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RE: Andersen Ultimate 5th Wheel Connection -- Wreck ????

Well, for one thing, the Andersen hitch does not cause "100 percent" of the weight of the trailer to be carried by the bed of the truck. Second, the pin weight is carried by a ball mounted on a cross member secured to the rails of the truck. Snugging down the hitch so it doesn't shift does not place pin weight on the bed. That 40 or so pounds of force is there whether or not a trailer is attached. Finally, the problems you had with your pin box must not be widespread since yours was the first and only one I have read about on these forums. You can not pull down and hold up with the same mechanism. I don't think it's exactly the same mechanism serving the same purpose. The nut on top of the tube screws down on top of the ball forcing the base to likewise be pulled down on top of the bed floor. This is accomplished by pulling up on the ball but the hitch pin that attaches the Andersen to the gooseneck. The weight is not carried by the ball in the gooseneck at all. But the weight is carried by the gooseneck hitch rails and the frame of the truck. The only thing in common is that the ball is in the gooseneck receiver. For some to say there is only some weight on the bed is untrue. Nearly all of the pin weight has to travel through the bed floor. The force distribution starts at the kingpin adaptor, through the ball on the top of the Anderson, through the pyramid frame to the base feet to the bed, to the hat channels, to the gooseneck hitch rails and the truck frame rails, through the suspension, to the wheels and tires, and finally to the ground. If I understand the distribution of force correctly in this application. There is no single path for the weight to follow to the ground...it passes through all the equipment...even the bed floor. I do believe that the puck system and the gooseneck system are both sound ways to install a fifth wheel hitch and keep the bed floor flat when unloaded. I personally think one big hole in the bed is better than four but I digress. There is no doubt that the puck system is the most direct way to attach a fifth wheel hitch to the frame of a truck. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 06/24/17 06:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2017 F350 impressions.

Congrats on the new truck.
jerem0621 06/18/17 05:22am Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevy 6.0 Super Ike Gauntlet

I like the Ike Test but it's really a test of the computers in the truck to determine how the computers manage the load. It really doesn't tell us anything about how fast the truck can really go. I would probably lock it out in 3rd or 4th and try to keep the RPM near peak TQ... I really do not care about the time. Also, Gassers are going 200k PLUS pretty easy if taken care of now. It doesn't matter really as most of the people purchasing these trucks will replace them in the next year or two... Lol...pretty sure Gassers and Diesels get replaced around here about the same rate. :D Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 06/12/17 12:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Whad-da-think?

I say go for it... poor truck.
jerem0621 06/05/17 07:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Too many questions

There are some really strong Gas HD trucks now. These things will flat smoke a Diesel of not that long ago. Yes...the MPG isn't that great but heck, it's a truck for crying out loud! IMHO if you can keep the trailer light enough...say 10-12k lbs loaded then the right Gas Combo would work well. Get much north of 10k and a Diesel really starts to shine. I also think that a Dually would be the right truck once you get much north of 12k but that's JMHO. IMHO...if I were in your shoes I'd look at some of the Jayco HT and the Couger XLight trailers as a starting point. These fivers are 7-8 ish k lbs dry which is well in the wheelhouse of a short bed SRW truck (gas or diesel) in a 250/2500 or 350/3500 series truck. Thanks and good luck. Jeremiah
jerem0621 06/05/17 04:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

If you have any percent signs in your post, rvnet will error out. Also the square brackets. Yes, I often forget the differences between writing for publication and posting on discussion boards. Going to take a break for now ... to bring my stress level down and get some things done that I need to do. Just log into the forums through the good Sam forum portal and you should have no more problems. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 06/01/17 07:27pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Need Advice on Sway

Simple solution. Add a receiver to the front of your Excursion and carry the scooter there. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/30/17 01:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: Help! Water sloshing under gel siding

I believe that Dicor makes some RV caulk for the vertical edges. Camping world/most RV shops have them. I don't think you can find the RV caulk at Home Depot/ Lowes kind of box store. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/27/17 01:28pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Duramax emissions cheating scandal

Man, I wonder if this is going to push the OEM's towards HD Gassers as their main focus...if they ultimately are forced out of the Diesel market by Regulations, what will happen to these big trucks and the big tow ratings? Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/27/17 01:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram Payloads- Seriously|||

I posted something similar once when I looked at a 2500 Mega Cab Laramie Longhorn 4x4 Cummins and it had about 1,700 lbs of payload. I was told by one poster..."put 1700 lbs in the bed of the truck and it won't even squat it." I kind of believe him. It was one of the facts that have lead me to call the payload sticker the silly yellow sticker as it makes no sense at all. Ford and the F150 has a GVWR on the Max tow packages that is very close to the Sum of the Axle ratings. While vehicles like the Ram 1500 have a huge difference between the sum of the axle ratings and the GVWR. I didn't compare the difference beteeen the 3/4 ton axle ratings and the GVWR but I believe they are more related to the GVWR of 10,000 lbs they are trying to stay under than the components capability. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/26/17 05:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford F 150

