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RE: First Post - 2012 Ram 1500 Laramie - What can I pull??

^I’m glad you’re happy with your current choice. In the end, that’s what matters. But no conspiracy theories on my part, I just happen to understand vehicles a bit better than the average person, it seems, and try to help those who don’t, who are receiving “advice” from those who don’t. Cheers!Sorry - but your just one of those internet guys that thinks he knows more about whatever the current topic is, can't stand input from anyone who has a different opinion, and constantly pushes his own opinions ("advice") on people new to this forum willing to ask to the point of frustrating them so much that they leave and don't come back. Like I said - lots of chaff on here....
2012Coleman 04/30/21 11:28am Beginning RVing
RE: First Post - 2012 Ram 1500 Laramie - What can I pull??

Another example of complete lack of understanding with some tall tales about how you justified to yourself trading up your perfectly good 3/4 ton gasser for a 1 ton diesel. Your story is buyers remorse over buying a gasser. Nothing to do with payload, in your case.Awww - so sorry the OP didn't lap up your conspiracy theories and take your advise. Some people do have brains. I'm not sure how getting what I wanted equates to a lack of understanding on my part. Of course my 2500 gasser was adequate to do the job - I stated that. But since I wanted something better - and went out and got it - that somehow hurts your feelings??? :? Another one bites the dust - but that's what some people prefer. Here - read this again: Well... this has been fun. Loads of fun. I'm buying a diesel. 25-3500 Ram. Maybe i'll meet some good folks when i get out there so i don't have to ask my newbie questions here and sort through 7 pages of contradicting arguments. To those of you who have truly just tried and successfully provided information and not been jerks: thank you a ton for your input!
2012Coleman 04/26/21 07:10am Beginning RVing
RE: First Post - 2012 Ram 1500 Laramie - What can I pull??

Well... this has been fun. Loads of fun. I'm buying a diesel. 25-3500 Ram. Maybe i'll meet some good folks when i get out there so i don't have to ask my newbie questions here and sort through 7 pages of contradicting arguments. To those of you who have truly just tried and successfully provided information and not been jerks: thank you a ton for your input!I've read through this thread and unfortunately, - well you said it.... Just remember the few who did state the importance of payload - the number from the doorjamb sticker, over towing capacity. Your current truck as you stated lists 1180 lbs. Payload is how much your truck can carry - you can't increase it by adding stuff like airbags or believing conspiracy theories about manufacturers fudging the numbers for devious reasons. To figure out what your payload is, you either have to load up everything and go to a scale or calculate it. To calculate, first you need to know tongue weight - which most agree is calculating the TT's GVWR by 13%. In your case the Jayco your interested in has a gross weight of 6000 and 1310 cargo capacity. So 7310 x .13 = 950. Subtract that from your available payload of 1180, and you only have 230 left. Then it's usually a given that for calculation purposes, you take another 100 lbs off for WDH weight. So now you have 130 left - you can see where this is going. Fully optioned trucks have less payload then minimally optioned trucks - those accessories weigh a lot. Is the engine in your truck able to tow that weight - it certainly is, but is the platform it sits on able to carry it? you could go even deeper, but why? It can or it can't. Is it ok to push the limit because as every armchair engineer out there knows, they built in extra capacity - just in case... So going to a larger truck - lets talk about the 2500. I have a 12 fifth wheel, and started off with a Ram 2500 6.4 hemi - had the coil springs. Don't remember the exact payload, but if was over 3k - because of the gas engine. Put the Cummings in there and payload goes down - because the engine is heavier. So my Ram 2500 truck was perfectly suited to pull my camper - it didn't squat, and it pulled my previous TT which was 5k like nothing was back there. But I didn't like the revving from the gas engine required to make the power to pull it - I mentioned this here and to someone, that meant I was scared of it - LOL. so if you go to the diesel, just be sure your ok on payload for any future TT you may decide on. In my case, I bit the bullet and bought a SRW Ram 3500 CTD and am like a pig in mud. People will say they aren't daily drivers - I drive mine daily - to work and back. The ride isn't that much different than the 2500. The towing experience is awesome - I drove one handed on a 6 hour trip recently. I have the dealership do the maintenance when time to change oil/fuel filters - yea it costs more, but I sock away a few extra bucks in a special savings account at bill paying time - but oil changes are not as frequent. The dealer told me to rely on the computer readout which tells you what percentage life you have left for oil and filters. It's a great truck - I'm very happy with it, but the only downside is that the OEM Firestone tires really suck! Sorry your experience on this forum was what it was. I learned a lot when I first started posting here, but now, because of what you have to go through to get a simple question answered, I don't ask a lot of questions - you do/did get some good advice, but there's often an overwhelming amount of chaff you have to blow through to get to the wheat. Good luck to you - hopefully whatever you decide to do will make your camping enjoyable for you and your family.
2012Coleman 04/22/21 02:44pm Beginning RVing
RE: Florida State Parks increasing fees.

Seeing as how I can't seem to get a reservation at any FL state park, this won't affect me in the least.
2012Coleman 04/21/21 08:33am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Stupid question about tires

I just use compressed air - and you will need some goof-off to remove those dumb stickers...
2012Coleman 04/12/21 05:30am General RVing Issues
RE: Truck Question

I Tow with my Ram Diesel the same number of times a year. My commute to work is a walk up the stairs. Nothing wrong with having a diesel as a daily driver - mine is a 3500. And when your towing, you won't have to listen to the gas engine scream. Plus, you will get better fuel mileage towing, and the ability to step up to a larger TT in the future.
2012Coleman 04/12/21 05:22am Tow Vehicles
RE: Emerald Coast Florida, campground advice

We love Topsail, but you need reservations 11 months in advance it seems. Recently, we booked Emerald Coast RV Park in Panama City FL. Yes, 50 miles east of Destin but still sort of on the panhandle. Looks like its very popular and well received. FHU all day long. Your 36 foot 5vr should fit fine.Looks like a nice place - however, on their website it states: "guests arriving with travel trailers or 5th wheelers cannot be accommodated and will be turned away." True? Can't imagine what it is that you are looking at. Unless it's something new related to COVID. We camped at Topsail in 2019 in a 23-foot travel trailer and there were many travel trailers and fifth wheels throughout the campground. Or were you referring to the Emerald Coast RV Park?? -Speak I was referring to Emerald Coast RV Park https://i.imgur.com/0LpavACl.png "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image.
2012Coleman 04/05/21 09:06am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: WASH WAX ALL ON FIVER; TIPS?

