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RE: First Post - 2012 Ram 1500 Laramie - What can I pull??

Having sold my 2012 1500 Limited because I couldn't tow anything without the wife and kids running along side the truck, here's my 2 cents: The 5000 lbs. tow number is based on a max 500 lb tongue weight. Anything over that, they want you to use a weight distributing hitch. It's in the manual. That's how you get to the 9850 lb. number. And to get to that number, you better be at half a tank of gas and take a dump before you drive alone down the road. As for the max you can legally tow (not talkin redneck if it moves, I can tow it Ye Haw!), there's only one way to know. Take it to the scales. 1.Load up your truck with everything you are going to take that's not going into the trailer, filler up with gas, and weight it at the scales with you in it. (no need to drag the family along) 2.Add the weight of your passengers to that number. 3.Subtract that from the 7000 GVWR of the Ram 1500 That number is the max tongue weight you have left before you max out your payload. It's 10% of the weight you can safely tow at max payload. Don't be surprised when that scale comes back at 6700 lbs.What the hell are you doing. Why are you lying to the guy. Ram 1500 weighs no where near 7000 lbs. I have mine registered in NY as Passenger.
pitch 04/16/21 04:08am Beginning RVing
RE: Lights on a bicycle carrier

Thank You!
pitch 04/15/21 07:16am General RVing Issues
RE: First Post - 2012 Ram 1500 Laramie - What can I pull??

You have to take the "knowledge" dispensed here with a grain of salt. Some of these guys need a class eight to haul a utility trailer, and they can spend your money as fast as sailors on shore leave. I have a '13 Ram1500 and I tow a5k tare trailer all over this nation. Over 23k towing with the same rig and never had a problem. You see, some dude on the interweb made a statnent ,gotta be true. A half ton is fine for 5 or 6 k.
pitch 04/14/21 03:46pm Beginning RVing
RE: Lights on a bicycle carrier

The fact that you even posted about this shows that you know there is a concern. For all of you who have bike racks or anything coming close to your rear lights, please respect the rest of us and put on unobstructed lights. You can get magnetic towing lights at Harbor Freight for 32.99. Do you really want to HOPE that I see your brake light through your bikes spokes? Very small thing to do to show your consideration to others and your adherence to best safety practices. It is simply the right thing to do
pitch 04/14/21 06:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Are damage deposits at parks customary?

That's because it was a mobile home park not an rv park. Are you a long termer? I see no reason for staying at a trailer park on vacation.
pitch 04/13/21 06:15am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: type of hitch

Who told you the frame would bend? Have never heard that one before. I imagine that some King Kong fool could do it,but not when the hitch is installed set up and used properly I am a big believer in the use of WDH.Even if not necessarily called for to restore front axle weight, they add a certain level of sway control, stability and rigidity to your unit, all good things
pitch 04/13/21 06:06am Towing
RE: Uneven Dually tire wear

BTW 7 year old tires are at end of life, replace them. What makes you think tires are original?
pitch 04/12/21 06:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: Truck Question

I Tow with my Ram Diesel the same number of times a year. My commute to work is a walk up the stairs. Nothing wrong with having a diesel as a daily driver - mine is a 3500. And when your towing, you won't have to listen to the gas engine scream. Plus, you will get better fuel mileage towing, and the ability to step up to a larger TT in the future. That noise you hear with a gas engine is not "screaming", it is the music a well engineered piece of machinery working at it's design parameters. Dang I love that sound, downshifting into second gear and that engine just snuggling into the task and pulling! Why the heck some are scared of the machines abilities befuddles me!
pitch 04/12/21 06:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Removing seized shackle bolts?

Many times it is Justas easy to overtorque and snap the bolt. Harbor Freight tools are an excellent choice for these one off jobs.
pitch 04/12/21 06:31am General RVing Issues
RE: Sports chassis and similar units becoming obsolete?

well he is not moving over 20MPH with his Fendt, 90% off the time probably between 8 and 12. I don't know what kind of fine he could get or who would issue it. Normally the DOT cops don't patrol fields.
pitch 04/10/21 06:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: Stupid question about tires

I see several haulers swear by using nitrogen in the commercial trucks and trailers. Same size trucks and trailers we rv with. If I went back to hauling I would use nitrogen all around but for just using a truck for pulling my rv trailer regular compressed air works fine. Your choice. You see several haulers that are not real intelligent. Did they purge their tires of existing atmospheric pressure air before the nitrogen? If not they have already eliminated the reason for nitrogen to begin with.
pitch 04/08/21 06:05am General RVing Issues
RE: GM announces their Electric Silverado half ton.

