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RE: 1" to 3/8" thread adapter?

As I recall. you can jam a 3/8-24 bolt into a 1/8" brass pipe fitting. Also 3/4" pipe is around 1 1/16" OD and around 14 threads per inch. I would go to a good hardware store and get a 3/4" - 1/8" bell reducer and give it a try.
Durb 01/26/23 05:17pm Tech Issues
RE: 5th Wheel Friendly RV Parks I-5 Norcal/ Southern Oregon

Never stayed here but it has caught my eye a few times driving by. Check out McCloud RV Park on hwy 89, 12 miles east of Shasta City and Interstate 5. I plan to give them a test drive sometime in the future. There is a relatively new RV park in north Medford which may be good for an overnight. I've been told of a fun RV park in Sutherlin, OR that is built on a drive-in movie site and still shows movies at night.
Durb 01/15/23 11:11am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Armada to Pull 33' Lightweight TT

I towed a 25 ft. OAL 6,000# trailer with a 2008 Nissan Titan which I believe was pretty much the same as an Armada. This was in the state of Oregon so every trip greeted me with mountains. The engine was willing and eager to spin up although fuel economy was poor. My WDH incorporated anti-sway so I didn't have issues towing. The mirrors were poor. I upgraded the truck to an older 1 ton Ram because I wasn't confident in the durability of the Nissan and the brakes were of small diameter and poor; plus the rear differential was about the size of a soccer ball. I wouldn't have wanted the trailer to be any longer.
Durb 01/14/23 06:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Rivian R1S

I'm surprised Rivian kept the hideous front cap and headlight treatment of the truck for the SUV. The rest of the vehicle looks fine. I have a friend in Seattle who has a long time deposit on the SUV. He tells me they are going to hold his price which was prior to their large price increases. He promised me a ride when he gets it which sounds like may be soon.
Durb 01/11/23 10:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing 5th with an Andersen Hitch in Short Bed Truck

I stayed at a campground on the Oregon coast and talked to a man with a dented cab and a shattered rear window in his Ram SB truck. His truck was a Platinum edition with air suspension and it was giving him problems as to ride height flexibility. By coincidence, he was towing a new Montana High Country with an AUH hitch. The pin box was biting chunks out of his tail gate, so he reversed something on the hitch. He happily towed the trailer for many thousand miles without issue. He pulled into a poor access gas station and decided to back out. He was backing tight and the truck went down a driveway dip. The front of the trailer leaned forward and took out his window. The Montana has tapered front corners, but it slopes forward quickly. The owner was from Minnesota and was very easy going regarding the incident (more so than I would have been). He blamed himself for getting flustered and losing his concentration. He really liked the hitch prior to the incident. On edit, this was 4 years ago and as I recall, the slope of the front cap looks different than in your picture. Maybe they reacted to an issue. I also believe he had a MorRyde pin box instead of RotoFlex which you will have to lock out.
Durb 01/11/23 11:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: In bed fuel transfer tank question

I have aluminum and it works fine. Inexpensive and good looking. Easy to fabricate with fill tubes and custom outlets plus custom dimensions. Square corners for maximum space utilization as opposed to poly. Not UV sensitive.
Durb 01/07/23 04:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Northwest coast of U.S.

On the Washington coast Grayland Beach SP and Cape Disappointment SP are very nice and can accommodate your rig. A couple of worthy commercial campgrounds in Oregon are Cannon Beach RV and Winchester Bay RV Park. If you are an Elks member, there is a nice campground south of Tillamook that will hold you easily. A short drive to Cape Meares. I love driving through Nevada; hundreds of miles of uncluttered serene natural beauty.
Durb 12/05/22 01:32pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Fords New Transit Trail Van

I saw a Ford executive on a morning talk show introducing the E-Transit BEV van. Their projected market is surfers, hikers, and campers that want to upfit the vans to suit their life styles. Deposits are being taken now for delivery in the spring. I believe the start point was mentioned as $67k.
Durb 11/04/22 11:32am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Finally got the truck, next will the fifth wheel fit ?.

You should be good without removing either assuming that your fifth wheel has sufficient bedrail clearance. Your filler caps are too far forward to be a problem. You will have to keep watch if backing sharp up an incline.
Durb 10/27/22 06:10pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: GMC Sierra EV Denali

There isn't a bed to cab gap which would definitely preclude any other bed options. Is this a body on frame truck or a unibody like a Ridgeline or a minivan?
Durb 10/24/22 09:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: Likely to regret

The way I read it, you have already gained maximum enjoyment from the tractor by fixing it up. Time to reap maximum enjoyment from your camping experience by driving a right-sized truck.
Durb 10/24/22 08:40am Fifth-Wheels
RE: GM vs Ford tow off. Who will win on the Ike?

I thought the most interesting part was that both drivers were named "Dude". When my son was a teenager, all his friends were named "Dude" also.
Durb 10/11/22 04:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Jacking/Lifting Trailer for Wheel Bearing/Brake Service?

