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Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-12-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By dcarver
Goose neck

Can this ball be removed? I think that "7" slot is the lever to remove the ball correct? Haven't seen in person yet just curious.256697
Forum: Truck Camper Discussion 06-19-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,363
Posted By dcarver
I'm not totally concerned by being over GVWR...

I'm not totally concerned by being over GVWR since axle and tire capacity will be good. Having not owned a TC but I do own a 42ft 5er and it handles well. I know getting the right truck is even more...
Forum: Truck Camper Discussion 06-17-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,363
Posted By dcarver
Dually GVWR

Looking at getting a truck camper. Specifically the Lance 1172. Will be selling my current 06 SRW f350. I'm looking at not having to put any more money down than what I get for my truck. I found a...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-22-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By dcarver
Haha yes I understand the shower will be...

Haha yes I understand the shower will be interesting. The condensation is an interesting problem. I'm actually surprised to hear that. We're going to an RV show in Austin in February so we'll get a...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-19-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By dcarver
Downsizing to Truck Camper

We've now ended our full time travels in our 42ft 5th wheel midbunk and would like to downsize to a TC. Going to the TC for the ability to tow a boat. I know you can behind the 5th, but in Texas I'd...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-08-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 675
Posted By dcarver
3.42 here. Depends where we tow. 15k 5th wheel on...

3.42 here. Depends where we tow. 15k 5th wheel on flat land-12.5, hilly terrain-11, mountains-8.5. Going though Wyoming with a tail wind for 35 miles-26. That was cool. Empty I'll get 14city. 20 hwy...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-08-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,891
Posted By dcarver
We've boondocked 2 days while traveling in 90+...

We've boondocked 2 days while traveling in 90+ degree temps. Fridge never let us down. Just turn on inverter and your truck will keep RV batteries charged. I've even forgot to turn on the inverter...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-07-2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,564
Posted By dcarver
I own a compass series. Parked next to the same...

I own a compass series. Parked next to the same model but in a Columbus series. No difference. He had the morryde steps and hitch, frameless windows, larger TV, auto TV antenna, nicer bathroom and...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-15-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,795
Posted By dcarver
The Ram 2500 will come with rear coil springs vs...

The Ram 2500 will come with rear coil springs vs the leaf springs for the 3500. Most payload I have seen is 2650lbs for the 2500. That's just not enough for any real full time 5th wheel. Now will the...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-11-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,660
Posted By dcarver
The I35 RV park in Waco internet access is only...

The I35 RV park in Waco internet access is only for short term parking as well as the breakfast. However it is the only place I've stayed with covered long term parking. That was great during hail...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-10-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,587
Posted By dcarver
2011: 2004 pop up- made $500. 2012: 2005 24ft...

2011: 2004 pop up- made $500. 2012: 2005 24ft explorer- made $600.
2013: 2006 24ft keystone- made $1000.
2014: 2010 31ft surveyor- broke even
2015: new 37ft coachmen- lost 10k but went coast to...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 03-28-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,807
Posted By dcarver
I think GMC is 6'6" but 2 in shouldn't be that...

I think GMC is 6'6" but 2 in shouldn't be that different. Neighbor next to us has an Anderson in his Ford SB which is 6'9" I believe. I think I'll ask if I can borrow the hitch and bring it to the...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 03-28-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,807
Posted By dcarver
Fvstringpicker is that a Ram SB or the Ford? Why...

Fvstringpicker is that a Ram SB or the Ford? Why Ram went with the 6'4" bed I'll never know.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 03-28-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,807
Posted By dcarver
Well I've been seeing the discussion about...

Well I've been seeing the discussion about contacting the tailgate but there is a solution for that apparently. Trailer GVWR is 15,100. Now we full timed for 2 years and loaded up we are at14,800. I...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 03-28-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,807
Posted By dcarver
Anderson ultimate with ram 3500srwshort bed

I've been trying to research this topic and haven't really found a straight forward answer. Looking at a 2014 ram 3500 short bed SRW. Doesn't have the factory puck system but does have a BW turnover...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-19-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,959
Posted By dcarver
My parents have stayed somewhere in Castroville...

