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RE: Another tow capacity question - very confusing!

Not sure how the 8.1 is configured with a transmission in the Suburan, but in the 01' 2500 truck I had, the 8.1, ie, 496 CID was strapped to the Allison transmission....Thus the reason you see more weight being carried with the #3. example versus number 1. The 8.1 has more HP & TQ than the 6.0 and if hooked to the Allison tranny, you have a medium duty transmission in play with this set up...THUS the reason the #3 example offers more towing power than the #1 example with the 6.0 engine. I would look at your door jamb and see what the front and rear axle ratings are rated at. 1,000# over recommended? I don't know if I'd want to take a chance on pushing the transmission....if, as you say, "towing a 9,000# trailer FOR A FEW MILES ON FLAT TERRAIN. I wouldn't think they're be an issue....(but seems like an awfully short tow....just a few miles:hI should have clarified. The 9000lb question is a one-off about towing a Bobcat locally from rental place and back. I'm NOT thinking about long term towing 1000lbs over the limit. my bad...sorry...
NC Hauler 05/21/15 05:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Another tow capacity question - very confusing!

I'm a nOOb, looking for clarification. The whole tow vehicle capacity question seems wildly confusing and after reading a lot I still have questions. My vehicle is a 2001 Suburban 2500 4x4 with 6.0l engine and 3.73 axle. GM specs say capacity is 8000lbs and so does this reference. I haven't been able to find info on GCVW or other specs. However, the same sheet gives 'tow capacity' specs for similar 4x4 Surb 2500's as follows: engine axle tow capacity ------ ---- ------------ 1. 6.0 l 3.73 8000lbs (my truck) 2. 6.0 l 4.10 10,000 3. 8.1 l 3.73 10,500 4. 8.1 l 4.10 12,000 Other than the engine and axles these trucks are otherwise identical (brakes, transmission, etc). What this tells me is that, under some circumstances, vehicle 1 COULD manage, say, 10,500 (as with vehicle 3), though it would obviously be suboptimum. Engine strain would be greater, more likely to overheat, poor performance in mountains, etc. However, I'd also assume that I'd be fine towing a 9,000 trailer around for a few miles on flat terrain. Is this correct? Comments welcome, thanks in advance. Not sure how the 8.1 is configured with a transmission in the Suburan, but in the 01' 2500 truck I had, the 8.1, ie, 496 CID was strapped to the Allison transmission....Thus the reason you see more weight being carried with the #3. example versus number 1. The 8.1 has more HP & TQ than the 6.0 and if hooked to the Allison tranny, you have a medium duty transmission in play with this set up...THUS the reason the #3 example offers more towing power than the #1 example with the 6.0 engine. I would look at your door jamb and see what the front and rear axle ratings are rated at. 1,000# over recommended? I don't know if I'd want to take a chance on pushing the transmission....if, as you say, "towing a 9,000# trailer FOR A FEW MILES ON FLAT TERRAIN. I wouldn't think they're be an issue....(but seems like an awfully short tow....just a few miles:h
NC Hauler 05/21/15 03:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fuel Question... diesel and gas

Once the sulfer was pulled out of diesel fuel many of the lubricating properties went along with it. THat is why so many guys run diesel additives. I don't, and have never had a problem....That covers from an 07.5 Chevy D/A using ULSD till now...I got almost 30,000 on this truck, never a drop of additive, no issues....
NC Hauler 05/21/15 02:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing a little heavy

Door sticker GVWR. 10,000 FAWR. 6,000 RAWR. 6100 I take number to mean if your rear weighs 5420, the front needs to weigh a max of 4580 to be with limits. (5420 + 4580=10,000) My front being 4980 leave me with 5020 available for rear, even tho it's max rated at 6100. So I'm technically over by 400lbs on rear. Tires are Yokahama Geolanders max 3195 at 80lbs. I feel comfortable with my setup, just wanted to double check my opinion. With the flatbed, weight of dog box, 10 X 60lb labs, and some water, and the weight adds up quick.. Thx again... yeah, you sound ok, you're using your numbers differently than most do in here...IF we see 6100# rear axle weight rating.....and you go across the scales and drive axle (rear axle) is reading 5420# for example, that means you're under your RAWR by 580#....that's it..nothing more...nothing less.....you're over thinking it..... You're under your rear axle weight rating and you're under your front axle weight rating....that's it....
NC Hauler 05/21/15 11:04am Towing
RE: Got my "G" rated tires on yesterday!!!

I went from G to H Sailun tires. Also bought them from Simple Tires. Great price and fast service. Tires were $132 each. My trailer was at or over weight for the factory G tires. Doesn't speak well of Mobile Suites if they put a G rated tire on a 5er that didn't cover weight that would be put on the axles. Glad you got the proper tire installed on your 5er.
NC Hauler 05/21/15 10:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Got my "G" rated tires on yesterday!!!

Price breakdown: From Simple Tire: 4 ea Sailun S637 including shipping to East Texas $670 4 ea Steel Valve stems (Ebay) $7.55 Mounting and balancing 4 @ $16 (Ford Dealer) $64. Total $741.55 Ordered the tires at 4:30PM 4/11 delivered at 1:20PM 4/13 Fedex Home Delivery. Gotta admit, that's a heck of a price for what seems to be a very good G rated tire:)
NC Hauler 05/21/15 09:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Got my "G" rated tires on yesterday!!!

