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RE: 5th wheel hitch for flatbed

Here is the B&W Companion for flat beds. Notice how much smaller the base is to fit in the well of the bed. B&W Flat bed hitch
transamz9 07/01/15 12:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel hitch for flatbed

A flat bed is usually higher than the floor of a pick-up bed. There are fifth wheel hitches designed specifically for flat beds. They don't typically stick up as high as one in a pick-up.
transamz9 07/01/15 12:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ram vs Ford vs Chevy frame twist

I conceded, my Ford would lose that test and i wont be able to open my tailgate! Oh wait, I don't care 'cause somebody stole my bloody tailgate anyway! Hate thieves! Maybe they were just concerned with my frame flex?? Wait, wait, wait is it the Montana with Lippert frame that flexes and the Ford that twists? I can't keep track of all the problems I need to worry about. :S If you had a Ram the tailgate locks when you lock the doors so you would still have a tailgate.;) Just joking with ya.
transamz9 07/01/15 08:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: Where's the payload sticker on Rams?

It was built 12/04. I
transamz9 06/30/15 04:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: Where's the payload sticker on Rams?

I looked at the sticker on the door with the VIN, GAWR and GVWR. I expected it to include the available payload, but can't seem to find it.What year Ram were you looking at? Payload sticker didn't appear until 2006.That's funny but my 2005 Ram has one.;)The legislation required that label to be installed as of September 1st 2005. Most Manufacturers were building '06s by then, but many of them introduced them early, either for the '05 year or part way through. My truck was built in 2004 (can't remember the month but will check when I get home). I bought it Jan. 2005.
transamz9 06/29/15 03:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: "EASY" Cummins 6.7 2013+ oil change!

This is turning into another example of how forums like this are by far the exception to what happens in mainstream America. I would be willing to venture a guess that less than 10% of people change their own oil in their cars. And it is probably MUCH less than that. I am not sure I personally know anyone who changes their own oil. And unless I go on a Fish story, where a friend of an aquainatance of a neighbors dogsitters cousin, I have never heard of a true problem caused by an incompetent tech. I know they are out there, but they are far from rampant. I have 4 vehicles plus a couple of boats in my "personal fleet" of vehicles. I change the oil in my fishing boat, but nothing else. The worst thing that has happend in having someone else change the oil is Grease Monkey didn't correctly reattach the air dam on my wife's 300 one time. Quick trip back to them, and it was fixed. That is 25 plus years of driving, who knows how many cars. More power to those that have the time and inclination to do their own oil changes. But having someone do the service for you is far from the riskiest thing you will do in the day. I started my career working in public shops. I am the Shop manager at a rather large Construction company now. You wouldn't believe the stuff I've seen in a shop environment. Stuff that happens that you may never know about. Believe me when I say it. I never take my truck to a shop unless it's absolutely necessary. I've seen doors folded backwards, wheels torn up, paint scratched, wrong filters installed, exhaust systems torn up, interiors torn, and the list goes on and on. all from simple oil changes. A lot of the men and women that are in charged of your vehicles oil change service are not properly trained techs. A lot of times they were hired from the local hamburger joint and are there for one reason, to get a check. The passion for autos is just not there anymore. I don't even take my trucks in for tires. I always take the wheels to them and stand and watch. I have seen drain plugs left out and them pump the required amount of oil back into the engine and start it. Check the oil level and scratch their head as to why the stick didn't show oil. Look under the car and realize that the oil was on the floor. Put the plug back in fill it up and out the door with it. I have a good one for you. I called our Local dealer that I get my factory parts for at work once to ask the service guy if they had a certain way they check the compression on a 6.0 Powerstroke and his response was they usually pull a spark plug. True story.:S This is why I do all of my own work when ever possible.
transamz9 06/29/15 12:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: "EASY" Cummins 6.7 2013+ oil change!

Double Post
transamz9 06/29/15 12:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Where's the payload sticker on Rams?

