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RE: Voltage, momentum, or seismic

We spent a couple of years looking, and originally were leaning toward Voltage until we found Grand Design. We ended up with a Momentum 385TH and have been very happy. I have an ongoing write-up about the experience and process. You're way too thorough...that's why I like you:B I like your articles buddy..Pro NRA, tactical, ect..what's not to like? You do a great job.:B
NC Hauler 02/08/16 06:19am Toy Haulers
RE: Soon to be RV 5th owner

There are FAR more 5er's out there that offer aluminum frames than just the DRV. Do the research. If you're going to live in or around the San Diego area year round, it appears the weather is rather moderate and a 3 seasons type 5er would easily work for you...Weather seems like it would be great for year round living....from what I've read.
NC Hauler 02/08/16 06:13am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Residential Refrigerator

We have a Samsung residential refrigerator in our new TH and it's what we wanted. It came with an 1800 watt inverter, but we also have a 5.5 Onan generator on board..Only time we'd boondock would be if we lost shore power:)...We also have two 12V batteries.
NC Hauler 02/08/16 05:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: RAM passes FORD in HD sales.

So is a 550/5500 truck a "2 ton" ? Call it what you want - My 10,000 lb Ram 5500 has a 9000 lb payload which is 4.5 tons. http://i.imgur.com/YTzrhz8l.jpg With 2 tons the overloads are not touching and still have a gap. http://i.imgur.com/o4CDO4Kl.jpg Is that a C-channel chassis under there? Beautiful truck! NC, hope you're getting better and continue to get better. Thanks buddy, I'm working at it...it's slow but I GOTTA try as hard as I can to recoup my arm and leg strength. Thank you very much for your kind thoughts, Jim
NC Hauler 02/07/16 06:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ordered new Ram truck

NC Hauler, Congrats on your "New Retirement Truck". You got to do it twice. :) I ordered my "Retirement Truck" on 1/6 and it went down the Ram Saltillo Assembly line on 2/3. I ordered a Ram 3500 Limited CC DRW. I am cr4 on the ramforumz 2016 Order Status Updates thread. I see you are over there too. This is HUGE change from my signature truck and I can't wait to get it. Tomorrow I am ordering a Cedar Creek 36CKTS to complete the retirement combo. :B We are planning to do Alaska in 2017. I think we'll be ready. :R Congrats buddy...We'll compare some notes we get all settled in...Keep me posted if you don't mind:)
NC Hauler 02/07/16 06:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Babyboomer RV'ers Have Experienced it All!

I like Joan Jett's , "I love Rock N Roll", but not a big fan of very much of the music since the 90's, but there will be the occasional one that I do like.. Even .At 65, I STILL play my music loud:B Same here! The station that has become our favorite is Serius channel 350 "Red White and Booze" it plays a lot of Country and Classic Rock. Yep along with 60's, 50's, 70's, 32 down thru 17...channel 49 for some Soul Music...really like the Sirius XM radio...AND you got Country, new and old.. Me Again and his "BETTER" half like the "LOVE" station on Sirius. Personally would fall asleep if I listened to that while driving. :B wouldn't be good...to doze off while driving and listening to the "Love" station:B..(channel 17 if not mistaken:))
NC Hauler 02/07/16 12:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: RAM passes FORD in HD sales.

I love my Ram truck,, but really have never looked at who sold the most trucks. I do not have stock in the company so I guess its not a big deal... I do like the fact that my new 3500 tows as much if not more than a F450.. :) Rear axle rating on my 3500 RAM Dually is 9,750# the F450 is 9,100# both trucks are SAE J2807 rated. But it looks like the F350 is 9,650. Odd, I don't know what the difference is. 100#?:B
NC Hauler 02/07/16 12:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Babyboomer RV'ers Have Experienced it All!

I like Joan Jett's , "I love Rock N Roll", but not a big fan of very much of the music since the 90's, but there will be the occasional one that I do like.. Even .At 65, I STILL play my music loud:B Same here! The station that has become our favorite is Serius channel 350 "Red White and Booze" it plays a lot of Country and Classic Rock. Yep along with 60's, 50's, 70's, 32 down thru 17...channel 49 for some Soul Music...really like the Sirius XM radio...AND you got Country, new and old..
NC Hauler 02/07/16 11:03am General RVing Issues
RE: Ordered new Ram truck

Yep..I like the front grill on our's, as well as the tail gate..Don't much care for the Limited's front grille OR it's tailgate.
NC Hauler 02/07/16 11:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: RAM passes FORD in HD sales.

You Ford and Ram guys just wait unit new "HD" Chebby hits the market http://i.imgur.com/B6PkDRWl.jpg Looks good to me, (but remember, 35 yrs with Chevy trucks for me)...That truck is overkill in my case....wife, myself AND the dogs would have a heck of a time climbing in and out of it...I'll stick with the farm tractor engine powered pick up
NC Hauler 02/07/16 10:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: RAM passes FORD in HD sales.

You Ford and Ram guys just wait unit new "HD" Chebby hits the market http://i.imgur.com/B6PkDRWl.jpg Looks good to me, )but remember, 35 yrs with Chevy trucks for me)...That truck is overkill in my case....wife, myself AND the dogs would have a heck of a time climbing in and out of it...I'll stick with the farm tractor engine powered pick up :B
NC Hauler 02/07/16 10:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: RAM passes FORD in HD sales.

