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RE: "My Forums" link takes forever

X2...same here
JIMNLIN 07/29/20 08:10pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: OK what you got ?

this one is close.
JIMNLIN 07/29/20 08:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: Checking on Wheel Bearing Heat

I would assume while driving they should all be close to same temperature. Running a east/west interstate like I-44 or I-40 in our area where we have lots of stiff constant north/south side winds will heat the tires/bearings on one side and the other can run cool. I've seen my 16" LT E tires at 80 psi and cool on the trailers windward side ...but on the other side psi went to 90-92 psi with hot tire and bearing temps on long daily runs.
JIMNLIN 07/29/20 07:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bumper pull versus fifth wheel This is a 4550 gvwr 5th wheel that will work with the small v-6. OP disregard those that say a 1/2 ton truck can't safely tow a 5th wheel trailer. All 1/2 ton trucks are not all the same in fact they have a broader range of gvwrs/RAWRs than any other truck on the market. Hell we've had 1/2 ton trucks with GVWRS into the 8000 lb range and 4800-6000 rawr and are built to pull GN and 5th wheel trailers. More than likely your 1500 Ram has a small side of a 6xxx lb gvwr and 3900 naturally it requires one of the smaller 5th wheel trailers. Most folks with 1/2 ton trucks and a low hp engine go with a TT.
JIMNLIN 07/27/20 12:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Florida

Are you going to Florida this fall with the COVID 19 down there? Thanks Nope...for obvious reasons. My son lives there sure would like to visit but my pa and ma didn't raise any ignorant kids.
JIMNLIN 07/27/20 06:45am Around the Campfire
RE: Bumper pull versus fifth wheel

Hmmmm....depend on how heavy the trailer is. Some 24' 5er models have slidouts and approach 10k GVWR = 2000 lb of hitch weight. Others can work with your smaller size 1500 truck. What is the trailers dry weight and its GVWR ?? What is your trucks GVWR and its RAWR ?? And welcome to the forum JD. We get opinions all over the spectrum when some one with a 1/2 ton truck asks about towing a 5th wheel trailer. Stand by and listen :B
JIMNLIN 07/27/20 06:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: Understanding GVWR

Please educate me if it doesn't seem safe for my truck. Maybe I missed it but not knowing what your truck brand....GVWR....RAWR is we have no idea if your numbers are are safe or unsafe. Your truck or tow vehicle may have more or maybe less available actual payload than your figuring with. Tell us what it is for a better idea what numbers your using. I use any trailer types dry weights and its GVWR when looking at safe weights for a particular truck. And your right about thinking you will never load some/all trailers up to its GVWR.
JIMNLIN 07/26/20 06:48am Towing
RE: Cracker Barrel

WE have two cracker barrels in my area. One is tight getting into and around in their parking areas with a crew cab pickup. The other is at the end of a shopping strip with a huge open area parking lot (no islands or curbs) that OTR can easily get in and out of. However food quality/cooking has went downhill so we don't go anymore to either one. I use google earth when looking how to find locations and how to get there and where to park pulling my 32' trailer or just the truck.
JIMNLIN 07/26/20 06:35am General RVing Issues
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JIMNLIN 07/25/20 11:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing

Looking for some thoughts on a weight question, friend needs to move her 5er to new site about 10 kms, gvw 15500#, my truck f250 rated at 13000, hitch is 24000#, i would not do this normally nor for any distance. My question is can my springs take this for this short distance, and what other possible consequences could i cause. The springs on your F250 4wd won't have any issues moving a heavy weight just once. Your F250 should have a 6100 rawr. The trucks rear axle may weigh in the 2900-3000 lb range leaving approx 3100-3200 lbs for a in the bed payload. The RAWR includes the lessor numbers of tires/wheels/ rear spring pack/axle assy. If your truck has the camper package option or heavy service package it will have the same front and rear spring packs as the F350 SRW. The axle assy is the same as the F350SRW. OEM wheel capacity is the weak link on later model trucks today. Like all work trucks make sure your tires/wheels capacity are up to safely carrying the load you place on them.
JIMNLIN 07/25/20 08:27am Towing
RE: Whats fer Breakfast

chop up some cooked turkey bacon and jalapenos/shredded cheese with those scrambled eggs.
JIMNLIN 07/23/20 07:00pm Around the Campfire
RE: The difference between males and females

