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RE: F150 HD Payload and Max Trailer - How to spot them?

Very unlikely to find a 150 with HD payload, new or used. Almost just have to order, especially to get everything you want. The Max tow is easier to locate and has a little added payload. The earlier models had the large towing mirrors, with max tow option, making them easy to spot. IMO, 3 choices, order new HD payload, settle for used max tow, or move up to a 250. Jerry
MFL 11/14/19 06:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: Water line burst

My 2 cents is before you do anything, try and find the person that was kind enough to shut your water off and thank them. Not everyone would have done that. One time I noticed 4 people standing at the roadside of a camper just watching. When I went over to see what they were looking at, I noticed water pouring out. I walked past them and turned the spigot off. Good point! Thing is, being on several forum types, for a length of time, I usually can tell a lot about other posters character, by their posts/responses. I knew RobWNY would help, in this case turn water off. I feel like I know many forum folks, some I consider friends, even though I've never met them. Jerry
MFL 11/13/19 07:09am Tech Issues
RE: 27 footer vs 32 footer, towing/handling difference?

Just one other thought. Even two trailers the same exact length can tow differently. One could tow noticeably better by design. Jerry
MFL 11/12/19 06:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: Insulating exposed tanks

IMO, not overkill. A trailer not designed for cold temps can use all the help it can get. Reflectix is a good product for holding heat in, and cold out. Foam board is good too, due to being somewhat waterproof. There is a quality difference between brands. I like Owens for my uses. Hope moisture does not become a problem, but with hookups, you could run a dehumidifier. Jerry
MFL 11/12/19 06:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: Landing gear motor.

Yes, look for possible zerk. Mine has them, about 6-8"s down from the top IIRC. On mine, the top cover is easy removed to put a bit of grease on the gears, if needed, mine did not. After a few shots of grease in the zerks, running legs up/down, made a big difference for me. You can replace your landing gear system, with a separate motor/leg system, that can operate independent of each other. Jerry
MFL 11/11/19 01:07pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Propane Tank Gauge,recomendations please

I have a buddy that has one of these, AND LOVES IT - Trauma gauge and it seams to be pretty accurate.... kind of similar to the one I use. https://i.imgur.com/q1OKZIEl.jpg Jerry
MFL 11/11/19 11:07am Fifth-Wheels
RE: best 5th wheel hitch for std. bed 2500HD Chevy

Jerry yer such a REBEL Thanks, enjoyed the compliment!:)
MFL 11/11/19 10:48am Tech Issues
RE: best 5th wheel hitch for std. bed 2500HD Chevy

Why can't we call it what it is? "Standard Cab" ??? It's either a SB or a LB. Rant over! Anything B&W, pick your hitch you can't go wrong. Oh come on!! You are way too new school, to still use these old school terms. Short bed in HD truck, not an option, that I know of, and the long bed not nearly as popular as the standard bed. FW towing, especially for a full timer, a long bed, likely best option, but it is still not a standard bed. It is OK to rant on occasion though, helps relieve stress.:C Jerry
MFL 11/11/19 08:41am Tech Issues
RE: best 5th wheel hitch for std. bed 2500HD Chevy

If you absolutely want a slider, then one of the auto sliders above are likely best choice. You could get a manual slider, that you'd never use anyway, due to GM having the longest distance axle to cab. My choice for a great hitch, for the money, to put in standard bed GM, would be a non-sliding, but adjustable ahead/back B&W Patriot hitch. They do make this hitch in a much heavier, more expensive, slider version, if you don't want one of the auto'sliders. The Patriot is available in 16K, or 18K. Jerry
MFL 11/11/19 07:53am Tech Issues
RE: Water Heater Anode?

Lol, great shirt Jerry! Hope you have one for display, right behind the counter. BTW: One of my favorite sayings "If I was ever wrong, I'd be the first one to admit it". Jerry
MFL 11/11/19 06:30am General RVing Issues
RE: Parking on a slope

Like Old-Biscuit mentioned above, I would not extend/retract any slides at that steep angle. It seems you plan to pack/load for several days before leaving for an extended stay. It would not be fun to do all that loading, without having at least a main slide out, but just asking for trouble IMO. Jerry
MFL 11/11/19 06:21am General RVing Issues
RE: Fifth wheel hitch adapters

