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RE: Friends from the "OOP'S" thread.

Page "1040"...reminds me of the IRS..reckon this page will be audited:BW We're headed up to our camp in WV in the morning..will come back Thursday..Katy doing better recouping from hip replacement surgery...I'm still recouping..crippled leading the crippled:) Hope all of you have a great weekend..hope all of you are well, or in more than several of "our "cases, (Art, rosie, Jon and Carole, Kathy and myself), feeling better and progressing. y'all take care, talk to you later............fresh pot of coffee on and apple tarts on the micro-wave Jim
NC Hauler 05/27/16 07:49am Around the Campfire
RE: Memorial Day - Where are you camping?!

At my camp on Greenbriar River in Pence Springs WV..
NC Hauler 05/26/16 12:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: 5er dry weight for a 9,500 pound total?

So the only reason not to push it right up to its stated limits is whether it's motor and gearing can give enough to pull? The truck itself is capable well beyond its rating? Not the engine as much as suspension, axle weight ratings and tranny gearing. As far as "the truck is capable well beyond it's ratings....?"..No, that's why you have ratings..I go by GVWR, I don't go over that...most don't use GVWR, they go by manufacturers RAWR..so, to me, THAT'S max limit..If I use my RAWR..it's 9750#..If I go by AAM's rating it's 11,500#..BUT, "I'm" going by the manufacturer of the trucks recommended ratings...At what point, by pushing the limits of the trucks towing capacity do you stress the tranny?, drive train, tranny?, front or rear suspension?, the brakes? Just saying, if you buy a truck that you are wondering if it will work, OR trying to figure out how to "beef it up" to maybe make it work, you yourself are questioning your decision!...
NC Hauler 05/25/16 05:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5er dry weight for a 9,500 pound total?

Didn't notice the OP had any upgrades to the truck. I've added Load Lifter 5000 bags, upgraded tires to 285 from 265, and upgraded brakes to extreme haul and tow pads and rotors. Some upgrades may significantly increase load capacity of the vehicle. Which doesn't change what the stickers say... but the tow realistically has much greater capability. What the OP is stating he's going to tow with his truck, would really not need all the add-on's you speak of..If one has to add all that to tow "X" size 5er, than one should have purchased a bigger truck from the get go. I am a bit confused that Djgodden, felt that he needed to do those upgrades to carry/pull the 5er he has listed in his signature. :h I carry/pull the same size and likely near the same weight, and the only upgrade besides the stock Camper package is a set of Bilstein shocks. In my case, being a fifth wheel virgin at time of purchase and going by numerous recommendations... we bought the tow vehicle we did, AFTER we'd purchased the Montana. In these forums I posted our CAT scale weights and was tutored on all the relevant numbers accompanied by well meaning arm waving. The thread was fantastic with it's information. Buried in that thread were a few comments which caught my eye. Those comments were about the actual tow capabilities of my tow versus those of a "bigger" and more expensive mode. While doing a lot of reading and talking to people here, the Montana Owners forum, and the Turbo Diesel Forum I learned the differences between the Dodge SRW 2500 and 3500 are negligible. Some upgrades I made because I wanted to, others brought the capabilities to the same as a 3500 SRW. I suppose I did a poor job of expressing my point, which was to know all the little details about your rig before deciding you're completely outclassed. In 2012, that may have been true between a 3500 SRW and a 2500 Ram..3500 had an overload springs..but in 13', all that changed, and there are differences in axle weight's along with other suspension changes..The 2500 didn't even get the new frame until 2014..The 3500 got it in 13'.
NC Hauler 05/25/16 02:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: DRW or SRW

I always get a kick out of folks that will wait to see the answer they want to hear and then acknowledge that one.... If you already have your mind made up against a dually, then why post? I don't have my mind made up yet. I have to use the equity in my current truck to get out of my MH. So I'm trying to decide between a used special purpose dually with another livable daily driver truck or a really nice SRW brand new Denali 3500 that can be dual purpose. I'm just responding to the ones that share what I asked for. I asked for real experiences, not advice. So to all of those that shared their advice, thank you and no offense intended. I welcome the advice since I'm new to a fifth wheel. But, I'm mostly interested in the experiences. So why do you feel the need to troll? What's it to you? Some of these aren't opinion's, BUT life's learned lessons from real life experiences a lot of had, and learned, the hard way...which it cost even more to fix the mistake...That's how I learned, and it cost me tis I got it right..So some of us ARE sharing our opinions BASED on actual experiences. If I didn't want to drive around in a Dually..I'd purchase a TH/5er, I could safely tow and be under my trucks recommended towing numbers...again, simple math and some common sense is all it takes. I'd let this thread die and just do what you want to do..
NC Hauler 05/24/16 06:03pm Toy Haulers
RE: DRW or SRW

