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RE: Bent Kingpin?

There are a lot of documented Lippert frame issues. It sounds like you have a frame failure that many others have experienced and that will require extensive repair and reinforcement. Do a quick search on Lippert frame failures and you’ll have hours of reading to keep you company. Whatever you do, do not tow it until it is inspected.
camp-n-family 12/01/19 08:44pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ram box on short bed - ill-advised for towing a 5th wheel?

camp-n-family 12/01/19 06:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV storage - how much room is needed?

If you have the room, I would build it far enough back so I could park on the driveway in front of the garage without infringing on the road while hooked up. Just a few reasons; Do you want to have to be all packed and hooked before pulling out? Do you want to worry about having to stop and block the road while going back to close the garage door when leaving? If you want to wash or work on the trailer in the drive you would have to unhook it.
camp-n-family 12/01/19 08:59am General RVing Issues
RE: Ram box on short bed - ill-advised for towing a 5th wheel?

The bed opening is narrower with the Rambox. I have read of issues with the pin box hitting the sides of the bed while turning. You will need a short style pin box to avoid this but that will cause problems with the short bed.
camp-n-family 12/01/19 08:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Routing Solar Wiring from Roof to Pass Through Storage

Does your tt have a moulded fibreglass type front cap? If so there is likely a hollow open void between the cap and the front wall of the tt. You wouldn’t have any way to secure the wiring through there but you could remove a side cabinet and cut a small access hole.
camp-n-family 11/29/19 06:56am Travel Trailers
RE: Towing a Ram 3500 manual ?

I don’t know about the older Dodges but the current generation Rams can be flat towed. Leave trans in park and push a dash button to put transfer case in neutral. Obviously you’ll need a tow bar, brake system and lights, and a moho big enough to handle the weight.
camp-n-family 10/31/19 08:01am Dinghy Towing
RE: Overloaded wheel Breakage

Those were aftermarket XD brand wheels. They are usually bought to “dress up” a truck but will de rate most capabilities. Ok on a half ton truck but definitely not meant for HD duty. Stock oem rims will be rated for the truck’s max ratings.
camp-n-family 10/31/19 07:54am Truck Campers
RE: Towing with a Toyota Sequoia: wheel size question

The Sequoia is based on the Tundra drivetrain and as such already comes with an excellent 4.30 rear gear ratio for towing. No need to downsize the tires. Stick with the stock size but upgrade from the stock P rated tires to LT tires for better towing.
camp-n-family 10/21/19 08:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Oops, Dodge just threw you under the bus...

This is one reason why I never understood all the hate on this site for the Tundra. Sure, it didn’t have the highest payloads of 1/2 ton trucks but it was always more than the Ram, yet no one complained about the Ram.
camp-n-family 10/21/19 06:36am General RVing Issues
RE: 190 lb mastiff rescued from trail

I have a 2 year old English mastiff that weighs 196lbs. I would never consider taking him on a hike like that. He is not fat or lazy, gets 2 good walks a day. Mastiffs are not a high energy dog and you need to be very careful that they don’t overheat or over exert themselves like this one did. They are also not very agile and could easily get seriously hurt on a trail like that. This is all the owner’s fault. Should have known better.
camp-n-family 10/15/19 06:35pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Lowering TV tire pressures

OP here. It was interesting to read the arguments and see different points of view. I’m in the boat that pressures can be adjusted according to conditions. Manufacturers can’t possibly include pressures for every scenario so they list the max to cover what the truck is rated to. That doesn’t mean that is what it needs to be kept at, nor is it always an ideal pressure for all conditions. I should have included that I do not have stock tires on my truck, but 35” Toyo ATs, so the door placard doesn’t really apply anymore. Toyo does supply a load rating chart for various tire pressures. According to the chart I can safely reduce the pressures significantly while unladen for a better ride. I’ve chosen 55psi all around for now. I’d like to lower the rears more but my tpms threshold is set to 50psi. So far the ride is much improved. Way smoother and I can now go over railway tracks etc without the rear end getting kicked in the air. Traction is better in the wet and I expect the same for snow. I have noticed a very slight drop in mileage (on the lie-o-meter) but it could also be from the sudden drop in temps. Only time will tell if the is any adverse affect on tread wear. Thanks again for the responses.
camp-n-family 10/15/19 06:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Lowering TV tire pressures

Blindly running at full inflation can give rough ride, longer stopping distance and poor tire wear. Weight/inflation tables are there for a reason!!! I think your right. But logistically I'm not inflating /deflating tires after every trip. I can't imagine everyone else goes through an air up air down ritual each trip:h Some do but I can’t be bothered. Mine are inflated to door sticker pressures for summer towing season. Up north the tt gets put away from oct to May so it makes sense to lower them for that period.
camp-n-family 10/05/19 09:10am Tow Vehicles
Lowering TV tire pressures

For those of you with diesel HD trucks that lower their tire pressures when not towing, what do you set them to? My Ram calls for 60psi front and 80 in the rear. As most know, this gives a pretty harsh ride. I finally found someone to reprogram my TPMS to lower the thresholds so I can now lower them more than 8psi before triggering the dreaded dash light. I’ve currently set 55 front and 60 rear which is a much smoother ride but I’m wondering about the effects. Tire wear? Controllability? I have 60k kms (42mi) on my Toyo’s and they are at about 50% wear and evenly worn. I can already feel that the traction in the wet is much better as it will be in snow too. Will lowering the fronts cause steering issues? Since all the weight is up front with the diesel should I lower them at all? In theory, with all the weight up front and little in the rear I should be able to lower the rears to less than the fronts. Any problem with that?
camp-n-family 10/04/19 08:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: I can't light my fridge!

Is your battery good and fully charged? Several models will not start if battery is below 12V regardless if it is plugged into shore power or not.
camp-n-family 09/29/19 04:11pm Tech Issues
RE: New truck intrest rates

Custom ordered mine and still got 0% financing. Crazy thing is it’s not through FCA it was through the bank of my choice and Ram (or the dealer?) is paying the banks interest rate for the term. I’m in no rush to pay it off.
camp-n-family 09/28/19 02:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Biggest unit you know of under 3,500 pounds ???

Biggest size for the least weight would be a hybrid.
camp-n-family 09/28/19 02:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: broke like a toothpick

Everything has a limit. I wonder how long the hitch extension was and how big/heavy that trailer was.
camp-n-family 09/25/19 07:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing with 4Runner

Under 4K loaded weight will be a comfortable tow experience with some room to spare as long as you’re not overloading the 4Runner with passengers and stuff (ie filling all the seats with linebackers). As mentioned previously the stock hitch is only bolted to the cross member and not rated for use with a wd hitch. If you need one (probably want one) you need to get a frame mounted hitch such as the one from the Lexus suv.
camp-n-family 09/23/19 07:36am Travel Trailers
RE: Ram Laramie 5.7 HEMI towing MGP

My coworker gets 14mpg daily mixed driving non towing and averages 8.5mpg towing a similar size trailer on flat terrain.. I think you’re dreaming if you think you’re going to get over 10mpg towing. The MDS will never kick in while towing.
camp-n-family 09/18/19 05:43pm Towing
RE: 5th Wheel Rails in Truck Bed

Remove the rails but put the bolts back in or find some rubber plugs to fit.
camp-n-family 09/18/19 05:38pm Tow Vehicles
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