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RE: Goodbye tt hello fifth wheel

Congrats! Remember, just because you have a fiver now doesn't mean your experience with TT's goes away. Check in from time to time. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 09/01/14 11:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: I am wanting a little persuasion

75-100% of the cost of your TV I completely made that up...no reference...lol
jerem0621 08/31/14 11:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Husky hitches

Thanks for all the replies. Sounds like I will have to wait and see the "deal" he can give me on the hitch, but seems the Husky can get the job done if the price is right. Still think I might want the B&W. Ughhhh, so many decisions. At least we got the 5ver choice made :) Got to wait for the camper to sell before I jump to the dark side. Seriously go LOOK at a B&W then decide. Nothing worse than wishing you had done something different! I just LOOKED at a PullRite at Camping world today. They are nice looking hitches and made in USA but they are not even close to a B&W, much lighter weight construction. Here is a nice Video for a B&W Patriot. For $400.00 you are not going to find a better hitch. B&W Patriot Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/31/14 08:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What do you carry for a jack?

12 ton Harbor Freight bottle jack x2 Coach net too slow, floor jack useless in gravel and mud, while 12 ton seems like over kill, much easier to jack. bottle jacks are the way to go. thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/31/14 04:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Are we just Too Picky!!

Sounds to me like the Montana 3610RL is exactly what you are looking for. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/31/14 02:44pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Husky Sway Control adjustment

It is not a groan of protest. It's a groan that is saying take a wire brush to my slide bar I have too much brake material accumulation. After that's done there WILL be some groaning from the bar. It's the way it works. If it's not making some noise, it's not working properly. Friction causes noise in the case of friction sway controls it's part of the design. Mine got significantly louder when the slide bar accumulated brake material and when they got a little wet. Business as usual and a small price to pay for a solid towing set up. Depending on the length of your trailer you may benefit from two. Do not adjust the tension nut to adjust the noise...only touch the nut if you see a decrease in sway bar effectiveness. Thanks, Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/31/14 01:18pm Travel Trailers
RE: Help in choosing tow vehicle needed

Any of the 300 HP base V6 Half tons would pull it no problem. Same for the Grand Cherokee or the Ford Explorer...my choice would be a Chevy Traverse though. It's rated at about 5200 lbs and would jerk that trailer around with NO problem. You don't need a monster truck to tow a travel trailer. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/30/14 11:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Husky hitches

One of my best friends had a Husky 16k single jaw hitch and it was AWESOME. That single jaw design is very secure.. I was easy to hitch and in hitch and well worth what he paid for it. However, I would buy a B&W Patriot if I were looking for a rail 16k Hitch. These things are on Amazon with free shipping for under $400.00. Quality hitch at a cheap hitch price. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/30/14 10:04am Fifth-Wheels
RE: do you leave your awnings out?

No I don't leave it out....anymore http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/DSCF3232.jpg width=640 http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/34f20857.jpg width=640 Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/30/14 07:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: towin

Depends on the car dolly. There are some Dolly's whose tires steer...and others who require the towed cars steering wheel to be unlocked so that the cars tires actually turn and follow the TV. Not sure if most know this or not, but if your particular dolly requires that the towed cars steering wheel be unlocked then I would not tow backwards. So, I am going to refer you to your Dolly's owners manual. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/29/14 10:24am Dinghy Towing
RE: What I saw on the road yesterday

With My Own Eyes
jerem0621 08/27/14 08:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Andersen Hitch

Hi N-Trouble... Nobody is saying there is a catostrauphic failure here or a Major issue. The hitch from Anderson is proving very safe and reliable. Even Andersen has said in an the email that some users reported some minor bending of the bed floor. Why would there not be? It's not the end of the world or Even dangerous. If they follow the other companies lead and add the strips the issue would probably go away. Doing small things like this adds value to the product in customers eyes. The Andersen is picking up sales, once they make a big enough dent in B&W's sales I am sure B&W will start pointing out small things (and it is a small thing) like this to boost their sales back up. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/27/14 01:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Andersen Hitch

