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RE: Tariffs trip up the all-American RV industry

Is this what ya do when you get old? Sit around and argue about economics, politics and the weather (and axle ratings, lol)?
Grit dog 07/19/19 10:33am General RVing Issues
RE: 2018 GMC Sierra Towing

No T bars on a newer GM. Leveling kit is generally front only to LEVEL the trucks stance. Ben 2" LIFT would be front and rear. But it's just terminology. Just a typical 2" spring bucket leveling kit doesn't affect handling much, at least in the Chevy/Ford/Dodges I've driven with them.
Grit dog 07/18/19 02:27pm Towing
RE: 2018 GMC Sierra Towing

"The trouble is that you and I are coming at this from different perspectives. You have a 3/4 ton truck, I have a 1/2 ton. Different capabilities and different towing experiences. And you said it yourself, there is a lot of missing info the OP has not provided. And just why would you need a hitch for a TC?" I have or have had every flavor of pickup truck out there. 1/2 and 3/4 both sitting in the driveway every night currently. The 1/2 does waaay more towing then the 3/4, currently. I do actually use a hitch behind the tow stuff... It's hard to explain where a guy is coming from on the interwebs, but I've been hooking and pulling trailers behind class 2 to 7 trucks since about 15 years old (never drove semi, much, few dump trucks here n there, but not a truck driver). 100s of different trucks and somewhat equal number of trailers from "normal" to "get my picture on rvnet for towing that stupid bid load with that little truck." Yes my hypothetical numbers may not match the OP's situation, but The principles are the same though and that trailer don't take THAT much weight off the front of the truck. Like BenK and others said, there are other considerations and dynamic loading that increase or decrease weight transfer.
Grit dog 07/18/19 02:25pm Towing
RE: Truck with 5ver towing a boat

Edit. Hi-po always uses a measuring wheel when we get checked.
Grit dog 07/18/19 02:15pm Towing
RE: Truck with 5ver towing a boat

My BIL was pulled over in Minnesota for pulling a boat behind his 5th wheel, and told his 5th wheel was too long by 6 inches. By 6 inches? To know, the officer would have had to measure. Who held the other end of the tape? :hWhen was the last time you had a disagreement with a highway patrolman...and won? :) If you're holding the dumb end of the tape, there's no reason to be 6" too long! just sayin.... Had a nosy b!tch neighbor who didn't like me building a new house. So at every opportunity she'd call the county building dept and complain that I was building too close to the lake. (Technically I was. The setback requirement was 75' and depending on how you interpreted it, I was anywhere from about 65-85' back. She didn't know a dang thing, there was no required building inspections or surveys. Every time the poor inspector came out to answer the complaint, I held the dumb end of the tape, through the brush, down at the edge of the lake to make sure it was less than 75'!! He showed up I think 5 different times. After the first 3, he'd just have a beer and ask me if I moved the house any closer to the lake since the last time he'd been out!
Grit dog 07/18/19 02:13pm Towing
RE: Gravel rv pad?

As mentioned, depends. Does it need to be somewhat structural, or can the trailer sit on it now without it sinking, getting soft (even in the rain and spring thaw)? If so, just 3-4" of crushed rock to pretty it up. If not, need 6-12" of road base, compacted, then cap it with a little gravel. Even softer? Layer of fabric/geogrid then base and gravel. Best to put down a vapor barrier for 2 purposes. Keeps excessive moisture out of the subgrade and controls weeds.
Grit dog 07/18/19 02:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tariffs trip up the all-American RV industry

Woohoo! RV experts and accounting experts!! On a better note, the AreVee is all loaded up for 10days vacation leaving tonight! 1st time out of the garage this year!! And the last, boooo.
Grit dog 07/18/19 01:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dmax Suburban for sale - $60k

^ where’s it listed?
Grit dog 07/18/19 11:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: Dmax Suburban for sale - $60k

^Doubt it. It’s a scam or junk. If it’s legit, you should have already bought it and make a bunch of money. Seems legit. I've seen my share of scam adds, it doesn't seem to check any of those boxes. You never know though. I don't have that kind of money for a 15 year old suburban though, or I'd go check it out. There is also one for $15k but it is in rough shape. $24K is a bit higher that a similar condition/age duramax pickup in my area (except for those guys who ting their trucks are gold plated). No one cares about suburbans around here, they all want them big dezul's to put 6" stacks and stretched tires on. 3/4 ton SUV's are kind of a niche market. Maybe our definitions of super nice vary. But if it’s actually in great shape, real duraburb conversion and not a sht pile of miles, I’ll wire you the $ and ship it here and make some money!
Grit dog 07/18/19 11:05am Tow Vehicles
RE: 3.5 Ecoboost Feels Like a V6

