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RE: Help! Water sloshing under gel siding

I believe that Dicor makes some RV caulk for the vertical edges. Camping world/most RV shops have them. I don't think you can find the RV caulk at Home Depot/ Lowes kind of box store. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/27/17 01:28pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Duramax emissions cheating scandal

Man, I wonder if this is going to push the OEM's towards HD Gassers as their main focus...if they ultimately are forced out of the Diesel market by Regulations, what will happen to these big trucks and the big tow ratings? Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/27/17 01:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ram Payloads- Seriously|||

I posted something similar once when I looked at a 2500 Mega Cab Laramie Longhorn 4x4 Cummins and it had about 1,700 lbs of payload. I was told by one poster..."put 1700 lbs in the bed of the truck and it won't even squat it." I kind of believe him. It was one of the facts that have lead me to call the payload sticker the silly yellow sticker as it makes no sense at all. Ford and the F150 has a GVWR on the Max tow packages that is very close to the Sum of the Axle ratings. While vehicles like the Ram 1500 have a huge difference between the sum of the axle ratings and the GVWR. I didn't compare the difference beteeen the 3/4 ton axle ratings and the GVWR but I believe they are more related to the GVWR of 10,000 lbs they are trying to stay under than the components capability. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/26/17 05:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford F 150

A 30 foot TT behind a 150 anything is certainally opening you up for some unpleasant trips. The huge sail you call a TT can move even the biggest of trucks around in the right situation. Personally I would get a 2500 gas motor for the added stability, stiffer springs, better tires, etc. I don't necessarily agree with that. I pull a 33 foot TT (29 foot living space) with my F150. As long as you're setup properly and within the weight limits of the TV, then there's no reason a 1/2 ton can't do the job. My F150 has the 2.7 EB and it tows better than my last F150 that had the V8. There's definitely no lack of power. Sure, I feel the odd bit of sway, but nothing that will make your palms sweat. I agree, a properly set up Half Ton is more than capable of towing a 30 ft TT. I did it with an old 97 F150 and a 31.5 ft TT that weighed about 6500 lbs loaded up. I moved up to a F350Dually and it wasn't dramatically different. Then again, I was properly matched and set up. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/24/17 08:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: Best loop at Fort Wilderness for 40' 5th wheel

Seems that you will be able to fit comfortably on any of the premium sites. Here is a pic of our rig in a premium site...I can't remember the number. Trailer is 32 ft long and the Dually is a LB, CC. http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/RVing/250981_10150876873556582_1504103038_n.jpg width=640 Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/24/17 03:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Help! Water sloshing under gel siding

Thanks for the pic. Looking at the side of the trailer I would start with these fixtures. These are through the wall and directly above the damaged area. http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/RVing/F19C7496-00A4-4D74-8E84-12632E8BB353_zpsyhcq07uj.jpg width=640 If you drill small holes, I would repair the hole with eternabond once the leak is fixed. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/24/17 03:44am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New to me Tow Vehicle! 2003 Ford F-350 V10

I loved towing with my V10. I had a Dually F350 CC. That is a great motor. When we decide to get back into towing a big trailer we will probably be looking at a V10 Gasser or the 6.2. I really like Ford trucks. Oh mine had 3.73 gears. I wish I had 4:30 or 4:56..help it get to its RPM range faster. I love those diamonds in the rough. My 2008 F150 only had 65k miles on it when I bought it. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/23/17 03:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Help! Water sloshing under gel siding

Man, take it in stride. IMHO...I would drain the water, find the source of the leak (possibly the roof, may be a window, vent, etc) and keep using it for a while. I hate to tell folks this but there are only three kinds of RV's...it's not TT, Fiver, and Motorhome. It's RV's that have leaked, RV's that will leak, and RV's that are currently leaking. It's what you do to address the leaks IMMEDIATLY once you find them and dare I say, preventive maintenance as well. Also, don't forget, that water can come from INSIDE the RV as well...if any plumbing is in the area make sure you watch it and see if that's leaking. IMHO...it's not a total waste. At a minimum, somebody will surely pay you two to $3000 for the trailer Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/23/17 03:10pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ford 8.8 Rear Axle Strength

Thanks everyone! I appreciate the feedback! Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/19/17 06:20pm Tow Vehicles
Ford 8.8 Rear Axle Strength

Hey everyone! I hope everyone is having a great day today. My new to me F150 SCREW has an 8.8 rear axle, seeing as I have the 4.6 V8. I am curious about this axles strength. I have had this axle before in my Rangers but this is the first example in a full size truck. My previous F150 had the 9.75 rear axle and it never gave me any issues. What is am scratching my head about is the strength of this 8.8 because the RAWR on this 8.8 is about 3,900 ish lbs which is nearly identical to the 9.75 rear axle rating. I know that these 8.8's handle a lot of HP in muscle car applications but I don't know how this applies to weight carrying. Basically, do I have a noodle under the back end of my truck or is this a pretty stout axle for a truck? And no, it is not hauling a fiver or a large TT or anything like that. I am going to limit the pulling to around 5,000 lbs max...and that's mostly going to be a car trailer to haul my 65 mustang project. Just trying to figure out how 'weak' this axle is compared to a 9.75. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/19/17 09:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tow with a Jeep 4x4 8 cylinder vs truck?

A half ton truck would be a much better fit. You would be surprised how maneuverable a half ton crew cab with a 5.5 ft bed is. I was on the fence between a midsize SUV and my SuperCrew PU truck. It's not even close. The cab is literally a cavern and is much more roomy compared to Any midsize SUV I have looked at. Plus I have about 700 lbs of payload MORE than a Jeep Grand Cherokee. Not the Cherokee is not a TV for a TT. The JGC is do-able but you do lose quite a bit of capability compared to a truck. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/15/17 07:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone towing with the '17 F150 and 10 speed?

