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RE: Change weight by adding washer to WD hitch?

OP... I am a proponent of using as much head hitch tilt and the minimum number of links hanging free as possible. More hitch head angle means that your hich distributes weight easier. With that said, there is no secret formula to finding out your tongue weight. You can go to a cat scale and do three passes 1) weigh the truck full of gas without the trailer hitched 2) weigh the truck with the trailer and WD 3) weigh the truck and trailer hitched and no WD For #3 take the # from the steer and the drive axle and subtract the weight from #1. That will give you a close measure of the tongue weight. You sound like a "I got to know" kind of person... Kind of like me! So, my plans for 2015 are to purchase a Sherline Scale so I can accurately measure my tongue weight whenever I want too. Here is a Link to their 5000 lb model... It's just a few dollars more than their 2000 lb model. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 12/17/14 09:38pm Towing
RE: Finding Towing Capacity

Does anyone know how to find the actual towing capacity of a vehicle? Every source that I look at gives a different answer. I have a 2004 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.0 Liter, 5 speed automatic (I think), with Tow/Hauling button, Extended Cab/Long bed. When I look at the 2004 Towing Guide it gives several different ratings, I think based upon the Axle ratio, which I don't know, but it appears to be listed as 10,100 lbs. When I look up the VIN # at a site called Decodethis.com, it shows a maximum of 15,500 and a standard tow rating of 9900 lbs. I have no idea what the difference between the maximum and standard towing capacity is. Frustrating, isn't it? What we need to really help you is this picture only of your truck... http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/B61B63BE-3832-4DD6-BE70-CC8595D43C2B_zpsdpuhuqik.jpg width=640 This is a 2001 1500 Suburbans RPO code sticker found in the glovebox. And it told me everything I needed to know about this Suburban. Go snap a picture of yours, upload it to photobucket, copy the direct link for the picture, then post a reply here.... Make sure you click the mountain and sun icon above the reply post and put the direct link in with a width of 640. This will help us accurately answer your question. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 12/17/14 09:15pm Towing
RE: How Long Should Our Travel Trailer Be?

3 ft longer than you think. We had a 31 ft'r and it got much shorter on cold rainy days. For me... 33-35 ft would be about right... As far as handling.... I would tow my FIL's 24 ft TT for them to the campground for him and could not tell much difference other than being a little more conscious of length. Funny, I had to swing more with his TT than I did mine. His axles sat further back from the tongue than mine did even though my trailer was longer overall. So pay attention to the axle position.... My TT's axles were nearly in the dead center of the TT. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 12/17/14 08:57pm Travel Trailers

I would open the freshwater drain valve on the freshwater tank. That should keep your camper from flooding until you get the water pump fixed.
jerem0621 12/17/14 02:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2009 Ford F250 super duty v8

The 5.4L is rated at 300 HP, so why all the crying that it will not do the job? I think that the V10 is only rated about 50 HP more, and will offer a fuel penalty all the time you are not towing. 3.73 is the rear axle I would be looking for. With a 3.73, you can go up a mountain grade at 4000 RPM around 45 - 50 MPH. At that RPM, you will be making 250+ HP and keep going up the grade! My motorhome is a 96 with a 460" V8, factory rating of only 225 HP at 3,600 RPM. The 5.4L is much better, due in part to the smaller pistons and ability to run 4,400 RPM all day long. The V10 has the same size piston, and stroke, just 2 more cylinders. The truck has plenty of weight capacity for your intended travel trailer. But most fifth wheels will have more than 2,000 pounds of pin weight, and you already realize that is out. . . HAve fun camping! Fred. I agree! Most of this is nonsense. I have owned both the V10 and the 5.4 and going up the same grades I turned nearly identical RPM... OP..go for it!!! Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 12/17/14 02:06pm Tow Vehicles
For the History Buff- Reese Patent # 5,529,539

Hello, During my routine parusal of my local Craigslist I came across an interesting Reese fifth wheel hitch. Its a 14k with the dual jaw that so many are familiar with. However, I noticed that it was a for and aft pivot only... no side to side pivot... I started to search for an owners manual and came across the Reese Patent # 5,529,539 in PDF form. Whats interesting is that this is the Reese patent for the four way pivoting head design. Lots of interesting statements, technical drawings, and design parameters in this document. Anyhoo.. here is the link Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 12/16/14 07:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Should I Buy An Older Travel Trailer?

