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RE: Max Towing Wars - Ford vs Ram

So just because the past 3 posters are Dodge shills, anyone who posts otherwise is the same? What a bunch of......Oh never mind. If Dodge was so great, it would not have the reputation it does, or be the perennial toilet dweller sales-wise. This is from a former 2 time Dodge truck owner, BTW...... Wouldn't know, never owned a Dodge truck in my life until 2010, before that it was ALL Chevy trucks, from 1975 thru 2010, last three were D/A equipped trucks in LTZ trim, last two dually's...So I guess Ram has come a long way, though only thing I can compare with is a 2010, 2012 and current truck...so if they had been the perennial toilet dwellers that you so eloquently stated, I wouldn't own one based on the newer models...made me a believer..Again, never owned one until 2010, so I'm not your so called, A-typical Dodge "shills" (whatever that is???)... you did deferr from the name calling, you just stated, "what a bunch of..... nice touch:)
NC Hauler 07/22/14 06:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: My tire story - Big O tires

If ST tires did not fail at the rate they do, we would not be having the conversation. To all that think ST are the way to go I say enjoy, just do not come back whining that the side of your trailer is ripped to pieces when one fails for no apparent reason other than that is what they do way to often. I am not a great fan of poly carcass LT's on heavier trailers. The XPS Rib or R250 do much better with their steel ply sidewalls. Find a post about one of those two failing. They have a better track record than the GY G614. The real issue is why are people being forced to continue to use substandard ST tires? Chris Will agree with your assessment on those tires Chris. Since 05-06, GY G614's seem to be a better tire..I've had zero issues with mine and again, the one that did "throw it's tread" was a product of a weak spring pack that only allowed about 1" of clearance between the top of the tire and the wheel well of the 5er( build date on tires were 0606).....so I've been using G614's since 07 and no failures due to bad actual tire failures.
NC Hauler 07/22/14 12:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: My tire story - Big O tires

To further the confusion, what are my Goodyear G614's? They were LT and still have "LT" in the official sizing info but if you look at Goodyear's site it states their "position" as trailer. I was arguing for LT tires on another forum and a guy pointed out that my tires were now ST. LOL. I love em either way... The things we hear on the net LOL. This short email from Goodyear to my question "what does the RST stand for" on your G614 tires. From: goodyear_cr@goodyear.com on 05/07/2014 02:38 PM Sent by: Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Consumer Relations 728 200 Innovation Way Akron, OH 44316-0001 Voice #: 800.321.2136 Fax #: 330.796.6829 Thank you for contacting our web site. RST for "Regional Service Trailer" is correct. Jennifer - Consumer Relations. The G614 is what it says it is and a LT used for regional service trailer. Similar situation with the new euro all position tires used for vans/trucks and trailers. Some misinformed folks say their a ST tire even when the tire maker tells us they are not. I had an almost verbatim e-mail from Goodyear also when I personally questioned if they were actually LT tires...So that's what I call them, the exact same thing Goodyear calls them.
NC Hauler 07/22/14 12:10pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What's the comfortable weight limit

I'd prefer an evening wobbly pop over a cup of coffee. ken Ken, don't know if I know what that means, but I got ya:)
NC Hauler 07/22/14 09:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Max Towing Wars - Ford vs Ram

...never mind, you're not worth the effort..your thread, your blather.....Name calling becomes you....
NC Hauler 07/21/14 06:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New fiver

I've been looking at this model and it shows a GVW of 19,000#...I know one may not load that heavy, but I tow my 5er now at 16,200# with no issues, so if the 11 Ram can handle it, I ought to be "good to go" with my truck should I decide to get one of these great looking 5er's...right? OP, it's beautiful rig....I would love to have one someday:) I am over 19K and my measly RAM Dually 350/800 with 3:42 gears tows the little MS just fine! They are a great full time rig. It's an awesome 5er to be sure...
NC Hauler 07/21/14 03:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What's the comfortable weight limit

