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RE: Super Duty Backup Assist - Fifth Wheel

In the video they show a device that is bolted to the fifth wheel and plugs into a receptacle in the bed. My son has this setup on his 2022 Superduty , not sure if he's used it on his new fifth wheel, he will be here in Montana with us tomorrow , will have to see if he's used it . Report back if he tried it and if he like's it or not. Doesn't care for it at all, tried it once ,something about it doesn't see all the fifth wheel. Prefers just backing it like most of us do . ???! I think he must be talking about watching the camera display as opposed to using his mirrors? The pro trailer back up assist with the angle sensor on the fifth wheel doesn’t really have anything to do with cameras or the display. He should use the mirrors. Not sure what he meant ,he left Montana this morning for home . Just sounded more like he liked his mirrors ,and backing it the conventional way . This is his first fifth wheel ,but he's has boats ,and trailers ,and he does a good job . I was with him when he brought it home ,and its a tight fit between fence ,and house on his RV pad .
cummins2014 07/13/22 06:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Need advice on selling hitch and adapter

The biggest issue is ,it's a rail mount hitch. Most now are going to a puck mount system or the Andersen style hitch . I too went with the adapter just to use my existing rail mount slider hitch , but back then the choices were very limited . I don't know, the advantage with selling the rail mount hitch is it will work in any truck with rails vs. truck specific puck systems. I could easy be wrong though. Dan What I mean is I don't think there is a great demand for the older style rail mount hitches I saw no advantage to selling mine , but choices were limited on puck system hitches in 2014 . Reason for the adapter. If one wants to stay with a rail mount hitch ,then the adapter is a great way to go . Problem is now most trucks have the puck system , so its either keep buying adapters or puck style hitches . IMO its a lot cheaper to stay with the hitch ,and adapt to whatever truck . As long as the hitch is in good shape .
cummins2014 07/13/22 04:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ford vs. Ram vs. GM Diesel HP/TQ Ratings

Someone has their head stuck Ford's AZZ. WHY????? would the numbers posted FIRST in big bold print comparing all three show RAM's standard output numbers in stead to their HO with AISIN numbers??? Oh sure they mentioned the HO later in passing. Example........."This is where it happened. A 2020 Super Duty laid down 498 hp and 1,086 lb-ft of torque on these rollers—effectively leaving the Duramax-powered ’20 GM and Cummins-equipped ’21 Ram that were also tested here at the same time in the dust." Reading the above is a SKEWED paragraph made to have Ford look better. YES the Ford does put down what they advertise, NOT doubting that just don't like these type of fan based articles no matter the results. You don't like it because you are a Ram fan ,if it was reversed it would be thumbs up. Live with it .I can say the same thing about someones head stuck up a Rams AZZ . I have two sons both with new 2022 trucks ,they are impressive. From what my ford owner son tells me that Ford is pretty impressive towing his new fifth wheel . I have driven both, I would buy either one . But I would lean towards the Ram .
cummins2014 07/13/22 11:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: Super Duty Backup Assist - Fifth Wheel

well, just my $0.02 IF I grew up playing video games instead of driving a big rig up and down the East Coast, perhaps I would want to try it. It does seam to me that it is geared more towards the folks who are NEW at RV'ing, then old crusty guys like some of US here. Now, my son in law on the other hand will use it if he ever sets his up... Right now he is backing up using his trailer mounted back up camera and staring at his phone 6" from his face ... totally oblivious to his trucks surroundings... :E I look at it to be like everything else RV related... either YOU like it you YOU do not.... kind of like slide toppers, dual pane windows, tilt down steps, ect.............. Well he grew up with all that stuff , neither one of my sons were gamers now 45 , and 50 they seem old school to me as far as a lot of this stuff goes .,They both do a good job of backing old school :)
cummins2014 07/13/22 10:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Need advice on selling hitch and adapter

Selling what you had in the first place would have been the right thing to do as I always recommend in your situation. Same advice sell them on CL by advertising at 60% of new then drop if needed. Advertise combined or separately. The B&W should sell quickly. If it's in perfect condition start it at 70% of advertised. What !!!!!! Sell a B&W ? :B I went his route back in 2014 . His noise IMO is either the slider or the connection between adapter , and hitch . I have a bit of noise with my Reese slider , none with the Andersen , that tells me it’s the slider not the connection . He never said his previous setup with this older B&W had any issues , it’s telling me it’s the connection , quite possible the bedrails were not precise making for a snug fit previously. The adapter can be adjusted so there is no play or noise .
cummins2014 07/13/22 10:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need advice on selling hitch and adapter

