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RE: New 4" heavy duty bumper cannot fit Rhino drain hose inside

The fence post idea is interesting. I was just out looking at the RV thinking about where best to mount a PVC tube and I wondered if underneath would make more sense than on the bumper. A tub may work also, i need to figure out with my current tubs in the storage compartment what could fit. I have used my Tetris skills from my youth to figure out an optimum storage bin setup for both storage compartments... :) 5" PVC posts with end caps work very well, and bolted to the frame. PM sent. Well I went with the 5" fence post and caps, everything goes in the post, two hose lengths, 45 degree elbow, and 90 degree drain connection. I can't think of putting that stinky stuff in a tote in the basement or storage compartment. https://i.imgur.com/Q9xkNwG.jpg width=640 https://i.imgur.com/kLmWcT8.jpg width=640 Nice job , mine was not quite that fancy , I just ran a small bolt thru the cap ,and post ,and drilled a small hole in the end of the bolt for a clip to hold it .
cummins2014 07/29/21 07:42am General RVing Issues
RE: New 4" heavy duty bumper cannot fit Rhino drain hose inside

The fence post idea is interesting. I was just out looking at the RV thinking about where best to mount a PVC tube and I wondered if underneath would make more sense than on the bumper. A tub may work also, i need to figure out with my current tubs in the storage compartment what could fit. I have used my Tetris skills from my youth to figure out an optimum storage bin setup for both storage compartments... :) 5" PVC posts with end caps work very well, and bolted to the frame. PM sent.
cummins2014 07/28/21 04:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Jacking up 5th wheel?

Typically I will use my 6 point system but there are times the TrailerAid works well. Good to see a few more confessions :) It goes without saying , I wouldn't be getting under that fifth wheel without safety stands . But its great for tire changing or wheel bearing or brake service. No I don't pump grease into my bearings ,EVER :B
cummins2014 07/28/21 07:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 8 people killed in Utah sand storm

Hopefully all of us are manually flipping on our headlights as muscle memory when we start the engine and buckle up, daytime or nighttime. I didn't use to , but I have now for a few years . It took awhile to remember when I start out, and there is still times I forget . Big problem with these new cars ,and trucks now is we don't have to even turn on our lights they come on automatic. Many never touch their light switch .
cummins2014 07/28/21 07:25am General RVing Issues
RE: 8 people killed in Utah sand storm

I have driven that area many times ,for one its 80 mph speed limit, and they do every bit of it, I would guess some in the 90 mph range . I have been passed going 80 out thru there . I am usually towing the fifth wheel, so going 65. I never pass a car ,nor a Semi. Occasionally another Rv ,but not many. At those speeds they can stack up pretty fast . According to HERE they list only TWO states which is "illegal" to drive with flashers on. "However, different states have different rules when it comes to flipping on your flashers while you're driving. It's illegal in places like Florida or Louisiana." 2 out of 50? That isn't "many" and it is a dumb law too boot. Why? Once again from that link above.. " “Generally, hazard lights are for the driver’s safety,” Woodard said. Traditionally, we’re taught to turn on our flashing hazard lights when we pull off to the side of the road. Woodard said there are a lot of other situations in which your car can be considered a hazard. “If you feel like conditions are unsafe, whether your vehicle is having mechanical issues, whether you have a flat and you’re just trying to get to the next exit, if there’s inclement weather,” he said." In other states failing to turn on the 4 ways could result in you getting additional fines if you pull that stunt and are involved in creating an accident.. 4 ways are required by federal law to be built into modern vehicles, in my state, they must function to pass state inspection, they are a safety item which may save not only your life but other motorists.. Many states I have traveled through often post signs on long steep hills if you are under the speed limit to turn on flashers.. I have seen some RV's with their flashers on a long grade, but traveling at 65, which seems pretty normal for a lot of Rv's ,I don't recall seeing anyone with flashers on .Is that what you are alluding to replying to my post ?????? I do travel under the speed limit regardless whether its 80 here in Utah or 70 , as said I, at 65 while towing.
cummins2014 07/28/21 07:21am General RVing Issues
RE: 8 people killed in Utah sand storm

I have driven that area many times ,for one its 80 mph speed limit, and they do every bit of it, I would guess some in the 90 mph range . I have been passed going 80 out thru there . I am usually towing the fifth wheel, so going 65. I never pass a car ,nor a Semi. Occasionally another Rv ,but not many. At those speeds they can stack up pretty fast .
cummins2014 07/27/21 06:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Jacking up 5th wheel?

