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RE: Chucking....is it the trailer or the truck?

Only way to prevent chucking is ask owners that have a glass smooth ride what truck they're towing with and what trailer they're towing. Then go buy that stuff.
goducks10 12/05/19 03:21pm Towing
RE: Chucking....is it the trailer or the truck?

I've pulled 3 TT's and one 5er with a combination of trucks. Changing trucks, WDH's, 5th hitches and pin boxes made no difference. I pulled one TT and the 5er with two different trucks and there was zero difference. Added shocks to one TT and one 5er. Made very little difference. Changed the pin box on the 5er to a MorRyde and it helped some. Current TT came with a MR3000 and shocks. Still has chucking/porposing or whatever you want to call it. All trucks and trailers were well within the truck specs. All trailers we at or greater on pin% or TW%. So many different variables that no one size fits all. Different trucks, different trailers, towing speeds, road conditions, etc. The only time I had a very smooth tow was with a 4050 lb TT and an F150. The truck was loaded with most of the camping gear under a shell so the lightweight TT didn't push it around at all. I'm no engineer but if you take a 7000+ lb truck and hitch up a 10,000-15,000 trailer to it then somethings gotta give when you hit dipty do's on the road. Just watched a video a few days ago about towing with an F450 and a 40' triple axle TH. The couple in the front seat were moving around a little on the road. The kid in the back seat was on a laptop and the laptop was bouncing like crazy on his legs. Go to the 9:00 min mark and check out the people jerking. IMO it's just the nature of the beast unless you get an air ride 5th hitch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFM5zkB2gqA Yet ,hook up a different fifth ,and with that same truck hitch etc will be as smooth as glass. As said too many variables. Yet we get the Andersen critics that insist on this ,and that, but have never had one . Granted there has been some bed deflection , and Andersen does need to address it, same as B&W did when they were bending the beds up . As said I tow with two different hitches, both the same. If I had chucking I could almost bet it would be with both hitches, but again speculation ,and no real way to know . The thing is I have towed three different fifth wheels with two different trucks ,and three different hitches, and NEVER experienced the slightest bit of chucking. Two of the fifth wheels had a standard pin box ,the present fifth wheel has the MorRYde. x2 I towed a previous 5th wheel with a 2012 Ram 2500 CTD and my 2018 Ram 2500 Hemi. Same CC, LB, 4x4. I used the same two hitches with both. I started with a B&W Patriot and then with an Andersen rail version. Same exact tow experience. I also towed the a previous TT with an F150 and the Ram 2500 CTD. Close to the same. Yeah maybe a different 5th wheel would be smooth. I will say though that on normal roads things are smooth enough. It's only on the rougher sections where things get a bit bumpy.
goducks10 12/04/19 04:50pm Towing
RE: Chucking....is it the trailer or the truck?

I've pulled 3 TT's and one 5er with a combination of trucks. Changing trucks, WDH's, 5th hitches and pin boxes made no difference. I pulled one TT and the 5er with two different trucks and there was zero difference. Added shocks to one TT and one 5er. Made very little difference. Changed the pin box on the 5er to a MorRyde and it helped some. Current TT came with a MR3000 and shocks. Still has chucking/porposing or whatever you want to call it. All trucks and trailers were well within the truck specs. All trailers we at or greater on pin% or TW%. So many different variables that no one size fits all. Different trucks, different trailers, towing speeds, road conditions, etc. The only time I had a very smooth tow was with a 4050 lb TT and an F150. The truck was loaded with most of the camping gear under a shell so the lightweight TT didn't push it around at all. I'm no engineer but if you take a 7000+ lb truck and hitch up a 10,000-15,000 trailer to it then somethings gotta give when you hit dipty do's on the road. Just watched a video a few days ago about towing with an F450 and a 40' triple axle TH. The couple in the front seat were moving around a little on the road. The kid in the back seat was on a laptop and the laptop was bouncing like crazy on his legs. Go to the 9:00 min mark and check out the people jerking. IMO it's just the nature of the beast unless you get an air ride 5th hitch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFM5zkB2gqA
goducks10 12/03/19 11:25am Towing
RE: Camping Suggtions for Baker City, Oregon area please

We just did that the end of this summer. Drove from Salem/keizer to Union Creek CG for two nights. Hard to beat it for the price. IIRC we got a Senior pass discount.
goducks10 12/01/19 01:38pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 12V TVs - Size from 24-32

My new TT came with a 32" Jensen HD TV. If and when it conks out I'll be switching to a 120V TV at 1/3 the cost and use a small inverter.
goducks10 12/01/19 01:32pm Technology Corner
RE: Anyone gone on a Cruise?

