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RE: Buying new Duramax HD - input from Dmax owners wanted

I have a 2012 and the backup camera is definitley nice to have. I don't think I would buy another truck without it after having it. As mentioned dual batteries are standard and I would think dual alternators is overkill. Those are really only needed for service trucks IMO. +1 on adding an in the bed 7-pin connector. You don't need the 5er wiring provision though. Hopkins makes a nice in-bed plug that connects into the existing wire harness near the back bumper. Very clean install and I much prefer it over using the bumper plug and having the wire hang over the tailgate. After you get the truck I highly recommend upgrading the shocks. GM shocks are******and only last about 20K mi. Can't go wrong with Bilstein 5100's. My truck rides so much better after installing. Wish I had done it right after I bought the truck. Also recommend adding a steering stabilizer. Mount is already on the truck but GM scrapped the shock due to cost cutting... Bilstein also makes a nice stabilizer for these trucks. I agree with everything you said
glazier 10/31/14 08:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: Slider hitches

The fact that I got my trailer over 90 degree to my truck made my tires get in some kind of a bind. Getting in that kind of shape is not something I would make a habit of, in fact that is the toughest spot I ever got in. I am 100% certain no other way except sliding my hitch and turning that tight would have got me out of it.
glazier 10/29/14 09:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Slider hitches

I had my first experience with absolutely needing my sliding hitch last trip out. We were in a very busy closing weekend of camping season. Our normal turning loop was filled with overflow campers, we had to turn in a very tight area. I saw our predicament the night before we left, no way I could have made that turn without my sliding hitch. I put my trailer tires in a bad bind getting turned, i really like my Companion Slider. Nobody on any site anymore will convince me their not needed, I am sold on their importance now.
glazier 10/29/14 08:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Timbrens or Air Bags

I removed the 2" drop shackles on my truck, they set me to close to the jounce bumper in my Air Lift springs. These late model trucks are very hard to get a level stance low enough to tow a fifth wheel. I prefer air bags due to the ability to adjust them, but I will never install Drop Shackles with Air Lift Ultimate system again (rough ride on bumps).
glazier 10/29/14 12:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Used b&w companion hitch, things to look for?

The shock absorber on the side is a wear item, also check the draw bolt washer. Everything else you should be able to look at by eye
glazier 10/29/14 06:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: StableLoad Vs Timbrens

I think you will like them, get wireless one air compressor with them. Very easy installation too. Good luck
glazier 10/27/14 07:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: StableLoad Vs Timbrens

I know you said you didn't like air bags, but Airlift Ultimate can be run empty with zero air. Sorry I don't have knowledge on the other products you ask about.
glazier 10/27/14 06:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: hitches for 5th wheels

I am a happy B&W customer too. If you ever hook up to a trailer with one you will understand all the praise they get. I would bet anyone who has owned a B&W Companion would buy another one if they were in the market.
glazier 10/27/14 08:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Another season ends

Being able to use our camper year round would be wonderful, wish we had your weather. Most all campgrounds around here close at the end of October.
glazier 10/26/14 08:27pm Fifth-Wheels
Another season ends

We finished up our season this weekend like every other year, with our Halloween camp out. I believe our final outing is what gives us the spring fever, and the itch to begin a new season each year. We have such a good time with the haunted hayride, and haunted pontoon boat ride at the lake. I will clean up our camper, clean out the cabinets, and add some pink stuff in the next couple of weeks. Fair well 2014 season.
glazier 10/26/14 07:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How far do you go in a day?

Pulling a trailer you can guess 50 miles per hour average, and almost put your finger on the map where you will be at the end of the day.
glazier 10/24/14 05:50am Towing
RE: hitch weight

That GMC is one nice truck, I debated a Denali when I bought my Silverado.
glazier 10/22/14 07:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Myrtle Beach Travel Park

Are you looking at the shaded area, or the beach side of the lake? We have stayed several times at the beach side near the store. The shaded sites on the other side of the lake are very nice, some of them are tight though.
glazier 10/22/14 06:52pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: hitch weight

What truck are you looking at 3500 SRW?
glazier 10/22/14 06:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fifth wheel hitch for the ford puck system

I am a B&W fan, but a Reese Elite is a very good hitch. The Elite has a very good locking jaw, it's also a very thick.
glazier 10/16/14 06:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Better to lower hitch or raise pin box?

To gain clearance you lower the Pin Box, or Raise the Hitch. Are you wanting more bed clearance? I am sure that is what you are asking about, if so either way works. If you have an extended pin box raising the hitch will help with inside bed rail, and back of pin box problems. If you have a cover on your truck watch about raising your hitch so much it hits the cover.
glazier 10/14/14 03:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bunkhouse or Rear living room?

We have a similar situation with four of us, my kids are 13 year old daughter, 7 year old son. I had a 34' bunkhouse before we bought our RL we have now, I have no regrets with our decision. We love the big living room and recliners, my kids could care less where they sleep. Sometimes one will sleep on the recliner, other sleeping bag in the floor, then maybe one will use the sofa bed. The comfort of the living area was the most important decision, my kids and wife made the decision to go with the rear living. I will never buy another Bunkhouse, I am not ruling out a Toyhauler though.
glazier 10/13/14 08:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: When to use the slider?

After you get the trailer over 45 degree to the truck, the tires and wheels are in a bad bind. To answer the question, I would slide the hitch while backing on an incline or decline if your clearance is close on flat surfaces. A SB truck will get into a fifth wheel if you don't pay attention, any trailer will hit at some point in a turn backing up. I never understood the needing to jack a RV trailer to 90 degree, commercial trucks need to at times to get in tight spots.
glazier 10/12/14 07:14am Fifth-Wheels
RE: B&W hitch

If the release lever is just loose on the driver side, that is typical for it to have some movement. If you have the draw bolts torqued down, you can not grab that latch handle and pull straight out on it. The latch handle will still move forward and back, but if torqued down on the draw bolt, no way you can pull the handle out.
glazier 10/11/14 06:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Question for B&W owner

If you have a turnover ball under bed mount you can get a 20k Companion. Your under bed rails will still work, I would assume you can still use your head coupler. You will probably only need a new hitch base to get the 20K rating, I would confirm that with B&W.
glazier 10/11/14 05:59pm Fifth-Wheels
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