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RE: Do I finally got caluations right for what I can pull?

I love the old TT's are unstable to tow argument. Talk about something that is just not true. There are plenty of bad set ups out there that are unstable to tow but there is nothing unstable about towing a TT when done correctly. States the person that uses a 3500 DRW to tow a 10,000 GVWR TT with over 3,000 of carrying capacity. The fact is that 5er are Naturally more stable than a TT. The pure Physics of how each act on the TV. The TT has a 3' to 4' leaver on the back of the TV to induce sway, 5er's have zero lever to to induce sway. Hensley sells a expensive hitch to control sway, I have never seen a 5er hitch have to make that claim, as the 5er would need to have a pin weight so light to create any sway you could lift by hand. Yes, they can be set up to tow without creating sway, but then there is the emergency evasion move!! I personally know for a fact you need a lot of TV to control a "properly" TT! North into the Portland curves I know you know where I am talking about. Properly set up rolled completely over trailer passed me. Towed the same rig later with a Dually no comparison! Makes me sick seeing these Explorers and 1/2 tons towing such huge TT's. See lots of them on their side every year!
Cummins12V98 03/05/15 01:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Keep our diesel or get a gas truck?

Who in their right mind would tow anything with a Gas pickup? ;)
Cummins12V98 03/05/15 09:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: THE LONG AWAITED TRUCK IS FINALLY HERE!!!!!

nice looking truck. I have 20k on my 2014 and love it No towing yet but driving it around is very impressive. I was impressed with my 11 Dually but this is way beyond it.
Cummins12V98 03/05/15 07:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: New Trailer Tires... Goodyear v. others?

I would not hesitate to run the GY G's 6 years and possibly more! They are a great RV tire also with the GY H's. 4 sets of GY US Made tires from e's to H's and never even a flat all with many thousands of miles. Even towed with each set 75+ in HOT weather.
Cummins12V98 03/05/15 04:57am Towing
RE: Great tool for any RV owner

It sucks the battery does not keep a charge I have one replaced it and the batteries same results Sorry but they are JUNK JUNK JUNK! Buy quality to begin with.
Cummins12V98 03/05/15 04:51am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: How to establish residency in Alaksa

This is who I went thru. Good to deal with! Terri Lund My Dakota Address 110 E. Center St. Madison, SD 57042 www.mydakotaaddress.com Phone: 605-427-5863 Fax: 605-427-9626
Cummins12V98 03/05/15 04:47am Full-time RVing
RE: Washer/Dryer Combo??

New 16 MS on order will have side by side Whirlpool washer and 220V dryer. 6500 Cummins gen will operate dryer if in a 30A park and want to dry clothes.
Cummins12V98 03/05/15 04:40am Fifth-Wheels
RE: THE LONG AWAITED TRUCK IS FINALLY HERE!!!!!

Reason I dumped the NEXEN's is because when I do a lot of traveling I don't want to be out in the middle of nowhere with a blow out. I was lucky when the tread separation showed up on the POS Generals I was cruising the strip in Vegas so I drove to Discount and ended up with MS2's and decided I won't wait for these to go bad so on went the MS2's again! I hate to break it to you but I,ve seen Michelin come apart too. We have a 14 Ram with 30,000 miles on the Nexens and they are wearing good. They get beat on pretty hard too and construction sites. I am sure it is possible but I have near 1,000,000 miles on Michelin/BFG tires and the worst thing I have had is a nail or screw from construction site. Awesome mileage from each set! I have a new set of 6 NEXEN's ready for someone for $600.
Cummins12V98 03/05/15 04:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: THE LONG AWAITED TRUCK IS FINALLY HERE!!!!!

Reason I dumped the NEXEN's is because when I do a lot of traveling I don't want to be out in the middle of nowhere with a blow out. I was lucky when the tread separation showed up on the POS Generals I was cruising the strip in Vegas so I drove to Discount and ended up with MS2's and decided I won't wait for these to go bad so on went the MS2's again!
Cummins12V98 03/04/15 08:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 6.7 Powerstroke 1 year later

I have a 2011 Powerstroke with 74000 miles. I noticed the wastefate on the turbo acting up the second day I drove it. Warranty fixed that and I have done nothing but change tires, oil and filters the odd time. When I bought it I expected to be replacing it by now but I have zero desire for a new truck....that is zero desire for a new little truck. This would take you out of the little truck category. :B http://i.imgur.com/jL8k1H5l.jpg Nice 4500... Hopefully RAM removed those fish gills on the '15 model hood? Thanks Fish! Yes still have them. Never thought of them as "Fish" Gills. It's a 3500 the same one that Ford compares the F450 to. :B
Cummins12V98 03/04/15 08:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tires.... Keep for awhile or get them off???

Goodyear G-614's will be put on.... I'll contact Keystone just to see if the wheel will hold 110psi or it might be stamped on the back of the wheel. I'm wanting to ask Keystone what they were thinking in the first place. I tried with the dealer but I'd haggled them to death already and being a tire dealer I knew I'd be using the g-614's anyway. I had them check to see if the max air was put in and rolled out, 90 min ride never over 55. Amazing how the G's look compared to the E's and as I left the dealer I looked at the Grand Design Solitide, another heavy 5er and found the same E tires. Do your self a favor and weigh each axle when loaded or better yet each tire. Then use the weight inflation chart for your tires. Add 5psi to the heaviest tires weight on the weight/inflation chart. This is per GY Tech Support. I did the same on my Avion Platinum and ran 85psi for 4 years and many thousand miles and the tires wore even. Too much air = poor stopping traction and rough ride!
Cummins12V98 03/04/15 07:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Super Glide Dimensions Ram 3500

I understand where you are coming from with all the locks but I still have to laugh when I see them. You know now they will have to take the whole truck for the hitch..... OOPS I guess I over dooded it :R
Cummins12V98 03/04/15 03:54pm Towing
RE: THE LONG AWAITED TRUCK IS FINALLY HERE!!!!!

