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RE: Towing 39 ft 15.5 k with 1ton Sw diesel - Mistake ??

Bottom line, a newer1 ton SRW truck would be enough for a 15.5K GVW 5er. "I" personally like the stability of a dually and I have a lot of "safety margin" even if I want to go much heavier. Ron, if something comes up and Larry can't make it...call me,:B
NC Hauler 07/04/15 10:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing 39 ft 15.5 k with 1ton Sw diesel - Mistake ??

Tom/Barb, you can give constructive criticism as long as you know all the facts...and you didn't. I was about 6 cars back on I40 in Asheville NC when a full size SUV had his TT "wag the dog"..wreck killed the drivers teenage son..it was tragic..Made me EVEN more of a weight police after that, but Ive6 been called a lot worse...safety is my number 1 concern and I KNOW all my weights and my trucks capabilities, its obvious that you know little to nothing about 2013 and up, GM/Chevy, Ram and Ford 350/3500 dually capabilities, their GVWRs, GCWRs, RAWRs, EBs, etc. AGAIN, Im as safe, if not more so, towing my 5er with my truck than you driving your MH.
NC Hauler 07/04/15 10:13am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing 39 ft 15.5 k with 1ton Sw diesel - Mistake ??

Ron, Im afraid to tow much more than some trash with mine now:B And to think Ive been towing only 16,300# of 5er on some 7% grades, and higher on seconday mountainous roads for over 2 years...what was I thinking!?!
NC Hauler 07/04/15 08:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: First time towing with new truck=awesome!

Ron, kind of hard to read an accent:B...Got your pic yesterday. Thats a beautiful combo you have.
NC Hauler 07/04/15 08:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing 39 ft 15.5 k with 1ton Sw diesel - Mistake ??

The answer is so simple. Gearitis on page three has the answer. BTW, was wondering if there is a way that I could quote all the pages of this post at one time. :S If there ever was a whizzing contest, this has to be one. :W How so is this a "whizzing contest"? It was stated that a 450/4500 was needed to tow what OP wanted to tow, I disagreed and then was "schooled" with misinformation that I felt needed to be addressed. If you're offended by this, I apologize, but it wasn't a "whizzing contest":R
NC Hauler 07/04/15 06:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing 39 ft 15.5 k with 1ton Sw diesel - Mistake ??

Thanks Andy, I'm trying to figure out what my "suburban garbage" truck can "safely tow". Me thinks Tom/Barb don't know much, if anything about the new beefed up 1 ton duallys and are using information from 10+ yrs ago. Much more HP and TQ, all new front and rear suspension, as well stronger frames, huge brake calipers, exhaust brakes that will almost bring the combo to a complete stop.. Its not just paper work..Its actually improvements and advancements made to these new trucks. I wonder, according to Tom/Barb, if my truck is a suburban trash truck, what do they think a 1 ton SRW truck or 3/4 ton truck can tow... and a 1/2 ton truck...well, who knows?!?
NC Hauler 07/04/15 06:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing 39 ft 15.5 k with 1ton Sw diesel - Mistake ??

Sorry bucky, didnt realize this was your space. You could have given your information without being impolite, but some strive for attention in other ways than answering returning an answer by addressing what was stated. Mad Norsky, I also prefer a dually, But I also dont believe one needs a 450/4500 to tow a 15,000# 5er (GVW), Barb and Tom, thank you for calling my truck a surbarban garbage truck, you've offended more in here than just me my making that statement...and its "brakes", not "breakes" ..and yes, I know quiet a bit about brakes, tires and ABS systems. I've been in manufacturing since 75', Im an engineer with a lot of common sense and physics was a big part of my job while in R&D. I know all the weights and if you did the research on these forums, Im one of those who has, more often than not, been called , "the weight police". You win, Im tired of making bucky mad. You're right, you need a 450/4500 to tow a 15,000 5er and for anything over that, one needs a semi such as a Volvo, Freightliner etc..can neverhave too much truck:R
NC Hauler 07/04/15 05:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing 39 ft 15.5 k with 1ton Sw diesel - Mistake ??