OP you are the perfect example of why you should always get a heavier duty truck than you need at the time of purchase! Yeah, I would have saved a "hunk of change" if I'd done that years ago...If someone figures they may go heavier/longer with a 5th. wheel, try to think ahead if you can afford it and get a TV that will work "down the road", ie years later if you decide you want to get a bigger 5er...s Yea if you did we would not have had as much fun with you as we have! You know, one day we're going to have to meet up somewhere so I can buy you a cup of coffee or something....I'm just here for your entertainment:)
NC Hauler 07/21/14 03:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Max Towing Wars - Ford vs Ram

In regards to HD trucks -- buy the one you like. Trying to convince others that "your brand" is better is pointless. IMO, they are all very good right now. Ian, You should put a pickup after that HD truck part, Otherwise, you might get some smart asset like me, saying a pickup is a light duty truck! no matter the badging or gvwr, as an HD truck is over 55K lbs gvwr! :D is under 13500, 13501-55K is a medium duty twuck! I do agree with the buy what you want, ALL are better than they used to be. etc etc. Marty Yep, Marty you pretty much got that one right....still just light duty trucks...but did you mean to do the Elmer Fudd impersonation by calling it a "twuck" :)
NC Hauler 07/21/14 12:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Max Towing Wars - Ford vs Ram

"Sincerely, The No Spin Zone" Really??????? If you got some facts that says otherwise post it for everyone to see. :W Really? ??????? "The No Spin Zone"????...I find it hard to believe that you and O'Reilly have ANYTHING in common...because IF you do, we have a lot in common and I'm figuring that just isn't so.... One good thing, per you, that Rams are out numbered 10 to 1 ....cool, that's why my truck looks so doggone good and unique...It doesn't look like all the others....I like that, and it really is one great looking truck, inside and out and is a towing beast...I think it's kinda cool that those of us who own a Ram truck are "unique" as opposed to all the many, many, many same Ford looking alike trucks. Won't say anything bad about Chevy, owned WAYYY too many of them, but won't own a Ford...only because Ford has been shoved down our throats since I joined this forum, (and they don't want "MY money)...When I owned Chevy's, all I heard was how much better Ford was, (Dodge/Ram wan't even a part of the equation, then When I went to Dodge/Ram, it wasn't the Chevy guy's that gave the Ram owners all the grief, again, it was the Ford guys...Seriously why is that? Ram guys haven't had much to crow about for a while from what I've seen or read, (no cut on Dodge/Ram owners), but when they get a few accolades awarded to them, it's more the Ford guy's who want to cut on them more than anyone else and make fun of them..I really don't get it...I have nothing against Ford, but so much bitterness, name-calling over TRUCKS? Man, Israel fighting off the mid-east...passenger jet shot down by Commies? and people about to go to war over pick up trucks...guess I just don't get it....
NC Hauler 07/21/14 12:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New fiver

I've been looking at this model and it shows a GVW of 19,000#...I know one may not load that heavy, but I tow my 5er now at 16,200# with no issues, so if the 11 Ram can handle it, I ought to be "good to go" with my truck should I decide to get one of these great looking 5er's...right? OP, it's beautiful rig....I would love to have one someday:)
NC Hauler 07/21/14 12:10pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What's the comfortable weight limit

OP you are the perfect example of why you should always get a heavier duty truck than you need at the time of purchase! Yeah, I would have saved a "hunk of change" if I'd done that years ago...If someone figures they may go heavier/longer with a 5th. wheel, try to think ahead if you can afford it and get a TV that will work "down the road", ie years later if you decide you want to get a bigger 5er...s
NC Hauler 07/21/14 11:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: What accessories have you added to your TV?

