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RE: F450 Lariat Ultimate package?

Didn’t know they made ‘em with non-removable tailgates…
Grit dog 01/30/23 11:26pm Truck Campers
RE: Generator question

Honda 3000i and you will have one of the best generators, a little heavy but will power pretty well everything including air. I had a EU 3000 Honda, one yr old, that would not run my 13,500 AC in Lake Tahoe, it would run for a while then die. I sold it and bought two EU 2,000 Hondas and no more problems where I run them There was a problem then. The genny was not undersized.
Grit dog 01/30/23 08:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Diesel to Gas Power Observation

So gassers are getting more powerful….and so are diesels…. Not sure what the news is here. Buy what ya think fits ya. And in these peoples case and so many, spend, upgrade, spend more, down grade, still spend more, change your mind, spend even more….. These types of folks were made for dealers! And his wife must be a total Nancy, since you can almost hear a mouse fart in the cab of a new Cummins pickup. If that’s too loud, wait til that 7.3 drops 4 or 5 gears to get up the hill!
Grit dog 01/30/23 08:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2010 Duramax electric brake voltage??

But you can get a plug n play module to activate an exhaust (turbo) brake on LBZ and LMM. $700 and virtually no labor. They work decent. OP why are you asking about the trailer brakes on that rig? IE if they don’t work well at a reasonable gain, they need to be fixed.
Grit dog 01/30/23 07:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: In bed fuel transfer tank question

^ Good suggestion. Except the OP wants 50 gal giver take and a replacement tank will only give him 15-20 more gal and a hefty charge on the ole American Express. Plus he’s left the convo. He needs to decide what he wants as his wish list can’t all be granted.
Grit dog 01/30/23 03:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Frame Stiffing to reduce Porpoising?

Meh, the funny math doesn’t really prove anything. Especially since you’re speculating about 2 out of the 3 weight factors. People and stuff and actual camper weight. $20 says your 7600lb truck, camper and everything in/on the truck is right around 13klbs. Maybe 12,500. I’m not saying I wouldn’t haul it. Quite the opposite in fact, but you’re arguing with yourself again, now trying to prove how light it is I guess? after starting the thread about how heavy it is! Sometimes these things require one to do a little easy real world information gathering. Like weigh the whole thing and don’t be forgetting anything. Although what it actually weighs is largely immaterial except to settle the speculation. And measure the deflection if it’s worrisome (which you also said it’s not, but a definite annoyance). Easiest idea I can think is tape/attach a crude dial indicator to a vertical surface between the camper and the back of the cab at the top of the cab. Like a tire depth gauge maybe. Long enough to touch both surfaces. See how much it compresses over some bumps at low and high speed. From that you can do some trig and figure the max rotational angle the frame is flexing and the total amount of droop/flex. But that is also really just a science experiment…. But better than speculation since it’s bothersome or perplexing.
Grit dog 01/30/23 03:08pm Truck Campers
RE: 2024 GMC and 2023 Super Duty

The days of the average or just above average income customer buying a new higher end pickup/full size SUV have been over for quite a while. Prices went up (even before COVID) way beyond the income increases. I imagine the OEM's will offer interest rate reductions as a way to move what cant move on its own. I doubt there are many buying a 100K pickup and borrowing all of it. You need to bring at least 50K into the deal to get a monthly payment that wouldn't make you vomit each month (at least for me). Idk, I’m only 50 years old, but I recall thinking alot of folks had more money when I was a kid, based on the car they drove vs the cars my parents owned. And just like back then, there’s a lot of people who drive more than they can/should afford. Covid inflation aside (which is about to be corrected in a big way fortunately or unfortunately depending how you look at it) people who complain about this have a very skewed perspective. Comparing to vehciles 20-30-50 years ago, and trying to compare top of the line to top of the line is flawed. That top of the line, lasts 100k if you’re lucky and has 235hp truck is blown away by even the most basic work truck model currently. It’s like comparing a 3 bedroom house 50 years ago to a Mc Mansion today and complain about how much prices went up. It’s not comparable. You’re getting orders of magnitude more. And someone of average income shouldn’t be buying a new $60-100k pickup or car. It’s not a god given right to have the finest luxuries on a beer budget. As much as some think it is.
Grit dog 01/29/23 09:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Frame Stiffing to reduce Porpoising?

