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RE: Nissan Titan Cummins 5.0L

Several players regarding the HD demise. The Nissen XD weight specs put it in the same range as Fords F150 HDPP. I doubt Ford sells a lot of the HDPP F150s....but makes up profits with all the other F150 size trucks. Hell Ford markets the F150 with over a dozen GVWRs/5 different RAWRs. Not so with the Nissen HD. And it is a Japans truck which is a put off for some buyers. Its simply another good stout HD 1/2 ton truck. I don't think Japans truck mfgs want into the very competitive USA LDT market.
JIMNLIN 07/10/20 10:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: SRW vs DRW

Not really subjective. Wouldn’t have a DRW unless absolutely needed. Too difficult to park, drive off-road etc. Typical comment from someone who doesn't drive DRW daily. Tell me why a comparable DRW is harder to park than a SRW? Payload , stability and better braking are why you chose DRW over SRW seems to me that DRW trucks sort of stick out wider than SRW ones?????? bumpy Yeah...having owned several of both ...and made a living for several years with mostly DRW trucks they did not and will not go or park or load and unload in places I've had to sometimes get into. Even every day living. Brags like that tell me someone doesn't speak for all. A few year back 99 percent one ton drw trucks were running transport. Now its about 70/30 DRW vs SRW one tons....and even 3/4 tons according to one Transport company Q&A. Even commercial haulers (includes hot shot) more and more SRW truck/owners are showing up on those types of forums. The one ton DRW biggest advantage is payload.
JIMNLIN 07/10/20 10:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: Axle and Hub Question

They sent pictures indicating that there is some damage to the axle. Some heat marks. They recommend replacing the whole axle at a cost of $1,475. I am kind of in shock that the whole axle would need to be replaced - especially since we have hardly used it. Your insight and advice would be appreciated. Thanks. The blue does indicate heating however how do you know that axle stub in the picture is from your trailer. Axle stubs are heat treated steel. If a bearing is ran low or without grease it can run so hot the bearing galls to the race and can lock the wheel up .BTDT on equipment trailers. percent of the time its the smaller outer bearing that seizes and spins the race on the stub. The outer end is the weakest part of the stub so if the stub breaks 99 percent of the time its the small end. I would get a 2nd opinion if you don't know what to look for. 1400 bucks is what you pay when on the road long way from home and the mechanic has you by the......short hairs. If the stub got to hot it causes the stub to harden and can break. Without a actual physical exam and feel for galling no one can tell just from a picture how bad or good the stub is.
JIMNLIN 07/09/20 08:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Anyone pull with a 2020 GMC 2500 standard box?

My son had a '02/'15/ chevy Damax short bed crew cab Z71 pulling a 29' 5th wheel BH trailer with a old '90s 16k Reese manual slider. The slide never worked as he never needs it. Its now on his '19 2500 GMC Dmax crew cab 4wd pulling a 34' BH. The old hitch still won't slide. Its mounted zero over the trucks rear axle. The new trailer was made for a short bed with the notched front corners.
JIMNLIN 07/09/20 06:54am Toy Haulers
RE: People sure are getting petty with their park reviews

Seems like its pandemic the last several years that folks want to bitzch/whine about something....like I'm doing. Its become the American way.
JIMNLIN 07/08/20 09:26am General RVing Issues
RE: Replace OEM tires with 2 years life left?

X2 Most warranty blather from ST tire mfg website adds I've read say 3-5 years life before replacing. P and LT tire can have 7-8 years replacement. I'm not a big fan of any ST tire and with over 30 rv.net members having issues with Maxxis ST8008 I would chose a better tire brand or tire type. The Goodyear Endurance has been out around three years and is popular with RV trailer owners. Looks like your Cougar 310 RLS has around 12xxx lb GVWR = around 9500-9800 lbs on the axles. The trailer may have 5200 lb or 6000 lb axles. For those size axles on my various trailers I use LT235/85-16 E @ 3042 lbs per tire.....and on my '97 11400 lb actual weight rv 5er. I've ran two sets at 50k/6 years and 55k/7 years miles with no issues. I'm now around 25k miles on the 3rd set of Bridgestone R250 LT235/85-16 E commercial grade all steel ply carcass.
JIMNLIN 07/07/20 07:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Is a stabilizer jack for fifth wheel hitch worth the money?