When you jack up your 5th wheel do you: - place the jack under the axle between the hanger u-bolts - jack up the frame - use a ramp to drive the good tire onto - other...please explain I know I'll catch **** for it, but if it came down to it, I'd use my 4-point leveling system to jack the whole rig up. Each jack is capable of lifting nearly the whole GVW of my KZ, so 2 should work well, let alone all 4. Just leveling my rig out in the street in front of my house leaves the curb-side tires off the ground about 2". Lyle Glad you mentioned it ,was going to pm the OP to use level up . I have replaced the tires, doing that ,and taking them to the tire shop. Also did my bearings ,and new brake shoes that way recently . I can catch he!! with you . :)
cummins2014 07/27/21 06:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tranny fluid change

GS nice to see you here. I am sure you have missed me on the TDR as my suspension won't be up until August 15th. This thread is nearly two months old, you must be bored. I stand by my statements saying if possible ALL your transmission fluid should be changed. So far I have not figured out how to do so on the AISIN. Maybe explain if the AISIN is perfect with partial changes WHY you added a deeper pan to allow for more trans fluid on your truck??? Not criticizing you for doing so because that's what you wanted to do. 2014, it's really simple to do a fluid exchange on the 68, why would you not do it??? It's simple for me, what's the benefit ? Haven't heard of a reason yet, other then do it from you . I can't remember if I have ever heard anyone besides you say to do a complete fluid change on a 68RFE. Pretty sure if I have someone do it ,dealer or otherwise its going to be drop the pan, change the filters ,and refill. If not mistaken that's the recommended way.
cummins2014 07/25/21 11:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tranny fluid change

Are you doing a COMPLETE change??? You simply just don’t give up, do ya? For any interested AS69RC owners......a “complete” exchange is not necessary, basically for a couple of reasons. First....the service manual does not specify that a “complete” exchange is required. Second.....my previous 2014 RAM 3500 with AS69RC made it to 362k miles with the transmission maintenance being performed basically by the book. Guess what? My current 2018 RAM 4500 with AS69RC is at 357k miles, and is doing great with the same maintenance by the book. Sure...I may have been over on a few drain and fills by three or four thousand miles, and perhaps a sump filter change by a similar amount, but the 2014 and 2018 have been superb. Finally a breath of fresh air.:B Same with my 68RFE , no interest in a complete fluid change. Stupid me :)
cummins2014 07/25/21 09:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: Which tire do I buy?

Ignore the Load Range and use the Load Index. Load Range is outdated. Honestly, I don't know why they don't just list the load rating in lb/kg directly. Below gives a table and explanation: https://www.discounttire.com/learn/load-range-load-index But make sure to check the rims, springs and other suspension components. No sense upgrading to 3800lb tires if the rims are only good for 3600lb. We've always always just bought the off brands and typically get 40-50k miles out of a set. Ever ran a set of Sailun Terramax ? Good reviews ,and we all know the reputation of the Sailun S637's for our fifth wheels .
cummins2014 07/25/21 08:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Roll up tonneau cover for GMC 2500HD Short Bed

I have the Truxedo Lo Pro on my Ram and hit the rail a couple times with my pin box on a real sharp off angle turn. Reason is I have an air ride pin box and let the air get a little low. Last time I had to get a small maul and a block of wood to beat it back in place. Same cover on my Ram truck, no problems with rail clearance towing the fifth wheel.
cummins2014 07/25/21 07:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Which tire do I buy?

I purchased Firestone Transforce the last three times for trucks owned and well pleased with them. Just my experience. Worst tire I have ever had except for Michelin. The Firestone Transforce HT ,came new on my Ram 3500. They were done at 28K. Rotated every 5K, still wore out very quickly. Yes ran the proper air pressure ,towing ,and non towing.
cummins2014 07/24/21 04:48pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Chinese RV tires... holding up!

