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RE: Andersen hitch

And I can see how it may help on a lite trailer. Anderson claims its for up to 16,000 lbs GTWR • 1,600 lbs tongue weight. I don't see that and for $600 bucks,well,I guess I've said enough.
LITEPHIL 05/20/20 08:56am Travel Trailers
RE: Andersen hitch

I've said that it may put a slight amount of weight on the front wheels but why buy a set up like that when you can get a Reese strait line or a 4way for around the same price? My argument wasn't just to argue.I would rather steer someone in the right direction and if you all want to blast me for that,then fine. Happy camping and be safe.
LITEPHIL 05/20/20 08:28am Travel Trailers
RE: Andersen hitch

I guess people can get a bit harsh when they can not explain how a simple hitch set up works or doesn't work. This is not complex and I figured it would not be explained because it can not. I think there are people that are just trying to justify the money spent on an ineffective hitch when for the same money could have gotten some that would actually work. There is not enough leverage here to make it work effectively. Maybe they'll let you return it for something that can actually transfer weight like a proven Reese or 4 way system.
LITEPHIL 05/19/20 12:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: Andersen hitch

I am very familiar with the operation of the hitch. I guess if it transfers even a 2lbs onto the front axle it can call its self a WD hitch. Please explain how the weight,I mean real weight like 500 lbs is transferred onto the front of the vehicle.I researched this hitch along with others before I bought most most recent. Again. please tell me how the weight is transferred with no leverage.
LITEPHIL 05/19/20 07:48am Travel Trailers
RE: Andersen hitch

If you understand the basic function of a weight distribution system then you understand the function is to take weight off the rear axle and distribute it onto the front axle of the tow vehicle. The only way to do this is with pretty serious leverage. When you see those large forged spring bars flexing and putting weight onto the front axle you see what kind of force it takes. Those 2 little springs may help with sway control since its trying to keep things straight but will be very ineffective in actually transferring weight to the front of the truck. Pretty hokie set up if you are going to call it a weight distribution set up. That 4 or 5 inches of leverage won't do a thing on a heavier trailer and doubt it would do much on a light trailer. Save your money and get a Reese,a Curt or a 4way system.
LITEPHIL 05/18/20 07:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: Stereo replacement

I have the cheesy cheap wall unit with a CD player. I really want to keep a wall unit. I see they have them but nothing I've ever herd of. Don't want a car stereo. Thanks!
LITEPHIL 05/16/20 06:37pm Travel Trailers
Stereo replacement

Can anyone recommend a decent replacement wall mount radio/stereo ?
LITEPHIL 05/15/20 05:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: Carlisle Sport Trail LH Bias Trailer Tire

I have that tire on my travel trailer. Bought in early 2016. I have driven a lot of moles on them no problem. I always check pressure and run them between 45-50 PSI. Trailer is about 6K loaded. Jesseannie So,your happy with those Carlisle Sport Trail LH Bias Trailer Tire - ST205/75D14 LRC/6ply tires ? I'm around 6,000 lb also.Thanks!
LITEPHIL 05/08/20 08:15am Towing
RE: Carlisle Sport Trail LH Bias Trailer Tire

I buy nothing with the name carlisle on it. Double ditto, nor bias ply. Add those 2 together and have your roadside assistance paid up. I told myself years ago that I would never buy trailer tires since they all seem like junk. But here I am probably buying trailer tires again. I've seen more problems with the Marathons than any others but then again, I wonder how old they were. Thank you all for the input here
LITEPHIL 05/08/20 07:58am Towing
RE: Carlisle Sport Trail LH Bias Trailer Tire

My last 2 trailers,and one was brand new,I replaced all the trailer tires with LTs and never had a problem. I would like to find a 215 75 15 LT with a highway tread but they just aren't available, that I can find. Is there really a problem with bias ply tires? I would rather have a little truck tire than a trailer tire if possible.
LITEPHIL 05/08/20 07:33am Towing
RE: Carlisle Sport Trail LH Bias Trailer Tire

The manager at Discount tire here in Az said the Marathons should be replaced every 2 years. Crazy!
LITEPHIL 05/07/20 10:59pm Towing
Carlisle Sport Trail LH Bias Trailer Tire

The Marathon tires on my new to me trailer look brand new but are 4 years old. My last couple of trailers,I installed LT tires but the size seems limited these days. Is anyone running Carlisle Sport Trail LH Bias Trailer Tire - ST205/75D14 LRC/6ply tires? I reallydon't trust trailer tires but these being a sort of old school Bias ply and pretty cheap may be worth a try. Good weight and speed rating. May be worth a try.
LITEPHIL 05/07/20 10:48pm Towing
RE: Hitch set up

I have a 2019 Silverado 1500. I really don't want or need the sway control,I just want to get a little weight on the front axle
LITEPHIL 05/06/20 10:24am Towing
RE: Hitch set up

I got rid of my Reese setup when I sold my Toy hauler otherwise I would use it with out the cams and lighter bars. I'm towing with a 2019 1500 Silverado and I have always liked putting some weight on the front end. Handles much better
LITEPHIL 05/05/20 07:11pm Towing
RE: Hitch set up

I know exactley what the sway control is. My question is about the WDH. Not using any sway set up. Thanks
LITEPHIL 05/05/20 06:23pm Towing
Hitch set up

Hi all! Finally got another travel trailer and want to get the hitch set up. I had run the dual cam on my last trailer and loved it but this new Chevy truck I have has built in sway control. The trailer has a GVW of around 6,500 lbs so its not real heavy but,I do want a weight distribution set up with around 500 lb bars but with out any sway control. Just a basic WDH. Any hot tips on this set up. Pretty much an adjustable hitch with bars and the pull up clamps. Thanks!
LITEPHIL 05/05/20 06:00pm Towing
RE: Battery?

I'll bring a generator if I'm out in the boonies or I'll probably be at a camp ground. I guess I should have said that I do want an AGM. Whats the best AGM for the money? Thanks
LITEPHIL 05/05/20 05:51pm Travel Trailers

Just brought home a Sandpiper T22 finally! It of course needs a battery. What's the battery of choice these days. I'm not doing the duel 6 volt set up for now and I don't think I want to spend the $275-300 for an optima either. Appreciate the input!Thanks
LITEPHIL 05/05/20 04:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: Truck overheating towing on long steep grades.

That's probably nothing to worry about at all. I've towed the same hills here in Arizona for many years and EVERY one of my trucks temp would go 3/4 the way up and the transmissions would go to at least 230 on the long climbs. That's another reason to use synthetic fluids. On my 06 Dodge Cummins I did install a Mag-hitec deep transmission pan to be safe.
LITEPHIL 03/26/20 10:21am Tow Vehicles

I haven't see a test from them in a while. I always enjoyed their testing and they seem to be the only ones that do it right. Are they going under? Hope not!
LITEPHIL 03/09/20 05:25pm Tow Vehicles
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