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Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-01-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,736
Posted By jbenoit28
I know this is an old thread but we are also...

I know this is an old thread but we are also looking at doing the same thing. I'm finding deals on 2015 Navigators. I know they are mechanically very much an Expedition with pretty interiors. My...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 04-27-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,903
Posted By jbenoit28
We have two on our TT and it makes life much...

We have two on our TT and it makes life much easier, especially when the weather isn't nice. :D

Joe
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 04-27-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,241
Posted By jbenoit28
I'd be concerned with pinching the bikes on a...

I'd be concerned with pinching the bikes on a tight turn or when backing. I ended up putting a Curt hitch in the front of my truck and I carry the bikes up there. It's worked well for me the past 4...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 04-25-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 743
Posted By jbenoit28
Resealing side seams of roof membrane?

I just finished installing Eternabond Roof tape on all of my major roof caulk joints. I didn't install the tape to any of the joints under covers as they still look great. This forum was great in...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 04-25-2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,152
Posted By jbenoit28
The camper trim insert on Amazon does appear to...

The camper trim insert on Amazon does appear to be the product I need. Glad to know this is just a cover trim and not a critical waterproofing joint.

Thanks,

Joe
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 03-03-2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,152
Posted By jbenoit28
That sounds like the piece. It was hard to get a...

That sounds like the piece. It was hard to get a good shot under the cover. Where do you buy them?
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 03-03-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,152
Posted By jbenoit28
Sorry this took so long. 1537331

Sorry this took so long.

1537331
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-10-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,152
Posted By jbenoit28
I'll try to get some pictures over the weekend. ...

I'll try to get some pictures over the weekend. The trailer is covered right now but I think I can roll it up enough to see the cracks in that joint/seal.

Thanks,

Joe
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-06-2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,152
Posted By jbenoit28
Rear wall vertical seals are cracked

I noticed that the rear wall vertical seals are cracked on my trailer when I was installing the cover. These are black rubber/plastic moldings that appear to have a type of "bellows" shape to allow...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-11-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,040
Posted By jbenoit28
I bought a Magnaflow Turbo back system for my...

I bought a Magnaflow Turbo back system for my truck. I hope to get it installed this month and will post the results. For now, I'm going to leave the intake side alone. With a stock engine, I...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-28-2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,040
Posted By jbenoit28
Thanks for the info Smokey. I'll look at intakes...

Thanks for the info Smokey. I'll look at intakes as well. Duoglide, I cross posted my question on that site as well, thanks for the tip.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-28-2016, 06:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,040
Posted By jbenoit28
Exhaust Upgrades for lower EGT's?

Has anyone upgraded their exhaust on a 6.0L Ford and seen significant drops in their Exhaust temps? I'm thinking about going this route so I have more of a cushion against my max temps (1250) when...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 03-18-2016, 08:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,688
Posted By jbenoit28
I just checked and the online booking won't go...

I just checked and the online booking won't go over a year in advance? Are you able to book further in advance by calling in?
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 03-11-2016, 02:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,688
Posted By jbenoit28
Great wooded sites. Thanks for the pictures.

Great wooded sites. Thanks for the pictures.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 03-10-2016, 11:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,688
Posted By jbenoit28
Thanks for all of the feedback. I think we will...

Thanks for all of the feedback. I think we will stay in West Yellowstone for a few days and then move to Colter Bay CG for the rest of our trip.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 03-07-2016, 01:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,459
Posted By jbenoit28
I know it's been a long time but I finally...

I know it's been a long time but I finally unscrewed part of the underbelly on my RV and checked for a cracked hose. I was able to get my arm all the way up to where I thought it might have a hole...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-29-2016, 10:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,025
Posted By jbenoit28
Trigger, that longer wheelbase should help...

Trigger, that longer wheelbase should help stability. I'd figure how much your gear and people in the SUV will weigh, deduct that from your available payload to see what is left for towing the...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-27-2016, 06:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,988
Posted By jbenoit28
Wingnut - I used Carpenter Ant/Termite Killer...

Wingnut - I used Carpenter Ant/Termite Killer Plus from Bayer sold at Lowes. It's in a big blue bottle. It's concentrated but I didn't dilute. I used a decent sized artist brush and applied it...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-27-2016, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,126
Posted By jbenoit28
Smokey & Loraura, I agree with you both. ...

