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RE: Stabilizer on front end ..

Quite normal when not on a level site.
wandering1 07/28/14 04:07pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2001 Ford F-150 safe towing capacity

Read the tow specs for your truck. If you don't have them get them from the manufacturer. Tow Guide
wandering1 07/28/14 07:03am Towing
RE: Is the left side of my trailer heavier?

Weigh it and find out. Sway issues are usually caused by not having an adequate tow vehicle.
wandering1 07/28/14 07:00am Towing
RE: 2005 2500 Dodge capabilities for a fifth wheel

Get the truck towing specs from the manufacturer and read them. Forget about personal opinions you are legally responsible for having and adequate tow vehicle.
wandering1 07/27/14 06:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tries to stay away from

Beware, what you have been reading is a lot of personal opinions and biases from a lot of tire expert wannabes that don't have a clue as to what caused their tire failures.
wandering1 07/24/14 06:07am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tow vehicle

Read the truck towing specs for Ford trucks. You are legally responsible for having an adequate tow vehicle. Ford Tow Specs
wandering1 07/23/14 06:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: TowMax Tires

Standard 5th wheel tires.
wandering1 07/22/14 03:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Shopping for first RV...need guidance

Since you already have the truck then you need to fit the trailer to your truck. Read your trucks towing specs. How heavy a 5th wheel is your truck rated to tow? What is the payload capacity of your truck (5th wheel pin weight)? Ford Towing Specs
wandering1 07/20/14 06:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: What does 11,000 lbs of towing capacity mean?

Stay away from the f150, it is highly overrated for towing.
wandering1 07/19/14 08:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F150 Towing Sway

Get a tow vehicle that doesn't have a soft mushy suspension system like the f150 and a longer wheel base that is adequate for towing and controlling the trailer. Your trailer is controlling your tow vehicle, that is suicide.
wandering1 07/19/14 08:37pm Towing
RE: exploding tire

This supports what many of us have known for years; when it comes to junk tires there doesn't have to be any smoking gun. IE no low tire pressure, speed, age or anything else. They simply come apart inside because they're well.. junk. How do you know they are junk? :S
wandering1 07/13/14 06:41am Fifth-Wheels
RE: how much difference, 250 x 350?

Why don't you check the truck specs and see what the difference is?????? Go with the facts not the opinions and guess work. SUPER DUTY Specifications
wandering1 07/12/14 08:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Need more stability

When someone is walking around inside the 5er it will bounce/wiggle. Rubber tires will bounce, suspension systems are made to bounce. To eliminate the bouncing/wiggling you need to keep the weight from pushing down on the tires and suspension by making sure your stabilizers are tight between the 5er and the ground. Don’t just let them out far enough to touch the ground, turn the crank more to make sure they are tight so they will not allow the 5er to push down on the tires. Use a bipod/tripod under the king pin. Make sure it is tight between the ground and the king pin, don’t just adjust it till it touches, tighten it so the front overhang will not move. Make sure to check the stabilizers and bipod/tripod every couple of days because they will loosen up over time. Doesn’t make sense spending a lot of money on landing jack stabilizers when the landing jacks are stable and don’t bounce up and down. If you have properly adjusted the stabilizers and bipod/tripod then you shouldn’t have any bouncing/wiggling. This has worked for me over the past 15 years. Chocks are to keep the 5er from rolling forward or backwards. They do not eliminate the weight of the 5er from pushing down and causing the bouncing/wiggling. If you park on a site that has a incline/decline then you probably want to use chocks to keep your 5er from rolling when you unhitch. There are a lot of other options out there to “eliminate” the bouncing/wiggling if you have the extra money and want to spend it.
wandering1 07/12/14 04:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Use Tripod or not?

Its totally up to you.:S
wandering1 07/09/14 10:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trailer tire ratings?

Subtract the pin weight from the 12500 and the rating from the tires tires must add up to what is left.
wandering1 07/08/14 01:39pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need Info Quick!

Gas is good or 120v. 12v battery doesn't do much good.
wandering1 07/08/14 01:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Goodyear tire pre-mature blowouts/tread seperation

Contact Goodyear. They will send you to a dealer in your area who will ship your failed tires to them. Good year will reimburse you for the replacement tires and pay for any damage to your RV. You will need receipts for your tire replacements and RV damage or estimates for the repairs. That's the way it worked for me. Start with a goodyear dealer to find out who to contact.
wandering1 07/06/14 03:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing Air Pressure

You can air all of them up to the maximum pressure on the sidewall of the tire. That's what I do when towing. Smart way to go.
wandering1 07/04/14 06:40am Towing
RE: New to forum and 3/4 ton towing questions

Figure out what trailer you want to tow. Find out how much it weighs and what the pin weight is. Go to the Ford towing specs and find a configuration that will handle the trailer you want. A 4x4 is not needed for towing an RV it reduces the weight of the trailer you can haul because it increases the weight of the truck (GCWR), besides you wont be able to pull the dead weight of a trailer thru the terrain a 4x4 is required for. I have lived in NC off and on for many years and I can assure you a 4x4 isn't needed unless you like to go muding. The only reason you need a DRW is if you are going to haul more weight over the rear axle than a SRW is rated for, I have had both and stability is the same. Ford Towing Guides
wandering1 07/01/14 04:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire pressure

The pressure rise is normal. All the nitrogen does is help the dealer rip you off.
wandering1 07/01/14 06:16am Towing
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