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Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-02-2022, 08:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 965
Posted By Bill Nourse
Dish all the way. I had DirectTV for years at...

Dish all the way. I had DirectTV for years at home and when we started trying to use the service with the RV we discovered that DirectTV knew nothing about RV use and they were almost impossible to...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-29-2022, 07:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 813
Posted By Bill Nourse
PullRite, B&W, Andersen Ultimate all make hitches...

PullRite, B&W, Andersen Ultimate all make hitches that attach directly to the gooseneck ball.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-26-2022, 08:14 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 10,743
Posted By Bill Nourse
After market 400.00 AirLift or Firestone air bags...

After market 400.00 AirLift or Firestone air bags will likely take care of your problem and you can install them yourself in about 2 hours if you are a bit handy.

I have heard that Dodge 1500...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-21-2022, 08:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 546
Posted By Bill Nourse
Don't know about your area, but here in the west...

Don't know about your area, but here in the west just about any port of entry that is open will let you weigh and give you a weight slip. I wanted to know what my new pickup weighed empty so on the...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-18-2022, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By Bill Nourse
I have an Andersen Ultimate that works just fine...

I have an Andersen Ultimate that works just fine and I know several other people that use them. If you look closely at the posts of failures you will see that most are of the same incident from...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-15-2022, 07:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 291
Posted By Bill Nourse
Last year was not as good as the year before, but...

Last year was not as good as the year before, but there were still a lot of RV's. Seemed that parts, accessories and such had tapered off.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-14-2022, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 291
Posted By Bill Nourse
Quartzite AZ . January.

Quartzite AZ . January.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-13-2022, 09:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,107
Posted By Bill Nourse
The Andersen Ultimate will solve all your weight...

The Andersen Ultimate will solve all your weight problems. You can get one that attaches to a gooseneck ball or one that attaches to standard rails. The weigh about 35#. Rail mount is rated for...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-09-2022, 10:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,955
Posted By Bill Nourse
Just out of curiosity, what RV are you towing...

Just out of curiosity, what RV are you towing that needs a truck that size? A 350 Ford diesel with 4:10's and DRW has a payload of 7,200 and a 5th wheel towing rate of 35,000. I don't know of any RV...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-05-2022, 12:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,606
Posted By Bill Nourse
I don't use cruise going down hill. Touch the...

I don't use cruise going down hill. Touch the brake pedal at the speed you want descent and exhaust brake and tow/haul will hold the speed. There was a test on the Ike Gauntlet (7% 8 mile grade at...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-27-2022, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By Bill Nourse
Where we winter in Az. definitely. The water in...

Where we winter in Az. definitely. The water in the park is very hard. We have an "On The Go".
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-26-2022, 07:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,244
Posted By Bill Nourse
That same page also shows 10,000G and 10,650D. It...

That same page also shows 10,000G and 10,650D. It also shows 10,450 for gas and 11,100 for diesel in the standard bed. I got my specs from the official brochure on line and was for a 4x4 CC standard...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-25-2022, 08:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,244
Posted By Bill Nourse
2022 GM 2500HD is rated at 10,500 for gas and...

2022 GM 2500HD is rated at 10,500 for gas and 11,100 for diesel. Most I have looked at when I find them on the lots have a useful load of around 3,300 with the diesel.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-22-2022, 07:49 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 15,777
Posted By Bill Nourse
The Lariat was used with a few thousand miles.

The Lariat was used with a few thousand miles.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-21-2022, 07:43 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 15,777
Posted By Bill Nourse
Went by the local Ford dealer a few days ago and...

Went by the local Ford dealer a few days ago and was told that Ford might not even make an HD in 2023. Don't know how true it is. She might have just been trying to convince me to buy the 2022 used...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-19-2022, 08:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,244
Posted By Bill Nourse
No reason a gasser won't work. It will run higher...

No reason a gasser won't work. It will run higher RPM's when pulling hard, but if that doesn't bother you it won't be an issue. Depending on the size of the trailer you will need to do a little...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-09-2022, 11:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,144
Posted By Bill Nourse
I tow a 38' toy hauler at about 16,000 with a...

I tow a 38' toy hauler at about 16,000 with a 2022 SRW, CC, Standard Bed Duramax. Useful load is listed at 3927 and I use an Andersen hitch to conserve weight. My rear axle empty weighs 3450 and the...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-07-2022, 11:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,088
Posted By Bill Nourse
I am pulling a 16,000 toy hauler with a 2022 Chev...

