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RE: Half ton towing

Gosh golly gee Batman, there must be thousands and thousands of overloaded Silverado’s, F150s, Ram 1500s and Tundras pulling trailers out there. Ohhh, the humanity! I think it really depends on your definition of "overloaded". If your definition of overloaded is travelling above the manufacturer's specified GVWR of the vehicle, then yes, I'd say there are thousands of people pulling overloaded, and that also includes many 3/4-ton vehicles, based on data I've seen from people who even bother weighing their rigs. On the other hand, if your definition of overloaded is pulling over the rated "tow capacity"....then most are likely within that magical number..... Then there's overloaded as in over the rear axle GAWR.
01tundra 12/03/21 08:39am Travel Trailers
RE: Half ton towing

Average TW for Flagstaff Micro Lights is 670 lbs per their brochure weights. For most 1/2 tons thats a good starting point. Most 1/2 ton receivers can handle north of 1,000 lbs. Average brochure UVW is 5438 lbs. Again perfect start for 1/2 ton buyers. The dry tongue weight on our Mini Lite 2109S (the lightest model available) was advertised as 412 lbs. Lightly loaded ours scales at 660 lbs, that's with lithium batteries mounted in the rear of the trailer, water tanks empty and the front storage area practically empty. Mini/Micro Lites are very tongue heavy, most of the 25XX series have a loaded tongue weight over 1,000 lbs.
01tundra 12/03/21 06:50am Travel Trailers
RE: Does closing most A/C vents create back-pressure?

If you close too many vents you restrict airflow across the evaporator coil. If you restrict air flow across the evaporator coil the evaporator coil will start to freeze up. If you freeze up your evaporator coil you run the risk of slugging the compressor with liquid refrigerant because it doesn't have a chance to flash to a gas in the evaporator. If you slug the compressor you run the risk of it failing. Now your too high of airflow problem is fixed because you no longer have an operating AC unit.
01tundra 07/22/21 07:27am Tech Issues
RE: Fog lights on w/ High Beams, New GM trucks

But...on this thread, these functional beam patterns are not of interest...just cool factor...AKA looks Nice assumption......:R
01tundra 03/07/21 09:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: Fog lights on w/ High Beams, New GM trucks

I question how full manual control of the fogs is possible with the Boostauto or DIY diode mod. IIRC, Boostauto doesn't claim the ability to turn off the fogs when high beams are activated and it doesn't make sense that it would be possible. Last 2 trucks I did, the fogs were automaticlaly on with the high beams. Just like this one. Regardless, if you have your brights on, it's for more light and the more the better! I haven't really given it much thought, but I can confirm that the Boostauto kit does indeed allow you to turn the fogs on/off with high beams on via the factory fog light switch.
01tundra 03/06/21 08:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: Fog lights on w/ High Beams, New GM trucks

I installed this kit on our 2017 GMC 2500HD, works great. It installs on one of the plugs inside the cab. Allows you to use the fog lights on either low or high beam, fog light switch still functions as designed. So the fog lights only come on if you choose to hit the factory switch. All this kit does is prevents the fog lights from being automatically switched off when switching from low to high beam "if" you have the fog lights turned on. After install your lights will function as follows: Low Beams Only- Only Low Beams will be on Fog Lights Only- Only Fog Lights will be on Low Beams & Fogs- Only Low Beams & Fogs will be on High Beams- Low Beams, Fog Lights, & High Beams will all be on (GM by default normally turns off the fogs when in high beam, but this kit solves that) Running the fog lights with high beam in rural areas such as ours really helps....and before anyone wants to lecture me on how it's illegal because you could blind oncoming vehicles, I'm not of of the jacka$$e$ who approaches oncoming vehicles with my high beams on so it's a non-issue.
01tundra 03/05/21 07:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: 60a DC-to-DC Charger Powered by 220a Alternator

Our 12/12-18 Victron DC-DC charger outputs around 25A and the draw on the truck side is pushing 30A. I ran a dedicated 4 AWG circuit since it's approximately 40 ft in length and I was afraid that there could be times when the alternator output dropped such that the input voltage would be below the minimum allowable with the factory 12 AWG charge wire. Victron recommends a minimum of 16 sqmm wire cross sectional area (approx. 5 AWG) for a 32 ft circuit length at 12V. I used Anderson connectors for between the truck and trailer.
01tundra 01/25/21 10:45am Tech Issues
RE: Tow vehicle charging RV batteries

I ran a dedicated 4AWG charge circuit from one of our truck batteries back to a 150A Anderson plug mounted on the hitch. Used a Blue Sea 50A battery post fuse on the truck. Installed a 4AWG pigtail in the trailer that powers a Victron 12/12-18 DC-DC charger. We now get 25A charge current to our trailer batteries.
01tundra 12/08/20 07:43am Travel Trailers
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