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Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-22-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,812
Posted By justafordguy
I have the same truck as the OP and pull a 40'...

I have the same truck as the OP and pull a 40' 5th wheel. I went with the Curt Q20 and have been very happy with it. It's very smooth and quiet.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-22-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,674
Posted By justafordguy
I have the Morryde Step above on ours and love...

I have the Morryde Step above on ours and love them. Super sturdy and they are much easier for our dog too.
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 03-21-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,337
Posted By justafordguy
Do you have an IPhone? If so always hold the...

Do you have an IPhone? If so always hold the phone horizontally with the shutter button on the right when taking pictures.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-26-2016, 02:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 13,158
Posted By justafordguy
Do the Grand design 5ers have wood floor joists...

Do the Grand design 5ers have wood floor joists and wood roof trusses? Most manufactures do but the Big Horn uses metal for both and in my opinion would hold up better long term.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 04-21-2016, 02:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,779
Posted By justafordguy
I also believe you may not have enough hitch...

I also believe you may not have enough hitch weight. The sherline scale is a great investment, then you will know exactly what your weights are.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 04-01-2016, 10:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,986
Posted By justafordguy
On the Fords the springs are the same but the...

On the Fords the springs are the same but the F350 comes with a overload/helper spring on top. If you ordered the F250 with the camper package it also came with the overload/helper springs. There are...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 03-31-2016, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 827
Posted By justafordguy
I've had them on my truck for about 3 years. They...

I've had them on my truck for about 3 years. They make a huge difference in the way the truck rides with a load. I also installed Rancho RS9000 adjustable shocks last year and they also made a huge...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-31-2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,410
Posted By justafordguy
The license requirement varies by state. In my...

The license requirement varies by state. In my state RVs are exempt from CDL requirement for > 26k lbs. The OP needs to check with their state DMV to verify what is required.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-30-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 925
Posted By justafordguy
We aren't full time but we love our Gateway. It...

We aren't full time but we love our Gateway. It came with all of the residential packages as standard equipment. It's very well built and we have only had a few little issues I easily fixed myself....
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-30-2016, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,344
Posted By justafordguy
It could certainly be a switch bad. Check it with...

It could certainly be a switch bad. Check it with a meter.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 03-18-2016, 12:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 874
Posted By justafordguy
A mobile home moving company should be able to...

A mobile home moving company should be able to handle that.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-17-2016, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 744
Posted By justafordguy
That's the same thing mine came with, it does...

That's the same thing mine came with, it does work great.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 03-14-2016, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,344
Posted By justafordguy
My Brothers Grey Wolf came with the omni...

My Brothers Grey Wolf came with the omni directional Roadstar also and it is useless. I installed the King Jack antenna head ($49) on my existing crank up mast and it works great. It is amazing how...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 03-14-2016, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 857
Posted By justafordguy
I don't know much about those two trailers but...

I don't know much about those two trailers but don't get the EZ lift WDH. Get the Blue Ox or an Equalizer, they are much better hitches.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-14-2016, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,082
Posted By justafordguy
As long as all of your suspension bolts/hardware...

As long as all of your suspension bolts/hardware is tight the X chocks won't hurt anything.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 03-03-2016, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,092
Posted By justafordguy
I've had one for 3 years when I had a TT and use...

I've had one for 3 years when I had a TT and use it all the time. When I got my 5th wheel last year I got the 5000lb gauge for it and still use regularly. Very handy for when you don't have time to...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 03-02-2016, 02:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,577
Posted By justafordguy
If you need an AT you should look at the Nitto...

If you need an AT you should look at the Nitto Terra Grapler. They ride good, have great traction, and last well over 50k miles on my F250. I run 285 70 R 17s and they have a 3750lb capacity ea.
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Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 03-02-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,863
Posted By justafordguy
If not a 2500 Suburban or Excursion, what about a...

If not a 2500 Suburban or Excursion, what about a 1 ton Van?
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-26-2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,863
Posted By justafordguy
I think you would be much happier with an...

I think you would be much happier with an Excursion for pulling that large of a TT. It has 3/4 ton running gear and larger brakes, much better for towing heavy. It was also available with a V10 gas...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-26-2016, 01:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,801
Posted By justafordguy
If your wife doesn't want to drive a full size...

If your wife doesn't want to drive a full size vehicle (which is what you need for towing) then the small car and motorhome idea will be your best bet.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-26-2016, 01:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,187
Posted By justafordguy
I use X-Chocks on the wheels and steady-fast/jt...

I use X-Chocks on the wheels and steady-fast/jt strong arm type stabilizers on the leveling jacks. These two together have taken almost all shake out of the trailer.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-26-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,327
Posted By justafordguy
I even took my pump apart and cleaned it out...

I even took my pump apart and cleaned it out (didn't really see anything in it) and it still leaked so I installed a shark bite inline check valve in the pex line between the pump and tank. Two days...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-25-2016, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 968
Posted By justafordguy
We looked at the Charleston at the Tampa RV show...

We looked at the Charleston at the Tampa RV show last month, Awesome!!! They even made us a great trade in offer on our Gateway but the 365 is too heavy for my truck. As soon as my 17 f350 Dually...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-23-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,878
Posted By justafordguy
I'm not sure where the D-Max is either but my...

I'm not sure where the D-Max is either but my Powerstroke is turning 1800 running 65 mph pulling 14k. The rear diff gear ratio will have a lot to do with cruise rpm, I have 3.73 gears.

OP, what...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-23-2016, 01:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,155
Posted By justafordguy
No easy answer but my experience going from a 31'...

