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RE: Would I ever be happy towing with a half ton truck

Just fix the set up you have now. You have a very capable rig.
jerem0621 01/19/20 12:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Source of TV While on the Road

I do something very similar but I download shows and movies to my mobile device. Works great and no problems with “throttling”. I have the Base Verizon unlimited plan. I’ve read the fine print. Basically it starts to prioritize you depending on the network load. I have had issues trying to stream in densely populated areas but in rural areas I have never had a problem (as long as I have service). I would say we are heavy streamers as we do not have cable or satellite TV. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 01/19/20 12:09pm Technology Corner
RE: 20k USA made hitch for rails?

Here you go. A Demco 21k Recon for ISR Link Made in the USA. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 01/19/20 11:47am Towing
RE: better to adjust wd hitch for heavy load? or for unloaded TV

Yep,I agree with the others. Just adjust the links for the load. If you just need half a link you can use a short grade 8 bolt and nut to take up half of the link. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 01/18/20 01:24pm Towing
RE: RV Crushes Truck

The video is up, can we generate another 20 pages and several thousand views? Only if someone provides the Link :) Thanks!
jerem0621 12/26/19 11:33am Fifth-Wheels
RE: GAS 6.6 GM

The only one I have seen is the Ike Gauntlet run by the TFL guys. It did okay. They don’t manually shift the truck so I normally don’t give a lot of credence to their tests. I gear up and down my vehicles manually when dealing with mountains. I think it will be a fine motor and an excellent platform in the real world. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 12/25/19 11:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: RV Crushes Truck

Thanks for the pics Cummins12V98. I hate that happened to this person but am glad to see how well the hitch held up. Imagine the forces at play to distort the hitch that way. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 12/24/19 08:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV Crushes Truck

As far as the head separating from the base, B&W themselves said that this was as designed. It is to prevent the FW from rolling the truck, too. Better to sacrifice the trailer than endanger the people in the truck. Lyle Interesting Lyle, do you have a link to where B&W said that? I’ve searched the inter webs and can’t find that in their documentation. I could have easily overlooked it though. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 12/22/19 01:05pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV Crushes Truck

Everybody has a B&W hitch so they aren't needed anymore. :) Now thats funny :B But according to some its impossible, not sure which world they live in :h There are a handful of threads here over the past 10 years of B&W owners who suffered a dropped fiver. Even one where a B&W hitch head separated from the base on a RV roll over. That last one was dismissed as a “Safety Feature”. I think the B&W is a fantastic made in America product. But in the end it’s a mechanical device designed and built by people. And that is the real problem...people, the operators. Most of the problems would go away if newbies would read their owners manuals and follow them. But, if that were the case nobody would have anything to chat about. Thanks...and JMHO Jeremiah
jerem0621 12/20/19 02:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV Crushes Truck

Well, JMHO.. I feel for this couple. Was he high hitched? I don’t think so. The bar is clearly across the pin and you can’t see the bottom flange of the kingpin at all just as you would expect with a properly hitch slide bar jaw. The bar is in the place you would expect . The bar is not 1 inch thick which explains why it wouldn’t cover the entire gap between the bottom of the pin flange and the top of the pin. Maybe I’m losing my brain here. But if it was high hitched you should be able to see the bottom flange of the pin ABOVE the bar. https://i.imgur.com/SuqBjEVl.jpg I wrote the word Shiny because I wanted to illustrate that the bar is right where it should be. Here is a Lippert pin box for comparison https://i.imgur.com/VtATxgxl.jpg This is clearly something other than a high hitch. why a slider? Why a junky used hitch? Why not find the owners manual online and read it first? Hopefully the lesson is learned here. I suspect it has something to do with the old latching mechanisms. I guess we will just wait for the next video. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 12/17/19 10:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Roof: Not leaking, but 20 yrs old

I’d replace the rubber roof and all the roof vents and other roof penetrations if you are going to do it. That way you get to put eyes on the roof decking. You may be surprised what you find. Remember that there are three kinds of RV’s 1) those that have leaked 2) those that will leak 3) those that are currently leaking JMHO based on experience. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 12/14/19 09:10am Travel Trailers
RE: Single Rear Wheel vs Dually - Whats the Best for You

Great Video. Fun and practical for daily driving comparison.
jerem0621 12/14/19 07:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 1500 towing...