The biggest issue is ,it's a rail mount hitch. Most now are going to a puck mount system or the Andersen style hitch . I too went with the adapter just to use my existing rail mount slider hitch , but back then the choices were very limited . Although I have had no issues with my Reese rail mount slider , I have since went with a rail mount steel Andersen for a couple reasons ,one no need for a slider , the Andersen gives me plenty of clearance for backing . The other reason is I can remove easily to transport my inflatable one man pontoon boat here in Montana to fish the lakes . Now going to a bit bigger boat , I decide on a small tow along trailer behind the fifth wheel . Now I can use either hitch I want ,but I still chose the Andersen .
cummins2014 07/13/22 08:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Super Duty Backup Assist - Fifth Wheel

In the video they show a device that is bolted to the fifth wheel and plugs into a receptacle in the bed. My son has this setup on his 2022 Superduty , not sure if he's used it on his new fifth wheel, he will be here in Montana with us tomorrow , will have to see if he's used it . Report back if he tried it and if he like's it or not. Doesn't care for it at all, tried it once ,something about it doesn't see all the fifth wheel. Prefers just backing it like most of us do .
cummins2014 07/13/22 08:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tire longevity

You talk as ignorant as you read--I don't think he said he USED them for 14 years anyway, only that they were that old. I guess you are just "Mr Perfect" I believe you should read his post again , the OP. He stated after 2 years off , they were going to use the trailer again in August , that reads 12 years of use to me . Way too long for a RV tire . So 12 years , 14 years makes little difference. I agree with some of the statements, OP got extremely lucky . But all is good now , new tires on .
cummins2014 07/04/22 03:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Super Duty Backup Assist - Fifth Wheel

In the video they show a device that is bolted to the fifth wheel and plugs into a receptacle in the bed. My son has this setup on his 2022 Superduty , not sure if he's used it on his new fifth wheel, he will be here in Montana with us tomorrow , will have to see if he's used it . Report back if he tried it and if he like's it or not. Will do .
cummins2014 07/04/22 02:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Super Duty Backup Assist - Fifth Wheel

In the video they show a device that is bolted to the fifth wheel and plugs into a receptacle in the bed. My son has this setup on his 2022 Superduty , not sure if he's used it on his new fifth wheel, he will be here in Montana with us tomorrow , will have to see if he's used it .
cummins2014 07/04/22 09:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: Dino juice v Electrons....

The so called realist turn to pessimist when they imply EV towing will never happen or claim not in our lifetime.. Idk man, there's alotta old farts on here..."not in my lifetime" seems could be pretty certain for many! LOL If you’re lucky you’ll get to be one .
cummins2014 06/30/22 09:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: The cost of a Diesel Truck

OK, what is the replacement Diesel?????? Funny you should ask, I updated my signature about a month ago and it still hasn't showed up..... 2021 Chevrolet LTZ 3500 Nice !!!
cummins2014 06/29/22 09:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: Want a new truck?

I'll give the dealers some slack on the over MSRP pricing, I don't like it, but I bet their number of cars sold is half what it normally is, so I can see getting what you can for them. Also if they sell for MSRP, there are alot of guys that would buy it for that, and flip it for $10k over MSRP the next day. I'm seeing this all over the Super Duty pages. Guys that ordered multiple trucks, and are selling them as soon as they get them for a profit. Bingo. Hit the nail on the head. A dealer in Florida pulled this on my son ,or they seemed to . He found the truck he wanted there, made the deal over the phone . Sent them a down payment , only for them to call the next day ,and said they had made a mistake ,and someone had already bought that truck. This was early spring of 2021 . Truck was a 2021 , they offered to order a 2022 for him for the same price , which he did, didn't get the truck until last fall . Either they did make a mistake ,or someone came along ,and offered them more. Either way it worked out for him ,getting a newer truck same price . Just took a bit longer .
cummins2014 06/28/22 09:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: Want a new truck?

You guys are too funny! Behemoth trucks? Bigger than 10-15 years ago? Lol. Nobody seems to be bitting Grit ,that's twice you attempted to get a rise out of someone. :B Not quite a bite, but I'll jump in. For as long as I can remember...and that goes back to the late '60's, Fords have "sat higher" than a comparable Chevy. In my driveway, I have a 2009 MY Chevy 2500, CC, 6.XX' bed, 4WD....my math says that is 13-14 years ago depending on how one counts model years. I also have a 2019 F250, CC, 6.XX' bed, 4WD, etc...a 3 year old vehicle. Other than the F250 "sitting higher" (and the older truck showing it's use-it-for-everything 150k more miles history), these trucks are the same general size and appearance. They fit in the same spots on my driveway, at my work, and at my wife's work. Compare either of these to my buddy's restored '65 "Full size" Ford and the 2009 Chevy or the 2019 F250 are both obviously larger..but surprisingly not significantly larger than my other buddy's '6X (not sure of the year) restored International Harvester CC pickup. I think the "behemoth trucks" of today are likely the pavement queen 150's and 1500's with all sorts of upsized components that, in all likelihood, will never see a bog, field, or rocky hill. Yes , owned a couple of those Ford High Boys as we called them .
cummins2014 06/27/22 02:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Want a new truck?

