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RE: Time for new tires already?

30k on LT tires is about right. Huh? Or do you mean on OE LT tires? OE LT tires have never gone past 30k or so miles. Over the counter new ones for MY use, I'm hard on tires, have been 40-60k Mike's. Best was 90k on some Toyo M55 on rear of a dually pickup. No rotating. Fronts on same truck with Toyo HT was 65k or so. I've gotten 70k+ on Typical Firestone HT with a Frod T250 van doing highway miles only. No towing, but at upwards of 150% of manufactures GVWR a few times..... Marty
blt2ski 09/27/22 05:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New 2024 Chevy HD and Increased Dmax Power

All this recording gcwr issue will do, is potentially cause one to void the Warranty rating, if an issue is caused by overheating etc. I can't think of one truck I've owned since 78-79, that have NOT exceeded the weight/Warranty/performance gcw rating on it at least once! My 95 CC SW K3500, I was pulling in a regular basis a 12k trailer, gcwr was 12500. I scaled at 21xxx once! My 86 C2500 had a gcwr that was literally 100 lbs LESS than it gvwr. Since manufactures do not set the max weight limit you can run down the road at, be it gvw or gcw. The only thing this feature can do is void a warranty. As long as it does not shut the rig down on a freeway or equal. Oh well! MAYBE, it will finally get manufactures to let us know how aerodynamics, steep grades will effect the performance of a given rig too! Ie over max frontal area by 10 sqft, lower max wieght by 1000 lbs! If going up 30% grades lower max gvw by 5000 lbs....... Marty
blt2ski 09/27/22 05:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: This is our RV electric future. It's the future man!

HD, My family is on the green side of things for personal useage etc. BUT even at that, we realize that EV semis will not work for many years, if not a decade or two. Nuclear was tried, as noted E85, E10... Asked family why alcohol in fuel was a good thing. Burns cleaner! OK, so I need to go from using 10 gals in my trucks per 100 miles, lose x %mpg. Now use 11 gals of fuel plus agal of alcohol per 100 Mile's. How is that better for air, lowering oil purchase from OPEC etc. Diesel trucks same issue to a degree with biofuels added. They did do a small turn about. A majority of us realize as noted by many replys, this EV thing will not occur over night. Just a just as transportation, factory production will not get back to full production after this covid issue. A ressesion may occur, how bad, anybody's guess as to how bad, too many factors involved, ..... I will say, some of the things oil folks do, can be cleaner and better for mother earth. If they want to drill in sensitive environments, they need to be held accountable for damage. That has not occured in the past. Local home builders are held to higher standards on sensitive grounds than oil. Things need to change. They can better environmental stewards. Marty
blt2ski 09/23/22 09:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: This is our RV electric future. It's the future man!

Hunting Dog The ONLY articles I could find re banks not loaning to oil companies, is in relation to "where and how" they are drilling. If the drilling etc was bad for the environment etc, they are being asked not to loan on these types of endeavors. But if its a cleaner way of getting oil out of the ground, environmentally sensitive to not harming the environment, then loan away! While I realize some may not agree with this stance, I personally feel BIG OIL etc can do a better job getting the oil we need, and not harming the environment as bad as they have. Biden may very well be saying this basic statement too. I have not found, nor looked for a quote of any nature by him in this regard. Marty
blt2ski 09/22/22 10:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Stolen Ford 350

Been a few classic rigs stolen 30-50+ yrs ago. Chang hands privately, then a particular state does a major search by vin, low and behold, that 60' Vette or equal is/was stolen. Hence one good reason to buy new per say.... But like ALL things great and small, there are negatives too. Marty
blt2ski 09/22/22 05:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: This is our RV electric future. It's the future man!

Hunting dog The chance of current POTUS, CA or WA gov getting rid of fossil fuels anytime soon is a real fat chance. The world as a whole is too dependent on fossil fuels to be rid of them in the next 13 years until 2035. Heck, both states have been trying to get rid of copper based bottom paint for boats by 2020. Less than 10% of bottom paint is copper free where I work. Yes percentage is getting higher for copper free. Percentages lower in copper. But at the moment, copper is still the best pesticide for salt water use. The options are not safer yet for the environment. We're probably 2 decades before EVs can claim they've made significant headway. For me, realistically, I may be close to calling driving quits by then. Better to sit back and relax, deal with other issues that frankly effect me more than EVs will. Marty
blt2ski 09/21/22 05:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How many folks just want to gripe about EVs?

