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RE: First Cat Scale Weigh In

allen8106, I have to ask where did you get the 3,719 - Max Cargo?? I have a 2018 High Country 3500 Dually and right from the door pillar mine is Payload 4930 Lbs. The max cargo came off the factory sticker in the glove compartment.
allen8106 04/23/20 08:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: First Cat Scale Weigh In

My big question is how many trips across the scales does it take to get all that data? Two, one with the camper on and one with the camper off. They will allow you to leave return as long as you return within 24 hours.
allen8106 04/23/20 08:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: First Cat Scale Weigh In

Heavy pin ratio.....5vr should track very well w/o any chucking going on Does it sit level when hooked up/nose high/nose low? And how is your bed rail clearance----at least 6" (more is better provided 5vr is level) 5th wheel tracks well and we only get a little chucking if we get some rough roads, otherwise it runs pretty smooth 95% of the time. The 5th wheel sets a little nose high and bed rail clearance is about 5".
allen8106 04/23/20 08:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: First Cat Scale Weigh In

-I found it interesting that the steer axle weight was the same with or without the 5ver hooked on. I always set my GN and 5th wheel trailer hitch(s) to where it doesn't affect the trucks front axle much if any. Your 4060 lb drive axle empty weight is one of the highest I've seen even on haulers websites. Is the 4060 lbs number as is from the factory or after you added your stuff in the truck. The 4060 drive axle weight is all factory, no mods, just the stuff loaded in the bed, hitch, generator, flag pole, blue boy tote, driver, dog and cooler.
allen8106 04/23/20 08:01am Fifth-Wheels
First Cat Scale Weigh In

2018 GMC 3500 DRW 9,375 - GAWR - Rear 5,600 - GAWR - Front 13,025 - GVWR 4,619 - Max Cargo 2010 Jayco 31.5 RLDS 5th Wheel 8,900 - Advertised dry weight 2,120 - Advertised dry pin weight 2,500 - Advertised cargo capacity 11,400 - Advertised GVWR Loaded for road trip. Truck and Camper 5,040 - Steer Axle 6,820 - Drive Axle 8,302 - Trailer Axles 20,180 - Gross Weight Truck Alone 5,040 - Steer Axle 4,060 - Drive Axle 2,760 - Pin Weight 11,080 - Camper Weight -I found it interesting that the steer axle weight was the same with or without the 5ver hooked on. -320 lbs under 5ver cargo capacity. -Truck weight includes, driver, dog, generator, 5ver power cable, blue boy tote, tackle box, fishing poles and cooler. -2,555 lbs under drive axle weight rating
allen8106 04/22/20 10:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire wear outside rear curb side

Take it to a trailer shop and have them align it. RV dealers have no clue on alignments.
allen8106 04/19/20 07:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Amp hours

You need to install a battery monitor. That will tell you how much power you are using. Battery monitor should always be the first device you install long before any other equipment.
allen8106 04/13/20 10:15am Travel Trailers
RE: Tire wear outside rear curb side

Don't take it to an RV dealer, they don't know jack squat about alignments. take it to an axle shop and get it aligned.
allen8106 04/13/20 10:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Solar Charge Controller question

Look at a Bogart Engineering SC-2030 PWM charge controller. They run about $120 and are a simple reliable device. I also use a Morningstar TS-45 PWM controller. They are a little more and run around $175.
allen8106 04/06/20 11:57am Travel Trailers
RE: Battery Maintenance

All that article is is some clowns opinion. Equalizing should be done monthly.
allen8106 04/06/20 11:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Using “wiggle wood” for roof on travel trailer?

First off i would never use 1/8" wood of any kind on the roof. you'll never be able to walk on it. I would use a minimum of 3/8" and might even consider 1/2".
allen8106 03/09/20 11:14am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Toilet clog

I use the Flush King with success every time i have a clog. I tend to be too conservative when it comes to water and that leads to less water in the black tank than should be. My fault, i need to do better at adding initial water. Flush King gets two thumbs up from me.
allen8106 03/09/20 11:04am General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone canceling trips due to Corona virus?

The organization I work for has implement a ban on all air travel, international and domestic.
allen8106 03/09/20 10:46am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Home based cell booster

I use the Weboost RV and have it mounted to the top of my 20 foot flag pole which is mounted to the back bumper of the camper. So I didn't have to drill holes in my camper I ran the cable from the antennae to the cable TV connector then hooked the indoor section the output of the cable TV connector on the inside. Works great.
allen8106 02/21/20 11:54am Tech Issues
RE: Inverter questions

Based on my experience it might work if you are fully charged. I have a 1000 watt inverter and tried to run a 700 watt coffee maker off of it when the batteries were at about 70%. Drained the out rush of power dropped the battery bank too low and shut the inverter down due to a low power warning.
allen8106 02/21/20 11:50am Tech Issues
RE: Yellowstone Trip

Did that route in the opposite direction with a 34 foot 5th wheel. No issues.
allen8106 02/21/20 11:00am General RVing Issues
RE: Any problems with Goodyear Endurance tires?

I just has a new set of Endurance put on my 5th wheel in early January. Towed the rig about 3000 miles round trip, Central Kansas to SW Missouri to SW Arizona back to central Kansas no issues.
allen8106 02/21/20 10:51am Travel Trailers
RE: inverter advice

Magnum or Samlex in that order.
allen8106 02/14/20 01:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Trojan T-105

Consider Crown.
allen8106 02/14/20 01:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Invalid VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)

I found a VIN decoder for trailers that work with my 5ver VIN. Try this and see what you come up with. http://cmvid.nisrinc.com/CMV_ID/CMV_ID.asp
allen8106 02/14/20 01:06pm General RVing Issues
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