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Ford F250 5th Wheel Prep Package

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RamTX 02/27/18 10:12am Truck Campers
Ford F250 5th Wheel Prep Package

I have a 2016 Ford F250 I am thinking about adding the Ford 5th Wheel Prep Package. I have priced some and the prices are all over the place. Where did you find the best price? I have considered the Reese underbed mount, but it appears to me that the Ford system is better for my purpose? Would appreciate any info regarding purchasing one or the installation. Thanks.
RamTX 02/27/18 10:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need Help With My 5th Wheel/Truck

Camper Dry Weight 8147 Truck shows 8500 from what I see. Is the weight of the trailer actual scale weight or advertised weight of the trailer? Have you weighed the rear axles of the truck and trailer hitched to determine rear axle weight?
RamTX 02/20/18 10:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tailgate Clearance When Towing with a Late Model Truck

I am considering buying a 2 wd Ram diesel 2500 truck for towing my 5th wheel trailer. Late model trucks have much higher tailgates than older model 2500 trucks like my 2005 diesel Ram. Just curious how others have addressed the clearance issues between the pin box and the tailgate. I do have a small amount of additional height that I can gain on the jack plates by lowering the axles, but that is only 2 inches. Tires on the 5th wheel are 15 inches. I know that I could do an axle flip but looking for other options also. Thanks.What is the height of the truck you are considering? My '04 2500 is at 52". What dealer in Houston has a 2wd truck? I can't find any anywhere? Found 4 late model, used, Ram diesel, two wheel drives which have SLT or higher trim levels in the entire state over the last month or so! There seems to be a few more Ram Tradesman 2 wheel drive models available than the other trim levels. There appears to be about 200 4x4 diesels for every one 4x2 diesel for sale!
RamTX 12/27/17 08:58am Fifth-Wheels
Tailgate Clearance When Towing with a Late Model Truck

I am considering buying a 2 wd Ram diesel 2500 truck for towing my 5th wheel trailer. Late model trucks have much higher tailgates than older model 2500 trucks like my 2005 diesel Ram. Just curious how others have addressed the clearance issues between the pin box and the tailgate. I do have a small amount of additional height that I can gain on the jack plates by lowering the axles, but that is only 2 inches. Tires on the 5th wheel are 15 inches. I know that I could do an axle flip but looking for other options also. Thanks.
RamTX 12/26/17 05:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: First slug of RV supplies for a first timer. What do I need?

An assortment of fuses for both the trailer and tow vehicle. Also, spare tail light and brake light bulbs for the trailer.
RamTX 10/26/17 09:08am Beginning RVing
RE: Lost my travel companion

Very sorry for your loss- a real tragedy. I guess that this is one of the fears we all have who have small furry companions.
RamTX 09/05/17 03:18pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Flooded Storage Unit - mold/mildew?

You might want to consider taking the 5th wheel outside and running the AC unit to help remove moisture also. Even though no water got directly into it, certainly there is a lot of humidity in the trailer.
RamTX 09/01/17 09:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How Many RV Sites In the Rockport Area

Probably not as many as before since Harvey struck down there!
RamTX 08/28/17 12:11pm Snowbirds
RE: Trailer brakes keystone bullet

The brakes can only lockup and stay locked up if there is power to the brakes or there is a mechanical malfunction in the brakes or there is some weird design in the brake system which mechanically sets the brakes when power from the trailer is disconnected. Do the brakes release after a period of time? If the brakes remain actuated, it seems to me that either the breakaway switch is malfunctioning (possibly not completely breaking the circuit from the on board battery by the plastic connector which is connected to the breakaway cable not being fully inserted in the switch or the breakaway switch is defective. If the breakaway switch were defective and the circuit directly from the onboard battery to the brakes was energized, then how did you get the trailer home? If the brakes were energized directly from the on-board battery while towing, you would probably have burned the brakes up. I suggest that (1) check to make sure that the plastic insert is fully inserted in the breakaway switch, and if it is, then test the voltage at the point where the power to the brakes connect to the first brake assembly. There should be no power at this point when the truck is disconnected and the emergency breakaway switch has not functioned.
RamTX 07/31/17 09:02am Towing
Voltage Drop Across New Breakaway Switch

I recently replaced my existing breakaway switch with a new one manufactured by Hopkins. In testing it, I could not hear the brakes actuate when the switch was energized. I checked my voltage for the on-board rv battery and measured the voltage as 12.48v. I then measured across the switch and measured the voltage as 10.63v. The wires on the Hopkins switch are 18 gauge, but they are short wires. Anyone have any experience with voltage drops and actuating brakes on the trailer thru the breakaway witch? Thanks.
RamTX 07/10/17 11:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Travelling from Waco Texas to Galveston Island

The Grand Parkway has NO toll booths. You will have to have an EZ Pass which is only good in Texas to use it unless you want to receive tolls plus penalties. I advise not trying to use highway 290 inside Grand Parkway since it is under construction. Parts of the highway are down to 2 narrow lanes in one direction with no shoulders. It is pretty scary for me in my truck, but maybe I am just nervous! Hwy 6 in Houston area is a very busy road. From Waco to Hempstead, Highway 6 is great-just take the loop around Bryan/College Station. What I would consider is in Hempstead take 159 to Highway 36 in Bellville. (You will have to go into the small town of Hempstead to get on 159. It is a country two lane road with little traffic. Last time I was on it, it was good.
RamTX 06/13/17 07:41am Roads and Routes
RE: Middle bunkhouse 38' and smaller

I suspect that even with the Jayco 30.5 MBOK which you mentioned, you will exceed the RAWR of your vehicle. I have a lighter smaller Jayco 5th wheel and I am very close to the max rating of the rear axle on my dodge ram 2500. I am not the weight police, but I am just mentioning this so you will be aware.
RamTX 06/06/17 12:45pm Fifth-Wheels
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