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RE: Sumo Springs to replace air bags

Added the 2800 lb SumoSprings (yellow ones) to my F250. When towing our 5th wheel I'm 260 lbs over the sticker payload. The truck squatted before adding them. It now sits level and the ride is very smooth...no harshness. They do not engage when not towing. Highly recommend them!!
riltri 05/24/22 05:21am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Just give me the bad news.

Your best bet to have it repaired is NOT a dealership. Check with local body shops for if you have anyone local that does conversions. There is a company next to my business that does conversions and they strip some of the vehicles and totally rebuild them. That is where I would start.
riltri 05/09/22 02:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Pullrite 2600 with the big boys

Wish that I could recommend the 2600 but I can't. Just finished a 2 day trip from FL to NC and encountered a serious problem with the hitch. The gooseneck receiver actually moves inside the hitch....the set bolts do NOT hold it in place. I could see the 5th wheel shift fore/aft several inches. I'm surprised that the set bolt did not snap. EDIT: I just spent 49 minutes on the phone with someone in their R&D department. Extremely knowlwedgable and helpful. I have a few possible solutions to try and they are sending a replacement set screw.
riltri 04/25/22 06:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Chinese Pickup towing a lightweight 5ver

Towing an antiquated square nose 5th with a Chinese short bed truck...what could possibly go wrong? Aren't those trucks electric?
riltri 12/24/21 11:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hwy 321 Columbia to Savannah?

It’s a nice ride thru the state. Will take about an hour longer than 26-95 but I appreciate you wanting to avoid 26. Nothing I know of will be a concern. Plenty of little towns. Thanks! The condition of 26 really concerns me plus it cuts out a bad section of I-95. MapQuest actually shows it to be 20 minutes faster LOL!
riltri 12/23/21 01:21pm Roads and Routes
Hwy 321 Columbia to Savannah?

Trying to find a route from Columbia, SC to Savannah avoiding I-26. We will be pulling a 34' 5th wheel. Any opinions on using Hwy 321?
riltri 12/23/21 12:51pm Roads and Routes
RE: which gooseneck ball?

Thanks for the suggestions. I'm having the B&W Turnover Ball installed. Pick it up tomorrow morning. I used one with the Companion hitch in my old LB truck. I have complete faith in the B&W. Have not purchased a hitch yet but will probably go with a PullRite 2600.
riltri 12/10/21 05:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New GMC 2500 Wont Engage Trailer Brakes

Find the fuses associated with the brake...I think there are 2. Take both out at the same time and reseat them. That will force the truck to reboot the brake controls. I have heard that has worked. Good Luck!!
riltri 12/10/21 05:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Gas Engine - Fill It Up

Lots of gasser guys in denial. You certainly have to be more selective when fueling a gasser while hitched. Once upon a time, I had a V-10 Excursion and a 39' TT getting gas was much more challenging then getting diesel. I eventually traded the V-10 in for a 7.3 PSD Excursion. Getting fuel was less of a challenge with the diesel. Having had a diesel in the past, we tried the truck lanes a few times...no thanks to standing in a puddle of diesel. If you are half way competent handling the rig, it's a non-issue pulling up to a gas pump. If it were truly a non issue this thread and many with the same topic would not exist Yes there are some dirty diesel pumps, but there are also some less desireable gas pumps. Cleanliness is a seperate issue. People are not researching,scouting and reviewing google satelite images for puddles. They are simply looking for accessible pumps. Finding accesible diesel pumps is much easier than finding accesible gas pumps. Finding accesible diesel pumps is much easier than finding accesible gas pumps. Somehow some are still in denial and pretend gas pumps are equally accesible. ^^That is why I asked the question. When I pull our 5th to Florida, my wife follows in her truck (gas) pulling a 20' center console boat. I never have issues getting to the diesel pumps but there have been times that we had trouble finding easy access for her truck/boat. Unfortunately with the gas, I will need to fill up twice per pay with the 5th attached. We will make it work....just looking for suggestions. I had not thought about using Google Sattelite. Great idea!! Thanks!!
riltri 12/02/21 06:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: which gooseneck ball?

That explains it. I was not looking at the rail mounted hitches. Thanks
riltri 12/01/21 12:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: which gooseneck ball?

