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RE: 2020 IKE raw and unedited

I wonder if the Ford (or any for that matter) would de-fuel if outside temps were hotter and therefore post a longer time. We have a winner!!! IIRCC, that run was in 20 degrees. If it was running hot enough to need the fan then, it WILL most likely have to defuel at 80.... At 100 even more so. The GM ran cold. They even talked about how low the trans temp was. My 2011 runs cool for me in AZ, and the 2020s have upped the cooling system quite a bit.
Huntindog 02/23/20 12:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New truck almost ready to be born

I have a TPW of 3/2 also, truck brothers :). Hoping to see it by the end of March since I am much closer to Flint.Awesome. What are you getting?
Huntindog 02/23/20 01:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: Recommended 16 inch LT tires for TT

I'm getting rid of our 15 inch Marathons on our TT and moving to 16in probably LT225/75R16 with new rims. I have people recommend 16 inch Michelin Defenders but those are well over $200 each. I see someone used GR Commercial T/A with good results but someone else suggested asking for ideas. Please don't restart the LT vs ST fight. You know the ST225/75R15 LRE provides more load capacity than the LT225/75R16 LRE by about 200# per tire. I don't know why you just don't pick a brand and go up to the LRE 15" tires that probably won't cause you to have to change wheels. The ST225/75R15 designated size can also be found with a LRF which is a steel cased tire. However, it would need wheels that would support the 95 PSI required for full load capacity (3195#) from the LRF. Calvin..... He asked everyone not to go there. His decision has been made. Just because you don't agree... It is not your money.
Huntindog 02/23/20 01:43am Travel Trailers
RE: Recommended 16 inch LT tires for TT

Do you want the best? Michelin XPS RIBS. A steel cased tire suitable for retreading. I have been running them since 2006 with no issues. They are not cheap. Due to my location, I replace them at 5 years. I sell them on Craigs list for 300.00 a set. They sell fast, with the first person buying them every time. That helps defray the yearly cost.
Huntindog 02/23/20 01:38am Travel Trailers
RE: 2020 Cummins IKE pull

FWIW, I have always used the CC with the EB on my 2011 Chevrolet. It works so well, I have never tried it the way they do the tests.... Obviously I am not towing 30K....More like 28-30K gross. I "think" that they do the tests the way they as a throwback to the days when the EBs and CCs were not integreated... I "think" that is pretty much standard across the brands now?
Huntindog 02/22/20 12:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: LT tires on your TT? Let the fight begin

I just did some searches. Most say that tires temps will rise by 50 degrees in a half hour at highway speed. Wow! That would put my tires at 160-170 degrees! I do belive it though. My last Blowout was a brand new Marathon LRE, in the summer heading north from Phoenix. The pavement was so hot, I had to take the floormats out of the truck to rest on changing the tire. DW whent behind to wave traffic over as the TT was rocking pretty bad from the windblasts. After getting back on the road, she was really upset about all of the issues we had experienced, and wanted to know what else we could do... I told her about reading here on LTs, and that it would be an expensive swap, but it was the only thing left to do.... She said do it, I don't care what it costs. That was in 2006. No more failures.
Huntindog 02/20/20 04:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: LT tires on your TT? Let the fight begin

Hunting dog, If your TT tires were 110 degrees what was the temperature of your Tow Vehicle tires?That was Gulfcoast that took the temps. I never have. I am curious just how hot is considered OK. I often tow at 110 degrees, and have done it at 115 or more... obviously the tires will be hotter than that. This may be why my STs failed. And LTs with their being able to handle heat better work for me. Living in Phoenix towing in high temps is just a fact of life... And a major reason I have a TT.. To go somewhere cooler for awhile.
Huntindog 02/20/20 04:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: LT tires on your TT? Let the fight begin

Last summer my tires were running about 110-degrees on a 90-degree day. Get a TPMS and you will know exactly.What do you think they would run on a 115 degree day?
Huntindog 02/20/20 12:42pm Travel Trailers
RE: LT tires on your TT? Let the fight begin

Newer ST tires may carry a L (75 mph) or M (81 mph) speed rating. Most LT tires we use on the tow vehicle can carry a R (106 mph) or a S (112 mph) for P tires. Speed rating has to do with the tires ability to cope with internal heat issues rather than how fast we can go. Heat.... Brings up a topic I would like to see expanded upon. I have never checked my tires temps. I am sure some here have... Just what are typical temps? What is considered acceptable? Where on the tire should one take a reading?
Huntindog 02/20/20 03:21am Travel Trailers
RE: LT tires on your TT? Let the fight begin

Reason has left this discussion a long time ago. If you do not like ST tires or you like LTs, GY or whatever your bias, buy what you want. Nobody is going to give you a metal, pay for your choice and it will not go on you permanent record from high school. If it feels good, do it. It is a personal choice. The TT and other trailer makers are not going to change.Lot of truth here. Notice that in spite of my horrible experience with STs, I just inform people that if their luck with STs ever takes a turn for the worse.... That they have options. What kills me is the ST fan bois that refuse to acknowledge this, some even after having many failures,,,,then basically try to scare people away from the LT option.
Huntindog 02/20/20 01:48am Travel Trailers
RE: LT tires on your TT? Let the fight begin

