RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-12-2017, 08:19 PM   #10741
Canadian Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Eastern GTA, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,277
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eagle-751 View Post
Worked on the tow vehicle, all last week I worked taking out the spark plugs on my 06 F150 5.4 3V... 7 of 8 broke. Ordered the Lisle tool and pulled the seven broken plugs out, installed new plugs and all new coil packs. So life was good this past week end. Today I take the truck to the body shop it see about them fixing a small dent and when I was leaving the truck would not turn over. The mechanic grabbed his fancy machine and we found the starter was dead, so another $200 and a few hours later we are all good again!
Sorry to hear about that. I learned about the spark plug breaking issue before I bought my F-150 so I purposely bought an '09 to avoid the problem. They changed something about the 5.4L engine in '09. I had my plugs done once while I owned it and they came out without breaking much to the relief of my mechanic! I've heard that you should break them loose occasionally to avoid them getting seized in.
__________________
2019 Rockwood Signature 8290BS, Reese Revolution pinbox and B&W Patriot 18K hitch
2016 Ford F-250 XLT SuperCrew, 6.2L, 4x4, 6'9" bed, 3.73, w/ snow plow & camper pkgs.
2011 Rockwood Signature 8293SS (2015 - 2018)
2010 Rockwood Roo 23SS (2012 - 2014)

itat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2017, 12:27 AM   #10742
Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Garfield
Posts: 68
Put locking door set on bathroom door for some privacy. Made a bracket and mounted a level on it that I can see in rear view camera monitor in TV to tell when trailer is level without having to keep getting out and checking. (Yeah I'm that lazy). Works great
GerryK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2017, 07:07 AM   #10743
Old Camping Squid
 
Eagle-751's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Northeastern Ohio
Posts: 156
Quote:
Originally Posted by itat View Post
Sorry to hear about that. I learned about the spark plug breaking issue before I bought my F-150 so I purposely bought an '09 to avoid the problem. They changed something about the 5.4L engine in '09. I had my plugs done once while I owned it and they came out without breaking much to the relief of my mechanic! I've heard that you should break them loose occasionally to avoid them getting seized in.
Thank you, I've had this truck for many years, I picked it up in 08, no one really knew about the problem way back when. With the Lisle tool it wasn't too bad. The starter through me for a loop though, never had a problem with it. She still has a little less than 90,000 miles, no rust a few small dents ( they will not be there next month ) so I really can't complain too much. She has been good to me. I keep eye balling the new all aluminum with ecoboost but I'm old school I love the bigger v8's and I trust them more to pull the heavy loads. ( not saying the new smaller ones will not or can't ) I read the specs on them and Ford claims the have more torque and horse power than mine... Maybe when my truck turns 20 or 30 Maybe.
__________________
Larry Collins { PM }
2006 F150 Supercab 5.4 Flex Fuel
2017 H-D FLHTK Ultra Limited
EZgo TXT and ClubCar Precedent golf carts
2009 Forest River Salem 30QBSS
U.S. Navy Veteran
Eagle-751 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2017, 07:34 AM   #10744
Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 59
Installed LED underglow, we think they turned out great. Camping in Galveston this week.Click image for larger version

Name:	20170611_204622.jpg
Views:	158
Size:	81.0 KB
ID:	141223
Salem312 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2017, 03:29 PM   #10745
Senior Member
 
rmac04401's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Franklin County, PA
Posts: 2,858
Quote:
Originally Posted by timfromma View Post
Somehow, the cable that plugs into my tow vehicle got damaged while towing back from CT yesterday. Today, I replaced it.

Attachment 141159


That happened to me on an old trailer. Mine hung too low and dragged on ground wearing off sheathing and through wires.
__________________
2019 Puma XLE 27QBC Toy Hauler
2005 Honda VTX 1300
2012 Ram 2500 Crew cab 6.5 bed
5.7L Hemi, 3:73 Rear
Ron & Shirley (Empty Nesters)
rmac04401 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2017, 03:30 PM   #10746
Senior Member
 
rmac04401's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Franklin County, PA
Posts: 2,858
Installed mini fridge for beverages. Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2719.jpg
Views:	144
Size:	254.3 KB
ID:	141271Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2720.jpg
Views:	144
Size:	265.4 KB
ID:	141272
__________________
2019 Puma XLE 27QBC Toy Hauler
2005 Honda VTX 1300
2012 Ram 2500 Crew cab 6.5 bed
5.7L Hemi, 3:73 Rear
Ron & Shirley (Empty Nesters)
rmac04401 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2017, 03:39 PM   #10747
Senior Member
 
