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RE: f350, 6.7

2011 was the first model year for the 6.7. If I were looking for a used F350, I’d look at 2015 and up. :):) Wasn't 2017 the new frame? Chris
Me Again 02/08/20 04:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: spring chickens...

These are encouraging words--and the skies are not cloudy all day!:C All you young folks are giving us hope for the future! For me one of the warning signs will be when I can no longer crawl around under the trailer to do some of my own repairs and when I no longer feel safe to work on my roof. Such as this Is not getting on the roof that is the issue, it is the transition from the roof to the ladder to get back down!!!!!!
Me Again 02/05/20 06:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: riding nose high

Why can't the blocks under the springs on the truck be removed to lower the back of the truck?? I've heard it puts a strain on the drive line by changing the angle but this same thing happens when you put a really heavy load on your truck. The factory puts several of these spacers under every truck and I can't see why some of it can't be removed 2018 RAM 2500 has coil springs or the air ride system.
Me Again 02/05/20 05:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: spring chickens...

You two are an inspiration to us 7x something year old youngsters. Chris
Me Again 02/04/20 07:49pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: riding nose high

I'm looking into getting a Grand design Reflection: 150 Series 260RD. My truck is a 2018 Ram 2500 4x4 with the diesel. Presently I own a Keystone Sprinter. It rides nose high, which puts a lot of strain on the back axle which will probably wear out the bearings prematurely. I'd like to reach out to someone with a similar setup and whether or not the truck-trailer rides level? Height issues can be address in a number of ways. Lippert Correct Track raises the trailer 2". Sub-frames or axle relocations also raise the trailer. However my question would be, why do you want a trailer where you can not get to the bathroom or bedroom with the slide in? They have models with the stairs are on the door side that do not get blocked by the main slide. Chris
Me Again 02/04/20 07:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: how do dey do dat ?

Don't really know exactly how it is done, but there still idiots out there that will try backing one up without a spotter, and will run all over something or someone. Drove a truck for more years than i want to count. Backed up a trailer literally thousands of times (PER YEAR). I can count on one hand the number of times there was a spotter. A truck driver is trained to get out and look when in doubt. I drove this for 3 years in the late 70's and hardly ever had to climb down to walk back and look. https://i.imgur.com/R9N72uWl.jpg
Me Again 02/04/20 04:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: King pin stabilizer ?

I never had a need to carry one. Chevman. PS. Our winter time has ran out for us. Not able to travel again ?? I am sorry to hear that!!! A story on rv.net a few years ago about an couple having to quit rving because of health. The wife was sad about quitting so another lady came back to tell DON'T FROWN BECAUSE IT IS OVER BUT SMILE BECAUSE IT HAPPENED. We will feel this way after my wife can travel home for the last time. chevman Best wishes for you and your wife. You have had a great run in your snowbird years. I had a snowbird aunt tell me years ago. Enjoy the early retirement years, as the first 10 year will be the best, and if you are lucky it will be longer. DW retired in 2003 and I retired in 2006. First snowbird winter was 2008-2009. We now thinking if we have to quit the commute, we will stay year round in the AZ park model. It is 875 sq ft with two baths, murphy bed in bonus room and a man cave! Chris
Me Again 02/03/20 08:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: spring chickens...

Nice pic of you Gary, and a nice rig behind you! Thanks for posting! How bout a pic of you Chris, and both of the Cummins 2014, and 12V98? I'd like to see a pic of my forum friend Old Biscuit, after sharing messages many times. I could name many forum friends, Rob, Howard, lots of others I'd like to meet visit with/camp with. Hope Lyle posts a pic, if the old fart, ever gets out of bed. Most of these guys are FW owners, so kind of forum appropriate. No matter the rig choice though, all are welcome to post. Jerry At John Elways in Greeley, Co at delivery 09/21/2015, about 25 past noon. Took the phone back and climbed in and drove 407 miles that afternoon. 1350 miles, two motel receipts and 48 hours it was home. Even DW drove it for hours on I-80 at 80 MPH. Pretty good for a war baby and his DW. Chris https://i.imgur.com/7C8xrfMl.jpg
Me Again 02/02/20 11:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: spring chickens...

I Light Beer? Next time hide the label. https://i.imgur.com/hOi3SRAl.jpg
Me Again 02/02/20 06:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pledge

Pledge, we used it on our molded plastic snowmobile hoods. Made them nice and shiny.
Me Again 02/01/20 05:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fifth Wheel Prep

Does anyone know if my 2016 Chevy 2500HD gas 6.0 would have the fifth wheel prep already installed? It doesn't appear that the 5th wheel prep was available on the gas engine trucks. Read this article It talks about Sierra, but seems like it would apply to Chevy as well. If would be interesting to know if the gas truck frame is missing the mounting flanges or blind nut in frame rails for the pucks. To the OP find at similar model with a diesel and look under the bed for the mounting brackets. My RAM 3500 had the flanges on both the inside and out side of the frame rails. So the bed had to be raised a few inches to drop the pucks in place before installing the two bolts for each puck. On 2500 the outer flange was bolt on, so the bed did not have to be raised. How GM did it I do not know. GM may have just not offered it on the gas trucks based on power output, not a frame difference.
Me Again 01/29/20 07:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: 5.9 Cummins Diesel Towing capacity

