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RE: Used b&w companion hitch, things to look for?

There nice hitches, but will be taking mine out and putting my TS3 trail saver on this truck. Used the Companion this season, and like the no slack or movement like the other hitches. But its not my TS3 for sure. Pete
Pete_k 10/30/14 07:10pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How big of a truck for safe and comfortable towing?

I have about the same RV. 2012 Heartland Landmark Key Largo its weight shows 16,200 lbs. 41ft long. Ours has 2 acs, 3 flat screen tv's, Washer/Dryer, Auto sat dish, full body paint, 4 door fridge, Generator. As you can see its loaded and weights about as close to the 16,000 lbs as you can get. Pulled it first 2 seasons with a 2004.5 Chevy Crew Cab 4x4 short bed 2500HD. It pulled it but you know its back there. MPG was sad running I-40 East and back west in Tn. Averaged 7 MPG pulling the camper. But we did have high winds both ways. From New Orleans La to west Tn when we picked it up averaged 9,7 coming home with it. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/ShilohRed/2012%20Key%20Largo/pickwickleylargo1.jpg Now using a 2005 Chevy Kodiak C5500 crew cab with a transplanted 2000 model 5.9 cumminsn out of a Diesel pusher. I get around 10 MPG pulling it with ease. 5 hour trip now is relaxings. Before I was dead when we got home from the same trip. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/ShilohRed/2005%20Kodiak%20c5500%20Cummins%20powered/pickwick-1.jpg Pete P.S. Forgot to add being your not going to be moving it that much. You can get by with a 3500 short bed single wheel truck. But if you do get where your pulling all the time. Dual wheels are nice.
Pete_k 10/30/14 06:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2014 Florida Statute on Double Towing

This discussion has been going on forever... There are post after post by people who have double towed in the State of FL with no ramifications. What is interesting is FL law has seperate definitions for trailer and fw a trailer cannot exceed 40 ft and a fw cannot have more than 400 sq ft of living space no mention of length. According to a large trailer dealer in Daytona, double towing with a FW is legal and if you ever travel I-75 you see it all the time. Also it is done by people visiting Walt Disney World pulling golf carts behind their FW and they are FL residents.:? So the "discussion", "disagreement" or what ever continues.:) SEE BELOW and ABOVE So right back the end of June. I lost count of the Double trailers in Fl we seen. Pete
Pete_k 09/04/14 06:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Lost hub cap

It's the front wheel, 5 slot, dome shape, stainless. No truck stops within at least 200 miles so guess I might be looking online. Thx for the suggestions. If your city in your side bar is right. Theres 19 fuel stops near you. Fuel/ Truck stops Pilots should have the normal ones. Wish they had the 19.5 ones for mine. Need only one and looks like I will have to buy a full set to get that one. Pete
Pete_k 08/29/14 07:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: TN Truck Camper Gathering - 2014 NOV 7-10 - amended OCT 30

Looking forward to it. Seeing your signature reminds me that I wanted to ask attendees to bring their USA flag and fly 'em in honor of our Veterans. Looking forward to meeting you Jeepers. Guys if your thinking about a Truck camper. And would like to learn first hand this is the way to do it. Enjoyed ours and wish I still had it. If time would allow I think I would make this one myself. But we will be in Chattanooga Tn that weekend. Had it on the books for a year. Enjoy and be safe. Pete Sorry to hear you won't be able to make it Pete. Was working on a project down at Pickwick today and tried to tell 'em I needed to make a site visit but they weren't buying it :R Man that is bad, they could let you visit for a while. Might even work in a striper fishing trip. Takes a lot of dollar bills some days. LOL
Pete_k 07/09/14 02:47pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: F450 Fiver Bed - Will This Fit A TC?