I looked at the sticker on the door with the VIN, GAWR and GVWR. I expected it to include the available payload, but can't seem to find it. What year Ram were you looking at? Payload sticker didn't appear until 2006. That's funny but my 2005 Ram has one.;)
transamz9 06/29/15 08:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram Goes to Stunning 900 lb-ft of torque

How exactly does traction control work then if it doesn't do it by managing torque? My face.... http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/powerlisting/images/5/50/Implied_Facepalm.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20131206112402 height=300 width=400 when I read this post. Followed by a head shake. Well don't hurt yourself. Wheel spin is caused by excess torque at the wheel and traction control works to manage that torque. If you look at RobertRyan's post, three of the methods used involve reducing engine output and the other BS's the differential into transferring torque to another wheel. Whether it is used to limit wheel spin or prevent parts from breaking, it is still torque management. My Ram doesn't seem to limit the torque to the wheels when it slips a tire. It applies brake to that wheel causing the other wheel with more traction to pull. I have seen it do it many times while the DW was pulling into our garage on ice and me standing by the truck. It will also make the tires chirp like wheel hop while under a WOT take off on dry pavement once it hits third gear. Believe me, it is not limiting the power by then. It is working the brakes side to side to keep the tires from braking loose. Now, the traction control in my LS1 Trans Am would embarrass you if you for got to turn it off while trying to get some wheel. It would shut it down to an idle just as soon as the tires spun. Been there and done that one. LOL!
transamz9 06/25/15 12:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Time gets AWAY

Yeah after doing a little maintenance this past week, I feel the same. Just can't talk myself into a new $65k truck when I have this one. She does everything I need with very little maintenance. She's garaged so she has aged well :W https://forums.woodalls.com/SharedContent/cfb/memberphotos/23166366/rig/rvpic4.jpg width=640 Oh come on, do like I did. Get you a new one and keep ole faithful to stare at and drive around on the weekends. You know you want to........;):B http://i968.photobucket.com/albums/ae169/transamz9/DSCN3631_zps4f19ba22.jpg
transamz9 06/24/15 12:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Swivel wheel or the like

I have been hauling my dirt bike on the back of my fifth wheel for years but I never really liked the idea. The bike only weighs 300lbs but I still am not comfortable. Anyway came across these Swivel wheel carriers that mount to the back of you camper. They mount in two places so they only move up and down and not side to side. They also have either one or two swivel wheels on the back to take the weight. Has anyone used one of the things? Also I am assuming they are not considered a trailer since they are not licensed. Has anyone even seen one of these on the road? If you have one have you ever been stopped by the police? How do you like them? Do they do what they are supposed to and do the swivel wheels hold up? thanks for the help If it helps ease your mind any I pull a boat behind my fifth wheel that has a tongue weight of 500 pounds. I don't know how you have the bike attached but I wouldn't think 300 pounds would hurt the camper if you have the right frame work.
transamz9 06/24/15 12:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Head to head oil burners comparison

And this is why there's the "bubble" thread here. Now the new 1/2 tons are dropping as much power to the ground as the big diesels of 10 years ago! Between the new trucks and the current crop of muscle cars out there, it's a great time to be a gear head! Cripes, I got a 425 factory hp SRT that just rips and it will get its doors blown off by any number of newer and some smaller displacement vehicles on the showroom floors now. LOL! I know how you feel. Use to ride around in the beloved muscle car feeling good, head held high and now ride around slouch down looking through the steering wheel hoping that Honda pulling up beside you at the light don't wanta go...HAHAHA!!! Boy how times have changed.
transamz9 06/24/15 05:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: Lead, follow or get out of the way!

I'm not sure why some of the members here feel they need to bash anything with the FCA, Chrysler brands but it really makes you look very petty.Petty? You picked this fight with your bait and you know it. I have 55K miles on my 2011 EB without a single issue or problem what so ever. It has not been back to the dealer other than for the tranny flush. Come back when you can say that. "Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way"? I'm usually leading by the time we reach the top of the hill so move over. HAHAHA!! You're not leading, you just haven't caught the real trucks yet....LOL! JK. I had too.
transamz9 06/22/15 12:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Just need to vent. Truck was stolen. UPDATE #2 With Pics

Well we were able to go look at the truck today. The tow service operator said he didn't think we should try to drive it home, about a 50 miles trip. He said he thought the transfer case was blown. There was a huge puddle of tranny fluid from where they pulled out. So I left it there and will be having it hauled to Midway Ford on Monday. I will let them determine the extent of any damage to the transfer case and transmission. Truck was filthy and everything that was loose on the inside is gone. Owners manual, gps and all my hand tools I had behind the rear seat. All replaceable and the truck is fixable. I am just so grateful it was recovered and not stripped. Here are a few pics I took today. http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u655/shadows225/20150620_132521_zpsmwxgxvj1.jpg height=450 http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u655/shadows225/20150620_132530_zpsnxmzvidn.jpg height=450 http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u655/shadows225/20150620_132543_zps24exdi12.jpg height=450 Also our hitch was still in the bed. I was worried they would have taken it too. I will post back probably in a new thread once all the repairs are completed and I know what all was done. Thanks for all the encouragement and kind words. John SO glad you got it back. Congrats! So a happy ending deserves a comeback on the Dodge/Chevy comment. Good thing you did own a Ford because a Chevy or Dodge would have never gotten stuck so you would have not have found it........:B Again, very happy you got it back.
transamz9 06/22/15 07:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Difference in electric brakes

