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RE: Product warning: Hopkins tail light converters

I seriously dislike those tail light converters. They are not powered at all...which means they are not circuit protected. Get a Curt or Tow Ready or any other brand powered tail light converter and this problem goes away. And you will have BRIGHT Trailer tail lights that don't flicker or flash or go dim or anything else those others have. The powered tail light converters use the TV tail light signal just to direct power. They converter sends power from the vehicles batter to the tail lights. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 09/17/14 02:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: Thinking of buying a Non-bunkhouse TT for Family of 4

Yes, the double over double is about the only viable option for sleeping them on a bunk. Nearly everyone of the bunkhouses we have looked at are really narrow and short bunks. The big U shaped dinnetts and the sofa sleepers (residential style pull outs or the air beds) provide a nice sized sleeping area for the boys. Thanks for the comments! Jeremiah
jerem0621 09/17/14 01:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: Thinking of buying a Non-bunkhouse TT for Family of 4

How old are the kids? And the bigger of the questions is will it be a hassle to have them clean up their bed every morning so that you have a breakfast table and a couch back? Just a couple of questions to ask your self. They are 13 and 10...both are adult sized (big tall kids) We had to break the dinette and the couch down on the last TT. It was never a problem. We normally eat outside on the picnic table. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 09/17/14 01:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: Thinking of buying a Non-bunkhouse TT for Family of 4

We went with a FL for our first fiver and will be ordering a RL in a month and we have two teenagers. Told them if they want privacy to go outside. They can sleep in a tent if they want their own room. Works great for us. Happy camping. That's what we are thinking too. The living area on most fivers and TT's are so much bigger than most of bunkhouses. My friend had a Montana Fiver with a huge bunkhouse with 2 slides. When his daughter had friends over they would want to sleep outside in a tent. Bahahahaha Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 09/17/14 01:18pm Travel Trailers
Thinking of buying a Non-bunkhouse TT for Family of 4

Anyone else like the non bunkhouse models with open floor plans for families of four? Our last was a non bunkhouse no slide and we really enjoyed it. Looking at a super slide model now like the Puma 26rlss Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 09/17/14 11:24am Travel Trailers
RE: Trailer Brake Controlers

How much money do you want to spend? A new brake controller will NOT make the brakes any more powerful. Once you verify that the current brake controller is sending max power to the brakes (test it) and the brake controller is not deficient you have many options. 1) Verify the wiring on the trailer is of sufficient gauge and isn't damaged and the grounds are good. 2) Verify the 7 way plug on the truck and the trailer isn't corroded 3) Visually inspect the trailer brakes... they may need a simple adjustment (the auto adjusters do a great job...not) if so, you can either stop here or go straight to #6. 4) If the brakes are worn to the point they need replaced... replace the brakes. Now, here is where it gets interesting. 5) You can replace the entire brake assembly as one unit simply by buying new complete backing plates that come with new brakeshoes, magnents, and springs. (great option).... or.... 6) You can step up to the plate and REALLY upgrade your braking system to a Disk brake system.... this means that you will have Hydraulic disk brakes and you will have an electric/hydraulic actuator on your trailer. If you go with option 6) you will have one of the best stopping fivers on the road. If you fix the drum brakes you can keep running the Pilot or upgrade to the Prodigy.. the Prodigy is nice but a REAL upgrade on your brake controller is a DirecLink If you do the Disk upgrade you will have to go with a Prodigy or a DirecLink or another controller that works with electric over hydraulic. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 09/16/14 10:07pm Towing
RE: RAM - 0-60, mpg, and tow test (pt 3) Hemi vs Cummins

Nice test - thanks for this. (Obviously about as far as you can get from my TV, but it's still an interesting comparison.) We could get together and do the same thing with the Minivans!!
jerem0621 09/16/14 06:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tow Truck

No problem. It will do a lot more than that BTW.
jerem0621 09/16/14 01:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 6.4 reviews

I've worked with diesels and gassers hard all my life...I have no idea what you are talking about. True fact that a diesel will pull a hill at a lower RPM ...that just means nothing to me. Modern gassers are not breaking a sweat at 4-5k RPM. It sounds like you are RPM adverse.. And that's fine. I don't drink cool-aid ... I have zero idea what your talking about there. Higher HP wins speed tests ... Doesn't matter if it's gas or diesel. Highest HP wins. Two different tools to do the same job... That's all Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 09/16/14 11:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 6.4 reviews

Has a significant amount of HP more than it's diesel counterpart AND leaves over 300 ft/lbs of torque on the table vs a diesel. IF you want to play the gas vs diesel numbers game (which is foolish if you ask me) at least tell the whole story... Yes yes, sorry for leaving the torque thing off. I didn't mean anything by it. But...HP is what gets you to the top of the hill not torque.. thats the other side of the story. :) Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 09/16/14 10:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: sway control needed?

