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RE: I 15 weather/road conditions “App

In PA, it’s called 511PA. I thought I saw similar for several other states. It maps out PENNDOT known road conditions, even shows where the snowplows are. Good for summer road construction, too.
Boomerweps 01/29/23 05:47am General RVing Issues
RE: Old truck, new look…

GREAT looking truck. Are you going to help him realign his bumpers? They both look misaligned. It’s a proper three man job. 2 to hold the bumper correctly in place and one to tighten the bolts.
Boomerweps 01/23/23 10:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: RV Gear Pro Shipping

Any tongue jack should fit.
Boomerweps 01/22/23 10:59am Travel Trailers
RE: Unable to identify model of trailer

First thing is look for water leaks. If it has water leaks, then you may find significant rot of any wood members. It doesn't take long once leaks start. That might determine if you proceed, or just scrap it. May be just the picture angles, but the structure looks somewhat twisted. Looks like flat tires on the right side to me. Yes, do Not sink a dime into that trailer until you get it titled. There may be a "salvage" title option for an abandoned trailer if you run out of regular options. I like the overall design of that trailer except it appears to have a low ceiling based on the door pictured. Less wind resistance going down the road, looking on the brighter side ;)
Boomerweps 01/18/23 09:29am Travel Trailers
RE: Should I Buy The Dealer's Hitch

Here's a little more information for you... The reason I stepped up from the F150 (Eco-boost) to a F250 (6.0) was because I noticed the receiver hitch was distorting from hauling the heavy trailer (1400 lbs. tongue weigh). Crawling under the truck for a close inspection I noticed the hitch was stamped with a 1000 lbs. hitch/10,000 gorss capacity (class 4 I think). I traded in the truck for the F250 with the same trim level. After 10K of towing I noticed that hitch with (2-1/2" reviver) was also distorting. On close inspection it was also stamped with the same rating, it just looked beefier. The F350 has done a much better job towing, but it's equipped with B&W 30K Gooseball. The receiver hitch only gets used for the smaller trailers and I suspect it is the same class 4 hitch, which is fine. I STRONGLY suspect the 1000# TW/10000# towing on the F150 was the “ with a weight distributing Hitch” value and the F250 same value was for the weight carrying tow stats.
Boomerweps 01/15/23 07:47am Towing
RE: Should I Buy The Dealer's Hitch

If you get the F250, you will not need a weight distributing Hitch. If you get the F150, you will need a weight distributing Hitch. Ford requires a WDH for the F150 at tongue weights over 500# and tow weights over 5K#. There was an online seller a couple years back that was selling the Husky Centerline WDH for about $300 and it can be had with various ratings up to 1200# TW, 12K# tow. Noisy on tight right angle turns from the bars sliding on their brackets. Part of the friction needed for sway control. I like mine but it’s the only one I’ve owned. If you go the F150 route, get the Max Tow (53C) for the reinforced hitch & a thicker frame. 9000# towing with an F150 is doable, but I kinda concur with the other poster who said 7500# is the F150’s comfortable tow limit. Above that is more work. And really crappy gas mileage. Towing usually makes for crappy gas mileage but pushing the upper limits is worse. Anecdotal evidence here and at related sites is you’ll get 6-9mpg with 9K# towed by an F150. So the choice is also, better non towing mileage with the F150 or bettering towing mileage with the F250. At 9000#, you’ll likely need the 2&5/16”? ball. Yes, you need big balls! Sometimes the RV dealer will have used WDHs from upgrade trade-ins, ask about those. Mine was, and they installed it for $300 total (& they did it perfectly) I downloaded the manual and watched YouTubes on it. I didn’t have to reset it going from my 2008 Explorer to my 2019 F150 but did have to after moving the trailer axle from above to below the springs for a near 5” clearance gain.
Boomerweps 01/13/23 11:28am Towing
RE: Armada to Pull 33' Lightweight TT

I would not push the weight limits of the Armada. That is a FIFTEEN year old vehicle that is now going to start towing a heavy load. Yes, it was built to pull and Tow a set weight limit but things are worn in from your driving in the previous years. Now you're going to put it under different strains and stresses.
Boomerweps 01/09/23 01:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How much of rise on front of truck acceptable when hitched?

Concur with Gooma and Bobbo. Sounds like I’m talking baby-speak ;)
Boomerweps 11/27/22 07:42am Travel Trailers
RE: Locked Out...Sorta

If it's like our Cougar, the 2 doors have different keys... Same with my Wolf Pup, different doors, different keys.
Boomerweps 11/24/22 08:44am General RVing Issues
RE: Ordered new Goodyear Endurance & New GC battery install

Of course, the price posted was each tire. While you might have saved a little going through Amazon, the peace of mind of a local, non shipping return on large, heavy items is priceless. I bought my replacements in April this year from WalWart.com but bumped them up to 215 vice 205. Make sure you install metal valve stems if you are planing on increasing the air pressure in them to max. Or adding on an external TPMS.
Boomerweps 10/06/22 09:55am Travel Trailers
RE: WDH needed?

