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RE: tire pressure

... IMO, better to air on side of caution. Semi tires are at 95 to 110 all the time.Intentional or unintentional pun? :) My high school English teachers would probly kill me as I wasn't sure which "air" to use.
ACZL 09/15/20 10:44am Fifth-Wheels
RE: tire pressure

FWIW, I run max in my trailers and no problems at all w/ anything moving inside, ride is good and overall AOK. 1st 5er max was 80, and RV weighed 12,800 (out of 13,800 max weight). New RV, tires at 110, weight is 16,000 out of 16,000 (max weight). As we all know, all this weight isn't on the RV tires alone, but it's what it weighs when loaded up. With my previous trucks (SRW) I ran max pressures and yes it made for a harsher ride w/o a doubt. Now w/ the DRW, I run PSI from door jam label and all seems to do well. Still can go up to 80 if need be, but don't need to. Fronts are 70, rears are 65. Makes sense to me. IMO, better to air on side of caution. Semi tires are at 95 to 110 all the time.
ACZL 09/15/20 07:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Champion generator

Cummins/Onan has now entered the small genny arena. Anyone can do the same, just import the cheap junk from China and slap your stickers on it. I have no idea if they are rebadged genny's or not. Didn't even know they were making/marketing them till I read the article in TL on them.
ACZL 09/10/20 08:35am Fifth-Wheels
RE: What discount to expect on special-ordered truck?

Go to Edmunds and price out/spec the truck you want. They are really good and close to what a dealer will tell you. This will give you a good idea as to what you should pay for it.
ACZL 09/10/20 02:24am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Champion generator

Cummins/Onan has now entered the small genny arena.
ACZL 09/10/20 02:21am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Lowering rear of truck

I removed the brackets that the aux springs hit cuz I was getting a hard "slap" when going over bumps. Not done to lower rear end any. Pin comes in at 3700, w/o aux springs, rear end drops couple of inches. No problems w/this in regards to hitting anything (I have Access tonneau cover which has lil over 1" sides), 5er is pretty level. ONLY real issue I have is during the winter w/1200# of tube sand over rear axle and towing 4 place V-nose enclosed sled trailer/ 2 sleds up front, again, w/o aux springs engaging, I get "beamed" a few times during nighttime travels.
ACZL 09/09/20 01:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: Getting Pin Weight From Tongue Weight Scale

Why not drive to a truck stop and use a Cat scale for $10? Then go drop the trailer in the lot and weigh the truck for another $2. Of course using a Cat scale will be done when it's convenient to use but the nearest Cat scale to my house is an hour away. If I had a scale I could measure Pin weight numerous times and experiment with what is the best way to distribute the weight in my RV. Road Trip !
ACZL 09/08/20 02:33am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need advise on which new truck - 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton?

For farts and giggles let's say your hitch weight is 1200 pounds (advertised at 688 rounded up top 700 and another 500 for "stuff"). Then add another 150 for hitch in truck and another 300 for people. Now you up to almost 1700 pounds so you need to subtract that from trucks cargo capacity. I don't know what 1/2 tons maxed out cargo is, but you'll have plenty in a 3/4. I agree with several replies on getting running boards over tube steps. GM with their independent front suspension will probly ride the best in either 2 or 4 wheel drive. Then again, I think Ford and Ram have IFS in their 2 wheel drive trucks. 4WD have their advanatges and disadvantages and will sit higher. Towing the 5er withe 3/4 will be a breeze and more stable. ****** Upon re-reading OP's question, I was assuming it was a 5er instead of a TT. In saying this, my math is prolly wrong on the hitch weight and cargo weight-------- if so, please correct me and I'm sorry if it was wrong*******
ACZL 09/02/20 06:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 F350 with 6.7 diesel

