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Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 07-15-2007, 07:43 AM
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Posted By Wrenchtraveller
Satelite radio mount for Ford SD

My Sirius Radio came with a suction cup mount for the windshield and I was never happy about the looks. I found the removable little bag hook dash plate made an excellent mount and here is a picture...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-14-2007, 06:07 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,510
Posted By Wrenchtraveller
Bert says So, as long as the "tows fine don't...

Bert says
So, as long as the "tows fine don't have a problem" posts keep coming, I'll respond with the rest of the story, which is cargo capacity. Also, if the truth be told, I'd bet most MOC...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 07-14-2007, 05:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,822
Posted By Wrenchtraveller
Bert, I think a lot of people towing big rigs...

Bert, I think a lot of people towing big rigs with small trucks have read statements on the internet claiming manufacturer's ratings are only guidelines. I keep telling my kids, there is as much...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-14-2007, 11:31 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,510
Posted By Wrenchtraveller
Orv, I owe you an apology if your post was a...

Orv, I owe you an apology if your post was a personal slam. I have always believed in treating people the way they treat me and I was only responding that way because the term "weight police" which...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-14-2007, 07:20 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,510
Posted By Wrenchtraveller
Orv, no one is forced to read posts on weights or...

Orv, no one is forced to read posts on weights or regulations. If my posts upset you in any way, I promise I will not be offended if you stop reading them. I enjoy your posts and I respect your...
Forum: Sitting around the Campfire 07-14-2007, 05:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 494
Posted By Wrenchtraveller
Bert, you had me spraying coffee on that one....

Bert, you had me spraying coffee on that one. Thanks for a good laugh. Have a great day.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-14-2007, 05:31 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,510
Posted By Wrenchtraveller
I completely wore out the front end of my 95 F250...

I completely wore out the front end of my 95 F250 4x4 8800 GVWR because the 95 Vanguard slide in camper we had at the time , loaded up with me and my family weighed in at 11200 pounds.
2400 pounds...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-13-2007, 03:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,510
Posted By Wrenchtraveller
Bert, it seems like us weight police have some...

Bert, it seems like us weight police have some heavy hitters on our side. The people that make the vehicles, the insurance companies, warranty people, RV makers, on and on and on. All the best and...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-13-2007, 04:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,377
Posted By Wrenchtraveller
Thanks for your honest post. I was pretty certain...

Thanks for your honest post. I was pretty certain that the larger Montanas would be over the Gross Axle Ratings on many SRW pickups. Your post proves it. Thanks again. Don.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-13-2007, 04:13 AM
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Views: 686
Posted By Wrenchtraveller
Here is an excellent info website.

http://autopedia.com/TireSchool/weighing.html
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-12-2007, 05:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,510
Posted By Wrenchtraveller
I guess if you can call the GVWR of your truck a...

I guess if you can call the GVWR of your truck a guideline, you must believe that someone can be a little bit pregnant.

Read your truck brochure from any make. Here's a quote from an 04 Ford...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-12-2007, 04:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,510
Posted By Wrenchtraveller
Where does all this fit into the conversation? ...

Where does all this fit into the conversation?

Both the F250 and F350 may have the same combined rating.....say 23000 pounds.
Both trucks can weigh the same if they are the same body models and...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 07-12-2007, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By Wrenchtraveller
The Shure Flo pumps are excellent.....however,...

The Shure Flo pumps are excellent.....however, before you spend a bunch of money, try the following. Remove the water pump. Remove the filter screen in the inlet line and see if the screen is full of...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-12-2007, 10:26 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,510
Posted By Wrenchtraveller
Does adding airbags or upgraded shocks change the...

Does adding airbags or upgraded shocks change the GVWR?

This will increase your truck's ability to handle extra weight and in a perfect world, it should increase your truck's GVWR but in our...
Forum: Sitting around the Campfire 07-12-2007, 04:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 361
Posted By Wrenchtraveller
I like hearing about retired folks that are...

I like hearing about retired folks that are enjoying life. This is the way it should be. My Dad is 80 and Mom and him still drive down to Arizona where they spend 5 months a year.
The good Lord...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 07-12-2007, 04:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 886
Posted By Wrenchtraveller
John, I always changed my fuel filters on my...

John, I always changed my fuel filters on my three PSDS as per the maintenance schedule. I do my own servicing and keep my reciepts.
I did this for piece of mind but I also did it to keep my...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 07-12-2007, 03:44 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,945
Posted By Wrenchtraveller
Here on Vancouver Island, gas is 1.09 a litre and...

Here on Vancouver Island, gas is 1.09 a litre and diesel is 1.02 a litre so that makes gas at 4.14 per US gal and now that the CAD buck is up to 95cents US, Americans don't get the big exchange bonus...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 07-11-2007, 03:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,822
Posted By Wrenchtraveller
Dave, that is an excellent point and I believe...

Dave, that is an excellent point and I believe the braking is covered by the combined rating which for both 3/4 ton and 1 ton trucks is usually the same with most now being 23000 pounds.
In fact...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 07-10-2007, 07:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,822
Posted By Wrenchtraveller
The names 1/2 ton, 3/4 ton, and 1 ton are 50...

The names 1/2 ton, 3/4 ton, and 1 ton are 50 years old and were from an era when the pickups had a 1000 pound, 1500 pound or 2000 pound payload. Payloads have increased but the names stayed the same....
Forum: Sitting around the Campfire 07-10-2007, 03:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By Wrenchtraveller
I hope you all have a great time in La Belle...

I hope you all have a great time in La Belle Province. Take care.
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 07-09-2007, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By Wrenchtraveller
Info from Pickuptruck.com

Gas Versus Diesel Comparison By Brand - 7% Grade with Trailer

This page is an opportunity to compare the relative performance of the single rear wheel gas pickups against their dual rear wheel...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 07-09-2007, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,157
Posted By Wrenchtraveller
Bill and Lisa, great mod, this is on my job list...

Bill and Lisa, great mod, this is on my job list and I hope to do it before my next trip. Thanks for the post.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-09-2007, 04:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,090
Posted By Wrenchtraveller
So sorry you had this happen. Good news is no one...

So sorry you had this happen. Good news is no one was hurt. If the ditsy girl could run into something as big as a Montana, every pedestrian in the park was in dire peril. I hope your repair goes...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-09-2007, 04:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 471
Posted By Wrenchtraveller
If one had the magic ability to shrink his stick...

If one had the magic ability to shrink his stick house to the size of a golf ball, put it in his pocket and take it with him and when you got to where you wanted to stay, snap your fingers and make...
Forum: Sitting around the Campfire 07-08-2007, 03:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,246
Posted By Wrenchtraveller
Getting offended is our own short coming, nothing...

Getting offended is our own short coming, nothing else. You may meet someone on the street you know, you smile,say hello, and he looks right through you. You are offended. Later you find this person...
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