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RE: Grrrr... Safety chains

Naa man, just hacksaw off those little hooks and replace them with some heavy duty clevis hooks that fit. Get some with the safety latches... Here is an example http://www.curtmfg.com/part/81560 Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 07/28/16 08:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2007 Chevy 3500 Duramax

Better buy tomorrow because it may not be there the day after. One of the best used Diesels you can buy and a very sutible replacement for your 03. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 07/25/16 08:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Rear skid plate bent on fifth wheel

1) Lift the camper 2) do go where you drag the skid plates 3) stop worrying about it...that's what they are there for Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 07/25/16 01:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: NOW what ?? SO confused!!

The Ram truck company use to make this really simple..they may still do... If you are doing light duty hauling (utility trailer, boat, etc) the Ram 1500 is for you If you are doing heavy duty hauling (RV, gooseneck) then the Ram 2500/3500 is for you I loved those statements because they take a lot of the guess work out of it. Now before anyone steps in with a BUT..I am fully aware and have towed a TT with a half ton. The experience was okay. But it's not an experience I would prefer to repeat. I would love to have the MPG of an EcoDiesel and the capability of a 3/4 ton truck...but...for my future camping needs a HD truck is going to be required. Preferably a long bed SRW 3500 Ram or Chevy or F350. I prefer gas motors but more importantly I need the Chassis to handle what I want as Ben says...when Mr Murphy crosses my path. OP... A 3/4 ton truck is not required for your current rig...but it sure would make for an easy and more relaxing tow. Especially if you are planning an upgrade in the future. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 07/25/16 01:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 2500/Ford F250/Chevy 2500-GAS Engines Towing

I am enjoying reading all of these gasser posts. Mine was a 99 V10 CC Dually F350. It was a strong truck...I didn't like the seats as they were not very comfy for family travel. I would like another gas hd truck in the future...probably a F250 Lariet. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 07/23/16 07:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: Old Truck Story

I occasionally tow a large car on a transport trailer with my '77 C-20 Chevrolet pickup in my signature. Towed weight is approximately 6,700 to just under 7,000 lbs. with no wind drag issues like RV trailers. Truck has low miles, around 72,000 original. The 454 does great, never any issues with power, never overheats, even in the summer heat with A/C going full blast. I set the cruise control at 65, and just enjoy the drive. Just a great truck all around, although it would be nicer if it was a 4x4. Do you have any pics? I bet it's a sweet truck! Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 07/22/16 02:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: I can't believe what I saw!

Like a S15 Jimmy?
jerem0621 07/21/16 07:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Old Truck Story

Nice story! Glad to hear the old Cummins never missed a beat! I'm wanting another pickup myself and haven't got near the budget to buy a new/newer truck. I'll going to be looking at older rigs too. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 07/21/16 01:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: A Camping Tradition That Costs $0

That's a pretty neat tradition! Thanks for the share!
jerem0621 07/21/16 01:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: PU Truck - which model?

Hold out for a good V10...they are out there and they are worth the wait...05-10 would be the model years of my choice. Avoid the 6.0 or the 6.4 Powerstroke...the $1500 recommendation left off a zero...$15,000 on the high end for a catastrophic failure repair. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 07/20/16 12:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevy 2500HD Super Ike

I think all rhagfo is saying is the 2500HD is basically the equivalent of a 3500HD but badged as a 2500. If that is the case, then kudo's to GM. Maybe I read it wrong, but that's what I thought he was saying. People sure are thin skinned these days. Mike You read it right. Its more than just being thin skinned in this case. The newer gen 250/2500 trucks in some cases are mechanically the same as a 350/3500....with exception of the rear main spring package in some cases and tires and wheels when looking at each mfg spec sheets. I think that's exactly what Russ is saying. The only real exception to that rule is the Ram 3500 SRW and the Ram 2500 SRW starting about 2014 when the 3500 had the leaf spring rear suspension and the 2500 went to coil springs and a 4 link (IIRC, I can't remember what # of links there are.) Sometimes there are different tiresas well...not much of a big deal. I like the men from the boys comment...like a truck makes a man...Hahahaha...it doesn't...it's just a tool...that's all...just a tool. A very expensive tool. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 07/19/16 11:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 PSD numbers are in FLT Offical ?

