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RE: Its time to get ready

looks like this weekend its time to set up the trailer for this summer . And check everything out , maybe even give it a bath . Seems like the weather is ready to break .Lucky you!!! I'm not doing anything to mine for awhile yet..... :( http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc510/Ctmustang1/11025783_10204746491961017_8817582124428371462_n_zps5rqyw8yy.jpg
Kevin O. 03/25/15 06:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: Post your tow vehicle pics here

Gave my girl a thorough cleaning. So tired of SNOW!!!! Can't wait to get this camping season started! http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc510/Ctmustang1/_20150224_141059%202_zps31xwt4uh.jpg
Kevin O. 03/24/15 07:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: new to towing.... buying 4 tires...

If you want grip and a strong tire check out the Michelin LTX M/S2! I replaced my Toyo's with them and have gone all winter without any extra weight in the bed, and nary spun a tire. But you forgot to mention this has been the driest winter since 1930. LOLSpeak for yourself! The way it's going here in Ct I'm hoping to be able to use my trailer by June! LOL!! http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc510/Ctmustang1/camping2012349_zps07b6975f.jpg
Kevin O. 03/22/15 07:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 7.3 Diesel...only 185 HP

Nothing but great things to say about the 7.3!!! No they don't put out 400hp/800tq but who cares.. My old girl is coming up on her 15th birthday(151,000mi) and still runs great!..With no truck payments anymore and low property taxes, I have no intentions on ever getting another truck! :)
Kevin O. 03/21/15 09:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: Getting ready to buy

I've owned my Keystone Outback since 2012. The only issue i have had is a small leak in the shower that a little silicone took care of. It has been a great trailer!!
Kevin O. 03/21/15 08:37am Travel Trailers
RE: Finally building an RV Garage at the house

Looks great!!!! I'm very jealous!
Kevin O. 02/01/15 08:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Anyone Towing a 5er with a Half Ton TV?

Thank you everyone for sharing your experiences. I have a 2014 ram with airsuspension & am considering a new jayco ht. With the technological advances boosting the capabilities of these newer vehicles & the rv manufacturers focusing on lighter, more aerodynamic units, I was encouraged that I could find a right fit for my needs. Just needed some real world experiences from you good folks to bolster my confidence. Thanx to everyone & I hope to see even more positive reports. And a very special thanx to you, BarneyS!I'm looking at a Jayco 29.5bhds HT model myself. Been going between that and a Keystone 28rbd Cougar. I'm noticing the Cougars seem to weigh a little bit less.. Best of luck! Kevin
Kevin O. 02/01/15 08:23am Towing
RE: What we got

Congrats on the new truck! Just wait until you climb your first big hill towing your trailer. You are going to be very impressed with the power of the ecoboost. I guarantee you will have a smile from ear to ear. I towed our 2012 Outback(33' & 7800lbs) for 3 seasons and thousands of miles without any issues. I would lockout 6th gear, set the cruise control on 62mph and it would climb 6-7% grades in 5th gear at 2200 rpms. Best of luck with it! http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc510/Ctmustang1/IMG_20130622_134802_344_zps972bef82.jpg
Kevin O. 01/30/15 08:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Weight rating of fifth wheel hitch

To Kevin O. What? You don't think a Ford will pull my new fiver? It's Ford tough you know!:-) Actually I just ordered a new truck today. See earlier thread: http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/28160691/srt/pa/pging/1/page/1.cfmThey are Ford tough!! My 2011 Ecoboost towed like an animal.:B http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc510/Ctmustang1/5a4bbc45-f92f-43fe-aa87-ef1ecfe69489_zpscc0607c5.jpg
Kevin O. 01/30/15 08:02pm Towing
RE: Weight rating of fifth wheel hitch

Looking to purchase my first fifth wheel slider hitch. The fiver I am looking to pull has a GVWR of 14,900. The Pull rite slider hitch I'm looking at comes in a 16K and 18K model. Is there any advantage going with the heavier 18k model or will th 16K suffice? Thanks! MikeI'm assuming you have a bigger truck and your not planning on towing that trailer with the F150???
Kevin O. 01/30/15 01:53pm Towing
RE: Narrowed my search down to these two trailers.

Thanks guys, I'm in a 2012 Keystone Outback 292bh travel trailer now and before that i had a 21' Hybrid. I'm not new to rving, the wife and I are just really interested in a fifth wheel. My only problem is with my truck. It's a 2001 F350 and I'm limited on what I can tow compared to the newer F350's. Those high end units can be HEAVY! As far as depreciation, I bought my current trailer from a wholesaler in 2012 for $19,990 and the MSRP was supposedly $34,000. NADA on my trailer now is still around $24,000. If I go with the Cougar I will probably buy from the same dealer.. But first I guess I will checkout some used higher end units and at least see what the specs are. Thanks for the feedback!! Kevin
Kevin O. 01/25/15 09:08pm Fifth-Wheels
Narrowed my search down to these two trailers.