The B&W turnover ball system would be my choice, if actually using the ball for a heavy gooseneck trailer. If you just want to fasten an aluminum tubular hitch to it, any of the ball systems above will be solid enough. I know you dislike/don't want rails. They are a much more solid attachment, than any single point hitch. You would have many more options for a hitch, and if you want an Andersen hitch, the steel onethe steel one that Cummins 2014 has, is a more solid version. Jerry I have searched the Anderson site and can not find the steel one mentioned. Can you point me the the right direction? Thanks
riltri 12/01/21 07:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: which gooseneck ball?

This question was asked over on the TDR. Consensus is that the B&W is a better quality product and the bonus is it's 100% US Made. FYI the CURT is unfortunately Made in China. The OP on the TDR ended up buying the B&W. Thanks for confirming my thoughts. The LB that I traded had a B&W Companion/turnover ball hitch...loved it.
riltri 11/30/21 06:41pm Tow Vehicles
which gooseneck ball?

Picked up our new F250 today. It does not have the puck system....nothing in the bed. I want to use the Anderson Ultimate hitch and need to have a gooseneck ball below the bed system installed. Would love to hear your suggestions....B&W, Reese, Curt, Draw-tite, other?
riltri 11/30/21 05:38pm Tow Vehicles
Gas Engine - Fill It Up

This question is a bit tongue 'n cheek. I've traded my diesel for a gasser. It's been so easy to pull thru truck stops to get fuel. Now what?? Any tips on finding gas in locations that are easy to pull thru while towing a 5th?
riltri 11/30/21 06:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: Puck system & hitch questions

After talking to a few 5th wheelers who tow with SB trucks and own 5th wheels with the Turn Tec nose, I have decided to go with the Anderson Ultimate secured to the gooseneck ball. A big change from the Companion fixed that I have been using. Will also help with the payload that I'm close to maxing out as Lyle correctly pointed out. Thanks again for all the help.
riltri 11/29/21 01:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Puck system & hitch questions

Why would you cancel the 5er package on a new truck? I believe it comes with in-bed 7pin and some other things. I also ordered an F350 within the last month and can’t imagine not getting the 5er package. Actually found/bought a F250 with 6.75 bed that came into the dealership the previous night but it does not have the puck system. I'm trying to decide on a hitch but I do NOT want rails permanently mounted in the bed. The dealer quoted the Patriot but I did not realize it required the rails when I wrote the check. It appears that I will need a rail adapter that can be easily removed. Still searching!!
riltri 11/28/21 05:48pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Puck system & hitch questions

Buy Puck parts install your self. Buy a new Patriot slider. Sell old Patriot on CL Thanks to everyone for all the input. VERY helpful!! It's my understanding that the Patriot will not fit the puck system. It only fits the rails which I do NOT want. We only pull 4 days each year. The hitch is out of the truck the remainder of the time. Don't want those rails attached to the bed. My current thought is to cancel the 5th wheel prep and hitch. Then buy the puck system...intall it myself...purchase a Companion slider base (fits puck system)...use the head from my current fixed Companion hitch. Purchased truck the day before Thanksgiving. Hope to cancel the 5th package in the morning....we will see!
riltri 11/28/21 02:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Puck system & hitch questions

The Patriot fits on industry standard rails, not on factory puck systems. Are the rails fixed in place or can they be removed along with the hitch?
riltri 11/28/21 11:37am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Puck system & hitch questions

I think you will need the B&W Companion slider, for a direct fit to Ford OEM underbed puck system. ICBW, haven't followed updates. :) Jerry I think you are correct. The dealer did spec the B&W Patriot but did not mention which underbed system they are installing. Will be making a phone call first thing in the morning....good thing the installer is backed up 2 weeks!!!
riltri 11/28/21 11:36am Fifth-Wheels
Puck system & hitch questions

I'm moving from a LB GM to a Ford with 6.75' bed. The truck does not have factory installed puck system. I want to stick with a new B&W slider hitch (I don't think that a slider is required with my 2015 5th wheel's rounded nose, but want the option of using it). Will be pulling 12,300lbs. - Which puck system should I have the dealer install? - Can the Patriot slider easily handle 12.2k lbs? I know it is rated for 18k but has anyone heard of issues with it? Thanks
riltri 11/28/21 10:05am Fifth-Wheels
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