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RE: Can 19 Silverado 1500 pull 23rslw jayco with just a ball

The OEM receiver on the wifes 2016 1500 chevy crew cab 4wd short bed 5.3 with a 9200 lb tow rating says 1200 load and 12000 draw. No other info numbers on the OEM receiver sticker. I use her 4wd truck pulling a 10000 lb gvwr car hauler with a 7640 lb blue tractor/cab. The tractor sits on 58" tall ag tires and makes a very top heavy load on the trailers deck. Trailer has around 9620-9680 lbs on the axles depending on implements on the tractor. Actual scaled hitch load on the trucks rear axle is 1120 lbs and raises the trucks front 1 3/8".....rear drops 1 7/8". I wouldn't be concerned with that small trailers 600-700 lb hitch weight without a WD hitch for just a 2 hr drive home.
JIMNLIN 05/19/22 08:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: Drill motor for stabilizers

Battery tools to raise and lower jacks/stabilizers has never been a issue in the 61 years I've been camping. Guess I'm not camping in the right camp grounds to hear all the noisy annoying battery operated tools running early in a morning. Noise bothering someone in a camp ground from a battery powered impact tool on a scale from 1 to 10 is about a 1..... maybe...JMO.
JIMNLIN 05/19/22 08:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: 5th wheel parts Try these folks if your Outback dealer or mfg can't help. I had to replace the front aluminum cap (in '90) on a 1984 26" Aljo 5th wheel trailer. They were about 12 miles away from me so I dropped the ruined cap off at their place. They matched the tri color pattern and horizontal rib pattern perfectly.
JIMNLIN 05/19/22 07:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Can 19 Silverado 1500 pull 23rslw jayco with just a ball

Think I can get it home from a 2 hour drive? You will be fine with that lite weight trailer for a 2 hour drive. You will be under all gawr/gvwr weights so no rv website lawsuit myth or DOT issues. Pump the trucks P rear tires to 44 psi max sidewall and enjoy the trip. The trip will be a good test trip to see if the combo handles to your likes/expectations.
JIMNLIN 05/18/22 07:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: New truck! Got it!

GM ordering guide shows the 1500 NHT package comes with a 7300 gvwr and 4150 rawr. Great looking truck in white with a bit of black trim here and there.... and especially not those all black butz ugly wheels. With the HP and especially those big torque numbers it should make a good 1/2 ton tow machine....and good DD mpgs. Nothing close to GMs 2500 11550 gvwr and 6600 rawr.
JIMNLIN 05/18/22 06:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: Drill motor for stabilizers

I used a 14.4 drill motor for years for my rear stabilizer jack till DeWalt came out with their 20v tools. Just like which brand tow truck....just get one. Which cordless brand is the most popular ?? Without a nationwide survey no one knows....most don't care.
JIMNLIN 05/14/22 05:42am Travel Trailers
RE: Tires for Travel Trailer in Port Huron Area

Providers....Endurance...Carlisle HD in that order seems to give good service and are popular with rv folks.
JIMNLIN 05/12/22 11:59am Travel Trailers
RE: Gas fridge on the move?

We camp at 8700' elevation quite often with truck campers and 5th wheel trailers with LP fridge. Never a problem. Our first truck camper with a LP fridge was in the '70s.... and all three 5th wheel trailers we've had since we travel with the fridge on LP just as they were designed and advertised to do. Sounds like the tech needs to be re-schooled on the LP/12v/110v fridge.
JIMNLIN 05/11/22 05:20am Truck Campers
RE: Slidouts

Well.... they both run off electricity and Having had both I saw no difference in them. If electricity isn't available most gear operated slide outs can be hand cranked in/out. Some not all hyd units can have a bolt or some way in the hyd pump too allow moving in/out if electricity isn't available.
JIMNLIN 05/08/22 06:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Spare tire pressure

