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RE: Pull Through or Back in sites? Which do you prefer.

I like back in best for the privacy
Camper G 03/14/19 07:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: drain pipe to protect awning

Yep also used eternabond on mine but that was because mine was in bad shape where the roll is exposed when stored. That was 4 yrs ago at least and its still well adhered and has allowed me to get several more years out of the awning.
Camper G 03/02/19 04:35am Travel Trailers
RE: Fit, finish and quality comparison...

I have a 2017 2500 ram tradesmen. My prior was a 2015 Silverado. I've been a ford man for a long time but have to say this ram is really nice. I looked at a 17 super duty before I bought the ram and it was very nice, but not 10k. Nicer. I was.not happy with my Silverado. Interior rattles started at 2000 miles, drivers seat got loose at 2500 miles, fixed under recall. GM 6 speed is the worst shifting automatic I've ever owned. I could go on. The ram is.not perfect but i like it much more. Maybe i just got a bad one? I think all 3 of the big 3 are good. Just my .02.
Camper G 02/24/19 11:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: How well does the RAM 2500 6.4 Hemi tow?

My 17,,6.4/3.73 geared truck pulls my 6k tt very well. Yeah she gets up in rpm in the mountains but once up there she pulls like a freight train. I have to back out of it some. I'd tow anything south of 10k with my truck all day long. North of 10k or if your full timing, yes go diesel, but I do love my 6.4. Its got a ton of juice. Just my .02.
Camper G 01/28/19 04:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford Ram GM

Buy the one that has the best seat (to your back and butt). Well that rules out RAM's Tradesman apple crate seats. I think my tradesman seats are very comfortable, personally. To each their own. All 3 of the big 3 build great trucks. It's all personal preference. Good luck.
Camper G 01/22/19 06:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Keep that trailer safe

I had a 12 year old utility trailer and an older dirt bike stolen a couple years ago... luckily i was talked into replacement cost insurance and got a new trailer and way nicer bike. And higher insurance premiums to boot also I'd bet?
Camper G 01/01/19 04:08am Travel Trailers
RE: Parked on a slope with car still hitched...

I use wedge chocks for the wheel on the ground and my roto chocks for the one on my Lynx revelers. Never a problem. When cranked down the roto chock will not pop out or loosen up. They are excellent! As far as lifting the rear of the tv so much that the tires are off the ground,,I'd not do that. The a frame on the tt is likely not rated to support that kind of weight. Just my .02
Camper G 12/05/18 03:46am Travel Trailers
RE: Towing without load level bars or sway control

As others have said...as long as your loaded trailer tongue weight Is within the capacity of your receiver, give it a go and make your own decision. I have towed my 6k Layton several times with no wdh and had no issues. It hardly squatted the rear of my dodge at all. The only things I noted was the camper seemed to bounce a bit more with no wdh and I heard more slop in the 2"adapter without wdh engaged. Beyond that it's a good tow. I run no wdh on short local trips. If I'm going on a long highway run I'll use wdh and sway control just for added safety. Just my .02 and what I do. Good luck.
Camper G 12/02/18 07:36pm Travel Trailers
RE: Headlights are too high towing, getting high beam flashed.

I agree with the others, if you're getting flashed with that minimal amount of squat, they're probably ain't too high from the factory. I would try to adjust them a little bit lower for starters and see if that helps. Also agree with the others, glad you're addressing the problem instead of just ignoring it and blinding everyone. Is it common for an F-250 to squat that much with 700 lb of tongue weight? On occasion I pull my travel trailer without any weight distribution hitch hooked up, and I have maybe that much of squat in the rear. It doesn't move hardly much at all.
Camper G 10/28/18 06:21am Towing
RE: A new gas engine for GM heavy duty trucks is coming

This is good news. I hope ford Chevy and dodge build large displacement v8s again and I do personally hope ford goes back to a pushed v8. When they went to their modular engines they lost me, even though I'm still a ford man at heart. If they go back to a push rod v8 I'll strongly consider a super duty when the time comes to replace my ram.
Camper G 10/26/18 02:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Back in the Travel Trailer game!

