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RE: Where to for Thanksgiving?

Home with both sons ,and family coming over for turkey .
cummins2014 11/22/22 08:10am General RVing Issues
RE: Trailer Directional not working

joelc said: "checked the plug for the truck and I have voltage for the lights, but not for blinkers, directional or stop lights" So you are saying the truck receptacle for 7-pin is not powering these lights? Does the truck itself have operating brake/turn signals? If so, it would likely be a bad connection in the harness to the 7-pin connector. If truck stop lights not working, most likely a fuse under hood or dash. Your owners manual should give the exact fuse location. Jerry Jerry , I don't think the trailer ,and truck wiring are related ,they are all separate . I think one could be working without the other , in other words the trailer lights could be out because of fuse ,connection ,bad wire etc ,and the truck would be working .
cummins2014 10/31/22 08:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trailer Directional not working

if a ford? mine has a separate fuse box by the passengers right leg. Yes ,and both right ,and left signals have a fuse for the trailer . It seems odd both would be blown at the same time , but it's sure possible . I have had one or the other blown ,but never both at the same time . To the OP get your manual out ,and see where those fuses are in your truck . both Ram ,and Ford have separate fuses for the trailer light directional signals etc .
cummins2014 10/31/22 08:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 6.7L Cummins VS 6.7L Cummins HO

I want to thank those of you that have replied. It appears that when ordering a 2023 RAM 3500 SRW Crew Cab long bed that the HO upgrade is now almost $4000 more not the $2800 it was for the 2022 model year. So we have gone with the regular 6.7L Cummins Diesel. I have towed 15,500 now for over 8 years with my 2014 with the 68RFE, never missed a beat , have had number of recalls ,and a turbo actuator replacement ,but otherwise been pretty dependable .
cummins2014 10/24/22 08:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: Trailersavor vs Anderson Ultimate

Buyinh first 5th wheel. Weight is around 14,500 with a pin weight of 2,900. Trying to decide between the trailersavor and the Anderson Ultimate. I realize they are completely different style of hitches. I like the trailersavor with the airbags and how sturdy it is (plus I have the hensley arrow so I know the company. The Anderson looks appealing due to the ease of getting in and out, plus it seems to be easier to hook up. Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions? Lots of conversation on this site about this exact question... You will now get possibly 100 different reasons why you should like 1 over the other.. Do yourself a favor and look under the search tab for hitches and read away.. Looking at the 2, with a DRY weight of 14,000, I would NOT chose an Anderson.. From MY understanding, they are great hitches, but better for lighter fifth wheels.. But then again, that is only MY assessment after reading all ( most ) of the posts.... I have NOT had either so I am of no help... BUT , ask me about my B&W Companion ! :B Hard braking took this one out! https://i.imgur.com/yQfRR75l.jpg Just an FYI, I've had all 6 tires locked up on my 394 Momentum...well over 18,000 lbs, no problem with my AUH. BTW, fully loaded I'm close to 20,000 and never an issue for over 4 years. Honest and real experience here. You must have the new and improved model??? This was a "Honest and real experience" for someone also. Yet this dead horse continues to be beat . No doubt this Andersen hitch failed , we get it . Fact remains again there were improvements made . Is the Andersen still having any problems after the redesign ? If so let’s beat that horse for awhile .
cummins2014 10/23/22 10:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trailersavor vs Anderson Ultimate

This whole thread is a classic case of you don't know what you don't know. The Trailersaver selling point is the smooth ride it delivers because it has air bags. Comparing a non air bag hitch to it is pointless. The Trailersaver does not claim to be light weight or the absolute easiest hitch to remove. If you want to compare a Trailersaver to another hitch you need to experience the smooth ride it deliveres, If you haven't experienced its main selling feature there is really no comparison. Like wise if you must have a clean bed above all and that is your priority. The Andersen will be a better choice. These are 2 very different hitches with very different features. Making a decision between the 2 is quite simple. If You are right I don't know what I don't know. What I do know is why would I want the Trailsaver , my 3500 rides rough when empty , air downed rear tires help ,but when hooked up to my fifth wheel it is a smooth ride .
cummins2014 10/23/22 08:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trailersavor vs Anderson Ultimate

Buyinh first 5th wheel. Weight is around 14,500 with a pin weight of 2,900. Trying to decide between the trailersavor and the Anderson Ultimate. I realize they are completely different style of hitches. I like the trailersavor with the airbags and how sturdy it is (plus I have the hensley arrow so I know the company. The Anderson looks appealing due to the ease of getting in and out, plus it seems to be easier to hook up. Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions? Lots of conversation on this site about this exact question... You will now get possibly 100 different reasons why you should like 1 over the other.. Do yourself a favor and look under the search tab for hitches and read away.. Looking at the 2, with a DRY weight of 14,000, I would NOT chose an Anderson.. From MY understanding, they are great hitches, but better for lighter fifth wheels.. But then again, that is only MY assessment after reading all ( most ) of the posts.... I have NOT had either so I am of no help... BUT , ask me about my B&W Companion ! :B Hard braking took this one out! https://i.imgur.com/yQfRR75l.jpg Just an FYI, I've had all 6 tires locked up on my 394 Momentum...well over 18,000 lbs, no problem with my AUH. BTW, fully loaded I'm close to 20,000 and never an issue for over 4 years. Honest and real experience here. Thats an old picture circulated more than any I can count, mostly by the same person . Here is what doesn't get said is that that Andersen was redesigned after that . Has there been any problem like that since ?
cummins2014 10/23/22 08:28am Fifth-Wheels
RE: TIRES,,,,,need 4

