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RE: Half ton towing

My neighbor has a Ford F150 with the ecoboost engine and pulls a Cougar 29' fifth wheel with it. The truck has the heavy duty payload package along with LT tires in lieu of the P-metric tires. He said it also has heavy duty brakes compared to the standard truck. Pulls and stops the trailer very well, according to him. I have seen him on some hills when we camped together and he has no problem keeping up with traffic. Seems to have good stopping power also. I wouldn't want to do it but he has no issues, as of yet. Curly
Curly2001 09/19/20 09:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bed rail clearance

From what I have experienced is it also depends on how much side to side movement your hitch head allows you. I had a Reese 15K which was quite limited when it came to side to side motion and when the dealership set up the trailer, it only had about 4 inches of clearance on the rails. Never hit the bed rails because the motion was limited. I purchased a new truck and hitch, (Curt A16) and was very surprised at all the side to side movement this new hitch has and set up the clearance to almost 6 inches for the bed rails. Curly
Curly2001 09/19/20 09:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Total outdoor flame device ban Oregon SP

We are just coming back from the Oregon coast and it is more than terrible there with all the smoke, fires, and road closures. The air is so dense with smoke you can't breathe and many of the older campers have left early due to that. At noon a couple of days ago at Seal Rock, the sky went totally crimson red, smoke filled the air, and all the lights in the park came on. It was light midnight there all afternoon. We made it to northern Cal today and it is filled with smoke. Hopefully we can head south and get to some cleaner air around Sacramento. Two weeks ago we were in Denver with temps in the 90's and this week it snowed. It has been a very bizarre vacation for sure this year. Best to all! Curly
Curly2001 09/10/20 10:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Lippert electric slide out dead

Will check it out. Thanks Curly
Curly2001 09/06/20 11:04am Tech Issues
RE: Lippert electric slide out dead

If I test the circuit breakers as shown in the photo above, should they all show voltage to them? One lug is copper colored and the other is silver. Not sure if they are providing power to the slide out though. Would there be a breaker in the small box under the slide out? Getting dry enough here to look there this afternoon. Thanks Curly
Curly2001 09/06/20 09:16am Tech Issues
RE: Lippert electric slide out dead

It is an electric slide, rack and pinion.
Curly2001 09/05/20 02:00pm Tech Issues
Lippert electric slide out dead

Have been traveling for over a week and got to our new campsite and found no power to the slide out. Checked fuses and the wiring that I could see and no power. Had to manually crank out the slide. Not sure what to check or if there are other fuses to check in that system. Any ideas would be appreciated. Does anyone know if Lippert uses any circuit breakers that need to be reset? I see an electrical box under the slide but it has been raining and have not had a chance to open it. Thanks, Curly
Curly2001 09/05/20 11:59am Tech Issues
RE: EMS/Surge Protection or.... TPMS???

I was traveling through Denver a few days ago and the TST tire monitor went off while we were on a back road heading towards a campsite. Found a nail in the right rear tire not yet flat thanks to the system. I would not have known about that tire until it was ruined without that system. Was able to stop and change out tires while just needing a patch instead of a new tire. I think both systems have much merit but for me, the tire system was beneficial at this time. Will look at power monitors/surge protectors down the road. Curly
Curly2001 09/05/20 10:10am Tech Issues
RE: Tire air pressure question

Thanks so much all for the response. I think I have been doing it I won't say wrong but with too much air on the fronts. I have been running 80 psi in the fronts as well as the rears when towing. I have also only been getting about 35,000 miles on a set of Michelin LTX load range E tires. This truck has Transforce on it so I will try running them at 65 psi front and 80 psi in the rears. I know the Transforce tires and kind of a mixed bag with respect to mileage and wear. Thanks again, Curly
Curly2001 08/21/20 03:23pm Tow Vehicles
Tire air pressure question

I have a 2019 Chevy 2500HD that shows on the yellow sticker on the door, air pressure is 80 psi for the rear and 60 psi for the fronts as max air pressue. Should I tow with these or do I need to inflate the fronts higher? Thank you, Curly
Curly2001 08/21/20 09:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: What to use to level trailer while parked

Thanks for the suggestions all. I really appreciate it! Curly
Curly2001 08/17/20 07:20am Fifth-Wheels
RE: What to use to level trailer while parked

Just have the standard front jacks and rear stabs. Nothing fancy, darn it.
Curly2001 08/16/20 01:53pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What to use to level trailer while parked

The newer truck is taller than the old one. Still looking at ways to remedy that either by correct track or trying adjust with the pin box. I am about 2 inches higher in the front than the back but if I leave it hooked up I am about 2/3 or so of a bubble high. I realize I can also unhitch which I may do if I don't get it level. I just didn't know if boards were the answer or if the plastic blocks would work as well. Curly
Curly2001 08/16/20 10:29am Fifth-Wheels
What to use to level trailer while parked

Looking at a quick trip to see some family soon. Have a 5th wheel that runs a couple of inches high in the front so if we pull over for the night and don't want to unhook, we need to level the trailer in the rear a few inches. Any suggestions on what to use? Thinking of either getting boards or the plastic blocks. Thanks, Curly
Curly2001 08/16/20 10:07am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Oregon State Parks to add surcharge

I think the term for that is the "Ben Dover" non-resident charge. Curly
Curly2001 08/08/20 04:52pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Horrible customer service

The new motto is "We're not happy until you're not happy" Curly
Curly2001 08/08/20 04:46pm Beginning RVing
RE: Hughes 30 amp surge protector

Thanks for your input. I appreciate your help. Curly
Curly2001 08/07/20 06:46am Tech Issues
RE: Hughes 30 amp surge protector

Thanks everyone for your input! Curly
Curly2001 08/05/20 04:55pm Tech Issues
Hughes 30 amp surge protector

Hey all, Just curious to see who has tried the Hughes 30 amp bluetooth surge protector? I am looking for one with a slight limited budget but still would like some protection. Thanks, Curly
Curly2001 08/05/20 09:30am Tech Issues
RE: Expert Towing Advice

What I would look at is the width of the trailer versus the width of the truck. You don't think it is a big deal but it really is. You will need some big mirrors and when you look back at the trailer, you will be surprised at how much wider it is than your truck. It will push you down hills even if you try and go slow. You will struggle going up some hills and probably get frustrated with the whole deal. I towed a 19' Wilderness with a S-10 Blazer with the 4.3 V6 and would never do it again. The mass of the trailer against the truck just didn't work. Good luck with your decision. Curly
Curly2001 08/04/20 11:55am Travel Trailers
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