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RE: Weight Police inverse?

Our old 35' CC Silverback had a 1800 pin wt.
ACZL 03/08/21 02:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Maine to Yellowstone

Take a northern route west and a southern route east if you can. Keep an eye on weather as you'll be in the "ally". Sounds like a great trip and I agree w/ others, if you can, take your time. We went to Mt Rushmore in '99 via Lincoln Town Car and back in a week. Highlights of that trip: John Deere HQ in Moline IL Cabela's in Sidney NB (largest store at that time) Mt Rushmore Crazyhorse Badlands Wall Drugs (tourist trap) Arctic Cat HQ in Their River Falls MN Macinaw Bridge (friggin' awesome!!) Spent lot of windshield time, but had a great time. Would like to go back to re-visit places and to see ones we didn't see.
ACZL 03/06/21 06:34am Roads and Routes
RE: What size jack and stands for f350

Nice post JB! My HF specials are old nuff that that are not part of the recall. On old RV, I borrowed stands from work as we are a semi shop to hold up the RV while I had wheels off. Now I do 1 of 2 things for RV depending on what it is I'm doing. A) either just use the rear landing legs to lift it. B). Lift w/ rear legs then either use borrowed HD stands or block it w/ wood under frame. Guess my alum bodied 350 DRW still has some feel parts in it cuz compared to others, it's a heavyweight at 9300# full of fuel, hitch and fireweood.
ACZL 03/06/21 06:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone pulling a Montana 3120 with a SRW short bed?

I know this is getting off topic for OP, but I have 1400# of tube sand over axle, 60 psi in stock tires. Guess I could lower them more, but now that winter is winding down, no need to.
ACZL 03/06/21 06:13am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Chevy Shake

First it was death wobble. Now Chevy shake. Lord help us! Actually it goes back at least as far as 2016. Next will be, "If you can't stop, RAM it".
ACZL 03/05/21 08:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: What size jack and stands for f350

I have the 3T as well from HF. Like above post said you should be fine. Could always get 2 more so you have 4 under the axles. If not check with NAPA no parts to see if they have higher ton jack stands. Do you have or know of any nearby semi truck/trailer shops? Could always check w/ them to see where they get theirs from.
ACZL 03/05/21 08:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone pulling a Montana 3120 with a SRW short bed?

IMO it's a no go. Truck should weigh in around 8600# +/-. Going by replies from others, the RV's dry weight is 14k and max of 16k. You will be at max capacity all the way around if not over on some. I had same truck, but when we upgraded RV's we were in same situation as you. Yes truck towed it fine and I loved the truck, but didn't like being right at max on everything. Dry weight of new coach was 14k and max was 16k. Fully loaded, pin was 3700, RV 16,000, total weight on truck 12,300, combo 24,600. Ended up getting a DRW 350 and night/day diff in towing. Yes the DRW sux in the snow, but for towing north of 15k max RV weight, you are in DRW territory. Dry wt is just 12K with a large CCC, loaded GW likely 14-14.5K, kind of reason OP said the numbers fit. Jerry You are indeed correct. If however the dry weight is more (say closer to 14k) and figure at least 2,000# of "stuff" then that changes things I figure.Really have to look at dry & max weight of RV and kinda figure the mfr dry weights are not always 100% correct (same as mfr advertised pin weights). Like I mentioned in my 1st post, really thought our '15 SRW not only would be perhaps are last truck and able to tow pretty much anything, we simply ran out of numbers when we got the new RV. I wasn't too concerned about yanking it around here in NY or close by states, but heading to FL in summer and being over on tires just planted a gut feeling of not being comfy. So that's how we ended up w/ the DRW. Don't get me wrong, the DRW is awesome for towing the RV, but it does kinda stink for everyday running around and surely stinks in the winter. That's where our old SRW shined.....especially towing our 4 place V-nose close to 30' sled trailer. DRW, like a farm tractor give you a wider footprint and spreads the weight out on 4 tires rather than 2.
ACZL 03/05/21 08:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Anyone pulling a Montana 3120 with a SRW short bed?

IMO it's a no go. Truck should weigh in around 8600# +/-. Going by replies from others, the RV's dry weight is 14k and max of 16k. You will be at max capacity all the way around if not over on some. I had same truck, but when we upgraded RV's we were in same situation as you. Yes truck towed it fine and I loved the truck, but didn't like being right at max on everything. Dry weight of new coach was 14k and max was 16k. Fully loaded, pin was 3700, RV 16,000, total weight on truck 12,300, combo 24,600. Ended up getting a DRW 350 and night/day diff in towing. Yes the DRW sux in the snow, but for towing north of 15k max RV weight, you are in DRW territory.
ACZL 03/04/21 07:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Syracuse NY April Camping

Try West Canada Creek Campground just above Utica and an hour and 20 minutes+/- to fairgrounds. Think they open in April. Turning Stone won't open till May
ACZL 03/01/21 01:11am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Will it be difficult to find a reliable 5er on a 20K budget

Edd505---That's a GREAT looking 5er !! Even the nose cone appears to be bug free!
ACZL 02/27/21 04:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Will it be difficult to find a reliable 5er on a 20K budget

Heck yeah, I think the $5 gas that is coming will change the market. Heard a 1 line headline on Fox Biz Channel yesterday that oil "could " reach $100.00/barrel.
ACZL 02/25/21 07:21am Fifth-Wheels
Good Year buying out Cooper tires