My concern with electric vehicles is how they will perform in the cold. We are five miles from Canada in northern NY State. It's not uncommon for us to see -20F in the winter, with days that it doesn't warm up to 0F. In that kind of weather, you quickly learn when you need a new starting battery! I am assuming the ranges they are estimating is for a vehicle with new batteries? What happens a couple years down the road? Technology is a wonderful thing. It always progresses! When the need is acute it progresses faster!
pitch 04/07/21 07:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: GM announces their Electric Silverado half ton.

Thousands of electricians, masons, landscapers, carpenters, farmers, commuters, use their trucks for thirty forty miles a day. Florists, bakeries ,Diaper services,also operate locally. I can gauranranfrickentee you that the people who use trucks for long distance hauling are the tiny minority of truck owners. Other than vacation use,very few trucks ever would run up against the battery limit. And as for the foolishness of the idiot memes, technology and infrastructure will catch up!
pitch 04/07/21 07:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: How to get a loan for RV

Looking at all the forums, none are a perfect fit so will ask here, my apologies if not the best sub-forum. Trying to figure out how much I can get in a loan. I need some help with loan basics as I've never gotten one before. And how much I get will drive my purchase decision, alternating between B-class and C-class. I full-timed in a 32' TT before but it was bought with cash. Anyway, that's immaterial. I have no debt, no bankruptcies, my credit history is this: TransUnion is 705, Equifax is 630 via CreditKarma. I don't have the FICO score. I am hoping to get at least 40K but where do I go, my bank or maybe Navy Federal Credit Union, or what? Do yourself a favor and get your real fico scores so you have a general idea what tier you would be in for a loan. Credit Karma scores are worthless for anything other than entertainment. Then it generally comes down to debt to income ratios the lender uses. WrongCredit Karma score are totally sufficient to watch your numbers. I have depended on CK for years and their figures are never more than oneor two points different. Are they what your lender uses? No but they are derived from the same data, and are accurate.
pitch 04/07/21 06:42am Beginning RVing
RE: Tragedy at NJ campground... :(

So sad. I do question the article that puts accidental in quotes as if to suggest it wasn't even though the authorities say there was no sign of foul play. I agree. Maybe the writer knows or suspects something that isn't public knowledge? There was no mention of why a septic tank was open or uncovered. And why was a 3 year old apparently unsupervised? The investigation is probably not over. Because nothing is as it seems anymore, especially at Fox. If you can't get the body get the blood! Why was the septic open without proper barricades? Campground may be closing in the next year or so.
pitch 04/06/21 05:30am General RVing Issues
RE: hot water rv heater

How many of you guys thought that the ever popular, "Why would you heat hot water?" was witty and original? Betcha you're the life of all the parties!
pitch 04/03/21 06:08am General RVing Issues
RE: Questions for Veterans

Most won't give it a second thought, most probably won't even recognize the content. If someone comments it will give you a chance to brag on your boy!!
pitch 04/01/21 05:23am Around the Campfire
RE: Questions for Veterans

Wear it proudly . A Veteran wouldn't be offended . But a Snow Flake might.:B Please describe a snowflake!
pitch 04/01/21 05:21am Around the Campfire
RE: The Unicorn has almost landed!!

Yes lucky indeed, although I did purposefully order it with minimal options. Anything that can be added later (bed liner, running boards etc.) I will do after it arrives. I've heard stories that trucks are built and sitting there awaiting some trivial option or accessory. Well computer chips are hardly what I would describe as some trivial option, but ok we'll go with that!
pitch 04/01/21 05:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: Finger Lakes NY or surrounding areas

Sampson on Seneca/Cayuga on Cayuga Cayuga is an older Park lower section is shaded. Has swimming beach and boat launch. Lower section is older and tighter. Upper section more open better suited to larger rigs. Sampson is massive. Sites more open. Electric is kind of randomly located.You may need you extension for some sites. I prefer Sampson just for location, Located halfway down the eastern shore of Seneca is excellent for exploring the region,good roads centrally located. Geneva 20 miles north is becoming known as a foody destination,you have the wineries and now brewers,distillers and cider houses. Watkins Glen Track is twenty miles south, usually have some activety happening on weekends. Ithaca with Cornell University is about 45 miles south east,an easy scenic drive.Love people watching on the commons. Great restaurants. There is an outlet mall in Waterloo about30 miles north and a Casino in Magee the same distance
pitch 03/31/21 06:06am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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