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Old 04-29-2015, 07:47 PM   #3641
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I hope we can see how much I'm over weight when I come see you next month 😇


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Makes sense. I was just curious.
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Old 04-29-2015, 08:00 PM   #3643
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Makes sense. I was just curious.
I would loan it to anyone that wants to go to the trouble, but it's only a 2000# gauge on it so you would be limited to about 1500#1700# pin weight unless you buy a 5000# gauge.
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Old 04-29-2015, 08:07 PM   #3644
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Well, Wood 01 with his 3/4T Dodge Cummings literally blew the transmission case in two. Scattered case and parts all over the interstate. I will go get his 5er and see if I can drag it 50+ miles to a campground tomorrow morning.
Your driving a Chevy, you won't have any problems!
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Old 04-29-2015, 08:36 PM   #3645
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Your driving a Chevy, you won't have any problems!
But it's a 1500 5.3L gasser with 90K+ miles on it.
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Old 04-29-2015, 08:39 PM   #3646
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But it's a 1500 5.3L gasser with 90K+ miles on it.
So what, its still made by the General!!!
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But it's a 1500 5.3L gasser with 90K+ miles on it.

You had better start shopping for a new rig, you've got less than 10k to go with that one.
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Old 04-29-2015, 08:45 PM   #3648
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You had better start shopping for a new rig, you've got less than 10k to go with that one.
Come on you own one GM's are just getting broke in at 100K
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You had better start shopping for a new rig, you've got less than 10k to go with that one.
NOPE, when she blows, she'll get new innards.
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Old 04-29-2015, 09:47 PM   #3650
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Not being snide or rude, no ,I wouldn't take time to find a Cat scale and unhook and go to all the trouble. I just want to have a ballpark idea of how badly I am overloaded. It really isn't going to change anything I'm doing.

Same with the snide/rude- I'd love to know where your pin weight comes out to as well as the yellow sticker on your truck. And believe me- no commentary from me over the numbers.
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Come on you own one GM's are just getting broke in at 100K

I guess mine is broke in then..rolled 100k a few months ago. I'm just waiting for my injectors to go...still on the originals.
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Old 04-30-2015, 06:19 AM   #3653
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Same with the snide/rude- I'd love to know where your pin weight comes out to as well as the yellow sticker on your truck. And believe me- no commentary from me over the numbers.
Don't understand the interest in the yellow sticker on my truck is as it can be looked up and as for the pin wt. What will be gained on your part? You know for a fact that I pull it as you saw me in FL earlier this year.
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Need A Ford.
To be honest, I would give up camping and driving altogether if I had to drive a Ford. I cringe if I even have to ride in one, let alone own one. Had 2 and got rid of both back in the 60's.
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Don't understand the interest in the yellow sticker on my truck is as it can be looked up and as for the pin wt. What will be gained on your part? You know for a fact that I pull it as you saw me in FL earlier this year.

Being a neophyte with trucks- it's more about learning what they can do. A little over loaded; a lot overloaded; under the posted ratings- it all helps me learn as I go. For me, knowing your pin weight is only 1/2 of the information. I can tell my server guys at work that I need a new drive because mine is at 800 gigabytes full- but that doesn't tell them if I'm 100% full, 80% full or even just 40% full.

In Florida, you asked me something about your truck and I responded with "I learned my lesson." or something to that effect. I still don't think exceeding ratings is for everyone, but folks like you, dustman, or ChooChoo- I do believe it can be done safely. My real question now starts to form, how much is OK? Or what signs do you look for when something is overloaded that you may be coming into the danger zone.

As for the yellow sticker- this is specific to your truck. You telling me is a lot quicker than me finding it. 2 seconds vs. however long it takes me.

As I said, just a curiosity. I know you travel all around without issue; that's never been the question. I simply am curious. (Same as I was curious with BamaBob's numbers or helped another member find his.)
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To be honest, I would give up camping and driving altogether if I had to drive a Ford. I cringe if I even have to ride in one, let alone own one. Had 2 and got rid of both back in the 60's.
Then I guess you just don't know what your missing "
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Then I guess you just don't know what your missing "
Kinda like missing a tooth ache or a broken leg, huh?
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Old 04-30-2015, 07:47 AM   #3658
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Need some info on the awning pole mod - have Dometic power awning - when I attach the bracket for the pole do I use the existing bolt that holds the head ? to the arm or do I drill another hole ? Wondering if I undo bolt if anything will fall/fly apart ? Also if I do take that bolt out do I do it in extended or retracted position? Thanks in advance
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One more showing the LP line armour. In the previous pics you can see my supervisor isnt really very interested!
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Old 04-30-2015, 12:16 PM   #3660
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To be honest, I would give up camping and driving altogether if I had to drive a Ford. I cringe if I even have to ride in one, let alone own one. Had 2 and got rid of both back in the 60's.


I said the same thing about my GM vehicles back in to late 80s and early 90s. Haven't bought a GM product since. Same experience with the one Chrysler product I've owned. Never again. My '09 F-150 has been as good as my Japanese vehicles.

Back to the topic of this thread....

I finally brought our new-to-us TT home from the dealer yesterday. It's at a reputable local trailer shop today having the bearings and brakes serviced. (I'll pump lube into the zerks myself but I'm not comfortable pulling the bearings myself.) I could have had the dealer do it but I'd rather take it to a place I know and trust.

Next on the list: dewinterize and sanitize the water system, clean the roof, wash & wax, lube and condition everything and then load it for our first trip May 8-10 at a local provincial park about 10 minutes away for a thorough test before my 30 warranty expires. After that, the mods will begin.
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