Thanks Cummins! Here are some screenshots I took to illustrate these strips that fill up the bed corrugations. (or lack of it in the case of the Andersen) Here is the Andersen Ultimate Fifth Wheel Connection. http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/Andersonbase_zpsb18629ed.png width=640 Here is the BullDog High Rise Fifth Wheel you can use with a Cequent Gooseneck or a B&W. Its a beefy looking hitch with a single jaw design. http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/Bulldog2_zps5da68a59.png width=640 Finally, the New B&W Companion... Its awesome looking. On edit my annotation below is not correct though...the strips under the Companion are also plastic. http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/BampWCompanion_zpsace0921b.png width=640 It looks like Andersen needs to add some corrugation fillers to be on par with the other two hitches. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/26/14 09:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Andersen Hitch

Just for the sake of understanding... The load that is distributed by the base of these hitches is transmitted to the 'sheet metal' floor of the truck... But isn't there 'hat channels' under the sheet metal that sits directly on the frame? That means that the vertical load is transmitted through the floor, to the hat channels, to the frame of the truck. If this is the case then the gooseneck post on the B&W/Bulldog hitches and the gooseneck ball on the Anderson pretty much provide an anchor for the hitch... Not specifically a vertical support...more lateral support, torque resistance/anchor. Am I understanding this concept correctly? The vertical load would travel from the kingpin, to the hitch head, to the base, to the floor, to the hat channels, to the vehicle frame. The horizontal load (start, stop, and pulling force) is stabilized and anchored by the post/gooseneck ball? Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/26/14 08:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Impact of Lighter, Alum. F150 on Towing

It wouldn't surprise me if payload numbers stay the same as we have now and the trucks GVWR simply goes down. I have heard that the 7 lug axle is gone and the HD payload package will be on the same rear axle as the other F150's. I am not sure of that's correct or not. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/26/14 08:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Went from 1 ton to 1/2 ton and couldn't be happier

Great!!! It sounds like you have a great set up there. The new Rams are indeed impressive! Congrats on the new Truck! Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/26/14 08:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: UPDATE! Ordered a 2015 Eco-Diesel today! :)

No idea as to the payload but with the 3:92 gears in the 4X4, it should come in around 1300 with 4 passengers (per the web-site). Don Interesting comment here about the anticipated payload. Many here complain about the low payload ratings of Ecodiesel Ram 1500's. Just today I looked at my coworker's truck. He has a new F150 crew cab XLT Ecoboost 4WD. It is very conservatively equipped (no leather, no navigation, basic XLT). His payload sticker shows 1287 lb, which is within a few lb of my loaded 2004 Ford Freestar minivan. So, if this basic F150 4WD crew cab Ecoboost has a payload of 1287 lb, why isn't the whole world screaming about how low it is? That's probably pretty close for a crew cab 4x4 EcoDiesel. Here is the payload sticker for a moderately equipped EcoDiesel Crew Cab 2WD http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/69A099CF-5A69-4CFB-A290-E2E3F4C9B4DE_zpslwt7qltf.jpg width=640
jerem0621 08/26/14 08:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: The real pressing question about new pickups

Encourage owners to Fill the wheel well. Lol
jerem0621 08/25/14 09:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Black & Grey tank chemicals - What do you use ?

Water...lots and lots of water...solved one of my friends stinky tank issues with...water. Lots Nd lots of water.
jerem0621 08/25/14 09:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Andersen Hitch

This Guy had his bed broke by the flex in his 18k Companion. I am not crazy about the adaptor part of the Companion, Andersen, or the Bull Dog fifth wheel adaptor hitches...however, there are millions of miles and hundreds of thousands of users with these products. You can even add the Curt X5 adaptor base rails to this bunch. These all distribute some weight to the bed floor. I know they work, I don't think they are unsafe...at all... But the flex may damage some peoples bed to one degree or another...or it may not. I don't hate the fifth wheel rails...if I were installing a fiver hitch...I would probably use the rails. They just seem more secure giving a firm wide base with four anchor points directly on the frame. My dad has the rails and I can't say the get in the way of using the bed. My best friend had rails in his last truck. I helped him load many things in and out of the bed. The rails never seemed to get in the way. What I would probably do is install the fifth wheel rails and get a gooseneck plate for my rails if I ever needed to pull a gooseneck. I understand the desire for a "clean bed" but the reality is that most beds are not "clean" with or without the rails. I know a man who owns a 2012 F250 XL and pulls a fiver.... He has fifth wheel rails...he also has a B&W turnover ball for his horse trailer...I kinda scratch my head on that one...I would do one or the other. $125 gooseneck plate for the rails would have solved the issue. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/25/14 08:45pm Fifth-Wheels
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