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Forum: Tow Vehicles Today, 03:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 387
Posted By Freeheel4life
Not much changes in 40+years. Had a new 28' Regal...

Not much changes in 40+years. Had a new 28' Regal out last summer and had my laptop hooked up via Diacom(marine OBD basically) and it was using ~20GPH at WOT according to its ECM. Im inclined to...
Forum: Tow Vehicles Today, 10:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 387
Posted By Freeheel4life
Delete your post before Toyota or "big oil" comes...

Delete your post before Toyota or "big oil" comes and steals your miracle truck or reflashes the ECM :)

Sounds like you may need to bust out the pencil, paper, and calculator to verify MPG
Forum: Modifications and Upgrades 08-10-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By Freeheel4life
That's a pretty slick setup Danny. Thanks for...

That's a pretty slick setup Danny. Thanks for posting. Totally different stuff but we buy lots of Flow Rite product for wake boat ballast systems and their products are all top notch and stand up to...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-09-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,088
Posted By Freeheel4life
https://www.chevrolet.com/performance/crate-engine...

https://www.chevrolet.com/performance/crate-engines/big-block-502-ho

^^ Could always crate and build up a sweet gasser tow rig ;)
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-07-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 750
Posted By Freeheel4life
Thanks for the info Ken. I looked at...

Thanks for the info Ken. I looked at Powerstrokehub(its been a very useful source of info) and from what I saw there your 2002 is only 25hp and 50lbs more torque than my 97. Hopefully I have a...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-07-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 750
Posted By Freeheel4life
Thanks for the great responses fellas. Theres one...

Thanks for the great responses fellas. Theres one really good sized hill that I had to gear way down and pull at around 40. Not the end of the world, just expected some more pull from such a large...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-30-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,344
Posted By Freeheel4life
I'm not sure about Ram but other cars I've worked...

I'm not sure about Ram but other cars I've worked on the percentage of oil isnt just a true mileage %. ECM looks at idle time, duty cycle, short term fuel trims etc to decide that % of oil life left....
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-29-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 750
Posted By Freeheel4life
Anyone pop in a Hydra chip?

So for you former OBS Powerstroke guys and next gen 7.3L guys, has anyone ran any of the tuners/chips from Hydra??
I still haven't had a chance to get the camper out this summer as its boating time...
Forum: Campfire Chatter 07-29-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By Freeheel4life
Wildfire

Being a former ski industry employee(a lot of seasonal guys fight fire in between winters) and a traveler of the mountain west I just wanted to throw up a little shout out/best wishes in case theres...
Forum: Travel Trailers 07-25-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By Freeheel4life
Yours is much newer than mine and may be a...

Yours is much newer than mine and may be a different design, but when I had issues with mine a small impact wouldn't cut it. Used a good sized 3/8" drive ratchet and moved it by hand.
If yours is...
Forum: General RV Issues 07-24-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,059
Posted By Freeheel4life
Thanks for relaying all the info. Your facts are...

Thanks for relaying all the info. Your facts are grounded on some pretty solid operating principles. Though going off topic is sure making me short.

Couldnt resist ;)
Forum: Campgrounds & Destinations 07-24-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,655
Posted By Freeheel4life
Some folks are more polar bear than others. I...

Some folks are more polar bear than others. I grew up in Olympia and we would regularly wade out into the Pacific and toss the football around. Obviously not swimming but up to your chest in the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-21-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,088
Posted By Freeheel4life
I always put it like this.... Sometimes in a...

I always put it like this....

Sometimes in a marriage you have to compromise. In your case the compromise goes something like "I wanted a smaller better built trailer. She wanted a bigger trailer...
Forum: Technical Corner 07-17-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 956
Posted By Freeheel4life
I haven't used them but there are a handful of...

I haven't used them but there are a handful of USB plug ins that do a lot. The Roku, Google Chromecast, Amazon's Firestick are some USB plug in devices. Our unit is older and didnt come with a TV so...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 07-17-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,726
Posted By Freeheel4life
Hmm, this is something Ive never really put much...

Hmm, this is something Ive never really put much thought into before. So I regularly tow on packed snow and ice. I guess I could see there being a lot of drivetrain stress with a locking rear...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 07-17-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By Freeheel4life
I have a somewhat similar year and model. When it...

I have a somewhat similar year and model. When it click and stops moving do you lose power to your outdoor lights?? If so the breaker st the front of the trailer may be suspect. Also, getting the...
Forum: Technical Corner 07-16-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By Freeheel4life
I remove lots of batteries from boats that often...

I remove lots of batteries from boats that often have lots of leads. The smartphone is great but I bring a handful of zipties to the show and zip tie all the ring terminals from each battery post...
Forum: Campgrounds & Destinations 07-16-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,655
Posted By Freeheel4life
Klaloch Beach is one of my favorites. No hookups...

Klaloch Beach is one of my favorites. No hookups but a dump site. It's been a while since I've camped there and remember having showers in in the bathrooms but the website now says closest shower...
Forum: New Member Check in! 07-05-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By Freeheel4life
Sounds like you just defined the difference...

Sounds like you just defined the difference between a GREAT dealer and "the rest" ;)

Sorry I am nowhere near Ohio. Hope another bump gets you there. We use uship to transport boats regularly. May...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-04-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By Freeheel4life
Thanks for the source on those quick links. I...

Thanks for the source on those quick links. I could maybe see some larger S-hook with a wire gate/latch working but your classic pointed hook with spring loaded latch wont ever allow the latch to...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-04-2018, 04:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By Freeheel4life
Thanks for the info. The 3/8 quick links I...

Thanks for the info. The 3/8 quick links I purchased are nowhere near that rating and are currently the weak link(no pun intended) in the system. Going to have to order some.
Forum: Odds 'n Ends 07-03-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By Freeheel4life
:rolleyes:It rolls coal so it has to be fast...

:rolleyes:It rolls coal so it has to be fast right??
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-03-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By Freeheel4life
Curt Class V install

So I know this is a basic install and the odds of anyone installing a new class 5 on 21 y/o trucks are low around here, but there were a few lessons I thought I'd share that could hopefully help...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-02-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,499
Posted By Freeheel4life
I know it's not the DIY solution for a bunch of...

I know it's not the DIY solution for a bunch of handy guys that don't like to spend money frivolisly but....Lots of dealers upfit their truck with lifts, tires, and all kinds of other mods. IF the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-30-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,403
Posted By Freeheel4life
Great shop, with cool stuff in it. Jealous as heck

Great shop, with cool stuff in it. Jealous as heck
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