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RE: 5th wheel or bumper pull

The FW will make a much shorter combo, is easier to hook/unhook, nicer towing, likely more storage. If your truck has the FW prep package, it will really make things simple. Jerry
MFL 08/23/19 05:20am Towing
RE: Battery acid crud on top of battery

While baking soda is great for battery clean up, be very careful about any getting inside the battery from any opening. Jerry
MFL 08/21/19 06:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: Material on outside of slide out warping

A picture would get more response, but I have seen some slide ends that seem to have waves, or large ripples on the ends. In some cases, just the nature of the material. Hard to say on yours, without picture. Jerry
MFL 08/20/19 06:01am Travel Trailers
RE: Nankang car tires. Any good?

Go ahead...get the Cheng Shen mudders for the old CJ, but best buy on some quality OEM take offs for your Sister's car should not be expensive. No personal experience with tire in question. Jerry
MFL 08/19/19 11:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tires

Lucky You! I have had 2 similar experiences on two enclosed trailers, not RVs. Both times after returning from long trip, parked in driveway, one went flat immediately, steel cords sticking out the sidewall, and the other a nail in tread, flat in the morning. My only on the road issue, yup a blowout, about 2AM on New Years Eve, temp minus 10 F, high wind, blowing snow, no shoulder on road. That was a single axle, open sled trailer...don't want to talk about that one. Jerry
MFL 08/19/19 10:22am General RVing Issues
RE: Spare Tire question- doesnt match our new TT tires

I agree with the Endurance being a better tire, however, I would want all running tires the same tread, and load range. If you have a flat and have it repaired, I would then use the repaired tire for the spare. If you keep the GYE, you would lose that option. My opinion, keep all 5 tires the same, have them get the right spare for you. Jerry
MFL 08/18/19 07:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: Atwood Water Heater Question

Something is missing here, did you drain the water tank? I don't think running the fresh water tank empty, would drain the water heater. The pump would just suck air, not pump out the water heater. IIRC, the Atwood heaters share a reset electric/gas. Jerry
MFL 08/17/19 12:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Help a Newbie, question about gas vs. diesel

While the cost does matter to many, when buying a new truck...need and type of most use of truck is what really matters. IMO, gas is fine for many of us towing under 12K. Just for the record...who is richer/poorer...the man that has/does little, but has a million dollars in the bank, or the man that owes a million, but has everything/does everything he enjoys??? Jerry
MFL 08/17/19 10:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: Grrrrr. Brake controller.

" It seems to display random numbers when brakes are applied." It could be caused by chafed wires inside the axle tube. In this case, your braking could go from almost nothing, to over aggressive at times. I also would recommend a manual adjust of the trailers brakes, just to be sure of proper adjustment. Jerry
MFL 08/17/19 06:00am Tech Issues
RE: Hitch choice

I don't tell anyone not to do a tug/pull test, no matter the hitch brand. I did the first few times, with my B&W. After further studying the hitch mechanism, it became obvious, due to design, with proper hookup, handle closed, pin inserted, it could not release the pin from the closed jaws. I also use the double look test. When backed in, handle closed/pinned, I look closely at jaws around pin. After finished raising landing gear, removing chocks, walk around rig, one more close look at jaws/pin, just before climbing in the truck. IMO, ALWAYS...doing the second look, can save a drop, due to a possible early on distraction. Jerry
MFL 08/14/19 09:13am Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV Service and Repair??????????????

I took a previous FW to a propane distributor/service center. They installed a new cooling unit, keeping it over night to assure working properly. They did a great job, cost for labor $200. To be fair, that price was 10 yrs ago. Jerry
MFL 08/14/19 05:40am General RVing Issues
RE: Help a Newbie, question about gas vs. diesel

By gas 250, you are not saying what year, what engine, but the V-10 will work, as will the newer 6.2 V8. If you may go to a larger/heavier FW at some point, then the diesel 350 would be a good choice. Jerry
MFL 08/13/19 12:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cabin filte

I don't have one in my 13 SuperDuty either. It seems the cars/suvs have them. I would think the 1/2 ton trucks would have them, as many are used for daily use passenger vehicles. Jerry
MFL 08/13/19 06:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: 5,000 mile F150 Ecoboost 10speed pulling 8,000 review

Very good and honest review! The Ford 150s are top of the line, and many design choices for all different uses. Your experience went well, with proper planning, long time towing experience, knowing your weights/weight limits, and using top of the line hitch. Glad you had a great trip! Jerry
MFL 08/11/19 06:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing 5th wheel near the trucks limits

Not recommending...but from experience, towing overloaded with a FW, is a better experience than towing overloaded with a TT. Jerry
MFL 08/10/19 09:31am Towing
RE: What do I need

Sorry to hear this happened Lyle!! I also thought jaws would stay closed, even if safety pin was forgotten, due to the cam action design. I'd be interested to hear more, if you feel like sharing. Maybe time to upgrade the truck. :) Jerry
MFL 08/10/19 05:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing 5th wheel near the trucks limits

Agree with Old-Biscuit, it will work if you can stay under rawr/tire rating. You will likely be over payload some, but 2014 truck won't break in half over a few hundred lbs. Jerry
MFL 08/09/19 01:59pm Towing
RE: A/C on 116 volts?

I have one like RoyB posted, but it shows the voltage to be a little less than actual. I bought a new digital one, that is much more accurate, and shows the same as my digital multi-meter. Jerry https://i.imgur.com/0644dpTl.jpg
MFL 08/09/19 06:46am Tech Issues
RE: 2007 Crossroads 36ds toy hauler

Does anyone tow a toy hauler like this with a 3/4 pickup? has a hitch weight of 2370lbs I do have air bags on rear of my truck Welcome to the forum! You are not giving any info on your truck, other than 3/4 ton. Many 3/4s are the same as 1 ton. If you are able to stay under your RAWR/tire rating, your truck may work for you. If we don't know what truck, or these ratings, we can't give much advice. Jerry
MFL 08/09/19 06:19am Towing
RE: Hooking and unhooking of axis

First thing...all hitches are not created equal. Some will hook/unhook at most any angle, even with truck at different height side to side. The B&W hitches work well for this, as do some others. The other thing if you need to turn very short, right before unhooking, you will put some bind on the FW suspension and tires. Jerry
MFL 08/07/19 08:26am Fifth-Wheels
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