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Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-26-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By Dieselguy4
I towed with my sb Mega Cab for 2 years pulling...

I towed with my sb Mega Cab for 2 years pulling my 41 foot Fifth wheel. Had no issues backing it. I did have slider hitch. I have a CC F350 dually now. No issues backing. I did a u turn on a 4 lane...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-18-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By Dieselguy4
You can only use ford sensors. I tried to use...

You can only use ford sensors. I tried to use generic sensors and the didn't work
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-18-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,119
Posted By Dieselguy4
If you are buying a truck get a 3/4 ton. A 1/2...

If you are buying a truck get a 3/4 ton. A 1/2 ton will pull it but it will not be a comfortable tow. Gas or diesel? Gas will pull it but a diesel will be effortless. I always buy more truck then I...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-18-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,207
Posted By Dieselguy4
2017 F350 20000 miles. Only put in def from truck...

2017 F350 20000 miles. Only put in def from truck stops. My truck only comes out of the garage to tow my 41 ft Fifth wheel. I keep the def and fuel tanks full. Not allot of miles but it is 4 years...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-13-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 698
Posted By Dieselguy4
👍 I found the same low payload capacity of the F...

👍 I found the same low payload capacity of the F 450 so I bought a F350 dually. Running your rear axle at max loaded or overloaded is unsat. Op needs to Go weight his truck and look at your true...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-09-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 276
Posted By Dieselguy4
I have it installed on my 2017 F350. It works...

I have it installed on my 2017 F350. It works great. I ran all the cables without an issue. I do have the rear camera also. You have to have ford install the the sensors in the rims because they have...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-08-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By Dieselguy4
What hitch are you running right now? I pulled my...

What hitch are you running right now? I pulled my 41 Ft fifth wheel with my 2006 Mega Cab 3500 without any issues from the hitch. I run a B&W companion slider hitch with a Rotoflex pin box. I did add...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-21-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,871
Posted By Dieselguy4
Tire load

I follow the 80% rule. I just gives me peace of mind. You need to go weight your truck with everything in it ready to go camping. You will need rear gawr so you can figure your load capacity. You...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-16-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,127
Posted By Dieselguy4
Question I have to ask, Why not look for a F350. You will...

I have to ask, Why not look for a F350. You will max out the rear GAWR on the F450 with that 5th wheel. The F350 will give you another 1000Lbs or more load capacity over the F450. They are both 14K...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-13-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,329
Posted By Dieselguy4
So you are telling the OP to run over weight....

So you are telling the OP to run over weight. That is totally unsat. Any truck you buy has to be able to handle the pin weight of the fifth wheel. You cannot get to GCWR if you cannot be with in GVWR...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-13-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,698
Posted By Dieselguy4
So what is interesting is that you only have 6830...

So what is interesting is that you only have 6830 lbs of tire load on that truck. That would be my first worry on hauling that fifth wheel. I had added air bags to my Ram 3500 since it was just above...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 08-11-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,801
Posted By Dieselguy4
Smile Drive both and make a decision

I would drive them both and make a decision. Everyone being scared of a modern diesel is interesting. I drive a 2006 Cummins and a 2017 Powerstroke. No issues with either. Gas has no advantage over a...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-03-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 813
Posted By Dieselguy4
There is a problem with the electric release...

There is a problem with the electric release tailgate opening. That why I ordered my 2017 with out it. As far as the aluminum goes my only experience was I open my drivers door and slammed it against...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-02-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 922
Posted By Dieselguy4
I looked at a 17 F450 before I bought my 17 F350....

I looked at a 17 F450 before I bought my 17 F350. The F450 ride was harsh and followed the ruts in the road. No TPMS is due to the all steel cord tires. My F350 higher payload then the F450 was also...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-30-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,653
Posted By Dieselguy4
Buying the right combo

You are correct. All this talk of not believing the manufacturers weights? Well the truck is designed to handle a load as stated by the manufacture. If you disagree with the numbers buy a bigger...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-08-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 621
Posted By Dieselguy4
The door jam is the pressure I would run in the...

The door jam is the pressure I would run in the back. See how it rides and drives at 65 PSI. Going higher will cause you to bounce and chuck with your fifth when on it. The front tires I would run at...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-30-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By Dieselguy4
We looked at the sandpiper at a RV show years...

