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RE: 5th Wheel vs. Gooseneck

You can put a goose neck hitch in the bed and use a hitch on it like the b&w companion or an Anderson. Most rv pin boxes aren’t strong enough for a goose neck adapter and manufacturer warranties won’t support it.
camp-n-family 09/04/22 06:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pulled to the left when being passed by Big Rigs

A Hensley or Propride hitch will eliminate the big truck push pull. Not exactly. While the hitch will help, you will still have the push, only it is different. The truck and trailer get pushed together as one and won’t flex at the hitch point like a regular hitch. You will be more in control and won’t have sway but you will still feel the bow wave.
camp-n-family 08/19/22 07:10am General RVing Issues
RE: Frig won't ignite on propane

Make sure battery is fully charged. My fridge won’t light unless battery is over 90% even if plugged in to shore power.
camp-n-family 08/18/22 02:37pm Tech Issues
RE: Thinking about the next Tow Vehicle

5100lbs dry? That can easily push 6500lbs loaded. That will exceed the tow limits of most mid size SUVs. You’d be easily within the range of any half ton with a turbo V6 or V8. A tuck will have a longer wheelbase than an SUV and be more stable. Since you specifically mention a Tundra and buying used I would recommend checking it out. They are reliable and will hold value over the long run. The drivetrain is bulletproof. It is geared for towing and won’t even notice that weight except for in MPGs, it is thirsty. The Taco is a little undersized for what you want to tow.
camp-n-family 07/08/22 09:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Where have all the members gone on this forum?

I’ve noticed the same. New posts usually decline over the winter months to less than a page but the summer months usually had easily 2 pages of new posts per day. Today including this post there wasn’t even half a page. Sad.
camp-n-family 06/20/22 11:43am General RVing Issues
RE: Fifth Wheel Hitch - tried searcing

Get an under mount gooseneck hitch and then either an Anderson or b&w companion fifth wheel for it. The b&w isn’t light weight but is a superior hitch.
camp-n-family 06/20/22 11:39am Truck Campers
RE: RVing with a HD Pick up in Ontario

I got caught as well owing about a little over $300. Seems someone renewed my plates at the passenger rate instead of the HD pickup rate. Drag. I spent a bit of time with a nice girl from the MTO who took me through it on the phone after being on hold for two hours. Even if I had noticed while renewing the plates that is what they where doing at the time. Still waiting for the invoice to pay. It's a PITA that I'm actually going to have to send a cheque in to pay for this instead of online or at an actual office, not even sure I have any? Considering who's at the helm of the Provincial .gov here in ON I shouldn't be surprised. You can pay it online after you’ve gotten all 3 letters and set up the account.
camp-n-family 05/24/22 06:48pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: RVing with a HD Pick up in Ontario

Got the third letter, the actual invoice, today. What a waste of money on postage and paper. The method of payment is also very inconvenient. Certified cheque or money order or you can pay online through the Ontario Pay and File website which is not very user friendly. Pretty sure it cost the government more than the $23 I owed to send 3 letters and process payment. No wonder the MTO licensing stickers were dropped because it cost more than it made.
camp-n-family 05/18/22 02:43pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: RVing with a HD Pick up in Ontario

Any vehicle in Ontario with a gvwr over 4,500kgs (9900lbs) is automatically deemed a commercial vehicle regardless of its purpose. That’s not true, there are certainly many vehicles that are not caught in that. Motorhomes are a prime example. All 3 of mine, A, C and a ‘work in progress’ truck conversion have “passenger” (blue) plates on them. The C has a 10,500 lbs GVWR, the A has a 22,000 lbs GVWR, and the TC has a 60,600 GVWR. You’re right. I was specifically referring to trucks but wasn’t clear.
camp-n-family 05/18/22 10:47am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Idle/Drive Ratio