As you said you saw in campgrounds many folks use them. I use one and I understand they only work to control side to side movement at the front of the trailer. For the rear I use BAL telescoping stabilizer jacks which eliminate rear side to side moving. I use a pair of adjustable chocks between the tires which eliminates fore and aft movement. Due to a med condition I have to have my trailer rock solid. Or as some folks do....go with the JTs or that type of product if your unit has the wiggles when some one moves or walks inside the trailer.
JIMNLIN 07/07/20 06:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tow weight

Don't give up on the F150 'cause yours had the weakest numbers....if your a Ford fan. Fords F150 has over a dozen different GVWR ratings....4 different RAWR packages. Of course you know what your F150 numbers are. But from the top; #1. 7850 gvwr...4800 rawr....2500 lb in the bed payloads. #2. 7600 gvwr...4550 rawr... 2200 lb in the bed payloads #3. 7050 gvwr...4050 rawr... 1800 lb in the bed payloads #4. 6800 gvwr...3800 rawr...1500 lb in the bed payloads. #5 . yours And you can get any of them with the 3.5 ecoboost engine that has 375 hp and a butz kicking 470 lbs torque. And those that own them say they get 20s mpg out on the road not towing. Ram Of course the Ram with the 5.7 hemi 4wd crew cab 3.92 gears 8 speed tranny at 395 hp and 410 torque. The 2020 1500 has a 7100 gvwr and 4100 rawr with a 11k tow rating. No problems with the size trailer your looking at. Chevy/GMC... 1500 crew cab 4wd NHT tow package has the 6.2 engine at 420 hp and 460 torque with the 10 speed tranny 7300 gvwr and 4150 rawr. GM says up to 13400 lb tow rating. The same truck with the 5.3 v8 at 355hp and 383 torque 10 speed tranny won't have any issue with that size trailer. And of course the 3/4 ton....or one ton SRW and I'm surprised some one hasn't said you gotta' have a one ton DRW. Go shopping and drive all of them. LOL...we would love to spend your money :B. 1500 GM specs chevy ordering guide Fleet ford specs clicky link Ram body builders guide specs ram clicky link
JIMNLIN 07/07/20 06:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tow weight

Holy cow....looking at Fleet Ford specs shows a 2018 F150 SC 4wd... tiny 3.3 V-6 engine...6500 gvwr and really small 3350 rawr. Just sayin' but this truck will struggle severally trying maintain speed and pulling grades due to the small hp/torque 3.3 v-6. The biggest safety factor is those tiny 3350 rawr that will be carrying the load. A super crew F150 4wd rear axle may weigh in the 2300 lb range....1640 plus 2300 = 3940 lbs for close to a 600 lb overload on the rear axle. The weak link on the 3350 rawr can be the rear axle assy....tires....wheels....rear spring pack. That particular 3350 rawr is good for around 1000-1050 lb payload. AS other posters say that small 3.3 will struggle but may or may not be a issue with you. You may have to address upgrades to that tiny 3350 rawr....but is doable if done right. I see a better truck for towing in your near future.
JIMNLIN 07/07/20 07:52am Travel Trailers
RE: Tow weight

I do want a nice size trailer that we won’t put outgrow anytime soon, so my question it’s what is my max trailer weight? Would it be the 7400 lbs? So ideally, I would want my dry weight to be around 5000 to 6000 lbs? Thanks What is your trucks GVWR and its RAWR ?? Some F150 has some low RAWR numbers which is carrying most if not all the weight. Your 5k-6k dry weight sounds like a good plan for the F150. I've found its best to use dry weights and the trailers GVWR/CCC when making math numbers. That 7400 lbs tow rating seem a bit low for a F150 with almost 2000 lb payload. However for 1/2 ton trucks I wouldn't tow over Fords tow ratings.
JIMNLIN 07/06/20 09:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: I need new Tires

looking too, for 2019 373rbs just cause I don't want to tempt Westlakes, just did 3000 miles with them but :-) No one here mentioned Sailun's I'm real tempted to go with Sailun G rated.... thoughts?? You may have a Open Range 373RBS with a 15500 gvwr. Most likely has 7k axles and hopefully 110 psi rated wheels..... so the Sailun S637 ST235/80-16" G at 4008 lbs is a excellent choice. Your getting a top of the heap commercial grade all steel ply carcass tire.
JIMNLIN 07/06/20 09:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 22” rims vs 18” rims

The only F150 I'm aware of that I would want to tow a actual scaled 10000+ lb TT is the F150HDPP with the 8200-7850 gvwr and 4800 rawr with the 3.5 EB engine. The F150 "tow Package" is a good option however it doesn't help the truck carry more weight. The OP didn't say which F150 he has so it could really be overloaded on the axles regardless of tires added. Some F150 have some very low RAWR for weight carrying duties.
JIMNLIN 07/06/20 12:03pm Travel Trailers
RE: Camper jack torn off driving

My neighbor had this happen and he came up with a old TC cable lift jack like we used before hyd's. My 50 hp blue tractor and one of my nylon lift straps anchored to that bottom broken corner would work also. Or a buddies/rental fork lift on that side.
JIMNLIN 07/06/20 08:23am Truck Campers
RE: sway

