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Forum: Fifth Wheel & Gooseneck RV Towing 07-08-2016, 06:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By mptjelgin
Banks sells (sold) a ton of their Intercooler,...

Banks sells (sold) a ton of their Intercooler, Turbo, and Transmission upgrade kits for these trucks. My brother-in-law found his non-intercooled 7.3 Powerstroke diesel not to be up to the task of...
Forum: Fifth Wheel & Gooseneck RV Towing 04-27-2016, 08:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By mptjelgin
I completely agree. I never considered putting...

I completely agree. I never considered putting one on my previous fiver as accessing all of the tanks with a sealed underbelly looked like a huge chore.

But I was happy to get it on my new trailer...
Forum: Fifth Wheel & Gooseneck RV Towing 04-27-2016, 06:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By mptjelgin
Ours has worked perfectly for about 4 1/2 years.

Ours has worked perfectly for about 4 1/2 years.
Forum: Fifth Wheel & Gooseneck RV Towing 04-26-2016, 07:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By mptjelgin
The system works perfectly. After dealing with...

The system works perfectly. After dealing with the "idiot lights" on my first two trailers and never really knowing the levels of my black and gray water tanks, it is really nice to know exactly what...
Forum: Modular V10 (6.8l) 03-03-2016, 02:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,239
Posted By mptjelgin
I tow a 35' fifth wheel with three slides. It is...

I tow a 35' fifth wheel with three slides. It is a Hitchhiker which is a full-timer rated trailer and quite heavy (13-14K). We are full-time and I weigh the entire setup annually. We are within all...
Forum: Fifth Wheel & Gooseneck RV Towing 01-31-2016, 09:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,003
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, 10:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 948
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, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 887
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, 09:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 888
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, 04:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,538
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, 10:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,538
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, 10:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 377
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, 08:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,095
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, 07:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,396
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: 20
Views: 4,399
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...
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