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RE: Open Range?

Yeah, I'm starting to think I'll need a lighter 5er...or a TT instead. Looks like I'll be maxing her out even with a lighter 5er and I really don't like the idea of pushing a truck at its max on long hauls....even though they rate them really low, imo, to make sure they cover their own butts. I'd put a higher rated tire, but that won't matter as the axle would be the weak link at that point. FWIW it's the same rear axle in both the 2500HD's and 3500HD including the dually. But changing the tires doesn't change the RAWR of your 2500HD. Our present 5er is a Sabre 33CKTS which is very comparable in weights as the OR you're looking at. My loaded pin weight is almost 3,000 pounds so I would venture a guess the OR would be close to that in reality. I agree with DFM to weigh your truck full of fuel taking into consideration 200 pounds for the hitch... esp if you're gonna need a slider. Then add in 3,000 pounds of pin weight and decide from there.
08UltraRider 08/30/15 11:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Open Range?

OK, did some research on my truck for those of you who've brought up towing concerns. It looks like I have about 3,100# of cargo, my rear tires have over 3,100# and my rear axle has a 6,200 # rating. Now, I'm a little confused, what do I do to "do the math". The trailer's pin rating is roughly 2,000. Of course, that's dry. How do you determine how much weight is on the pin once loaded down. So what is the "formula" for towing a 5er? """ Please tell us exactly what Duramax You have. My Duramax in my signature has a gvw of 9200 and going thru the scales with a full fuel tank, my 135 pound wife, 20 pound dog , 80 pound trailer hitch ,40 pound tool kit in the box , my weight is 7380 pounds. My duramax is 2wd so lighter than a 4w4. So my cargo carrying limit is about 1800. When I throw a few things in the box like golf clubs, bbq , chairs,etc. and hook the trailer on I am near maximum gvw for the truck. I don't know how You get 3100 cargo ability on your Duramax. Is it a Dually? More details needed!!! Ideal method would to scale the unit but pin weight is approx. 20 to 25% of the trailer weight. i.e. 13,000 GVWR fifth wheel will have 2600 - 3250 pounds of pin weight. OP's original post says he has a 2013 2500HD Duaramax. Like your 2007 my old 2010 2500HD had the same GVWR of 9200. 2013's have a higher GVWR of 10,000 pounds. RAWR is still the same @ 6200 which would be the weight ratings of E rated tires. Personally... we got rid of the 2500HD to a dually because 2000 pounds was not enough capacity for our trailer with almost 3000 pounds of pin weight plus the weight of the hitch etc...
08UltraRider 08/30/15 10:41am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Health insurance for Canucks

Seriously I really don't care about Ontario as I'm in B.C. Surely with all the Canadians that stay in the park in Yuma where we drop anchor for about 4 months must get insurance. Is info too much to ask ??????????? What did BCAA have to offer when you spoke to them? I haven't talked to them yet. I assume as I'm not a member they won't quote me. Perhaps I'm wrong ? My neighbour here in Alberta spends 182 days a year down there where they've gone with AMA for the last few years so BCAA might be a good option to look into.
08UltraRider 08/28/15 10:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: So you are sitting by the fire, and you hear

feeding them is the dumb part they can and will get aggressive, when the food stops, they come to expect it and want it Exactly! Never feed a wild animal!
08UltraRider 08/25/15 01:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: What would you do, stay put or pull over?

If there is a shoulder, I pull 1/2 way on the shoulder (where the white line is even with me) slow my speed a little. While I appreciate your courtesy :) it irritates me when a driver crosses the solid line into the shoulder. He then is kicking up rocks and other debris that's in the shoulder possibly damaging windshields behind him.... albeit he is moving over not to be courteous but most always because they're distracted by their CELLPHONE but that's another thread!
08UltraRider 08/24/15 12:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Rock Creek Campground Fire

Unbelievable how fast things can happen... We went through Rock Creek late in the morning on that day on our way to Penticton from Castlegar... and everything was fine...
08UltraRider 08/23/15 01:14pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Bad RV wreck on way home yesterday - Be Careful

Saw the remains of the trailer are still there as of yesterday evening when we were on our way home from Penticton. We were wondering what happened. Thanks for posting.
08UltraRider 08/18/15 12:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Peeves

08UltraRider 07/18/15 04:52pm Around the Campfire
RE: Peeves

Drivers that don't know how to merge and those who speed up to close up the gap when I'm merging! Plus the moron who has to change lanes into the lane I'm merging into!
08UltraRider 07/18/15 04:52pm Around the Campfire
RE: What's the deal Canada?

