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RE: 2016 MS36RSSB3 purchase

Jim Hope you are enjoying your new 5th wheel at TJ Camping world and everything went well, it's hot here in Asheville today so it should be a good test for your AC units. We are enjoying our new RAM (your old one)and it pulls our Cedar Creek with ease. Jay Glad to hear Jay...It was just getting broke in :), and as you could see, I REALLY take care of my stuff...92 here..it was hot..hope to see you out and about sometime. Jim
NC Hauler 07/23/16 05:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: PULLING 20K OR BETTER

It's oblivious you don't know me at all.. I wasn't invited personally to anything that I'm aware of. For your information. I had a stroke 11 months ago and am STILL trying to recover from that... I didn't drive for almost 5 months and I Still can't tow more than several hours without stopping and resting.. My back and neck hurt CONTINUALLY.. My left arm is very weak and I now walk with a limp... So I really wasn't up to a long haul to a rally:R.. So forgive me for missing your rally..Oh, did I mention my wife's hip replacement?.. That too has slowed us down some.. I don't "spout" anything ... If you don't want to read my post... Block me, then you don't have to read anything I " spout". I towed a 45' Jayco TH with a pin weight of 4200# and was still 900# under my trucks GVWR and . WELL UNDER RAWR. So I too know one doesn't need a semi tractor trailer rig to tow a 21K 5er. You MDT AND HDT's owners that don't want to hear what the newer 350/3500 Duallys can tow aren't the only ones that know how to do the math, though I think at times you've overlooked the common sense aspect of the towing formula. When someone doesn't agree with you, all of you jump on the one telling there is another way to tow heavy 5ers since 2013 Again, block me, ignore me.. I won't go away from RV.net, but will leave the know it all's and their cliques on the "special forums", Why would I go to a rally or event with people who don't want me around:h Sorry I had the stroke, it's a life changer.. Hope you can forgive me, it messed up a WHOLE BUNCH OF PLANS we had at age 65, now age 66... I'm just trying to live and enjoy life... Not hanging out with anyone that doesn't want me around... Too much stress isn't good at this point in my life.....
NC Hauler 07/22/16 08:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Full size picnic table carrier

I think this is an excellent idea and very well done! Gives me some inspiration for something similar... But really, every CG I've been to has a picnic table already. What if you don't go to a regular campground? We have our own property and what the OP has done would be great to have a picnic table where one isn't available..AND it doesn't take up any of the normal storage area. Jim
NC Hauler 07/22/16 09:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2016 MS36RSSB3 purchase

If not this time, maybe sometime soon.:)...Have a safe trip. Jim
NC Hauler 07/22/16 07:13am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2016 MS36RSSB3 purchase

Picking up the new 5er Saturday morning. Will do PDI, hitch up and adjust if needed and spend two night's at the dealers campground to make sure everything is ok...Will follow up with report and pictures. Will be home Monday. Jim Jim , that's a great idea to stay for 2 days . . We'll be in the area Tuesday ! Keep the sunny weather going ... Will leave Monday, but might stay one more day. Let me know where you'll be just in case?? Jim
NC Hauler 07/22/16 05:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2016 MS36RSSB3 purchase

Mike, thus far, the experience with TJ Camping World has been fine.. Seriously, no issues.. Will pick up Saturday morn, do the PDI, see how truck hitch and 5er mesh together and spend two nights at their campground to have our shake down ... We'll see how this part goes and I will report it out exactly the way it goes... So far, not a bad experience at all. Will post up Saturday afternoon/evening and let everyone know how it's going. Jim So far, I'd recommend them to a friend. Hope everything works out with your 5er and,,,,GO 'EER's!!!!
NC Hauler 07/21/16 06:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2016 MS36RSSB3 purchase

Picking up the new 5er Saturday morning. Will do PDI, hitch up and adjust if needed and spend two night's at the dealers campground to make sure everything is ok...Will follow up with report and pictures. Will be home Monday. Jim
NC Hauler 07/21/16 03:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: PULLING 20K OR BETTER

Once you hit the Continental Coach weight range, a true MDT will be needed. The CC coaches are in the 25K+ range. Friends of our have a CC that weighs 27k with empty tanks. For most DRV's and lower brands, you can go with a $70k pickup if you want. We went with a fully loaded 610 Volvo for $19k already converted with 443000 miles on it. So you've now moved the weight from 23K,(OP) and went to 25-27K plus..guess you'll get to where you need to justify a semi tractor rig....We were at 23K...It only takes common sense and simple math to figure at what 5er GVW that one would need a semi to tow it...You hit it..though your example is not that of the original post..re-read.. Well, got admit I paid about 63K for my fully loaded 2016 3500...full warranty and extremely comfortable and I can pull it into my carport, take it to drive thru ATM, Micky Dee drive thru, park at grocery store in regular parking places and use it as my daily driver to and from work..I can tow with it and park in church parking lot on Sunday..I can use the bed to haul a load of wood or whatever. use it all the time for any and everything...don't need a semi tractor no matter the price WAAY to big and not very practical in every day life to most...If they're so popular, one would think you would observe piles of them towing 5er's on the highway...I haven't seen it...A select few towing heavy 5er's that can now be towed by a 350/3500 and will argue till they're blue in the face that they're right, everyone else is wrong..Main reason I rarely frequent the escapees forum..extremely rude people ganging up on those that believe the way I do in today's world..The times, they are a changing.
NC Hauler 07/20/16 06:33pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: PULLING 20K OR BETTER

The RAWR per Ram is 9750# at 65 psi...tires will take 80 psi...AAM rates this rear axle to 11300#. With all 4 tires filled to 80 psi., (max sidewall pressure), per AAM, axle is then rated to 10, 200#...
NC Hauler 07/20/16 03:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire pressures. How can this be?

