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RE: DRV water intrusion

The ALL rot if you don't keep up on maintenance. Brand is immaterial. Sure they do, but a high end thats 2-3 years old. Obviously factory defects that were not caught by dealer, nor owner. Chalking , poor fit somewhere was not detected . That thing to be rotting has leaked since day one .
cummins2014 07/16/19 09:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pullrite Superglide or Demco Hijacker?

Back in April we turned to sharp and broke the rear window out of the truck. 2018 Ford F350 Short Bed https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/29872183/srt/pa/pging/1/page/1.cfm Have since sold the Reese hitch and are looking for an auto-slide hitch. Think we have narrowed it down to Pullrite and Demco. Pullrite seems to have hitch/unhitching issues, needs separate plate on kingpin, can't tow other 5vr's without plate. Demco seems to have chucking issues. What are your recommendations or thoughts? :h My thoughts, you sound like you have done your homework. I too entertained the idea of the auto slide hitches. Too much baggage with them , can't hitch or unhitch at certain angles , capture plates, heavy etc etc. Neighbor ,and friend went with the Superglide finally has enough of the temperamental unhitching if at an angle . Prior to that he had the Reese manual slider, and if anyone that has a manual slider , thats a process also. I have a Reese slider, great hitch if you use it. All that being said, I now have the rail mount Andersen hitch . Two things I already had the Reese manual slider mounted to my bedrails on my previous truck , and wanted to continue with that hitch with my Ram truck with the fifth wheel prep. So I went with picture frame adapter, and my Reese manual slider. Since then I decided I wanted the Andersen, so having the the adapter went with the rail mount Andersen. You have a couple options ,if you wanted to go the steel rail mount Andersen , go with the adapter to fit your pucks. Option two the aluminum andersen attached to the gooseneck ball. IMO the steel rail mount is the only way to go, but many like the aluminum . Again IMO anyone with a short bed truck, the steel mount Andersen with either bed rails or the adapter is the only way to go. It eliminates a slider. Before the Andersen, I had to slide my Reese hitch back to back into my RV pad beside my house , tight fit. With the Andersen , no need, and no clearance problem with the cab with the configuration I have the hitch mounted, as well as the king pin adapter.
cummins2014 07/15/19 09:23am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pullrite Superglide or Demco Hijacker?

If you do not mind manually sliding, B&W now makes a manual slider for the Ford puck system. https://www.suspensionconnection.com/rvk3370-companion.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIvN2K2Pq14wIVB7vsCh3CygPwEAQYAyABEgJVB_D_BwE I have one of their manual sliders and always slide it back at check in and back to tow position after straightening out on the exit road. Never a problem in normal towing going forward. Chris I think his whole point is the automatic slider, sounds like he had a manual slider ,but failed to use it, so your hitch wouldn't do him any good if he doesn't use it . Or he thought he could get by without a slider. It makes no difference what manual slider he has , I have a manual 18K Signature Reese hitch, works great if you use it.
cummins2014 07/15/19 08:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ram Sales Increasing

The Super Duty must have gotten more expensive with the new models. When I bought the 2015 in my sig the price difference between a Ram and Super Duty was negligible on comparable model diesel crew cabs. The GM was substantially more than either. I think MSRP was similar on all of them but the GM dealers in my area just weren't discounting as much. I haven't price shopped since so maybe things have changed. MRSP is still pretty close between the Ram and Ford. It's the discounting where the difference is. Ram's is almost twice as much. After some converations with some Ram owners who have recently purchased a Ram HD to haul their horses? (Rear wheel falling off with horse trailer on and another into the dealer on the average once a month) Think I'll pass on buying a new one. Just not prepared to risk it. Not at all saying I wouldn't have some issues with a Ford but I'd rather go with the devil I know than the devil I don't know. Thats rich. A Ford guy complaining about unreliable other brands. Let's not forget Ford's history with their trucks. 6.0, 6.4, CP4 - on and on. Ya, it is rich, how soon we forget what junk the DODGE trucks were for so many years. YEP, both of these have over 400k. JUNK I owned both, Son and a Friends Son have them now. https://i.imgur.com/T4ZoAHPl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/puGo7awl.jpg Yup, I am sitting next to 2007 Ford 6.0 here in Montana. 200K never touched the motor , looks like it just come off the showroom floor, they are fulltime Rver's . We can do this all day, but there were junk 6.0, 6.4's and the good ones.I don't know how any times I have heard someone say about the Dodge, a " Cummins wrapped in a turd "
cummins2014 07/12/19 05:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram Sales Increasing