Can you post a pic of the inside of the bed? I for one think with the tailgate mod your set for a truck camper. Should be someone near you with a T/C that would work with you to see if it would fit. I'm trying to figure out how to get one my Kodiak., Fuel tank would have go go on mine for sure. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/ShilohRed/2005%20Kodiak%20c5500%20Cummins%20powered/DSCN0384.jpg
Pete_k 07/01/14 07:17am Truck Campers
RE: TN Truck Camper Gathering - 2014 NOV 7-10 - amended OCT 30

Guys if your thinking about a Truck camper. And would like to learn first hand this is the way to do it. Enjoyed ours and wish I still had it. If time would allow I think I would make this one myself. But we will be in Chattanooga Tn that weekend. Had it on the books for a year. Enjoy and be safe. Pete
Pete_k 06/25/14 09:12am Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Outdoor dog kennel

I have been in a lot of Campgrounds that do not allow dog pens of any kind. Or dogs outside unless with the owner. Way too many people leaving dogs out while leaving for hours. Then the dogs start barking and then the issues pop up. I know its not the dogs fault but the owners that don't care. Pete
Pete_k 04/10/14 09:46am Fifth-Wheels
Christmas on the Gulf Coast?

Wife and I plan on spending a week during Christmas on the Gulf Coast this dec. Plans are to drive down Monday 5.5 hours there. And come back home the following Sunday or Monday. See what we can see and do as little as we can. Looking for a place to stay with our 40ft Heartland Landmark Key Largo and Kodak c5500 truck. Don't need resort just a nice campground that is near the fun. But for me noise free as can be. Plus Quite and peace is what were looking for. Plus ideals of what do do and stuff would help out also. Told the kids today that we will be having our Christmas dinner the saturday before. And leaving for a week.;):B Pete
Pete_k 03/30/14 11:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing Doubles

Been told many times you can't do it. But after calling each state. Was old it can and it done each day. Not an issue, so hitch will be mounted on ours and towing the boat until I'm stopped. I meet in Al on average 50 per trip across Hwy 72 from Ms state line to I-24 in east tn. Seen them meet Troopers and they never slowed down to look at them. Same in Ga. Pete
Pete_k 03/30/14 11:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Heartland manufacturer

Not any issues with ours. And I for one will never be forced into buying anything. Plus if you were upside down on the last one. That means your lost on this one. Also did they discount the price for the issues? If not I would not have taken it. If they did Discount it then you have nothing to cry about. Sounds like it was the dealer and not Heartland to me. Pete
Pete_k 03/14/14 06:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Lube Disk for 5th Wheeel Hitch.

Had to use grease yesterday. This B&W hitch flips forward and crushed mine. Picked one up the RV place today $12.00 out the door. And worth way more. Pete
Pete_k 03/14/14 06:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Photo paint job on a truck?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/ShilohRed/2005%20Kodiak%20c5500%20Cummins%20powered/DSCN0382.jpg width=640 Thanks for the help. And if you had only posted that to start with. I would have changed them myself. But again thanks for doing your job as a Mod. Pete
Pete_k 03/14/14 05:26am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Photo paint job on a truck?

Man that sucks Wish I could do that.. LOL I love it and almost perfect as can get. Showed my wife and she thought it was someone else's truck and camper but then she told me that looks like ours.:S Thanks so much for doing this. Let me know if i owe you a 6 pack or case. Pete Wasn't a problem, glad I can help. Again thanks and this is what it looks like now after a few days work. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/ShilohRed/2005%20Kodiak%20c5500%20Cummins%20powered/5500-02-1.jpg Wife found this one on her way to Ky for work. And we looked at it a week ago Saturday. And bought it. 2005 Cummins powered Allison 6 speed trans I love it. And hate to put the old F800 up for sale. But its life. But man did I say I love the Kodiak c5500. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/ShilohRed/2005%20Kodiak%20c5500%20Cummins%20powered/5500-01.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/ShilohRed/2005%20Kodiak%20c5500%20Cummins%20powered/Pickwickc55002.jpg width=640 http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/ShilohRed/2005%20Kodiak%20c5500%20Cummins%20powered/Pickwickc5500.jpg width=640 http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/ShilohRed/2005%20Kodiak%20c5500%20Cummins%20powered/kodiak5thwheel.jpg width=640 http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/ShilohRed/2005%20Kodiak%20c5500%20Cummins%20powered/DSCN0400.jpg width=640 http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/ShilohRed/2005%20Kodiak%20c5500%20Cummins%20powered/DSCN0401.jpg width=640 http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/ShilohRed/2005%20Kodiak%20c5500%20Cummins%20powered/DSCN0399.jpg width=640 Moderator note: I have edited pictures in this thread for the last time. Next time they will simply be deleted. Please learn how to post properly sized pictures on this forum. Pictures have been edited to conform to forum limit of 640px maximum width. See the post I made less than one month ago regarding this topic here.
Pete_k 03/12/14 12:46pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Yesterdays project, with pictures!!

