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RE: Question on changing legal GCWR

OP, there’s nothing “legal” involved. Regardless of what the sheeple think... But absolutely, a lower gear ratio will help with towing.
Grit dog 04/20/21 11:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: F 250 vs Ram 2500

Oh boy! If you believe that , I can understand why you can’t figure out the size of your battery posts! Not the Otto cycle part. That part is correct. But you can’t do anything about that
Grit dog 04/20/21 11:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: NEED ADVICE ON NEW TT AND TOWING

^Agree with most of that. Except longer TV wheelbase I cannot see how that would possibly make handling worse. And better rear suspension not being helpful means the poster hasn’t experienced a coil spring rear, Ram 1500. Wdh may do it all, by itself, but a stiffer rear suspension within reason is not a bad thing. Period
Grit dog 04/20/21 11:14am Towing
RE: Battery wing nut size

But it could be and could be a 13mm hex, although I don’t believe I’ve ever come across a metric thread battery post. They’re either 5/16 NC or 3/8 NC. 1/2” and 9/16” wrench respectively.
Grit dog 04/20/21 10:31am Tech Issues
RE: First Post - 2012 Ram 1500 Laramie - What can I pull??

Don't worry as much about the model numbers. Focus on the payload. There are some 1500s with a greater payload than some 2500s or even 3500s. Look at how different options and models change the payload of the truck. Which is actually more flawed than going off model numbers. And proof that you’re speaking about something which you do not understand in the least.
Grit dog 04/20/21 10:23am Beginning RVing
RE: Arctic Fox 1150 is breaking my 2016 Ford 350 dually

I noticed the crown in the bed rails in your previous pics. Gonna say that’s not by design Have had a couple of that era super duty’s and the bed rails were straight. I’d notice that kind of thing. But I never checked the bed floors for a crown.
Grit dog 04/20/21 10:09am Truck Campers
RE: Trailering

Well, some folks never get outta cell range or out of sight of the next fuel stop. Others shoot for that exact location where there’s no service and no towns. To each their own. Just hope they continue upping the fuel tank sizes on pickups. Until recently with the newer super duty’s and Rams, my 35 year old pickup had more fuel capacity than anything made after that era. Pathetic to have a big diesel pickup (even worse with a gasser) with a puny little 26 gal tank like our old Dmax had.
Grit dog 04/20/21 10:06am Travel Trailers
RE: Getting ready to roll!

Thumbs up to you Scottiemom. Be safe in your travels!
Grit dog 04/20/21 09:56am Class C Motorhomes
RE: F 250 vs Ram 2500

One reason for going diesel is that as the world switches to electric vehicles, diesel will be one of the last types to disappear. I take it you aren't familiar with the refining process. What do you think they are going to do with the gasoline that comes out of each barrel? They can tweak the gasoline to diesel a little by the refining process but there is always a substantial amount of gasoline produced even when tweaked for maximum diesel. Also, what do you think will happen to the roads when they no longer have the asphalt for asphalt concrete (hint: Portland cement concrete consumes huge amounts of petroleum products) I predict gasoline fired power plants. Seriously And you mean hot mix asphalt contains significant amounts of petroleum products. Cementitious concrete contains no petroleum products. Last I checked.
Grit dog 04/19/21 10:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Battery wing nut size

Some are 3/8 inch & some are 7/16. Carry both. You mean 5/16.
Grit dog 04/19/21 10:55pm Tech Issues
RE: F 250 vs Ram 2500

^Me. Worked fine. Why do you ask?
Grit dog 04/19/21 10:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Trailering

Tom man, it’s spring time. Get away from the computer. You’re making excuses to not go outside if you’re posting threads like this!
Grit dog 04/19/21 08:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: Help with zirk fittings

