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SRW vs DRW MPG

I had a 99 V10 3.73, Dually LB CC 2wd...I got about 9.5 empty and 7.5 towing. How much is the dually MPG penalty? I mean, if my truck wasn't a dually, what would my MPG have been? Would it have been 10.5 empty or more? Reason I am asking is because we are talking about getting back into RV'ing and I need a truck that can do double duty as a DD at 60 - 70 miles per day. The previous LB Dually had problems in my works parking garage so there is a strong likelyhood that I will have to go with a SRW Shortbed truck. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 11/21/14 10:53pm Tow Vehicles
Is Hitching a Fiver Easier?

Okay, I've got a ton of experience towing a TT and using half ton and my previous dually truck. Zero experience with a fiver though. For those of you who went from a TT to a fiver.. did you find the fiver more confidence inspiring? Ball vs Kingpin.. etc.. Is the fiver easier to hitch than a TT? Seemed like I always got a work out hitching the TT. If we go HD truck and fiver will I have an Ah-Ha moment as it relates to hitching and say.. why didn't I do this earlier? No chains, no guessing where the ball is in relation to the TT when hitching. This all started when I got to looking at the jaws on a Reese hitch the other day at camping world.. Here is the pic http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/hitch%20stuff/5F9A76C4-0841-4FC8-B1A1-771CE3AE92D8_zpspza9upkw.jpg width=440 And I can't get the thought out of my mind about this 2 inch round hunk of steel (the pin) gripped solidly, 360 degrees around the pin by massive steel jaws... my mind keeps comparing this huge pin vs a small latch on the TT... is it just an illusion or is the fiver more secure? B&W has even thicker jaws than the Reese!! So in summary, Is the fiver easier to hitch up than a TT and is the fiver actually more secure than a TT? Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 11/21/14 10:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Is ram 3500 SRW 6.4 hemi enough?

Good to go OP...6.4 will be a great choice. Settle in a let that bad boy rev...
jerem0621 11/21/14 06:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: And they want me to shop locally....

Yea, they have a Ford Stealership here locally .... I don't see how this place stays in business. I recently looked at an 06 or 07 4x4 SuperCrew F150 with about 90k ish miles .. it was really nice, loaded.. etc... but 28k bucks... Really? For a 7 year old half ton... no thank you.... no wiggle room either. They want more for used trucks than I can buy a new truck for. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 11/20/14 10:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Selecting Tow Vehicle for Travel Trailer

Its going to be VERY easy to add 1500 lbs to your trailer... even packing light.. (everybody says they will, nobody ever does) Dishes, silverware, towels, toys, TV's, tool kit, spare tires for the TT (Yep, need 2), power tongue jack, pictures on the wall, etc etc etc... Many end up in Fivers just for the cargo capacity... all this adds and adds and adds weight. My 4950 UVW TT Scaled at 6500 lbs with empty tanks and with the trailer loaded for weekend camping. Full time camping is an entirely different affair. IMHO... A crew cab 3/4 ton gasser would be PERFECT for your situation. 6.0 GM, 6.4 Ram, 6.2 Ford are all great choices. No matter which you choose I recommend getting the 4.10 rear end for the GM and Ram trucks and the 4.30 for the Ford. Diesels are not required for your trailer.. but are an option if you WANT one. Chevy Express Van with a 6.0 and 4.10 would take care of business too. Most can't get over the full size van image.. but they are awesome driving vehicles and are just about the ideal tow vehicle. Have great daily driver manners too. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 11/20/14 08:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hitching a fifth wheel - in pictures

Good write up. If those are affiliate links to the amazon site you may want to add a disclosure per FTC disclosure rules. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 11/19/14 08:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Aluminum vs Wood construction

Aluminum doesn't rot. Yes it does :) Yes there are certain chemicals that can cause Aluminum to oxidize/rot however in the application of RV construction where your dealing with potential water intrusion wood will rot in no time. Not the case with Aluminum. So don't try to compare the two when talking an RV application. Unless your just trying to be snarky... Not snarky at all, just factual, and if you don't think Aluminum can oxidize in a RV you are mistaken. I have not seen any evidence to show that a water leak is found any faster in an aluminum frame trailer vs wood. I personally appreciate the merits of both construction methods though....just pointing out that aluminum is not immune to decay. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 11/18/14 09:33pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Aluminum vs Wood construction

Aluminum doesn't rot. Yes it does :)
jerem0621 11/18/14 12:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Gift Idea help for 5th wheel.

