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RE: Ram 2500 CTD in Africa

Really not that amazing and it should not be. You get cars that easily turn 100,000miles without major issues. Also Pickup manufacturers give warranties that are 5yrs now. Isuzu DMax said you should get 350,000km or 220,000 miles before a major overhaul. 95% sold have met that target Some of the cars in Africa including the Peugot 404 Ute in Africa received substantial abuse You left out where I said...quote ""Thats amazing.....but not surprising for any 3/4 ton HD Dodge/Ram....Ford super duties or the GM twins. Especially out here in farm and ranch country where some of these trucks don't see many highway miles other than farm to market. Many spend most of their lives in 4wd mode pulling some type of equipment off pavement on dirt trails or county roads or pastures/etc especially flat bed trucks with a feeder/bale spear in the bed."" My reply is towards the 2500 Ram truck in the origional post. Having owned and operated LDTs in commercial service I can say it is amazing when one can go 100k miles without any issues on the highway....but especially amazing in those conditions that Ram truck was operated in.
JIMNLIN 12/12/19 01:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 2500 CTD in Africa

Pretty interesting. Owner Review: I Drove a Ram HD 2500 Nearly 100,000 Miles in Africa Interesting thread; Owners says; ""After all these years it gave me zero issues. It was a concern as the closest dealership is thousands of miles away by ship. Currently, my Ram is on its way back to Canada. After these years in Africa, it’s coming back for some maintenance and then heading to South America for some more expeditions.”" eoq Thats amazing.....but not surprising for any 3/4 ton HD Dodge/Ram....Ford super duties or the GM twins. Especially out here in farm and ranch country where some of these trucks don't see many highway miles other than farm to market. Many spend most of their lives in 4wd mode pulling some type of equipment off pavement on dirt trails or county roads or pastures/etc especially flat bed trucks with a feeder/bale spear in the bed. It would be interesting if the owner had posted his maintenance schedule....number of tires used/fuel usage/etc. Really not that amazing and it should not be. You get cars that easily turn 100,000miles without major issues. Also Pickup manufacturers give warranties that are 5yrs now. Isuzu DMax said you should get 350,000km or 220,000 miles before a major overhaul. 95% sold have met that target Some of the cars in Africa including the Peugot 404 Ute in Africa received substantial abuse https://i.postimg.cc/bwfDSXx2/image.jpg
JIMNLIN 12/12/19 12:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 2500 CTD in Africa

Pretty interesting. Owner Review: I Drove a Ram HD 2500 Nearly 100,000 Miles in Africa Interesting thread; Owners says; ""After all these years it gave me zero issues. It was a concern as the closest dealership is thousands of miles away by ship. Currently, my Ram is on its way back to Canada. After these years in Africa, it’s coming back for some maintenance and then heading to South America for some more expeditions.”" eoq Thats amazing.....but not surprising for any 3/4 ton HD Dodge/Ram....Ford super duties or the GM twins. Especially out here in farm and ranch country where some of these trucks don't see many highway miles other than farm to market. Many spend most of their lives in 4wd mode pulling some type of equipment off pavement on dirt trails or county roads or pastures/etc especially flat bed trucks with a feeder/bale spear in the bed. It would be interesting if the owner had posted his maintenance schedule....number of tires used/fuel usage/etc.
JIMNLIN 12/12/19 06:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: Worst RV Brand List

Having owned a Skyline....and a Fleetwood....and a Thor 5th wheel trailers all were supposed to be the worst rvs at that time. Only issues I had with them revolved around equipment/appliances supplied and built by other mfgs. The List. New girl reporter on a local tv station checked with auto shops around town as to which car had the most service work done. Ford Taurus won. Older guy reported on another tv station did a survey of new and used auto dealers in same town and found a lot more Ford Taurus were sold over all others. And of course there are the brand forums. New guy on a GM/Dmax web looking for info on his first diesel truck. After spending a week or so searching he finally made his first post. He asked why would anyone buy a GM diesel truck if all they have are problems.
JIMNLIN 12/10/19 08:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: 5er hitch options RAM MegaCab w/6'4" bed - Solitude 310GK

superlite Another hitch similar to the Andersen is Pullrites Superlite system. Same quality as their Superglide auto sliding hitch. Which ever hitch type or brand you choose work with the hitch mfg/dealer and follow their recommendations/instructions. There are several quality 5th wheel RV style hitches on the market. If you noticed the best hitch brand/type is the one owned by the responder.
JIMNLIN 12/10/19 07:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Route to Florida

check out our roads and routes forum made for questions like yours. Welcome to the forums.
JIMNLIN 12/09/19 06:05am Roads and Routes
RE: 5er hitch options RAM MegaCab w/6'4" bed - Solitude 310GK

