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RE: Opinion on Truck Reliability

Yes, my new used chebby looks like a typical chebby???????? Marty Hey Marty...do you know how to post a pic of said truck? Jerry
MFL 02/18/21 11:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: Battery Life

Simple way...unplug from shore power, set meter to 200 DC (mine, have not seen the HF cheapie) and check battery. Red probe to pos, and black to neg post. Remember reading (mine, likely 12.8 to 13 volts). Now plug into shore power, go back, do the same, set meter same, touch probes, if charger is working, should see 13.2 to maybe 14v. A digital meter is nice, not sure what you have. Jerry
MFL 02/17/21 02:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: GD Momentum 395ms with Ram Megacab

There are many people who say, with the proper care, it's no problem. With that in mind I ended up bouncing off and damaging my cab more times than I care to admit. Slider, winder or long bed, just get something, because your day will come. Well, thats the same as saying everyone is going to drop a fifth wheel on the bed of their truck. Good comparison, as both accidents can/will happen if you are lacking awareness, not paying attention, or distracted, when hooking up, or towing. Jerry
MFL 02/17/21 11:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: Looking for New Fifth Wheel with Bigger Windows

Mine has a lot of window space, and more cabinets than I've been able to fill, like the ones above the couch, and above the entertainment area, not shown. The window glass is safety plate, dark smoke, and thick enough to block much of outside noise. The quiet inside, was a nice bonus, that I was not expecting! https://i.imgur.com/Sm9fBJRl.jpg Jerry
MFL 02/17/21 11:07am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best sealant for slight roof leak?

Non use should not matter. Barney is likely correct, but word of caution...snug up the 4 bolts, rather than tighten. A little tighter is all that should be needed. Jerry
MFL 02/17/21 08:54am Travel Trailers
RE: Towing Capacity Question

It is not likely that your actual payload is 1,200 lbs exactly. That seems a rounded off number. To do it right, you need to weigh your vehicle full of fuel, passengers, and gear. That total weight subtracted from your GVWR will ensure actual payload. You should also get separate axle weights. It appears you have a 3,900 RAWR. Most of the tongue wt will be added to the rear axle. If your rear axle, ready to camp wt is 2,900, you can add up to 1K of hitch wt. Your tires should handle a bit more than RAWR, but look at max tire rating, and also max inflation on sidewall. You will want to inflate tires to more than indicated on door sticker, the rears possibly to max pressure. Jerry
MFL 02/17/21 07:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing Capacity Question

It is confusing how Dodge calculates the payload also. GVWR-Curb weigh (7100-5510) would give you 1590 lbs yet the sticker on the door says only 1200? Your actual truck wt as it left the factory would be the number on the door sticker (tire loading sticker) subtracted from your GVWR. Example 7,100- 1,200 equals 5,900. The factory is saying your vehicle weighed 5,900 when it left as optioned. Jerry
MFL 02/16/21 08:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing Capacity Question

With a dry wt of 5,900, you will add at least another 1100 to trailer wt, ready to camp. So 7K will increase your hitch wt to near 850lbs at 12% needed for best towing. Another near 100 lbs for WDH, lets just say 900 total, plus your 500 family wt will put you over your payload. However, all people/drivers react differently! You might not be comfortable, when I might say it tows great. A 7K gross wt TT is generally considered a hefty load for most 1/2 ton trucks. Maybe another will chime in, with same Durango, and similar size trailer, to give a better review of his actual experience. Jerry
MFL 02/16/21 04:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dump Station Etiquette???

While the cabin is a great place for get togethers, it is not large trailer friendly. After 6 miles of gravel roads, a narrow road with trees for access. A 12' gate surrounded by trees, and trees in yard, not allowing turn around. There is a small city campground, with good access 15 miles away, that could be used to commute. Here is a satellite view showing the fenced lot lines, and the small line is a 12' property entrance swinging gate. https://i.imgur.com/exaz3kNl.jpg Jerry
MFL 02/16/21 07:51am Travel Trailers
RE: Follow-up to my frozen refrigerator....