Surprised to hear that. My Bil recently bought a 3.5 EcoBoost to pull his 8K trailer and likes it better than his previous 6.0 PS. He still disappears in my rearview mirror in the mountains when I get on the Hemi.:B Unless your Hemi is under the hood of a car and is 6.x liters, Haha, cough cough, bullchit....
Grit dog 07/18/19 11:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: 6 people in an F350

If you’re paranoid about it, don’t do it. #whocares
Grit dog 07/18/19 11:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: Gas TV for a year long trip

Lantley summed it up in one succinct statement. End of discussion. I can take a new 6.0, 4.10 Chevy and it’ll sht all over itself pulling an 8-10k flatbed trailer between here and Spokane. Truck will get 7mpg, shift 1,234 times and have to stop in Moses lake for gas. I can take my old Dodge 5.9, same size fuel tank. 4500lb 12’x8’ billboard in the bed (camper) and a 6500lb boat behind it. I will downshift it exactly once for necessity to 5th gear coming out of Vantage. Truck will pull 6th but egts get too high. And have enough fuel to get into Montana a little ways. You decide which you prefer.
Grit dog 07/18/19 10:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: 5 liter SUVs and truck capability.

There are about 10,000,000 5.3s and 5.4s and some are as different as apples and dog poo, so what is the question specifically? You’re talking 2 trucks of the same era, so upgrading from a 5.3 in a GMT 400 truck to a 5.4 3v and a 6 speed would be an upgrade. If your 5.3 is gmt 800 with a 6 speed, then pick you favorite grille badge. Both are good engines and both have their own sometimes major issues.
Grit dog 07/18/19 10:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Chevy HD 1k mile MPG

The High Country def looks better in the front than the Chevy worded one. Be interesting to see what figures come up for towing. All big 3 have lots of "thrills and do-dads" which can be mind boggling, but $$$$ if something goes south. $76k for a SRW truck? Man I bought a '86 GMC w 6.2 L for 13K then a '91 GMC for 24K. Man !!! And if you hooked both the old trucks together, they’d pull about half as much as the new one, so $ per pound towing capacity is a wash and he comfort and high tech goodies come for free!
Grit dog 07/18/19 10:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: I finally got my 3500

3 trucks, 3 years. Hope the dealer at least sends you a gift basket at Xmas!
Grit dog 07/18/19 10:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: High mile gas engine trucks

Yup, just don’t have a high mile gasser currently.
Grit dog 07/18/19 10:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tariffs trip up the all-American RV industry

However if you can sell them at $25, I’d do the same. You can blame the price increase totally on tariffs and the costumers who can’t do basic math, like yourself, will believe it.
Grit dog 07/18/19 10:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Tariffs trip up the all-American RV industry

I'm a small business man. If I buy an item to resale and it costs me $10 then I sell it for $20. So if there is a 25% tariff it would cost me $12.50 and I'd sell it for $25.00. That represents quite a large jump in price to my client. It would only be half as much jump in price if you didn’t pad on more profit....jus sayin.
Grit dog 07/18/19 10:36am General RVing Issues
RE: Which comes first, the trailer or the hitch system?

Good questions baker. And good to find a more powerful truck. That 6 banger will tow, but it’ll be at its limits and will be a turd from the getgo. Sorry, can’t help with preferred wdh. Never used one, but if you ask some folks they’re the next best invention since beer in a can. It’s also no wonder CW sponsers this board. Some of these discussions sell more “stuff” for RVing than one could possibly imagine. WDHs being one of the predominant items! Personally, I’d tow the trailer “naked” first and see what’s needed. But thsts me. I don’t like spending $ on something I might not need before I know if i need it based on internet reccomendations.
Grit dog 07/18/19 10:33am Towing
RE: Was rear ended on the highway

Every auto accident is not necessarily a winning lottery ticket.So true - but many people think it is. Like me, the OP has USAA insurance. He's not going to get screwed by them - stated from experience with their claims process. Hope that's the case. Problem is, idk if the OP knows where to start to help protect his assets.
Grit dog 07/18/19 08:55am General RVing Issues
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