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Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 01-09-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,878
Posted By Coolbreeze
I had a 2008 Classic and used the following I...

I had a 2008 Classic and used the following I purchased from Amazon:Reese 54977 w. 2.5
shank. 2017 F250
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 08-30-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 324
Posted By Coolbreeze
2008 Airstream Classic 27 - Texas

Title: 2008 Airstream Classic 27 - Texas
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

2008 Airstream Classic LTD ~ 27FB Queen with solid Hickory interior, interior aluminum lined with...
Forum: 2011 - 2015 Classic (all lengths) 07-05-2018, 12:12 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,902
Posted By Coolbreeze
I currently pull a 27'Classic. I had a '14 F150...

I currently pull a 27'Classic. I had a '14 F150 with HD TOW and HD Payload package. The F150 barely meets the payload needs, and the engine braking and brakes are just adequate. I have since moved...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 05-01-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,151
Posted By Coolbreeze
I have done this from a '14 F150 to charge...

I have done this from a '14 F150 to charge absolutely dead batteries in my AS. It worked well enough to get the tongue jack and light working so I could move the trailer. A generator would be...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 03-17-2018, 01:10 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 24,575
Posted By Coolbreeze
Switch to F250 Diesel

I just switched from a '14 F150 3/5 EB. 3:73 Max Tow, Max Payload (1770#) to a '17 F250 6.7 Powerstroke. Very good decision for me. Daily drive about the same, and fuel economy about the same. ...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-19-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 577
Views: 73,325
Posted By Coolbreeze
Scott, I was excited to see your post on the...

Scott,
I was excited to see your post on the F250 gas. I have a '14 F150 3.5 EB and have two issues ~ payload and engine braking on downhills. Get about the same mpg. towing as you report.

How...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 01-15-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 24,575
Posted By Coolbreeze
I have a 2014 3.5 EB in a Platinum and towing is...

I have a 2014 3.5 EB in a Platinum and towing is NOT an issue.

Payload is the issue. I have the HD Tow and HD Payload which is not available after 2014 in the higher trim levels. My GVCW is...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-06-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,172
Posted By Coolbreeze
New TV too TALL

I am currently looking for an F250 PS to replace my F150 EB. Mainly because the diesel has engine breaking. The F250's are so tall, the first mod I will make will be to have the truck covered to...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 11-27-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,852
Posted By Coolbreeze
I use a product called VIBRATITE on almost all...

I use a product called VIBRATITE on almost all threaded connections of any size. It does not lock, or harder over time. It is removable and re-sets upon re-installation of threaded hardware. It...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-28-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,061
Posted By Coolbreeze
I recently purchased a new Reese system. It...

I recently purchased a new Reese system. It works well, but I was extremely disappointed in the quality of workmanship. The powder coat on the torsion arms is quite heavy, and was flaking off when...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 03-12-2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,927
Posted By Coolbreeze
I have a '14 F150 Max tow package and have used...

I have a '14 F150 Max tow package and have used both Fastway and Reese sway control hitches with no issues. Never noticed any action by the truck anti-sway system. I am pulling a Classic w/...
Forum: On The Road... 02-14-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,841
Posted By Coolbreeze
The majority of the time I drive and Linda...

The majority of the time I drive and Linda navigates, checks traffic and reservations. She has started driving some where the roads are straight and less congested. I do all the tight maneuvering...
Forum: General Repair Forum 02-09-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,158
Posted By Coolbreeze
For our 27FB, my wife took measurements and had...

For our 27FB, my wife took measurements and had custom "indoor/outdoor' carpet pieces hemmed at a local carpet store. One for the entry area, one under the dinette, and one more from the dinette...
Forum: On The Road... 01-14-2017, 12:02 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 23,439
Posted By Coolbreeze
I have a '14 Platinum, 6.5', 3.5 Eco, 3:73 axle,...

I have a '14 Platinum, 6.5', 3.5 Eco, 3:73 axle, loaded w/ all options and HD payload. My payload is listed at 1524#.

That does not leave much to put in the TV when towing a 2008 27FB Classic...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-23-2016, 01:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,534
Posted By Coolbreeze
I have a 2008 Classic Ltd. 27FB and recently did...

I have a 2008 Classic Ltd. 27FB and recently did the CAT scale weigh in. Trailer only shows the TW at 1080# with 1 40 gal propane tank full. Not fully loaded for camping, but close.

The...
Forum: On The Road... 06-13-2016, 06:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,575
Posted By Coolbreeze
I use the cruise on my '14 F150 the same whether...

I use the cruise on my '14 F150 the same whether or not the AS is attached. If the terrain is other than flat it will be in Tow±Haul mode. This works well and controls the speed easily. For steelper...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-06-2016, 06:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,720
Posted By Coolbreeze
Rivet The Scales tell the true story.

