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Forum: Maintenance 01-09-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 947
Posted By Todd727
It's simple to trick the system. Wire a small...

It's simple to trick the system. Wire a small resistor, between the brake light circuit and ground in the trailer plug you are using to connect whatever accessory you have. For me, it's a temporary...
Forum: Campgrounds State, Provincial & Federal 01-01-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 821
Posted By Todd727
Went to Bristol for many, many years. No issues...

Went to Bristol for many, many years. No issues with parking the tow vehicle. You will be boondocking, but there will be pump trucks for the black and grey tanks and fresh water trucks rolling...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 12-25-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,072
Posted By Todd727
Kind of amusing that guys are afraid of the truck...

Kind of amusing that guys are afraid of the truck stop DEF pumps. Pretty sure if there were major issues, we'd hear about the problems. If that stuff is good enough for $150,000 - $250,000 dollar...
Forum: Member News 12-08-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,449
Posted By Todd727
So that people may learn from your misfortune,...

So that people may learn from your misfortune, how strong were the winds? What relative direction where they from your direction of travel? How fast were you driving? Where did it happen?
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 10-30-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,075
Posted By Todd727
I've had long bed, crew cab F350's since 2000. ...

I've had long bed, crew cab F350's since 2000. All have been daily drivers. In 2014, I went to F450 DRW long bed, crew cabs. Again, daily driver. I never have an issue with driving or parking. ...
Forum: Navigation 10-30-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 958
Posted By Todd727
Just drove I75 from I20E interchange in ATL to...

Just drove I75 from I20E interchange in ATL to Tampa. No issues whatsoever on I75 the entire way, but for you, I10 to ATL is perfect. No major construction issues. ATL seemed to finally have the...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 09-29-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,672
Posted By Todd727
Bet it would only require a software update. ...

Bet it would only require a software update. Love that people think the GM "sees through trailer." How about, GM finally has a trailer camera?

It is nice that they integrate that into the 360...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 09-15-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By Todd727
Of course the weights add up. They have to. The...

Of course the weights add up. They have to. The way they figure the CCW was to take the GVWR and subtract the empty weight.

Axle weight rating is defined by Dexter (or whoever built the...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-10-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,004
Posted By Todd727
Rear end cap always cracks me up. I rarely ever...

Rear end cap always cracks me up. I rarely ever look at the back of a camper. The disc brakes are the most important part in my view.
Forum: Sitting around the Campfire 05-30-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,906
Posted By Todd727
What year and model truck? The Ford...

What year and model truck?


The Ford filter system in the ~2012-2014 trucks is a problem. The water sensor sits above the fuel intake pipe. There have been far too many issues with the HPFP in...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 04-24-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,049
Posted By Todd727
Itís not going to be the plug. Pull the wheels an...

Itís not going to be the plug. Pull the wheels an check the brake wiring. One of the brake wires is shorting out. I went through everything you are going through. When I pulled the wheels, the wires...
Forum: Polls 02-10-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,462
Posted By Todd727
You don't have to dismount with aluminum wheels. ...

You don't have to dismount with aluminum wheels. Yes, one side has clearcoat, but not a big deal. Clean the wheels.
Forum: Sitting around the Campfire 12-26-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,356
Posted By Todd727
Halloween is actually very nice too. We've...

Halloween is actually very nice too. We've stayed at Fort Wilderness a couple of times around Halloween. People go all out with the decorations and even host trick or treaters.
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 12-16-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,032
Posted By Todd727
Because it's a 5th wheel, some of that pin weight...

Because it's a 5th wheel, some of that pin weight transfers to the front axle too. So, I think you are at 3980, using your numbers. Still good.


Your numbers are real close to my F450 with my...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 11-21-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By Todd727
Storage in Florida

Anybody have recommendations for good storage in North Florida? Looking for something near Titusville. Could be anything along I-95, I-10, I-75 or the Orlando area between Titusville and the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 09-09-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,308
Posted By Todd727
Instead of chasing a bunch of gremlins, start...

Instead of chasing a bunch of gremlins, start with taking the trailer wheels off and inspect the wires then. I had an issue with a brand new trailer. CW kept chasing all kinds of problems. I kept...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-18-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,645
Posted By Todd727
No longer true on most modern radial tires. Tire...

No longer true on most modern radial tires. Tire construction has improved from those first generation radials and belts don't tend to separate. They will do fine rolling either direction.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-10-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,645
Posted By Todd727
The problem with swapping fronts is the outside...

The problem with swapping fronts is the outside shoulder tends to wear first. Swapping left to right won't help. You can easily swap front to rear aluminum rims. Ford has convinced some that they...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 05-02-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,257
Posted By Todd727
So, I was thinking about this while on my recent...

So, I was thinking about this while on my recent trip. With the puck system on my Ford, I can easily reverse the hitch (turn it around from front to back). Therefore, I was able to run it in both...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 04-15-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,002
Posted By Todd727
The letters mean something. SO is different than...

The letters mean something. SO is different than SOW and SOOW:



S = Service cord
J = Junior service cord
O = Oil-resistant outside jacket
OO = Oil-resistant both inside insulation and...
Forum: Trailers, Tow Vehicles & RV related items for Sale 01-29-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 455
Posted By Todd727
B&W Companion Base $100

I have a fairly new base for the Companion hitch. This is the one that slides into the turnover ball socket. It is the newer version with the single bolt to tighten the base instead of the older...
Forum: Trailers, Tow Vehicles & RV related items for Sale 01-29-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,237
Posted By Todd727
4 16" Goodyear G614 and aluminum wheels $500

Had this on my Cougar. Montana came with 8 lug hubs, so I can't use them. These are high pressure wheels. Look like new. Includes the lugs and caps. shape. The wheels/caps and lugs sell for what...
Forum: Campgrounds 01-29-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,523
Posted By Todd727
Thanks. They don't at Ft. Wilderness. Good...

Thanks. They don't at Ft. Wilderness. Good idea. I'll check the other campground we've used in the past.
Forum: Campgrounds 01-29-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,523
Posted By Todd727
Store Near Disney for Three Days

We have a reservation that starts on a Thursday at Disney. Because of a business trip, I need to park the 5th wheel in Orlando Monday morning, fly out and then back in on Thursday and head to the...
Forum: What I'd like to say if... 10-26-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 15,157
Posted By Todd727
I agree with you beeje, but the brakes that come...

I agree with you beeje, but the brakes that come on the units should at least work and be safely installed so that the wires aren't broken.
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