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RE: That Cummins, she’s just a ____ing machine!

2000# on the ball with no WD....... oh my. Must be I overestimated that. As it's pressure and height that calcs to how much weight it's supporting. Just read the specs and supposedly the trailer's dry tongue weight is 1355lbs. I had the wdh in the front compartment and idk, maybe a half tank of water, wherever that is, but it appears it's right over the axles as that's where the drain valve is? In hindsight, I'm guessing it was more like 1500-1600lbs? Either way, she towed like a dream and within the rating of the hitch and receiver.
Grit dog 05/18/21 03:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: That Cummins, she’s just a ____ing machine!

Oh, and 6 in a row, built to tow! 8 in a vee....you know the rest!
Grit dog 05/18/21 01:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: That Cummins, she’s just a ____ing machine!

Did I mention, the WDH that came with it is up for sale on FB and CL currently? Don't need that shizzz... :C
Grit dog 05/18/21 01:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 3.31 gears at 40,000 lbs gross.

^^^ At the risk of starting another drawn-out debate. There is way more into why taller rear gears put more stress on the trans/driveline especially when towing than just engine hp/and torque. I will leave it that. I guess if you’re having problems with failing driveline components and you want to speed things up to reduce you’re high maintenance costs you better do that. I don’t think I’ve even had as much as a u joint fail in the last 20 years on a pick up truck. (Even though I know this was a passive-aggressive jab) I am not having any failures and have not had one u-joint replaced either in 140k miles, but the fact still remains that a taller rear gear ratio puts more stress on the transmission and driveline, especially when you tow in higher gears. Aaaaand we're off!
Grit dog 05/18/21 01:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New camper towing

"If you are sticking with that vehicle,you need to add a transmission cooler and a transmission temp. gauge. In the 70s when I was a mechanic . I made plenty of money off people who thought if the engine was running cool the transmission was cool also." You know this based on cars you used to work on almost 50 years ago? I agree that trans temp is one of the critical concerns when towing, but the trailering package could simply be a hitch and maybe a brake controller wiring. OP didn't even mention what year or trim/level of vehicle. Any of the variants are at least like 260hp and 6 or 9 speed, so capable from that standpoint. But the OP needs to provide more info, or more succinctly, go do the research. Find a Chevy traverse website or talk to a dealer.
Grit dog 05/18/21 01:23pm Beginning RVing
RE: TV tire life

They might be the life blood, but I’m probably going to have to donate a kidney to put new shoes on the Ram, so if they make it longer than 4 years, I’m runnin ‘em!
Grit dog 05/18/21 09:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: 3.31 gears at 40,000 lbs gross.

I will say 4x4ord, you have had better luck on this fishing trip than the previous one about the bump stops! Proof that sometimes it’s not the lake, but rather the bait you’re using... Say's the guy who created this thread " > That Cummins, she’s just a ____ing machine!" :B I brought that thread back up for ya. In case you forget what a real truck looks like in the last couple weeks!! :B
Grit dog 05/18/21 09:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: 3.31 gears at 40,000 lbs gross.

So was that other pic of the bumpee stops on your 2021 truck? 6500km and it’s rusting away.... That is the ‘21 with the rusty rear axle. I thought the same thing as you when I was taking the pic. Very poor paint on that axle. Hopefully it lasts till the ‘22 shows up.:) [email protected] You might wanna get out the por15! Jk, I always giggle when people are like “look at the rust on my ( insert any undercarriage part here). Do you think it will be ok?”
Grit dog 05/18/21 09:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: That Cummins, she’s just a ____ing machine!

