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RE: 5th Wheel Towing with 4X4 Ram

First question is did you set the trailer down on the truck? Rams are built with their butts up in the air, but once you put the load on the truck it will be level. That will fix the 2 1/2 inches in the rear and 6 inches in the front. with Some folks think they need air bags and that messes up the whole Dodge idea. You want a minimum of 6-8 inches from the truck bed to the underside of the trailer so there you will have to adjust the hitch and maybe even the pin on the trailer. That you will have to play with to get that 6-8 and also to get the trailer level. My trailer is still a hair high in the front but not noticeably and tows fine. My 3500 is a dually but also has oversize tires on it so you should be able to get a stock truck level as well as the trailer level. If all else fails then you may have to flip the axles on your trailer if they have not been done. As you can see below I am fairly level and believe me this is a tall truck lol lol http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr154/steelpony5555/securedownload.jpg
steelpony5555 04/23/14 09:00am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Undercarriage Fabric Repair on TT

Gorilla duct tape.....But I would be worried maybe the suspension is allowing the tires to come in contact with the floor... I have wondered too about that spray rubber coating you see advertised on TV where the guy sprays a screen door and floats it....once you get it patched maybe spray the area with that....
steelpony5555 04/22/14 08:21am Travel Trailers
RE: What's everyone using to remove mal ware?

Hmmmm pretty much a matter of opinion. It all depends on who you're talking too if it is good or not. There are just as many sites saying it is good as there are bad just like any of these programs. I have use MSE on previous computers and now Windows Defender with my windows 8.1. I have never had any major problems with it and they always seem to work fairly well. Is it the best??? who knows.... But it along with one or two of the other free programs have kept mine up and running cleanly. Kinda like when Windows 8 came out and every body was running around saying bout what a terrible OP system it was??? Well sorry but if you learn about it I think it is fantastic. I hate to even use an old machine now. Also these are anti spyware programs too, for free anti virus then Avast is one of the better freebies.
steelpony5555 04/16/14 10:08pm Technology Corner
RE: What's everyone using to remove mal ware?

I have used Windows Defender or Microsoft Security Essentials, and then Superantispyware and Malwarebytes for years. This combo has kept my system clean and running fine. Even when I get a bad bug, this combo although free, has found and killed it. I agree too that Norton and McAfee are virus in themselves. Just try to get them deleted off your machine... Dang near impossible. PS If you have a pre Windows 8 OS use Microsoft Security Essentials. If you have a Windows 8 machine then MSE will not work on it but Windows Defender has been updated to be equivalent to MSE.
steelpony5555 04/16/14 07:18am Technology Corner
RE: Good Eats in Las Vegas

I agree the buffets are the place to go...fairly reasonable and lots of choices. Now if you go to the one at the Bellagio it will be a little on the pricey side but that is because it is all gourmet food. DO NOT compare casino buffets with Golden Corral or the likes...there is no comparison. We also like the one at Main Street Station.
steelpony5555 04/14/14 09:12am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Covered parking during storm

You are stressing and worrying over something that may or may not happen and if it does you can't do nothing about it except look for cover at that time. We get warnings all the time and in fact they say Sunday in Texas looks to be fun... But it may not happen and if it does it may not happen right here. That's why we have insurance. If you are caught out in it and it does happen look for any overpass or gas station etc, that's about all you can do. Until then quit worrying and keep on truckin.....
steelpony5555 04/12/14 12:04pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Decals peeling ???

Our 2001 fifth does not have any peeling of the decals. My guess is the product changed to less quality. chevman Yeah but you have an Alpenlite lol lol....kinda wish I had kept mine cause the graphics on it were perfect, shoulda bought another Alpenlite lol lol.... It does seem most of the big RV manufactures are using cheap graphics and some have been for a while now. That includes some of the higher end rigs like my Montana??? Sad thing is it happens so much that they have to know that their graphics are terrible but they do nothing about it.....
steelpony5555 04/10/14 08:44am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Break-away required???

Hmmmmm,, What would be a good reason for not having a break away???? Especially something so simple since you're already doing all the prep to flat tow the vehicle anyways. That is unless you are just hookin a tow bar and going without any brakes or lights etc... I for one, sure wouldn't want to be responsible for a trailer/vehicle coming loose, and they do, and instead of it coming to a screeching halt it keeps on rolling and crosses a median into on coming traffic???
steelpony5555 04/10/14 08:38am Dinghy Towing
RE: I want to tow a 4 door pickup with a bike loader and bike

I have seen several trucks towed with bikes or golf carts in the bed. Most have been Chevy's....
steelpony5555 04/07/14 07:59am Dinghy Towing
RE: No heat in northern home all winter.

