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Old 07-29-2016, 10:06 AM   #1021
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Changed engine oil and filter this morning, full synthetic oil and Purolator filter. Drained and refilled the rear differential with new 75w140 synthetic gear lube. Also aired up my new night-chilled tires to 40# front, 44# rear, and aired up the rear suspension airbags.

Truck is ready to tow the TT come Sunday, or maybe Monday.
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Old 07-31-2016, 06:12 AM   #1022
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Oil and filter change. 165,000.
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Old 07-31-2016, 08:32 AM   #1023
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I told my camp host friend about how I changed the gear oil in my rear differential a couple days ago, and ended up changing it in his truck yesterday. It was a little more involved than mine, since his truck's diff doesn't have a drain plug. Had to remove, clean, and reseal the diff cover. It's all good now.

Today I'm going to up the tire pressure in my new rear "LT" tires to 50psi before I hook up to my TT and start towing. The sticker on my truck stipulates 44psi for towing, but that's with the original tires that had a max pressure rating of 44 pounds. My new tires max pressure is 80psi. I figure that the higher pressure should stiffen up the sidewalls a little more, creating a more stable towing experience. Still need to top off the gas tank before hitting the road, too.

I'm heading south today, towards the area I'll be hunting deer/elk come September to do a little scouting for a couple of weeks. It's about 15 miles east of Long Beach, WA. Might even do a little bear hunting while scouting, since the season starts on Aug 1.
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Old 07-31-2016, 06:04 PM   #1024
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Pulled my TT about 40 miles and stopped to rest. For some reason, the ride hasn't been stable on the new tires. It's not tracking well in a straight line. I checked the springbar tension and it seemed OK. Moved a little weight from the back to the front of the TT, and tightened up the anti-sway bar a little too.

I also dropped the tire pressures closer to specs- 40 psi, down from 42 psi in the fronts, and 46 psi (44 recommended on the sticker), down from the 50 psi I started with in the rears. About to hit the road again and see if my adjustments take care of the side-to-side motion.
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Old 07-31-2016, 06:25 PM   #1025
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Bill, my sticker recommends 35psi on the stock P tires and in my new LT's I run 60 in the rear and 50 in the front. My tongue weight is probably a little heavier than yours but not by much. I run them at 45 for normal unloaded driving.

I would air them up more for starters and try that.
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Old 07-31-2016, 06:29 PM   #1026
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Sky, which bulbs did you install? I have a 2014 F150 and would benefit by having better reverse bulbs
I don't know the exact brand since my buddy has a small business which includes aftermarket auto lighting, and he hooked me up with them.

All I can tell you is that they are glass encased T-10 bulbs. They have LEDs on the ends and the sides of the bulb.
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Old 07-31-2016, 06:59 PM   #1027
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I don't know the exact brand since my buddy has a small business which includes aftermarket auto lighting, and he hooked me up with them.

All I can tell you is that they are glass encased T-10 bulbs. They have LEDs on the ends and the sides of the bulb.
Thanks for the reply, if you should ever find out which brand and maybe a stock number, please message me!!! Thanks!
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Abused her a bit helping another camper out who buried his rig in the mud leaving a campground where it rained buckets overnight. Took a bunch of short pulls and resets but he was very grateful! I ALWAYS carry chains and straps with me because you never know...
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Gave it a long overdue bath and scrubbed all the bugs out of the grill from the last two outings. Used some cleaner/conditioner on the Bak-Flip cover as well. Nice to have everything shining like it's supposed to again.....
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