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RE: Tow vehicle and everyday driveability question

I agree with APT! Go scale the rig! Make sure your tires on the truck and the TT are aired up to 100% capacity and then make sure your WD hitch is set up correctly. If you use a friction sway bar, add a second one to the other side of the a frame. You may find that your wiggle goes away after these few things are addressed. Buy a HD truck when you need one. It's too easy to spend someone else's cash. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/15/14 09:37am Travel Trailers
RE: May have just destroyed my TV engine :-(

But the warranties won't last forever... I agree, I wonder what the aftermarket will come up with once the warranties start expiring and the post warranty owners take over these trucks? Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/14/14 10:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Prodigy 2 cost

They are not hard to install yourself. About 15$ for a connector and about $100 ish for a Prodigy P2 and you are in business. If you can plug in a usb cable and hang a picture you can install a brake controller. I have bought my last three Tekonsha proportional brake controllers used from EBay for $15-35 used. All three have been in like new condition and have worked flawlessly. (Three different tow vehicles) However, $100.00 isn't that much for a brake controller new in the box. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/14/14 10:20pm Travel Trailers
Reliability of fiver latch mechanism

I don't want to hijack the other thread about the poor family whose fiver fell on their truck rails. But his thread got me thinking about the reliability of the different jaws and I just wanted to ask a few questions... Maybe this will help me and some other newb in the future. This is excluding the gooseneck adapters. Just standard fifth wheels. 1) are there only three types of "jaws" to capture the kingpin? Single jawdouble jawslide bar? 2) is one more "locked in" than the other? The reason I ask that is because just from casual observance the double jaw wraps around the king pin and the joint is in the back, the single jaw has the joint to one side, the slide bar has no real joint and just a bar that slides behind the kingpin... The single jaw seems more secure to me... Is this incorrect? 3) the double jaw type, I read where the harder you pull the tighter the jaws close... Can someone expound on that... I don't understand how that works.. Thanks, Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/13/14 04:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Used Hensley Arrow

Looks like its in amazing condition! Great find!
jerem0621 04/12/14 09:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: Picked up new truck tonight!!!! (UPDATED PHOTO)

very nice truck! Have fun! Thanks!
jerem0621 04/11/14 09:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Used Hensley Arrow

It could be a great deal, it could also require a trip to the factory for a rebuild. Condition condition condition on these things. Here is a good thread to help you identify some of the issue area's on a Hensley... Broke Hensley And no, I am not trying to doom and gloom, nothing is perfect and its a good idea to know where the issues are with Hensleys. But, in order for Hensley to transfer the lifetime warrenty on this hitch its about $500 ish bucks...Suddenly $650 turns into $1150.00 which is getting close to what a re-furb Hensley runs from the factory. Oh, the factory refurb... see this page on the Hensley website and the information on the refurb Hensley program is near the bottom. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/11/14 09:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Another WD hitch question...

In a few words... do you "NEED" them... no, not in a legal sense.. but they sure do make the truck ride better. This is coming from another dually owner who had a 31 ft TT and a CC long bed dually. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/11/14 11:36am Towing
RE: Trailer Life Article - 5.9 Cummins engine

My dad is around 230,000 on his 5.9. No signed of trouble at all. The only thing wrong with his ram is a few little cracks in the Dashboard. Cheers! Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/11/14 04:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: GM suspends two engineers in disciplinary action

Didn't affect any trucks, only a few weenie cars. And since that also means it didn't effect diesel doolies, it's not relevant to "tow vehicles" Can a weenie car pull a pop up camper? If so, isn't that a 'tow vehicle' :@ My weenie car is my TV... Abysmal 1650 lb rating is all I need. Those were PEOPLE that Lost their life over a stupid decision. Doesn't matter what kind of vehicle they were in.
jerem0621 04/10/14 11:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: Can you help me crunch numbers? F150, 9600 tow capacity

do they already have this truck? Or are they truck shopping?
jerem0621 04/08/14 08:31pm Towing
RE: 2014 Ram Ecodiesel

