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RE: Trailer parts that are rip offs.

Try Amazon or google the part on line
Road Phantom 10/15/17 12:34pm Travel Trailers
How good is the 2500 Ram's air suspension?

As I understand it, Ram offers airbag suspension for all four wheels. Anyone have this option. How does your truck ride empty. I'm considering a new reg cab 2500 work truck for 2018 .
Road Phantom 09/08/17 07:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Looking for Opinions

The forum is a good start and only that. No one can touch all basis for a comparison for you in a short format. You need to get informed yourself and only deeper research and soul searching for what works for you should be considered. I can only say what works for me, not anyone else. I have had RV's since '85, and can only pass on my own experience. Hope you got something out of all the replies made, and like I said, further research is needed by you to find the appropriate rig.
Road Phantom 09/08/17 12:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Looking for Opinions

(If I add up my current truck payments and my current TT payment, it is quite hefty. Any new truck will increase that payment. VS taking that total payment for the two, and purchase a Class C or A or even a Diesel pusher and tow a car that I already own. Thoughts?) Apparently, the OP included cost in his comparison. Cost is a major factor for many of us. If you need advice on other comparisons, its a matter of personal preference and need. If I were to stay long term in various locations, I would opt for the biggest 5th wh and a diesel to pull it. One thing I noticed in class C's is the lack of counter space in most models. If you're going to anticipate moving around often, either an under 30 ft 5th wheel or MH/Class C would work well, albeit compromises for counter space and possibly storage.
Road Phantom 09/08/17 10:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Looking for Opinions

You can come close in price with either combo, especially if you buy used. A decent 5th wheel used can be had for around "20,000. A truck with a diesel may run around 30-35 used with low mileage or 30,000 new for a Ram with the 6.4 gasser. Used class C's and A's generally have low mileage on them compared to trucks of the same age, unless of course you buy from a rental company. Bare in mind that you will pay insurance for two vehicles with the C's and A's. A trailer is cheaper to insure. If the trailer is paid off, liability is covered by the tow vehicle without any additional cost. Diesel pushers can be expensive to buy. Lots of luck.
Road Phantom 09/07/17 11:29am General RVing Issues
gps coordinates into ram

Hi, is there a way to enter GPS longitude/Latitude location into a Ram navigation system? My truck is a 2014 2500 Ram. Thanks
Road Phantom 09/07/17 11:15am General RVing Issues
RE: Buying a new 5th Wheel Trailer. Help!

Jayco at one time was a good company. I've read a lot about poor quality in the present Jaycos. Like a lot of RV companies that got bought out, profit is all they care about, sacrificing quality. Arctic Fox is still a good product. I have had a 30 ft Cougar lite for three years, lived in it for the winters and it has proven to be a hardy little trailer.
Road Phantom 09/06/17 10:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trailer Tire Question

I just put a set of the same on my Cougar. Max air is around 80lbs, so 50 sounds way below the recommended pressure. I would change the other three like someone suggested.
Road Phantom 09/06/17 10:48pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing 5th Wh with a 5.7 Hemi

A Ram 6.4 owner recently posted on utube about how much he liked the 6.4, but wished he had gotten the 4.10 gears. The complaint was about a power void when doing around 60 mph on the highway. He felt the 4.10 would give him the added torque at that speed. I'm considering the 6.4 for the durability, since we tow around 10,000 mi a year and some of it is in the Rockies.
Road Phantom 09/04/17 12:38pm Tow Vehicles
Towing 5th Wh with a 5.7 Hemi

Am I the only one out there towing a 5th wheel with a Hemi? I have the 5.7 with a 373 Rear end. It pulled my 8500 Cougar lite with no issues on a cross country trip to Calif and back to Pa. I like this truck so much, I plan to match it with a similar configuration when it comes time to trade it in. I'm curious if anyone towing this much weight is also satisfied? I've had four Dodge diesels and one Ford diesel in the past and they were great tow vehicles. As an everyday drive, they were overkill. This Hemi is a great all around family car as well as a tow hauler.
Road Phantom 09/04/17 11:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: In RVing there is a issue or break down, ever happen to u