Good story.....sounds like you have a winner.
JIMNLIN 07/23/20 06:56pm Around the Campfire
RE: those with boats

wife shows good sense
JIMNLIN 07/23/20 06:50pm Around the Campfire
RE: Tow weight

Yeah, from what I’m reading, most new trucks are tow rated Based on j2807 standards. So if a truck is rated for 10,000 lbs then that means it passed every single test towing towing 10,000 lbs. The 10000 lb tow rating is for all types of trailers....not just rv trailers. Tow = carry and pull weight. Many 1/2 ton trucks can have a 10000 lb tow rating however depending on the trailer type may not have the rear suspension to carry fixed hitch loads from A TT or 5th wheel trailer. Other trailer types like car haulers/cargo trailers/stock trailers/equipment trailers/etc, the load can be arranged to determine a hitch load for any truck/trailer combo.
JIMNLIN 07/21/20 08:29am Travel Trailers
RE: Expert Towing Advice

Safe ?? Safe to me means staying within the trucks RAWR as its gonna' carry all the load. This means weigh your trucks front and rear axles. Then subtract that number from your trucks RAWR. The number that is left will be the trucks safe load limit. Pulling is the other part of towing. Your gonna' be maxed out with the small V6 engine. WE know nothing about the trucks tranny or final drive gear ratio. Lots of numbers needed when towing/hauling with a small marginal truck. That size trailer is well suited for a std duty full size 1/2 ton truck with a bigger engine/heavier spring packs.
JIMNLIN 07/21/20 08:06am Travel Trailers
RE: Reality check - 2006 Chevy 2500

A pickup truck carries its load on its RAWR....not a gvwr nor its gvwr based payload Your 2500 GM rear axle may weigh in the 2800 lb range leaving around 3200 lbs for a in the bed payload. People/other stuff in the cab will have a small percentage on the rear axle. Having made a living towing non rv trailers I'm always befuddled why in this day and age folks don't know their tow/haul vehicles actual front/rear separate axle weights. It a very simple thing to do.
JIMNLIN 07/20/20 07:21am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Most American made truck

One thing we do know is a engine or tranny or any automotive parts can be made over seas but because all those foreign made parts are assembled in the USA it gets the "made in the USA" stamp. The new made in the USA rules came in the mid '00s.
JIMNLIN 07/19/20 07:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: dodge 3500 frame

The main frame rails are a hydro formed box. Has some one welded on the top or bottom of the rails. That can cause cracking usually on the bottom of the frame rail when carrying heavy loads. I 'spect severe overloading the gawrs and/or abuse some where back down the road.
JIMNLIN 07/19/20 07:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tow, Tow, Tow your boat and keep fingers crossed.

tiny trailer with a tongue extension with 10" or 12" wheels for a very small fishin boat. great for getting the boat loaded and unloaded with a low sitting car. Keep the water out of the trunk. Once the boat is loaded he pulls up in the parking lot....drops the tongue jack and replaces the extension with regular hitch and on his merry way. Very common years back around COE lakes when we had full size cars/station wagons that sat low.
JIMNLIN 07/19/20 07:01pm Towing
RE: Big truck dealer in Idaho?

I did the 1-800 back and forth with the Smith/Dillon dealerships on a 2500 Ram/6.4 Hemi. Neither could beat Melton Sales in Claremore OK for the same configured truck. Claremore is a small town dealership and a small lot so they can't compete with the size and amount on new trucks to look at.
JIMNLIN 07/19/20 07:40am Tow Vehicles
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