The Super Duty must have gotten more expensive with the new models. When I bought the 2015 in my sig the price difference between a Ram and Super Duty was negligible on comparable model diesel crew cabs. The GM was substantially more than either. I think MSRP was similar on all of them but the GM dealers in my area just weren't discounting as much. I haven't price shopped since so maybe things have changed. MRSP is still pretty close between the Ram and Ford. It's the discounting where the difference is. Ram's is almost twice as much. After some converations with some Ram owners who have recently purchased a Ram HD to haul their horses? (Rear wheel falling off with horse trailer on and another into the dealer on the average once a month) Think I'll pass on buying a new one. Just not prepared to risk it. Not at all saying I wouldn't have some issues with a Ford but I'd rather go with the devil I know than the devil I don't know. Thats rich. A Ford guy complaining about unreliable other brands. Let's not forget Ford's history with their trucks. 6.0, 6.4, CP4 - on and on. Ya, it is rich, how soon we forget what junk the DODGE trucks were for so many years.
cummins2014 07/12/19 09:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: Should I get a 2020 GM 3500 DRW or a 4500?

Well it is getting to be New truck time again. Your blue text is extremely hard to read. But but, he said he does not want a blue oval!! If concerned about 3500 load and ride quality of the 4500, go test drive a Longhorn RAM 3500 daully with rear air, Aisin tranny and 4.10 gears. Yup it will HANDLE any RV out there. Mine tows a combined 35k with ease. Oh and for those that have to put their truck in a garage it’s available in a SHORT bed and DRW. Right off his first post the OP has eliminated the Ford, and Ram . But the Ram Mafia continues on . Criticizing blue text and all :h
cummins2014 07/12/19 09:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: Replacing Tires on my GMC

Don't get so butt hurt. I want insinuating a thing about your oil change routine. For all I know you could have said you change oil every 30k miles, lol, at least that would have made more sense with the balancing thing. Its been years on this balancing thing . Took the truck in for rotation ,and balancing. Was asked do they need to be balanced, I said no, they seem fine, I just thought that was what I was supposed to do . His reply was leave them alone, if they are wearing okay, and no vibration. I can't remember the last set of tires I have had balanced after the initial mounting ,and balancing. I do rotate every 5K .
cummins2014 07/08/19 09:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Graphics

Stephanie Williams, will fix you up with Keystone graphics stephanie@tiararvsales.com
cummins2014 07/06/19 10:07pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Late model truck for hauling a 5th wheel.

I also think that the seats and mirrors are more important than the badge on the front of the truck. After the new wears off, they all do about the same thing, but a comfortable seat on a 10-12 hour day sure makes a difference. YUP https://i.imgur.com/oQeLF5Ql.jpg I wish I felt the same about the leather seats in my Laramie , identical seat to your picture, different synthetic material on the bottom, and back seating position , but shape ,construction etc the same. If we were to pull the covers off the back ,and seat bottom we would probably find nothing different , they would be padded the same. I would have to sit in a Longhorn to see, but the seats as far as I can see are identical . There is certainly different takes on what is better ,but I would take the cloth seats in my previous 99 Superduty over these seats in the 2014 Ram, and definitely the mirrors .
cummins2014 07/05/19 09:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Late model truck for hauling a 5th wheel.

