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RE: Dometic AC

You might try notifying the moderator, to move this thread to the tech section, to get more response. Jerry
MFL 08/03/21 08:08am Travel Trailers
RE: Furnace Air Flow

I am thinking if the bedroom and basement get zero heat, likely a flexible duct is ripped open, or disconnected. If this happened close to the source, it would slow air flow to all registers. My FW has 4 main registers, plus the small duct to basement. I only have one floor vent, and the rest go through various cabinets. I can see most of the flex duct, which is routed to keep lines, and water pump from freezing. All my vents blow similar amount of air (testing with hand). IMO, the air flow is substantial, and can be felt several feet from vents. Jerry
MFL 07/28/21 12:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Sit rep on “new” camper after first trip.

You might need to delegate the picture taking to the wife & kids. :B Agree...the guy with a beer in his hand, is normally not the best photographer! Anyhow, pic post is fulfilled, thanks Grit! Looks like boondocking in tight quarters. I wish I had closer boondocking opportunities. That looks to be a remote spot, that I would enjoy, even if I could not extend my awning. Glad to hear that Grit is happy with his new rig! Jerry
MFL 07/26/21 08:03am Toy Haulers
RE: Tires and their pressures

I am wondering what your door sticker is recommending on your 350? My 250 sticker shows front 75 psi, and rear 80 psi. I don't use that sticker pressure when not towing, but use exactly that, when I am towing my FW. IMO, with a 36' FW pin wt, and 10 ply rated E tires, you should have been using 80 psi on the rears. Many use the charts, for the exact wt on the axles/tires, and maybe add a bit more than the chart shows. How old were your tires? Jerry
MFL 07/26/21 07:28am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sit rep on “new” camper after first trip.

Grit Dog wrote: I’ll try to drop a few pics later. While I understand GDs terminology, my question is, where are the efn pics? How much later, days, weeks, forgot about it?? Jerry
MFL 07/25/21 06:31pm Toy Haulers
RE: Great Tow Capacity - Bad Payload Capacity... Increase PL?

OP stated: "So I have a 2016 Ram 2500 Megacab with the 6.7 Cummins. I love it. Great truck. It has plenty of tow capacity for us and our current trailer and possible future 5th Wheel upgrade at 16,936lbs." I am taking this to say, the tow capacity of the OPs truck is 16,936, not the weight of the FW he is considering. A srw 3500 would struggle with a 17K FW. OPs truck may run out of tire capacity as the FW nears 14-15K. Jerry
MFL 07/25/21 12:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 5th Weel vs. TT - Length Off Tow Rig

While all FW overhangs differ a bit, as do the pin boxes, you can figure about five feet over the top of your truck. So a 36' OAL FW will be about 31' behind bumper of truck. Keep in mind, the height of a FW, may be several feet higher than your TT. Jerry
MFL 07/25/21 11:14am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Jacking up 5th wheel?

Any of the 3 work fine. For me, just depends where I'm at, how quick it needs to done, how sturdy do I want it. If you really want to lift your FW, then lifting by using frame likely best choice. Pulling up on my trailer-aid plus, is quickest to change a tire. Jerry
MFL 07/25/21 08:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Great Tow Capacity - Bad Payload Capacity... Increase PL?

With a FW, almost all wt is added to the rear axle. Your rear axle rating will be limited mostly to tire rating, as springs can be improved. Know what your rear axle weighs, ready to camp, add hitch wt, and what is left, is useable pin wt of loaded to camp FW. Jerry
MFL 07/25/21 05:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: Roll up tonneau cover for GMC 2500HD Short Bed

ACCESS LORADO ROLL-UP COVER This is the one I use. It is low-profile, that has slightly canted rails, to allow better clearance for FW towing. I have used several versions of ACCESS covers for 20 years. they are good quality, will last forever. Jerry
MFL 07/25/21 04:49am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing My Boat Behind My Fiver'

