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RE: 90 gal. Aux fuel tank below bed rails. Help.

I decided to go with an RDS 72743 60 gal combo. I already had 50g on the truck and the toolbox was a nice to have for Def, cables etc. Going to 90g plus the 50g would be a hell of a lot of weight to carry around. The 110g give me 1900+ miles unloaded and 1000 miles or so loaded which is plenty to get me to most destinations and gives me range when in remote locations. I seldom drive more that 350 miles a day with a 5th on the truck. Thank you for all the feedback. MC No question more is better, but to your point I think keeping it covered trumps that....I paid $5.20 last weekend. Post a link to what you decide on, I've been thinking about doing the same.
speediq99 03/21/22 01:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 90 gal. Aux fuel tank below bed rails. Help.

Hi, I have an 8ft bed so enough room. I just want to leave space to carry 2 bikes upright. The RDS 60 is a good compromise. Do you have enough room in the toolbox to store DEF fuel? Any issues with the gravity fill? Thank you MC How much depth do you have? FWIW, I have the RDS 60 combo. I've never wanted more, 96 gallons give me plenty of range.
speediq99 03/20/22 10:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Aluminum or Plastic aux fuel tank

Any negatives on a Titan Trekker top fill with a pump? Any issues with the quality of RDS aluminum? It seems simpler to install. On the Titan, it is my understanding that you fill the main tank 5g at a time and that can take 20-30min. That could mean filling two tanks at the pump. Any work around? I am leaning towards the Titan because it gives me more bed space and I can carry two bikes upright on my bed. I am just concerned about the process of filing the main tank. MC
speediq99 03/20/22 11:15am Tech Issues
Aluminum or Plastic aux fuel tank

I have been shopping for an aux in bed fuel tank for a RAM 3500 long bed. I am down to an aluminum combo tank/toolbox 60 gallon gravity filled or a Titan plastic (or whatever material they use) 50 gallons top fill/pump filled. Any reason to pick one over the other? MC
speediq99 03/19/22 07:17pm Tech Issues
RE: 90 gal. Aux fuel tank below bed rails. Help.

No particular reason other than if I am going to use the bed might as well go big. I can always use 60 or 90 on a pinch. It actually looks like 60g with a tool box fit well and takes as much room as 90 without one. I just prefer the extra 30 gallons to the toolbox. MC Stock tank is 36 gals, if you went with a 60 gal you would triple your range...Why 90 gals?
speediq99 03/19/22 01:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 90 gal. Aux fuel tank below bed rails. Help.

That might be the best option. It looks like adding a bit more depth and either shrinking or recessing the cap would have been enough. I am just surprised the missed it by an inch or so in most trucks. Covering this liquid gold is important these days. MC It is a matter of math , ninety gallons requires a large amount of volume . I wonder if you could alter the ninety gallon tank and recess the lid ?
speediq99 03/19/22 01:49pm Tow Vehicles
90 gal. Aux fuel tank below bed rails. Help.

Hello, I am looking for a 90g. aux transfer fuel tank that sits below bed rails on Ram 3500. RDS has a couple but their gas cap sits an inch or so too high making a tonneau cover not possible. It seems like the options I found are either tall rectangular (cannot use cover) or deep rectangular (30 inches of bed gone). Anyone found something tall and thin that works with a cover? MC
speediq99 03/19/22 10:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: What is your speed uphill?

Thank you for sharing this information. The reason for this question is that we ordered two trucks, a RAM 3500 DRW LB and an F350 DRW LB. The RAM came in first so we took it. The Ford is getting built. From the sound of responses, it sounds like either truck will do just fine. MC
speediq99 03/15/22 08:58am Tow Vehicles
What is your speed uphill?

We are new to the 5th wheel world. My 32ft MH f450 was very slow going up hills (6%). It will keep 45mph. Our 2021 F150 32ft TT combo could do 65mph on the same hills with ease. I don't want to win any races but I hated the motorhome going up hill and loved the F150 with the TT. We now have a 2022 Ram 3500 4.1 gears Diesel LB and are buying a 44ft 5th wheel (14,000 dry). Most videos I have seen (2019) have people flooring the RAM and getting to 45mph on 6% hills towing 28K lbs. What can I expect towing 16k? Does the RAM have enough power to keep up good speed going up hill? If so, what are you towing and what is your tow vehicle? It looks like newer F350 and F450 can get up to 70mph up hills better than RAM 3500 but the stuff I have been watching could be biased. What is your experience? Thanks MC
speediq99 03/14/22 03:06pm Tow Vehicles
Best camera setup for 44ft 5th wheel

Hello, What is the best 3-4 wireless camera setup for a 44ft 5th wheel? Need at least a backup and 2 sides. I am using a Garmin 890 if it makes any difference for 3 camera systems. Thank you MC
speediq99 03/10/22 10:42pm Technology Corner
RE: Fall color trip - East Coast States

