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RE: 75 Speed Limit - How Fast

Everyone doesn't have the same vacation/travel time schedule so some can drive at a leisure pace and others will need to push it for various reasons. Of course there is no "need" to plan a trip that you can't do at a reasonable pace. Sorry but you’re not qualified to make any judgments about what an individual “needs” to do for a trip. Let me guess. You’re retired? I agree, Bionic Man, this whole thread is about individual choices, and comfort zones of various members replying. However it's nice to be rid of the world's best driver, that only caused several accidents each trip, due to having the ROW. The response from most indicate a "reasonable pace" being between 60-70 mph. A confident driver, with appropriate rig, can likely tow 75, even if his time is not limited. Jerry
MFL 09/30/20 11:07am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Roof spots

Looks like fertilizer stains. Are you using aircraft for fertilizing your lawn, or pushing the fertilizer cart at high speed? It looks like they did a nice caulk job around that roof vent! I would not worry too much about roof stains, or even keeping it super clean. Jerry No aircraft fertilizing that I know of. Yes I had them install a fantastic fan and they did a great job with caulking. Thanks The fan installers may have made the marks with tools, parts, whatever, since right next to fan. Maybe even fertilizer on their shoes? Jerry
MFL 09/28/20 03:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Slide out stuck closed?

I'd extend the slide and look at the first few dozen teeth of the rack towards the outside of slide, it sounds like a broken or missing tooth. Normally I'd agree, but if turning the manual crank works, there must be teeth to turn it. My guess, it is caught or binding on something, when fully retracted, which the manual crank can overcome with some effort. When the motor makes noise, but no movement, is it a spinning free sound, or ratcheting, like when fully open/closed? Jerry
MFL 09/28/20 03:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: Roof spots

Looks like fertilizer stains. Are you using aircraft for fertilizing your lawn, or pushing the fertilizer cart at high speed? It looks like they did a nice caulk job around that roof vent! I would not worry too much about roof stains, or even keeping it super clean. Jerry
MFL 09/28/20 10:13am General RVing Issues
RE: Fuel mileage 5th wheel vs travel trailer

Wow Steve...that is terrific mpg towing a 14K FW! I'm not sure my gas 6.2 will get 16.5 mpg running empty? Maybe on a still day at 55 mph. Jerry
MFL 09/28/20 09:37am General RVing Issues
RE: Pinbox moves?

Where should the measurement be taken? I have an extended pinbox so the closer to the end of the pinbox, the more pronounced the flex Pin box styles vary, but with most extended pins, I'd measure between pin box and lower front of FW over hang (normally front cap bottom). Jerry
MFL 09/28/20 06:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fuel mileage 5th wheel vs travel trailer

Towing this all aluminum snowmobile trailer 7x23 ft v-nose, mileage is same as my FW, about 8-9 mpg. Sled trailer is only 2,200 dry wt, with a GVWR of 6K. Loaded with 3 mountain sleds and gear about 5K. In comparison my FW is about double the weight. Only time the sled trailer gets better mpg, is with a strong tail wind. https://i.imgur.com/9G0vgMTl.jpg Jerry
MFL 09/28/20 05:05am General RVing Issues
RE: Pinbox moves?

If the pin box bolts are tight, the FW frame may be cracked. While there may be a small amount of frame flex, it should not move a half inch. If something is loose/cracked, it will worsen over time, and become serious. Jerry
MFL 09/27/20 11:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: What truck do I need to pull this trailer

Fords were pretty good 11 and up, but best 15, and up. The Rams have been reliable over the years, but gained power in later years. A Ram HO with aisin, and 4.10 gears will handle a heavy load. Any model in the teens. Jerry
MFL 09/27/20 09:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 75 Speed Limit - How Fast

"Jerry, I wasn't accusing you of flaming or talking about your post - but was adding to it." Jerry doesn't own the stick he just stirs it. ;) Thanks Barney! What you added was a great tip, and very much to the point needed! Ron, me stir??? I always enjoy a little poking/teasing, and correcting, as long as I am the one doing it!:) Kinda like always wanting to be the winner, doesn't make a bad sport! Just a good player!:B Lol, Jerry
MFL 09/27/20 09:21am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 75 Speed Limit - How Fast