I follow the door panel recommendations on tire inflation. Did it on my previous 3500 SRW, and did rotate regularily. Current truck I rotated tires twice in just under 40000 miles, but I am not convinced one way or another that there is a significant advantage to doing so once you consider the cost/time for breaking down the wheels and remounting the tires on a DRW with Alcoa rims. This is my first dually and I wondered how many actually had all the tires pulled off the rims to rotate them. Rotating the fronts side to side makes sense I guess. Even with Discount Tire willing to rotate by removing tires from rims on my Dually I only will be rotating side to side on the fronts every 10K. Since the new truck has pressure monitors installed on the inside of the rims they will have to leave the wheels on the side they go on but swap the front tires side to side. As my pics show this method works well with a Dually.
Cummins12V98 03/04/15 12:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 3500 MPG

I'm in the passenger seat of a '14 4wd crew dually, flying across New Mexico. Truck has 3.73 and is the 68rfe. Towing a 24' goose with a 40hp tractor (I guess 8k load). Running 75, we have been at 9-10.5mpg. I've covered over 2k in the last week. Running about 50mph brought it up to 12mpg (slick roads and single digit temps). Personally, I'm not too impressed. Wish we would have brought my '05, better fuel economy. I bet my 05 would get 12-13mpg. And this truck has taken 3 2.5g jugs of def on this trip so far, and might have room for a 4th during our 500 remaining miles. Goes like mad up the hills though; we haven't backed out of the throttle the whole trip. This truck normally pulls a horse trailer that is around 16k, and gets about 9 at 60-65, and we are a little more focused on throttle position (fuel mileage). Turns 2k at about 75mph Sorry but speed is a killer for mileage. Drop to 62 and see what happens.
Cummins12V98 03/04/15 10:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tires.... Keep for awhile or get them off???

I would personally just drive straight over to GY and get them replaced, providing your wheels can take it. Not saying G614 are impervious, but when you bring your new rig home and it looks like somebody beat it to death with a naughty stick, I think GY is almost the only one that will consider paying for your damage. You won't get that from Westlake or Carlisle or any of those chimane types, and actually you won't get that from Michelin or Sailun either. I totally agree! Buy QUALITY! 4 sets of US Made GY tires and never a flat. I even tow at 75 with no worries.
Cummins12V98 03/04/15 10:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: THE LONG AWAITED TRUCK IS FINALLY HERE!!!!!

Everyone has different experiences with tires for sure! My Dad's Generals on his RAM Dually 2wd look good with 27K. Mine had a tread separation and were 2/3 worn out at 25K. They had less tread than my pics of the Michelins above that had 40K on them. I easily would get 100K+ on a set of 3rd gen BFG's on my 98 12V 2500 4X4 because I properly inflated them and rotated at every 15K. I ran 72 front and 45 rear solo. One set of Michelins I hit 120K. I have NEVER had a crack on a set of Michelins as some have reported. Proper inflation is the key! 80 front ALL the time 40-45 solo rear and 60 loaded for me with 5K pin and you will get even results as I have posted in pics above. I only rotate the fronts side to side at 10 K intervals. Bionic Man are you running 80psi on your front tires?
Cummins12V98 03/04/15 08:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: Super Glide Dimensions Ram 3500

I would say SuperGlide needs to step up and make a base that directly attaches to the RAM's puck system,. I think you are going to be very nose high with your setup. If I were you if it in reality it's too high I would go to a good fab shop and have them incorporate the picture frame adapter to your hitch so the hitch can be lower. Agreed! I am going with B&W RVK3600 and a Sidewinder (if necessary) because of the potential nose high issue. If Superglide came out with a model to fit the Ram Pucks, I would be all over it Good idea! IMHO best non air bag or non slider hitch on the market seen below. Just installed it in my new 15 Dually RAM. http://i.imgur.com/iCbXHbpl.jpg
Cummins12V98 03/04/15 08:08am Towing
RE: Ram 3500 MPG

I would get the 4:10's the mileage will be the best when towing and even solo it will not be much different. I can tell with just a few miles on my new 15 Dually with Aisin and 4:10's I am getting 1-2 mpg better than the 11 dually did. I averaged West Coast towing with the 11 62mph combined weight 29K 9mpg hand calc. It had 3:42's. Get the 4:10's don't limit your self. At 70 you are turning 2K in 6th and the engine noise is not noticeable.
Cummins12V98 03/04/15 08:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: Super Glide Dimensions Ram 3500

I would say SuperGlide needs to step up and make a base that directly attaches to the RAM's puck system,. I think you are going to be very nose high with your setup. If I were you if it in reality it's too high I would go to a good fab shop and have them incorporate the picture frame adapter to your hitch so the hitch can be lower.
Cummins12V98 03/04/15 07:56am Towing
RE: FIRST TIME using 6 point leveling

For those unfamiliar with the auto-level, just be sure that the truck is WELL CLEAR of the 5th wheel before hitting the AutoLevel button! Depending on how level the site is and the attitude of the 5th wheel, the front of the 5th wheel will immediately drop DRAMATICALLY when the auto-level procedure starts. It wouldn't be healthy for the pickup's bed rails if they were still under the 5th wheel. Rusty Thanks for that great "visual" ! I will remember that the first time I unhitch from our 16 MS on order!
Cummins12V98 03/04/15 07:45am Fifth-Wheels
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