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RE: Apex or Venture (Sporttrek) TT

Yea, that’s the exact Apex I plan on buying. The calculator is cool if you have the trailer. I don’t have it yet so I have to use worst case scenario calculations and then ideal calculations. Those calculations help me ballpark my numbers pretty close. Thanks! Jeremiah Max payload for your truck is 1700lbs or there abouts.. Whats your sticker say on the door? My TW was 541lbs advertised. Buy time I loaded the camper with stuff, added 2nd battery and propane I went to 740lbs. Payload on my door sticker is 1470 or so...( edit*** 1482.. just checked) Weights with full tank and me in the truck subtracted by rear axle weight left me with about the same. 1400+lbs. I recommend weighing your truck before you buy anything... Fuzz under 1,800 lbs on the sticker. Not as capable as my old duallys 3750 lbs but more than adaquate. Got about 1300 lbs left after fam and a full tank per the scale. Way way good on axles. Will start losing weight in the truck thanks to my oldest graduation from highs school next year.
jerem0621 03/16/18 10:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: Apex or Venture (Sporttrek) TT

Yea, that’s the exact Apex I plan on buying. The calculator is cool if you have the trailer. I don’t have it yet so I have to use worst case scenario calculations and then ideal calculations. Those calculations help me ballpark my numbers pretty close. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/16/18 08:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: Apex or Venture (Sporttrek) TT

Apex will probably be my next brand of trailer. I’m experienced, towed lots and lots and bought a half ton with my eyes wide open. Former Dually owner and understand the weights. For half ton trucks I look for dry weight to be about 3,500-5,000 dry MAX. I know that loaded I want to be maxed out at 6,500 lbs. This puts my worst case scenario tongue weight at 15% which is about 975 lbs. Well within the hitches rating. The likely Tongue weight will be around 12% (hopefully) which will put me about 780 lbs. This will keep me under the axle weight ratings which in turn will keep me under tire weight ratings with plenty of payload for my family and our few things in the truck. I look for trailers that are relatively low to the ground and have a lower overall profile. I also look for an aerodynamic front profile. I like the adzel construction but it’s not a deal breaker. Apex for the Win. Other trailers on the list are also Keystone Bullet and the Surveyor brands. Jayco has a few that ticks the boxes too. I have never bought into the sayings that a Half Ton can’t handle lengths in the 27-32 ft range. That has not been my experience towing 32 ft with a half ton. Set up the trailer right, set up the truck right, set the hitch right, air the tires up and drive sensibly. Matching the ratings of the combo up is 1/4 of the battle and a great foundation. Loading is another 1/4, hitch set up is 1/4, and how you operate is 1/4 of the battle. Just IMHO that is. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/16/18 03:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: Another can my truck pull this thread...

You look good to go to me. Set it up right and your knuckles will be the normal color. Mine are always white so...
jerem0621 03/16/18 03:32pm Towing
RE: Ford F350

I’d buy the Ford and enjoy it.
jerem0621 03/14/18 08:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Can somebody recommend a really comfortable camp chair?

My next chair will be a bit of an investment. I’m going to purchase the Kermit Chair. Here is the Link Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/14/18 07:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Chevrolet dealer resurrected 1970s Cheyenne Super 10

I seen them on you-tube a while back, they look kinda cool. At a cost of $5,995 for the dealer-installed options not sure I would do it. But from the article they are getting a ton of interest in them. Don Maybe GM will take note and offer some retro packages. I would love to see a Ford Lariet chrome package like the 79 F150 we had. (Of course, it wasn’t really chrome but stainless, but that’s just specifics... lol) I think these trucks look jam up! The Orange and White one looks great. I have been rubbing that one in one of my Church Members face some. He is a die hard Chevy Guy and an Alabama fan. Ha! Preacher likes Fords and the Tennessee Vols. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/13/18 10:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New to 5th wheels - hitch Qs

No way I would pay that for a Curt hitch. No way at all. That’s more inline with what I would expect to pay for a B&W Turnover Ball gooseneck and a B&W Companion fifth wheel hitch. And you would have a much better hitch. (Just look at pics of the jaws between the two hitches...Curt and B&W) (Yep, Cummins....I’m agreeing with you) There is nothing wrong with above bed fifth wheel rails. I would go with a B&W 18k Patriot fifth wheel hitch though. Also, there are tons of options so that you have a flat bed with no rails above the bed. That’s what I would choose if I were in your shoes. A B&W Turnover Ball under bed gooseneck and a B&W Companion...if money were no issue. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/13/18 11:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: "Newbie" with possible structural issue.

Can you post a picture for us?
jerem0621 03/11/18 08:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Type of lube on fifth wheel pin

lube ring, clean and dry This does nothing for your pin and fifth wheel jaws.
jerem0621 03/07/18 03:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: The difference between dry an loaded weight.

