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RE: Used Diesel Truck Miles: How many is too many

I think if I was in the market for a 2 year old diesel with the idea that I would be putting few miles on it I'd look for a higher mileage unit to start with. Assuming you can find a real nice high mileage unit that is depreciated significantley on account of its mileage. You should be able to get 300,000 miles out of a new truck. If you only put 10k on it per year and you start with something that has 100k on the clock it's going to take you 20 years to get to 300k.
4x4ord 06/22/20 07:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ok what truck to buy ?

I can't believe you're a mechanic and yet want forum members to help you decide between a 6.4 6 speed and a 7.3 10 speed. How much money would you save buying the Ram? How important is it to you to save money? You certainly don't need the 7.3 Ford to tow a 7k lb trailer but if you can easily afford the blue oval why would you even consider the Ram.
4x4ord 06/09/20 09:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Insurance question

I've got a friend who was paid out by his insurance company when the siding started pealing off his old 5ver while driving down the highway. My guess is that it was his RV insurance that covered it.
4x4ord 06/08/20 05:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Slider hitch - How to Question

I"m 100% satisfied with my rigid hitch and will never own a manual slider because I know if I had a slider I would never take the time to slide it anyway. I recomend to anyone who thinks he needs a sliding hitch to get an auto slide. Have any of you with sliding hitches tried leaving the hitch in the rear position all the time? Does it feel any different running down the highway in the slid back position.
4x4ord 06/08/20 04:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: How much weight is too much?

^^^^ What does it mean to be able to safely stop a truck and trailer. A Corvette can come to a stop from 60 mph in 90 feet. If I can stop a 100,000 lb legally loaded semi trailer with properly functioning air brakes in 450 feet am I safe? What if I can bring my overloaded 2020 f250 from 60 mph down to zero in 300 feet.... is that safe? What if I'm towing a 1993 5th wheel with a '93 GMC 1 ton and all my weights are within specs and it takes me 400 feet to stop from 60 mph .... am I safe? When you injure or kill someone, you can ask the court/jury that question. I suppose there is a possibility that a jury member might have a clue as to what constitutes safe stopping distance but more than likely he won't have any better idea than you or me.
4x4ord 06/06/20 12:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: How much weight is too much?

^^^^ What does it mean to be able to safely stop a truck and trailer. A Corvette can come to a stop from 60 mph in 90 feet. If I can stop a 100,000 lb legally loaded semi trailer with properly functioning air brakes in 450 feet am I safe? What if I can bring my overloaded 2020 f250 from 60 mph down to zero in 300 feet.... is that safe? What if I'm towing a 1993 5th wheel with a '93 GMC 1 ton and all my weights are within specs and it takes me 400 feet to stop from 60 mph .... am I safe?
4x4ord 06/05/20 07:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: How much weight is too much?

^^^ They are rated for 3750 lbs per tire. I'm about 2000 lbs over rated capacity per tire in the photo but it was cold out.
4x4ord 06/05/20 12:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: How much weight is too much?

I've had as much as 11000 lbs on the pin on my SRW F350. The other day I used it to tow a piece of equipment that weighed over 36000 lbs and it seemed safe enough to me so long as I stayed under 50 mph.... it didnt have brakes. I go by you can do what you want as long as it seems safe to you. Curious how did the rear tires look with 7k pushing down on each of them? I actually don't recall if I even looked at the tires that particular time, but here is a picture showing a rear tire when I had 8k on the pin: https://i.imgur.com/0Z4IHtXl.jpg
4x4ord 06/04/20 04:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How much weight is too much?

I've had as much as 11000 lbs on the pin on my SRW F350. The other day I used it to tow a piece of equipment that weighed over 36000 lbs and it seemed safe enough to me so long as I stayed under 50 mph.... it didnt have brakes. I go by you can do what you want as long as it seems safe to you.
4x4ord 06/02/20 05:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: fifth wheel backing trouble

I dont see how a different hitch is going to buy you a whole bunch. If there is clearance to make it around the corner it really shouldn't be that difficult to get good at it. You don't have to do it all in one motion.... you can pull ahead a couple feet while cutting the steering tires to increase or decrease your angle of artiiculation as needed.
4x4ord 06/01/20 04:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Should we buy a Ford 5th Wheel Hitch?