My favorite dealer has a 422. They list the pin at almost 3700 lbs.. That's pretty stout. Just get the truck weighed and the pin weighed if you can. If its really close empty, I would do it. The toys will pull a little off the pin. The total weight will be strong but just don't go flying down the highway. The 422 Fusion Chrome has a GVW of 19K. pin weight could go 3800#..Dually territory when I factor "Safety First" in..but I'm told that's subjective....Tow what you want with what you want...it's your truck, your trailer, your family..no one else's business, but the one who purchased the combo... It's just when someone ask..there will be answers they might not want to hear, even if the answers are right..such is life as we know it in 2016.
NC Hauler 05/24/16 03:47pm Toy Haulers
RE: DRW or SRW

Thank you for sharing lawnspecialties. That is exactly what I was looking for. I don't speed anyway. I have a class a diesel and I rarely go above 70 mph and I'm usually around 65 or so. Do you notice much with the wind? Do you realize he is exceeding his rear rim capacities at 7200 lbs and his pin weight is lighter than the FW you selected? Expect to spend to $3K or more on 19.5" wheel upgrades to have sufficient rear capacity and probably another $1K on suspension to make s SRW safely tow a TH of that size. GVWR and GCWR are not legal ratings, but they are warranty ratings and may get you denied coverage if exceeding them during the warranty period. In my previous post I said it could be done safely, but there are hard and potential costs associated with it. My F250 was typically loaded 7000-8000 lbs on the rear axle, but it had the following options and upgrades: OEM Camper Package - F350 rear upper overload springs - Higher rated front coils - Front and rear stabilizer bar 19.5" wheel upgrade - 19.5 alloy rims rated at 4500 lbs - 245/70R19.5 LRH 16PR tires rated at 4805 lbs Suspension upgrade - Rancho RS9000XL adjustable shocks - Upper and lower Torklift StableLoad spring pads and wedges - Firestone Ride-rite airbags Agree.. I too figured the OP was just hoping one or more would agree with him to justify pushing rear axle limits of his truck...There is a huge difference in stability when towing with a dually on mountainous curvy roads versus a SRW truck, most who have had both will agree..It's also best to not push the limits of the truck..Thus the reason, I have the truck to tow what I'm towing..I didn't have to ask anyone what they thought of the combo..I KNEW truck could handle the load..My daily driver for the last 11 years has been a dually...No big deal, and I know how to park it, so no pictures of me by a close minded community that's a bit "uppity"...glad I don't have neighbors like them. Buy the right truck for the job..if one doesn't want the right truck, buy a lessor weight TH/5er...its just a safety choice and common sense...something that isn't real popular now a day's.
NC Hauler 05/24/16 03:07pm Toy Haulers
RE: 5er dry weight for a 9,500 pound total?

Didn't notice the OP had any upgrades to the truck. I've added Load Lifter 5000 bags, upgraded tires to 285 from 265, and upgraded brakes to extreme haul and tow pads and rotors. Some upgrades may significantly increase load capacity of the vehicle. Which doesn't change what the stickers say... but the tow realistically has much greater capability. What the OP is stating he's going to tow with his truck, would really not need all the add-on's you speak of..If one has to add all that to tow "X" size 5er, than one should have purchased a bigger truck from the get go. I am a bit confused that Djgodden, felt that he needed to do those upgrades to carry/pull the 5er he has listed in his signature. :h I carry/pull the same size and likely near the same weight, and the only upgrade besides the stock Camper package is a set of Bilstein shocks. Agree
NC Hauler 05/24/16 02:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5er dry weight for a 9,500 pound total?

Didn't notice the OP had any upgrades to the truck. I've added Load Lifter 5000 bags, upgraded tires to 285 from 265, and upgraded brakes to extreme haul and tow pads and rotors. Some upgrades may significantly increase load capacity of the vehicle. Which doesn't change what the stickers say... but the tow realistically has much greater capability. What the OP is stating he's going to tow with his truck, would really not need all the add-on's you speak of..If one has to add all that to tow "X" size 5er, than one should have purchased a bigger truck from the get go.
NC Hauler 05/24/16 01:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5er dry weight for a 9,500 pound total?

