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Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 09-21-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,610
Posted By BillTex
6 mo solar eclipse?

6 mo solar eclipse?
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 09-07-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,832
Posted By BillTex
That’s why you need 2 campers; 351601

That’s why you need 2 campers;

351601
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 08-04-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,239
Posted By BillTex
* How level was the camper? * Are you sure...

* How level was the camper?

* Are you sure you put in 18 (or 23) gallons (whatever the capacity is)?

* 18 gals could go very quickly-did you leave the faucet running when doing dishes? (We had...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 11-18-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,244
Posted By BillTex
I would use a compressor and not worry about...

I would use a compressor and not worry about leaving a heater on, power loss, etc...

Takes 5 min to blow out the lines.
Forum: Dollars & Cents 09-18-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,906
Posted By BillTex
We have a 25 Excella and a truck camper. The tc...

We have a 25 Excella and a truck camper. The tc is very easy to travel with, but I have to say the AS tows like a dream. We have use an Equalizer for ~ 13-14 yrs now and it is very easy to use and...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 12-17-2016, 10:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 242
Posted By BillTex
Univolt

Title: Add New - Airstream Trailer Classifieds - Airstream Trailers For Sale
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

Original Univolt from 89 Excella. Works fine. Thx, Bill
You...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-31-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 15,083
Posted By BillTex
As our Equalizer has for 10k's of miles...at a...

As our Equalizer has for 10k's of miles...at a fraction of the cost of the other brands.
There are a lot of good WD hitches with built in sway control/elimination on the market.
Some Folks don't...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-30-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 15,083
Posted By BillTex
The opposite is true. You want the TV to be...

The opposite is true. You want the TV to be heavier than the trailer. Even Wally knew this back in the 50's...read his book.
Clearly speed was a factor here.
Forum: General Repair Forum 02-18-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,756
Posted By BillTex
skatiero...you are welcome. That thread was...

skatiero...you are welcome.

That thread was a blast from the past!

Happy to report gauges still work...

Later, Bill
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-28-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 45,850
Posted By BillTex
ruh-ro

NHTSA probes 400,000 Ford F-150 pickups for reduced engine power | Reuters...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 02-11-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,194
Posted By BillTex
RV Surge Protectors...

RV Surge Protectors (http://www.bestconverter.com/RV-Surge-Protectors_c_192.html)

$89
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-11-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,378
Posted By BillTex
Congrats...good choice. Until you have had the...

Congrats...good choice.
Until you have had the chance to compare towing with an HD vehicle versus a lighter duty vehicle, it is really hard to explain.
You have to experience it yourself.
Welcome...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-08-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 97,657
Posted By BillTex
Performance delta;...at least as measured in this...

Performance delta;...at least as measured in this test...was negligible;

3.5 V6 Turbo
0-60mph; 7.7
EPA mpg; 17
CR mpg; 15

5.0 l V8
0-60mph; 7.8
EPA mpg; 16
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-08-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 97,657
Posted By BillTex
[QUOTE] I am sure the full report would have...

[QUOTE]
I am sure the full report would have all of the test details...this was taken from a yahoo news post...
Even CR is intelligent enough to test under the same conditions...



The OP...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-08-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 97,657
Posted By BillTex
Not according to the CR data...

Not according to the CR data...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 02-08-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,641
Posted By BillTex
Just the fact that they even offer a P rated tire...

Just the fact that they even offer a P rated tire for this vehicle would scare me...

Good luck...you have already stated the obvious.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-08-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 97,657
Posted By BillTex
Yes...but the OP (and others who have been...

Yes...but the OP (and others who have been shopping the EB) start out by saying they are looking for greater efficiency.
Looking at the data in this report, real numbers that others have posted, the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-07-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 97,657
Posted By BillTex
Not that I am a believer in Consumer...

Not that I am a believer in Consumer Reports...but this is an interesting comparison (http://autos.yahoo.com/news/consumer-reports-finds-small-turbo-engines-dont-deliver-050100955.html) of turbo...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-31-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 31,097
Posted By BillTex
Is Cummins still urea free? Funny how they...

Is Cummins still urea free?
Funny how they could figure it out but GM and Ford still use urea absorbtion/burn off to meet emmission standard.
I never did understand that...

The "infamous" GM...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-31-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,968
Posted By BillTex
??? That is a head scratcher...

???

That is a head scratcher...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-31-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 31,097
Posted By BillTex
Yes...that is one reason Folks end up with HD...

Yes...that is one reason Folks end up with HD trucks. Payload (TW, etc) becomes a big issue.
I still can't figure out why you are getting rid of the 08?
Me thinks you just want a new truck...
...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-27-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,395
Posted By BillTex
Considering that many of today's small block gas...

Considering that many of today's small block gas motors require/recommend high test...which co$t just as much as diesel... I'll opt for the much greater power, durability, and range of a diesel....
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-26-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,395
Posted By BillTex
Curious why you removed the OEM tank and put in...

Curious why you removed the OEM tank and put in smaller?
First time I have heard someone do that...
Most Folks put in a larger fuel tank.

My $0.02...you will totally miss the Duramax/Alli.
...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 11-02-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,116
Posted By BillTex
I did end up purchasing the ADCO as mentioned in...

I did end up purchasing the ADCO as mentioned in that other thread. Best thing I have done for protecting and keeping our Excella clean. Saved many hours of work washing/waxing last year.
I took...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-26-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 97,657
Posted By BillTex
True, the 6.0 and 6.4 engines were NOT known for...

True, the 6.0 and 6.4 engines were NOT known for efficiency.