We looked at the sandpiper at a RV show years ago. We liked it but the material around the door on the deck was made out of cheap material. We asked the rep about it and he said they were looking at...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-30-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 510
Posted By Dieselguy4
weight the truck and then trailer and get your...

weight the truck and then trailer and get your tongue weight. If you are light on the tongue it will tow bad. Also check tire pressures. I would not tow with out weight distribution and sway control.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-24-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 964
Posted By Dieselguy4
plan ahead

I agree with the others. I towed my 41 foot fifth wheel into the mountains of NC. Not exactly the same but some of the issues I had may help. Getting there on the highways was easy. The problems...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-22-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,117
Posted By Dieselguy4
Good point. I called Forrest river about my dry...

Good point. I called Forrest river about my dry pin weight before I bought the fifth wheel. Dry on my sticker was 11870 lbs and the dealer said the listed pin weight was 1900 lbs. Forrest river...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-21-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,117
Posted By Dieselguy4
I have a 17 F350 dually. I run 75 PSI in the...

I have a 17 F350 dually. I run 75 PSI in the front and 65 PSI in the rear. i pull a 41 ft fifth wheel with 2730 lbs of pin weight. I put all my tires to 80 PSI. Big mistake. It chucked real bad and...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-18-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,684
Posted By Dieselguy4
I agree skip the 3/4 ton and go right to a 1 ton....

I agree skip the 3/4 ton and go right to a 1 ton. The 3/4 tons light payload stop you from towing most fifth wheels. Go diesel. It will make your rowing experience allot more comfortable. It will be...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-14-2021, 06:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 996
Posted By Dieselguy4
I lock mine at the house just because. I have...

I lock mine at the house just because. I have never locked it out camping. It can't hurt though. Just don't forget to remove it before hooking up. That will make a good day go bad quickly ��
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-11-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By Dieselguy4
work through it

Fifth wheels only sway due to a few factors.

1. Not enough pin weight. You should have 20 to 22 % pin weight. If you have a light pin weight it can cause sway. ( weight the truck and trailer and...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-11-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,242
Posted By Dieselguy4
diesels

Diesel is the way to go in the long run. I have a 48 gallon fuel tank(stock) and get 9-11 mpg with my 13300 lb fifth wheel. I can go 300-350 miles or more before fueling. I go to Pilot/Fly J. I have...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-10-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,527
Posted By Dieselguy4
Your F250 has 2000 lbs or so payload capacity....

Your F250 has 2000 lbs or so payload capacity. Your camper will have 4000 lbs of pin weight. Your F250 will be way over loaded on the rear axle. You will exceed tire load capacity. I would wait until...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-07-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,242
Posted By Dieselguy4
Do your homework

That is a problem with a gas truck. We go camping with 2 other couples. 1 has a diesel one has a gas truck. 2 of use fuel a the truck diesel pumps and we usually have to wait while our friend...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-04-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By Dieselguy4
From the curt web page on the Q24 Notes: ...

From the curt web page on the Q24

Notes:

Includes 5th wheel head, legs and hardware
Capacity limited to lowest-rated towing component
Not compatible with turret-style pin boxes, such as...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-31-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,655
Posted By Dieselguy4
The door sticker is the correct payload capacity....

The door sticker is the correct payload capacity. If you need 3700 lbs of load capacity you are in dually territory. I did the SRW 3500 Ram for 2 years with my 13000 lb Fifth wheel. I had 2500 lbs of...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-26-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,722
Posted By Dieselguy4
The 17 and up ford have a wider top / air...

The 17 and up ford have a wider top / air deflector on the tailgate that my front compartment door hits. It cleared on my Ram. My friend has a 2020 Chevrolet 3500 dually with the same problem.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-26-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,722
Posted By Dieselguy4
Is your hitch centered over the axle? I have a...

Is your hitch centered over the axle? I have a 2017 F350 long bed. I have 69.5 inches from my hitch head to my tailgate edge with it down. I have 79.5 inches from my king pin to my camper. I have 9...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 05-24-2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 739
Posted By Dieselguy4
Get a good wdh with antisway set up. You will get...

Get a good wdh with antisway set up. You will get sway with that Much trailer plus it will move weight to the front axle on your truck and pull better. That 2500 should pull just fine. You need to...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 05-09-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,358
Posted By Dieselguy4
2017 up F350 and F450 are same frame, suspension,...

2017 up F350 and F450 are same frame, suspension, axles (F450 has a wide track front axle). The 14k lb gvwr kills the F450 payload and Fifth wheel towing ability. The F450 19.5 inch tires are taller...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 05-07-2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,768
Posted By Dieselguy4
Congrats on getting a camper. Since you are new...

Congrats on getting a camper. Since you are new to camping I would get a 3/4 ton truck. The reason why is that it will be a lot more comfortable tow. The F150 will tow it but sway will be an issue. A...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 05-05-2021, 04:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 642
Posted By Dieselguy4
Make sure you get the truck you ordered. Have...