(Last winter, (I no longer drive the cab and am retired) on the way back from Texas to Pa, we lost a wheel on our trailer in Biloxi, Mi. It took the drum along with it and had to wait a week for parts. Great people there and they got us on our way. Entirely off thread but being a hacker in NYC... MY hat is off to you. My wife is from Cherry Hill and we go to the City to visit her friends ocassionally. That is a wild place....all the time.) SidecarFlip, I responded to the OP with an appropriate and relative breakdown. Sorry, but your the one who is off thread. Cheers
Road Phantom 09/04/17 11:08am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pulling a 30' 5th wheel

MY 5th wheel is also 30 ft long. You didn't mention the weight of the Trailer. Mine is 8500 at the scale. I pull it with a Ram 2500 Hemi and have no issues whatsoever. We towed it throughout the western states from Pa. and the rig is very stable with power to spare.
Road Phantom 09/04/17 11:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: how high is high?

I'm in Scranton, Pa and the cheapest I seen about an hour ago was $274.09
Road Phantom 09/03/17 07:04pm General RVing Issues
how high is high?

In 1 to 2 weeks we are heading to South Texas from Pa by way of Yellowstone National Park. Gas prices in Pa are up about ten cents a gallon already. I'm wondering if anyone saw the gas price forecast and how high it may go. Once in Texas for the rest of the winter, everything will be local. We run about a tank every three weeks since the stores and restaurants are close by. I'm mostly curious about September.
Road Phantom 09/02/17 07:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: In RVing there is a issue or break down, ever happen to u

This is like when I owned a taxi in NYC. Uneventful months would go by and then, Bam!!! I would be hit with something big, like a near robbery, getting TBoned at the intersection of 34th and Madison or a breakdown in the Ghetto in the middle of the night. Last winter, (I no longer drive the cab and am retired) on the way back from Texas to Pa, we lost a wheel on our trailer in Biloxi, Mi. It took the drum along with it and had to wait a week for parts. Great people there and they got us on our way.
Road Phantom 09/02/17 07:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel towing question

I tow a light, 8500 lb cougar 5th wheel with a 2500 Ram. The truck only has a Hemi but is more than enough power for this 30 footer and we season between Pa and S. Texas every year. I always had 5th wheels and at one time decided to get away from diesels and duallies and downsize to smaller travel trailers. I couldn't find a floor plan we liked that was under 30 ft. but found it in the 5th wheel so we dumped the TT and went back to the 5th wheel. When hooking up, I have a plastic two step stool that I use alongside the truck for hooking up the hitch which is so much easier and fewer steps than loading Sway controls, equalizer and chains. Add to that the ease of handling on the road and its a no brainer for us.
Road Phantom 08/27/17 12:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Wheel bearings again

We had a wheel come off our Cougar lite. Took the drum with it, which broke and had to be replaced. Four months prior to that we had brakes done. I would have thought they would have done the bearing grease then. I would definitely give bearings a check at least once a year.
Road Phantom 08/22/17 01:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Settle a "tires" issue

The ST has a stronger side wall. I just ordered a set of Goodyear Endurance for my Cougar lite. Hint, don't buy them at your RV dealership. I got them a lot cheaper at a local tire shop.
Road Phantom 08/22/17 01:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: greasing wheels

We had a wheel come off in Biloxi, Ms and broke the drum. That was after having brakes and backing plates replaced six months prior. Would have thought they took care of the bearings at that time. Unless you do it yourself, having a mechanic inspect the brakes and bearings every year sounds like a good idea whether you pack on the mileage or leave the rig sit for long periods of time in one place where condensation can get in.
Road Phantom 08/05/17 12:33pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best Route Class A MH to Long Island, NY

The Verazzano Bridge is free inbound. You pay double on the way out. That's why most trailerist go out through the Washington Bridge. But then you have the traffic on the 287 which I believe has construction still and the BQE going through Brooklyn is choppy. Best option for us is the W Bridge very late at night and you will be fine.
Road Phantom 08/02/17 03:12pm Roads and Routes
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