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RE: Need advice on choosing another Tow Vehicle?

My dad has an 03 Ram Cummins 2500 that gets about the same empty on highway trips. He routinely gets 16-18 mpg mixed driving. He gets 10-11 mpg towing his 36 ft fiver at 55-60 mph. Good trucks but the newer Rams with the cummins do not get that kind of MPG. The 03-05 were the best HD's for MPG and a good choice. Your half ton could have a gear swap to a 3.73 or 4.11 and would make a more capable towing machine. Good luck no matter what you decide. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 07/29/14 10:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: 2008 GMC Yukon MPG?

Yep... Budget for 7-8 mpg. I had a v10 and it got 7.5 pulling on average. Talked to a man with a V10 motor home and told me routinely got 8-9 mpg Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 07/29/14 10:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Need advice on choosing another Tow Vehicle?

Hmm.... I pulled a 7000 lb 32 ft TT with my old 97 F150 with NO problems. I upgraded to a dually and pretty well hated it. What's the issue here? Does the rig not pull well? Is your friend just wanting to help you spend your $$$? Upgrade if you want, but I'm not sure it's needed...
jerem0621 07/29/14 10:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: Was I Wrong? (Long Story)

OP... This guy really got to you...he doesn't deserve your time or worry. And yes you are spending your time and worrying about this. You are questioning yourself and your judgement on this issue. The problem as I see this is that we have no idea who or what this person is. They could have a mental disability that's not obvious (brain cancer/tumor's can do funny things to people). What if this person was suffering a PTSD episode. Or this person could genuinely been a flat out jerk. Were you right or wrong? You posted this on a public forum which tells me either you doubt yourself or your trying to remember things a way you want to remember them. Maybe there is something else to this story that you haven't divulged to this thread... If so, be honest with yourself... My recommendation is take a deep breath...be thankful nobody got hurt physically and forget about this. Thanks, Jeremiah
jerem0621 07/29/14 10:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Have you switched from friction sway control to HA or P#?

I'm am fascinated by the Hensley twins. I love the design, but it seems that there are several reports of failures with cracks and the sort. Every report I have read has resulted in Hensley taking care of the issue. I did read the classic thread in the Rv.net archives about the Ha Ha failure in Knoxville about 10 ish years ago. There was allusion that the HAHA failed but no proof presented for sure. Just statements that it was the failure point. I'll try to find the link later since I'm on the old iPhone right now. Maybe this is the thread JJBRISH linked too previously. I am not opposed to owning a HaHa. Not at all. Any mechanical device can fail...we all need to be reminded of that from time to time. I did watch the youtube video that JJBRISH alluded too about the constant Hensley bump. It was CONSTANT and happened so much on the video that I wondered if it was faked. Here is a pic or a Hensley hitch head I actually made an offer on. I figured it was rebuildable. One of the strut mount holes are ripped out. I can only imagine what happened. http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/28BB81C1-132E-471F-BC10-5536FF7D1FEB_zpsdas0rjxa.png width=640
jerem0621 07/29/14 02:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: The ultimate tent camping picture thread!

Getting ready for some family car camping... Decided to go with a two tent set up. One six person dome for the DW and I and a 4 man dome for our 13 and 10 year old. That plus our canopy and we are pretty cozy. Here is a mock up with the canopy and the 4 man dome up. Our 6 man will sit behind the chairs in the pic. Disregard the Travel trailer...it's not mine. The 10 year old is mine though! http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/78764868-022C-48F5-B178-58906168D250_zpscjfxig1n.jpg width=640 Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 07/28/14 09:36pm Tent Camping
RE: Pop Up

For us, there is a difference between "camping" and "RVing." To each their own. A few months ago, we sold our trailer and bought a Coachmen 108ST popup. What a difference! No heavy WD hitch to mess with, can tow it with something that gets decent mileage (our SUV), easy to set up and take down (electric, no hand cranking involved), plenty of room for the two of us, and no extra expense of owning a pickup truck used solely for towing a few times a year. This is exactly why I sold my Dually and my 31.5 ft travel trailer. We now have a capable TV (see sig) and will tow a nice sized pup just fine. I'll probably still use a small WD hitch and sway control. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 07/25/14 10:59am Folding Trailers
RE: Question On 93 Coachmen TT.

sounds like a grounding issue to me
jerem0621 07/06/14 04:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: How to fix this

