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RE: So light a child can remove it from the truck

Yes DirtyOil, unlike a lot of people on here I have zero problems admitting something like that. That doesn't mean I do not understand the mechanics of how it works.
jerem0621 03/06/15 07:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: So light a child can remove it from the truck

OP here. I think I would like to clarify something here. I think there is some confusion and I'm not sure it's been addressed correctly. These are gooseneck receiver to fifth wheel hitch adapters... These being Andersen Aluminum Ultimate, B&W Turnover ball Companion fifth wheel hitch, the Cequent High Rise, and the Curt X5 fifth wheel rail Adaptor. They ABSOLUTLY use the floor of the truck bed to transfer some of the weight to the truck frame. The Andersen design uses a bolt to Draw Down the hitch onto the gooseneck ball making them essentially one unit. The Companion Operates similarly except by replacing the ball with a Seperate shank for the B&W receiver. Same for the High Rise... All three uses some kind of draw down system to make the receiver and the hitch one solid unit. The Curt X5 doesn't have a draw down feature and some users have reported some movement in the rails that need to be shimmed out to make the rails really secure. In theory, I dislike the X5 the most as it gives the most opportunity for movement, reality seems to be when 1-2 tons of weight is bearing down on the X5 it is pretty well locked in. In summary, Gooseneck to fifth wheel hitches are systems that use the gooseneck receiver, the fifth wheel hitch, AND the bed of the truck to transfer weight and force to the frame of the truck. You can see in this Video some flexing with this companion. Note that the Companion itself is not torquing.... The Turn Over Ball receiver is flexing. I suspect that under similar circumstances the Andersen will flex a gooseneck receiver... But as I am not a user I do not know. But the reported bed dents (Andersen Ultimate has these reports too) indicate that the gooseneck receiver does indeed flex. thanks, Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/05/15 09:44pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sway Controller ? for longtime towers

Camco seems pretty clear on their sway control Video on determining if you can back up or not. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/05/15 07:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: Ram 2500 5.7 hemi mpg.....a bit disappointed

Wow, my 97 1500 Ram with a 5.9 V8 got 11 mpg pretty much all the time... I once got 14...not sure how... Op... You get great MPG..
jerem0621 03/05/15 06:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford Diesel 6.0 really that bad?

My son has about 180K on his. Replaced some injectors a few years ago, but no other issues. But even "just a set of injectors" costs as much as a full remanufactured V10!I will buy every reman V10 you can get for that price. Injectors are $1049.00 a set on e-bay. Reman injectors are notorious for being junk and you have to add in the labor to replace them as well. (Buy new for just a bit more - it's well worth it)Our Ford dealer uses reman. injectors and reports no problems with them. The post was( Just a set of injectors cost as much as a reman. V10). No mention of labor. Iirc the Ford Remans are superior to the generic Remans. An injector rebuild is not a simple parts swap. Ther are coatings and electronics that only Ford can get... I'm with Brian on this. If you want an 03-07 Ford... Get a V10. They are Superior motors. They are superior to the 6.0 and the 6.4 of the same years.. thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/05/15 06:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Andersen WD Ball Housing Maintenence

Thanks for the feedback! Y'all have given me some more to consider! We haven't bought our pup yet but will consider the Andersen in light of your experience. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/05/15 05:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: Andersen WD Ball Housing Maintenence

I have that hitch, though I'm currently using an Equal-i-zer. Good luck finding a snap ring pliers beefy enough to handle that snap ring! I finally ended up taking the whole assembly to a local transmission shop that was kind enough to do it for me for free--on two separate occasions. Even they were cussin' it a bit. I love my Anderson hitch, but it's just not adequate when I'm towing with my short wheelbase Land Cruiser. Thanks for the feedback. I am going to be pulling a 3000 lb pop up with my Minivan. I will need a a weight distribution hitch for my rig. I really want to use this Andersen WD hitch but I think I need to go with a standard WD hitch. I spoke with Andersen and they admitted that they do not do as good a job at WD as a spring bar hitch. They said that they control bounce better and makes for a smoother ride. I think its a great hitch for a HD truck that really doesn't need much WD but does need some and needs some sway control. i may be speaking out of turn, but its a $450.00 gamble I am not willing to take at this point. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/03/15 10:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: So light a child can remove it from the truck

This thread has morphed into something quite interesting... Seems lots of voices saying this isn't going to work... Except it does...without issue. The Andersen Ultimate has years of field use and millions of towing miles...zero failures. Fore, aft, lateral forces, and the famous verticle forces have been thrown at this hitch....zero failure While the Andersen just keeps on performing Others still worry about pull test and pray they don't Drop their fiver (Cummins and his B&W excluded) on their shiny trucks beds the Andersen Ultimate owner blissfully trucks down the road free from worry of dropping the fiver, or experiencing strange chucking, or wondering if their neighbor can help them remove the hitch when they get home. To each his own...but the strength of the Andersen is PROVEN. The triangular design is not just a vertical load capable design. Triangles work sideways too. :) It's fine not to like it, want it, or buy it. No problem...its not for everyone...but to say it won't work or can't work is simply false. It does work and it continues to work every single day. Thanks, Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/03/15 02:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Officially Shopping For a Used PUP!

