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RE: Pulled the trigger today. . .

I had a '99 F250 V10 Auto and 4.30's, was a dog, I would have gone with an '03 with the high output 6.8 or a 7.3 PS. I got a '14 Ram 6.7 w/Cummins 2 years ago and sold the Ford. Night and day difference! Quite interesting... My 99 V10 with 3.73 gears was a beast and could pull at any speed my heart desires. :) Sometimes I was at 4,500-5,000 RPM but it would pull that all day long. 7.5 MPG...that was no fun though. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 06/21/16 11:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: Good reasons NOT to go with 5er over TT....

Can't really pull a fiver with anything but a truck...if you prefer an SUV then the TT is what you get. TT's have less stairs which is awesome. When you run into the tongue on a TT your legs hurt...when you run into the pin box on the fiver your head hurts. They are both great options...get the one you want. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 06/21/16 06:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pulled the trigger today. . .

Congrats on the V10 EX! It will serve you well! I miss my V10 in my old f350...really good manners as an unloaded vehicle and a heck of a towing motor. I've been really considering a V10 excursion. Great Truck!!! Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 06/16/16 09:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New truck and hitch weighed

You need more hitch head tilt or your bars are not up to the weight of the trailer tongue...possibly both. What is the weight ratings on the bars and what is your tongue weight? Here is my hitch head and it's set to max tilt...I do this so the bars get good leverage on the hitch and actually distribute the weight forward. http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/hitch%20stuff/B832A1C8-C317-488C-82A4-CAD26C7DBC2C_zps8jvh5xdy.jpg width=640 Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 06/16/16 04:31pm Towing
RE: A crazy idea. Has anyone tried this.

Why don't you run a chord from tablet to back of tv with hdmi cords Bingo!!!
jerem0621 06/16/16 01:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: Any horror stories with a Blue Ox Sway Pro, new design....

Something that doesn't get mentioned too often with the BlueOx is that the hitch head has a fixed tilt built into it. This fixed hitch head angle is set at nearly the same angle as a standard WD hitch with all the adjustment washers added or the hitch head tilt set to max. What this does is allow the WD bars to get more leverage (mechanical advantage) and really project that weight forward. This forced hitch head angle goes a long way to getting the WD hitch (IMHO) properly set up. And since we all have done a home work we know that a properly set up WD hitch is KEY to a solid towing experience .... NOT the sway control....the set up. My opinion, based on my understanding of the Blue Ox, is that the hitch lends itself to being properly set up, and the hitch Significantly limits the chain movement at the snap up bracket... Both factors that lead to a reduced or sway free experience. When I set up a standard WD hitch I start at max head tilt...just makes the WD better....again...JMHO. Thanks Jeremiah
jerem0621 06/15/16 08:18pm Towing
RE: My plan

Welcome back IB...glad you are not letting life get you down. I'm a tent camper now too...but your TV is much cooler than my Minivan! :B Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 06/10/16 03:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Traded the Tahoe in on an Ecoboost

Congrats!
jerem0621 06/10/16 04:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: Michelin Tires

Marty have you ran a set of MS2's ? I have at least 500K using Michelins over the years and the worse thing to happen was a screw in a tire from a job site. I would get 120K out of a set on my 98 2500 4x4 RAM. Must be a regional thing... I've had 4 sets of Michelins and had noting but problems out of them. I have sworn off using them again because I had so poor performance from them. Side walls rotting, extremely poor handling, tires not holding air... Michelins don't hold up to Tennesee weather....at least in my experience. Thanks, Jeremiah
jerem0621 06/09/16 09:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 1998 1/2 ton vs. 3/4 ton both with 350cid

Just pay attention to the axle ratio... The 350 with the 3.73 gears in the 2500 is only rated at 6,000 lbs. the 4:10 get 7,500 worth of trailer weight rating. IMHO... Wait for the 454...expand your search area and be ready to travel to find that gem... It's out there...and a few months waiting for the right truck more than offsets months to years of wondering if you should have bought the 454. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 06/09/16 09:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Military grade aluminum LOL