I just had my Toyo AT III's rotated on my '20 3500 DRW. I have 30K on them. The inside dual had not yet been rotated to the front (they are now). Those tires are down to 3/32nds The other 4 are 5/32nds. The truck is also loaded most all the time so there is that. The tires perform very well, both in the Winter, great on ice, decent in the dirt and gravel. The wear is not great. As they wear the siping continues which is nice to see, but dam they wear fast. I believe they have a 50k warranty. According to Discount tire, they all have to be worn down to get warranty coverage. I am going to finish wearing these out, which wont take long and try the Falcon Wildpeaks on the DRW. Wild Peak or if you want to save a few bucks go with the Cooper AT3 XLT's. Coopers for me are a far better tire then the previous Toyo AT2's much better handling. Never even considered the Toyo AT3's after the poor performance of the Toyo AT2's . I considered the Falkens ,but price ,and the mileage warranty on the Coopers are 65K , not sure there is another AT with that high of warranty . Time will tell on what mileage I will get out off these Coopers ,it won't take a lot to beat the Toyo AT2's I had .
cummins2014 10/14/22 08:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2023 Ram Reveal

My first ever Ram pickup is my 2022. I was disappointed with the mirrors after having Ford's nice design. Not the end of the world but I always thought the ram mirrors were dorky looking when in the wide setting. This change is a big improvement. It sure is ,that was my first big disappointment with my 2014 Ram , the mirrors compared to my previous Ford Superduty .
cummins2014 10/09/22 08:22am Tow Vehicles
RE: TIRES,,,,,need 4

Cooper AT3 XLT's
cummins2014 10/05/22 07:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

@spectra, back to your initial post in this thread, why are you glad it's not a highboy? Lack of education on my part, it is a highboy. :S That's the nickname they picked up over the years. In one brochure just one time in maybe 1975(?) Ford referred to them as a "high lift" truck and by then they were already being called highboys. I think that name was around in the late 60's early seventies . We always called them highboys .
cummins2014 09/26/22 08:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: Alcohol Detection Systems in All New Vehicles

At this point, cell phone use while driving is a bigger danger than drinking and driving! Well the technology to make cell phone use in vehicles has been around for at least ten years. That is Bluetooth connection to the audio system. It totally amazes me that the number of people with newer cars that are driving around with phone to their ear, when they could make a call or send a text with pushing one button on the steering wheel. You see these people all the time ,they don't let go of that cell phone ,its in their hand all the time .
cummins2014 09/24/22 07:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: Best Hitch

cummins2014 said: "Jerry ,not sure I want to answer that" Thanks for the honest reply, and a good description of how you hookup! I have seen the Andersens already hooked/unhooked, but never watched the actual process. I can understand now, how a newer Andersen owner could drop on his bed, but a get out and look should solve that. I know you know, that I was not baiting a trap, to cause any retaliation. We are mostly all friends, so all is good! :) Jerry No worries . I gave you a scenario how an Andersen owner COULD sit his fifth wheel on the bedrails of his truck, but I can't imagine someone going that far ,at some point standing right there lowering the fifth wheel you are watching as the adapter ,and ball come together same as a bumper pull. IMO there is no way you could drop one on the bed . The whole thing with the Andersen is you have to be lined up with the ball ,and adapter. Big reason Andersen came out later on with that line up cone that attaches to the adapter . When I hook up if I am off more than an inch or so it won't go down on the ball, if I had that cone its a bit more forgiving . Like backing into a conventional hitch you have the V shaped opening , so within reason you can be of a bit side to side .
cummins2014 09/17/22 08:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best Hitch

It is my understanding that it is NOT needed IF you have certain hitches AND if a visual check is done. It is the decision of the hitch owner to decide to use his God given mind to decide for him self if they should or should not do a pull test. That my friends is my stance on doing a pull test!!! I think that is a whole lot better than coming out with its not needed . IMO that's any hitch.
cummins2014 09/17/22 07:49am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best Hitch