Hmmmm maybe you should sell the 5000 sq ft home with the 10 bedrooms and get a smaller house?????? Holy Crp $4000 is a lot even for the bad winter y'all just had especially if set at 50 degrees. Maybe you left a window open?? But for real houses don't fare well with no heat at all. Drywall gets damp, paneling warps, tile will pop off etc. Maybe spend some money and winterize your home better to get the heat bill down. Or since you are only living in it part time it may be time to sell and downsize to a smaller home.
steelpony5555 04/07/14 07:45am Snowbirds
RE: Elec Step will not retract

Had one do that too and it was a bad ground....
steelpony5555 03/26/14 08:47am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Voltage owners. Wood under the slide outs?

I agree run away from it. When we went looking for a new to us 5er we liked the Big Horn. But they also did not use plastic under the slides. Every used Big Horn we looked at had floor rot in the slides or had the floor in the slides already replaced. I think they have since changed and now have plastic under the slides....
steelpony5555 03/09/14 07:36am Toy Haulers
RE: tires for fiver

I really hate it when manufactures put 15 inch tires on a 5th wheel....that's a whole lot worse then putting Marathons on it.....
steelpony5555 02/21/14 05:01pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: MiFi vs Jetpack - strictly GB usage question ...

We have the Jetpack now and I kinda wish we had stayed with the 3g just using the phone as a hotspot and unlimited usage. Now we pay $20 a month for the Jetpack + the monthly amount for the usage. We try to keep usage down by not downloading big files, movies and pics etc. You can switch the usage package back and forth depending on if we are at home base or on the road. But it was nice to not worry about our usage and now I don't use the internet radio like I use to.....
steelpony5555 02/21/14 08:02am Technology Corner
RE: tires for fiver

Ditto on jimnlin's post...you would be crazy to put ST tires back on....any one of the LT tires he listed would be fine. I have had Goodyear Wrangler BF Goodrich's and now Michelins. I travel cross country and average 70 mph and have never had a tire problem.
steelpony5555 02/21/14 07:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Good Soap To Wash An RV?

Most any of the wash/wax soaps will do. I have used everything from Blue Corral to Mothers. Something as big as an RV and usually white I have not noticed much if any difference in any of them. Now they will not get the black streaks off so you need something stronger for those.
steelpony5555 02/09/14 08:19am General RVing Issues
RE: 2014 Dodge Ram Fifth Wheel Prep Option?

I wouldn't call the adapter reasonable at $313 which is the cheapest one I have seen. It's not much less then having rails mounted. Cost me $450 to have the rails moved to my new to me truck. I agree Dodge should have had their ducks in a row.....
steelpony5555 02/07/14 03:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing Heavy 5er with SRW Truck

I would rather talk dry weights first since that is the only constant firm number. Unless you weigh your rig every time you go out you never know the exact weight. Mine is 10.6 dry but loaded I vary between 12k if just going out for the week to 12.5+ when going out for a month or 2 or 3.....Plus depending on the trailer depends on how much over dry the GVW will be. My gross is 14K lbs but my trailer never sees that kind of weight.... . But my take is I have towed mine with a single wheel and it was fine. Do I prefer my dually, heck yeah cause it is finer lol lol just like I had a 2wd dually but this 4wd dually handles even better.
steelpony5555 02/07/14 09:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Winter in the Valley

LOL LOL LOL I love it when Yankees come to Texas lol lol......Surely y'all read in the brochure that we will switch from heat to AC and back to heat all in one day. Or that the weather here changes every 15 minutes sometimes. Some get fooled because it is soooo dang hot here in the summer that they think it surely can't get cold here... But then too I never thought 40 degrees could feel sooo dang cold. But for real we are setting records this winter....but then we may set a heat record this summer,,,hey it's Texas you can't predict the weather here.
steelpony5555 02/07/14 09:10am Snowbirds
RE: Black Tank Explosion

The tanks themselves are not very expensive but the labor to install is. The bill to replace my gray tank was $1000 but I think the tank was like $165, Extended warranty handled it. Since Montana's are know for their tanks bursting here is what a lot of folks use and claim it holds up very well Plasti-mend
steelpony5555 02/05/14 09:07am Fifth-Wheels
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