That is great, that your fridge still works! It is nice to get an update of a problem solved. Sorry to say, that waiting 13 years, to give an update, may be too late for the thread responders. The ones still alive, likely stricken with CRS. Still, good to know that a revived fridge is still going. Jerry
MFL 02/16/21 05:41am Tech Issues
RE: Dump Station Etiquette???

Jerry, was that an invitation? What a great looking piece of get away ! Just don't call on July 1-8, gets pretty busy, friends & relatives! :)
MFL 02/15/21 02:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: Dump Station Etiquette???

Cummins12V98...That is a nice shop attached to your pad! Looks like a big yard, lots of space to enjoy! Kind of makes me wish I didn't live in the city! I do have a little space at our cabin, about 50 miles from home. It is on 2.5 lots. https://i.imgur.com/Fk5wGzHl.jpg It is nothing fancy, but a good get away, and lots of hunting opportunity near by. Upland, waterfowl, and deer. Jerry
MFL 02/15/21 01:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: Brake controller craziness, advice?

Brake wires shorting inside your axle can cause this. The wires chafe over time and short out in the axle tube. It can cause an intermittent problem, due to bouncing wires inside. Jerry
MFL 02/15/21 10:31am Toy Haulers
RE: Dump Station Etiquette???

Don't blame Ron for being slow to reply ! :B No blame...but...we all have to take responsibility for our short comings. :C I also have concrete pad, next to driveway, with water and RV electric pedestal, no sewer. Jerry
MFL 02/15/21 09:02am Travel Trailers
RE: Dump Station Etiquette???

Here is my pad after it's annual pressure washing. https://i.imgur.com/GgcNYtll.jpg That is a great home pad, with lots of room! Looks like a cement wall. What type of building, a shop, garage, or other? A nice place for a guest to park their rig! I'd have to pull in though, rather than back in, and run hookups under trailer, to keep my big windows from facing the wall. You must have slow internet, took picture a long time to show up! ;) Jerry
MFL 02/15/21 07:06am Travel Trailers
RE: oh joy...........

Have 153000 on it. Jerry, Both ecobosts will work. Looking at used vs new. Most of the 2.7s have 3300 lb ra. Gm come std with a 3900. Marty I always wonder about that. Do they really have a lighter duty rear axle? Or is it the same axle with lighter springs, etc? I wonder, but not enough to actually look into it. :B I also am not sure on the 150, with 2.7, as to RAWR? It seems I can remember reading about a lighter duty frame, on the 2.7 equipped models. Surely a member more familiar will know. I think the lowest axle rating on a 3.5 equipped 150 was 3,800? I have driven both trucks, a 3.5 eco, and a 2.7 eco, both very impressive power! Anyway, a man in the hauling business can't have too many trucks! My thought... Marty and boys put an engine in the old GM, when time warrants, but get a late model truck to use asap. Jerry
MFL 02/14/21 01:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Air Bag Pressure

MANY take the time to understand what the stickers mean. Some stickers involve a class, or registration number limit. Others can be a limit that involves the weakest link (as delivered from factory). If the weakest link is the available spring pack, this can be improved on, by using air bags, or other means. Of course the stickers do not self adjust, when you add more capability. You still need to keep the next weakest link in mind too. Tires/wheels may be next, so that may be the limiting rating. Jerry
MFL 02/14/21 07:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: oh joy...........

Marty...I know you are a GM guy, and a 1500 V6 may work for you. Since YOU mentioned the ecoboost above, IMO, an F150 with either boost engine, would work well for you. MPG would be good, not towing, and exceptional power available for towing. With the max tow, the RAWR is a bit over 4K, but adding E tires a good help. If you can get the Chev running again for 2K or so, may as well do that too. Jerry
MFL 02/14/21 05:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: Truck Seat Repair

I think the Eternabond would hold/last longer than duct tape! The seat being wore out, says that truck has had a lot of use/abuse! I'd just get a new SuperDuty and be done with it. The good news...if not using cash to avoid payments, at least the interest is at a very low rate. Jerry
MFL 02/13/21 10:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: Air Bag Pressure

I run 20psi just to help the coil springs on the dips at bridges. TXiceman, my air bags say I can carry 5,000 lbs more. LOL https://i.imgur.com/z2BrNMfl.gif
MFL 02/13/21 09:30am Fifth-Wheels
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