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RE: Ram 3500 2011 to a 2016 Ram 3500

Super sweet!!!!!!!!!!
zb39 08/31/15 10:47am Truck Campers
RE: Improving awful sofa air beds ?

Both of my adult kids love ours. Evaen my wife liked it.
zb39 08/23/15 09:20am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 6 years on LT265/75R16s... no problems.

I run Cooper LT's. no issues on my 8k mile trip.
zb39 08/23/15 09:17am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Prices for Diesel Fuel vs Gasoline

You can also find 469 pages of this in the General forum. Have you just asked if you can be a moderator vs waiting for invite ? Diesel locally $2.49 Gas locally $2.65 With discount right now Diesel costs me $1.69.!!! What discount do you have and can I borrow it??
zb39 08/21/15 02:35pm Truck Campers
RE: Upgrade for Alaska?

Wow, you guys must all be retired. I am not. We left PA in a 40ft DP flat towing a car. I made it past Chicago the first nite. Got to Wall Drug the next nite. Got up in am and went to Badlands , wall drug store. Went to Rapid City that night. Next day did Mt Rushmoore etc. In morn Left and went to Great Falls MT next day. Saw falls etc next day. Went int GNP next day, stayed 3 days 2 nights. On the 9th nite we were in Baniff. Loved it. 10th nite we were in Dawson creek. 4 days later in Alaska. We did not feel rushed at all. I think we spent 8 or 9 days in Alaska and then 10 days home. Me, wife and 2 kids. I say go for it…..you will have a ball. You will stop to see bears on the A highway, but I saw 10 in one day, didnt even slow down for the last 5. I think the highest sopt on the A highway is about 3k feet , not bad at all. buy the Milepost. There are not that many roads in Alaska. Basically a triangle and then down to Homer.
zb39 08/20/15 05:49pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Improving our brakes

Exhaust brake all the way. Just got home 3 weeks ago from a 8k mile trip. 4.5 weeks. PA to Cali and back. Plus a lot of stops in the rockies. Going down the big hills for 11 miles with 6 and 7% or more I never touched the service brakes. Exhaust brake did it all. To be honest it often times slowed me to much and I shut it off. Went another 1/2 mile and then turned it back on as speed built up again. Once you have done the rockies you will always think very carefully about GVW, loads and brakes. Having been over them 22 different times I have never had a problem. But I don't push anything to its limit. Things last longer when you don't. I need to update. We sold the Zephyr and got a 33ft fiver. LOVE IT. Pulled it with the Dodge.
zb39 08/20/15 05:26pm Truck Campers
RE: Upgrade for Alaska?

Is that 30-40 days IN Alaska, or 30-40 days for travel AND time in Alaska? The trip from VA is probably going to take 2 weeks each way and those will be long days. You might be able to reduce that to about 10 days travel one way, but those are going to long travel days. Assuming 2 weeks travel one way then your time in Alaska is going to be 0-10 days if your estimate includes travel time. Remember too that a lot of the hiways you'll be traveling in Canada have a speed limit of 100Kph or 62 Mph. That is total duration. I was figuring 10 up, 10 back, 7 in AK, 3 for difficulties and 5 emergency days. All I'm going by is internet mapping. Is there a more accurate way to plot the journey? I did it in that time in 03. From PA We stopped for 3 days in GNP and still made TOK in 14 total left Alaska and was home in 10. When u still work u have to move along.
zb39 08/19/15 08:36pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Gas Below $2

According to Gas Buddy, Wisconsin prices average 2.99, with the all US average at 2.95. Apparently there is a shortage due to a major refinery breakdown in Indiana. Hoosiers are now paying $2.96, a 59-cent increase since last week. Illinois is up 56 cents, Michigan is up 51 cents, Ohio is up 44 cents and Wisconsin is up 39 cents.And the lack of new refineries is why gasoline and diesel fuel prices will never be lowered in lock step with lower oil prices. EPA rules and regulations put a damper on building new refineries along with lack of incentive on the petroleum corporations. Why produce more and sell for less when they can limit the supply and sell for more! WE have a winner!!!!!
zb39 08/19/15 08:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Gas Below $2

And electric cars get a free ride on the roads. Pay nothing in road use taxes. At only 40 miles per charge, they don't use much road! OK, thats funny!!!!!
zb39 08/19/15 08:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2500HD and a 4000lb camper...

