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RE: Tires & Shocks

I have found over the years that a more road performance tire is better. I used to tow with a 1996 Buick Roadmaster station wagon. It had aftermarket rims with 245/60R17 all season Michelin's on it. They were okay, but then I switched to 235/65VR17 tires that were Bridgestone high performance summer tires. They were a huge improvment. With my larger trailer and 3/4 ton Suburban, I originally had 245/75R16 Michelin LTX2 All season tires, they worked really well. I then bought aftermarket rims and put on Cooper AT3 tires in size 265/65R18. Both were load range E. The All terrain tires have a LOT more tread squirm and are not as stable. But they are much better in sand! As for shocks or struts, the firmer the better. But most importantly, make sure they are in good condition. If they are original, I'd consider replacing them if you plan to keep the vehicle, even if they seem okay. They have probably degraded. If they really seem fine, just try them first and see how they work.
Wishin 04/29/20 05:56pm Towing
RE: Class V Hitch?

I have an aftermarket 2.5" receiver on my Suburban I've been using since 2014 when I bought my current trailer. I tow about 8k lbs with 1200-1300 lbs of tongue weight. I need the weight distribution bars, my vehicle is not comparable to yours, but I agree you might prefer the ride. As for using an insert vs. getting a larger 2.5" shank, I've been using the insert all this time with no issues. I have no issues with the pin, shank, or sleeve wearing at all. I know some people have had issues with pins getting bent using a sleeve, I have not had that problem. Once it came in really handy back in 2015 when my vehicle needed a new fuel pump on a Friday night. My parents loaned me their 3/4 ton Silverado which had a 2" receiver and I was still able to hook up and go very easily. Had I had a 2.5" shank, I would have a lot more work to switch to another vehicle. It only happened once however. I can see the reasoning behind getting the larger 2.5" shank, but feel free to try it with the sleeve if you don't want to spend the money. You can always buy it later if you want.
Wishin 04/16/20 07:31pm Towing
RE: Goodyear Endurance tires?

I've had my Goodyear Endurance tires for a couple of seasons now. They have been good so far. My trailer is just under 8,000 lbs and I have have the same size tires, 225/75R15 LRE on it now. When I bought it new, it only had on 205/75R15 LRC tires. I upgraded to 205/75R15 LRD fairly quickly when the original tires failed (2 in the first year). I then upgraded the 3500 lb axles to 5200 lb axles with new 6 bolt rims and the bigger tires. I only run them at 65 psi and I have plenty of reserve. If I were you, I'd run them at 80 psi, I aim for 30% reserve and have not had issues with that. I would not worry about the rims, the extra 15 psi will not cause an issue even if you can't find a PSI rating on the rim. If they are rated for 2830, I'd say they must be able to handle 80 psi or they couldn't handle the load. I don't think you can get a larger trailer tire on a 15" rim.
Wishin 01/14/20 06:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: Battery Replacement Assistance

I bought 2 6V golf cart batteries in 2009 and have been using them ever since. I think the fact that they are designed to be deep cycle, and that I rarely run them down much has helped them last so long. I often camp with electricity to plug into, but at least once a year we camp for 5 days with no issues (even better now with LED bulbs in the camper) and for 2 nights in the fall with the furnace. I never expected they would last this long, but I keep the water topped up in them and make sure not to over charge them. Having a good charger/converter in the camper is important to not over charge and also to fully charge them.
Wishin 01/13/20 05:43pm Travel Trailers
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