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RE: Amazing MPG gains... Magic fuel, or ???

As for difference in where you fill. I fill the same side, same pump. But I do hold 150 gallons. So even if we drive to the Gulf Coast, I can come back home. Then fill up at the same pump. Stick the nozzle into the tank the same distance each time. When the pump shuts off its done. Today filled up for a nice $1.54 cents per gallon.
Pete_k 01/14/16 11:43am Truck Campers
RE: Amazing MPG gains... Magic fuel, or ???

How many miles are on the engine? When they get broken in better MPG can and does happen. As for the sticker on the pump. That is on most of them, but no corn juice was added to the fuel. Bet the sticker has "may contain up to 10% ethanol" ? They do that to cover there rears. And most fools stick in on every pump. Shoot our 100% gas pumps had them on there. But along the same lines, my 5.9 24 valve has also jumped up in MPG. Better then yours. But I did have to get a new head gasket. Thus a overhead was done on the truck. And mine is getting way better now also. Pete
Pete_k 01/14/16 08:30am Truck Campers
RE: Goodyear G159 Tire issue

Its unreal now many people will buy the wrong tire because its lower priced then the right one for the job. Same as most that are always blowing tires on trailers. They buy a tire that is speed rated lower then there intended speed of travel. Then blow the tire and complain that the tire is at fault. I feel for the family driving the RV that was in the wreck. But they did not say how old the tires were? If the pressure had been checked? And why in the world did he hit the brakes with a blowout? I have had 3 steer tires blow and all three was Michelin's in 1986. Our company with a fleet of 100 trucks, has 19 steer tires blow in 3 weeks. The last one for me was pulling into the parking lot. I had to get 2 new tires put on coming home from PA to Tn. The other tires when the blowouts happened. I was running 55 MPH yes the days when even interstates were 55. Pushed the go peddle down and eased down the road while slowing down. Truck never moved but if I had hit the brakes man what a wreck it would have been. Company had made us watch a video at a drivers meeting 6 weeks before on what to do if we had a blowout. And it saved my life and lots by me. AS the second one a bus was passing me. And being it was the left steer tire. I would have hit the bus at 55 MPH. Pete P.S. Wish everyone would watch this video before driving . What to do when you have a blowout.
Pete_k 09/06/15 07:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dropped 5er with Pullrite SuperGlide?

If the jaws are closed around the pin. You look to make sure along with do the pull test. Theres no way its coming out unless you hooked up high and the king pin is on top of the jaws and not down inside the jaws. I would say 99.9999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 % of the people that dropped there trailers, it was there fault. That other person know its there fault but will not tell you it was. When a king pin is in the jaws bottom flange is below the jaws. Your going to rip the king pin out of the unit. Or the 5th wheel off the truck. Before it fails. I for one always even when I was running over the road in a Semi. I go to the back and look to make sure its inside the jaws and not up on them. The jaws are closed around the pin. Also that the pull lever is in and locked. Then do the pull test. And in 30+ years have only had one trailer come unhooked.. That one was from a broken hitch. And caught the trailer before it hit anything. AS I was doing the pull test when it happened. Good luck and be safe. Pete
Pete_k 09/06/15 07:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Mud daubers "Duh"

They can find there way into a sealed glass jar. LOL Wish I could find a way to get rid of those suckers. My Chevy Kodiak sat for a week, it has dozens of mud tunnels all over it now.
Pete_k 09/06/15 07:22pm Truck Campers
RE: Question to all Vision 19.5 wheel users

Glad my Rickson 19.5's were not cut like that. Went down to the shed to check them just now. And there flat and nice and thick. Ran them on my 2004 2500HD for a few years no issues at all on these. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/ShilohRed/FHD0009.jpg width=640 Are those Vision wheels? They don't look anything like mine but they do look like the Alcola"s I had on my 97 F-250. They came from Rickson and had Rickson wheels on the invoice. Pete
Pete_k 09/06/15 03:40pm Truck Campers
RE: Balancing tires with powder stuff ?

Used Equal in semi 24.5's for years and then in my Rickson 19.5's They were blanced with it. And lasted as long as the tires did. Never used anything but air from any air hose in all of those. Will be adding the Centramatics to my Kodiak C5500 and 40ft 5th wheel by next spring. There high but will last longer then I will. Found the 4 for the Kodiak for $360. Shipped to me. Have not checked to see what the ones for our 8 lug camper wheels will take. But may be using the Rickson 19.5's on the camper. As there the same height and I have them laying here. So rather then spend more on 16's for the wheels on the camper. Buy 4 new 19.5's and no issues of ever having a blowout. And put the wheels off the camper on my 33ft triple axle tilt gooseneck. Pete
Pete_k 09/02/15 06:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: License Plate issues

When I had my T/C always moved the tag to the camper. As it was 36" under the camper if left on the truck. When we picked the camper up in CO, I did not move the tag. Tell the truth I was so happy to have our new T/C I did not even think about it. Headed south to NM to my in-laws then home across I40. Had one trooper in TX ask about the new camper. And told me I need to move it to the camper. As he could not see the tag. But the guy was nice and followed us into the fuel stop. And even looked under there at the tag. After that I always moved it. Only one time did I forget to put it back on the truck. Tn Trooper pulled me over and told me my Tag was still on the camper LOL He lived down the road from me. Pete
Pete_k 09/02/15 05:22pm Truck Campers
RE: Question to all Vision 19.5 wheel users

Glad my Rickson 19.5's were not cut like that. Went down to the shed to check them just now. And there flat and nice and thick. Ran them on my 2004 2500HD for a few years no issues at all on these. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/ShilohRed/FHD0009.jpg width=640
Pete_k 09/02/15 03:57pm Truck Campers
RE: Hartland ST235 80R 16 tires

