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RE: Dodge Ramm 3500 DRW Purchase

I am pulling a 19k toy hauler with a '14 with an Aisin. Grossing a little over 28k. Handles it VERY well.
mpierce 04/15/14 06:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: Are there no experts that sell trucks?

Probably the best you can do, to get a somewhat knowledgeable person, is to go to a VERY small, rural dealership, where they deal all the time with pickups. Farmer, rancher, construction. Most cannot do that, but it helps.
mpierce 04/14/14 05:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: Wash expectation

All this over a wash job? Wow. Maybe they should change the oil too?
mpierce 04/12/14 10:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: fuel type

We have both gas and diesel. In winter most stations switch from a Type 1 diesel to a Type 2 diesel which is more suited for cold weather use. . Wow. Canada labels diesel the opposite of the US then. Here, #2 fuel is summer fuel, and #1 is winter fuel. Very confusing. I guess I put the wrong fuel in the last time i went to Regina in the winter. It was -25F, and I used the #1 at the pump. No problem. I should have used the #2?
mpierce 04/11/14 07:17am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Treated like a criminal at Sun N Fun

I think people missed the point of where the WRITTEN rules do not forbid the parking of a boat. Seems like many, on many issues, want to go here. I bet there are MANY things that are not allowed, that are not written down. How about an airplane? A milk cow. A pig. etc. etc. etc. You can only list the common things. Otherwise, you would have lists of "not allowed" as thick as a bible.
mpierce 04/11/14 07:12am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Hankook Trailer Tires

Remember, when seeing a tire that has a 65 mph rating, that is the speed rating, at FULL WT. IF you run less wt. than the tire is rated for, you can increase the speed. I would wager almost all 17.5 tires in RV use, are well under their rated wt. Thus, you can run faster.
mpierce 04/11/14 07:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trailer Life Article - 5.9 Cummins engine

NEVER heard of it. I have a 98, with 350,000 miles, no problem. I bought a 04 used, now have 215,000 miles, no problem, I have NEVER heard of this, and I frequent 2 Dodge specific forums, and of course, several RV forums, where a lot of 5.9's are represented.
mpierce 04/11/14 06:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: toll roads

I hate them. But, often it costs a LOT of extra miles to avoid.
mpierce 04/10/14 05:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: No heat in northern home all winter.

Wow. I have a 2800 sq ft two story house, built in 1895. We heat with electricity. Live in ND. Total bill, with water heat, lights, etc averages $300 per month, in the dead of winter, WITH us living in it, at 72 deg! I believe you have a problem somewhere!
mpierce 04/07/14 08:48am Snowbirds
RE: how do you make your tanks last so long?

"2-3 cups? that is not even 1/4 of what it takes just to get hot water out of the shower head!" You need to catch that water! It is clean, drinkable water. Catch it in a pan, while waiting for it to get hot. Then, use that water for other purposes. Wash dishes, etc. Same at sink. Catch the water, waiting for hot. Or, better, when ready to wash dishes, run cold water into a pan, minimum amount, and heat that on the stove. Now, use that pan to wash dishes. Remember, you need to use AT LEAST ONE TIME, ALL water. Do not let any go down a drain unused.
mpierce 04/06/14 07:20am Full-time RVing
RE: D.O.E.

Might have meant just be sure to put down EVERYTHING that you can do.
mpierce 04/06/14 07:03am Workamping Forum
RE: Wife drive's the Freightliner

My wife and I drove team, with a long nose Peterbilt 379, pulling a 53' Great Dane reefer. Did a fine job.
mpierce 04/05/14 04:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: How Many Miles Before Towing with New Ram 3500

The ENGINE needs no special break in. The driveline should. However, my RAM 3500 DRW had to be reordered, and it came in the day before we were leaving on a trip with a 19k toy hauler! It was 50 miles home from the dealer. Hooked up to the 5th wheel, and took off the next morning. I made sure to keep it slow, and slow starts. No more than 1/2 throttle at any time. Have 16k miles on it now, and it seems fine. If you need to pull right away, just take it easy.
mpierce 04/05/14 04:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: Fuel Price, Cash now means Cash.

