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RE: F350: 4.30 or 3.73 Gears

The rear end gears are the final torque multiplier, so the 4.30 gears will give you more power at the pavement. Here's a simple explanation, if you have a 10 to 1 torque multiplier on a wench it will take 100 ft lbs of torque to apply 1000 lbs of torque to the bolt but if you use a 5 to 1 it will take 200 lbs of torque to get the same 1000 lbs at the bolt. So even when using the lower transmision gear you will not get the same torque to the rear wheels when using 3.73 gears over the 4.30 gears. Yes and no. You're leaving out the fact that the transmission multiplies torque exactly the same way as the rear axle. It makes no difference where the torque is multiplied. If third gear is 1:1 and fourth is .67:1, a 3.73:1 rear axle in third gear has a torque multiplication of 3.73:1. A 4:30 rear axle in fourth gear has a torque multiplication of only 2.88:1. I agree....but I'm tired of going around and around...its basic physics. But people don't think of it that way...they want to look at just the axle. its what comes out the engine rpm and goes to the axles rpm...all in between is just gearing. just like a trans axle works. I am referring to all other gears except 1st
Learjet 02/07/16 05:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 7 way plug on Ford SD

Trailer was brand new in June 2014. Will look at both sets of pins again. E-trailer does have a replacement plug that cover lifts up instead of sideways. I think the consensus is the angle of the cover is not the real issue.
Learjet 02/07/16 07:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: F350: 4.30 or 3.73 Gears

double post
Learjet 02/06/16 12:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F350: 4.30 or 3.73 Gears

OK, I'll put in a little more information this time. Yes, my 3.73 gear pulls my 12,000 lb. 5th wheel just fine and I run in 5th at 65 mph its about 2200 rpm Sometimes with a strong head wind (15 mph) I need 4th, that is @ 3000 rpm If I had the 4.30 gear, It would be @ 2500 rpm in 5th at 65 mph and I would most likely never need to use 4th to cruise. I agree, once you start going to the lower gears climbing a hill, 4.30 doesn't magically procedure more torque when you are in a gear other than 1st. Good read here: http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1244843-need-help-choosing-the-3-73-or-4-30-axle-ratio.html
Learjet 02/06/16 12:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F350: 4.30 or 3.73 Gears

very big upside and little downside, get the 4.30....from someone who wishes they had ordered their truck with 4.30 :)
Learjet 02/06/16 08:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: bed liner or hitch rails first

I vote for spray then rails. That is what I did and it works great. If you make holes you may have to clean them out and remove the over-spray.
Learjet 02/05/16 06:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Curt fifth Wheel Hitches

I think we are going in circles now...we get it :)
Learjet 02/01/16 06:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2016 Nissan Titan XD Cummins Payload

people will bag, timbren or what ever to increase payload...if you will :) you'll see 5th wheel trailers behind these trucks soon.
Learjet 01/29/16 06:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Andersen Ultimate not working for me

I often wondered about the dynamics with the rail mount hitches in general...when you add the total drag of the trailer ( wind resistance and rolling resistance) what is the weight transfer during travel to the rear rails? I know this doesn't' affect the dynamics of the pivot points and sway, but the center of weight distribution must move more to the aft rail during highway speeds?
Learjet 01/27/16 06:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Travelling with heat on

The comment about motor homes running the furnace to heat the rigs while traveling, From what I've seen at shows, most A's use a hot water circulation system off the engine same as a car. Bandaid I use to own one, 2001 Hurrcane Q30 and it was not what you say. It did have "car type heat" but, that would only heat the cab a little, not the rest of the rig.
Learjet 01/25/16 06:53pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hitch install slide no slide

double post
Learjet 01/24/16 05:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hitch install slide no slide

..if its to sharp its not worth the stress on both my wife or me...but just my humble opinion... I agree !!!!
Learjet 01/24/16 05:13pm Fifth-Wheels

Just installed my JT strong arms, well worth it. A Sharp utility knife and the underbelly cut easly. I did have to move one of the under belly screws. But that was easy and it just self tapped back in.
Learjet 01/24/16 03:05pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hitch install slide no slide

It depends. Dealer told me he never opines because he always guesses wrong. I believe him. A few people told me my shortbed would be okay without a slider because of the newer FW cutouts; NOT! I can get to maybe 85 degrees but have to slide to get to 90. That is the true question you may hit now at 85 degrees, with a slider 95 or more...but you can still hit.
Learjet 01/24/16 12:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Travelling with heat on

You need to check all of the state regulations about traveling with open valve propane tanks! I believe most states prohibit that! Personally, I have never run with the furnace on. I expect the low pressure area on the side of the camper rig, could cause excessive draw, either blowing out the flame, or potentially damaging the side of the trailer from excessive heat. Worse yet, creating a propane leak which would cause a catastrophic explosion! When we set up for an overnight stop in cold weather, I leave the slides closed and start the furnace. Helps even more if your camper has an electric fireplace! We then go out for supper. By the time we get back, the camper is toasty warm. Oh yeah, don't forget to turn the covers down on the bed , so they warm up as well! Also, don't de-winterize until you are at least in the Carolina's. Bandaid I'm sure that the people in motor homes, class A etc, are not traveling down the road with no heat.
Learjet 01/24/16 10:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ford 6.2 Opinions

Happy with mine, IF towing the 4.30 rear is the way to go, although I'm 12,000 lb with the 3.73.
Learjet 01/19/16 01:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: My new B&W Patriot

Good choice, welcome to the B&W fan club.
Learjet 01/17/16 02:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Just got my JT strong arms in and....

Update and observations: Installed no issues. This is a really nice kit and very well made heavy parts. All those big stickers had to come off :) I did an non-standard install in the back, had some unused holes that were the perfect size and good location for the aft supports. May change the angle later, although the aft stabilizer have more front to aft play then side to side. Pics below: http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l159/Learjetpilot/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_2139_zpsnejjndg9.jpg http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l159/Learjetpilot/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_2138_zpscd2zjkjx.jpg http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l159/Learjetpilot/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_2136_zpsic00k6kz.jpg
Learjet 01/17/16 12:01pm Fifth-Wheels
Competition for the Anderson Ultimate ??

I haven't seen anyone discuss the Pullrite verision of the Anderson Ultimate 5th wheel connection. http://www.pullrite.com/products/isr-series-superlite-industry-standard-rails/isr-series-superlite-20k
Learjet 01/17/16 11:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Long Bed or Short Bed PU for towing a fifth wheel?

There is a difference between cabs also...Crew Cab and long bed makes for a LONG truck that is hard to park in a regular spot. Like trying to park on a city street between parking meters. Now a long bed with a super cab is about the same length as a Crew Cab short bed (Ford). People often leave out the CAB part of the equation. You need to look at overall length and wheel base. Especially if you park on a garage.
Learjet 01/16/16 07:49pm Tow Vehicles
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