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RE: Fed up with tire blow outs!!!

I do the same with LRE tires in place of LRD. 70 psi is good for the ride and extra capacity. With the primitive suspension our travel trailers have, tires are our first line of suspension. Too hard will beat the trailer unnecessarily. OP, ya done good! Watch those curbs and tire pressures.
Hannibal 09/18/20 05:11am Travel Trailers
RE: Tried towing after new tires & algnment...it did not go well

Browsing the owner's manual of my new F250, it mentions tread squirm in the break in page. I don't feel it with mine running empty on the Goodyears. I did feel it with my 2010 when new on its Continentals for a little while. Not white knuckles though.
Hannibal 09/12/20 07:29pm Towing
RE: Ford 7.3 v8

I have about 13,000 miles on my 7.3, I’m averaging 14 miles to the gallon combination 30 % highway 70% city driving, Driving a 24 mile stretch of a straight level 2 Lane Rd. I can average 16.2 at 57 miles an hour in 10th gear, Pulling an 8 1/2 foot wide 16 foot 6‘6“ inside height enclosed car hauler trailer @‘70 mph was 9.8, I have a 14 foot dump trailer that is rated at 15,500 GVWR, the truck has no problem pulling this trailer @ it’s gross weight, I just bought one of these beasts today. Averaged 16.3mpg on the way home at 55-60mph with a few stops. It's down to mid 13's after we ran around town some tonight. Can't wait to tow with the 7.3L. The 7.3L is the gas option for up to an F-750. Should handle our TT or a motor home quite well.
Hannibal 09/11/20 07:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fed up with tire blow outs!!!

I did not check the tire pressure before I left for this last trip this weekend. Guess that's another check list item before getting on the road. Well you can spend a bushel of bucks for tires, but if you don't take care of them the only thing the heavy tires will do is more damage when they blow. Before your trailer moves every day you need to be sure the tires are aired to max sidewall pressure. (All tires is a good habit) Then, every time you stop, before you do anything else, touch every tire and hub that has been spinning. If 1 tire feels warm compared to others, grab the gauge. Check both it and 1 of the others. The pressure hot tire should be higher. If not, put air in and get to tire repair shop. I believe this is the answer to the problem. My Raineer 225/75 R15 China bombs are about 4.5 years old. So far so good. They’ll be replaced this winter as five years is enough. Keep them aired up to max on the sidewall cold. I would upsize to 15” D rated trailer tires and go camping. And avoid industrial and construction areas. Unfortunately, some contractors take great pride in scattering excess screws and nails from the rear of their work trucks.
Hannibal 09/07/20 04:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: TT Tire Recommendation

Of all the research I’ve done over the years about products I buy, political feeling of the executives has never been a concern. That a president would push for the failure of an American company over political differences is very concerning. Think about that. Take all the time you need. I’ll buy my next set of trailer tires based on cost, quality and preferably made in The USA. Definitely not based on the company’s dress code.
Hannibal 09/05/20 04:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: Best Weight Distribution Hitch

On one trip with the Equalizer, the ground was uneven. I removed the bars before I backed in. When we hitched up to leave, I pulled out to the pavement in the park, ran the trucks rear tires up onto a couple of 2x6 leveling blocks, then easily pushed the bars on, rolled off the boards and away we went. The Reese HP chains are more forgiving. With either, chances are you can just raise the tongue a little higher with the tongue jack. I hate hearing it groan.
Hannibal 09/03/20 04:36pm Towing
RE: Tried towing after new tires & algnment...it did not go well

Yep. Tread squirm with new tires will wake you up! It’ll settle down as they wear in.
Hannibal 09/01/20 09:43am Towing
RE: Oil Change - synthetic oil

Mobil-1 5w-30 went in my ‘05 Hemi powered 2500HD every 5k miles. At 125k when I traded, it still ran like new and used it’s normal .5 qt between changes since new. Same with the 5.4L F250 now. Mobil-1 5w-20 every 5k. At 107k, still like new.
Hannibal 08/28/20 05:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Trunnion Lube?

Just a drop of motor oil on each contact spot on my Reese HP trunnion style. A drop on the top and bottom link of each chain keeps them quiet as well. When using my Equalizer 4-point, marine grease goes on the lube points. With either, any lube is better than no lube.
Hannibal 08/28/20 05:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: GEAR LUBE LEVEL QUESTION, 2016 CTD 2500

