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RE: Uneven Bearing Temp

If the trailer is running nose high then it would make sense that there is more weight on the rear axle possibly making the bearings run warmer on that axle.
mooky stinks 04/14/21 08:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Solidifying shower floor??

Outback 277RL: I cut some small pieces of 2x2 to just the right length and glued them on end under the shower pan to support it. Then I replaced the plastic fitting on the shower with a rubber adapter and clamp. Took about an hour and didn’t have to remove anything. Never leaked another drop and was solid to stand on the 8 years we had it.
mooky stinks 04/08/21 05:36am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: GM announces their Electric Silverado half ton.

EV owners don’t have to buy gas, but they sure buy a whole bunch of lunches!;)
mooky stinks 04/07/21 10:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: Poop in outside sink

I’ve never heard of an outdoor sink being plumbed into the black tank. Not that it can’t be. However I have a gray tank, from the inside kitchen sink, that vents on the side of the camper, right next to my outdoor kitchen that came loose stunk like a black tank. Once I took the cover off and tightened the plastic nut I never smelled it again. Maybe yours has something like that?
mooky stinks 04/05/21 06:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: '18 F150 with 5.5 box tow a 5th wheel ?

How is the Rating higher? - you burned up payload on that diesel engine. The curb weight of my vehicle is substantially less then yours. Even the gas version of your vehicle gives you several hundred lbs more payload. Curb weight is less but the axles, diff, springs, frame are puny in comparison. All that aside, I prefer live axles over independent suspension when towing. Handles far better but that's just me. As for payload, again, that is typically split between axles. What is the rating for the rear axle alone? My truck is very similar to wing zealot’s and mine has a RAWR of 4800lbs and a scaled weight of 2560lb on the rear axle with me(230lbs) and a slider hitch and a full 36 gallon fuel tank. So that leaves 2240 available on the rear axle. BUT at the full rawr of 4800 and the front axle weight of 3300. It would put me over my GVWR of 7850. So to be within the ratings I could still carry 2000lbs of pin weight, be at my GVWR and under my RAWR.
mooky stinks 03/29/21 11:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: '18 F150 with 5.5 box tow a 5th wheel ?

It’s funny how everyone talks weights and ratings and then you give them and they move the goal line. It just goes back to the outdated “a 1/2 ton can’t tow that”.
mooky stinks 03/29/21 10:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: CAT Scale Weights

Your truck weighs 7200? I see it’s an 8’ box and steel? But by comparison my 2020 w/ Max Tow and HDPP and full of fuel weighs 5860 with me and the 5th wheel hitch. My rear axle is 2560. You’re almost 1300lbs heavier just on the rear axle! BTW your math doesn’t add up for the truck weight 3720+3780=7500 which makes it more unbelievable! Do you have a rock collection you bring camping?
mooky stinks 03/29/21 07:40am Towing
RE: '18 F150 with 5.5 box tow a 5th wheel ?

I have 2240lbs left with me, the hitch and a full tank(36 gallon) on my 4800lb RAWR. My 9600lb scaled 5r has a pin weight of 1800. That’s gives me 440lbs for my “big boned” wife. BTW my pin weight when I weighed coming home from dealer went up only 140lbs when fully loaded. I am close (within 200lbs) of my GVWR of the truck. So it can even be like mine (9600lbs) AND be within ALL ratings.
mooky stinks 03/29/21 06:13am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Crushed F-150

My 2013 ecoboost max tow came with towing mirrors and 11300 tow rating. Thanks for pointing that out. I knew they were separate when I got my 2020. Didn’t realize they used to be included. I deleted my previous post.
mooky stinks 03/27/21 05:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Crushed F-150

The 5th wheel is a Reflection 295RL. It’s definitely one of the 150 series and the 295RL is the only one where the awning runs past the bedroom window. They’re 8800lbs dry with a dry pin weight of 1400lbs. GVWR OF 10,995lbs. We have no idea what is loaded in the trailer. Going by GVWR there could be 2200lbs of pin weight. Totally doable by the right F150. Going strictly by the wheels on the truck it doesn’t have the HDPP. But none of that matters when the pin slides out the back of the hitch. Either way, that is a lot of damage if that’s what truly happened.
mooky stinks 03/27/21 08:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: '18 F150 with 5.5 box tow a 5th wheel ?

To answer the OPs question, you can absolutely tow a 5th wheel with a 5.5 box. I’ve done it. BUT seeing as it IS a Ford with the 5.5’ box means it didn’t come with the Heavy Duty Payload Package or HDPP. As you can only get it with the 6.5’ box. This means that their payload is anywhere between 1200 and 1800ish. We need more info on the truck like payload and RAWR to be of any real help. I’m suspecting that it won’t be possible with that particular 1/2 ton. Other than that, it’s just hot air.
mooky stinks 03/25/21 01:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: killed new Jeep Wrangler by Flat-Towing It in 4-Low !

If insurance companies didn’t have to pay out for “stupid” things.....well I’ll just say they’d save A LOT of money!
mooky stinks 03/23/21 03:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Superduty production suspended

Q3? Really? I wouldn’t want to be waiting for an ordered truck right now........ “Ford recently shared its semiconductor chip shortage recovery plan with dealers, while The Blue Oval’s CEO Jim Farley believes that the problem will be solved by Q3 2021.”
mooky stinks 03/23/21 03:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: killed new Jeep Wrangler by Flat-Towing It in 4-Low !

I drag raced for the better part of 30 years and I’ve seen a lot of carnage. But nothing THAT bad. Congrats to the destroyer!
mooky stinks 03/22/21 06:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Loooow Inventory

When I got my F-150 in October the dealer had 2 F-250s and they said when they were gone they wouldn’t be getting any until after the 1st of the year. They were also getting sticker for them.
mooky stinks 03/21/21 06:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 1/2 ton cement mixer.......

A pallet of dry concrete is a yard. It weighs 3,000 pounds. about 40 gallons of water are needed. 40 X 8.33 = 1,320 pounds. That's about 5,300 pounds there (1-1/4 yards) plus the weight of the mixer. Now we know why it has two 3,500-5,000 pound axles. I think you meant to say 40 gallons of water is 320;)
mooky stinks 03/21/21 02:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Do not believe every thing that you read .

My wife wants to raise chickens but she calls chicken coops, chicken huts! I told her you don’t even know where they live!
mooky stinks 03/18/21 06:28pm Around the Campfire
RE: Safety Chains Just Took On a Whole New Meaning

FAKE NEWS only 1/2 tons crash
mooky stinks 03/16/21 02:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Truly towable with 1/2 ton?

Unless you have a “Max tow” and/or “Heavy Duty Payload” 1/2 ton I’d forget about a 5th wheel. I do it with my F150 with a Heavy Duty Payload Package (HDPP) of 2565lbs and RAWR of 4800lbs. I’ve got about 350lbs of cushion on payload and RAWR with both Max Tow and HDPP package on a 157” WB 6.5’ box Screw with just me and DW in the truck. (1800lbs pin weight fully loaded) It’s a considerably rare truck. Some would call it a Unicorn.
mooky stinks 03/12/21 08:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Chevy Shake

Shake shake shake, shake shake shake Shake your Chevy, shake your Chevy Oh, shake shake shake, shake shake shake Shake your Chevy, shake your Chevy Settle down KC!;)
mooky stinks 03/05/21 06:18pm Tow Vehicles
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