As I said in my previous post, we SHOULD BE pushing PLUG-IN HYBRID vehicles now. It's a sensible compromise that has the best of both worlds. EV use for short, local trips. Gas engine hybrid use for long trips which will make use of a refueling infrastructure which is already in place. I'd like to see an EV with a designed "Optional generator" compartment. A compartment where you could drop oh say a Yahama EF-3600i or the equivlent Honda or _____(fill in make and model)____. That way if you want the ride for just "About town" you don't need to carry fuel and a heavy engine/genny.. (Saves energy) but you have the Genny in a "Storage" box should you need it during a power fail and you can easily transfer it to the car's Generator compartment for a long trip. As for the "Existing refuel infrastructure" one of the complaints early on in the EV field was "Not enough charging stations" I see the day when it becomes "Not enough gas pumps". Don't quote me, but the BMW an older sister has, can go around 175 miles on EV, then an addition 75 miles combo charging batteries and gas use eith a small motorcycle battery motivating it. Cute lille car. Works for her. Marty
blt2ski 09/18/22 02:20pm Around the Campfire
RE: Upgrade to 5th wheel

IRRC from a previous post somewhere, I believe MA is like WA state, you need to buy tonnage for your pick up. Just make sure you have proper paid for gvw, ie higher than you actually wieght! Other issue I don't know, not mentioned, you state RAWR is 6340 lbs. What is limiting factor? If it's the tires, there is nothing illegal or wrong about upsizing them when you need new ones to gain payload capacity, closer to you axle or spring capacity. Your door sticker won't be correct, at least where I am, LEO/CVEO's don't go by door sticker rating for how much I can weight. It's paid for registration. I don't see any issues with what you want to tow. Be it true or civil legal issues. Marty
blt2ski 09/17/22 02:35pm Towing
RE: TFLEV gets disinformation from Cyber Truck fan bois.

Groover, The tow rating is a bit higher than I would give it. BUT, if suspension, drive train etc is there to handle it.....I was thinking about 8000-8500 max hw plus axle wt. 6000-7000 comfortable depending upon aerdy amics, length width etc dependent also. Your description makes it sound a bit more beefed up etc than I was thinking or seeing. Saw a MB G-Wagon today. The two looked similar in my mind, one an SUV, other a pickup. Rivian a bit longer, shorter in OA height. Marty
blt2ski 09/17/22 02:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: TFLEV gets disinformation from Cyber Truck fan bois.

TP Just saw a Canadian built "Escape" brand dual axle trailer. 8-7.5' wide 8' tall, 18' or so long. Swag axles were 2500 lbs or so. Perfect sized trailer for a Rivian. Even if the Rivian has a unibody frame. Assuming engineers designed it correctly, I'd pull it. R-Pod trailers are another brand style that would fit behind a Rivian too. Marty
blt2ski 09/16/22 03:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: TFLEV gets disinformation from Cyber Truck fan bois.

Not positive about body frame. I parked next to one, didn't get that involve with checking it out. Jeep has a four door pickup bed rig, similar in stature, rivians is a bit smaller. If power etc is with in, I'd pull an upwards of 20-24' trailer with dual 3500 axles with it. Would not want to go much larger. Too much tail, not enough dog. Four would sit very comfortable in it. Three smaller people in the back. A 7' Shaq O'Neal is not going to fit in it. If it had an ICE in it, it would sell also. Be a reasonable thing to have. It's not going to keep up with a full size 15 series rig towing hauling etc. It has a place I'm not going to use red headed anything, or my 15 month old grand daughter would be insulted, as would auburny haired mom, grandmother upset using his figure of speech insult. It's better looking that pictures make it IMHO. Marty
blt2ski 09/16/22 02:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: TFLEV gets disinformation from Cyber Truck fan bois.

I've seen a few of the rivians too. Not sure I'm calling them as ugly as grit. There more of a mid sized pickup SUV sized rig. Not sure a 4' bed is worth having. I'd want a 6' minimum. Not sure if I'm seeing the same one(s) per say, have seen enough to say there are many here in greater Seattle area. Multiple colors. Just like Tesla, some colorsi like, some are just plain fugly.... I could be seen in one of these, that Tesla pickup.....no thanks. Marty
blt2ski 09/16/22 12:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel Ram Owner Forced to Scrap Truck !

