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RE: Hitch choice

People with older Reese hitches have report dropping trailers after doing a pull test and leaving the campground/miles later. So nothing seems to be completely FOOLPROOF. Can you explain that , have not heard that one .
cummins2014 08/14/19 02:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hitch choice

As said a pull test is foolproof . You know what they say about assume . That’s why god gave you a brain.
cummins2014 08/14/19 02:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hitch choice

Handle closed and locked and jaws fully enclosing around kingpin-visual check, that's your "pull test". Visual check is great, but a pull test is FOOLPROOF
cummins2014 08/13/19 01:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hitch choice

Well, we settled on a B&W Patriot 16,000 non-slider. Good price, good reviews. Having never used a 5th wheel hitch before, I have no idea how good it is, but it seems to have a good reputation. I'll be pulling a 5th wheel with GVWR under 10,500lbs. Thanks. Although a good choice, the Andersen would have been ideal for you in many ways . Happy fifth wheeling .
cummins2014 08/06/19 02:49pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Please help me identify 5th wheel towing issue.

I too tow with the Andersen and MorRyde, and it's a pretty smooth ride, some road conditions will create some chucking. Having the ability to adjust my aftermarket air bags , there has been on occasion where I could adjust the air pressure and it smoothed it up. But that has been rare . Generally it’s just the expansion joints . Hopefully you will get it figured out , your description of it sounds somewhat unusual .
cummins2014 08/06/19 02:44pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hitch choice

"but I just =might= consider the Andersen, since I don't ever plan on having a FW much > 12k GVW, if that. Despite Andersen's claims, I just don't trust it for what I'd consider a "heavy" FW, i.e. > 12k GVW." YUP, 12k for an Andersen would be my limit also. Bed deflection and folding hitches are not good! Their compression test is NOT real world, where is their fore and aft test? Yes there were some with bed deflection ,cured the same way as the B&W bed deflection. Also there were no folding hitches that I am aware of, there were a couple that the tubes bent , and a redesign was made . There were no reports, again that I read where there were any damage to truck ,and trailer, other then the one panic stop, and was rear ended.
cummins2014 08/06/19 11:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Financing question

Go online and find the best rate you can, someone mentioned light stream - a good choice, there are others. Chances are, the dealer can still beat it, but you got to have a good number then let them shoot it down. They have very good resources to beat just about anything you can get on your own. As for the upsells, just say no, it's that easy. Both interest rates I got that I stated in the above post, was the car dealer. Didn't bother to even check further. The upsells are easy as you say, just say no. I have no problem .
cummins2014 08/06/19 09:30am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Financing question

The home equity loan is cheaper and may qualify for a tax deduction. But the best financing is you. Pay cash. Paying cash is always nice, but heres my take. In the past 5years I have purchased two new vehicles , with some money down, trade-ins, and financed the rest. One loan was 1.69 percent interest the other 1.9. Wouldn't make much sense to use my money would it ???? Not sure what RV interest rates are these days,just depends on what your money can make, and what you have to pay back. Never been a fan of putting my home up for hock to buy toys ,vehicles or such that depreciate .
cummins2014 08/06/19 09:21am Fifth-Wheels
RE: proper hook up procedure?

Doesn't it depend on the type of hitch you have as to whether or not you use chocks? I watched a video yesterday that Dutchmansport posted of the pros and cons of the various hitch arrangements. It looked like the truck with the Anderson hitch just backed up under the 5th wheel hitch then the 5th wheel was lowered onto the ball. Do you still need chocks for this type of hitch? The type of hitch is irrelevant prior to hooking up. A trailer not hooked to a vehicle should NEVER sit without chocks. I agree, I tow with an Andersen, and there is no way I am not going to use chocks. Just a bad idea period to not chock any kind of trailer.
cummins2014 08/06/19 08:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hitch choice

Take a look at Anderson. We have had one for over 20k since 2017. 0 problems and no chunking. They are good idea for those who also need to tow a stock trailer or goose neck. Nice thing is you can carry it in one hand if you have to take it out for other uses for the PU. The hitch does require a complete frame mounted ball hitch to the bed of the truck so pricing is comparable to most other products. In the small park I'm in tonight out of six 5th wheels 4 are running the Anderson system I was at a local Montana dealer awhile back , and witnessed the same thing. More ,and more Andersen hitches as time goes on. Had a friend recently buy a Montana fifth wheel, and on my recommendation ,plus the need to pull gooseneck horse trailers he went with the Andersen . A lot of it was I picked up his fifth wheel, using my Andersen hitch . He didn't have his truck setup with a hitch yet.
cummins2014 08/06/19 08:23am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hitch choice

You seem to be stuck on Curt Hitches . Sailuns are completely made in China and Sailuns are a quality tire, and are well proven. Not sure your point on Curt hitches are they or are they not a quality hitch. Pretty tough these days to stay away from foreign made products. Take a look at the clothes you buy, home products, etc etc the list goes on.
cummins2014 08/06/19 08:14am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hitch choice

I will say B&W. The hitch head is safe. It’s is either correct or it won’t close on the pin. When the jaws are locked it won’t release then made double safe in place and secured with a pin. I can say the same about my 18k Reese Signature hitch , same head as the Reese Elite. There is many quality hitches . For what the OP is towing the Andersen would be ideal.
cummins2014 08/05/19 09:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hitch choice

I have owned 5 RAM's two US Made and 3 Mexico. Many on the TDR would say their 2nd gen Mexi trucks were better built. I can't agree as all of mine have been great. The trucks made in either place are MOSTLY US Made components. My two US Made rAM's have over 400k each and are in great condition. Chinese Made Products are simply Made In China. Same can be said about made in china Reese hitches or any product made in china.....or your Ram made in Mexico. You like your made in Mexico Ram. Same for those that like their made in china hitch. Just be happy with your foreign made product. I’m as equally happy with my Mexico Ram, as I am my China Sailuns . Foreign made is foreign made .
cummins2014 08/05/19 08:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hitch choice

