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Forum: Towing, Trailers & 5th Wheels 04-30-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 267
Posted By mptjelgin
I've had the Progressive hardwired unit...

I've had the Progressive hardwired unit (EMS-HW50C)on my last two trailers. I can't count the number of times it has kicked out because of low voltage. That alone is probably the best reason for...
Forum: Towing, Trailers & 5th Wheels 03-21-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 513
Posted By mptjelgin
And DRV is now under the Thor umbrella, so who...

And DRV is now under the Thor umbrella, so who knows what they'll be making in the future.

New Horizons, Forks, Spacecraft are all out there, but are essentially custom manufacturers of very...
Forum: Towing, Trailers & 5th Wheels 03-06-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 744
Posted By mptjelgin
These trailer inspections have actually been...

These trailer inspections have actually been required for many, many years in Texas. What has changed is that in order to purchase your annual registration, you have to now have an inspection on file...
Forum: Modular V10 (6.8l) 07-03-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,327
Posted By mptjelgin
I have a ScanGuage on my 2010 F-350 V-10 and it...

I have a ScanGuage on my 2010 F-350 V-10 and it is worth its weight in gold. I can read actual transmission and coolant temperature and understand what is going on as I climb grades like Wolf Creek...
Forum: Modular V10 (6.8l) 06-03-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,061
Posted By mptjelgin
The same situation existed in 1999. They sold an...

The same situation existed in 1999. They sold an F-250 based on the F-150 platform, and an F-250 Superduty that was on the Superduty platform. The "light duty" F-250 wasn't available with the V-10,...
Forum: Modular V10 (6.8l) 05-13-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,745
Posted By mptjelgin
I had a 1999 V-10 pulling a fifth wheel that was...

I had a 1999 V-10 pulling a fifth wheel that was much heavier than your trailer and much taller to boot. Once I changed the rear end from 3.73 to 4.30 (stock tires) it towed fine. But you've got to...
Forum: Modular V10 (6.8l) 04-13-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,373
Posted By mptjelgin
The short answer is "Yes", going from 3.73 t0...

The short answer is "Yes", going from 3.73 t0 4.30 will make a huge difference in towing.

I had a 1999 F-250 V-10 that I first towed an 8000# travel trailer, and later an 11,000# fifth wheel. It...
Forum: Modular V10 (6.8l) 11-08-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By mptjelgin
I purchased a 1999 F-250 V-10 that originally had...

I purchased a 1999 F-250 V-10 that originally had 3.73 gears. When I upgraded to a heavier fifth-wheel I swapped those out for 4.30's. Made a huge difference towing. Stayed in overdrive longer and...
Forum: Towing, Trailers & 5th Wheels 02-24-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 930
Posted By mptjelgin
I too question that a 30' travel trailer only...

I too question that a 30' travel trailer only weighs 5200 pounds. The published numbers for trailers are notoriously inaccurate. The only way to really know is to hit a CAT scale and see what the...
Forum: Modular V10 (6.8l) 05-07-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,971
Posted By mptjelgin
I purchased a ScanGuage II and mounted it on my...

I purchased a ScanGuage II and mounted it on my 2010 F-350 (V-10). I monitor Water Temperature, Transmission Temperature, Intake Air Temperature, and either Throttle Position or Instant Fuel Economy....
Forum: Towing, Trailers & 5th Wheels 02-14-2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,047
Posted By mptjelgin
We have a 30', single slide 5th wheel with a GVWR...

We have a 30', single slide 5th wheel with a GVWR of 13k. It weighs about 11k as we are using it right now. Our 2010 F-350 SRW handles it very well, with considerable reserve capacity on both axles...
Forum: Modular V10 (6.8l) 11-30-2007, 06:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,802
Posted By mptjelgin
131k on mine and I just finished a 1000 mile...

131k on mine and I just finished a 1000 mile round trip pulling my 10K fifth wheel up into the Davis Mountains in West Texas. Best truck I've ever had.
Forum: Modular V10 (6.8l) 11-05-2007, 07:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,274
Posted By mptjelgin
Doug- I have a '99 that I put a Banks...

Doug-

I have a '99 that I put a Banks Transcommand in a few years back. It worked great for a couple of years, until one day the truck started to shift incredibly hard. I was unloaded and chirping...
Forum: Towing, Trailers & 5th Wheels 10-30-2004, 09:16 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 13,970
Posted By mptjelgin
I've read through all of the threads, and I think...

I've read through all of the threads, and I think that there is another difference that hasn't been mentioned. On my truck, a 1999 F250 SD, the stock tire was the LT235-85R16E. On the F350SRW, the...
Forum: Towing, Trailers & 5th Wheels 10-30-2004, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By mptjelgin
My guess would be that if you can get your Ford...

My guess would be that if you can get your Ford dealer to do the work, the warranty should stay intact. But, many of the dealers will not swap out rear end gears, as it is pretty specialized work....
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