How about this to tow it with. http://www.800toolbox.com/rvtow-1/rv_toter_19.jpg width=550 I want that !! :W It is SSWWWWWWEEEEEEETTTTTT Yep,be even sweeter if it had a V10!!!
jerem0621 11/18/14 08:14am Fifth-Wheels
RE: In a bind Need Furnace Help

Its the thermostat.
jerem0621 11/17/14 11:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: Towing was older 1 ton big block

I tow with a 93 Chevy X cab 454 5 speed. I average about 5 MPG on my short trips but I have a lot of big hills to climb from a dead stop at the bottom. I gave $2300 for the truck 2 years ago and the only money it has cost me is gas and the chrome dress up kit for the engine. :) Oh and the 99 GMC grill conversion. but that was cheap from a junk yard. http://i457.photobucket.com/albums/qq291/rayandgus/IMG_20140623_192942_zpse80ac8d8.jpg Thanks for the inspiration!!!! Question... what is the size of your gas tank? Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 11/17/14 11:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Duramax Issue

These kind of posts keep me buying gassers. Gas is cheap. There is nothing cheap about a diesel...well, except for Cummins fuel filters. Lol OP...I sure am sorry for your troubles with this truck. Did you happen to get a second opinion on this before you had all 7 injectors replaced? Or was it one of those deals like I experienced at a Mr. transmission. My cars tranny was slipping and I took it in to Mr. transmission. Asked me if they could keep it overnight for diagnostic...when I came back the 700r4 was in pieces all Over the shop and they told me it needed a full rebuild. What did I do? I couldn't drive it home obviously so my 18 year old self had the transmission repaired at $1750.00. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 11/17/14 09:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing was older 1 ton big block

I tow my 34 foot Montana with a 1993 chevy one ton dually crewcab 4x4 454 cubic , it tows 3000 rpms at 60mph, with 14000 pds behind it. handles great only has 55ooo miles on it. paid for and like new, cheaper to pay for the gas than buy and maintain a diesel. climbs long mountain roads 34oo rpm 45 mph, 7 mpg. Great report OP.... We are starting to look for an early to mid 90's 454 crew cab Dually again. I just hope to find a five speed manual this time. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 11/17/14 08:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How many ways does the earth rotate ?

Let me try 1) Earth rotates on its own axis 2) Earths Axis do wobble some so this could be considered a separate type of rotation or movement, this is primarily due to the gravitational pull of the moon...but the axis do wobble over time. 3) Earth orbits the sun which is a circular rotation 4) the solar system orbits around the super massive black hole at the center of our galaxy There... I came up with four circular movements or rotations Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 11/17/14 10:20am Around the Campfire
RE: how do i view pictures of other posts

What is a dial-up user? :H A person who connects to the Internet through a telephone modem. Think old school 56k type stuff. Pre high speed internet. And yes, there a lot of people who still use this type of service. Especially in remote areas where there are no cable lines. Or the casual Internet user who would rather just pay $9.00 per month for service. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 11/17/14 07:28am Travel Trailers
RE: Here we go again...

Welcome back Ranger... I really like the OR line. ..that's the way I would lean if $$was no issue for my family. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 11/16/14 09:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: 2015 Chevy 3500HD 6.0 ordered today.

Congrats! Those new Silverados sure are nice trucks
jerem0621 11/16/14 07:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: Any cigar smokers out there........?

Briar Pipe and three nice bags of pipe tobacco.... Nothing better than a warm briar bowl in the hand... ahhhh
jerem0621 11/15/14 11:16pm Around the Campfire
RE: winterizing - i'm late !

OP, I really recommend purchasing a portable air compressor and keep it in the TT.. Just a small pancake style would be more than enough. Blowing out the lines with compressed air is simple and just takes a few minutes. As far as the current issue... I hope that nothing is too far gone.. but I am afraid that you will have some line repairs... heat it up as much as you can and try to get the lines cleared of water. make sure you have a lot of towels when it does start thawing though. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 11/15/14 11:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: towing/payload

I had a wonderful half ton truck. It pulled our 31.5 ft trailer great, handled wonderfully, and everything was perfect. We decided that we wanted to haul a golf cart which weighs 1000 ish lbs. I knew that I was not going to be able to do this with my half ton. So we bought a dually. 1000 lbs of tongue weight, 600 lbs (at the time, remember they grow quickly) of family... it just wasn't do-able. We ended up with a dually F350 that I despised. Had I to do it over again.. I would have kept my half ton and rented a golf cart at the one campground that I really needed to haul it too. (Disney's Fort Wilderness) My local campground I could have just made two trips with my half ton, one to get the trailer and one to get the golf cart. The GMC or Chevy 2500 with the 6.0 gas is a nice comfy truck with the same dimensions as the 1500. The Ram 2500 is a nice truck as well and the reports are that its a comfy ride unloaded with respectable empty MPG. Another option would be to get a NHT trailering package with a GM 1500 and a nice toy hauler. That package should get you close to 2000 lbs of payload on the truck.
jerem0621 11/15/14 10:53pm Tow Vehicles
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