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Forum: Fifth Wheel & Gooseneck RV Towing 01-31-2016, 10:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 570
Posted By mptjelgin
The 7 lug F-250's were re-badged F-150 trucks...

The 7 lug F-250's were re-badged F-150 trucks (aka "Heavy Half"). Heavier springs and tires, but half-ton chassis and drivetrains nevertheless. I think the highest axle ratio available for the 5.4L...
Forum: Fifth Wheel & Gooseneck RV Towing 08-31-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 792
Posted By mptjelgin
We bought a NuWa Hitchhiker as our full-timing RV...

We bought a NuWa Hitchhiker as our full-timing RV to get away from the mass produced lines like Thor and Forest River. It is a higher quality trailer (and more expensive), but unfortunately they went...
Forum: Modular V10 (6.8l) 08-29-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 768
Posted By mptjelgin
I started with a 1999 F-250, V-10, 3.73. It...

I started with a 1999 F-250, V-10, 3.73. It handled my 26' travel trailer very well, but when I moved up to a 30' fifth wheel it was a little anemic. I changed the rear end gears to 4.30, upgraded...
Forum: Fifth Wheel & Gooseneck RV Towing 06-28-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 608
Posted By mptjelgin
Our previous fifth-wheel had the locking rods...

Our previous fifth-wheel had the locking rods that were manually inserted prior to travel, but our current fifth-wheel has no such rods. Neither ever exhibited any tendency for the slides to creep...
Forum: Fifth Wheel & Gooseneck RV Towing 06-12-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,489
Posted By mptjelgin
I've experimented with using mine without the...

I've experimented with using mine without the trailer a few times, but with the V-10 gas motor the compression braking is downright harsh if you don't have a big trailer in tow. I mean "throw you...
Forum: Fifth Wheel & Gooseneck RV Towing 06-11-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,489
Posted By mptjelgin
I use the tow/haul mode whenever I have my 13K...

I use the tow/haul mode whenever I have my 13K fifth wheel hooked on. I especially appreciate the engine braking which takes much of the work out of mountain towing.
Forum: Other; Brakes, Electrical, Hitches, Weight Distribution & CDL Discussion 04-30-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 279
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: Fifth Wheel & Gooseneck RV Towing 03-21-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 991
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: Other; Brakes, Electrical, Hitches, Weight Distribution & CDL Discussion 03-06-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,223
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) 07-04-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,456
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, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,710
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, 08:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,248
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, 02:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,652
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, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
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: Conventional (Bumper Pull) Towing; Travel Trailers, Pop-ups & Slide-in Campers 02-24-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,090
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...
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