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RE: Do I need a Duelly ?

Dually mpg sucks. Washing the dirty old truck is a pain. Buying six tires is expensive. Running over curbs at the bank and taco bell makes me spill my Coke. Having to park far far away is a pain. Towing with a dually is Great! And exhaust brakes are also Great! you pretty well summed up my experience with Dually's as well.. except you forgot the one where people are asking you for your contractors card, or you get waived through the barrels when approaching road work. yes I am exaggerating. I hated my dually... except when towing down the highway.. then it was awesome. I never had an exhaust brake.. I had the pleasure of owning a V10.. I just geared down on hills and it worked great. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 10/31/14 12:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bad Trip

So sorry for your problems OP... these are sortable issues so lets deal with them. 1) You need to trust your truck 100%. I'd rather have a v10 gasser than a 6.0 PSD if that is the motor you are running. Not throwing down on your particular truck.. this is just a terrible problem prone diesel motor. A boring but reliable gasser may be in order 2)The 12 volt problems could simply be a bad battery or power inverter or both 3) If your tires are ST tires I suggest replacing them with quality LT tires in the weight range you need 4) Were you being evicted from the campground? 24 more hours could have saved you some headache Again, I am not trying to beat you up.. this situation stinks. The Fifth wheel is easily fixable with the little grimlins... You need to be 100% confident in your truck though. If you have a 6.0 the head gaskets blowing are symptom.. if you don't fix the real problem then you could (will) blow another head gasket, especially if you have tuned it. Thanks!
jerem0621 10/30/14 11:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: "Happy Valley" Becomes "Unhappy Valley" for OSU & PSU

Meanwhile in Tennessee the Vols found some identity in their Loss to Bama. 200 yards rushing on BAMA and some young guys making big plays. Things are turning around for the Vols. The young QB Josh Dobbe brings a dual threat dynamic to the offense. This week we play USC east and hope that we bring our best game. Also, I whole heartedly hope that Muschamp is still at UF next season. :) Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 10/27/14 09:07am Around the Campfire
A Green Bay Packer Narrative

I'm a huge football fan...mostly college football...but I'm also a NFL fan. More so this year than in the past 15 years or so... When I was a kid I lived in Germany. I became a Packers fan while in Germany. Funny story how that happened... I wanted a Starter Hat... They were not cheap walmart hats back then..they were THE brand to have. One day at the BX I found a Starter hat that was in my price range... It was a green hat with a yellow bill and a giant "G" on the front. I bought the hat...didn't know anything about the Packers or Green Bay Wisconsin...other than they were always the underdogs it seemed... But I became a huge Packers fan that day. Why not pull for the little guy? After all, I can afford their hat! Lol. And I love Green! I had no idea about Packer tradition or the Cheese Hats, or Vince Lombardi at that time. Everyone else had either a Chicago Bulls hat or a San Francisco hat at that time. In the early 90's the 49'ers were the bees knees... And the Packers...nobody it seems (in Germany) would pull for the Packers!!! So I wore my Hat with pride... I was a Packers fan... No matter what I had my Packers hat on... Christmas came that year and my mom and dad scraped enough cash together to purchase me a huge Packers winter coat... Joy unspeakable.... I now had a Packers Hat and a Packers jacket. When we moved from Germany to Tennessee I was finally plugged into cable and I watched this young QB with a funny last name do some of the most amazing things at QB... Brett Farve was the man!!! One thing led to another and I got caught up in Tennessee Vols and became a Huge Vols fan.... I watched Peyton play his first game for the Vols back in 1994...who knew that 20 years later I would still be watching him play QB. The past several years has been really difficult for VolNation... Reminds me of my Packers of the early 90's... But my allegiances are not easily swayed... Here I am... A college football fan... I have the Vols jersey, hats, visors, shirts... Etc.... And I wear them with pride. But as I sit here tonight ... Watching the Saints beat up the Packers I suddenly realized that I have no Packer gear in my home... No Packer signs, flags, mini helmets, jackets, or...hats. Time to change that... Thanks for reading this post as I meander down memory lane..thinking back on how much football means to me and my family...I think it's time to add a little green and yellow to go along with all the orange and white :D Thanks! PackerVol (aka...Jeremiah)
jerem0621 10/26/14 10:01pm Around the Campfire
RE: Ball Life

You don't lube the ball for the sake of the ball...it's for the coupler.. Balls are cheap...
jerem0621 10/25/14 08:47pm Towing
RE: Curt Q20 w/roller removal?