I have an Andersen Rapidjack which functions as an "other wheel ramp". It works great on my fifth wheel with Torflex axles. We went to use it on my friend's trailer that had wide set wheels (more so than yours) and a shackle equalizer similar to yours. The Rapidjack would not lift his other tire off the ground. Make sure you have return privileges if buying one of those devices.
Durb 09/29/22 08:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: how starlink works (highly technical)

Wow!
Durb 09/02/22 09:34am Technology Corner
RE: Best Hitch

It appears the award for "Best Hitch" has been given to the B&W Companion. I'm late to this thread (been camping), but I would like to nominate the Trailer Saver TS3 which I own. - The Companion is made in USA, so is the Trailer Saver. - The Companion uses heavy gauge steel, the TS3 is heavier, 1/4" plate with 3/4" solid steel risers. - The Companion has thick jaws, those on the TS3 are thicker. - The TS3 dissipates bouncing forces, the Companion doesn't. - Due to the high hinge design, the TS3 dissipates chucking forces, the Companion doesn't. - During panic braking, the TS3 causes the front of the trailer to push down loading the rear truck tires, a safety feature. - The comfortable tow of the TS3 reduces driver fatigue, a safety feature. - Shock mitigation of the TS3 protects the trailer's frame and the truck's electronics. The Companion doesn't do this. The Companion is a good hitch, the TS3 just does so much more. In a "Best Hitch" competition, B&W would rank below Trailer Saver, Road master Comfort Ride, and Air Safe hitches. Due to the high prices, we just don't have as many fanboys. What kind of maintenance does the TS3 need? What are the failure points...airbags? Which one is easier to remove? Which one cost less? Which one has better customer support? Maintenance - Zerk fittings for the pivot rod similar to the need to grease the rubber donuts on the Companion. Failure points - Don't know, never had a failure in six years. Easier to remove - Based on this Criterium, the lightest hitch would then be the best hitch. "Best Hitch" was the question. Cost - You get what you pay for. Pay less - get less. Customer support - Don't know, never needed to call customer support. My guess is if you are calling customer support, you have problems.
Durb 09/01/22 08:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best Hitch

It appears the award for "Best Hitch" has been given to the B&W Companion. I'm late to this thread (been camping), but I would like to nominate the Trailer Saver TS3 which I own. - The Companion is made in USA, so is the Trailer Saver. - The Companion uses heavy gauge steel, the TS3 is heavier, 1/4" plate with 3/4" solid steel risers. - The Companion has thick jaws, those on the TS3 are thicker. - The TS3 dissipates bouncing forces, the Companion doesn't. - Due to the high hinge design, the TS3 dissipates chucking forces, the Companion doesn't. - During panic braking, the TS3 causes the front of the trailer to push down loading the rear truck tires, a safety feature. - The comfortable tow of the TS3 reduces driver fatigue, a safety feature. - Shock mitigation of the TS3 protects the trailer's frame and the truck's electronics. The Companion doesn't do this. The Companion is a good hitch, the TS3 just does so much more. In a "Best Hitch" competition, B&W would rank below Trailer Saver, Road master Comfort Ride, and Air Safe hitches. Due to the high prices, we just don't have as many fanboys.
Durb 08/31/22 08:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trailersavor vs Anderson Ultimate

In my opinion, both the AUH and a Trailer Saver hitch are quality products and will get your trailer to your destination. They each have their upsides and downsides such as cost, weight, installation, hook-up methods and so forth which the OP will have to judge the importance of on his own. One thing that is evident is the Andersen hitch is a solid hook up between the trailer's pin box and the truck's frame; no give. The Trailer Saver incorporates a soft joint. In terms of towing comfort and gear protection, Trailer Saver wins hands down.
Durb 08/30/22 11:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: The best upgrade for your TT

When in the market for new trailer tires, I started a thread on a forum asking the question: Other than longevity, what should I be looking for in a trailer tire, better traction, easier scrubbing, more resistant to side loads, better braking performance, puncture resistance, etc.? Not a single response touting a tire's features or performance. I ended up with Endurance tires and they tow no differently than the previous Towmax tires. I can say the shallow tread depth of the Endurance tires may contribute to less squirm, but I can't tell from the truck.
Durb 08/14/22 03:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: New to 5th wheels

In many states you will need safety chains for your Goosebox unless you have already planned for them. An additional bed plug for your umbilical cord is handy, but not mandatory. A secure hold for your breakaway cable will be needed as your only truck hold is the gooseneck ball. Accommodations for all the big stuff you put under the canopy of your truck like bicycles and ladders might be necessary. A new checklist telling you to close your tailgate!!!
Durb 08/08/22 02:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: tire wrench

Your fifth wheel is relatively light, so 1/2"-20 studs. To answer your question: 13/16", 6 point deep chrome socket, 1/2" x 6" extension, and 1/2" x 18" long breaker bar. I use a 16" long ratchet on mine and it works fine.
Durb 08/07/22 11:30am Fifth-Wheels
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