Make sure you get the truck you ordered. Have them go through all the systems ac/heat etc. Make sure that your center caps and floor mats are in the truck and installed correctly. Check for any dents...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 05-03-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,358
Posted By Dieselguy4
The F450 and F350 has the same suspension and...

The F450 and F350 has the same suspension and axles. The difference is the 19.5 inch tires, 1 inch larger brakes in the front and 1.2 larger rear brakes and 4.30 years all due to the larger tires. It...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-03-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By Dieselguy4
Do your homework

GVWR, axle GAWR, GCWR and tire load capacity are the numbers you have to look at. I towed my 13000 lb fifth wheel with a 2500 lb pin weight with my 2006 Dodge 3500 SRW. My rear GAWR was 6200 lbs and...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-28-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,104
Posted By Dieselguy4
I have a dually and just use a old plastic milk...

I have a dually and just use a old plastic milk crate. Never had a problem and I just drop it in the bed behind the cab.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-27-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,035
Posted By Dieselguy4
The problem with most LT tires is that the load...

The problem with most LT tires is that the load capacity is lower then ST tires. I have 235/80-16 load range E on my fifth wheel. They have 3420LBs of capacity each. LT 235/85R16 E have 3042 Lbs load...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 04-26-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,252
Posted By Dieselguy4
B&W is the only hitch I will pull with. You will...

B&W is the only hitch I will pull with. You will need a slider. I pulled for years with my short bed and only used the slider 2 or 3 times. I was glad I had it. Your biggest problem will be rear...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 04-24-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,109
Posted By Dieselguy4
What tires are you running? If you are hitting...

What tires are you running? If you are hitting the camper you either have a broken suspension part, bigger tires that are to large for the camper, or you are overloaded. First weight it and get your...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 04-23-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By Dieselguy4
I would op for a 3/4 to 1 ton pick up. Now a 1/2...

I would op for a 3/4 to 1 ton pick up. Now a 1/2 ton will pull it but it may not be a comfortable tow. I just helped a friend set up his 2020 F150 and 28 ft TT. I set up the WDH and sway bars for...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 04-19-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,219
Posted By Dieselguy4
I believe the OP asked if a 17 to 19 F350 srw...

I believe the OP asked if a 17 to 19 F350 srw will pull a 16000 lb fifh wheel. With 3200 lbs of pin weight or so you will be maxed out on pin weight. You will be at tire load which you cannot get...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 04-17-2021, 06:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,181
Posted By Dieselguy4
I just set up my friends 2020 F150 wdh for his...

I just set up my friends 2020 F150 wdh for his 28foot 7000 lb camper. It has the 3.5 ecoboost. It has allot of power and gets the camper moving with ease. Now he gets on the highway and the truck...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 04-11-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 795
Posted By Dieselguy4
Run your trailer tires at max psi on the...

Run your trailer tires at max psi on the sidewall. I do that with mine and never had a failure. Most camper tire failures are to to low psi, speed and running overloaded. Mine go from a cold...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 04-09-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 976
Posted By Dieselguy4
I agree F350. Get the trailer mounted camera and...

I agree F350. Get the trailer mounted camera and TPMS option. I love mine. Also the cameras with pro back up. Bliss is also great. That will work with a TT. Get the 3.55 gears with the locker not the...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 04-08-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,105
Posted By Dieselguy4
Back it in from the road. That will be the...

Back it in from the road. That will be the easiest way to get it in your driveway. That way you can get a longer trailer without worrying about turning around. I would go borrow a trailer or rent...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-08-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By Dieselguy4
You should be fine in 4WD. My F350 tends to hop...

You should be fine in 4WD. My F350 tends to hop on a dirt hill like that but 4wd usually solves that. Make sure that you have the bed to fifth wheel clearance. That were my last issue was on a steep...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-08-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By Dieselguy4
I have a 2015 Sierra 375RKS. It has 2 hydraulic...

I have a 2015 Sierra 375RKS. It has 2 hydraulic jacks in the front and 2 power stabilizing jacks in the back. We had the same issue. I installed Lippert High-Speed Power Stabilizer Jack in front of...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 04-07-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,281
Posted By Dieselguy4
I have a 2017 F350 DRW towing a 13300 LB fifth...

I have a 2017 F350 DRW towing a 13300 LB fifth with 2730 lbs of pin weight. I run 75 PSI front and 65 PSI rear. I have 5000 lbs on the front and 6640 LBs on the rear with my fifth wheel loaded to go...
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