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RE: Ball bearings!!

Their from China now I believe. No real good options like everything else.
45Ricochet 04/18/14 09:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2014 Dodge 3500 5 th hitch

Did your truck come with the factory hitch prep package? 5 holes in the bed. If so B&W now makes one that mounts directly in the four holes and it looks really clean. But for the same money why not go automatic slider instead of manual if you are going with a slider , still have the clean bed even with the picture frame adapter which is very easy to install ,and remove. My last truck was a short bed Ram with a slider, never saw action except one time in Frisco, had to make a u-turn mid city :m I was just suggesting something for the OP since he don't own a hitch yet. Me myself I'd get the picture frame also and keep using my 8 year old Reese 20K hitch. Just thought the new B&W looked really clean, and less height than the picture frame adapter needs.
45Ricochet 04/18/14 08:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th Wheel interest

3042 ratings per tire were stock for your truck, which is about what you said, 6k lb. RAWR. There is a couple of ways to increase this rating, both require new wheels and tires. You can stay with your current size wheel only wider and get a 265 tire or go with the best option in a 19.5 wheel and tire package. Gobbs of weight ratings with those with a ton of tire options to choose from. OBTW we have the same axles so your only limit currently is your wheels and rubber and maybe a over load spring pack or air bags. HERE'S a link for you
45Ricochet 04/18/14 08:01pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: There is such a thing as too much torque

Looks like they used the wrong attachment point on the semi. You think?? Heck I only viewed it one time but it appears the axles on the trailer were buried in slop. I would have driven the excavator off the trailer on it's tracks and had it pull me (Eddie :B) out.... With the proper hook point. I just love the driver getting out without setting the air brakes. Priceless. Now I need to go watch a vacation movie, again..... Emmm rattler for dinner boys :E
45Ricochet 04/18/14 07:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Shifting into neutral

if you owned an Allison you would know it does a great job grade braking. chevman Yeah. Let's just ask someone like NChauler who has owned both :w No difference between the Ally grade braking and a exhaust brake :B
45Ricochet 04/18/14 07:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2014 Dodge 3500 5 th hitch

Did your truck come with the factory hitch prep package? 5 holes in the bed. If so B&W now makes one that mounts directly in the four holes and it looks really clean.
45Ricochet 04/18/14 04:07pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Shifting into neutral

LOL Purely a guess but maybe the puter knew there was a driver input error and just downshifted automatically. Maybe drive the same spot one day and manually downshift one gear and see what your tack reads.
45Ricochet 04/18/14 03:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 5th Wheel interest

Lots of guys just upgrade the wheels and tires for higher axle ratings. New wheels and tires, maybe some bags or rear spring overloads you should be well under your RAWR, although you'll be over the GVWR set by the manufacturer.
45Ricochet 04/18/14 09:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New truck...RAM

There has to be a lot of torque management on the Cummins. On any 0-60 tests I've seen the Cummins is slightly slower to 60 than the Hemi, yet it's much more powerful. Isn't the Cummins 370HP and the Hemi 410HP? :h Yes, but the Cummins has 800tq, and the Hemi has 429tq. HP is everything to Bob, err turtle. Torque means nothing :B :B I keep track of these things and he's a HP guy. Having said that, I agree HP is faster on level ground. Pulling hills under load is Torque. HP is needed to make TQ but at some point the amount of torque needed will overtake the HP ratings. That is exactly why the newer Ford and GM trucks are faster off the line empty, more HP. Now put a real load on each up a 6% grade the higher TQ rated Ram will out pull the other two due to a higher TQ number. A$$ in the seat empty, Ford, GM, and the slant six. Passing everyone up the Grapevine, Ram, Ford and the tag along. Got to love long stroke engines if your pulling anything.
45Ricochet 04/17/14 08:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Just ordered a louvered tailgait for my F-250

I like my solution. V-Box holds our two sets of golf clubs. Chris LOL Chris You guys surely must have "small bags" as in the 3-5-7-9 driver, putter version :B No way my Callaway 14 club bag would fit in that thing. Signed 5 Handi OBTW my sticks go in the climate controlled closet, not the red hot bed of my truck :W
45Ricochet 04/17/14 08:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Slide hesitates, sometimes stops

This is the correct response. Follow your positive wire from the battery. It will connect to a breaker (actually two in series) that is connected under a rubber cover. Usually a red cover, and attached to the back wall of the front storage compartment. These suckers go bad frequently. Remove both of them and take them to an auto parts store for replacement. About $6.00 a piece. This is your problem. These breakers are used on electric motor slides as well. Usually 50 Amp breakers with auto reset. This is for the " stop condition" and not the "weak, strained condition" correct? Mine just seems weak over the hump in raising the floor. Never has stopped and seems fine other than the lifting while retracting of the slide. Funny the manual crank handle works fine. I thought I would find binding action but it was smooth as silk. Not trying to hijack OP, thought it might be related to yours also :B
45Ricochet 04/17/14 07:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Slide hesitates, sometimes stops

