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Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-09-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,692
Posted By DJNCJ
After the leaf springs are brought back into...

After the leaf springs are brought back into position rather than repairing/welding the shackle I would replace them with a "wet bolt" kit. It will give you greaseable bolts and beefier shackles.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-22-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,859
Posted By DJNCJ
Puzzling for sure. On my gen 1, I was...

Puzzling for sure. On my gen 1, I was experiencing the same thing as you. I removed the relief valve and plugged/capped and it now holds pressure perfectly.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-15-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,859
Posted By DJNCJ
Excellent choice and nice writeup of the install....

Excellent choice and nice writeup of the install. Love when pictures are included!

Just a reminder to keep the top of the ball greased. I clean the ball after each tow and re-lube prior to...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-27-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,859
Posted By DJNCJ
Seems directed at me. Sorry you were...

Seems directed at me.

Sorry you were offended by my correcting the numbers you presented. The OP is asking legitimate questions and deserves accurate responses. Yours was not accurate.

I did...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-26-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,859
Posted By DJNCJ
[QUOTE=theboondork.;4971721] I've never used a...

[QUOTE=theboondork.;4971721] I've never used a GooseBox, I skipped over that one when when I found out it weighed 165 pounds, the Andersen hitch weighs about 40 pounds.

The weight is important to...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-25-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,859
Posted By DJNCJ
Just returned from an 1800 mile trip pulling our...

Just returned from an 1800 mile trip pulling our 15k 5er equipped with a GooseBox. I have used the Andersen. Its a nice hitch and does what it claims but the ride and bed access provided from the GB...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-07-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 624
Posted By DJNCJ
if the Ford GN hitch works like my Ram you not...

if the Ford GN hitch works like my Ram you not only need to raise the lever but also turn it 90 degrees to release the ball keepers in the ball shaft

It might be rusted in place as I think was...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-01-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,221
Posted By DJNCJ
An often overlooked item is the optional rear air...

An often overlooked item is the optional rear air suspension offered on the Ram. It, frankly is the primary reason I would not consider the other brands.

The 2500 RASS is a full airbag system. No...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-19-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,587
Posted By DJNCJ
As discussed in the video, be sure the attaching...

As discussed in the video, be sure the attaching bolts are torqued correctly. I have read where guys that had the dealer install the GB found improper torque.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-20-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 498
Posted By DJNCJ
I would not hesitate in getting a factory...

I would not hesitate in getting a factory gooseneck hitch or a B&W gooseneck hitch installed in the truck (skip the 4 fifth wheel brackets mounts unless you wish to use the rear 2 for chain...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-20-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 729
Posted By DJNCJ
What hitch are you using? Some are quite heavy......

What hitch are you using? Some are quite heavy...

Long bed or short?
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-04-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,170
Posted By DJNCJ
Is there a possibility that you move to a larger...

Is there a possibility that you move to a larger 5er down the road? Perhaps the 20k could move to a "next" trailer??
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-02-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,309
Posted By DJNCJ
E rated tires from D on the truck or trailer? ...

E rated tires from D on the truck or trailer?

Previously you stated there is 80 lbs added to the front axle. The fact that there is added weight to the front when connected should be good enough....
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-02-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,309
Posted By DJNCJ
You stated the newer 5er is not as stable a tow...

You stated the newer 5er is not as stable a tow as the previous 2 trailers. Can we presume all 3 were towed by the same truck? If so I'd look at the trailer first.

As others have stated the pin...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-08-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 26,830
Posted By DJNCJ
Sure, either "Self" of with a carrier. ...

Sure, either "Self" of with a carrier.

Perhaps I'm wrong, and please correct me if I am but, having liability insurance does not necessarily imply they have passed federal safety tests.

I...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-06-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 26,830
Posted By DJNCJ
If I were in charge of their advertising I would...

If I were in charge of their advertising I would be publishing safety test achievements. Since I do not find mention of a passed test it makes me think they have not...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-06-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 26,830
Posted By DJNCJ
As with many products Reese has made improvements...