Well, just for kicks and giggles... The new 2017 Ridgeline had a similar Test with rock dropping and the bed fared better than either of these two... No dents or scratches... Plastic beds.....the future of truck beds :B Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 06/09/16 08:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Evergreen RV to shut down this week

http://www.elkharttruth.com/hometown/middlebury/2016/01/08/EverGreen-RV-Middlebury-campus-adding-Skyline-RV-production-line.html So does shutting down now mean expanding the business? Did anyone notice the date of that article was Jan 8, 2016? I've been had! I looked at the date but read June...need to slow down some. Thanks for pointing this out. Jeremiah
jerem0621 06/09/16 07:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Evergreen RV to shut down this week

http://www.elkharttruth.com/hometown/middlebury/2016/01/08/EverGreen-RV-Middlebury-campus-adding-Skyline-RV-production-line.html So does shutting down now mean expanding the business?
jerem0621 06/09/16 06:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Weighting The Travel Trailer

Some have reported success Using a 5,000 lb Sherline scale and measuring each individual axle On each side...and the tongue weight and add them together... Somewhat labor intensive but you know what everything weighs. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 06/08/16 12:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: F150 - Over GVWR

I am clueless why you would have a GCWR of 13,500 with the 6.2L/3.73 combination. Lack of cooling equipment is the only thing that would make it that low. I agree with peeps and would tow 7K with your truck. Maybe it's a Raptor?....on edit...should have looked at the OP's sig :S
jerem0621 06/07/16 08:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F150 - Over GVWR

Op...great job on getting the actual numbers. I loved my F150...loved that truck.... I ended up with a F350 Dually because overload situations are one of those things that keep me up at night. I know the F150 is capable...mine towed my 32 ft ft like a boss...yet I knew I was close. Some people can live on the ragged edge of ratings...some can even live past the edge...some get by with it for years and years...others are not so lucky. Funny thing about Mr. Murphy and Mr. Luck...neither are certain...but can be mitigated with proper planning...proper equipment...proper experience. A HD truck helps you prepare for those days when Mr Murphy is riding in the truck with you...and Mr. Luck is on vacation... Then...when Mr Murphy strikes...is not the time to shop for the right vehicle....set up the hitch right..check the tire pressure...balance the load...no...when Mr. Murphy strikes you have to rely on your preparedness and your planning and your prep work. Right move getting a Dually now...you will be able to manhandle the trailer when Mr. Murphy is there. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 06/07/16 03:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: WDH with sawy control, best bang for buck?

I ran Dual Cam and dual friction bars and have no idea what you mean about them feeling different. They absolutely did not feel any different to me with the exact same hitch... 2 friction bars vs Dual Cam. The cams do try to self center the trailer .... Until they don't...and they don't because the cams broke. The cams will resist to a point but when the force overcomes them they will shatter. If the cams com into contact with the spring bar during a maneuver...they cams arms will bend or shatter. Set up is absolutely critical with DC. OP...if you have two trailers you need to tow why don't you just get another hitch head and WD shank for the TT from the same brand. That way you don't have to spend a lot of $$ and you don't have to reset all the time. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 06/07/16 09:14am Travel Trailers
RE: WDH with sawy control, best bang for buck?

Never had a problem with a properly set up standard WD hitch and standard friction bars.
jerem0621 06/07/16 03:55am Travel Trailers
RE: Calculating TW from scale readings?

Just get an additional scal reading... Just drop the trailer on the first scale pad (literally un-hitch)... It's simple and quick to do. Then you know for sure. This is how I discovered that my pop up had 470 lbs of tongue weight loaded for camping... Reverified with the bathroom scale technique at home. The bathroom scale technique works very well. I was within a few lbs of the Cat scale reading. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 06/06/16 09:55pm Travel Trailers
RE: Pre DEF Diesels - which is better Cummins or Dramax?

Motor to Motor? Cummins...no doubt.. Thanks! The Cummins are very good engines but there are very few years where I would pick a Cummins over a Duramax....probably 2003 and 2004. Bingo! And that is the year that the OP is asking about... 04 Dmax to an 06 Cummins... Cummins...No Doubt! thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 06/06/16 04:52pm Tow Vehicles
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