"Same with the older Dodge/Rams made in the USA vs the newer Rams made in Mexico. Same size shoe." First gen 2500/3500 RAM's were Made in US and Mexico as were Second gen trucks. After that I don't know. I have owned 5 RAM's two US Made and 3 Mexico. Many on the TDR would say their 2nd gen Mexi trucks were better built. I can't agree as all of mine have been great. The trucks made in either place are MOSTLY US Made components. My two US Made rAM's have over 400k each and are in great condition. Chinese Made Products are simply Made In China. What a lucky guy you are to have such great trucks.
cummins2014 08/05/19 11:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Water Filters

Didn't see it mentioned so I'll throw in what we do. A regular 10 inch sediment filter (like the one above) at the water inlet and we further filter drinking/cooking water through a Brita pitcher. There you go.. Although I just filter the water at the spigot with one of those blue camco's , along with the Brita pitcher. I see no problem with the faucets ,hot water tank, etc , been doing this with my now 12 year old fifth wheel. Works for me . I posted this account before possibly but.. a few years ago at a campground we like in Michigan, with well water with lots of sediment and with a lot of RV in the park,at times even more dirt. A neighbor in a travel trailer and I were talking as I change our plugged up large 10 in cannister filter. We wash clothes, shower and drink and and use the water to cook that comes through the tap. We do have a second under counter filter to a tap and the ice maker. The filter was full of dirt. We use a filter with outside media for dirt and a kdf charcoal or with silver water filter. I showed him the filter and housing. He commented they didn't use a filter, they only used the water to wash dishes, clothes, and shower. They didn't drink it. I kinda was taken aback. His white t-shirt and shorts were kinda yellow brown. I imagine their shower was too as well as his tan being partly from the water. his water heater and washer too. Bet he has had to replace the water heater and that none of his faucets seal by now. I think he was or had just finished washing his truck with dirty water too. In Michigan a farm state People have a lot of endemic tooth and other problems from all the fertilizer and chemicals used in farming. They leach right through the soil to the high water table wells too. These days they sell a lot of reverse osmosis water systems and large filter systems and rural Folks enjoy better health for the most part. A good filter list what contamninents, including chlorine, sediment, chemicals, iron, sulfur, and micro organisms it will filter out. And a good filter clogs up quicker so you need larger ones and replacement cartridges. Wife is from the area is how I came to know much of this. Well I will certainly stay out of Michigan :) I will probably upgrade a bit when we take a summer long trip to Alaska next summer. I don't stay at many RV parks, but I will on that trip. I usually stay at the same parks on my travels, and have had no problems. I do see your point. Thanks
cummins2014 08/04/19 10:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: need new tires

Let me put it another way then, for every issue on a forum , how many go unreported . I look at it this way , you are paying dearly for a Goodyear tire , and if it can be proven it’s a defective tire they cover. We are not hearing blowouts with Sailun , another it’s not much consolation sitting beside the road with a blown tire and damaged trailer covered for damage or not . One other thing, I have insurance ,I’m not worried whether Sailun covers damage or not . Right NOW Sailun has the better track record , that’s being proven .
cummins2014 08/04/19 08:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: need new tires

As said , I won’t give particulars , if skeptical go over on the Montana Owners forum . Marathon yes , and the bad rap was also the G614, and continues with blowouts. Sure they should pick up the tab on a blowout , the price you pay for one is the insurance included. Sailun second choice :h I don’t know how many comments I have read on the Montana forum where they have had problems with the G614 and was switching to Sailun. The Sailun at this point has a proven record. I have yet to read about a blowout.
cummins2014 08/04/19 06:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hitch choice

Long live REESE, :B that is all this ole country boy ever used. The original US Made ones or recent years CHINESE Made units? And would it make a difference , like Sailun tires believe it or not there are standards to build too. The US is not the only country that builds quality products . Are you going to tell us now Reese is no good ??
cummins2014 08/04/19 02:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: need new tires

I always buy the best quality, it has always served me well. I would not hesitate to run 7 years on the GY's. I have owned my 14" GY ENDURANCE "D" tires on my Boat Trailer for two years now and plan at least 7 or more years before replacement. As I have done on occasion disagreed with you :) Just got off the Montana forum, more posts on the Goodyear G614 blowouts, and now another one on a fairly new G114, 4.5 years old . Those goodyears are not what you advertise . Hopefully the Endurance will change that trend, so far the others have not . 7 years , hopefully you are not recommending that for fifth wheel usage . I am seeing 4-5 years ,and blowouts with Goodyears on fifth wheels. I pushed mine to just over 5 years, and feel lucky after all I see over on the Montana forum . On edit, no I will NOT give the particulars, if you don't believe what I wrote , go read it on the tire section on the Montana forum, have no reason to report something I have seen, and read. Just don't care for the hype I read about Goodyears tires, they have been problematic as long as I have been involved with fifth wheels. They are nothing special, and expensive.
cummins2014 08/04/19 12:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Water Filters

Didn't see it mentioned so I'll throw in what we do. A regular 10 inch sediment filter (like the one above) at the water inlet and we further filter drinking/cooking water through a Brita pitcher. There you go.. Although I just filter the water at the spigot with one of those blue camco's , along with the Brita pitcher. I see no problem with the faucets ,hot water tank, etc , been doing this with my now 12 year old fifth wheel. Works for me .
cummins2014 08/04/19 11:57am General RVing Issues
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