As with many products Reese has made improvements with the second generation GB. It has a different air valve than first gen (hopefully better), the ability to padlock the hitch and greater height...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-04-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 26,830
Posted By DJNCJ
While not a "Hater" I quickly got away from an...

While not a "Hater" I quickly got away from an Andersen. I started out with an Andersen... sold it... bought a GooseBox. No Comparison. For all the usual stated reasons its the best way to tow my...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-04-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 718
Posted By DJNCJ
Hands down the GooseBox provides the most...

Hands down the GooseBox provides the most convenient setup as well as an excellent ride. The drawback I see is your short bed. Many SB owners tow with the pin located at the designated spot (just...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-15-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,017
Posted By DJNCJ
Quote: Originally Posted by RoadEyePie So,...

Quote:
Originally Posted by RoadEyePie
So, when you get ready to pull the slides in, you drop one side with the leveling jacks and then you do the other side?




What he said.^^^ adjust...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-13-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,017
Posted By DJNCJ
You simply accomplish this using the leveling...

You simply accomplish this using the leveling jacks. My toppers extend beyond the slides roofs and I rarely get water on the slide roofs. If a strong wind drives rain below the toppers a slight off...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-06-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,587
Posted By DJNCJ
I too installed my own kit. Love it so much I...

I too installed my own kit. Love it so much I also installed a lighter duty system on my 27' enclosed snowmobile trailer.

Safety first!
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-31-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,590
Posted By DJNCJ
I am concerned. I actually couldn't care...

I am concerned.

I actually couldn't care less if his overload causes him a breakdown. Its the idea that he might be sharing the roadway with my loved ones when he looses control that raises the...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-20-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,976
Posted By DJNCJ
All good advice and kudos to you for asking...

All good advice and kudos to you for asking advice prior to jumping in!

Questions to consider:

How much will the pin weigh when loaded?

How much weight will be in the truck cab? All weight...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-13-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,259
Posted By DJNCJ
This^^^

This^^^
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-10-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,098
Posted By DJNCJ
Gotcha! My trailer has hydraulic slides in...

Gotcha!

My trailer has hydraulic slides in all three locations. It is quite easy to select any or all slides to move.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-08-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,098
Posted By DJNCJ
Pro's and con's to all. None of them are without...

Pro's and con's to all. None of them are without issue. Did you have a specific question?
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-01-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 61,983
Posted By DJNCJ
My Ram has the factory rear air system (leaf...

My Ram has the factory rear air system (leaf springs with auto adjust air bags). I would say there is no I’ll affect using air on both truck and pin. We enjoy as comfortable tow as reasonable...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-20-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,029
Posted By DJNCJ
I started out towing our Cedar Creek with a 2500...

I started out towing our Cedar Creek with a 2500 Ram. Cat scaling it once (loaded lightly) revealed the truck was overloaded both on the GVWR and RAWR.

I currently use a Ram 3500 dually as my...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-18-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,852
Posted By DJNCJ
I have a 6 pt auto level on my Cedar Creek. I...

I have a 6 pt auto level on my Cedar Creek. I also have this: SteadyFast: 5th Wheel and RV Trailer Stabilizer (https://www.steadyfast.com/).

Last week my wife says to me “are the stabilizers...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-18-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 61,983
Posted By DJNCJ
I just returned from a 2500 mile round trip to...

I just returned from a 2500 mile round trip to Colorado. We stayed at Lake Granby while out there visiting children that live in the area.

The GooseBox performed flawlessly! The cushioned ride is...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-07-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By DJNCJ
Brakes on a 10k+ trailer are not something to...

Brakes on a 10k+ trailer are not something to guess about. At the age of your trailer I would be checking all wiring as well as a thorough inspection of brakes and bearings.


Since you are a...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-23-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 922
Posted By DJNCJ
Curious how large the axles are you mentioned and...

Curious how large the axles are you mentioned and what type of trucks you are referring to?

I am so impressed with the discs on my 5er (7000# axles) that last week I installed a disc system to my...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-23-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By DJNCJ
I went through a similar exercise. I used Great...

