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RE: Roll over

As usual, the speculators are out in full force. Regardless of the cause, it generally centers around something no setup right, primarily too little tongue weight, however grooossly heavy tongue weight canhave the same effect and then it can be exaggerate by “where” the weight is. The takeaway that everyone should know IF it happens is get tension between the truck and trailer before it’s too late and it will straighten out. Typically manually applying trailer brakes, followed by t brakes and accelerating if that dont work. And in the event of no trailer brakes and it’s not coming back on it’s own, you have to floor it! Another tip is DONT try to correct the sway all the way with steering unless you don’t have the room. You can buy some time and bring the trailer back if you can sort of “follow” the sway with the tow vehicle. It happens fairly quickly but not too quick to recover if one know what to do in the event. Yes I’ve had a few trailers get away. Comes from towing a lot at a very young age when this knowledge and the internet did not exist for me. If it was uncontrolled trailer sway that caused the accident. (And this is a big if) you’re better off manually activating the trailer brakes via your brake controller than hitting the tow vehicle brakes or accelerating.
Bionic Man 09/18/19 11:08am Travel Trailers
RE: 2017 Ram 68RFE Question

Very reliable at stock power.
Bionic Man 09/16/19 07:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Jeep Wagoneer

I was like weird my browser history redirected to Bakes marine! Did you cook the shower pump in your ski boat? Just winterized mine. You’re done WAY too early. Still at least a month left. Then fishing though November.
Bionic Man 09/15/19 07:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Jeep Wagoneer

Fixed the link. Sorry. Yes I did just put a new shower pump in my Malibu. Sorry. Fixed
Bionic Man 09/15/19 07:06pm Tow Vehicles
2021 Jeep Wagoneer

This one is SOOOOO much overdue. Still interested to see what they come out with. Only 1000 miles on my Expedition.... Wagoneer
Bionic Man 09/15/19 05:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Truck and 5th wheel

A new 3500 SRW is plenty big for the trailer you are looking at, and still room to grow in the future if needed. I have a DRW, and if it wasn't a dedicated tow vehicle, I would be trading it in for SRW. I'd say the same about long bed vs short. If you are full timing, and not using the truck much for daily duty, go long bed. If it is going to be a daily driver as well, short.
Bionic Man 09/15/19 10:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: App for fuel / generator storage?

Why not use fuel stabilizer when you fill the tanks?
Bionic Man 09/14/19 06:45pm Tech Issues
RE: Towing small utility trailer behind 5ver

I've tandem towed for years. I have yet to find a on-line resource that was accurate for states laws.
Bionic Man 09/14/19 07:19am Towing
RE: Ram 2019 3500 diesel

Girls, girls, girls. You are ALL very pretty......
Bionic Man 09/13/19 07:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevy, Ford... going into electric trucks.

Are any electric vehicles currently profitable for the manufacturer?
Bionic Man 09/13/19 08:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: The 2019-2020 Ram 1500 Score IIHS Top Safety+ Pick

So, are the same people that are going to complain that the best headlights are only on the top trim levels the same people that complain about the overall cost of new vehicles? I'm fine paying more for added safety just as I am ok with paying more for added comfort or power.
Bionic Man 09/12/19 08:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dodge RAM flywheel

You could always look into having a Cummins repair shop do it if you don't want to find a local transmission shop. That would give you a national warranty (or I assume it would). Any dealer will likely be more expensive than a local shop. But I'm not sure I would complain at 185k miles. And not sure of the clutch being the weak link. Mine was fine for the 110k + I put on my truck with an NV5600.
Bionic Man 09/10/19 04:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 7.3L gas power numbers

I've been thinking that there may be a turbo in the future for this engine. If a 3.5 can make the power that it does I have to wonder where a turbo would take this engine. Are there any reasons why a turbo wouldn't work with this engine? The 7.3 as is would have more than enough power to do anything I'd want it to do so fuel mileage would be my only concern. I do expect it to have better mileage than my 6.2 but only time will tell. Forced induction on this engine would lead to absolutely TERRIBLE MPG.
Bionic Man 09/10/19 03:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Has anyone looked at the Jeep Gladiator?

Made a trip to the deer camp this weekend to fill feeders and seen countless 4 door Jeeps and a few 2 door Jeeps but not a single Gladiator. I've yet to see one in the wild!Four Door Wranglers are becoming the favorite for soccer moms around here. Replacing the F150?
Bionic Man 09/10/19 09:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: Goodyear Endurance long term review.

So here we are discussing the “ENDURANCE” tires. Finally that part is clear. GY can tell if a tire failure is from road hazard or not. If not they pay for tire and damages. No reports of this happening. 2 years 7 months is long enough time. So, what exactly does “no reports of this happening” mean? Does it mean that no one has complained on an Internet forum about a failure? My guess is that a small % of people actually go online to complain. I personally have had a number of tread separations. I haven’t complained online about many. And I’ve never contacted the tire manufacturer.
Bionic Man 09/09/19 06:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Goodyear Endurance long term review.

I am hearing a lot of background noise and nothing in black and white to back it up. Anything posted here or any other forum would be purely anecdotal. I think they are an improvement over past tires but certainly not perfect.
Bionic Man 09/09/19 12:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Ram 2019 3500 diesel

Both engines are good. Both transmissions are good. The Aisin is better.
Bionic Man 09/09/19 08:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Freightliner vs 3500 GMC Dually at the Ike

So, what is the best way to lower EGTs?
Bionic Man 09/07/19 02:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Goodyear Endurance long term review.

My 5er came with LT tires when I bought it new, way back in 2003. I've had two tread separations on that trailer over the years. I am good about checking the air pressure and the tires themselves before I go anywhere. I don't think I hit anything that would have caused that separation. I always buy name brand tires, and they were certainly less than 7 years old. So LT tires are not immune to tread separation. Because of that, the tires on my 5er are also on a 4-5 year life period. They get sold on Craigslist with pretty much new tread at that time.
Bionic Man 09/07/19 11:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Goodyear Endurance long term review.

I don't think the Endurance tires are "junk", but I do think they are substandard tires and if they offered tires with this kind of mileage for use on passenger vehicles, they'd be hard pressed to make many sales. All this makes sense if the ST tires are drastically cheaper than a comparable LT tire, but I don't believe that's so. And I don't agree with replacing tires after 4-5 years either. Mine are going on 6 years old and are still going strong. I want to get my money's worth out of my tires. I don't replace 5 year old tires on my passenger vehicles, why would I do it on my trailer? One tread separation will cost you significantly more money to repair the damage than cycling out the trailer tires at 4-5 years. Not to mention the hassle of changing the tire on the side of the road. As for not doing that same thing on a car/truck tire, I don’t think I’ve ever gone more than 5 years on a set of auto tires. Maybe I just drive more miles than some.
Bionic Man 09/06/19 07:13pm General RVing Issues
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