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RE: Will fifth wheel front hit truck back window?

OP, I have the exact combo you are speaking of, although I don’t have a B&W hitch, but rather the Ram 20k slider, which is actually a Curt. Going forward is not a problem, as is backing up for the majority of the time. There was a time when I was backing the trailer into my back yard, which is quite tight with poor visibility due to a large hedge. I was cut a bit sharper than normal when I heard this strange noise; I pulled ahead real quick when I realized that the front cap on the fiver was touching the back window of the truck! It does take quite a sharp cut to do this, so I try to avoid cutting that sharp not only for that reason, but it is also quite hard on the trailer’s undercarriage. I do have the slider hitch so I have slid it back a couple of times as a precaution, but I try to avoid it because it is a PITA to do. I hope that answers your question; if you have any more let me know. :)
blofgren 09/19/19 08:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dodge RAM flywheel

DONT keep driving it! It's beating the krap out of your transmission. Dual Mass setups that fail are notorious for serious trans damage. I’ve heard this as well. I plan on replacing mine in the next year or so to avoid having any issues far from home.
blofgren 09/12/19 07:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: black water holding tank valve opens but won't drain

Thank you very much for sharing your experience. I have always had this scenario in the back of my mind when pulling the black handle, but so far so good!
blofgren 09/11/19 08:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ram 2019 3500 diesel

I’m looking at this left over and asking people’s opinion . I’ve been a GM guy so not to fimiliar with ram One huge reason not to buy the Ram, Bosch CP4 fuel system. GM dropped that system in 2017, Ford will have a new fuel system for 2020. X2. If I were looking for a new truck right now, I would be looking very hard at GM. I love my Ram, but it has the CP3 pump which is much more reliable. The CP4 is like playing Russian roulette.
blofgren 09/09/19 09:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Some poor fellas waste tank broke!

Sometimes there is not much choice but to travel with full tanks. We do it frequently with the fresh tank and occasionally with black/gray tanks when there is no sewer or sani dump where we are camping. Our trailer is 4 season so the tank enclosures are well built and we have never had an issue. Isn’t that the point of having holding tanks? :B
blofgren 08/30/19 09:22am General RVing Issues
RE: A/C flipping breaker

Glad to hear you have solved it! We were just in desert country for 3 weeks and I was a bit nervous about our 11 year old air conditioning unit, but it kept going with no issues.
blofgren 08/18/19 10:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hauling dirt/rock with bed rails?

I rent a utility trailer for hauling this type of thing. $25 for the day is much cheaper than beating up my truck.
blofgren 08/13/19 10:06am Tow Vehicles
RE: Stranded/broke down

Well at least it’s a fairly easy fix. A coworker of mine has a 2007 F150 that wouldn’t start one day. He thought it was the fuel pump that failed but it turned out to be the fuel pump relay.
blofgren 08/05/19 12:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Stranded/broke down

I would guess fuel pump as well but it is more common for them to fail when trying to start. Did you try banging on the tank with a rubber mallet? Sometimes it will give them a temporary second life.
blofgren 08/05/19 11:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: Dogs that dont bark at people

OP, I knew by the title of your post that it would be about a lab. We got our precious Daisy in September, 2002 at 7 weeks of age and lost her in October, 2015 to cancer. She was a pure bred yellow lab and was stunningly beautiful and she knew it. She was a social butterfly who never needed to be tied up (and never wandered) and we miss her dearly to this day. We will get another lab at some point, but I wanted to say you have a beautiful dog and thank you for sharing your wonderful post!
blofgren 07/26/19 10:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dexter Disc Bleeder Screws

I’ve been looking to replace the brake fluid in my fiver and too looked at those bleeder screws. I changed the brake lines on our 2001 GMC Yukon this past winter and fought frozen bleeders on every caliper so not really looking forward to dealing with these too......:(
blofgren 07/26/19 10:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking for a tow vehicle for boat

An Excursion with a 7.3L diesel would be mighty sweet, tow great, and get decent fuel economy! :B
blofgren 07/22/19 09:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: DRV water intrusion

Oh, so it’s the vanity slide that’s being referred to. I still don’t understand why it would be more prone to leaks than the others but good to know.
blofgren 07/20/19 10:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5 liter SUVs and truck capability.

IMHO the GM 5.3L is much better than the Ford 5.4L in terms of serviceability and overall reliability. If you want a Ford go for the newer 5.0L.
blofgren 07/20/19 10:22am Tow Vehicles
RE: DRV water intrusion

One biggie is the bedroom slide that I opted NOT to have. What difference does a bedroom slide make then any other slide. I don’t understand this either. Cummins, can you please elaborate? We are seriously considering a Mobile Suites for our next fiver and would like as much knowledge as possible.
blofgren 07/19/19 09:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: High mile gas engine trucks

I replaced my V10 at 460,000 miles. It was mostly fine still, even had good crosshatching in the cylinders still. But low fuel pressure cause a spark plug to melt and the electrode lodged in a valve seat. I planned on just having the head pulled for reconditioning, but since book labor included R&R of the engine, plus removing the timing chain and head, and was only a little more for a complete factory motor with a 3-year warranty. Still have the original transmission too. Not even touched except a total of 3 filter changes. I'm at 470,000 now. FWIW - over half the miles are towing miles, and typical combined weight was 22,000 and occasionally over 25,000. That’s very impressive!
blofgren 07/18/19 10:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram Sales Increasing

Good for Ram. I’m a former die hard Ford guy and I love my Ram. The Ram/Cummins combo has been the best selling diesel truck in Canada for some time now.
blofgren 07/07/19 08:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing with a 2016 GMC Yukon Denali

The brain trust has already twisted this around.....go figure. One guy talking about max grades and no turbo, blah blah blah. Enough already. Guy has about the most powerful gasser you can buy. And he won't be wondering what the stall grade of his overall gearing and torque converter efficiency is 21% or 31% slope. Nother guy is talking about reducing towing capacity based on subtracting cargo weight from tow cap as if the family is sitting in the trailer while it's going down the road... And now the 4500lb dry weight the OP asked SPECIFiCALLY about is now magically a max trailer rating load of 8100lbs or whatever it was in another post Good grief. New, capable, high $, quality, safe, powerful, SUV pulling a trailer that is (loaded up ready to camp) still 2500lbs below the max tow rating. Hook the trailer up and go camping! Have fun, send pictures, Bon voyage! X2. Don’t overthink this! :B
blofgren 07/07/19 08:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Another bad RV wreck, driver dead. Montreal.

Wow, how awful.
blofgren 06/25/19 07:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: I think its almost done

What a beautiful rig! I’m happy that everything worked out for you. :)
blofgren 06/23/19 09:03am Fifth-Wheels
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