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RE: Grand Design

I wonder why it seems like there's more Grand Design built trailers having this issue. I read a couple other RV brand forums as well and hardly see the problem compared to GD. Is GD asking for something different?s I don't know if they are or it is because they have run a poll on their forum and it has become a big deal as a result. I would be interested in knowing if owners forums for any other manufacturers have kept track of how many owners have had this issue. I don't know why Lippert would change the way they assemble the same axles for different manufacturers.
wilber1 02/18/17 07:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Is my Ram 2500 a wimp or am I missing something here?

Makes me wonder why anyone asks these questions, they are only looking for support in whatever they decide to do. The numbers are the numbers, they don't change if people decide not to follow them or because of anything that is said here. People are going to do what they are going to do.
wilber1 02/17/17 07:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is my Ram 2500 a wimp or am I missing something here?

What kind of actual capability do you want to know, the point where it breaks? Of course that will change with age and use. The capability is what the manufacturer says it is, he sets the margin between max load and failure. After that you are on your own.
wilber1 02/17/17 05:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is my Ram 2500 a wimp or am I missing something here?

Trucks are not just tires and axles.It's alright Wilber, it's justified because it's F250/2500's were talking about. GVWR means nothing. If it was F150/1500's, we'd get the "You're Going to Kill Your Wife and Kids" message for towing over your GVWR. I don't know the legalities or the answers. I didn't engineer the thing, I just don't think it is responsible to tell someone it is quite OK to exceed a placarded weight. Maybe it is, maybe it isn't.
wilber1 02/16/17 11:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: Is my Ram 2500 a wimp or am I missing something here?

3/4T's and 1T's are the same thing. So says the internet.
wilber1 02/15/17 10:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: Is my Ram 2500 a wimp or am I missing something here?

Trucks are not just tires and axles.
wilber1 02/15/17 08:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: New line of Goodyear tires with greater capacity and speed

Interesting. Didn't notice that.
wilber1 02/12/17 05:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New line of Goodyear tires with greater capacity and speed

Goodyear Press Release Looks like only D and E load ratings. Note less aggressive tread pattern. I have long claimed that the A/S like tread on ST tires contributed to the cap getting ripped off. Chris Actually the tread pattern of the tire in the press release looks very close to the Carlisle Trail RH, ST tires that are on my rig right now.
wilber1 02/12/17 01:53pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New line of Goodyear tires with greater capacity and speed

Goodyear Press Release Looks like only D and E load ratings.
wilber1 02/11/17 04:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2018 Dodge Durango SRT for fast towing !

Better make sure you have at least H speed rated tires on that trailer.
wilber1 02/08/17 09:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is the diesel going to end up going the way of the dinosaur?

Audi has discontinued its LeMans program. It is going to concentrate on Formula E and continue with touring car racing. In a way makes sense as the other make winning outright at Lemans was Porsche, part of the VW group True, Audi has won LeMans 12 times since 2000 but the last two have been won by Porsche. It makes no sense to have two brands from the same company going head to head in such an expensive sport. Also, Dieselgate has probably meant some realignment of the racing budget at VW.
wilber1 02/06/17 07:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2016 Ram 2500 - Improving Payload

I don't know the answer to this question but I have one of my own. If the capability of the 2500 is so close to that of a 3500, why didn't they use coil rear suspensions on both? Just wondering. No clue. I can tell you the coil rear suspension in my truck rides fantastic. Even with the pin weight of about 2,000lbs it squats just a little and rides very smooth. My previous truck was an '04 Chevy 2500HD with gas engine and there is no comparison in ride between the two. The RAM feels like it floats compared to the Chevy. K I believe it but going to leafs on the 3500 must be for load reasons, otherwise why not use coils on it as well.
wilber1 02/06/17 03:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2016 Ram 2500 - Improving Payload

I don't know the answer to this question but I have one of my own. If the capability of the 2500 is so close to that of a 3500, why didn't they use coil rear suspensions on both? Just wondering.
wilber1 02/06/17 11:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: Is the diesel going to end up going the way of the dinosaur?

Audi has discontinued its LeMans program. It is going to concentrate on Formula E and continue with touring car racing.
wilber1 02/03/17 09:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is the diesel going to end up going the way of the dinosaur?

Dieselgate may be expensive for VW but it isn't killing its world wide sales. VW, worlds #1 car maker
wilber1 01/31/17 08:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: Portable air compressor

I don't think you can beat a Viair for an onboard compressor using vehicle power, but they cost accordingly.
wilber1 01/29/17 09:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Crummy fuel economy

50 MPH with a 50 MPH headwind isn't much different than doing 100 MPH once you get up to speed.
wilber1 01/29/17 08:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: Best wheel bearing grease

Pennzoil 707L is on the recommended list Dexter publishes. The dropping point of it is 500 degrees. Red N Tacky by Lucas has a dropping point of 540 degrees. Either one should be ok looks like to me. It's on Lippert's list as well. Maybe they should try it.
wilber1 01/26/17 09:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best wheel bearing grease

Bought a big tub of Pennzoil 707L about 15 years ago. Haven't used it all up yet and have never had a bearing failure or leaking seals, so I I'll just keep using it until it's gone and maybe buy some more. Don't know what that junk was that came in the Lippert axles on my Grand Design, but it wound up all over the brakes. Be aware that grease on brake shoes never goes away or burns off. You can wash it or soak it in various cleaners but it continues to seep out of the pores of the shoes. They have to be replaced. I fought this with my last 5th wheel. If you are still under warranty GD will contact Lippert and have new ones sent to you!! Yup. all new assemblies. Shoes that have been saturated in grease or oil are junk.
wilber1 01/26/17 09:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best wheel bearing grease

Bought a big tub of Pennzoil 707L about 15 years ago. Haven't used it all up yet and have never had a bearing failure or leaking seals, so I I'll just keep using it until it's gone and maybe buy some more. Don't know what that junk was that came in the Lippert axles on my Grand Design, but it wound up all over the brakes.
wilber1 01/26/17 07:53pm Fifth-Wheels
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