RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Search

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Help and Support  |  Contact



Open Roads Forum  >  Search the Forums

 > Your search for posts made by 'NC Hauler' found 1372 matches.

Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 69  
Next
  Subject Author Date Posted Forum
RE: omg!!!!!!!!

it is what it is:) It is? What is it? Bruce I would imagine, the "it is what it is"....is the learning experience going from a TT to 5er and the upside is it happened and they'll move on and not let it get them down...part of the "live and learn" experiences one goes through in a transition from towing a TT to towing a 5th wheel.:)
NC Hauler 01/28/15 12:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Questions on new 15 Ram 3500 dual wheel

With my too tall 3:42 gears I am about the same RPM in 5th as if I had 4:10's in 6th. I am comfortable towing at 62 in 5th or even 75 in 5th so the 4:10's will be great in the 15 I have on order. In pic I was bucking a head wind Westbound on I-40 across the Texas Panhandle towing a 29K combined load. When I have 4:10's the picture will be about the same only 6th gear will be selected. http://i.imgur.com/LTBQnt6l.jpg You'll get better mpg also with the DEF...I've got a little over 26,300 miles on my truck with only issue being to replace a windshield washer fluid pump.....Running flat land, you'll see a difference that will leave a really stupid grin on your face Ron:) Towing in the mountains, you may have a maniacal smile on your face that may scare others around you:B
NC Hauler 01/28/15 12:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Questions on new 15 Ram 3500 dual wheel

Speaking from personal experience of owning and towing with practically the same truck; Truck in my sig is bone stock and has the 4:10. Truck is my daily driver as well as my tow vehicle...I've towed my 5er, (loaded to 16,300#) through the mountains of WV, TN, NC, SC and Va and it has never "lugged" down in 6th....This has been the first truck I've ever owned that I could actually put in cruise control and tow on some of the Interstates in the mountains that I run on, (I77, I26, I81, I40, I64)...Have towed this 5er up the part of I64 called the New River Gorge section from Sandstone Falls to intersect with I77 just outside Beckley...6% grade for about 4+ miles than 3 miles of 7% grade and truck dropped to 5th, then to 4th, but never "lugged", and never screamed to get out of gear, all while in T/H the Aisin knows when to change gears and holds it, with dual cooling system, this is the strongest TV I've ever owned. I think the 3:73 would work fine, just depends on how heavy one might tow. The 3:73 gives one a GCWR of 32,000# and the 4:10 gives one a GCWR of 37,500#, (3500 DRW/CC/LB/4X4 with Aisin )... The idea that the 4:10 will lug, or even scream to get out of a gear running at a set speed isn't happening. This is my 3rd. 4:10 in a Dodge/Ram 3500 dually, but first with the Aisin, none of them ever gave me pause or acted so strangely that I felt I should have went with different gearing. Best mpg also with DEF...
NC Hauler 01/28/15 12:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Friends from the "OOP'S" thread.

Wow, been a few day's, huh? I worked Monday and Tuesday...a bit chilly this morning. It's now 27 degrees and sunny, supposed to get up to about 46 degrees or so....Hope all is well with everyone, and hope you have a great day.....
NC Hauler 01/28/15 08:14am Around the Campfire
RE: Pulled the trigger,2105 Ram crew 3500,hitch install question

So i have a stupid question....just a side note 100% new to the 5th wheel pulling ETC..and trying to learn all the Lingo. we have been MH class A for 10+ years and have decided to make the change. i did watch the video and looks fairly easy install but i dont want a goose neck i will be going with a slider . im going to assume,,and yes i know....does a slider hitch install on top of the goose neck ball???? Yes, it can, if you go with the turnover ball, you can get the B&W Companion SLIDER Fifth Wheel Hitch...It mounts on the turnover ball.....
NC Hauler 01/25/15 12:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pulled the trigger,2105 Ram crew 3500,hitch install question