Mine came with quite a bit, but tinted drivers and passengers side widows, Tinted in channel Weathertech window gutters, Weathertech floor mats...Westin HDX stainless steel grill/brush guard, Westin off road lights, mudflaps. Toolbox, ...no tuners....stock and full warranty:)
NC Hauler 07/21/14 09:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: exploding tire

Agree with Chris, I've not seen an ST rated to 87 mph, not a Carlisle...normally Max for some of these ST is 65 mph....which is about as fast as I want to tow one, get good mpg and be safe. I was running I26 yesterday evening coming home from work and a 1 ton SRW Superduty was towing, what I perceived to be about a 35' Montana...speed limit on that part of I26 is 60 mph, just before it merges with I40 in Asheville...I was running about 63 mph and he went by me almost like I was standing still...was almost out of sight before I knew it....had to have been going 75 mph at least, I ran up to 70 for a bit and wasn't catching him....that's scary...Just don't understand what the hurry is..:h
NC Hauler 07/21/14 08:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: TT or 5th, best TV to go with them?

If the camper is only going to be moved maybe 2 times (dealer to campground, then to another campground)... why not look into paying for having it towed to the campground? Otherwise you will be doing groceries for months in a 1 ton dually truck. Wouldn't think a 1 ton dually would be required for a GVW 5er of 15,000#...but if he keeps his 13' 3/4 ton, which I figure the OP will, he just needs to match the right weight 5er to his truck.
NC Hauler 07/21/14 08:52am Beginning RVing
RE: Ram Fifth Wheel Prep and Reese Adapter

I have a reese 16K hitch with the picture frame adapter, I am using the pins and not the bolts. I will look into the B&W, but the entire setup is Reese, I thought it would just work. Perhaps it is because it is the 16k and not the 20k?? Thanks!! I have a 2014 2500 ram long bed with the prep package. I use a reese 20k pro slider (slider is from my previous shortbed truck,didnt see buying a new hitch) And I purchased the reese adapter from. Took me less than 5 mins to install the whole assembly. I don't have any play other than the normal movement from the hitch being a slider. I would look at the hitch and make sure nothing is out of whack. I can send you pics of mine if you like..... As far as the "additive", I buy the Blue def from napa, I can usually get it for less than $15.00 a box ( 2 1/2gal) and it last a long time. For ex. I just came back from a trip to Niagara falls, Canadian side from De. I topped off my tank before we left, took 9 hrs worth of driving to get there, through the mountains, truck ave. 12.5mpg up and back. We had a stop over on the way home in Jonestown Pa. All in all we drove well over 1000 miles towing the our 10k lb 5th wheel and the def gauge never moved. If you have a cummins ram and you are burning enough DEF that you calculate it into your MPG you need to take it to your dealer and have them reflash your truck with the new updates! There is no reason to be burning that much DEF. My truck averages 18-20mpg daily running, 23-25 on the highway and flat towing my 5vr its ave. 14.5 mpg. get your truck to the dealer! DEF has a short shelf life. As you say the trucks don't use much. Also 2.5 gallons for $15 is a very high price. Yep, find a station where they pump DEF..again, I get it for $2.55 a gallon at a truck stop about 5 miles from where I live off I 40.
NC Hauler 07/21/14 06:00am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ram Fifth Wheel Prep and Reese Adapter

The only thing that I do not like about the new trucks is that stupid fuel additive. Heck we are already spending almost $4 a gallon, then add this extra additive to it and it is almost $4.25. Don't sound like much but geez this is getting crazy. ?? How often do you think you have to add DEF??? I buy DEF at the pump for $2.55 a gal....I get anywhere from as low as 800 mpg of DEF to as high as 1300+ mpg....a very, very small amount . So at 5.5 gal tank holder, which the most I've ever put in it at anyone time has been a little over 2 3/4 gallon, again, at $2.55 a gal...I can get 5,000 miles with 5 gallon's..oh, and I the bonus is I get better mpg using DEF, I can compare this to identical 2010 and 2012 Dodge/Ram dually's. To the OP. I have the picture frame adapter with a Reese 20K Signature 5er hitch and have no movement in the hitch. If you have it locked into place on the adapter, I don't see and issue, unless it's moving a 1/4" or some really odd amount. My adapter also came with 4 bolts to use to lock down the hitch if one didn't want to use the locking pins...or was towing a much heavier 5er.
NC Hauler 07/21/14 05:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: TT or 5th, best TV to go with them?

