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New England B.S. Thread

Discussion in 'North East' started by mach1man001, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. Feb 23, 2021 at 1:00 PM
    jethro

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    I am not pleased right now. It doesn't seem like much but I use my trailer so much, and it has no windows... I have to have my interior lights. I guess now my project list just got bigger than just installing a brake controller. I will have to rewire a new trailer plug. FUCKING BULLSHIT. I'm sorry, but GMC had this setup really right. The fucking power was on when the trailer was hooked up, no matter what.
     
  2. Feb 23, 2021 at 1:04 PM
    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

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    I agree, it's a very big deal. It shouldn't be this difficult to set up a full size truck to actually tow, especially when it came with a receiver from the factory! I can't believe they mucked it up this badly on the 150 platform.
     
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    i had to google where this was
     
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  4. Feb 23, 2021 at 1:36 PM
    tacobell007

    tacobell007 Does that have the v6?

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    It's further into the land of the abyss than where my parents are at
     
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  5. Feb 23, 2021 at 1:40 PM
    Pugga

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    He should have posted this a few weeks ago, I could have TW expressed those things. I'm sure I'll be out that way again at some point but could be a bit.
     
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  6. Feb 23, 2021 at 1:49 PM
    tacobell007

    tacobell007 Does that have the v6?

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    Yea that would have saved her some travel lol. I'll be back down there this weekend
     
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  7. Feb 23, 2021 at 1:50 PM
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    That seems like shenanigans.

    But, I guess that is kind of where Ford is going nowadays. Everyone is using the F150 as a family vehicle rather than as a pickup, so if they build it as such, it's money saved there, and if someone actually wants to use a truck as a truck they'd get the F250 wouldn't they? :rofl: what a load of shenanigans.

    Still probably the best platform to buy nowadays though.

    I just went through to get to Canjo back in January. I have an idea but not a plan to go up to the UP of Michigan, BUT I just looked at maps the other day and the northern route up in Canada around Lake Superior looks really cool too so I might delay that until I am allowed to go into Canadia, so that might be next year instead :(
     
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  8. Feb 23, 2021 at 1:58 PM
    Blais03

    Blais03 Guess I'll bring a spare wheel bearing...

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    I’ve had on board water for 2 years now. And I will be sanding it down to 220, outdoor deck/fence waterproofing and sealing stain and then a good coat of urethane. Should be pretty damn waterproof
     
  9. Feb 23, 2021 at 2:02 PM
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    I’ve had them for 5 years! They are not going anywhere. @DoubleRGirl can bring her man and do a romantic weekend in our Airbnb, can do a package deal:rofl:
     
  10. Feb 23, 2021 at 2:12 PM
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    Ok, I've finally figured out this little gem if anyone cares, and I'm sure they don't. I have everything installed from the factory just fine, it's just a rediculas proceedure to get the trailer charge circuit to activate. 4 things need to happen... the trailer must have the plug installed while the truck is not running, the interior lights must be switched on when you start the truck so the computer senses power draw, the door must be closed when you start the truck, then you must start the truck and hold the brake pedal for 3 seconds. This all needs to happen every single time you start the truck if you want that 12v power from the 7 way. And if the fob leaves the truck while it's running and you get those 2 beeps from the horn? Start at step 1 again. STUPID.

    Sorry about the Ford chat everyone, it's starting to annoy me as well.
     
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  11. Feb 23, 2021 at 2:37 PM
    mach1man001

    mach1man001 [OP] eh whatever

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    I do the prepaired but uncooked eggs in a water bottle


    Ronny Dahl has a few camping cooking videos.

    https://youtu.be/Mpz6HAusEjY

    That is ridiculous!
     
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  12. Feb 23, 2021 at 2:41 PM
    vssman

    vssman Rocket Engineer

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    FYI - That radio requires a ham license. If you don’t have one, it’s pretty easy to get.
     
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    Who to fuck thought that process out? Please keep telling us reasons not to buy Ford, something needs to compete with the reasons not to buy a 3rd gen.
     
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    I was thinking that some frequencies I would, I can listen to others such. When it comes down to it, I’ll get what ever licenses that I’ll need once I get my use figured out. If we start taking trips out west ever year like we plan, then I’ll go in deeper just to ensure I have all my bases covered, but if I’m just using it once or twice a year it will be a listen only system.

    2E8A3CD1-1F21-46D7-A68C-F02DC1091BD8.jpg
    I saw it on the internet, it’s got to be true right.
     
