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RE: Coffee Survey

I have a Kureg and like Folgers Classic Roast coffee. I also still use mu old MR Coffee maker and prefer Folgers Simply Smooth mild. I make titty (lots of cream and a teaspoon of honey) in a big coffee mug. Black coffee stirs my acid reflux issues. Drinking water taste varies greatly which has much to do with coffee taste. What coffee most folks use has nothing to do with what I like. My dad loved his chicory coffee so strong it would float a rock but I couldn't drink it.
JIMNLIN 05/18/21 08:38am Around the Campfire
RE: Question about a Ford F 350 Drw

Its clear the F450 pickup has better capability in some areas.... except payload. However the OP has finally said he needs around 4500 lb payload which the F350 DRW has plenty of rear axle payload 6000+ lbs) and plenty of brakes to stop the rig. The F450 also will have no problems with 4500 lbs in the bed.
JIMNLIN 05/16/21 06:11am Truck Campers
RE: Question about a Ford F 350 Drw

Looking at Fleet Fords weight specs shows a 2021; F450 DRW 4wd 176 wb 6.7 diesel 14000 gvwr 9900 rawr 8587 base weight. F350 DRW 4wd 176 wb 6.7 diesel 14000 gvwr 9900 rawr 8133 base weight. That why Ford folks on Ford diesel forums and the specs above tells us the the F450 is 450 lbs heavier than the F350 drw. Payload advantage goes to the 350 drw. Both have the same Dana 256 front axle and the Dana 300M rear axle with the 9900 rawr that will carry the load in the bed. Fleet Ford specs shows the F350 drw has a 270 Lbs in the bed payload advantage. fleet ford Many new gen F350 drw (in my above configuration) rear axle can weight in the 3700 lb range leaving around 6200 lbs for a truck camper. A lighter F350 drw super cab 164" wb can get you another 200 lbs or so of payload. Now if you move up to the F450 cab/chassis with a custom hauler bed you get those big 12880 lb rear axles that can carry any TC you want. My neighbor lady has a Ram 4500 cab/chassis/custom haulers bed. She says her Rams rear axle comes in at 3880 lbs with around 8100 lb money payload depending on how much fuel she has in the tanks.
JIMNLIN 05/15/21 07:41pm Truck Campers
RE: TV tire life

Strange how different users have different results. long gone BIL drove the same trucks as I did but he always got worse mpg as I did...or ran his tires on his same GM pickups for 25k-30k miles vs my same GM trucks and tire brands could double his miles per set. However he drove like a bat out of hellz while I'm a conservative driver. He also lived in the city and I've always been rural/highway miles. Makes a difference. My then new'01 and then '03 both came OEM with Michelin LTX AS. Ran the '01 for 85k miles and sold it. Still good tread left. Ran the '03 for 115k miles before going to a AT type tread. Those LTX AS had no traction (2wd trucks) in green grass but being a hard rubber tire they lasted a lot of miles.
JIMNLIN 05/11/21 07:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: TV tire life

michelin website.... Q&A *What is the expected service life of tires? **While most tires will need replacement before they achieve 10 years, it is recommended that any tires in service 10 years or more from the date of manufacture, including spare tires, be replaced with new tires as a simple precaution even if such tires appear serviceable and even if they have not reached the legal wear limit.** I've bought tires for my trucks since the late '50s. Lots of tire brands..... but the last 20 years or so I use mostly Bridgestone P and LT tires on my trucks.
JIMNLIN 05/10/21 12:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Camper Overhaul?

water tank plug left open for two years?? Better flush bugs/insects out good before reinstalling the plug. If thats the case you may want to disinfect your fresh water system. Check DOT date code on tires especially after sitting with weight for two years. Replace if 3-5 years old and know problematic ST C/D/E tire brands. If the trailer will be making long all day runs I would replace them with a good tire for trailer use made to go the distance (mileage and years). Like grit says run every thing now.
JIMNLIN 05/07/21 06:03am Travel Trailers
RE: PullRite Super Glide hitch question