I'm not familiar with Ram 1/2 tons, but even with the taller gearing, I'd expect more than 7,800 lbs towing, from a 5.7 hemi with 8-speed?? Payload 1200 lbs???...think my wife's little SUV (Escape) has a similar payload, and is the loaded Limited Edition. If Grit says it will work, I'd go for it!! Jerry Yea, I balk at that all day long. 1200 lbs in that Ram and you will hardly notice the load. 1200 lbs in the escape and you will know you are loaded heavy. My lightbulb moment came when I commented on here about a 3/4 ton MegaCab 4x4 Cummins only having 1800 lbs of payload. Someone commented that 1800 lbs in the bed wouldn’t even make it squat, despite what the silly sticker says. Just my opinion based on experience. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 12/13/19 04:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New suburban and tahoe reveal! Duramax 3.0 is in!!

I’m pretty excited about these new SUV’s. Grocery getter or not, it still very capable. My grocery getter Tahoe hauled large appliances the other day. Super handy. With the seats out and down I have the storage capacity of a standard pickup. 3 minutes later I am ready to haul 8 people. Will all the seat anchors I do not want for tie down locations. The only negative thing is that hauling tall things that are not able to be laid down like a fridge would require a trailer. These new ones will be even better with the lower floor. IRS is no big deal. It will still have a decent capacity and will tow a decent load. It will handle even better than they handle now. The Diesel is exciting but I would probably choose the 5.3l again. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 12/13/19 08:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: 5th wheel hitch installation

If ordering new. That would be Chevy. Just order the fifth wheel prep package.
jerem0621 12/08/19 07:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: Have our trucks got too much power yet?

Nope, not yet. They are more efficient than the old ‘gas guzzlers’ I remember as a child. I also do not believe the production of li-ion batteries is helpful to the environment at all. All energy comes with a price. Nothing is free. The regenerative braking is a cool idea though. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 11/30/19 08:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: Gap year, family of 6, TV and TT recommendations

To be blunt... Forget the Expedition/Tahoe/Suburban/Sequoia/Armada and 6 people and a 33 ft TT. You need to be looking at a very small list of Vehicles. * 99-2005 Ford Excursion * V10 E series Van (I would avoid a 5.4) * Chevy Express (2500/3500) * Nissan NV (2500/3500) * HD trucks with a front and rear bench (6 passenger seating) There are other options. Motor home Bus Conversion (yes I am serious) Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 11/28/19 01:28pm Towing
RE: Blow out water lines question

I blew out my lines on my TT. I got to thinking about it one day and decided that the $4.00 gallon of antifreeze and 20 minutes of my time were worth the extra insurance. It makes sure that there is nothing in the lines, pump, or joints in my water system. Keep in mind that the advise on the PEX lines DOES NOT APPLY to all TT’s. Not everyone has a newer TT/Fiver/Motorhome, lots of these older units have the gray water lines and those are very fragile. I promise you, $4.00 worth of prevention can save you THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS in repair costs it is simply not worth it to save a few bucks. Thanks, and as always... JMHO Jeremiah
jerem0621 11/28/19 01:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: Buying a used diesel

If I could buy ONE and ONLY one diesel it would be an 06-07 CC Duramax Dually 4x4. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 11/28/19 01:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Adding air bags: can that increase payload capacity?

Nothing will change the rated capacity. But you can add modifications to impact the capability. Example. A 1979 Corvette is factory rated about 195 HP or so. You can drop a 502/502 in it and nothing from the factory rating will have changed. It’s still a 195 HP rated car. However, the capability has changed drastically. Same thing with the weight carrying add ones. Take a SRW HD truck (F250/2500), put those 19.5 inch HD tires. Put one ton springs or airbags and Timbrens on it. You have not done anything to change the factory rating, but you have drastically changed the capability. You are in the “You are on your own zone” and please proceed at your own risk. Kind of like Experimental aircraft vs Certified Aircraft.... but that is a different discussion. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 11/28/19 01:02pm Tow Vehicles
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