It is my understanding that it is NOT needed IF you have certain hitches AND if a visual check is done. When you say certain hitches, yes, some are safer than others. The operator's understanding of their hitch, and ability to operate it correctly is still a factor. It appears you have a quality hitch, but I've never used your model. I've a serious question for cummins2014, a forum friend, that I know uses an Andersen hitch. Do you need to do a pull test, with this ball type hitch, and different style coupler attached to king pin? Jerry Jerry ,not sure I want to answer that , I may have 12V come after me on that . :B But no there is no pull test on the Andersen ,nor has there ever been a discussion regarding the Andersen ,and a pull test that I know of . Although there has been plenty of other discussions regarding the Andersen . The one big thing is locking the adapter to the ball. I would not like find out if it could bounce off the ball. I have read where its been discovered being unlocked after travel, without issue. I kinda get a feeling where this is leading , but its entirely different process hitching up an Andersen . Yes , it's all visual . It's lined up , and lowered on the ball, until the landing gear is raised off the ground . In my case with the six point leveling system they are raised all the way up . Then the handle is pushed in ,and locked . At that point it's hitched . Let me point out ,because I have the feeling when you asked about a pull test ,and the possibly I am assuming you are thinking missing the ball entirely . Yes you could very well miss the ball, it would be tough on the newer Andersen's that have that red alignment cone. mine does not . In either case if you missed the ball ,you would be setting your fifth wheel on the bed rails of your truck, not a lot to stop it at that point . At some point in that process you would certainly know you are not on the ball. :)
cummins2014 09/16/22 12:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best Hitch

It is my understanding that it is NOT needed IF you have certain hitches AND if a visual check is done. Your comment right there " It is my understanding " that IMHO is what gets people in trouble. So what hitches don't you need to do a pull test ,and which ones do you need to do a pull test ??? It's obvious from the B&W owners you do not need a pull test ,what other ones ??? My Reese Elite has that big thick jaw that wraps around the pin , very obvious when it's wrapped around the pin ,is that another one okay for no pull test ??? My previous Reese hitch was a dual jaw that wrapped around the pin , it was obvious when it was closed , then we got the slide bar, although never owned one ,it would IMO be obvious if it was closed behind the pin. Are those ones the certain hitches that a visual is all that is needed ??? The list goes on ,just have decide which one needs the pull test ,and which ones don't it appears .
cummins2014 09/16/22 11:07am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best Hitch

Look at the B&W it simply can't drop the 5er if the pin box and hitch are touching each other and the jaws are closed and the handle is locked. With the thick jaws it makes it easy to see of you are high hitched unlike others with thin jaws. No need for a pull test as if you do what I just mentioned that is a visual test and good enough IMHO. Sorry ,misquoted you .No need for a pull test , instead of not necessary to do a pull test.
cummins2014 09/01/22 08:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trailersavor vs Anderson Ultimate

I'm neither for nor against the Anderson, but my curiosity was peeked with the many comments on it so I googled "Anderson hitch fifth wheel failures" - here is what came up: Article on worst hitch Anderson hitch failures Anderson hitch problems Anderson Hitch Failure Hitch Review Chevy forum on hitch failures GrandRV Hitch Failure post *Note - I have not read any of these. There very well may be positive comments embedded in the articles. Again, I'm not looking to bash any hitch, just was curious on what is reported out there. And the broken record continues ,yet no one adds that they redesigned that hitch , now go find find a failure on the redesign . If you do read what you posted here , it does show the redesigned hitch in one of those links .
cummins2014 08/30/22 08:21am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trailersavor vs Anderson Ultimate

Michelle.S said: "I've said it numerous times: Why do people buy the biggest/heaviest Fifth Wheel they can, then look for the Lightest Weight Hitch they can find." From your other thread. Trailersavor Jerry ,I didn't buy the biggest ,and the heaviest fifth wheel ,but probably around the average for most fifth wheels at 15,500 GVWR . But I did buy one of the heaviest manual sliding fifth wheel hitches . I soon found out from my travels things that I wanted to do required a change , a lighter hitch that I could take out comfortably ,so I went with the Andersen to enable me to remove it ,and transport my inflatable pontoon boat in the bed of the truck to the lakes to fish . Since then I found I wanted other changes that required not needing the Andersen . I got tired of disassembling my inflatable pontoon boat ,and assembling wherever I was . Plus the room it took up in the storage compartments . So I went to a small single axle trailer towed behind the fifth wheel to transport the pontoon boat . Works great its also nice to slide the boat ,on ,and off the trailer when using it . A couple points in all this ,many do think they have to have the heaviest fifth wheel hitch they can get ,and bash anything other than that . My manual sliding heavy ,IMO dinosaur of a hitch sits in my garage on a rolling cart so I can move it around collecting dust . At first it was the Andersen when I needed it ,and the dinosaur when I didn't , I soon abandoned that . Now it's only the Andersen , the much better hitch all the way around IMO. I did put the dinosaur on a classified one time practically giving it away, and not one call . My second point is I would recommend the Andersen to anyone that's thinking of buying one .
cummins2014 08/30/22 07:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trailersavor vs Anderson Ultimate

As said I have seen the same picture over ,and over ,and over on here by the same member for whatever reason . I have heard of two ,and that's been several years now with the Andersen . Since they have redesigned nothing that I have read or seen . Like you thousands of miles without issue . One mentioned over shooting the ball ,and smashing a tailgate , we can bring up many scenarios where we can mess something up with any hitch .
cummins2014 08/30/22 07:17am Fifth-Wheels
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