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RE: Long or short bed for 5th wheel towing?

I have pulled both of my 5ers with short beds. The truck i have now is a mega cab. Unless you want to make a 90 deg turn you will not have a problem. At least i haven't had any problems with it.
jody h 10/11/14 09:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Door sticker says never exceed 1263 lbs of cargo/passengers.

I figure I'm overloaded by 250 lbs. I guess I could make the wife and the dogs ride in the trailer (joke). I've been looking at new trailers. Instead I need to be looking at a new TV. What got me researching my own TV ratings was watching my buddy buy heavier and heavier 5th wheel RV's without changing his TV. Two trailers ago he installed an additional leaf spring to "take out the sag of the truck bed". Then he bought another trailer 3 months ago and said he needed another leak spring! That got us in an argument about him being overloaded. He said he checked the numbers and he was still in range. I told him I didn't check the numbers on his TV but I could still tell he was overloaded just using common sense. The 5th he has now has a dry hitch weight of 1428 lbs. He has a 2004 Nisan Titan 4X4 (half ton). That's just plain nutz. Sounds like he is probably dangerously overloaded, heaven forbid he was to be involved in, or be the cause of an accident, he could be looking as some serious criminal charges for something like that. Not to mention insurance companies will not usually pay out on any claims if you are past weight limits of the vehicle. He could add leaf springs till hes blue in the face, it would never change manufacturers ratings of the vehicle, which is all a crime scene or insurance investigator will care about, they may use it against him saying "he KNEW he was overloaded, why else would he add more springs". Boy people don't know what they are talking about. Your insurance co will pay they don't say we aren't going to pay because your weight was over. Thats the stupidest thing i have ever heard. Its like being drunk and getting in a wreak your insurance will pay.
jody h 08/27/14 03:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New F350, Dually, Black and Gold stolen last night !

Get a dually. They don't like the duallys. Ken Better yet get a Ram Dually witha manual transmission! They would really dislike that! Actually they probably would like the RAM. They are just taking it back home from where it originated. They are just taken the ford back to where the motor was made. Ford’s Engine Plant II in Chihuahua, Mexico
jody h 08/24/14 10:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: First service Eco Diesel

I found this about oil filters. Now dont know how old it is or if the same manufacturers still make the filters for the same OEM. But there are only a few company's that make filters. There are just a few major oil filter manufacturers. Champion Labs makes OEM Motorcraft, OEM GM on some applications, AC, Valvoline, AutoZone and the Mobil 1 filter. Purolator makes the aftermarket MotorCraft, Group 7 and Mopar. Wix makes NAPA and CarQuest. And of course there is Fram. All oil filter manufacturers make filters for the various private brand guys. Examples of filters made by others would include STP, Lee, Valvoline, Quaker State, Shell, Mobil 1, Bosch and Mopar. Champion Labs makes over 100 private label filters and more than a few original equipment (OEM) oil filters.
jody h 08/18/14 06:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2014 Ultimate 1 Ton Challenge results

What i like GM and Ford throw there BEST and NEWEST trucks in there and Ram still takes 2nd with a old 2014.
jody h 08/18/14 04:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 1500 towing a 5th Wheel

Hi Water Bug... I again totally agree that my 2006 Mega Cab had an 8 bolt pattern and that it was built on a 2500 chassis. But... You need to take your 2500 axle argument up with Dodge, as both I and the RV dealer did go directly to the manufacturer who assured us that the axle rating was used to designate the vehicle as a 1500 series and not a 2500 series. You can get the Mega Cab in a 2500 series, which I suspect would have the larger capacity axles.(this I did not research and do not know as being factually) PS: There is a similar argument to be made with the Ford F250 Super Duty single rear wheel and its big brother the F350 single rear wheel in that they have very similar components but the manufacturer rating are different. All Dodge did was take a 2500 extended cab long bed Hemi and put a short bed on it then made the cab bigger. The 1500 MC and the 2500 MC Hemi both have a AAM 10.50 rear axle and the 2500 with the Cummins has the 11.50.
jody h 08/17/14 09:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ram Eco-Diesel vs F150 2.7 TT - Davis Dam