I went through a similar exercise. I used Great Stuff Rodent preventer foam. I foamed openings throughout the basement, plumbing cutouts in cabinets as well as underbelly hoping to reduce the number...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-17-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,256
Posted By DJNCJ
It is on my “short list” when we upgrade.

It is on my “short list” when we upgrade.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-09-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 25,154
Posted By DJNCJ
Well said! I installed disc brakes to my 16k...

Well said!

I installed disc brakes to my 16k trailer and upgraded the 2500 Ram to a 3500 dually...why??...for greater safety of the people I love the most as well as those sharing the road with...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-09-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,654
Posted By DJNCJ
I used to own and operate a Goodyear franchise....

I used to own and operate a Goodyear franchise. This advice is correct. Many cuts/abrasions are superficial but bulging/air loss tells a different story.

Do not be alarmed by sidewall...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-08-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 61,983
Posted By DJNCJ
If it were up to me...I’d install the GB in the...

If it were up to me...I’d install the GB in the upper bolt holes (I had two options, this would provide the shortest bed rail clearance) when using the B&W ball. If you find you’re still too high...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-08-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 61,983
Posted By DJNCJ
FWIW, I have basically the same truck as you...

FWIW, I have basically the same truck as you (should be the same height) and removed the 1621HD from my trailer when I installed the GB. I have the factory puck system (do you?) and use 2 different...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-08-2018, 04:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,271
Posted By DJNCJ
I have used the Andersen and now the Goosebox.GB...

I have used the Andersen and now the Goosebox.GB is more convenient and gives a more comfortable tow. Providing you have a trailer with a Lippert frame...only GB is approved/recommended for use on...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-26-2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,655
Posted By DJNCJ
I second this recommendation. IMHO... it's the...

I second this recommendation. IMHO... it's the best combination of comfort and convenience.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-18-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 663
Posted By DJNCJ
Had the same thing in a carpeted area. I used...

Had the same thing in a carpeted area. I used Loctite on the screw to try to prevent reoccurrence.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-15-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,955
Posted By DJNCJ
If you look around they can be found on sale. I...

If you look around they can be found on sale. I paid just under $1k shipped for the 20k version.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-11-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,955
Posted By DJNCJ
I wouldn’t hesitate to use it if I still had my...

I wouldn’t hesitate to use it if I still had my short bed either. That’s why I stated SB owners “might” shy away. I presume there will be some that feel there is not enough cab/cap clearance....
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-08-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,757
Posted By DJNCJ
I was looking for a more comfortable tow and an...

I was looking for a more comfortable tow and an easier way to have an empty bed when not towing my 5er. Yes there is an even easier way to an empty truck bed than removing an AUH. Reese Goosebox...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-07-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,318
Posted By DJNCJ
Jeff, This is fantastic news and I am glad to...

Jeff, This is fantastic news and I am glad to hear it! I too am the second owner of my Cedar Creek and was informed this winter that the factory will not address my faded caps. Perhaps I should have...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-07-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,757
Posted By DJNCJ
I have used the Andersen aluminum II in a short...

I have used the Andersen aluminum II in a short bed both with the B&W 4"offset adapter and without.

The best combination I found was using the offset adapter and positioning the pin adapter with...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-07-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,955
Posted By DJNCJ
Another GooseBox recommendation here. Short bed...

Another GooseBox recommendation here. Short bed owners might shy away but with a long bed the GB is just the best combination of convenience and comfort available.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-06-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,817
Posted By DJNCJ
My camper was connected to an improperly wired...

My camper was connected to an improperly wired outlet and subsequently two GFCI outlets were FRIED. This also caused many outlets to stop functioning. Two new GFCI outlets from the hardware store...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-22-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,094
Posted By DJNCJ
I will recommend to you the Reese Goosebox along...

I will recommend to you the Reese Goosebox along with the B&W Turnover gooseneck hitch. This would require your dealer swapping out the MorRyde pin box for the Goosebox (this is all contingent upon...
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