We took a step back and re-assessed our situation. We let the 'Used' 2014 pass and are going to focus on more used lower cost PUP's for our first PUP. We still want the goodies, slide out, wet bath, King size bed, but we want to stay under 5k for our first purchase. We figure if we love PUP camping we will upgrade to a newer pup in a few years. It may be a used camper we are looking for but it has to be a nice one. Funny, our budget for this lightweight is much more than we paid for our 31 Ft Layton TT ... And finding nice TT's in our new budget doesn't seem to be a problem. One thing is for sure, you do not really save money on the initial purchase of a PUP vs TT... At least used ones. Thanks Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/03/15 11:28am Folding Trailers
RE: Yukon gold TV shows... What is the real reality?

I really enjoy Gold Rush. It's one of my favorite shows on TV. I like how the Hoffmans started out as total failures, learned the hard way, and now can get gold out of the ground, scripted or not, that's a pretty good story. I really enjoy deadliest catch too... Just ain't the same since Phil Harris passed away... That my friends, was not scripted... He left a huge hole in the show. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/01/15 10:01pm Around the Campfire
RE: So, just how "hazardous" can a tank full of poo be?

Just be thankful you don't have to watch him do the number 2
jerem0621 03/01/15 09:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Attach 5th wheel rails to gooseneck plate or underbed rails

I just bought a 2008 Dodge 3500 Cummins turbo diesel dually long bed. It already has a gooseneck hitch installed under the bed. I want to install a Reese 20K 5th wheel hitch that a friend is selling me cheap. Can I bolt the 5th wheel rails through the truck bed directly to the gooseneck hitch plate (or rails)that is under the bed now? I am not sure what brand of gooseneck is in the truck. I'll get under there and look around in the next few days. Appreciate any thoughts on this potential modification. Danny A friend of mine has a B&W hitch and a set of fifth wheel rails. Lots of people install both. I know you can get the hitch cheap... But your gooseneck gives you some flexibility, especially to keep your trucks bed completly flat when your not towing a fiver. For instance, if you have a Curt or a B&W gooseneck hitch you can get a Curt X5 Rail adaptor that will let you install any fifth wheel hitch you want. If you have a B&W fifth wheel you can get a Companion Fifth wheel hitch If you have a Reese, Draw-Tite, BullDog, B&W, or Hidden Hitch you can buy a High Rise fifth wheel hitch Of, if you have ANY Gooseneck, There is the fabulous (And cost efficient) Andersen Ultimate Fifth Wheel Connection Or you can install the fifth wheel rails along side of the gooseneck hitch. Just want you to be aware that there are many options available to you since you already have a gooseneck installed. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/01/15 09:19pm Towing
RE: Officially Shopping For a Used PUP!

Found some models we really like this weekend. Looked specifically at some Flagstaff and some Viking pups. DW (and me too) really liked the 2014 Flagstaff 625D. That's a model with the slide dinette and the cassette toilet/wet bath combo. It's a used unit.. Said the PO's had it for a very short time and upgraded to a hybrid. Thing was like brand new! We still looking at this point but so far we are really liking our options. Funny thing, when DW tried on the wet bath she commented about how much more room there was (hip, shoulder, and knee) compared to our closet toilet we had in the TT. When I said used PUP I really didn't expect to be considering a barely used unit... The Vikings felt poorly constructed compared to the Flagstaff Classics we were looking at. I LOVE LOVE LOVE shopping. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/01/15 08:45pm Folding Trailers
RE: Updated, Truck question, is this a good deal

Looks great! I'd give it s look too. Make sure the tires are in good shape... It's a cool 1000-1200 plus for new tires. Also digging the passenger side airbag delete! I paid $5500 for a 1999 Superduty Crew Cab Long Bed 4x4 in XL trim. The only option it had was AC.. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/01/15 03:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: THE LONG AWAITED TRUCK IS FINALLY HERE!!!!!

Congrats Commins... When you putting the B&W sticker in the back window? ;) Beautiful rig! In all seriousness.... Enjoy that beautiful beast! Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/01/15 03:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: rPod vs. ?

I recommend actually getting in some of the "bigger" TT's bathrooms. We are in the process of buying a pop up with a wet bath. My wife was amazed at the shoulder, knee, and elbow room the cassette toilet in the wet bath gave her... Sounds crazy coming from our 31 ft TT but it's true in our case. Our TT's toilet was jammed between a bathroom cabinet and the hallway wall...our knees would touch the door and needless to say... There was not a whole lot of room to TCB. A split bath in a TT has a lot of room. I gave that example just to say, what you have may not be as bad as you think... Just go try on some of the closet toilets in TT's and see :). Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/01/15 02:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: Still Another Trailer Sway Story

Did you align the axles properly? I
jerem0621 02/27/15 09:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: Advice needed!!!

I'd just add some Timbrens and call it done.
jerem0621 02/26/15 11:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Reese Dual Cam Question

Thanks Dodge Guy, I have been skittish to try out my Dual Cam again, I used the cam adapters with a Husky Weight Distribution hitch only to have the trunnions pull out of the hitch head on my second trip with the DC. Admittedly, I should have used a Reese Hitch so, looking back, I can't really blame the DC for that. Do you run a Round Bar hitch with the DC or do you run the Trunnion style? Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 02/26/15 04:17pm Towing
RE: Reese Dual Cam Question

Thanks for the comments, I went and pulled my cam arms out of my shop. They really are in good condition. http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/hitch%20stuff/23BDBA60-7746-40D4-AEAA-588FE51CDC98_zpsayccv1g9.jpg width=640 I've been on the fence between the Andersen 'no sway' hitch, ordering a Reese hitch and run my Dual Cam sway control, and just ordering an Eaz-Lift and running a sway bar. Thanks, Jeremiah
jerem0621 02/26/15 02:34pm Towing
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