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RE: 5er accidents

Variance in speed on interstates is a major contributor to accident rates. Variance involves both too fast and not fast enough. Towing well under the speed limit is not safer than towing at the limit, conditions allowing. Staying in the right lane unless passing is a good start, but I see way too many cars traveling slow in the left and middle lanes. What we all want to avoid are vehicles with high closing speeds and high speed lane changes. A vehicle in the right lane traveling well under the limit tends to result in high closing speeds for cars traveling at or slightly above the limit, which also tends to produce high speed lane changes. Too many drivers are driving distracted or in the wrong lane or while fatigued or under the influence. All of this stuff contributes to accidents. Traveling slow may reduce the risk of a single car accident but it may increase the likelihood of an accident on a stretch of road in certain conditions.
Shal36 09/09/21 07:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fiver Transport

I’ve been very happy with these folks. One Call Logistics 1982 State Road 44 Suite 207, New Smyrna Beach FL, 32168 8006748441
Shal36 06/19/21 02:49pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Typical cost per mile to transport 5th Wheel

If the time comes, call around. There can be a big difference between shippers. I got quotes from $2,100 to $1700 to ship my fifth wheel from Florida back to the factory in Indiana. For a local move, it’s probably more about finding a guy with a hole in his schedule.
Shal36 05/01/21 03:33am Towing
RE: Standard hitch vs. gooseneck hitch

There’s an advantage to different types of hitches. I don’t want a massively heavy hitch head I my bed and I don’t want rails above the bed. I camp once a month and use my truck like a truck the rest of the time. Others have the ability to pull out the hitch easily. Some don’t like hitching to the gooseneck ball. Others want or need a rotating pin box which will not work with a gooseneck ball mounted hitch. The old kingpins to gooseneck adapters put way too much stress on the frame, but I’m not sure why Lippert objects to Andersen, other than for financial reasons. If Lippert cared about there customer base, the would evaluate the Andersen and then put down requirements for Andersen to engineer towards.
Shal36 04/04/21 11:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: '18 F150 with 5.5 box tow a 5th wheel ?

E-trailer Fifth Wheel Hitch You can get a hitch, so it can be done without too much trouble. A sidewinder pin box or something similar would also be helpful. People do it… Depends on the trailer as to whether or not it’s a good idea. Not everyone wants to go out and buy a bigger truck, but sometimes compromises have to be made (5th wheel with bigger truck, TT with current truck).
Shal36 03/25/21 04:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Chevrolet exits all ICE production by 2035

raw materials for batteries are currently strip mined in China and Africa, where they don't care about the environment. Battery mfg can't keep up to current auto demand for batteries. Then there's the electric grid. Many parts of the country struggle to supply enough electricity in peak demand periods. Is it just EV batteries you don't like or the ones that are in your cell phone and lap top as well. Teslas, Gigafactory in Nevada gets its lithium from an operation 300 kilometers away from the factory. Most raw materials can be sourced from within the continent and the US, Canadian and Mexican mining industries are all benefitting as a result of EV's in general. https://theconversation.com/politically-charged-do-you-know-where-your-batteries-come-from-80886
Shal36 03/09/21 03:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevrolet exits all ICE production by 2035

Does anyone here think/believe electric will replace ICE in GM 2500 and 3500 series trucks by 2035? I can see the 1500s going that way...or at least all hybrid, but having enough power on board to tow 10K+ lbs over 200 miles seems like a big ask. They could build an electric truck that would out-pull modern diesels, but it seems like range would be severely limited. Well seeing as how the difference between the trucks you mention has nothing to do with power,the yes 2500,and 3500 willalso be electric. 2035 is a long way of in technology years. Who knows by the time '35 rolls around, electric may be the boogyman and we are fueling the planet on fribagumut I think the big difference in the 1500 vs 2500/3500 is expected load and duty cycle, which definitely relates to power delivery and consumption. I suspect the motor tech is there, but building a viable heavy hauler vs a grocery getter with foreseeable future battery tech seems to be the challenge. Of course, they are building fleet delivery vehicles that are electric, but I don’t think they haul heavy and they don’t tow. What’s also interesting about the truck market is that trucks are the bread and butter of the big three. Trucks and SUVs have the highest volumes and margins. It will be interesting to see what happens if GM has no ICE trucks come 2035 but Ford continues to offer liquid powered choices.
Shal36 03/05/21 03:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevrolet exits all ICE production by 2035

Does anyone here think/believe electric will replace ICE in GM 2500 and 3500 series trucks by 2035? I can see the 1500s going that way...or at least all hybrid, but having enough power on board to tow 10K+ lbs over 200 miles seems like a big ask. They could build an electric truck that would out-pull modern diesels, but it seems like range would be severely limited.
Shal36 03/04/21 03:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevrolet exits all ICE production by 2035

