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RE: 1/2 ton towing

....snip..... Go, take a 3/4 for a test drive with open minds, you will find it feels firm and planted on the road compared to the mushy 1/2 tons. Also, crawl under one and compare frame, brakes, suspension, etc.
TomG2 11/24/20 10:28am Travel Trailers
RE: 2012 F-150 tow rating

Buy it and try it. Then come back on here asking about fancy hitches, suspension upgrades, and tires that don't feel "Squishy". Happens every day. Then start shopping for an adequate tow vehicle.
TomG2 11/23/20 09:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 1/2 ton towing

...snip... it has a 1681lb payload ....snip.. Not nearly enough payload for that size trailer.
TomG2 11/23/20 08:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tow Vehicle Rear End Sag

I have owned and towed with a dozen late model pickups and none said that everything had to be level. The last couple said to restore 50% of front axle reduction. They also gave ratings to observe.
TomG2 11/23/20 06:27am Travel Trailers
RE: Tow Vehicle Rear End Sag

To the OP: Obviously, you have asked a big question and are getting lots of opinions. Give them all a big assist by posting ACTUAL weights, ratings, and measurements. Without them, it is just guessing and can actually be dangerous.
TomG2 11/23/20 06:15am Travel Trailers
RE: Propane Tanks Direction

....snip... With the cover in place, I can't see the little green/red glass any more. Solution? I now pack a small hand mirror that works really well. .....snip...... Some folks might think the mirror reverses the colors on the indicator? Just kidding, this is another "Don't raise the bridge, lower the river" conversation. Mirrors are cheap, they work, and don't change the colors. Simple is good.
TomG2 11/18/20 06:26am Travel Trailers
RE: Generator use during travel

Class A and Class C motorhomes travel thousands of miles every year with generators running. I have run mine in the bed of my pickup while driving with the travel trailer plugged in for air conditioning. I don't do it all time, just wanted to make sure that it would work.
TomG2 11/15/20 08:19am Travel Trailers
RE: No 3/4 ton trucks.

The trick is to park down the street and grab one right off the hauler. That is almost what I did. I knew what was on the way before the salesman did and told him I wanted it when it arrived.
TomG2 11/09/20 12:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Thoughts on the Cost of RVing

The prices are down because supply is greater than demand. No deal, green or otherwise involved. Just simple economics. One more lesson. It will change. Always does.
TomG2 11/07/20 08:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: Thoughts on the Cost of RVing

In keeping with it not being "political", the OP should look back to see when the actual time of the highest fuel prices were. (Adjusted for inflation, it was closer to 14 years ago than the 5-6 years mentioned.
TomG2 11/04/20 12:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: General Question on Size

One other thought...it's really odd the dealer didn't sell you a WDH. They aren't cheap, so it's a nice extra profit to throw in at the end of the deal. Maybe the dealer wanted to get the buyer as far away as fast as he could? I was mildly insulted when a dealer recently evaluated the suitability of my tow vehicle, but all should at least ask.
TomG2 10/30/20 10:04am Travel Trailers
RE: General Question on Size

Please don't roast me on this---but, in almost 50,000 miles of pulling a trailer, I've never seen a Cadillac as a tow vehicle. They do make a great toad behind a motorhome though. See ya out there. Back in the day, Cadillac's and other large sedans were very common tow vehicles. Big V-8's and Reese hitches made them comfortable and competent tow vehicles. This was in the days before fuel mileage became so important.
TomG2 10/30/20 04:36am Travel Trailers
RE: General Question on Size

A mismatch in my opinion but I like a more than capable tow vehicle for safety and comfortable towing. I would keep gross trailer weight under 6,000 pounds for that tow vehicle.
TomG2 10/29/20 04:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: Why diesels are most efficient around 1,800 rpm

....snip.... Manufacturers do not make different trans tunes for different rear gear ratios. YOU are suppose to pick the rear gear ratio that has the best blend of of efficiency/performance based on how you use your truck. Drivers can create their own transmission tune with a little click when the situation requires it. Selecting 7 instead of 8 when approaching a hill has the same effect as changing rear axle ratios and a whole lot cheaper and easier.
TomG2 10/28/20 09:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: Why diesels are most efficient around 1,800 rpm

What rpm are the big trucks cruising at? It sounds like they are almost idling under 1,000 rpm's.
TomG2 10/26/20 02:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Reflectix Insulation Application

Maybe inside and out? Just kidding, thanks for the comments.
TomG2 10/26/20 01:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Has anyone tried to modify their 1/2 ton?

Buddy put a dually rear axle assembly under his F150. Rear axle could handle a big load, the rest of the truck was soon destroyed. There are some who think axle ratings are all that matters. I disagree.
TomG2 10/23/20 09:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: favorite tow vehicle for small trailer??

I really like my 2020 Ford Ranger XLT Crew cab. Less than $35k, 25+ mpg highway. 7,500 pound tow rating. 1,750 pound payload. Room for 5. 300 pound feet of torque with a 2.3 turbo 4 cylinder engine. Rear wheel drive and can be had with 4wd. A little more tow vehicle than you asked for but ready for that 3,000 pound unit in two years
TomG2 10/22/20 08:00pm Tow Vehicles
Reflectix Insulation Application

Still hot in South Texas. Should Reflectix Insulation be applied to the inside or outside of the windows to keep the heat out?
TomG2 10/21/20 06:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Looking For S. Texas Parks

I see that some folks recommend staying in the Middle of the Valley. The only problem with that is that you are always traveling somewhere to find what you want. If you want to visit the Gulf of Mexico occasionally, there are dozens of parks within thirty miles. Like to bass fish on Falcon Lake? There are parks in the western part of the Valley. The middle of the Valley would require a 70 mile drive to either of these two places. My point is not to question other people's advice, but to suggest that you find something close to your interests. Our Single's bunch likes to dance and there are many dances and music jams in the Middle of the Valley.
TomG2 10/21/20 11:27am Snowbirds
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