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RE: Anybody Towing A Wide Body 5th Wheel With Short Bed?

I towed a Carrilite 102"wide body with a Megacab Dodge. Had a Pullrite Superglide. Combo worked great for turns, but the truck was maxed out on weights.
jims1 03/16/18 08:48pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: air safe hitch

I know of several being used in the HDT world. The Binkley head is a proven design if maintained. The plate and suspension work great.
jims1 03/07/18 07:55pm Towing
RE: Need 3" Sewer Hose Wrench That Actually Works

If going to Harbor Freight don't for get your 20% discount ticket and free flashlight ticket And your multi meter... Always get the free one. So handy and I give them to people that don't have a meter.
jims1 03/04/18 07:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Fiberglass vs. Aluminum

Fiberglass doesn't conduct heat or cold like aluminum does. Easier to heat and cool. With full body paint very easy to keep clean.
jims1 02/21/18 08:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Preferred disc brake Pads replacements... 8K

Most of the new semi trucks are equipped with ceramic pads. The ceramic shoes have proven to run cooler, reduce stopping distance, longer life.
jims1 02/05/18 05:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Torque wars continue in the diesels

So now you have a truck with the same HP and 2/3 the torque of a Big Rig over the road tractor. Have they- Ford-Dodge-Chevy increased the braking ability? Not with an exhaust brake, but with brake rotor diameter, larger calipers, stronger pistons in the calipers, etc? So you can tow 32000 lbs, but can you stop it? According to the SAE J2807, the truck only has to stop 3500lbs.
jims1 12/05/17 07:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Winterizing - Natchez, MS

It might dip into the low 30's several nights. There will be frost several mornings, but I would doubt there will be any period of time lasting longer than 4-5 hours of freezing temps.
jims1 10/24/17 03:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: AIr Ride Seats

You can always buy a bigger truck... Fl-102 for instance!
jims1 10/20/17 09:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Feedback on current on-demand hot water heaters

Truma is the heater to go with. https://www.truma.com/us/en/products/truma-water-systems/truma-aqua-go-water-heater.html But you need to find an installer.
jims1 10/20/17 09:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Huge four-axle toy-hauler

That rig has 4 9k axles under it. New Horizons does have their Summit line which is more of a production line unit. The Majestic line though is how much money do you have and how much do you want to spend. As far as the length, our "DRV 44 Memphis" is 47' overall- front cap to rear cap- Pin to rear cap is 44'". It looks big, and it is limited to where we fit.
jims1 10/18/17 07:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Where do you mount the TST 507 series Repeater?

In the pinbox and pulled 12v from the junction box.
jims1 09/17/17 08:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What's your overall length?

Truck- Front bumper to hitch 25' 5th wheel Pin to rear- 43' Total 67' Or as I like to say, 65 foot 24 inches.... (she thinks it's bigger)
jims1 08/24/17 08:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need advice choosing a hitch

There are several air ride hitches available. Trailer Saver, Air Safe, ET hitches, Comfort Ride, Hitch Crafter to name a few. The Escapee's forum has a large MDT/HDT group that can help you choose what will be best.
jims1 07/05/17 11:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: AirSafe 25K hitch problem

I don't have an Airsafe, but do have a Trailersaver. You can use dish soap- Dawn- mixed in a spray bottle to find your leaks. Have you been keeping air in the airbags or have they been flat? Most airbags need 2-3lbs in them when unhitched to keep the proper shape and to keep anything from chafing. Did you use a thread sealant on any threaded connections? Look at the bottom of the airbags to see if anything has rubbed on it.
jims1 06/11/17 08:30pm Toy Haulers
RE: White class 8 pulling a DRV 5th close to clear lake CA

"Of the finest leather" in a Ram? not even close... Try Katskins https://katzkin.com/ That is the bottom of good.... If you want real leather seats send me a note and I'll pm a custom upholster.
jims1 05/15/17 09:05pm Towing
RE: Thinking of a 53' semi-Fifth wheel by Spacecraft

The carnival and movie industry snap them up as fast as they can. There are no used units available.
jims1 05/11/17 06:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Thinking of a 53' semi-Fifth wheel by Spacecraft

A 53 foot custom unit is huge, most are for folks that don't travel in normal circles.... Drivers license depends on states.... California is Cali.... other states have other requirements for different styles of rigs. Our Volvo is titled as a motorhome in South Dakota requires no CDL or other endorsements other than a normal license. Even though our combined weight is over 40k lbs, neither part, trailer or truck, is over 26000lbs. Custom RV's are planned for carefully. My likes will not be yours, so if I design my rig..... its gonna be mine unless it's sold a step discount. All the custom builders do small rigs as well. Most make their most popular sizes in the 36-42/3 foot range.
jims1 04/27/17 09:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Thinking of a 53' semi-Fifth wheel by Spacecraft

You will probably only be living at a truck stop and smell of diesel fuel haha... Your only roads will be the Interstates... http://spacecraftmfg.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/DSC05178-edited-1.jpg height=300 Roy Ken Went to Spacecraft website and this 5th wheel is 57 foot long and still no King bed.. :h That's not a 53 foot. That's their 40' show model. Go to the website yourself and look. Everything is custom based on what YOU want. Them- How long do you want?- Me- 41ft 2-3/4 inches overall....OK we can do that.... Them- How wide? Me- 100-5/16 inches..... Them- OK Me- I want 3 bunk beds and 2 twins in the front with access to a dog kennel in the belly.... Them-What color do you want the dog kennel... Them- What type of wall covering- Painted? Vinyl wallboard- Soft wall- like LuX What type floor- heated? Wood? Vinyl? Granite? Do you want a tub or shower? Me- Tub? Them- Yes, we can do a residential 60" tub in any unit.... or custom Marble 10 shower head steam shower.... Little exaggerated but that is the conversation I had with them in person last fall. I have a unit spec'd out... 45ft, wide body, set up as a toy hauler in the back that converts to an office when parked. Weight will be 26000lb, pin around 7000lb. 125 fresh, 75 black, 2-75 gray, heated floors, basement AC and heat. Price is CUSTOM and reflects what we want in the unit. If you do a search online, there are ZERO used units available other than the show unit, The owners personal unit, and a custom 52' unit based on a semi style with full basement. Please get your facts straight before "Quoting" websites....
jims1 04/25/17 06:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking for 5th wheel ideas

Second Grand Design. We like the 397TH. Kinda set up for 2 with space to move around.
jims1 04/24/17 07:02pm Toy Haulers
RE: Thinking of a 53' semi-Fifth wheel by Spacecraft

If someone wants to pm me their e-mail address that can post pics, I'll send pics of a 52' that was built.
jims1 04/22/17 08:57am Fifth-Wheels
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