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RE: Time for new tires already?

All that said, skinny little tires on the front of a heavy diesel dually combined with very few running true steering tires on LDTs is one of the worst recipes for long tire life.
Grit dog 10/01/22 11:06am Tow Vehicles
RE: Time for new tires already?

I ran the OEM Michelin LT265/70-17 E LTX AS on my '03 2500 Dodge/ Cummins for 113k miles before they finally wore down close to the wear bars. The tire had hard rubber with very poor traction on any wet/frozen surface. The same OEM Michelins in a 16" LT E on a new '01 2500 Dodge/Cummins lasted 84k miles close to the wear bars. Went with a Bridgestone Revo at that time. Huge gain in traction. Ran them for 68k miles till they made too much noise for my use. I'm rural out here with lots of highway miles with very little city miles. I'm a conservative driver and don't square my corner turns like I see many LDTs/cars/suv drivers do. I've always got over 60k mile out of light truck tires on 3/4 and one ton LDTs even the ones I had in service (hiway). I still use Bridgestone or Cooper AT type tires on my LDTs. Jimlin People doing any kind of highway use will always get more miles on tires than someone like me that does maybe 20% highway. I'm always scrubbing the front tires on turns, stop and go one in micro spinning or skidding the tires. This can easily make a 2-1 ratio of Mike's per tire highway vs city use. Even the rubber compound, tread design etc make a difference Marty Both very informative posts and things that most people don’t comprehend or even think about. To bionic man’s post, Colorado was the most tire eatin’ place I’ve lived. But we were in the mountains and every drive to anywhere was high speed highway with tight turns. Only place I routinely would have tires flipped outside in on the rims to get more tire life as the outside half of tread would wear quicker than the inside. AZ seemed bad too. Maybe all the mountain towing and extreme heat. By comparison, living in W WA for the last decade, is the easist conditions on tires. My reasoning, not as extreme speed and curves as the Rockies. Even the major passes here are less extreme and I90 is pretty straight comparatively over Snoq. Less heat and duration of hot weather in the summer and the big one, rain. An avg of over half the year on wet roads equals less tire wear from all actions as driver controlled input is less harsh by default and coefficient of friction is less and easier on the rubber.
Grit dog 10/01/22 11:05am Tow Vehicles
RE: How many of you own an EV?

When you go to one of those charging stations like they have here at Walmart, how much does it cost to recharge your EV? Idk, but I tried to find the picture of charging our SRT8 at an EV spot, must've deleted it. Only parking spot left in a parkade (Canadian for parking garage) was for EVs, but I saw a Tesla parked in a dino burner spot, so I opened the gas tank filler door and stuck the charging cable in the filler neck. Was good to go for the night. But the gas tank still read half empty in the morning.:?
Grit dog 09/30/22 02:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How many of you own an EV?

^Awesome! Good clean fun! Unless you're more of a dress like a furry or dye your hair purple and make up a new pronoun for yourself and loot stores, in the name of peaceful protest type of prankster...
Grit dog 09/30/22 02:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Load Range F Tires

I got 5-6 yrs typically running LT215-85-16 or 225-75-16 hauling a 765 bobcat, and tbo15 trackhoe on the same trailer doing landscape work. Typically 10,500 on axles, 1500-1700 hw. I usually ran cooper highway tires. Usually rotted in some shape or form before out of tread. I choose not to skimp on tires too much in the 35 yrs before semi retiring 5 yrs ago. I did find coopers generally speaking a good bang for buck tire all around. Marty Coopers have been my favorite truck tire for years now. Both my F350s have a set. Never tried them on the trailers. That would make no sense since Cooper doesn't make trailer tires that I've ever seen and a 235-85-16 LT tire would be a significant downgrade on capacity compared to the multitude of ST tire options in load range E, F and G, same size tire.
Grit dog 09/30/22 12:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: Jacking/Lifting Trailer for Wheel Bearing/Brake Service?

Just go rent a 10 ton fork lift and be done with it. 2 Thumbs up !
Grit dog 09/30/22 12:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: How many of you own an EV?

Lots of these GEEZERS are still here, even though they have no RV! Exactly I always wondered what the deal was with that. Not just this forum, but fairly common to see someone post "Just sold _____ see ya around. Since I don't own ____ anymore, I'm leaving." I mean, fair enough if someone isn't interested in whatever the subject is any longer. But just because I sold the camper doesn't mean I'm not a camper or RVer anymore. The only difference is I have about 5 less repair projects on my list, more room in the driveway and shop for the time being and a fat stack of Benjis in my pocket. Haven't quit camping. Never even alluded to it.
Grit dog 09/30/22 11:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: How many of you own an EV?

