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Xantrex Freedom 458 install

I am planning to install an old Xantrex inverter into my 5ver. The model number is 81-2022-12....it is rated at 2000 continuous watts. I will use 4 golf cart batteries. I will likely be mounting the inverter about 8 feet from the batteries. I'm wondering whether 2/0 battery cable is overkill for this installation?
4x4ord 08/15/17 11:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Just exploring my 5'th wheel thoughts!

With Dually you will not get the sway an is more stable in heavy side wind when needed ... Bad points are with a Dually is that parking spots in parking lots is a little harder an people like to open their doors into your fenders if parked close ... What is this sway you speak of? Never had any sway issues with SRW pulling a 5th wheel. Bumper Pulls are a different matter. X2 no away at all. I can't feel the fifth wheel behind my truck. The Morryde hitch removes any chucking. I put very little value on owning a new fifth wheel. My recommendation is to buy a high quality, slightly used old trailer. I'm very happy with my '08 Citation.
4x4ord 08/12/17 05:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: gas versus diesel 13.8 max weight fifth wheel

I pull a 15000 lb 5ver with an f350 srw diesel short box. I would definitely not trade it for a gasser, for a dually or for a long box. I bought what I wanted. I like the idea of buying new vehicles when you can afford to pay cash for your purchase.
4x4ord 08/12/17 05:05am Tow Vehicles
RE: Just exploring my 5'th wheel thoughts!

The new 1 ton SRW trucks can handle all but the heaviest of fifth wheel RVs. We weigh in at about 23000 lbs gross combined weight and our SRW is within its ratings. I really don't notice any difference between pulling a 3000 lb motorcycle trailer vs a 15000 lb RV...other than fuel economy, but, even that isn't all that much different. We usually get about 9-10 with the 5ver and about 12 with the motorcycle trailer (miles per US gallon). I think it is hard to find real nice floor plans without going to 35-36 feet in length.
4x4ord 08/09/17 08:28pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How to figure pin weight?

According to NADA your trailer weighs 7300 lbs. 20% of 7300 is 1460 lbs for the pin. If you add 1500 lbs for gear you might expect to put another 300 lbs on the pin.....therefor total pin weight should be close to 1760 lbs.
4x4ord 08/08/17 07:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bent 6 Point Level Jack

If you're prepared to replace it anyway, then why not try pulling harder on it first. More than likely it will straighten if you pull hard enough...if it breaks, either weld it back on straight or replace it.
4x4ord 08/04/17 03:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Full Time 5th Wheel.

I don't know anything about formaldehyde but if particle board and plywood are unacceptable building materials on account of formaldehyde then I would think most any house would be unsafe to live in as well.
4x4ord 08/01/17 10:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Gas or diesel

Diesels are expensive to purchase, expensive to run (crummy fuel economy) and very expensive to repair in the event you ever have a problem (which will most likely be with the emission system components). I'd buy a diesel.
4x4ord 08/01/17 07:18am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Full Time 5th Wheel.

If you are buying a used fifth wheel I would recommend looking at a 2007 - 2009 Citation / Corsair 34.5 ckts Platinum. These trailers are very well built. They have a GVWR of 15,500 lbs, lots of storage cabinets and were guaranteed to be comfortable in -30 degrees. Although the 34.5 ckts model only measures 35'4" in length it has large slides which provide a large living area. They are not as elegant as a Mobile Suite which is a good thing in my opinion.
4x4ord 07/31/17 10:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Quality built 5th wheel/toy hauler

I'm faced with the same decision. I want to strap my 800 lb Victory on the back of a fifth wheel RV. I am considering purchasing a well built fifth wheel and adding a third axle behind the tandem, along with a motorcycle lift.
4x4ord 07/30/17 04:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: How do you like your 2017 Ford 350 Dually?

You get what you pay for. The more you spend the more you'll like your truck.
4x4ord 07/28/17 08:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: Why did you buy a Ford over a Dodge?

I bought my first Ford in 2010....a 2011 F350 King Ranch. I bought it because I stumbled upon an excellent deal. It was a previously owned SRW that the owner traded in on a dually before even opening the doors on the one I bought. After buying it I came to really appreciate alot of the things that have already been mentioned about Ford....attention to detail, storage compartments, power outlets, comfortable seats, quality of leather, power tow mirrors. If I could order a Ford with any of the 3 diesel powertrains I would have a hard time giving up the Powerstroke/Torqshift.
4x4ord 07/11/17 07:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: F350 and BW rvk 3300 question

I started with mine set as far back as possible. I ended up moving it to the most forward position and felt it towed nicer (the truck seemed to ride better). I'm always mindful of the tight clearance between the trailer and back window.
4x4ord 06/22/17 01:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: Questions on road testing of 2017 Ford 250 and 350

My 2016 F350 gets poor fuel economy. My brother has an identical Platinum F350 which I drive on occasion...it gets slightly better. I have an employee who just bought a new F350 with 3:31 gears. I drove it the other day and it appears to use about 25% less fuel than mine does with 3.55 gears. If you want a nice ride buy a Chevy.
4x4ord 05/15/17 02:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: What Size Truck?

You won't regret that decision.
4x4ord 05/10/17 08:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What Size Truck?

Ford 6.0 liter and 6.4 liter diesels were trouble. The Ford 6.7 which came out in 2011 has been an excellent engine. In 2015 it was upgraded slightly to make it even stronger. The main improvement was a different turbo which provides for better exhaust braking. The newer Rams, especially with the Aisin transmission are equally as good. The Duramax/Allison has been very goid and especially since 2006.
4x4ord 05/09/17 11:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: What Size Truck?

If I was looking at getting a used truck to pull your trailer I would be looking at a one ton SRW. I would choose a 2011 or newer Ford; a '13 or newer Ram or almost anything newer than '06 from GM; and I would buy a diesel. Personally I would choose a 2015 Ford with the 3.31 rear end. I would probably put more weight on the overall appearance of the truck than the mileage, although I would buy a truck with no more than 100k miles on it.
4x4ord 05/09/17 06:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: ordered a new truck ** Updated, with pics

Congratulations, beautiful truck. I really like the seats.
4x4ord 05/01/17 06:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: Head vs heart battle with the house hunt

56 years old and you're talking about a 30 year mortgage??? 10 years I could see if you already have your retirement looked after.
4x4ord 04/26/17 06:58am Around the Campfire
RE: Another birthday

I farm so, in a way I have been retired all my life.... everything I do is on my own land with my own "stuff". In a way I am far from being retired as there is much to do. Deciding when to retire for us is not so much a financial question as it is deciding, is there something "out there" that we would rather do than be stuck on this farm? I've got a sister who sent me a photo of the sunset off the deck of her yatch. I thought, "that is beautiful, just about as beautiful as the sunset I'm looking at through the windshield of my combine". http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/k585/4x4ord/IMG_3095_zpsiuxth6rc.jpg height=640
4x4ord 04/26/17 05:27am Around the Campfire
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