More fuel for the fire: 1) People who replaced their ST tires with LT tires increased the effective load carrying capacity .... because: 2) The load carrying capacity of ST tires is calculated differently than LT tires. The result is that ST tires are rated to carry about 20% more load, but at a lower speed.This people tryied increasing the size and load ranges with STs before throwing in the towel and stepping up to LTs What a waste of money on all those STs I owned
Huntindog 02/19/20 12:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: LT tires on your TT? Let the fight begin

I do not know if any are being made... You certainly are limiting yourself by not upsizing the rim. The first TT that I put LTs on started out with 14s from the factory. When I went to LTs, that was with 16" rims... Which is the sweet spot for LT tires... Many many choices, as that was the primary pickup size for many years.. May still be. When I went to 16s, that meant I needed 6 lug drums. They are pretty cheap, and come with new bearings. I did it at bearing repack time. It made the job easier as I did not have to clean the old grease off of the bearings and drums. I also sold my old stuff on Craigs list. That helped defray the cost of the upgrade.Does anyone make a 14" LT tire? I will not change rim size.
Huntindog 02/19/20 12:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: CP4 bypass kit

For those not familiar with the situation: Bypass kit Exactly! The kit does not keep the CP4 pump from failing, it just keeps a $1k repair from becoming a $10k repair. This is why my brother was about to install the kit before he traded in his truck. His pump was showing signs of failure and he did not want a $10k repair bill like my cousin and another friend had in their PSD's. At the last minute he decided to just trade it in on a CTD. The complete repair kit is $3300 and the book time is 18 hours so I think that 10 -12 k number that we hear of is BS. More accurate would be to say it keeps a $1k repair from becoming a $6k repair. Edit: It could be that if you just have your truck towed to the nearest Ford dealer and pay the bill when its time to pick up the truck you'll be dinged with a 10 - 12k repair bill but I know that is not how I would handle it if it were my truck. As I said before.... When it happens, you may not be in a position to shop around. Besides. even the lower numbers some of you are stating..... Are still BIG numbers. Says the guy who had to pony up the extra cash to purchase the less than ugly front end truck. The problem is you can polish a turd all you want but at the end of the day your still left with a turd. BTW... I sure feel sorry for all those dyed in the wool Chevy fans. :WAre you saying that a new Ford is free? You do realize that GM no longer uses the CP4, right?
Huntindog 02/19/20 02:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: CP4 bypass kit

For those not familiar with the situation: Bypass kit Exactly! The kit does not keep the CP4 pump from failing, it just keeps a $1k repair from becoming a $10k repair. This is why my brother was about to install the kit before he traded in his truck. His pump was showing signs of failure and he did not want a $10k repair bill like my cousin and another friend had in their PSD's. At the last minute he decided to just trade it in on a CTD. The complete repair kit is $3300 and the book time is 18 hours so I think that 10 -12 k number that we hear of is BS. More accurate would be to say it keeps a $1k repair from becoming a $6k repair. Edit: It could be that if you just have your truck towed to the nearest Ford dealer and pay the bill when its time to pick up the truck you'll be dinged with a 10 - 12k repair bill but I know that is not how I would handle it if it were my truck. As I said before.... When it happens, you may not be in a position to shop around. Besides. even the lower numbers some of you are stating..... Are still BIG numbers.
Huntindog 02/18/20 02:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: LT tires on your TT? Let the fight begin

They especially dislike marathons, no surprise. Shocked they are even talking about Marathons since those tires have been out of production for a few years. But there are a lot on the road still, including on one of my cargo trailers. Here's a video I did two years ago comparing the Good Year Endurance vs Les Schwab Dynatrail on my other cargo trailer. I'm also an advocate of balancing your trailer tires as I describe in this videoOn your tire balancing video... You left out the most important thing. Most trailer rims are NOT hub centric, rather they are lug centric. What this means is that the large hole in the center is only roughly centered. And it should not be used to mount it to the balancing machine. The shop needs to use a lug plate adaptor in order to balance the tires. Not doing this can actually make them more out of balance than they were before. Tire shops hate to do this. You gotta ask, and then watch them to be sure they do it. Twice I have caught them not doing it.
Huntindog 02/17/20 03:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: New truck almost ready to be born

DP
Huntindog 02/17/20 10:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: New truck almost ready to be born

The 2020 GMC is a much better looking truck The Chevy is hideous looking Well then it's your opinion and your money. Buy what you like.... And I will buy what I like....FRIEND.
Huntindog 02/17/20 10:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: New truck almost ready to be born

Pretty much like what is in my signature, just a 2020. High Country 4x4 CC D/A Dually, White whith the chacoal umber interior. What is chacoal?You are a smart guy.. You can figure it out.... On second thought, if you need help... It is a mistype.....Charcoal
Huntindog 02/17/20 10:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: Hitch requirements

1 is fine on that size of a trailer.How can you say that without knowing how long it is? Why are you nitpicking my post suggesting one, and not other people's suggestions of 1?Because of your stating that a 3/4 ton truck makes the difference. As my previous post stated, it is the size of the TT not the TV that is the main factor. For the OP, at 29' you exceed the capabilities of a single bar.Read the directions that come with the bars. It will tow better with two.
Huntindog 02/17/20 10:23am Travel Trailers
RE: Hitch requirements

1 is fine on that size of a trailer.How can you say that without knowing how long it is? With some of the lighter TTs out there now, it is wasy to be over 30' at the OPS stated weight. A TT that long has a lot more sail area to catch the wind from oncoming or passing vehicles or just a normal wind gust. This is why there are two stated limitations for a single bar. Weight AND length.
Huntindog 02/17/20 05:07am Travel Trailers
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