cummins12V98 thanks for the info...will start doing some research You are welcome! I assume you have the indents in your bed already? Isn't the goosneck crossmember already in place even without the factory hitch prep? Rich Yes if you want the gooseneck and don't have it it's an easy install. B&W GNRK1314 is available at tweets.com for $439. As Ron has stated the "crossmember" is already in place on the Ram's...that's why I stated it was in an earlier post that if one wanted to go with drop in ball and GN/5er prep package wasn't "in place", you can look underneath the truck and see the crossmember where one can purchase the set up Ron is talking about and it is installed on the crossmember.
NC Hauler 01/25/15 10:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pulled the trigger,2105 Ram crew 3500,hitch install question

cummins12V98 thanks for the info...will start doing some research You are welcome! I assume you have the indents in your bed already? Isn't the goosneck crossmember already in place even without the factory hitch prep? Rich If you look at the frame underneath the bed of the truck, you'll see what they're talking about as far as mounting a ball for a GN hitch or turnover ball for B&W type 5er hitch
NC Hauler 01/24/15 03:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pulled the trigger,2105 Ram crew 3500,hitch install question

deleted...wasn't pertinent to the thread. Ron said you are best buds now!:):) He got us a good deal on the B&W Companion OEM RVK3600 5er hitch...kinda cool, I ordered one and so did he...so to be, what, 3800 miles or further apart or so ..yeah, we pretty good bud's...just like you and me Chris:)
NC Hauler 01/24/15 11:24am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pulled the trigger,2105 Ram crew 3500,hitch install question

deleted...wasn't pertinent to the thread.
NC Hauler 01/24/15 11:13am Fifth-Wheels
RE: I sure hope I did the right thing!

As of this morning in Salem Oregon, Reg $1.95 Diesel $2.39. .44 difference. I'll take that all day long. me too:) Our Space Age on 185th is $1.90 reg and $2.29 for diesel, I will also take that any day. In a heartbeat:)....Even around here, diesel prices are NOW dropping faster than gas prices. Comparing to my last gas equipped truck, an 01' 2500 Chevy 8.1/Allison....we'd celebrate when we got 11 mpg, EMPTY:).......
NC Hauler 01/24/15 10:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: I sure hope I did the right thing!

As of this morning in Salem Oregon, Reg $1.95 Diesel $2.39. .44 difference. I'll take that all day long. me too:)
NC Hauler 01/24/15 09:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: Friends from the "OOP'S" thread.

Sorta messy here past couple of day's and Kathy has been quite sick with a cough, Hasn't worked since Thursday afternoon...trying to re-coup is taking a little longer for her, hoping she'll get better soon. Temp now is 37, supposed to clear up and get into mid 40's...Next week I work Mon, Tues, Fri, Sat and Sun, so on my long weeks at work, only day's that I hope will be nice are Wednesday and Thursday...... hope all of you are well and hope you have a great weekend.
NC Hauler 01/24/15 06:54am Around the Campfire
RE: I sure hope I did the right thing!

But yes a gas engine cost's a lot less and gas is ~ $1/gallon cheaper than diesel in my area right now. Not sure where you are but I filled up in Shelbyville today for $1.85 and diesel was $3.35, so it's a $1.50/gal more than gas.... Nice truck OP and best wishes for many years of happy towing! Around this area, gas is still around $2.10 a gallon (Asheville NC, price gouging capitol of NC) Diesel is $2.64..so must be regional thing...diesel has been under $3.00 around here for weeks..
NC Hauler 01/23/15 08:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: I sure hope I did the right thing!

I hope we're not going to get into this torque vs hp thing again. The two are inextricably linked by virtue of RPM. The gearing makes up the difference. Let's not beat a dead horse again. I'd give the nod right now for the quiet and cost of the gas engine. Speaking for myself, I can't stand the smell of diesel burning, so not likely I'll ever own one unless I have a full-time, high towing need. Don't know the last time you were around one of the new/newer diesels, ie, 2010 and up..there is NO diesel smell and anyone that owns one of these newer diesels will tell you that..Only time I smell diesel is when I'm fueling the truck..they are also VERY quiet as Fish alluded to.... all that aside, believe the OP made the right choice for him, well thought out and should work fine....good truck, good engine...Happy Camping to you:)
NC Hauler 01/23/15 08:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F-150 to tow a light 5th - do I need HD cargo option?

For Pete's sake get the HD payload package and keep your total payload under the specified rating. It is really that simple. Simple math and common sense.:B
NC Hauler 01/23/15 08:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: F-150 to tow a light 5th - do I need HD cargo option?

