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RE: Towing help?

When your truck was new it would be pushing the limits to tow that trailer. That is an old truck. The ratings were for when it was in new and original condition. What is the condition of the truck? I just sent my 1998 E150 to the scrap yard because the frame rusted thru in several places. The steering gear box bolts actually ripped right thru the rusted frame. Do they salt the roads in your area? I spent yesterday behind the wheel of a 2016 Pentastar powered Ram 1500 for work. I kept thinking to myself that this truck would pull my old trailer better than my old 1997 would. It has much more HP and the 8 speed transmission is fantastic! Saying that to say, 'half ton' pickups sure have come a long way in 20 years. They are much more powerful and capable. If I pulled the same trailer with a new Ram 1500 Hemi I would no doubt have forgotten about the old 97...slow hills would probably be much more reduced. Etc. Sorry to hear about the E150. Do you have any plans to replace it? Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 07/01/16 07:39am Travel Trailers
RE: Too much WD bar?

Spot on Huntingdog!
jerem0621 06/30/16 06:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Towing help?

I pulled a 32 ft TT without a slide out all over Tennessee with the same truck, except mine was a 97. My trailer was 4,900 ish dry and about 6500-7000 lbs loaded. It was a good combo. I used a Tekonsha proportional brake controller and a standard weight distribution hitch and two sway control bars. Invest in a good break controller (Prodigy P2 or P3)...and a break controller install kit for your truck... I think you have to add a few fuses or something like that. You can pick up a Pro Series WD hitch for $250 ish off of Etrailer.com. If you buy their kits it should include one sway bar and the ball installed. It's a Pretty good deal. If probably go for the 1,000 lb bar hitch. I would also recommend buying a second sway control and using two of them. Set the hitch up per the instructions and have a blast. Oh, that 5.4 is a great motor but it will be turning 4,500 plus rpm on some steeper hills ....it's okay...it's working like it should...let it rev...and you will end up being much happier by accepting that it's going to turn RPM's. Thanks and good luck. Jeremiah
jerem0621 06/30/16 03:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: Too much WD bar?

I believe the round bar version of the straight line is available in 1,000 lb weight. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 06/30/16 03:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: She still has it!

Awesome! I am glad to hear that your truck is doing so well. I see 6.0's working every single day. They seem to be getting along just fine. Maybe there are many folks who just work these trucks and don't know about all the "issues" that seem to plague the RV posts here. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 06/28/16 06:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: What's more important? Kids space or living area?

We did the make the beds thing in our last TT. It was quite literally 5 minutes out of our day combined...the kids loved having the big area while the DW and I went to bed. The only issue with that is that if I wanted to fix something early I risked waking the kids. We would probably go with a rear lounge TT of some sort since my boys are getting older now and will be out of the house within 3-5 years. Also, most bunks don't fit my kids...pretty much relegated to a double over double bunk. You don't have to have a bunk house to be comfortable as a family...there is nothing wrong with spending rainy days together. For the DW and I...we had our queen bedroom...if we needed privacy we just headed to the bedroom. The boys loved our convertible beds, they were very comfortable sleeping arrangements. Spent several months in the camper (no slide to boot) with this configuration...lots of fun and great memories. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 06/27/16 08:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: Pulled the trigger today. . .

I had a '99 F250 V10 Auto and 4.30's, was a dog, I would have gone with an '03 with the high output 6.8 or a 7.3 PS. I got a '14 Ram 6.7 w/Cummins 2 years ago and sold the Ford. Night and day difference! Quite interesting... My 99 V10 with 3.73 gears was a beast and could pull at any speed my heart desires. :) Sometimes I was at 4,500-5,000 RPM but it would pull that all day long. 7.5 MPG...that was no fun though. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 06/21/16 11:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: Good reasons NOT to go with 5er over TT....

Can't really pull a fiver with anything but a truck...if you prefer an SUV then the TT is what you get. TT's have less stairs which is awesome. When you run into the tongue on a TT your legs hurt...when you run into the pin box on the fiver your head hurts. They are both great options...get the one you want. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 06/21/16 06:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pulled the trigger today. . .