Smokey & Loraura,

I agree with you both. I'm her baby brother with only 20 years of towing experience to her zero, what do I know about such things?? :)

If it works out, she might get the...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-27-2016, 04:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,025
Posted By jbenoit28
I tow with an Excursion and while a solid truck,...

I tow with an Excursion and while a solid truck, it doesn't come that way. Even though it may tow the weight fine, the suspension was "softened up" for Soccer Mom's and can produce some truly...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-27-2016, 04:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,988
Posted By jbenoit28
Perterson - checked again and no tiny beer cans....

Perterson - checked again and no tiny beer cans. :)

So it's been a few weeks since I put the pesticide all over the affected area in the RV. No more evidence of bugs. I'm hoping they moved on to...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-25-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,126
Posted By jbenoit28
Smokey, so now she wants to use a F150 with Max...

Smokey, so now she wants to use a F150 with Max Tow & HD Payload to tow the trailer around. I think the numbers would work but in my opinion a rookie who has never towed anything over the length of...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 02-24-2016, 08:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,688
Posted By jbenoit28
So it looks like moving between the two camping...

So it looks like moving between the two camping locations would be best over staying in Colter Bay and driving to Yellowstone. We are 36' long, would we fit at Fishing Bridge? Our other choice...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 02-19-2016, 09:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,688
Posted By jbenoit28
Harlee79, that is a good idea to split the time...

Harlee79, that is a good idea to split the time between the two. I have heard that just getting to Fishing Bridge can be challenging with the traffic. I looked at staying at the Old Faithful...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-19-2016, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,126
Posted By jbenoit28
1BigMess, Thanks, that is good advice. I'd...

1BigMess,

Thanks, that is good advice. I'd rather they set the hitch up for her at least the first time. I'll let her know to negotiate the price and get the install included.

Do you think...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 02-18-2016, 11:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,688
Posted By jbenoit28
Colter Bay RV Park

We are planning a June trip out West and were thinking of staying at Colter Bay RV Park. We want to explore the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone while we are out there. I have a few questions:

I've...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-18-2016, 10:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,126
Posted By jbenoit28
Hitch size?

I know what WD hitch to buy has been discussed at length in the threads but I have to ask in a little different way. My sister has recently purchased her first TT and needs to buy a WD hitch before...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-08-2016, 09:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,988
Posted By jbenoit28
We have only seen the sawdust in that one...

We have only seen the sawdust in that one location. It's shown up three times. The last time was during storage, so I'm thinking it was bugs. Never seen them so can't be 100% sure.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-07-2016, 08:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,988
Posted By jbenoit28
I went and checked on the camper today, no more...

I went and checked on the camper today, no more evidence of bugs. Maybe the insecticide I put out last week did the trick? I didn't see any signs of the actual bugs, just no more saw dust. I...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-02-2016, 04:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,988
Posted By jbenoit28
There is some debris under the spinning TV part...

There is some debris under the spinning TV part of the entertainment center. Nothing above it. I'll check the ceiling directly above this area the next time I'm in there. I cleaned up the evidence...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-01-2016, 06:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,577
Posted By jbenoit28
Boomer, I forgot about the DPF. My...

Boomer,

I forgot about the DPF. My Excursion is too old for such nonsense. :D Does the engine need to cycle the DPF everyday? If not, I could drive the truck once per week until we can afford a...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-01-2016, 06:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,988
Posted By jbenoit28
117948Well here is an update: I went back to the...

117948Well here is an update: I went back to the camper after about 3 weeks of it sitting parked in storage. I opened the door and found a lot more of the saw dust looking stuff on the floor. I'm...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-01-2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 749
Posted By jbenoit28
If you are referring to the Equalizer Brand WD...

If you are referring to the Equalizer Brand WD hitch then the answer is it depends. I've had one for year and when I back up with a shallow turn into my spot, I leave it connected. If I really need...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-28-2016, 06:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,577
Posted By jbenoit28
That's not much worse than the MPG I get now. ...