I have a 2012 Ford F-150 Supercrew with the Max Tow and the HD Package. We tow a 34' fifth wheel. We have almost 2400 lbs payload and plenty of tow weight. PM me if you want info because I won't get into a discussion over what I am safely towing.No discussion because, with 2400# payload, I'm pretty sure you are overloaded with a 34' fiver, family and other stuff.:R I'm only just inside ratings with a 27' fiver and 2700# of payload!! And that's with a 3/4 ton! It could be close, but could be done. 5er specs for the 5er. 2009 Forest River Wildcat 32QBBS Technical Specifications: Length 33' 8" Dry Weight 8,920# Payload Capacity 1,837# GVWR 11,660 Hitch Weight 1,500# So dry you have about 900# to work with for the added pin from batteries, propane, and load. Dry the pin is about 17%, so if the fiver gains 900#X.17 = 153, so lets call it 200#, now down to 700# for passengers and fuel. I call it close, but looks doable. Dang I forgot the Weight Police will over rule as you can't carry/pull a 11,660# GVWR 5er with an F150. I would rather have a 250/2500 or 350/3500 SRW, but they keep pushing the limits. I love how some revert to name calling, (weight police), if they think someone will have a different opinion from theirs when it comes to these weight topics. If OP has a 11,660GVW 5er, odds are their pin weight will be closer to 2,000-2200# and not the mythical, (doggone I wish that's what it was, 1500#), pin weight. IF OP doesn't exceed his Rear Axle weight rating...then they should be good to go..(see I never said a word about GVWR)....pretty simple math...weigh the truck ready to camp, get drive axle weight and subract that number from what his door label states his RAWR is...simple, that'll show how much pin weight he can put on the rear axle....Most use this to figure cargo carrying....I do like to try to keep combo under manufacturers recommended GCWR, but those in the know tend to ignore those numbers too...
NC Hauler 01/23/15 08:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: F-150 to tow a light 5th - do I need HD cargo option?

I tow a 32' FW with a dry pin weight of 1100lbs with my 2011 XLT Max Tow EB with 2080 lb payload. I also installed a 200lb SuperGlide hitch. What pushes me over is full gray and black tanks. They are located forward of the axles. Even a lighter hitch would not help. Do yourself a favor and get either the HD or a capable 250/350. so what is "true" pin weight...no one tows a TT or 5er, "dry"...I'd want to weigh everything to see what GCWR is and pin weight at the very least....but if one only tows on "flat land", may be no big deal...towing in the mountains with heavier weight may be a different discussion.
NC Hauler 01/23/15 07:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: F-150 to tow a light 5th - do I need HD cargo option?

The weight cops on here will tell you you need a F550 to tow that. They'll Wow, now that is hilarious, an F550, really:R.??? And I've been deemed as one of your "so called" Weight police, but agree with YOU that the F150 might be at it's limits with 5er OP asked about..and I would probably recommend an F250...but that shouldn't be accepted opinion because, after all, I'm one of those "weight police".......F550...yeah, er no, not hardly:R
NC Hauler 01/23/15 07:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: F-150 to tow a light 5th - do I need HD cargo option?

I have a 2012 Ford F-150 Supercrew with the Max Tow and the HD Package. We tow a 34' fifth wheel. We have almost 2400 lbs payload and plenty of tow weight. PM me if you want info because I won't get into a discussion over what I am safely towing.No discussion because, with 2400# payload, I'm pretty sure you are overloaded with a 34' fiver, family and other stuff.:R I'm only just inside ratings with a 27' fiver and 2700# of payload!! And that's with a 3/4 ton! Agree, a 34' 5er..wow...It must be really lightweight...but poster states he won't get into discussion with what he is safely towing, so......
NC Hauler 01/23/15 07:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: rock tamers

Shouldn't be a problem, I've been towing with DPF equipped diesels since 07.5 and never had the first issue with soot or anything else being deposited onto my 5er when towing....I've went through regens when towing, and again, no adverse affects to the 5er in tow..
NC Hauler 01/20/15 02:59pm Fifth-Wheels
Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 69  
Next


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2015 RV.Net | Terms & Conditions | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS