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RE: Goodyear pulled a fast one on me. Load rating rant.

Les Schwab in the North West is famous for the wrong load rating. I have seen lots of pickups that people wanted a bigger tire and they would install a load range D instead of E. .... A lower load rating is dangerous as in my example. Why would a tire that is rated higher, even though it has a lesser load range, more dangerous? Because the side wall is not as strong. They had the tires inflated to their max at 65psi but it was a very bouncy scary ride. The D tire was larger and contained more air so it had a higher carrying capacity NOT a higher load range rating.
Cummins12V98 04/20/14 01:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Goodyear pulled a fast one on me. Load rating rant.

Les Schwab in the North West is famous for the wrong load rating. I have seen lots of pickups that people wanted a bigger tire and they would install a load range D instead of E. I would walk up to people and ask them if they knew the tires on their truck were D's and most would say no. Had friends go thru the same thing with L S. They had a F350 4x4 short bed and he wanted larger tires so they put on wild country D's. I told him that was not right and he got mad at me and said I was biased because I did not like LS. Well he left the NW and headed to So Cal with his 40' toy hauler. When he came back he apologized and said he wished he had listened to me in the first place since it was a horribly bouncy ride and the tires were nearly worn out when he came home. He went to LS and their excuse was "the D's have more load caring capacity than the Michelin E's that came on his truck". After a heated discussion they gave him a new set of the D's to use when not towing and he went back to his E's for towing. A lower load rating is dangerous as in my example.
Cummins12V98 04/20/14 08:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: Hitch Bolts

Cummins12V98 04/18/14 08:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing 5th Wheel level.

Our Mobile Suites is about 2" nose high and it tows extremely well. I would not go nose low tho.
Cummins12V98 04/18/14 08:01pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dodge cummins models and reliability

95 3500 DRW 5.9 4.10 REAR 5 speed 03 2500 5.9 3.73 REAR 6 speed 14 3500 6.7 DRW 4.10 REAR auto I drove fords before this and let me just say they all break at one time or another but RAM hit the nail on the head with this 2014 I just can't believe it can get any better.:B You made me take a peak at the 2014 3500 Laramie. I could give up my beloved 97 CTD for that ;-) Heated steering wheel? Now that's smart! I thought the heated wheel was ridiculous until I had to spent this winter in the NW. Now I like it!
Cummins12V98 04/18/14 07:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New truck...RAM

VERY nice looking truck!!!! I just don't like trying to keep black clean. The RAM is deceiving. I was hauling a friends Allis Chalmers 185 Tractor the other day the load was around 18K combined. I accelerated onto the freeway and the ramp was on an incline and I was 70 easily when entering the freeway. I have the 3:42's also. You will love the truck. I have almost 50K on mine and has been trouble free.
Cummins12V98 04/16/14 05:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Peninsular 6.5 turbo diesel

I have a 6.5 in my old 86 C20. I bought a long block from GM and they replaced it three times before I had one that the cylinder wall did not break. To GM's credit they did back up their product. I have to say the 6.5 is really not much quieter than my 98 12V. I wish you the best of luck with your project!
Cummins12V98 04/15/14 06:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dodge cummins models and reliability

IB will probably be around to help you 'sort it out':)....Truck in my sig is my 3rd Dodge/Ram 6.7 cummins and I've had zero issues with any of them and they are a towing machine....If we can help, give us an idea of what you're trying to find. YEA WHEN THE NUBS ARE STILL ON THE TIRES WHEN YOU TRADE THEM IN THERE SHOULD NOT BE ANY PROBLEMS ;)
Cummins12V98 04/15/14 06:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dropped Trailer on Bed Rails Today

Sorry for your misfortune, sounds like you are a very careful guy. I had an 18K reese hitch and never felt comfortable with it I now have a B&W and like it very well, although a guy in my camping club also has a B&W and he dropped his trailer on his truck so it can happen to that hitch also. Thanks for posting it keeps all of on our toes The only time I have heard of a B&W drop the guy finally said his friend had locked the handle open.
Cummins12V98 04/14/14 07:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Mobile Suites towed with short bed Dodge?

With 4,500# pin weight My MS dealer friends say you must be carrying your gold bar collection with you. Your dealer needs to be re-educated....my Landmark has a 4,200 # pin weight...4,500 on a MS is easy to hit! I don't think most people really have a clue what amount of weight is pushing down on their TV. I wish on the gold bars! My wife makes jewelry I would guess she adds 3-400# up front. But most of the heavy items are loaded in my tool box in the truck bed. So yea 4,500# is easy to obtain.
Cummins12V98 04/11/14 06:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Air ride suspension

Our Mobile Suites came with it. I would use it again along with the TrailAir air bag kingpin.
Cummins12V98 04/09/14 06:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How Many Miles Before Towing with New Ram 3500

Run the hell out of it! Seriously!
Cummins12V98 04/04/14 07:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: March sales are in

Good month for ram indeed !! does not mean GM trucks aren't good enough. End of year sales will say that. GMs heavy dutys are just barely out, so those numbers aren't as high now as usual due to many waiting to buy once lots have some inventory. Will like to see the numbers after a few months into GMs HD trucks being out. So come September and the sales are still similar what will you have to say then?
Cummins12V98 04/04/14 07:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Reese Elite fifth wheel hitch.

Before buying compare the B&W to another hitch side by side. You will pick the B&W.
Cummins12V98 04/04/14 06:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 17.5 tires

Dropping the pressures is hard on your fuel mileage, the trick is finding the best compromise. Not really. Point is, if using 16" tires, and need 80# to hold the load,then you go to 17.5, you still probably only need about 80# in them to hold the load. NOT the 125# that they are rated for. Putting 80# in the 17.5 will yield same mpg as 80# in 16", and be a softer ride than running them at 125#. And, at 80#, the 17.5 is a stronger, tougher tire carcass. Bingo! We have a winner!
Cummins12V98 04/04/14 06:44pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 17.5 tires

Is there a good deal out there for the 17.5 wheels and tires? I have 7,000 lb axles. Scott at trailertiresandwheels.com
Cummins12V98 04/02/14 04:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Air bags, add a leaf, or overload springs

Bilstiens and bags
Cummins12V98 04/01/14 09:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: We got the truck! Now we need the fiver!

Nice when people get enough truck! Enjoy the solid towing experience.
Cummins12V98 04/01/14 09:33pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Anyone using the Trailair Flex air pin box?

I think this will be a winning combination. I added the Tri/Glide lower jaw and it was an improvement. Felt a little strange but have gotten used to it. The FlexAir should be a winner.
Cummins12V98 03/31/14 06:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 17.5 tires

Thanks for the responses on the GY G's. Any tire can have a problem. There is a thing called road hazard. That really is not the tires fault. ramburgy what was the date code for the tire that exploded? One bad tire that is great. I have never had a tire problem on a RV. I don't think I should have said that!
Cummins12V98 03/31/14 06:27pm Fifth-Wheels
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