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RE: Do you use EKON OX BLOX Trailer Jack Blocks

I think he's sticking to plastic ones, but not settled on which plastic ones, and was wondering whether to use the ones he mentioned. I have a couple of the Andersen round red buckets that came with my toyhauler, and they are okay, but I can't always use them at the front. Since their height is non-adjustable, sometimes the site won't allow the auto-level to work correctly if I have the Andersen buckets at the front. Then I switch to the yellow blocks. Yeah I agree with that but after I got used to using them, if I run into a weirdly pitched site, I usually get it right the first try.
MikeRP 12/30/21 09:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Do you use EKON OX BLOX Trailer Jack Blocks

I use Anderson Jack Blocks. I love them. I have 4 of them. Almost always I use them on the jacks around the tires and I use Camco on the front. The Anderson blocks widen the foot print of the jack and increase stability of the camper. Stability is increase by not putting the jacks out as far. Also they have powerful magnets that stick the block to the jacks. Once in a while I have to put the blocks on the front jacks and the first set near the tires. These can be stacked and I’m able to stack them 4 high in my storage area. One of the best purchases I’ve made.
MikeRP 12/30/21 07:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: What's you remaining payload weights as configured?

My 2020 Longhorn Ram 3500 w Crew Cab and long bed has a payload of 4156 lbs. My Cedar Creek weighs about 14,500 lb loaded which translates to 2900 lbs on the pin and that math works. So I have a 46 gallon aux tank that weighs 350 lbs full and a small capacity tool box. So loaded ready to go i probably only about 3-400 lbs from max. So if you are buying a new truck at the very minimum get. 3500 payload even on a 350 or 3500 series truck w single rear wheel gets eaten up fast! And it costs so little extra to get a 3500 versus 2500 it’s a no brainer. Have you ever weighed your Truck and RV? 2,900 pin on 14,500# is exactly 20%. I am willing to bet your numbers in reality are different. I think they would be different but I don’t have the washer dryer in the front nor the Onan generator. So actually I think it’s been running like 19% but I will check it again next spring before I leave. Plus my wife and I have been through a rigorous process of not having stuff on board the truck or the camper that we don’t need and don’t use. We have shed a lot of weight. I had stuff in there from two RV’s ago. Thanks
MikeRP 10/03/21 07:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What's you remaining payload weights as configured?

My 2020 Longhorn Ram 3500 w Crew Cab and long bed has a payload of 4156 lbs. My Cedar Creek weighs about 14,500 lb loaded which translates to 2900 lbs on the pin and that math works. So I have a 46 gallon aux tank that weighs 350 lbs full and a small capacity tool box. So loaded ready to go i probably only about 3-400 lbs from max. So if you are buying a new truck at the very minimum get. 3500 payload even on a 350 or 3500 series truck w single rear wheel gets eaten up fast! And it costs so little extra to get a 3500 versus 2500 it’s a no brainer.
MikeRP 10/02/21 02:53pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2022 HD trucks delivery date

I have 3 family members who have worked for Ford a combined total of somewhere in the neighborhood of 60+ years. Their take is don't buy anything affected by the current shortages. Semiconductors, and other components, are being used which are from various sources and not the ones the trucks and systems were designed around. Take your chances I guess but with the amount of electronics in new vehicles, I'll pass until this passes unless I have no choice. I've had a vehicle with electronic problems before this current foolishness and it wasnt a picnic. It took a dozen trips to the service department over 7 months and it was finally resolved by them having a Ford electronics guru fly in who solved it. Good advice! I have been contemplating selling my Ram and have been offered $2000 more than I paid for it. I have not thought about the possibility that the semi conductors are not fully compatible. I’ll keep my Ram. Thanks!
MikeRP 10/02/21 02:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Generators for 5er

I recommend you just go with one generator. I just have a predator 3500 that is very quiet and handles my needs. I use only gasoline. For $650 it’s worthwhile to try then you can sell it and not lose much if you want to move up. If I decide I need more later, I still will not have two,
MikeRP 10/02/21 07:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2022 HD trucks delivery date

I have the works on my 2020 Ram 3500 Longhorn. The adaptive steering keeps the force to turn about the same at highway speeds or driving 3 mph through a field. Once you use it on a Ram you’re spoiled. Any other truck you get into feels like you don’t have power steering. The lane keep assist has made me a better driver from the stand point that I use my turn signal more religiously. The adaptive cruise control has already kept me out of one or two accidents. It just hits the brakes while I’m still reacting to the situation ahead of me.
MikeRP 09/13/21 12:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: Helper springs or air bags?

Not sure about 1500’s but when my 3500 is level with with a load I have reached maximum payload. I doubt that many people have tested this. That’s about a 3 inch drop on my Ram 3500, 4200 lb payload. The trucks are made to squat. Also a WD hitch for a bumper does few things is gets the rig back to level if you are not level, it takes weight off the rear, again if you are not level, and puts some of that weight on the front axle, and it helps suspensions that are near max weight act more normally under load. So all that is under static load and it you add air bags it complicates the setup. I’m not sure the sequence that you hook up your camper in with air bags. Is it hookup the camper to the ball. Then air up the bags to level the load, then put in the wd hitch, or is it hookup the equilizer all up and if it’s still not level pump up the air bags, or there probably other ways? For that reason I’d probably go with sumo springs or the like, if you have a good hitch like an equalizer. Just out loud thinking if you air up the bags before hooking up the wd hitch and you don’t load the equalized properly, do you negate the effect of sway control that the equalizer offers? The other thing that was apparent with me when I owned a Class C motorhome w Firestone ride rites. I would put 75 psi in those bags when flat towing our jeep. That raised the back about 2 inches over level placing more of the loaded weight on the front axle, which made that class c handle ohhh so much better. Also my fancy bike pump works much better and quicker than a compressor for the ride rites. My Ram is planted towing my fiver. So airbags aren’t needed.
MikeRP 06/27/21 08:56am Tow Vehicles
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