Thank you for the suggestions. We have never towed on the Eastern US. We are thinking of finding 3 home bases for 10 days each. Pennsylvania, Virginia and North Carolina. Any suggestions on good home bases for these states? Any concerns with roads and a 42ft 5th wheel? Any better routes than others? I know each year is slightly different but what are good bets for days to catch fall colors in Pennsylvania, Virginia and NC? We are hoping to move south with the color. Thank you MC
speediq99 03/09/22 08:41am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Fall color trip - East Coast States

Hello, I usually would be doing this in the summer, however things aren't the same. We are planning a trip with a 42ft 5th wheel down the eastern US. We are coming from Arizona. We are starting in late September and traveling down the eastern US as colors change (7-10 days per campground) Where do you recommend we startand sto every 7 days or so? What are a few campgrounds near fall colors or ocean or lakes you recommend? Thank you MC
speediq99 03/08/22 05:49pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Bed cover, Ram box, 3500 camera and 5th wheel hitch

Hello, I am looking for what seems the impossible. We have an 2022 8ft Ram 3500 dually. I am looking for a bed box to keep things organized and a bed cover that I can roll up to the Goosebox when connected so things in front 1/2 of the bed don't get wet. I also have a bed camera that needs to see the ball in the 5th wheel puck that connects to a goosebox. This may be a stretch and a side camera may be the workaround. Can anyone recommend a setup that works like this? Rollup covers won't lock half way, they seem like all or nothing. They are inexpensive and am option if I can figure out how to keep things dry with a cover. I just hate the plastic box thatvfkybaround all the time. Hard fold covers may block the bed camera that sits on the back of the cab and if you fully fold them against yhe can, the don't stay put. Any ideas appreciated. I would love to be able to use the bed for more that the 5th wheel and lock and keep things safe when we disconnect. MC
speediq99 02/23/22 09:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Feedback on Solitude

We decided to go with the North Point 382. You really can't go wrong with the 378. I agonized the decision for a while. MC
speediq99 02/21/22 11:42pm Fifth-Wheels
Recommend 30-35 TT with large shower and king bed

We have a 32ft Puma 27rlss for 2 people and a dog. Queen Small bath Dinette Sofa 2 recliners Corner kitchen 45 g. water We are looking for a similar Floorplan that has a large shower, a king if possible, big fridge, larger water tank good walk around bed and decent outside storage. We are considering a 5th wheel but things get huge very quickly and campgrounds limited when you go to a 40-45 ft 5fer. Trying one last time before jumping ship to find a better TT Floorplan. Any advise would be greatly appreciated. MC
speediq99 02/15/22 02:35pm Travel Trailers
40 or 45 ft 5fer, any difference

Hello, We are contemplating 2 fifth wheels, one 45ft which we like best, another a 40 footer. My research indicates that towing either one is about the same. I am struggling with the campground challenges. We pre-book everything so we are comfortable with the site length. We move sites every 2 weeks all summer. I am a bit uncomfortable with access to the site and entry to it. Would you need that much more driveway width to back in a 45footer towed with a Ram 3500 dually 8ft bed? Any feedback is appreciated. MC
speediq99 02/14/22 09:04pm Fifth-Wheels
Best campground resources for big rigs

Hello, We are considering a 40-45ft 5fer. Can anyone recommend a good resource to get campground information etc for large rigs? Also, I know we may have to get creative when finding spots last minute. Is there a good resource for boondocking sites that are big rig friendly? I would like to have a source for backup plans in case campsites aren't the right size. Thank you MC
speediq99 02/06/22 04:43pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Best road to Oregon Coast (Fort Stevens)

Yes, I stayed away from pull thru when making reservations. The looked a bit hard to maneuver. MC
speediq99 02/04/22 11:22am Roads and Routes
RE: Best road to Oregon Coast (Fort Stevens)

Thank you again. We are in the process of moving from a 32ft TT to a 44 ft North Point 5fer. We spend most of our summers in the Oregon Coast, Glacier area. We would love the extra room. I am however getting a bit nervous with both the extra work (DEF) to run the diesel and 44ft 5fer on the state campgrounds. We have booked all our sites thru summer. They are all 50ft plus in Fort Stevens, Bullards and Harris Beach. A few people mentioned having issues with narrow campground roads and being unable to back into even large sites with a dually and 44ft 5fer. It is probably all in my head but I am just being cautious. Fortunately, it 8s not a cost issue. The extra breathing room would be great. I just don't want it to come at the cost of stress getting into sites. Any feedback will continue to be appreciated :-) MC
speediq99 02/04/22 09:38am Roads and Routes
RE: Best road to Oregon Coast (Fort Stevens)

Thank you. This is very helpful. I am actually landing in Spokane and fron there I can take whatever route is best. MC
speediq99 02/04/22 09:08am Roads and Routes
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