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RE: Carrying kayaks on top of truck while towing 5er

The kayaks have a space between them so stop lights really aren't a problem. I load them using a small plastic step stool for my son to step up on in front of the truck while I step up on the side step of the truck. It can be done by just me, but Hardee to do. The ropes are just added security and to help stabilize the hitch while moving slow as the truck bumps a lot more moving at slower speeds. No problems at higher speeds.
nremtp143 04/17/15 06:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Carrying kayaks on top of truck while towing 5er

Nice! But I'm curious - does the front rack sway side to side? It does very little as the rack comes with an anti-rattle bolt. Some have taken ratchet straps and taken all of the sway out of it, but more stuff in field of view. However it only sways when pulling off of main roads. VERY little in forward motion. But mentioning field of view, the lines are so small they aren't noticeable after the first 3-4 miles. Going to try it a couple of different ways to see which works better. I was really torn between the Rhino Rack and the Thule Goal Post Rack. Both serve the same purpose, but this one can tilt forward in case you need to load something from the very front.
nremtp143 04/16/15 06:41pm Tow Vehicles
Carrying kayaks on top of truck while towing 5er

Hello again guys! I took several of your ideas and copied them to be able to carry my kayaks while towing the 5er without having to go in two different vehicles. A Curt hitch and Rhino Rack T-Loader on the front with Thule crossbars on the roof of the truck does the trick. Thanks for the ideas! Oh, here are some pics. http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc390/golfmedik/2013%20Dually/20150411_171916_zpsiurg3rr0.jpg http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc390/golfmedik/2013%20Dually/20150411_171904_zpsllnxvn4s.jpg http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc390/golfmedik/2013%20Dually/20150412_092719_zpsowqpl2f5.jpg http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc390/golfmedik/2013%20Dually/20150412_144933_zpseeoxmepf.jpg The first trip went well. Need to adjust a couple of straps to better location, but it worked just like I wanted.
nremtp143 04/16/15 03:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Post your tow vehicle pics here

Thanks for the information. We have the 10k Equalizer. I am finding them from 150.00 to 220.00 for the 2.5" version. Did you get a 2" and plan on using the adapter the truck came with? I was looking for the 2.5" so I don't have to use the adapter since the Class V is 2.5" Yes, I use the adapter. I towed it about 2,000 miles with the new truck and the old hitch and just let it sit nose-high. I definitely got a little sway, so I'm going to level it out with the new shank and continue to use the adapter. Around here, several of us have had troubles with the adapters. Yes, I have a Ford, and two of my buddies each have a Dodge and a Chevy. My toyhauler(deer camp trailer) is only 8k pounds and it has been the adapter. If you ever tow with a WDH and the shank is even just a little difficult to remove, don't use it again or take the chance of the adapter not coming out. I thought at first it was just my truck and another Ford that sometimes camps with us, as his will NOT come out now, but it's happened with the Chevy and Dodge too. I am going to solve this problem by getting this Blue Ox shank. It is a 2.5", so no need for an adapter. I'm sure more mfrs will make them soon. Blue Ox 2.5" Shank
nremtp143 03/22/15 04:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2013 Ford Diesel

Great truck. I love mine.
nremtp143 03/20/15 03:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Sailun S-637

Just got off of the phone from ordering 5 for my friend's Montana. These tires look just like the GY G614s I have on my rig and are the same exact weight, ply and weight rating. These tires have a good record for those with heavier rigs, across several of the RV forums. When my 614s are due for replacement, I'll more than likely buy these.
nremtp143 03/20/15 03:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2013 Ford Diesel

2011 was the first year for the 6.7L, which has turned out to be a great engine. I have a '13 F350 and love it!! Better fuel economy than the '08-'10s, more power and a 6 speed transmission. Love the 6.7s. Although I am not totally brand loyal, I love these trucks.
nremtp143 03/20/15 03:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bodiak front end hitch mount and bike rack

It really surprises me that your hitch didn't fit and really bothers me that they haven't responded to you. Not like them at all. Several on the ford-truck forum have ordered them, in fact, one just received his last week and it fit perfectly. This hitch is a great alternative. I just put on a Curt front hitch on my F350 to carry a front kayak rack and may end up buying one of these as well.
nremtp143 03/19/15 06:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Post your tow vehicle pics here

Very nice! I think you will enjoy the 6.7! Makes light work of even the heaviest of rigs.
nremtp143 01/31/15 02:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Your Rig