Was assured that my TV 04 f350 kg ranch PSD SB 6.0L 4x4 would be up to the task.Hate to trade it in but need to be safe. What do you think? What TV do you use for a similar 5er? Been rving 11 months a year for the last 9 years and should know better than trust the dealer. Look forward to your input. Bob Pulling close to 15,000 pounds I'd want the safety margin of a 450/4500. you will see the ranchers, and car transporters, using the 450/4500 series trucks to haul the fifth wheel cattle and car trailers, they know. When was the last time you looked at specs of the newer 350/3500 duallys? Appears you're a bit out of touch. As Chris stated there are 1 ton SRW trucks that will tow a 15,000# 5er. MY 1 ton dually has a RAWR of 9750#, has a GVWR of 14,000# and an idiotic GCWR, with 4.10 of 37,500#! So no, OP doesn't need a 450/4500 to tow a 15000# 5er, but his older 1 ton SRW might be over loaded, and a newer 1 ton SRW 350/3500 would easily handle his 5er. Heck, the newer 3/4 ton trucks could probably handle it depending on how configured. You can walk as close to the edge as you like and go with out any safety margin for as many miles as you like, I won't because I've seen too many accidents caused by not having enough truck to do the job. When you are going to work a truck, get a truck built to work. The kinetic energy of a 15k trailer built up behind a truck towing at 60MPH is huge, your suburban garbage hauler will be over powered in a nano second when thing go sour. Now I KNOW you have no idea what you're talking about, a suburban garbage hauler?!?..now youre dilussional. You obviously have no clue what you're talking about. Some of the new 3500 duallys have more HP & TQ than a 450/4500, and can tow far more then YOU are aware of. My 5er weighs in at 16,300#. I have a pin weight of 3400#. Im UNDER my trucks GVWR by 1200#.. and WAY under my trucks RAWR, (thats a pretty big hunk of safety margin, and with a combined weight of 25,500#, Im under GCWR by 12,000#!!) I've been towing since 75, and know a little bit about all the equations too. Op doesn't need a 450/4500 to tow a 15,000# 5er. You need to do more research on the new trucks. With 385HP, 850lbft of TQ and a medium duty tranny strapped to a medium duty diesel, Im just as safe, if not more so than you are...Do the research, you're behind the times. Safety is ALWAYS my first concern. Your truck numbers are for how much it can carry and how much it can pull. Neither tells you how much it will stop. About 3-4 years ago, I-5 at Marysville Wa. a 350 Ford dually was pulling a 5th wheel in the left lane, traffic went to hell in front of him, he hit the brakes and the trailer pushed him into 3 cars in front of him, and then jack knifed, then the trailer rolled over the truck across the median, and hit 2 cars in the north bound lane. he and his wife died that day as well as 3 others. his truck was well under the load recommendations of the manufacturer. 5th wheel haulers are built for a reason you haven't figured out yet. and probably never will. Its obvious you have been in MH too long and dont understand these new trucks. You need to catch up with the times. Its you with your close mindness that doesn't want to learn something new. Not only does the trucks brakes help slow the load, the 5ers brakes slow the 5er.... and I do know brakes, seeing that I just happen to be in the brake caliper manufacturing business as well as ABS systems. Its you that doesnt want to learn anything new... You dont tow a 5er with a truck. Its obvious you don't know towing capabilities of todays trucks and how safely they can do their job. Bottom line, though it appears you can't comprehend that a a new 350/3500 SRW truck could tow a 15,500# GVW 5er, but believe what you want, but your reasoning is flawed..
NC Hauler 07/03/15 06:49pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing 39 ft 15.5 k with 1ton Sw diesel - Mistake ??

