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RE: Advice on towing a 5th wheel

My only comment is that watch what 5th wheel you purchase today using a 3/4-1 ton truck due to the fact that the newer trucks sit much higher in the rear and they can cause you to tow "nose high" with your trailer. Curly
Curly2001 11/21/20 08:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: No 3/4 ton trucks.

Found two 2020 F250 Ford diesels close to Tucson but they have 3.31 rear ends. Is that normal for a Ford diesel? I have been a gas man for a long time and don't know what rear ratios are good for diesel. Curly
Curly2001 11/12/20 08:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: No 3/4 ton trucks.

Started looking for a diesel or the larger gas engines to possibly upgrade already for a larger trailer and no 3/4 ton or 1 ton trucks on the lots. Talked to one sales person and they said they are all sold and very limited are coming from the factory. Didn't know why the shortage has occurred. Kind of killed the fun of looking for a newer trailer. Curly
Curly2001 11/09/20 08:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: Heading to Quartzsite, AZ from Sacramento, CA

I would take 58 east to Barstow, then I-40 all the way to AZ and take AZ95 south by Lake Havasu and Parker to Quartzsite. We just made that trip earlier this year and it worked out great for us. Nice scenery along the river, too. Curly
Curly2001 11/07/20 10:16am Roads and Routes
RE: 5th wheel front landing gear motor

Thanks so much for the reply. I was a little worried that it would jam or something. Regards, Curly
Curly2001 10/22/20 09:48pm Tech Issues
5th wheel front landing gear motor

Had the front compartment open on the fiver the other day and hit the raise side of the front landing gear. The motor moved up and down just a bit and that surprised me to see it move. I am wondering if they all have some give to them on the mounts so they are not rigid. The mounting bolts all seem tight. Just curious. Thanks, Curly
Curly2001 10/22/20 11:57am Tech Issues
RE: 12 Volt/120 Volt Portable Air Compressor

TIREWELL 12V Tire Inflator-Heavy Duty Double Cylinders Direct Drive Metal Pump 150PSI, Compressor with Battery Clamp and 5M Extension Air Hose, SUVs/Trucks/Vans/RVs I have just tried this one above. Had some issues with the air hose leaking at the connections to the compressor and to the swivel. Called them and they are sending a new one to me. Will see if that one works. The problem with the small ones are getting to 80 PSI which, we both need. I have thought about buying a small pancake compressor from Lowe's or Home Depot but they have issues also getting to 80 PSI. You almost need two of them, one on 12 volt and one at 120 volt, so you can air up when you leave the campsite and one for the road. The 12 volt units take a long long time to get to 80 PSI. Looking for the answer...... Curly
Curly2001 10/18/20 11:46am General RVing Issues
RE: 5th Wheel Turning Point or Pivot Point

I was looking at new 5th wheels and see that Forest River is adding the turning point hitches to their trailers. It seems as though they are also not putting the radius front end on their trailers anymore. That may cut out the use of short bed trucks if you don't want to use the turning point hitch. Not sure what I think about that hitch yet. Curly
Curly2001 10/09/20 10:04am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Are the campgrounds full in your area?

Just checked three state parks in southern Arizona and all are full for the next few weeks. Nothing available, not even tent sites. This has been going on for these campsites for a few months. We had some luck earlier in the summer on the coast of Oregon but got ran out due to the smoke from the fires. Many people had to leave for that reason but as soon as they left, more people from inland Oregon came in for those campsites. Checked out the sporting goods stores and shelves were empty for camp supplies in Newport. Good luck! Curly
Curly2001 09/25/20 07:56am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Half ton towing

My neighbor has a Ford F150 with the ecoboost engine and pulls a Cougar 29' fifth wheel with it. The truck has the heavy duty payload package along with LT tires in lieu of the P-metric tires. He said it also has heavy duty brakes compared to the standard truck. Pulls and stops the trailer very well, according to him. I have seen him on some hills when we camped together and he has no problem keeping up with traffic. Seems to have good stopping power also. I wouldn't want to do it but he has no issues, as of yet. Curly
Curly2001 09/19/20 09:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bed rail clearance

