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RE: Auxiliary Diesel Tank Gravity Feed vs. Electronic pump

OP - Just read your post about how you calculated the weight of the extra fuel and passengers, etc but I didn't notice where you included the weight of the empty tank. I believe my 40 gallon tank/toolbox weighs around 80 pounds. Tim OK I will throw in another 100 pounds for the tank itself. I had 300 pound margin and now I have 200 pounds. Like I said I allowed for two more real sized passengers that do not exist as of now and calculated at my max trailer weight. I always run with only about 1/3 fresh water and empty waste tanks. Just enough to get me there and be able to use the bathroom etc. I really do not think I have a problem with this particular set up.
dpgllg 08/26/14 07:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: Auxiliary Diesel Tank Gravity Feed vs. Electronic pump

I know this isn't what you asked but when I had my 2500HD Chevy, I couldn't put an auxillary tank in as my pin weight was already over the trucks 2000 pound load limit. OP here, If I read the chart correctly and I said IF my payload is just over 3200 pounds. My trailer fully loaded is rated at 8500lbs. I calculated my pin rate at 25 % of 9000 pounds just to be safe and it is 2250 pounds. I'm considering the 37 gallon in bed tank and 37 gallons x 8 pounds per gallon is 296 Adding 3 other 200 pound people plus an extra 50 for me as they only allow 150 for the driver is 650 add two cocker spaniels another 50 pounds so we are 700 which still leaves me 300 pounds under the limit. Also I allowed for two extra passengers when 99% of the time it will only be my wife, me, and the two dogs.
dpgllg 08/21/14 01:06pm Tow Vehicles
Auxiliary Diesel Tank Gravity Feed vs. Electronic pump

Hello, I am considering installing a Auxiliary Diesel tank in my new to me 2013 Chevy 2500HD Ext Cab Long Bed. It has a Tonneau cover. I looked at the Transfer Flow products and started looking at the gravity feed products. On the Transfer Flow website they make statements claiming that gravity feed systems are not safe and can leak etc. I want to be safe but the Transfer Flow system costs twice as much as a gravity feed system. I'm looking for feedback from users of both systems in order to make an informed decision. Recommendations would also be appreciated of not only what brand / system but also where to purchase. I want a system that will fit under my Tonneau cover Thanks! Dave
dpgllg 08/21/14 08:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: 5th wheel hitch and truck side rail height

OP here, OK so I took another ride over to the RV and discovered that my 5th wheel does not have leaf springs. It just has spindles that come down from the frame and over to the hub / drum. I looked this up and it is referred to as a Torsion Axle system. This means that flipping the axels is not an option. The way I see it is my only hope is to take it to a frame / suspension shop and have them weld a 3 inch block between these spindles and the frame. If anyone has any advice that can help I surely would appreciate it! Thanks! Dave
dpgllg 08/10/14 03:49pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel hitch and truck side rail height

OP here again As you can imagine I have been searching and reading as much as I can on the subject. On a thread in another forum they mentioned that if you have Dexter axles they make a lift kit. I looked and depending on the size of your axle the most expensive lift kit was less than $200. My question is how do you determine what axles and size you have on the 5th wheel? Also would going from 15 to 16 inch tires raise the 5th wheel any? If so what is involved with this and where do you recommend I look for the hubs and other parts required? Thanks! Dave
dpgllg 08/10/14 12:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel hitch and truck side rail height

OP here, I took the truck over to the RV yesterday and I have 3 1/2 inches of clearance between the bed rails and my 5th wheel while it is sitting level. I know 3 1/2 is not enough but need to know what the minimum clearance is so I can start making plans on how to address this situation. The other measurements I had was 10 inches from the bottom of the pin to my truck bed. I have an extended pin and it can be raised 2 inches. I also think that since my new truck is a long bed I can get rid of the extension if that would help. I did not go into this blind I called my RV service guy before I bought this truck and he said he can make this work. I don't think we both knew what the 20 inch wheels did to the equation. All constructive suggestions are welcome.
dpgllg 08/10/14 07:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel hitch and truck side rail height