No WD hitch required??
jerem0621 07/18/16 11:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: Minivan towing 16' Scamp

That Pentastar V6 will jerk that Scamp around like its nothing...this is coming from someone who tows with my 2014 Town & Country all the time... Just watch the Tongue Weight and trailer loading (balance) on that single axle. Other than that You are Minivan Man Approved! Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 07/18/16 11:20am Travel Trailers
RE: 1/2 Ton Bumper Tow

Tow rating 10,800 and trailer GVWR 8,800 I would tow in a heartbeat. Get a premium antisway hitch and go have some fun. Me too...X2 or however I'm supposed to say that. My 97 F150 handled my GVWR 7,700 lb trailer with ease. Little slow due to the HP on steep grades but other than that..no problems. These new 'half tons' are very capable trucks. I'd hitch that trailer up with a good WD hitch and sway control and go have fun camping! Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 07/17/16 03:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 1500 with 3.0 diesel

Quick question for the ecodiesel folks, I once pulled a 7000 pound travel trailer with my 1997 Ford F150, If I recall correctly little truck had 225-235 hp and 335 pound feet of torque. We're going to visit Cumberland State Park in Tennessee and there was a very sharp grade leading up to the park. I hit the incline doing about 55 mph, I knew where the torque 5.4 L V8 was made, and I tried to keep that RPM as best as I could. By the top of the grade and it was spinning at about 5,000 RPMs, never a problem, but the speed dropped to 30-35 mph by the top of the grade. I had a 3.55 rear axle ratio. Given the same conditions...would the EcoDiesel with just a few more HP have been able to maintain a higher speed? Or would it have been about the same? Thanks! Jeremiah My last truck was a 08 5.4.She was rock solid reliable but a screamer on long grades. This truck with a 3.93 dif and 8speed just settles down in any challenging situation with no drama. Wife says it best. It never sounds like we are hurting it. Speaks volumes The ED would have maintained a lot higher speed. Thanks for the feedback! Jeremiah
jerem0621 07/14/16 05:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: I have 15K to spend on a tow vehicle. I need help!

For that budget I would be looking at a CC Gas powered 3/4 ton truck. V10 Ford or 6.0 GM... The HEMI Ram is a good buy as well. Almost bought an 03 a few weeks ago. 115k miles, Hemi 2500- $11,500.00. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 07/13/16 09:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: My plan

Hey IB... try the Woodalls forum. It should let you post your pic there. For some reason the RV.Net portal doesn't like the percent symbol or something like that while posting pics. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 07/13/16 09:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 1500 with 3.0 diesel

Quick question for the ecodiesel folks, I once pulled a 7000 pound travel trailer with my 1997 Ford F150, If I recall correctly little truck had 225-235 hp and 335 pound feet of torque. We're going to visit Cumberland State Park in Tennessee and there was a very sharp grade leading up to the park. I hit the incline doing about 55 mph, I knew where the torque 5.4 L V8 was made, and I tried to keep that RPM as best as I could. By the top of the grade and it was spinning at about 5,000 RPMs, never a problem, but the speed dropped to 30-35 mph by the top of the grade. I had a 3.55 rear axle ratio. Given the same conditions...would the EcoDiesel with just a few more HP have been able to maintain a higher speed? Or would it have been about the same? Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 07/13/16 05:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: Big three HD gassers

Congrats!
jerem0621 07/11/16 07:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Care to guess the new Powerstroke HP and torque rating?

Not sure if it means anything or not... My friends with 6.4, 6.0, and 6.7's have never been on a tow truck...in for repairs....yes...but never towed... My dads 03 Cummins has been towed 3 times in the last year.... TIFWIW Thanks! Jeremiah Jeremiah Thanks for setting the record straight. All of us that mistakenly thought the 6.0, 6.4 Fords were suspect were wrong all along. Nothing to set straight...I think you read way too much into my post...I'm a Ram/Ford man myself...just an observation from my circle of friends and family. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 07/11/16 04:17pm Tow Vehicles
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