LT E tires on a std duty 1/2 ton truck need more than 35 psi as most stickers say. As mentioned this can and has caused tread squirm leading to sway issues. Also those big new LT E tires tread is usually thicker when new than a P tire can aslo show tread squirm leading to issues with swaying. It can take several thousand miles to get the tire broke in and eliminate tread squirm. I'm not a fan of LT E on std duty 1/2 ton trucks. BTDT and always went back to a good P tire. I pull a 10k car hauler with 8600-9400 lb on the trailers axles/blue tractor with a cab... with the wifes 2016 1500 chevy 4wd and P265-70-17 tires pumped the rears to max 44 psi. Ran the OEM set of tires for 46k miles and now around 12k on the second set. No sway issues at all. Play around with psi in those LT E on the rear and see what works better.
JIMNLIN 07/05/20 06:23am Travel Trailers
RE: Tire trucks

Some F150's with the 4800 rawr/8200-7850 gvwr come with LT E tires....and some come with 18" or 20" or 17" P tires. So what are we looking for. Makes a big difference.
JIMNLIN 07/05/20 06:03am Travel Trailers
RE: I need new Tires

Thank you so much for the information and I look forward to some new safer tires on the trailer. I don't want to change the size of the rims...but let me look at what you all recommended and the cost if I did move to 16's.When I made the jump to LTs in 2006, I put my old tires/rims on craigs list. Got 150.00 within a couple of hours. Lots of landscapers always looking for trailer tires with rims. That can help defray the cost of making the jump. I have never looked back. One thing to be aware of though, 16s usually require 6 lug drums. You likely have those anyway on a 5ver though. It is the TTs that can go either way. One thing is for sure though... Going to 16s opens up a huge array of tires to choose from. Yeah that array includes a couple of good brand commercial grade all steel ply carcass LT E tires for 5.2k and 6k axles.....and several brands of 16" load G commercial grade all steel ply ST tires for 7k-8k axles. Many times a RV trailer owner with 13'/14" load C /D tires hears every one talking about how good the 16" tire I mentioned above are....and think they need to make the change to 16" . Same with those with trailers with 6k axles/2500-2800 lbs load per tire and go with a ST load G at 4008-4400 lbs or even worse moving on up to 17.5" load H at 6008 lbs/120 psi as one owner did....then ran them at 80 psi 'cause he was told to 'cause he read it on a rv website. Then complained mpgs dropped like a rock on his 3500 drw Dmax/A making the same weekly trips on the same roads. More or bigger anything sometimes isn't always the best idea.
JIMNLIN 07/05/20 05:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: I need new Tires

The big problem is finding a 15" trailer wheel that up to 110 psi and carry 3500 lbs. Not many 6 lugs and the wheel are up to that tires capability. However some RV folks like to over tire their trailers to the point of derating the tire. Good find.
JIMNLIN 07/02/20 06:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: I need new Tires

Of course the LT Wrangler HT will be the better tire if your into 40k-60k miles of service. You won't get that kind of mileage with the any tire with only 8/32 of tread depth like the Endurance...if it matters. Most rv trailers (not all) don't see 40k-60k miles of service before time to re tire. garyp4951 makes a good point on the LT with 3042 lbs vs 3400-3500 for the ST tire. However the LT works great on 5.2k and 6k axles. Those all steel ply commercial grade 16" LT E Bridgestone R-238 are at the top of the LT E heap. The Providers aren't part of the old load E/D/C ST 65 mph rated china bombs. Be careful ordering the Providers from certain suppliers. Taskmaster makes a low cost 668 ST tire that some websites say their the Providers....which there not. I had Discount Tire order the 2nd set of Providers for a car hauler in ST235/80-16 E. I ran the OEM set 26k-28k miles and 9 years till the tread wear bars were just starting to show. AS I mentioned in my first reply the Providers are one of the first out on commercial trailers in '10/'11 L speed rated ST tires.
JIMNLIN 07/01/20 08:10pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: CHMSL

I've seen new cab/chassis trucks with a new custom haulers bed/feed bed/work bed types with LED stop/turn at the normal location at the bottom/rear of the bed and another set at the top at each corner of the headache rack. Damz things were too bright.
JIMNLIN 07/01/20 12:21pm Truck Campers
RE: I need new Tires

Maxxis has been left behind still rated at 65 mph. With over 30 member reporting issues with them I would stick with a more modern brand ST class tire. Actually not so. My new Maxxis Ds have a 87 MPH speed rating at 65psi. Maxxis 2020 website still say 65 mph max speed. Maxxis ST8008 2020 website warranty says warranty is no good if that speed has been exceeded. If the tire has 87 mph on the sidewall then I would say Maxxis hasn't upgraded their website. It would be to their benefit to advertise that upgrade.
JIMNLIN 07/01/20 12:13pm Fifth-Wheels
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