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RE: Air bags for a smoother ride.

Air bags will eventually leak. Look into installing Sumo springs in place of your standard bump stock. Either these or Timbrens. Either one will not change your stock ride unless loaded and then these kick in to handle the load as your regular bump stops would. Air bags have issues and I have had my share.
SweetLou 06/20/21 06:54am Towing
Holding Tank Treatments and Your Advice on Lubricants

Might be in the wrong category, however I think it could also be a tech thing. What kind of cleaner or holding tank material do you use to help lubricate the valve seals? Are there DYI solutions used or just products that remove sludge? Are there multiple treatments such as holding tank solution then every so often put some other material in to keep seals working? I know about the ice method and traveling down the road, but this does not work if you stay put somewhere for awhile. Thoughts?
SweetLou 06/17/21 06:53am Tech Issues
RE: When to change oil

I have a 2005 Duramax as well. It only has 44,000 miles so if I waited for the dash indicator I would have some pretty old oil before I changed it. We have expensive engines, so $35 a year seems like cheap insurance. I change mine at the start of every camping season unless I make a cross country trip and really do a lot of miles.(8000 plus). $35 per year? Ha I don't think so
SweetLou 06/13/21 08:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: Turning a FW around in a Culdesac

If you can get the truck 90 degrees to the trailer without hitting the cab, should be no problem swinging a U-turn in the cul-de-sac. Your other option, is quite viable also. I assume it's low volume so traffic shouldn't be a problem to back down the road. Just take your time. Since 5th wheels are slow to start turning when backing, you generally have plenty of time to correct. 660ft isn't far. Worst case if it starts to get away from you, pull forward 20-30ft to get it in line and start backing again. Do it a few times and your skills will improve. With out reading all this stuff you don't need to know, just back it down as Valhalla says. It's not rocket science here and have a spotter as you back so you don't hit a parked car. I do it all the time and I am good enough to not really need the spotter. I use one just in case a neighbor pulls out of driveway. Easy. If you can't back this down with any kind of trailer, I would rethink Why I have one.
SweetLou 06/13/21 08:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trailer brake warning on RAM

If the circuit to the trailer brakes is not complete, it will sense that and send the error message. If both trucks are giving the same result, lights work but brakes send a message, check to see that the break away cable and switch are working. Then do a continuity check of the trailer brake wires, from the 7 pin connector. Could be as simple as a broken off ground or power wire. X2
SweetLou 06/11/21 07:35am Tow Vehicles
Cover For Fifth Wheel

Need some advice on purchasing a good quality cover for the trailer to be stored for winter. We can get 1-2 feet of snow during the winter and I need to protect the trailer but I want the best quality. If anyone has any experience with this please give me your information.
SweetLou 06/10/21 06:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 6 ply or 10 ply. Would I see a difference?

Ply rating means a lot still. If you can get 10 ply, why not have a peace of mind that you did all you could? Blow outs during a trip are dangerous and destructive. Keep that in mind as you sit on side of the road with all the damage you now need to fix with all it's hassles. Try getting parts now. Plus trying to change out the tire as traffic wiz by. Just put the 10 ply and hell with the minimal rough ride. Safety first for your family.
SweetLou 06/07/21 06:22am Towing
RE: Towing with a 2019 Honda CRV/Subaru Impreza

My thought is since you already own all of this, just try it out on some short trips and see how they do. You should know quickly if this is the vehicle of choice or not and you are close to home.
SweetLou 05/22/21 06:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: TV tire life

Just put 6 Continental Terrain Contact AT on my truck and so far I like the ride
SweetLou 05/11/21 06:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: Benefit of extra fuel tank.

Just curious. Is this thread about fuel tanks or how high your trailer is ???? Or how many evening cocktails some have consumed.Maybe they are Irish
SweetLou 05/07/21 07:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: Benefit of extra fuel tank.