To me, the biggest benefit I see with the Eco-Diesel is the towing fuel economy, which from all accounts I've heard, is tremendous. *** But getting 15+ mpg while towing 7,000 lbs is something that I could get on board with. I'm skeptical of 15+ mpg towing a travel trailer in the real world. Other, lower profile trailers, sure (I can get 15 mpg in my Ecoboost towing a cargo trailer that sits a tad lower than the top of my F150, for example), but a high profile brick? The physics just don't make sense to me. But if we start seeing consistent reports of that kind of fuel economy from the ED, well, that would be a huge breakthrough. I'd give up 40 seconds up the hill to gain 5-6 mpg! Good luck passing and merging with 240hp, whether you care about races up hills of whatever. And no amount of excuse making makes slow passing, sometimes while going uphill, or into a wind a good thing. I do think the ED is the ultimate angler-mobile. A great alternative for efficient boat towing. Never had any problem merging or passing with less HP pulling a GN with 17000# with a 86 Ford 350. Boy some of you here think you just have to have all the HP in the world to get the job done. When in fact not more then 20 Years ago it was getting done with less.
jody h 08/05/14 06:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: EGR Failure on 6.7 Power Stroke

Yea i seen 3 tow trucks taking 3 fords with the 6.0 beening towed to the shop next door just yesterday. That makes 6 fords and one Chevy and no Dodges there this week. Fix or Repair Daily. Ford
jody h 08/02/14 09:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Getting my boat and TT to the Keys with my F150

Here is hows it done
jody h 08/02/14 07:30am General RVing Issues
RE: portable deck with stairs

I have a set of porta steps. To me and the DW they are worth every cent. It takes about min and a half to set up and take down. Stores in front of the tail gate and behind the 5er hitch. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v163/jodyand/Mobile%20Uploads/20140702_181142_zpsbfd163ff.jpg
jody h 07/25/14 04:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Michelin Sidewalls Cracking - Updated

They cracked on our work truck within a year even the spare. The tires has never had any tire dressing on them. They also cracked on my truck so when it was time for tires i went with TOYO open county HTs. Been two years and no problems.
jody h 07/13/14 05:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F150 Most American Made 2 Years in a Row

You don't know what your missing lawrosa! The grass is definitely greener on this side! :) Yes the grass is always greener around the Septic Tank.:B
jody h 07/03/14 01:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2WD or 4WD

If you know how to drive you don't need 4X4. Never had it on our work trucks or my own. Pull trailers on wood chips, wet grass, mud, gravel, sand, coal and just about anything you can think of. Never got stuck. The only place we would get stuck was at a strip mine in Fairfield Texas when it would rain. Then everyone was stuck. They had a big dozer to pull you out of or into the pit.
jody h 06/20/14 03:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: And the GM hit's just keep on coming!

So Chrysler was never profitable? It looks like they were very profitable before Daimler took over.
jody h 06/06/14 09:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: When did SWB, LWB start referring to wheel base?

Mine is a long wheel base even though its a short bed.
jody h 05/31/14 09:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Floor jack

How's that work on the tow vehicle? I guess you are talking to me? Why carry a floor jack for a TV? They come with there own jack.
jody h 05/30/14 09:40pm Towing
RE: Floor jack

I use a trailer aid.
jody h 05/30/14 09:27pm Towing
RE: HDTV Antenna Bent

One thing people overlook when they change from one antenna to another. Sun and weather are the enemies of coax cable.. Sun degrades the coax, eventually losses go up up up and the cable needs replacement. Weather tarnishes connectors and they need cleaning. WHEN you changed the antenna head you CLEANED the connectors and my have replaced the coax. Didn't help mine that's the first thing i tried was changing the cable.
jody h 05/24/14 06:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: HDTV Antenna Bent

Tx.. What's is your call if I might ask. You know.. We hams are always wanting "DX" (for the non hams, "Long Distance") KE5DFR...Currently have not put up the antenna. I do not need to put up a Jack. A couple of years ago, we were camped right next to a new trailer with the jack and he could not get the stations I got with my Sensar IV. He could not believe it, so I had him bring his small TV over to my RV and hooked it up to my Sensar IV, scan the channels and he got the same channels I got. Took his TV back to his trailer and the Jack did not pick up the channels. That is more than enough proof for me. Ken That's how my bat wing was till i got the jack. Proof enough for me.
jody h 05/24/14 11:50am General RVing Issues
RE: REI Sale includes Yeti Coolers

I was interested in a Yeti, some how I stumbled onto this. It's worth a couple of minutes to watch and learn. I was surprised as to the pick of the "best" cooler by these guys. Thanks for the heads up though. Dan they didn't give capacities of the coolers, but I guess they were all about the same 1ftx1ftx2ft? nor did they say they put the same amount of ice in them, I assume they did. wish they had given the costs. bumpy He said he was putting 50# of ice and a 6 pack of drinks in each cooler.
jody h 05/24/14 09:59am General RVing Issues
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