Iwannacamp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 7,852
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eagle-751 View Post
Worked on the tow vehicle, all last week I worked taking out the spark plugs on my 06 F150 5.4 3V... 7 of 8 broke. Ordered the Lisle tool and pulled the seven broken plugs out, installed new plugs and all new coil packs. So life was good this past week end. Today I take the truck to the body shop it see about them fixing a small dent and when I was leaving the truck would not turn over. The mechanic grabbed his fancy machine and we found the starter was dead, so another $200 and a few hours later we are all good again!
Hmmm. Not sure how to prevent that... run SeaFoam in there 2-3 times a year... I am sure there is a Ford fan that will tell you.
__________________
2017 Puma 297RLSS
2005 Ram 2500 4X4 diesel SMOKER!!
I love puns, irony and tasteless jokes...
born in Texas.... live in Arkansas
Iwannacamp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2017, 03:40 PM   #10748
Senior Member
 
Iwannacamp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 7,852
Quote:
Originally Posted by Herk7769 View Post
Long day today in 90 degree heat.

1) Re-torqued axle bolts and tire lugs
2) Greased wheel bearings, front jacks, Mid jacks, and rear stabilizers
3) Washed and Waxed camper
4) Re-installed the "Blue Boy" rack on rear of trailer (removed when we were thinking of selling it).
5) Washed and waxed truck
6) Re-mounted ladder flag pole brackets
7) Reconfigured flag pole to add 9db Wi-Fi antenna and 2 meter HAM radio antenna to the top.

Then found out today was "doggie bath day" and washed 3 dogs (2 are loaners from my sister who returns from Italy tomorrow - Yea!).

It's Miller Time!
3 or 5 would have wiped me out. Good job!
__________________
2017 Puma 297RLSS
2005 Ram 2500 4X4 diesel SMOKER!!
I love puns, irony and tasteless jokes...
born in Texas.... live in Arkansas
Iwannacamp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2017, 03:48 PM   #10749
Prime Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: About 30 miles west of Beantown.
Posts: 3,396
Quote:
Originally Posted by rmac04401 View Post
That happened to me on an old trailer. Mine hung too low and dragged on ground wearing off sheathing and through wires.


Mine was pinched somewhere but I don't know where or how.
__________________

2021 Transcend Xplor 247BH
Husky WDH with Sway Control
2013 Chevy Silverado 2500HD LTZ 6.6L V8 Duramax
Forever in my memory. Forever in my heart.
Laurie J. Wood 3/22/67 - 8/23/19
timfromma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2017, 04:51 PM   #10750
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 1,603
Made reservations....
Ludington state park this weekend
Young state park in Boyne City during the Venetian festival in charlevoix.

Existing were wilderness state park in mackinaw city next weekend and you'd state park during the Apple festival in charlevoix.
aeblank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2017, 06:35 PM   #10751
Senior Member
 
Kenny kustom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 3,467
Last week, my students installed the mechanical portion of the blue ox tru centre.
I finished the electrical portion today.
Excited to try it out!
It is pretty huge.
__________________
2017 Dynamax Isata 4
Kenny kustom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2017, 08:32 PM   #10752
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 926
Once I found out how thanks to this forum, I unscrewed 2 lights and dumped out the sawdust. Then I took down the inside part of the AC to see about any ductwork issues like others here have experienced. To my surprise everything was basically ok. I tied off the wiring, used some aluminum tape to do a little better sealing, cleaned the screens. While I was there I tightened down the white control box and sealed the screws to keep it from coming loose again. Had the camera ready but it wasn't worth pictures. Jay
Jay2504 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2017, 08:40 PM   #10753
Senior Member
 
Wobbles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Southern, IL
Posts: 3,272
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kenny kustom View Post
Last week, my students installed the mechanical portion of the blue ox tru centre.
I finished the electrical portion today.
Excited to try it out!
It is pretty huge.
I am gonna make a wild guess and think that it was yours. Good thing to have them doing practical exercises.

Oh yah, Are you grading on a curve?
__________________
Bob & Michelle
2016 Ford F-250 Lariat 4x4
2017 Flagstaff Super Lite 526RLWS
Wobbles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2017, 09:11 AM   #10754
Retired and Loving Life!
 
