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RE: Are the HP wars over?

Cummins implementation of their version of the CP4 was downright dismal. Why they even tried is mind boggling to me. Luckily they reversed course but it was still idiotic. That pump is a turd and everyone knows it. Ford doesn't seem to know it.
Flashman 12/23/21 03:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: which gooseneck ball?

I use a flip over ball and a Curt attachment (steel) that attaches to the ball with rails and allows you to mount the 24K fifth wheel hitch on top of that (which for me is the Curt 24K hitch). The set up is a bit heavy to install in but I really like it. It may be made in China, I never looked, its HD and works well so that is enough for me. The Andersen hitches are from here in Idaho Falls, quite an operation. I personally have never bought anything from them. I just don't trust aluminum for things like that, not the fifth wheel hitches or the adjustable bumper pull hitches. It is a personal decision for me, not saying they are not any good, I just don't have faith in trusting Al for hitch material. I guess you are also afraid of flying? Every modern airliner is made of aluminum.
Flashman 12/10/21 06:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: which gooseneck ball?

I self installed the Draw tight ball. Just pops right out when you want a smooth truck bed. Works great with my aluminum Andersen hitch. 25,000 miles on my toy hauler. Take hitch in and out multiple times. Would not tow with a convention 5th wheel hitch. Andersen is much easier to attach trailer to truck than the other guys. You can do it at odd angles and on uneven ground.
Flashman 12/10/21 05:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Dodge 3500 Diesel ??

Do not use 15/40 oil under any circumstances. Fresh def. plan on getting filters and oils ahead of a service they are becoming harder to find due to supply chain issues. Keep idle time to a minimum. Exhaust brake is her friend. Same with tow haul. What's wrong with 15/40?? They went to hydraulic lifters since 2019 and 15/40 is now No Bueno!!! Still good for my 2017?
Flashman 12/09/21 06:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Dodge 3500 Diesel ??

Do not use 15/40 oil under any circumstances. Fresh def. plan on getting filters and oils ahead of a service they are becoming harder to find due to supply chain issues. Keep idle time to a minimum. Exhaust brake is her friend. Same with tow haul. What's wrong with 15/40??
Flashman 12/08/21 01:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Dodge 3500 Diesel ??

@monkey44, I think you're thinking of Lariat. That's a Ford trim level, or used to be, idk if they still use that name. It is funny how many truck models or trims are all Western, big country, cowboy type nomenclature. Apparently a Ram "Cincinnati" model, or a Chevy "Cleveland" would not pack the same punch! LOL Regardless, it's a fine truck and nothing to worry about. An Ohio themed trim would certainly pack a punch but I'm not sure the marketing folks are trying to make people think about strip clubs, Waffle Houses and despair. Well darn it - well said!
Flashman 12/07/21 04:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: E-bike transportation

I haul them on rack attached to my 2 inch receiver on my rzr. Just like a car except it rides in my toy hauler.
Flashman 06/29/21 04:27pm Toy Haulers
RE: trailer brake issue

This was happening to me and I simply cleaned and re-bent the contacts from trailer to truck connection and problem fixed
Flashman 06/29/21 03:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fifth wheel Hitch troubleshooting

Look in the owners manual for the hitch. All hitches do require periodic cleaning and maintenance. Ken Wrong - not my Andersen. You mean it never requires any cleaning or checking for tightness and mounting....Good Luck. Ken Yep that's what I mean - if you have not owned one you would not understand.
Flashman 06/23/21 12:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What a deal!---no thanks

Were any of them 6.0s?
Flashman 06/22/21 03:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fifth wheel Hitch troubleshooting

Look in the owners manual for the hitch. All hitches do require periodic cleaning and maintenance. Ken Wrong - not my Andersen.
Flashman 06/21/21 04:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trailer brake warning on RAM

Fixed, I read the other thread on the subject and followed the advice and pinched the contact on the trailer cord that plugs into the truck and that fixed it. Nice to have it fixed I was in Mexico and had a long drive home.
Flashman 06/15/21 05:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Trailer brake warning on RAM

Didn't use the grease but sprayed with cleaner. Remember a 2nd truck showed same problem.
Flashman 06/11/21 09:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: Trailer brake warning on RAM

All exposed wires are good - its the buried ones that suck.
Flashman 06/11/21 08:22am Tow Vehicles
Trailer brake warning on RAM

I have a 2017 3500 and I get a check trailer brake warning when hooked up to my 5th wheel. I put another truck on the trailer and got the same warning. So the problem is in the trailer. How does the truck know that the connection is not good? I thought the wire from the truck was an out put voltage. The lights (brake turn signal) on the trailer work fine.
Flashman 06/10/21 06:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: SRW vs DRW

If you have more contact surface, you'll have more friction/braking. That's why race cars have very wide tires: bigger tires=better grip. Yep!! I can tell you paid attention in your HS physics class. Consider a train - very small contact surface and pulling more than any RV. It is psi on the contact patch - the larger the patch the less PSI if the weight is the same.Now if that were true, race cars and dragsters would have very skinny tires. But they don't, why do you suppose that is? Don't know. But when trying for traction off road a skinny tire is better in many situations. If one wants to float as opposed to digging in then wide tires are better. If one wants to dig down to traction the thin tire is better.
Flashman 05/15/21 03:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: SRW vs DRW

If you have more contact surface, you'll have more friction/braking. That's why race cars have very wide tires: bigger tires=better grip. Yep!! I can tell you paid attention in your HS physics class. Consider a train - very small contact surface and pulling more than any RV. It is psi on the contact patch - the larger the patch the less PSI if the weight is the same.
Flashman 05/15/21 01:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: SRW vs DRW

Were the two trucks same brand and year?
Flashman 05/14/21 05:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: SRW vs DRW

"2018 montana 305RL - 14,270LBS loaded weight, 2395lbs pin weight 19FT crestliner sportfish - 3800LBS loaded weight/trailer, 300LBS tounge weight. on a tandem axle trailer, 23FT overall length Don't believe the RV pin weight, is this a fact or a guess??? Boat trailer is light on the pin. That said if you are at or under your RAWR let er rip!!! Also truck stops truck, RV stops RV and Boat trailer stops Boat trailer. If it does not have brakes it sure should! Hey there, those stats on the camper are pulled directly from the placard on the camper itself so i imagine they have to be close NO they don't!!! Don't think I have ever seen a published "loaded" pin weight. 20% generally is a minimum and many times 25% loaded pin. I think that having a rzr loaded (behind the axle) into my tow hauler lightens my pin weight - should be the same for the hitch weight of a boat.
Flashman 05/14/21 04:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: SRW vs DRW

Lantley Sorry buddy - seat of pants is way too subjective. I prefer the physics lesson.
Flashman 05/14/21 04:02pm Tow Vehicles
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