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RE: Curt 5th wheel adapter

There are a lot of positive reviews on Amazon and Etrailer. I believe it's rated for 20k lbs so use it and enjoy your rig. Do you have the B&W Turnover ball or the Curt gooseneck hitch in the bed? You will need to know the brand of your Gooseneck hitch before you order your X5 adaptor. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 10/21/16 11:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: weight distribution hitch opinion

I prefer to get my spring bars as close to the actual loaded tongue weight of the camper as possible. The reason is shock loading (not sure what the proper term is here) but as you go over bumps and dips in the road the spring bar tends to load and unload depending on the circumstance. Remember we set our hitches up on a level ground but when we drive it's hardly ever level. A closely matched spring bar will give a better ride than a bar that is too stiff for the loaded tongue weight. I also prefer round bar WD hitches...I like how they ride compared to my trunnion hitches. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 10/18/16 11:51am Travel Trailers
RE: Another question for the weight police!!

I'd run it and not even think about it. Just let ithe 6.2 rev when it needs too...it will do a fine. Have fun! Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 10/17/16 04:49pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bought a Scamp!

jerem0621 10/13/16 03:44am Travel Trailers

Pentastar is a really good engine...I've been towing with mine off and on for many of the 65k mikes I have with my Van. But I tow under 4,000 lbs and it does a heck of a good job...just lock out into fifth gear and make sure that stupid eco leaf is turned off...these things are two different motors with that eco leaf button pushed. As far as the actual performance of the Pentastar V6 and the Jeep GC platform... I spoke with a man who was towing a 23-25 ft Airstream with his GC and told me that it was a fantastic platform. He said it was stable and pulled much better than the BMW X5 they had before the Jeep. He was using a standard WD hitch with no sway control. Just do your Diligence and be careful...the Jeep is a very capable platform and will do the job. I am seeing more and more Jeep GC and Durangos being used as TV for TT in my area...one of my neighbors has used a Jeep Commander for years to tow his TT... Not everyone needs a truck and these new SUV's are coming out with some stout capabilities. Just be reasonable with the trailer weight, aerodynamics, and vehicle loading...pay attention to the ratings...when everything is dialed in towing is a pure pleasure...I know my Van is. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 10/12/16 03:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: Some info on A Dodge Ram 1500

Doesn't your 2014 have the 8 speed trans with the rotary shifter? I thought it was standard...? I'm pretty sure you could get either or in 2014 with the Hemi...IIRC the 6 speeds were pretty deeply discounted by the end of the MY. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 10/11/16 10:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: Blue Ox Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adaptor

Someone has way too much idle time.
jerem0621 10/11/16 10:24am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Any "non-mechanic" pulled a dash in older Dodge?

Pulled the dash in an 04 Ram to replace the heater core...we had to evacuate the AC to pull the HVAC box but you shouldn't have too... we followed the directions in a Haynes manual and had the dash out in about an hour or so. Not hard at all. My brother in law and I did it together so it may take longer by your self...of course we were not working hard on it...we had the dash back in in about half the time. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 10/11/16 06:31am Tow Vehicles
Blue Ox Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adaptor

I found out today through some searching that Blue Ox has redesigned their gooseneck hitch. It use to be called the "Diamond Hitch" but now its called the twist and flip gooseneck hitch. Here is a Link to the gooseneck product page. Something that I have liked about the Blue Ox gooseneck hitches in the past is that they do not require reaching into the bed wheel well to engage a locking handle.. everything is done from within the bed. This new version of the hitch has a locking collar that allows you to lock the hitch ball into place. But, there are a lot of gooseneck hitches out there and this new version is not what got me thinking about posting. What I found interesting what when I looked at the part numbers and descriptions. I found "DH9011 - GN to 5th Wheel Rail Adapter" Here is a link to the installation instructions for this adaptorDH9011 Fifth Wheel Adaptor At first glance this looks very similar to a Curt X5 adaptor. Basically, this adaptor adds fifth wheel rails to your truck bed that is secured via the gooseneck hitch.... Pretty good idea. But one of the complaints that I have read about the Curt X5 is that there is no way to draw down the adaptor to the gooseneck hitch. The Blue Ox adds a draw down bolt to the adaptor to create a really tight installation and draw the adaptor down tightly to the bed. Of course an advantage this adaptor gives is the ability to have a totally clean bed when not towing and a set of fifth wheel rails that you can use any standard fifth wheel hitch with. I just wanted to share as this is another good looking, affordable option, to be able to haul a fifth wheel and have a flat bed. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 10/09/16 12:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 12000 lb tt

