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RE: Insurance Question

Just got our new insurance bill for our new 5vr. 2017 Jayco Eagle 321RSTS Amica $920 IS THAT CRAZY?! :E When I got insurance qoutes this past December Amica was one of the most reasonable ones. I would look at your policies closely, maybe you have un-necessary coverage's. If you are not already bundling, do so, it helps a lot. How is your driving and credit rating, that counts as well. I sent requests for quotes to 6 insurance companies, here they are from cheapest to most expensive. The difference between cheapest and most expensive was about $540/yr. Progressive Amica Gieco American Family State Farm Allstate. Guess it depends where you live and what kind of coverage and deductible. Amica was slightly more expensive than Geico, but did cost more. I've only had Geico for a little over a year..
NC Hauler 08/19/17 05:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Insurance Question

We are with Geico and have our 5er insured for full time, full coverage plus 5K for personal goods, full replacement cost for 5 yrs. Full coverage on a 2017 Hyundai Elantra and full coverage on our TV, a 2016 Ram Dually,( see sig) and yearly premium is $1400 for all three. Jim
NC Hauler 08/18/17 03:53pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: The real HP/TQ numbers this is going to hurt!

My truck bed is 8' long:B
NC Hauler 08/18/17 03:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: The real HP/TQ numbers this is going to hurt!

I went to the 2017 towing video also, where they tested the same three. All did a great job, all are capable of handling most towing needs. I like the looks of all three. All I can go by is my trucks performance towing my 5th wheel, and I'm happy.. I know I would also be happy with a Chevy or a Ford... Awww, fresh air and no arguing is really nice:) Jim Jim you have a history buying new and trading almost new trucks. My guess is 2019?????? I was worried reading about heavy rains in what I thought was your area a while back but you didn't post. don't forget today is Saturday. chevman Hey Larry, no water issues where we are.. I may never trade again;). Guess we'll see in a year or 3. Just chilling on the river... and yeah, today is Saturday, won't be Sunday for about 4 days:B Good to have a nice calm thread on three different trucks.. Later, Jim
NC Hauler 08/16/17 04:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: The real HP/TQ numbers this is going to hurt!

I went to the 2017 towing video also, where they tested the same three. All did a great job, all are capable of handling most towing needs. I like the looks of all three. All I can go by is my trucks performance towing my 5th wheel, and I'm happy.. I know I would also be happy with a Chevy or a Ford... Awww, fresh air and no arguing is really nice:) Jim
NC Hauler 08/16/17 09:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: Slideouts come out while autolevel in operation?

From experience of rams dropping and slide drifting out.. Lippert had a Service Tech work on mine while in TX.. If you have a high pressure seal leaking, this "weird" stuff can and did happen. I have the 3.0 Lippert six leveling jacks and two of my 4 slides are hydraulic. I first took it to a dealer in TX, they replaced the front ram that kept failing... still didn't fix the problem, they replaced ram in slide that drifted out, still didn't fix it, replaced the pump, still didn't fix it.. 5er sit in the bed of my truck almost a month. Then Lippert got involved. Ron McCoy, a Service Tech with a great reputation said the front rams were a bad design for a heavy pinweight 5er. He spoke of cheap high pressure Chinese made seals that were failing. He removed both front rams and put in different rams. , both 14K each aluminum Rams.. That was 3 months ago and I've towed from TX to WVa with stopovers and everything has worked perfectly. A bad high pressure seal can cause flow through the system, which can cause rams to drop and slides to come slightly open. The system was filled to the correct level, all solonoids and internal poppets were good.. The fork oil addition will reseat a possible bad seal, or one the has repositioned wrong during extend or retract. Most of DRV's level up issues have been because of bad high pressure seals in rams that should have been more robust in the first place. Fron rams were replaced with more robust rams and problem solved. Jim
NC Hauler 08/15/17 11:08am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Slideouts come out while autolevel in operation?

