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RE: Pin Box again Moryde vs Trailair

I'm typically 50-60 lbs with a 2800 lb pin. I don't run it up to the top of the arrow. Why keep it at the top of the stroke, I like to keep the shock in mid stroke and watch it float behind me. I found it's also a good tool for the correct trailer brake gain, when it's right the shock absorber will neither compress or extend during braking. JK
JKJavelin 10/27/20 02:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: GM’s official run at Tesla starts with its E Hummer debut.

They had a very long commercial for it during the World Series game last night. JK
JKJavelin 10/21/20 05:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: Help figuring out DOT tire code

Look for that oval outline like on Old Biscuit's pic. That's the mark left by the insert in the tire mold where they change the date code. JK
JKJavelin 10/20/20 06:33am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Any one else giving up snow birding due to the covid

We've been retired just a couple years, and snowbird only for the second half of winter. We've only gone southwest because of Florida being crowded, expensive and impossible to find spots... don't want the hassle. But since so many people seem to be canceling trips for this winter, I thought this could be our chance to see Florida. While many places are still booked solid, I managed to get reservations for a couple weeks in Florida before heading to the desert. Hopefully conditions are headed in the right direction by then. JK
JKJavelin 10/19/20 09:01am Snowbirds
RE: Colors of trucks!

My last white vehicle was about 47 years ago. A 1963 Pontiac Lemans wagon with many, many rust accents. My Ram is Delmonico Red and my AMX is Big Bad Green. JK
JKJavelin 10/17/20 08:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: Uconnect 8.4 default to bluetooth?

I have a 2018 with the 8.4 and it should stay in the mode you had it in when you turned it off. JK
JKJavelin 10/17/20 08:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: New to RV'ing, need a new vehicle

OP: The smartest thing you're doing is asking here BEFORE you bought anything!
JKJavelin 10/17/20 08:10am Travel Trailers
RE: The price of new trucks is beyond comprehension!

Those prices go up almost every day. Two years ago when looking for my current truck, I would look at the window stickers online and would see identical trucks with different prices. Comparing them, I would see that the one with the higher VIN (most recently built), some items were more money. Sometimes the base price, sometimes an option or package, or sometimes transport. For the same model year. JK
JKJavelin 10/11/20 07:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: First Year

What is C2C???
JKJavelin 10/10/20 07:13am Coast to Coast
RE: Strom Thurmond Lake & Hartwell Lake GA/SC

We stayed at Lake Hartwell COE a year ago and it was nice. I noticed a couple people had boats in the water at their site. The only negative thing was, when we arrived we noticed white powder on the ground at our site and others. The host confirmed it: ants. We had no problems with them at all though. JK Edit-- I just remembered, this is where we discovered Huddle House. I just love their breakfast.
JKJavelin 10/10/20 06:55am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: another article about packed parks

In August, when I was traveling through Vermillion Cliffs NM, I pulled into an overlook and noticed that someone had spray painted "BLM" on a large boulder. Probably everyone has a hard time finding a boondocking location there.
JKJavelin 10/08/20 07:08am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: What 50 amp surge protector do you recommend, and why?

I have the Progressive Industries EMS-PT50X, but this video opened my eyes. https://youtu.be/8qTMpc9aTa0
JKJavelin 10/07/20 06:03am Tech Issues
RE: Alliance 5th Wheels

Haven't heard of any. Mine was built 5 years ago last month and is still very white.
JKJavelin 10/04/20 07:23am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Alliance 5th Wheels

Regarding your comment on the PVC roofing for this FW - I've done a lot of research on PVC roofs and it's good. We are about to replace our rubber roof and are seriously looking at a PVC for all the benefits. Not to mention it will be lighter in weight. Open Range has been using PVC since the beginning in 2009. I've never heard of any issues with it. JK
JKJavelin 10/03/20 10:33am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fall color trip to north country

Better get going, the northern Wisconsin counties are at peak right now, and much of the western and central areas are at 50%.https://www.travelwisconsin.com/fall-color-report JK Been watching this and showing first and second week. That is the reason for the pandemic travel inquiry. Have a nice time! We are headed for a COE campground on the Mississippi in southwest Wisconsin a week from tomorrow. Looks like we timed it right. JK
JKJavelin 10/02/20 01:49pm Roads and Routes
RE: Fall color trip to north country

Better get going, the northern Wisconsin counties are at peak right now, and much of the western and central areas are at 50%.https://www.travelwisconsin.com/fall-color-report JK
JKJavelin 10/02/20 08:32am Roads and Routes
RE: What truck do I need to pull this trailer

Dry Weight 14,095 lbs. GVWR 17,000 lbs. Hitch Weight2,800 lbs. Here's how the math works. Dry hitch weight of 2800 divided by dry weight of 14095 gives you a pin weight of 19.8%. Multiply that by the GVWR of 17000 and you get 3377, or what the pin weight will be when fully loaded. 2 parents = 350 lbs 3 kids = 300 lbs stuff in the truck = 200 Total weight in the truck = 4,227 lbs. (These numbers are just placeholders, use the right ones for your family.) I just bought a 2015 Ram 3500, crew cab, long box, single rear wheel, Cummins diesel with 81k miles for $37k. This is the Laramie trim with heated/ventilated leather seats, heated 2nd row seats, etc. it's rated the carry 4300 lbs net based on the door sticker, but with your weight I would look for a dually. I had a nationwide search running on all 3 major used car sites for over a month trying to find a truck under $40k that wasn't a short box or a dually. Dually is only $1200 option on the Ram, so the majority of 3500 diesels are duallies. Of course I also wanted one owner, clean CarFax, etc. I personally would never buy a Ford diesel after their issues with the 6.0L and 6.4L. GM has had a consistently good powertrain with their Duramax diesel and Allison Transmission (except for 04-05 overheating issues) but trying to find out ratings and GVWR when shopping used was a nightmare. I settled on Ram because the Cummins diesel had been a strong performer, and you can pull up the original window sticker on any used Ram and see what options it shipped with. Some may not be obvious like HD alternator, rear axle ratio, etc. The HO Cummins with the Aisin transmission is a great combo but difficult to find a decent used one under $40k. Great info. They ran two transmissions? What is the benefit of the Aisin of the other? The specs vary from year to year, but with the Aisin transmission you get the Cummins with a little more hp and a fair amount more torque, vs the Chrysler transmission, and neither is problematic. JK
JKJavelin 09/29/20 06:41am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Near tragic event!!

You will get many opinions here, but I think the studs sheared from over tightening or, more probable, defective studs. You might want to replace all of the studs, and for sure, replace the other tire from that side. The remaining tire took the whole load from that side and may be compromised. I'm glad you avoided other damage. JK
JKJavelin 09/26/20 06:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking for opinions on Open Range Quality

FYI RVK: The Highlander is discontinued for 2021, so I hope you want a used one unless you can find a leftover 2020.
JKJavelin 09/24/20 02:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking for opinions on Open Range Quality

We've had our Open Range for 3.5 years and 32,000 miles now, and our being new to the rv game, didn't realize that they can be problematic. Our 2016 had the 2 year warranty and it had more problems during the 2nd year. In 2015 BAL redesigned the gearbox for the slideouts which was a bad move. They all broke in ours and in 2017 they they redesigned them again, beefing them up. We've done many upgrades to ours and haven't seen a floorplan we like better for its 31 foot length. The bugs are pretty much worked out now, and I think all brands have their share of problems. When shopping, we went back and forth between this one and a similar Grand Design and still like this one better. JK PS...Never had any leaks or floor problems.
JKJavelin 09/23/20 03:37pm Fifth-Wheels
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