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RE: Towing over 6500 lbs with 2013 Nissan Titan

Not all RV's are TT's either.. Very relevant post OP...thanks. Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/28/15 01:06am Tow Vehicles
RE: Who makes campers without slides? Saw Jayco 26BH. 25'+?

Hi Dan, I've been wondering if you have taken a peek at the no slide out toy hauler travel trailers. Yes, they have a large ramp door, but they have pretty reliable closure mechanisms and latches and a proven technology in the piano hinged door. Now, why mention this? Many of them convert the 'garage' to queen size bunk beds. Nevermind a safe place to store your outdoor goodies while in transit. I can't stress how unsafe gear is in a truck bed. One of the reasons I prefer a SUV or a van is security. Anyway, I digress. Some toy haulers tend to be...well....more robust than non toy haulers...heavier frame, bigger axles, more capacities, all this since they may be more likely to be drug down a trail to unleash the toys. Anyway, just a thought, My FIL had a Skyline with a similar floor plan to the Jayco 26bh...great camper for sitting and sleeping... Really good and comfy, there are a few compromises with this floor plan that are worth mentioning...not deal breakers...but something you may not think about just looking at the floor plans... 1) The bathroom is separate from the bathroom sink on most models...if the door opens out then there is opportunity to whack someone with the door. It's a when is it going to happen thing...not if. 2) some of the 'walls' separating the living area from the master bedroom is a whole wall, and some are a half wall with a curtain....neither is wrong and it just depends on your taste. These two minor things is all I really have based on experience... thanks and good luck! Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/26/15 01:34am Travel Trailers
RE: TT VS 5 th w

I prefer a TT to a Fiver...same reason I bought a single level home vs a multi level home... I hate stairs...and I like my bed being useable while towing...and I like that the hitch is small enough for me to carry to the shop. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/25/15 06:55pm Travel Trailers
RE: DIY pull out kitchen ?

I use a Coleman high stand, folding plastic table (about 5.5 ft long), 2 burner stove. I have a grill on the side of the camper. I also have a portable Coleman sink for the dish washing station. Is nicer than nearly every outdoor kitchen set up I have seen on a TT or fiver. Lots of room. Put up is just a few minutes... we even have a canopy that we put over the outdoor kitchen (not the picnic table). Our PUP out door set up is even better than we had on our TT. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/23/15 07:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Thetford Cassette Not Flushing

Okay, gotcha now. Let's try the simple stuff first... * Did you fill the top tank with flush water? * have you checked the fuse if you have an electric flush? Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/23/15 04:20pm Folding Trailers
RE: Pebble Time Smart Watch

Three days later and I am enjoying my little watch...it does exactly what I wanted it to do...tell the time and buzz my wrist when I get a call or a notification. It doesn't monitor my heart beat but it does do quite a bit. I have a watch face that serves as my medical alert...since I'm diabetic. so I feel better about that. Nevermind that I am at 50 ish % battery life left on my first charge with pretty heavy use...I'm very pleased. If you are considering a smart watch... And don't need the fancy touchscreen on your watch, consider the long battery life, notification getting, pebble brand. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/23/15 02:12pm Technology Corner
RE: Thetford Cassette Not Flushing

See if these pic help. http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/RVing/626B6204-C36F-444D-98DA-D44B15C4862E_zpslci90rml.jpg width=640 http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/RVing/E9FBC0D5-7650-4E8A-B632-D888EDBDB3B5_zpscxoudsb0.jpg width=640 There is only about a 1/8th turn to open the cassette mechanism up Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/23/15 12:59pm Folding Trailers
RE: Thetford Cassette Not Flushing

Yep, your blade mechanism is likely out of alignment.... Here is what you can do if you have a gray cassette tank with the wheels. Flush your cassette multiple times with fresh water... Get some rubber/latex free gloves and put them on. You will see a blade cover that slides over the cassette blade and rubber seal...pull this cover about half way off and use it as a lever to unscrew the mechanism out of the cassette body,,, You should see the circular design in the top of the cassette... This is designed to unscrew.... After you get it out the problem should look apparent to you...pop it back into place, test the blade operation by using the little green knob on the cassette... Clean up the blade seal and use dielectric grease to condition the seal. Reinstall the mechanism into the top of the cassette.... It literally took me longer to type this than to fix the cassette. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/23/15 07:34am Folding Trailers
RE: What does TWITTER do?

If you are picky about who you follow then it can be very handy. I follow my local news traffic anchor and she sends out tweets on traffic situations all morning and afternoon. Call it RSS on steroids I also follow my favorite sports teams and can get up to the minute information when I want it. Lots of spam and stupid junk on Twitter too... You just have to be careful. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/23/15 07:25am Technology Corner
RE: Dodge 6.4 hemisphere vs Chevy 6.0

I am pretty sure TFL heard from Ram on their results and the trucks programming was keeping the truck from spending a lot of time at high RPM....basically they said that the Ram 6.4 performed exactly as designed on long steep grades. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/21/15 08:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Repair or Replace

the vast majority of the motoring public will always lose money on vehicles. So I wouldn't worry about the retail value of the vehicle vs routine maintenance expenses. And I'd consider these routine maintenance expenses @ 165K miles. There are also typically expenses with car swapping, (sales tax, title fees, registration, etc.) that only benefit the government, so something else to keep in mind. Thanks for the feedback! I agree whole heartedly...we did buy a 2014 Minivan due to some unfortunate circumstances ... But I intend to keep it for at least a decade. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/21/15 08:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: Dodge 6.4 hemisphere vs Chevy 6.0

