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Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-04-2022, 09:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 921
Posted By nicky8668
I think 5er made a difference, at least the...

I think 5er made a difference, at least the weight is right above the axle, which is much more stable than bumper pulled trailers. And I believe Silverado rear suspension is much stiffer than the...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-04-2022, 09:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 964
Posted By nicky8668
I seeÖ..if people do this in where I live...

I seeÖ..if people do this in where I live (central PA), they will be kicked out by the station staff.

There were a couple of kids got banned from the only gas station in the town because they...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-04-2022, 07:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 921
Posted By nicky8668
My friend had an ecodiesel ram1500. His trailer...

My friend had an ecodiesel ram1500. His trailer is GD imagine 2400BH, I think it’s like 6500 lbs wet a bit shy of 30 ft? Maybe shorter. He said it’s ok power wise. But the truck isn’t heavy enough to...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-03-2022, 04:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,518
Posted By nicky8668
This is VERY IMPORTANT if you tow with the...

This is VERY IMPORTANT if you tow with the 4Runner with WDH! (Your candidate trailers suggest WDH may not be necessary).

DO NOT use any WDH if you have the OEM crossmember bolted hitch receiver!...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-03-2022, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,564
Posted By nicky8668
Yes. Wdh bars transfer tongue weight to truck...

Yes. Wdh bars transfer tongue weight to truck front axle and trailer axles. Putting too much tension on those bars could destabilize the trailer.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-02-2022, 05:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,153
Posted By nicky8668
My truck is similar to yours except it has 7.3...

My truck is similar to yours except it has 7.3 and 3.55 rear. My payload is 2995 lbs. I guess yours will be pretty close. Maybe 1-200 lbs more since it’s a 6.2 and 6 speed.
Btw, forgot about the...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-01-2022, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By nicky8668
As long as you donít plan to use the bed as a...

As long as you donít plan to use the bed as a work truck. I highly recommend Peragon. I had it for a year and half. No issue at all and itís very secure. Most people donít know to to get it open even...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-01-2022, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 964
Posted By nicky8668
Virginia fellows, is this the VA norm?

I just came back from a trip from Pennsylvania to Florida and back. We had no problem at any gas stations the entire way, including some metro areas like Baltimore, Savanah, Jacksonville, and...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-02-2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,156
Posted By nicky8668
Iím not talking about those two hypothetical...

Iím not talking about those two hypothetical dudes one can or the other one canít afford a new trucks every year. It could be only one guy with two financial options, he can choose to have new truck...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-01-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,103
Posted By nicky8668
1. Truck: 2020 F250 CCSB 7.3L gasser 10SPD 3.55...

1. Truck: 2020 F250 CCSB 7.3L gasser 10SPD 3.55 rear.

2. Trailer: 2016 Coachman Clipper 17BH. 20FT hitch to rear bumper, single axle 3,400 lbs GVWR. Upgraded the tire to D load rating and N speed...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-01-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,156
Posted By nicky8668
You forgot the guy who drives a 17 yr old truck...

You forgot the guy who drives a 17 yr old truck saved $5000/yr and he could put his money in his investment account. Instead of spending $85000 over 17 years to have a new truck very year, his $85000...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-01-2021, 07:17 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,759
Posted By nicky8668
My suggestion is donít do it. I was in the same...

My suggestion is donít do it. I was in the same shoe. In 2017, I used my FJ cruiser, similar to your vehicle, to tow a similar weight GVWR trailer. It was not fun at all. I almost wreck the rig at...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-29-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,156
Posted By nicky8668
I guess API donut is a more precise standard? ...

I guess API donut is a more precise standard?

I’ve used those cheap $16/5qt Walmart Supertech full synthetic oil on many of my vehicles before Costco has their oil. Some of those vehicles run...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-29-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,156
Posted By nicky8668
Costco has full synthetic 2 x 5qt jars 5w30 for...

Costco has full synthetic 2 x 5qt jars 5w30 for $34.99. They run promotion every spring, you can get $24.99 for 10 qts. I usually buy 100-200 qts during promotion (1-2 years worth of oil for all my...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-29-2021, 06:13 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,156
Posted By nicky8668
I’ve never used dealer service before other than...

I’ve never used dealer service before other than warranty works. How much is the oil change for an HD truck at dealer? I can do full synthetic oil + OEM filter under $30 (7.3 gas F250). If dealers...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-24-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 721
Posted By nicky8668
I had airbags on my last vehicle. I didn’t get...