Every cruise I've been on has had sea days. Having a balcony is a bonus. Being able to sit out on the balcony at different times of the day for us is part of cruising. It's also nice being able to be outside when the ships docking or leaving. If nothing more it's nice having a large window to create an open feeling.
goducks10 11/27/19 07:44am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Do you have a bed liner?

I have the Ram OEM spray in liner and it's been great so far. About 18 months and 15,4?? miles.
goducks10 11/26/19 07:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Thomas Payne Furniture - AVOID IT

Thomas PITA furniture. Lost count of how many times I've been to an RV show, plopped down in a theater seat or recliner and had trouble with some portion of each. Poor recline mechanism, electric controls that don't work right, etc. How many times have you been to a local quality furniture store and sat on something and it only worked part way? Never. You get what you pay for.
goducks10 11/26/19 11:39am General RVing Issues
RE: Ram suspension problem

^ Never seen that as part of any vehicles warranty coverage. One could reasonably argue that alignment was off from the get go on a new vehicle and have a good chance of getting it covered, but doubt it's an official thing. And not really applicable to the OPs situation, unless the steering pull started right after the dealer did the goober fix on the drag link adjuster. In which case I'd been back to the dealer first. On that note, this whole weld the nutz thing is a debacle and has smelled funny since it came out. Just, historically, have NEVER seen a tie rod or drag link adjuster loosen itself up on its own. My WAG is there were some left loose during production. Jose and Enrique fell asleep on the assembly line a few times from too many Tequilas at lunch break. And since no one has video evidence of them sleeping on the job, the cause is unknow and therefore, out of an abundance of caution, has become a recall. If it is a concern I can think of at least 3 different, easy, ways off the top of my head to rectify it without breaking out the Lincoln and the 7018 rod. All of which are less invasive, more easily reversible and not as knee-jerk as "Welder up!" But this would put just a leetle beet of responsibility on the vehicle owner to have an IQ over room temperature which open up the company to liability from the masses that are working in sweater weather IQ regions! I was told when I had mine welded that it was welded because the adjuster tube portion of the adjustment parts could possibly crack. I still wonder why Ram went away from the 2012 style drag link. It was super easy to do any adjustments. No, if you even looked at the "repair", the parts involved or read the actual tsb or any other documentation about it, you'd realize this couldn't be further from the truth, for multiple reasons. I'm just the messenger. That's what the guy that did the work said.
goducks10 11/25/19 08:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram suspension problem

^ Never seen that as part of any vehicles warranty coverage. One could reasonably argue that alignment was off from the get go on a new vehicle and have a good chance of getting it covered, but doubt it's an official thing. And not really applicable to the OPs situation, unless the steering pull started right after the dealer did the goober fix on the drag link adjuster. In which case I'd been back to the dealer first. On that note, this whole weld the nutz thing is a debacle and has smelled funny since it came out. Just, historically, have NEVER seen a tie rod or drag link adjuster loosen itself up on its own. My WAG is there were some left loose during production. Jose and Enrique fell asleep on the assembly line a few times from too many Tequilas at lunch break. And since no one has video evidence of them sleeping on the job, the cause is unknow and therefore, out of an abundance of caution, has become a recall. If it is a concern I can think of at least 3 different, easy, ways off the top of my head to rectify it without breaking out the Lincoln and the 7018 rod. All of which are less invasive, more easily reversible and not as knee-jerk as "Welder up!" But this would put just a leetle beet of responsibility on the vehicle owner to have an IQ over room temperature which open up the company to liability from the masses that are working in sweater weather IQ regions! I was told when I had mine welded that it was welded because the adjuster tube portion of the adjustment parts could possibly crack. I still wonder why Ram went away from the 2012 style drag link. It was super easy to do any adjustments.
goducks10 11/24/19 10:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cleaning Question

I start on the roof of our RV waxing the front cap on my belly using my DA polisher, then onto a ladder in our PU bed, then moving the ladder on the ground and boy is it tiring work even with my machine x2
goducks10 11/24/19 10:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Anyone gone on a Cruise?