My point is not hard to understand, if your gonna let him out to roam around for one night then let him stay all three.... Perhaps to save the Canadian Taxpayer the expense of putting him up for the night? I assume they confiscated his passport?
08UltraRider 07/12/15 09:00am Around the Campfire
RE: What's the deal Canada?

I have never heard of US not allowing somebody in because of a DUI. I thought that was strictly a thing Canada did. Like I said, Justin Bieber has a DUI and Canada let him back in Canada and then we let him back in the US after he left and went to Canada. I met a guy in Mexico who had a DUI when he was 18, he is now 65 and can't enter the US. His wife drives their RV across and he flies direct to Mazatlan. He must not know he can apply for a waiver?!
08UltraRider 07/12/15 08:57am Around the Campfire
RE: NASCAR Atlanta

It almost seems to me that Tony lost the drive to win??? Too many irons in the fire perhaps? Thank you Willie for leaving the winner out of the subject line... :) Some of us PVR'd the race and then yesterday watched it. It's quite rare the media around here will mention anything about NASCAR so I never have to worry about them.
08UltraRider 03/03/15 11:05am Around the Campfire
RE: Dash Cams??

I have a Ojocam Pro 2 Mini 0803 Dash Cam in both of my vehicles. Works very well and best part is... they're small and hard to see from the outside. I also bought the hard wire kits so they are wired to the ignition switch. If you go this route... beware the 0803 uses Micro USB plugs so don't buy the Mini USB hard wire kit like the camera name suggests.
08UltraRider 02/26/15 10:40am Around the Campfire
RE: Kyle Busch injured in crash at Daytona

I shudder to think what the end result would have been had he not been wearing the Hans Device! Get well soon Kyle!
08UltraRider 02/21/15 05:49pm Around the Campfire
RE: Front View Camera-anyone else use one?

Mbrower, i don't think there would be a better example than yours that promotes the benefits of a dash cam... I believe they should be an option on every new vehicle built today but that's only my opinion. That was one horrific crash! I pray your wife has fully recovered.
08UltraRider 02/15/15 09:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Front View Camera-anyone else use one?

Well I guess I got my main question answered, it appaarently does have a wired in power supply. Main reason I ask is I like to drive the Blue Ridge Parkway and would love to reveiew the scenary at a later date. In addition no one can predict when a NUT will come into your driving space, so not being able to continuously record would be useless. Thanks to every one for the information. Now where is a good souce to buy one from? I bought my Ojocam Pro 2 803 along with the hard wire kit off Amazon. Works great after doing a firmware update! I had a minor accident where a lady changed lanes into me which turned into a he said/she said and it took 4 months for them to finally admit fault. Had I had the dash cam back then...............
08UltraRider 02/15/15 11:12am General RVing Issues
RE: How to impress your supervisor.....maybe

Thank you! :)
08UltraRider 02/05/15 11:12am Around the Campfire
RE: How to impress your supervisor.....maybe

What precautions are you using disposing the hypodermic needles? Just curious...
08UltraRider 02/05/15 10:29am Around the Campfire
RE: Towing new

Thanks, as usual! We're not going to take a chance on breaking our purty new truck, so we've changed the date with the dealer to later this month. Our anniversary is the day after Valentine's Day, so maybe we'll go jaunting somewhere to get some gentle miles onto it. Thanks, all. This is the best advice in the whole thread... :D Happy Anniversary... :W
08UltraRider 02/04/15 04:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Trans Canada highway

Or, adapt to local conditions. I have been known to pull over on the side of the Trans Canada, when I needed to stop. & believe me, if you need to quit driving, I can't imagine any cop who would give you a ticket, for just pulling over out of the line of traffic. If you're saying to pull over into the shoulder and park? I can't speak for out east but out here you won't get away with it! Emergency stopping only! You won't get a ticket but you will be told to move on. What is your specific? I cannot imagine a skilled, experienced policeman saying, keep driving and fall asleep at the wheel. :C If you're tired then you should have stopped at a safe location before you feel you have to pull over on a highway shoulder. FYI, this also applies to people who pull over to the shoulder to use their cell phone in a non-emergency. Parking outside of an urban area 43(1) This section applies only to a highway that is outside of an urban area. (2) A person driving a vehicle shall not park the vehicle on a roadway when it is practicable to park the vehicle off the roadway. (3) Notwithstanding subsection (2), a person driving a vehicle shall not park the vehicle on the roadway, parking lane or shoulder of a provincial highway except where (a) the vehicle is incapable of moving under its own power, (b) an emergency arises, or (c) it is otherwise permitted by law.
08UltraRider 02/02/15 09:24am RVing in Canada and Alaska
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