  15. Feb 23, 2021 at 2:53 PM
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    Free air bnb? I’m in haha. I’ll measure the back of the t4r tonight and decide if I think I’ll still have enough space left
     
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    I know there’s an F150 forum did they have all this as a normal walkthrough and it’s just a known annoyance among the owners community?


    Ah I do remember you did that. Yeah, that works too. Last time I went out I precooked the eggs and then heated up in the cast iron for breakfast. That was a damn cold trip though, that didn’t help things.

    True! Sorry I forgot to mention that. I know a lot of people use them illegally on gmrs frequencies, any other frequency is illegal without an amateur radio license.

    as mentioned - super easy, and for now free! Soon to be 15$ but is lifetime. Gmrs is soon to be 15$ for 10 years but no test, but the only benefit of gmrs over frs in terms of the applications we would use for wheeling, is a cool microphone instead of a handheld radio. So gmrs :notsure: just get frs and call it a day (there’s a loooot more differences but at least for off roading that’s it).

    edit to add two things.

    ham tech is super easy. There are two additional levels that aren’t rocket surgery but are a bit more involved.


    Also to add here’s a gmrs radio (needs a license but no test) HT, looks like you can do a new antenna and use an external mic and speaker.

    Retevis RT76P GMRS Walkie Talkies for Adults,Long Range Rechargeable Two Way Radio,High Power LCD Display Radio 30 CH,for Outdoor Hiking Camping(1 Pack) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08FWWTZT4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_C8JP7PX7B9KBMSDDYFP0

    I don’t think FRS allows that (the external mic connection) for part certification.
     
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    ABA180 It burns when I pee....

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    Nope. Went through this getting bids on my roof..I did metal so limited companies in my area doing it. I always mention "I'm getting other bids so I'll look through them and decide". Every one of the 3-4 I had out (some more than others) tried to ask further questions. The guy who I ended up hiring, all he said was "I know some of them were telling people my roof doesn't last (I forget why)"..my reply was "I don't tell anyone who else is coming because when I have someone here I want to know what they can do for me, not what someone else can or can't"..he was very professional all around and I'm happy with it

    I'm sure proving them wrong was always fun
     
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  18. Feb 23, 2021 at 3:40 PM
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    I know I'm saying this as a middle aged white dude in America, BUT I highly doubt they recognized "they were wrong", they probably found a way to twist it into them still being right and her just cheating the system :rolleyes:

    Sorry - I went to engineering school, had an interest in robotics and programming all through HS and college, volunteered running high school robotics competitions while I was in college, my cynicism is from the treatment and reactions I saw in all those years.




    ANYWAY. On to happier things - planning my road trip, going from RI to TN to Amarillo, then out to LA then back to Jacksonville (crossing the entire southern part of the country, basically), then back up to DC (Not along the coast, I did the croatan and OBX when I was on my quarantine road trip, so probably stay inland this time), then back up home to RI.

    Only last night did I realize (might have been this morning). That's F'in SPRING BREAK.

    :eek:

    So yes. I am going to (was planning on)

    • Lake Havasu
    • Los Angeles
    • Panama City Beach/that area
    • New Orleans
    • DC
    • Jacksonville
    • Savannah?
    • Vegas
    • Nashville (probably won't be too bad)
    • Austin
    ....During spring break....

    I was going to name this trip "GarlicFart's cannonball-ish run" but I might rename it to "Garlicfarts accidentally goes on spring break"

    PS my dog's name is pepper. So it will be GarlicFarts and Pepper :rofl:

    Anyway the point of this post was - if anyone has any recommendations for routes, foods, or stops, let me know!
     
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  19. Feb 23, 2021 at 3:56 PM
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    Wow, weird. The only things I tow are dump trailers and car haulers where I wouldn't notice an issue like this since it just needs to charge the brake battery.

    I did some reading and it sounds like it sends 12v out that pin if and only if the truck also senses the trailer has brakes. One person speculated that if you have the factory brake controller it will just work no problem but if you don't it never will.
     
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  20. Feb 23, 2021 at 4:50 PM
    jethro

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    Yep! You nailed it. But even on the forum (I joined today because obviously it'll be needed) it's kinda hard to understand. Most people just rewire the trailer plug and honestly that's the right way to go if you think of it.

    Fucking over engineered setup, for sure! And if Yota would just fucking redesign the Tundra into something more reasonable to daily drive, I'd own that in a heartbeat, believe me. I'd have waited for it, but I'd go broke buying GM transmissions.

    Well, you might not be charging those brake batteries for you when you do tow. Who knows. I'll be getting the brake controller tomorrow so I'll be less pissed off about it if it makes the process more seamless. Or just not a fucking clown show.
     

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