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RE: hitch weight rating

https://www.ramtrucks.com/en/towing_guide/pdf/RAM.2500.3500.Towing.Specs.pdf Note #3 says 500 lbs for the bumper and 1200 lbs for the receiver. 2010-11-12 are the same. As mentioned there's no sticker on the receiver.
goducks10 06/23/19 08:17am Towing
RE: ram 2500 and 3500

I think offering a srw 1 ton is silly. The 2500 should be sprung to carry what single wheels can carry and there is no need for a srw 3500. You have a backwards, why have a lower rated 250/2500. If someone wants a grocery getter, then get the 150/1500. I have a Ram 2500 6.4. 2907 lbs for payload. Tows our 9500 lb TT just fine. Trucks under GVWR fully loaded for camping. Don't need a 3500 to do what I do. Many others in the same camp as me. 2500's make perfect sense when towing large TT's or even mid size 5th wheels. Just have to decide on gas vs diesel when picking the right one for the job.
goducks10 06/22/19 10:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: Do airbags help?

Air bags don't transfer weight to the front. They'll stiffen the rear but that still doesn't change the dynamics any. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBZu39pQ8Gg&feature=youtu.be
goducks10 06/15/19 05:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: How many seconds to extend your slide(s)?

15,20,30 secs. I just want it to keep working. :)
goducks10 06/07/19 02:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Campgrounds costing less than $20 per night

Most all the FS campgrounds we go to are in the $18-19 range. In fact we have reservations this coming week for 3 nights @$19 a night. But with my Senior pass I only pay $9 a night. Hard to beat $27 for 3 nights.
goducks10 06/06/19 03:08pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Question re axle replacement

BillyBob Jim "You might want to discuss who makes the better axle with some of the hundreds if not thousands of Grand Design owners who had Lippert axles prior to 2018 or whenever it was that Grand Design threw in the Lippert axle towel and switched to Dester." Nuff said. :)
goducks10 06/06/19 02:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: Question re axle replacement

I had uneven tire wear on my original tires and contacted the dealer. The dealer said he doesn’t align axles and sent me to a truck shop. The truck shop said they are not adjustable and could not help me. I finally found a shop that said they could do the alignment but they found both Lippert axles were bent and needed to be replaced. The owner said the Lipperts were not made as well as Dexters so he ordered larger capacity Dexter axles for replacement. I hope this solves my problem.Having had both brands, IMO, The Lipperts are made better. The difference is that Lippert powder coats them, and Dexter paints them. Other than that they are the same. They will both build them to a customers spec. That goes for tube thickness, Hub face spec, ratings, brake sizes etc. Actually just about all of the individual parts are interchangeable. So you canbuy a weak or strong axle from either company. I bet your shop was a Dexter dealer. At any rate, going stronger was a good thing. But it was too bad he felt the need to throw Lippert under the bus. He gets an "A" for the stronger axle recommendation, and an "F" for truthfullness about his competition. Interesting. I had a 2010 Heartland Northtrail with 4400lb 3"OD Lippert axles. I needed an alignment and took it to a local big truck/RV alignment shop. The guy doing the alignment said that the axles felt soft so he put in a little extra camber. Thats my story, take it how ever you want.
goducks10 06/06/19 01:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: Ram 2500 - which towing features are best/good/unnecessary?

I didn't run the TH 100% of the time because on my 2012 it made for a harsher shifting tranny. Around town it was annoying. Maybe the new Rams are better in TH 100% of the time.
goducks10 06/04/19 09:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: ST tires any better nowadays?

How many posts about GY Endurance blow outs have you read? About as many as I've read about LT problems. Not to say the GY is as good as LT's but so far the track record seems positive. My TT came stock with GY Endurance 16". I'll let you know if one blows.
goducks10 06/04/19 09:40am Travel Trailers
RE: Ram 2500 - which towing features are best/good/unnecessary?