RV dealers and even car/truck dealers have cannibalized one units tires/wheels or just a spare to get a current owner on the road or a make the sale. Noting was said about the trailer axle ratings or its gvwr so no telling what the actual OEM tire story was for the OP unit.
JIMNLIN 05/04/22 07:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: New Ranger for towing

The Ranger has a 6050 gvwr and the 2wd models have a 3500 rawr. At 270 hp and 310 torque its better hp/torque numbers than 3/4 ton truck/small blocks I towed with in the past. Many new F150 has 3300-3400 rawr and less rear axle payload than the Ranger. Agree don't let the forums weight police scare you away from buying a Ranger...or any truck you want or need at this time. Fleet Ford weight specs shows a base payload in the 1700-1800 lb range. We all know a highly optioned truck can have a bit less rear axle payload so choose the model best suits your needs. Rangers like any 1/2 LDT with 3300-3500 rawr is better suited to pull a TT than a 5th wheel rv trailer.
JIMNLIN 05/02/22 06:16am Towing
RE: Free Covid Test Kits

Mine were made in Mexico.
JIMNLIN 05/01/22 06:51am Around the Campfire
RE: Metal storage structure for 20 foot long travel trailer?

My 32' rv trailer stays in a 16' X 40' X 14' interior height pole barn/metal structure with the long south side metaled down 40" off the ground for airflow. The floor is 1" crusher run limestone. I've always had tractor/implements shed and trailer sheds big enough for various sizes of non rv trailers. The sun ruins every thing over time...long and short.
JIMNLIN 04/30/22 05:17am Travel Trailers
RE: New Sailuns.

Weigh your tires separately if possible. Use the weight/inflation chart for your tire size and load range. Add 5psi to what your chart says. This is per GY Tech support. You will get some nay sayers on here but I have towed many thousands of miles using inflation charts on vehicles and RV with great results. Better stopping, ride and tread life. This is exactly right. Heed the advice. Advise from Goodyear officially comes from their websites "weighing RVs" which follows advice from tire experts like Tireman9 and a host of other website blogs on proper tire pressures for tire in a trailer position.... ; Goodyear Tire and Rubber .... weighing RVs Special Considerations ** Unless trying to resolve poor ride quality problems with an RV trailer, it is recommended that trailer tires be inflated to the pressure indicated on the sidewall of the tire. Trailer tires experience significant lateral (side-to-side) loads due to vehicle sway from uneven roads or passing vehicles. Using the inflation pressure engraved on the sidewall will provide optimum load carrying capacity and minimize heat build-up**. Of course Goodyears and tire experts thinking is the trailers tire selections were per the FMVSS regs...not a rv rookie severally over tiring the trailer to the point of having to derate the tires sidewall pressures/best sidewall stiffness.
JIMNLIN 04/27/22 05:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Nascar Follies

How can anyone not like Foxs Krank it up noise and watching another race cars rear bumper of front bumper with same said track noise ...:) ? I made the start of the race but its didn't take Fox but just a few laps to go inside the race car......soooo I jumped on the blue tractor/front loader and removed large dead tree limbs left from 3 days of 35-48 mph winds. Later when I came back inside the wife tuned in to Fox and says 21 laps left in the race. Timed it just right for a crash/bang finish. Nice to watch the good guys win.
JIMNLIN 04/26/22 05:34am Around the Campfire
RE: Pullrite 2600 with the big boys

Assuming it has a % safety factor isn't wise. Just like its not wise assuming our tires with a 3500 lb load/80 psi rating has a safety factor and can support more psi and load. Trailer hitches has a load and draw capacity. I sure wouldn't exceed the hitch mfg 20k draw capacity....nor tell anyone its safe to do so long term.
JIMNLIN 04/25/22 05:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trying to figure out what trailers I can tow

Alter watching lots of videos online, I'm curious, why truck's towing capacity is just 6,280 while it's a 5"7' short bed, 5.7L V-8, A8 HEMI 8HP75 with 3.92 axle ratio? The 2019 Ram 1500 chart states 11,190 for the Max Trailer Weight Rating. But a dealer sticker states just 6,280... That's probably what @Grit dog noticed on the 1st page. Even Rams Body Builder guide show all 2019 1500 6' 4" box and 5' 7" box 4wd/2wd crew cabs quad cabs 5.7 hemi with the 3.92 rear axle all have 11300 up to 12750 lb tow ratings. Now add the 5.7 Hemi's 395 hp/410 torque. As others have said the truck won't struggle anywhere with that small trailer. Lots of reserve power and load capacity for the OP truck.
JIMNLIN 04/19/22 12:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: Towing a 40’ weekend warrior 4005 flt.

