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RE: The cost of a Diesel Truck

I will suggest that the your cost of operation was so low because you did not have to deal with the entire DEF system, especially the DEF heater. They have become overly complicated, fail often and expensive to repair.
riltri 07/02/22 10:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tight turn across narrow culvert?

I found a landscaper who says he has extended several culverts. This should be the least expensive soluton. Thanks for all the suggestions!!
riltri 06/30/22 11:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tight turn across narrow culvert?

Is it your driveway? Just span it with a steel plate? Obviously suport that plate. Thanks Sjm9911. I had not thought about that. There is a very large highway contractor where I live. I'll discuss options with them. Thanks again!
riltri 06/27/22 01:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tight turn across narrow culvert?

Thanks for the suggestions and even the criticism....I'm married, I can handle it!! Backing is not an option due to other obstacles. This is a private road. Not certain how the other 8 residents would feel about having their only egress blocked for half of a day eventhough the end results would be an improvement for all. It is a poor rural area, so getting help on the cost is not likely. I checked with a grading company. They said it is not a very long process to get county approval. But said $4-8K...he would need to look at it. I think that pulling partially in then backing a couple of times might cut the turn radius down enough. The steel idea is a good one!! I was a GC for many years and have seen properly supported steel used often for heavy construction equipment. It is often used in road construction with 18 wheelers running over it. Only issue is the weight and putting it in place. https://www.shoringsolutions.com/_gallery/uploads/Comer_2nd_Day_Balt.,MD_001_.jpg Thanks again!
riltri 06/27/22 01:44pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tight turn across narrow culvert?

I can't see the issue. A 2 lane road will likely be 25 foot wide. King pin to where tandem pivots likely well under 30ft. Crowd hard to right until your past drive, crank hard left aiming the left side of truck for right side of bridge. This puts trailer axle as close to in line with driveway as can. Stop just before steer axle leaves pavement. Cut hard passenger, back up enough that hard cut to driver will let you get TV as far right as culvert will allow.Stop just before steer axle leaves pavement. Cut hard passenger, back up enough that hard cut to driver will let you get TV as far right as culvert will allow. Once the rear axle is across, cut to passenger if needed, then back to driver to get TV back on drive before trailer gets off. Ain't no step. I've been running that thru my mind. If I initially go just past the drive 2-3' so I over-shoot the drive. Turn hard left and pull up to the edge of road, then turn steering to passenger side and back up. That will allow my front tires to make it on the second try and it might get the RV axles far enough right to make it.and it might get the RV axles far enough right to make it.
riltri 06/27/22 05:24am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tight turn across narrow culvert?

Turning off of narrow 2 lane road with no real shoulder. Colvert width is 13'. No desire to put in a new colvert if possible.
riltri 06/26/22 06:15pm Fifth-Wheels
Tight turn across narrow culvert?

We have purchased a lot on a creek off of the Pamlico River....we are very excited. But there is one problem. I have to make a left turn across a 3' wide ditch that has a 13' wide drive/culvert. I had to widen my driveway to 16' and I just barely make it. I'm looking for ideas on how to temporarily extend the culvert. My hair-brain idea is to cut 1/2" plywood into 4 = 2'x4' pieces, laminate them and use block for support on the right side for my truck front tires. Any ideas on how to make this turn? 34' 5th and F250 w/6.75' bed
riltri 06/26/22 04:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sumo Springs on 2022 F350 SRW

I have around 900 miles of towing on mine and they show no signs of wear...just looked. They appear to make contact the same as the factory stops. They eliminate my squat and provide a very smooth ride. I have a '22 F250. Interested in what you find out!!
riltri 06/06/22 05:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: Smokey Mountains area

Great map that shows NC waterfalls. https://www.wncwaterfalls.info/map.html
riltri 06/01/22 03:05pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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
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