I would go with the B&W hitch. I really appreciate how easy it is to connect and disconnect with the B&W. It is a very well built and well designed hitch. Does your 5ver have an air ride pin box? If not you might want to consider the more expensive Hensley Trailer Saver or an AirSafe hitch.
4x4ord 05/31/20 04:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: Best Fiver these days

If we wanted quality over gadgets and gimmicks I think we'd see more Airstreams and less of almost everything else out there. Everyone complains about the terrible workmanship in the RV industry but very few are willing to pay for quality.
4x4ord 05/28/20 07:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best Fiver these days

I “must” take a differing view on Lippert frames! They “may” build to the manufacuring specifications.....but, they have been plagued with quality control issues. These issues have “zero” to do with manufacturing specifications!!! memtb Its funny to hear I have zero issues, when weld quality can raise its ugly head on any unit , including the high end such as the Mobile suites. Building specs having nothing to do with the quality of the weld, if it's poorly welded its coming apart . Its hard to understand ,why we get to hear ,I have had zero issues, well that sure doesn't make the person or persons that are having the issues feel any better . Just because one doesn't have an issue, doesn't mean others didn't or couldn't . You're right that one person having zero issues doesn't mean a lot but the DRV frame is stronger by design than most other 5vers out there. I think you'd have a hard time comming up with any stories of DRV frame failures.
4x4ord 05/27/20 04:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 06 dodge ram 2500 SB. Golf cart in bed

Maybe you could remove the tailgate, lay a 4x4 on the bumper and screw a plywood floor to it to extend the truck bed enough for the cart.
4x4ord 05/26/20 01:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: Best Fiver these days

“If” money is no object......New Horizons, out of Kansas! Their Summit line is still head and shoulders above most anything else....and somewhat affordable. If you will consider buying used.....they get a lot more affordable! memtbMost people say they want the best until they hear the price. The trouble with most high end products is devaluation. If you purchase a New Horizon, Rolls-Royce or Bentley 5 years down the road you have lost a heck of a lot of money. This can be a advantage to buying used. I think the CEO of Keystone said it best, (We build more Montana's in a week than New Horizon builds in a year). Most people will purchase a new (affordable) rather then a used late model High end trailer. Most people don't even know the difference. Don't believe me, look at the answer's that think low end trailers are high end. Depreciation on a 250,000 unit is definitely going to bother some. The other thing that makes a high end fiver less desirable for some is the weight. With quality comes weight. I think one of the smallest Continental Coach 5vers weighed about 26,000 lbs empty... New Horizons is likely .considerably less.
4x4ord 05/26/20 12:04am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best Fiver these days

New Horizons; Luxe; Grand Design; DRV; Artic Fox are brands I would look at.... maybe Redwood. The companies that build higher quality can't seem to compete with the cheaper built manufacturers and end up shutting down. I would have liked to buy a Continental Coach in a couple years so was disappointed to hear of their closing up.
4x4ord 05/24/20 11:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Double towing

I vote for no double towing, especially big rigs. Hire another driver. We need to put Americans back to work. Besides I feel they are much more dangerous. Why not 100 trailers behind one freaking powerful semi? Because it's dangerous. You "feel" double towing is much more dangerous. If you had some experience towing double with a suitable set up you'd "know" double towing can be very safe.
4x4ord 05/24/20 12:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel verses travel trailer

Are you asking whether a fiver can carry more stuff than a similar sized TT or are you asking if a pickup can carry more weight on a fifth wheel than it can on a rear ball hitch?
4x4ord 05/23/20 09:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rig for two couples?

I think a class A dp pulling a toy hauler with a couple of Goldwings in the garage could work quite nicely.
4x4ord 05/23/20 07:35am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Double towing

I have towed doubles (have my endorsement from the state of MI) only in my home state, which allows for Fifth wheels ONLY. With that said, I know I am in violation of the overall length (crew cab long box, 32' fifth, and a 18' boat) puts me around 74' total. I haven't been stopped yet and I try not to do it frequently. Only up north to take the camper and boat up in the spring, and in the fall to bring them back. I have a solid setup with all safety considerations in place (safety chains, solid hitch on the fifth, lights all work). By the way, it tows like a dream... And it would tow like a dream in BC or Washington as well. Do you have working brakes on the second trailer?
4x4ord 05/21/20 02:54pm Fifth-Wheels
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