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RE: 3 axle s vs 2

Just off the top of my head, the DRV products have a 3 axle, as does some of the other heavy, higher dollar units.
ford truck guy 02/24/17 06:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need help finding Florida campground

Try Sun and Fun in Sarasota.. or in the keys try - Boyds... Jolly Roger... Blue Water Key RV Resort... Good Luck, it is last minute/prime time for down there
ford truck guy 02/23/17 09:00am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Towing a fifth wheel with a 6" lift. Will I have issues?

I too had a lifted truck when I was younger... I grew up and had to decide between camping, or a lifted truck . . I suggest that you think about why you want a lifted truck . . That answer may influence your next decision. and to the question, I do not see how you would be able to hook up and tow that trailer with the trucks present configuration. I had an almost bare bones stock F250 when I got my first fiver back in "07".. The trailer was pulling a major wheelie down the road, and that put way too much weight on the rear tires...
ford truck guy 02/23/17 06:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ceiling Bowed, Snow? Slide Out?

Walk Away.. that does not sound right.?? :h
ford truck guy 02/21/17 11:10am Travel Trailers
RE: Made a removable Flag Pole holder today

I agree with some way to anchor to the ground...maybe drill holes in corner of plate and drive 4 stakes into the ground otherwise any wind will cause your base to slide around and result in breaking your nice upper stabilizer you built. Otherwise nice job! Thanks , I carry 2 @ 5 gallon buckets that I can use either sand, or water to fill and set on the base.. That should be enough to hold I think ? I will find out Memorial Day.
ford truck guy 02/21/17 09:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Made a removable Flag Pole holder today

I have a pc that inserts into the receiver on the rear on my RV. I have tested it to well over 50 mph winds. That is with two full sized flags. I also have one of those also, but wanted something that I could fly from the front for those back in wooded spots. This is basically the same premise, but slightly different.
ford truck guy 02/20/17 12:44pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Made a removable Flag Pole holder today

It's pretty! I would be prepared with some sand bags for anchoring the base plate. In any kind of stiff wind I think it is going to walk on you. I thought about that... figured I would see what it does Memorial day at the beach... then go from there . I will have 2 of the 5 gallon buckets ready.. can fill with either water, or sand...
ford truck guy 02/20/17 11:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Made a removable Flag Pole holder today

Very nice job, nice to have a tig welder Thanks, since i got my pacemaker, had to give up welding... so i got everything ready and my buddy welded it up for me...
ford truck guy 02/19/17 02:54pm Fifth-Wheels
Made a removable Flag Pole holder today

Had some time today, so i made this mount... it really only holds the pole straight, the bottom sits in a piece of tube welded to a 1/4" plate x 12inch square on the ground http://i.imgur.com/79BHfyBl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/MURtbo5l.jpg
ford truck guy 02/19/17 02:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: myrtle beach travel park

We leave from SE PA and sometimes stay in Petersburg VA depending on what time of day we get on the road. As far as directions into MBTP- 95 S to exit 13 for 74 EAST 74 East to 410 south towards Chadbourn 410 to 701 south towards Loris 701 to 9 east 9 to 31 south 31 to Robert edge parkway east. This will drop you in front of Walmart Supercenter, make right, and MBTP is about 1 mile on left... Once exiting 95 in Lumberton at exit 13, it is about 75 miles~1-1/2 hours to MBTP this way Joe
ford truck guy 02/17/17 06:07pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How to accept payment for Travel Trailer

I accept cash
ford truck guy 02/17/17 07:13am General RVing Issues
RE: 13 mpg semi

I also have to wonder how the fairings covering the rear wheels will handle a blowout. Still, if they can come even close to these numbers in real world use, that will be a huge benefit for the trucking industry and drivers. X2 - - I have my share of blow outs on big rigs, they take no prisoners ... I can assume that these trucks will REQUIRE the usage of virgin tires, NO CAPS.. Can't imagine the expense to repair or replace those wheel fairings ?
ford truck guy 02/17/17 07:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: Be Afraid... Be Very Afraid...

I had a KZ product for 9 years ( pre Thor ) and their response was second to none..
ford truck guy 02/15/17 04:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Survey - who has had a citation for RV overweight?