Was assured that my TV 04 f350 kg ranch PSD SB 6.0L 4x4 would be up to the task.Hate to trade it in but need to be safe. What do you think? What TV do you use for a similar 5er? Been rving 11 months a year for the last 9 years and should know better than trust the dealer. Look forward to your input. Bob Pulling close to 15,000 pounds I'd want the safety margin of a 450/4500. you will see the ranchers, and car transporters, using the 450/4500 series trucks to haul the fifth wheel cattle and car trailers, they know. When was the last time you looked at specs of the newer 350/3500 duallys? Appears you're a bit out of touch. As Chris stated there are 1 ton SRW trucks that will tow a 15,000# 5er. MY 1 ton dually has a RAWR of 9750#, has a GVWR of 14,000# and an idiotic GCWR, with 4.10 of 37,500#! So no, OP doesn't need a 450/4500 to tow a 15000# 5er, but his older 1 ton SRW might be over loaded, and a newer 1 ton SRW 350/3500 would easily handle his 5er. Heck, the newer 3/4 ton trucks could probably handle it depending on how configured. You can walk as close to the edge as you like and go with out any safety margin for as many miles as you like, I won't because I've seen too many accidents caused by not having enough truck to do the job. When you are going to work a truck, get a truck built to work. The kinetic energy of a 15k trailer built up behind a truck towing at 60MPH is huge, your suburban garbage hauler will be over powered in a nano second when thing go sour. Now I KNOW you have no idea what you're talking about, a suburban garbage hauler?!?..now youre dilussional. You obviously have no clue what you're talking about. Some of the new 3500 duallys have more HP & TQ than a 450/4500, and can tow far more then YOU are aware of. My 5er weighs in at 16,300#. I have a pin weight of 3400#. Im UNDER my trucks GVWR by 1200#.. and WAY under my trucks RAWR, (thats a pretty big hunk of safety margin, and with a combined weight of 25,500#, Im under GCWR by 12,000#!!) I've been towing since 75, and know a little bit about all the equations too. Op doesn't need a 450/4500 to tow a 15,000# 5er. You need to do more research on the new trucks. With 385HP, 850lbft of TQ and a medium duty tranny strapped to a medium duty diesel, Im just as safe, if not more so than you are...Do the research, you're behind the times. Safety is ALWAYS my first concern.
NC Hauler 07/03/15 02:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: First time towing with new truck=awesome!

The 8.4 system on mine is great. Just tell it what you want! I have that same system...I guess I'll have to wrap my head around talking to my truck to get some things done, haha. It really does work well! Change radio station, adjust climate tell it where you want to go. Same as mine. I push VR button and go to media or satellite radio station I want to listen to, find a filling station or restaurant or tell Nav where we want to go. I've towed my 16,300# 5er (not as heavy as some) up several 7% grades on interstate I travel, tows great! Oh, after almost 32,000 miles, only issue was replacement of windshield washer motor. Nice report OP! Getting ours ready as we speak to hear over the North Cascades HWY2 to Eastern WA. First tow with the little fella 39TKSB3. Will report my impressions with about 21K dragging behind. Hey did you get the NorthCarolina Nav System that recognizes "Carolina" ;) Hmmm, dont know if I follow. If Im traveling in South Carolina, I'll say South Carolina...for North Carolina, I say North Carolina..I dont say, "Carolina". Same for West Virginia and Virginia. So far, 8.4/ Nav system has performed well for me.
NC Hauler 07/03/15 11:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: First time towing with new truck=awesome!

The 8.4 system on mine is great. Just tell it what you want! I have that same system...I guess I'll have to wrap my head around talking to my truck to get some things done, haha. It really does work well! Change radio station, adjust climate tell it where you want to go. Same as mine. I push VR button and go to media or satellite radio station I want to listen to, find a filling station or restaurant or tell Nav where we want to go. I've towed my 16,300# 5er (not as heavy as some) up several 7% grades on interstate I travel, tows great! Oh, after almost 32,000 miles, only issue was replacement of windshield washer motor. Nice report OP!
NC Hauler 07/03/15 10:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing 39 ft 15.5 k with 1ton Sw diesel - Mistake ??

Was assured that my TV 04 f350 kg ranch PSD SB 6.0L 4x4 would be up to the task.Hate to trade it in but need to be safe. What do you think? What TV do you use for a similar 5er? Been rving 11 months a year for the last 9 years and should know better than trust the dealer. Look forward to your input. Bob Pulling close to 15,000 pounds I'd want the safety margin of a 450/4500. you will see the ranchers, and car transporters, using the 450/4500 series trucks to haul the fifth wheel cattle and car trailers, they know. When was the last time you looked at specs of the newer 350/3500 duallys? Appears you're a bit out of touch. As Chris stated there are 1 ton SRW trucks that will tow a 15,000# 5er. MY 1 ton dually has a RAWR of 9750#, has a GVWR of 14,000# and an idiotic GCWR, with 4.10 of 37,500#! So no, OP doesn't need a 450/4500 to tow a 15000# 5er, but his older 1 ton SRW might be over loaded, and a newer 1 ton SRW 350/3500 would easily handle his 5er. Heck, the newer 3/4 ton trucks could probably handle it depending on how configured.
NC Hauler 07/03/15 10:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Gm trucks really selling strong !!

And in another year someone else will sell more and we will wade through that round of dribble as well. :B
NC Hauler 07/01/15 11:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: Gm trucks really selling strong !!