Interesting JIMLIN because PullRite recommends WD40. Page 6 of users manual Hi Mike....thats true for your owners manual but as I mentioned in some years PullRite recommended other lubes lubri-plate spray on lube? I think was the name. If I remember correct this was the lube PullRite told my buddy he should have been using. The incident was some time back in the mid '00 era.
JIMNLIN 05/02/21 08:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Help Ram 2500 6.4 gas vs diesel

My truck with the 6.4 has (off the top of my head) trailering capacity of 12900lbs and payload of 3060 lbs and the diesel has a trailering capacity of about 17000lbs but a payload of only around 2200lbs. What I really need to figure out is is my 6.4 gas going to do ok with the 5th (we may go over to south Carolina to visit relatives and such at times) or is the Cummins going to do better. The payload concerns me because if I stay under that by the time I get a 5th ight enough to do well with it it won't be any bigger than the one the fastest would pull. But then our family member seems to be doing well with his. I don't know maybe one of you guys can help me out Your family member's Ram/Cummins does just fine 'cause he doesn't get caught up in rv website blather about need a 3500 one ton truck for a 12k-13k 5th wheel trailer. A 2500 with the Cummins or 6.4 gas has the same 6000 RAWR that will be carrying all the trailers hitch load/the hitch and other gear in the bed. Looking at Ram Body Builders guide show the 2500 truck with a 6.4 gas engine rear axle weighs 51 lbs lighter than the same exact truck with the Cummins. So the Cummins or 6.4 gas has about the same in the bed payloads. Most 2500 newer gen Rams rear axle weights I've seen run in the 2900/3000 lb range leaving around 3000/3100 lb in the bed payload = some 13k lb 5th wheel trailers. You have the truck so get separate axle weights. That way you will know exactly how much trailer hitch weight you should be looking at. Of course the Cummins has a huge advantage over the 6.4 gas engine in any size Ram/Dodge truck. The 17k tow rating isn't a problem with the Cummins but trailers that size has way too much pin weight for a 3/4 ton truck.
JIMNLIN 05/02/21 07:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: PullRite Super Glide hitch question

Pullrite has changes lubrication types over the years so make sure it gets lubed per PullRite specs for that year model hitch. Don't do it like my buddy...he was spraying his SG hitch with WD-40 some on his brand trailer forum told him to use. It galled the slide portion really bad. PullRite directed him to go back to the PullRite dealer where he purchased the hitch and gave him a new one fresh out of the box. Good company to deal with.
JIMNLIN 05/02/21 06:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel or gooseneck?

Pullrite ISR 52 lb hitch PullRite has the same GN ball style hitch as a Andersen...weighs 52 lbs and 20k lb draw /4k lb load rated. Check them out Hitch brands are like truck or trailer brands...everyone has their favorite and mine is the best.
JIMNLIN 05/02/21 05:44am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Fords Weigh Themselves

The new F150 has around 22 different GVWR ratings from a 6010 gvwr up to 7850 gvwr. Example is the 6750/6800/6950/7000/7050/7150 gvwr. WE know some F150 gvwr payloads can overload the its RAWR numbers so I would think Ford would go with axle load scales like I've seen on bigger trucks/trailers.
JIMNLIN 04/30/21 08:06pm Truck Campers
RE: 3/4 ton diesel vs. gas

Does anyone else notice how every time the discussion gets into vehicle comparisons or capabilities, three people on the forum are always right and are condescending to everyone who doesn't agree? Its getting old. Yeah and its getting worse since I joined in '03. IMO its time for to make this website a bit more friendly to those that seek a serious solution to their questions/problems instead of what we usually see such as whats going down on this thread.
JIMNLIN 04/30/21 07:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: If it works for EV commercial trucks will it work for EVRVs

Wonder how those EV tow trucks will make noise/racket like pre '03 5.9 Cummins or Fords 6.9/7.3 PSD..... or the roar from noisy exhaust systems. Some folks gonna' have withdrawal pains.
JIMNLIN 04/27/21 07:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: 3/4 ton diesel vs. gas

Call me uniformed then. I see no reason to diss others that don't like a screaming gas engine while on a nice quiet vacation or a all day long run. I put over 1.2 million miles behind big block 460/454 one ton drw trucks pulling heavy GN trailers years back and to this day I can't take much constant high rpm engine noise from a screaming V8 gasser. A 3/4 ton gas or diesel engine/same chassis/cab selections/drive trains can have about the same in the bed payload (rear axle/tires). However comparing a gas vs diesel will be a apples vs oranges in towing duties. The OP pulls 8k-9k lbs which any of the new gen gassers with the right gears/tranny would work fine.
JIMNLIN 04/27/21 07:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: Rv-ers prefer Duramax?