My parents have stayed somewhere in Castroville and said they love it. Very nice resort. They go there maybe 6 times a year.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-19-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,217
Posted By dcarver
Thanks for the info. He didn't use the lube plate...

Thanks for the info. He didn't use the lube plate but will definitely the next time out. I did notice that when I drove there was no "jerking" and I mentioned that you should ease into the throttle....
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-19-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,024
Posted By dcarver
Are you sure it wasn't the water pump making the...

Are you sure it wasn't the water pump making the noise?
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-19-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,217
Posted By dcarver
Mor-ryde jerking on take off

Just returned from picking up my father in laws new cedar Creek 36ck and we were noticing more of jerk when taking off as well as a groaning noise from the pin box when turning. The dealer installed...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 03-17-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 17,812
Posted By dcarver
I40 can get a little rough in Nevada I think....

I40 can get a little rough in Nevada I think. Somewhere called Mountain Pass was pretty steep. I10 is the best
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 03-07-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By dcarver
I've had mine scaled at 14,900 so I'm just shy of...

I've had mine scaled at 14,900 so I'm just shy of not GWVR. That's with us full timing the last 2 yrs so I assume after this year our weight will go down when we buy a house.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 03-06-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By dcarver
Well I wouldn't be over. My max weight is 15,200....

Well I wouldn't be over. My max weight is 15,200. I'd be taking the 16k hitch and my father in law the 20k. I've heard keep some wiggle room but I don't know what that wiggle room is.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 03-06-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By dcarver
Matching 5th wheel to hitch

I've got a 15,200lb GVWR 5th wheel. My father in law a 16,300lb 5th wheel. I already have a Curt 20k rated hitch. He does not yet. Hard to find a used hitch like I have right now. There is a 16k...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-04-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 390
Posted By dcarver
Saw one at the RV show here in Texas. Not going...

Saw one at the RV show here in Texas. Not going to believe they're 4season or anywhere close. Cool layout of course and nice upgrades, but the baggage doors are very thin, axels were under rated in...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 03-03-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 924
Posted By dcarver
The 15540 is your max tow rating. Have you...

The 15540 is your max tow rating. Have you weighed your semi somewhere? If it's 11k without all components then I'd be hesitant to pull it. Also, you're awful close to the max for your trailer too....
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 03-03-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 804
Posted By dcarver
Is that 350lbs with a weight distribution hitch...

Is that 350lbs with a weight distribution hitch or without?
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 03-02-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,102
Posted By dcarver
Not really getting the answer you're looking for...

Not really getting the answer you're looking for I see. Yes the tow rating is a major consideration. However if you're only using to live in and towing it once to the house, Coachman 320bhs. We lived...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-28-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,924
Posted By dcarver
No problem with my 15 ram dually And 17 Columbus...

No problem with my 15 ram dually And 17 Columbus 5th wheel. Is the hitch head at it's highest position?
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-27-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,672
Posted By dcarver
I used the equalizer before my 5th wheel. Doubt...

I used the equalizer before my 5th wheel. Doubt you'll need the propride with an F250. If you're in TX, I've still got the hitch
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-27-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,447
Posted By dcarver
That carrying capacity of the trailer is crazy...

That carrying capacity of the trailer is crazy low to me
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-21-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,517
Posted By dcarver
I went to the equalizer 4pt rated at 14k. Massive...

I went to the equalizer 4pt rated at 14k. Massive improvement in sway control. I as well had everything adjusted correctly when I had the bar and chain style but the equalizer is a very noticeable...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-21-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,166
Posted By dcarver
No added value in the used market. Dealer doesn't...

No added value in the used market. Dealer doesn't care when they take it in trade
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-21-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,517
Posted By dcarver
Take a picture of your weight distribution hitch....

Take a picture of your weight distribution hitch. I noticed a significant difference when I upgraded from the bar and chain type with the friction sway.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-20-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,472
Posted By dcarver
I agree a larger truck is needed. BUT it does...

