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RE: Front bedroom height?

What tow vehicle do you have?
goducks10 07/15/19 08:33am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Endurance failure

Sorta like shark attacks. OMG, the sharks are coming, the sharks are coming! 58 attacks this year...across the world. Jillions of swimmers. One bubble out of how many tires? Oh, the humanity! LOL, nailed it. 400,000 RV's sold yearly with however many being towables and one guy gets a blow out and it's the end of the world for that tire.
goducks10 07/07/19 08:57am Travel Trailers
RE: Ram Sales Increasing

Bought my 1st Ram in 2012. Always been a Ford guy. Bought my 2nd Ram in 2018. 1st Ram held up as good as my other trucks except for the diesel emissions ****. Body, interior and suspension all great. Switched to a gasser for ease of ownership. IMO they're all good trucks and each has their little issues. Rams had the best deal going so that's the route I went. Can't stand the local Ford dealer. The local Ram dealer has treated me great even after buying my 1st Ram out of town. That's also one of the reasons I stayed Ram.
goducks10 07/06/19 02:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 3500 truck towing HT 5th wheel - Workable?

Dry weights of 8-9000 lbs are high with pins only 1400 lbs. Thats barely 15% for pin weight. Biggest issue will be the height difference between the 5th over hang and the top of the trucks bed rails. 1/2 ton 5ers tend to have lower front over hangs and 1/2 tons bed rails are lower so they match up well. The issue will be that you won't hardly get any sag when dropping 16-1700 lbs in the bed. So setting up the pin and 5th hitch will be tougher when trying to get the 5er level. Best thing to do is measure your trucks bed rails and then measure the new 5th wheels front overhang and crunch the numbers. I did tow a mid profile 1/2 ton style 5er with a 3/4 ton truck and had no issues with clearance. The 5er was 1+" high in the front.
goducks10 07/06/19 12:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Saw my first 2020 GMC HD camping this weekend

Thats fugly looking to me. I go by a Chev dealer every time I go to Home Depot. Most of the ones I glance at are pretty nice looking. The one in the photo is a mess IMO.
goducks10 07/06/19 09:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram Sales Increasing

had a ram one time ,58k garage kept doors rusted about a foot up on each side ,ram said tuff cookie , never again. Had a Pinto one time. Biggest POS I ever owned.
goducks10 07/06/19 09:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: Looking into a 2017 Grand Design

Grand Design has an owners form. If you spend some time on it you'll see that GD is like every other brand in that some have issues and some don't.
goducks10 07/06/19 09:33am Fifth-Wheels
RE: BLM considering restrictions on dispersed camping in Utah

Just an observation.. ok? Years ago I witnessed Japanese campers taking their rice cookers to the campground restrooms. Many of them at once. Is that racist? Can I say that? Id rather see that than Americans texting and driving. I don't fault the Japanese for doing what they feel is normal. Just trying to cook a hot meal. Would you feel better if Americans took their micro's to the restroom to heat up leftovers?
goducks10 07/05/19 11:21pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: 5th wheels....heck of a following

Must be because of all the guys with 1/2 tons buying 5th wheels.
goducks10 07/05/19 03:07pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2020 Eco Diesel

The GM engineer for the 3.0 Duramax reported the new diesel had a design life span of 150k miles. Ford made a lot of diesels that would not go that far! Which Ford made diesels? The one you love! Do we have to add trucks to Ford for you to understand? Maybe so... I still don't understand your point. As long as we are being silly what dodge diesel was made by dodge? chevman Actually we know he's just Trolling Again. He can't help it. Says the pot to the kettle. :)
goducks10 07/04/19 05:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Front Cap Fading

It may depend on what color your cap is. If it's white then the fading may simply be from old age. If it's the dark brown or grey that was used back then, then no waxing, buffing, etc will create a long term result. Paint is the only cure. BTDT with a 2013 dark brown cap. I did the 3 step process several times and always had the same results. The oxidation returned. Finally got it painted.
goducks10 07/04/19 10:25am General RVing Issues
RE: Video of why 1/2 tons shouldn’t tow 5th wheels

Nothing like the gift of gab.
goducks10 07/03/19 04:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need new tires

Almost all TT/5er rims are load rated to coincide with ST tire load ratings. 2830 lbs is the load compatible rating with 225/75/15 E rated tires. https://www.tredittire.com/tire/goodyear-endurance/
goducks10 07/03/19 08:39am Travel Trailers
RE: Front bedroom height?

Have you looked at the Northwood Grande Rhonde 27-5L? 29'-9" It's on the list... under "I wish"! Sadly, that little porker would put my '12 F250 CCSB 4x4 over the limit on *several* ratings. Kinda crazy to need that much carrying capacity for that small of a trailer. I wasn't aware that they had good headroom as well as everything else that they bring to the table? In the video on their web site for the 27-5L the guy doing the walk through says he's 6'2" when he standing in the shower. In the bedroom it looks like 6'4" would just touch right at the front shirt wards. FWIW Anyway are you looking new or used?
goducks10 07/03/19 08:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Front bedroom height?

Have you looked at the Northwood Grande Rhonde 27-5L? 29'-9"
goducks10 07/02/19 11:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What are my vehicle s limits

Without knowing anything else I'd say 6,000 lbs loaded.
goducks10 07/02/19 03:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: When to sign and what to sign? New 2019 trailer purchase.

I've never signed for any RV before I did my walk thru. 3 different dealers and they all said sign after PDI. To me thats the sign of an upfront sorta honest dealer. Those that want you to pay before you finalize the walk thru are the dealers to stay away from.
goducks10 07/02/19 01:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: I hate dinettes

The rear dinette in out TT is the best feature. I used to hate booth dinettes and only liked free standing dinettes. Then we looked at Outdoors RV with their large table and dinette. The cushions are the best in the industry for the price range. Thick firm cushions. Most RV's the dinette cushions are a joke, along with the table. Most tables are wobbly. ORV is mounted on thick posts with huge bases. I can sit for hours in the dinette and never come close to hitting the bottom of the cushion.
goducks10 06/30/19 12:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Do I need wt distribution and/or anti-sway bars?

Yes
goducks10 06/29/19 09:30am Travel Trailers
RE: 1/2 Ton Towable 5th Wheel

(Except I would invest in a more capable transmission cooler). I called a Ford Dealership, a different one from the one I am looking at this truck at, they told me that any after market equipment added to the vehicle would void the warranty. It would also not increase towing capacity. If I wanted to look at a travel trailer what is the max size I should look at? Weight wise dry weight or Gross Weight? RV dealer websites are also confusing when they list weights of RVs. You never know if it is the dry weight or gross weight. My advice is to stop looking at trucks and concentrate on the TT you want. It's not easy to always see what the UVW or GVWR is because some dealers misprint that info. After you find a bunch of TT's you're interested in simply go to those brands websites and look up the specs of each. No they won't be exactly as what they will be when they roll off the assembly line but they'll be close enough to help you make a decision. UVW=Unloaded Vehicle Weight. GVWR=Gross Vehicle Weight Rating. The bigger the difference between the UVW and GVWR the more payload you'll be able to carry. After you've decided on a TT, then start shopping for a truck that can carry the tongue weight as well as all the people and cargo you'll be putting in the truck.
goducks10 06/27/19 08:28am Fifth-Wheels
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