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RE: Reese Dual Cam Verses Pro-Pride

The Pro Pride and Hensley are amazing pieces of technology. The design has been sold about 21 years or so. Before the Hensley came along the top WD hitch with sway control was the Dual-Cam sway control from Reese. As a matter of fact many old airstreams are bought with old dual cam arms installed on the trailer. Either are fine hitches and will get the job done. Your hubby is correct DC is more than enough. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/17/14 08:35pm Towing
RE: Weight distribution/sway control with 1300 lb tongue weight

Reese sells a 1700 lb tongue weight dual cam set up.
jerem0621 04/17/14 07:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tires...To Shine or not to Shine??????

I bought into the whole "armor all causes tires to dry rot" thing too. Now on my brand new 2013 Sorento I have never put any kind of tire shine anything on it. And guess what? Two years later, my tires need replacing due to checking. I'm not sure I buy into the whole armor all causing dry rot deal now... I used armor all for 20 years before 2012 with NEVER a problem or a brown tire. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/17/14 02:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Wiring up the Van

Go to etrailer.com and look up some brake controllers. They have install videos there for vehicles of all years and ages. Very helpful! Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/17/14 12:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: SO Confused about Ford Expedition Tow Capacity - HELP!!!

Op. I towed my 7700 GVWR TT with an expedition nearly identical to yours. Same axle ratio and this one was a 4x4 (not sure if yours is or not) My trailer was empty at the time of the tow and weighed about 5500 lbs. it was the SCARIEST tow of my life. I had to stay in second gear to hold 55 mph.. The 31.5 ft trailer let me know it was there the entire pull. This was a borrowed expedition. My truck was an extended cab F150 2wd with 3.55 gears. That small change in gear ratio and wheelbase made all the difference in the world. The truck could pull in 3rd gear at 60-65 mph in the flats and rolling hills all day long. Now, the WD hitch I used was not set up correctly on the expedition so I am sure I could have sorted out the handling issue.... But the ONLY thing that could have made the towing performance on that expedition improve would be to change the axle ratio to 3.73. The Expedition being a 4x4 had bigger tires than my 2wd F150. I'm sorry to say this to you, the 3.31 gears hurt drastically in your 01 and will not help the Ex punch a hole in the air for the travel trailer. Change the axle ratios and the game changes for the Expedition. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/17/14 12:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: Nissan Armada ability re: Base/Dry weight 7038 lbs

Hello, just take a breath for a second... You are getting tons and tons of answers and most sound like a resounding no. While the trailer you have chosen is going to push the stated specs of the Armada there are tons of other trailers that are light enough to work well for you and your family. Here is what you need to do immediately. Find out what the following data points are on your Armada 1) GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating) 2) FAWR (front axle weight rating) 3) RAWR (rear axle weight rating) Now, load up the armada as you would IF you were pulling a camper. Mostly with people, electronics, toys, GPS, snacks...etc. Luggage and tools can go in the trailer so don't load the in the armada Now, go to a cat scale at a local truck stop... Put one axle on the first scale pad and the rear axle on the second pad. Push the button for the attendant and tell them you need a weight. Go get your weight from the gas station attendant running the scales behind the counter. Look at your two weights. One is the front axle weight. The other is the rear axle weight. These weights should be under your FAWR and your RAWR... The difference is the most each axle is rated to carry. Now. Add the two weights you for from the scale together and subtract this total from the GVWR. This is the amount of payload you have available to carry a travel trailers tongue weight. Find a trailer whose LOADED tongue weight is at or under this amount and you will be well on your way to a comfortable towing experience. Now, if your heart is set on the trailer you have picked out be prepared to upgrade your tow vehicle to a heavy duty vehicle of some kind eventually. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/17/14 11:34am Travel Trailers
RE: 90's era fifth wheels....what brand do you like?

I really like the Avion Fivers and the Jayco seems to be pretty well made. But in that age it's really more about the owner than the manufacturer. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/16/14 10:30am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Reliability of fiver latch mechanism

It looks like Reese has redesigned the handle on their new fifth wheel hitches. The dual jaws look like a new design too. Reese R16 Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/16/14 05:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tow vehicle and everyday driveability question

I agree with APT! Go scale the rig! Make sure your tires on the truck and the TT are aired up to 100% capacity and then make sure your WD hitch is set up correctly. If you use a friction sway bar, add a second one to the other side of the a frame. You may find that your wiggle goes away after these few things are addressed. Buy a HD truck when you need one. It's too easy to spend someone else's cash. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/15/14 09:37am Travel Trailers
RE: May have just destroyed my TV engine :-(

