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RE: First Tow with 2500 Ram

Congrats on your great experience with your CTD. I also had a great first towing experience when we got our 2017 CTD. I use the EB all the time when towing and also T/H mode. I set the CC at 65mpg and let the truck do it's thing. It maintains the speed whether going uphill or downhill with ZERO input from me and even in the mountainous west.
TravelinDog 04/22/21 12:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Whats Your Real Weights? Truck and Trailer. The Real Deal

i have a dodge ram 2500 diesel i have a 43 ft 5th wheel trailer i weigh it at cat scale i was 19660 gross weight am i good at this weight Thank you
TravelinDog 04/07/21 03:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Anyone Use BG Products Engine Restoration Before

I'm surprised they didn't have this pic on the label.
TravelinDog 03/23/21 04:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Operational problems with new diesel pickups

I think you will be vary happy with your new truck. Most of the problems you read about on truck forums are GREATLY exaggerated. People generally don't go to truck forums and tell us how great they are. When diesels were first made to use DEF there were problems but they have long since been worked out.
TravelinDog 03/22/21 04:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Whats Your Real Weights? Truck and Trailer. The Real Deal

As a unofficial member of what is referred to as the weight police, please keep in mind that this is an educational forum. We are not going to jump out and arrest you. Having spent more than 20 years as a weight and balance specialist (ACFT Loadmaster) I have more understanding than most. I have operated under various rules running from peace time "take no chances- be safe", to combat, "just get it there, and try not to break anything." After you post, read the comments and make the decision that take the various opinions into account. Its your life. Unfortunately our decisions sometimes put others at risk. Regards Bill Yup, you're the one I was referring to. I guess you just couldn't help yourself. :h I asked a simple question of those that tow with a 2500. There are many example of 5ers being towed with 3/4 ton trucks over in the picture section of the 5th wheel forum.
TravelinDog 03/16/21 01:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Truly towable with 1/2 ton?

Even some 3/4 ton trucks pulling a "1/2" rated 5th wheel have their hands full in certain situations with that trailer. It may pull it on a flat road with a cooler ambient temperature but when you hit the mountains, the whole situation changes. The real world and the salesperson's/manufacturer world is certainly different. You may have the power for a while to pull a 5th wheel but I would say on long grades in the summer, the world changes as well as trying to stop the trailer going down a long grade. Be very cautious when you pull the trigger on both units. Been there, done that. Curly Really? Do 5th wheels no longer have brakes? When properly set up there should be no difference in stopping with or without the trailer.
TravelinDog 03/16/21 12:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Whats Your Real Weights? Truck and Trailer. The Real Deal

I'm wondering how many of you tow one with a 2500? My wife and I are looking to buy a 5er to tow with our 2017 Ram CTD 2500. Before the payload police start preaching, I don't want to hear it. The 2500 is what we have so we'll have to make it work. We are NOT going to go out and buy a 3500.
TravelinDog 03/08/21 04:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Changed the rear springs

Curious why you quoted me as nothing you just stated correlates with what I said??? Sorry about that, I meant to quote plumber802
TravelinDog 03/08/21 02:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ram 2500 only carries 2300 lbs.

Since a few of you guys have Ram pick-ups let me ask about your real world experience. The 5er my wife is looking at has an advertised hitch weight of 2580lbs so I'm sure actual loaded hitch weight will be at least 2800lbs. I'm wondering how much my 2500 Ram will sag.
TravelinDog 03/07/21 03:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Changed the rear springs

" If not, then I'll have to install a pair of airbags." IMHO bags should have been the first choice. bags are a bandaid, springs are probably the best choice but also the most expensive. having had bags before I would buy timberans before I waisted money on bags again. Steve Are they the hollow rubber springs that make contact only when truck loaded? Like these?
TravelinDog 03/07/21 03:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Changed the rear springs

People who don't like the ride of their air bags when towing most likely have too much air in them. I only ran 30psi LOADED with 4,500# pin on my 11 DRW RAM and the ride was dramatically improved over stock. Unloaded they make zero difference since you only should run 0-5 psi. I like how people say you should go out and buy a bigger truck. Not everyone can just go out and buy a $60,000+ truck to haul the 5er. I have a 2500 Ram diesel very much like the OP. I will be looking to do the same thing as him because the truck will not be towing our future 5er 95% of the time.
TravelinDog 03/07/21 02:33pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Had a mounting bolt failure on my Equal-i-zer hitch

On both of the pictures i see the indents of the screw on the frame in diffent spots. Unless you moved them it seems as if the bolt isn't tight enough as its moving. They do say to check it , but i doubt many do, i dont do it regularly. Now i will. Maybe some lock tight might help. Fantastic! Kuddos to Progress Mfg. I'm always happy to see a company stand behind it's products. Even when it is 16 years old.:)
TravelinDog 02/11/21 02:53pm Towing
RE: Smartplug Converstion

Seems like the OP didn't get the response he was looking for. I agree it's a solution looking for a problem that doesn't exist. How many million of rv's and TT have the standard plugs with ZERO problems?
TravelinDog 01/08/21 02:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: Is it a sin to modify an antique cast iron griddle?