2017 Ram 2500 Cummins 102,000kms (63k miles) 125 idle hours 1511 drive hours 8% idle hours (cold winter start warm ups) and average 68km/h or 42mph
camp-n-family 05/17/22 08:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Trailer Brakes Disconnected message

Well swell, I just got a 2018 2500 and I hope I'm not getting a preveiw of what's coming Just a taste. Every repair is automatically $1200. I’ve had 3 so far since the warranty was up ;)
camp-n-family 05/17/22 03:27am Tech Issues
RE: Trailer Brakes Disconnected message

I have the same truck and got the same message regularly. It was worse when it rained or on long trips after a couple hours on the road. It would start with a check trailer brakes message then trailer disconnected message, then would correct itself to normal and cycle intermittently. The last straw was when the brakes failed when I hit them after a truck pulled out in front of us. The dealer checked the truck wiring and found no errors. I went over the trailer and cleaned and tightened all the wiring connections. This helped. Once at home I replaced the trailer plug and wiring right back to the block on the frame. Haven’t had a problem since and the brakes are much stronger now too.
camp-n-family 05/16/22 07:10pm Tech Issues
RE: RVing with a HD Pick up in Ontario

Any vehicle in Ontario with a gvwr over 4,500kgs (9900lbs) is automatically deemed a commercial vehicle regardless of its purpose. Ontario recently deleted the requirement for annual license plate stickers and the fees (still have to renew annually but there is no fee or date sticker) for non commercial vehicles but commercial vehicles still have a renewal fee. The amount of the fee depends on the gvwr it is registered for. You can actually register for a max gvwr for the summer tow season and then get a refund by going back and registering it for lower when not towing the rest of the year. You just need to make sure you raise it back before you’re going to tow again. The fines for towing over registered weight are very high if caught. I can’t be bothered with the hassle to save a few bucks and pay for the max gvwr.
camp-n-family 05/16/22 06:23pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: RVing with a HD Pick up in Ontario

I got the letter owing $23 even though I had already renewed my license plates. I was 2 weeks overdue because the first time I went to the MTO right at the time when stickers were no longer needed the person didn’t know what to do and told me to come back in a couple weeks. The pain is that you can’t just go to the MTO or online and pay the balance. You have to set up an account for a deferred payment plan. You will get 3 letters in the mail. The first states what you owe and how to apply for the plan. It includes a registration id number. A week later you will get another with your PIN number to access the account. It gives you the website to go to in order to set up the account using the id and PIN number. You will then get another as an invoice for balance owing. You can then pay in a lump sum or deferred payments. You also have the opportunity to declare if the vehicles weren’t being used during the covid period. The first letter lays this all out.
camp-n-family 05/16/22 05:09pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Trying to figure out what trailers I can tow

It's very unlikely that the actual vehicle you go to buy will actually have that maximum payload as every option added to the vehicle over the base takes away from it. You'll need to look at the yellow sticker in the driver's side door jamb to see what the actual capacity of the truck as it came from the factory is actually able to hold. Correct! To add to afidel's comments, the "base" model of that truck is the absolute bare minimum cab and bed size and trim level with zero options and assuming no driver/passengers/fuel/cargo. Each option you add adds weight to the overall vehicle, the added weight reduces the leftover available cargo. The yellow sticker which typically is found around the drivers side door will give you the exact amount of available cargo you have. The yellow sticker number takes the weight of the vehicle as it left the factory with all factory installed options with the factory tires and that is subtracted from the GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) which is the maximum allowable weight the vehicle can be loaded. There is some controversy with what that number includes but should include a full tank of fuel and at least 150 lbs for the driver. Some say 150lbs are also included for passenger. This weight is treated as cargo and is already subtracted from the available cargo. .. You’re both wrong here. Payload of a vehicle is simply the GVWR minus the empty weight calculated with full fluids. There is no allowance for driver or passenger in this. This is commonly mixed up with the Tow Rating which is the number that accounts 150lbs for a driver and passenger.
camp-n-family 04/14/22 09:21am Travel Trailers
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