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RE: question on on hitches on the back of fifth wheels

I pull a boat that has a tongue weight of around 500# with no I'll effects. I built my hitch.
transamz9 03/25/19 03:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: question on on hitches on the back of fifth wheels

Putting 500# on the back of your fifth wheel won't lighten the pin weight 500#. Depends on the location of the axles.
transamz9 03/24/19 04:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Airbag assist rear suspension??

Original poster, if you truly don't want to go cheap and plan on keeping your truck you can do what I did and go 4 link suspension with full air ride. I do not have springs on my 05 Ram. Imo, it's the only way to go for complete control over ride and handling.
transamz9 03/15/19 03:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: I guess I bought the wrong truck !

My 2005 Cummins would stop pulling at 109 until I disabled it. I've never tried my 2016.
transamz9 12/18/18 07:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Ram HD's - Pics

Better looking than the silly nostrils front grill. I've grown to love the nostril grill in my 16 limited but still don't like the huge chrome RAM on the tailgate.
transamz9 12/10/18 03:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: long bed vs short bed for towing 5th wheel RV

Why compromise??? Either one is a compromise. Please explain my compromise??? I have a rock solid B&W hitch that is attached directly to the frame in 4 places that I don't have to worry about sliding. I have a HighwayProducts Top Quality 30" front to back bed height tool box for any tools I want to carry. I have plenty of room besides in bed space. I park anywhere "I" want. I have a better ride and stability over comparable short bed. OH ****!!! I can't fit it in my GARAGE. BUT, BUT on second thought I could if I removed the pool table from MY Garage. Tell me my compromise with my short bed...... I had a 77 GMC shortie, thought it LOOKED cool. Carpenter was my career, hated the short bed could not put 8' goods inside and lock up and there simply was never enough room. That alone is plenty enough reason for me. OH I built my garage door tall enough (8') to allow full height truck and my garage is a full 25' deep. So no compromise there! Plain and simple why wouldn't a person want the most bed space??? I have 3-8' garage doors and both of my garage and 30' deep...what does that have to do with bed size? That just means I have way more space to store stuff behind my truck. No one is saying that one is for everyone and one is not. Okay, you had a short bed and didn't like the fact that you couldn't lock 8' stuff in the bed. The way I see it you made it work somehow. It wouldn't matter if I had a 12' bed. I still wouldn't be able to lock the 8' stuff up because I can't have a cover on my truck. I would just own a dedicated cargo trailer for all my stuff and be done with it. The question of why wouldn't someone want the most bed space....why don't you own a truck with a bigger bed. The bed on my service truck is 12' long with 4' tall bed sides with tool boxes the full height and length of the bed. The back bumper is another two feet long with tool storage in it. So I ask you , why not by a truck with a bed like that? I could mount a fifth wheel hutch right on the bumper and roll out.
transamz9 12/08/18 04:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: It's getting easier

It seems lot of you guys overthink things. I just get it close then back up to the hitch. If it's not right I get out and push the up or down button till it is in the tight place then back under. Pretty simple. I get it your method works. But my auto level will automatically return to hitching height. There are also techniques and gadgets that will eliminate the need to get out and check because the height is known to be correct! My auto level has the same feature but it's not always right. There are a lot of variables that can make it wrong. It only uses the front landing gear to get back to hitch height and depending upon how much the rear was lifted in the leveling process mine has been off a couple inches by using this feature. I understand that everyone want to make things as easy as possible but I still recommend getting out and looking before backing under 100%. Accidents happen by taking things for granted. ;)
transamz9 12/08/18 04:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: operator commanded regeeneration ford diesel.

Towing or working the engine does not eliminate regens. I have not had my 2017 service truck have a noticeable regen. It has 4.88 gears and weighs over 19,000# 100% of the time. I drive it like it's a 6,000# half ton. I wonder if keeping the exhaust temps high causes the regens to be less noticeable? Even with the PTO engaged the the EG will peel hide. Lol my Em-Pac and outrigger controls cause me to stand right at the exhaust exit. It's super heated all the time.
transamz9 12/08/18 04:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: long bed vs short bed for towing 5th wheel RV

Why compromise??? Either one is a compromise. Please explain my compromise??? I have a rock solid B&W hitch that is attached directly to the frame in 4 places that I don't have to worry about sliding. I have a HighwayProducts Top Quality 30" front to back bed height tool box for any tools I want to carry. I have plenty of room besides in bed space. I park anywhere "I" want. I have a better ride and stability over comparable short bed. OH ****!!! I can't fit it in my GARAGE. BUT, BUT on second thought I could if I removed the pool table from MY Garage. Tell me my compromise with my short bed......
transamz9 12/08/18 03:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: It's getting easier