Pretty typical, really. I guess we all dig our heels in from time to time on stuff. But I’ll reserve further comment other than to say that this type of behavior is seemingly habitual by some.
Grit dog 01/29/23 09:08pm Truck Campers
RE: 2023 F550 Order Options

Tradin in again? Dodge the wrong color or??
Grit dog 01/29/23 01:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2024 GMC and 2023 Super Duty

Dealer markups seem to have gone away around here. With the vehicles I see starting to pile up on the dealer's lots I expect to see some serious discounts soon. Many 1/2 tons have had small to decent discounts off msrp months ago. Almost had to buy a new truck and had started looking, was Sept/Oct last year. At the time it was more limited to mid level and work trucks. But I’m sure the discounts are working their way up the truck food chain.
Grit dog 01/29/23 01:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Frame Stiffing to reduce Porpoising?

OP is, or was, asserting his truck frame is flexing 2”:E Not just the camper overhang. But then he revised his assessment to 1”. Which is also not likely. At least not as a general matter of course driving down the highway even on concrete.
Grit dog 01/29/23 01:46pm Truck Campers
RE: Old truck, new look…

Yup. He’s learnin. Kids mom was happy too because dad was not home and mom was going to call a tow truck. It was only a few miles and most of it through subdivisions.
Grit dog 01/28/23 01:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Old truck, new look…

It’s officially a tow vehicle again. Son (16) called me yesterday for how to instructions. His buddy broke down not too far from home. Pulled a Ford Ranger! The fee was $20 and pics on Snapchat!
Grit dog 01/27/23 04:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Are the new WFCO's as crappy as the old ones?

2k Honda will run a 80A charger. It’ll be doing full bore work. Similar to a small roof AC. Without the startup loads. So no problem there. The inverter is personal choice. How much inverter power do you want or need?
Grit dog 01/27/23 02:17pm Tech Issues
RE: New (to us) 2500 Suburban

Looks like a nice rig. There are days I regret selling my 03 2500 Burb. GMT 800s are quickly becoming my next favorite simple reliable bulletproof line of trucks. But 6.0 6 speed is about the best of the “lineage”. With the 6.0 LS truck motor, none of the AFM/DFM issues of basically all the newer smaller LS vehicles engines combined with none of the drawbacks of the 4l60/4l80. Been a big fan of the little 800s 1/2 ton stuff for a few years now. Got the boy an old 01 Tahoe last year for a DD. Found one with what appears low miles. For reasons I’ve now decided that thing is just going to live its life without the complete care and attention I give most all other vehicles. And it’s doing it. For years if I needed a on old truck/suv on a budget, GMT 400s were the way to go. 100%. Can’t beat a Chevy 350, right? Well early LS motors are usurping the og small block for me now.
Grit dog 01/27/23 09:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: Effect of no absorption on LiFePo4?

And we all gotta go through a little experience with something new before learning or knowing what to expect and how to deal with or maintain it. My response above is for the RV power “experts” if you will, who can’t seem to not go down rabbit holes. Kindly sensing your frustration, consider (in the interest of a somewhat wider info-seeking audience…) that one man’s rabbit hole might very well be another man’s ‘go to’… Admittedly, I sometimes provide the ugly details, but mostly to help dampen the ‘recurring, made-up’ LFP mis-information from growing recurring legs (as has happened on LFP ad nauseam - a seasoned pattern of nuisance thread misdirects by interlopers) JMHO… 3 tons - Guilty as Charged I’m with ya. And knowledge is power. But at some point it’s not just more good info with which to make a decision, but really just a try hard who can’t seem to stop at an appropriate level to answer the question in the context it was asked.
Grit dog 01/27/23 09:36am Tech Issues
RE: Have low beams on when high beams engaged? Relay?

I modded my 2012 high beam switch to do this. As well as I bypassed the fog lamp shutoff relay. So now all the headlamps can be in at the same time. And being all LED now the amp draw is about the same as it was with just 2 halogens. Too bad Dodge makes that so much more difficult than Ford or GM in general. All 4 on and factory fogs/driving lights is so nice when in rural areas where big animals jump in front of you at 4am!
Grit dog 01/27/23 09:33am Tech Issues
RE: 1" to 3/8" thread adapter?

I don’t think we’re talking NPT threads here. Prolly NC or NF. You can’t get a suitable mount for the antenna? Reason for the huge diameter on the booster?
Grit dog 01/27/23 09:30am Tech Issues
RE: Are the new WFCO's as crappy as the old ones?

^What he said….
Grit dog 01/27/23 09:26am Tech Issues
RE: yet another door look bites the dust

Anyone who hasn’t had a RV door lock break likely doesn’t understand how flawed of a design in general they are when it comes to being able to disassemble when the door and screen are shut. Got a funny story about that, that if not for a couple guys who are adept at fixing most anything, would have just resulted in smashing it open and dealing with the aftermath.
Grit dog 01/27/23 09:25am Tech Issues
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