You guys are too funny! Behemoth trucks? Bigger than 10-15 years ago? Lol. Nobody seems to be bitting Grit ,that's twice you attempted to get a rise out of someone. :B Well, it’s pretty hot outside in most places today. Even here on the coast. Fishin is usually pretty slow in this weather, but maybe someone will bite! It’s been great weather here in SW Montana, and the bites been great ??
cummins2014 06/27/22 02:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Want a new truck?

You guys are too funny! Behemoth trucks? Bigger than 10-15 years ago? Lol. Nobody seems to be bitting Grit ,that's twice you attempted to get a rise out of someone. :B
cummins2014 06/27/22 10:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tight turn across narrow culvert?

No desire to extend the culvert, but willing to chance damage to truck or RV using a temporary bridge? Nothing here helps the OP , they didn’t ask for criticism. Extending the drive seems the best solution.
cummins2014 06/27/22 09:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Black tank flush overfill

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cummins2014 06/23/22 07:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Black tank flush overfill

OK, one thing that can happen when you do this, it can BREAK the 3 inch down tube from the black tank. The Pressure involved when you do this is tremendous. 45 psi or more has filled the black tank and now the tank has expanded(swollen) and popped either the 3 inch down tube loose or the 1.5 inch vent tube loose. We know this because instead of water coming out the roof vent and overflowing on the roof it came out the bottom from the top of the tank. Because the tank broke open at the tank which is a good thing instead of out the roof vent. NOW, if you do NOT fix the problem on top the tank, you will have black tank odor migrating into the lower bottom cavity because it is NOT sealed now. The RVIA standard for both Gray and Black is to hold water when overfilled. With Black we fill until the water is just below the toilet ball valve and on Gray with water coming into the shower or tub. Also, unless you access and clean out the top of the tank and the underbelly and insulation, you will now have a musty smell all the time. Both inside and out. Doug IMO that’s not the best way to tell if the black tank is full , for us is an air bubble forms when flushing , and that’s full enough for me . As far as letting it start filling the shower floor that may work for you , but the one time it happened to my wife while showering , she wasn’t that thrilled to be standing in the waste water . We know pretty much our usage on the gray tanks , and every three days or so I just pull the handles for a few seconds , and save enough when I do the black tank to flush the pipes a bit better , then I just empty all three, and start over . Did you NOT read what I posted? I was posting how a Service shop TESTS the Tanks on a PDI, NOT HOW to tell when tanks are full. Doug Yes , and your wording could of said what you just replied or been more clear . Go back , and edit that would help . Thanks .
cummins2014 06/22/22 03:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Black tank flush overfill

OK, one thing that can happen when you do this, it can BREAK the 3 inch down tube from the black tank. The Pressure involved when you do this is tremendous. 45 psi or more has filled the black tank and now the tank has expanded(swollen) and popped either the 3 inch down tube loose or the 1.5 inch vent tube loose. We know this because instead of water coming out the roof vent and overflowing on the roof it came out the bottom from the top of the tank. Because the tank broke open at the tank which is a good thing instead of out the roof vent. NOW, if you do NOT fix the problem on top the tank, you will have black tank odor migrating into the lower bottom cavity because it is NOT sealed now. The RVIA standard for both Gray and Black is to hold water when overfilled. With Black we fill until the water is just below the toilet ball valve and on Gray with water coming into the shower or tub. Also, unless you access and clean out the top of the tank and the underbelly and insulation, you will now have a musty smell all the time. Both inside and out. Doug IMO that’s not the best way to tell if the black tank is full , for us is an air bubble forms when flushing , and that’s full enough for me . As far as letting it start filling the shower floor that may work for you , but the one time it happened to my wife while showering , she wasn’t that thrilled to be standing in the waste water . We know pretty much our usage on the gray tanks , and every three days or so I just pull the handles for a few seconds , and save enough when I do the black tank to flush the pipes a bit better , then I just empty all three, and start over .
cummins2014 06/22/22 12:39pm Fifth-Wheels
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