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Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-18-2020, 11:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By LanceKeys
Whatís your payload? Your not thinking of pulling...

Whatís your payload? Your not thinking of pulling that with a half ton are you? Have you loaded up your family ready to camp and gone by the scales? Diesel or gas?

Just kidding, nice rig enjoy it!
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-15-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By LanceKeys
Your front axle is the same loaded or not and...

Your front axle is the same loaded or not and your rear axle got heavier. Your probably just fine. Drive it down the road and see how it does. If it pulls good, find something else to worry about. ...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-02-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,350
Posted By LanceKeys
I have towed with a 4 speed standard, a 5 speed...

I have towed with a 4 speed standard, a 5 speed standard, a six speed standard, a 4 speed automatic and a six speed automatic. We currently own a ten speed automatic, but I have not towed with it. I...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-01-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,086
Posted By LanceKeys
It might also help if you speed up so you are not...

It might also help if you speed up so you are not being passed so much. On a long drive, you can usually get your speed about right where you just fall in line with the semi trucks and just cruise...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-16-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 819
Posted By LanceKeys
You really canít answer that question without a...

You really canít answer that question without a trip to the scales. You should just load it however is most convenient for you to get to the stuff that you are storing.
Unless you load it really...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-13-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,975
Posted By LanceKeys
Our expedition has 4 or 5 settings, I usually...

Our expedition has 4 or 5 settings, I usually keep it on the longest distance. Still not enough for me. When the road goes off into the horizon, why do you need to be following someone within a few...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-13-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,975
Posted By LanceKeys
You are correct about the adaptive cruise. If the...

You are correct about the adaptive cruise. If the person in front speeds up, you speed up, till you get to your set point. It will actually come to a complete stop if the person in front of you...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-01-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 13,524
Posted By LanceKeys
Ok, so do the messaging seats just vibrate, or do...

Ok, so do the messaging seats just vibrate, or do they have rollers or something in there?
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-29-2020, 01:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,101
Posted By LanceKeys
If you want a little more power, changing your...

If you want a little more power, changing your gears to 4.10 will help. If it were me, Iíd just keep on truckin the way you have it. If the motor goes out and you really like the truck, Iím sure a...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-27-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,079
Posted By LanceKeys
If you were quoted $1200 to install a turnover...

If you were quoted $1200 to install a turnover ball, I sure hope that included the price of the hitch, even then I think the install price would be too high. If your handy with wrenches, and a tape...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-26-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 742
Posted By LanceKeys
For the occasional camping trip, would it be...

For the occasional camping trip, would it be possible to just rent a tow vehicle? Then you could have your fancy grocery getter SUV for daily driving and rent a truck big enough to do the job when...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-26-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 14,518
Posted By LanceKeys
Also remember that one personís idea of a truck...

Also remember that one personís idea of a truck ďstrugglingĒ to pull a load is different than another. Your neighbor with the boat may think it struggles because it will not hold 6th gear going 85mph...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-21-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 949
Posted By LanceKeys
I think these concerns and comments come from the...

I think these concerns and comments come from the old fifth wheel to gooseneck conversions, which were known on the internet to cause frame damage. The new setups such as the gen y and goosebox...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-20-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By LanceKeys
I agree, dump the black tank. If your fresh...

I agree, dump the black tank. If your fresh water tank is in front of the axles, fill it all the way up. Make sure your truck tires are at max cold PSI per the sidewall on the tire.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-19-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 447
Posted By LanceKeys
I have an Andersen Ultimate in my short bed F250,...

I have an Andersen Ultimate in my short bed F250, no issues, great hitch.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-19-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,169
Posted By LanceKeys
Many in the video had too much weight behind the...

Many in the video had too much weight behind the rear axle. Nose heavy is best.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-12-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By LanceKeys
Also, I donít have any kind of extension as...

Also, I donít have any kind of extension as mentioned by smokeywren. Just their standard hitch. Iím not sure if I can go a full 90 degrees, but I can get very close, close enough where I donít think...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-11-2020, 11:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By LanceKeys
I have a 6.5’ bed and the AUH. No issues.

I have a 6.5’ bed and the AUH. No issues.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-11-2020, 11:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By LanceKeys
That tire difference will make a 1% error in your...

That tire difference will make a 1% error in your speedometer. About 0.5 mph at 65mph.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-07-2020, 11:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 475
Posted By LanceKeys
No kidding! I went looking for a switch for my...

No kidding! I went looking for a switch for my seat, noticed the hitch when I was walking by. They were about to close, so I came back the next day and got the hitch and rear bumper (mine was...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-05-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By LanceKeys
Yeah, something I could have done for sure. But I...

Yeah, something I could have done for sure. But I had already wasted a day of very limited vacation. It was very difficult for me to admit defeat and call for help.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-05-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By LanceKeys
I wasnít clear, the axle housing is what was...

I wasnít clear, the axle housing is what was damaged, yes axles would have been easy, just a few bolts.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-05-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By LanceKeys
2001 F250 7.3 300,000 miles... Pulled into...

2001 F250 7.3 300,000 miles...

Pulled into campground at Estes Park CO, campground manager asked if my truck was leaking oil, I told him a drop every now and then. He pointed under my truck and...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 07-04-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By LanceKeys
Harbor freight has a good selection of bottle...

Harbor freight has a good selection of bottle jacks.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-04-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 475
Posted By LanceKeys
Roy, your correct, but the systems we are talking...

