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RE: Ford super duty 3.31 rear end. Will it be a big mistake. ?

It is all about torque. The torque multiplier is accomplished by the differential and transmission. The higher gear ratio of the differential buts more demand on the transmission to produce the torque for high loads. That means the transmission works harder to make up the torque. So in a practical sense, it boils down to how often the truck is required to pull heavy loads vs no loads. A good indication is how often the truck shifts gears to maintain the speed limit with normal driving. Diesel trucks are not as sensitive to torque demands as a gas truck.
justme 01/23/21 03:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Insurance on a 2021 Fifth Wheel

It is worth considering to get an agent that works for you and not the insurance company and the dealership. Also, watch out for the low balls where they charge a low price for the first year and increase it well above inflation the following years.
justme 12/22/20 11:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Blue DEF

Just because something costs more money does not mean it is better. Pricing strategy is very complex and rarely has anything to do with manufacturing costs by themselves. It is all about a marketing strategy to maximize profits. That is why there are so many government regulations, testing labs, and competition. Blue Def, Walmart, and many other reputable brands meet the proper certifications and testing. So it is foolish to pay a higher price for that product. This is a guide that some companies use for pricing. Companies are in business to make a profit and do what they have to do to do that. https://quickbooks.intuit.com/r/pricing-strategy/6-different-pricing-strategies-which-is-right-for-your-business/
justme 12/22/20 10:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Blue DEF

The important thing is that whatever DEF is used, that it's properly certified. That certification assures pharmacy grade urea and the water is properly distilled as well as the proper mixture ratio. Walmart and Blue DEF and many others are properly certified. It makes a lot of sense to buy the least expensive and assure the date codes are recent. Also, when buying that product make certain the seal is in place. There have been reports that some scum bags have purchased DEF and emptied the container and refilling it with tap water and returning the jug for credit.
justme 12/16/20 12:17pm Fifth-Wheels
2021 ford SD camera

Does the 2021 SD Ford camera system allow for viewing the aux trailer camera while traveling on the high way. The 2020 aux camera shuts off while moving forward more the 5mph and I was wondering if Ford allows the aux camera to be used while traveling at highway speeds. I believe GM allows viewing the aux camera while traveling but Ford and Ram do not. Also, do they allow the forward camera to be used as a Dashcam while traveling?
justme 12/01/20 08:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: General 5th Wheel Brand Question

..and when considering, don't forget to evaluate how easy it is to maintain and repair the hydraulic system, slide-out mechanics, water system, underbelly, roof water intrusion, electrical system, and etc. Some manufacturers make things more difficult than need be.
justme 11/20/20 09:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Any one else giving up snow birding due to the covid

Looks like a vaccine is a very near approval.
justme 11/09/20 01:27pm Snowbirds
RE: General 5th Wheel Brand Question

When someone says "better built" I wish they would be more specific. Otherwise, it simply is an opinion based on hearsay. Newer materials and construction techniques can cause that comment when in fact they are better in many ways. Manufacturing problems are a concern though because RVs are essentially hand-built. And then we have difficulty to work on aspects.
justme 11/09/20 01:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Axle Ratio, new truck

I would suspect the new 10-speed trany will do the job because of its extended torque ratios. However, I am concerned about gear hunting while pulling heavy loads and inclines. Seems to me gear hunting will shorten the life of the trany while doing a lot of towing or heavy hauling-- especially with gas engines.
justme 11/09/20 12:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ditching Dometic Thermostat?

Can I swap out my POS Dometic Thermostat with a simple household thermostat? Just curious why you think it is a POS. Could you clarify?
justme 07/10/20 01:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Seeking advice on towing vehicle

Ford must build one hell of a strong truck. A 2015 F250 with airbags pulled into our campground pulling 20k GVW Designer Suites. The owner claims it pulls well and has pulled that trailer for thousands of miles with no problem and never felt unsafe. I don't condone that combination, but it does show that newer trucks are robust pullers. Wow that trailer far exceeds the factory carrying capacity and combined weight capacity. The add-on airbags make it near equivalent to an F350 SRW. and that still exceeds the factory specs for an F350 SRW. However the 2020 F350 would be better, but Ford claims not to exceed 18K GVW for a 5th wheel for some reason-- probably because the factory supplied hitch is 18K rated. Saying all that Ford is the king of the hill for 2020 trucks..
justme 05/23/20 04:05pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best Fiver these days

Lippert is like most OEM's. They build and supply their products to what the 5th wheel mfg's spec out. So why blame Lippert? Also, those manufacturers purchase materials and components that they choose based on their criteria and profit needs. Therefore it is only reasonable to investigate and determine what those manufacturers decided upon and not blame the OEM for their choices. That is true.
justme 05/23/20 03:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Retracting jacks while unhooked

This may be a dumb question, but here goes. I need to fully retract all my jacks on my Cougar so I can zero out the autolevel feature. In the past I've hooked up to the truck and then retracted. Just saw a video where someone retracted them while unhooked (was a different brand fiver), and it worked fine. I'm worried that my camper will go so low to the ground that it will damage my drain pipes for grey and black water. Is this possible, or do the manufacturers plan for this ahead of time and build them with enough room? I don't know what you mean by "zero out the auto-level". If you mean calibrating for level then you simply follow the instructions in the manual which don't require full retraction.
justme 05/23/20 02:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Seeking advice on towing vehicle

The truck ratings are important and should be adheard for, but the trailer suspension is probably more of a concern. Most trailer mfg's put minimal suspension .
justme 05/21/20 08:51pm Fifth-Wheels

I can understand the necessity of confirming UV effectiveness with direct research. It is also interesting to note that NASA considers UV to be an effective virus killer because they utilized UV technology to sanitize the various landers that visit planets, moons, and asteroids.
justme 04/26/20 08:10pm Around the Campfire

and here is another cause for the death rate. I don't know if this doctor is any more or less credible than the CDC, but it is worth considering until proven otherwise. Effective QC organizations have inspectors to assure the data is correct, but I don't believe the CDC has that level of inspection and assurance. They offer guidelines but are voluntary and it is up to the integrity of those who follow them. https://www.globalresearch.ca/hospitals-getting-paid-more-label-cause-death-coronavirus/5709720
justme 04/26/20 09:27am Around the Campfire

Can someone explain why some countries have a much lower death rate (deaths per million) than others while ignoring data from the Communist countries? For example why is Singapore so low. Then explain why are states on the east coast so much higher. I am not sure of the reason, but something is not right. This is a link to the official scoreboard. I would think there would be more uniformity between countries with modern health care. https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
justme 04/26/20 07:58am Around the Campfire

This makes me wonder what is going on with this lockdown. Why did we do it? https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/coronavirus-death-rate/#comparison
justme 04/24/20 10:39am Around the Campfire
RE: Lifting fifth wheel

I don't know about RAM but Ford offers rear blocks to lower the rear in one-inch increments. I suspect RAM and GM offer the same. The 2017+ F350 SRW 4wheel drive is approx. 3 inches high to look more macho. Therefore it can be lowered the same amount with the appropriate mod. Aftermarket folks also offer lowering blocks for the rear as well. Search the Inet and you will find a lot of options. http://www.pmfsuspension.com/2017-20-Ford-Superduty-Fabricated-Blocks_p_173.html
justme 04/21/20 12:39pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bridge height apps

search for lowclearancebridgeinfo..pdf then select: https://member.coach-net.com/members/pdfs/LowClearanceBridgeInfo.pdf
justme 04/16/20 09:41am Fifth-Wheels
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