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RE: 2018 Ram 3/4 Diesel PU max pin weight?

Well the lightest DVR has a 15,800# DRY weight and over 18,000# GVWR.
rhagfo 08/14/20 08:20am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2018 Ram 3/4 Diesel PU max pin weight?

3400# is 1 ton at min. What is the 5ers max wt? IMO that will determine if it will be DRW territory.That's what the 5th wheel is a DRV. Well most DVR’s have dry and GVWR that put them in DRW territory. Pulling/carrying a DVR is asking for a lawsuit if in an accident.
rhagfo 08/14/20 07:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bike rack front vs rear

Thanks All. If I went with a rear mount, then I WOULD want a camera. The bikes are not super heavy, but I don’t have a long box or slider, so I don’t want a pin box mount. I think I will go with the Curt front hitch as it is made in the USA, and it is the simplest solution. Bikes are not as long as your trailer is wide, there was one member that had a four bike rack on a short bed.
rhagfo 08/14/20 07:30am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bike rack front vs rear

How heavy are the bikes? We have two aluminum framed trail bikes and carry them on a pin box mounted bike rack. I can easily lift the bikes into the rack from the ground. The bikes ride smooth and are safe from being hit in a parking lot.
rhagfo 08/13/20 03:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Engine repair / upgrade after road trip

The biggest issue with getting your older diesel to put out numbers like that is getting the transmission beefed up to handle the extra power. When I put a 50 hp chip on our 2001 Ram 5.9 the first thing that happened was the clutch started to slip. I replaced with a double disk clutch.
rhagfo 08/12/20 06:30am Truck Campers
RE: F450 vs Ram 3500 DRW tow vehicle

Payloads being equal (?) I'd go for the F450 for the turning radius if full timing. Running errands and site seeing it would be easier to drive in tighter places. Thank you for your quick responses. I haven't driven the F-450 yet, I plan to go sometime this week. The payloads and two capacity are pretty close to each other, so good point on the turning radius on the Ford. That is something to definitely consider. Also from what I'v gathered about the Ram 4500, is this only comes in a cab and chassis and I believe the GVWR is over 14K# which would classify as a commercial truck where the Ford F450 has a GVWR or 14K#. It might just come down to which dealer is able to give me a better deal at this time. I priced them both out and MSRP is about same as well. So the issues are a few, the F450 would have a smaller payload, as the truck is heaver, with the same GVWR. F450 has a tighter turning radius than the Ram. I know I need to plan a head in tight places.
rhagfo 08/10/20 04:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: ACME nut destroyed

Better have them made by local propane distributor, they will use better hose.
rhagfo 08/10/20 12:04am Travel Trailers
RE: Duramax tuner

Buddy runs one on his 2015 LML and tows a 32ft 5er. No issues and truck runs well but your not going to pick up any mileage running one. Only way to really improve mileage on emissions equipped diesels is to delete the emissions via tuning. Would take a LOT of years to pay for itself in fuel savings though. Probably not an option for you living in CA. Why install a tuner to tow a 32’ 5er? We tow a 32’ 13,000#+ 5er with a 2016 Ram 3500 CTD, Aisin, 3.73’s and it does great without a tuner. Why did you get a diesel? See now you can answer your own (leading) question! I got a diesel for the power, but I have the HO, Aisin, 3.73, 25,000# tow rating. I likely will never tow more than about 17,000#. So why bother.
rhagfo 08/09/20 11:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Oregon State Parks to add surcharge

No different than buying an out of state fishing/hunting license. I would like to know why there are so many Idahoans here camping. Never seen so many ID plates before. Been to Idaho several times and found it to be very nice for camping. Why the big drive to Oregon when they have someplace already nice? We host for OPRD and have spent a lot of time on the coast. In the past lots of out of state plates. Then starting about September we would see mostly California and Canadian plates as out of state. OPRD doesn’t get funding from the state general fund as stated before the three main sources are User Fees, Lottery Dollars, and 60% of Oregon RV registration fees. Needless to say when they shut down the state all three took a hit. There are small federal and state grants, but likely only account for 1 to 2% of total budget.
rhagfo 08/09/20 11:36am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Oregon State Parks to add surcharge

Oregon State Parks are going to add a "Virus Surcharge" to out of state folks. https://nbcmontana.com/news/local/oregon-imposes-new-fee-for-out-of-state-campers Maybe it would be better to go to the source. OPRD our of state surcharge
rhagfo 08/08/20 10:35pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Oregon State Parks to add surcharge