Spring time. Another 'overweight question". Do you really think your rig or any rig is even close to approaching the max weight limits? Seriously? As nickthehunter pointed out max axle weights are usually 20,000 lbs for a single axle, 34,000 for a tandem axle and 80,000 gross (total) weight. When talking those 'big' numbers people's eyes glaze over and they don't have any concept of what they mean. Let's put it in perspective looking at a 5th wheel. Your truck weights 8000 or a bit less. You have a heavy 5th wheel that weighs 15,000 lbs loaded. Total weight then is 23,000 lbs. Now lets look at the semis running down the road. Look at one that has one of the 53 ft box trailers. The tractor unit is a long nose double sleeper, long wheelbase rig. Empty that combination will weigh about 23,000 lbs, maybe a bit less. Look at the those numbers again. That empty semi weighs the same as if you had a heavy pickup and a fully loaded 5er. When people truly understand weight laws then they would see just how silly these questions really are. They think because they have a 'big' camper that somehow they're in the big boy's league of hauling weight. Not even close. Think about it. Your truck and camper have tires which may be the same load handling capacity as what's on your car or maybe just a bit more. If your rig was over 20,000 axle (10,000 per tire) do you think your tires wouldn't give out long before you maxed 20,000? And yeah, I was the weight police. The real weight police. I didn't get my knowledge from listening to some fat guy sitting around the campfire. For 27 years I weighed a lot of trucks, taught truck weight laws, was recognized by the courts as an expert in truck weight laws, and commanded the highest fine generating scales in the state of IL. So , you were the guy who gave me my largest fine while I was hauling a load and a half of steel Beams... I got a little OVER Excited one day :-)
ford truck guy 02/15/17 06:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: Mfg order of quality

When we were looking 2 years ago for our fifth wheel, we were looking HARD at the GD Solitude. They were on our short list because of many reasons, including the things we heard about their customer service, and the fit and finish we saw inside the units. To me, the biggest thing that I personally could not understand was how they could have such a good looking trailer, and mess it all up with a flat back and bumper ? I really like the finished look of a rear cap. Our short list consisted of : Solitude Cedar Creek Cardinal Redwood
ford truck guy 02/15/17 06:17am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Toy Hauler Pictures

Securiti , NOW THAT'S A RIG ! ! ! WOW
ford truck guy 02/12/17 06:39pm Toy Haulers
RE: Eastern Marine Trailer Parts

Another user here. . . In fact, i have already gone to their facility in DE and picked up stuff. It is only about an hour ride for me with DE not having any sales tax.
ford truck guy 02/12/17 01:11pm Tech Issues
RE: New to fifth wheel

Generators installed into a fifth wheel seem to be rather unusual. I looked around when we were looking at fivers and never saw one. So people generally get by with a Honda or Yamaha generator. The 2K units are the most popular but will not run a a/c unit. Solar is another option. I don't have it but it seems to mean adopting a very power aware lifestyle. But that would just be part of the boondocking experience, you have to be very aware of your water use after all. Not sure about this statement.... i see a ton with the Onan built in, in fact, the generator prep kit is sold on a lot of fivers.. We have the Onan 6500 on board and love it.. BUT it is thirsty for LP. If dry camping for any prolonged period you would need a lot of LP..
ford truck guy 02/11/17 07:27pm Fifth-Wheels

I am a bit late to the party.. The OP may have purchased an early "17" they carry a 16,500GVW.. Mid year they changed to 8k axles standard and 17.5 wheels and tires standard, that would increase the GVW of the trailer.. The basic weight stayed the same, he can now toss more STUFF in it if need be. I have "15" Ford SRW with the 6.7 ..AND a "16" Redwood 38RL.. here are my weights - My trailer, alone, loaded for camping (weekend warriors) is 15,960# my pin weight is 3,192# VERY CLOSE, but under my weights.. NOW WITH THAT SAID.. We have more cabinets that are empty, than that are full.. Will my next truck be a dually, -yes.. Do I feel the need to run out and buy one now - no.. No white knuckles...The truck/trailer combo is a dream to tow.. These new generation trucks ( ALL 3 brands ) are just that much better than the trucks of the past when it comes to ratings. I would not do what I am doing with an older model.
ford truck guy 02/10/17 11:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: Caming World 21 Days Free Camping : Yeah, Right!

What I purchased my KZ Montego Bay back in "07" I received a coupon book for several campgrounds in the area that were offering book a night, get a night free.. Some had to be used Mon-Fri.... some were any time... Like stated, they are offered by the local business to get folks in there to see what they are about hoping to get a new customer out of it.. This was not a scam from CW... Just a ploy from the locals to drum up some new customers.
ford truck guy 02/08/17 07:30pm Beginning RVing
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