I had airbags on my last vehicle. I didn’t get the onboard air compressor. Instead, I spent that few hundreds bucks and bought myself a DeWalt 60V MAX 2.5Gal cordless air compressor. I just throw...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-24-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 857
Posted By nicky8668
HD truck vs drive thru

https://youtube.com/shorts/ma9O4jorqMA?feature=share

This reminds me a dude towed a 5er thru a bank drive thru and destroyed roof over it.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-23-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,156
Posted By nicky8668
Isnít 25k for modern tranny overkill? I thought...

Isnít 25k for modern tranny overkill? I thought 60k is good.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-23-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,156
Posted By nicky8668
Black stone lab?

Black stone lab?
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-23-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,156
Posted By nicky8668
Seems we all do it earlier than the recommended...

Seems we all do it earlier than the recommended interval. Thanks folks. At least Ford didn’t say their transmission fluid is “lifetime”. I just felt 10,000 miles is unreasonably long, especially for...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-23-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,156
Posted By nicky8668
Do you follow the manufacturerís recommended oil change interval?

Hey guys. I just wonder how many of us are doing oil change by the manufacturerís recommended interval? Ford recommends 10,000 miles interval for my 7.3L gas F250. The factory fill and dealer fill...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-08-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,633
Posted By nicky8668
I test drove all big three 3/4 ton gasser trucks...

I test drove all big three 3/4 ton gasser trucks before buying my Ford 7.3L 10spd gasser. To me, Ford has the best 3/4 ton gasser engine after they release the 7.3. GM 6.6L isn’t bad, but I’m not a...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-03-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,463
Posted By nicky8668
Is it like it shifts out of a gear but doesnít go...

Is it like it shifts out of a gear but doesnít go into the next gear immediately, and goes into the next gear after 1-1.5 sec lag. It kills the forward momentum.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-02-2021, 05:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,463
Posted By nicky8668
Well mine isnít that bad. My tranny is like...

Well mine isnít that bad. My tranny is like hesitate between 3-4 or 3-5, so I have half a sec loss of power. But I never had problem accelerating and downshifting. Thereís something wrong with you...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-02-2021, 05:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,463
Posted By nicky8668
I thought it was only for tranny built before feb...

I thought it was only for tranny built before feb 2020. I didnít see any TSB for later tranny though.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-02-2021, 05:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,463
Posted By nicky8668
Do you always warm the truck up before driving...

Do you always warm the truck up before driving it? I donít have any shifting problem if I warm the truck for a few mins. It only happen on a cold tranny right after towing.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 10-28-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,463
Posted By nicky8668
It’s really weird. If I drive the truck in tow...

It’s really weird. If I drive the truck in tow haul mode unladen after a long towing trip, it shifts 1-2-3-4-5 much better. But under normal mode, it shifts 1-3-5. 1-3 is fine, 3-5 feels like 3-loss...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 10-28-2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,463
Posted By nicky8668
Itís 3.55 rear end.

Itís 3.55 rear end.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 10-28-2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,463
Posted By nicky8668
It’s 7.3 gasser with 3500 lbs TT. I tow in the...

It’s 7.3 gasser with 3500 lbs TT. I tow in the mountains, constant 9-8 9-7 downshifting is annoying. Even on flat interstate, I rarely see it go into 10 in tow haul mode.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 10-28-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,463
Posted By nicky8668
I thought thatís why we have tow haul mode and...

I thought thatís why we have tow haul mode and normal driving mode. It seems like each mode isnít independent from adapting to different driving style.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 10-27-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,463
Posted By nicky8668
My tranny wasnít the 1st gen which had problem....

My tranny wasnít the 1st gen which had problem. Dealer checked the tranny fluid, slightly low and they topped it off. The truck shift so smooth in tow haul mode under load. Itís just that first 50...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 10-27-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,463
Posted By nicky8668
I forgot to mention I locked out 9 and 10 gears...

I forgot to mention I locked out 9 and 10 gears while in tow haul mode. But shouldn’t matter.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 10-27-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,463
Posted By nicky8668
2020 F250 10spd weird shifting after towing

I found out this a couple of trip ago. Here is whatís going on:
After towing TT for a couple of hours in tow haul mode, unhitch and drive the truck alone in normal mod, the truck tend to hesitate...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 10-27-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By nicky8668
It’s a 2016 coachmen clipper 17bh. Pretty small...