Nice fiver!!!!!!!! OP.. You can score a nice deal on an older RV. Just be prepared.. for a pristine..no issues trailer you are going to pay somewhat of a premium... even older. Our 95 (that I wish I never sold) had some minor issues... and you can expect the same. Remember, its not the year... its the condition... 100%... If you don't mind buying a rig with a few issues and you are handy you can score a real deal! Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 12/16/14 06:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: Fords 6.7 Scorpion Diesel motor

These threads make me feel pretty good about my decision to run HD Gassers. Gas is cheap and I can replace 2 gasser motors for the cost of one HPFP failure (if the motor doesn't get ghosted). 10-15k repair bills horrify me... Not trolling, I'm serious...how will people be able to afford this stuff out of warrenty? Thanks! Jeremiah How can you afford it under warranty!!!! Great Point!!!!
jerem0621 12/16/14 05:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2013 Ram 2500 6.7- pull a Montana High Country 293RK?

You are going to find a lot of people here who are conservative, and adament about sticking to the manufacture numbers. Pretty soon the RAM haters will chime in and tell you how bad the Megacab is, and it's payload is terrible. Personally, I would look at the rear axle weight rating of the truck, and the tire capacity. IMO, those are the most important numbers, and I wouldn't want to be over either. I think you have plenty of room here. If it was me, I would tow it and not worry at all, Hey now! I am the one that has called these payload stickers silly! LOL Here is a picture of the payload sticker on a truck EXACTLY like the OP referenced. MegaCab 4x4 Laramie 2500 LOADED... http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/F4B7BD38-B287-483F-88BE-10707BC13561_zps4pyynz2o.jpg width=640 Most of the time I snicker at this payload sticker because on Half Tons they are *always* calculated at around 36 PSI whereas the tires can handle 44 or 50 PSI substantially increasing the usable tire load (up to the max load on the sidewall) I am not sure, but I am willing to bet that 80 PSI is pretty close to the max on these LT275/70R18... I may be wrong. I'm all for using the axle ratings and all the tire ratings. But I would weigh this truck to make sure... (Just as I do with any truck) Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 12/16/14 05:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fords 6.7 Scorpion Diesel motor

These threads make me feel pretty good about my decision to run HD Gassers. Gas is cheap and I can replace 2 gasser motors for the cost of one HPFP failure (if the motor doesn't get ghosted). 10-15k repair bills horrify me... Not trolling, I'm serious...how will people be able to afford this stuff out of warrenty? Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 12/16/14 02:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Love My 6.0L Ford

Once again you 6.0 bashers prove my point. You read the OP's post and heard what you wanted then jump right in with your normal bashing. You say the OP replaced the ficm and the EGR cooler. No, he replaced the FICM and the EGR valve. Big difference and both minor repairs. When it comes to a 6.0 thread it is true some of you folks jump in with out facts. The problems that plagued the 6.0L PSD is so common knowledge that a monk in Tibet could join right in this thread without missing a beat. We can recap the common diesel discussions right here: 7.3L PSD - never seen a bashing thread 6.0L PSD - owner's manual has section for responding to critics 5.9L Cummins - only for those who can't handle 8 cylinders, good engine, cheap trucks 6.6L Duramx - you'll be subject to getting ripped off when repaired at the dealership (ref other thread) Everyone happy now? Bold is mine....back in the early days of the interwebs...say 94-95 ish when that new-fangled Powerjoke came out with all its issues and $200.00 injectors ... There were scores and scores of people online posting Powerjoke threads and get your IDI turbo while you still can... The 7.3 powerstroke was going to be the end of the Diesel as they knew it. Time sure does put a different perspective on things...lol...now those early 6.0's are about the same age those coveted (or hated?) early 7.3's were when the 6.0 came out... Your right...20 years later the 7.3 PSD is remembered as durable diesel...even though it had its own set of problems and 'haters' back in the day. I suspect in 10 years there will be a much different lense people look at the 6.0 through. rose colored or not...time generally changes perception. There are those people who are just starting to drive now (teens) or younger whose first diesel will be a 6.0 because that's what they can afford. They will wrench it and fix it in their drive way. Just like the legendary Hemi that commands tens of thousands of $$$. I talked to many people from back in the day and they called it a POS and would rather have a 440..lol. My how time manages to change perceptions. 12 years later and there are still hundreds of thousands of 6.0's on the road everyday doing their thing. 12 years later!!! Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 12/16/14 12:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is ram 3500 SRW 6.4 hemi enough?