Alan F's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Stone Ridge, Virginia and Lakeland, Florida
Posts: 308
Send a message via MSN to Alan F
Today I replaced the bedroom and bathroom vent lids, which were terminally damaged in a hail storm last month at Tybee Island, Georgia. After replacing the lids, I added two Max Air Vent covers. Now to figure out why my MH blows the 10 Amp power supply fuse at the storage lot (that's listed in another thread) and replace a few of the OE plastic drawer latches with some real ones. Getting ready for a Father's Day weekend trip to the OBX with my son and his family! Bring on the grandkids!Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0246.jpg
Views:	139
Size:	325.3 KB
ID:	141372
Alan F is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2017, 09:42 AM   #10755
Failure is my business
 
2Evil4U's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Slaughter, LA
Posts: 561
Uncovered the rig during a dry spot in the weather yesterday and noticed a few spots in some of the sealant around some of the roof appliances were looking sub-optimal so I recoated the iffy spots with Dicor while I was on the roof.
__________________
Current vehicle list: 17 RAM 3500 4x4 Cummins Aisin 4.10, 16 Flagstaff 832IKBS, 14 RAM 1500 4x4 Hemi 3.92 Bilstein 5100's Derale oil cooler, 97 F150 4x4 5.4L 278,000 miles, 80 Firebird Esprit Aussie Burnout Car https://youtu.be/v06VjII7HmE, 78 Harley Davidson FX 79,000 miles dad bought new, 71 El Camino ZZ3 TH400 12-Bolt, 37 Ford 3 window 502 Chevy dad built
Days Camped: 2016: 43, 2017: 83, 2018: 44, 2019: 78
2Evil4U is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2017, 09:46 AM   #10756
Senior Member
 
Life is great's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 640
Quote:
Originally Posted by DreiHunde View Post
Actually yesterday....I pulled the carpet out and we really like the outcome! Pretty simple job...Staples are tiny and most of them pulled out with the carpet, only had to pull a few dozen with pliers. The only "pain" was of my own doing and that was instead of cutting the carpet around the "Power Junction/cable" cabinet, I pulled it up and out of the way. Had to remove the CB Panel and the oppposite side panel to get to the screws but I think it was worth the effort for the "clean" look without trim boards. Found a good match at Lowes for the 1/4 round arount the walls so that was cool.

This just makes for easier cleaning when we are out running around the trails with the furkids and we are just not "carpet people" Left the carpet on the slide just because it covers the transition.

As you can see this was a government job as every worker had at least 2 supevisors!



Looks cleaner with the carpet pulled out, Great job.
__________________
2012 Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite 8312SS riding on Gladiator rubber.
2004 Ford F350 (Black Beauty) CC, SB, 6sp, 6L work horse.

Camped
2016 - 21 nights
2017 - 42 + scheduled....
Life is great is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2017, 09:48 AM   #10757
(Dry Huunday)
 
DreiHunde's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Eastern North Carolina
Posts: 2,298
Quote:
Originally Posted by Life is great View Post
Looks cleaner with the carpet pulled out, Great job.
Thanks!

The DW loves it so that is the most important thing!!!
__________________

Beau & Sue
FurKid Express
2015 Coachmen Catalina 303RLS
2016 Chevy Silverado LT 2500HD Duramax
The more people I meet, the more I like my dogs!
DreiHunde is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2017, 10:18 AM   #10758
Senior Member
 
ben31's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Middle GA
Posts: 1,281
Quote:
Originally Posted by timfromma View Post
Somehow, the cable that plugs into my tow vehicle got damaged while towing back from CT yesterday. Today, I replaced it.

Attachment 141159
I bought a roll of wire loom to go around the cable https://smile.amazon.com/Flexible-Po...ords=wire+loom I then wrapped the whole thing in electrical tape. It helps protect the cable. The loom gives a little bit of give to the cable, and not as "sticky", so it is less likely to get pinched. Also, I bought a carabiner to hold the cable away from the hitch assembly, so it wouldn't get pinched https://smile.amazon.com/Carabiner-K...1%22+carabiner
__________________
Ben and Doreen
Home Away From Home - 2017 PT Crusader 315RST
TV - 2008 F250 Lariat SuperCrew 4X4 6.4 Diesel
Never Enough Time Camping!!
ben31 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2017, 12:21 PM   #10759
Member
 
wcaterino's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 35
Installed shelving in the wardrobes to either side of the Murphy bed in our Rockwood 2509s. I had some spare MDF. The shelves can be removed as needed. Have to wonder why they weren't in there in the first place





__________________
- BillCat


Rockwood mini lite 2509s
wcaterino is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2017, 12:40 PM   #10760
Senior Member
 
Evereddie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Pfafftown NC
Posts: 2,353
Quote:
Originally Posted by wcaterino View Post
Installed shelving in the wardrobes to either side of the Murphy bed in our Rockwood 2509s. I had some spare MDF. The shelves can be removed as needed. Have to wonder why they weren't in there in the first place
They think we all have baby shirts and are going to use the hangers. When walking around you can always tell who the campers are, their shirts are all wrinkled at the bottom.
__________________
There are 10 types of people in the world.
Those that know binary, and those that don't.

2013:31 / 2014:51 / 2015:58 / 2016:37 / 2017:46
2018:16
Total 239
Evereddie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
camper

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:18 AM.