I am pulling a 16,000 toy hauler with a 2022 Chev Duramax. 445 HP and 920 torque coupled with the 10 speed is all the power needed and then some. Anything more is just "my dick is bigger than yours"....
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-02-2022, 09:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,022
Posted By Bill Nourse
My guess is you will have to lift the trailer to...

My guess is you will have to lift the trailer to get things to set level and have enough clearance between the trailer and the bed. New pickups sit higher than the older ones and it is sometimes an...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-31-2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By Bill Nourse
A bad brake wire on the side that is not locking...

A bad brake wire on the side that is not locking up will cause this problem, the box shouldn't. Make sure the wires are tightly connected to the side that is not locking up and that something didn't...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 05-22-2022, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By Bill Nourse
Both hitches work basically the same so I really...

Both hitches work basically the same so I really don't see how one would be that much better than the other.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 05-22-2022, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By Bill Nourse
Don't know if it comes with the ball or not, but...

Don't know if it comes with the ball or not, but there are a lot of options available. If it is a square receiver you can get a ball from B&W, but if it is the round one there are balls from Curt,...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-22-2022, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By Bill Nourse
I am using the Ultimate 3220 with my 2022 3500 HD...

I am using the Ultimate 3220 with my 2022 3500 HD Chev. There is also the 3217 that is made for pickups with higher bed rails. My bed rails are higher than previous Chev. models an the 3217 was...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-20-2022, 10:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,027
Posted By Bill Nourse
We were in Az. for the winter and all of the...

We were in Az. for the winter and all of the tanks were like this for 4 months. After we got home and the trailer set for 2 months the sensors are now showing empty again. From what I have read it...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-19-2022, 10:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,727
Posted By Bill Nourse
I have a Camp Chef Explorer with a Camp Chef with...

I have a Camp Chef Explorer with a Camp Chef with a 14" cast iron griddle for one side and a Deluxe box grill for the other. These have worked well for me.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 05-18-2022, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By Bill Nourse
I was over the route (28/120/20) from Cody to...

I was over the route (28/120/20) from Cody to I-80 a couple of years ago with a 5th wheel. Was pretty unremarkable. Roads was okay, not a lot of mountains or curves.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-15-2022, 08:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,516
Posted By Bill Nourse
GVWR of the trailer he is looking at is 15,000....

GVWR of the trailer he is looking at is 15,000. That is the loaded max weight. Dry weight is 12,200.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-14-2022, 09:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,516
Posted By Bill Nourse
While a DRW might be your choice for the trailer...

While a DRW might be your choice for the trailer he is looking at, it is certainly not necessary, and a Freightliner??? The trailer is 15,000 GVW and 33 ft. long. That translates to a pin weight of...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 05-13-2022, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 948
Posted By Bill Nourse
I have a Nitro XLR 321 and I have not weighed it,...

I have a Nitro XLR 321 and I have not weighed it, but here is what I can tell you. When the 1,300# RZR is loaded the rear overload spring only contacts one the pads. When the RZR is not loaded the...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 05-09-2022, 08:25 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,519
Posted By Bill Nourse
Says right in the 2022 Chev 2500/3500 HD owner's...

Says right in the 2022 Chev 2500/3500 HD owner's manual not to use cruise on slick roads. Wet roads without snow or ice can be slick. Hydroplaning is always an issue with wet roads.


Right out of...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 05-09-2022, 08:11 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 15,777
Posted By Bill Nourse
Looking at all the constraints currently in...

Looking at all the constraints currently in place, I consider myself very lucky to have gotten my 3500HD Duramax when I did. I got heated/vented seats, steering wheel, parking assist and all the...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-08-2022, 09:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,516
Posted By Bill Nourse
I am towing 16,000 toy hauler with a Chev. 3500HD...

I am towing 16,000 toy hauler with a Chev. 3500HD Duramax with no issues. In your case a 2500 probably would work, but it would be marginal. If you already had a 2500 then I would say just go with...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-06-2022, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By Bill Nourse
If it is and one of the big three HD's it is not...

If it is and one of the big three HD's it is not going to matter much where you advertise, it will sell. I put my 2002 2500HD on the Facebook add page and sold it the first day and had 4 other...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-05-2022, 09:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 781
Posted By Bill Nourse
I pull a 16,000 toy hauler with a 2022 3500 HD...

I pull a 16,000 toy hauler with a 2022 3500 HD SRW Duramax with no issues. At 14,000 you should have no issues. If this is the truck you have your heart set on there is no reason not to get it. If...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 05-04-2022, 08:54 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,519
Posted By Bill Nourse
I use cruise control all the time. 2022 HD3500...