It will be interesting to see how Ford's latest experiment with this EB engine works out. Let's hope the issues voiced here are an...
Forum: 1984 - 1989 Sovereign 10-09-2012, 07:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,571
Posted By BillTex
Ohh…gotcha’. Your first post read like you...

Ohh…gotcha’.

Your first post read like you were out for one week and charged 3 batteries.
That is different than 14 days stationary and charging batteries from 3 Airsteams…thanks for clarifying....
Forum: 1984 - 1989 Sovereign 10-09-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,571
Posted By BillTex
Just sayin'...we have been on the road an entire...

Just sayin'...we have been on the road an entire month with no genny, or hookups, and kept the batteries charged by driving (at least every couple of days).
Have spent 2 weeks at the beach with no...
Forum: Community Polls 10-09-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 27,973
Posted By BillTex
???

???
Forum: 1984 - 1989 Sovereign 09-25-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,571
Posted By BillTex
My gawd! That sounds like a recipe for a mushroom...

My gawd! That sounds like a recipe for a mushroom cloud if I ever heard one...
You might want to rethink that setup...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-20-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 97,657
Posted By BillTex
You hang out with Cave Men? Kewl...

You hang out with Cave Men?

Kewl...
Forum: On The Road... 09-20-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,490
Posted By BillTex
2 good recomendations...Burlingame SP is also in...

2 good recomendations...Burlingame SP is also in that area and a good choice.
Take RT 24 on your way back from the Cape and then RT138 and RT 1 to get to all of these areas in RI.
Enjoy...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-20-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,769
Posted By BillTex
We walked out the door for quite a bit less than...

We walked out the door for quite a bit less than sticker. I would think because you are looking at a 12 and the 13's are coming...you could easily do the same.
53 sounds reasonable...but do some...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-19-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 97,657
Posted By BillTex
meehhh...still not right... We thinks you...

meehhh...still not right...

We thinks you mean tow capacity...?
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-17-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 97,657
Posted By BillTex
Holy cow!!!! That is SOME truck!!! More...

Holy cow!!!!
That is SOME truck!!!

More capacity than a semi!
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-14-2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 97,657
Posted By BillTex
GM has IFS...lower step in height, but still...

GM has IFS...lower step in height, but still greatest ground clearance (if that matters to you) and highest current payload capacity (1 ton SRW).

Apparently the truck magazines have noted the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-12-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,124
Posted By BillTex
IIRC 2010 Dodge was pretty far behind the hp/tq...

IIRC 2010 Dodge was pretty far behind the hp/tq wars...I think they just caught up this year.

I am sure one of the Dodge Guys will comment.

B
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-11-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 97,657
Posted By BillTex
This was brought up on another forum...I never...

This was brought up on another forum...I never thought of this before..Ford recommends premium fuel for EB engine when towing. Around here, premium is more $ than diesel. Can any EB owners confirm...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-11-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,026
Posted By BillTex
Welcome, in the big picture your plan sound fine....

Welcome, in the big picture your plan sound fine.

But a BB in a 1/2 ton?
With 3:42 rear end?
Is this truck stock?
Something aint' right here...do a little more research or provide more info on...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-27-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,885
Posted By BillTex
How did this "fix" the problem? Is the switch...

How did this "fix" the problem?
Is the switch wired backwards?

B
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-25-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,885
Posted By BillTex
Yeah...sounds like you are not getting any charge...

Yeah...sounds like you are not getting any charge to your batteries. Check the battery disconnect first.
The put some charge to the converter (hookup, genny, worst case your TV) and see what you are...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 08-22-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,603
Posted By BillTex
We use Hidden Hitch #65028 ...

We use Hidden Hitch #65028

Description:Front Mount Receiver
Finish:Black Powder Coat
Warranty:Limited Lifetime...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 08-20-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,376
Posted By BillTex
Curious what you have for a charger/converter?

Curious what you have for a charger/converter?
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 08-17-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,327
Posted By BillTex
If you ask nicely...you may be able to get a Tech...

If you ask nicely...you may be able to get a Tech right out on the floor...I have...several times...they have always been helpful. Have your manual, serial #'s, and a list of questions prepared...
...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 08-16-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,327
Posted By BillTex
The manual I reffered to is our AS owner...

The manual I reffered to is our AS owner manual...yes they are very detailed!
Or at least they were back in the day...

I suspect you will also have foil pads in your system...a call to AS...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 08-16-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,327
Posted By BillTex
Your panel is a little different than our...

Your panel is a little different than our 89'...but I believe the "system" is the same.
Take a look at this repair I did a few year back...you will have to read through a few pages...but it may help...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-16-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,884
Posted By BillTex
This is a common affliction in RV and Boating...

This is a common affliction in RV and Boating circles "2 foot-itis"...there is only one known cure...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-09-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,124
Posted By BillTex
Rion...agree with much of what you have outlined...

Rion...agree with much of what you have outlined above...
Cummins has been around a long time and is proven, also know as the most efficient...I would say Duramax is nipping at their heels.
Chevy...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-08-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,884
Posted By BillTex
Yes, according to Edmunds there are significant...

Yes, according to Edmunds there are significant differences between the 2 vehicles in capacity...here is the rest of the story as it relates to real world towing/hauling (from Edmunds);
Maximum...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-08-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,884
Posted By BillTex
Yes...I suppose the laws of physics have been...

Yes...I suppose the laws of physics have been revised lately...

My bad.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-08-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,884
Posted By BillTex
“The tow vehicle should always outweigh the...

“The tow vehicle should always outweigh the trailer”
Wally Byam
C 1958
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