Great! glad to hear it! Set up correctly the Friction sway control does a very good job at making the tow relaxing and enjoyable. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 09/16/14 10:21am Towing
RE: Ram 6.4 reviews

I did a search, but nothing yet. I just need a little more info before I pop out a bunch of bucks. So far, all I've heard about them is good. So good, they aren't on the lots like the diesel engine rigs. Thanks to all.. 18 mpg empty Over 400 hp Over 400 lb ft of tq Can pull 15k lbs over all the US and Canada. Has a significant amount of HP more than it's diesel counterpart (save to thst fancy named transmission model) Modern gassers have a lot to offer. I was looking at the 2015 Chevys 2500 with the 4:10 axle and the 6.0 gas and they are rated up to 14,500 in fifth wheel tow rating. Ram would win that IMHO just based on the hp. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 09/15/14 09:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Aluminum vs Fiberglass

I have a question for the experts on this subject: If aluminum skin and wood framing is so superior compared to fiberglass exteriors with aluminum framing, why is it that none of the motorhome and fifth-wheel makers offer such superior combination? I think only Lazy Daze uses aluminum skins on their class C mohos nowadays. And I have noticed TT manufacturers in general seem to offer more TTs with fiberglass skins than with corrugated aluminum skin. Hard to charge $120,000 for sticks and tin. Simply hard to do. I am not so sure that sticks and tin is "superior" as much as it's preferred by folks. Delamination is an issue...but there are some pretty nice new technologies that are making the slick sided trailers pretty reliable. Adzel comes to mind. I like the Apex line of lightweight TT's and I would prefer they they were sticks and tin...however, it's hard to find a low hight, 33 ft long, slide bunk house TT that's under 5,300 lbs dry....Apex answers that with their Line of trailers. My dad has a 2001 Fiver with fiberglass sides. There is some delamination or waviness in a few spots, daddy says, ehh, it's 14 years old, stuff let's go some after 14 years.
jerem0621 09/15/14 09:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: TT to Fifth Wheel

Not sure I could give up the flat floor and the 2-3 steps it takes to get in the TT "just like at home". I know how to set up a TT to pull well and I like the overall lower profile. I also like the fact that I can use a smaller, more DD friendly TV... And still pull a good sized RV. Hitching up was what I consider work with the TT until I bought a power tongue jack, then there was no problem hitching up. I like that the WD hitch came apart in smaller manageable pieces that were easy to store. With all that said, fivers are very nice and have a lot of benefits that have been very well laid out here. Travel Trailers have their place too and are the go-to unit for many people. The word Upgrade may be appropriate for some Fivers, but not all. TT may be considered entry level by some people but there are some pretty nice Travel trailers. Palomino Sabre and Jayco Eagle make some nice TT's. Fivers are not as sensitive to tongue weight as tag along type trailers are. Both can pull well, both can pull terribly. I lean Tag along, that doesn't mean I will never own a fiver. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 09/15/14 09:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: F-150 tows new Cruise Lite 262bh very well, but for sure?

Probably need to add some rear end friction modifier if you have a limited slip rear end. My 97 did that and I thought I was going to have to rebuild the rear end till someone on here have me the same tip. Added a tube of friction modifier and everything settled down and the clunking stopped. I used some from Oreileys auto parts and it worked just fine. After I added it I read where it was highly recommended to use ford specific friction modifier. You may hear this stuff called 'rear end dope' as well. I would change the rear axle fluid and add friction modifier to it. Good luck, Jeremiah
jerem0621 09/15/14 02:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: K2500 and 12,500 lb Keystone Raptor 3712

T&P. I love the "if there is an accident and it's your fault you are negligent" argument. It's always used in the context of overweight towing. My question to those people is...what happens if you cause an accident and your underweight? Does the Police, attorneys, insurance, and the judge say "Oh, they were under all their ratings, it's all good, your forgiven..?" Nope... The woman that rearended my wife earlier this year was under all her weights...you know how many times that came up in the conversation? Zilch...nada...none. That lady was charged as at fault and the insurance had to pay my wife's medical bills and the restoration of the car. Towing safely isn't about numbers...it's about common sense... Something that is all too often not common. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 09/15/14 01:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Football: College vs nfl

Whichever is ON because it's FOOTBALL Bingo!!! If it's playing it's generally on my TV...I'll watch CFB till 2 am sometimes when there are late games or games on the west coast. I lean collage but I watch both. But I can get 'extremely passionate' when it comes to my Vols. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 09/14/14 09:58pm Around the Campfire
RE: Aluminum vs Fiberglass

I will take aluminum with wood construction if given a choice every single time. Cleaning is important but I just like how the RV feels with the wood construction. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 09/13/14 02:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Very frustrating situation, going to blow some steam!

First of all... OP.. this is frustrating... very frustrating ... However, what you are experiencing is NOT typical for ANY price level RV. Appliances having issues, knobs, and various screws backing out some is typical. REPEATED STRUCTURAL FAILURE IS NOT A TYPICAL RV'ERS ISSUE IMHO... I think that I would spend the money for an independent trailer manufacturer to inspect your trailers welds on the frame. It sounds to me like there was poor manufacturing done with the frame and the spring hanger failure is a huge hint as to the quality of work of the welders on the day they built your frame. Again, this is not typical. Good luck sir, Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 09/13/14 01:37pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 4,000 - 4,200 RPM?

I had a 1997 F150 with a 5.4 V8 and I was pulling a 6500-7000 lb Travel Trailer. Up hill I would often be pulling 4500-5000 rpm and had a smile on my face the whole time!! :) I bought a 99 V10 F350 and pulled the same trailer. That V10 pulled the same RPM's...No worries at all. These trucks have to rev to make power, let them rev and everything will be just fine. Press the go pedal and let it rev. No worries at all... you can go safely all the way to red line Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 09/13/14 01:23pm Tow Vehicles
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