... To the point of putting down other good folks for the type of RV trailer they have?? Really? Some people just live sad, spiteful lives. In my opinion, a heavy TALL RV is foolish. It has a tall roof, that contains air space you can't use. And, what does that get you? A tall structure that does nothing more than push air as you tow it. Why not throw a parachute behind the RV also? Having an opinion about that is not the same as living a sad spiteful life. With your response though, you're actually the one being spiteful. I stated an opinion and you don't like it. That's your problem, not mine. LOL. Not jumping in on your argument, just addressing you tall comment. Nothing wrong with cubic inches my friend. It's knowing how to use them. Tall people love it for the obvious reason. They tow a lot better than you think, not like a parachute. A TT has it's curses but a tall fiver like mine is easy peasy. Maybe guys that tow nervous would have the issue you are referencing.
SweetLou 05/06/21 08:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: Benefit of extra fuel tank.

It’s amazing, some folks’ level of conviction against extra fuel....too funny!so you say
SweetLou 05/06/21 06:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: Benefit of extra fuel tank.

Personally, I would never even think about either replacing a good factory fuel tank with a larger tank or adding an auxiliary tank. If you want more capacity solely to buy cheaper fuel, it will take one heck of lot of fill-ups to pay back anywhere near the out of pocket cost. If you do it for longer stop intervals, I easily get two bathroom stops out of a tank of fuel with my existing tank. Adding more fuel at 6-7 pounds per gallon never made any sense to me.Exactly. Not mention fresh fuel is always better and stops to stretch helps to stay alert. It doesn't pencil out unless you are headed to Alaska and even then. Now, if we get back to 1973 and fuel shortage, then it might make some sense, but even then they rationed us to how many gallons we could buy.
SweetLou 05/05/21 05:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: Typical cost per mile to transport 5th Wheel

If there are truly gas/diesel shortages coming d/t lack of tanker truck drivers, expect a lot Where did that come from? There is a lack of long haul drivers,due to mostly to the new electronic logs and duty hours. Petroleum haulers are normally pretty local established companies with that would have a pretty stable workforce. I don't believe I have ever seen a tanker with a sleeper, nothing but day cabs. If you are operating a day cab, hours of service and e-logs are not as much as a problem. It was a CNN news report. Of course it is CNN
SweetLou 05/01/21 05:17pm Towing
RE: Typical cost per mile to transport 5th Wheel

If there are truly gas/diesel shortages coming d/t lack of tanker truck drivers, expect a lot
SweetLou 05/01/21 06:02am Towing
RE: First Tow with 2500 Ram

I have a tow caravan going to lake Powell next month with a friend towing his ski boat with his new Roush Ford 150. I tow a fully loaded Wells Cargo trailer weighing in at 6,500 lbs wth my CTD. I told him I run about 68 mph and just purr along but he says he will stay at 60 mph. I probably will have the best towing experience and mileage ever :) Spotify on and a lot of chillin. Hopefully that Ford will keep up or do the best it can LOL...Just a friendly tip that the Roush Ford 150 has a Super Charged 650 HP engine. The only reason your friend might be behind you is because he chooses to. I know that. Tell him to get moving
SweetLou 04/22/21 11:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: First Tow with 2500 Ram

I have a tow caravan going to lake Powell next month with a friend towing his ski boat with his new Roush Ford 150. I tow a fully loaded Wells Cargo trailer weighing in at 6,500 lbs wth my CTD. I told him I run about 68 mph and just purr along but he says he will stay at 60 mph. I probably will have the best towing experience and mileage ever :) Spotify on and a lot of chillin. Hopefully that Ford will keep up or do the best it can
SweetLou 04/22/21 02:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Nokian Rockproof tires?

Michelin LTX M/S are great for towing also. I currently have those on my Ram but did not get the mileage. Still have some tread but truck is getting new shoes next week. I would say not worth the extra $$. Plenty of other brands that can get that mileage for less.
SweetLou 04/22/21 06:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: Wow, 6 months wait for a Chevy-Tahoe

We got out of our lease 9 months early partly because this would be the situation and we be screwed. Bought a new vehicle outright with everything we wanted in January. Happy we did.
SweetLou 04/10/21 04:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dually rental

You could try Hertz they rent F350s. And do you really think they come equipped with a fifth wheel hitch? I would imagine SOMEONE rents them with fifth wheel hitches. "Hotshotters" and "RV Transporters" break down too. Someone, somewhere, somehow will have the set up you exactly need. Take that to the bank
SweetLou 04/08/21 01:12pm Tow Vehicles
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