So says someone who wanted my advise and where to buy their gear lube. I offered to sell it to him at Dealer Cost and the emails started from there. "I know you are big on the Amsoil brand, thinking of breaking down ,and going with the 75/110 gear lube for my rear axle. I am due to change it, and not seeing a terrible difference in price with it. Do you use one source over another to purchase Amsoil, or where the best place to get it. I am doing this on ONE condition you don't tell anyone :D. No just kidding, it seems like it would be good as any, considering it calls for full synthetic. Thanks" My responding email This is my cost. The shipping is on every order no matter big or small it seems to always be $11.99. Tax is based on my zip. So the total may very slightly. If your interested you would need to figure a way to get it paid. I am assuming 4 quarts? No gallon sizes, it jumps to 5 gallon pail. I figure if you want to post about it’s up to you. Later, Ron "Hi Ron, This is an order I started on the Amsoil web site for 5 quarts of the Severe Gear 75-90 , I joined the club membership for 6 months for $10, which is included in the total, not sure why it didn’t show. It showed before I went to checkout shown below. The price per quart was 13.90. My price for the 75-110 was $14.35, but I decided I don’t need 75-110, towing 13K. If I was to buy just 4 quarts of 75-90 using the the same shipping tax ,plus the $10, it would be a total of 79.56,if it was 75-110 it would be 81.36, so a bit more then your cost by $8.10. For that its not worth it for you to have to mess with it . Actual price difference per quart is $.70 for the 75-110 . My shipping, and tax is helping a little on the total. Kinda offsetting a bit of the $10 membership cost. Thanks for the offer, that was nice of you. I’m thinking its 8.5 pints for the 11.5 axle listed on the Amsoil site, I see you mention 4 quarts ( 8 pints ) my manual is not giving the amount, so if its 4 quarts to fill it, then I got an extra quart for the next time ,no big deal. I noticed on a youtube video, that the 2500 had a fill line to go by, nothing on my 2014 3500 axle, so I am assuming fill to the check hole ???????. Thats what I have always done on my previous trucks, that or find out exactly what the amount is , it sounds like they can be overfilled ??????. One other thing, on my window sticker I saved from my truck purchase ,it has on it a Anti spin rear axle, Is that a limited slip axle??? I sure don’t know. The reason I ask is whether I need that limited slip additive , its something I had to do in my previous truck . Let me ask one other thing, I am a bit anal, thinking I want to replace the gasket, there is a website in Billings, Mt., that has a good price on them, and new bolts if wanted . Is this something you do ?? The new bolts I noticed they offer have the locktite on them. Anyway thanks for any info you can give me." Anyway I could post more but I hope you all get the point, he is against everyDAMZ think I promote and it get's tiresome!!! So you’re a dealer advertising on the RV.net forums? Interesting.
Hannibal 08/28/20 02:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GEAR LUBE LEVEL QUESTION, 2016 CTD 2500

Ford doesn’t approve the use of Amsoil in the 6.7L diesel, so there’s that. When I had my four Cummins Rams, Chrysler didn’t approve Amsoil either.
Hannibal 08/27/20 04:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GEAR LUBE LEVEL QUESTION, 2016 CTD 2500

" My understanding is, Amsoil doesn’t make anything." You should get your facts straight. My OE didn't make it 20k and was SHOT per Blackstone Lab report Mine was as well. I had a chattering while turning when taking off pulling the trailer. I replaced it with Amsoil and the chattering instantly disappeared. I didn’t realize Ram trucks went back to friction disc LS differentials that would chatter when in need of friction additives. Interesting story. :B
Hannibal 08/27/20 08:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: GEAR LUBE LEVEL QUESTION, 2016 CTD 2500

" My understanding is, Amsoil doesn’t make anything." You should get your facts straight. My OE didn't make it 20k and was SHOT per Blackstone Lab report Mine was as well. I had a chattering while turning when taking off pulling the trailer. I replaced it with Amsoil and the chattering instantly disappeared. But, But isn't that stuff just from other oil Companies they dump in a barrel and stir with a paint mixer??????? Lol! Getting closer to the truth!
Hannibal 08/27/20 08:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: GEAR LUBE LEVEL QUESTION, 2016 CTD 2500

" My understanding is, Amsoil doesn’t make anything." You should get your facts straight. My OE didn't make it 20k and was SHOT per Blackstone Lab report So enlighten me. What does Amsoil make?
Hannibal 08/27/20 04:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: GEAR LUBE LEVEL QUESTION, 2016 CTD 2500

" My understanding is, Amsoil doesn’t make anything." You should get your facts straight. My OE didn't make it 20k and was SHOT per Blackstone Lab report Per this White Paper Report that's not shocking. OEM Mopar lube came in second to last out of all the lubes checked. An article by Amsoil Inc. lol!
Hannibal 08/27/20 04:06am Tow Vehicles
RE: GEAR LUBE LEVEL QUESTION, 2016 CTD 2500

A friend has been using Mopar’s gear lube in his 2003 2500HD Ram since its first 30k mile change. At 242k miles last time I asked, there’s really no reason to believe there’s anything better. My understanding is, Amsoil doesn’t make anything. They buy their base stock from oil making companies like Mobil Oil, and blend their recipes of additives, also outsourced. Since I’ve never been convinced there’s anything special about Amsoil, I prefer to buy OTC Mobil-1 at the local auto parts store. When I had my Rams, I filled to just under the fill hole. Too much is as bad as not enough.
Hannibal 08/25/20 05:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: travel trailer towing difficulty

Only reason I use WD is to satisfy the rating of the receiver. Even at that, the bars are barely loaded. I don’t like the stress a WDH puts on the trailer.
Hannibal 08/04/20 11:56am Travel Trailers
RE: truck/trailer sway

I’d recommend increasing tire pressure to the 51psi on the sidewalls for towing. Goodyear HT should be good for highway towing. Looking forward to your CAT scale results.
Hannibal 07/27/20 03:52am Towing
RE: truck/trailer sway

You need some friction to resist minor sway from gusty winds and passing trucks. An Equalizer 4 point or a Reese Straight Line will do the job but they’re a bit noisy. https://www.etrailer.com/question-116001.html
Hannibal 07/26/20 05:25am Towing
RE: Weight distribution hitch for lifted truck

Two family members tow 30’+ travel trailers with lifted 4x4 trucks. Worth the extra effort for them. Definitely not a deal breaker.
Hannibal 07/22/20 05:19am Towing
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