It’s a 2016 coachmen clipper 17bh. Pretty small unit so I can keep inside very hot with an electric space heater. It does have an open belly. I had three pads wired to a DC transformer and will only...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 10-27-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By nicky8668
Yeah. I keep antifreeze in all water lines until...

Yeah. I keep antifreeze in all water lines until I hit camp. I wired three pads directly to an AC-DC transformer and I only hook it up to the shore power. And dewinterize it at the campsite. Then...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 10-26-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By nicky8668
Do I need pipe heating pads?

Iím retrofitting furrion heating pads to my tanks in order to camp in winter. I wonder if I would also need the pipe heating pads. It looks like many trailers with oem heating pads donít heat the...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-09-2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,463
Posted By nicky8668
Looks like only crewcab will be available. And...

Looks like only crewcab will be available. And 4wd only available with the 2.0T engine. And that 2.5hybrid gets 40mpg would be very attractive.

But I don’t get it why Bronco with the 2.0T engine...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-09-2021, 04:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,463
Posted By nicky8668
I’m more impressed by the pricing. It’s cheaper...

I’m more impressed by the pricing. It’s cheaper than civic. Good job Ford. This will steer a lot people who consider small crossover/suv to the pickup world. Later they’ll find maverick isn’t capable...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-08-2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,014
Posted By nicky8668
No one mentioned Peragon? I found it’s the best...

No one mentioned Peragon? I found it’s the best for non work truck folks. I had Bak quad fold and not impressed at all.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-08-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,084
Posted By nicky8668
I think you donít need a WDH for that combo....

I think you donít need a WDH for that combo. Maybe get a nice B&W stowaway?
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-08-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,088
Posted By nicky8668
I have a 250 gasser. Thereís one time I pulled...

I have a 250 gasser. Thereís one time I pulled thru a CAT scale next to the truck diesel pumps at a LOVEs in PA. It was late afternoon. I can believe my eyes how many 5er rigs got sandwiched between...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 04-12-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 866
Posted By nicky8668
Can we call this SRW dually?

Saw this on FLT YouTube community. Pretty cool.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 04-09-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,623
Posted By nicky8668
My local dealer has two new regular cab F250 XL...

My local dealer has two new regular cab F250 XL 2wd long bed. One is 6.2 6 speed for a bit over $35000 and one 7.3 10 speed for a bit shy of $40k. But regular cab won’t work well for RV folks. Don’t...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 04-09-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,623
Posted By nicky8668
For $35K, you are probably looking at the Ford...

For $35K, you are probably looking at the Ford 6.2, GM 6.0 or Ram 6.4 gas engines. Stability wise, they should handle the trailer just as well as their diesel counterparts. But you’ll be slower...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 04-09-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,035
Posted By nicky8668
Iíll custom order the F350 6.7PSD 10 spd 3.73...

Iíll custom order the F350 6.7PSD 10 spd 3.73 rear panoramic and cab top camera. And donít forgot extended warranty if you plan to keep it after a few years.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 04-08-2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,639
Posted By nicky8668
Youíll be over your hitch weight limit. Put that...

Youíll be over your hitch weight limit. Put that aside, youíll hate towing with a short wheelbase vehicle. I towed a similar size trailer with my FJ Cruiser (104.9Ē wheelbase). It has plenty power to...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 04-07-2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,762
Posted By nicky8668
Itís YouTube short, aim to take TikTok market.

Itís YouTube short, aim to take TikTok market.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 04-07-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,762
Posted By nicky8668
The truck looks like a transporting truck with...

The truck looks like a transporting truck with business sticker on the door. It would be so screwed up if it’s just out of the factory. Coachmen needs to improve.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 04-07-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,762
Posted By nicky8668
Trailer body detached from frame while towing down the interstate. Seriously?

Let me know if you’ve ever seen a camper body completely detached from the frame while towing. The guy’s truck is still connected to the intact trailer frame.

I’ve heard multiple people complain...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 04-07-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,384
Posted By nicky8668
If I have to choose between overload the tongue...

If I have to choose between overload the tongue or trailer weight, Iíll choose to overload the trailer weight. Overload what the hitch can handle can compromise the hitch physical integrity. You...
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