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RE: Comcast home data cap

I am a happy Comcast Internet user. I do not believe there is a data cap, just an allowance for your plan rate. There are extra costs if I exceed the current 1.2TB limits. We have 5 people in household, all working/school from home, and stream all "TV" content. We typically use about 900-1000GB per month.
APT 11/24/20 07:45am Technology Corner
RE: 1/2 ton towing

8500 pounds dry, bunk house to support family. You'll be at 9500-10000 pounds loaded with 1200-1400 pounds TW. You will want a TV with about 2200 pounds of payload, a receiver with at least 1400 pound TW rating. I can't think of any half ton that meet those. The feedback of people towing with half tons is that 7000 pounds loaded is comfortable, 8000 pounds is much less. I agree with afidel to cut 2000-2500 pounds off dry weight. Or go to 3/4 ton.
APT 11/24/20 07:35am Travel Trailers
RE: GM 6.2L 420hp and 10-speed

GM is similar. USe shifter to pick "Manual" mode. From a stop, it will show '1'. Then use +/- to pick the top gear the transmission will use.
APT 11/17/20 05:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: marker lights to led marker lights

I did that. Just make sure to test the wiring +/-. Incandescent can work either direction. LED only one direction or current flow.
APT 11/17/20 05:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: Straight-line weight distribution system

I adjusted the WDH after changing tires on last TV, then when I got new TV 9 years ago, and then once when I replaced one of the arms after damage. Just use a lot of torque on those nuts!
APT 11/13/20 09:36am Towing
RE: Brake question

You can very easily test that by jacking up one side of trailer, spinning a tire by hand, and using the manual trailer brake override.
APT 11/13/20 09:32am Travel Trailers
RE: GM 6.2L 420hp and 10-speed

On long hills (or should i say slight upgrades), it would shift (in tow mode) from 6th (2,300 rpm) straight to 4th gear (3,800 rpm) skipping 5th altogether. AND, a GM V-8 just don't sound happy to me at 3,800 rpm. This was a Silverado w/ max towing pkg and 3.42 gearing. 2300rpm sounds like 5th gear to me. That 5.3L can sing all day long at 3800rpm for 300k miles. :) I have same trans, 3.73 gears though. 5th gear for me is about 2200-2500rpm at 65-72mph. One gear downshift is 2900-3300rpm. So I think your trans is going 5th to 3rd gears. This is very typical of our engines/trailer combos for nearly any hill larger than an overpass. I would recommend locking out 5th and 6th gears for your old combo. Keep it close to 3000rpm the time so it dos not need to downshift as often. The 6.2L/10-spd with smaller gear spacing would do better. However, if you lose the same amount of speed in the new 8th gear, the trans will still skip a couple gears get that engine up to 3500-3800rpm to hold your desired speed. So you should pay attention to how often the trans shifts even with new truck. Start to limit the top gears. I recommend targeting 2500-3000rpm for flat highway cruising with any naturally aspirated engine. And that 6.2L will also live 300kmiles at 3800rpm. marpel, The 5.3L and 6.2L both have AFM. I'm not hearing of issues with it in the last 10 years. Look up used 5.3L/6.0/6.2L GM trucks with >200k miles. I bet you find a lot.
APT 11/13/20 09:26am Travel Trailers
RE: Straight-line weight distribution system

I had mine for 10 years. It is picky about adjusting the cam arm length such that the detent on the cam is centered over the lobe. I have the same truck/trailer combo scary at 55mph and comfortable at 75mph depending on that adjustment.
APT 11/12/20 02:35pm Towing
RE: New tow vehicle-releveling WDH

Winter Reading for you to review. The goals of all WDH are the same, but vary is how it is adjusted. Return front axle weight and trailer level to slightly nose down.
APT 11/12/20 07:53am Travel Trailers
RE: GM 6.2L 420hp and 10-speed

I don't have one, but my engineering hat thinks you'll see more than slight improvement with 15% more power and 4 more gears!
APT 11/12/20 07:41am Travel Trailers
RE: Pulling Travel Trailer in Colorado with Tahoe

You'll be slow, maybe 30mph in first or second gear. But that 5.3L will do it without complaints. YOu may want a larger than stock transmission cooler. Flush all your fluids (oil, coolant, trans) and enjoy the views.
APT 11/10/20 09:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: No 3/4 ton trucks.

Coronavirus shut down plants this Spring for 3 months, plus supply chain of parts shut down the same or more in some regions. Plants were under 75% capacity before MY21 changeovers. As Dad said, the plants are trying to catch up, but it will take a while. This is not just a GM HD truck situation.
APT 11/09/20 07:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: looking for music app alternative to google play

Spotify allows the user to import "local files" into its library and playlists. You can log into a Spotify account across many platforms (iOS, Android, Windows, MacOs).
APT 10/30/20 11:48am Technology Corner
RE: Maximum towing

The general feedback for people towing over 8000 pounds loaded with half tons is not positive. How much is your as equipped payload and receiver rating? 8000 pounds loaded means 1000-1200 pounds of tongue weight. How much stuff/people do you put in the vehicle when towing? That Tire and Loading sticker will likely be your limit well under 11,000 pounds for a TT.
APT 10/23/20 08:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: favorite tow vehicle for small trailer??

Subaru Ascent with turbocharged 2.4L should do well, especially at higher elevations.
APT 10/20/20 09:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: Trailer Backup Camera & Tow Mirrors

Wider would be better, but I think you'll be fine with those CIPA for the trip home. That should give you plenty of experience to judge if you want something even wider.
APT 10/19/20 08:30am Towing
RE: Pretty Sure Dual Cam Shouldn't Look Like This!

I had something similar happen to only one side. I just bought replacement dual cam parts so I have one spare now. It is worth contacting Reese as well to help understand how that could happen.
APT 10/13/20 07:18am Travel Trailers
RE: NEW TOW VEHICLE ?

Check the fine print on towing for those vehicles. Some of them have frontal area restrictions. A hybrid or full sized TT at 4000pounds dry and 4500-4800 pounds loaded with a family's gear will not likely be pleasant for a vehicle with only 5000 pound tow rating. Full sized vans are very good values, especially used, compared to the SUVs you listed.
APT 10/12/20 02:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How to tow travel trailer with 2 adults, 3 kids, and 2 dogs

Chevrolet Express or GMC Savana 3500 6.0L/6-spd. Any 2011+ will do great up to 7k dry. Plenty of space inside to spread kids out and dogs. Nissan NV3500 is another solid choice, again, up to 7k dry TT.
APT 10/11/20 07:58am Travel Trailers
RE: Got camper inspected at camping world. Big mistake

I generally recommend avoiding CW (for any sales, parts, or service).
APT 10/07/20 02:32pm Travel Trailers
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