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RE: Leveling help

I found wood boards to be best. My Anderson's broke rather quickly. Hear this a lot! Simple boards and misc pcs of plywood of different thickness works GREAT!
Cummins12V98 04/19/19 08:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Lug Nut Torque

"DEPENDS" My DRV's lugs are 5/8" and have the clamping lug nuts as does my DRW. I torque both to 150. Page 75 below. https://i.imgur.com/UNhlGepl.jpg
Cummins12V98 04/19/19 08:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Downshift or exhaust brake?

I have been without an EB for about a month now. I missed at first when getting off the highway when I used to use it to slow me down, but I am not missing it so much anymore. Especially considering the turbo I replaced it with has lower drive pressure, less EGT's, has more air flow, and is way more reliable than the VGT. Actually being able to hear the turbo spool is another plus. I probably won't be putting the BD EB kit on anytime soon unless I plan on towing in the mountains again which I don't foresee anytime soon. So basically you have a hot rod pickup now.
Cummins12V98 04/19/19 08:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: Downshift or exhaust brake?

I don't know about the 6.7 Cummins but my '03 5.9 HO HPCR engine Nv5600 tranny with a 11200 lb 5er or a 16k GN stock trailer going down steep grades with the Cummins at 2800-3000 rpm at 55 mph without the Jacobs EB on is like shifting to neutral down the hill. Results of doing it both ways were hot smoking brakes at the bottom of the grade (not Rocky mountains). Some years back before VVT and VGT came in use exhaust brake mfg advertised 180 hp for braking performance on the 5.9 Cummins/other diesels. Then the new 6.7 Cummins came out and Dodge advertised exhaust braking at 230 hp. I haven't seen any advertising from Ram/Ford/GM on the new diesels engine braking HP but sound like its more on the current diesels now. My 15 has about ZERO braking relying on the engine with the trans in Tow Haul. My EB somehow was off going down 15 from Vegas to SoCal and it was a bit scary until I figured out my issue.
Cummins12V98 04/19/19 08:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: Downshift or exhaust brake?

You guys are making my head hurt.
Cummins12V98 04/19/19 12:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: Hitch longevity

I think most don’t know there is a ZERK under the head.
Cummins12V98 04/18/19 10:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Downshift or exhaust brake?

"So Ron, next time you are on a hill, click off the exhaust brake and report back. Chris" UH..........NO!
Cummins12V98 04/18/19 04:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Downshift or exhaust brake?

Looks like I was doing 45mph, my gears are 4.10. Towing and solo makes a difference on how much boost there is. You are speaking a different language! Give me mph numbers to go by. Will be towing again on the 25th.
Cummins12V98 04/18/19 09:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: Question on Selling FW Hitch

I sold two hitches over the years. Both instances the guys buying the hitches never even questioned me about rails, both guys already had rails in their trucks. Now I have the B & W puck system in my RAM and have NO desire to sell this hitch! Best hitch I've ever owned! :B Dan Dan hauls a "LITTLE" DRV with his RAM and B&W :B
Cummins12V98 04/18/19 08:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Downshift or exhaust brake?

Ok did some towing recently, results below. https://i.imgur.com/dd7yBfhl.jpg
Cummins12V98 04/18/19 08:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: Hitch longevity

For fun remove the shaft from the head on the B&W. If you do so you will see it needs to be greased more often than not!!!
Cummins12V98 04/18/19 07:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hitch longevity

"Sure wish they'd come up with a "lube tube" for king pins; d@mn grease gets messy." Not sure what you mean? OK. You can buy a "lube plate" for the pin box to rest on on top of the hitch head. I'd like to see a teflon tube that would wrap the king pin itself, to "lube" it in he hitch jaws. Impractical, though, as it'd have to be so thin it'd likely wear out after only a couple thousand miles. Lyle Got it! I have a 1/8" lube plate from Hensley that works well with the B&W. It stays on the bottom of the pin box plate and is snug to the kingpins shoulder so it does not fall off.
Cummins12V98 04/17/19 09:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: What's the one thing that you have but hardly EVER use?

I have used it once along side the road. Used several times for maintenance. https://i.imgur.com/PxcqnQwl.jpg
Cummins12V98 04/17/19 08:31am General RVing Issues
RE: Hitch longevity

"Sure wish they'd come up with a "lube tube" for king pins; d@mn grease gets messy." Not sure what you mean?
Cummins12V98 04/17/19 08:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hitch longevity

I don't know if my choices of lubricants are right or wrong but I use Blaster White Lithium Grease on the jaws and pivot points before each use and I have a grease zerk fitting on the underside of my B&W that gets some Red N Tacky grease once a season. On the pin I use a Lube Plate. It keeps things from getting messy because I don't have to grease the plate itself Overkill on the pivot points and under kill on the supporting shaft with the grease ZERK.
Cummins12V98 04/17/19 08:24am Fifth-Wheels
RE: tpms vs tire gauge reading

All depends on the QUALITY of each item there is a lot of junk out there.
Cummins12V98 04/16/19 06:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Question on Selling FW Hitch

Strange that anyone would weld brackets on a 2016 RAM 3500 when it came with the puck brackets already on the frame. RAM advises against welding on these new frames. The pucks are fairly easy to add. I installed my pucks and wiring for an inbed 7 pin outlet in 4-4.5 hours working by myself! I asked about the welding without an answer so far.
Cummins12V98 04/15/19 08:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Valterra pull handle, part 2

Multiply ft # by 12 to get “ #. 48 “# TQ.
Cummins12V98 04/14/19 05:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: Question on Selling FW Hitch

Our camper was unfortunately caught up in a flood and totaled. We have decided to down grade back to a TT for the time being, and knowing we'll have it the next few years at very minimum, I think i'm going to sell my hitch. Am I expected to remove the rails from my PU bed when selling, or in most cases does the hitch go and the rails stay? My rails are bolted in from the inside of the bed, but the mounts are welded to my truck frame. Don’t have an answer but I am curious is the welding mentioned on your 16 RAM?
Cummins12V98 04/14/19 05:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Wireless backup camera on fiver

Has anyone tried this on the back of a fiver? I especially want it for keeping an eye on my motorcycle strapped to the lift on the back of my trailer while travelling down the highway. So you don’t trust that AWESOME fab job you did???
Cummins12V98 04/14/19 05:36pm Fifth-Wheels
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