A 30 foot TT behind a 150 anything is certainally opening you up for some unpleasant trips. The huge sail you call a TT can move even the biggest of trucks around in the right situation. Personally I would get a 2500 gas motor for the added stability, stiffer springs, better tires, etc. I don't necessarily agree with that. I pull a 33 foot TT (29 foot living space) with my F150. As long as you're setup properly and within the weight limits of the TV, then there's no reason a 1/2 ton can't do the job. My F150 has the 2.7 EB and it tows better than my last F150 that had the V8. There's definitely no lack of power. Sure, I feel the odd bit of sway, but nothing that will make your palms sweat. I agree, a properly set up Half Ton is more than capable of towing a 30 ft TT. I did it with an old 97 F150 and a 31.5 ft TT that weighed about 6500 lbs loaded up. I moved up to a F350Dually and it wasn't dramatically different. Then again, I was properly matched and set up. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/24/17 08:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: Best loop at Fort Wilderness for 40' 5th wheel

Seems that you will be able to fit comfortably on any of the premium sites. Here is a pic of our rig in a premium site...I can't remember the number. Trailer is 32 ft long and the Dually is a LB, CC. http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/RVing/250981_10150876873556582_1504103038_n.jpg width=640 Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/24/17 03:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Help! Water sloshing under gel siding

Thanks for the pic. Looking at the side of the trailer I would start with these fixtures. These are through the wall and directly above the damaged area. http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/RVing/F19C7496-00A4-4D74-8E84-12632E8BB353_zpsyhcq07uj.jpg width=640 If you drill small holes, I would repair the hole with eternabond once the leak is fixed. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/24/17 03:44am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New to me Tow Vehicle! 2003 Ford F-350 V10

I loved towing with my V10. I had a Dually F350 CC. That is a great motor. When we decide to get back into towing a big trailer we will probably be looking at a V10 Gasser or the 6.2. I really like Ford trucks. Oh mine had 3.73 gears. I wish I had 4:30 or 4:56..help it get to its RPM range faster. I love those diamonds in the rough. My 2008 F150 only had 65k miles on it when I bought it. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/23/17 03:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Help! Water sloshing under gel siding

Man, take it in stride. IMHO...I would drain the water, find the source of the leak (possibly the roof, may be a window, vent, etc) and keep using it for a while. I hate to tell folks this but there are only three kinds of RV's...it's not TT, Fiver, and Motorhome. It's RV's that have leaked, RV's that will leak, and RV's that are currently leaking. It's what you do to address the leaks IMMEDIATLY once you find them and dare I say, preventive maintenance as well. Also, don't forget, that water can come from INSIDE the RV as well...if any plumbing is in the area make sure you watch it and see if that's leaking. IMHO...it's not a total waste. At a minimum, somebody will surely pay you two to $3000 for the trailer Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/23/17 03:10pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ford 8.8 Rear Axle Strength

Thanks everyone! I appreciate the feedback! Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/19/17 06:20pm Tow Vehicles
Ford 8.8 Rear Axle Strength

Hey everyone! I hope everyone is having a great day today. My new to me F150 SCREW has an 8.8 rear axle, seeing as I have the 4.6 V8. I am curious about this axles strength. I have had this axle before in my Rangers but this is the first example in a full size truck. My previous F150 had the 9.75 rear axle and it never gave me any issues. What is am scratching my head about is the strength of this 8.8 because the RAWR on this 8.8 is about 3,900 ish lbs which is nearly identical to the 9.75 rear axle rating. I know that these 8.8's handle a lot of HP in muscle car applications but I don't know how this applies to weight carrying. Basically, do I have a noodle under the back end of my truck or is this a pretty stout axle for a truck? And no, it is not hauling a fiver or a large TT or anything like that. I am going to limit the pulling to around 5,000 lbs max...and that's mostly going to be a car trailer to haul my 65 mustang project. Just trying to figure out how 'weak' this axle is compared to a 9.75. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/19/17 09:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tow with a Jeep 4x4 8 cylinder vs truck?

A half ton truck would be a much better fit. You would be surprised how maneuverable a half ton crew cab with a 5.5 ft bed is. I was on the fence between a midsize SUV and my SuperCrew PU truck. It's not even close. The cab is literally a cavern and is much more roomy compared to Any midsize SUV I have looked at. Plus I have about 700 lbs of payload MORE than a Jeep Grand Cherokee. Not the Cherokee is not a TV for a TT. The JGC is do-able but you do lose quite a bit of capability compared to a truck. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/15/17 07:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone towing with the '17 F150 and 10 speed?

Nice truck and nice Fiver. I had to look the trailer up....it's a beautiful model. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/15/17 07:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anti-Sway Broken--How Serious? Need Help!

The friction arm may have been installed incorrectly. When you made the turn it may have reached the end of it's travel and snapped off. Be sure to check this possibility out when replacing it. This is a job you can do yourself. X2
jerem0621 05/14/17 03:56pm Travel Trailers
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