Nice rig,,congrats! Happy camping!
Camper G 10/25/18 08:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: Winterize ( heart attack ) please help

I understand your concern, it's hard to say what they did for sure one way or the other because no one was watching them. The only way you'll ever really know for sure is to go back and redo it yourself. Probably a waste of expense and time but up to you. At least that way you'll be able to sleep well at night in the winter time knowing is properly protected. Or call and ask them what they did specifically. Sorry to hear about your health issues. I'm in my early forties, and I agree it doesn't seem that old LOL but let's face it we're middle-aged now LOL stuff happens. Take care of yourself and get better that's the most important thing. Heck, if I lived close to you I'd come do it again for you and then we'd know for sure.
Camper G 10/25/18 04:49am Travel Trailers
RE: Expedition Tow Vehicle - Doing the Math - Will it work?

Sure seems like your too close to maxed out to me personally. A 32' long rig is a lot for a standard wheelbase expy, I had one and it towed my 6k, 23' Layton great, but it felt maxed out and I would not want much more weight behind it than that. Also 530 lb tongue weight seems awfully light for that rig. Most tongue weights are 12-15% of loaded trailer weight. Good luck with your decision
Camper G 10/21/18 03:52am Towing
RE: Towing with a pickup vs suburban

I can't open the tailgate on my 17 Ram when I hitch it to the Layton. I keep my sway bars weight distribution hitch and hitch head in one of the compartments on the trailer and lock it. Never had an issue
Camper G 10/13/18 05:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 7.0L V8 (426 cu in)

Sounds awesome to me, I hope they do it! Can't imagine having another hundred plus horsepower over what my 6.4 liter does already. My 6-4 already has tons of juice, so that would just be straight awesome. I hope it comes to be. I agree with the others, I didn't buy my heavy duty pickup truck to worry about gas mileage. It's designed to do work, and it does it very well. Just my two cents.
Camper G 10/13/18 04:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: Do I need a WDH with a 25ft TT

Depends on the distance I'm going. If I'm going 10 miles down the road to my local State Park, no I don't use wdh. If I'm going up to 2 hours one way with some Interstate driving involved, yes I use wdh and a sway bar. On the short trip to the state park, there is a definite difference without wdh. More trailer movement, and more slop. I use an adapter sleeve to adapt down to 2 inch so that's where some of the slop comes from. With wdh installed, there is little to no slop
Camper G 10/13/18 04:14am Travel Trailers
RE: Thinking of a new Ram

What ever model you get the rear air system is a must! Unless you live in a cold climate. Can't hardly give the things away up here where I live. They all fail at -40*. Dealers typically order their stock without them. A friend of mine had a Ram 1500 limited with 4 corner air. It failed within, then again just after warranty. Repair bill was $3600ish. No thanks. Agree 100% I've had vehicles with air ride suspension. Not my cup of tea for many reasons
Camper G 10/08/18 01:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: leaf spring under or over?

I did the axle relocation on my Layton because it was such a low rider and scraped my driveway backing in. My springs are now over slung and it was a huge improvement. Handling was no different than before the relocation. I reccomend it. I did rebuild the suspension while i had everything apart. Used wet bolts and now can grease everything annually. Good luck
Camper G 10/08/18 01:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton for towing a TT

With a properly weighed and set up wdh, a half ton can handle a 7500lb trailer without much issue. If You don't know your weights and don't scale the rig to set up the wdh, that's where towing heavy with a half ton can lead to trouble. I personally love, my 2500 and I came out of a 2015 1500 Silverado to this ram and I have no regrets. But the ride is more harsh, worse fuel mileage, but I don't, mind the ride at all. Everyone is different and there's no right or wrong answer at the weights your talking about. More personal preference. Good luck
Camper G 10/08/18 04:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: Thinking of a new Ram

Love my 17 2500. Handles my Layton no problem at all. Minimal squat even without any wdh engaged. I'd have no issues with your rig at all. This is my favorite truck I've had to date and I've owned all of the big 3. The 6.4 has a lot of juice even with my 3.73 gears. All 3 are good trucks but I liked the ram best when i was looking. Ive owned mine for nearly 2 yrs now and still love it as much as day 1. Good luck
Camper G 10/08/18 02:48am Tow Vehicles
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