Yeah, my trailer is about 11,500 ready to camp and on the big passes I have to slow down and down shift. Everywhere else I just set the cruise on 70 and go. 7.3/6speed/3.73. It did take a lot of looking to find a crew cab with a standard transmission. I don’t think it is the best combination out there, but it is one of the best. If money were no issue, I would have a newer 6.7/automatic. 7.3 is still sought out, they are a good motor, but unfortunately the power is not there. I would probably still have it if I would have stayed around 10K, it did okay at that weight . The newer 6.7 Ram and Ford are nice trucks, but those older 7.3 Superduties were too.
cummins2014 07/05/19 08:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: SuperLube Axles

I had never heard of Super Lube Axles and had to look it up. Same principle as EZ Lube but made by Tie Down Engineering whom I have also never heard of. I have the EZ Lube on mine, have used that lube feature several times, and have never gotten grease on my brakes. Just carefully followed Dexter guidelines. Does there come a point where its time to pull those bearings, and clean out all that grease in there . I have been tempted at times to use the EZ lube feature, just can't bring myself to do it , after hearing the problems . I would certainly follow the guidelines if I did . Yes this is the only way to inspect them properly, furthermore the only way to inspect the brakes is to remove the drums which is 85% of the work anyways to pull off the inner bearing. The outer bearings look very easy to check and change. Either way you are removing the castle nut which i think is the worst part...or at least finding the balance between tight and loose. The lippert manual says to torque to about 50LBS and back off the castle nut, re tighten finger tight and back off to the nearest point that allows you to insert the cotters pin. My thoughts are if we just remove the outer bearing to inspect it we can assume the inner is in the same state. This being said though it doesnt allow you to check the brakes. I think given everything i read its best to repack by hand as it allows a proper inspection of brakes and bearings. I wish it was based on KM's but the manual states annually. Granted annually is overkill but 5 years is definitely too long. Thanks, pretty sure I read somewhere not to mix grease. Initially if I was to use the EZ lube I would pull it apart clean the bearings , pack by hand , push all the old grease out thru that zerk, and then go from there the next time around, if I was to use that EX lube at all .
cummins2014 07/04/19 10:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: SuperLube Axles

The popping doesn't mean grease is going out the rear seal. Whatever gave you that idea? Grease going past a seal won't make noise. The popping will be the grease collapsing air bubbles, just means the grease is filling the open areas. IMO most of the time grease gets past the rear seal is because the hub seal surface is damaged, or the seal lip is damaged, most likely during assembly. I stop when I can see grease coming out. Curious , grease coming out ?? Coming out of the Axle cap ??. Never used that feature on mine, have always done them the old fashioned way by hand. Those bearings will only take so much grease , so where after time is that grease going. I assume all its doing is pushing out the old grease, that old grease is filling up whatever space is in there. Have to believe thats where some get in trouble with grease on the brakes ??? The EZLube has a drilled spindle. It is drilled from the outboard end to the area between the grease seal and the inboard bearing, then drilled radially to the surface of the spindle. The outboard end has a grease zerk. When you pump grease through the zerk, it follows the drilled channel to the void between the seal and inboard bearing, through/around the bearing rollers, through the void in the hub between the bearings, through the outboard bearing, and you will see the older grease pushed out around the rollers of the outboard bearing. Thanks, I watched a video after reading this thread, in theory it makes sense.
cummins2014 07/04/19 10:28am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Late model truck for hauling a 5th wheel.

How far back are you talking and what is your budget? A ford 7.3 power stroke with the standard transmission or a dodge 5.9 with a standard transmission would be a good choice. I agree you are close on the 3/4 - 1 ton decision. I say go ahead and get a 1 ton. I would agree on the 7.3, with the standard transmission, although probably few ,and far between with a standard tranny. 12K towing is right at the limit I would want to tow with a 7.3 I spent nearly 16 years with a 7.3, 350 automatic. CPS was an issue, the recall pretty much got that straightened out. Transmission HAD to have some extra cooling towing heavy, went with the 6.0 cooler I towed four different RV's with it , not a problem until I reached 13K plus then thats where the lack of power of the 7.3 showed up. Just didn't have it here in the mountains of the west.
cummins2014 07/04/19 10:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: SuperLube Axles

If your rig has disk brakes pump away while having someone spin the tire for you. Drums, take your chances!!! I think that is a fair statement, too many times I have read about grease on drum brakes, spinning the tire or not. IMO nothing replaces packing wheel bearings by hand .
cummins2014 07/04/19 09:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: SuperLube Axles

