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RE: Torque Wrench for WD Hitch nylock nuts

Amazon has 3/4" 600# wrench for about $200. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08543L2DY/ref=sspa_dk_detail_2?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B08543L2DY&pd_rd_w=sume4&pf_rd_p=7d37a48b-2b1a-4373-8c1a-bdcc5da66be9&pd_rd_wg=12mlN&pf_rd_r=BXAWZ48A38ZFSH32KGHG&pd_rd_r=a1ed5e59-104f-4233-81e7-a73b3fa6f0cd&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUE5NUk4RFZTUzVNQzAmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTAyMTgxMjYyQk1QV1JQSVE4QTFaJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAyODMxNzUxSDc5S1UzRUg2OTRPJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfZGV0YWlsJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ== Really not a bad price overall for this tool. If it can be used as a breaker bar as well, then it's 2 tools in one. Highest Ft Lb of TQ I need currently is 165, so I have a Kolbalt TQ wrench which is under seat of truck. 1/2' Battery impact to remove lug nuts from Harbor Freight not too far from TQ wrench.
ACZL 10/26/20 02:26am Towing
RE: Found a unicorn

If Dunkin' Donuts has sit down seating, I'll meet up w/ ya at the one on S Bay Road and buy ya a cup of Joe and donut and say Congrats in person and talk trucks/RV's. If not, how about Price Chopper by Lowes?
ACZL 10/25/20 07:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: comfortable ride in an one ton dually??

You could try one of these:Air ride seat I watched the company video, but one thing I didn't see was the seats ability to oscillate. Do you know if it does? Some like it, some don't. In my semi, I like cuz it takes the jarring out of the ride IMO.
ACZL 10/25/20 07:08am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Torque Wrench for WD Hitch nylock nuts

Ask folks at a Ryder/Penske shop or the like. If all else fails, Snap-On or MAC tools. How about a semi tire service shop as well.
ACZL 10/25/20 07:05am Towing
RE: Breakaway cable replacement

What drsteve said/suggested
ACZL 10/23/20 01:09am Towing
RE: Bangor Maine to Burlington Vermont via. rt 2

To add a couple places to see along w/ Drew's list are: Ben & Jerry's/Waterberry, Von Trapp Lodge/near Stowe, Vermont Teddy Bear/Shelburne (or just below Sherburne Museum). Best to see these 3 w/o the RV although Teddy bear will accommodate it.
ACZL 10/22/20 02:41am Roads and Routes
RE: Dualie vs SRW benefits?

I was at/over the limits on my '15 F350 SRW SB, CC, 4x4, 6.7 with current RV in sig. While it towed it w/ ease, just had this nagging feeling in pit of my stomach about certain overages. Year after we bought the RV, decided to go to FL for summer vaykay and this was the straw that broke the camels back. Sodespite how much I really liked the '15 SRW, bought a '17 F350 DRW, CC, 4x4, 6.7 and what a difference in towing. For all the reasons already stated plus the fact that the DW said she felt more comfy when she had to drive so I could catch some sleep. A true downside to the DRW is driving in snow. Simply put, they stink even w/ 1200# of tube sand over rear axle. I have managed to navigate drive-thrus, but they still are tight. Parking can be a bit cumbersome, but again, manage it. No car washes in my part can accommodate a DRW, so washing is all Armstrong. Do I wish I had a SRW? For everyday errands/bopping around and wintertime, YES. But it's not going to happen, so I adjust and live w/ it. Towing the RV (Pin 3700, dry 14,000, total max 16,000), makes life a lot more enjoyable. The 2020 Is a totally different truck than your 2015 was. I believe there is a significant difference in the suspension of the 2020 vs my ‘17 . As well, even though I don’t feel I need the benefit of a long box, the long box will tow nicer than a short box. I just took a gander at Ford's '20 towing info and despite a 350 w/ the 12,400 pkg, it's cargo capacity is only 3751 lbs. In my case w/a pin of 3700, doesn't leave a whole lotta room for extra stuff. When I had the '15, it scaled out at 12,350 on truck w/ trailer so already over the 11,500 rating for that model year and if I went by the 12,400 rating (long box which I wouldn't want, but that's a different thing), I'd still be right on the border line. Yes I'm sure the newest trucks all have higher tow ratings, but when it comes to SRW and CCC, IMO, not a whole lotta wiggle room with a. pin of 3700 or close to it.
ACZL 10/20/20 09:44am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dualie vs SRW benefits?

