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Owl Creek pass

I want to go to silver jack reservoir in Colorado next week. Can I take my 33 ft 5th wheel over Owl creek pass?
Flashman 09/29/22 04:52pm Roads and Routes
RE: How many of you own an EV?

I put down a deposit on a Volvo XC60 plug in hybrid. Best of both worlds - at least with current tech. Over 400 hp and a powerful gas engine.
Flashman 09/18/22 03:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New to fifth wheels - help with trailer weight

A TH usually has a higher pin wt. That is about 25%, where many FWs are closer to 20%. No, that TH pin will not get lighter with toys, as the normal load will be toward the front. With a FW, nearly all weight will be on your rear axle, so that is the most important rating. The newer GM 2500s have a higher RAWR than earlier years. If you loaded your truck, ready to go, with everything in it, including passengers, and full fuel, checked separate axle wts, you would know what you have left for pin wt, plus about 175 lbs for the hitch. Let's guess your weighed rear axle is 3K, and your RAWR is 6,600. You will be close to maxed out, with that trailer. Jerry I believe that a toy loaded in the rear behind the trailer axles will reduce the pin weight.
Flashman 08/22/22 07:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best Hitch

Andersen - many advantages - light weight, easy to hook at odd angles and uneven ground.
Flashman 08/22/22 07:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Landing gear all the way down.

I back my truck to the nose and climb into the bed to wash the nose..... That's what I do.
Flashman 08/22/22 07:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Sailuns.

Frail Huh???
Flashman 05/02/22 11:19am Fifth-Wheels
New Sailuns.

I just mounted new Sailun 235/85/16s. Should I run 110 PSI or 95 PSI. I got both opinions at the tire store. I'm in Tucson and we get hot - does that make a difference?
Flashman 04/26/22 01:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: '22 Powerstroke seems a little thirstier than the '21 was.

Why so many new trucks? Daddy own a dealership?
Flashman 04/18/22 11:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: New Outside Stairs

Hate 'em, hate 'em, hate 'em. They have to be adjusted for almost every time they are deployed. We have had to move the trailer because the ground was too close to the trailer, and we couldn't shorten them enough to use them. Luckily we have a toyhauler with the second door which doesn't have the solid steps. Otherwise we wouldn't be able to get into our trailer when it's in storage. I wish the guy that thought those up had mine in his "basement". Couldn't agree more. Another reason I hate them is you cannot move trailer for leveling or other small adjustments with the stairs down. I replaced mine and never looked back. My facebook group always has some takeoffs of the solid steps for sale. Many people hate them.
Flashman 03/29/22 07:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Auxiliary fuel tank and gravity vs electronic pump

Aren’t gravity fed gasoline tanks illegal? Diesel?
Flashman 03/23/22 04:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Looking for a Ford Dealer? What do you drive?

Does it make up for the time you have to wait for a recharge when on the road?
Flashman 03/04/22 05:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: Joined the B&W Hitch Club

Need a fork lift to get that thing out?
Flashman 02/28/22 06:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: Are the HP wars over?

Cummins implementation of their version of the CP4 was downright dismal. Why they even tried is mind boggling to me. Luckily they reversed course but it was still idiotic. That pump is a turd and everyone knows it. Ford doesn't seem to know it.
Flashman 12/23/21 03:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: which gooseneck ball?

I use a flip over ball and a Curt attachment (steel) that attaches to the ball with rails and allows you to mount the 24K fifth wheel hitch on top of that (which for me is the Curt 24K hitch). The set up is a bit heavy to install in but I really like it. It may be made in China, I never looked, its HD and works well so that is enough for me. The Andersen hitches are from here in Idaho Falls, quite an operation. I personally have never bought anything from them. I just don't trust aluminum for things like that, not the fifth wheel hitches or the adjustable bumper pull hitches. It is a personal decision for me, not saying they are not any good, I just don't have faith in trusting Al for hitch material. I guess you are also afraid of flying? Every modern airliner is made of aluminum.
Flashman 12/10/21 06:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: which gooseneck ball?

I self installed the Draw tight ball. Just pops right out when you want a smooth truck bed. Works great with my aluminum Andersen hitch. 25,000 miles on my toy hauler. Take hitch in and out multiple times. Would not tow with a convention 5th wheel hitch. Andersen is much easier to attach trailer to truck than the other guys. You can do it at odd angles and on uneven ground.
Flashman 12/10/21 05:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Dodge 3500 Diesel ??

Do not use 15/40 oil under any circumstances. Fresh def. plan on getting filters and oils ahead of a service they are becoming harder to find due to supply chain issues. Keep idle time to a minimum. Exhaust brake is her friend. Same with tow haul. What's wrong with 15/40?? They went to hydraulic lifters since 2019 and 15/40 is now No Bueno!!! Still good for my 2017?
Flashman 12/09/21 06:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Dodge 3500 Diesel ??

Do not use 15/40 oil under any circumstances. Fresh def. plan on getting filters and oils ahead of a service they are becoming harder to find due to supply chain issues. Keep idle time to a minimum. Exhaust brake is her friend. Same with tow haul. What's wrong with 15/40??
Flashman 12/08/21 01:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Dodge 3500 Diesel ??

@monkey44, I think you're thinking of Lariat. That's a Ford trim level, or used to be, idk if they still use that name. It is funny how many truck models or trims are all Western, big country, cowboy type nomenclature. Apparently a Ram "Cincinnati" model, or a Chevy "Cleveland" would not pack the same punch! LOL Regardless, it's a fine truck and nothing to worry about. An Ohio themed trim would certainly pack a punch but I'm not sure the marketing folks are trying to make people think about strip clubs, Waffle Houses and despair. Well darn it - well said!
Flashman 12/07/21 04:45pm Tow Vehicles
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