Nice looking rig GACamper!! I agree totally! Very nice!
nremtp143 01/31/15 02:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need to look at those weight labels

Another funny thing, they are the same tires! The tires had the "Load Capacity" for 7k axles, but you have to change the wheels to 8 lug instead of 6 lug. At Tredit Tire, a supplier to most of the trailer industry, the wheels are the same price too.
nremtp143 01/31/15 07:08am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need to look at those weight labels

there was a thread on here some time back where the guy had a negative NCC. Had a pic of his sticker in the post. I think the outcome involved the RV manufacturer doing something to the trailer to provide more load capacity so it wasn't just a bum sticker. I may have been that guy. My 5er only had 137 pounds of CCC before it was ever loaded. I went to FR and politely told them what I needed, which was for them to change the 6k axles out to 7k axles. After several conversations, and a "shot across the bow" so to speak, they delivered and have changed numerous axles on my model camper and its sister the Sierra in the last two years. So, it was only an axle change that upped your CCC? No frame mods? While I find it absolutely incomprehensible that something like this could hit the streets, I'm 100% not surprised. I'd be willing to bet that some engineer there wrote a memo that was ignored or just s***canned by the higher-ups, sorta like the NASA execs who ignored the reports about shuttle booster o-rings and cold weather from =several= previous launches. Still, you only get 1,137 CCC MAX, with that axle swap. Lyle Yes. The frame is the same one under several of their other campers that length that all have 7k axles under them. They claimed to not have known that the trailer actually weighed that much DRY! I had to send them pics of my labels, then they built another one just like mine and weighed and then that's when they realized there was a problem. I'm not sure I believe that. I have a very long thread under the Forest River Forums under my name "golfmedik" that drew LOTS of attention. Problem is that they are still denying some owners the upgrade when they weighed virtually the same as mine. Some have obtained counsel I believe. But now, if what I'm seeing on the net is true, FR is under a NHTSA investigation on faulty specs, recalls and such. Funny thing, I could buy the 7k axles off of the net for $28 a piece higher than the 6k that are WAY overweight on these rigs.SO, with all of the purchasing power they have, you know the difference would've been much smaller. Going from a pair of 6k axles to a pair of 7k axles gives you a 2k pound difference.
nremtp143 01/30/15 08:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ford 6.4 or 6.7?

I've had both. Both 4x4 CC duallies. Go with the 6.7. Much better engine and better fuel economy, not to mention more power.
nremtp143 01/30/15 07:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Need to look at those weight labels

there was a thread on here some time back where the guy had a negative NCC. Had a pic of his sticker in the post. I think the outcome involved the RV manufacturer doing something to the trailer to provide more load capacity so it wasn't just a bum sticker. I may have been that guy. My 5er only had 137 pounds of CCC before it was ever loaded. I went to FR and politely told them what I needed, which was for them to change the 6k axles out to 7k axles. After several conversations, and a "shot across the bow" so to speak, they delivered and have changed numerous axles on my model camper and its sister the Sierra in the last two years.
nremtp143 01/30/15 07:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ford 7.3 Powerstroke Under Valve Cover Wiring Harness

I've got a 7.3 that I've had since new in '01 and the harness separated at 195k miles. Started a little misfire,, but a cheap fix with the Ford products. I still love the 7.3 at 211k miles.
nremtp143 01/11/15 12:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: hitch mounted bike rack?

I too built my own pin box receiver and bought a rack for them Up and out of the way and I can watch them through the rear window. http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc390/golfmedik/P1040275.jpg http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc390/golfmedik/IMG_20120603_113309.jpg
nremtp143 01/05/15 05:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Yet Another Pin Box Bike Rack - Many Pictures

Very nicely done. I started out with just one level, but was too close for comfort to my toolbox and couldn't access my fire extinguisher. So I put on another level. I love this mod! http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc390/golfmedik/P1040275.jpg
nremtp143 12/01/14 07:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bunkhouse with 6 point leveling.....

Forest River also makes the Sandpiper and Sierra in the 365SAQB. Bunks with the leveling system.
nremtp143 11/23/14 04:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: B&W head height?

I have mine set in the highest position. Works great in both trucks. The primary truck is the '13 F350 and it sits level. Love B&W hitches!
nremtp143 11/10/14 03:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Post your tow vehicle pics here

That should do it!! :B
nremtp143 10/30/14 03:46pm Tow Vehicles
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