..Just the opposite of goducks10....owned Chevy Trucks from 1975 until 2010, then went with Ram....If I ever went with another brand, I'd go back to Chevy...I love the Ram's and I really liked my Chevy's, (last 4 were D/A's).
NC Hauler 07/01/15 11:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 3500 - Aisin Trans

I don't know how to move this to tow vehicles. How ??? Mod would have to do it. IF you want it moved, click on a Mod that is in here today and shoot them a PM requesting they move it to Tow Vehicles....No big deal, it's certainly not the first time a person has posted in the 5er section about a TV, and probably won 't be the last. :)
NC Hauler 07/01/15 10:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: Test drove some Rams over the weekend

They are fine trucks. It may have changed since 2012 or maybe it's just the way the dealer ordered mine, but look out for those chrome mirrors. I had to go after market to get the flip up tow extension. Sickening after three days of ownership. :h..look out for those chrome mirrors. I had to go after market to get the flip up tow extension. My 2012 dually, as well as dually in my sig have the chrome flip up towing mirrors and they work great....Did your truck NOT come with flip up mirrors? (chrome or black), I've seen both and they both flip up to be used as towing mirrors.... On edit: I didn't see your answer at the bottom of the second page...sorry.
NC Hauler 07/01/15 07:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Honda EU2000i question

See the illustration I added above - this Neutral-to-Ground bonding plug is made from a hardware store 15 amp plug. No disassembly of the generator is required. Insofar as the advisability of bonding Neutral to Ground, I would refer you to the following ARTICLE. On my Yamaha generators, it doesn't matter which generator the Neutral-to-Ground bonding plug is plugged into since the two generators are tied together at the 30 amp receptacle. Your Honda generators use a slightly different paralleling system since the 30 amp outlet is on one of the generators, so I might plug the bonding plug into the generator with the 30 amp outlet, but it probably won't matter. Rusty Great information Rusty...illustrations were very good.....:)
NC Hauler 07/01/15 07:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Toyota tough.......not

Thirty year old Toyota with a NY tag still running? That speaks pretty highly of Toyota. Absolutely. I think this post backfired on the OP! Agree!! A 30 yr old truck still being driven and from "up north" in the snow and salt? Heck, he just made a great commercial for Toyota....making fun of someone's truck and it may be the only vehicle they have to get around in...sad..
NC Hauler 07/01/15 06:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 3500 - Aisin Trans

Yes, I have the truck in my sig. with Aisin tranny and 4.10 gearing....LOVE IT:)...It's a towing animal...32,000 miles and only issue I"ve had was to replace the windshield washer motor. ...a medium duty tranny strapped to a medium duty Cummins diesel engine. Hard to beat:) oh, and as stated, an AWESOME Exhaust Brake as well.
NC Hauler 06/30/15 07:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Friends from the "OOP'S" thread.

Jon, with all that is going on in today's world, satellite TV, music video's, all the games offered out there on the internet and cell phones....with interest in baseball and soccer this time of year, it would appear that the world of Ham radio operators is only interesting to other ham radio operators, which seems to be a lot less than in the 70's and 80's....The time's, they are a changing....things that we were interested in as kids and young adults seem to meet little to nothing to kids now a day's....or even young adults for that matter...Heck, as a young teen, other than being outside almost the,entire day, (when not in school), biking, playing football, basketball, baseball, working out, running, fishing, swimming, hunting....delivering newspapers, alway's on the go...not today....it's all about motorcycles, fast cars, video games, television, I-pods, heck...I'm glad we didn't have any of that stuff when I was growing up....I had a WHOLE lot more fun going into the woods, and crossing two small mountains to get to a water fall and deep hole to swim and fish in called "Blue Hole"....beautiful place, I still think about it today... Ham operators are becoming a scarce breed....When the CB boom took place everyone had one and to get away from all that chatter, you went Upper and lower side band, and then HAM....was the only way.....I had a Siltronix 1011D, a Yaseu FT101E and a Sony 2000I receiver that picked up radio stations and Ham's all over the world...I LOVED IT..But jobs, moving and raising kids got in the way of Ham radio operator and I sold everything. So I don't see the interest in Ham radio like there was in the 70's, and 80's and early 90's... Cloudy here, already drizzled...I got my weed eating done already and some mowing...going to try to get it done as the day goes on...We were up at our camp this past weekend and got some work done there and plan on going up again Thursday afternoon through Sunday.....going to rain, but what the hay..... Hope all of you are well and hope you have a great day. Jim
NC Hauler 06/30/15 08:07am Around the Campfire
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