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RE: Equal-I-zer spring bar question

Thanks for the info. He ended up with the 12,000 MODEL
Ron3rd 09/20/20 07:39am Towing
Equal-I-zer spring bar question

My son ordered a new 30 ft TT that's 9,000 gross weight. He's going to go with the Equal-I-zer hitch. What size bars should he go with; 10,000 lb or 12,000 lb? My trailer is about the same weight and I seem to remember I went with 12,000 lb bars but that was so many years ago I don't remember.
Ron3rd 09/19/20 02:51pm Towing
RE: Advice to omit the auto change LP valve

Never had a problem with my auto change over valve on my last 2 trailers.
Ron3rd 09/17/20 01:04pm Tech Issues
RE: Domestic electric water heaters

Suburban and Atwood have both proven to be very good and highly reliable water heaters. Yes, there are instances of some issues. But a small percentage I think. My 13 yr old Suburban still works fine. I don’t see need to complicate the issue with something that may have its own problems in addition to a custom installation. Same here. I've had zero issues with the water heater in my last two trailers. No reason to consider an alternative.
Ron3rd 09/13/20 08:14am Tech Issues
RE: First quickie mods to my new to me Redhawk 22J

Nice work!
Ron3rd 09/12/20 01:01pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: 2016 RAM CTD Diff Oil Change Question RE Gasket

Thanks for the info folks.
Ron3rd 09/12/20 12:47pm Tow Vehicles
2016 RAM CTD Diff Oil Change Question RE Gasket

When you changed the oil in your differential, did you install new gasket or re-use the old one?
Ron3rd 09/12/20 10:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: How do you pay your bills on the road on extended trips?

Thanks for all the tips folks
Ron3rd 09/11/20 09:24am General RVing Issues
RE: How do you pay your bills on the road on extended trips?

Good info. Thanks folks.
Ron3rd 09/09/20 05:53am General RVing Issues
How do you pay your bills on the road on extended trips?

How do you pay your bills while on the road for an extended trip of a month or longer? We pay our bills online from home but are leery of say logging in at a Starbucks on the road to pay bills. What's a secure way to do it?
Ron3rd 09/08/20 08:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Hooking up 30A at home

A NEMA 14-30 is a 30 amp 120/240 device. A standard 50 amp cord body style adapter will not plug into it as the neutral pin is not long enough. This configuration is used for a dryer. It is four wire, two hots, neutral and ground. I would suggest if not being used any longer would be to change it out to a fifty amp NEMA 14-50 receptacle, then use a standard 50 amp to 30 amp RV adapter. If receptacle is needed for some other device, add another box and install a standard 30 TT receptacle. Connect one led of the circuit, neutral and ground. Insure it is wired 120 volts. Do THIS^^^^^^^ Simple swap of receptacles And be done with it! That's what I did as I had a gas dryer and didn't need the 220v receptacle. Just used one hot leg to wire my 30a receptacle
Ron3rd 09/07/20 08:33am Tech Issues
RE: EMS/Surge Protection or.... TPMS???

I use both.
Ron3rd 09/05/20 02:16pm Tech Issues
RE: Trailer brake advice

You absolutely can do it yourself, it's easy. For a tow home buy the cheapest time based controller you can find. The install is pretty much plug and play. Here's a $37 controller plus a $15 pig tail to plug it into the truck. Link Link X2
Ron3rd 09/03/20 03:49pm Travel Trailers

We are in the market for a barely used tow vehicle and want to buy an extended warranty. They have always paid off for us. Is there a extended warranty company that you may reccomend? I want to know they will come through for us. Any thoughts or reccomendations welcome. i would only buy the vehicla's manufacturer extended warranty. i bought the Ford one on my used 2014 F150. wouldn't even touch a 3rd party extended vehicle warranty. X2 and keep in mind you can buy online from out of state dealers that heavily discount these high markup warranties.
Ron3rd 09/01/20 10:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Need advise on which new truck - 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton?

Half tons ride nice and look cute but don't ask them to work.....get the 3/4. Or get a Ram 2500 with coil springs on the rear and rides like a half ton, best of both worlds. To the OP just have your husband put running boards on the truck and you'll be fine. All the new trucks sit higher nowadays
Ron3rd 09/01/20 09:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2016 Ram short bed 6.7 diesel 2500 payload close to max

As the OP I want to thank all of you for your input. I looked over all my research material and found that my answer was 1 line above in the 2016 brochure. I found that the 2010 pound remaining payload left on my 2500 6.7 Cummins is a penalty for having diesel power. The same 10000 gvwr 2500 truck with a 6.4 Hemi V8 has a payload of 900 lbs more. The front and rear axles are the same 6000/6500.So my penalty is having a Cummins that weighs 900 more lbs. Causing such a low payload. Ironically the 6.4 Hemi pulls 1600 less so there you have it. Not a 3500/2500 discussion but a screwy rating that is penalized by a much more capable engine. I have my answer. Yes. The 2500 is a Class 2B rated truck, which is limited to 10,000 lbs total weight. The heavier the truck, the less payload. It has NOTHING to do with capability, it is simply 10,000 lbs weight limit minus curb weight of truck. Ford, GM and Ram decided it was cheaper to simply produce ONE truck (1 ton without the 10,000 lbs weight limit), and simply "derate" the truck on paper to meet the Class 2B rating. Now, they've made a few little changes, such as not adding overload springs on the Ford/GM (because there was no need) and swapping coils instead of leaf's on the Ram (for better ride handling), but everything else is the exact same in regards to Single Rear Wheel (SRW) trucks. A minor modification to the rear suspension to account for the overload spring or minor carrying reduction in the coil, and you've made your truck just as capable. It only matters to the weight police here. X2
Ron3rd 08/31/20 05:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cast Iron pan seasoning Question

I have a new in box Lodge skillet that was sent from Lodge as a replacement to one I previously bought and had problems with. I had done exactly as the Lodge instructions said .. never used soap or scrubber .. purchased the Lodge brush .. and still food stuck... Scrubbed with steel wool no soap and re-seasoned in oven 3 times but still food stuck. Lodge customer service simply sent a replacement. Now am wondering if there is a 'foolproof' way to season that you personally suggest ? Thank you in advance .. Very much Tons of info on Youtube about the subject. One guy takes a disc sander to new Lodge skillets and takes all the roughness off claiming they must be smooth to work the best. He goes by Cowboy Kent Rollins and has 100's of Youtube videos.
Ron3rd 08/29/20 01:57pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: 2016 Ram short bed 6.7 diesel 2500 payload close to max

Love the 337 Grand Design, but not enough to trade my 2016 Ram with 43k for a 3500. Thanks much for the advice. There's another school of thought that says you already have a 3500 but it's de-rated because the 2500 has coil springs on the same rear axle the 3500 uses. They also say the 2500 has the same frame and front suspension as the 3500. Same brakes too. These folks install air bags and go about their business and tow what they want. Go figure.
Ron3rd 08/28/20 03:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Need tires on my Ram Tow Vehicle.

Oem Firestone Transforce went 40k. Michelin Defender LTX went 67k Tell me your secret. My OEM Transforce HTs were shot after 24K miles.
Ron3rd 08/25/20 02:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: Lynx Levelers -- 10-year warranty ?????

My Lynx Levelers are about 15 years old and no problems after heavy use. A buddy bought the Camco knockoff levelers and they're junk IMO. I bought mine at Walmart years ago and went back and bought a second set.
Ron3rd 08/25/20 02:19pm General RVing Issues
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