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RE: Update with a Super Hitch and a Super Truss

This post is as a member, not Moderator. I am very disappointed when the forums focus on overkill with cost as no object. Not much value there. I appreciate common sense and logic with anything I do. How can you really feel comfortable giving advice based on your credit card balance, claiming overkill as justification? Makes no logical sense to me. I will say, those that post with this attitude do not have much creditability with me on any subject. Wayne. based on cc balance, your joking right. If you can afford a truck and a camper I don't think a super hitch is going to break you. I have just a little experience with these things. 30 years ago this may I got a nice framed piece of paper. It says Bachelor of Science, Physics
zb39 03/03/16 07:01am Truck Campers
RE: Update with a Super Hitch and a Super Truss

Nothing wrong with over kill. It;s safe and it gives peace of mind. It's only money.
zb39 03/02/16 07:18pm Truck Campers
RE: Stealth slideouts (TC usable with the slideout IN)?

My AF 1150 is good with slide in.
zb39 03/01/16 08:13pm Truck Campers
RE: Alaska Trip from FL (Size Limit Questions)

I have been to all the places you mentioned including Alaska with a 40 or 45ft coach pulling a car. ZERO issues finding a place to stay. I don't like KOA either.
zb39 02/24/16 07:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Went truck shopping, bought 2016 Ram 3500

Congrats your going to love it. Towing with this is going to be a pleasure. Now, where can he get the best price on a B & W hitch. I see you got the 5th wheel prep. Best I have found is 1159 shipped, anybody know better.
zb39 02/22/16 07:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: Great new Zion time lapse video

very nice
zb39 02/17/16 01:37pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Finally have made vacation choice!! Need Help, Please!

Wow, you guys must all be retired. I have done YS and the Tetons and Badlands, Rapid City in as little as 9 days from PA. With kids also. To each there own. If I needed more time I would have never gone. We have been to YS/GT 7 times. We did Alaska in 5 weeks total. I will slow down once I retire, if I do. I joke with people all the time. We sleep less on vacation than we do at home. Enjoy your trip!! Wish I could go with you, but I have a 2nd kid off to college this year.
zb39 02/11/16 12:04pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: American Southwest trip thoughts

If u don't hike much, why 3 days at Grand Caynon? I have done both rims and mostly it is hiking which we enjoy.
zb39 02/11/16 11:54am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 2016 Nissan Titan XD Cummins Payload

4900# rear axle weight rating........are you kidding?????
zb39 01/28/16 07:21am Tow Vehicles

zb39 01/25/16 09:17am Truck Campers
RE: 2014 Ram 3500 Laramie Longhorn

It could have been a buy back for Ram. And then sold at auction.
zb39 01/16/16 09:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What to look for when shopping for a truck to tow 5th Wheel?

Keep in mind one thing you get with a diesel over a gasser is the exhaust brake. If you tow in the mountains once you have one you'll probably never be without it. The first time your in the rockies you will be glad you have it.
zb39 01/14/16 02:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 Detroit North American International Auto Show

I wish they would focus on reliability instead of gadgets. I Don't need 7 cameras but would like a Diesel motor that would go 350k miles without needing replaced. I guess I'm in the minority. https://www.cumminshighmileageclub.com/ X2 these babies will go for a loooooong time.
zb39 01/14/16 02:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Heading out West again for 2016

We plan on making the trip to Yellowstone in June-July and was wondering if it would easier to take 90 up though Montana instead of going straight across via though Cody I have gone this route many times in 40' DP pulling a toad. NO PROBLEM AT ALL. Enjoy the drive it is very scenic.
zb39 01/14/16 01:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fast gun security

I use the locks made for the fast guns. Mostly because I don't want them to come loose. Theft protection is second.
zb39 12/30/15 05:20pm Truck Campers
RE: Host Everest vs the Eagle Cap 1165

The Host Everest and Mammoth have completely contained water, grey, and black tanks. They use block foam as the insulation, there is no fiberglass bats anywhere in it. We also ordered with the double pane glass windows. We've used our Mammoth down to zero degrees f, and it was perfectly comfortable with the slides out. The bigger problem I have found is the number of penetrations in the wall determines how well it keeps heat in; the slides seal super tight in 3 of the 4 points using bulb seals inside and slider seals on the outside (double seal), with a 2 little holes in the bottom where the gear track is using a slider seal. We get more cold air off the vents than from the slides, and once I put the pillows in the vents it stays much warmer. I prefer the camper to NOT be 100% air tight; you need some air exchange to keep moisture under control. The previous Lance we had was really bad for this; we kept getting a wet walls in it due to the lack of insulation. The Host Mammoth has not had this problem. Good to know, thanks for the post.
zb39 12/25/15 02:20pm Truck Campers
RE: 2015 Dodge 3/4 Ton Really Not Camper Compatible?

also, megacab DRW RAM trucks still only have a 6.5 foot bed. I only wish they would make a long bed megacab.
zb39 12/25/15 02:17pm Truck Campers
RE: Ram 3500 and air suspension option

I like that finned diff cover...................Thanks for the info on the air ride, I ordered it. Also your posts on the B%W tun over hitch with companion convinced me to buy it last summer. So glad I did. This is our first 5th wheel and the hitch was super easy to use and very secure. Love it. I will be getting the B&W for the 5th wheel prep in the new truck. Looking forward to this summer.
zb39 12/21/15 10:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2015/2016 Ram owners

I don't understand, buy back/sold back a couple of you are taking about on these older trucks? Are you taking trade in? No way a 2011 gets $45k trade in value unless all the extra got wrapped into the new price. New 2500 would need bags to support a heavy camper just like older trucks. Ram didn't magically make trucks that hold the world up. Fwiw with 80psi in the tires or the 19.5 you got, it's going to ride like a lumber wagon anyway so may as well keep up the search for a leaf sprung truck. its simple really. Ram was forced to give me NADA, 40920 plus 10%, that brought it to 45k. I didn't trade, they just bought the truck back. I met the people doing it and they took the truck and gave me a check. A couple weeks later I went and ordered a new one. My 2011 was a great truck but for that money it is going back.
zb39 12/21/15 07:11am Truck Campers
RE: Question for Ram 6.4 Hemi owners

I'd hang tight until Ford brings out the V10 ECO boost... twin turbo/intercooled 600hp @ 4500rpm / 847lbs-ft at 1900rpm on 87 octane. 25 mpg highway Pipe dream :B Nice dream though for the year 2016 Releasing April 1st I heard :) Won't have all them diesel issues and high maintenance costs... you know, like $50 more for an oil change on a truck that depreciates $1000 a month ... (oh oh the D word...) $1000 a month. After 52 months of ownership my 2011 NADA is 41k. I paid 49k for it. I don't think I lost 1k a month. In fact RAM just bought it back for 45k. I'm pretty happy. I never had this truck back to the dealer even once. Never had an issue. But for that money I sold it and ordered a new one.
zb39 12/20/15 08:37am Tow Vehicles
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