Thank you guys. I will give it another try. I am hoping my wife can help with the base. That base is no joke. My dad has one and it was a job for me and him to put it in/get it out of his Ram...I'd recommend investing in winch overhead at some point. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 10/25/14 06:41am Towing
RE: Interesting TV over the weekend.

Heck I saw a mid eighties Datsun pickup towing a very small 5er couple of days back. I was PO'ed I couldn't get a pic since I was driving making a left turn at the time. In all fairness though some of our firewood guys around here are out of spring in their 15 series trucks. Always see at least one per year with a broken axle on the side of the road. That reminded me of some of the watermelon loads I see traveling on I75 in Florida and lower Georgia ...sometimes even into Tennessee... Typically you will see a dually long bed with a mound of watermelons in the bed...then the dually is pulling a double axle utility trailer with a mound of watermelons loaded from front to back...the trucks headlights are usually pointing at the sky. Usually you will see a half ton with a similar load...they have to be on the bump stops. They just have too. Seem them broke down on the side of the road at least once or twice a year in my travels. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 10/24/14 07:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: Mitsubichi outlander V6

3500 lbs towing with the V6 and it can hold 7 passengers... though not at the same time. Why can't the suspension handle towing? Maybe not a monster travel trailer but up to its ratings... no problem. Thanks! Jereimah
jerem0621 10/23/14 06:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Interesting TV over the weekend.

Saw a terrible combo on the road today coming home from work. It was a 24 ish ft Hallmark type enclosed cargo/car hauler. That trailer was swaying all over the road and and was pushing the truck out of the lanes and onto the hard shoulders.. Truck was a 2011 and up F250 PSD Crew Cab 4x4... Trailer should have been a great match for the truck...heck.. my old 97 F150 would have safely towed that trailer..if pulled by ME. Not sure what was wrong with the set up as I worked hard to pass him before something bad happened. Operator error I suppose... but its not the first time I have seen a relatively small trailer bully a big truck around... Owner probably says that he "can't even feel the trailer back there" which I would argue is NOT a good thing. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 10/23/14 06:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Are You Buying All These Half-ton Claims?

Fords video of the 2015 F150 and the cattle rancher is weak.... I am sure my old 97 F150 with a 5.4 would have held up for 3 days under heavy load. Now ford should have done what Toyota did... Drop they keys in the ranchers hands an say call us when it hits 100k...then take the truck apart down to the frame and inspect it. I have never seen any other manufacturer do that. Not that it means much in the grand scheme of things... Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 10/21/14 10:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How do you know you're towing too much weight?

People get bogged down in weight and completely discount the design of the actual trailer. Yes trailer weight is important but so is trailer balance, center of gravity, trailer height, aerodynamic design (or lack thereof), and trailer suspension design. A heavier lower height trailer with a smaller aerodynamic profile will tow easier than a lighter trailer with a bigger aerodynamic profile. BTW...the payload sticker gives me ZERO confidence in its accuracy. My payload sticker says my Van has about 1150 ish lbs....when I weighed it with my family in the van which is 800 lbs of people i fully expected and was prepared for only 200 lbs of payload based on the silly payload sticker. My GVWR on my van is 6050 lbs...my scaled GVWR WITH a full tank of gas and my family is 5400 lbs...leaving me over 550 lbs of payload...so how come my sticker says 1150 lbs of payload..my family weighs 800 lbs yet I still have 550 lbs of payload? I then found out that all Town & Countries share the same payload sticker...the more loaded version has the same sticker as my van. Silly payload sticker is MEANINGLESS on my van and I have the paperwork to prove it. OP...this forum will tell you whenever you need to up-truck...regardless of how well your combo tows. I am sure you have learned by now that the volume of sheet metal on a vehicle and how tall the tires are directly correlates to how well a vehicle will tow. Then there are the tire ratings...those are the ones that are REALLY important. Thanks! Jeremiah Edited because my payload is 1150 lbs on the sticker and not 1050...
jerem0621 10/16/14 07:38am Travel Trailers
RE: PullRite TT hitch questions Update Installed Pic's

