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RE: Confused about towing weight

The figures you have for the truck have nothing to do with the 5th wheel tow ratings. Now that you know the trailer weights its time to look at the truck 5th wheel tow ratings. Contact the dealer or manufacturer to get the truck 5th wheel tow ratings. Don't follow personal opinions, get the facts. You are legally responsible for having an adequate tow vehicle.
wandering1 12/18/14 09:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: Finding Towing Capacity

Contact the manufacturer and ask. All the other sources mean nothing.
wandering1 12/18/14 09:09am Towing
RE: Exit Now

So why don't you contact the publisher and ask??????
wandering1 12/16/14 07:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Plumbing?

Is he an RV engineer or plumber? I like to hear about better ways to change things on my RV.
wandering1 12/16/14 06:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Why don't you read?

Its all about responding to the person that started the original thread not all of the expert wannabe dummies personal opinions that respond to the thread.
wandering1 12/15/14 07:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Pulling Power

are 1ton axelses and brakes not the same as 3/4 ton. sure look like it when we had it all apart on my truck. same rotors, rear end no difference other than a extra tire If you get the camper and towing options on the 3/4 ton then you get the larger 1 ton brakes and suspension system.
wandering1 12/13/14 08:37am Fifth-Wheels
RE: putting a shine on RV

Yes its called wax and polish.
wandering1 12/11/14 06:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: Pickup bed length

8 ft bed for a 5er so it wont crash into the back of the cab when you turn too sharp. Anything less than an 8 ft bed you will need a slider hitch to avoid damaging the 5er and the back of your cab. Some expert wannabes like to brag about not using a slider hitch on short beds until their 5er hits the cab. Only a matter of time. For those that recommend a short bed and no slider hitch let them know you will holds them financially responsible for any damage you may run into for following their advice.
wandering1 12/05/14 01:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Aftermarket Exhaust for Ford 6.7L ??

Forget about the noise maker. EPA will confiscate vehicles that do not have the oem emission system which includes everything to the tip of the tailpipe.
wandering1 12/03/14 01:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Friction anti-sway device use in rain or wet roads

Read the directions. As I recall they weren't supposed to be used on slick roads.
wandering1 12/03/14 07:02am Towing
RE: Cover???

Been around for years. Check them out at camping world.
wandering1 12/03/14 06:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Screw In Tire

Mine have been patch. Most places will not plug a trailer tire. Contact the tire manufacturer and ask. There are a lot of tire expert wannabes out there that really don't have a clue.
wandering1 11/30/14 05:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV fireplace vs 1500 watt electric heater

The fire places are also 1500 watt electric heaters.
wandering1 11/30/14 05:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: brake maint ??

Drum brakes are not self adjusting like on a car. You have to manually adjust them when needed.
wandering1 11/30/14 05:05pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Synthetic oil

Use a calculator, you know how much the oil change costs and how often you change it and how much a synthetic oil change costs and how often you would have to change it.:S
wandering1 11/29/14 02:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Will 2,380 lbs dry weight really make a difference?

Yes it will make a difference. Figure out which 5th wheel you want first. Next get a truck that will handle the 5th wheel. DONT take personal opinions about how much 5th wheel a truck will handle. Get the facts from the manufacturers towing specs. You are legally responsible for having an adequate tow vehicle not the truck towing expert wannabes. Ford Towing Guide Be sure and read the specs for 5th wheel towing.
wandering1 11/27/14 09:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Is Hitching a Fiver Easier?

Yes and Yes.
wandering1 11/24/14 05:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: attn: Weight Police

Ok, here is a topic to discuss... I have a 2011 f250 crew cab lariat, 6.7l diesel, factory e rated michilens, rated at 3750# per tire at 80 psi cold. According to ford tow guide, the truck will tow a 14,500 5th, although the way ford "dashes out" the tow guide it is certainly convoluted at best. Now, though it states a 14,5k rating, my PAYLOAD rating maxes at 2049 lbs. Now, getting past the incredibly disappointing bs of that low number, these two numbers simply don't jive. Explain please. And how is the tire rating at 2049 for payload when side walls read 3750 per?? Is it because the manufacturer recommends running at 65 instead of 80? I have a 2011 f250 crew cab lariat, 6.7l diesel, factory e rated michilens, rated at 3750# per tire at 80 psi cold. - That means that your 4 tires are capable of carrying 15k lbs regardless of your truck or trailer. According to ford tow guide, the truck will tow a 14,500 5th, although the way ford "dashes out" the tow guide it is certainly convoluted at best. - Is that the GCWR? The tow guide for 5th wheels is easy to understand, study it. Now, though it states a 14,5k rating, my PAYLOAD rating maxes at 2049 lbs. Now, getting past the incredibly disappointing bs of that low number, these two numbers simply don't jive. - Payload rating is how much junk you can haul which includes king pin weight, people, cargo, etc, not how much trailer you can tow. Use google or bing to look up definitions for the words you are using. Study the tow guide to figure out how to use it. Official Ford Tow Guide Be sure to look at the table for 5th wheel towing.
wandering1 11/22/14 03:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Hitching a fifth wheel - in pictures

I have always done step 8 for the past 20 years which eliminates the need for a pull test.
wandering1 11/19/14 06:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: BEST PLACE TO CHECK FOR LEVEL

Put the levels on the front and back and adjust each separately. Remember, the frame twists.
wandering1 11/09/14 03:57pm Fifth-Wheels
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