Sounds like GM is doing it’s best to go bankrupt again. Mary is chalked full of great ideas! There’s probably a better way to power vehicles. Is it electric? Don’t know. I know this, you could electrify every vehicle on the planet and it would have a relatively small impact on pollution. Electricity production and manufacturing in China and India are major sources of pollution. If the goal of electrification of vehicles is to curb pollution, then it’s a relatively poor strategy. Electric powered vehicles are rock stars...instant full torque, no need waiting until 3,500 rpm for power. Good stuff...but yeah, I would need to spend many times more to get a truck with a battery big enough to tow my 5’er 300 miles before charging...and that truck doesn’t exist yet. Hmmm...my $30k gasser HD or $100k+ for an electric truck. Also, no one talks about the pollution involved with mining the materials to make batteries or the proper disposal of those batteries. I suppose technology will be developed to handle that stuff better in the future. Solar is great here in Florida...but the payback for me is well over ten years, and given a life of maybe 20 years....hmmm. And I’ll sell my house before then. What would be cool would be a system that allows private people to share solar power, making up shortfalls on one house with excess from another instead of selling it back to the power company for a fraction of what it cost to generate it. But keep in mind, even if you reduce demand on the grid through solar, you still need enough capacity on the generation side to cover demand for rare events and you still need backup plants on line. You can’t just shut down power plants and expect solar and Tesla power walls to meet all your needs.
Shal36 02/28/21 04:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: Jayco?

Go to the Jayco Owners forum and do a search. Some of these HTs are having wall separation and frame crack issues. Not sure about that specific model. Good info out on the owner forum. If looking at brand new, both issues may be resolved. If used, they are in play. They are also using an OEM pin box that cannot be swapped out for a standard pin box on many of the HT units. That’s a non-starter for me.
Shal36 02/20/21 06:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Slider

For you guys with hitch conversions such as Anderson, Pullrite, etc., don’t you worry about having your rig towed by a tow truck due to a breakdown? No, because I can remove the adapter in about five minutes. I’m an AUH user.
Shal36 02/13/21 09:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Anderson 3220 setup

I have not had bed deflection. I have a new set of the Andersen frame rail support brackets in the box. Never installed them but I have a lite fifth wheel. Interesting. I saw an Anderson advertisement for the support brackets recommended for our specific trucks, but with the factory puck system, are they needed? I don’t know for sure. I never noticed that they were specifically for the puck trucks or for all trucks. I do know the brackets are to be positioned to support the corners of the hitch at the rear of the truck. If you have extra bracing near the rear of the truck where the rear of the hitch would be, these brackets wouldn’t do much good. My truck did not have the factory fifth wheel.
Shal36 01/28/21 05:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anderson 3220 setup

I have a 2015 GMC 2500 and Jayco 29.5 BHDS. Front to back clearance is something you will just have to see. I was using the adapter one-way then when I changed my pin box I had to flip it around. Be very careful about the pin box the tailgate clearance. My replacement pin box was longer than my original, so I had to flip the adapter around to accommodate. I use the lowest setting for the ball. Again, just something that differs depending on trailer, pinbox and truck. I have both the factory plastic bed liner and a bed mat. Works great. I have not had bed deflection. I have a new set of the Andersen frame rail support brackets in the box. Never installed them but I have a lite fifth wheel.
Shal36 01/28/21 11:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2018 Jayco Eagle HT - Schwintek slide tweaked

A couple of thoughts in attempt to be helpful. There is a Jayco owners forum where you might find specific experiences on the same or similar issues. Hopefully, someone will have experience or insight that can help you. Some of the HT models are known for having the sidewalls separate from the frame. This tends to happen up in the front section. I didn’t catch if this is the main slide or the bedroom/front slide, but if this is the front slide, perhaps this is some to investigate. Hopefully something will surface that helps you solve the problem.
Shal36 01/27/21 06:03am Tech Issues
RE: Turning Point pin boxes on new campers!

Don’t do it. It will really limit your options to resolve issues with your current truck or the next truck you buy.
Shal36 01/03/21 04:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: MORryde Orbital Pin Box

If you go with a factory orbital, the mounting wings are specific to that type of box and the only other box that I know of that would bolt up would be the Reese Revolution. I have the Orbital and it’s much more comfortable than the Revolution it replaced. I use the AUH so it’s locked out. With the AUH, I have plenty of cab and tailgate clearance. I will never buy another trailer with OEM Orbital or Revolution hitch as it severely limits hitch options.
Shal36 01/03/21 05:11am Fifth-Wheels
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