But the warranties won't last forever... I agree, I wonder what the aftermarket will come up with once the warranties start expiring and the post warranty owners take over these trucks? Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/14/14 10:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Prodigy 2 cost

They are not hard to install yourself. About 15$ for a connector and about $100 ish for a Prodigy P2 and you are in business. If you can plug in a usb cable and hang a picture you can install a brake controller. I have bought my last three Tekonsha proportional brake controllers used from EBay for $15-35 used. All three have been in like new condition and have worked flawlessly. (Three different tow vehicles) However, $100.00 isn't that much for a brake controller new in the box. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/14/14 10:20pm Travel Trailers
Reliability of fiver latch mechanism

I don't want to hijack the other thread about the poor family whose fiver fell on their truck rails. But his thread got me thinking about the reliability of the different jaws and I just wanted to ask a few questions... Maybe this will help me and some other newb in the future. This is excluding the gooseneck adapters. Just standard fifth wheels. 1) are there only three types of "jaws" to capture the kingpin? Single jawdouble jawslide bar? 2) is one more "locked in" than the other? The reason I ask that is because just from casual observance the double jaw wraps around the king pin and the joint is in the back, the single jaw has the joint to one side, the slide bar has no real joint and just a bar that slides behind the kingpin... The single jaw seems more secure to me... Is this incorrect? 3) the double jaw type, I read where the harder you pull the tighter the jaws close... Can someone expound on that... I don't understand how that works.. Thanks, Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/13/14 04:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Used Hensley Arrow

Looks like its in amazing condition! Great find!
jerem0621 04/12/14 09:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: Picked up new truck tonight!!!! (UPDATED PHOTO)

very nice truck! Have fun! Thanks!
jerem0621 04/11/14 09:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Used Hensley Arrow

It could be a great deal, it could also require a trip to the factory for a rebuild. Condition condition condition on these things. Here is a good thread to help you identify some of the issue area's on a Hensley... Broke Hensley And no, I am not trying to doom and gloom, nothing is perfect and its a good idea to know where the issues are with Hensleys. But, in order for Hensley to transfer the lifetime warrenty on this hitch its about $500 ish bucks...Suddenly $650 turns into $1150.00 which is getting close to what a re-furb Hensley runs from the factory. Oh, the factory refurb... see this page on the Hensley website and the information on the refurb Hensley program is near the bottom. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/11/14 09:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Another WD hitch question...

In a few words... do you "NEED" them... no, not in a legal sense.. but they sure do make the truck ride better. This is coming from another dually owner who had a 31 ft TT and a CC long bed dually. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/11/14 11:36am Towing
RE: Trailer Life Article - 5.9 Cummins engine

My dad is around 230,000 on his 5.9. No signed of trouble at all. The only thing wrong with his ram is a few little cracks in the Dashboard. Cheers! Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/11/14 04:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: GM suspends two engineers in disciplinary action

Didn't affect any trucks, only a few weenie cars. And since that also means it didn't effect diesel doolies, it's not relevant to "tow vehicles" Can a weenie car pull a pop up camper? If so, isn't that a 'tow vehicle' :@ My weenie car is my TV... Abysmal 1650 lb rating is all I need. Those were PEOPLE that Lost their life over a stupid decision. Doesn't matter what kind of vehicle they were in.
jerem0621 04/10/14 11:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: Can you help me crunch numbers? F150, 9600 tow capacity

do they already have this truck? Or are they truck shopping?
jerem0621 04/08/14 08:31pm Towing
RE: 2014 Ram Ecodiesel

That's about what the 2000 Crown Vic has also IIRC Jeremiah. Those fugitives come in all shapes :B Now days a human weighting in at 300 lbs seems pretty common. 3*300 pretty much eat's up all payload :B Not to mention ammo and tools in the trunk :W Then again the druggie on meth you can get 12 of those guy's in there. Oh wait I forgot the seat-belt issue. I did notice your RAWR of 2738 lbs. Surely the little Ram has more RAWR??? Ahh don't matter though, who follows ratings on this forum anyway :B Thats a good one... BTW.. I hate this CAR. Its my every day driver, its paid for, thats about it.. Its has about the most uncomfortable seats I have ever sat in.. no joke.. not sure whats up with it.. Oh yea, the ratings thing... I converted the expensive air ride to coil springs.. Surely my RAWR is now at least 3500 lbs.. right? LOL Maybe its because its not a truck.. Geeze, I need another truck. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/08/14 08:24pm Tow Vehicles
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