From what I have experienced is it also depends on how much side to side movement your hitch head allows you. I had a Reese 15K which was quite limited when it came to side to side motion and when the dealership set up the trailer, it only had about 4 inches of clearance on the rails. Never hit the bed rails because the motion was limited. I purchased a new truck and hitch, (Curt A16) and was very surprised at all the side to side movement this new hitch has and set up the clearance to almost 6 inches for the bed rails. Curly
Curly2001 09/19/20 09:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Total outdoor flame device ban Oregon SP

We are just coming back from the Oregon coast and it is more than terrible there with all the smoke, fires, and road closures. The air is so dense with smoke you can't breathe and many of the older campers have left early due to that. At noon a couple of days ago at Seal Rock, the sky went totally crimson red, smoke filled the air, and all the lights in the park came on. It was light midnight there all afternoon. We made it to northern Cal today and it is filled with smoke. Hopefully we can head south and get to some cleaner air around Sacramento. Two weeks ago we were in Denver with temps in the 90's and this week it snowed. It has been a very bizarre vacation for sure this year. Best to all! Curly
Curly2001 09/10/20 10:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Lippert electric slide out dead

Will check it out. Thanks Curly
Curly2001 09/06/20 11:04am Tech Issues
RE: Lippert electric slide out dead

If I test the circuit breakers as shown in the photo above, should they all show voltage to them? One lug is copper colored and the other is silver. Not sure if they are providing power to the slide out though. Would there be a breaker in the small box under the slide out? Getting dry enough here to look there this afternoon. Thanks Curly
Curly2001 09/06/20 09:16am Tech Issues
RE: Lippert electric slide out dead

It is an electric slide, rack and pinion.
Curly2001 09/05/20 02:00pm Tech Issues
Lippert electric slide out dead

Have been traveling for over a week and got to our new campsite and found no power to the slide out. Checked fuses and the wiring that I could see and no power. Had to manually crank out the slide. Not sure what to check or if there are other fuses to check in that system. Any ideas would be appreciated. Does anyone know if Lippert uses any circuit breakers that need to be reset? I see an electrical box under the slide but it has been raining and have not had a chance to open it. Thanks, Curly
Curly2001 09/05/20 11:59am Tech Issues
RE: EMS/Surge Protection or.... TPMS???

I was traveling through Denver a few days ago and the TST tire monitor went off while we were on a back road heading towards a campsite. Found a nail in the right rear tire not yet flat thanks to the system. I would not have known about that tire until it was ruined without that system. Was able to stop and change out tires while just needing a patch instead of a new tire. I think both systems have much merit but for me, the tire system was beneficial at this time. Will look at power monitors/surge protectors down the road. Curly
Curly2001 09/05/20 10:10am Tech Issues
RE: Tire air pressure question

Thanks so much all for the response. I think I have been doing it I won't say wrong but with too much air on the fronts. I have been running 80 psi in the fronts as well as the rears when towing. I have also only been getting about 35,000 miles on a set of Michelin LTX load range E tires. This truck has Transforce on it so I will try running them at 65 psi front and 80 psi in the rears. I know the Transforce tires and kind of a mixed bag with respect to mileage and wear. Thanks again, Curly
Curly2001 08/21/20 03:23pm Tow Vehicles
Tire air pressure question

I have a 2019 Chevy 2500HD that shows on the yellow sticker on the door, air pressure is 80 psi for the rear and 60 psi for the fronts as max air pressue. Should I tow with these or do I need to inflate the fronts higher? Thank you, Curly
Curly2001 08/21/20 09:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: What to use to level trailer while parked

Thanks for the suggestions all. I really appreciate it! Curly
Curly2001 08/17/20 07:20am Fifth-Wheels
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