I had never heard of Super Lube Axles and had to look it up. Same principle as EZ Lube but made by Tie Down Engineering whom I have also never heard of. I have the EZ Lube on mine, have used that lube feature several times, and have never gotten grease on my brakes. Just carefully followed Dexter guidelines. Does there come a point where its time to pull those bearings, and clean out all that grease in there . I have been tempted at times to use the EZ lube feature, just can't bring myself to do it , after hearing the problems . I would certainly follow the guidelines if I did .
cummins2014 07/04/19 09:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: SuperLube Axles

The popping doesn't mean grease is going out the rear seal. Whatever gave you that idea? Grease going past a seal won't make noise. The popping will be the grease collapsing air bubbles, just means the grease is filling the open areas. IMO most of the time grease gets past the rear seal is because the hub seal surface is damaged, or the seal lip is damaged, most likely during assembly. I stop when I can see grease coming out. Curious , grease coming out ?? Coming out of the Axle cap ??. Never used that feature on mine, have always done them the old fashioned way by hand. Those bearings will only take so much grease , so where after time is that grease going. I assume all its doing is pushing out the old grease, that old grease is filling up whatever space is in there. Have to believe thats where some get in trouble with grease on the brakes ???
cummins2014 07/04/19 09:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Friends from the "OOP'S" thread.

Happy 4th of July everyone !!! Santana, and the Doobie Brothers were great. Back to Montana yesterday to the cool weather ,and a rain storm. Looking pretty good today, calling for rain this afternoon Friends here at the RV park got the briskets on the smoker, we should have around 25 or so at our little annual 4th get together here. Its a potluck, and we eat pretty good :)
cummins2014 07/04/19 09:19am Around the Campfire
RE: SWR 5th wheel towing

Better ride, no slider hitch, more room for STUFF or a bigger toolbox to name a few. Most newer trailers will pull behind a shortbed with no slider. The choice of short or long is more a preference these days than a necessity. Yup UNTIL........ Yup UNTIL , when ?? 14 years towing with one. NEVER hit the cab. NEVER used the slider. NEVER needed or wanted a tool box in the bed . Ron, YOU need a long bed , many don’t, it’s simple they don’t want or need one . There is no UNTIL. I love the NEVER comments as it has come back to bite many on this Forum and others. I simply gave MY reasons for having a LONG BED. Kinda like short man syndrome when the SB guys get all twisted with simple opinions and facts. Then they start the gang mentality to reassure each other that their compromise truck won't ever be an issue. Everything involves compromise. Short bed or long bed, half ton or HD, SRW or DRW, etc. Some of us are fortunate don't need a dually's load capacity to haul our wife around. :B I’m sure you mean the stuff she needs :B Compromise, I Suppose having to have a slider is a compromise . The bigger compromise for me would have been getting a long bed to eliminate the slider.
cummins2014 07/02/19 12:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: SWR 5th wheel towing

HEY nothin better than cruisin around in a BIG HIP Luxury BEAST. That’s better, this is a no win , and there doesn’t have to be.
cummins2014 07/02/19 12:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: SWR 5th wheel towing

Better ride, no slider hitch, more room for STUFF or a bigger toolbox to name a few. Most newer trailers will pull behind a shortbed with no slider. The choice of short or long is more a preference these days than a necessity. Yup UNTIL........ Yup UNTIL , when ?? 14 years towing with one. NEVER hit the cab. NEVER used the slider. NEVER needed or wanted a tool box in the bed . Ron, YOU need a long bed , many don’t, it’s simple they don’t want or need one . There is no UNTIL. I love the NEVER comments as it has come back to bite many on this Forum and others. I simply gave MY reasons for having a LONG BED. Kinda like short man syndrome when the SB guys get all twisted with simple opinions and facts. Then they start the gang mentality to reassure each other that their compromise truck won't ever be an issue. Please ,compromise truck , could of bought whatever I wanted. You have blinders on my friend. It appears your way or the highway . And I gave you my reasons. Ron, been doing this a long time. The never is just like you , never do a pull test , UNTIL
cummins2014 07/02/19 10:18am Tow Vehicles
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