Why was this not posted to the Tesla semi thread? I can't wait for clean electric powered Semi's!! Won't have to wait long now!!! Before the end of the year!! Saw a City of Seattle class 6 electric truck today. Have not seen a class 8 18 wheeler yet.... Marty
blt2ski 09/13/22 06:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Motorcycle Lift side ways on trailer

Hmmmmm I think one will find length and width regs are across the board, personal or commercial are the same....on the other hand, on can go down the road at 20' wide, you'd better have proper permits, know hrs of day you can tow, pilot cars front and rear..... Overhanging a car hauler bed or equal, so you are not over 8' wide generally speaking, should not raise any LEO/CVEO's eyebrows. Marty
blt2ski 09/13/22 06:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How many of you own an EV?

....... Rigid, well you may as well have gone to Harbor Freight. Love these Companies that use the "NAME" to sell SHITE. Milwaukee mostly CHICOM anymore. DeWalt has many US Made tools and I have a 20V 1/2" drill impact combo that has been great for 8 years with a lot of Commercial hard use. I'm having a hard time thinking Rigid is as bad a Harbor freight! The two items I bought are every bit as good or better than the DeWalt I had. My big mistake was no realizing Rigid does not have as many tools as DeWalt or Ryobi to get and still use the same battery and charger(s). Ryobi for instance has a 5" maybe 6" waxer polisher option, that would work will in small places my Corded 8" Mikita cant get too! DeWalt has yard tools too. Nor am I ussing these tools daily like I was with the DeWalt stuff. No right or wrong on any of this stuff. Other than the lower quality stuff, is every bit as good or better than the Best quality in the past. As a consumer, its a win win. Marty
blt2ski 09/11/22 08:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Trailer sway issies

Man carries a 100# sack over his shoulders easily. Man is asked to carry the sack only this time it's 150# and he is not steady on his feet. Reality, probably the issue. Broken spring, coil. Put stronger ones on, problem is generally speaking solved! A dealer will only replace stock for stock. An after market spring shop will replace 6500 lb springs for 8000 lb springs/coils, a safety net is now available on this part. Marty
blt2ski 09/10/22 11:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trailer sway issies

Towed with a friends F250. No problems. So the truck is the culprit. Tires are worn. Will get to dealership for full check up You simply are NOT listening to FACTS. Too much RV for any 250/2500 no matter how you slice it! Culprit??? Not hardly as you are asking it to do something that it simply can't. Waste all the money they want but the truck is NOT the issue. The truck may very well have damage that is causing the swaying….but even if the truck is repaired and brought up to spec, it is still not near enough truck for that trailer. Towing that trailer with that truck is an accident waiting to happen, and probably illegal. OP: Please convince your brother to get a 350 dually or a smaller trailer. Legal, is not the issue, he is legal in ALL 50 states of US, as long as he has enough paid for license registration! I've been pulled over in one of my rigs at 150% of its factory warranty weight rating, no overweight ticket, altho I did get a 10 day up my registration by 2000 lbs, as I was over my paid for amount. It does sound like there is something wrong with the truck itself. Be it the tires on the truck have blown belts, too little psi, tread, too soft of sidewalls....broken coil spring, bracket that holds them in place, anti sway bar.....something mechanical is broke. Marty
blt2ski 09/09/22 10:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How many of you own an EV?

Just replaced my 30 yr old nicad DeWalt 1)2" drill, 5" saw with lithium Rigid equals......should've gone DeWalt, I could add a hedge trimmer!.... Not thinking as well as I should have. Twin sons ea have $1500-2000+ in Milwaukee lithium power tools they use as home remodel/new construction superintendents. Not what Grit is asking for. Spouses driving habits an EV or hybrid would work. Older sister likes her BMW EV. They have a place. Not sure that are ready for primetime use by everyone for another at least 5 years, maybe in 10-20 years. Marty
blt2ski 09/08/22 02:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Or the murderator knows that closing some threads will just allow others to pop up. So best to keep the idiots posting in one thread. Which is kinda what I've done with this one, or the other "gaz vs deezal" topics .... Carry on!
blt2ski 09/06/22 03:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Trailer sway milestone 377mb

put two new tires on the rear axle of the trailer. thanks for your thoughts Assuming the first 3000 Mike's were with the Ram, you changed out rear tires of trailer, then things starting handling different.....start here! For all the same reasons I gave fire truck. Marty
blt2ski 09/05/22 10:03pm Fifth-Wheels
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