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09-20-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 80
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Posted By mike343

My calendar must be wrong.. It's April 1

My calendar must be wrong.. It's April 1
09-12-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 640
Posted By mike343

Go to the TBM site--before it disappears. Ford...

Go to the TBM site--before it disappears. Ford provides a comprehensive towing guide
08-10-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,996
Posted By mike343

Not sure what the Z- 71 specs are but if it is...

Not sure what the Z- 71 specs are but if it is 5.3/3.73 tow package it is a good tow Vehicle. My 01 gets 19.6 on the road non-towing @70mphand 12.5 towing 6000 lbs. And I check on each trip,...
08-04-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 942
Posted By mike343

The "serial number" is probably the VIN. Check...

The "serial number" is probably the VIN. Check it out.
08-03-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,796
Posted By mike343

Aren't you glad you asked? Spotlights are not...

Aren't you glad you asked? Spotlights are not navigation lights , but I guess you know that now.
07-31-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,042
Posted By mike343

I have been using them for over 30 years,...

I have been using them for over 30 years, probably 20,000 miles.Only lost one and that was due to an out of balance tire. Check to see if the tires were balanced.
07-30-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 32,681
Posted By mike343

Look at the Glastron DX235. Only 16 deg but...

Look at the Glastron DX235. Only 16 deg but monstrous sponsons to keep you dry.
07-24-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,305
Posted By mike343

What are you towing with? Half tons can take 500...

What are you towing with? Half tons can take 500 lbs.
07-24-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,018
Posted By mike343

And I meant to say you don't need an equalizing...

And I meant to say you don't need an equalizing hitch. No matter what people say, they interfere with surge brakes. Go to the Shorelander website and check out their owner.s manual. Warranty is...
07-24-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,804
Posted By mike343

Check out deck boats if you are going to have 6...

Check out deck boats if you are going to have 6 or 8 people on board. LOts more room in the bow.
Forum: Dockside Chat
07-23-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 762
Posted By mike343

Best of luck amd thanks for your service

Best of luck amd thanks for your service
07-23-2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,018
Posted By mike343

If the load is really 6000lbs You will be OK with...

If the load is really 6000lbs You will be OK with 400 lb tongue weight if the truck will take it.
07-18-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,305
Posted By mike343

13% and 560 lbs is too much. But if you have a...

13% and 560 lbs is too much. But if you have a half ton tow vehicle all you need to do is to get the tongue weight down below say 450 lbs. If a smaller vehicle you need to do something quickly. If...
07-18-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,806
Posted By mike343

Personally, towing in flatland florida, I...

Personally, towing in flatland florida, I wouldn't worry much about exceeding the legal limit some--just drive cautiously and pretend you have no brakes. Your tow vehicle is rated to tow the 7500lbs...
07-15-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,223
Posted By mike343

If the restaurant needs to raft boats to service...

If the restaurant needs to raft boats to service their customers, they are going to do it. What you can do, especially if you are a good customer, is to call the situation to the attention of the...
06-26-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,584
Posted By mike343

Boat trailer and actuator manufacturers and...

Boat trailer and actuator manufacturers and boating magazines all recommend 5-10% tongue weight with a target of 6-7%. Truck manufacturers say 10-15 to accommodate other than boat trailers.If you...
06-19-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 619
Posted By mike343

Under 11v surely suggests alternator or wiring...

Under 11v surely suggests alternator or wiring problems. start by checking ground.
06-18-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 752
Posted By mike343

Dash gauges aren't worth much Measure with a...

Dash gauges aren't worth much Measure with a good meter before you get worried.
05-21-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,421
Posted By mike343

Probably an open or blown fuse. check pin 2...

Probably an open or blown fuse. check pin 2 (next to the ground--truck side) to see if you have 12v. If not, the truck fuse is probably blown Otherwise, it's the trailer.
04-18-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,252
Posted By mike343

Try balancing the tire. It worked for me.

Try balancing the tire. It worked for me.
04-17-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 686
Posted By mike343

To save money get a carbed two stroke. If...

To save money get a carbed two stroke.

If you are environmentally concerned get a DI 2 stroke or a four stroke. Four stroke will be heavier.
04-04-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,595
Posted By mike343

Do you like your family?

Do you like your family?
03-27-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,893
Posted By mike343

Not a good idea if you are towing a good load. ...

Not a good idea if you are towing a good load. Increasing the tire diameter by10% is lik changing a 3.73 differential to a 3.36
03-26-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,073
Posted By mike343

I don't want to be insulting, but is the ignition...

I don't want to be insulting, but is the ignition turned off?
03-23-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,211
Posted By mike343

Your tongue weight should be about 400 lbs. If...

Your tongue weight should be about 400 lbs. If you can launch the boat and move the bow stop back 9 inches to a foot (my rough calc) you should be Ok. If doing so puts the hull overhanging the ends...
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