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Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion Yesterday, 05:57 AM
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Posted By Jshopes81
Well, the front tires are 425 something 22.5s and...

Well, the front tires are 425 something 22.5s and the wheels are alcoas that say super single on the wheel.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-14-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,508
Posted By Jshopes81
We run super singles on the fronts of some of our...

We run super singles on the fronts of some of our trucks. Im not a huge fan. They stick pretty well due to the contact patch size but they are pretty loud. I like a skinny straight ribbed steer...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 11-14-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By Jshopes81
If anything itll be easier to tow, you just have...

If anything itll be easier to tow, you just have to pay attention to the extra few feet. Longer always tows better if you can do the weight.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 11-14-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 866
Posted By Jshopes81
If it melted the insulation in the door, what...

If it melted the insulation in the door, what about the insulation in the sidewall? There is no way id take that trailer back.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-13-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By Jshopes81
Im with everyone else here, this isnt something...

Im with everyone else here, this isnt something you want to take a risk with. Id imagine youd open yourself up to all kinds of liability if something failed without having it actually rated.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-13-2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,607
Posted By Jshopes81
Its not like they did a total redesign.

Its not like they did a total redesign.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-12-2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 89
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Posted By Jshopes81
It sounds like they feel the same way i do.

It sounds like they feel the same way i do.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-11-2019, 08:09 PM
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Posted By Jshopes81
Im suprised how big tfl is, i found tfl classics...

Im suprised how big tfl is, i found tfl classics and they did a review on the 1991 gmc syclone. Pretty awesome stuff.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-11-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,508
Posted By Jshopes81
No kidding, my work dodge is a 17 and has almost...

No kidding, my work dodge is a 17 and has almost 110k on it, i put a little on the bike, plus 6k on the 6oh. Radar, i hope you realize how lucky you are.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-11-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,508
Posted By Jshopes81
Thats a really short commute. I can see why an...

Thats a really short commute. I can see why an ev would work for you.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-11-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,508
Posted By Jshopes81
Wait a minute, your only regular commute is once...

Wait a minute, your only regular commute is once a week and 110km? Whats your annual mileage or kilometerage or whatever? It sounds like you guys dont drive a whole lot. Retired? Work from home?
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-10-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,508
Posted By Jshopes81
I know we will. Theyve already announced it. ...

I know we will. Theyve already announced it.

The relevance of the 100 mile commute is that i drive an 8000lb truck with a ranch hand, tool box, fuel cell, and the back seat loaded with...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-10-2019, 11:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,617
Posted By Jshopes81
Im sure the frac companies wouldnt be losing...

Im sure the frac companies wouldnt be losing 50,000$/hr over imaginary problems. Ive dealt with this myself, first hand, not somebody told me. These are massive headaches that ive had the...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-10-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,508
Posted By Jshopes81
I just dont see it. Like i said, it might be...

I just dont see it. Like i said, it might be practical in the city, but i drive 100 miles a day just to and from the shop. Thats not counting any side stops and its not like im the only one in that...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-10-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,508
Posted By Jshopes81
I mean going anywhere further than what it is. ...

I mean going anywhere further than what it is. We already have hybrids, we already have some plug in e vehicles. I dont see an electric vehicle being practical for the majority of us in the next...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-10-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,508
Posted By Jshopes81
I dont see it as a technology thats going...

I dont see it as a technology thats going anywhere, but check out lordstown motors. Someone from workhorse is buying the gm lordstown facility.

Electric might work for city dwellers, but its...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-10-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,508
Posted By Jshopes81
My 36s that were on my highboy were the...

My 36s that were on my highboy were the 36x14.50x16 super swamper radials with a 3640 rating. With the valve stems removed, the rears wouldnt flatten. The truck was a shade tall to get in the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-10-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,617
Posted By Jshopes81
Winter treated diesel at the pumps has bit my...

Winter treated diesel at the pumps has bit my rear a few times. Dont trust it.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-10-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,617
Posted By Jshopes81
Get power service, diesel 911, and carry an extra...

Get power service, diesel 911, and carry an extra set of fuel filters. Run the power service as you would any other fuel additive, it should keep you out of trouble most of the time. The diesel 911...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-10-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,193
Posted By Jshopes81
It wouldnt suprise me if you heard that on that...

It wouldnt suprise me if you heard that on that youtube channel.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-10-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 868
Posted By Jshopes81
The op just bought their truck. They couldve...

The op just bought their truck. They couldve bought a 3/4 ton truck instead and had enough truck. Thats why i said if the dealer knew about the trailer but sold him the truck anyway id be having a...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-09-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 868
Posted By Jshopes81
Im seeing online that the 1500 chevys have...

Im seeing online that the 1500 chevys have between 1700-2200ish lbs ccc. The op may have enough ccc but i dont think will have enough axle rating or hitch rating. The highest ive come up with on...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-09-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By Jshopes81
Im assuming then that hes having rails installed...

Im assuming then that hes having rails installed and a seperate hitch. Watch a few youtube videos, i would think anyone that can follow directions can install a set of rails. Alot of them actually...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-09-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By Jshopes81
These hitches arent like a big rigs, we get a...

These hitches arent like a big rigs, we get a whole big hitch assembly. What do you have currently in your bed and what are you wanting?
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-09-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,508
Posted By Jshopes81
With the class ratings i just dont see any more...

With the class ratings i just dont see any more "capability". With the gvwrs what they are they cant, theres just no way. All three ttucks are pretty fresh top to bottom, id say theyll run them...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-09-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 868
Posted By Jshopes81
Whats your rawr? Is it the 4150 im seeing a...

