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RE: Axle Ratio, new truck

Get the gear ratio you can get the best deal on. You will not notice any difference unless you tow with both of them. Thanks Jeremiah
jerem0621 11/26/20 07:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: It’s the little things! Gravel Pad for my TT!!

Thank you all for the kind comments! I am very excited and am already planning camping trips next year. (Making reservations this week) I love living here in Tennessee and having the trailer here at the house sure is convenient. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 11/23/20 06:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: It’s the little things! Gravel Pad for my TT!!

Nice! Not allowed by my HOA -- and other things, smudge on my wall..., lol. We all make choices. :)
jerem0621 11/23/20 11:45am Travel Trailers
It’s the little things! Gravel Pad for my TT!!

I just got back from our last trip of the year (probably) and parked the TT on its new gravel pad next to the house. It’s not a huge thing but it is a nice thing to have. Check it out! https://i.imgur.com/BU4UP7yl.jpg Have a great thanksgiving week everyone! Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 11/23/20 08:08am Travel Trailers
RE: Should I get a new Tow Vehicle or a Bigger Gas Tank?

I get about 170 miles on a tank with my Tahoe and I start hunting for fuel. I tow at 55-60 MPH That that puts me over three hours of travel. I can’t go much longer without a bathroom break and a stretch my legs break and walk around the rig and make sure everything is okay break. Keep the frontier if it meets your needs, or get a Ram with the 3.6 Pentestar. That is a bullet proof motor. Thanks, Jeremiah
jerem0621 11/23/20 08:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: GM's Max Trailering Package

Dont get too hooked up on the max trailering number. It has zero to do with real world capability Of a half ton.
jerem0621 11/07/20 02:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: two days cold coming, not winterized yet

Ensure water tank is off, drained, and bypassed. Open low point drains, blow out the lines, close the low point drains and blow out the rest of the lines moving from the furthest faucet to the water inlet to the closest. Drain the gray water tank and the black water tank if needed . Use $2.50 gallon of RV antifreeze and run through your lines. Add pink stuff to all the s traps. The first time should take you 30 min to 1.5 hours. After that it gets much quicker after this. Takes me 20-30 minutes now because my Zinger has a dumb false mini wall I have to crawl into a storage cubby and remove before I can bypass the water heater. I do not mess around with freezing temps. Frozen lines are no fun and I have had to fight them enough. I just winterize as needed. Thanks and good luck. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 11/07/20 02:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: Wheelbase factors

There are many other factors at play than just wheelbase. It does help, wheelbase, but there is more to it than that. My 2011 Tahoe, 6 speed Transmission, 10 Ply LT tires, large trans cooler, 3.08 gears, 31 ft Travel Trailer weighing 7,200 ish lbs. Tows like it’s on rails behind my Tahoe, the same vehicle that many people discourage others from towing with. Trans temp stays about 180 degrees while towing. And, my previous TT was pulled with The Godfather of TV, a CC, LB, Dually so this isn’t some newb trying things out. I love pulling trailers and this is my favorite TV I have ever owned. Thousands of trouble free miles over several different vehicles, it’s all in the set up. All of it. Not just one piece of it. https://i.imgur.com/bsFFKKql.jpg https://i.imgur.com/ZbBC3ZFl.jpg Hitch Hints Article Thanks and JMHO based on experience. Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/22/20 09:32pm Towing
RE: ACME nut destroyed

Better have them made by local propane distributor, they will use better hose. I didn't know you can have these made locally. I'll check into it. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/10/20 12:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: ACME nut destroyed

Buy pigtails made by Marshall Excelsior. They will be USA made, including the hose. I buy the steel braided version. You probably have the hose with the reverse flare on the regulator end, and probably 15 inch. 15 inch, green nut, steel braid LP tank pigtail Charles Thank you! I will order one. Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/10/20 12:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: Think your're good at backing? Think again.......

