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RE: E rated tire with max psi of 65?

We are all knowledgeable, but does not mean correct every time! If you read Burb's link, it has some good info, concerning his tires, tread, etc. It does show a little more on road capable, than off. Do you truly know Capri, or just read of his own drum beating? Hope no relationship involved!:) Roger Marble was more knowledgeable, and also had more RV type experience. Too bad, he was banned here! Grit...just curious...why does it often take a day or more, for your posts to show up? Your post above, did not take that long, but was blank for a while? BTW...you are a knowledgeable gear head, and like me, a person who has over used trucks, and tires, while I don't recommend either. Jerry
MFL 12/02/20 11:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: My very own 'broken bumper' story...why didn't I listen?

Nice pics, nice hose storage compartment! Well done Russ! Jerry
MFL 12/02/20 08:00am Travel Trailers
RE: E rated tire with max psi of 65?

Where are all the tire engineers when you need them? My wag is that these tires are designed as onroad/offroad, so even though e-rated, a lesser max pressure is best for the hybrid use, that the tread and sidewalls are designed for. JMO, but I'd not use a wider tire, than what the rim is designed for. Jerry So here I am. It's a long story why some E Load Range tires have a max pressure of 65 psi, but it deals with the burst pressure - ergo larger sized tires will have the lower pressure. It has nothing to do with onroad/offroad. This is not unique to E Load range tires. And just to assure some folks: The burst pressure of a tire is many times the max pressure. Tires do NOT burst based solely on the pressure. They will burst if they hit an object hard enough, regardless of the actual pressure in the tire. They'll also burst if cut deep enough to cut cords! One of our hundreds of tire engineers showed up! Thanks for chiming in. While you SAY burst pressure the reason, then add that burst is many times the max pressure, it would seem that 80 psi rather than 65 psi, would not cause burst. I disagree with the off/road design, as provided in OPs link, not being a factor. In my experience with off/road motorcycles and the oem tires, they are designed to use lower pressure. Not sure if CapriRacer has off/road experience, or schooled knowledge of this particular tire, or just making a wag of his own? Google, our modern day TE may have best answer, for anyone wanting to search! ;) Jerry
MFL 12/02/20 07:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: E rated tire with max psi of 65?

Where are all the tire engineers when you need them? My wag is that these tires are designed as onroad/offroad, so even though e-rated, a lesser max pressure is best for the hybrid use, that the tread and sidewalls are designed for. JMO, but I'd not use a wider tire, than what the rim is designed for. Jerry
MFL 12/01/20 10:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: what kind of trailer is this?

I would guess a 60s TT, but reminds me of the modern day ice house, that often has a v-nose. These newer ice shack towables are low to the ground, and designed to sit on the ice, after raising the wheels. Jerry
MFL 11/30/20 10:47am Travel Trailers
RE: Cameo slide out

Follow the positive battery cable at battery, see where it goes. The circuit breaker usually within 3' or so. https://i.imgur.com/wd1oMcpl.jpg Should be another same breaker for the landing gear. Just as a test, you could switch them. Should be same amp. Jerry
MFL 11/28/20 03:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cameo slide out

It is easier for the slide to go out, than to bring it in. My thought, thing to check, is the circuit breaker, which often has auto reset. It would act like you mention, when under load. These breakers weaken over time, and yours may need to be replaced. It should be close to the battery, likely just inside the basement on the wall. Jerry
MFL 11/28/20 03:05pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Broken cargo door key

"Furniture Disease" I've not heard of this? Do you have a pic of you to show what this looks like? Jerry
MFL 11/27/20 07:23am Tech Issues
RE: Broken cargo door key

I'm pretty tall, slightly handsome Happy Thanksgiving. Tall, yes :) Happy Thanksgiving, Jerry Jerry, you need a new washing machine. The one you have is making your T-shirts bulge out in the front! :B:B Whoa Bob!!! That is not me! That is Dedmiston. Your post will surely be deleted!!:E Here is a pic of me, taken a couple years ago. https://i.imgur.com/5fF6issl.jpg Yes, this is me, handsome?? IDK, never had a bulging shirt though! Jerry
MFL 11/26/20 03:04pm Tech Issues
RE: Tire pressure

I would use the tire pressure, and load range tire stated on the driver's side front of trailer placard. I would not use tires that are mismatched, as to plies, load range, or physical size, when towing any trailer at speed, even a light wt Casita. Jerry
MFL 11/26/20 02:51pm Tech Issues
RE: Broken cargo door key

