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RE: Why you shouldn't try to outrun a bear

Here are a few video's of black bears. They ain't skeert... Video 1 Video 2- bear climbing a tree stand!!!! Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 11/26/14 04:57am Around the Campfire
7.3 PSD Excursion towing Video

Ran across this video on youtube of a man pulling a 10k lb travel trailer with a 7.3 PSD. No real questions, just thought I would share. Coming from a V10 Gasser the cabin is seems to be much louder than my previous F350. Up and down the rolling hills his transmission didn't seem to shift at all. I know my V10 would have shifted to second on at least one of those hills. I really hated the 3.73 gears in my Dually though. the Driver claims about 8 MPG.. my V10 got 7.5 so in his example compared to mine not much of a difference in mpg. On edit... here is a video on youtube with someone pulling a 7,000 lb trailer with a V10 F250... the sound is very much like mine was Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 11/25/14 09:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: No Shave November

No shave since 1979. Bravo Sir!
jerem0621 11/24/14 08:11pm Around the Campfire
RE: No Shave November

I guess I am a low life curmudgeon. I had never heard of NO shave November. For cancer awareness? Give me a break please. Just another meaningless gesture. I think we are all painfully aware of cancer and the devastation it causes. Shaving or not will make no difference. Pink bracelets and magnetic ribbons,breast cancer still rampant Purple breacelet and magnetic ribbon/ Domestic violence still rampant Pour a bucket of ice water over your head, ALS still rampant Around these parts Deer season starts in November,growing a beard, although counter productive,(holds your scent) is fairly customary. Many Many men in the northeast grow a seasonal beard. So is your beard a fashion statement, a seasonal attribute, a form of camouflage,just to lazy to shave, or do you hate cancer? I do hate cancer, I hunt so I guess it does have some Camo impact... Residual smells is due to improper prep by the hunter not the beard. I don't care much for fashion so that doesn't concern me. I like it.. Being a curmudgeon isnt a bad thing...and I do my fair share of that too but I still try to have fun in life and I don't try to be Contrary just for the sake of stirring the pot....that is...all of the time... :) Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 11/24/14 11:12am Around the Campfire
RE: Is Hitching a Fiver Easier?

Jeremiah, in my opinion yes it is easier all the way around. I can't see the jaws of my hitch because of the tonneau cover. But I have solved that issue with some simple tape on the tonneau and the hitch. Just line the two up and stop when the hitch latches around the king pin. Easy, peasy!! http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u655/shadows225/0526141739b1_zpskmn3joca.jpg height=400 I also use a Hoppy Level Plus to mark the height of the pin when hooked up, here. It works very well. But what really sealed the deal for me is this. A couple of months after we bought the fifth wheel, we were driving down the highway towing the fiver. I noticed my wife watching me and smiling. I asked her what she was smiling at. She said she was smiling at how relaxed I was. She said when we towed the TT that I was always tense and nervous. And I now looked so relaxed and stress free. It was like pulling teeth to convince her to trade up to a fifth wheel. For her to say that really made it worth while. And I do feel much more relaxed and in control. Hope that helps, John Thanks John, My DW commented that she didn't want another TT because the hitching procedure and the WD hitch just never sat well with her. A power tongue jack did make things much easier. We had a hitch head grenade on us... I don't think she trusted the equipment after that. Looks like another crew cab dually is in my future along with a nice dual jaw fifth wheel hitch. May even get a diesel this time since I'll be using the truck as a DD at about 70 miles per day. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 11/23/14 11:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing situation - update

I would use one more link of chain. That would mean that I would have one more link hanging free.
jerem0621 11/23/14 11:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: UPDATE [our travel trailer was stolen]

OP... The good news is that the trailer is just a thing and you and your family didn't receive any physical harm. I feel for the child of the thief too. You may eventually understand the causation that prompted the theft of your trailer... desperation does crazy things to people... thats for sure. While my wife didn't have personal property stolen we did experience a life changing event. We had a 2013 Kia Sorento (that I really liked BTW) and it was my DW daily driver. My wife was rear ended very hard and managed to escape with only minor bumps and bruises... the car had substantial damage and took nearly 8k in repairs to restore the car. Lots of time on the frame machine and lots of replacement parts. My wife never got over the accident in the Kia... she jumped at every little bump and curve when in that car. It was restored back to perfection but she couldn't get over the wreck. We traded that car in, with full disclosure, on the MiniVan in my Signature. We took a bath on the deal but my wife is finally over the accident. Whatever it takes for YOU to get over this incident...its worth it... If the professional cleaning doesn't do it for you, you can try replacing the mattress and such... but if YOU have to trade it in and get a new one... don't let anything or anyone stop you. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 11/23/14 10:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: 1/2 Ton 5th Wheel

You need to upgrade the truck to a 3/4 ton if you want that Fiver. Yes, you can pull it and stop it... but the fivers pin will likely overload your Ram 1500's rear axle.
jerem0621 11/23/14 10:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: No Shave November

Like Jon, I "participate" year round. Maybe I should skip trimming my beard for this month? :W I have two friends who wear beards all year round. Their answer for No Shave November.... was to shave.. Pretty funny I thought. LOL Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 11/23/14 10:10pm Around the Campfire
No Shave November

Did you participate this year? I am and I got to tell you, I kind of like this beard. Wife even commented that she is starting to like it. I've worn a gotee and mustache for most of my adult life but this is the first real beard. So how about it guys, did you participate this year? Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 11/23/14 08:51pm Around the Campfire

Hi. Why are so interested in fuel mileage? You are towing another vehicle thats (dead weight). The higher you go less mileage you get. Quite simple...my next truck is going to be a DD at 60-70 miles per day. 1-2 mpg doesn't sound like a lot but it does add up at this kind of mileage. And having a commuter car is generally false economy even at 30 mpgs. By the time you pay the payment , insurance, and gas and maintenance the commuter is a wash at best to a loss at worst. At least in my experience. And I do not mind the diesel folks chiming in...all are welcome on this thread. I could make the right Half ton work...but I'm not buying new and good HD trucks are plentiful HD half a are not. Thanks, Jeremiah
jerem0621 11/23/14 07:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: Upgrading tow vehicle

What do you mean by upgrade OP?
jerem0621 11/23/14 01:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: Is Hitching a Fiver Easier?

Thanks everyone, thats the kind of feedback I was looking for. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 11/22/14 09:00am Fifth-Wheels

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
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