I have been looking long and hard to find a fifth wheel that will be a good match for my truck, family, and wallet. I have decided between these two trailers and would like to know which one you think is the better choice?? Which one do you think is built better with the higher quality parts?? I do know the Jayco offers a 2yr warranty over the Keystone's 1yr warranty. Thanks, Kevin Jayco Eagle 29.5 BHDS http://www.jayco.com/products/fifth-wheels/2015-eagle-ht/295bhds/ Keystone Cougar 28RBD http://www.keystonerv.com/cougar-xlite/
Kevin O. 01/25/15 06:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: I sure hope I did the right thing! (Update)

I made a similar switch not too long ago, and it has worked out just fine. Had a 2007 5.9L Cummins, now have the 6.4L Hemi. No regrets.I'm curious to know which truck tows better?? I'll bet since your 5.9 was just before they started adding all the emissions******it got pretty good fuel mileage?? I just did the opposite, i sold my 2011 Ecoboost(gasser) and bought a 2001 F350 Diesel. The diesel is bone stock and believe it or not it doesn't pull as well as my Ecoboost did. It handles the weight of the trailer much better but doesn't tow up the hills as easily. I think a lot of it has to do with the transmissions. going from a 6speed to the older 4speed doesn't help.. The EcoBoost is a strong pulling motor. I've seen tests' performed with trucks pulling a ~15k trailer up a steep hill and the EcoBoost performed better than the 7.3PSD and the V10. Well lets start with the almighty HP comparison! 2001 7.3 210 HP 2011 3.5 EB 365 HP Torque 2001 7.3 425# 2011 EB 420# So the EB has a 155 HP advantage, the 7.3 has a 5# torque difference. With differences like that you should be stating that the 7.3 doesn't do hills!!!!! Welcome to the world of diesel, get a small chip installed on that diesel and it will solve your hill issue. Yea and the extra two gears are a big help also.Actually those are the #'s for a 99' Powerstroke. The 2001 has 250hp and 505lb/ft of torque.. I have no complaints with this truck. It is exactly what I was looking for. Rust free and dependable! The best part is no more truck payments and low property taxes! :) P.S.- Already have exhaust and intake installed. Gauges are next, then a DpTuner with a good tow tune.
Kevin O. 01/24/15 09:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: I sure hope I did the right thing! (Update)

I made a similar switch not too long ago, and it has worked out just fine. Had a 2007 5.9L Cummins, now have the 6.4L Hemi. No regrets.I'm curious to know which truck tows better?? I'll bet since your 5.9 was just before they started adding all the emissions******it got pretty good fuel mileage?? I just did the opposite, i sold my 2011 Ecoboost(gasser) and bought a 2001 F350 Diesel. The diesel is bone stock and believe it or not it doesn't pull as well as my Ecoboost did. It handles the weight of the trailer much better but doesn't tow up the hills as easily. I think a lot of it has to do with the transmissions. going from a 6speed to the older 4speed doesn't help..
Kevin O. 01/24/15 06:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: I sure hope I did the right thing! (Update)

I have talked to a few guys towing with the 6.2L and they love it! Coming from a diesel it might just take a bit getting use to towing at a higher rpm.. Best of luck with it! How about a pic....
Kevin O. 01/23/15 09:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Post your tow vehicle pics here

This is my 2001 F350 and 2012 Outback 292BH. Can't wait till spring!! http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc510/Ctmustang1/20141201_140322_zpse7ab7ff2.jpg Hibernating till spring.. http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc510/Ctmustang1/20141201_140354_zpsb8b7bc98.jpg http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc510/Ctmustang1/20141007_111845_zps59aca729.jpg
Kevin O. 01/18/15 06:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: Is 37' to much for a shortbed SRW??

This is hilarious. One guy calls it a F250 and another looked up the VIN and said it is a gasser when the original poster said diesel. I would go with the OP since he drives it.Here is a Pic of my old girl.. http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc510/Ctmustang1/10535773_10203470810189770_1199684555646632845_o_zpsf2cbf641.jpg
Kevin O. 01/12/15 04:48pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Is 37' to much for a shortbed SRW??

Thanks for all the feedback guys. I think i will load the truck up and have it weighed and find out where I'm at before i do anything.
Kevin O. 01/12/15 04:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Is 37' to much for a shortbed SRW??

That truck fits that trailer like Cinderella's slipper! Perfect! I just looked up that VIN, and I need to retract my statement. 1FTSW31F31EA50875 I just assumed diesel, my bad. That ~14,000 lb trailer is more trailer than that 5.4 gasser and manual trans is going to like. You won't be happy. I'm surprised that 5.4 has enough ponies to move the empty truck. You must have mixed up some of the #'s? My truck is a 7.3L diesel. And the trailer has a GVWR of 12,445lbs...
Kevin O. 01/12/15 04:44pm Fifth-Wheels
Is 37' to much for a shortbed SRW??

Hey guys I need your help... My wife and I are very interested in a 2015 Cougar 330RBK Specs for 330RBK Shipping Weight 10065 Carrying Capacity 2380 Hitch 2045 Length 37' 4" Height 12' 10" Fresh Water 60 Waste Water 38 Gray Water 76 LPG 60 Tire Size ST235/80R16E My truck is a 2001 F350 diesel crewcab 9900lb-GVWR 6830lb-RAWR 13,300lb-tow capacity(fifth wheel) 20,000lb-GCWR I also came across this form that was in with my trucks paperwork stating that I have a camper pkg with 2571lbs of payload. http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc510/Ctmustang1/IMG_20150111_213633210_zpsac65e743.jpg I was on a while back interested in a similar trailer and received mixed advice. This was before I found this form stating what I actually have for payload. So looking at the #'s I don't think I should have a problem?? My biggest concern now is if 37' is to much for a short bed SRW ?? If it was a bumper pull I wouldn't even attempt it. Of course the dealer says it won't be a problem but I know not to trust them. I have no experience with fifth wheels and could use your help before i possibly make a very expensive mistake.. Thanks, Kevin
Kevin O. 01/11/15 09:05pm Fifth-Wheels
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