It may be a bad high pressure seal in a front jack. I experienced the exact same situation with my DRV.. thought it was haunted. Lippert changed out BOTH front rams, (their recommendation), and unit has been perfect since. Cheap Chinese high pressure seals are causing some fis.. especially with heavier 5er.. hope this helped Jim
NC Hauler 08/13/17 01:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Friends from the "OOP'S" thread.

HEY GREG!!! SON, business must be good... Can't believe you have that many miles on such an inferior tranny:B. You know I'm kidding.. I ran out of wax between waxing my 5er, (2 days!), our car and my towing machine... I call it , "Hoss":C. Hadn't been on forums much, but try to touch base when I can.. Do you still go to the Cummins forum? Let me know where you hang out. I had a few good buddies on that forum... Hope we can hook up again between here and Asheville.. next time I'm on the move, I'll let you know.. if you get close by, call. Hope you're doing OK, stay safe out there buddy, Later Jim
NC Hauler 08/07/17 03:10pm Around the Campfire
RE: Friends from the "OOP'S" thread.

Temp this morning was 55. It's 83 now.. cooler weather here also next week with chances of rain middle of week. I finished waxing our 5er.. Two days and I'm tired and sore.. Just not as easy to do since I had the stroke.. being 67 makes it a little harder also.. Washed and waxed our car and truck too. Heading outside to wet a line in the river. Take care and have a great day Jon. Hope all is well with you and your family. Jim
NC Hauler 08/06/17 02:22pm Around the Campfire
RE: Friends from the "OOP'S" thread.

Jon, just recently drove from TX, stayed in GA, then to Alabama. Then to Maggie Valley in NC.. stayed a week, visited with kids and grandkids, then back to WV, where we've settled in until fall. Truck towed great and everything is fine. I turned 67 on July 22 and Kathy turned 65 today.. On Aug24, it'll be one year since we started fulltiming and retirement. Hope all is well with you and your family Jon. Once we get back to TX, want to start visiting other states from there. Will do the same while here in WV.. I hope Rosie and Art are ok. It's nice to get out of the mid to upper 90's, with lows of upper 70's. It's gotten as low as 62 here, and as high as 88... but I have a River I can jump in or go fishing in:). Take care buddy, Jim
NC Hauler 07/27/17 02:42pm Around the Campfire
RE: 8.1L Chevrolet Avalanche 2500

I had a 2001 Chevy 2500 with the 8.1 strapped to the Allision with either the 4.10, if not mistakened, it was a towing animal.. I towed a 5er with a GVW of 12K and towed in the mountains of NC, TN, WV and TN... easily towed it. BUT, it loves gas stations.. Great truck, engine and tranny combo! Jim
NC Hauler 07/07/17 07:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ducted AC return air in fivers

Our A/C has delivery air ducts and return air ducts. Seems to be pretty efficient. Still a little noisy, but in my wife and my case, we don't mind it... My wife and I prefer a little noise to help us sleep.. Working shifts caused that. Jim
NC Hauler 07/04/17 06:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2017 Columbus, bit of suspension Rust/other Corrosion

Mine was built in Dec of 15, and I have no rust underneath. Maybe Dealer ACTUALLY DID clean underneath when they received the unit?? Jim
NC Hauler 06/27/17 09:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Entry level vs high end

LOL all the personal choices !! Been there done it. I will put our 2 cents worth as far as tires... SAILUN Hands Down !! have 3 yrs on ours this season, not a problem... not a fear, these are the ONLY tire I will put on the 5'er. Good Luck and Happy Camping !!! Sooooo..... if it has Sailun tires it MUST be "high end"??..:R An RV salesperson's dream customer!!..:W :B One of the FIRST things I look at is the tires... if cheap no name tires, or tires known to fail.. it's a BIG NEGATIVE in my list of things to look for, along with Independent suspension and disc brakes, residential appliances, insulation, dual pane windows.. as well as its construction. As someone else stated.. weight can mean it's better built.. I previously owned a 39' unit with a GVW of 16,500#. The 5er I now have is 37' and has a GVW of 19 K... Quality of build means a lot. Jim
NC Hauler 06/25/17 07:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sailun Tires Question