here is my weight. as I said I weighed the blankets, sleeping bags, pans, toolbox, etc. and it looks like it was only 264 lbs. Last time we went the groceries weighed about 25 pounds Zero Gravity Chair 17.6 Zero Gravity Chair 17.6 Trash Can Holder 1 Levelers 6.5 Plastic Bowla 1 Toilet Paper 2.5 30 amp extension 8.4 Full Sheets 2.5 Pie Iron 4 50 ' hose 7 4 Wheel Chocks 2.5 3 shelf linen grip 1.25 25' hose 3.5 Port-a-pac 0.75 30-15 amp adapter 1 Pressure Regualtor 0.5 Plastic cups 1.46 Plastic Serving Utensils 1.5 50' Extension cord 3.5 Rug stakes 0.5 15' Sewer hose 2 Rug 8 Sugar 2 Salt 1 Flour 2 Filters 2 Kids chairs 11 Fire Grill Grate 5.8 Fire Teepee 5.6 Plastic Table 21 all bedding 18 15" cast iron skillet 11.5 Sauce Pan 2 Cast Iron Dutch Oven 18.4 Tool Box 14 Coleman Latern 2.5 Camping stove 24 2 pie single pie irons 5.5 4 towles, 6 wash, 1 hand 5.5 silverware, knives, board 4.5 totes 9.5 cleaning supplies 2.5 Shovel 2 total 264.86 Good effort. Question, where is the propane tanks, the battery, and do the kids not ride bikes? What about your games for rainy days? Do you have a TV the dealer installed, that needs weighed too. What about you clothes and toiletries? How about the spare tire carrier and spare tire. This stuff really adds up quick. These are the little things that can add up real quick. Some TT’s have very low CCC so between your list and mine we would be over. I ended up with 1,500 lbs over UVWR ready to camp. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/07/18 03:42am Travel Trailers
RE: I'm so new I don't even have an RV

Personally, I don’t worry about the manufactures. They all make junk and they all make decent rigs. If buying used you really want to buy the previous owner. Just like buying a car. Which is better 225k miles with religious maintenance and the records to back them up or a 50k mile car that’s never had an oil change? If buying new buy the dealer not so much the brand. The dealers service after the sale is what you want. Here is a bunch of facts that I had to settle on. All RV’s will require me to tinker with them. They all require cash and time to maintain them. They all will leak at some time in their lives, how bad is up to me and how I maintain the trailer. It’s just the way it is. I would not be as concerned about the brand as I would the floor plan and the amenities. Look at all of them with a fine tooth comb...even the ones you are not going to buy. Look at welds, seams, cabinets and how they are all put together. After a while you will start to be able to pick up on the bad vs the good just because of your familiarity with how things should be. No joke here, my DW and I looked at 100 plus used campers before we bought our last TT. As far as brands go, it seems to me that the three most popular are Cougar, Montana, and Mobile Suites. Also, buy the Dually diesel. It will treat you nice. Get a good interior you can be comfortable in as well. Thanks and good luck, Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/07/18 03:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: our new weekend home on wheels

Nice.... Congrats!!
jerem0621 03/04/18 08:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: Travel trailer security - keep it or stuff from being stolen

If it makes you feel better you can get a real chain and a real padlock and chain your tires together. This would force them to either have a serious cutting torch or an extra set of tires and a jack to remove the chained together tires. And no, I’m not talking about a chain that you get at tractor supply type store or an inexpensive lock. These chains and locks can’t be cut by bolt cutters and you can’t pick this lock. Here is a link to the video Video Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/02/18 01:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: Newbie looking for knowledge *1st set of pictures*

I hope you didn't bite off more than you can chew with this project. when you replace the tires be sure to repack the wheel bearings. a new set of bearing would be a good idea You know, when I hauled it home I noticed at least one bearing was hot to touch. I assume that is a sign that I need to get them Replaced along with tires I fixed your post :) My old 1995 Layton got to where I was spending at least $100.00 on Repair’s per camping trip. Several trips were multiple hundreds. Old campers are great and can be a bargain, but Your $2500 budget may be off. Our last camper was a pup. We never got cold in that camper. The propane heater worked great as well as the heated mattresses. Good luck, Just keep your eyes open, this thing will cost you a lot of time and money. It is a very cool project. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/02/18 01:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: Recurve R6

I’d be inclined to just use a regular Ez-lift hitch and a few sway bars
jerem0621 02/28/18 07:46pm Towing
RE: Goodyear Enduance vs Maxxis 8008

I trust Maxxis tires about as well as a tire can be trusted. I will not tow above 65 so the speed limit is not an issue for me. I will continue to buy Maxxis M8008 tires for my trailers. Take care of your tires and they will take care of you. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 02/27/18 07:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: Dash Clutter - Screens For Everything??

I don’t know of a single solution. Bluetooth is the Way to Go for wireless connectivity. I didn’t have any of that stuff for my last Dually and TT...we got along just fine. I check my tire pressure at stops, the DW got really good at backing me in to campsites. I watched my factory gauges. No worries. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 02/27/18 04:05pm Towing
RE: How much can I tow; Instructional Video

A WD Hitch does impact how the TW is distributed across the axles of the TV and the TT. I personally would not worry about the distribution part first. There are many other things to look at and then you can Tune a WD hitch without worry about weights as much. Make sure your TV has enough payload to cover your human and cargo load in the TV PLUS your max TW. Ensure your receiver isn’t overloaded, ensure your axles are not overloaded. You don’t even need a trailer to measure how much extra payload your TV has available. Load the Family up with everyone and add a few things that you always take with you on road trips. Fill up with fuel and drive to a Cat scale and weigh your TV. Make sure the front axle is on the front scale pad and the rear axle is on the middle scale pad. Push the really tall button and tell them you are weighing. Now you know how much Your TV weighs BEFORE you go buy a trailer. Look at your FAWR and Your RAWR and compare to the weights on your weigh slip. The difference is how much each axle can carry in addition to your loaded weight. Add the axle weight up from the weigh slip and subtract this sum from the GVWR. The difference is the amount of payload you have left to carry a WD hitch and the Trailer tongue weight. I recommend everyone considering purchasing a Camper do this. Especially if you are new to RV’ing. For many TV’s it’s not what you can tow, it’s how much you can carry. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 02/27/18 03:52pm Towing
RE: Ecoboost Expedition up the Ike

And what is up with the pulsating head and tail lights? Much like video recording a CRT monitor/TV. Many LED’s actually flicker on and off quicker than the human eye can see but the cameras can. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 02/27/18 09:41am Tow Vehicles
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