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RE: Looking for Recommendations on Floor Jacks

"If you suspension has a lot of travel or wide spread, it can take a lot of blocks under 1 axle to get the other off the ground." True, on my last DRV it had a TrailAir suspension that did drop a lot. 2-1/2" under the TrailerAid did the trick.
Cummins12V98 07/31/21 09:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ram 3500 DRW Tires

Taller tire means less towing capacity.But you can go faster to where you are towing :) (Mushroom cloud) COOL!!! That means my real top speed of around 103 may be 105 or so.
Cummins12V98 07/31/21 09:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ultimate payload monster?

"And no, the manufacturers GVWR rating is NOT enforced by the law. Only the registered GVWR and road axle limits are enforced by law." Probable true in the US but I "THINK" it is enforced in BC Canada. Someone can correct or confirm this. I got kicked off a RV Forum because the Moderator did not like me saying the 14k GVWR number is irrelevant if I have proper tonnage. I am SD licensed. I asked them about my tonnage as they don't specifically have a number. They said my license covers whatever weight I carry within my tires limits.
Cummins12V98 07/31/21 09:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ultimate payload monster?

"Trucks have outgrown these classifications and limitations yet the manufacturers ratings are restricted by them regardless if the trucks can actually carry more weight." EXACTLY!!!
Cummins12V98 07/31/21 09:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ultimate payload monster?

"Cummins12V98 wrote: No one is going to respond directly to my question of how my SAE rear axle rating plus unloaded front axle weight is 1.000# over my 14k GVWR??? JRscooby said.......Sorry, I kinda thought I did. You did but didn't explain why.
Cummins12V98 07/31/21 09:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ultimate payload monster?

No one is going to respond directly to my question of how my SAE rear axle rating plus unloaded front axle weight is 1.000# over my 14k GVWR??? Ron, You make me laugh! So our axles add up to 6,000 + 9,750 = 15,750# axle capacity to a 14,000# GVWR is 12.5% more axle capacity than GVWR. Now go back to your Gen 2 Ram 5,200 + 6,084 = 11,284# axle capacity to a 8,800# GVWR or 28.2% more axle capacity than GVWR. So less cushion on the new truck than the old.:B My point is HOW CAN I load my rear axle to it's SAE 9,750# and NOT be over my 14k rating? Why have the RAWR then? The "Cushion" is a false number because of insurance/licensing issues. Why does the F-450 only have a 14k limit?
Cummins12V98 07/31/21 09:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 3500 DRW Tires

Taller tire means less towing capacity.
Cummins12V98 07/29/21 10:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: Wood Laminate Floor Install

Forget that and go with glue down LVT planks.
Cummins12V98 07/29/21 09:58am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Ultimate payload monster?

No one is going to respond directly to my question of how my SAE rear axle rating plus unloaded front axle weight is 1.000# over my 14k GVWR???
Cummins12V98 07/29/21 09:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ultimate payload monster?

GVWR isn't just about dead weight. Consider suspension, brakes, stopping distant, stability when turning/swerving, weather, road conditions etc. Maybe other factors like mfg libiality etc. GVWR is all about licensing and keeping it in a certain weight class.
Cummins12V98 07/29/21 09:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: Looking for Recommendations on Floor Jacks

Would someone explain why they would not use a TrailerAid or stepped wood blocks??? Not sure how you get a shorty bottle jack under the axle with the tire flat causing the axle to hang low.
Cummins12V98 07/29/21 09:40am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking for Recommendations on Floor Jacks

What "Cummins12V98" says...but the economy model...aka wood blocks. That will do the job also!!! Simple and SAFE.
Cummins12V98 07/29/21 09:37am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Jacking up 5th wheel?

Asking for trouble if you put the jack under the curved U bolt. Put it under the lowest spring leaf next to the axle. A flat surface not prone to slipping. Or you could buy, or make, something like THIS. Lyle With the tire flat how do you get that under the axle?
Cummins12V98 07/29/21 09:37am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Jacking up 5th wheel?

Asking for trouble if you put the jack under the curved U bolt. Put it under the lowest spring leaf next to the axle. A flat surface not prone to slipping. With the tire flat how do you get the jack under the spring?
Cummins12V98 07/29/21 09:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ultimate payload monster?

GVWR is a JOKE!!! Someone please tell me how I can stay at or under 14k when my RAWR is 9,750# and my unloaded front axle weight is 5,250# when they add up to 15k. My solution is to have tonnage enough to cover my 6 tires load.
Cummins12V98 07/28/21 09:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ultimate payload monster?

Payload specifications are not realistic. Are you telling me that if you choose a lighter engine, you can load more on an identical rear axle? Axle or wheel rating minus empty rear weight is closer to truth. Lots of deceiving info out there. With a 5er it's all about RAWR.
Cummins12V98 07/28/21 09:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: Rv locks install

Have used my lock like that full-time for 6 years now. Only issue is the touch pad may get a crack from use but the replacement is easy and not expensive.
Cummins12V98 07/28/21 09:46am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Looking for Recommendations on Floor Jacks

Much safer than crawling under the RV. TrailerAid Plus is lightweight but plenty strong enough to carry this 7k load. https://i.imgur.com/nNM0cLml.jpg
Cummins12V98 07/28/21 09:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Jacking up 5th wheel?

Typically I will use my 6 point system but there are times the TrailerAid works well.
Cummins12V98 07/27/21 07:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: tire covers, yea or nay

I am in the sun basically 365 and never use a cover and never have had any cracking.
Cummins12V98 07/27/21 10:59am General RVing Issues
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