Can we get some links for "the whole enchilada"? :@ ask and you shall receive - - wash wax allAwesome - thank you!
2012Coleman 04/05/21 08:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Emerald Coast Florida, campground advice

We love Topsail, but you need reservations 11 months in advance it seems. Recently, we booked Emerald Coast RV Park in Panama City FL. Yes, 50 miles east of Destin but still sort of on the panhandle. Looks like its very popular and well received. FHU all day long. Your 36 foot 5vr should fit fine.Looks like a nice place - however, on their website it states: "guests arriving with travel trailers or 5th wheelers cannot be accommodated and will be turned away." True?
2012Coleman 04/02/21 11:35am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: WASH WAX ALL ON FIVER; TIPS?

Can we get some links for "the whole enchilada"? :@
2012Coleman 04/02/21 11:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV Cover

When taking it off your RV, get on the roof and pull the cover up from the sides, folding to the center. Then, at the rear, have a clean - hopefully never used plastic trash can on the ground. Pull the cover down from the roof into the can, folding accordion style. If the cover is catching on something up top, free it up and continue - or have someone up there feeding it down. Follow the steps in reverse to cover it back up, storing the trash can just inside the door.
2012Coleman 03/31/21 05:28am General RVing Issues
RE: Lock em up... a long story

Maybe buy him a hitch lock.
2012Coleman 03/31/21 05:22am General RVing Issues
RE: Toilet seal lube?

Has anyone tried thisThanks for posting this - I was starting to winder about my seal after my recent trip. This is a better solution than just leaving water in the toilet - which eventually evaporates.
2012Coleman 03/24/21 08:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Changing Tires

Well - maybe this is what the guy was referring to - kept saying speed balancing does no good on trailer tires - you can't feel the vibration anyway. Well, my dishes can - so they speed balanced them. This is the advice I read on this forum many times. I'm happy - and as a bonus, just sold the old tires for a great price.
2012Coleman 03/10/21 02:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Changing Tires

Thanks for reporting back, letting us know what your experience was. Glad it worked to your satisfaction! If pricing similar, it is nice to have them come to you, rather than dragging your trailer through city traffic, and a busy lot. I was thinking the old spin balance, that would have been done on the trailer. Either way, nice you could watch, to see what they did. Jerry The "old spin balance" is the only way to accurately balance trailer tires. Since the brake drums are not balanced and the wheel is not always running true, balancing off the trailer is only a feel good exercise. I own an old on the vehicle balancer and will not allow a tire installer to add weights to my wheels knowing it is useless, I'll take care of it myself.So school me - what is the "old spin balance"?
2012Coleman 03/10/21 07:40am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Changing Tires

I had a mobile tire company put new tires on my Dodge Charger. Between the Tech continuing to tighten, long after the torque wrench clicked, and seriously out of balance, never again.This isn't something that only happens with a mobile service - it can happen anywhere you go for service.
2012Coleman 03/10/21 07:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Changing Tires

I like the idea of spin balance for a trailer. I would still want to be hooked to truck, for the mobile service tire swap, rather than raising one side at a time, while sitting on landing legs. Let us know how this works out for you. JerryMet these guys at my storage lot this morning. They did a great job installing the tires - although the one guy kept insisting that trailer tires don't need to be balanced I told him I wanted them balanced regardless - so they did a speed balance on all 5 tires. They jacked it up enough to get the tires off the ground on one side and changed them out. Didn't seem to bother the fiver at all. I'm pretty happy. It is a franchise, so maybe they are in your area - check out how their van is set up - pretty nice outfit. www.gomobiletires.com/
2012Coleman 03/09/21 01:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Changing Tires

Yesterday, I called Discount Tire and got a price on the tires I want plus installation. I then looked for and found a mobile service that has the tire mounting machine and balance machine. Using them, I'm saving about 50 bucks on the total Discount Tire price, plus I don't have to hook it up and take it there. And thanks for all those who suggested the Trailer Aid - I have one, but would rather hire this out. Interesting does that include road hazard protection and nation wide service. Is the balancing machine a spin balance or bubble balancer. Spin balance - I have all the hazard services/warranties I need.
2012Coleman 03/05/21 07:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Changing Tires

Yesterday, I called Discount Tire and got a price on the tires I want plus installation. I then looked for and found a mobile service that has the tire mounting machine and balance machine. Using them, I'm saving about 50 bucks on the total Discount Tire price, plus I don't have to hook it up and take it there. And thanks for all those who suggested the Trailer Aid - I have one, but would rather hire this out.
2012Coleman 03/04/21 08:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Changing Tires

Was wondering if it was necessary to hitch up a fifth wheel trailer in order to change tires, or if it can be done while standing on the front landing legs. If getting new tires I just tow it to the tire shop and have them deal with it. Yes - getting new tires and considering hiring a mobile service to come out and change them. The last time I bought tires, I had a TT and towed it to the shop.
2012Coleman 03/03/21 06:00am Fifth-Wheels
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