I was at/over the limits on my '15 F350 SRW SB, CC, 4x4, 6.7 with current RV in sig. While it towed it w/ ease, just had this nagging feeling in pit of my stomach about certain overages. Year after we bought the RV, decided to go to FL for summer vaykay and this was the straw that broke the camels back. Sodespite how much I really liked the '15 SRW, bought a '17 F350 DRW, CC, 4x4, 6.7 and what a difference in towing. For all the reasons already stated plus the fact that the DW said she felt more comfy when she had to drive so I could catch some sleep. A true downside to the DRW is driving in snow. Simply put, they stink even w/ 1200# of tube sand over rear axle. I have managed to navigate drive-thrus, but they still are tight. Parking can be a bit cumbersome, but again, manage it. No car washes in my part can accommodate a DRW, so washing is all Armstrong. Do I wish I had a SRW? For everyday errands/bopping around and wintertime, YES. But it's not going to happen, so I adjust and live w/ it. Towing the RV (Pin 3700, dry 14,000, total max 16,000), makes life a lot more enjoyable.
ACZL 10/19/20 08:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rut Roh....Water heater bypass valve kaput?

Since you have the lines off an easy way to check for the check valve is to stick a screw driver in the top connection of the water heater. If it hits something solid the check valve is there. If you only have one valve the check valve needs to be there and be operating to winterize. See this video Replace RV check valve Will the check valve be on the hot water line or cold? I removed the cold one only and didn't find one as I mentioned above. Sadly, because I am in a rush situation, I had to do the Camco temp bypass line (attaches to both hot/cold lines to water tank). Was able to get the rig filled w/ antifreeze yet not hot water tank. Did rinse it out good as it did have AF in it. Put everything back together and "mouse proofed" it so it's all set to go tmrw into storage barn. I will however, have to take things back apart in spring to re-do what I did this week. Upon doing so, I will take more time on water tank to check for valves and replace in need be.
ACZL 10/15/20 11:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rut Roh....Water heater bypass valve kaput?

Hike, sorry for the late reply as I tore apart all the access panels and id remove the cold water line and did not find a valve you mentioned, just a fitting the line connects to which also crews into the tank. Course the dang thing is on back side of heater, so could not get a real good looksie . Sad part is, I'm kinda under the gun to get things done as it's supposed to be going into storage this Fri. At the very least, I did see where Camco markets a product where you disconnect both lines at water heater, attached the bypass line to each water line and......WOHLAA, a temp bypass.
ACZL 10/14/20 01:15am Fifth-Wheels
Watkins Glen KOA

So we stayed here over this past w/e and overall had a good time. Weather was nice, chilly a couple of times, but colors and fire made up for it. Pretty much full house. What was interesting was that when we inquired as to what the rates were in area we have stayed in before over same timeframe and where were were at this w/e. We were thinking perhaps next year at another CG (basically 1/2 price, FH and a threaded sewer cap this KOA doesn't have any). So we ask about the site we were on already and was told that it was already reserved for same time next year! Struck us odd that you would think that current "renters" of site would've had 1st dibs for next year.
ACZL 10/12/20 03:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Headlights aiming up when towing?

LED headlights only add to the problem.
ACZL 10/12/20 03:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Curious: difference between a WD hitch and Hensley Arrow

DW & I both agree a bigger truck should be had, but guess that isn't in the cards anytime soon. So I guess to make up for it, they are looking into the HA, hence this topic.
ACZL 10/12/20 03:31pm Towing
Rut Roh....Water heater bypass valve kaput?

So went to winterize this afternoon and wouldn't ya know it, the water heater bypass valve wasn't bypassing cuz antifreeze was going into heater! UGH! Doing some research, it's one of those Thetford 90* red handled valves which don't seem to have a seller reputation. Seems to be a HOT commodity cuz no-one has one. If I strike out tomorrow, may just jerry rig a temp bypass so I can get it done, cuz she's supposed to be going into storage by end of week. Any suggestions otherwise?
ACZL 10/12/20 03:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: B&W Companion

I have it's lil bro, Patriot 18k non slide rail and absolutely love it! Bought it new in spring of '17, on it's 2nd truck.
ACZL 10/06/20 11:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2017 Ford dually tire valve stems access help please.

The ones you need are from Borg AKA Your Tire Supply. Dually Kit They will look like this. The valve stems for Duallys. I have a set from another vendor that was the original maker of them and have been on my Class C for over 10 years with no leaks or problems. You can Check the pressure on all tires in a matter of minutes. Valve stems These are for Ford's E chassis dualies.
ACZL 10/05/20 02:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: Trying to figure out best 5th wheel? Advice appreciated

