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RE: Wobble Stoppers?

Dump the tripod and invest in some JT Strongarm stabilizers. That type of control will get rid of most of the wobble. There is always going to be a little bit, unless you lift your trailer tires off the ground with solid mounts.
fj12ryder 05/23/22 02:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RAM spare tire tool

Not the jack, I may need the rod you use to lower the spare. With Ford you need a key like thingamajig you place on the end of the crank rod to engage the gear that lowers the tire. Does RAM need one. I need to search the track to see if these spare tire tools are in ir somewhere/ Where are those kept? Under the rear seat?? Back to the question of needing a "key" to lower the spare, not on mine. One of the 4 sections of rod that get connected have a 5 sided open end that engages the stud on the crank mechanism.The one for the Ram is a square that is about 1/2".
fj12ryder 05/22/22 07:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: RAM spare tire tool

That's where mine should be, but aren't, since we bought the truck used. Oops. But a 1/2" socket extension reversed will work. And they sell just the tool on Ebay for a few bucks.
fj12ryder 05/21/22 09:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

... As for the semis, my son-in-law is planning to go into trucking with a goal of buying (several) Tesla semis.Well, everyone needs a goal, of course some people will limit themselves to attainable goals. :)
fj12ryder 05/19/22 02:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: EPDM roof Material or Something Else?

...So it’s not quite clear to me why one would seek to avoid TPO?? 3 tonsUnfamiliarity, and not enough knowledge on the subject.
fj12ryder 05/17/22 04:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Water Pressure Regulator

I've used that regulator for several years, no problems.Yep, me too. No problems. Sometimes more expensive just means it costs more. :)
fj12ryder 05/16/22 05:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Nose High vs Bed Clearance

Ditto to the above.
fj12ryder 05/16/22 05:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: EPDM roof Material or Something Else?

The other type is TPO. That's as much as I know. :)
fj12ryder 05/16/22 06:05am Tech Issues
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

"Of course, the Semi is only available in the US for now." Okay, now that's funny, I don't care who you are. :)
fj12ryder 05/13/22 09:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Blackstone Griddle or ?

Are you thinking size or brand? We have the 17" Blackstone for the two of us and it works very well. We have a larger one at home, but don't see the need while out traveling. We do like the Blackstone very well, but they could have better wind breaks for the burners.
fj12ryder 05/11/22 06:09pm Around the Campfire
RE: Slidouts

I do have to say I've read lots more complaints about the Schwintek slide system than either the electric or hydraulic. Most have to do with the slide motors not working together. And the manual is quite vehement about running the slides all the way out, and all the way in. Part way is definitely not recommended. And they keep changing their minds about lubrication. They now say "No Lubrication", whereas they used to recommend a specific type. Personally I think the Schwintek slides work okay for small slides, but with the bigger slides, not so much.
fj12ryder 05/10/22 03:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: For Sale stuff. (question)

I usually sell stuff on Facebook Marketplace, and the local Facebook Swap & Shop groups. I've had no issues with spammers, scammers, or jammers, but have sold a lot of stuff there.
fj12ryder 05/07/22 07:11am General RVing Issues
RE: first commercially available all electric RV

Seems it would be better to have propane for cooking, hot water, and outdoor grill than electric. Just my thought anyway. I do wonder how long they can withstand rainy or cloudy days. Having propane would allow you to stretch the electric power farther. And personally I prefer parking in the shade, and solar pretty much won't allow you to do that. Parking in full sun in the midwest in the middle of summer would put the AC to the test. :)
fj12ryder 05/02/22 08:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2018 Dodge and B&W

Prepare for a rant. We've been shopping around and all these dealers show a price, and then they say they have to collect all these fees. They end up adding $500-$800 to the price of the vehicle. If you call them on it, they say they have to charge those fees, and that's total BS. Just burns my butt. Basically they're charging you for the privilege of giving them money. Next thing you know, you'll see a $1 restocking fee at the bottom of your grocery store receipt.
fj12ryder 04/29/22 05:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2018 Dodge and B&W

Sounds like a plan. Thanks again all you guys.
fj12ryder 04/29/22 07:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2018 Dodge and B&W

We're located in Missouri, just north of Kansas City. Too far, my Dad will be looking for a truck. I too, was thinking that someone is going to get a really nice older truck for towing. I think Howard's truck has the 6-speed stick, for dependability. If he doesn't keep it, I'm thinking a relative has likely spoken for it. JerryYes, it was a great truck, and still is AFATG. I bought that sucker in 2005 for $18,500 and sold it for $15,500. But truth be told, it probably looks as good now as it did new. :) It was the 6-speed and that's a very desirable truck. I put it up on the local Facebook Marketplace less than a week ago and had over 20 people ask about it. Two were serious, and one is supposed to show up tomorrow with money. You just never know when you're selling stuff until the person shows up with the dough-re-mi. Then I needed a hitch because you guys informed me mine won't work. So back to Marketplace and found a used one a few hundred miles away. $800 for a B&W puck style for a Ram. Then they told me they would meet me where we're buying the truck and deliver it. What a deal!! Kind of interesting, they went from a 43' 6-slide 5th wheel to a much smaller bumperpull.
fj12ryder 04/28/22 08:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2018 Dodge and B&W

Yeah, I keep forgetting about the Dodge/Ram thing. LOL Yes, the new-to-us truck has the Aisin 6-speed, but not sure about the air ride. We're looking at the Tradesman model to keep the costs down. About $10,000-$15,000 difference between them and the same year Laramie. And I'm a cheap bastid. I will be getting the puck mounted B&W hitch for sure. Don't want to lose my membership in the B&W club. :) And the new one would put me in the heavy weight club. That truck has a 14,000 GVWR. Sounds like a beast. Not as beasty as the new ones, but a whole lot cheaper. :) Thank you for all the info guys. Much appreciated. So the old Dodge and the New to you Ram 3500 both DRW, what are you towing with your current Dodge?It's a 2019 Grand Design 351M toyhauler. About the same size as our previous Fuzion, but a couple thousand pounds heavier. Our Fuzion was right at 15,000 lbs. and the 351M is 17,500 lbs. Kind of a light pin at 17%, but seems to behave just fine. The GVWR of the Dodge was 10,400 lbs. I believe and this trailer puts us right at 10,700, so not a big deal IMO. But the truth is I'm getting tired of shifing that dual disc clutch and pulling a heavy load. I'm looking forward to an automatic. :)
fj12ryder 04/28/22 08:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2018 Dodge and B&W

We're located in Missouri, just north of Kansas City.
fj12ryder 04/28/22 02:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2018 Dodge and B&W

Yeah, just comparing the 14,000 GVWR of the new truck to the 10,400 GVWR of the old truck. :)
fj12ryder 04/28/22 01:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2018 Dodge and B&W

The hitch you have will not work with the OEM ball. You may as well just sell it and upgrade to the 3600, to direct fit the pucks. Compared to the new FW, and maybe new truck, a new hitch will just seem like change out of pocket! :) JerryYeah, you got that right, Jerry. :)
fj12ryder 04/28/22 12:37pm Tow Vehicles
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