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RE: Fifth Wheel Hitch What Kind

My observations of the Curt Hitch were a very nice plate, nice covers over the puck levers etc. What I didn't like was the jaws that does the work. The jaws closed appear to be 9/16 of an inch thick but if you look at the inside of the jaws there is an obviously hardened ridge 3/16 of an inch making contact with trailer king pin. This to me will wear a groove in the king pin over time. The B&W hitches have a full 1 Inch thick precisely machined jaws to clamp the king pin. B&W hitches are a little more expensive but if you look past pretty I think you will buy B&W. Also B&W are heavier because they are built heavier.
GIB2 12/09/21 11:08am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Max Pressure Cold vs Hot Pressures - How Much Is Too Much

If original tires on trailer I would start with trailer manufacturer recommendation . I would then buy a $6.00 tire depth gauge . If the outsides wear first you need more air. If the center wear first you can reduce pressure a small amount and monitor till you get your magic pressure of wearing evenly.
GIB2 11/21/21 10:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bouncy new shocks

Bouncy to me would make me think tire balance .You said tires were new possibly you lost a wheel weight. I wouldn't be over inflating max recommendation on side of tire. That shouldn't cause bounce but will ware center of tires.
GIB2 06/30/21 12:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: King pin lock

A lock is one less question for the insurance co. to ask.
GIB2 05/26/21 10:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Question about removing hitch with puck-system.

I believe you are calling the T pins bolts because you see threads. There should be a lever which turns that T pin 90 degrees. There should be a castle nut which needs to be tightened so it snuggly turns by hand and secured from backing off with a cotter pin. It sounds to me like someone just threw it in the truck to get it out the door. There should be virtually no movement between truck and hitch. I would suggest going on line for hitch manufacturer and printing out the assembly instructions as there may be torque specifications in properly setting up the hitch including height adjustment. This system is great but needs proper adjustment and only needs to be done once.
GIB2 03/31/21 11:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Winterizing RV

I personally don't want pink in the ice maker or filtered water. There is a shut off tap on that feed line. I shut that off and disconnect the line from valve and have wife inside to hold water valve open on fridge while I apply low air pressure to the line and removes all water from the fridge. It's a rather unnecessary feature in an RV but comes nowadays on household fridges. We use two water filters for the RV and can make all the ice we need and I don't buy a filter for fridge. Everything else including the dishwasher was already explained
GIB2 02/14/21 10:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: best way to test house batteries ?

dieseltruckdriver said it all . Click on word these and shows Midtronics tester There are others as well I have Snap on . The beauty of these is they send impulses though the battery and remove no power from the battery The message you receive could say good battery needs charge or bad battery or bad cell replace battery. If it says bad battery you don't waist your time and electricity. load testers sell batteries. Electronic testers diagnose batteries. In the end they save you money from misdiagnosing.
GIB2 02/13/21 10:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Canada law on fuel tanks

I wouldn't bet on a box full of 6 gallon cans at our crossings Niagara Falls or Buffalo. I believe two is OK . You can have an auxiliary tank for Diesel not gasoline.
GIB2 02/10/21 10:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need an Education

I would like to share some thoughts. First older diesels rattle severely and of course also quite loud. They also spew black exhaust and smell badly. Newer diesels that haven't been tuned or DEF delete don't smoke ,smell and all three if stock are extremely quiet. My new 2020 Duramax has a larger rad, larger fan and new improved oil cooler. The manual states if you have been working hard to let the engine idle at least 10 Minutes. If you shut it down to early it will automatically start itself back up. As previously mentioned to hot of oil will take the bearings out of the turbo and the vanes rub the case and the debris goes through the engine. that results in $20,000 for an engine. On behalf of the big diesel pushers the air pressure gauge only shows what is in the primary and secondary tanks. It is not fully charged that fast as it still has to fill brake chambers etc . Spring brakes start to come on at 60 psi .but they don't release at 60 psi. Many States have no manditory air brake endorsement so you have to bear with the procedure they go with.
GIB2 01/31/21 10:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford super duty 3.31 rear end. Will it be a big mistake. ?

Nobody is speaking about tow haul & heavy loads. My 2020 GM 10 speed has almost identical gear ratios in every gear to Ford . Although I have no Ford manual to read ,my GM manual claims that it will not go beyond 7th gear in tow haul. I would expect Ford the same. One thing I know for sure they all blow the doors off semis in the mountains pulling 20,000 lb. load.
GIB2 01/30/21 04:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ford super duty 3.31 rear end. Will it be a big mistake. ?

GM makes the decision for you . Prior to 2020 the ratio was simply3:73 and 2020 & 2021 with 10 speed 3:42 I pulled every mountain from Buffalo NY to California and Buffalo to Florida through every mountain at 68 MPG. No tuners, no DEF delete , No air bags Buffalo to Florida 8.9MPH and Florida to Buffalo 8.9 MPG .Not towing 20 MPG. I pull a 19,000 pound Mobile Suite fifth wheel. Just fill with fuel and do regular maintenance get in and enjoy.
GIB2 01/29/21 11:00am Fifth-Wheels
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