I'm pretty tall, slightly handsome Happy Thanksgiving. https://i.imgur.com/nnE6OZQl.jpg Tall, yes :) Happy Thanksgiving, Jerry
MFL 11/26/20 11:02am Tech Issues
RE: Ford vs Dodge 4 point fifthwheel attachment

Part # I believe is 30126 for the underbed Reese puck system for the Ford. I think he is going to have to start over , pretty sure that hitch is also truck specific. I agree with the start over, if he already purchased a Ram truck. Since OP has not returned, it would seem he got his answer, from my original post. If he has not yet purchased the Ram, he may be able to use that Reese hitch, in a newer Ford, with OEM pucks??? Would gain, best mirrors, best IBC, save $1400 by using same hitch!:) If he owns a Ram already, with OEM pucks, then a 3600 hitch is a wise choice. If the 16K Sig will fit in Ford OEM puck system, it would be easy to sell! Jerry
MFL 11/26/20 08:24am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ford vs Dodge 4 point fifthwheel attachment

I agree, I think the original Reese/Ford OEM for pucks was an Elite, and only available as an 18K and a 20 something, maybe 25K? If OP would return, offer more info, we could give better advice. OP seems confused, maybe meant 18K, not 16K, who knows? Maybe doesn't know difference between Sig and Elite? Stop by OP, give more info!! Jerry
MFL 11/25/20 08:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dehumidifier overkill?

Five bodies in that size trailer give off a lot of condensation! A full size dehumidifier will help, but adding a little ventilation from a cracked window and roof vent may be needed. Jerry
MFL 11/24/20 02:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Ford vs Dodge 4 point fifthwheel attachment

If you are asking if a hitch for oem Ford puck system will fit the Ram pucks, the answer is no. Jerry
MFL 11/24/20 11:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2012 F-150 tow rating

Should I trust the published towing ratings of my 2012 ecoboost at 11,500 pounds. I may buy a larger trailer from 4500 gross to 8000 gross weight. Thanks The 11.5K rating is a power to pull rating, but not a high walled, broad front RV trailer. Something in the middle of 4500-8000 gross will likely work best, but the upper end is do able. Payload and RAWR are important for best towing. Jerry
MFL 11/22/20 08:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: Advice on towing a 5th wheel

"Well the 1,338# DRY pin on a GVWR of 10,195# at GVWR pin could be 2,020# at 20%." ^^^^^ Agree, worst case, yes it could be 2,020 at full GVWR. What's the problem??? Any 3/4 ton, even an older model can easily carry that, plus a 200 lb hitch on a rear axle with 6-6.5K RAWR available. OP could buy your old, IIRC, 2,001 2500 and carry 2k pin, 200 lb hitch, and a load of fire wood, still be under axle/tire rating. Many 25 series trucks have a 6,500 lb RA rating. My 250 can carry my FW GVWR 12,110, if loaded to capacity while staying under every rating, including my payload. OP just stated again they want a 250, which will work great. If they wanted a 350, I'd tell them that will work great. If they NEEDED a DRW, I would suggest they go that route. Nice to see a little activety on the FW forum, even if it's just banter! Jerry
MFL 11/19/20 06:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Slide seals

OK
MFL 11/19/20 11:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Slide seals

I have. Weelll...don't keep us in suspense! Was it an easy job? what part did you replace?:W Jerry
MFL 11/19/20 11:41am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Advice on towing a 5th wheel

Why all the advice on 250/2500, knowing full well the 1 ton is the better choice in many ways :h " Really hoping to get by with a 3/4. It says hitch weight is 1338 with a GVWR of 10195." ^^^^^ Above per OP statement Any late model 3/4 ton will easily handle this trailer, without even being close to going over ratings. If someone asking, was absolutely considering a truck, that in my opinion was not safe/capable, I'd be the first to advise them of a better choice! In many states GVWR is just a class regulation for insurance/registration. In states that do consider GVWR for registration, you only need to pay for it. Now you are good for 12k GVWR on your 25 series truck. It is the axle/tire ratings that matter, and if the tires are up to it, yes, bags can make the 3/4 ton do any job the 35 series SRW will do. If you see a bigger FW in your future, such as Russ may be considering, then get the 35 series DRW now and be done. If you are considering a FW with a GVWR of 15K, yes, I'd say get the 35 series SRW as a minimum, and if full time is in your future, a long bed DRW truck a better choice. Everyone does not need a bigger truck than needed for the FW they are wanting to buy! Jerry
MFL 11/19/20 07:05am Fifth-Wheels
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