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RE: What truck do we need to haul this 5er?

Looking at a 5er with these specs: Length: 32'4" Height: 12'8" Dry axle weight: 9,215 Hitch weight: 2,090 Dry weight: 11,305 Average load capacity: 3,694 What truck would we need to safely navigate mountains, like Yosemite? It seems like if we want 4 season, it always gets heavier! Thanks for your help! What is the GVW of that trailer ? 15K ? If so, take your pick of any of the new generation big 3 SRW with the diesel... I am assuming that the GCW would be adding the dry weight with the load capacity? If so, 14,999.....basically 15,000. Is this considered to be an overly heavy rig? It is a good size one,,, BUT it seems that the weight are off... For a trailer that is only 32'4" , 15K seems to be on the high side.my last trailer was 40' and had a GVW of 15K... My present trailer is 41'5" and has a 16K GVW.... But any way , like I stated before , if your buying new , the 1 ton SRW will handle that load,,, if buying used , depending on he year , you may have to go to the DRW . .
ford truck guy 04/29/16 03:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What truck do we need to haul this 5er?

Looking at a 5er with these specs: Length: 32'4" Height: 12'8" Dry axle weight: 9,215 Hitch weight: 2,090 Dry weight: 11,305 Average load capacity: 3,694 What truck would we need to safely navigate mountains, like Yosemite? It seems like if we want 4 season, it always gets heavier! Thanks for your help! What is the GVW of that trailer ? 15K ? If so, take your pick of any of the new generation big 3 SRW with the diesel...
ford truck guy 04/29/16 03:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Kudos to Lippert

Great to hear !
ford truck guy 04/29/16 11:45am Tech Issues
RE: Mobile Service Manassas VA or close

Call Tommy at Trailer Time RV service...804-727-9190 . . His base is mechanicsville VA , so it may be a stretch for him but he is good Joe
ford truck guy 04/24/16 11:43am Travel Trailers
RE: Where to buy aluminum wheels

X2 on Trailer Tire and Wheels..... Great company to deal with..
ford truck guy 04/24/16 09:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rear kitchens = porpoising?

Dont eliminate a plan because the fridge is blocked.In most cases in less than 10 sec your in there.Your on holidays and not in a race. Good thought , but it's not always about the time.... MOST of the time , the fridge that is not accessable is on the street side... I am NOT ready to put my street side slide out ( into traffic) just to get drinks if on the side of the road.... Been traveling with kids for a long time, it happens..
ford truck guy 04/22/16 04:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: What truck to fit 6 people and fifth wheel?

If you go with any of the big 3, as long as you get the crew cab with 40/20/40 split bench up front.. That is what we have and have had a few 6 people trips (2 adults & 4 early teens) from PA to Disney with all comfortable
ford truck guy 04/20/16 03:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rear kitchens = porpoising?

Porpusing should not be an issue in a fifth wheel due to a RK.. When I was upgrading to my current fiver I was at a dealer and he said "you don't want hydraulic slides or level system".. His reasoning was that hydraulic systems are weak... I said ok, let me compare the 2, .. He couldn't.... What a surprise, only cable slides and electric 4 point level..walk away if they can't be truthful
ford truck guy 04/20/16 12:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dark front end cap owners

Ask the dealer if the front and rear caps are either color infused gelcoat , or painted and clear coated.. IF they are painted and cleared, you are better off than the other.. If they are color infused gelcoat, you will have to really stay on top of them with wax in hopes to keep them from fading...
ford truck guy 04/15/16 11:25am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tyron Rings

Already getting the "upsell" :) Anybody have an opinion on Tyron Rings? Tyron Flat Tire Protection
ford truck guy 04/13/16 01:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ya think this is too close...

Man, that is my worst nightmare when towing....Mine too. I will fill up even if at 3/4 tank, if I'm already stopped for something else, and it's convenient. Waiting until you absolutely have to is really scary! I also top off whenever we stop for something else.... And when running somewhere I have never been before , I start looking at 1/2 . With a 51 gallon tank , that leaves me PLENTY of padding. I was always taught NOT to let the tank get that low as it would suck up all the debris from the bottom ( if any )
ford truck guy 04/13/16 01:35pm Towing
RE: outside stair carpet

YES . . It really helps keep the STUFF on the bottom of your shoes out of the RV ! ! !
ford truck guy 04/11/16 06:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: LP generators fuel consumption

