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RE: Seeking Advice -- Purchase of Older 3/4 Ton Tow Vehicle

"3/4 ton 4WD crew cab truck with a short bed". Doesn't sound like you are looking for one to tow a fifth wheel. What kind of "bumper pull" a tent camper, pop up camper, cargo trailer, or a travel trailer?
wandering1 04/22/14 08:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Power king tires

I have PowerKIng tires on my current trailer. I was told that they have switched to a new construction design like Maxiss. Does anyone know when they switched over? Can I tell by the date code if they are new or old design? EDIT.... Never mind... I see the overlay construction is only for 15" and 16". I guess it doesn't matter when my 14" were made, they will still be "China Bombs". If I make it home with them, I'll replace them. What does "china bombs" mean? Have you had problems with the powerking tires? If so what was the problem and what caused it. Where the tire is manufactured is not the problem or what caused the tire failure.:S
wandering1 04/22/14 05:25pm Towing
RE: Pin wear (pics working now)

Why put grease on it? Haven't ever put grease on mine for 15 years and it shows no wear and works fine.
wandering1 04/22/14 05:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Is our F150 4x4 ecoboost adequate.

Read the towing specs for the truck. The ecoboost is not the determining factor. What about the brakes, payload, suspension, trailer weight?
wandering1 04/21/14 01:52pm Towing
RE: Goodyear pulled a fast one on me. Load rating rant.

So what tire does the sticker on the inside drivers door jamb say you are supposed to have on your vehicle? That's the tire the dealer is required by law to put on your vehicle.
wandering1 04/20/14 03:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Replaced tires on TV, now feels like driving on ice

No telling if you aren't running the right tire size. The correct tire size for your vehicle is on the sticker on your door jamb
wandering1 04/19/14 06:57pm Towing
RE: cops stopping you

Paranoid or feeling guilty about something? Why would a cop stop you and ask a question like that?
wandering1 04/15/14 07:06pm Full-time RVing
RE: 2013 F 150 King Rance ratings

Now that my friend has some hard numbers on his truck, I'm puzzled by what the towing chart says about his gross trailer weight rating. He had the 3.55 axle and 5.0 L SuperCrew and the chart says he can tow a max of 7700. His receiver sticker says 10,500 and 1050 WD tongue. Shouldn't his receiver sticker reflect the "as built" ratings for the truck? I thought they all did. My 9300 lbs on my 150 matches what the chart says. What gives? The truck rating is based on the truck configuration which doesn't include the receiver hitch. The receiver hitch rating is based on the receiver hitch which does not include the truck.:S
wandering1 04/12/14 01:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tahoe Tow Vehicle, Trailer Recommendations

Keep your towing weight under 7000 pounds and your length under about 22-23 feet. The short wheel base of the Tahoe can create a squirrely situation with much longer trailers or heavier loads. Ditto. Not enough TV to control the trailer. Many have turned over because TV could not control the sway and fishtailing.
wandering1 04/12/14 01:26pm Towing
RE: Airtbs or Vorblades - Anyone tried them?

Sucker bait.
wandering1 04/12/14 05:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Factory installed CO Detector life span

You should have two, one for CO and one for propane. The CO detector is usually on the ceiling, the propane detector is close to the floor. CO rises to the ceiling, propane falls to the floor. They should have a button on them that you push to test. Test them and see if they work, if not replace them. Lots of folks being found in their trailers dead from CO poisoning.
wandering1 04/10/14 07:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Who installs hitch? Car or RV dealership?

Why would a car dealership know anything about how to install a fifth wheel hitch? Start wit an RV dealer or a hitch business.
wandering1 04/09/14 12:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Payment of new Camper ordered

Deposit only, pay balance after inspection. If the dealer doesn't agree go somewhere else.
wandering1 04/07/14 06:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Inflating 110PSI Tires

If it says 110 on the sidewall keep it simple and run 110 in each tire. Over or under inflating your tires will cause excessive heat which will damage your tires.
wandering1 04/06/14 08:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: newb with a DRW/SRW question

Depends on the weight you are going to put over the rear axle. Check out the specs for the truck on line. I have had both, a SRW is just as stable as a DRW. The suspension system provides the control. You should be just fine with a 1 ton suspension to control the trailer. If you don't know the weight you will be towing the only thing you can do is go with the top configuration for the tow vehicle. The 5th wheel towing specs will tell you what TV configuration you will need. Use the specs to base your decision on, facts, facts, facts, not personal opinions.
wandering1 04/06/14 07:01pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Needing new tires so thinking or upgrading rims too...

Follow the specs on the sticker in your driver side door jamb. The tire size on the sticker is part of what goes into the calculations for the weight ratings for your TV, cute tires don't count.
wandering1 04/04/14 06:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fifth wheel ins? Liability?

Have you ever thought to ask your insurance agent to explain how your house liability ins covers your 5th wheel liability?
wandering1 04/04/14 06:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Jacking up 5th wheel

Some people say it is ok to jack a camper up under spring perch what is that. I have done it by the frame with 6x6"s but my question is when you jack up one side by the frame I have noticed that the landing gear on that side comes off the ground is that normal and is it putting to much stress on the other side. Probably ok for campers but I would not recommend for 5th wheels. There has been a lot of damage by not using the frame reported including mine. Use the frame like you are supposed to and there wont be any damage. Since the frame is stiff and doesnt bend it is quite normal for the landing gear to raise off the ground when you jack the 5th wheel up.
wandering1 04/03/14 02:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Would You Tow

So why don't you read the tow specs for your vehicle and see how much trailer you can tow? You are legally responsible for having an adequate TV.
wandering1 04/03/14 07:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: Best Tires?

Look at the sticker on the drivers side door jamb for the size. Get hiway tread.
wandering1 04/01/14 03:36pm Tow Vehicles
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