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RE: New trailer came off hitch!!

You're both right. The WDH is putting upward pressure on the cupling system as a whole, this is what transfers weight off the rear and onto the front. At the same time, it is lifting up on the ball and pulling down on the tongue; these forces balance out at some point.
troubledwaters 09/16/19 06:18pm Beginning RVing
RE: Cant hook up a whole house generator

The builder may have left but the electrician is still around and they are bonded and the county should be able to answer questions as to why it passed inspections. If they can't answer that and agree it's wrong, I feel like the electrician can be made to fix it. We've been a little taxed with the hurricane but I expect to be able to call them on Monday.so What did you find out when you called? Fighting the flu, it's going to be a few days. I'll post back once I get someone, get an appointment to have them come out, look at it etc. I expect this will take more than a day.Curious, what's the outcome.
troubledwaters 09/16/19 05:33pm Around the Campfire
RE: How do you really judge TV adequacy anymore?

There is no evidence to indicate an F150 can't tow all day every day within its tow ratings without incurring any more adverse effects than a F350 would at the comparable duty point. This is the comment that everybody is calling BS on. Throw a 10k lb trailer behind an F150 and the same behind and F350 and there's no question which truck will wear better over time.Maybe it wasn't clear, "Comparable duty point" was intended to mean an F150 operating at 100% of its tow rating (or whatever parameter you want to compare) compared to a F350 operating at 100% of its tow rating ( or whatever rating you're comparing). 100% vs. 100% Okay I did read that wrong and that does make your point more defensible. I still don't agree with it in a lot of cases, though. My 2500 has mostly the same components as a same year DRW 3500...which would make me think there's quite a bit of cushion built into the ratings on my truck. I also think heavy duty trucks are built to a higher standard in terms of expected duty cycle. Same deal when you go to a MDT...and so on as you move up the food chain.Yes I will concede that what you are saying about cushion etc. is probably a valid point. My statement was too overly broad.
troubledwaters 09/13/19 08:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: How do you really judge TV adequacy anymore?

There is no evidence to indicate an F150 can't tow all day every day within its tow ratings without incurring any more adverse effects than a F350 would at the comparable duty point. This is the comment that everybody is calling BS on. Throw a 10k lb trailer behind an F150 and the same behind and F350 and there's no question which truck will wear better over time.Maybe it wasn't clear, "Comparable duty point" was intended to mean an F150 operating at 100% of its tow rating (or whatever parameter you want to compare) compared to a F350 operating at 100% of its tow rating ( or whatever rating you're comparing). 100% vs. 100%
troubledwaters 09/12/19 05:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How do you really judge TV adequacy anymore?

Opps double post - my bad!
troubledwaters 09/12/19 02:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How do you really judge TV adequacy anymore?

YOU should get off the internet and Take your 1/2 ton and tow the guts out of it. Or stop with the suppositions and do more listening and learning. Oh I guess civility is out now. But still, nothing but your own personal opinion. But, you got to make up your mind Grit. Here’s one, 13K behind a half ton?? Don't doubt it. Been driving a '19 for the last week and it is a noticeable step up from the 2016 I have and it just feels heavier and stouter. Dunno what gears it has, but it feels like a 5.3 and is 8 speed, not the 10. Haven't popped the hood. 13k is a lot of weight and not for the faint of heart behind a half ton, but it will pull I believe. Actually a very nice truck.Clicky Wait, here’s another where you are responded to someone else. Half Tons are Capable?? I am successfully towing cross country for the past 2 years with a half ton, it is a diesel, 8 spd, 3.92, full air suspension. 28 ATC front bedroom. Loaded approx 7600lb. The combination yields high altitude performance and no drama. Half tons are very capable towing. Lol, not possible, must have been a dream......according to the rvnet extremists. Clicky Oh another - They all will tow just fine??? Oh my, for cripes sakes, not that this thread is any different than any other half ton towing thread, except that benk said something totally off the wall when usually his microscopic mechanical analysis is pretty spot on, but beer brewer, slow down, step away from the computer, breath a few deep breaths and go buy a freekin truck that you can drive on the stupid parkways or freeways or whatever they are AND tow a TT with. Pick your favorite brand 1/2 ton. Ford, GM Ram, Yota or Nissan. Get the big motor and trailer/ payload/super whatever towing package. Go buy a trailer that is within the range of the ones you're looking at, becasue they ALL will tow just fine. And GO CAMPING already! Seriously bud, I'm not trying to be sarcastic. I've towed stuff that size all over town or all over the country for almost 30 years now, since I got my drivers license, with a lot of differnet 1/2 tons. Many of which, in stock form, that would not hold a candle to any 2018 model pickup in terms of power, handling, braking, stability or strength. It ok. You can do it..clicky So which is it, it can tow within its ratings or it can't? Oh, and by the way, I'm not going to be getting off the internet. I see it as my duty to offer valid counterpoints (not withstanding the smartest person in the room attitude). You don't like my posts, use the block button.
troubledwaters 09/12/19 01:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Any of you guys winterizing with air only?