Very interested in this thread as my in-laws coach is doing the exact same thing. Its also gear driven and not hydraulic. Goes out fine, but will stop once or twice when retracting. We've checked nearly everything I can think of (though I'm no pro and readily admit it) and I'm stumped. Just a slight steady push when retracting and it closes just fine. Mine also. It's never stopped but it just struggles the first few seconds in the raising of the slider floor. Someone mentioned the rollers which sounds logical but what do you do for maintenance on these rollers?
45Ricochet 04/17/14 12:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New truck...RAM

There has to be a lot of torque management on the Cummins. On any 0-60 tests I've seen the Cummins is slightly slower to 60 than the Hemi, yet it's much more powerful. We'll fix that soon :B Signed MADS
45Ricochet 04/16/14 08:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New truck...RAM

Congrats on the new truck! My 3500 SRW Cummins Laramie should be here any day (ordered 6 weeks ago). I ordered the factory prep package, and am debating slider or no slider. What hitch did you go with? My hitch is a Pull-Rite 16K. that is what I am going to go with if I need a slider I think. I assume it just pinned right into the picture frame adapter? Have you had a chance to hook up the 5er and see how level she sits? I am worried that with the picture frame adapter and the height of the 3500, it might be tough to get everything leveled (some others have been having issues...notably some Jayco's). PM NChauler, I believe his new Ram dually 4WD is 58.5" at the gate. Mine is 58". Difference is I squat about 4", he only squats about 2 IIRC. He has the picture frame also and had to adjust his hitch down one notch ( 1"). YMMV though. Was wondering, is that black out edition lifted? Sure does look tall. Could be the photo angle.
45Ricochet 04/16/14 08:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Goodyear pulled a fast one on me. Load rating rant.

I believe that you have legal standing in this case. The tire dealer is not permitted to install tire that don't meet the minimum requirements. I think that you will find that the dealer will do back flips for you. Most likely you will get free tires an upgrade also. This is serious for a tire dealer. MM49 Maybe and maybe not MM. I believe Chris bought his RV tires ( Bridgestone R250) from a certain Company :W over the internet. How could that dealer even know the GAWR of the vehicle? I understand, not really apples to apples in this case but in another case of ME. I had the same tires shipped to me from the same Company ( no ad time here Marty :W) and had them mounted here at Les's store. Yes the manager had a little talk with me about my 7k lb axles and the tires I wanted installed. Very aware manager who I'd hire in a heartbeat. I proceeded to show him my true axle scale weights, actually I showed him 5 different weights at different dates from CAT scales. He agreed with my assessment of falling within the R250 weight ratings for my axles. He did say that was his job, to not let folks install the wrong tires. Again I'd hire the guy in a heartbeat but I'm sure he ain't leaving the PNW for So Cali :B Your right though, dealer should have known better IMO.
45Ricochet 04/16/14 08:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Just ordered a louvered tailgait for my F-250

I've never really understood why people need the V notch for hitching/unhitching. Opening and closing the tailgate is really easy and I only need to do it once. I got one last year only because I ran across a smoking good deal - I must admit it sure is nice to use. Eliminating that one easy step was still cool. P.S. - get a tailgate lock. It goes around the hinge. For some reason the louvered gates are more popular to steal than the more expensive OEM ones. Funny you mention it. My perfectly good OEM gate doesn't lock, my flow through does have a lock although a added key to the chain. Someone else mentioned setting on the gate drinking a beer. :W We watch the sunset on the pacific coast all the time setting on our gate having a glass of wine. Does that count? Me 200 lbs, Dog 80 lbs, DW is a guess here :B but I recon about 150. And I will also say the flow though gate is much lighter in weight. It's less than half the weight of the OEM. Don't get me wrong, I use the OEM gate when not camping and it works fine also, just the flow through makes camping a bit easier IMO. And since we all like photos :B http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss253/rick83864/rv%20or%20tv/Dodge/Img_3396.jpg width=640 Well I guess almost all of us like photos......
45Ricochet 04/16/14 07:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Propane Contamination

Somebody isn't telling the truth here. Just pulled this off the propane 101 website. " However, HD 10 spec propane works just fine in domestic and commercial propane powered appliances. The only problem that may be encountered in using HD-10 propane involves its use as an engine fuel (vehicles, forklifts, etc.)". Dave I take it the Gen set wouldn't like it?
45Ricochet 04/16/14 10:37am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Just ordered a louvered tailgait for my F-250

They do reduce air turbulence in the bed while towing. X2
45Ricochet 04/16/14 10:28am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Goodyear pulled a fast one on me. Load rating rant.

Dumb Chi* dealer. Most would never do it without first letting the customer know they were below the vehicle ratings. Even then on refusal they would give the customer the riot act. IMO your getting new tires period for free, unless of course you signed that special waiver the first time around. Signed Mr Bridgestone :B
45Ricochet 04/15/14 09:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Trailer Life Article - 5.9 Cummins engine

LOL Good journalism at its best BBFD. They're right my Cummins is faster and lasts longer than any 2500. Now send me the link cause I know guys will be asking for it :B
45Ricochet 04/15/14 09:33pm Tow Vehicles
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