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RE: Tool box in a long bed?

When the cap comes off my truck in the spring, the tool box goes in. It extends 8" above the bed rail and I have never had an issue. If you are turning that sharp that the tool box becomes a factor - you're doing it wrong...
rsgs 05/24/20 07:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Double towing

I have towed doubles (have my endorsement from the state of MI) only in my home state, which allows for Fifth wheels ONLY. With that said, I know I am in violation of the overall length (crew cab long box, 32' fifth, and a 18' boat) puts me around 74' total. I haven't been stopped yet and I try not to do it frequently. Only up north to take the camper and boat up in the spring, and in the fall to bring them back. I have a solid setup with all safety considerations in place (safety chains, solid hitch on the fifth, lights all work). By the way, it tows like a dream... And it would tow like a dream in BC or Washington as well. Do you have working brakes on the second trailer? No I don't. Boat is a single axle 18' aluminum Walleye getter. I have upgraded HighPo disks on the truck and 5th wheel. Honestly, I can't even feel the boat back there, including when I'm braking. With no rear camera, I swerve slightly every now and then to make sure it's back there. A rear camera is in the future, but not right now. $500 for a camera isn't going to happen. Maybe next 'stimulus' check...
rsgs 05/22/20 08:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Double towing

I have towed doubles (have my endorsement from the state of MI) only in my home state, which allows for Fifth wheels ONLY. With that said, I know I am in violation of the overall length (crew cab long box, 32' fifth, and a 18' boat) puts me around 74' total. I haven't been stopped yet and I try not to do it frequently. Only up north to take the camper and boat up in the spring, and in the fall to bring them back. I have a solid setup with all safety considerations in place (safety chains, solid hitch on the fifth, lights all work). By the way, it tows like a dream...
rsgs 05/21/20 09:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Lifting fifth wheel

I would rather remove the blocks between the axle and springs on the truck!! Trucks are made much higher now, I suppose it's some kind of marketing strategy to make the truck seem bigger, more powerful, more manly...etc?? There is no good reason for it in my opinion and if I were to replace my 05 Ram with a new truck this is what I would do immediately. These blocks of steel are removable. You don't have to take them all away, just remove enough to make the bed of the truck lower. I've talked to guys who have done it. The last thing you want to do is raise a trailer, especially a 5th wheel which is already very tall, and cause the center of gravity to be in favor of a roll over in high winds or in a surprise sharp curve. I think 4WD trucks have more blocks anyway to get extra clearance for off roading??!! Don't listen to this nonsense. When you start changing the angles of the drive shaft and suspension, you're asking for trouble. Raising the trailer is sensible and done all the time due to the increase height of the newer trucks.
rsgs 05/08/20 11:35am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bit Off WAY more than we can chew...

All those jobs are easy. As someone said, lean on YouTube for help. Most are just intuitive. We bought a second fifth wheel last year for $1000. that someone just gave up on. Only real issue was the o-ring in the hydraulic pump for the slide needed to be replaced and a couple of outside fittings. He gave up because he thought it was too big of a job. $3.50 for the o-ring and about $50 for the fittings and she looks brand new again with 0 issues. Don't be mis-lead by those telling you to sell it. You can do it.
rsgs 09/17/19 04:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Winterize or Not

I never listen to the weather report when fall comes around. I have two fifth wheels in different locations. At the first of September, I blow out lines, drain the hot water tank, and add red pop to the traps. This way I know if something unforeseen comes up and I don't get back to either one for a month or two, it's taken care of and I don't have to worry. It's ALWAYS better to be safe than sorry and it only takes a few minutes.
rsgs 09/10/19 05:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Graphics

They don't call them '7 year vinyl graphics' for nothin. After dealing with them on boats for decades, first thing I did when I bought my new 32' FW was to remove every graphic on it. They just peeled off without a shadow or gum left behind. Last year I bought a 2005 Forest River for $1000 that other than slide issues (easily fixed) and peeling graphics, was in excellent shape. I'm told I 'stole' that FW. Heat gun, Goof Off, and a lot of time to remove the old ones. I did not replace them. Wheeled out the fiberglass and she looks perfect.
rsgs 07/10/19 06:36am Fifth-Wheels
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