"Anybody who gets eight years out of their RV tires isn't camping enough." Don't you mean aren't traveling enough? :) We had 8 years and about 20,000 miles on our Sailun tires when we sold it. Never an issue, no cracks, no leaks, and still looked to have good tread life. But were due to be replaced if we hadn't sold it. We did advise the buyer to replace the tires due to their age. But I wasn't going to buy six tires, just to turn around and sell the thing. FWIW I just bought 4 new Sailun tires and had them mounted and balanced for the car. 205/55-16, mounted and balanced cost me $279.00. Manufacture date was 1021. But yes, we certainly didn't camp enough. :) Good call on the car tires . The Saliun Terramax are the next tire going on my truck 275/70/18
cummins2014 07/20/21 01:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: I refuse to double tow.

Behind a 3/4t shortbed. Keeps the pin weight light so he doesnt need air bags . Trailer suspension wont take that very long. Thats an extra ton or more on the trailer axles. It appears to be a Ram truck ,so no problem there . :B Leave it up to Ram owners to be blind and stupid. And the name calling continues....... Ya, that was a classy comment, pretty unhappy owner it appears. I’m sure a Ford or Chev will make him much happier :B He really should dump that Ram , and move on to another crusade.
cummins2014 07/17/21 09:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: I refuse to double tow.

Behind a 3/4t shortbed. Keeps the pin weight light so he doesnt need air bags . Trailer suspension wont take that very long. Thats an extra ton or more on the trailer axles. It appears to be a Ram truck ,so no problem there . :B Leave it up to Ram owners to be blind and stupid. So you don't qualify with that statement any longer :) Apparently you put yourself out of your misery, and got rid of that Ram truck ? I would hope so, so you can move on. Hopefully that new Ford or Chev will treat you better, can't imagine how miserable you will be if not .
cummins2014 07/17/21 08:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: I refuse to double tow.

Behind a 3/4t shortbed. Keeps the pin weight light so he doesnt need air bags . Trailer suspension wont take that very long. Thats an extra ton or more on the trailer axles. It appears to be a Ram truck ,so no problem there . :B
cummins2014 07/16/21 08:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: I refuse to double tow.

Without adequate pin weight I don’t think he’d be on the highway. I had to add a few hundred pounds of counter weight up front to safely carry 1000 lbs behind my fiver. Would that UTV weigh 1200 lbs? It appears to be a four seater RZR, probably around 1500. I'd sure like to see the welding ,and bracing to accomplish that. Lot of naysayers ,but it looks to be working. Sure would like to know more about that setup.
cummins2014 07/16/21 08:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: How many strokes??

My Mobile Suites came with the Dexter system. Every or every other year I raised the RV and grabbed the outer edge of each tire and did the push pull to feel for bearing pay. Never needed adjustment so I did the grease pump method. Never a bit of grease escaped. Bearings and races looked new when I changed to oil bath system. I use AMZ/OIL grease. All sounds just dandy , but noticed no one wanted to answer any of my questions. So I am assuming you keep pumping grease until something goes wrong .
cummins2014 07/15/21 10:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: If you can't decide if you want an RV or a boat

At best an RV is a collection of compromises with wheels. At best a boat is a bunch of compromises that float. Combined the result does not do anything well except suck up money. A house is also a bunch of compromises too. - It sucks up a lot of money for property taxes every year in addition to maintenance. - Try hooking it up to pull to the local state park or drop it in the lake at the nearest boat launch and come back and tell us how it goes. Whens the last time you seen a house not appreciate in value ?? Whens the the last time you seen an RV or boat NOT start depreciating the minute you buy it.
cummins2014 07/15/21 08:29am General RVing Issues
RE: How many strokes??

The center hub on the ez lube hubs is normally dry initially so it takes A LOT OF GREASE the first time. Easily half a tube. You pump the grease in until you see clean fresh grease come out the end. I use the red grease to see this easier. The next time you'll use much less grease because the center of the hub is now full. There is no set number of pumps. Plenty of YouTube videos to show you how. Rotating the wheel while you're doing it is a must. And I assume EVERYONE knows that mixing grease can be disastrous ??? So you pump a few shots of grease into those bearing, having no idea what grease those bearings had been packed with prior. So before you do all that pumping grease into those hubs, they were removed initially ,and hand packed with a brand of grease you intend to pump in at a later date ??? I also assume if you pump all the old grease out the front as suggested here all is well ??? Then I also assume the bearings ,brakes ,magnets etc NEVER have to be inspected until you either lose your brakes , or a bearing goes out . Just wondering when do you actually pull a hub ,and really look at things , and properly pack the wheel bearings .
cummins2014 07/15/21 08:17am Fifth-Wheels
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