I used to carry my AF on a 2500 with 19.5 and all the other stuff. It was so bad I never went more than 75 miles from home. With the DRW the wife and I have done a 1000 mile trip. Will you be upgrading your rear axle or are you going to run over it's factory rating. You are over or very close to a lot of limits/ratings. Things happen on the road in the blink of an eye. Why would you even consider endangering yourself or others. Add ons do not change anything. They ae a bandaid. People that think the only diff between a 2500 and a DRW 3500 is the spring pack are fools. It is not the case at all. I do wish you well and safe travels.
zb39 08/19/15 05:06pm Truck Campers
RE: Possibly Downsizing to SRW from DRW

I just got back from a 4.5 week 8000 mile trip out west towing the fiver. I saw a lot of SRW 2500 and 3500 trucks towing very large fivers. Some of the trucks were short bed, some were not. I suspect that many of them were exceeding their OEM ratings. I don't think that these people were doing it on purpose. I just don't think they knew better or reslly didn't know there true weights. As a degreed engineer I always err on the side of safety. I just feel better going down the road. You never know what can happen in the blink of an eye.
zb39 08/13/15 06:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Advice when you can't find model you are looking for locally

I flew from PA to Cal to buy my Zephyr. Great trip with my Dad.
zb39 08/06/15 01:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Video Trip Report. Wenatchee National Forest. 08/01/2015

Nice VID!!
zb39 08/05/15 01:05pm Truck Campers
RE: Driving thru Yosemite with 5th wheel

I am in CAL now and need to go east.....to home. I am in Sequoia N park now. Would like to get over to Great Basin NP in the quickest way possible.
zb39 07/24/15 07:45pm Fifth-Wheels
Driving thru Yosemite with 5th wheel

Any issues with this. Going east thru the park pulling fiver with my dodge in sig. Anything I should know? 5th is 31 foot at 9500lbs on axles. Truck pulls it well.I have done lots of mountains, just not this road. thanks
zb39 07/24/15 11:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Utah National Park tour

Hated shuttle in Zion. Will not do again. I will only go if I can drive myself. I guess it is the off season for me.
zb39 07/22/15 10:38am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Rate You Truck's Reliability - Heavy Duty Diesels

I am in the middle of a 7k mile trip. Hauling a FW. I wouldn't be here if I didn't think highly of my truck.
zb39 07/22/15 10:31am Truck Campers
RE: Dropped 5er with Pullrite SuperGlide?

I am new to 5th wheel after 23 years with motorhomes. I bought a B & W, like the ones pictured, I love it, easy to look and see that it is closed and locked. You guys are making me want to order a new truck though, with these pics of the puck system. I am on a 6k trip as I write this.
zb39 07/12/15 07:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Triangle tires

axles are 6k tires are rated at 3450 each GVW on fiver is 14K. Loaded and on the road we are 12.5 with 1.5 on the pin. No experience with them. When I buy a trailer(any type) and it comes with any brand ST tires I have LT tires put on and then sell the ST tires on craigslist or the local city newspaper. You can use those china made ST for a year or two then replace them with a LT235/85-16 E at 3042 lbs which covers a 6k axle. Lawn service/utility trailer owners are always looking for a cheap new or used tire so they sell fast. Now if the load on your tire are close to max (3000 lbs) then a LT235/85-16 G at 3750 lbs would be my choice. I went with 5 new Coopers in the LT. I weighed the rig yesterday. Full water and fuel. Empty black and grey. 9350 on the 2 5th axles. 6400 on drive and 5200 on steer. I am way below on all axles and tires. We have driven 900 miles in 2 days. No issues and a month to go. HAVING FUN>
zb39 07/08/15 07:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hartland ST235 80R 16 tires

OK I already have metal valve stems. Ill be checking on the G614's then THANKS
zb39 07/05/15 09:12pm Fifth-Wheels
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