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Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion Today, 07:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By Itchytoe
I have no experience with the F150, so I'll let...

I have no experience with the F150, so I'll let others inform you there.
I'd recommend going with the F250 if you're towing anyway. It's just a better towing platform and will serve you much better...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion Today, 06:48 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,059
Posted By Itchytoe
Okay, if you understand what you're talking...

Okay, if you understand what you're talking about, what's with the completely crazy doom and gloom story about people's eyes watering and going to the ER? If you actually know what you're talking...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion Today, 05:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,470
Posted By Itchytoe
Yes, I am assuming that all roads are paid for...

Yes, I am assuming that all roads are paid for through taxes. That's the only way government entities get money. Public roads are built by local, state, or federal governments, which means they are...
Forum: Powerstroke Engine Forum Today, 02:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,278
Posted By Itchytoe
Just to update those of you who care, which is...

Just to update those of you who care, which is probably nobody, I ended up with an H&S tuner. I thought it went with my previous truck, but I managed to find it in a bag of stuff that I took out...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion Today, 01:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,470
Posted By Itchytoe
I agree with you completely. Toll roads are...

I agree with you completely. Toll roads are often extremely convenient. I just disagree with the idea of taxing people extra just for using certain helpful roads. We already pay taxes to build...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion Today, 01:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By Itchytoe
Yea, TFL Truck publishes some pretty bad info...

Yea, TFL Truck publishes some pretty bad info sometimes. They certainly aren't as infallible as many people think they are. Mythbusters is the same. Most of what they do is good, but they've got...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion Today, 01:17 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,059
Posted By Itchytoe
Okay, slow your roll there snowball. Your tales...

Okay, slow your roll there snowball. Your tales of gloom and doom are just that, made up stories. The EGR is there to reduce NOX emissions. And it's only useful on an idling engine or one under no...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion Today, 12:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By Itchytoe
Well, it's going to get dark and you'll want...

Well, it's going to get dark and you'll want lights, so you are going to need a power cord. Make sure your rig comes with one, or get one to use with it. No way you can function without one.
...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion Yesterday, 11:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 239
Posted By Itchytoe
Once again, I agree with Old-Biscuit. Your issue...

Once again, I agree with Old-Biscuit. Your issue is somewhere on the suction side of your pump. Trace those lines and find the loose or partially open connection. If you have one of those three...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion Yesterday, 11:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 733
Posted By Itchytoe
Quoted because I can't say it any better. Either...

Quoted because I can't say it any better. Either method works well if done properly. If you mess it up, neither method works well. If you're using antifreeze, you have to make sure the solution...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum Yesterday, 10:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,343
Posted By Itchytoe
As a general rule, I agree with you. In the odd...

As a general rule, I agree with you. In the odd times that I do post in a thread and don't have anything to say, I do it because I think it's a topic that should have a decent discussion going, but...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion Yesterday, 06:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By Itchytoe
Your hitch is probably not properly adjusted. ...

Your hitch is probably not properly adjusted. Try tightening and loosening it a little and see which helps make it more stable.
Actually, take your rig to a CAT scale and get your weights first. ...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion Yesterday, 12:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By Itchytoe
I have a table top dishwasher. It's not the...

I have a table top dishwasher. It's not the fastest, but it does a good job. I would be skeptical about a table top close washer and dryer though. I know they make RV model close washers and...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion Yesterday, 12:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,470
Posted By Itchytoe
I try to avoid toll roads. The whole idea of...

I try to avoid toll roads. The whole idea of paying for the privilege of driving on the state's special road is absurd. Tolls get really high when you are towing a trailer or driving a big RV. ...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion Yesterday, 12:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,022
Posted By Itchytoe
Congrats on the relatively simple fix. I've...

Congrats on the relatively simple fix. I've always hated parting with Benjamin, but it's good to know you're back in business.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion Yesterday, 12:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By Itchytoe
RVtrader is a good idea. You can also put adds...

RVtrader is a good idea. You can also put adds in your local newspaper, on social media sites, and possibly even forums like like one that have classified sections. I've never used the classified...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-16-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 683
Posted By Itchytoe
The GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) of the...

The GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) of the trailer is not dependent on the truck's abilities in any way. The OP is asking about towing a trailer that has a GVWR of 10,000 pounds, but weighs...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-16-2019, 01:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 299
Posted By Itchytoe
I remember looking into wheel ratings a couple of...

I remember looking into wheel ratings a couple of years ago. What I found was that, as a general rule, wheels are rated for the highest pressure of a tire that can be mounted on it. If you have a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-15-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,549
Posted By Itchytoe
Yep. I added a second AC to my trailer and power...

Yep. I added a second AC to my trailer and power it through a 20 amp circuit. It runs just fine.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-15-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 683
Posted By Itchytoe
GVWR doesn't matter at all when it comes to...

GVWR doesn't matter at all when it comes to towing. The actual weight of the trailer is what matters. If your trailer weighs less than the tow rating, you'll be fine even from a...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-15-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 733
Posted By Itchytoe
I don't see why using air would be an issue. I'm...

I don't see why using air would be an issue. I'm not familiar with that particular RV, but typically, air isn't a big problem for your water systems. They started out dry at the factory. Besides,...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-15-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 934
Posted By Itchytoe
At 30 feet, you're looking at about 15,000...

At 30 feet, you're looking at about 15,000 pounds. You can do that with a 3500/350 SRW if the TH is a bumper pull. If it's a goose neck TH, you'll need a dually. Like tuffr2 said, you can build...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-15-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,142
Posted By Itchytoe
That looks very much like a scam dealership. I'd...

That looks very much like a scam dealership. I'd be worried about the title. Is it a legit title, or something faked by the dealership? I'd make a stop at the DMV (or your equivalent if it's not...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-15-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 327
Posted By Itchytoe
Spoonsize might be on to something. How many...

Spoonsize might be on to something. How many miles are on your truck, and have you replaced the shocks yet? Factory shocks aren't great, especially for towing. I typically recommend Bilstien...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-14-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 538
Posted By Itchytoe
There really is no right answer. It all depends...

There really is no right answer. It all depends on you and what you want. Let me give you some insight into my choices.


I have a truck and travel trailer. I live in mine full time and don't...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-14-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By Itchytoe
Was one wheel in a hole, or on a bump? I could...

Was one wheel in a hole, or on a bump? I could see twisting the frame causing an issue like what you were experiencing. Other than that, all I can suggest is keeping it greased up so you don't run...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-14-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By Itchytoe
As others have said, a bad wiring job, or bad...

As others have said, a bad wiring job, or bad switch. I'd take it back to them, very carefully, and have them try to figure out what's going on. It's probably something simple.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-14-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 327
Posted By Itchytoe
That's part of your problem. The slow lane is...

That's part of your problem. The slow lane is normally in worse condition than the other lanes due to the large truck traffic that uses it. You are riding in the worst lane possible. Move over to...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-14-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By Itchytoe
If your valve stem turns when you try to unscrew...

If your valve stem turns when you try to unscrew the TPMS sensor, wouldn't it be leaking? I don't see how it could keep a seal if it was loose enough to turn by hand. Or is just the extension...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-14-2019, 01:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By Itchytoe
Someone with S&B in South Dakota

I have an odd request. I'm looking for someone who has a S&B in South Dakota and can send me an electronic copy of their electric bill. All of the account numbers, meter numbers, and your address...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-13-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,144
Posted By Itchytoe
Gary hit the nail on the head. You're actually...

Gary hit the nail on the head. You're actually getting a pretty good price. You're paying right around 62% of MSRP, which is a 38% discount from MSRP. Typically, when people ask about RV pricing,...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-13-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,059
Posted By Itchytoe
1) Currently a 2014 F350 dually. I previously...

1) Currently a 2014 F350 dually. I previously had a 2008 F350 SRW and a 2008 F250. All were diesels.
2) The F250 was 4x2. The F350s were both 4x4.
3) All were autos. Don't misunderstand, I love...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-13-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,724
Posted By Itchytoe
Let me preface this post by saying that I'm...

Let me preface this post by saying that I'm assuming that the OP is building a travel trailer (kinda like what the tiny house people do) out of this trailer. That's how I read the original post so...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-12-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By Itchytoe
I had a PrecisionTemp tankless water heater in a...