New fangled? Lol. Let’s see, I have a 2005 trailer with em. I had a shoot, think it was a ‘99 model with em. And I remember some trailers back when I was turning wrenches, high school age, late 80s that had gun drilled spindles and or bearing buddies. Not to mention many other applications of the same thing. This concept has been around for quite a while. And it works.
Grit dog 04/19/21 08:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Help with zirk fittings

Do you guys ever get tired of the same old stories? Of course it’s better to hand pack the bearings, but it’s also worse to not have enough grease in there and that can be cured quickly and easily with a few shots from a grease gun through the EZ lube. But you’re right, you don’t even want the cavity that full. More like half full of grease in between the bearings, tops is what I shoot for. I do get tired of wrong answers and try to add some common sense, only to be ridiculed by the usual suspects. This subject is about a useless "feature" pushed by the RV industry as a selling point to those that don't understand. A few shots of grease will do nothing for the outer bearing. Half full again will do nothing. Yup I try to add the same common sense. And you’re saying if you pump grease into there it won’t find it’s way to the outer bearing? Man I’d love to agree with you but the hundreds of maint and repair jobs I’ve done on things with grease-able spindles says exactly the opposite. One of the other issues is when folks like you think this is just a RV thing. Do you actually think that? Lol. If you don’t have the experience to understand how it works and understand how it works in different industries, then you could be more open minded. No, it’s not idiot proof, which is likely where the disdain comes from. You gotta be smarter than what you’re messing with. And if you cant do that , then the natural progression is to dumb down what you’re messing with.
Grit dog 04/19/21 06:08pm Travel Trailers
RE: After market exhaust brake reliability and effectiveness

Variable geometry turbo Variable vane turbo Same thing different terminology.
Grit dog 04/19/21 01:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: First Post - 2012 Ram 1500 Laramie - What can I pull??

I often wonder how I somehow live to see the next day, when I drop an 8-12klb trailer on the back of my half ton Silverado and go bomb up n over the cascades without a care in the world.....
Grit dog 04/19/21 10:50am Beginning RVing
RE: First Post - 2012 Ram 1500 Laramie - What can I pull??

Yup, 150/1500 level trucks are not suitable for any but the smallest, lightest, popup truck campers. Now that you are going to get a new truck, also skip the 250/2500 level trucks and go straight to the 350/3500 trucks. Worst part is that you’re not joking and you actually believe this. Funniest part is now we’re on to the 1 ton truck recommendation! I bet the auto mfgs owe at least a few unnecessary upgrade sales of new trucks to this strange way of thought.
Grit dog 04/19/21 10:47am Beginning RVing
RE: Truck camper on top of gooseneck hitch?

If it’s truly just carriage bolt heads, you may look at what’s on the bottom of the camper there and if it will damage anything. It might be ok? But the safe no risk choice is to shim it all up. Thicker mat, or plywood or foam under your bed mat.
Grit dog 04/19/21 10:23am Truck Campers
RE: Berrings

^Well that’s a serious bummer that your brake setup is/was outdated. In my experience I think most all 3500lb axles I’ve worked on had the same size bearings but it’s been a while since I’ve had any apart. You do have the new part numbers or measurements, correct? The OD of the races can be had off the specs on your new hub assembly. And the ID I’d the same as your old spindles. Either way, if looking for a spare set, I’d just match up your new sizes( same or not) and get a new set, for 1 wheel. 1 inner, 1 outer, 1 seal. Parts are cheap enough. And it’s for an emergency replacement which if it ever happens is most likely going to be 1 wheel. Good luck
Grit dog 04/19/21 08:36am Travel Trailers
RE: After market exhaust brake reliability and effectiveness

You're lucky if you DON'T have a VGT and you don't want one either. Get an in-line exhaust brake. I've had a Pac brake for several years on a previous truck and now a BD exhaust break for a few years and they both work great. It also sounds like the electric operated brand works well too. I want on board air no matter what so I use the compressed air operated inline brakes. Craig But he does, so what’s your point?
Grit dog 04/18/21 11:00pm Tow Vehicles
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