I once saw a Tundra pulling a Gooseneck wedge car carrier with three vehicles on it...I was on the interstate driving. I just kinda shook my head. Had to have some pumped up airbags on the rear end or something because it wasn't sagging or anything... The thought was scary about what that axle and frame was going through. Had to be close to 6,000 lbs on the rear axle. On edit, I see Tundra's and F150's pulling fivers all the time during my commute to the office. (70-80 miles per day) Not advocating it...just general observations...I have yet to see one wrecked or with wheels fallen off on the side of the road. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 10/08/16 03:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: Ram outsells Chevy

Man, I'm in the wrong business...I can't even think about spending that much in cash for anything. Good for you 4x4 that's awesome.
jerem0621 10/08/16 03:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Looking at New Tow Vehicle

I agree with Grit Dog...the 1500 and 2500 series trucks take up nearly the same footprint and there is not a huge disparity in MPG... My dads got an 03 Cummins short bed quad cab 2500 and my brother in law had an 04 Ram 1500 quad cab. The trucks had exactly the same footprint and as far as driveability there is not that much difference. Huge difference between that little 4.7 and the 5.9 Cummins though. There are some very capable Half tons...so I don't discount them at all...but a 3/4 ton truck is a heck of a value...you can spend a lot of money to purchase a heavy duty half ton and in the end you get a truck that still has less capability than the most basic of 3/4 ton trucks. Just something to think about Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 10/07/16 09:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is this the right tow vehicle?

I see no major issues. Truck is more than capable. There is a tire and loading sticker on the door jam that will tell you the payload. The sticker that has the axle weights should also have the axle code. Some googling will tell you what the code means. I pulled a 7700 GVWR 32 ft TT all over Tennessee with a 97 F150 extended cab 2wd with a 2 valve 5.4 and it did just fine...not the fastest but it was comfortable. I have a really hard time believing a lighter camper would do worse with a 2010 F150. Just load sensibly, set up the hitch right, enjoy the ride. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 10/07/16 11:05am Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing with a Mustang

Good share OP!
jerem0621 10/07/16 07:38am Tow Vehicles

Be safe out there...this is not a storm to be trifled with.
jerem0621 10/06/16 11:23am General RVing Issues
RE: Ram outsells Chevy

who cares about ram or chevy Looks like close to 100,000 people last month.
jerem0621 10/04/16 05:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram outsells Chevy

That is impressive...considering that both Ford and GM are on their second generation platforms since the Ram was refreshed in 09ish as a platform. Just goes to show that consumers are indeed concerned about what's under the skin...not just the flashy flash and Rams incrimental changes are appealing to people. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 10/04/16 03:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Andersen Ultimate Issues

I think that the PullRite Superlite may be the better engineered design. At the very least the king pin adaptor looks like it covers much more surface area. Thanks!
jerem0621 10/03/16 04:07am Fifth-Wheels
Gen-Y Hitches...anyone use one?

Here is a link to their site https://genyhitch.com Seems to offer a HD...Made in America...all in one tag trailer towing solution... Adjustable shank Multiple tow balls Weight distribution (with built in sway or add on sway control) option Pintle hitch And several other options And they handle up to 21k trailers. There is not too much on these things right now... there are a few videos on YouTube but not too much. Mr. Truck seems to like them. Anyway, not sure if they will gain much traction in the RV market but the look like a pretty slick solution to needing to tow multiple heavy trailers and what not. I'm just wondering if anyone has used them before? Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 10/01/16 11:29am Towing
RE: Travel Trailer dilemma

Something to think about.... The Andersen weight distribution hitch is easy and light to use...it could be a good match to your lighter weight camper too. When I had my TT the hitching up was a physically exhausting excercise in the heat of a Tennessee mid summers day. Something that made hitching up a snap was the purchase of a power tongue jack. This single purchase changed the ease Of hitching up. A power tongue jack with the addition of an Andersen hitch would make it extreamly simple and light weight to hitch up. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 09/30/16 05:51pm Travel Trailers
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