Any posibility you could get your truck dealer to swap tires and rims to 18". That was probably what you were running on the old truck. Just a thought. I had that thought this morning but don't know since it is a used (certified) truck how much they would work with me. I also think the computer system etc would need reprogrammed to accommodate the smaller rims. I think this going to cost me but I don't know how much yet. I want to keep costs down BUT I will make sure whatever the solution it is safe and sound. I will not take any type of risk on the final setup.
dpgllg 08/09/14 09:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel hitch and truck side rail height

I just purchased a new to me 2013 Chevy Silverado 2500HD LTZ with the 20 inch tire option. When I looked at my hitch I thought I could raise the head up two more holes. Unfortunately I was looking at the holes for my Blue Ox bed saver. I do not have any more holes to raise the head. I do not remember my pin box configuration but it is an extended pin box and there were adjustment holes. The RV is in storage so I will head over later today to see what I have there to work with. The truck I traded was a 2006 Chevy 2500 HD short bed and I was perfectly level when hitched. The hitch is a RBW hitch. Do I need a whole new hitch or pin box? Just how screwed am I? Thanks! Dave I had to put a lift on the trailer.... ugh. Do you mind telling me how much that cost and are you happy with the ride etc.? Thanks!
dpgllg 08/09/14 07:40am Fifth-Wheels
5th wheel hitch and truck side rail height

I just purchased a new to me 2013 Chevy Silverado 2500HD LTZ with the 20 inch tire option. When I looked at my hitch I thought I could raise the head up two more holes. Unfortunately I was looking at the holes for my Blue Ox bed saver. I do not have any more holes to raise the head. I do not remember my pin box configuration but it is an extended pin box and there were adjustment holes. The RV is in storage so I will head over later today to see what I have there to work with. The truck I traded was a 2006 Chevy 2500 HD short bed and I was perfectly level when hitched. The hitch is a RBW hitch. Do I need a whole new hitch or pin box? Just how screwed am I? Thanks! Dave
dpgllg 08/09/14 06:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Diesel owner and some questions

Here you go dude. Diesel Exhaust Fluid - Wikipedia.com Thank you for your response. The article gave me all the answers I was looking for! Dave
dpgllg 08/08/14 05:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Diesel owner and some questions

140k on a one year old truck? My thought too. Must be a typo. Yes it was a typo it only has 14k on it been a long day
dpgllg 08/08/14 05:41pm Tow Vehicles
New Diesel owner and some questions

I just picked up a new to me 2013 Chevy 2500HD LTZ Diesel truck last night. It has 140000 miles on it and looks like brand new. It has the electronic information display and one of the settings was Diesel Exhaust Fluid. I have never heard of this and started thinking they were next going to tell me that my halogen headlights needed topped off. They said it was to help keep the black smoke down for better emissions and economy. I asked how often I needed to fill this thing and they said every 3 to 4 thousand miles. They also said some people do not fill it. Can someone explain this stuff to me in English so I know what I need to do? Regarding oil changes I heard that they cost more in a diesel but you need fewer changes. What is the proper schedule and what should I expect to pay. Is there anything else I need to know to properly maintain this truck? Thanks in advance for your help! Dave
dpgllg 08/08/14 04:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Need help in deciding on truck

I have an F250 with the 6.2 and haul a 10,000lb+ 5th wheel. It pulls it effortlessly. I do lock out 6th. Since you currently have a gasser you will be used to let the engine rev to keep it in the power band. No question the diesel would have no issues pulling that weight but the 6.2 is quite capable as well. You didn't mention the price difference, if any. Strictly a preference thing. You won't be disappointed with either. S Both the new Ford gas and the used Chevy Diesel were within $2,000 of each other. The Ford however being a 2013 leftover I think the dealer has more incentive and room to lower the price.
dpgllg 08/04/14 09:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need help in deciding on truck

With the heavier pin weight of a fifth wheel, and especially the 400 extra pounds that a diesel engine will add to the truck curb weight, you might consider a 3500 single rear wheel truck, so you are not way over the GVWR of the truck once you have it. . . Fred. I had the Ford dealer check and according to the official Ford publication the F250 can handle 12,300 pounds while the same equipped (engine etc.) F350 could only handle 12,200. We both were surprised by that.
dpgllg 08/04/14 09:31am Fifth-Wheels
Need help in deciding on truck

