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RE: 2002 silverado 1500

I would stay under 7,000 lbs. I towed quite a bit with an 2002 5.3 3.73 at 7,000 and I would have to hit 1st gear at times. Was better then my 93 5.7 but the 5.7 never had to hit 1st gear. When it did hit 1st, it would accelerate right back up and hit 2nd gear for a short bit. I think 6,000 lbs would work ok.
LITEPHIL 10/24/21 09:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: Suggestions for a Weight Distribution Hitch

Reese dual cam or 4way. Anderson is junk
LITEPHIL 08/24/21 09:31pm Towing
RE: 2013 Ecoboost overheating

If the thermostat was sticking, it would more than likely over heat and not just run warm. Also running hot at speed is usually a radiator flow problem and would be more noticeable when towing.
LITEPHIL 07/29/21 05:40pm Towing
RE: weight dist chain replacement

Yes, adjust the head angle. The chains don't wear out and I would feel better with the chains that Reese supplies.Remember, the bars should be some what parallel to the frame when set up.
LITEPHIL 07/29/21 05:35pm Towing
RE: GM 6.6 gas

I would wait untill they fix the bugs in the ford. Guy at work bought one and it was in the shop for like 2 months, he just got it back. One sensor after another kept failing. Maybe bad luck , but who knows. I think we're talking about the GM 6.6 here
LITEPHIL 07/25/21 06:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: GM 6.6 gas

Hoping to order one next year,so I'm very curious how they pull the hills. Following here
LITEPHIL 07/24/21 11:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: 1/2 ton towing a 5th wheel

I know I would end up with a 3/4 ton. I don't want to be near my limits but most the towing in Az is extreme. I went from 3/4 ton down to a new 1/2 ton and am towing 6,000 lbs and it works well but I'm ordering a 3/4 ton next year. It's so much more relaxing with the bigger truck and I'm not talking about power wise. Full floating rear axles are so much safer too.
LITEPHIL 07/24/21 11:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: New truck pricing

If you build one on their website it will lead you to available on the lots. Not much there but I'm looking to order a new 2500 gas next year,so I'm keeping an eye on things too. I'm hoping the gas will get the ten speed for 2023.
LITEPHIL 07/24/21 11:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: Helper springs or air bags?

I'd just let it sag a couple inches and not give it a thought.
LITEPHIL 06/26/21 10:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: Disappointing article- GM updates!

I think they all look great but I want the 6.6 ten speed.
LITEPHIL 06/07/21 07:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: Disappointing article- GM updates!

Over the years, I've found GM authority to be pretty good.
LITEPHIL 06/06/21 07:49am Tow Vehicles
Disappointing article- GM updates!

https://gmauthority.com/blog/2021/05/silverado-hd-sierra-hd-powertrain-updates-incoming/ Not sure why they would publish this and not have any updates,or did I miss something here. I'm very interested in a 6.6 gas 10 speed if it ever happens.
LITEPHIL 06/05/21 03:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F150 w EcoBoost 2.7

Just curious why you wouldn't put it in tow mode while towing? On my tow vehicles, its like a completely different vehicle. 6,000 lbs isn't much on a diesel or a heavier duty truck but that's still a pretty good load. Tow haul will shift much tighter and will keep the engine in an optimum RPM range and won't let it bog.
LITEPHIL 05/02/21 08:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: Need more tongue weight

Another possible and will not add much weight to the trailer... Move the axle assembly BACK towards the rear How much will take some mechanical engineering. My guess something in the neighborhood of 6”-8” Trailer OEM’s, in general, has the trailer axle assembly center line too close to the coupler and IMHO, reduces the tongue weight. At the cost of towing manners. Thought about that and I could do that but I'm hoping I can accomplish what I need if I can load that front compartment really well.
LITEPHIL 03/22/21 07:23pm Towing
RE: Need more tongue weight

I think the key here is to try to find a way to access that front storage area and fill it up with stuff. I'm not going to add weight at this time if I can load it down up front. It's not supper bad towing and I have made around ten trips with it. It's just not a great handling trailer with out a couple hundred pounds added up front. I was thinking about making the front couch/bed flip back for loading. Just trying to dial things in a bit. Thanks!
LITEPHIL 03/22/21 09:36am Towing
RE: Need more tongue weight

Thank you all again. I think I'm back to trying to find a way to better access that front compartment so I can load it down. The compartment doors on both sides only have a 14 1/2 by 8 1/2 opening and through the couch there is only a little bit of access when the couch is half way flipped into a bed. Maybe I need bigger doors some how. I like this trailer but a few things were just not thought out. If they would have just put the axles a few inches back it probably would have towed better. I am NOT a fan of the Lite trailers myself
LITEPHIL 03/20/21 09:13am Towing
RE: Need more tongue weight

Tanks are always empty except fresh water is full on the way. It has a couch up front and the storage under it is the pass through. I pile as much stuff up front as possible but looking for a better idea. Don't want to just carry extra weight. I hate that they make these so called Lites with such little tongue weight. You haven't commented on the mountable storage trays with like a gen on it. https://www.rvupgradestore.com/Trailer-Tray-p/92-1577.htm?cvsfa=3124&cvsfe=2&cvsfhu=39322d31353737 Will something like this work? I did check it out. Don't think I want to go that route at this time. My generator is used for a lot of other things and it looks like battery and tank access would be a pain but that you for your help.
LITEPHIL 03/20/21 08:45am Towing
RE: Need more tongue weight

Doesn't matter what the trailers GVWR is or it's dry tongue weight. What matters is what the tongue weight is when the trailer is loaded for a trip. So you would need to load it like you would for a trip then check the tongue weight. I always say 12% is what you want to be at. Is that 400lb tongue weight loaded for a trip or is it when it's empty? Either way you need to load it and then weigh the tongue. Get a Sureline tongue scale and then you can move stuff around in the trailer as needed, after you weigh the entire trailer. Thank you for your input. I am very knowledgeable on setting up a trailer since I have had many over many years. Yes moving things inside to the front helps but that's not what I want to do every time since my door is upfront and it becomes total clutter.
LITEPHIL 03/20/21 08:40am Towing
RE: Need more tongue weight

Is there any way to access the pasthrough compartment through the couch and put larger things in that way? This is what I'm trying to figure out. It has a couch that flips into a bed. If I can access the area up front I could load it better. I really don't know why they put such small outside access doors and no inside access. Thanks!
LITEPHIL 03/20/21 08:33am Towing
RE: Need more tongue weight

In conjunction to adding tongue weight...redo your hitch setup to lower the tongue pointing down, below level. That increases the caster of the trailer and it will follow better Yes, I always set my trailer around an inch lower in the front than rear and measured at the frame. All this thing needs is a little more weight in the front and it will be good. I've put a few thousand miles on it and it's just not the trailer that you forget is there. Thanks!
LITEPHIL 03/20/21 12:22am Towing
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