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RE: Diesel to Gas Power Observation

Went from a 2015 Hemi to a 2020 Cummins. Tow a 14k toy hauler in the wind and mountains of Montana. Hemi made 11-14 mpg solo and 4-7 towing. Diesel makes 16-20 solo and 8-12 towing. Diesel levels the hills both up and down. Exhaust brake is awesome. Won't be going back to a gas to tow with any time soon.
Mmaxed 01/31/23 03:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Where is Battleship Row? (on land)

Sounds kind of like the pass between Butte and Whitehall MT. Driving on the interstate the rocks angling up can give you a strange feeling.
Mmaxed 01/05/23 04:12pm Around the Campfire
RE: bpconversion goose neck conversion

It sure sounds like you are light on tongue weight now. As you said a fifth wheel/goose neck should have 25% of the weight on the pin. If you are light now, how will you ever have the weight you need with the conversion? A fiver with too light pin weight is just as bad as a bumper pull. so the GN conversion would all but remove sway, That is not true in all cases. Twice I have pulled goose neck flat beds that had too light of tongue weight. Got plumb scary over about 50 mph, until we stopped and shifted some cargo forward. My point is that if too little tongue weight is your problem now, the goose neck conversion may not fix it. Start my knowing your current weights.
Mmaxed 01/05/23 03:15pm Toy Haulers
RE: bpconversion goose neck conversion

It sure sounds like you are light on tongue weight now. As you said a fifth wheel/goose neck should have 25% of the weight on the pin. If you are light now, how will you ever have the weight you need with the conversion? A fiver with too light pin weight is just as bad as a bumper pull.
Mmaxed 01/04/23 08:38am Toy Haulers
RE: Motorcycle and Bicycle Transport

My, they certainly are proud of their product. I'd have to be desperate to pay that kind of dough. They do look a little pricey, but if you are hauling tens of thousands of dollars worth of bikes, a grand or two to haul them easily and safely makes sense.
Mmaxed 10/11/22 08:32am Toy Haulers
RE: Power voltage to brakes??

Believe it or not, your IBC is much better over any of the current aftermarket controllers even with some of the short comings of it. Absolutely not true, if his Ram is like my '15 was from the factory. Someone at Ram decided that below 30 mph the trailer brakes would only need about 60% input. On the bigger brakes, 12" x 3" if memory served it was dangerous. More than one fellow reported rolling through an intersection. Ram did update the programming. My 2020 has very good trailer braking.
Mmaxed 09/27/22 01:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Truck Scalping

I see it as simple supply and demand. If someone will pay the price, so be it. Because of supply issues, dealers are selling less total units, so need to make more on the ones they do sell. That's why they are paying so much for used, to have something to sell. I have talked to 2 different fellows who were shopping, and found dealers with comparable used units priced more than new. The salesman told them that the new one would sell and then the used one would move.
Mmaxed 09/08/22 11:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: Rental Car heart attack

Things have settled down some. A year ago a relative flew to Cda ID to visit family. When he checked on renting a car for a couple weeks, he was told $6000-$8000 if there would be one available. Fortunately he was able to borrow a rig for his stay.
Mmaxed 08/04/22 11:50am Around the Campfire
RE: Just checking in

Fuel price not slowing us down. Life and weather have some, but instead of our usual go up Fri back Sun, we are going for longer. We went up Tues or Wed before the fourth and stayed till the fourth. Then we left the hauler in the woods for the kids and their friends to enjoy till the 10th when we went and retrieved it. Went again for a week, though I did have to come home and work for a day.
Mmaxed 07/25/22 12:00pm Toy Haulers
RE: F150 Lightning Road Trip & Ike Gauntlet Pull

It's not just charging stations that will need sorted. It's the generation and transportation of the power that will be the bigger issue. By the time that is done it will cost as much or more than driving an ICE powered rig.
Mmaxed 06/16/22 08:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: Mixing battery types??

OK, since I am asking stupid questions instead of searching and sorting through a bunch of ****. If I go to Lifepo4 bateries, do I need to change my charging system?
Mmaxed 06/06/22 06:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Mixing battery types??

Thanks Don, that is what I thought I knew, if you know what I mean? Have to decide which way to go. 400 amp hours of Lifepo4 isn't cheap.
Mmaxed 06/06/22 06:04pm Tech Issues
Mixing battery types??

I want to add more battery capacity to our hauler. They will have to go in the pass through. Would just stay with lead acid, but venting will be a pain. Can I add Lifepo 4 or sealed lead acid and be OK?
Mmaxed 06/06/22 04:26pm Tech Issues
RE: A different Toy Hauler...

Nothing wrong with that. Our first toy hauler was a 30 ft fiver with a 10 ft flat bed tagged behind. Hauled a quad or two and a dirt bike on it.
Mmaxed 04/01/22 04:21pm Toy Haulers
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