Yes, like mentioned above, the jaws of the B&W are simple, but solid, will not clunk/rattle. When you operate the lever, see how the cam action jaws work, you will see the jaws cannot open, with lever closed and pinned. Jerry Closed ,and pinned , yes . don't pin them ,and you drop a fifth wheel ,like any other hitch . Same procedure with about any hitch, my Reese closed ,and pinned ,no problem. Big problem otherwise :) Like Ron alluded to, and I realize, that the 3-point cam action of the B&W head, is a design that LIKELY cannot release, even if not pinned, as the pull keeps the jaws closed. However, even the B&W lawyers say in the owners manual to do a pull test, so if asked if it would release when not pinned, I would say not to try it. I don't know what Reese you have, but if you like it, wanted to keep it, even if you could afford one, that fit the pucks directly, then it must work great for you. I offer free advice, that makes the most sense to me, but never tell anyone that my hitch is better than theirs. The OP is asking for advice. Myself, buying my truck new, I wanted a new better quality hitch than what I had. I gave my old one away, didn't want the bother of selling it. If the OP can afford a new truck, then likely could afford the small cost of new hitch. Figuring about $1200 for hitch, he already paid for the puck system, less the adapter cost, about $400, and selling old hitch for maybe $400, it's only going to cost another $400 for the new one, with direct fit, and no added adapter height. Jerry
MFL 11/10/19 03:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fifth wheel hitch adapters

Yes, like mentioned above, the jaws of the B&W are simple, but solid, will not clunk/rattle. When you operate the lever, see how the cam action jaws work, you will see the jaws cannot open, with lever closed and pinned. Jerry
MFL 11/10/19 08:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: Fifth wheel hitch adapters

While your Husky may be a good hitch, I'd not make due by adapting to the puck system. Sell the Husky, buy the B&W for GM OEM puck system. The B&W for your app/non-slider, is not heavy at all. Two pieces 75-80 lbs each, easy in/easy out. You will be glad you spent the difference, first time you drop it in the pucks. Jerry
MFL 11/10/19 08:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: Replace or reseal skylight

Without a picture, showing "cracked all the way around", it is hard to say if all old sealant should be removed. In any case, no sense to replace skylight, unless badly sun damaged (brittle). It takes a lot of product, to reseal a sky light, and towing before sealant cures, can cause roof flex, that may loosen/lift a little, on a new complete reseal. If not badly cracked/opened up, edge of skylight visible, I'd consider a good cleanup on old sealant, just adding new sealant covering cracks. Jerry
MFL 11/10/19 08:04am Travel Trailers
RE: winterizing black tank flush with air

Yes, I just blow them out. Our new TT doesn't seem to have any backflow device though... Yup, just blowing is fine. Are you sure it's not hidden Scott? I always thought this was required on a new trailer equipped with BTF? Mine is behind the shower faucet assembly, really hard to get at. Jerry
MFL 11/08/19 09:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Difficulty Reducing Tongue Weight

Your numbers work out okay, and airing up/lower nose has made a difference you can feel. Those tires (low profile,less squirm) and aired properly for towing, should work. LTs in load range E, yes, better, but so is heavier duty truck, or smaller trailer. IMO, you may be towing a little fast for that rig, but you know your comfort zone best. Hope handling has improved enough for your satisfaction! Good luck, Jerry
MFL 11/07/19 10:28am Towing
RE: Genesis Supreme RV Overnighter

A riding buddy had a similar setup. His camper on the front (like pictured) was bigger but closely resembled a truck camper, sitting facing backward. He hauled 4 motorcycles on it, two of which were mostly under the overhang of the camper part. He got lots of questions, mostly "did you build that", but no, it was purchased new, and factory built. He towed with an older Suburban, loaded full of gear. Jerry
MFL 11/06/19 06:29am Toy Haulers
RE: Slideout gasket replacement

It would get more response, if you would post a picture. There are several types of seals, and different types of wipers. In my case, the wipers are stapled on, and the D-bulb seal slides into a track on the wiper. My D-bulb seals are very easy to change. Jerry
MFL 11/05/19 03:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: Trailer leaning

Most roads are made with a slope to the outside edge. Are you sure the "lean" is not just an allusion because the road itself has a lean? Find somewhere where you know the surface is flat, like a very large parking lot. Drive there and see what the rig looks like. Very true Dutchmen, but OP states that the trailer is leaning and not the truck. He says the trailer is one inch closer to bed rail on one side. I have towed down some old, little used, but paved, county roads, that were so sloped, that with no traffic, I would tow down the middle. Jerry
MFL 11/05/19 07:48am Fifth-Wheels
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