I tow and have been for 3+ years a 9000lb 5th wheel that weighs (Oregon Scales) 9000lbs loaded with an 1800lb pin, with a 2012 Ram 2500 CTD. Tows like an absolute dream. My GVWR is 9600lbs, I'm at 9800lbs. I've added 18" tires with a 6830lb rating on the rear. I'm under GCVWR, tow rating and RAWR even with the OEM 17" tires. Rear axle weight with 5th hitched is 4900lbs+/-. I wouldn't even think twice about hitching a 9500lb 5er up to your truck. X2! Let me add that your 2016 Ram 2500, 6.4 hemi scales less than my 2001 2500 CDT. I carry/pull a 12,360# GVWR 5er with about 2,200# of pin (loaded at just over 11,000#), and the TV scales right at 10,000# loaded, with a 19,500# GCVW. I trowed the same size 5er with a 2003 2500 Chevy D/A short bed extended cab truck...The main emphasis on my post where suggesting not to "guesstimate"..weigh the truck and go from there.. No doubt his truck can handle it..Just telling them to do the math..In all the years that I've been towing, (over 45), it was rare that I ever "guessed " right on how much I loaded a pop-up, HiLo, TT or 5er to...Most of the time I was wrong..... Jim
NC Hauler 05/24/16 12:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5er dry weight for a 9,500 pound total?

I tow and have been for 3+ years a 9000lb 5th wheel that weighs (Oregon Scales) 9000lbs loaded with an 1800lb pin, with a 2012 Ram 2500 CTD. Tows like an absolute dream. My GVWR is 9600lbs, I'm at 9800lbs. I've added 18" tires with a 6830lb rating on the rear. I'm under GCVWR, tow rating and RAWR even with the OEM 17" tires. Rear axle weight with 5th hitched is 4900lbs+/-. I wouldn't even think twice about hitching a 9500lb 5er up to your truck. I agree with you, That's what I stated..I did state that would be a "lighter5er"...I was going by the OP's numbers. I never stated he couldn't tow a 10K 5er.I told how I would go about getting the numbers by doing the weight's..and though I don't go by RAWR, but GVWR, it should be noted that I told him about using the RAWR...
NC Hauler 05/24/16 12:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5er dry weight for a 9,500 pound total?

Truck is a 2016 CCSB Ram 2500 with 6.4 hemi and 4wd. GVWR 10,000 GCWR 19,800 FAWR 5,500 RAWR 6,000 I'm going to weigh the truck sometime this week with it's typical daily load, and about all we add is her and a cooler. We have an actual camping trip in July. We'll be fully loaded and plan to get real weights then. A question has come up. Once I disconnect TT for reweigh, do I also remove or keep WD hitch and bars? I know it counts against receiver, but does it count as actual tongue weight? Yes, tongue weight is tongue weight whether distributed on drive axle only, or front and drive axle. How the weights are done compared to quite some time ago when I towed a TT and did the weights with trailer and truck, and then with just the truck., I'd put WDH in the back of the truck, for total GVWR.I know weight will distribute some to front axle, but putting WDH in the bed of the truck, still gives truck GVE, will add more to rear axle weight, but you can look at what drive axle weight was while hooked up and while unhooked, do the math and see the difference between drive and steer axle weights...
NC Hauler 05/24/16 07:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5er dry weight for a 9,500 pound total?

Tires far exceed axles, and rear = 6000, front = 5500. So if RAWR is 6K, (rated to that), BUT the tires handle far more than the axle rating, if one overloads the axle, but not the tires....does that make the axle the "weak link"? Is it safe to exceed the rear axle weight rating, but overload it because tires will handle the weight, but the axle won't, (according to manufacturer specs)?
NC Hauler 05/24/16 07:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5er dry weight for a 9,500 pound total?

Another related question. What advertised pin weight will roughly equate to 1900 once you load the camper? I'm not sure what math estimates are typically used but it seems there should be a number I could use to eliminate options as simply going to be too heavy. 1900# equates to a 5er with an approx. GVW of 9500#..I'd throw out "dry" or "empty" 5er and pin weight's...not realistic...It's hard to "speculate" how much your truck or 5er will weigh, loaded...it rarely work's out to try to do it that way...It would behoove you to use the 5er's GVW when trying to figure what your truck can tow. It would help some to know what truck you have and what the GVWR, GCWR, FAWR and RAWR's are.... I'd weigh the truck, loaded just like you were going to go camping, full tank of fuel etc...add 200# for a conventional 5er hitch, though you could go much lighter with an Andersen Ultimate 5er hitch...and use drive axle weight to determine how much room you have left for pin weight compared to RAWR...I personally use trucks GVWR, but that is not popular on this forum and I've been deemed a "weight police":R..but by doing the research, I'm under all my trucks recommended towing numbers which works for me :) I'd weigh my truck BEFORE I purchased a 5er to figure out how much pin weight I can put in the bed of the truck. Jim
NC Hauler 05/24/16 07:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Friends from the "OOP'S" thread.

