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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
RE: Air Bags or No Air Bags?

I have had airbags and onboard compressor on my last two duallies. I love being able to change the pressure on the fly when the roadways dictate. They take the jar out of bridge expansion joints and level out my ride. Some, but not all of the Big 3 trucks have what is known as "launch shudder" which is a vibration in the drive train, under load, when taking off from a stop. It is caused by the angle difference of the drive shaft to pinion. Like I said, some of the trucks have them. Some don't. Airbags are a great way of stopping that too. I won't tow heavy without them again. Like I said, mine is dually and I have a 3100 pound pin weight. So technically, I don't really need them, but they are fantastic in my opinion.
nremtp143 10/18/14 05:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: Air bags for ford f250

I've had airbags on my trucks since 2010(a '10 and '13) and it is a dually! The main reason I did it was to help with the 'launch shudder' that a lot of the new trucks have. All of the big 3 are known to have them. NO-not all of them, just some of them. However, the Firestones I put on helped a great deal not only with keeping the truck level, but taking the 'shock' out of rough roads. I have an on board air compressor so I can adjust on the fly. I won't tow heavy without airbags again.
nremtp143 10/05/14 09:43am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Sewer Hose Storage

That's funny Dennis!!!! Old retired ones from the college that were being thrown away. Use them to slide under vehicles on the grass.
nremtp143 09/13/14 02:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: air bags hold up to cold weather?

Love my airbags and they functioned well here last year at 8* while towing my 16k 5th wheel around. Won't tow heavy without them again.
nremtp143 09/11/14 02:22am Tow Vehicles
RE: Thoughts on Firestone TRANSFORCE AT tires

The previous version of them were the Steeltex tires that came on every Ford Super Duty and Excursion from 99-08...Now though, it depends on what size you are looking for. The newer version of the tire is the Transforce AT and I've been running them for close to 120k miles on my Excursion and won't have any other tire. Love the wear and the ride from them. I've tried other tires like the BFG Rugged Trail's that comes on the newer trucks on the Ex, but didn't have favorable results as they are LT265/75/16 size. However the BFGs I just mentioned are doing well on my Ford SD in the size of LT245/75/17....They are both great wearing tires if properly aligned.
nremtp143 09/11/14 02:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: Sewer Hose Storage

I have these http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc390/golfmedik/Camper/IMG_20130621_202234_zps88bd421c.jpg http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc390/golfmedik/Camper/IMG_20130621_115148_zps539b6c2f.jpg AND these http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc390/golfmedik/Camper/IMG_20130407_160258_zps2f91ab73.jpg http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc390/golfmedik/Camper/IMG_20130407_153050_zps449dd6eb.jpg
nremtp143 09/11/14 02:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Two Sewer Outlets?

I have 2 dump connections and 5 tanks. We love camping so much that this is not even the slightest inconvenience. That (the 5 tanks) rates a WOW!.:B How many are grey - how many black?..:@ Capacities? ~ 2 black at 54 gallons each, 2 gray water(54) and 1 galley(36)(I consider it gray too;)) oh..plus the regular 54 gallon fresh water.
nremtp143 09/07/14 08:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Two Sewer Outlets?

I have 2 dump connections and 5 tanks. We love camping so much that this is not even the slightest inconvenience.
nremtp143 09/03/14 10:15am Fifth-Wheels
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