Nice truck and nice Fiver. I had to look the trailer up....it's a beautiful model. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/15/17 07:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anti-Sway Broken--How Serious? Need Help!

The friction arm may have been installed incorrectly. When you made the turn it may have reached the end of it's travel and snapped off. Be sure to check this possibility out when replacing it. This is a job you can do yourself. X2
jerem0621 05/14/17 03:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: Are there any hitches to avoid, looking to buy ?

This will most likely get this posting closed or my post removed. But you should look at this and make up your own mind. B&W failure I really don't think it was considered a "FAILURE" as you listed it as. BTW what hitch do YOU recommend? I have thought a lot about that hitch head pulling off the upright...Cummins, is there any chance that the locking levers pulled up or the owner didn't have locked down right? Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/06/17 09:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Just bought a '17 Chevy Silverado 1500

Yes, drsteve! Too close for his family. Not necessarily... Depends if we're talking about a couple of small adults and a pair of third graders, or large adults with linebacker sized teenage sons . Stand by the info on HOW2 in previous post and stress that the OP go out and actually weigh her TV while fully loaded ready to go RV'ing...then do the dimple math BenK has it right... load the truck up with the family and cargo, go to the scales, and find out how much it all weighs, and figure out how much capacity is left for tongue and hitch weight. Do this before purchasing a trailer. That's exactly where my family is. Use to have just me and DW with a couple light weight kids in the back seat. Now I look in my review mirror and I see two of those linebacker sized teens. Don't worry though. The truck will lighten itself up in a few years when they head off to college. Maybe we will get a dog then. Shouldn't have any trouble with a couples trailer then. Life is a grand adventure, nothing stays the same forever. Hold the ones you love because soon they will leave. They will never remember how much money you spent or didn't spend on stuff, they will remember if you were there for them or not. Thanks, Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/05/17 07:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4 tow vehicle

OP, You have a heck of a TV...don't let anyone tell you different. Just keep your eyes on the trailers your Vehicle can comfortably tow and not those super massive TT's. a 30 ft TT ain't happening but you could properly match some 19-25 ish ft TT's. My Family Minivan with the 3.6 Pentastar has towed thousands of miles near (dare I say above) GCVWR without a hiccup, without holding up traffic, getting pretty decent MPG. Albeit with a POPUP or a Utility Trailer and not a full profile trailer.. As far as Michelin Tires...have I the choice, they will never grace my vehicles again. Pure overpriced garbage in my experience. That's coming from four sets of pure garbage wearing that brand name that I have had the displeasure of owning. There are much better (and less expensive) choices out there. Granted my experience was with P class tires but it's the whole fool me four times thing I can't get past.. Also, you do not need LT tires for your SUV... air them up to the Max sidewall pressure and enjoy.. watch your loading and trailer weight and have fun. There are tons of Xtra Load P rated tires. My Pickup is my first SuperCrew F150. It has P class tires and I have zero intention of going to a LT tire. It's just not needed in this class of vehicle. When my DW and I look for our next RV to pull with this truck we will be looking for something under 5,000 lbs dry, preferably closer to 4,000 lbs. My last F150 pulled a 31.5 ft TT with P rated tires and I never had a single issue with those tires. Also, please use a weight distribution hitch. Doesn't really matter which brand you choose, just set it up right and size it appropriately for your trailer. I use basic WD hitch with add on friction sway controls, I have no desire for anything else as it works great and is highly adjustable. I have found that the round bar style weight distribution hitch rides a little better with less jarring than a straight trunnion style hitch. Haveing had both, the round bars tend to taper more giving a better ride. IMHO that is. If you need LT tires you probably need a 3/4 ton pickup to begin with. Right tool for the job folks ;) Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/04/17 11:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Gears..... Update!

Thank you for sharing your experience. My new to me old truck may one day have to go through some similar mods if we elect to get back into a travel trailer. Love my truck and have no desire to upgrade vehicles but I am willing to do some mods if feel my truck needs them. My last F150 had 3.55 gears with a little less HP and a little more TQ than my current truck and I pulled a pretty large TT all over East Tennessee. New truck has more payload and similar 3.55 gears. Perfect for now, we will see what happens when I tow with it. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/04/17 10:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Super Secret Chevrolet Trailer Plug

You are saying that GM wires their vehicles the same and then "cuts out" the last part on cheap models? Oh, heavens! My Chevy is really a Cadillac in sheep's clothing? Or my Caddy is really a Chevy with extra chrome? How dare you! My F150 is like that. It has the brake controller connector under the dash. But the aux wire and the blue brake signal wire is NOT wired in. So yes, these companies do some of exactly what you are saying. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/04/17 06:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Just bought a '17 Chevy Silverado 1500

This is a 4,579 lb trailer. It's got nearly a 3,000 lb CCC but if you ever been in this floorplan it's going to be very difficult to actually load the camper that heavy. This camper is probably going to be 5,500-6,000 lbs loaded which is well in the wheelhouse of a half ton of the OP's capability. As long as we watch the payload of the truck and the axle ratings I think this is very do-able. That is unless he goes all Lucy and carries rocks with him! Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/04/17 02:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 5th wheel rollover accident

That's a well built fiver. That is for sure. Most of the cheap trailers would have been utterly destroyed. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/04/17 06:48am Fifth-Wheels
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