quiet in here There's an echo if no one else is in here. I swept up, mopped the kitchen, got a pot ofcoffeeon for y'all and doughnut's (cream filled), on the microwave. We've just been busy..Me taking care of Kathy, and working with my limp left leg, weak left arm and a hand that still doesn't exactly do what I want it to do:R...crippled taking care of the crippled...kind of worn out from working the week-end..I'm babysitting a stand-in supervisor:) Only working 6 hrs... but it's depressing trying to get back to "normal", and not being able to do a lot of things I could do 9 months ago... Pretty day today..Kathy and I hoping we can go up to our camp in WV Saturday and stay till Thursday..we'll see how everyone feels. Hope all of you are well and hoping you have a great day and week Jim & Kathy
NC Hauler 05/23/16 09:18am Around the Campfire
RE: 6 person tow vehicle?

Look at the post above this thread. The OP posted in Dinghy Towing asking for the best 4 down tow vehicle. I think they're looking for a toad that will seat 6. NOT a tow vehicle. yeah, I had found that out with my EDIT above you. OP .Posted in Dinghy towing first, got no replies, 3 mins later, posted here looking for a Toad
NC Hauler 05/23/16 04:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: 6 person tow vehicle?

. No information to work with, other than a TV that can carry 6 people..If a truck, It would have to have a bench seat front and back...no center console...What does OP want to tow? That would be most helpful to know. A Van, as mentioned, may work better, and the E350 would give tis more weight carrying capacity. ....Need more information...title alone isn't enough... ON EDIT: OP posted this in "Dinghy Towing" What is the best 4 down tow vehicle that can fit 6 people comfortably? Minimal modification to make it 4 down towable. 2 kids in booster seats, 1 teenager, 3 adults. Those are the main requirements, but nice to haves would be AWD/4WD, and the shorter/lighter the better.
NC Hauler 05/23/16 04:06am Tow Vehicles
RE: washing and waxing

I find that the guys that do my rv do a great job and they do it while I am at work. When I get home,,bam,,freshly washed and wax... The hardest thing I had to do was lift a pen and write a check.. :) They are hard to keep clean. At 43 feet,,, I will only wash the roof. that takes me a long time. At 46, I just don't like to do the entire thing. Hope all goes well for you Jim. Happy campin Sir. Dana Thanks Dana...my day's are numbered for "doing it myself":B Jim
NC Hauler 05/21/16 02:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: washing and waxing

I have been paying a guy for 5 years to wash and wax my rv. He washes it before each trip for 90 bucks. He charges me 180 to wash and wax it. I have the wax done twice a year. The price also includes washing my truck. That way we look nice rolling into camp,,,unless it rains while in route.. Nobody will clean and wax my TH better than "I" will, but I may have to find out...I'll be 66 in July and haven't gotten back to normal from the stroke I had in August, I dragged a ladder around the 44' 7" TH and waxed the entire unit...Don't know how long I'll be able to do it, but ill keep doing it until I can't do it anymore... Hard to keep them clean though:) Jim
NC Hauler 05/20/16 01:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Replace OEM Ram Brake Controller w/Aftermarket BC??

After reading this thread I was concerned about my 2016 but after a test pull yesterday I can report that the IBC works like a charm with my Electric over Hydraulic brakes set for heavy and a gain of 5.0, even did away with the 2 second delay my old 2011 Chevy had and brakes smoother as well. With a GVWR of slightly less than 14K, that's not really a very heavy 5er for that truck.....Ain't nothing wrong with "too much truck", that's for sure:BDon't know where you got your numbers but the HH weighs 16,500lbs loaded for the road, we added MorRyde IS to it which added 300lbs and my wife believes that every nook and cranny has to be filled. It's not a monster but it's enough. I got the numbers from looking up his rig on three different web sites:h On all three, GVW was listed at 13,900#...Just telling what I read..Going by information given her the model number he gave.....THAT's where I got the numbers, right, wrong or indifferent. So if GVWR is wrong...what IS the GVWR? I don't see where MorRyde IS would give one an additional 2600# over GVWR, unless all sites were wrong about the GVWR.
NC Hauler 05/20/16 01:09pm Tow Vehicles
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