Great information-thank you Trying to narrow down to : outdoors rv 27rks, Montana HC -295rl and maybe GD Refection 260rd My gut tells me for our needs Outdoors is the best, but my wife does not like the interior colors. So it might be Montana HC and 34 ft - Have learned a lot on all the posts. Jim First of all, "if Momma ain't happy, nobody will be happy" Get what fits your needs the most/best. Not one that you say "Eh, we can ,make it work" You will NEVER be happy w/ that decision. Try to locate the ones you are interested in and go look at them. Both you and the Mrs each have your own notepads and jot down the make/model of each coach you go in. Then w/o looking at each others pad while going thru the coach, write down what you liked/disliked. Then when all done looking at coached, create a spread sheet and compare your notes then. Guarantee you'll come up w/a coach you'll both agree on. As for tow vehicles, the newest of trucks all have high ratings compared to even those from 10 years ago. While a 3/4 ton sounds like a lot of truck, as others have said, you have to know what it's actual cargo capacity is. Some weigh in close to 8,000 w/o anyone/anything on it and it's GVW maybe only 10,000-11,000.....only leaves you 2-3k of cargo. If you can, get a 1 ton (any of the 3 will do) SRW for anything under a trailer max weight of 15,000. Some will argue w/ me on this one, but better to err on side of caution rather than what GM, Ford or Ram say. If sticking w/ a gas engine and new truck, consider the Ford and their new 7.3. If diesel, any will do and each have the pluses and minuses.Yes we do pick on each other a lot on here and and all have our own preferences, but bottom line is we all will give you solid advice.
ACZL 10/05/20 02:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New and confused

Lots of good advice OP and seeing that you're more interested in a used vehicle, then I'll agree too that a 3/4 ton van should be had. They are out there. Used CC pick-ups are not as large as say '17 and up are. Tho a Forde guy, the Mega cab is HUGE inside, but as OP said, they have 3 little ones and a dog, so the dog would end up on floor or in crate in bed of truck as one poster said if truck is a CC. So OP, do a used 3/4 ton van search unless you see the need to have a pick up for other things. Also, plan for several years down the road as vehicles prices are going nuts, your needs and all. On a personal note here, we bought a '15 F350 CC SRW in Dec of '14 thinking no problem as it had high tow numbers across the board. 2 years later we upgraded RV (in sig) and now we are at max and then some with weights. She did ok 1st year ('15 F350) and I really liked the truck. Come '18 vaykay plans to FL in summer time. Knowing we were over on tire capacity on the '15, had this nagging/gut feeling that wouldn't go away. So ended up getting a '17 F350 DRW. She tows like a dream, wife is more comfy driving / the RV while I catch a nap. Do I like the DRW? For towing yes. Would I like a SRW instead, yes---especially in winter. Pocketbook only goes so far and while the newest of trucks all have higher ratings, the weight of the RV is dictating type of truck and to feel safe in. Like I said, the '15 did well but it was up against all the ratings for it. If a tire blew on it at Hiway speed and the weight she had..........YEE HAW ! Being wise on the yeehaw haw. Wife does well when she's driving/towing and for her to say she feels better w/ the DRW while towing, well that says it all and now feel better about going/getting the DRW. Just something to think about.
ACZL 10/02/20 07:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: New and confused

Lots of good advice OP and seeing that you're more interested in a used vehicle, then I'll agree too that a 3/4 ton van should be had. They are out there. Used CC pick-ups are not as large as say '17 and up are. Tho a Forde guy, the Mega cab is HUGE inside, but as OP said, they have 3 little ones and a dog, so the dog would end up on floor or in crate in bed of truck as one poster said if truck is a CC. So OP, do a used 3/4 ton van search unless you see the need to have a pick up for other things. Also, plan for several years down the road as vehicles prices are going nuts, your needs and all. On a personal note here, we bought a '15 F350 CC SRW in Dec of '14 thinking no problem as it had high tow numbers across the board. 2 years later we upgraded RV (in sig) and now we are at max and then some with weights. She did ok 1st year ('15 F350) and I really liked the truck. Come '18 vaykay plans to FL in summer time. Knowing we were over on tire capacity on the '15, had this nagging/gut feeling that wouldn't go away. So ended up getting a '17 F350 DRW. She tows like a dream, wife is more comfy driving / the RV while I catch a nap. Do I like the DRW? For towing yes. Would I like a SRW instead, yes---especially in winter. Pocketbook only goes so far and while the newest of trucks all have higher ratings, the weight of the RV is dictating type of truck and to feel safe in. Like I said, the '15 did well but it was up against all the ratings for it. If a tire blew on it at Hiway speed and the weight she had..........YEE HAW ! Being wise on the yeehaw haw. Wife does well when she's driving/towing and for her to say she feels better w/ the DRW while towing, well that says it all and now feel better about going/getting the DRW. Just something to think about.
ACZL 10/02/20 07:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: Alliance 5th Wheels

I'm on the Alliance Facebook thing and many are buying them and it seems they are having quite a bit of QC issues which Alliance is taking care of, but given all the hype, there shouldn't be any to begin with. I do like some of the ideas they have, haven't seen 1 in person yet and not a floorpan that triggers my finger. We recently had our DD and 3mo old grandson w/ us for a week in 5er in sig and it's surprising as to how fast a 41' RV becomes cramped. Got the DW and I to thinking perhaps about a toy hauler. Here again, although Alliance has 3 TH plans, nothing appealing. Do like their idea on the Azdel walls and different material for ramp door (more waterproof??). One thing that kinda stinks is that Alliance doesn't offer slide toppers upon manufacture. Instead it's a dealer install item.
ACZL 10/02/20 07:19am Fifth-Wheels
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