That's about what the 2000 Crown Vic has also IIRC Jeremiah. Those fugitives come in all shapes :B Now days a human weighting in at 300 lbs seems pretty common. 3*300 pretty much eat's up all payload :B Not to mention ammo and tools in the trunk :W Then again the druggie on meth you can get 12 of those guy's in there. Oh wait I forgot the seat-belt issue. I did notice your RAWR of 2738 lbs. Surely the little Ram has more RAWR??? Ahh don't matter though, who follows ratings on this forum anyway :B Thats a good one... BTW.. I hate this CAR. Its my every day driver, its paid for, thats about it.. Its has about the most uncomfortable seats I have ever sat in.. no joke.. not sure whats up with it.. Oh yea, the ratings thing... I converted the expensive air ride to coil springs.. Surely my RAWR is now at least 3500 lbs.. right? LOL Maybe its because its not a truck.. Geeze, I need another truck. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/08/14 08:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Only 2 of the 9 SUV's passed the safety crash tests

Bigger is better. The more steel in it the safer I feel. I "feel" that way too. There is something comforting about all that steel around me when I am in a truck. However, that comforting feeling goes away when I think about roll over incidents with trucks... especially in the past, where the roof is completely crushed into the passenger compartment by the sheer mass of the vehicle. Being rear ended before in a BOF truck (it was a ranger actually) and the truck sustaining nearly no damage (can't say that for the van that hit me) I think I would rather be rear ended in a truck.... as far as a roll over, If I had a preference... it would be a Cross Over type vehicle with unibody construction. thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/08/14 08:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing 4K with NEW 1500 Silverado?

Welcome to gasser heaven.
jerem0621 04/08/14 05:42pm Towing
RE: Only 2 of the 9 SUV's passed the safety crash tests

Sorento saved my wife's life last week in an accident. I call foul!!!!
jerem0621 04/08/14 05:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2014 Ram Ecodiesel

Someone WILL add timbrens to it, fifth wheel hitch, and a 1500 lb pin weight fiver and call it good. Not endorsing that but it will happen. And then they'll be asking why they're having head gasket failures! For kicks. Here is my 2000 Lincoln Town Car's payload. http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/343c2a6a-a621-435c-a742-2b7093cb6477_zps4ea67548.jpg width=640 Well this means I can haul more with my town car than most Eco Diesels!! Thanks!!! Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/08/14 04:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel Gas Mileage and Reliability???

Perception is everything.. To some.. a 5500 lb loaded travel trailer is a monster... to others its a tiny little trailer just above a tent. If you are considering any half ton then you don't need a diesel.. thats from a practical standpoint. If you don't need 2500 lb plus payload (not towing a big camper, as in 8,000 lb plus trailer) then I wouldn't buy one. If you WANT a diesel and you have the ability to afford one then do what you want. me personally, I have no need, at all for any HD truck right now. My use is only light duty in nature. I want another TT and I will match the correct TT to my chosen Vehicle, I want a Toyota Tundra. I love they way they look, the way they drive, I have wanted one since 2007 when the new body style came out. I have my DW and myself and my two sons. Just carrying my family in the vehicle I have about 600 lbs of humans. The Tundra I like (2wd SR5) has around 1400 lbs of payload. After my family (going to say 650 lbs once we are in the truck with stuff in the cab, etc) I will have about 750 lbs of available payload. That is NO BIG DEAL.. because I know the limits and will match the trailer to fit those parameters. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/07/14 09:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Wow, Pop Ups are now a rip off!

Hey Mike... Can you help me see what 16k pup you are looking at? My local camping world is selling brand new pups from $6,000 - $9,000.00 New Pop Ups I don't think these models come with AC so that would be another 600-1000$ add on. I must say that the selection of new pups is limited. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/07/14 08:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: 2014 Ram Ecodiesel

You mean like this? http://www.tundratalk.net/forums/tundra-towing-hauling/232433-toyota-tundra-5-7l-v8-vs-8300lbs-5th-wheel.html Yep... That's what I'm talking about right there.
jerem0621 04/07/14 05:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2014 Ram Ecodiesel

Someone WILL add timbrens to it, fifth wheel hitch, and a 1500 lb pin weight fiver and call it good. Not endorsing that but it will happen.
jerem0621 04/07/14 04:43pm Tow Vehicles
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