No easy answer but my experience going from a 31' 9000lb TT to a 41' 14000lb 5th wheel was no loss in MPG and a much more stable towing experience.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-23-2016, 12:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,357
Posted By justafordguy
Do not fall for any Dealer added...

Do not fall for any Dealer added sealer/protectant package. I fell for it and they didn't even bother to wash the trailer first before applying the "product". Total rip off.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-23-2016, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By justafordguy
Amazon.com has almost any type of RV steps you...

Amazon.com has almost any type of RV steps you could want.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-22-2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,327
Posted By justafordguy
Thanks Mel, that should be easy to...

Thanks Mel, that should be easy to install.:thumb:

Has anyone used the "shark bite" brand of check valve? This type should be super easy also, just cut the pex and slip it in.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-22-2016, 12:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 15,551
Posted By justafordguy
What items do you need on your bunkhouse? We love...

What items do you need on your bunkhouse? We love our Gateway 3650bh, it has a 12" frame, laminated floors with aluminum joists not wood, 5" metal roof trusses, not wood, very good insulation ratings...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-20-2016, 08:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,327
Posted By justafordguy
I just had the same thing happen to my Gateway...

I just had the same thing happen to my Gateway during our trip to the beach last week. It's the check valve in the pump that is leaking back into the fresh tank. I took mine apart but didn't really...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-11-2016, 12:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,621
Posted By justafordguy
You can buy the Greatstuff spray foam already...

You can buy the Greatstuff spray foam already black. I think they call it landscaping foam and it holds up to UV better than the regular stuff does. :D
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-11-2016, 11:56 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 12,683
Posted By justafordguy
I added TPMS to the trailer and truck at the same...

I added TPMS to the trailer and truck at the same time I upgraded to G rated LT tires.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-04-2016, 01:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,876
Posted By justafordguy
I have the Air Lift 5000+ kit on my F250 and love...

I have the Air Lift 5000+ kit on my F250 and love em. So nice to be able to adjust for different loads. Air Lift makes a quality product, you will love yours too.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-04-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 851
Posted By justafordguy
Congrats on the new Big Horn, If I were you I...

Congrats on the new Big Horn, If I were you I would stay away from tunnels if your Big Horn is anything like my Gateway, and I know it is, 13' 4" and tunnels don't match. :)

Safe travels.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-04-2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 12,683
Posted By justafordguy
Tow Max.

Tow Max.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-03-2016, 07:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,647
Posted By justafordguy
I didn't think the half bath was a big deal but...

I didn't think the half bath was a big deal but we really love ours now.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-03-2016, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,046
Posted By justafordguy
Hard to tell from the pictures but you need to...

Hard to tell from the pictures but you need to make sure you know which cable is positive and which is negative. Where does the other end of each cable connect?
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-03-2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 12,683
Posted By justafordguy
They didn't fail in the 100 mile trip but I have...

They didn't fail in the 100 mile trip but I have friends that have had multiple blow outs with a bunch of damage while running the brand of tire mine came with. I also did a bunch of research and...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-03-2016, 01:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,931
Posted By justafordguy
I'm also thinking that may be from carpenter...

I'm also thinking that may be from carpenter ants. They will eat wood or foam insulation. They are really tough to kill also. They make an ant bait that will kill them. They take it back to the nest...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-03-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,821
Posted By justafordguy
Be sure you are prepared to check the tire...

Be sure you are prepared to check the tire pressure and lug torque your self if you go back and get the trailer. When I picked up my new trailer last year I asked the service guy if the pressure and...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-03-2016, 01:27 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 12,683
Posted By justafordguy
Not true, they do it all the time. OP, Please do...

Not true, they do it all the time. OP, Please do yourself a favor and either have your dealer put good tires on it as part of the deal or get good ones yourself ASAP. I changed out the junk tires on...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-30-2016, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,553
Posted By justafordguy
Most frame and suspension repairs will be easy...

Most frame and suspension repairs will be easy for a good welding shop.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-29-2016, 12:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,647
Posted By justafordguy
We got our Gateway 3650BH last year and love it...

We got our Gateway 3650BH last year and love it so far. It has tons of room (5 slides), great insulation, 12" frame, Hydraulic slides, large Residential fridge, 4 TVs, big bath tub, tons of counter...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-14-2016, 07:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 774
Posted By justafordguy
To be able to run the A/C and other stuff at the...

To be able to run the A/C and other stuff at the same time you will need at least 3000 - 3500 watts.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-11-2016, 01:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,039
Posted By justafordguy
Wow!

Wow!
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-07-2016, 12:08 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 23,835
Posted By justafordguy
I go the speed limit, 10 to 11 MPG towing 14k...

I go the speed limit, 10 to 11 MPG towing 14k with 05 F250.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 01-06-2016, 02:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,746
Posted By justafordguy
One more piece of information, many of the 120v...

One more piece of information, many of the 120v Home type TVs use an adapter to convert 120v AC to 12v DC anyway. You could probably run the 120v home type TV from the 12v battery if you wanted to....
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 01-06-2016, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,746
Posted By justafordguy
I think most new campers that come with TVs use a...

I think most new campers that come with TVs use a standard 120v home type TV. My Gateway came with 4 TVs standard and all are regular 120v home type TVs.

Like was said above, find out what the TV...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-05-2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,889
Posted By justafordguy
I agree 100%.:thumb:

I agree 100%.:thumb:
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-14-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,972
Posted By justafordguy
Nice rig, I love the interior colors. :cool:

Nice rig, I love the interior colors. :cool:
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