3 gas engine, but what about in the real world? (I know they have their place, but not interested Diesel numbers) My 2012 6.2 gas flatbed 4x4 Fordor Ford at 100000 miles does 8-10 mpUSgal campering and 14-15 mpUSgal bob tail. Towing a 16 x 8-1/2ft tandem enclosed doesn't change it much except when the crosswind blows. Then 7 is totally achievable.
noteven 01/28/21 06:04am Truck Campers
RE: tire rim weight rating

Hands up - who has seen a 2500-4500 250-450 series pickup or cab and chassis truck with a structural wheel failure on the side of the road in the last 31 years? Loose wheel nuts/bolts wheel fall off does not count for this survey...
noteven 01/26/21 10:21am Truck Campers
RE: Tearing down an RV safely

Bob ?????? Gotta have fun! Lockdown fever.... :B:B My ??? is supposed to be :B x 5.
noteven 01/22/21 11:38am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: TFL Truck tests Ford Raptor vs Ram TRX towing on I-70

I’m thinking the engine controls will protect the engine from thermal damages.
noteven 01/22/21 11:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: Supercharged 7.3 gasohol F-250 4x4 towing 15K trailer etc

Having ran huffers on a couple of old tech built for towing 454/460 one ton drw trucks in commercial service in the '70s heat was a engine killer. This is 40+ year newer tech but I would like to see a actual towing test up the IKe and see how the belt driven huffer and other mods deals with excess heat through the engine/tranny. See what actual temps are like working heavy rather than a drag race. I was wondering the same, was thinking that motor would really heat up from a long hard pull. With that much power it should easily complete a "full pull" with the 15K trailer up the Ike (60 mph the whole way) but could the cooling system exchange that much heat? And it would be fun to snicker at the abysmal mpg. The engine will only use as much fuel as needed to do the work. Take a look at the TFL video of the Ram TRX (700hp ?) and the Ford Raptor (EcoBoost) on I70 with the same trailers at the same time. The mpg was surprising. It’s only a guess but it wouldn’t surprise me if the programming can be set to protect the engine from a pilot trying to tow 15k at 94mph up a 10mile 8% grade.
noteven 01/22/21 11:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: Just a little road trip....

That video is cool Gary.
noteven 01/21/21 05:23pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Crashed trailer

I thought it was worth a look because of the lack of the usual debris field and the way the body did not explode.
noteven 01/21/21 04:17pm Travel Trailers
Crashed trailer

Not mine but definitely a Dang it! moment
noteven 01/20/21 03:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tearing down an RV safely

what is the purpose of taking it apart?
noteven 01/20/21 03:25pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Helping a very new TC owner with a truck decision

Short bed or long bed the camper center of gravity will be the same in relation to the rear axle. Bed length differences are between the axle and the back of cab. Length behind the axle is the same. I use the gap for storage. I hear the "looks police" don't like it which is of course why they can rig their own campers however they like.
noteven 01/20/21 03:22pm Truck Campers
Supercharged 7.3 gasohol F-250 4x4 towing 15K trailer etc

TFL Truck is invited by 5 Star tuning to test supercharged 7.3 F two fitty. Dyno runs, 0-60mph, 15000lbs trailer towing... TFL tests 5 Star F-250
noteven 01/20/21 03:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Thermostat Question

Thank you pianotuna
noteven 01/19/21 05:45pm Tech Issues
RE: New Thermostat Question

pianotuna - can you say the make and model of your window fan and post a picture? My base camp trailer is a Roughneck. 2x40K btu furnaces, spray foam insulated "basement" all plumbing except tanks above the floor in the heated envelope. Very winter capable with 2 furnaces "except" only one furnace delivers heated air to the tanks compartment under the floor. So if the main furnace goes down there is no way to force warm air downstairs to the tanks while a fix is done. Either furnace will heat the trailer unless it is cold out - below -30C. NRALIFR - I place a remote thermometer in the coldest area of the tanks compartment in the above trailer. The temp there cycles with the main furnace's cycles - but I would like pianotuna's fan setup in the return for that "main" furnace. thanks
noteven 01/19/21 08:08am Tech Issues
RE: DYI Electric brakes

Adjust electric drum brakes every. 2k miles, even if the mfgr says they are self adjusting. We have poor experience with self adjusters . Have a helper apply the brakes in the tow, its better than pulling the pin on the breakaway switch. use a V/A meter to insure application at each wheel. Volts and amps. Undersize or poor connections in wiring will still show voltage but not the amperage to fully engage the brake. 12 v dc needs a fat wire with strong connections to carry the current to those magnets. Simplest method to verify brakes are working is to use a compass. with the brakes engaged, the north needle will lock onto that wheels magnet. I held my iPhone up to the wheel and the compass did nuthin'... Just kidding - using a compass is a great tip thanks.
noteven 01/19/21 07:57am Fifth-Wheels
TFL Truck tests Ford Raptor vs Ram TRX towing on I-70

2 - turbo/supercharged engines vs "Ike Gauntlet" TFL Truck Raptor vs TRX
noteven 01/19/21 07:53am Tow Vehicles
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