Another tip. Stop the preaching and the bragging. That will keep the flamers away and reduce my work load! :B Some really good advice buried in amongst other stuff in your posts above. Barney Hey Barney, didn't mean to flame, but guilty of teasing a little. I think we may have inherited from a forum that banned? It is easy to understand the heightened road rage on the roadways today, with attitudes doing the driving, and the ROW can mean DEAD right. Appreciate your hard work! I'm sure you are well paid! :B Jerry
MFL 09/26/20 10:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 75 Speed Limit - How Fast

Lol...welcome to the forum! Yes, all kinds of people make up these forums. You will be an interesting member! A tip...shorten your posts! Oh, now tell us you are also a hiway safety engineer, when you aren't trucking/typing!:Z Jerry
MFL 09/26/20 09:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 75 Speed Limit - How Fast

The GOOD NEWS...you are in the Fort Worth area! Jerry
MFL 09/26/20 08:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New tires for my 16K fifth wheel

This set is at give and half years and I’ve not had one problem with them—unlike all previous load G tires, including Goodyear’s. You said you will take long trips, when you do go. You are saying you had previous problems with GYs, just not the current ones. With this information, I would definitely get the Sailuns others are recommending. May as well do it sooner, rather than later. Like Rob mentioned, piece of mind! Jerry
MFL 09/23/20 03:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New tires for my 16K fifth wheel

Did you look for cracks between the tread? If tires are worn half way down, I'd replace them. It also depends on your use. If you still travel long distance, or stay somewhat local? If you decide to replace them, I'd go with same, as they have served you well. There are other choices, maybe even cheaper, if that is an issue. Many members are very happy with the Sailun brand tires, in the size you are using. Jerry
MFL 09/23/20 11:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Question on Jayco cargo carrying capacity

FWIW, our Big Country weighs 14,000 dry w/ max weight of 16,000. Fully loaded, we have 1,980 lbs of "stuff" for a road ready weight of 15,980! Whew!! Don't pack a lunch and thermos of coffee. You'll be maxed out! :) Too much truck, not enough trailer!;) Kind of fun to say that!:C Jerry
MFL 09/21/20 12:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Question on Jayco cargo carrying capacity

That seems a low CCC for a FW that size, but if it has enough added options/weight, the 1,500 cap may be correct. I'd go by the sticker on the unit, rather than a web site/brochure number. Jerry
MFL 09/21/20 08:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: To Upgrade TV or Not

Hard to say on the difference, not knowing what GM 1500? Obviously all 1/2 tons are not the same, some much more capable than others. The late model Fords with max tow would be a noticeable step up, and some GMs too. Jerry
MFL 09/20/20 07:44pm Towing
RE: Sleeping on air mattress equipped sofa bed ??????

I don't recall the brand, but my air bed sofa came with a really comfy air mattress, that is heavy duty, and textured. It comes with corded attached pump, and an outlet right there to plug in. It inflates very quickly, and releases air quickly. I was impressed after sleeping there a couple times. It even came with a very soft fitted cover. I am sure it is chambered, as it did not move/bounce my 14 lb best friend that always sleeps wherever I do. Jerry
MFL 09/20/20 07:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Storing a Trailer Aid

I've only used mine one time, for an actual flat tire. It was on side of interstate, average traffic. I wanted to change the quickest safest possible, no exits for miles. At least it was the passenger side. With emergency lights flashing, spare leaning against FW bumper, most cars moved to left lane. The big rig trucks were the bad ones, most not moving over a foot, even though most times they had plenty of room/time to do so. I would have guessed the truckers to be the most courteous It seemed the back wash was almost enough to blow the good tire off the TrailerAid. Truck jack, bottle jack, no way! Where was that LEO when you actually wanted one? I keep mine in truck bed, while towing. Jerry
MFL 09/18/20 05:33am General RVing Issues
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