If the Solitude has the rounded/notched front corners made for short bed trucks, a slider isn't needed. Your mfg/dealer can help you there. You won't beat the Pullrite Superglide auto slider. Its heavy and made to last if you follow lube and maintenance recommendations from Pullrite only. Its been around for years and has the service record to back it up.
JIMNLIN 12/09/19 05:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: California Non-commercial class A license ***New question***

California Non-commercial class A license ***New question*** check out the toy hauler forum as its discussed quite often over there. Questions like yours brings out the anti govs but hang in there....some will actually answer your question. I just ran this google "california cdl licensing for 15000 lb rvs" and found lots of reading on rv.net. Toy Haulers: CDL to pull your TH - RV.Net Open Roads Forum https://www.rv.net › index.cfm › fuseaction › thread › tid › print › true Dec 21, 2013 - California has a RV exemption for 5th wheel trailers between 10k and 15k, .... You should get your commercial driver's license (CDL) for the class of .... 5th-wheel travel trailers weighing over 15,000 lbs., not used for hire. Examples below.... Went to DMV for a FW endorsement and got class A instead Dec 24, 2017 Fifth-Wheels: California Drivers license RV endorsement Aug 2, 2017 Towing: California Non-Commercial Class-A Questions Sep 24, 2015 Fifth-Wheels: California Restriction Code 41 Aug 5, 2014 More results from www.rv.net
JIMNLIN 12/08/19 06:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: It is no wonder

Yeah I've been a member since '03 and have used several different portals. Guess who/what ever is responsible for the captcha krapz has trouble remembering who is dead and who is alive......or doesn't care. I also post in 7-8 different forums on rv.net....maybe that makes a difference.
JIMNLIN 12/05/19 07:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Weight capacity for 2019 Ram 1500

this is off the 2020 ford f150 site. Maximum payload 3270 lbs with the 5.oh further down in doc it showed the f150 with a truck camper loaded. Most folks know this but for those that don't.......The 3270 lb payload on the F150 is another folly of using a gvwr based payload then think it all can be placed in the bed over the trucks rear axle. Many F150 owners report a 2200-2400 lb rear axle weight (4800 rawr) for their trucks. Now add 3270 lbs in the bed as a truck camper = 5400-5600 lbs for a 600-800 lb overload. If the F150 had the big overhead rack that sat on the trucks front frame rails and back of the trucks bed/frame then a 3.2k payload is possible. This point was brought up by F50HDPP owners who bothered to weigh their trucks axles before and after and then posting their findings.
JIMNLIN 12/05/19 06:31am Truck Campers
RE: Required hitch for 6 3/4' bed

I just traded my 8' long bed truck and bought one with a 6 3/4' bed. Can I use the same hitch or do I need s sliding hitch? You can use the same hitch but just be aware of a cab strike depending on your combo. No info on your combo so we have no idea if a slider is needed or not. Many GM short bed owners find a sliding hitch isn't needed as GM has the longest C/A (cab to rear axle) dimension. Other posters have brought up the point about some trailer have the notched/rounded front corners for towing with short bed trucks. I use nothing but short bed trucks for towing RV trailers. I would recommend installing the hitch with the pin zero over the trucks rear axle. That way you get the trailer the farthest possible from trailer/truck cab contact. If you find the trailer can contact the trucks cab then sell the hitch on craigslist and by a hitch type that doesn't allow that contact.
JIMNLIN 12/05/19 05:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Can my truck tow this?

So, it'll be a white knuckle drive then? I'm just trying to prevent any damage to the truck or trailer. I use the wifes '16 1500 chevy crew cab short bed 5.3 engine at 355 hp/383 torque with the 6l80E tranny and 3.42 axles to pull my 10k car hauler with 9460 lb on the trailers axles and 3450 lbs on the trucks rear axle. The truck also has a 9400 lb tow rating. I've towed for a living so I know what white knuckle means to me. This truck is maxed out in pulling performance and load carrying performance but I don't find it a white knuckle experience ....to me anywayz. IMO you won't like towing that size trailer on a all day road trips in high head wind or areas with lots of steep hills that require 3500-4500 rpm constantly to maintain slow traffic speed.
JIMNLIN 12/02/19 07:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bent Kingpin?

