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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
RE: TV tire pressure?

PSI should be whats on the sidewall.
wandering1 11/08/14 08:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2008 Chevy Max 1/2 ton pickup

You pick the trailer. Next check the truck manufacturers tow specs for the truck, not the sticker on the door jamb. Go by the manufacturers ratings only. They built the truck and if you are in an accident the court will rely on the manufacturers ratings because that is the most accurate.
wandering1 11/04/14 06:38pm Towing
RE: Number of spare tires

1 has always worked for me.
wandering1 11/04/14 06:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking for a Fifth Wheel hitch with single, wrap around jaw

A split jaw hitch does not require a pull test. Walk around behind the tailgate after hitching and look to see that the jaws are closed around the king pin, that's all that is required to see that you are hitched. That's worked for me for 15 years.
wandering1 11/04/14 06:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2015 Colorado Extended Cab, Long Box LT RWD

Overrated.
wandering1 11/03/14 10:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tire Balancing

All tires come from the factory out of balance as well as most wheels regardless of brands. If you don't want bald spots on your tires have them balanced.
wandering1 11/03/14 09:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2014 F150 E-Rated Tires for Towing

You need a stronger suspension than that 1/2 ton soft mushy suspension.
wandering1 11/02/14 07:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Time to inspect the roof.

The ladder was installed so you can climb up to the roof to walk around.
wandering1 11/02/14 01:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pickup bed step

None.
wandering1 10/31/14 06:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Why is there a Classifieds link at top of forum listings?

So where would you want it at the bottom?
wandering1 10/28/14 02:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: StableLoad Vs Timbrens

Get a 3500. There is more to having an adequate tow vehicle than installing a crutch on the rear suspension to handle the trailer. What are you going to do for the entire suspension system, brakes, rear end ratio, engine, transmission? All of those items go into determining what your truck can handle.
wandering1 10/27/14 07:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: tire load inflation chart

Real simple, run the PSI you see on the sidewall. That is what the tire is designed for. Running the tires over or under inflated will cause the tire to overheat which will cause damage.
wandering1 10/26/14 06:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Snow on Roof

Shovel it off. There will be ice under the snow that will blow off and hit the vehicles behind you, shovel it off or be responsible for the damage to the cars behind you.
wandering1 10/26/14 06:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Do I need a Duelly ?

Get the truck towing specs from the manufacturer and read them. Don't accept personal opinions, get the facts. You are legally responsible for having an adequate tow vehicle.
wandering1 10/26/14 03:37pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: used tires good or bad idea??

BAD
wandering1 10/26/14 06:37am General RVing Issues
RE: Interesting TV over the weekend.

A lot of idiots out there.
wandering1 10/24/14 07:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: propane smell

I had both hoses that run from the tank to the regulator leaking. Replaced the hoses and no leak.
wandering1 10/23/14 06:55pm Fifth-Wheels
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