Air bags would do the trick, SumoSprings would also as a one and done, nothing further to mess with. RAS is an option. WDH isn’t needed. The front rising is a result of the rear drop. I added SumoSprings to my F150 for towing without a WDH, IF I can watch the tongue weight keeping it near or under the 500# factory limit. The combo tows my 4K# TT pretty level but I still encountered a tiny wagging feeling on the interstate at 65mph. I have a decent WDH and will use it for interstate travel but with the SumoSprings, sag is minimal & I don’t need theWDH ON local or country roads driving 55mph. “Cue Sammy Hagar”
Boomerweps 09/04/22 08:13am Towing
RE: Simple and inexpensive roof vent modification (Vent Covers)

Even with the vent cover, my vent lid got brittle and cracked in 4 years. Yes, the TT is covered for winter. So I replaced the whole cover. Cheapest on Amazon was about $22 each but I found a twofer for $30 so now I have a spare ;) Replacement is black, I like it dark to sleep. Between that black cover and my reflectix window covers, nap time is much easier! I think I have the same MaxxAir cover as you, it went from white to yellow in two years. I took it off & spray painted it white again. Couldn’t get well around the vent filter, though ;( You really should replace that stock fan with a full size one. Then you can really move some air.
Boomerweps 09/04/22 08:00am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Best leveler for travel trailer?

I’ve become a fan of the Lego like Lynx Levelers. They have flat tops you can add that I most often use to link two blocks for a wider single level base. They also have locking wheel chocks you can install and back up against, held in place partly by the wheel weight on the block base. I still carry a lot of wood blocks for my attached & extra stabilizers. I’ve had to use them and the Lynx blocks to build first and second steps on hill side lots. Granted, my TT is only a 4K# GVWR.
Boomerweps 09/02/22 10:14am Travel Trailers
RE: towing hitch for new trailer

Don’t have one but it seems the lightest and easiest to adjust is the Anderson. I have a Husky Centerline TS and it works great but is sometimes noisy and heavy for me. And I’m a young whipper-snapper at 67!
Boomerweps 09/01/22 10:28am Travel Trailers
RE: Unbraked trailer, towing limitations

It is taking a bit of miles to "seat" the new brake shoes to the drums. These are auto adjust brakes, and they adjust when you back up and stop. Drum brake shoes still need to be initially adjusted so they just barely drag on the brake drum. The brake shoes will not self adjust easily if they have insufficient contact with the drum. My first car had drum brakes and I was DIY for everything I could.
Boomerweps 08/28/22 01:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Unbraked trailer, towing limitations

……. …. …….. The F150 for example Has a unbraked limit of 1500 lbs. Where did you find this information? I have looked thru my manuals and cannot find anything addressing this. Not questioning you. Just curious where to find it. Ford F-150 owner’s manual. For 2019 on page 311, “Separate functioning brake systems are required for safe control of towed vehicles and trailers weighing more than 1500 pounds (680 kg) when loaded”. NOTE the word REQUIRED, not recommended. There are clear differences between these words, similar to shall and should. Yes, looking at the source material, somebody’s reading comprehension is suspect. This is a manufacturer’s requirement, not a legal one.
Boomerweps 08/25/22 11:05am Tow Vehicles
RE: Unbraked trailer, towing limitations

Wow! Completely unaware of Ford requiring trailer brakes for 1500#. Found it in the owners manual. I do have a chart of states requiring trailer brakes at what weight. (Unable to post pics here). Most states have a 3000# limit, a few less (the usual nanny states), a few more. I had a enclosed cargo trailer that was legally limited to GVWR 2990# because it had no brakes, even though it had a 3500# axle in PA. As was mentioned, electrical trailer brake assembles can be had for $200 or less a wheel. A little wiring and proper 7 pin plug w/o labor will be well under $500. I’ve seen that it’s easier and for not much more cost to buy a whole brake assembly vice replacement shoes on a trailer. If I had known the ease and cost of adding brakes, that cargo trailer would have got them.
Boomerweps 08/24/22 10:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: Well I'll be dipped!

Click on the offending persons name on the left side of their post and in the drop down click Block This Member Thanks for the quicker way to block posters. Much faster than going to the user cp and typing in names.
Boomerweps 08/19/22 09:47am General RVing Issues
RE: Tow Packages on 2015 to 2020 F150 5.0 L

Fords F150 has a 'MAX TOW" option; Available on XL, XLT, LARIAT, King Ranch®, and Platinum models. • • • • Class IV trailer hitch receiver This is probably the big give away ! Less that MAX TOW have Class III receivers ! Actually, it is marked Class III/IV on the hitch with the Towing Package because it is rated for over 10000# with a WDH. The Max Tow hitch has a higher rating but is still marked Class III/IV. Hitch stickers are on the bottom of the hitch. Just because the truck has a receiver hitch doesn’t mean it has the Max or normal tow package. Ford also optioned a Class III/IV receiver hitch and wiring package, standard with Lariats & above. Limited to 7000# or so, year dependent.
Boomerweps 08/16/22 12:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How to find tow rating of an F150?

I'm shopping for a used F150. Can someone please explain the easiest method of finding the actual tow rating for an individual truck? I know I can find the axle ratio and payload capacity on the door jamb sticker. That's as far as I've gotten. Thanks. Axle ratio is not on the door sticker. Yes, it is. It is a letter code on the federally mandated sticker. Letter codes are listed in the owner’s manual.
Boomerweps 08/15/22 09:42am Tow Vehicles
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