Roy, your correct, but the systems we are talking about do not have the downsides of the old conversions from fifth wheel to gooseneck.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-04-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 475
Posted By LanceKeys
I have the B&W and Andersen ultimate combination,...

I have the B&W and Andersen ultimate combination, works very well. I would also look into the Reese goosebox to be used in place of the Andersen Ultimate. You gain an air shock between the trailer...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-27-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,309
Posted By LanceKeys
A weight distribution hitch and trailer brakes...

A weight distribution hitch and trailer brakes will make a lot of difference. Is 60mph a concern because of lack of power or sway?
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-23-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 657
Posted By LanceKeys
There is a good RV museum in Amarillo at...

There is a good RV museum in Amarillo at Jacksiesmore traveland (probably spelled it wrong). The construction isnít too bad. Sounds like you have a good route planned.

I live in Amarillo, so if...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-22-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,220
Posted By LanceKeys
Can you swap it over to a diesel? I know they...

Can you swap it over to a diesel? I know they made diesel vans.
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 06-22-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By LanceKeys
Can you move the j hook connector from the old...

Can you move the j hook connector from the old blades to the new ones?
Forum: Vintage RV's 06-22-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 433
Posted By LanceKeys
Do you have a clamp on amp meter? That would tell...

Do you have a clamp on amp meter? That would tell you if you are pulling too many amps. Check all of your connections and make sure they are tight and corrosion free. Has anything else been added to...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-22-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,070
Posted By LanceKeys
I have never been able to make a trailer skid on...

I have never been able to make a trailer skid on dry pavement either. I currently have an older model and I can turn it up to the point where it feels like the trailer is stopping the truck, which is...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-22-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,061
Posted By LanceKeys
I donít see why the truck on the trailer isnít...

I donít see why the truck on the trailer isnít further back. It would still be overloaded, but you might as well let the trailer axles do a little bit more of the heavy lifting.
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 06-14-2020, 11:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By LanceKeys
20-35 mph

20-35 mph
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-12-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By LanceKeys
Another idea would be to buy the rattle can bed...

Another idea would be to buy the rattle can bed liner spray paint and paint that on the bottom of the hitch. Not sure how well it would work, but it would be a cheap experiment and may work just...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-08-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By LanceKeys
Iíve towed in much higher winds with a larger...

Iíve towed in much higher winds with a larger trailer than that. It sounds like you know what you are doing since you had the smarts to grab your trailer brakes. I bet if you get that hitch you can...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 06-05-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By LanceKeys
Less than 28’ with a 2500 diesel. You will enjoy...

Less than 28’ with a 2500 diesel. You will enjoy that combination. Small enough to camp in most spots, big enough to have some space, and that truck will pull it like it’s not even there.

I...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-05-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,592
Posted By LanceKeys
You will be close to maxed out on paper. I would...

You will be close to maxed out on paper. I would suggest that you get it hitched up and go camping somewhere close and just see how it does. While your out with your truck and trailer, stop by the...
Forum: Pop Up, Tent Trailer and Teardrop Topics 06-05-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 483
Posted By LanceKeys
My first pop up I bought for $175 and had a lot...

My first pop up I bought for $175 and had a lot of good camping trips in it. Did some work to it and fixed a few things while I had it and sold it for $700 to a father and son who were wanting to do...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-05-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,860
Posted By LanceKeys
My wife and I have gotten good at getting the...

My wife and I have gotten good at getting the trailer where it needs to go. Usually drama free.

Then last night we were looking at places to camp and talking about past trips. I brought up one...
Forum: Just Conversation 05-26-2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,115
Posted By LanceKeys
I drive a 1968 VW beetle or a 1973 VW thing. I...

I drive a 1968 VW beetle or a 1973 VW thing. I get the same thing. I have a lot of people honk at me, I donít quite understand that, but I usually just return their waves and move along.
Forum: Just Conversation 05-26-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 512
Posted By LanceKeys
For sure a hydraulic jack and a four way, make...

For sure a hydraulic jack and a four way, make sure the jack will fit under your rig with a flat tire. Extra wire and fuses. Extra bulbs. A big hammer, cordless drill and screws, bailing wire.

If...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-26-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,994
Posted By LanceKeys
Go for it. Very common to see that set up here.

Go for it. Very common to see that set up here.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 05-26-2020, 12:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By LanceKeys
You might also be able to just pull the battery...

You might also be able to just pull the battery out of your RV and use that to jump start your tow vehicle.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 05-25-2020, 12:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By LanceKeys
The real question is: How does it tow? Your...

The real question is: How does it tow? Your weights look just fine, if it tows good, use it just like you have it.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 05-22-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By LanceKeys
What pivot points are you referring to? Iím not...

What pivot points are you referring to? Iím not sure how to answer your question.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 05-05-2020, 12:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 737
Posted By LanceKeys
I did not know this, good to know.

I did not know this, good to know.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 05-04-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By LanceKeys
If you are as new as you say you are, I would buy...

If you are as new as you say you are, I would buy something used, small and cheap. You donít want to buy new, get way upside down on your loan and realize you donít like it. If you shop around used...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 04-30-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 737
Posted By LanceKeys
I have the Andersen and I really like it. If I...

I have the Andersen and I really like it. If I were to do it all over again, I would really consider the goosebox. I donít think you can go wrong with either one.

An advantage of the Andersen...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 04-19-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,550
Posted By LanceKeys
There a LOT of people that do that here in Texas....

There a LOT of people that do that here in Texas. Just make sure your rig is up to the task and hit the road!
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