Same song as many others. I have a 14 F150, Eco-boost, 4x4, 3.73 rear, HD Tow and HD payload (7700# GVWR). With a 27 foot Classic I just weighed in at 13.560# for the combo ~ with the truck EMPTY. ...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-16-2016, 12:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,821
Posted By Coolbreeze
I bought the aluminum Retrax/Gatortraz from...

I bought the aluminum Retrax/Gatortraz from AutoCustoms. It is very solid and very easy to install. Permanently lubed roller bearings, manual roll up into a canister next to the cab. Solid...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-07-2016, 12:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,612
Posted By Coolbreeze
Chris, I have the 3.5 w. 6.5' bed, HD Payload,...

Chris,
I have the 3.5 w. 6.5' bed, HD Payload, Max Tow and 3:73 axle. My brother has the same truck only with the std. tow package and 3:31 rear end. He has a SOB under 6K pounds and I am pulling...
Forum: 2016 - Current International 03-22-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,495
Posted By Coolbreeze
I use the 303 myself. It has almost eliminated...

I use the 303 myself. It has almost eliminated any sticking even after storage for 3-4 months. It is also good protection of all your other rubber, plastic, non-metallic parts. It has been around...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 03-21-2016, 07:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,471
Posted By Coolbreeze
For metal thread applications where you don't...

For metal thread applications where you don't want a tight bond, I use a product called Vibratite. It keeps all sizes of fasteners in place. It does not harden so works well for fasteners that are...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 02-05-2016, 12:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,966
Posted By Coolbreeze
I use a product called G96. Formulated as a...

I use a product called G96. Formulated as a cleaner and lubricant for firearms . Longer lasting and much better lubricant than WD40 and other light spray lube. Also safe around other finishes.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-12-2016, 09:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,612
Posted By Coolbreeze
I have not tried this. I assume I would go into...

I have not tried this. I assume I would go into manual mode and set the gear to 5th. Also assuming it would start in 1st from a dead stop and then progress up and stop at 5th. I will give this a...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-10-2016, 09:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,612
Posted By Coolbreeze
We have a 14' EB with the 3:73 rear diff. I let...

We have a 14' EB with the 3:73 rear diff. I let the truck decide which gear it likes in the Tow/Haul mode and everything runs smoothly. The Tow/Haul mode does an excellent job both UP and DOWN...
Forum: On The Road... 01-04-2016, 09:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,147
Posted By Coolbreeze
We are just getting started in our Airstream...

We are just getting started in our Airstream adventures, and the rains have really put a damper on the local sites. During my Boy Scout days we used Ray Roberts Isle Du Bois camp area several times....
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-05-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,045
Posted By Coolbreeze
For my two cents worth....I have a '14 F150 3.5...

For my two cents worth....I have a '14 F150 3.5 Ecoboost, 4X4 HD Tow, HD payload and 3.73 rear axle. Pulling 2008 Classic at about 8K pounds. Like a parachute,4X4 only valuable when you NEED it. ...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-12-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,766
Posted By Coolbreeze
I just completed my first trip to CO, over the...

I just completed my first trip to CO, over the Raton Pass, in a '14 F150 3.5 Ecoboost, HD TOW and HD payload pkg AND the 3.73 rear end. I used the Tow/Haul mode in the mountains and large hills. ...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-10-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,479
Posted By Coolbreeze
Look at the YouTube reviews on Retrax/ Gatortrax...

Look at the YouTube reviews on Retrax/ Gatortrax sliding tonneau covers. I have the all aluminum cover and it is almost bullet proof. Rolls up on roller bearings. Easy install. $100 cheaper as house...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-13-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,373
Posted By Coolbreeze
The TT box is attached to one long heavy frame,...

The TT box is attached to one long heavy frame, and the 3 axels are near the end of the trailer box, just ahead of the car. Obviously not the original frame for the TT. Not pretty, but probably...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-10-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,141
Posted By Coolbreeze
I am new to towing an AS. I have towed various...

I am new to towing an AS. I have towed various types of trailers since I was a teenager (long time ago. I have read all the hitch, TV, etc. articles with great interest. This thread and the Ron...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-08-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,088
Posted By Coolbreeze
We just purchased a 27' Classic and '14 F150 3.5...

We just purchased a 27' Classic and '14 F150 3.5 Ecoboost, HD Trailer Tow, and HD payload, with 3.73 gearing. I have had the 3/4 ton diesel trucks, and they really do pull anything you want. The...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 05-29-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,778
Posted By Coolbreeze
We just made the plunge too. Bought a 2008 27FB...

We just made the plunge too. Bought a 2008 27FB Classic. These forums are wonderful and so informative. And every Airstream we considered was almost immaculate. No other RV owners take such good...
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