Russ, I think you are right! Here is the payload sticker from a 2500 crew cab Ram CTD Laramie 4x4. Had every option but the fifth wheel prep best I could tell. http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/89522A7F-1DD3-46B2-9492-1421265FE63F_zpswrlyibho.png width=440 That's about 900# less than my loaded 2500 4x4 crew cab gasser. Here is my favorite from a MegaCab 2500 4x4 loaded with every option. http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/F4B7BD38-B287-483F-88BE-10707BC13561_zps4pyynz2o.jpg width=640
jerem0621 12/16/14 11:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: learning the hard way

Here is one of them Prowler Repair Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 12/15/14 10:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: learning the hard way

Do not stress too much over this. Wood is cheap and with some basic hand too,s you can probably do an acceptable job patching the old girl up, here are some steps to help you along. 1) find the leak....don't guess, find the leak and stop it. 2) figure on replacing your plastic roof fixtures, like your fridge vent etc etc etc... These are cheap'ish and can be a leak source when they start to fail 3) if your hot water tank is bad you can get a new one from PPL Motorhomes for about $300 ish shipped to your house. 4) use eternabond to seal your roof seams....after you peal 25 years of old caulk off 5) take each window out and replace butle tape... This is pretty easy but you will need 2 people. Some TLC and you will be back in shape... I'll try to find you some YouTube videos that may be of some help and post them here. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 12/15/14 08:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Huge discrepancies

Yoo-Hoo, Mod! Starting to get testy over here. We haven't even started arguing lol... Nice discussion!
jerem0621 12/15/14 03:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: Huge discrepancies

Repeating yourself over and over does not always make things true. Better brakes, tires, shocks, frames, do contribute to a safer tow They help,know argument here on that..But you can tow with a Kenworth and not be safe if you don't know what your doing.Point in fact,do you have any idea how many over the road truckers cannot safely drive a logging truck? Different conditions where a logging truck driver does both. This payload thing drives me crazy..Counting the poodle in the back seat is insane. I agree...if the delta between 100% safe and 100% unsafe is just a few lbs then we have much bigger problems. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 12/15/14 01:42pm Travel Trailers
RE: Huge discrepancies

I hear Andy Thompson from Can Am RV talk about the little dolly. Said he remembered it throwing the back of the car around a lot. Id rather just have the hitch reinforced and use more WD. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 12/15/14 12:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: Is ram 3500 SRW 6.4 hemi enough?

Russ, I think you are right! Here is the payload sticker from a 2500 crew cab Ram CTD Laramie 4x4. Had every option but the fifth wheel prep best I could tell. http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/89522A7F-1DD3-46B2-9492-1421265FE63F_zpswrlyibho.png width=440
jerem0621 12/15/14 09:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: Huge discrepancies

Wow.. There is a very large presence of "Weight Police" chiming in with radar on full, so watch yourself and be careful out there.. :) :) :) Mitch :B Ya, they would have had a ball in the old days before internet forums and Good Sam with the norm in trailer pulling like this..And no broken axles and bent frames. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v652/jaycocreek/Trailer_zpscb28b634.jpg width=640 :S They still do :) http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/SHOCougar_zps4180eba0.png width=440 http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/TaurusAirstream_zps8db8b379.png width=440 thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 12/15/14 05:45am Travel Trailers
RE: Pentastar v6 Turbo is coming

Ecoboost sells out ....... so its a no brainer no? Maybe, to directly compete with EcoBoost the HP will have to be 365 plus and the TQ will need to be 400 lb ft plus. Early indications are that the Pentastar is conservatively tuned so we may see a significant increase in power. Seeing that the Ram Pentastar makes 305 HP now in N/A form a turbo could really increase power towards 400 HP. Just speculating though. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 12/15/14 04:19am Tow Vehicles
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