If you pay with a debit card, the merchant has to pay transaction fees to the card issuer. If you hand over some dead presidents, the merchant deposits those on his next bank run and avoids those fees. 10 years ago, that was the answer. Merchant pays the same fees, so no "cash" discount for debit.
mpierce 04/04/14 06:58am General RVing Issues
RE: 17.5 tires

Dropping the pressures is hard on your fuel mileage, the trick is finding the best compromise. Not really. Point is, if using 16" tires, and need 80# to hold the load,then you go to 17.5, you still probably only need about 80# in them to hold the load. NOT the 125# that they are rated for. Putting 80# in the 17.5 will yield same mpg as 80# in 16", and be a softer ride than running them at 125#. And, at 80#, the 17.5 is a stronger, tougher tire carcass.
mpierce 04/04/14 06:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Voltage 3600 fuel pump switch

Thanks. I will check for that fuse. There is a 20 amp fuse in the panel inside, but it is OK.
mpierce 04/03/14 11:22am Toy Haulers
Voltage 3600 fuel pump switch

I have a Voltage 3600, with the two 30 gallon gas tanks and a pump on one for toys. How do I turn on the pump? There is a door back by the tanks, that has a switch and a gauge. It says to press the switch twice to tun the pump on, but it does not, nor does it turn the gauge on. I looked at the switch board inside the coach, and there is no switch there. Is there another switch inside, or elsewhere, that needs to be turned on too? Thank you
mpierce 04/03/14 07:51am Toy Haulers
RE: Why no Tundra love on this site?

Well, this IS a forum about towing! You answer your own question as to why not much about Tundra here. "The only limiting factor on my Tundra is the 1375 lb payload limit, but it works for me and I have the heaviest truck they make" In a TOW VEHICLE forum, a 1375 Payload limit is a KILLER. We all know payload limits are optimistic to start with, so a realistic 1000# real world limit, only lets you tow the SMALLEST of trailers available, and almost NO fifth wheels. As long as Toyota has been in the pickup business here, it seems they are afraid of trying to compete with the big boys. Heck, it is NOT even a true 1/2 ton. It is several hundred lbs. behind the 1/2 t offerings of the big three. It is in between the "compact" pickups, and a true 1/2 ton. It may well be a fine pickup. But, it is NOT designed to compete in a payload competition! It is a GREAT grocery hauler! :\LOL
mpierce 03/28/14 05:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: 17.5 tires

I switched to 17.5's for peace of mind. Remember, you do not need to change the spare. Keep your 16" space, as it can be used if a 17.5 goes flat. You cannot put the 16" tire on a 17.5 wheel, but you can put wheel and all on in place.
mpierce 03/27/14 06:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: toad towing question

My concern: Isn't the Caravan rather overweight for the rating of the dolly? Just mentioning. how could it be overloaded? the mini van is probably one of the lightest things to tow (other than a preaus) thanks No, minivans are not light, compared to a regular car. Most minivans are going to weigh around 4400-5000 lbs. Your 2011 Caravan's curb weight is listed at 4510 lbs when I just checked. Many dollies are only rated to handle up to 4000 lbs, some less than that. There are only a few dollies out there that can handle a 4500 lb car or minivan like yours. Soooo, yes, it is quite possible, that you are putting more weight on your dolly than its designed to handle. Anyway, back to your original question: One thing you may want to consider, that would alleviate both the fender rubbing issue as well as the potential weight issue: Sell that dolly you have, and get you an Acme EZE tow dolly. I know for a fact that fender rubbing is just about impossible with the way the Acme dolly is designed (I used to tow a minivan on one). And, it is one of the few dollies that can easily handle 4500 lbs of vehicle, yet still be light enough to keep you from going over the 5,000 lb maximum most MH hitch receivers have. That'd be my recommendation, if the board stacking idea previously mentioned won't work. The dolly rating is for the wt. ON the dolly. NOT the total wt. of the vehicle on it. You will be fine with a Caravan.
mpierce 03/27/14 06:52am Class A Motorhomes
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