Me Again, "GM 397 Horsepower & 765 lb-ft of torque RAM 385 Horsepower & 900 lb-ft of torque Ford 440 Horsepower & 850 lb-ft of torque" And yet the Duramax with only 765 lb-ft of torque that runs circles in performance around the Ram with its so-claimed 900 lb-ft of torque and the D'max gets much better fuel economy doing so. Gee, I wonder who is exaggerating their actual torque numbers delivered to the drive wheels like they always have? It's only torque that turns the drive wheels and nothing else but maybe you'd forgotten that! Will admit Ford or Chevy will dust me "street light to street light", but for steady, stout mountain towing...this slow off the line Ram has proven itself to me as a Daily driver and as a TV, towing fairly heavy over some curvy, mountainous terrain..If I went by who won all these tow contest, I'd own a Ford or a GM/Chevy...Owned the D/A, loved it, won't say anything bad about it, but tried the Ram in 2010, and just ordered a 16'..I'm kind of a "like the underdog/ un-popular" type and "let's try something else just for the heck of it", and really do like the Ram...and haven't really owned one long enough to be labeled a "fan boy":B (Chevy-35 years...Ram, 6 yrs this summer)
NC Hauler 02/07/16 09:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: RAM passes FORD in HD sales.

I do not think that the torque has much to do with mileage at similar speeds and use. Our new 3500 SRW 4x4 gets similar mileage or better than my 2001.5 at higher cruise speeds empty. Towing the mileage is similar or slightly less at the same speeds, I weighs in at 1000-1500 more. Chris Agree, I had a Chevy 05 & 07.5 3500 Dually's with crew cab, Longbed, 4X4, D/A, as well as a 2010 and 2012 Ram 3500DRW, crew cab, longbed, 4X4's with Cummins and 68RFE and 4.10..and now own an even HEAVIER 13 with the Aisin...and THIS truck, towing or empty...gets as good as, IF NOT BETTER MPG, than any of the above...and I "towed heavy" with all of them..and over the same terrain..
NC Hauler 02/07/16 09:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: RAM passes FORD in HD sales.

Just my opinion, I would like it if the manufactures went back to 550 ft pounds and restored some of the economy diesels offered. Loved my 98 Cummins. The new Nissan/Cummins is about the right size for a 2500 series truck. BUT, for those of us who tow heavy....350/3500 is a better choice, and DEF helps with mpg...I get doggone good mpg for a truck that is a 1 ton, crew cab/longbed/4X4, with diesel and medium duty tranny being used as my daily driver as well as towing a heavy 5er. I love the 385 HP & 850 TQ...and it's STOCK power. I'm impressed with how good the MPG is considering size and weight of the truck.
NC Hauler 02/07/16 09:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: RAM passes FORD in HD sales.

To be truthful, after towing with manuals years ago...I wouldn't want one...that's just me..but I'd take an automatic any day when towing on the mountainous, curvy roads that I tow on in NC, TN, VA and WV..but I'm also 65 and just like an automatic mow...
NC Hauler 02/07/16 08:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: Custom built 5th wheel

WOW! Not asking for much is he? Suppose he wants top quality & a solid frame & suspension too? This is like people who are looking for all of comforts of a 40' cruising boat in something that can be kept on a trailer pulled by a 250 truck. There are dreamers everywhere. :B
NC Hauler 02/07/16 07:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Voltage, momentum, or seismic

GD hands down because of the slide mechanisms. Too many bad reports of swin-tec systems which both Voltage and Seismic have, screwing up. Have read bad reports on the GD also.. We fell in love with GD and that was our pick, but after more research, ( almost a year), we ended up with Jayco...So "hands down" is assuming WAYYY to much... I'd say more like, pick which one you want with the best 2 yr warranty...GD is awesome...so is the Jayco.. I've seen and read good and bad on both...guess we'll find out from our own actual, personal experiences....and report back:)
NC Hauler 02/07/16 07:41am Toy Haulers
RE: Custom built 5th wheel

Don't even worry about the bedroom. When you find any 5th wheel with four walls and a roof that weighs 5000lbs let us know. Agree:)
NC Hauler 02/07/16 07:00am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Babyboomer RV'ers Have Experienced it All!

Got my finger(s) caught in a wringer washer more than a few times helping my mom...Can remember between the ages of 12 to 14, getting up at 4:30-5:00 in the morning and picking up about 80 newspapers and either walking or riding my bicycle on my route...365 day's a year...rain, snow, hot, freezing cold...it didn't matter, you delivered the paper...and every customer had a specific place they wanted their morning paper put..This would never be done today and parents would be arrested if they let a 12-14 yr old kid out at 4;30-5am to deliver 80 newspapers...No worries in 62-64...A great experience teaching a kid responsibility and how to handle money, oh...cartoons only came on Saturday morning for just a couple of hours...and Westerns were the biggie when it came to TV fodder in the 50's and early 60's...I remember it as an awesome time growing up "back in the day":B...Some really, really great memories
NC Hauler 02/07/16 05:02am General RVing Issues
RE: RAM passes FORD in HD sales.

I think it's kind of interesting that everyone is talking about the engines. I bought my GMC Denali based nearly entirely on the transmission. Strongest one available, bullet proof record. Engines? All of them have massive horsepower and torque, though Dodge is ridiculous on the torque factor. And the bottom line is............buy what you want! We're not in highschool anymore, we don't always have to own the most popular and always be right or the flavor of the month. Actual the Allison 1000 has run out of gas at current Duramax ratings, and they have dropped out of the HP/torque race. The FORD Torque Shift transmission and the Aisin are both much stronger and very reliable. Chris That's good to know about the Torque Shift. I work for a company that has nearly all 6.7 Fords with their Auto Trans. Good to hear about the Aisin Tranny too? Is the Aisin Tranny available in the 2500/3500 trucks too? Not the 2500's yet, but in the 3500's now...They need to put them in the 2500's to be more competitive there, but believe Ram is only one offering manual transmission in the 3500/3500 trucks. Some still like that option
NC Hauler 02/06/16 09:19pm Tow Vehicles
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