The water lines run up, down, around, up again, down again, etc. If water should happens not get completely blown out for some reason and pool in a low area and freeze (especially if its behind something), you may tear out 7 feet of floor or wall before you find the leak. $7.99 and 10 minutes can pretty much eliminate that possibility. YOMV.
troubledwaters 09/12/19 12:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How do you really judge TV adequacy anymore?

Read the SAE J2807 standard and maybe you will find your answer. That is after all the basis for the ratings.
troubledwaters 09/12/19 10:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: School me in public parks camping...

My wife wouldn't camp without a toilet or shower either. However, she uses the public campground shower, as do I. The black water is not a problem, can easily go for 10 days±.
troubledwaters 09/12/19 10:36am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How do you really judge TV adequacy anymore?

So far you haven't refuted that the 1500 series trucks are capable of towing within their ratings. What you have done is advocated that heavy duty trucks serve a purpose also (no argument here). PS: By the way, that "fairly new truck" has a 500,000 miles on it, and its still going. I'd say he got his money's worth out of it. I expect to get my money's worth out of my F150 also.
troubledwaters 09/12/19 06:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: How do you really judge TV adequacy anymore?

..."towing within its tow ratings"... Reading Comprehension 101 There is the towing within the ratings and then their is the duty cycle thing. If you are just a weekend warrior going out occasionally, that F150 may get it done for a once a month trip or an occasional trip. However if you are a full timer crisscrossing the country regularly an F-350 will be more capable vs. an F-150. Assuming both vehicles have similar towing parameters.There is no evidence to indicate an F150 can't tow all day every day within its tow ratings without incurring any more adverse effects than a F350 would at the comparable duty point. Matter of fact, there is a hot shotter on this forum that does so with a Ram 1500, all day, every day (Oh! but say it isn't so!, he even exceeds his ratings, the nerve of some people). I had a 2002 F250, V10, I towed a lot, I wore out parts, I replaced parts; the same I expect to do with my F150.
troubledwaters 09/12/19 05:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: How do you really judge TV adequacy anymore?

..."towing within its tow ratings"... Reading Comprehension 101
troubledwaters 09/11/19 07:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How do you really judge TV adequacy anymore?

..If anyone believes a 1500 truck is just as capable because it has the same or more payload as a 2500 truck, or based any other number like tow ratings, or has some super duper package, they're living in Fantasyland.Or maybe you're living in fantasyland. A F150/1500 truck is just as capable of towing within its tow rating as a F350/3500 is of towing within its ratings. I believe all models are now tested and rated per J2807 standard. I knew better than to get involved in this foolishness. You all have fun hashing it out, I'm going down to the bar and see if I can get an early bird special on happy hour.There is nothing more that needs to be hashed out. The trucks are tested and rated per the standard. Enjoy your beer.
troubledwaters 09/11/19 10:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: How do you really judge TV adequacy anymore?

..If anyone believes a 1500 truck is just as capable because it has the same or more payload as a 2500 truck, or based any other number like tow ratings, or has some super duper package, they're living in Fantasyland.Or maybe you're living in fantasyland. A F150/1500 truck is just as capable of towing within its tow rating as a F350/3500 is of towing within its ratings. I believe all models are now tested and rated per J2807 standard.
troubledwaters 09/11/19 10:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: Check valve location

I would put it on the intake side of the pump, so the pump stays full of water. YOMV
troubledwaters 09/10/19 01:48pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pulling with 1/2 ton

You can figure this out based upon the Truck "you" have, the trailer "you" have, and the way "you" will load them by looking at the information published Here. I figure real life is better then speculation.
troubledwaters 09/10/19 05:18am Travel Trailers
RE: Husband/wife Audio of Parking our 44' toy hauler

This thread wasn't even about the reservation. Good Lord, They made an error, they fixed it, OP sounds satisfied, done and over. Topic was about Husband/Wife communication.
troubledwaters 09/09/19 09:54am General RVing Issues
RE: RV Fatality in Oklahoma

Please keep reporting RV accidents, hopefully with photos and/or videos. It's helpful to me, due to the fact that I analyze these accidents for the purpose of trying to learn something that might help me avoid accidents.Absolutely. For instance, on this one I learned if a couple has and argument and gets kicked out of a casino, don't drive on the same road they are driving on. You could be killed when they cross the centerline. That piece of knowledge is going to be so immensely beneficial to me. I'm going to sleep better at night now. Thanks Grey Mountain for the useful knowledge.
troubledwaters 09/09/19 05:39am General RVing Issues
RE: Ford F-350 Towing Spec

I'm confused. Are you concerned about what is "legal" to tow or what might break? As far as legal is concerned, you can tow anything you want as long as properly licensed and registered in your state; and a cop doesn't see you as a serious hazard. As far as what might break, I haven't a clue.
troubledwaters 09/06/19 10:37am Towing
RE: Cant hook up a whole house generator

You can call everyone you like, it ain't going to solve your problem; it'll just add to your frustration. The only call you need to make is to an electrician to install a main disconnect switch and transfer switch. This is not rocket science.
troubledwaters 09/06/19 05:28am Around the Campfire
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