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RE: Tires

I had Maxxis M8008 and now Carlisle HD. I am happy with both and tow at 70mph.
APT 09/01/19 07:17am Travel Trailers
RE: Weight Dist Hitch

I would not trust the sleeve. I have heard several issues from slop to worn pin holes. Just get the 2/5" drop shank.
APT 08/19/19 12:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: Real towing advise please

Stick to about 6k dry, get a good WDH with integrated sway control, and enjoy the journey as we ll as the destination.
APT 08/14/19 08:27am Travel Trailers
RE: 2013 GMC 1500 longevity?

Search the used classifieds on how many 200k+ mile GM trucks are on the market. I expect many at not low prices since they seem to last when taken care of. We have 117k miles on 2011 Suburban 6.0L (Similar engine design to your 5.3). I expect to keep it for another 117k miles!
APT 08/09/19 05:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bunkhouses similar to 272BHS with light hitch weight

While it is good to have that detailed analysis, I would stop there. If you are @ GVWR +/- 100 pounds you won't tell much difference. Pick the model your family (or wife) likes best and focus on a good WDH and how to adjust it. If you restore 100% of front axle weight, you will put some of the loaded TW back on the TT axles, not the TV axles, maybe 10%. Move on to the enjoyment of RVing phase.
APT 08/01/19 05:27am Travel Trailers
RE: Maximum length for 1500

My TT is 32' plus another 18" when the rear rack is extended. It weighs 5500 pounds dry, and I expect 6500-7000 pounds loaded depending on the trip. I towed it for 2 seasons with a 2003 Supercrew F-150. When my WDH was adjusted properly, it towed comfortably at 75mph. I now tow with a 3/4 ton Suburban with 600 pounds more payload, but 8" shorter wheelbase. Same trailer still tows well at 75mph. Length is not really an issue. 7000 pounds and 33' or 7000 pounds and 30' will tow very much the same. Longer is usually easier to back up. Just keep in mind any what site you will fit into. Paylaod when loaded up is usually the problem with 2010+ half tons. What does your driver's door label Tire and Loading sticker list your occupant weight as?
APT 07/26/19 07:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: Gonna have to change my signature picture..

Congratulations, Mitch. Lots of new memories to make with that new RV!
APT 07/25/19 05:11am Travel Trailers
RE: High mile gas engine trucks

117k miles on our 6.0L/6-spd combo. I expect at least double that. Check out how many HD trucks are for sale with over 200k miles. This engine is very reliable.
APT 07/20/19 07:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2018 GMC Sierra Towing

While I agree in principal with Grit, math based upon estimates is poor. "4,338" trailer weight seems like a published wry weight. Could be 5500-6000 pounds loaded with 800 pounds of TW. I have no idea. Collect more data - get some facts to make better decisions.
APT 07/17/19 10:23am Towing
RE: Dmax Suburban for sale - $60k

$8k on top of what I paid for my 3/4 Suburban is a tough pill to swallow. Combine that with the GMT900+ receiver limitations and low payload would not immediately improve capability. That's a nice Duraburb, but the market seems tough for a $60k 15 year old vehicle.
APT 07/17/19 10:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2018 GMC Sierra Towing

Lots of things can be a problem, but I recommend spending a couple hours with that WDH. Tilt the head angle more and fewer links under tension. Spend $15 at a CAT scale sounds like a cheap potential solution compared to many other ideas that are speculation and potentially costly to change. 3 passes with 3 axle weights Truck alone Truck with trailer without WD bars Truck with trailer with WD bars Truck front axle Truck rear Axle TT axles (both) If your front axle weighs 3200 pounds alone, trailer tongue on ball may give up 300 pounds to 2900 pounds. Adjust that WDH to get back to 3200 pounds.
APT 07/16/19 08:32pm Towing
RE: Subaru Ascent, VW Atlas, or Rav4 Adventure for light towing?

Forced induction will not lose as much power at higher altitudes than the naturally aspirated engines. The Ascent powertrain should do better in theory... Be careful about payload. Loading up 7 people in a mid-sized SUV can take up a lot of the available payload before adding trailer TW.
APT 07/09/19 07:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: What are my vehicle s limits

3.55 axle, 6-spd, I'm not sure engine. Either 5.0L or 3.5EB should be good for 6k dry. Enjoy.
APT 07/08/19 10:16am Travel Trailers
RE: Test Drove a 6.2l Yukon Denali

If you get a GM, budget for a Black Blear Tuner to change the throttle response and shift behavior so that it feels like 420hp.
APT 06/23/19 11:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: Level trailer

Most WDHs have adjustable ball mounts every 2". I see no reason to be more than 2" out of level. Remember, this is measured by the frame front to rear of trailer.
APT 06/23/19 11:44am Towing
RE: Towing Golf Cart on Utility Trailer

If you can afford an enclosed trailer, I recommend that. Better security, protection from travel and weather abuse, and storage for anything else you may want. Make sure to measure height of door opening if considering enclosed.
APT 06/20/19 04:57am Towing
RE: Tow Vehicle

That will be abut 8k loaded for a long weekend with 1000-1100 pounds of TW. Verify your receiver limit supports that. Add weight of your family to TW and verify your Expy has enough payload per driver's door Tire and Loading sticker.
APT 06/18/19 08:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: Why 4.1 axle?

The difference in fuel consumption between 4.10 and 3.73 is not measurable. Towing and city unloaded may actually be better with 4.10. Unloaded non towing @ 80mph may be 0.5mpg better. But I bet you notice that extra 10% wheel torque with the 4.10 axle every day. With gas engine, get the 4.xx ratio.
APT 06/13/19 08:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Would the Dodge 2500, 5.7 Hemi be a good tow-er?

I expect the following compared to current Suburban. 1) Noticeably better control/handling. 2) Slightly more power/acceleration. I strongly encourage Ram's 6.4L and 4.10 axle to change #2 above from slightly to noticeably. Selection is lower, but fuel consumption and power are both better compared to 5.7L.
APT 06/12/19 03:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Setting up wdh hitch

Check out this thread.
APT 06/12/19 03:03pm Travel Trailers
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