Run TH, EB and run the hell out of it! It’s a learning trans and doing so will give you much better trans performance. HA! I have *NO* idea what that means! Drive around with Tow Haul and Exhaust Brake on just for the heck of it even when going to the grocery store? Why? What will that do? How will it give better performance? And more importantly, where did you learn that? thanks! ..dane I never ran my CTD in TH mode but did run with the EB on 100% of the time. It saves on brake wear and is great at slowing you down when you need to without having to use the brakes.
goducks10 06/03/19 10:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Slide out exterior

Thats normal on some brands. Not all slide outs are made the same. Example. We looked at a new KZ 1500 5er. The short walls on the ends of the slide were just floating. Our new ORV has bonded slides. It's the same with front and back walls as well. Some rear walls are floating while others are bonded. The front caps can either be a solid fiberglass cap, a bonded cap or a wrapped front cap where the cap material is just rolled over the framing and attached on the perimeter and where any exterior items come in contact with it.
goducks10 06/01/19 05:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Azdel vs Vacuem bonded fiberglass

Soundguy I'm not sure how to determine how the front and back are constructed. Anyone know how to figure that out? Front and back of the trailer of the wall?
goducks10 06/01/19 10:08am Travel Trailers
RE: Grand Design vs Jay Feather

Jayco now offers a 3 structural year warranty. In addition to the company’s two-year limited warranty, Jayco Inc. is adding a three-year structural warranty on all its 2020 models, covering such areas like the roof, laminated walls and floors.
goducks10 05/31/19 02:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: Direct TV turn off date

How in the world can anyone love SD?? LOL, I've always wondered that myself. I guess if all you watch is the news and old black and white rerun movies it's fine.
goducks10 05/31/19 08:20am Technology Corner
RE: Direct TV turn off date

Where we camp we don't have the best internet signal. And we don't like watching the same movies over and over.The arguments against streaming for everyone are quite clear, but timmac seems to be on a quest to save the world from Satellite tv. Well that is about to change, Space X is sending up hundreds of satellites that will allow you to have internet anywhere in America and beyond.. In 2 years the internet world will change and the satellite TV companies will be heading for bankruptcy.. :E\ Well that would be fine if thats actually what happens.
goducks10 05/30/19 10:43pm Technology Corner
RE: Direct TV turn off date

I can get ANY show or movie available - for free Tell us more. X2 You can watch just about any movie made in the past 80 years at anytime streaming.. I bet 90 percent is free and commercial free.. You cant teach these old dogs new tricks, they are stuck in the high price per month cable/satellite TV world and will never understand how awesome the new streaming is and how much of it is free.. :B Where we camp we don't have the best internet signal. And we don't like watching the same movies over and over.
goducks10 05/30/19 05:53pm Technology Corner
RE: Satellite 119 with DISH seems to cut in and out on motorhome

Maybe a lot of UFO activity.
goducks10 05/29/19 11:05pm Technology Corner
RE: Recommended Truck Modifications/Addons

Get a Ford F150 with the 3.5 EcoBoost and the Max Tow package. That should cover everything you need for a 7,000 lb TT.
goducks10 05/28/19 08:47am 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 05/28/19 08:33am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2018 Ram Integrated trailer brake problems

One thing I found after owning two (2012 and 2018) Ram 2500's is that the TBC is not very good in town under 30 mph. Out on the road under normal conditions it works fine. In fact I would suggest that the next time you're out on the hwy somewhere with no one around and your gain set to 10, is to hammer the brakes hard and fast. I bet the trailer tires lock up or at lest grab hard. I also find it interesting that in the Ram manual that it tells you to set the gain high and drive around 25 mph and squeeze the lever. If the brakes lock up then reduce gain until they don't lock up. I never could get any of the 3 trailers I've owned lock up the brakes doing that routine. I ended up with a P3 in the 2012 Ram and that was a nice TBC. On my 2018 I feel that Ram got the programming dialed in and even though I still can't lock up the brakes on the trailer under 30 mph I get good stooping power under normal conditions above 30 mph.
goducks10 05/26/19 11:56pm Tow Vehicles
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