I am of the belief that the surcharge is to reduce the number of out of state campers coming into Oregon, as part of Covid 19 prevention. Probably so - and I'm 100% behind that attempt. Besides I am tired of not being able to get into our own Parks, filled up with out of staters, while I pay the taxes to support those parks. Kudos to Oregon SP. Ed,’the only “Tax” that goes OPRD is 60% of your Oregon RV registration “Fee”. The two other sources are user fees and lottery dollars.
rhagfo 08/08/20 08:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Oregon State Parks to add surcharge

ksg5000, WA parks DO NOT (at this time!!) charge "extra" to non-residents!! They have various levels according to services and seasons. There is a charge for the "Discover Pass" to access day use areas and some other parks, but it is not charged for or required when paying for a campsite. If you are an oldie, you probably remember the fee wars of the '70s and early '80s when a whole bunch of states charged extra for non-residents. It was Oregon that started the war!!! Actually up until about 8 to10 years ago Oregon offered a Discovery Season rate during the winter to encourage off season camping.
rhagfo 08/08/20 04:42pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Oregon State Parks to add surcharge

I am of the belief that the surcharge is to reduce the number of out of state campers coming into Oregon, as part of Covid 19 prevention.
rhagfo 08/08/20 03:07pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 5th Wheel with no dually truck

Well newer SRW 350/3500's can have payloads above 4,000# you need to know how much of that will be eaten up before you hook up a 5er. We full time and we lost about 1,400# from our 5,411# payload of our 2016 Ram Laramie DRW. We daily drive the DRW as it is our only vehicle, you get use to the hips.
rhagfo 08/07/20 09:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need tire and wheel help

I am looking at replacing my 15” rims with 16” rims and a taller tire. Currently I have load range E tires but would like to upgrade to load range F. How can I tell what the max pressure a wheel is rated for? What the HE!! are you towing that you need "F" tires??? What are your loaded axle weights? Well couldn’t be too big or heavy as it started out with 15” wheels and tires, I would switch to a 16” LT truck tire, and not worry.
rhagfo 08/07/20 06:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Duramax tuner

Buddy runs one on his 2015 LML and tows a 32ft 5er. No issues and truck runs well but your not going to pick up any mileage running one. Only way to really improve mileage on emissions equipped diesels is to delete the emissions via tuning. Would take a LOT of years to pay for itself in fuel savings though. Probably not an option for you living in CA. Why install a tuner to tow a 32’ 5er? We tow a 32’ 13,000#+ 5er with a 2016 Ram 3500 CTD, Aisin, 3.73’s and it does great without a tuner.
rhagfo 08/07/20 04:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Think your're good at backing? Think again.......

I would like to see him do that with an F150 Supercrew 4X4 long bed. My truck needs a parking lot that is bigger than that just to turn around without the trailer. Better yet a Ram 3500 CC LB DRW! :B
rhagfo 08/07/20 04:11pm Towing
RE: Think your're good at backing? Think again.......

That little car is handling that large trailer very well. Wonder if that trailer is actually furnished inside or just an empty shell? That trailer is very light, as are most in Europe.
rhagfo 08/07/20 04:10pm Towing
RE: How does RV Insurance work? How to get around my Catch-22?

I believe the if a 5er is over 15,000# in California you need a endorsement on you regular license to tow it. I believe it requires both a written and driving test. The catch being you can’t drive to the test without someone who has the endorsement riding with you.
rhagfo 08/06/20 07:27am Beginning RVing
RE: Oregon Coast in September

Bow picker... closed Maritime Museum... closed.. says they’re open, but not Boiler Bay overlook... closed Roadside pullouts... closed Very few sit down restaurants open, and definitely no free sardine samples. That is the state of affairs up here on the Coast as of July 26th. Might want to check to see what will be open before you make the trip. As we get closer to November, there will most likely be another lockdown, and more venues closed. Currently the Tillamook Creamery is open weekdays by RESERVATIONS ONLY. We just visited today, we made our reservations on last Saturday so you need to plan ahead. The good news is that only 40 people are allowed in the building at once so a lot more room to shop and browse. Food service is take out only, no eating at the outside of the building have to eat in parking lot. Tillamook Creamery
rhagfo 08/05/20 05:42pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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