I agree a larger truck is needed. BUT it does sound as though the OP is going to tow with what he's got until he can upgrade the truck. Not everyone can go out and get both so I understand the...
Forum: Full-Timers 02-11-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 931
Posted By dcarver
There's and electric like at the front of then...

There's and electric like at the front of then property. Well has to be dug as well as the septic tank put in. I actually ran into the owner of the adjacent lot and his estimate for a contractor was...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-10-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,326
Posted By dcarver
The GVWR is the pin weight that's on the truck...

The GVWR is the pin weight that's on the truck and on the axels
Forum: Full-Timers 02-10-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 931
Posted By dcarver
RV Pad

My wife just looked at some land that we absolutely love. We would like to first build an RV pad with water, sewer, and electric. Has anyone done this and about how much are we looking at? RV is....
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-02-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,212
Posted By dcarver
May have missed it but did you try setting it up...

May have missed it but did you try setting it up before letting the auto level do it's thing? I had auto level in a Yukon and I set everything before allowing it to auto level. I can remember the...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-31-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,158
Posted By dcarver
Had one in a f250. 90 gallons and everything...

Had one in a f250. 90 gallons and everything worked flawlessly. Wasn't a tool box combo but as far as being integrated with the fuel system it was perfect.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-25-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,088
Posted By dcarver
I have seen a lot of low bridges less than 13'6...

I have seen a lot of low bridges less than 13'6 but they were in small towns where my GPS tried to reroute due to an accident or faster route. Invest in the big rig/RV GPS I think by Garmin. Will...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 01-23-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,128
Posted By dcarver
I'd also like to ask are you planning on using...

I'd also like to ask are you planning on using this trailer very much and traveling long distances or just a local lake type trailer? I say that because I'm pretty sure the Wildwood is much lower...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 01-22-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,152
Posted By dcarver
RV show discount Grand Design

I've got a friend looking to buy a new GD and I told him to wait for the Austin RV show in February to get a better discount. I got to thinking though that since GD is a hot item right now and they...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-21-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 618
Posted By dcarver
Possible storage idea.

I'm thinking of a new storage idea in my basement area that in my last TT stored a folding table. The aluminum bracing that runs north to south in the basement area, can I drill into it without...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-17-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 884
Posted By dcarver
I don't think chevy had a SB dually so 12k should...

I don't think chevy had a SB dually so 12k should be the max. I have the exact same weighted trailer. Pulled fine on very flat grounds as far as power with a 2500 ram with air bags. Air bags stopped...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-14-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,528
Posted By dcarver
If they plan to put something like the Nissan...

If they plan to put something like the Nissan Titan running gear under one, then that would help the payload but I'm pretty sure GM, Ram, and Ford are more concerned with mpg than towing with their...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-11-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 640
Posted By dcarver
OBS Chevy or GMC with the 5.7 v8. Tried and true...

OBS Chevy or GMC with the 5.7 v8. Tried and true combo and will tow that trailer no problem. Sold a 99 Tahoe about 3yrs ago for 3500 with 147k. No issues
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-10-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,239
Posted By dcarver
I'd say the poor handling is definitely due to...

I'd say the poor handling is definitely due to the hitch not being dialed in. You can YouTube demonstrations of how to properly set it up and it's relatively simple with basic hand tools. As for...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 01-06-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,211
Posted By dcarver
Water heater burning smell.

Background info: Friend of mine has his first TT. Moved it for him to his family's land but they weren't there for me to hook it up so I just dropped it off. He calls me a week later and says his...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-01-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By dcarver
I'll assume the DRV is better insulated than my...

I'll assume the DRV is better insulated than my Columbus but I'm not convinced the 13.5k will handle it if you set zone 2( I assume the bedroom) on 72 during the middle afternoon. Having both running...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-01-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,014
Posted By dcarver
You're right. Those are unloaded highway. Towing...

You're right. Those are unloaded highway. Towing a 40ft 15k 5th wheel its 8.5-12 depending on wind and terrain. Did see for 37miles on the dash say 23.6mpg. I was going east into Cheyenne with a...
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