I'll bit. I do see lots of GM Dmax pulling rv trailers/big rv boats/large rv (show/sport) horse trailers. I'm always looking at rigs pulling some type of GN flatdeck and even enclosed trailers for a living. Since 1958 I've owned 14 pickups which most were GM products....three were Dodge/Cummins....two one ton Fords. I see more Ford SD and Dodge/Rams HD in this type of work with GM a very distant third. IMO the reason is most (not all) GM dealers won't discount deep like Dodge/Ram and Ford truck dealers around here anywayz. For pulling a RV any of the big three HD diesel pickups works fine.
JIMNLIN 04/27/21 07:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: Off-Roading Tractor Trailer

Typical maneuver on the truckers part for discouraging tail gate'rs. It works also in the right hand lane when bimbo don't know how to safely pass on a 2 lanes hiway...but they have lots of experience of following too close. I'm always on the wife for driving beside a big rig (she won't speed up and pass) or following too close. Good vid ...glad you went straight and the roadside wasn't mud.
JIMNLIN 04/26/21 06:15am Truck Campers
RE: Best 14” trailer tires

Best 14” trailer tires ? Like a which is best 1/2 ton truck brand their is no best trailer brand of trailer tires. The Endurance ST tires have a good service record since their introduction in Jan of 2017. Their downside, for those that travel a lot of miles per year, is with only 8/32nds of tread depth equate to 1/4" of usable tread. Not the best idea for a road type trailer if your expecting 30k-35k miles of service. The Carlisle HD also has a good service record since its intro in Sept 2016. Lots of equipment trailers now come OEM with them. Another one at the top is the Provider which was the first new gen higher speed rating 81 mph ST tire that came out in the 2010 era in the commercial trailer industry.....and made its way over to the RV side. What brand of ST tire is the best/most popular ....depends on which rv/non rv website......and what type of rv/non rv trailer is used.
JIMNLIN 04/24/21 06:45am Travel Trailers
RE: can a ford ranger tow trailer on steep mtns rds?

The OP says he is looking for something more HD. Many of us pulled rv trailer 40+ years ago when most smallblock V8 gazzers pushed maybe 180-200 hp and maybe 290-300 torque. We pulled our 8k-9k trailers all over the Rockies up all the majors 10k-12k passes and down the other side. Those old under powered trucks had pizz poor brakes...small running auto trannies compared to what we have today. IMO a 1/2 ton truck with a small block V8 or a V6 would be a good choice for a 4500 lb trailer in the mountains or worse yet in the flat lands fighting 35-40 mph head winds on all day runs.
JIMNLIN 04/21/21 06:22am Towing
RE: Trailering

I don't need or want a bigger fuel tank in my old '03 Dodge/Cummins 305/555. It has a OEM 34 gallon tank and will run down the road for 300-340 miles pulling a 11200-11400 lb 5er before a refuel. I refuel around 1/4 tank. I've never felt the need to worry/wander what others do....or if someone wants a 50-100 gallon tank in their trucks or do anything different than I do thats fine with me.
JIMNLIN 04/21/21 06:10am Travel Trailers
RE: After market exhaust brake reliability and effectiveness

From what I've read adding a down stream regular exhaust brake can net around 160 hp for braking vs 320+ hp for braking using the EFI live tuning for the VVT Dmax. The computer changes the variable vanes for more aggressive exhaust braking. There are several GM diesel forums with tons of input about EFI live tuning for the Dmax. Check out a couple of them for more input from actual GM Dmax owners who have used the program.
JIMNLIN 04/20/21 12:22pm Tow Vehicles
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