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RE: Pulling Long Travel Trailer to Glacier

OP. I don't know what your route plan is, but I'm not sure that you can get a 37' TT from St Mary to Lake McDonald. Pretty tight in places. Logan Pass is spectacular!I think ssthrd is referring to Going To The Sun Road, you absolutely can NOT do it with your rig, they have length & width restrictions on it, even some duallys are too wide. I am, yes. Thanks for clarifying that for me. I have to say that I have seen a lot of country over the years, and Logan Pass is one place that I will never forget. It should be on everybody's bucket list.
ssthrd 01/22/21 07:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: Pulling Long Travel Trailer to Glacier

OP. I don't know what your route plan is, but I'm not sure that you can get a 37' TT from St Mary to Lake McDonald. Pretty tight in places. Logan Pass is spectacular!
ssthrd 01/21/21 09:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: Anderson 3220 setup

Good idea! Thanks.
ssthrd 01/15/21 12:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anderson 3220 setup

Thanks guys. I was most concerned about bedrail clearance, but 9" sounds like more than enough. Any issues with movement of the frame on the bed using 60 ft-lbs?
ssthrd 01/15/21 09:22am Tow Vehicles
Anderson 3220 setup

I think that chances are low that there are many out there with the same combo as what I have in my sig, but I'm looking for setup advice from those who do. I think that 2017/2018 3500's are the same, so if you have one of these with 6.5' box, I'd love to hear from you. I have not had the 5er on the truck yet, but will hook it up soon and I'd like to have the advantage of knowing where to start from someone who has done it. Lazy I guess, but it would be nice to be ahead of the setup game from the start. What hole to use on the ball on top of the hitch? Which direction - forward or back - for the adaptor on the pin? Cab clearance with the adaptor forward? Bed rail clearance using the center hole in the ball? Thanks for your help.
ssthrd 01/14/21 09:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Trailer too long for truck?

. . . the length of the trailer has no affect on the tow vehicle . . . Definitely disagree. A 33 ft. TT has a lot of real estate on each side. Acts like a big sail when there's high side winds. The only thing that counters that twisting/swaying motion brought on by high side winds is the sheer weight of the truck. The heavier the TV the more stability. We've towed a few 30+ ft 8k-10k TT's with a 1/2-ton (5.5k weight) and 1-ton SRW truck (8.2k weight). The 1-ton SRW truck's almost 3k of additional weight brings a lot more stability to the table when there's high winds. Lastly, even a trailer that only weighs 8k-10k could be handful for 1-ton SRW truck with a tow rating of 16k **IF** the side surface of the trailer is extremely high with high side winds. At some point excessive side surface area on a trailer can easily make the truck's tow rating completely moot. For a 33' travel trailer, the side force with a wind of 30 mph blowing perpendicular to the travel direction is about 2.3lbs/sq ft. Side area of the trailer is about 264 sq ft, so 264 x 2.3=(approx) 600 lbs of force. An increase of 10 mph to 40 mph will cause a side force of 1080 lbs on that same trailer. From www.engineersedge.com The formula is 0.00256 x V^2 (in mph)= lbs/sq ft where V is wind velocity and 0.00256 is a constant. Just sayin............:)
ssthrd 01/14/21 02:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Snow loads for Trailer

In three winters, I never had a problem with a foot or so of snow as long as it was not wet which translates to heavy. I tried to stay ahead of the game by cleaning it off when I had the time. The most I had to deal with was about 18 inches which caused no issues. Mind you the roof on my Wilderness was curved. A good gauge might be to clean it when the RV dealers do their inventory.
ssthrd 01/11/21 02:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How difficult to install new brake drums

Double post. Sorry
ssthrd 01/10/21 04:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: How difficult to install new brake drums

It is unlikely you would need new drums unless they have gotten scored by bad brake shoes. The shoes however, would need to be changed if they are worn. The easy way is to replace the backing plate and shoes as an assembly; especially if you want to upgrade to self adjusting. X2 To answer your question, if you are good wit a wrench, and have done this before, it is not a big deal in most cases. Just remember that you are dealing with 17 years of rust. IMHO, the easiest way for sure is to remove the backing plate and put a new on assembly; adjust the brakes and slice the wires back on. Done. If the tires are wearing nice and even, the axles are probably good to go. IMO of course............ :)
ssthrd 01/10/21 04:07pm Travel Trailers
RE: Enlarging my parking for the motorhome...