Whats your rawr? Is it the 4150 im seeing a bunch of in google search? If youve got 1250 tongue weight whats your rear axle weight?

There are a bunch of threads on here about figuring out how...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-09-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 868
Posted By Jshopes81
We used my inlaws ram 1/2 ton to pull our jayco...

We used my inlaws ram 1/2 ton to pull our jayco for our first trip. The jayco specs similar to your open range. Im going to agree with the others on here. They sold you the wrong tool for the job....
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-09-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,508
Posted By Jshopes81
After thinking about it, i just dont see it...

After thinking about it, i just dont see it happening. 14k is the max for the weight class, i just dont see anyone abandoning one weight class for another when theyve already got trucks in those...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 11-08-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By Jshopes81
Im not familiar with the pumps on the toy haulers...

Im not familiar with the pumps on the toy haulers but we have transfer pumps on our work pickups. Im pretty sure mines from tractor supply. We just have them hooked straight up to the battery, this...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-08-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,044
Posted By Jshopes81
I was just browsing tire rack just to see ratings...

I was just browsing tire rack just to see ratings on e tires. I have to wonder how many people these axle ratings are going to bite in the behind, there arent many tires that can support that much...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-08-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,044
Posted By Jshopes81
Youre extremely lucky one tire didnt take out the...

Youre extremely lucky one tire didnt take out the other in that time. Thats mind blowing that one tire took out that much. Did the tread seperate and then hang on to an end or something?
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-08-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,044
Posted By Jshopes81
Weve had this discussion several times on here. ...

Weve had this discussion several times on here. This was definately true in the past but recent model years this has actually changed in several models.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-07-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,044
Posted By Jshopes81
Wow, is this btbrv day on here? Ive seen like 4...

Wow, is this btbrv day on here? Ive seen like 4 posts where someone references that moron.

Either the 350 or 450 will do good for you.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-07-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,193
Posted By Jshopes81
That guys a stooge. I know the c&c trucks have a...

That guys a stooge. I know the c&c trucks have a different frame from the sd pickups but the sd trucks have always had the same frame.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-06-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,607
Posted By Jshopes81
Self driving cars??? What are you, a millenial???

Self driving cars??? What are you, a millenial???
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-06-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,508
Posted By Jshopes81
https://www.commercialtrucktrader.com/listing/2016...

https://www.commercialtrucktrader.com/listing/2016-FREIGHTLINER-CASCADIA+125-5010021908

The future is here.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-06-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,508
Posted By Jshopes81
25lbs is pretty negligible when youre grossing 80k

25lbs is pretty negligible when youre grossing 80k
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-06-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,508
Posted By Jshopes81
I saw alot of super singles back around like 06,...

I saw alot of super singles back around like 06, havent seen many lately. I know they were supposed to have higher load rating and better fuel economy.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-06-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,044
Posted By Jshopes81
The 08-10 trucks had an s110 rearend instead of...

The 08-10 trucks had an s110 rearend instead of the d80. I dont know if the newer trucks got that one or not. Theres a 15 f450 with the 29.5s at woltz and wind ford in carnegie.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-05-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,607
Posted By Jshopes81
I dont know how it works now, but it used to...

I dont know how it works now, but it used to consist of a special reflective surface area just aboth the dash amd a projector on the top of the dash. The spot on the glass would reflect the display...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-05-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,242
Posted By Jshopes81
A fifthe wheel hitch doesnt require safety chains.

A fifthe wheel hitch doesnt require safety chains.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-05-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,193
Posted By Jshopes81
I cant find anything saying the frame is...

I cant find anything saying the frame is different. Where are you getting this info? I just searched for the past 30 minutes.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-04-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,607
Posted By Jshopes81
Youd pony up 2000$ for the hud? I didnt find it...

Youd pony up 2000$ for the hud? I didnt find it to be that lifechanging. I liked it, just not that much.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-04-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By Jshopes81
Sounds like everywhere up there outside of...

Sounds like everywhere up there outside of williston and dickinson. I almost had a heart attack with no cell coverage and the dodge started counting down 200 miles to derate in the middle of an 8hr...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-04-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By Jshopes81
Is anything else going to be built there? Im...

Is anything else going to be built there? Im sure the employees dont want to work part time.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-04-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,193
Posted By Jshopes81
If youre wanting a dually youll get what they...

If youre wanting a dually youll get what they give you, an 8ft bed, no other options in the last 10ish years.

The 350 and 450 have the same gvwr, rearend, front end, frame, motor.....everything...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-04-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,929
Posted By Jshopes81
You and my wife need to get your eyes checked.

You and my wife need to get your eyes checked.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-04-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,640
Posted By Jshopes81
There was a vengeance touring toy hauler up near...

There was a vengeance touring toy hauler up near there that we wanted to look at but never made it. It was in james creek at a dealer. We had a trip planned and were going to stay at the resort but...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-04-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,640
Posted By Jshopes81
My cousins go up to raystown and are always...

My cousins go up to raystown and are always asking why we dont go. Those areas look really nice. One thing for me, i dont swim in water that i cant see what im stepping in.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-04-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,640
Posted By Jshopes81
At 20% of gvwr that combo shouldve been good...

At 20% of gvwr that combo shouldve been good going down the road or close. The f350 has a 7ish rawr. Empty the truck would be around 3 so, 3k +3600=6600<7000
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