having owned both and towed both TT and 5er with and without kids, then with grandkids, the wife and I prefer a 5th wheel over a TT...FAR more storage area in the 5er than in a TT. More room inside. A few things...I like only one entrance to the RV..just me, but feel it's more secure.. No issues with slideouts, no matter where...I've had no slides to 4 slides. hydraulic or electric, doesn't matter, never had issues with either...kitchen slides? I've had several 5the wheels with kitchen slides and never had an issue with electric power or propane lines to the slides.. One thing, you can tow TT easier with smaller truck, (ie, 1/2 ton, 3/4 ton). When you start talking 5er's, you start talking "bigger trucks", 1/2 ton's limited up to certain weights, 3/4 tons can handle more, but can be limited if you go very heavy...1 ton SRW have gotten to where they can handle much more than they could just 3 years ago and for much heavier and longer..may be looking at dually territory..Also, any of the GM/Chevy, Ford or Ram trucks would all be good choices, all offer all one needs when towing..just match the proper truck with whatever it is you're going to tow:) Do yourself a favor right out of the gate...IGNORE "empty" or "dry" weights when it comes to matching a tow vehicle to what you buy..Use the units GVW, it's more practical....Also, if looking at a 5th. wheel, forget "empty" or "dry" pin weight...again, not practical...Look at 5th. wheels GVW and take 20% of that and figure that will be a much closer "ballpark" on what your actual pin weight will be (weight you will put in the bed of the truck onto your 5er hitch)...An example, if GVW of 5er you're looking at is 15,000#, good chance pin weight could be 3,000# or there abouts. Lot's of decisions, lot's of questions...Look real hard at cost of both TT and 5er as well as what you plan on towing with....once you use a little common sense and do some simple math, I guarantee if you do your homework, you will end up having a much more enjoyable towing experience. Again, If you go with a 5er, just make sure you buy "enough truck" for what you're going to tow.
NC Hauler 07/21/14 04:24am Beginning RVing
RE: fridge exhaust fans added

Most excellent write up with illustrations....A very informative post:)
NC Hauler 07/21/14 04:15am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: What's the comfortable weight limit

I'd stop looking at "empty" or "dry" weights altogether....It's numbers that don't mean a lot. I would use the 5er's GVW of 15,500#...though you may never load it to that much, one just doesn't know until 5er is loaded and weighed... Lot's of people towing heavy 5er's around with 3/4 ton trucks, that being said, it doesn't make it right or safe...BUT, also most don't use the trucks GVWR, though I do, (figure the more buffer I have, the better and if I want to go heavier, I've got the truck for it:)). A lot use the trucks RAWR (yours being 6200#...weigh the truck, ready to go camping, fuel tank full, DEF tank full, children, pets, "whatever" and see how much weight you have on the rear axle, (drive axle)...I don't know what that'll be , but if you don't mind loaded heavy, you can go from there...ie, if drive axle is 3200#, you have 3,000# available for pin weight of the 5er...I'm not going to do that, but a lot do and it's ok with the law. If you load the 5er to 14,500# (1,000# under the 5er's GVW), it could have a pin weight around 2800 to 2900#. I doubt you're going to get rid of a 2013 truck, so I'd go to a CAT scale and get your truck weighed and go from there. I'd prefer a 3500 SRW truck, it would do it, but again, though I don't recommend it, a lot of people are towing heavy with their 3/4 ton trucks...I personally think it's safer to tow within a trucks limits instead of "pushing their limits"....
NC Hauler 07/21/14 04:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: What does 11,000 lbs of towing capacity mean?

For a travel trailer, reduce the manufacturer's rating by at least 1/3. I've recently discovered how much wind drag isn't figured into those numbers. I'd guess a TT about 8,000 would be a comfortable tow. so if you have a 3/4 ton truck with a 10k towing rating you should only tow 6700 pounds? Or if I have a dually rated to tow 22,300 pounds I should only tow 14K? I think your blanket statement is a little off. I've not discovered what dockmaterdave has...guess you haven't either Larry, huh:) Jim
NC Hauler 07/18/14 06:28pm Tow Vehicles
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