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RE: Storing My Diesel Truck Over Winter Advice

Personally have never used a battery tender for long periods. Just disconnect the negative terminals, it's free and works.
Cummins12V98 09/22/22 06:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: Upgrade to 5th wheel

VERY dangerous to be overinflated! WAYYYY less stopping ability. Greater tire wear and on yes horrible ride to name a few. Weigh your truck fully loaded, use the chart and add 5psi to the rears and 10 psi to the fronts. You will thank me!!!
Cummins12V98 09/20/22 11:46am Towing
RE: Upgrade to 5th wheel

"Just like tires always fill to the max air" Please explain WHY.
Cummins12V98 09/19/22 08:42am Towing
RE: Upgrade to 5th wheel

We had to get the truck 90° to the trailer once. Glad we had a long bed. But I understand a sliding hitch does the same for a short bed. LongBed = NO COMPROMISE!!!
Cummins12V98 09/18/22 08:00am Towing
RE: Upgrade to 5th wheel

"8.5 ft typically for larger 5ers." Don't think your statement is factual. Many large 5er's are 8'. The more expensive units are 8.5' but they are far and few.
Cummins12V98 09/18/22 07:59am Towing
RE: Best Hitch

Do you mean chocked? I don't think a piece of chalk would help. :D Maybe a BIG pc like these BIG rolls of TP.
Cummins12V98 09/18/22 07:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Upgrade to 5th wheel

GVWR is ONLY their licensing and to keep the truck in a certain classification. Stay at or under your axle ratings and all will be fine. Be sure your trucks tonnage covers the weight on it's tires. If you add to over 12k you most likely will need bags.
Cummins12V98 09/17/22 02:27pm Towing
RE: Upgrade to 5th wheel

I calculate it this way: 6340-2840=3500lbs. This is your rear axle limit 3500-200=3300lbs. Subtract 200lbs for the hitch 12000 X 0.25=3000. Guesstimated pin weight if the 12,000lb trailer is loaded to the max 3300-3000=300. You have 300lb margin on your rear axle. I thought the pin weight was taken at 20% of gross weight not 25%. 12000 x .20= 2400 3300-2400=900 Have you ever actually weighed your 5er fully loaded? Many are 25% pin as my last two DRV's have been.
Cummins12V98 09/17/22 02:23pm Towing
RE: Upgrade to 5th wheel

OK, so the rear GAWR is 6340 and the RAW is 2840. So, it appears the 12000 for the loaded trailer would be OK, but would I be pushing to the limit? I towed a 12k Loaded 5er with my 98 2500 CUMMINS/RAM with NO air bags for modifications to the suspension. You will be just fine!!!
Cummins12V98 09/17/22 02:21pm Towing
RE: How many folks just want to gripe about EVs?

I just like to call out it's a bunch of smoke and mirrors and a lot of Barbra Streisand.
Cummins12V98 09/17/22 08:36am Around the Campfire
RE: Upgrade to 5th wheel

What is your trucks RAWR? What is your RAW ready to tow. The difference is what your pin weight can be. Multiply that number by 5 and that will get how heavy a loaded 5er can be. Reality is I would multiply by 4 as many 5er's have up to 25% pin weight.
Cummins12V98 09/17/22 08:35am Towing
RE: Ready to get back out there

I highly advise doing a CUMMINS transplant. Making your truck a "FUMMINS". NOT kidding.
Cummins12V98 09/16/22 08:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best Hitch

cummins2014 said: "Jerry ,not sure I want to answer that" Thanks for the honest reply, and a good description of how you hookup! I have seen the Andersens already hooked/unhooked, but never watched the actual process. I can understand now, how a newer Andersen owner could drop on his bed, but a get out and look should solve that. I know you know, that I was not baiting a trap, to cause any retaliation. We are mostly all friends, so all is good! :) Jerry MOSTLY.....
Cummins12V98 09/16/22 07:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best Hitch

It is my understanding that it is NOT needed IF you have certain hitches AND if a visual check is done. Here is a certain hitch had the owner done a proper pull test there may have been no or very little damage. More details would be nice. I have to say EVERY truck I have seen with bed damage has these type of hitches with the slide handle. Truth, I did see a guy drop his new trucks new B&W only because he did not take the time to read the directions. Can't remember the details but no damage fortunately.
Cummins12V98 09/16/22 07:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best Hitch

It is my understanding that it is NOT needed IF you have certain hitches AND if a visual check is done. When you say certain hitches, yes, some are safer than others. The operator's understanding of their hitch, and ability to operate it correctly is still a factor. It appears you have a quality hitch, but I've never used your model. I've a serious question for cummins2014, a forum friend, that I know uses an Andersen hitch. Do you need to do a pull test, with this ball type hitch, and different style coupler attached to king pin? Jerry Jerry ,not sure I want to answer that , I may have 12V come after me on that . :B But no there is no pull test on the Andersen ,nor has there ever been a discussion regarding the Andersen ,and a pull test that I know of . Although there has been plenty of other discussions regarding the Andersen . The one big thing is locking the adapter to the ball. I would not like find out if it could bounce off the ball. I have read where its been discovered being unlocked after travel, without issue. I kinda get a feeling where this is leading , but its entirely different process hitching up an Andersen . Yes , it's all visual . It's lined up , and lowered on the ball, until the landing gear is raised off the ground . In my case with the six point leveling system they are raised all the way up . Then the handle is pushed in ,and locked . At that point it's hitched . Let me point out ,because I have the feeling when you asked about a pull test ,and the possibly I am assuming you are thinking missing the ball entirely . Yes you could very well miss the ball, it would be tough on the newer Andersen's that have that red alignment cone. mine does not . In either case if you missed the ball ,you would be setting your fifth wheel on the bed rails of your truck, not a lot to stop it at that point . At some point in that process you would certainly know you are not on the ball. :) Visual test HUH? ;)
Cummins12V98 09/16/22 07:48pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best Hitch

It is my understanding that it is NOT needed IF you have certain hitches AND if a visual check is done. It is the decision of the hitch owner to decide to use his God given mind to decide for him self if they should or should not do a pull test. That my friends is my stance on doing a pull test!!!
Cummins12V98 09/16/22 07:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best Hitch

"I would not do a pull test and no visual, but doing a visual without pull. Works for ME." Jerry you just gained "ford truck guys" pegs. :B Hey Jerry my Dad and I both had that same RBW hitch, thought it was the best thing ever!!! My Dad's slide bar actually developed a break in the slide bar. Guess what he discovered it doing a "VISUAL TEST". I thank my friend I bought my 98 12V from when using my B&W's because he convinced me to change from the noisy RBW to a B&W gooseneck hitch and the 20k B&W. Never looked back, thanks Rick!!!
Cummins12V98 09/16/22 07:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best Hitch

I started driving BIG TRUCKS back in the early 1980's.. It was POUNDED in my head to ALWAYS do a pull test when hooking up a new trailer.... Never dropped a trailer in all those years.. Fast forward, I am still in the habit of doing my pull test EVEN AFTER I visually verify my jaws are locked around the king pin. Is it wrong of me?? who cares, I will continue to do it that way Nothing WRONG at all!!! Just may loose a peg or two in the "B&W HeavyWeightFanBoy Club" ;)
Cummins12V98 09/16/22 07:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: My new-to-me 2018 Ram.

YES, he has a solid front axle.
Cummins12V98 09/15/22 01:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How many of you own an EV?

Hi, I'm starting a new thread. "How many folks want an EV". Put me down as a "HE!! NO"
Cummins12V98 09/15/22 01:18pm Tow Vehicles
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