I want to thank everyone who replied to me, my main concern is the safety of my loved ones. I am needing to get to Southern California with my 5th wheel and do it keeping everyone safe including other drivers, if my 2500 was new or in great shape I would not be asking here. There is no 3/4 or one ton srw that will be safe carrying 4000 lb plus pin weight from trailer that weight with a 4000 lb pin weight. Add a hitch and other stuff your carrying in the bed. All weight in the bed will be on the trucks rear axle and may be closer to 4500-4800 lbs. Your not buying new but I'll thro some numbers older model #s at you that will be your biggest safety numbers. Older 2500 GM had only a 6200 rawr (tires/wheels/rear suspension/rear axle assy). OEM tires/wheels and rear spring pack are the weak point. Those older 2500/3500 srw had the old AAM corporate 14 bolt rear axle good for around 9xxx lbs. We find truck camper owners with 250/2500 or 350/3500 srw going with 19.5" tires/wheels and some type of upgraded rear suspension. Older 3500 srw GM had 7000 rawr and good for approx 3300-3500 lbs in the bed. That 5343 lb payload for a new 3500 srw is a gvwr payload that comes from the trucks front and rear axle. RV trailer owners have fixed hitch loads so gvwr based payloads cannot be used over the trucks rear axle. Hell even the new one ton srws are limited to their 7000-7250 rawr + approx 3700-3800 lbs on the rear axle. I've pulled non rv trailers for a living. I wouldn't hook anything other than a one ton DRW with those bigger 9000-10000 lb rawr which are good for 6k-7k lbs in the bed payloads. Of course actual payload numbers will be determined by actual scaled rear axle weights....not the truck mfg website add or a brochure number.
JIMNLIN 04/19/22 06:20am Toy Haulers
RE: Level rv-refrigerator

Modern absorption reffigerators tolerate 3 degree side to side, 7degree front to rear off level for extended times without harm. If you can walk in the unit without troubles, your fridge is fine. There was a time when perfectly level was critical, no more. Well, what does "modern" mean? What's the cutoff year that makes it not so critical? IMWTK :) Some time in the 1987-'88 era. I parked my then new 1984 Aljo 5th wheel trailer beside my barn on limestone crusher run. The barn protected the trailer from the sun however north/south and east west was not level. After 5 years or the Dometic fridge quit cooling (strong ammonia odor). Hole burnt in the tube caused by operating quite a bit out of level. Replaced the old Dometic with a new one which came with the new 3 degree side to side operation.
JIMNLIN 04/14/22 06:07am General RVing Issues
RE: New 16" trailer wheels

I have six perfectly good tires, I don't need to buy any more. They provide for way more weight than I need but I want them for the gravel roads I travel on. Bill I keep LT E tires on my equipment trailers with 5.2k and 6k axles. These trailers had to go on unimproved rocky dirt and gravel roads fully loaded getting in and out of off road construction worksites. Just one spare on each trailer. Most spares were never used. Much simpler to run a commercial grade all steel ply carcass LT235/85-16 E at 3042 lbs capacity like the Bridgestone R-238 or the higher priced Michelin XPS Rib tire. The Nash 26x shows a 9200 gvwr and oem ST225/75-15 E tires and probably 5.2k 6 lug wheels. I've never heard of a 6 lug wheel rated for 3750 lbs capacity at 110 psi. You might try also.
JIMNLIN 04/11/22 01:08pm Travel Trailers
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