Either will do the job. I think the Chevy is a little quieter from the drivers seat. The 6.4 has more HP and has the Multi displacement technology and will save a few bucks on fuel. In the end...test drive both of them and go with the one that feels better to you. They both are great trucks. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/21/15 04:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: Pebble Time Smart Watch

I bought my watch tonight...I went with the original pebble...the pebble time's screen was just too dim. I will report on my experience, so far so good. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/20/15 07:45pm Technology Corner
RE: Repair or Replace

Thanks everyone for the feedback, it is much appreciated! I've really been noodling this situation. The Town Car has been and continues to be a fabulously reliably car. The motor is quieter than the Pentastar in my wife's 2014 Van! It still shifts smoothly, no rear end whine or anything like that. I still get 21 MPG on my commute in the summer and 19.5 on winter fuel. Not many full size trucks can match that kind of MPG I have decided to fix and keep my car. I'm going to spread the cost of tools and parts over a few paychecks and will be buying Moog components (unless you all have different advice) Some of you may know that I owned a dedicated TV before...a Dually CC LB XL F350....it was a great towing truck it was just very uncomfortable...I should have bought an XLT. I am going to revisit owning an older dedicated TV again...I am just not going to make the mistake of buying an uncomfortable interior again. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/20/15 12:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing with 1500

My friend has a LT 2014 2wd NHT 5.3 Crew Cab Short bed and he has 1960 ish lbs of payload. I believe the OP until he gives information as to the contrary. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/19/15 07:33pm Travel Trailers
RE: Yet another "Do I have enough truck?"

More than enough TV...just make sure there is no more rot... Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/19/15 06:40pm Towing
RE: 2004 4x4 3 / 4 Ton 8.1 Suburban

Did you win?
jerem0621 08/19/15 04:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Suspension help

Your truck is designed to activate the overload springs when loaded. I am mis-understanding the problem here. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/19/15 04:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: You had close call, scary moment, or accident, towing?

For my "Scary Experience" I was towing through downtown Atlanta with my Crew Cab Dually and my conventional 32 ft 'no slide' (which I prefer too) TT. It had a low center of gravity similar to an airstream and I ensured that the suspension and brakes were in great working order.... Thank God. It happened really really fast... I am in the heart of Down Town Atlanta and a driver in the left lane does a "swoop and stop" type maneuver where they cut you off and then slam on the brakes. I just happened to be off the accelerator in a "coasting" mode and the driver swooped in front of me, I couldn't even see their tail lights in front of me, and I instinctively hit the brakes hard, thankfully I did and I avoided rear ending this idiot. A Time Based brake controller would have resulted in me destroying the little car, the proportional brake controller did its job superbly and applied FULL POWER to the trailer brakes as I slammed on the TV's brakes. A 3 second ramp up would have caused me to hit this swoop and stopper. RV.net literally SAVED a life as it was this forum that convinced me to replace the time based brake controller. Second issue wasn't so much scary as it was dependent on a solid towing set up. Same trip actually... I hit lower Georgia... between Macon and Valdosta at night... there was construction for about 15 miles or so and a barrier was set right on the outside of the right hand lane... of course there were signs ever where that said trucks stay in the right lane or something like that. Traffic was heavy that night.. very heavy... I was able to maintain my lane for 15 miles, in the right hand lane, with no room on a hard shoulder due to the solid barriers with vehicles passing me on the left... no sway, no wiggle, no issues at all. Appropriate truck, well set up WD hitch, and dual friction sway controls, and my not so panicky self all contributed to a safe situation. I had a dually at the time... I despised this vehicle for what it was not... It was not comfortable, it had hot floors, fixed steering wheel, manual windows, and terrible seats... but it was one heck of a stable tow vehicle. When we go back to a TT, I may be looking at another dedicated TV just for these times when Mr. Murphy crosses my path. When that happens, Mr Murphy, You don't have time to set things up properly,buy the right tow vehicle, add the right brake controller, add another sway bar, adjust the hitch, or fix the brakes. Being prepared for Mr. Murphy means being prepared... TV, RV, Hitch...Finally, you. You must be mentally prepared to pull that trailer (no matter what size). I know you have been bouncing around the idea between a megacab 3500 Ram Diesel and a Half Ton SUV to tow something... Both can do a great job... just be careful on your choice and the heavier the trailer gets lean more towards the heavier truck. As huge of a fan of a half ton truck I am... for a 7500-8000 lb plus trailer, with my 800lb family, I am going to go with a HD truck or SUV. Thanks and good luck! Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/19/15 04:09pm Towing
RE: Florida Toll Roads

I would call and give you peace of mind. It bothered you enough to post the topic. That says to me.. call. I Purchased a Sunpass years ago, one that I can move from vehicle to vehicle, and it goes with me every time I go to Florida. We have family in Florida and travel to Disney yearly so its been worth it for us not to have to stop or deal with the issues while we are towing. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/18/15 08:31pm General RVing Issues
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