Bringing this back to the top for Fish!
Grit dog 05/18/21 09:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tongue Weights weighed

To put it more simply (maybe?). We generally view the scenario as a statics calculation, simple moment diagram. At some point, one would think the ratings were derived from taking dynamic loading scenarios into consideration, and they have been. To what extent? Who knows. But the angle of the vehicle does come into play. Not hugely, as a couple degree difference in angle, still has only slightly less vertical components and a very small horizontal component. Now add in dynamic loading, hitting bumps and dips at speed, how much does the suspension absorb and what are those stresses on the suspension vs how much load is momentarily added or taken away... None of us know that, but the fact of the matter remains, there is a practical limit and dissecting that seems to be a popular past time here. Which is contrary to the entire rest of my almost 49 years on this planet, 33 of which have been driving and alot of towing.
Grit dog 05/18/21 09:29am Towing
RE: New camper towing

I wouldn't even bat an eye at towing a, sub 3000lb (by the time you fill it up ready to camp) popup camper with a traverse. Trailer hitch and possibly a trans cooler needed. Would be good to talk with someone who actually knows what goes into the towing package, but engines are generally designed to use all their horsepower, so great chance the radiator is the same. Drivetrain wise, they're only offered with one engine trans/gearing combo and no mention of different ratios options in the finals. Trailer brakes, if a little popup like that actually comes with brakes, I'd use them. You can get a bluetooth brake controller easy enough. If it doesn't then I wouldn't be worried. Bottom line, no reason a 310hp midsize SUV will have any issues with a mid size popup camper, regardless of what the rvnet weight authorities are saying. That's what popups are made for...
Grit dog 05/18/21 09:16am Beginning RVing
RE: TV tire life

Bummer blofgren. That beer we were supposed to have is probably warm by now too... Can’t reach it from here, lol! Here’s to the border opening soon!
Grit dog 05/17/21 11:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Serpentine Belt?

Got to ask a question. Has anyone had one actually break? If so, how many miles did it have on it? Never seen one break that wasn’t the result of some other failure, taking out the belt. Old habits I suppose, but a new belt and idler and tensioner pulley on an older or higher mileage vehicle is cheap insurance. Which I realize sounds silly if not replacing everything that spins like the alternator and steering pump. But...
Grit dog 05/17/21 11:13pm Tech Issues
RE: New Serpentine Belt?

I'm going to see if the labeling is still on the belt. Need to get into the closet to get access as this is a rear radiator. If not then will have it changed at next service. To some who suggested the results of a pickup truck, this is different in a rear radiator as there is no hood, easy access or ability to work easily. You need to stand on your head in a closet or be under the engine reaching up. Not being sarcastic but just realistic. Sounds like even more reason to replace it pre emptively then. If it’s original.
Grit dog 05/17/21 11:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Help! Onan 4K generator refuses to start and stay on

^Awesome Thanks!’ That’s good seems about the amount I got in there. Kennyg. Yeah if the battery deal isn’t the problem. Not likely if you’re using the rig. Then I’d probably take the carb apart and clean er out.
Grit dog 05/17/21 10:05pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Question about a Ford F 350 Drw

In theory, btwn sand and snow super singles seem to be a good fit for me. In reality, you’re building a high $ overland rig in your head which is awesome.
Grit dog 05/17/21 01:47pm Truck Campers
RE: 3.31 gears at 40,000 lbs gross.

I will say 4x4ord, you have had better luck on this fishing trip than the previous one about the bump stops! Proof that sometimes it’s not the lake, but rather the bait you’re using...
Grit dog 05/17/21 10:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: 3.31 gears at 40,000 lbs gross.

^Like button for mkirsch!
Grit dog 05/17/21 10:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: suggestions for screen door with dog

I’ll go out on a limb and say that there isn’t a RV screen door that is made that will withstand even a half hearted attempt by an 80lb dog to go through it. If you’re concerned about the dog getting out, the storm door will need to be closed. If you’re worried about the door, reinforcing the screen area will just destroy the door of the dog pushes on it. And if it’s a Husky, you’re quite likely concerned about the first thing.
Grit dog 05/17/21 09:58am Tech Issues
RE: 3.31 gears at 40,000 lbs gross.

So was that other pic of the bumpee stops on your 2021 truck? 6500km and it’s rusting away....
Grit dog 05/16/21 11:40pm Tow Vehicles
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