Since we dont have your real world actual numbers this is all just an estimate.....Subtract your pin weight from your GVWR. 15,500lbs minus approx 3,000# plus leaves you with a bit under 12,500 to be shared by the four tires or hypothetically 3,125lbs per tire. I think I gave that example, just in a different way by doing the weights.
NC Hauler 07/20/16 02:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire pressures. How can this be?

His 4 tires will more than handle his trailer weight on the 4axle's unless grossly over loaded
NC Hauler 07/20/16 02:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire pressures. How can this be?

The dual tire rating is for a dually configuration..4 tires on one axle. Also don;t forget that approx 20% of the weight of your 5er is carried by your truck..( pin weight) Understood. Thats why I'm using the single-mounting ratings. So the pin weight should NOT be included in overall weight calculation? You weigh your truck all ready to hook up and go camping..THEN hook up your camper and weigh again... compare steer axle weight before adding 5er and then with 5er( if heavier that is a very small portion of your pin weight)...compare drive axle BEFORE 5er was hooked up to weight of drive axle with 5er hooked up..(EXP)..if drive axle was 3000# without 5er and 5500# with 5er..then pin weight is 2500#, (plus any that showed up on the front axle...Take those two weights and add them to trailer axle weights and you now know total weight of your 5er.
NC Hauler 07/20/16 01:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire pressures. How can this be?

The dual tire rating is for a dually configuration..4 tires on one axle. Also don;t forget that approx 20% of the weight of your 5er is carried by your truck..( pin weight) 14,080 # carried by your tires..if you're loaded to max GVW of 15K...you'll possibly have 2500- 3000# of pin weight carried by your TV..your tires easily handle weight on the two axles
NC Hauler 07/20/16 01:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: PULLING 20K OR BETTER

Some don't know that since 2013, These 1 ton dually's have come a very long way..Rusty told specs several times..Add rear air suspension and this truck is more than capable..At a 5er towing rating of almost 31K...one should understand this.I don't need a semi tractor rig to tow my 5er..I towed a 45' 21K Jayco TH all through the mountains of NC, VA, TN and WVa without a hiccup..several 7% on the interstates with up to 10% on secondary mountainous, curvy roads..zero issues.. So I know I don't need a MDT or a HDT to tow an 18 to a 22-23K 5er..There are quite a few doing it now a day's, and doing it safely... My truck is paid for..loaded out at $62,000....I can go to the grocery store with it, drive through McDonals with it, enter it and exit quite easily..use it as my daily driver and use the bed anytime I need it...Don't have to buy another car and pay more for it and insurance because I have a semi tractor truck rig...Maybe for 23K and up...again..using trucks specs...simple math and common sense research is all one needs to figure this stuff out...,,Some need to catch up with the times... With the HP and TQ Ford, GM/Chevy and Ram are offering now a day's..MORE than enough power.. with beefed up transmissions and exhaust brakes, and rear air assist..again..QUITE CAPABLE of handling 18-23K...members are doing it and have been doing it since these new 1 ton dually's were beefed up....safely Jim
NC Hauler 07/20/16 01:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Friends from the "OOP'S" thread.

:W
NC Hauler 07/18/16 06:14pm Around the Campfire
RE: Friends from the "OOP'S" thread.

hire someone Jon, she's right...don't mess with it..get someone else to do it for you Jim
NC Hauler 07/18/16 03:34pm Around the Campfire
RE: Friends from the "OOP'S" thread.

Seems when I purchased my PDL II back in the day...it was around $200 or less, (which was pricy back then)I was well over 40' in the top of a white pine...I cut the top out and it was still 12" in diameter...dumb? I don't know...I was 25:B
NC Hauler 07/18/16 12:05pm Around the Campfire
RE: Friends from the "OOP'S" thread.

Hey Jon, from 1976 thru 78', I had a Yaesu FT101E and a Siltronix 1011-D..Also had a TRAM Diamond 60, modified to work in all of 10 and 11 meter band....I was 25 years old with a rotor and a PDL2 antenna..talked all over the world..was a real blast...Had Morse code, was going to classes for license..job change ended all that that..haven't messed with it since 79... hoping to get our new 5er this week, (Thurs-Fri). We close on our house Aug 23rd..so we'll head back to our camp oil it get's cold, then head to TX this year to visit son, DIL and grandson's..havent seen them since December.. Hope you're all well and having a good day. Jim
NC Hauler 07/18/16 08:55am Around the Campfire
RE: 2016 MS36RSSB3 purchase

OK you guys, please try to have mercy for us folk who still have almost 20 years to go! :B Seriously I'm very happy for all of you and wish you many more happy and healthy years!:) It'll go by quicker than one thinks....I mean, seem's like yesterday that...fill in the blank...almost 66 years have gone by MUCH faster than I would have ever thought.. When I was a kid I can remember "wishing" I was older on occasion and my mom would say "don't wish your life away", didn't really understand what she was saying, but NOW I understand.:) Jim
NC Hauler 07/17/16 12:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Purchased a DRV from Camping World in Marion NC today

Good to hear. Darrell is a polite young man.
NC Hauler 07/16/16 05:26pm Camping World RV Sales
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