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RE: Returning to camping

Welcome back and enjoy the new rig's!!!!!
jerem0621 04/23/14 08:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: can anyone tell me whT this is please? i need help

I found the drawing! http://www.workamper.com/ibn/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/camper-trailer.png width=300 Nope. Clearly not a 1978 from the drawing.:) OP we are a group of folks who love helping and having fun.... With the occasional, well more often than not debate over tires, fifth wheels, awnings, hitches, brake controllers, more tires, grease the ball or don't grease the ball....etc etc etc but we have a lot of fun doing it. Please give us some more details and we will be more than happy to help Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/23/14 12:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: Found a TT, what tow vehicle do I need?

I know I get blinders depending on my current vehicle. I have a Sorento and a Town Car and I see these cars all the time. I can't tell you how many GMC Acadias I see because I don't notice them. While our Sorento was getting repaired we had a minivan rental. I never realized how many minivans there were before driving that walrus around for two weeks. I see a TON of 1/2 tons towing campers everyday on my commute. I also see a ton of 8 luggers too OP. F150 will do a fine job.
jerem0621 04/23/14 11:32am Travel Trailers
RE: can anyone tell me whT this is please? i need help

Start opening cabinet doors and start looking for labels. Could be anything at this point. We really do need a pic. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/23/14 10:54am Travel Trailers
RE: Updated w/ Pics : New Ecoboost!

Nice. Is that a block heater cord sticking out of the grill? yep.... Alaska.... May be a trickle charger too?
jerem0621 04/21/14 10:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Seeking Advice -- Purchase of Older 3/4 Ton Tow Vehicle

OP...I have observed a few trends from your replies and I think I have a decent idea of what your looking for. 1) $12,500 ish budget 2) Crew Cab 3) need largeish amount of payload 4) I "think" you are leaning towards a single rear wheel instead of a dually. For $12,500.00 you have basically eliminated the 6.0 diesel and the early Duramax as a simple head gasket can take 25% plus of your budget out. Crew cab requirement eliminates the 94-01 cummins powered Rams. Believe it or not the early 7.3 powerstroke F250's suffered from a healthy lack of payload. I had a 97 F150 and my FIL had a 7.3 PSD F250 and he had about 300 lbs more payload than me. 1900 ish vs my 1600 ish lbs. Many choose to ignore this fact and add airbags or Timbrens to prop up the rear end on the early F250 super duty's. This doesn't rule these trucks out it's just something to be aware of. The way I see it there are three trucks that meet all four requirements 1) Ram- 03 Ram V10 2500/3500, 03-05 ish 5.7 Hemi... Be warned, they have 4 doors but the rear cab is smallish 2) GM- 2000-2006 ish Silverado/Sierra with the 6.0 or the 8.1 3) 2000-2007 v10 SuperDuty, buy as new as you can with the better years being 05-07 (new suspension, nicer trucks)... I had a 99 and be warned about them, early 99's (like mine) had a few unique parts mostly with the front suspension that only existed in the early 99's. If it were me, I would try to find a 150 ish thousand mile 2000-2004 v10 Superduty F350 SRW lariat for around 6000-8000 bucks, have the tranny rebuilt and enjoy the new ride. I would not pass on a 3500 SRW GM twin in good shape either. Thanks and good luck! Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/21/14 10:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bunkhouse

What level of trailer are you looking at? Entry, Mid level, or home mortgage and Fiver payment are the same level? There are many different options at every level. For entry level I like the Puma 295- BHSS For Mid-Level I like the Jayco Eagle 34BHTS For super luxo level I like Open Range 427 BHS. but there are tons and tons other models out there. It just depends on what you are looking for and how much you want to spend. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/21/14 12:10pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: trailer vers 5th wheel

Travel trailers tow as well as a fifth wheel given the truck, trailer, and hitch are set up properly. People think a fifth wheel can't sway and that is simply not true. Fifth wheels tend to not sway because of the incredibly heavy pin weight (20- 25 ish % of the trailer weight rating is on the pin). Travel trailers tend to run 12-15% ish on tongue weight. I personally like travel trailers because they generally have a lower center of gravity, the attachment point is lower to the ground (easier for me to reach) and I can still use the bed of my truck while pulling. thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/21/14 07:19am Travel Trailers
RE: Diesel or Gas?

Will someone post that little cartoon of a dead horse being beaten? http://awesomegifs.com/wp-content/uploads/dead-horse.gif width=640
jerem0621 04/21/14 07:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Diesel or Gas?

If you have to ask you need gas.
jerem0621 04/20/14 03:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Kia Crunch

Got the ultimate 4 cyl tow vehicle back on Friday. Spent Saturday cleaning it up. Man, its like a brand new car! Woot Woot! Now I have to go get some zip ties to tidy up that crazy 4 way flat trailer wiring. http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/null_zpsbbd0d905.jpg width=640 http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/7db04940-e171-45de-a51c-45e283c4f6cb_zps7812d3ac.jpg width=640 Now, I just have to get the Voyager installed, the 7 way installed, transmission cooler, and find a lightweight PUP.. woo hoo!! Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/20/14 03:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: In repair shop

After every camping trip I cleaned the camper and went and got my screwdrivers and started tightening things. As long as you are an RV'er you will always be fiddling with something on the rig. I've likened them to rolling earthquakes and they take a beating while towing. I agree with the others, the small stuff I'd just take care of it. Thanks Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/19/14 11:18pm Travel Trailers
RE: Curt

My dad has that hitch and slider and pulls a 14k fiver with his short bed ram 3500. Absolutly no problems at all and he loves it. He has about 15k miles towing on this hitch and it has been flawless. It's just HEAVY! We have to take it apart and remove it from his truck in three pieces (head, body, slider assembly).
jerem0621 04/19/14 11:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Montana 5th wheel fire damage repair with pics

Nice work! I am curious about the title as well, did you address the issue that caused the fire or was this an external fire? Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/19/14 08:42pm Fifth-Wheels
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
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