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RE: Storing My Diesel Truck Over Winter Advice

Snorting with derision at something you don't believe doesn't necessarily make it not so. Amazing how that works. :)
fj12ryder 10/02/22 10:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: Driver's License for over 26,001 lbs.

I'm sure you're correct. They don't make it easy, that's for sure.
fj12ryder 10/02/22 10:51am Towing
RE: Why not jack trailer under the spring plates?

I believe if you do some checking, it's the manufacturers that say not to jack up the trailer by the axles and use the frame instead. But, IMO, that is a simple CYA. If they said it was okay to use the axle, then some nimrod would end up jacking in the middle of the axle so they could lift both sides, or some other moronic reason, and then complain when the axle bends: "But it said I could use the axle to jack up the trailer. It's not my fault".
fj12ryder 10/02/22 10:49am Tech Issues
RE: Driver's License for over 26,001 lbs.

Thank you for the .pdf and link. The .pdf link was a bit confusing, as it said "Commercial drivers are exempt from CDL law if they are driving an RV. That would appear that RV drivers don't need a special license. So I guess I will continue to soldier on with my regular trusty driver's license. :) Thanks all.
fj12ryder 10/01/22 05:36pm Towing
RE: Two blow outs in one day

Yep, what he said. Although they're now made in Vietnam it would appear.
fj12ryder 10/01/22 05:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Driver's License for over 26,001 lbs.

Thanks guys, I agree with rhagfo: contacting the DMV may be the best option.
fj12ryder 10/01/22 07:36am Towing
Driver's License for over 26,001 lbs.

I need some help if possible. I could swear that I found information that Missouri required a special cdl-type license if the combined GVWR of truck and trailer is over 26,001 lbs. But now all I can find references commercial licenses and no mention of needing a non-commercial Class A license. Any help would be appreciated.
fj12ryder 09/30/22 09:21pm Towing
RE: A Pretty Good Movie

A.I. is really an oldie, came out in 2001.
fj12ryder 09/27/22 03:39pm Around the Campfire
RE: Alcohol Detection Systems in All New Vehicles

Actually I think this is because of pressure from the insurance industry. They hate paying out claims.
fj12ryder 09/26/22 03:08pm Around the Campfire
RE: Lithium battery safety

Heck, I have no opinion on this, but I do know that quite a few posters on one of the forums I frequent put them under the bed to keep the batteries warm for cold weather charging.
fj12ryder 09/26/22 03:06pm Technology Corner
RE: Alcohol Detection Systems in All New Vehicles

FWIW, even the Egyptians had beer 3,000 years ago. Everyone has a vice, some it's pride. :)
fj12ryder 09/26/22 09:55am Around the Campfire
RE: Two blow outs in one day

"1-I check the air before I start out and every time I stop and run 40psi of air" Not sure I understand this. Are you saying you run 40 pai tire pressure?
fj12ryder 09/26/22 09:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Two blow outs in one day

These were the 16" "E" rated Westlakes? Sounds like it. They don't have the best reputation.
fj12ryder 09/24/22 06:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: tire time

I happen to think that it isn't necessary to run max sidewall pressure for a tire. IMO you can vary your pressure to reflect the amount of weight on that tire. I ran "G" rated Sailun 16" tires at 95 psi for years, and they still looked good when I sold the trailer, and they were over 6 years old. I was running a triple axle toyhauler with about 2,500 lbs. on each tire, I weighed them so I know. I didn't need to the full 110 psi, and the resultant rough ride. It worked great for me.
fj12ryder 09/24/22 06:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Solitude leaning to one side.

The new springs, and EZ Flex equalizer are working great. We came down through Oklahoma/Texas on Hiway 69, and OMG, was it horrible. The trailer did well though, we forgot and left the fish in its small carry cup on the shelf in the kitchen area, and it was still there when we stopped. We had no jerking at bridge connections that we had with the Lippert Equaflex equalizers, and the old springs. We just never felt like the trailer was jerking us around like before. I'm very happy so far. Well worth every penny spent. We do have our first ding though, Peggy was backing up the truck and forgot the tailgate was up. Oops. You can't see the tailgate with the toolbox in the way. Need a new skin looks like. Oh well, stuff happens.
fj12ryder 09/19/22 02:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How many folks just want to gripe about EVs?

"How many folks just want to gripe about EVs?" Lots, obviously. IMO, this borders very closely on being a troll post.
fj12ryder 09/16/22 09:22am Around the Campfire
RE: How many folks want an EV

I'd consider one at around $10,000, same as what I paid for our last passenger car.
fj12ryder 09/15/22 04:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: My new-to-me 2018 Ram.

Yes, 2 WD. I'm going to go lower on the rear tires, the ride is just too harsh. Actually I'll probably never rotate the tires, I've never done it on any vehicle I've ever owned. We put about 70,000 miles on our last truck over a period of 17 years. :) This one probably won't be much more, so they will most likely age out before they wear out, just like the trailer tires.
fj12ryder 09/14/22 01:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: NC I95 towable crash near Kenly

You do what you want, and I'll do what I want, and we'll both be happy.
fj12ryder 09/14/22 01:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Diesel Ram Owner Forced to Scrap Truck !

"Before the end of the year!!" Wait a minute, weren't they saying that 4 years ago? :)
fj12ryder 09/13/22 06:34pm Tow Vehicles
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