Since it’ll only be a small reduction we shouldn’t bother making the effort to reduce emissions. Got it, if it’s not a home run don’t bother. So in your opinion, what size reduction from a means to reduce emissions is worth the effort: 10%, 50%? As opposed to several means each making small reductions. 3 words. Cost benefit ratio
Grit dog 09/30/22 11:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: How many of you own an EV?

Grit dog said: "Memory loss? [email protected] man...I thought we were friends? LOL I'm young enough to be most of y'alls kid. I don't think CRS is setting in yet?" Hey, nothin wrong with just messin with ya a little!:) Of course we are friends, if anyone else is wondering! I've a number of friends on these forums, that I'd hate to see leave, and certainly you are one of them! Jerry It's cool. I was joking as well. Good times!
Grit dog 09/30/22 11:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: New 2024 Chevy HD and Increased Dmax Power

TomAAto, Tomahhto... who cares...
Grit dog 09/30/22 09:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

https://electrek.co/2022/09/26/tesla-semi-electric-trucks-spotted-shipped-ahead-deliveries/ Couple more SEMI have been spotted... Y'all implied that these trucks were being shipped somewhere to be delivered to customers...by association with the article that said that. What's even funnier, is have you ever seen new semi tractors being shipped on a lowboy? The correct answer would be no. They drive them to location, typically with 2 or 3 more tractors piggy backed off the 5th wheel plates. I wonder why not even a Tesla test mule, which these obviously are, since they're licensed and DOT registered, would need ot be trailered? Oh, yeah, because the Duracells would run out somewhere around the CA/NV state line with no way to charge them back up!
Grit dog 09/30/22 09:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: How many of you own an EV?

https://costeffective.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/diesel-smoke.jpg Don't call 'em Dirtymax for nuthin... I see there's no Rock On emoji here to use! :B
Grit dog 09/30/22 09:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: How many of you own an EV?

I gather from another thread that OP has sold his RV and moved on. I'm sure someone else will step up to perpetuate the EV panic. Who said I moved on? I'm still here for ya' bud. Lots of these GEEZERS are still here, even though they have no RV! Grit being an Icon here for many years!! Even with his sarcasm, and memory loss, still a good source of info, and entertaining too! Jerry Memory loss? [email protected] man...I thought we were friends? LOL I'm young enough to be most of y'alls kid. I don't think CRS is setting in yet?
Grit dog 09/30/22 09:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: Adding electric heat element to gas water heater

He states Aluminum tank, That means he has an ATWOOD heater. Atwood Heaters have NO Anode rod at all. They are NOT needed on the Aluminum tank. Only Suburban Water heaters have and require the Anode rod. If you install a HOT ROD on a ATWOOD tank, it would be best to remove the element every 6 months or so, to prevent galling and also to drain the Water heater. Installing a HOT ROD eliminates the drain system on the ATWOOD water heater. Galling should not happen in 6 months or less, so keeping the threads free is a good idea. Doug Thank you. The keyboard plumbers here aren't any better than the keyboard mechanics...
Grit dog 09/30/22 09:04am Tech Issues
RE: Jacking/Lifting Trailer for Wheel Bearing/Brake Service?

Also, once lifted, where are jack stands being placed? If using a bottle jack, the jack would be in the way of placing jack stands there....(close to wheel). Under the frame, or not. No need for a jack stand anyways unless you remove both wheels at the same time….
Grit dog 09/30/22 12:24am Travel Trailers
RE: Jacking/Lifting Trailer for Wheel Bearing/Brake Service?

Least effort and lowest point is from under the u bolts. Only have to Jack it up a tiny bit to get the wheel off. Vs having to potentially block up from your jack to reach the frame and then having to lift much higher to unload the suspension.
Grit dog 09/29/22 05:08pm Travel Trailers
RE: Jacking/Lifting Trailer for Wheel Bearing/Brake Service?

This has been beat to death multiple times here.... Cliffs notes: It's fine to use the frame, near the spring perches. It's fine to lift the axles from the u bolts. It's fine to use any means of ramp/wedge/thingy to drive up on.
Grit dog 09/29/22 02:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: How many of you own an EV?

I gather from another thread that OP has sold his RV and moved on. I'm sure someone else will step up to perpetuate the EV panic. Who said I moved on? I'm still here for ya' bud.
Grit dog 09/29/22 01:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52391613051_c5c028eff5_c.jpg video Ooooohhh Woooooowwww! Thanks for sharing! :R
Grit dog 09/29/22 01:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2023 Ford Super Duty Reveal

Maybe Frod is planning to capitalize on the even greater cost of diesel ownership in recent years and the perception (somewhat reality) of lack of emissions reliability and going to bump the 7.3 up to where it is literally blowing the doors off of GM and Ram gassers. Seems like a smart move. There's a market there. Moreso than a HD plug in hybrid currently.
Grit dog 09/29/22 01:26pm Tow Vehicles
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