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RE: E rated tire with max psi of 65?

I have never run those Grapplers (have run EXO and G2), but you see a lot of them around. That is one wide tire. Drop a size or two and you will probably save a couple MPG.
ksss 12/01/20 06:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: First Winter drive on TOYO AT3's

Nothing other than the steel flatbed.
ksss 12/01/20 01:07pm Tow Vehicles
First Winter drive on TOYO AT3's

Took my '20 Chevy 3500 DRW to North Dakota for Thanksgiving. Left Idaho snow falling, when I got to Island Park the snow was about 3-4" on the road before the plow hit it, parts were plowed and ice covered. It was slippery, I pulled another pickup out of the ditch east of West Yellowstone. I was totally impressed with how these tires handled the snow and the icy snow packed road. The tires cleaned themselves out in the loose snow. The roads were much the same past Big Sky, until I hit Belgrade. Then I got east of Bismarck, the roads were ice covered until I was about 20 miles out of Jamestown (about 70 miles). They apparently had freezing rain before I hit that part of the drive. Again, truck never lost traction on on glare ice. The tires are pretty new on the market and new to me, so we will see how long they last. However they definitely stick well when they are new. Pretty pleased with them since this is typical driving conditions for at least 6 months of the year here. Pleased with the pickup, it was a 2K mile round trip. MPG wasn't great, averaged 15 MPG according to the DIC. I had a 30 mpg headwind on the way back until I hit Miles City, that didn't help. Hopefully that improves some after its broke in. It was comfortable, seats felt good even after 13 hours.
ksss 11/30/20 09:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: DEF Math

They have it at Costco? Thanks for the heads up on that! Lantley how do you know if you're out of DEF without a gauge? You guess! Actually there is an idiot light that comes on and says" Low on DEF 100 miles to go until forced limp mode" Except the mileage given is not accurate. It may come on 2 minutes later and say 50 miles to limp mode. I learned to carry a box of DEF in the RV because I never know when I may run out! I had to get off 95 in the very congested Fredricksville, VA area once to chase down a jug of DEF for fear I would go into limp mode. I'm still pissed about it. A 2019 with no gauge is ridiculous. For that matter any year with no DEF gauge is a crime! There is a DEF gauge on your 19 if you are not aware. It is on your DIC, just scroll through and check it and it will show up. It is like a RV gauge in the sense that it shows percentages below 30%. The 20's have a legit gauge that reads like a fuel gauge, much better than previous for sure.
ksss 11/25/20 04:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Replacing 1972 16.5 Inch Rims Advice

The 235/85/16 is a pretty common tire, even today. I ran on numerous similar pickups. I have also run 255/85/16's.
ksss 11/23/20 05:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Auxiliary tank - full or empty?

Thanks all. I made the 7:00 AM empty station run to Costco this morning and filled the auxiliary tank. 12 cents more per gallon than when I filled two weeks ago. We were $2.25 at the beginning of Nov. and are currently $2.65 and it hasn't stopped climbing yet. I imagine we will see $4-$5 diesel by Spring. I expected that to some degree, perhaps not this fast.
ksss 11/21/20 09:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone ? GM 3.0 diesel

There are some here. My buddy bought a GMC version last month. So far he is happy. They are upping the tow rating on them which needed to be done.
ksss 11/18/20 08:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: No 3/4 ton trucks.

I remember the kick back in '88 when they moved away from the square body. No internet then, but man there were some upset GM people. Life goes on.
ksss 11/17/20 08:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: No 3/4 ton trucks.

GM's HD marketshare has increased since 2020. You might not like the looks of them, but they are selling regardless.
ksss 11/16/20 09:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: No 3/4 ton trucks.

Daughter bought a car from a large Chevy dealer last month, they told her that every truck that gets delivered to them is essentially already sold. Same way here. They have had guys waiting as the trucks get unloaded for those trucks that have not been ordered for a buyer. I would guess once the year end business purchases have been make that resolve itself somewhat.
ksss 11/11/20 11:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: No 3/4 ton trucks.

The GMC dealer here has no HD's, Chevy dealer has a couple commercial HD's and a couple HD's. Very few compared to normal. Between the strike and Covid, they have never had any inventory all year. The '20 3500 DRW I got was only because it was ordered but took to long get in and the guy bought a Ford.
ksss 11/08/20 10:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: I take back all the good stuff I've said about Les Schwabs!

That must be a Discount issue, ours is the same. Never get in there with a trailer.
ksss 11/07/20 09:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: everyday truck ideas needed

Hi, soon my Prius will go to our son.... That is one way to make sure he doesn't have premarital sex.
ksss 10/31/20 06:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Need some advice, gearing/fuel mileage.

Well, let's start with Ohio's 55mph towing speed limit......That alone will improve your mileage by 15% or more. And increase your road rage factor by 150%. Pulling a trailer in Cali is extremely frustrating.
ksss 10/28/20 07:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM's Max Trailering Package

Just because it is zero degrees outside and I don't feel like freezing yet, I built a 2020 half ton Trail Boss crew cab with 6.5 box LT with a 6.2L. The tow capacity says up to 13,400 and a bed capacity of 2,250. I am sure this is with an double cab version not a crew cab, but it wouldnt be too far off. The build price was 53K comfortably loaded with tow package and all the tow cameras available. I don't think you need a 2500 HD to pull 8K unless you want to and you clearly don't. The 6.2 is a heck of motor and with that 10 speed it makes it that much better.
ksss 10/26/20 09:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tire Opinions

I have a set of the Nitto G2's on my wife's half ton. They have 55K on them now and could go longer but going into Winter, I will replace them. Towing has been light (Jet ski, light cargo trailer, ATV trailers). Put a set of TOYO AT3's on my 3500 DRW, way early to tell, but in the light snow we have had so far I like the traction. Looks like it will be real good on ice. Not sure what took the Falken's off your list, but here in Ag country, by far the best selling tire according to the local tire dealer.
ksss 10/26/20 08:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Ram TRX

What is the power split from front to rear? That AWD system must be built hell for stout to hold up to that kind of power.
ksss 10/24/20 10:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: Michelin Defender LTX Discontinued ??

Your right it is 75 series not 80. My bad.
ksss 10/22/20 08:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Michelin Defender LTX Discontinued ??

Its the Winter performance. Not just snow but cold weather performance. The colder it gets the less these tires lock up in icy conditions. They may last a long time, and perhaps that rubber technology that allows for that, doesn't contribute to being a good Winter tire. I am not exaggerating it is hard to find tire shops willing to take these new tires on trade. They don't sell well here. During the Winter especially and you ask guys that have them, nearly everyone complains about them in the Winter. I had a set on a new 3500 SRW pickup last year. One loaded pull in tough weather and I pulled them off and put EXO Grapplers on. I will never see the mileage out of them that you would out of the Michelins, but staying on the road is more important than total mileage out of the tires.
ksss 10/22/20 07:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 6L diesel in the news again

I always found it interesting that some would run without being "Bulletproofed" and others, totally stock couldn't stay out of the shop. No apparent differences, just that some worked and some don't and never did. It's handling was a huge fail by FORD and did more for Dodge/Ram and GM in selling their trucks than they ever did on their own. Yet many of those who were bitten hard by their 6.0 bought 6.4's hoping their luck would change only to be bitten again (some say worse)than they were with the 6.0. You have to appreciate how powerful the Ford truck name is to its buyers. After all of this, they still sell more diesel pickups than does the other two. FCA and GM would love to have that level of product loyalty.
ksss 10/20/20 10:14pm Tow Vehicles
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