Loaded ours getting ready to head out Sunday after lunch. Camping for 7 days and it was 78 degrees here yesterday. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/ShilohRed/2005%20Kodiak%20c5500%20Cummins%20powered/kodiak5thwheel.jpg
Pete_k 03/12/14 07:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Columbus Auto Leveling System

Not the same camper. But love the auto system on my Heartland Key Largo. And will never own a unit without it again. Pete
Pete_k 03/12/14 07:44am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Picked up a different truck this week.

All hooked up and no where to go... 70 degrees here today Sunsine and almost a perfect day. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/ShilohRed/2005%20Kodiak%20c5500%20Cummins%20powered/kodiak5thwheel-1.jpg
Pete_k 03/07/14 01:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Picked up a different truck this week.

If one of the mods could resize the pics I would be grateful. Just seen there bigger then fits the screen. And for the life of me I can't remember how to make them smaller. IT came out with a duramax/Allison but it lost a poston so it was given life with a cummins matched to the Allison. And I think was the first to do it. http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss65/MSanford0926/Cummins%20powered%20Kodiak/DSCN0391.jpg http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss65/MSanford0926/Cummins%20powered%20Kodiak/DSCN0390.jpg Will get some more inside pics tomorrow. Pete
Pete_k 03/04/14 07:22pm Tow Vehicles
Picked up a different truck this week.

Found what I have always thought would be the ideal Rv hauler. 2005 Chevy Kodiak c5500 http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss65/MSanford0926/Cummins%20powered%20Kodiak/DSCN0388.jpg But its not stock, still has the Allison Trans. But the duramax fell out somewhere and a Cummins jumped into the truck. http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss65/MSanford0926/Cummins%20powered%20Kodiak/DSCN0400.jpg http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss65/MSanford0926/Cummins%20powered%20Kodiak/DSCN0399.jpg http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss65/MSanford0926/Cummins%20powered%20Kodiak/DSCN0398.jpg http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss65/MSanford0926/Cummins%20powered%20Kodiak/DSCN0387.jpg Gets better MPG then the duramax, and man does it pull. Has a 5.9 24 valve diesel pusher motor in it. With a 75 HP tuner helping it out. Rides better then my 2500HD and cuts shorter then it does. Plus has air ride seats. 150 gallon fuel on board so can pick where I fuel up and get the best price. Rather than buy when I have to and pay way more per gallon. Truck has a in movement sat dish on the top of the cab, Flip down Tv inside. Back seat makes into a bed and is heated. These leather seats are built where they wrap around your sides and man they sit great. It has a B&W hitch on it now. But will be mounting my Trail saver air ride hitch this weekend. Pete
Pete_k 03/04/14 06:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2 wheel drive or 4 wheel drive

I always told myself Never would I buy a 2 wheel drive again. Well yesterday never happened. Bought a custom Chevy Kodiak c5500 crew cab to tow our camper with. So I'm sure tow bills are in my future. But do plan on adding a hidden winch to the front. That way I can winch my self out if I do mess up. http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss65/MSanford0926/Cummins%20powered%20Kodiak/DSCN0388.jpg My 10 year old the 13th of this month 2500HD has not been used off road more then a hand full of times. Those times It was wait hours or go around stuff. And 4x4 is worth ever cent. If I had bought new you can bet the Ram would have been 4x4. Could not pass up the C5500 with a cummins motor and allison trans.
Pete_k 03/02/14 06:58pm Fifth-Wheels
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