chage that traier to somthing with some weight and double axels and lets see how he does. for a car to accelerate like that, the trailer must weight abnout 500 lbs. Steve You would be surprised how well cars can pull full size travel trailers. https://www.canamrv.ca/towing-expertise/videos/
jerem0621 08/09/20 07:01pm Towing
RE: ACME nut destroyed

Thanks everyone, these are BRAND NEW. It’s a 2020 and always under a cover. As a matter of fact, this was fine two weeks ago when we last camped. Just funny.
jerem0621 08/09/20 05:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: Thinking of New Aluminum Sided Travel Trailer

Not sure about all the sciency stuff but I love our Crossroads Zinger. I’ve watched the brand over the years and they seem to hold up pretty well. Ours is brand new and knock on wood, no issues except a broken ACME nut I found yesterday and some nuzmbskull installed the door latch backwards. Thanks and good luck Mike Up! Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/09/20 01:16am Travel Trailers
RE: Picking up new camper

Congrats!!!! I wouldn’t worry about the Pentestar too much. It’s the best engine Chrysler has made since the slant 6. Just let it rev. It will do fine, just keep it maintained and keep your speed down. I tow about 57 MPH. Thanks and good luck no matter what you decide. Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/09/20 01:11am Travel Trailers
ACME nut destroyed

Set up the Camper at the local campground and was checking the propane and look what I found. https://i.imgur.com/Cw7Ev7Kl.jpg Camper is less than 3 months old. Guess I’ll be adding a new pigtail as the gas to pull the trailer to the dealer is more than the pigtail. Anyone ever experienced this? Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/09/20 01:05am Travel Trailers
RE: Vehicle for Towing

As to the crew cab vs SUV. I’ve had the CC and I much prefer the SUV. I like being able to store my gear in a locked and air conditioned place. People say just get a bedcover. That does not even compare IMHO. I get to vote with my money and experience so it’s what works for us. Others experience is different and I appreciate that. We really do have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to choosing a Tow Vehicle. Thanks! Jeremiah. Different strokes for different folks. Would you want or enjoy carrying a 4kw generator with fuel INSIDE your SUV? I wouldn't. Would you want or enjoy carrying a 15 gallon gas fuel tank INSIDE your SUV? I wouldn't. Would you want or enjoy putting 3 full sized bicycles inside your SUV? I wouldn't. Would you want or enjoy carrying your full of dirt "patio mat" inside your SUV? I wouldn't. Would you want or enjoy carrying firewood inside your SUV? I wouldn't. Would you want or enjoy carrying your dirt bikes inside of your SUV? I wouldn't. There are many more situations like the above that a SUV vehicle really does not make sense.. As far as OP's computer tower goes, why carry that inside the vehicle? Put it in the trailer, absolutely no need to baby that thing, not sure how you think it got shipped to you.. UPS, FedEx nor USPS gives anything that kind of kid glove care.. Computers can far more abuse than you think.. Over the last 22 yrs I have built and setup around 20,000 PCs for my company, they get shipped on pallets, they get air freighted, they get UPS, FedEx and USPS treatment from not only from the East Coast to West coast but to Canada and even Europe. I can count on one hand how many failed to boot up on arrival. I can however say, we have had more arrive damaged via fork trucks spearing them or other physical damage done from tar/oil spills to being dropped from and run over by the delivery truck. Some folks do feel that owning a SUV is a status symbol, it is not, a SUV is more like a oversized "woodgrained minivan" from the 1980s which replaced the "woodgrained station wagons from the 1950-1980s.. A pickup truck a SUV is not. I believe in the right tool for the job, sometimes a SUV is OK and there is those times it is not. Whew, touched a nerve. I’ve carried most of that stuff or similar in my vans or SUV’s. That’s why I keep a simple tarp around. Quite a handy little tool, the Tarp. Firewood (Hauled firewood yesterday with my Status symbol SUV, which is Old by this forums standard), gas cans, mowers, appliances. If it fits it goes... plus with the seats flipped forward and out I have tons and tons of tie off points. I’m not a statisy kind of person and I don’t really care what you or anybody else thinks or does or feels about my choice. And I didn’t criticize you for yours. You undoubtedly worked hard for what you have and you use it and enjoy it and it does what you want it to do. Do what thou wilt. I’m just sharing my experience and my preferences. I personally don't really like pickup trucks. That’s a preference thing. Some things you really need a pickup truck for...I get it. I’ve owned a TON of trucks, found myself using the easier to load and easier to haul utility trailer for most heavy stuff. Much more useful and if you buy the right utility trailer more cargo capacity than all but a F450... and I can still pull it with my Tahoe. Of course The context of this website Is RV’ing.... and the full size SUV does RV’ing very very very well. Thanks and have a great day Jeremiah
jerem0621 07/11/20 11:16am Travel Trailers
RE: 2017 Chevy as tow vehicle