Just want to say, nice post Bionic Man! Well I have not double towed in those states, but have experience breaking the law while driving. If you break the law, you need to be prepared to deal with it, and pay the consequences! Insurance concern would be after an accident, no real difference, as to breaking the law. Insurance will pay, but you may be dropped, or a much higher premium to follow. A DWI will normally raise premium, no accident needed! That is a lot of boat to tow behind your FW! If you do so now, you already know how it handles, and if you are comfortable with it. I can add to above post, that double towing for 8-10 hours a day is more stressful for me too! Good luck, whatever you decide to do! Jerry
MFL 07/22/21 10:14am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Alliance Paradigm 310RL 5th Wheel

Congrats, that is a nice looking FW, with a great finish! It is very roomy with a good floor plan, and has all the bases covered for long term use. I like the large tanks, that make staying in SPs easier. My only dislike...the square, plain looking backend. Same as mine though, but my spare and bumper make it less obvious. You will like that truck too, hope you get it soon! Jerry
MFL 07/22/21 04:21am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Speed limits

Scoob...while above may be a good thought, whose son would want his friends to see him in that truck? That is like telling him he can only date the xxx, xxxx girls, so that he won't be temped to take a test ride, and maybe ruin his future. Lets be realistic! Jerry
MFL 07/20/21 05:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 1/2 ton towing a 5th wheel

Some Ford 150s are capable of carrying the pin wt of some 1/2 ton tow able fifth wheels. To get best answer, you would have to give more specific ratings of your exact truck, and best to give specs on exact fifth wheel. As Ben suggests, it would help to weigh your truck axles separately, ready to camp, all passengers and gear loaded. If rear axle weighs 2,500 at scale, and RAWR is 4300, you could only add 1,800 more. This to include wt of a hitch, and pin wt of FW. Jerry
MFL 07/20/21 03:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: B&W Companion Hitch Shock replacement

Jerry, really?? You want Ron to report you to the B&W club?? Did you know there is 1 single grease zerk as well? Ron kind of owes me, from helping him recover from a forum issue a while back, so doubt he will make an official report.:p Yes Joe, I know about the zerk, but thanks for the heads up! Maybe Barney can remove all posts necessary, to make the red face go away!! Jerry
MFL 07/20/21 09:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: B&W Companion Hitch Shock replacement

Ouch...that wet noodle really stings! :o May have to turn in my cap/t-shirt? Jerry
MFL 07/20/21 09:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Speed limits

"but as you increase speed you also need more distance to give enough time to react" My statement does exactly that! Faster you drive there will be more distance between you. Two seconds at 90 the distance between will be greater than at 55. I stand by Mr Purvis' drivers ed recommendations many years later. Exactly...I knew someone would question this, not thinking it through! I drove to drivers ed, but was not old enough to have a license yet. D's ed was fun, and I did learn from the experience. Jerry
MFL 07/20/21 09:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: B&W Companion Hitch Shock replacement

B&W is very good about standing behind their product, even if the owner causes the issue. Not sure of what "shock" you are referencing? If you mean one of the rubber topped arms, they are easy to replace. You just release the head, lift off, and then unbolt the arm. Be sure to properly torque all bolts during assembly. Jerry
MFL 07/20/21 08:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 6.8 3-valve towing FW

While the 6.8 was considered a good engine for towing, the transmission mated to it was lacking, even compared to the 6.2 with 6-speed. If you don't want to spend a lot, a 2011, or newer 6.2 would be a better choice. IMO, a 12-13K FW is going to be at the upper limit, even with 4.30 gearing, but will do the job. Jerry
MFL 07/20/21 05:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: Speed limits

Not to stir the pot, but no matter how fast they drive, you can never have a cop show up when you need one! When you don't want to see one... you guessed it! No offence to officer Putman! :) Jerry
MFL 07/19/21 05:46pm Tow Vehicles
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