I don't know what brand ST tires your THs come with, but mine came with Akuret. I have had great luck with Akuret tires. My horse trailer tires are Akuret and are going on 8 years old. They are showing dry rot now and need to be replaced, but have been great- Oklahoma to Alaska and back and everywhere in between in the 8 years. My Voltage came with Akuret also and so far after 2 1/2 years have been great too. No dry rot, higher than 65 mph speeds and quite a few miles. Don't get too scared if you have these. As for other brands, I'd be nervous, ie. Towmax. Maybe I will eat my words this season, but if I can get 3 or 4 years out of them, I will. I looked hard at preventive replacement last year, but with the cost of 6 new tires, I decided to gamble with them until they show signs of problems.
Anyone else have problems with Akuret?
I pull at 42 foot 19,500 lb toyhauler with no issues with my short bed megacab. I use a non-sliding B&W Companion. The shape of the trailer's nose and the amount the trailer's hitch sticks out in front of the trailer have a lot to do with it. I hardly ever get close to my cab. I have lots of trailering experience, so that helps. A friend of mine had a megacab with a Fusion TH and he hit his cab a few times taking out the back window. Like I said, the shape of the nose has a lot to do with what you can comfortably tow with. My Megacab is a 2010 and it is solid as a rock with my loaded camper.
Just bought a 2004 Ford Expedition that will be our tow vehicle. Needs new tires. What would be a good choice? Will be towing a 5000lb travel trailer 2000 miles next month but then will be towing only short distances a few times a year. I assume a LT rather than P tire. Does it have to be E rated? Don't want to spend top dollar but enough for a decent 50k mile safe tire. Suggestions?? Thanks!
Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor. I have had my set on 2 trucks now and they still have 3/4 tread. They have Kevlar in them and, knock on wood, I've not had a flat yet. They are a 50,000 mile tire and I probably have 25,000 or 30,000 miles on them. I will replace these when the time comes with another set.
Some truckers are going to a single antenna on the center back of the cab. I was told that singles work better. I used to run dual antennas on my pickup using the front bed stake holes. Worked ok, but if not tuned right, I think they actually almost cancel each other out. I now use a single Lil Wil magnet mount and it works ok even with my camper hooked up. It has more with to do with it being tuned (right length for the radio wave). Check with a CB shop if your CB isn't working well. It may be an easy fix with the current setup.
Made me want to buy a dodge :)
Yea not even as good as a Tundra, a single steer in an aluminum stock trailer, is not much of a load!.
They should have brought a load of Heifers to the steer!
It doesn't hold a light to this 2013 Ram ad!
You don't know anything about cattle ranching, or bulls for sire do you?
........I see you drive a Dodge........never mind.
I don't think it's an aluminum trailer either. Looks like a painted gray steel trailer to me.
If it called me every time the check engine light came on I would be in trouble. The light on my 2004 Chevy pickup has been on for 40000 miles. I've paid to have it fixed twice and both times the light popped back on within 30 miles. I put a piece of tape over the light.
It doesn't call you, you push the button and call them for them to run diagnostics when you get a light.
All I can say is OnStar doesn't even compare to Ford's Sync if anyone tries to sell you that Ford has the same thing. We lived in Alaska for a number of years and went to some very remote locations and for giggles we would call OnStar just to see if we could contact. It never failed to reach an operator. We had NO cell service where we were on our cell phones. Sync wouldn't hold a candle to OnStar and has no capabilities like OnStar. It's a bluetooth extension of your phones voice control capability and if your phone battery is dead, you forget your phone at home or you are in a no cell service area, your Sync service is GONE. It uses your phones browser to locate things like restaurants and such. I know this wasn't even asked, but someone did mention sync earlier in the discussion. Again, no comparison.
My wife uses our OnStar all the time. They find her hotel rooms as we travel and connect us to the front desk. They give us directions to the nearest "fill in the blank whatever we are looking for". They diagnose a check engine light and let us know if we should keep driving or find a dealer (which they make the appointment and we get priority when we get there). They have unlocked our doors many times and that is huge if your car is still running. They have set up roadside assistance for us when we have had flats. I love the service. It's like a concierge for whatever you need. I have peace of mind when my wife goes alone halfway across the country because I know she always has a way to reach someone if needed.