Here is the info for my truck: 2020 F-350 SRW - 6.7 - 4x4 - Long Bed - 3.55 - Platinum - 48 gallon tank LOADED with - me - 240 - wife - 140 - B&W Hitch - 175 - all my camping/fishing/crabbing gear including a Clam tent - FULL Fuel - Full DEF Scale at 8680... GVW at 12,400..3720# left for trailer... trailer loaded for 2 week trip -3660 # pin . .13860 on axles - close, BUT within my weights What does your door jam sticker say for payload? Thanks 4561# Doesn’t matter he scaled the TV ready to go and subtracted from GVWR, and that is payload that is left for the Pin. He lost 841# of payload to people and stuff. This the way we should do it. I know our 2016 Ram 3500 DRW weighs 10,000# ready to tow. I've had truck in sig for 2+ years now and 5er for 3+ years and have only weighed the 5er w/ a'15 F350 we had. Will be going away Columbus Day w/e and CAT scale by T-way get on so will scale things then and get weights like FTG did and report back.
ACZL 09/02/20 01:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: First timer with 5th wheel hitch question

There are holes in frame already and aftermarket rails made by B&W, Reese will bolt right onto it. You do NOT weld frame at all. Big No-No. Only holes to be drilled would be in box floor for frame rails to bolt onto bed rails. Would this be the same for Pullrite super glide and Demco auto-glide? If so, I see why $500 would be an excessive price for the install. I haven't a clue as I'm not familiar w/ those brands.
ACZL 09/02/20 12:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2020 F350 with 6.7 diesel

Dang! I better slow down some when towing to get a lil better mpg's! LOL
ACZL 09/01/20 02:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Ram 3500 Order

Yes on HO/Aisin and rear air suspension. Ford guy here, but what ^^^^^^^^^^^ he said in RAM's offerings
ACZL 08/31/20 12:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 F350 with 6.7 diesel

What mileage does a 2017-2019 F350 SRW with stock gearing get towing a 36 foot 5er that weighs 15K at 65 MPH on flat roads, no wind ? When I had a '15 F350 SB, 4x4, cc, 50 gallon Transferflow replacement tank, 3.55 gears towing a '06 5er weighing 12,800, I'd get 9.5 or so at 70 mph. Same truck towing coach in sig weighing in at 16,000, I dropped down to 9.0 mpg's at 70 as well. Now w/ my 17, DRW in sig I'm down to 8-8.5 @ 70 biggest diff is 4.10 gears, 2 extra tires and longer box. Same truck putzing at lower speeds sightseeing and all, will jump up to upper teens.
ACZL 08/31/20 12:05am Tow Vehicles
RE: tow vehicle

Not much help to OP, but love reading the replies from folks with knowledge of older engines and trans AND trucks in general from the 70's, 80's. Having a '72 GMC, 4x4, 4 Spd, manual steering, 350 cu in 4bbl, as my 1st truck then adding dual exhaust w/ Cherry Bombs she sounded GOOOOOD. When plowing snow w/ 8' Fisher plow, steering was a B****, but she'd plow! Anyways, love learning things about the older stuff.
ACZL 08/30/20 09:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: First timer with 5th wheel hitch question

There are holes in frame already and aftermarket rails made by B&W, Reese will bolt right onto it. You do NOT weld frame at all. Big No-No. Only holes to be drilled would be in box floor for frame rails to bolt onto bed rails.
ACZL 08/30/20 09:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: What to do with my hitch

I take mine out and replace it w/ 1200# of tube sand
ACZL 08/28/20 02:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2020 Ford F-250 Question

This thread will probly get moved, but what exactly is a "High Capacity Tow Pkg?"
ACZL 08/28/20 02:18am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Front cap "cave ins"

Just an observation, but have noticed that on several brands of TT's the front caps seem to collapse some or dent inwards while under tow. What causes it? Do they "bounce" back when not under tow? What exactly you want know? Just asking cuz it's not on all TT's. Just hope it's not causing overall damage to rig.
ACZL 08/24/20 08:52am Travel Trailers
RE: 2 Black water holding indiators on Keystone Cougar

Our '06 Cedar Creek had 2 handles in front of left front tire and another behind left rear tire. One behind LR tire was a bit of a PITA to get to w/ slide out. This one was gally tank.
ACZL 08/24/20 08:49am Fifth-Wheels
Front cap "cave ins"

Just an observation, but have noticed that on several brands of TT's the front caps seem to collapse some or dent inwards while under tow. What causes it? Do they "bounce" back when not under tow?
ACZL 08/24/20 12:46am Travel Trailers
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