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RE: Real-life experience blocks to aid 6-point leveling system

We still carry the plastic blocks. We have ran into sites sloping so much the blocks helped the jacks from extending so far out or not having enough travel. We have also ran into campgrounds who require something to be placed under the pads.
Travlingman 09/18/20 11:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: All steel 236/85/R16 LRF

From my research, the ST did not come in an 85 size. ST tires are going to be 235/80R16 LT tires are going to be 238/85R16 - Sailun ST235/85R16
Travlingman 08/22/20 09:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Camp grounds Knoxville TN

The Dell
Travlingman 05/28/20 11:25am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: You can buy S637 tires here, but install: HAHAHAHA

When I bought my S637's last year online, I took them to Direct Tire to mount with no issues. They could only air to 90 PSI per company rule, but they work with a truck shop up the road to go to 110 if I wanted. I liked what I saw while there and will probably buy my next tires from them for the truck and car when needed.
Travlingman 03/22/20 06:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Valve stem extensions for DRW

Okay, I purchased the correct chuck and I can see how it WILL work to air up both inner and outer tire on the rear. However, I can't get my hand in to remove the valve stem cover. I tried a needle-nose plier, a regular plier and neither would do the job. Is there a special tool for this task or do you have a very small hand available to help out? How do you remove the valve stem cover on the inner dually? On my 2017 King Ranch, the valve covers don't have to be taken off. You can air your tire up through them.
Travlingman 03/06/20 08:15am Tow Vehicles
Ram 3500 MPG test

The Ram MPG test video. Wasn't expecting that big a difference.
Travlingman 03/03/20 09:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: getting trapped inside a park

We went to a COE park in Ga. Called before I made reservations, park host said no issues with a big rig. Made to or site, no issues. I walked down to look at the turn around area and didn't see how my 40' fiver would make it. Short turn around, trees, sloped to outside of turn. A guy across the street had a big toy hauler about my size and to get to his site he had used the turn around. I asked how he did it. Said to go in the out loop and then take my truck off the pavement onto the grass going toward lake as much as I could and make sure I had bed rail clearance as it sloped off pretty bad. Said to make sure and watch trailer swing because of 1 tree that didn't have alot of bark left on it that people hadn't watched. Said when I got up to the site that was in the corner to pull the marker sign out of the ground to give myself more room to pull truck around. Came the morning to leave and it rained during the night making the grass where I was to pull slick. I figured this was a sign from above that I didn't need to use the turn around which I really wasn't thrilled about trying. I ended up backing out over a 1/4 mile.
Travlingman 02/21/20 09:30am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2020 Cummins IKE pull

"The computer is applying the wheel brakes both truck and trailer." How do you know if the brakes were coming on the trailer on this test? Maybe the engine was doing what it needed with the trans? Right past the 2 minute mark they say that it is using the truck and trailer brakes and also making the lights come on both.
Travlingman 02/20/20 10:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: Duramax vs Power Stroke Fuel Economy Tow Test and Drag Race

Surprised by the Ford milage. The 10 speed is looking good so far. Under 200 miles per gallon for DEF? Doesn't seem right.
Travlingman 02/15/20 08:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: 5th wheel tires

I was surprised to see in this thread that Bridgestone has discontinued the R250. I have 6 of those on my TH. They've aged out. Thinking of replacing them with Sailun S637. What's the best place to by them? I'm in Florida. Walmart.com, free shipping to your house.
Travlingman 02/09/20 09:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel hitches

Thank you for the reply! I was referring to the DOT part. I should have specified. I believe I have read somewhere CURT has some sort of standard, SAE possibly? Curt tests to SAE J2638.
Travlingman 01/29/20 09:01pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: F350 Super Duty vs 3500 Denali vs The Ike Pulling 30k lbs

That is pretty impressive for the Ford running 3.55 gearing. The 10 speed seems to be doing its job. Don't understand why you would start downhill with 30K behind you and not have exhaust brake on. Well they stated on auto setting, I know Ram has Full and Auto. I run full when not towing, and auto when towing and using tow/Haul, that combination works very well at holding speed. They started just using cruise control and said it gained speed. They had to hit the brake and then used auto engine brake setting. The Ford has 2 settings for the engine brake, manual and auto. Manual gets more aggressive every time you touch the brake, and auto holds the speed when you lift off of the go pedal.
Travlingman 01/25/20 09:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 3x3" receiver hitch!

Wow! I thought a 2x2" hitch was pretty stout in my younger days and then they had the 2.5x2.5" on the 3/4 & 1 ton pickups. I see on the F250 Tremor test videos, it comes with a 3x3" hitch! I guess they are going to need a LOT of adapters to tow smaller trailers. My 2012 F350 has a 3 inch hitch with a 2.5 inch insert. So nothing new there. It is mainly a PITB to get the insert lined up so you can slide the locking pin thru it. If your hitch is stock, it is 2.5" hitch with a 2" adapter. Ford started using a 3" hitch on the 2017 models. Mine came with a 2.5" adapter and then a 2" sleeve. Here is a 2012 brochure where it shows the specs on 2nd page.
Travlingman 01/25/20 06:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F350 Super Duty vs 3500 Denali vs The Ike Pulling 30k lbs

That is pretty impressive for the Ford running 3.55 gearing. The 10 speed seems to be doing its job. Don't understand why you would start downhill with 30K behind you and not have exhaust brake on.
Travlingman 01/25/20 08:13am Tow Vehicles
Morryde Step Above

For those that actually have the Step Above, what are your thoughts on it now that you have used it? I know the negatives of water on step, dirt when putting up, maybe swing out when stopping in rest area. But have you had any other issues with it? Would you like to go back to the regular fold up steps?
Travlingman 01/19/20 06:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: just saw my 1st 2020 F-350's

If the trans cooling system is designed to keep the temp near 190 even at full GCVWR on a hot day and long 6% grade all will be well. Well, it isn't. They are designed to run around 220 to 230 under load. The cooling fan isn't programmed to hit full until over 250 degrees.
Travlingman 01/18/20 11:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: Duallies in Tennessee

I pay $61.55 yearly for my weighted tag for 16K pounds. My county doesn't have wheel tax or emissions.
Travlingman 01/12/20 09:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F450 vs F350 SRW payload

Edit: and why is the gvwr limit for both 3500 series and 4500 series set a 14000 lbs? Class 3: This class of truck has a GVWR of 10,001–14,000 pounds or 4,536–6,350 kilograms. Class 4: This class of truck has a GVWR of 14,001–16,000 pounds or 6,351–7,257 kilograms. Source
Travlingman 12/29/19 02:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New 5th Wheel Manufacturer

If they truly want to shake up the RV market and build a higher end RV, they need to go to a Young's Welding powder coated frame and Mor/Ryde IS suspension, upgrade insulation, dual pane windows, real leather furniture and better flooring. I an so thankful that we got one of the last HitchHiker Champagnes built...a solid true full time rated trailer. Ken What currently produced 5th wheels use a Young's frame?
Travlingman 12/26/19 10:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New 5th Wheel Manufacturer

Here is an article that includes some of their build standards. Somewhat encouraging, however, a laminated wall instead of hung wall construction. They are already skimping on the brakes and lack of slide toppers. If you want to be high end, be high end. Riverstone already looks better. https://rvbusiness.com/startup-alliance-rv-details-business-plan-to-dealers/ We have been looking at the Riverstone Legacy for over a year now, and unfortunately it is changing from what it was. The Legacy is now an add on package. From what we can tell, some of the standards that use to be with the Legacy are now options with it too.
Travlingman 12/24/19 10:06pm Fifth-Wheels
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