It seems lot of you guys overthink things. I just get it close then back up to the hitch. If it's not right I get out and push the up or down button till it is in the tight place then back under. Pretty simple.
transamz9 12/07/18 03:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: It's getting easier

Good for you using a hitch height measuring stick. Weve been using one for years, recommend it to all I see having problems getting the tongue or hitch height right. Now mark your slide out widths on the stick so that you can be walk around be certain of clearance from the hook ups, trees etc. before you unhook. I do it a bit different, with the stick. I measure the unloaded height of the 5er hitch in the truck and cut my 1 x 2 a 1/2" shorter than that height. If the ground is uneven from hitch to camper- your method- it could change things. Stick cut to 1/2" shorter than plate height when stood up leaning on pin box, then falls when pinbox is raised to proper hitch height is perfect for hooking up on even uneven ground. It also allows for that little bit of weight onto the tow to alleviate 'high pinning' When unhooking, I raise until the pin raises a tiny bit off the plate, then lower it back down a bit to ensure an easy stress free unhook. That is the truckers method. They know. I've never seen a driver use this method....when unhooking a big truck we just drop the gear till it hits and then 1 or two more cranks. Pull out. The gear is not moved afterwards so its always at the right place to hook back up.
transamz9 12/07/18 03:20am Fifth-Wheels
RE: It's getting easier

Great right up. It will continue to get easier. It usually takes no longer than 5 minutes for me from the time I first step out of the truck to getting back to the boat to hook it to the truck.
transamz9 12/06/18 05:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2020 Silverado HD

Still has square wheel wells. See it has a step on the front of the bed which could help. http://i66.tinypic.com/2moypo2.jpg My Ram has a step in front of the rear wheels just not behind.
transamz9 12/05/18 04:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Keeping Diesel Engine Warm

Thats crazy! Throwing parts at a problem without doing any troubleshooting. Check batteries first. Check air filter remove and carefully clean grid heater. BTW your not using one of those cruddy oiled filters are you? Its got a K&N filter on it. Thanks on the grid heater clean And there is your problem. K&N is the absolute worst air filter there is. Even lightly over oiling it will kill your grid heater in a hurry. Not to mention loss of fuel economy and allowing more dirt into the motor. Your just asking for problems. Take it out, go buy a quality paper filter, clean the grid heater and see what happens. I've had a crummy K&N in mine since new 2005. Never a problem. Started no problem a couple years ago at -20 after sitting outside for a week not plugged up. He's got fuel problems.
transamz9 12/04/18 11:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: Half Ton MPG Actual vs Advertised Test

By the way, I own a Ford EcoBust that gets terrible mileage. I recently got 20.2mpg on a 400 mile RT trip, in my 2014 3.5 SCREW Ecoboost F150. It was a mix of freeway, country roads and some stop and go city driving. And since it was in Washington, there wasn't much flat driving. I recently got 20 in my 16 3500 Cummins on a 1500 mile trip to Florida and back loaded going down.
transamz9 12/02/18 03:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dodge Ram transmission reliability

I also have a 2005 and it's no secret what it has pulled it's entire life. It is now retired to a garage queen( 3500 miles since 2013). It has 96,000 miles on it with 75% being overloaded and 50% of those miles have been on the highest setting on a Bully Dog programmer with their factory box tune. Still factory untouched powertrain front to rear.
transamz9 11/28/18 03:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Maintaining higher mileage trucks

I use dealership techs for my repairs for a reason. Sorry Fish, got a do it.... I thought you have had no repairs on your current truck or you six oh before it. ?? I never said that... I recently had to have the passenger side hub/bearing replaced. I can say that my 98 F150 (140k), 05 Super Duty (170k) and my current 12 Super Duty (160K) with a combined 470,000 miles I never had to have a water pump changed. My '92 Chevy 350 was the last truck I had to have a water pump changed and a dealer tech did the work. I just changed one a couple months back on a 13 F150 with the 5.0. $80 water pump , couple gallon of antifreeze and 45 minutes. It was still harder than a Cummins h2o pump though.
transamz9 11/18/18 05:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Maintaining higher mileage trucks

I use dealership techs for my repairs for a reason. Sorry Fish, got a do it.... I thought you have had no repairs on your current truck or you six oh before it. ??
transamz9 11/18/18 03:33pm Tow Vehicles
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