You need to check and make sure there isn't rot there. Many times those lower mounts will pull out due to wood rot. I would grab a pic and see if you can pull any wet wood out. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 07/06/14 04:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: Opinion on 01-04 Chrysler Town & Country

The 3.3 is a great motor as well as the 3.8. I would go for the 3.8 for the power. If you can get the newer body style with the 3.8 or 4.0 would be better for towing. The newer Town and Countries and Grand Caravans all have heavy duty cooling packages including the transmission cooler. It may be a little stretch financially to get an 08 and up but it would be well worth it down the road. If you do go with the earlier model make sure you add a transmission cooler. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 07/06/14 03:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Walkers

Some sites have no clear boundaries. I generally say nothing as long as they are not causing trouble. Not worth me getting out from under my awning. Neither is it worth me cresting an adversary. Camping in a campground is somewhat of a community experience... Just offer them a drink.
jerem0621 07/06/14 07:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Our Bucket Light

Love it!! Great job!
jerem0621 07/05/14 12:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: DEF

From what I understand it's more of a cap less system, this plug is more of a dust cap than anything. The tank is sealed by some type of bulb system...that is until you put the filler nozzle into it. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 07/05/14 11:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: Molded Fiberglass Trailers

Here is a 40+ year old molded fiberglass Motorhome that my father in law owns. The top seam has split and it leaks like a sieve now. They can all leak, even airstreams can leak http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/IMG_0799.jpg width=540 The floors are destroyed along with the interior. The issue with water is that even though the fiberglass holds up everything else deteriorates. The other issue is that fiberglass WILL deteriorate eventually. Especially once water gets to the non gel coat side. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 07/05/14 11:06am Travel Trailers
RE: DEF

When DEF equipped trucks hit the scene, I thought GM's fill location was lame, after hearing about the number of Ford guys who have contaminated their fuel systems with DEF, it seems to have been a stroke of genius (or they just got lucky). Now the unsightliness of the GM DEF tank is another matter. Neighbor just bought a new Dodge. DEF fill is next to the fuel cap. Here is the Ram EcoDiesel filler's. Yep. That's a plastic plug for the diesel full. http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/CBCDCDEC-96FC-4071-9B36-44DD20CF419E_zpssbsv3f2t.jpg width=640 Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 07/05/14 07:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: Fifth wheel hitch no bed rails

Curt makes the X5 rail kit. Basically you install the Curt gooseneck or the B&W gooseneck then buy the Curt X5 rails. Once installed you can use any fifth wheel hitch you would like. Rails when you need them. Clean bed when you don't. Also, you could get an Anderson Ultimate Fifth Wheel hitch that will work with any gooseneck hitch made. This is the cheapest and the strongest option. Thanks, Jeremiah
jerem0621 07/04/14 05:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bumper Hitch Question

Here is a snip from the install instructions for the Reese friction bar. Mitch 4. When towing during slippery conditions such as wet, icy, or snow-covered roads or on loose gravel, turn on/off handle (5) counterclockwise until all tension is removed from unit. Failure to do so could prevent tow vehicle and trailer from turning properly. Good call Mitch...that's a benefit of the sway bar. You can take them off when "straight line" sway control can be a negative.
jerem0621 07/04/14 04:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Companies That Stand Behind Their Products

I bought a new Town and Country less than a month ago..took it on my families summer vacation and the water pump failed on me. Started squealing and making all kinds of racket. 600 miles from my home dealership I take it in to a dealership in town close to where we are vacationing. They took care of everything and my van is back in shape. Only lost about 5 or 6 hours. So, Chrysler stood behind their product. I hope that counts! Jeremiah
jerem0621 07/04/14 04:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: RAM 1500 Ecodiesel, anybody seen one in the wild?

I like the back up cameras. My new minivan doesn't have the proximity sensors and I am glad. I never trusted them anyway. However, They are just another tool in the tool box to help me be a better driver. Funny, I remember as a child old men saying the same kind of thing about passenger side rear view mirrors. Those things are really for those who can't drive. Lol. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 07/04/14 02:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Custom PIDs for 2004 Ford 6.8L V10 (2-valve)

Download dash command. It's a $10 or $20 app and you can buy the ford PID for $10.00 that can read the transmission temp. User DodgeGuy has a V10 and uses this app. I use it as well on my 2000 lincoln. Thanks, Jeremiah
jerem0621 07/04/14 01:45pm Tow Vehicles
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