Thanks , this is the type of answer I was looking for... I am on shore power 90% of the time... It's for the 2-3 times a year we go boondocking...and for the short stops during travel with the dogs...We can cool down the RV and they can stay there...so basically, we would be the same type of user...so it sounds like 28 hrs at full use out of 2 40# tanks is not out of the question... I don't know what is your experience with RV, but I guess you have seen Prevost conversion with 5 AC on the roof? They are there for a reason. When you travel with your 5er in 3-digits temperatures, the interior can get into 140F range. When you stop for lunch in no shade place and start 2 of your AC, maybe 2 hr later the interior temperature will drop below 100F, maybe not. Even if you park in shade and manage to cool down 5er to 90F, leaving the dogs inside brings some legal restriction. CA law for example require leaving tilted window and water, but basic common sense says you need some kind of monitoring so your dogs will not die when you drink a beer after lunch. Some people use iPhones with camera pointed on RV floor and thermometer in view. I will not even get into restrictions that might not allow leaving running engine unattended on public street, or parking. Luckily we are not in CA. RV life does not have to be so complicated. I pull up to Cracker Barrel. I get out and start A/C in 5'er. I take the dog for a walk while my family get themselves together and they go in to get a table. After walking the dog I will make sure he has food and water and put him in the fiver. He knows the drill and make himself comfortable on the doggy bed. I then go in and eat. Thankfully, we don't have the bureau of dogs in RV's here on the east coast. Common sense tells me the dog is not going to die in the 45 minutes it takes me to eat lunch. No cameras necessary. People who don't understand... Won't understand... Not sure they will ever get it... we treat our dogs as good as our 2 legged kids...
ford truck guy 04/11/16 05:51am Tech Issues
RE: LP generators fuel consumption

I too am looking into an Onan LP version... Wonder how many hours I can get off the 2 40# tanks with only running 1 AC ?? Less than 1/2 load....
ford truck guy 04/10/16 03:41pm Tech Issues
RE: Western NJ to Mystic, CT

I-95 through CT is miserable and we avoid it at all costs. They have been working on the 91/95 interchange for 20 years and it's still not done. I-95 in CT is mostly 2 lanes and when an 18 wheeler gets into the passing lane it's like a rolling road block. This will sound nuts, but I can tell you mid-day weekday, this route will save you time and aggravation. TZ bridge to I-648 to I-84 to I-691/CT66 to Middletown to CT9 south to Old Lyme and re-connect to I-95. Where are you staying in Mystic? I think you mean 684 North... Not 648...
ford truck guy 04/08/16 06:43pm Roads and Routes
RE: Floor mats for Super Duties

Another WeatherTech user here.... Got my first set for Christmas this year and love them... My truck is also a snow plow truck in the winter,,, all the melted snow stayed right where it was supposed to...
ford truck guy 04/08/16 11:06am Tow Vehicles
RE: where did you buy wheels/tires

"I sold my 5 G614's/wheels/lugs/caps for $1500.00.. made my upgrade easy to do! " WOW you did really well! If time had allowed I would have put the Alcoa's on my mew MS when slapping my old MS for the new one. That is what I did with my Redwood... At time of pick up I Had them take off the cheap "G" China tires and wheels, and put on the GY G1174's with less than 300 miles and Alcoa's as part of the deal.. In fact , I had to argue with them -- they said swapping to those tires will void the warranty.. ok sure it will... it is an option you goof ball.. Go check it out... after a short huddle and phone call all was good
ford truck guy 04/08/16 11:00am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Time for new tires on the 5ver

I would get them from trailer,tires and wheels... They will come to your door on a skid... Mounted, balanced , and ready to put on your trailer... And very reasonable... HERE- - Trailer-tires-wheels
ford truck guy 04/07/16 04:28pm Full-time RVing
RE: where did you buy wheels/tires

I went cheap on the spare, steel wheel and a Westlake tire. Based on the "G" spare that had many thousands of miles had never hit the road. I sold all five GY "G" 16" tires and aluminum wheels on CL for $1,000. To me the Aloca's were worth the extra $$$ http://i.imgur.com/kAfVCVEl.jpg I sold my 5 G614's/wheels/lugs/caps for $1500.00.. made my upgrade easy to do!
ford truck guy 04/07/16 11:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: where did you buy wheels/tires

Trailer Tire and wheels.com An enthusiastic +1 Ask for Scott - he will take good care of you. This is where I upgraded to 17.5" wheels and Michelin XTA tires (shipped premounted and balanced with center caps and lug nuts) for our previous Mobile Suites. Rusty Completely agree! Ordered 17.5" GY "H" and Alcoa wheels mounted and balanced shipped to my front door. Yup... Got my 17.5 GY's and my Alcoa wheels from there also... Set of 5 , mounted...aired up ..balanced .. And shipped to my door ..great place to deal with...
ford truck guy 04/06/16 07:35pm Fifth-Wheels
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