I currently have a 2004 Flagstaff 5th wheel loaded weight is 9,000 Lbs. I pull it without any issues with a 2006 Chevy 2500 HD 6.0 gas truck. I am seriously considering a new truck to replace my Chevy. I am looking at a brand new 2013 (yes 2013) F250 Lariat 6.2 L gas truck. I test drove it Saturday and I really did like the truck. I am also considering a used (certified) 2013 Chevy 2500HD LTZ Diesel with just less than 15,000 miles on it. I have never owned a Ford truck always a Chevy. My best friend had a Chevy dealership and the buying process was so easy and simple. Well GM pulled their license in the last go round so I am forced to go to another dealer if I want Chevy. My concerns on the Chevy are as follows: 1. I thought I read a thread or something stating that the side of truck bed was higher in the new Chevy's and that people had to flip the 5th wheels axles to get everything to line up again. How can I determine if I would need to do this if I buy a Chevy? If I do have to flip them what does that usually cost? Are there any drawbacks or potential harm in doing this? 2. I only pull my 5th wheel about 4 times a year and the longest trip is usually from SW PA to Myrtle Beach. I am happy with the gas engine I have now but I wouldn't turn down a diesel if the price is right. Is considering a used diesel a bad idea? Regarding the Ford F250: 1. According to Consumer Reports they did not have to much favorable to say about the Ford. They claim the touchscreen computer fails and they rated it below average in reliability. I take this information with a grain of salt and would factor in the extended warranty to cover stuff like this. The salesman stated to replace the computer system costs around 3 to 4 thousand which is not cheap. So my question to the Ford owners is how reliable has been your truck? How many of you have had issues with the computer or touch screen in them? I DO NOT WANT TO START ANY FLAME WARS BETWEEN FORD AND CHEVY OWNERS. SO PLEASE RESPOND WITH HELPFUL INFORMATION AND FACTS TO HELP ME DECIDE. If there is anything else I need to consider please feel free to let me know. Thanks in advance for your help! Dave
dpgllg 08/04/14 08:08am Fifth-Wheels
Any propane grills equal to Weber Genesis E310

Hello, Although this grill is not for use on my RV (I have the Weber Baby Q 100 for that) I need help in finding the right propane grill to replace my rotted out falling apart home grill. I currently have a Char Broil Commercial Infrared gas grill. I will not purchase another. The igniter stopped after 1 year and the so called stainless is rusted out so bad that the grates are ready to fall completely out. So I am in the market for a new grill. I really like the look and feel of the Weber Genesis E310 but at $699 it is on the high side. I was wondering if anybody knew of a comparable brand that might not cost quite as much or should I just bite the bullet and get the Weber? Your thoughts are appreciated Thanks! Dave
dpgllg 06/08/14 07:24am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Things to do - Myrtle Beach

A reasonable drive to Charleston to see the aircraft carrier and submarine were enjoyable. A longer drive to Wilmington to see the USS North Carolina is good as well.
dpgllg 09/09/13 09:11am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Delamination on slideout

I would use the West Marine system epoxy. If trying it again. It sounds as if you did this before. What method did you use? I was hoping to just drill a few small holes and inject the epoxy in if possible. The area is only about 1 square foot. I reviewed the West Marine Website and could not find an epoxy that had any type of injector method Any help locating a quality epoxy with an injection method would be appreciated. Thanks! Dave
dpgllg 09/08/13 11:29am Tech Issues
RE: Delamination on slideout

OP here, First thanks for the information! I read the article and this approach seems like something I can try to at least keep the problem from spreading. My question is what brand of epoxy to buy and where? Thanks again! Dave
dpgllg 09/08/13 07:15am Tech Issues
Delamination on slideout

I had my 5th wheel in for work at the local RV Service center for A/C issues. That was handled as expected by the RV Tech who owns the shop pointed out that my slide out had started to delaminate. I asked him what could be done and his response was pretty much nothing. The only fix would be to completely remove the entire panel and put it back on with new adhesive. He said the chance of getting the panel off intact were not good so a new panel probably would be required. When I asked how much he said more than I would probably want to spend. He is looking in to the cost of the panel and will let me know. The area involved is just about 1 square feet currently. There are no signs of water intrusion that he could find. All joints and seams are well sealed. My questions are should I consider replacing this entire panel? The slide contains the couch and dinette for a size reference. Is there anything else that can be done that does not involve this extensive of work? Thanks! Dave
dpgllg 09/08/13 06:06am Tech Issues
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