The 24V auto's towed much better with 4:10 gears out back. Our SRW 2001.5 towed 12,400 5th wheel just fine with stage one injectores, Edge Comp for timing only and PDR35-W12 turbo. The HY35 had a little problem keeping EGT down. OP, what gear ratio does the truck have? Now we have gotten up a hill and now have to go back down. YOU NEED an exhaust brake and way to keep torque converted locked. These are very capable trucks when the tranny/TC is updated, a little more power, and the proper turbo and exhaust is in place to keep exhaust temps down. You need gauges: Pyro, boost, tranny temp at the output line, and fuel pressure. I have the 24V merit badge, T-shirt, and hat. Chris
Me Again 01/28/20 06:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fifth Wheel Prep

When I added the pucks to my 2015 RAM 3500, I had to lift the bed one side at a time. Took about 4 hours working by myself to install the four pucks, drilling the four holes(had to order the correct size drill online) and in bed wiring kit. Check with dealer to see if the pucks are available for your year/model. Chris
Me Again 01/28/20 07:06am Tow Vehicles
RE: F350 Super Duty vs 3500 Denali vs The Ike Pulling 30k lbs

A way to understand gearing. Take a 25lb weight and hold in your hand. Start with it close to your body = lower gear ratios. Now extend your arm until it is straight out = higher gear ratios. The 4,6, or 10 steps of extending your arm would be the shifts through the gears from 1st to the top gear. The amount of effort for you to hold the weight is like torque. The amount of effort to hold it over time is power.
Me Again 01/27/20 06:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: F350 Super Duty vs 3500 Denali vs The Ike Pulling 30k lbs

4X4ord. 2 gear(2:1) in a Aisin and 4:10's out back is going to hold back a lot on the full exhaust brake setting. If the VGT exhaust brake makes 75HP of braking, then in 2 gear wouldn't that equal 600+ hp of braking at the rear wheels? AT that weight, what speed would 600 hp hold.on that grade. You seem to be able to compute the numbers going up, so you should be able to computer them coming down. I know at 24,500 in 4th(1:1) and 3.42 out back, I had to step on the throttle once in a while on 6% grades to not slow down to much. Would that not be 225HP of braking at the rear wheels? Torque is multiplied through gears not power. So if torque is what gets a load moving would in not also be needed to slow down a load?
Me Again 01/27/20 05:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: F350 Super Duty vs 3500 Denali vs The Ike Pulling 30k lbs

4X4ord. 2 gear(2:1) in a Aisin and 4:10's out back is going to hold back a lot on the full exhaust brake setting. If the VGT exhaust brake makes 75HP of braking, then in 2 gear wouldn't that equal 600+ hp of braking at the rear wheels? AT that weight, what speed would 600 hp hold.on that grade. You seem to be able to compute the numbers going up, so you should be able to computer them coming down. I know at 24,500 in 4th(1:1) and 3.42 out back, I had to step on the throttle once in a while on 6% grades to not slow down to much. Would that not be 225HP of braking at the rear wheels?
Me Again 01/26/20 09:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F350 Super Duty vs 3500 Denali vs The Ike Pulling 30k lbs

^^It does not, at least on our 2015 RAM's. FWIW that is a really stupid thing for them to do. The uninformed could get their brake REALLY hot and not know it.
Me Again 01/26/20 08:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F350 Super Duty vs 3500 Denali vs The Ike Pulling 30k lbs

In those conditions, it would be difficult to do a comparison, unless they were run side by side.. Another thing stuck out for me. They said that their new standard was a perfect run is now 10 minutes... IIRC, it used to be 8 minutes. Either the climb has gotten longer, or the speed limit for the test has decreased. Or was this a one time reduction due to the weather conditions? They don't say. As for the concerns about the temps.... Not an issue in these conditions. Run them up in the summer and it will likely be a different story I would like to see the tranny ratios for each 10 speed tranny as well. I fixed your post, so it is easier to read. Chris
Me Again 01/26/20 08:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: Rearview camera hardwired on fifth wheel

I'm installing a rearview camera on my fifth wheel and looking for ideas on the best way to run the wiring. My fifth wheel is 40'and had a wireless camera that was problematic. Most problematic wireless cameras are a result of supplying low voltage to the camera via the running lights. We had a wireless camera on a 39'4" 5th will powered from a sconce light on the back wall. It worked great. Moved it to our bumper pull and it still works great. It is the better observation model not the back up model.
Me Again 01/25/20 05:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: SuperLite #2400

If you have a Turnover ball why not get the SuperLite 2600 Single Point? It captures around the gooseneck ball and you don't need to buy an additional ball to rail adapter. I have the 2600 and like it. edit add...I'm a bit confused, are you using your existing truck or buying a new truck? If buying new get the factory prep package with pucks and just drop a gooseneck ball in the puck and get the Superlight 2600. If you buy a GM truck you need the PullRite support kit. GM under bed support rails are not under the gooseneck ball and require additional support. The kit looks like an easy install. PullRite customer service is pretty good too. Now we have returned carrying the pin weight on the paper thin bed floor of these newer trucks vs directly to the frame with a puck mounted hitch. Back to the future!
Me Again 01/25/20 07:57am Fifth-Wheels
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