Water is your friend when it comes to compaction. Good job!
ssthrd 01/01/21 09:12am General RVing Issues
RE: Busted!

I had such a nieghbor once. A similar situation. only the beef was a few dead palm tree fronds. The second time I happened to catch the enforcement officer inspecting my house. I pointed out other houses in view from my house with far worse violations. A couple actually had dead trees. I asked why nothing was being done to them. The officer replied that I was the only complaint he had on my street, but if I wanted to file a complaint, he would take action. I said no I do not want to do that. But I would like to know who is complaining about me. He said he could not tell me. I told him "OK, but please give them a message for me. Any more complaints, and I will paint my house pink with big purple polka dots. That is legal as the only thing the law states is that paint must be in good condition." The officer got a big grin on his face. I never had any more complaints. Awesome!
ssthrd 12/29/20 12:05pm Travel Trailers
2020 new truck sales

No surprises, I guess, but just FYI............... Clicky
ssthrd 12/28/20 07:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Edmunds half ton drag race

Here's a video of the new F150 vs Ram drag race with trailer. Looks like an easy win for the F150. Link It's a 2021............ maybe they need to update that page.
ssthrd 12/26/20 07:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Edmunds half ton drag race

"They should have raced a Ram TRX against anything the other manufacturers wanted to offer!" Well here ya go! Check out the F150 Super Snake. TRX look out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4kW6CUq5F0&ab_channel=ThrottleHouse
ssthrd 12/26/20 10:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: Battery bank in 35' 5th wheel

Merry Christmas! I’ll watch from the sidelines. There is chance I might learn something if I pay attention.
ssthrd 12/25/20 01:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Battery bank in 35' 5th wheel

The inverter/charger sounds like the logical choice. I'll check around to see what's out there.
ssthrd 12/24/20 10:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Edmunds half ton drag race

They should have raced a Ram TRX against anything the other manufacturers wanted to offer! For sure. That's an insane rig. Wilder than the Viper version. Remember the Lil Red Truck? Pretty tame compared to the TRX. Sidetracked again..........
ssthrd 12/24/20 01:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Battery bank in 35' 5th wheel

Hi ssthrd, Yes, it sounds right. However the wfco is FAMOUS for not going into bulk charging mode. If you plan on an inverter--get one that is an inverter/charger (and hybrid, with load support, too). Or replace the converter. Hi pianatuner. Thanks for your advice. We are on 110 right now, so I'll have a look for a replacement before we leave in the spring. And get someone who won't fry himself to install it.
ssthrd 12/24/20 11:18am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Edmunds half ton drag race

Looks to me like horsepower and gears wins the day. No surprise from my point of view. It probably takes a few seconds to spool up the turbo when the Ford just took off. Not sure but I think that GM only recommends premium fuel, but it is not required. I would imagine that horsepower would take a small hit on regular. I agree--they are all plenty quick.
ssthrd 12/24/20 10:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: Love my Fithwheel but looking for more...

I went from sleeping bags and mother earth to tents to truck campers to a 24' TT to a 30'TT to a 35' 5er. Each one had their own advantages. With the campers, I could park anywhere, and I never had an issue with finding a spot for the 24. The 30 was mostly doable, and not sure yet about the 5er. The effective length is about the same as the 30, so next summer will tell. The most memorable was the tents with a young family who loved the outdoors.
ssthrd 12/24/20 10:00am Fifth-Wheels
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