That's true. I weighed mine before the instal and everything weighed 164lbs. Considering the only thing I lost in weight was the spare at 73lbs i have a net gain of only 91lbs. I will be putting my spare under the trailer (truck used 95% to pull it) i will gain some of the 73lbs back but not much. Planning on putting spare just forward of axles. Biggest drawback I see is moving the spare. If i could find a large enough and skinny enough tire as a spare I will stuff it back where it goes. Only thing stopping it is the width of tire. As to the spare tire...many new vehicles are not even coming with a spare tire now. They are coming with an air pump and fix-a-flat trype stuff in them. Walmart sells a similar kit for SUV's for $30-40.00. I haven't changed a spare tire in years and years. On the side of the road I just put a plug in the tire and air it up. Thanks! Jremiah
jerem0621 10/16/14 06:47am Towing
RE: I'm still convinced these people are crazy.

Some people will say it's crazy to drop 25k plus in CASH on anything. Why use my money when I can use the banks money.
jerem0621 10/15/14 01:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: PullRite TT hitch questions Update Installed Pic's

That's a slick set up! Congratulations on the great find!
jerem0621 10/15/14 11:54am Towing
RE: Bunkhouse or Rear living room?

Next one for is will be rear living. At night the kids have the entire living area as their "bunk house" instead of a small room for their beds. Momma and I still have our seperate area so all is good there. I would much rather have the space for living than for sleeping. But...many people really enjoy having a bunk house...they are not for us...but that's why they make different models. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 10/14/14 06:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Brake Lines Blown While Towing with Toyota Tundra!!!!

I'm anxious to hear what could have caused the failure. Something like this is rare... Toyota is not know for brake issues. But with that said... any mechanical device can fail. Sounds like the flex line failed between the rear axle and the frame. Question on how you handled the emergency. Did you use the manual brake over ride on the Prodigy to use the trailer brakes to try to help slow the rig? Thats something that I rehearse in my mind if I experience a braking failure while towing. The GREAT news is that you and your family are hear to tell this tale. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 10/11/14 08:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bigger truck/smaller TT, WD hitch with w/o sway needed?

I highly recommend using WD. They ride so much better with them.
jerem0621 10/11/14 08:22pm Towing
RE: soft spot not getting bigger, concern?

Where is said soft spot?
jerem0621 10/10/14 10:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: DPF delete. solenoid going crazy

sidebar question.. Why do you delete everything making the truck legal for off road use only? Are you building a monster truck or a pre-runner? I'm not trying to be smart...I really want to know. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 10/10/14 10:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: A tale of woe.

With all the negative CW posts on this forum, I'm always surprised that people still purchase RVs from them. Buyer beware. Yep, I am amazed by this too. I susbscribe to our local camping world email list. They often send me ads for new and used RV's for special sales prices... they always have the MSRP scratched out and have a special sale price!!! But if I google the model of RV in the Ad... I can often find a MUCH lower price in about 3 minutes at some mom and pop RV dealership. I'd rather give my money to them. Oh yea, then CW pops on the $900.00 PDI.. I walked away from camping world when they put a quote in front of me with a $900.00 PDI.. CRAZYNESS. Unless they change their ways, I will not buy an RV from CW. I do buy some misc parts from them though. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 10/10/14 10:31pm General RVing Issues
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