I understand the feeling of responsibility to preserve something. One question in my mind would be, can you make it beautiful, if you change it? Its a chunk of metal and nothing more. It does not have to be "beautiful" to grill up a pancake but it does need to fit on the stove. ^^This^^ It belong to you so you should do as you please. If it doesn't fit on your stove or grill you're not going to use it so there would be not point in even having it. Grind away!
TravelinDog 12/23/20 02:44pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: 110V Hookup

The heater is propane so not an electric draw other than the fan. 110 should be fine. If you don't have any Covid symptoms then you don't have Covid. No worries. Not true AT ALL. There have been countless cases of people getting Covid from someone who was asymptomatic. I really doubt the OP would want to risk his parents getting sick or something even worse because he had your attitude. :M
TravelinDog 12/23/20 02:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: Green Valve Stem Covers

Ok... thought so. Wasn't sure if I had to keep using nitrogen or not, but you answered that question. Air it will be! Thanks! except you will lose the benifit of what nitrogen does. if you fill with all nitrogen you will see slightly lower running temps, less pressure loss and it keeps the inside dryer. Steve OMG! :R
TravelinDog 12/23/20 02:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: Greasing the hitch

Reese Hitch Ball Lube width=160 Now that's funny $10 bucks for 3.2oz.of genuine "Reese hitch lube". It always amazes me how much people over-think such simple things. If there is metal to metal contact and it's going to move then yes is should have some grease, ANY KIND of grease.
TravelinDog 12/23/20 02:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: Peak Blue Platinum DEF

Frankly as a retired chemist I'd be more likely to believe this if they explained what miracle additive they are using. Otherwise it sounds like marketing BS. DEF is plain and simple 35% Urea and I don't know what 'deposits they were referring to. Searching google for 'def deposits' gets zero hits. True, and from what I've read, there is no good/better/best or "premium" DEF. It's kind of like buying isopropyl alcohol at the drugstore; all brands are the same, it either meets a standard or it doesn't. That's why I buy the Walmart house brand for $7.88 for 2.5 gallons. Peak at Walmart is $11.88. Pump DEF is even cheaper but that's very inconvenient for me. I've been using the same wallyworld DEF for over a year with ZERO problems. It's nothing more than a marketing ploy. If someone wants to waste their hard earned $$ on this new "Platinum" DEF that's their Choice. That's where the saying " a fool and his money are soon parted" comes in handy. Any DEF that meets the specs will do the job expected of it. That's the same reason that even "house brand" oils that meet the spec for your vehicle work just as well as expensive name brand oil.
TravelinDog 10/15/20 04:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How often..

It seems that if I get 4 years out of trailer tire I'm doing good. Even with very low miles they just don't last. I've been lucky in that since 2004 I've only had 3 blowouts on the highway and suffered no damage to the trailer. I usually spot a bad tire when inspecting them before a trip. Usually it's sidewall or tread bulge but a couple of times the tread just separated from the carcass. I did go to D rated tires but they don't seem to last either.
TravelinDog 10/15/20 04:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: Goodyear Endurance Tires VS Carlisle Trail HD Tires

I heard Carlisle are now made in the USA....I guess TN. Heard it from a tire guy and saw it online too. Nope. I just bought 2 Carlisle ST tires last week and they are made in china. I had to buy 2 of them on our way out of town pulling our TT on vacation and noticed bulges on the tread surface of 2 tires. They didn't have any GY Endurance in stock at the time.:( I bought a Goodyear Endurance last summer and I will bet $$ on which brand will last longer. I've had Carlisle ST tires go bad just sitting there and even with no weight on them as a spare, tread bulge or tread separation on the road. I should add that this usually happens at 3-4 years with very low miles. I will replace as needed with GY made in USA from now on.
TravelinDog 10/14/20 03:41pm Travel Trailers
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