Highway towing with a 7.3L gas Ford Superduty, especially pulling heavier loads, gets easier when you learn how to lock out higher gears when approaching hills and overpasses. Its simple to do and makes it easy to use cruise control without overtaxing your engine. I demo how to lockout higher gears in my 2021 F-350 7.3L. The same technique should apply to other Ford trucks, at least any F-250 or F-350 made in the past few years.
We recently became a fulltime RV family. After selling our house and settling in to the road life, it was time for a little celebration. We decided on a short visit to Kings Island in Mason Ohio, near Cincinnati.
Celebrating 50 years in 2022, Kings Island is one of the top amusement parks in North America.
Being in a northern state, the majority of visitors come during the summer months, during which the park is open 7 days a week. If you decide to make your own visit, be sure to check the park’s calendar. We purposely booked towards the end of summer to avoid the large crowds, which worked. However, had we looked a bit harder at their event calendar, we would have seen that the 50th-anniversary fireworks and drone shows ended the day before we arrived.
I drive JB's truck, a Ram 3500 with the High Output 6.7L Cummins diesel engine + Aisin transmission. JB and I pull similarly sized fifth wheels, but while he owns a diesel truck, I'm running on gas. Hear my impressions of Ram and what its like to drive a diesel during a quick run down the highway in Louisiana.
Coast to coast, if you count Lake Michigan. Fun fact: Lake Michigan is the only one of the Great Lakes that is not part Canadian.
We spent much of the winter traveling across the Gulf states: Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. We needed to head home to Indiana to take care of some things and get ready for spring.
Our last thousand miles was a pretty straight northern trek from the gulf near Mobile Alabama up to Lake Michigan, taking I-65 almost the whole way. We started at sea level, climbed up to the outer edge of the Appalachian mountains in Northern Alabama and Tennessee, and through the windy flatlands of Indiana.
Ugh, I hate this whole China Bomb thing. Sure, some tires are better than others, but acting like the place of origin is the sole reason for tire blowouts is irresponsible. Let's all stop passing the blame.
Tire Speed Rating
Tires have speed ratings, do you know yours? I’m pretty sure that person that flew past me on the expressway doesn’t.