Been on 8 cruises. Our last was by far our most luxurious. We went on the Norwegian Breakaway. We got an upgrade to a Haven Suite. Butler, concierge, private haven pool, huge suite with huge wrap around rear balcony. Ports were mediocre at best. The ship more than made up for that. We also had the unlimited drink and specialty restaurant package. This was 3 years ago. More than likely our last cruise. Being on the west coast we only have the Mexico or Alaska cruises available. Hate flying across the country and we've done Mexico 3-4 times and have no interest in doing the Alaska cruise so we're probably done cruising. Our all time fav cruise was on Carnival to Mexico. Cabo, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan. We were in our late 50's when we did the cruise. We were concerned about the Carnival party reputation but found it to be really over hyped. Yeah there were lots of party type activities but it wasn't like there were drunk people running all over. It was a good mix of just regular people of all ages. What was really nice is the dress code was really casual with out the need to have a dress up formal night. I know people that have gone on 30-40 cruises and people that have gone on one and won't do another. It can be addictive and I would imagine if I lived on the east coast I'd definitely do more. I would also add that throwing in a couple excursions is a must. We've done the zip line, Americas Cup sailing, trips to secluded private beaches, Salas Salsa, etc.
goducks10 11/22/19 10:29am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Homeless migration to RVs creating problems

Anyone old enough to remember when it only took one income to buy a house, car, feed the kids and enjoy life? Now it's pretty much mandatory that there be two incomes. So which came 1st, high prices or two income families?
goducks10 11/21/19 10:57am General RVing Issues
RE: Homeless migration to RVs creating problems

Still no solutions.
goducks10 11/19/19 04:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Homeless migration to RVs creating problems

Lots of complaining and no solutions.
goducks10 11/19/19 11:21am General RVing Issues
RE: What a bunch of junk.

Have recalls such as these been happening consistantly over time? Or is this something new? Has something changed which is forcing manufacturers to acknowledge and take responsibilities for their errors? I've been getting their daily updates for 4-5 years. One of the most common is the tire/axle GVWR issues. Weight stickers and tires/axles are mismatched. All the other recalls can be almost anything.
goducks10 11/18/19 02:12pm General RVing Issues
What a bunch of junk.

From todays RV Business report Report: ‘NHTSA’ Releases Latest List of RV Recalls By: RVBusiness|Published on: Nov 18, 2019|Categories: Today’s Industry News| The following is the latest list of RV recalls compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). • Airstream Inc. is recalling 1,888 2019-2020 Sport, Nest, Flying Cloud, International Serenity, International Signature, Classic, Globetrotter and Tommy Bahama trailers and 2020 Basecamp, Bambi and Caravel trailers. Due to improper welding, the Demco ball coupler installed on the travel trailers may not provide enough clamping force on the tow ball, potentially causing the coupler to separate from the tow ball. • Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling 378 2019-2020 Chateau 22B, 22E, 23U, 24F, 25V, and 28A, Daybreak 22GO, Four Winds 22B, 22E, 24F, 26B and 28A, Freedom Elite 22HE and 2020 Quantum GR22, and SE22 motorhomes. The seatbelt-unfastened warning light will not illuminate for approximately five seconds after the ignition is moved to the “on” or “start” position. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, “Occupant Crash Protection.” • Keystone RV Co. is recalling 157 2019-2020 Crossroads Sunset trailers, model 242BH. The interior range cooktop is installed in a cabinet that may not be entirely sealed from the furnace cavity. As a result, during furnace operation, the interior range cooktop burner flame may invert. • Forest River Inc. is recalling 41 2020 EVO, Salem and Wildwood travel trailers. The trailer cooktops were installed with a rubber liquid propane (LP) gas line instead of a copper one. • Forest River is recalling 27 2020 East to West Delta Terra (model 312BH) and East to West Silver Lake (model 31KBH) recreational trailers. The overhead bunk fasteners may not be properly secured to the backer board of the bunk. • Forest River is recalling 19 2020 Surveyor trailers, model SVT33KFKDS. A fuse of the incorrect amperage was installed for the 12V refrigerator, potentially allowing the wiring to overheat. • Forest River is recalling 14 2017 Dynamax DX3 and Force motorhomes. The front axle stabilizer bracket may not properly mount to the axle, and may break as a result.
goducks10 11/18/19 10:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Homeless migration to RVs creating problems

So what should be done with the homeless?
goducks10 11/18/19 08:36am General RVing Issues
RE: F150 HD Payload and Max Trailer - How to spot them?

Some upsides to the HDPP is a better mpg's and from what I've read a little better ride. If you get the tow mirrors then it's almost exactly the same width from mirror to mirror as an F250/350. Towing with an HDPP 3.5 should be quieter. The 3.5 EB won't be turning 4,000-4800 rpms when pulling steeper grades.
goducks10 11/14/19 10:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: F150 HD Payload and Max Trailer - How to spot them?

HD F150's come in 3 cab configs. Reg cab 8' bed Scab 8' bed Super Crew 6.5 bed.
goducks10 11/13/19 06:28pm Tow Vehicles
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