I tow with my 2011 Tahoe with the same 6 speed trans and 3:08 gears. Does great. My 5.3 has the AFM (or DOD, it’s the same thing) and it works great. We are nearing 140k. I run fully synthetic oil only and I change the oil when the OLM gets to 50% because I tow a lot. (My camper and my father in laws big pontoon boat) 3:27 would pull better than my 3:08 but with the 6 speed my 3:08’s do great. My TT is 7,000 ish lbs loaded and 11 ft 2 Inches tall. Trans temps rarely top 180° and pulls like it’s on rails. Love my Chevy. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 07/11/20 06:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: Vehicle for Towing

what is a squishy tire? thought all tires were squishy? They are not. The tires on the Tahoe were great when empty. When towing they allowed for to much lateral movement. LT tires fixed that for me. No more squishy handling. As to the crew cab vs SUV. I’ve had the CC and I much prefer the SUV. I like being able to store my gear in a locked and air conditioned place. People say just get a bedcover. That does not even compare IMHO. I get to vote with my money and experience so it’s what works for us. Others experience is different and I appreciate that. We really do have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to choosing a Tow Vehicle. Thanks! Jeremiah.
jerem0621 07/11/20 06:24am Travel Trailers
RE: Vehicle for Towing

Out of the box the Armada if you get the lower profile tires and IRS will handle the trailer better. The Tahoe will handle like garbage with the squishy tires GM puts on them. However,some stiffer LT tires and a perfectly installed WD hitch... Possibly some better tuned shocks and the Tahoe does pretty good. Mine took some fiddling but it handles great now (like it's on rails) Thanks and good luck! Jeremiah
jerem0621 07/09/20 08:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: first time towing

Jerem, I notice the "push" from other vehicles. I can feel when a semi-truck is passing me before I even see it. Do you suppose it's the air from the semi pushing the trailer away from it causing that feeling? Yes! You will be able to feel the different types of semi’s too! The new aerodynamic Semi’s with the skirts on the sides and on the sides of the trailer barely push me. The old Kenworth’s push a lot more. The goal is to have your rig dialed in so that you feel the push from the passing vehicles as one push against your trailer and truck. The feeling of the trailer swinging from the push followed by the tow vehicle is not comfortable or safe. So, my TV is what some would not call optimal being it’s a 116 inch wheel base and the trailer is 31 ft long bumper to tongue. I had to put a little work in to make it rock solid but it is now, my favorite TV I have ever had, that includes a F350 long bed dually crew cab! Basically, shore up your tires, you want a STIFF side wall tire. These are easiest to find in LT tires in old range D or E. I put Load Range E LT tires and I air them to 44 PSI for towing. Ensure your weight distribution hitch is dialed in and then add two friction sway bars. I prefer standard round bar weight distribution hitches over square bar hitches because they ride so much better in my experience. Anyway, probably way more info than you wanted but vehicles pass me and I get the push (just like I did with a Dually) but it’s one solid push that usually doesn’t even require any steering input. Thanks and good luck! Jeremiah
jerem0621 07/01/20 05:16pm Travel Trailers
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