Goodyear to Acquire Cooper Tire February 22, 2021 • by Trucking Info Staff After closing in the second half of the year, the combined tire company will be headquartered in Akron, Ohio. - Photo: Goodyear After closing in the second half of the year, the combined tire company will be headquartered in Akron, Ohio. Photo: Goodyear The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has entered into a definitive transaction agreement to acquire Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. in a deal valued at about $2.8 billion. The transaction, subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to close in the second half of the year. The acquisition will expand Goodyear’s product offering by combining two portfolios of complementary brands. It will also create a stronger U.S.-based manufacturer with increased presence in distribution and retail channels while combining both companies’ strengths in the light truck and SUV product segments, Goodyear officials said in a press release. Copper’s company portfolio of brands includes Cooper, Mastercraft, Roadmaster and Mickey Thompson. Times are difficult. GPS fleet tracking helps make them easier. Speak with top providers and receive pricing information to begin putting money back towards your bottom line.? How many vehicles do you need to track? * 1-45-910-4950-99100-249250+ CONTINUE “The addition of Cooper’s complementary tire product portfolio and highly capable manufacturing assets, coupled with Goodyear’s technology and industry leading distribution, provides the combined company with opportunities for improved cost efficiency and a broader offering for both companies’ retailer networks,” said Richard Kramer, Goodyear chairman, chief executive officer and president After closing, the combined company will be headquartered in Akron, Ohio, but Goodyear expects to maintain a presence in Findlay, Ohio. The companies are preparing for integration focused on continuity of manufacturing, operations and customer service, company officials said. The combined company will have approximately $17.5 billion in pro forma 2019 sales. Under the terms of the transaction, Cooper shareholders will receive $41.75 per share in cash and a fixed exchange ratio of 0.907 shares of Goodyear common stock per Cooper share for a total equity value of approximately $2.8 billion. Based on Goodyear’s closing stock price on February 19, the last trading day prior to the announcement, the implied cash and stock consideration to be received by Cooper shareholders is $54.36 per share. Upon closing of the transaction, Goodyear shareholders will own approximately 84% of the combined company, and Cooper shareholders will own approximately 16%.
ACZL 02/23/21 08:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: oh joy...........

Apply duct tape and some Barr's Leak and get on down the road ;) Is that a 5.7L in the truck? I would be scheming to get a larger performance engine in there :B Sorry, never a good time to have these troubles. You forgot the bubble gum, few Hail Mary's and Band-Aid's
ACZL 02/12/21 12:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fuel mileage

I averaged my entire summer camping last year, 15k gvw 5er, in the mtns., all the sightseeing etc, averaged 10 mpg. Then, we go to Phx in the fall/winter, 75-80+ mph, and average 8.5 mpg. I hate lolly gagging, I get too bored and very sleepy, so a little more fuel is fine with me. Gas is cheaper than diesel, so cost is probably a wash. I really don't care and I want the power to run the way I like to. Craig Where's the like button??
ACZL 02/09/21 05:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fuel mileage

OP, If you follow these forums long enough, you'll see many repeat posters and many are truly honest replies. In saying that, I reiterate my point that most Ram's and GM's get better mpg's that do Ford's. If you plan on towing anything north of 15k (RV) it is strongly encouraged that you go the DRW route for safety and if you wish to add an aux tank in bed of truck seeing you'll have more capacity. So based on the replies you've seen. most folks are getting between 8.5-11 towing and 12-20 empty. Gearing, tranny's, etc all faster into it as you know. My FIL (RIP) asked me many years ago when I had my 6.0 PSD and fuel was going up then about regretting getting a diesel and my reply to him was: "Nope, got it for power". I will say tho, the 6.0 I had did get decent mpg's.
ACZL 02/08/21 05:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fuel mileage

My '17 F350 w/4.10 gears, 6sp tranny, equates to: 12-15/16 empty city/hi-way. Towing rig in sig nets 8.5-9 or so @ 55-70 mph. Truck weighs 9300, RV 16,000. IMO, both Ram and GM get better mpg's, But this luxury is just like snowmobiling/boating, gotta pay to play!
ACZL 02/06/21 04:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2018 GMC 3500 STD BOX 4x4 axle ratings

Any way of doing a net search to find what your looking for? I agree too that it seems odd not to have a sticker BUT the sticker on the it should say something. Can you post a pic of what you have?
ACZL 02/05/21 05:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tow Vehicle Liability Insurance

For farts and giggles, look into Plymouth Rock based out of New England area. We just switched to them after about 15 years w/ Erie and many years w/ Nationwide before that. Not sure tho w/ you being in FL if they cover you or not. Worth a shot anyways.
ACZL 02/04/21 01:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: B&W Fifth Wheel Hitch

Contact B&W directly and see what they say VS guessing. If no luck, then sell what he has and get the right B&W hitch.
ACZL 01/29/21 02:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: replacing Brake Pads

Kinda interesting to read the replies and all good. I'd like to add that my '17 350 DRW w/ 29K seems to have a decent amount of pedal travel now than was new. Tire shop says nothing about how pads look and haver never seen then myself either so really don't know how much is left......especially the front ones. Upon next tire rotation, I'm going to ask the shop if I can see the front pads while they have the wheels off. Last time tho I did change pads/rotors was on my '03 250 and want to say I went w/ Hawk pads and slotted rotors. To make matters worse, several months after I put them on, got rid of the truck.
ACZL 01/27/21 08:44am Tow Vehicles
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