That's not much worse than the MPG I get now. Thanks for the info.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-26-2016, 11:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,577
Posted By jbenoit28
Scotty, We love the excursion. It's been a...

Scotty,

We love the excursion. It's been a great truck. Put a few $'s in it to correct a few 6.0L OEM issues and that was it.

I was wondering about the 4.30 gears on the 450. The Dually...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-26-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,928
Posted By jbenoit28
I towed a 7000# trailer with a 2006 Excursion...

I towed a 7000# trailer with a 2006 Excursion twice. I had to get my hitch bars cranked up to extreme to even get it close to level. This was not a fun way to drive. The trailer was only 20' box...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-23-2016, 02:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,577
Posted By jbenoit28
But it's still a Dodge... Ha, joking. All good...

But it's still a Dodge... Ha, joking. All good points Cummins, but I'll never be able to afford a mobile suites. I'm also not looking at trailers that weigh that much. The F450 may not tow...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-22-2016, 12:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,577
Posted By jbenoit28
When we move to the truck, we will need the...

When we move to the truck, we will need the CrewCab and 4X4 anyway so the F450 will be fine. I never thought I'd need 4 wheel drive until last March. I would have been in a serious pickle without...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-22-2016, 12:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,721
Posted By jbenoit28
I did the same thing, went from D to E. I've...

I did the same thing, went from D to E. I've tried several brands. Maxxis was where I ended up and where I'll stay. 8008's on two of my trailers, same size as yours. We use both trailers often...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-21-2016, 09:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,577
Posted By jbenoit28
Thanks for all of the good info! We'll look for...

Thanks for all of the good info! We'll look for a Dually 350/450 for our next TV. Gotta start saving my pennies now. :) I'd expect the Dually should make it much easier for my wife to drive the...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 01-19-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,988
Posted By jbenoit28
Thanks for the ideas. I will clean it up again...

Thanks for the ideas. I will clean it up again and see if it comes back. I'm pretty sure it did last time but I can't be sure if that was before or after I moved the trailer. This is our 4th...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 01-19-2016, 01:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,988
Posted By jbenoit28
We've got bugs??

I was working in the RV a couple of weeks ago and found sawdust on the floor near the entertainment center. I figured it fell off of the ladder I was using. I cleaned it up and then we camped a...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-19-2016, 12:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,577
Posted By jbenoit28
To Dually or not to Dually?

I've read several threads on this subject and I think I have my answer but I wanted to get confirmation. My wife and I are considering a fifth wheel in a few years. We would like to get our truck...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 07-14-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,204
Posted By jbenoit28
Thanks I'll check those out. We only park at...

Thanks I'll check those out. We only park at most two months, then move again. I'm just nuts about my tires. :-)
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 07-13-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,204
Posted By jbenoit28
TDI, I don't want my tires sitting in the dirt...

TDI, I don't want my tires sitting in the dirt for months I'm not using the camper.

JimnLin - that is a good point. I might do both wood and those mats.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 07-13-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,204
Posted By jbenoit28
Parking on Rubber?

I found these at Lowes and wondered if they would make a good surface to park on? It says they are 100% recycled Rubber. I was on a concrete pad but now I've been moved to the grass/dirt.
...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-23-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,599
Posted By jbenoit28
I have no doubt SAMs uses fairly cheap parts but...

I have no doubt SAMs uses fairly cheap parts but their stems appear like any others I've had installed prior. Their valves didn't fail until almost a year later. The sensors were installed about...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-23-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,019
Posted By jbenoit28
We were able to hit a CAT scale on our way home...

We were able to hit a CAT scale on our way home from Stone Mountain and with a full tank I'm over the Rear axle weight by about 310#. I did move the L bracket up one notch for this trip. It leveled...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-23-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,599
Posted By jbenoit28
We just got back from a trip to Stone Mountain,...

We just got back from a trip to Stone Mountain, GA. I had one of the new metal valve stems leak on the way up, my monitor alerted me and I was able to get off the road and stop at a fuel station. ...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 06-16-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,459
Posted By jbenoit28
I removed the access panel under the bathroom...

I removed the access panel under the bathroom sink and didn't find any valves. Just the backside of my outdoor shower, tees for the sink, shower and outdoor shower hot and cold connections. There...
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