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TOWING OUR NEW 5TH WHEEL FOR THE FIRST TIME

The extra room in the 5th wheel has been great while we are parked in TN. It is time to roll along though. As we make our way to Cincinnati, we see plenty of differences between this 40-foot beast and the Airstream.

7 Comments

  1. Robert Peace on September 29, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    Hey guys, love your show.

    Disconnect the ground cable on your Ram for 30 seconds.
    That will illiminate the check engine light, if it does come back on…get a scan check done.
    It may just be a soft code (soft code), if it’s a hard code, it will come back on & requires rechecking.

    Love you guys, safe travels.
    Robert Peace. ( Mechanic)

  2. Robert Peace on September 29, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    Oh, one other thing.
    Nathan, get a code checker!!!
    If you can throw us the engine code, you will find out from your conditions at hand…you will receive enough comments to narrow down what repairs are required.

    Again, love your show.

  3. Bob Lovell on September 29, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    Hey guys! Been following you a long time! Just wanted to say we tow our fifth wheel with a superduty and I will anted to know when things were about ready to go wrong or scan codes on the truck. You ca. Go on amazon and get a obdII bluetooth adapter for 20 bucks or less. Then get the torque app which connects and allows you to monitor all your vehicle sensors and scan and clear codes. Well worth the money!

  4. Hector on September 29, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    Maybe the truck is squatting a little much because all the weight in the forward compartment.

  5. Nancy on September 30, 2019 at 7:35 am

    We plan to travel semi full time in our RV when my husband retires and we like to “wing it” too with campground stays. Do you travel mostly during the week and do you have trouble finding a place to stay when you don’t have reservations ahead of time?

  6. Mark Wilson on October 4, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    That’s a pretty noticeable squat. How much weight do you have on the bed with a full aux tank and the weight of the trailer? Is it more than the truck’s payload/hitch rating? A newer model truck and rather than get the factory air-suspension system repaired, it’s removed?! Is it possible the rough ride is because the truck is bottoming out on the bumper stops because of too much weight on the rear of a short bed? Hopefully you’re aware of the possible ramifications if in fact the truck is squatted down and bottoming out routinely while towing. That would obviously make for a rough ride since the suspension isn’t doing what it is designed to do, besides being totally unsafe for your family. It was ill-advised to get a short bed to tow that thing to begin with. Were you informed the factory air-suspension had been removed and purchased it anyway? That should have immediately prompted a new search for a better truck for the role you are using it in. Who the heck removes factory equipment integral to the truck’s towing capacity and safety, and then sells it to somebody who seemingly hasn’t done his homework?! You need some Frank and Earnest time with somebody who can knowledgeably address whether it’s even safe to tow that thing with your family in the truck.

    • Psl767-camping on October 6, 2019 at 7:15 am

      I would stop by an Autozone or Advance Auto and have them scan it for the code. Its free for them to do it until you can buy an bluetooth adaptor. No that you are loaded up, I would take it to a cat scale to see what the weight is on all the axles. That will tell you if you are over weight on the rear or not.

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