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06-30-2016, 07:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,961
Posted By Colorado Osprey

You probably won't break anything, but as stated...

You probably won't break anything, but as stated you are very close if not exceeding the capacity of any 1/2 ton truck. Your salesman who sold you that big trailer did you a major dis-service. Most...
12-27-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,481
Posted By Colorado Osprey

A couple of things I noticed right off that...

A couple of things I noticed right off that should be noted. The trailer retails for $4250 new now. I suspect that in 2001 price was close to $3000 new. Yes it is in good shape, but it is a 14-15...
10-06-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,034
Posted By Colorado Osprey

"...my question is if it is illegal to tow a 14K...

"...my question is if it is illegal to tow a 14K GVWR rated trailer with a tow vehicle that is only rated for 12K if the trailer and it's cargo's combined weight are below the 12K rating for the...
10-04-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,034
Posted By Colorado Osprey

I'll try and help of the non-specific Ford...

I'll try and help of the non-specific Ford questions on towing.

The confusion on what you can tow as far as laws are concerned is very confusing because you have Federal DOT laws and we have State...
03-12-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,606
Posted By Colorado Osprey

You need a test light. The easiest way to check...

You need a test light. The easiest way to check your tow vehicle is turn on the headlights and 4 way emergency flashers. This will engage all the light circuits on your trailer so you won't need to...
02-24-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,068
Posted By Colorado Osprey

I've seen the trailer brake controller wiring...

I've seen the trailer brake controller wiring harness hacked into for other purposes like remote start. Maybe that is what happened to yours.
02-23-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,394
Posted By Colorado Osprey

There are bearings with built in seals. These are...

There are bearings with built in seals. These are not very common. They are called never-lube by Dexter. They are a sealed bearing like those found in modern automobiles. They are replaced as...
02-23-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,394
Posted By Colorado Osprey

You should expect to replace grease seals at...

You should expect to replace grease seals at $3-9ea (Your trailer uses 10-19 seals)
Don't use automotive seals! Trailer seals are different.... and cheaper than automotive seals.
A tandem axle...
02-22-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,394
Posted By Colorado Osprey

Snow and spring is relative. Here in Colorado,...

Snow and spring is relative.
Here in Colorado, we get 65 degrees and then 1-3 ft of snow the next day... but those in warmer climates have already broken out their trailers. I lived in Northern...
02-22-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,394
Posted By Colorado Osprey

Time to service your trailer even if you haven't moved it

Spring time is the best time to service your trailer... actually any time is a great time. The important parts is to service it even if you haven't pulled it.

Your grease seals are only designed...
12-16-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 101,921
Posted By Colorado Osprey

I specifically did not making this a which is a...

I specifically did not making this a which is a better brand thread so I don't get sued by one brand or another.

I am simply stating what to look for in one brand vs another when deciding which...
11-07-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 811
Posted By Colorado Osprey

Well put. I have stated before that 1/2 tons tow...

Well put. I have stated before that 1/2 tons tow best at 5-6k and less.

Those that don't understand what I mean by this will continue to push things at, near or over their limits. Most will...
09-27-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 729
Posted By Colorado Osprey

The left turn/brake light is one in the same. You...

The left turn/brake light is one in the same. You could have a broken wire, a bad connection or even simply a bad light bulb. If you have marker/running light at that light fixture you can rule out...
08-16-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 923
Posted By Colorado Osprey

After spending over 8 hours researching and...

After spending over 8 hours researching and calling around I found the last new one in the USA. After national searches there are differences in the axle codes. The 919B is rare and Ford quit making...
08-13-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 923
Posted By Colorado Osprey

2003 9.75 rear end- need axle help!

I have a 3.55LS(H9) 9.75" with an axle tag#919B.
I can't find an axle or an aftermarket replacement. I am looking for a passenger side axle.

Can anyone help?
07-19-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 16,111
Posted By Colorado Osprey

deleted... trying not to be argumentative... sorry

deleted... trying not to be argumentative... sorry
07-19-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 16,111
Posted By Colorado Osprey

Most new trucks sold are short bed crew cabs....

Most new trucks sold are short bed crew cabs. There are plenty towing with short beds and 5'ers. The slider hitches and auto slider hitches make this possible.

That said.. if you look close there...
04-22-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,504
Posted By Colorado Osprey

Agreed, never exceed hitch ratings. ...

Agreed, never exceed hitch ratings.

Interesting that someone is teaching these numbers. Although semi-true there needs to be more explanation.
You should never put 20% tongue weight on a bumper...
02-03-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 630
Posted By Colorado Osprey

My 94 4x4 with an auto and a straight six can...

My 94 4x4 with an auto and a straight six can hardly handle 3k empty flatbed equipment hauler. I live at altitude (8000ft) so that doesn't help, but it can only do 55-60mph with the gas pedal mashed...
10-11-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,124
Posted By Colorado Osprey

Forrest River is pushing the weights with its...

Forrest River is pushing the weights with its campers. It is using 2-3.5k axles to get the 7k and then adding in the 857 for tongue weight giving you a 7857.

Is this ok... well sure. But people...
10-11-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 749
Posted By Colorado Osprey

Toterhomes are a better option. Most of these...

Toterhomes are a better option. Most of these will go 1,000,000 miles.
More power and used are usually cheaper than those conversions....
09-18-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,370
Posted By Colorado Osprey

The pink one is a fuse. The black one is a...

The pink one is a fuse. The black one is a relay.

Your fuse panel is located in the passenger foot well. The fuse belongs in there. If you look in your owners manual it will tell you which...
09-11-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 703
Posted By Colorado Osprey

You will need a helper. Using a test light or...

You will need a helper. Using a test light or meter, when someone engages the brake controller do you get any juice on the 7 pin plug at the electric brakes? (looking at the truck plug- 5 o'clock...
09-02-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,540
Posted By Colorado Osprey

Actually you don't have a car hauler. You have an...

Actually you don't have a car hauler. You have an enclosed cargo trailer with a ramp door. See those 5 lug hubs on the trailer? That means you have 3.5k axles for a 7k GVWR rating. If you had a true...
07-06-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,050
Posted By Colorado Osprey

Hey, stop those public service notices! That is...

Hey, stop those public service notices!
That is my job security. I install about 200 a month on trucks and trailers!

BTW not only can they come loose but they also corrode or oxidize. Cleaning...
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