Congrats on the V10 EX! It will serve you well! I miss my V10 in my old f350...really good manners as an unloaded vehicle and a heck of a towing motor. I've been really considering a V10 excursion. Great Truck!!! Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 06/16/16 09:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New truck and hitch weighed

You need more hitch head tilt or your bars are not up to the weight of the trailer tongue...possibly both. What is the weight ratings on the bars and what is your tongue weight? Here is my hitch head and it's set to max tilt...I do this so the bars get good leverage on the hitch and actually distribute the weight forward. http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/hitch%20stuff/B832A1C8-C317-488C-82A4-CAD26C7DBC2C_zps8jvh5xdy.jpg width=640 Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 06/16/16 04:31pm Towing
RE: A crazy idea. Has anyone tried this.

Why don't you run a chord from tablet to back of tv with hdmi cords Bingo!!!
jerem0621 06/16/16 01:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: Any horror stories with a Blue Ox Sway Pro, new design....

Something that doesn't get mentioned too often with the BlueOx is that the hitch head has a fixed tilt built into it. This fixed hitch head angle is set at nearly the same angle as a standard WD hitch with all the adjustment washers added or the hitch head tilt set to max. What this does is allow the WD bars to get more leverage (mechanical advantage) and really project that weight forward. This forced hitch head angle goes a long way to getting the WD hitch (IMHO) properly set up. And since we all have done a home work we know that a properly set up WD hitch is KEY to a solid towing experience .... NOT the sway control....the set up. My opinion, based on my understanding of the Blue Ox, is that the hitch lends itself to being properly set up, and the hitch Significantly limits the chain movement at the snap up bracket... Both factors that lead to a reduced or sway free experience. When I set up a standard WD hitch I start at max head tilt...just makes the WD better....again...JMHO. Thanks Jeremiah
jerem0621 06/15/16 08:18pm Towing
RE: My plan

Welcome back IB...glad you are not letting life get you down. I'm a tent camper now too...but your TV is much cooler than my Minivan! :B Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 06/10/16 03:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Traded the Tahoe in on an Ecoboost

Congrats!
jerem0621 06/10/16 04:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: Michelin Tires

Marty have you ran a set of MS2's ? I have at least 500K using Michelins over the years and the worse thing to happen was a screw in a tire from a job site. I would get 120K out of a set on my 98 2500 4x4 RAM. Must be a regional thing... I've had 4 sets of Michelins and had noting but problems out of them. I have sworn off using them again because I had so poor performance from them. Side walls rotting, extremely poor handling, tires not holding air... Michelins don't hold up to Tennesee weather....at least in my experience. Thanks, Jeremiah
jerem0621 06/09/16 09:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 1998 1/2 ton vs. 3/4 ton both with 350cid

Just pay attention to the axle ratio... The 350 with the 3.73 gears in the 2500 is only rated at 6,000 lbs. the 4:10 get 7,500 worth of trailer weight rating. IMHO... Wait for the 454...expand your search area and be ready to travel to find that gem... It's out there...and a few months waiting for the right truck more than offsets months to years of wondering if you should have bought the 454. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 06/09/16 09:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Military grade aluminum LOL

Well, just for kicks and giggles... The new 2017 Ridgeline had a similar Test with rock dropping and the bed fared better than either of these two... No dents or scratches... Plastic beds.....the future of truck beds :B Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 06/09/16 08:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Evergreen RV to shut down this week

http://www.elkharttruth.com/hometown/middlebury/2016/01/08/EverGreen-RV-Middlebury-campus-adding-Skyline-RV-production-line.html So does shutting down now mean expanding the business? Did anyone notice the date of that article was Jan 8, 2016? I've been had! I looked at the date but read June...need to slow down some. Thanks for pointing this out. Jeremiah
jerem0621 06/09/16 07:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Evergreen RV to shut down this week

http://www.elkharttruth.com/hometown/middlebury/2016/01/08/EverGreen-RV-Middlebury-campus-adding-Skyline-RV-production-line.html So does shutting down now mean expanding the business?
jerem0621 06/09/16 06:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Weighting The Travel Trailer

Some have reported success Using a 5,000 lb Sherline scale and measuring each individual axle On each side...and the tongue weight and add them together... Somewhat labor intensive but you know what everything weighs. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 06/08/16 12:17pm Travel Trailers
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