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RE: King pin lock

I always lock the pin on my 5th wheel. It only takes a minute and gives me a little more secure feeling with all the nuts out there now. If they try and cut off this lock they will have to cut part of the pin so they can't tow in anyway. Curly
Curly2001 05/27/21 07:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New fifth wheel update

Looks very nice. Have fun! Curly
Curly2001 05/26/21 06:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing Nose High

I have the same problem with my truck and fiver. Our local shop tells me that a great deal of the new/newer trucks have the same problem and unless the trailer is so high that it compresses the springs on the back axle, it should be fine. Mine is about 4 inches high on the front compared to the rear and we have checked the axles for higher temps along with the tires and they are the same. On a trip across county in our car a while back you would be very surprised with the amount of nose high 5th wheels that we have seen. I am not saying that it is right but, it almost seems to be the norm with newer trucks. Curly
Curly2001 05/26/21 06:41am Fifth-Wheels
RE: TV tire life

I had 5 year old LTX Michelins and the left driver on my old truck blew out and did $2,000 damage to the truck. Not a fan of Michelin tires due to the fact I could only get average over three sets on the old truck of 32,000 miles on them. New truck came with Transforce and not a real fan of them either. Curly
Curly2001 05/14/21 06:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: Looking for SUV recommendation

Please make sure with whatever you purchase, has a tow package with a good rear end ratio. I have been through this with a Tahoe with a 3:23 gear ratio and burned up the rear end. I do feel the Tahoe with the properly rated rear/front diff, will do a fine job. I had my diff ratio changed and it pulled very well with no issues. I am sure you can find one with a tow package but check on the rear end ratio before you pull the trigger on it. It is very important for towing. Also, the size of the Tahoe or whatever you look it is important in towing that you don't get a tow vehicle that is so small or narrow that you can't see around the trailer that you are towing. Good luck, Curly
Curly2001 04/07/21 09:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: Escalade/Denali or Suburban 2500

From what I remember there is a tag on the rear diff that you can use to find out what the ratio is on it. Could be a code on the tag in the door or you could find it possibly through the VIN. Curly
Curly2001 04/03/21 08:33am Towing
RE: Escalade/Denali or Suburban 2500

Whatever you do make sure it has the best rear end gear ratio you can get. Most of those trucks have 3:23 gears which suck for towing. I would find something with at least 3:73 gears to make things tow better. The rear end ratio will kill you if not. Had a Tahoe years ago that had a 3:23 and I burned up the rear end as well as had very poor towing performance. Curly
Curly2001 04/02/21 08:10am Towing
RE: Truly towable with 1/2 ton?

Even some 3/4 ton trucks pulling a "1/2" rated 5th wheel have their hands full in certain situations with that trailer. It may pull it on a flat road with a cooler ambient temperature but when you hit the mountains, the whole situation changes. The real world and the salesperson's/manufacturer world is certainly different. You may have the power for a while to pull a 5th wheel but I would say on long grades in the summer, the world changes as well as trying to stop the trailer going down a long grade. Be very cautious when you pull the trigger on both units. Been there, done that. Curly
Curly2001 03/13/21 08:44am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tow Vehicle Brakes

GM is making long life pads now for their trucks. I had over 135,000 miles on the OEM pads on my 2007 2500HD when I sold it. I would look at the OEM pads. Curly
Curly2001 03/12/21 09:55am General RVing Issues
RE: Bed level of new trucks

After our trip to Colorado and Oregon this last summer, I was amazed to see how many "Nose High" fifth wheel trailers were on the road, including me. It makes no sense that you can't find a newer 3/4 ton truck that has not been raised by the factory. I wish I had my 2007 2500HD back. Curly
Curly2001 03/05/21 06:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: ram 2500 vs 3500

I agree with MT BOB, in fact if you can, order exactly what you want. If you are looking for used, do all the homework that you can do. Years ago I purchased a used 3/4 ton Chevy van which turned out to be a half ton with bigger wheels and tires but no floating axles. Didn't do what I wanted it to do but it was my fault for not doing more research. Today with all the bells and whistles you really need find what you are looking for and ignore all the lipstick that they are putting on the new vehicles. And, don't listen to the sales people. Good luck, Curly
Curly2001 03/03/21 05:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Where would my LP regulator leak?

I had the same issue and replaced one hose and the regulator. Then decided to replace the other hose. Problem solved. The hoses will start to leak around the crimps as well as the regulator around the diaphragm. I could smell the leak but could not find it using leak detector. The hoses were getting a little "crispy" anyway so it was prudent to replace them with the regulator. Curly
Curly2001 02/22/21 08:10am Tech Issues
RE: TireMinder i10 TPMS

TST will go on sale from time to time. Or, you could call them and see if they will make you a deal. They are very helpful over the phone on technical questions also. Curly
Curly2001 01/24/21 09:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Overnight parking going places?

Years ago we camped by using the Woodall camping guide book. Sometimes before we left home we would call ahead guessing how many miles we could/would drive in a day before we stopped. Sometimes we just went to the campground with directions from the book and we were lucky to fine a space and sometimes, not. Today is a whole different bag of fish. We plan ahead now and usually make reservations in local campgrounds. That gives us peace of mind knowing we do have a safe place to stay and who knows, if it is nice enough we play tourist there for a couple of additional days. Curly
Curly2001 01/23/21 09:01am General RVing Issues
RE: It's a wonderful day: COVID vaccinations

Here in Arizona they are running out of vaccine, don't have mass vaccination sites set up, and have not completed teachers or police yet. They don't even have an idea of when the 65-74 group will be allowed. Had to register with the state site 2 hours away for some time in February. Not good. Curly
Curly2001 01/21/21 07:19am Around the Campfire
RE: TireMinder i10 TPMS

TST507 has saved me three times now. Had a tire with a leaky valve stem on brand new tires and it caught the slow leak so I could get it fixed before any time damage. Second and third times were nails in the tires one with a fast leak and one with a slow leak. Was on the road in Denver and the fast leak happened and I was able to pull over and change times before it hit 65 psi. I was running 80 psi in the trailer tires. Alerted us very quickly. Saved me money from ruining a tire. Screen is very easy to read and it gives air pressure and tire temp. Curly
Curly2001 01/21/21 07:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Newer 5ers, Slider Hitch Required For Short Beds?

Just one more note, make sure of your bed/hitch height before you go with a slider. My trailer really doesn't need the slider but I thought I had to have one. The slider will add to your hitch height and it could make your trailer nose high. I had that issue with mine. Got rid of the slider and so far we are good. Curly
Curly2001 01/19/21 03:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel hitch suggestion

Just in case it could matter, the slider will add height to your hitch and if your truck is tall anyway, it could make the trailer ride nose high. Been there, done that Curly
Curly2001 01/17/21 08:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Turning Point pin boxes on new campers!

It's hard enough to match a truck, hitch, and trailer without being stuck with a non-adjustable hitch. I am nose high with mine now due to the truck height and am not a happy camper even though I have a fully adjustable hitch. Curly
Curly2001 01/03/21 06:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Electric space heaters

I was also thinking about a heat strip in the A/C. We had an old Terry that had a heat strip and it was really good. Was old enough that we didn't have duct work but came out of the bottom of the A/C unit. Took the chill off and you didn't run the furnace. Do they still make them? Curly
Curly2001 12/20/20 09:56am Tech Issues
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