OP, have you checked to see what your break controller is set on? Make sure it's set on "heavy electric". Also the integrated controller is designed to only apply the brakes equal to how much you are pressing the pedal. It still seems that yours are not right. I have mine on my 2013 Ram set on 6.5 towing a fifth wheel that weighs 15,000 and a boat on the back of that weighing 4500-5000. My stops great. I had a pretty hard stop the last trip out and it did great. Never felt like it was pushing the truck.
transamz9 06/11/15 12:48pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Is the Aisin transmission worth it?

One last thought from me. As I mentioned before, I have the 385/Aisin Cummins in my 14 Ram. 3:73 rear axle ratio. I have NOT towed my fifth wheel with this rig yet, as I have just been way too busy hauling my truck camper around the country. :B Now there are posters here who claim their Ram never shifts out of sixth gear. Mine does, and in fact, at certain speeds, it goes gear hunting. It does this mostly in the low 60 to say about 64 MPH speed range. I've used the plus/minus button on the gear shift to display gears, and I can see it going from sixth to fifth then back and forth. Mostly with a good head wind, and on hills. But it gets to the point where I just lock out sixth gear. Now I can get it to go away from this by increasing speed to say 67 MPH, which seems to be the sweet spot with this gear ratio (the 3:73). Tow haul mode does not allow the shift to sixth gear until just about at 60 MPH, so I do see the gear hunting as a result of just not being enough RPM'S or speed into sixth gear to allow it to stay there. So perhaps the 4:10 may have been a better choice for speeds in the upper 50's to low 60's speed ranges. My 13 Aisin with 3.42 won't go to 6th until 65 with the TH mode on. It won't go to 5th until 55. TH off those speeds drop around 10 MPH.
transamz9 06/10/15 12:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Lippert spec'd frame list

No sense in going to the tow vehicle section. More truck talk on the fifth wheel section. Just making a point Bill, chill.:)
transamz9 06/10/15 12:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hung Walls ?

I've had both types of walls over the years and I wouldn't go back to a laminated wall. There's a reason why the entry level units have laminated walls....they're cheap to produce. Yes the manufactures will show a truck driving over a section of laminated wall to show the strength but ideally you don't have trucks driving over your walls. Funny, these same manufactures never show a truck driving over the floors...why? The floors (frames) go through more stress over years of travel. Most hung walls have better interior backing so hanging pictures or finding backing for shades or other items is much easier. The most important part of the RV isn't the wall anyway....in my opinion it's the frame and suspensions that the walls connect to. Frames tend to flex not the walls. Usually when the manufactures are focusing your attention on the walls it's because they're diverting your attention from more important items. Most semi van trailers don't even have frames under them. It's all supported by the shell of the trailer. Bottom line is it's all in how the whole is designed to work together not just one part of the system. BTW, my Lam wall 5er is NOT an entry level 5er. Matter of fact my entry level 5er that I started with had hung walls.;)
transamz9 06/10/15 05:40am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Lippert spec'd frame list

The FACT is Lippert builds what the RV Mfg wants, in general that is "Light and Cheap" so most of the frame problems arise from that requirement! Bottom line YA get what YA pay for! Is that why you bought the cheapest of the big three trucks? why not buy the more expensive truck if you get what you pay for? I did buy the most expensive truck with all the bells and whistles! Around here Rams are cheaper the Ford and Gm RAM is the only one of the three that I consider a "TRUCK" :B So in other words, you get what you pay for except when buying trucks.........:h
transamz9 06/10/15 05:30am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Lippert spec'd frame list

The FACT is Lippert builds what the RV Mfg wants, in general that is "Light and Cheap" so most of the frame problems arise from that requirement! Bottom line YA get what YA pay for! Is that why you bought the cheapest of the big three trucks? why not buy the more expensive truck if you get what you pay for? I did buy the most expensive truck with all the bells and whistles! Around here Rams are cheaper the Ford and Gm
transamz9 06/10/15 04:09am Fifth-Wheels
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