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RE: Towing with a 2015 Chevy 2500HD Duramax

Towing is totally different from load carrying capacity. Which is what your avter if you want to haul a fiver. A fifer is going to place approx 20% of its total weight dire tly over the rear axle of your truck. Since you dont have a trailer yet, use 20% of a fivers GVWR as your number of choice. Go weight your truck loaded ready to travel plus 200 pounds for hitch and subtract that from the trucks GVWR. Payload minus your intended fivers pin weight. Thats what you need to know.
donn0128 10/22/16 04:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Forget about Chevy 1500 & 2500 series for truck campers now

Not new. Trucks have weight limit stickers for a long time. Just manyeople choose to ignore them.
donn0128 10/22/16 03:47pm Truck Campers
RE: Suburban SW6DE Water Heater Question

120VAC power comes in either via a hard wired plug in cord set. From there it goes thru the cheezy little switch, temp limit pack to the heating element. The switches fail early and often. If you changed the thermostat pack its possible you either did not plug the wires in fully and completely, or you rubbed one of the wires on the raw sheet metal edge creating a short to ground. Happened to me, and Ive been doing wiring for years. So it happens.
donn0128 10/22/16 03:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: No brake lights! Very frustrating.

Bad ground or broken wire.
donn0128 10/22/16 01:03pm Tech Issues
RE: how to change interior light

Pictures? Brand of RV? Year of RV?
donn0128 10/22/16 11:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Is Ram getting rid of Aisin tramission for 18?

Where did you hear that?
donn0128 10/22/16 11:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Do RV tires deteriorate when sitting on dealer lots.

Cheap Chinese ST tires do that all the time. New,,old makes little difference. Tire quality is what its all about.
donn0128 10/22/16 11:46am General RVing Issues
RE: NFL Game Day?

Personally being a veteran and an American I am boycotting all sports until they quit disrespecting their country.
donn0128 10/22/16 11:15am General RVing Issues
RE: Anderson Ultimate and 100" wide 5th Wheel

Is your truck a 2500 or a 3500? Cant have it both ways. 2014 or 2017? Short, or more rightly listed as a standard bed is going to probably mean you will want a slider hitch. Anything less and you run the chance of wiping out your rear window and or the back of your cab with your trailer. If your asking about trucks? 3500 for sure. Long bed for the additional storage space plus no need for a slider hitch. Your trailer is 100 inches wide? So take a string, measure off 50 inches and from directly over the rear axle swing the string and see how badly you hit the cab.
donn0128 10/22/16 11:07am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Suburban water heater

Likely the temp sensor pack is open. About the middle left side there is a black rubber cover. Push the left button and,measure voltage at the heating element. Still no go, then take the cover off and start taking voltage readings. There are two packs there. Right one is 12VDC. Left one is 120VAC. They cost around 25 dollars each if it has failed.
donn0128 10/22/16 07:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Blu-ray/DVD player on RV 12 volts?

donn0128 10/21/16 06:43pm Technology Corner
RE: Air bag leak found now what

You need a new bag.
donn0128 10/21/16 04:44pm Truck Campers
RE: We altering mattress size

Go buy a queen mattress that you like and replace the king. Easier, les hassles, might be cheaper in the long run. Unless it is an all foam mattress, there will be metal springs that need to be cut down plus the padding.
donn0128 10/21/16 03:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RIP Propane

Dont know where you go, but i see propane everywhere. All electric coaches? A big joke for people who like to camping. It is intended for those that love the RV resorts and what goes along with that.
donn0128 10/21/16 01:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2015 3500 Ram

Love my 4.10 rear end. Personally I would not get any less than a 3.72, but you have to understand ratios, torque, and load handling further to see my point. The 3.42 will work, but he might be towing in 5th when I tow easily in 6thOD.
donn0128 10/21/16 12:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Gun safe for RV

Lot of weight. Most larger gun safes are going to weigh at least 600 pounds. Bolting that to one side might throw your weight balance out of kilter.
donn0128 10/21/16 11:09am Toy Haulers
RE: Ram recommended tire pressure

Towing I run my dually tires at 80. Anything less reduces their load carrying capacity.
donn0128 10/21/16 09:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: F150 aluminum bed and sliding 5th wheel bracket

What size fiver? If dealer says no, i guess you have your answer.
donn0128 10/21/16 09:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Troubleshooting Electric Nash 22H

Please define anything? AC, ceiling fan, microwave or lights, furnace, refer. Refer is dual fuel, but always reauires 12VDC for anything to work. Also refer will need anout 24 hours cool down time.
donn0128 10/20/16 11:58am Tech Issues
RE: Truck/Trailer Capabilities/safety - Newb here....

Tow? Sure, no problem. Safely tow? I wouldnt, but I an not you. Been there, done that with much less. It is no fun arriving after a day of fighting to keep the load coralled. Really honestly you need to decide on what you need, then decide on a truck sufficiently large to comfortably handle the intended load. Anything else, you will simply be fooling yourself. Others will argue, but I feel anything over about 14K loaded should have a dually.
donn0128 10/20/16 11:42am Fifth-Wheels
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