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Mike. Mick, et all,

I know this is where I am suppose to retort, “hey, I know more than everyone else”, but that is not where I am with this. And fortunately my alternatives are pretty easy and multiple.

Here are a couple of my observations:

When we were last beach camping there was a large class C motorhome based on an F450 with a huge diamond plate bed box mounted so it completely obscured the radiator. Same engine, no problem. What does that prove? Not a darn thing, but it was interesting.

Then there are the folks who are running those large front racks with bed boxes mounted high enough to obscure the entire lower half of the radiator, lots of those around. They block way more of what you can see on mine, but maybe not blocking the upper half is enough. Again what does this prove? Maybe just that bad ideas are contagious.

So First off I want to try it, if for no other reason than now I am curious as all git out. Ideas as to how to monitor temperature other than the dash? I don’t think that meter is sensitive enough. Shouldn’t my fan clutch kick in if things are heating up as a first warning? How would a scientist approach this question?

Now supposed it all goes South and I’m thinking even if it doesn’t.

1. Simply put the bikes in front and the genny in back. That would take ten minutes or less on the road.

2. There is a second receiver available that mounts much lower on the “rhinoceros” guard. Buy one, bolt it on with the four bolts that come with it, and, wallah, everything now is sitting much lower with no other changes, my favorite. I didn’t buy it because I didn’t see it until after I had this one. Have to call the manufacturer to learn more about it.

3. Fab a drop for what I have and have my friends at the local welding shop weld it up for me.

All comments welcome, 🙂


Steve and Andra
2012 F350 6.2 gasser SRW LB
Fab Fours front and rear in case we run into a rhino
2019 Northstar Laredo SC