I use cruise control all the time. 2022 HD3500 Duramax. The cruise, engine brake and transmission all work together. I went down the Mogollon Rim in Az. between Flagstaff and Camp Verde on I-17 at...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-04-2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,956
Posted By Bill Nourse
WD-40 and duct tape. If it moves an shouldn't,...

WD-40 and duct tape. If it moves an shouldn't, duct tape. If it doesn't move and should WD-40. "Ask silly questions, get silly answers".
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-28-2022, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By Bill Nourse
Your drawing is what I had in mind. As far as...

Your drawing is what I had in mind. As far as the strength of the D rings, mine are rated at 2,500 and I have not had an issue. As someone else mentioned, a remote for the winch makes things easy. ...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 04-27-2022, 08:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 863
Posted By Bill Nourse
5th Wheel or bumper? I have a like new Andersen...

5th Wheel or bumper? I have a like new Andersen 5th wheel that mounts to standard rails rather than the goose neck ball that I am selling for about 1/2 the price of a new one. $450. I bought it...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-27-2022, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By Bill Nourse
Why can't you use a D ring?? I pull my sidexside...

Why can't you use a D ring?? I pull my sidexside into the trailer with the winch all the time. If it's because you are getting so close that you are pulling the front of the SxS down with the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-23-2022, 10:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 572
Posted By Bill Nourse
I disagree. My old 2002 2500 HD Duramax had a...

I disagree. My old 2002 2500 HD Duramax had a GVWR of 9200 and was plenty capable of pulling a 12,000-14,000 5th wheel.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 04-18-2022, 07:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,856
Posted By Bill Nourse
Bad news for GM Duramax owners

Read yesterday that GM is in the process of buying back certain 2500 and 3500 HD Duramax trucks for some engine issue. Not much info on what it will entail or what trucks are involved. If they buy it...
Forum: Forest River Owners Forum 04-17-2022, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By Bill Nourse
Is it the indicator for the power converter. I...

Is it the indicator for the power converter. I have one like that that comes on when using shore power, goes off when using battery. Nitro XLR
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-17-2022, 09:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,356
Posted By Bill Nourse
I got mine by going to the Chev site and doing a...

I got mine by going to the Chev site and doing a build. There is then an option to see dealer stock for what you built, or at least close to the options you want. It shows dealers all over the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-17-2022, 08:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,356
Posted By Bill Nourse
Blind spot for the Chev with a trailer is...

Blind spot for the Chev with a trailer is activated when the trailer is plugged in, but it is a camera that comes on and shows down the side of the trailer when the turn signal is activated, it is...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 04-15-2022, 08:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,297
Posted By Bill Nourse
Don't know how you are getting 2850 for rear axle...

Don't know how you are getting 2850 for rear axle weight on a 1 ton SRW pickup. The rear axle on my 2002 2500HD Duramax scaled at 3400 empty. My 2022 Duramax is 3500 empty. And this is before a 200...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 04-14-2022, 10:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By Bill Nourse
I am using an Andersen Ultimate in my 2022 Chev....

I am using an Andersen Ultimate in my 2022 Chev. SB, SRW Duramax to pull a 38' 16,000 Nitro XLR 321 toy hauler.

Andersen makes a rubber pad to put under the hitch that is designed to keep the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-14-2022, 09:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 815
Posted By Bill Nourse
We have Dish Network with a tailgater dish. ...

We have Dish Network with a tailgater dish. Works very well.
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 04-13-2022, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 851
Posted By Bill Nourse
Symptoms would be excessive squatting, tires...

Symptoms would be excessive squatting, tires showing signs of overload, or actually going across a scale. Actual risks to the trailer in the real world could be blown tires and the damage they...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 04-12-2022, 08:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 851
Posted By Bill Nourse
Not enough. You will have 1400 useful after...

Not enough. You will have 1400 useful after loading the 4 wheeler. Water will be 800, and the gas tank is 30 gallons, so that is 180 more. That leaves 420 or so for food, dishes, bedding, cloths, a...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 04-11-2022, 11:03 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,089
Posted By Bill Nourse
Previous set up was 32' 12,000 Holiday Rambler...

Previous set up was 32' 12,000 Holiday Rambler 5th wheel with 2002 2500 Duramax. 10 to 12 towing, 18-21 highway empty and around 16 in town.

Current set up is 16,000 Nitro XLR 38' toy hauler...
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