I had a PrecisionTemp tankless water heater in a previous RV. It worked great right up until I forgot to drain it during a hard freeze. It just shot water everywhere after that. My only complaint...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-12-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 439
Posted By Itchytoe
I'm averaging 1 spare tire usage per 12 years. ...

I'm averaging 1 spare tire usage per 12 years. One blow out around 2001 on a little car I had just after high school, and a slow leak from unknown source in a pickup truck on I-10 in San Antonio...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-12-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,022
Posted By Itchytoe
If DEF stays in storage and doesn't flow, small...

If DEF stays in storage and doesn't flow, small crystals can form. Sometimes they redissolve, sometimes they don't. Those crystals can hinder flow and give you the symptoms you're seeing. Storage...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-12-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By Itchytoe
Yep, it's easy at CAT scales. When you push the...

Yep, it's easy at CAT scales. When you push the button, they'll ask you if it's your first weigh or a reweigh. Sometimes the speaker isn't too good and they are hard to understand. Then they'll...
Forum: Solo RV'ers 09-12-2019, 12:56 AM
Replies: 1,396
Views: 391,679
Posted By Itchytoe
You kinda just did. Welcome to the solo club.

You kinda just did. Welcome to the solo club.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-11-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 909
Posted By Itchytoe
Insurance and registration aren't factors at all...

Insurance and registration aren't factors at all because neither of them change by driving another 2200 miles. They are literally unchanged therefore not a factor. Depreciation is also not a...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-11-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 909
Posted By Itchytoe
I don't mean to single you out, but that's a...

I don't mean to single you out, but that's a common myth. It makes assumptions that simply aren't true for RVers. It's based on only driving 15,000 miles a year, trading in your vehicle every 5...
Forum: New Member Check-In 09-10-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 205
Posted By Itchytoe
I used an F250 for a long time. You can do a lot...

I used an F250 for a long time. You can do a lot with them. Don't worry about asking noob questions. That's what forums are for. Besides, if we kicked people out for asking noob questions, nobody...
Forum: New Member Check-In 09-10-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 863
Posted By Itchytoe
I've done my share of 1,000+ mile days. It's a...

I've done my share of 1,000+ mile days. It's a long day, but definitely possible. I try to stay under 750 miles in a day now for personal trips. Work is a different story. I'll still do 1,000...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-10-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 909
Posted By Itchytoe
I purchased my current travel trailer from a...

I purchased my current travel trailer from a place in Iowa. In fact, it was just down the road from that big I-80 truck stop. I lived in southern Louisiana at the time. Took a full day to drive up...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-10-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By Itchytoe
Rig is in my signature. 7800 pounds loaded, 1000...

Rig is in my signature. 7800 pounds loaded, 1000 pound tongue weight. I've made a few modifications to it though so it's not stock.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-10-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,724
Posted By Itchytoe
Physics. It's physically impossible for a...

Physics. It's physically impossible for a trailer to tow properly with a front axle forward of the center of gravity.


I would talk to your CC company. Them refusing to provide a trailer to...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-10-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,724
Posted By Itchytoe
They don't need a scale to establish the...

They don't need a scale to establish the trailer's weight ratings. The axles they used have ratings from the manufacturer. If they used two 5,000 pound axles, the GVWR of the trailer would be close...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-10-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By Itchytoe
Well, yes it does technically mean that the...

Well, yes it does technically mean that the system is leaking somewhere. In order for the line to lose pressure, something has to come out. That doesn't mean you need to worry though. First, I'd...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-09-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By Itchytoe
It's not just the two of you, unless it's just...

It's not just the two of you, unless it's just the three of us. It's been acting funny lately for me too.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-09-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 934
Posted By Itchytoe
40 feet long? Yea, you want a DRW, crew cab,...

40 feet long? Yea, you want a DRW, crew cab, long bed, diesel truck. I have an F350 with Ford's 6.7L. It's been great and has towed about 8,000 miles since June. I've gone from southern Texas, to...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-09-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,698
Posted By Itchytoe
There aren't any high quality travel trailers, or...

There aren't any high quality travel trailers, or 5th wheels, available anywhere. The most common complaint you will find is about poor quality. It's a direct result of people wanting cheaper...
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