Like others have said, frame issue. Just a side note, it will help when explaining to others if you know the correct terminology. Your "Pin Box" is moving up into the front of the trailer. The "King Pin" is just the part that latches into the hitch. Good luck with the fix. Good point. Its rare a pin can be bent but it does happen with heavy OTR rigs and aggressive operators. Its also rare the pin box is bent on a rv trailer. What not rare at all is the sub frame where the pin box is attached to the trailer frame gives way for various reasons . I had this issue with my current trailer in '03 and its not a Lippert made frame. The fix was normal and was done under a extended warranty plan. The dealer dropped the filon under side. Then added bracing/modifications/type and size structural materials to my satisfaction and recommendations. Buttoned up the filon under belly. That was in '03 and 130k-140k miles ago and no issues.
JIMNLIN 12/02/19 06:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Weight capacity for 2019 Ram 1500

The TC weighs 1280 lb. Now load the TC all up and now its maybe 1800-2000 lbs. Now add people and other gear stuff you carry in the truck. Now the truck may have well over 2k+ lbs on the rear axle. A 1500 Ram truck has a 4100 rawr and the rear axle may weigh in the 2400-2500 lb range leaving the truck with approx 1600 lb in the bed payload. IMO a lighter weight truck camper is needed especially for the 1500 Rams soft coil spring rear suspension.
JIMNLIN 12/01/19 08:07am Truck Campers
RE: Adding air bags: can that increase payload capacity?

Actual rear axle weights depends on several stds and options....age of truck but many who have weighed their late model one ton DRW trucks weigh in the 3500 lb range as it comes from the factory. Then some folks rig their trucks like they want it with aftermarket products and then weigh the axles. It can be quite a difference. I've bought several LDT's (mostly one ton drw) and put them in commercial service pulling heavy equipment trailers/etc. I always loaded things up and made a trip or two and then decide if air bags or other type of rear suspension help is needed. Some trucks needed help and others didn't all depending on year models... bed or wheelbase lengths.... 2wd or 4wd/etc/etc.
JIMNLIN 12/01/19 07:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: All in good humor, not pointed at anybody

IMO depends on the information being needed. I've been around many years before the net as probably most on the website. The net is fantastic for those of us seeking mechanical info on say a hydro tranny R&R on a certain brand compact tractor. We instantly get the tranny mfg specs with parts and assy pictures/etc....all the info needed for the proper R&R. As a mechanic type the net with this type of information has saved me some big bucks on certain products. Now other type of info needed such as blah blah blah.....like others have said and will say, info on that subject needs to be filtered.
JIMNLIN 11/30/19 07:02am Around the Campfire
RE: Adding air bags: can that increase payload capacity?

Short bed trucks will have a bit more payload than a long bed when both have the same cab/engine/tranny/etc configurations. The 2019 RAM towing chart I linked above does not support that statement. Looking at mfg GVWR based payloads your probably right ...however if you had read the rest of my reply it deals with actual payloads based on the trucks RAWR as its carrying all the weight in the trucks bed. Most long bed trucks rear axles can weigh from 70-120 lbs more than the same short bed giving the short bed a bit more payload. I'm talking same trucks with the same cab/drivetrain/std and option packages. Legal weight opinions on a RV website are a hoot.
JIMNLIN 11/29/19 05:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: Adding air bags: can that increase payload capacity?

Do the long bed versions of 1 ton pickups typically have higher payload capacity than the short bed trucks do? I've seen some 2019 RAM 3500 short bed trucks with around 4,100 lbs payload capacity - wondering it the long beds might add a bit more? Short bed trucks will have a bit more payload than a long bed when both have the same cab/engine/tranny/etc configurations. There is no 350/3500 SRW that has enough RAWR to carry 4100 lbs in the bed. That 4100 lbs is a gvwr based payload and will overload the truck 7000 lb- 7230 lb RAWR when its all placed in the bed. RAWR is the lessor of a wheel...tire... or rear spring pack rating. A one ton SRW (any brand) empty rear axle may weigh in the 3300-3500 lb range. Using the Rams 7000 RAWR = around 3500 lbs in the bed payload. If your looking to carry 4000 lbs in the bed in any one ton SRW your gonna' need to mod the trucks rear suspension and upgrade to 19.5 " tires and wheels as truck camper owners have.
JIMNLIN 11/28/19 06:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: Stabil or Seafoam for long term gas can storage?

I've used nothing but red Sta-bil since E-10 hit the streets around here. I don't use anything in the cars/trucks as we drive lots of miles per month in both. My 2001 5500-8500 surge gen set has had nothing but E-10 and red Sta-bil. In the winter months I keep four 5 gal gas cans full and ready with Sta-bil. However non of my gas sets over maybe 3-4 months in the winter season. I also have a 2011 60" zero turn and a 1992 Cub Cadet mowers that mow about 5 acres per week in warm season. During winter months their not used and set with nothing but Sta-bil and E-10 or reg gazz if I think about it. Same with my pressure washer....two chainsaws....string trimmer.
JIMNLIN 11/28/19 06:11am Tech Issues
RE: Mens' belts left or right

:C :B
JIMNLIN 11/27/19 06:25am Around the Campfire
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