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RE: 5th wheel adapter for goose neck

He may be referring to a "goosebox" which does not cause issues with your chassis warranty. The one I am thinking of is made by Reese, however there is another out there that I have seen but do not remember the manufacturer. Oh, and I would use it (if I could) so I do not have to remove a 250lb fifth wheel hitch in/out of my truck bed if I wanted to use my pickup as a... well... pickup. //KMac Anyone the thinks the goosebox does not apply the same leverage on the 5th wheels frame as a gooseneck adapter cut classes that day when they were teaching about levers. If the adapter/pin box and goosebox extend down and forward the same distance the leverage on the frame is the same. So true.
Flashman 10/11/20 07:30am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel adapter for goose neck

The Anderson hitch gives you most of the advantages of the goosebox. 1. Can easily use the truck bed. 2. easy hookup if unlevel or at an angle. 3 good trailer articulation. And No air bags No need to grease No frame damage Easy to see to hookup Easy solution to the problems the goosebox is trying to solve.
Flashman 10/10/20 02:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Considering a '17 3500 Ram

60,000 miles on my 2017 SWB 4x4 3500 HO with the Aisin tranny. A perfect match for my 5th wheel Toy hauler. Its been perfect. All most all the miles towing.
Flashman 09/17/20 06:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Ford F350 weight

What Ford lying? Who would a thunk.
Flashman 08/31/20 12:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Picking Up New (to me) Ram 2500 CTD, a few questions

$500 for fuel filter changes?!!!!!!!! 9mpg from a diesel truck?!!!!!!!!!! Buy filters on Amazon. 40$. DYI in about 1/2 hour. Only a fool pays dealer prices.
Flashman 08/21/20 08:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: Need help on front hitch on TV

I have a simple bolt on - from a company called Bodiak. Fits great on my Ram. They may make one for a Chebby. Good for over 300 lbs.
Flashman 08/15/20 10:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: What's with Ford and TFL?

What - you don't have one?
Flashman 06/16/20 09:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What's with Ford and TFL?

The Fast Lane. A online magazine that tests and compares trucks.
Flashman 06/16/20 03:51pm Tow Vehicles
What's with Ford and TFL?

Ford canceled TFLs ticket to their new truck roll out.
Flashman 06/16/20 03:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: "Auxillary" Fuel tank vs installing a new/larger tank

Thanks for the continued feedback. Just got back looking for a quote on a Titan tank (52gallon)... like many things right now, inventory is non existent so have to see what the wait time is and that is where I'm currently leaning towards, cost w/installation is just about $1500. And I realize when I said "26g" for current size that I was not accurate. I don't let tank drop past 1/4 so "26g" is more of the usable size of the tank when I'm thinking of capacity. Also just a FYI, doesn't change anything and certainly won't shock anyone familiar with California and CARB - you can't get a gravity fed tank installed by a shop. Another "bonus" CARB policy for us all! Are you sure the 52 Titan will fit? I think it is for the long bed. I too was looking for a bigger tank for my 2017 RAM short bed 3500. I was told they don't make a replacement tank. Did you check out the spare tire tank?
Flashman 06/13/20 04:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: "Auxillary" Fuel tank vs installing a new/larger tank

Thank you for the replies. The OEM tank is 26gallons, so not a lot of range there. I didn't want an 8' bed because most of the time, there is no trailer/hitch and the 6'4 is perfect for everyday use... so the challenge was seeing if there was an option/solution that I hadn't seen. Guess it is either install a new tank (52g) or just deal with the auxillary tank in the bed. Thank you for taking the time to help out a new forum member. I have the same truck and the fuel tank is 32 gallons - I have put in over 31 in when it was near empty.
Flashman 06/13/20 02:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ok what truck to buy ?

If I was looking 2-3yrs out, I would be leaning towards the 7.3. If buying in the next few months, I would be a bit nervous of a brand new engine. What? Ford screw up a new engine release - never happen. Oh wait remember the 6.0 and the 6.4?
Flashman 06/10/20 03:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ok what truck to buy ?

I can't believe you're a mechanic and yet want forum members to help you decide between a 6.4 6 speed and a 7.3 10 speed. How much money would you save buying the Ram? How important is it to you to save money? You certainly don't need the 7.3 Ford to tow a 7k lb trailer but if you can easily afford the blue oval why would you even consider the Ram. I can afford any brand truck I want. I bought Ram because it is the better truck. It is not about cost It is about which truck is better.
Flashman 06/09/20 10:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Advice - tires again

Except Ford of course - just ask Fish.
Flashman 06/05/20 12:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Advice - tires again

Turns out that the Wal-Mart tires centers in Tucson are all closed so I ordered the Michelins from Costco. I guess I need to support the French.
Flashman 06/05/20 05:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Advice - tires again

If you're doing a lot of heavy towing/hauling may want to consider a set of 295/70/18's (vs. 275/70/18). The 295's will net you an extra 800-850 lbs. of tire capacity per axle (vs. the 275's). We installed a set of 295/70/18 Michelin Defender LTX M/S's on our '16 Ram 3500 SRW 4x4. No clearance issues, but our speedo does read about 2 mph slower. Have 15k on them hauling an almost 4k in-bed camper---very pleased with how they ride and wear. I used to always run larger tires - but I always had manual transmissions and could adjust my driving for the difference in effective gearing. But with an auto tranny (Aisin) I don't want to mess with how the computer controls the shift points.
Flashman 06/03/20 12:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Advice - tires again

Made in the USA vs China is a pretty easy decision, but obviously not for someone who chooses a truck Made in Mexico. Michelins for me... Your engine is made in Chihuahua - but that is not what I asked - I want to know how the Sailun tires are on trucks.
Flashman 06/02/20 06:36pm Tow Vehicles
Advice - tires again

I am going to buy a new set for my RAM 3500 SWB 4x4. The Michelin Defenders will be on sale at Costo soon and I am tempted but I checked Walmart and they have the Sailun terramax in the same size (275/70/18) for a lot less. I know Sailun is getting a good rep for trailer tires but how about for truck tires?
Flashman 06/02/20 05:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Lightest slider hitch?

What does that B&W hitch weigh?
Flashman 05/30/20 03:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Opinion: best value HD truck under 20k?

If you feel like a gamble you can find a Ford 6.0 or 6.4 diesel for cheap - what could go wrong - it's a Ford after all.
Flashman 05/01/20 12:31pm Tow Vehicles
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