I'm currently researching tires as well. I asked at Sailun at my local tire store and they recommended Carlisle over Sailun. They do sell both. Price was not a factor in my request but the Carlisles were $45/tire cheaper. That's CDN btw. I also saw that Goodyear has a new trailer tire but it was $100/tire compared with Carlisle $158 and Sailun $203. I got leery when I saw they were so inexpensive. I leaning towards the Carlisle. Any input is welcome! You need to research the two.. Sailun tires over Carlisle in a heart beat.. compare them side by side in weight, tread depth and thickness of sidewalks.. Sailun, ISO, TS16949 accredited, which means excellent Quality... Carlisle = don't know what Quality is Jim
NC Hauler 06/15/17 06:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sailun tires

Here is some information about the specs. Enjoy the reading CLICKY HERE thanks chevman As you can see it involves A LOT of information on your manufacturing and quality processes. When you've attained this accreditation, you've pretty much proven that you're manufacturing a high quality product. Jim
NC Hauler 06/13/17 03:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ram Payloads- Seriously|||

Ron, you are correct... Front is a 6K front axle.. truck loaded less 5er is 5500#, with 5er, I add 100# to the front axle=5600#, so I'm 400# under that axles weight rating. Thanks buddy, Jim
NC Hauler 06/13/17 12:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Sailun tires

Here is some information about the specs. Enjoy the reading CLICKY HERE Jim indicated ISO/TS 16969. Typo? - Guess that should have been ISO/TS 16949 in the "enjoyable reading" link?? :@ Thanks buddy... it USE to be TS16969, till 1999, then re-written and became 16949.. I know all the criterium that is involved in the certication processing because we prepared for and had the audit every year..VERY THOURGH!! We passed certificationevery year I worked there, which was a little over 23 years. Anyone who achieves this certification is building a very high quality product. Jim
NC Hauler 06/13/17 11:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sailun Tires Question

I would use #2. ... it has more than enough weight rating.. and Sailun is a excellent tire with very good quality.. Your 5er has a GVW of 14K, the 4 tires in your #2 example can handle 16K plus... more than enough tire.. at 14K GVW for your 5er, your truck will handle at least 2800# of the trailer, pinweight.. Either is a great choice, but simpler replacement would be your #2 I prefer "designated LT tires.. at one time the Sailun tire readLT... but these tires, ST or not, are a great tire with great reviews.. You can't go wrong with these tires. Jim
NC Hauler 06/12/17 04:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ram Payloads- Seriously|||

Yeah they would Ron.. they just don't want to even hear about towing 15K and upward with a HDH or MDH.... they're IS no arguing with them or discussing it.. They ARE right, NEVER WRONG... Then they all gang up on you to where you just have to leave.. This is the majority... there are a handful or less that don't think they're smarter than you and will listen and agree on weights that the 1 ton dually can handle. On edit: I was told that FAWR was raised from 6K to 6.5K in 16 ?. My truck minus only the 5er was a total of 9440#. Drive axle. 3940# rated 9750. Steer axle. 5500# rated 6500 Across scales with 5er connected and loaded Steer axle. 5600... under FAWR by 900# Drive axle . 8200. Under FAWR by 1575# Gross weight 13,800# ( under GVWR of 14K by 200#) Trailer axle= 14,420# + 100# added to front axle from 5er + 4260# added to rear axle by 5er Pin weight. 4360#. Trailer axle weight 14,420+ pin weigh, 18,780 #( we're lighter than last time we weighed Will weigh again in Asheville GROSS WEIGHT is 28,220, 10,880 under trucks 39,100# GCWR. N Under all weight recommendations FAWR under by 900# RAWR under by 1550#
NC Hauler 06/12/17 01:41pm Tow Vehicles
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