Look into these Gladiator All Steel trailer tires 14 ply and will hold the load. I have Goodyear G614's on our Heartland Landmark Key Largo. And will be going to the Gladiators next year on it. Also putting the Gladiator QR35-TR All Steel Trailer Tires on my triple axle tilt car hauler next week. Been running the Gladiators in 19.5's for Steer tires on my Chevy Kodiak. second season on them and there holding better then the High Dollar steer tires before these held up. Toyo's. The Gladiator in All Steel trailer tires are $140.+ each. Vs $365. per tires for the G-614's. But I would not buy the ST's in these as they will not handle the weight and speed of the All Steel tires. Pete
Pete_k 07/12/15 08:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: HELP need tow to Yellowstone

99 Ford 350 Diesel dually C/C 4X4 Prodigy controller B&W Companion hitch 2003 Holiday Rambler 29RLT
Pete_k 07/12/15 08:01pm Fifth-Wheels
B&W turnover ball and 20K Companion.

My Kodiak C5500 came with the Companion hitch. Fools welded the piece that the hitch mounts to the bed of the truck. Being I'm putting my Trailer Saver TS3 air ride hitch in this ones place. I plan on just grinding the weld off and I know it will mess that piece up. Anyone had any luck getting a new sq part that fits the B&W and holes the Companion in place? Or a part number for it?
Pete_k 04/05/15 04:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Soon to be fifth wheel hauler

When I was using my Pickup, I used the factory one by the bumper hitch. Had one up near the front that was used with our Truck camper. But for me I liked the back one best. Our truck had the plastic along the top of the tailgate and never left any marks. The Kodiak C5500 I use one in front of the hitch. As it does not have one anywhere else. Pete
Pete_k 04/05/15 04:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5er storage options

In the process of building 20ft x 48ft long x 16ft tall Pole barn with a 16ftx 16ft roll up door. Will have full hookups for it in there also. Plus full hookups outside for friends to use when there here. Like having it here at home, if I need to do something to it. Its here and not in a storage lot. As for your issue with the lines. They must be above 14ft so if you hit the line and tear it down after letting them know its low. Its theirs and will come out raise it back up. Our electrical company will not allow any line be it theirs or others to be below that 14ft. Give them a call and I bet they will take care of that with you. Pete
Pete_k 04/05/15 03:40pm Fifth-Wheels
TX RV and trailer owners are in trouble.

Read that Tx has a law that all trailers over 4500 lbs must be inspected. Starting this month and after, you have to show proof to get the new tags. Just one more deal to get your cash. Tx trailers have to be inspected. Figure all states will follow soon. Way too much cash there passing up to not grab it. Pete
Pete_k 03/14/15 11:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: intimidated

Just watch the tail swing. Rest is easy ours is 41ft and no issues backing into sites. Pete
Pete_k 03/14/15 10:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bleeding Propane from lg tank to small tanks??

Check out Ebay for this ((LIQUID PROPANE TRANSFER KIT SYSTEM COUPLER TANK GRILL BBQ FILLER FILL UNLOADING)) http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NzI2WDE2MDA=/z/ZUAAAOSwGzlTtFKy/$_57.JPG height=240 width=240 Pull all the gas out with this. Then keep it for later, or resell it. I know before long we will be getting a kit like this. And put it on our 300 gallon tank or the 500 gallon tank. As our company uses propane. To run our Furnace on a machine. And will be filling up my 40 lb tanks out of it also. PLus next forklift will run off propane also. Paid $25 for a 40 lb bottle last week.
Pete_k 03/12/15 07:37pm Truck Campers
RE: Metal carport for 5th wheel questions

Most lumber will be rough cut, as theres 7 Amish mills here now. We have had hundreds move in our section of Tn within the last 3 years. I agree its a nice price and they put one this size up in 2.5 days. Pete Forgot the 6x6x20ft will be treated lumber. Poured in Concrete and sitting on a gravel bed for drainage. Pete Was that price installed as well? Sorry for not seeing this before. Health issues did not let me get the pole barn up last fall. Not sure if that was with labor. But even if its not, still a great price. And figure there labor will be around $1000. With the $$. Bonus last week, will get it enclosed and wired.
Pete_k 03/11/15 06:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cost to setup Truck

I cheated did not get rid of my 19.5 wheels and tires in case I go back to a T/C. But loving the Chevy Kodiak C5500 so if I do go back with a T/C it will be the Big triple slide and mount it on back of the Kodiak. Pete
Pete_k 03/11/15 05:54pm Truck Campers
RE: Looking for Tire Advice.

I have Toyo's on the 19.5's that was on my truck with my truck camper. They cost me $1300. 4 225/70R 19's tires mounted and balanced 3 years ago. Put new steer tires on my C5500 Kodiak. And found nice looking tires for $135. delivered to my door. Have over 5000 miles and like them better than the Toyo's. There Gladiator QR55ST I have the 225/70R 19.5's. At the price these were, I can run a few sets for the prices of Higher end tires. Buddy of mine has these same tires on his Class A motor home. And there holding up good. He ran up on over a dozen people that had been running them last winter in Fl. And a Guy I know has been running these in 22.5's on a fleet of trucks and trailers. His results are great and even out lasting some of the $400. each tires and he gets a big Discount as they buy a 40ft container full at a time. Pete http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/ShilohRed/2005%20Kodiak%20c5500%20Cummins%20powered/195.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/ShilohRed/2005%20Kodiak%20c5500%20Cummins%20powered/1952.jpg
Pete_k 03/11/15 05:40pm Truck Campers
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