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RE: Ram owners. What gear while towing on highway?

I use 6th towing a 12K GVWR 5er on the flat but my truck has 3:73's.
wilber1 08/26/16 10:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is it still a Dodge???

"RAM" was all in the grand plan. In a few years this will be on the fender and grill. :B I don't know if they are going to keep the goats head? :B http://i63.tinypic.com/35k8o5u.png Why mess with what sells? Fiat also owns Alfa Romeo, Ferrari and Maserati. VW Group owns Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, SEAT and Skoda. None of them carries a Fiat or VW badge.
wilber1 08/26/16 01:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is it still a Dodge???

My 11 is titled Dodge/Ram and the only place it says Dodge is just above the nav display. All the big manufacturers have use separate divisions to some degree, particularly to give some cachet to upscale models of vehicles built on the same platforms and often using the same power plants. Whatever fits their business plan. What's in a name? Ford sold a tarted up F150 and called it a Lincoln LT, some of which were also built in Mexico. GMC and Chev trucks are also just badge engineering. People buy the one that appeals to them but underneath, they are the same vehicle.
wilber1 08/26/16 11:54am Tow Vehicles
Perfect Birthday Present

For my 70th our son gave this old gear head one of the best days ever. When we blasted down the first on ramp DW said "I don't think I'm going to like this". By the time we got to into the second car, her grin was as big as mine. The do's and don'ts are pretty explicit but these guys go out of their way to make sure you have a blast. We're both looking forward to doing it again. If you are in the Vancouver area and love cars, I highly recommend it. Disclaimer. I have nothing to do with this company and had never met anyone involved with it before taking this drive.
wilber1 08/25/16 10:16pm Around the Campfire
RE: There is ugly..and then there u-g-l-y

Wonder what he did to the chassis to make it work. Trailer frames are pretty flexible compared to a truck. It wouldn't be as simple as just bolting and welding a truck front and rear end onto a trailer frame.
wilber1 08/25/16 05:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Keep a word change a word

spot on
wilber1 08/21/16 08:08am Around the Campfire
RE: Upgraded to sailun s637 Tires, huge difference from towmaxes

The chart for the ST tires says the same thing. ST tires are trailer only. I don't think it matters, these are load inflation tables, not application tables.
wilber1 08/19/16 08:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Upgraded to sailun s637 Tires, huge difference from towmaxes

When you look at the tables, adding 5 PSI only gets you around 100 lbs extra capacity. Less when you get above 80 PSI with G rated tires.
wilber1 08/19/16 03:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Upgraded to sailun s637 Tires, huge difference from towmaxes

Interesting reply from Sailun. By recommending that you run at least 10 to 15 lbs over the the ratings given in the charts, he makes it pretty clear that you shouldn't get too cute with pressures and that these chart pressures are as stated in the chart title, "tire load limits for various cold tire pressures". Not recommended pressures. Why anyone would want to intentionally run a tire at near its load limit when it wasn't necessary is beyond me. If you are going to use these charts to determine what pressures you need, you will also need to know exactly how much weight your tires are carrying. Due to their layouts, many rigs have substantial differences in left to right loading. My unit is a good example. It was weighed at the factory and came with a sheet giving actual UVW, pin, left and right side weights. Empty, my left side tires are carrying 600 lbs more than the right side and as most of the interior storage is also on the left side, that is probably more like an 800 lb difference loaded. This means that each left side tire would be carrying 400 lbs more than each right side tire with the trailer loaded. Just dividing the weight carried by the axles by four and using that to determine tire pressure from a chart could put me in an unsafe condition. I use sidewall pressure for my E rated tires and as long as they wear evenly, I'll be happy to take the extra load capacity it gives.
wilber1 08/19/16 09:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Who is towing with RamBox truck?

Last winter there was a Rambox truck towing a Domani in our park. Don't know what kind of hitch he had but it wasn't a gooseneck. Is a Domani a 5W? Sorry, I just don't recognize the brand. It was built by Carriage and had marine style interiors. Nice looking rigs. Domani 5th wheel
wilber1 08/13/16 06:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Olympics

I happen to see some of the women's kickball game... it was on the TV in the restaurant today at lunch, the sounds was down but the large screen TV's were easy to see. Apparently USA lost to Sweden in a shoot-out type of ending. I never liked this type of settling the contest in NHL hockey and never knew it was similar in kickball! Even in hockey, the importance of the playoffs will take this feature out and let "real play action" decide the winner... surprised that it is permitted in Olympic match-ups. Not a real win (or loss for that matter) in my opinion. I don't like the idea of shoot outs deciding important games either but it is the same for all knock out games in soccer, including World Cup. It's a different game than hockey. It is 90 minutes long and only allows three substitutions, injuries included, per game. Teams are allowed a maximum of seven players on the bench available for substitution. The idea that they should have to play possibly another 90 minutes or more before someone scores is not viable.
wilber1 08/13/16 10:51am Around the Campfire
RE: Who is towing with RamBox truck?

Last winter there was a Rambox truck towing a Domani in our park. Don't know what kind of hitch he had but it wasn't a gooseneck.
wilber1 08/12/16 09:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Keep a word change a word

wet stone
wilber1 08/12/16 09:01pm Around the Campfire
RE: Olympics

Penny Oleksiak becomes first person born in the 21st century to win Olympic gold. Four medals so far. Quite the 16 year old.
wilber1 08/12/16 11:12am Around the Campfire
RE: Passport America and its ilk

We probably don't use our PPA more than a dozen times a year for night stops when we are travelling. It works well for us and more than pays for itself. The restrictions for each site are spelled out clearly in their book and on their website so there are no gotchas. You may just have to use a little planning around how you use them.
wilber1 08/12/16 10:57am General RVing Issues
RE: Olympics

Does anyone remember 'Eddie the Eagle'? Talk about heart, spunk and never give up...... For some reason I have lost interest in the 'Olympics'. Ever since 1986 my interest has slowly waned until now where I don't pay much attention Eddie the Eagle and the Jamaican bobsled team in the same Olympics. Need more of those in the Olympics.
wilber1 08/11/16 08:05pm Around the Campfire
RE: What Was She Thinking?

The purpose of crosswalks is to give pedestrians a safe place to cross. Yes they have the right of way, if they didn't, there would be no reason to have them. When did pedestrians not have the right of way in a crosswalk? Not in my lifetime, at least where I live.
wilber1 07/30/16 06:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: moles

I tried all sorts of traps until I found one that really worked and these do. English mole trap. Also called a Duffus Trap. Clean your traps and wear gloves, human scent will put them off.
wilber1 07/25/16 09:29pm Around the Campfire
RE: I can't believe what I saw!

What's a Delani?
wilber1 07/22/16 05:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How long can 5th wheel stayed hooked up...

When we head south in the winter we stay hooked up for six days. Same coming home.
wilber1 07/21/16 05:33pm Fifth-Wheels
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