So I've taken two trips on the E rated tires with no issues, all pretty short trips with no high speeds and air at 80psi. I got the G dates Saliun's on yesterday and what a big difference they make! Went from a 235/80-16 to a 235/85-16 like I had on my previous Cardinal. No squat in these tires like the ones that came on it and yes the wheels are stamped 110psi and changed to metal valve stems. Another plus is getting out of my driveway..... My rear 6 point level will hit the concrete without boards, this tire will help a little. I feel so much better with these tires, the E rated ones were pretty much maxed out when I left my driveway. Keep us posted on your tires.....have not heard the first negative about the Sailun tires...I believe they're a great "G" rated tire, time will tell, but I believe they're well worth looking into. I will be looking at them when I get ready to replace my tires in the next year.
NC Hauler 05/21/15 09:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New to Us Surveyor SVF260BH - Question

I've got one practically in the same location for a slide directly across from the door...Just make sure you crank it in the correct direction to open or close....Odds are very good, if you have a slide directly across from the door, that hole is to be used to extend or retract your slide if having an issue doing so electrically or hydraulically, depending on which system you have. It's also recommend to by pass battery if manually retracting or extending the slides, (if electric).
NC Hauler 05/21/15 07:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Friends from the "OOP'S" thread.

Roy....I got the Meador Park info...didn't know that Bluestone State Park was called "Meador Park" also....dang, I'm from Beckley and stayed at Bluestone YEARS ago, and didn't know that...guess you learn something new everyday.:) Pretty here, got up to 85 yesterday, supposed to get around 80 today...got my hills weed whacked, trimmed shrubbery and mowed yesterday...so that's all done..heck, even washed my truck because it's supposed to rain some this week.. Appears we'll either head up to our camp Saturday evening when I get off, which would put us there around midnight, or wait and leave early Sunday morning.....Will leave Wednesday....we'll go when we can:) hope all of you are well and hope all of you have a good day. later, Jim
NC Hauler 05/21/15 07:44am Around the Campfire
RE: Towing a little heavy

Last minute plans all done, and ready to roll 4000k to Alaska for summer. My 08 F250 has a CC weight of 20,000 with max of 5000 on front and rear drive. Across the scales today: Front drive. 4980 Rear drive 5420 Trailer. 4680 Total. 15,080 I have stable loads installed, and added Firestone airbags running 30lbs of air. Max rating on front and rear is 6000 lbs each, with max rating on vehicle 10,000lbs, making me 420 lbs over on rear drive. I can remove one propane tank, and shave a few other pounds off rear, but will still be over a little. Any concerns with being over a little, suggestions much appreciated. Thanks, Steve http://s225.photobucket.com/component/Download-File?file=%2Falbums%2Fdd237%2Fonlinelabs%2FMobile%20Uploads%2Fimage_zps6yoazwnt.jpg I don't understand your numbers....you state max of 5,000# on front and rear axles, but you say, in paragraph under your numbers that the "max rating" on front and rear axles is 6,000# each:h "IF" that's the case, you're UNDER your rear axle weight rating by 580#... I'd air rear tires to max sidewall pressure...I'll "assume" they're "E" rated tires? I would air to 80 psi....appears you're pushing the rear axle weight rating, BUT if it's 6,000#weight rated per your second paragraph, you should be ok....Last thing I'd want to do on a towing trip that long would to be OVER my trucks rear axle weight rating.....GVWR? no big deal, most don't use that anymore....I do, but it's a safety thing with me.....I'd make sure you have the right tires for the job and air them to max psi...All the airbags do for you is level the load.....
NC Hauler 05/21/15 06:26am Towing
RE: Fiver with Nostalgia

That was a super cool looking combo...SON!!! I liked it:)
NC Hauler 05/20/15 12:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Friends from the "OOP'S" thread.

Got your information Roy....I'm off today and tomorrow, but have to work Friday and Saturday. I will head up to our camp (Pence Springs), either late Saturday evening, or early Sunday morning...Will only be able to stay through Tuesday, or Wednesday, (I asked for a vacation day for Wednesday), but don't know yet.....I have Verizon and get a good signal with internet and phone where our camp is....How long are you going to be there? Where is that camp ground located? Looks like it's going to be a beautiful day here, I got to mow, weed eat, trim and on and on, so going to start here in a few minutes to get it knocked out.....hope all of you are well and hope all have a good day........ Jon, I see you're staying busy as usual, hope all is well with you and your family. rosie, if you're out there, hope all is well with family...miss seeing you in here, but understand. later, Jim
NC Hauler 05/20/15 05:53am Around the Campfire
RE: Pulling a 15500 lb 5er

They pull like a sled with the brakes on. A 1 ton will pull them and beat you to death. I'd highly recommend you drive a MH and see how they ride. I just would not pay that much for a 5er when you can get a MH for the same price and tow something with it. :h...Makes no sense... "They pull like a sled with brakes on"; What's that mean???:h OP is talking about a Tow Vehicle to tow a 5er with and you're, (I think), talking about driving a MH (Motor Home)??? Don't know if you've ever towed a heavy 5er with a dually, but the dually, (as well as a 3500 SRW truck), will ride BETTER with weight in the bed of the truck....IF you have a MH, and want to keep it parked where you camp, you'll need to own a Toad, which isn't free, so you'll still need the MH and a toad.$$$$.....Your post makes no sense whatsoever..... Don't know where you do your shopping, BUT...every motor home that I'VE seen has been more expensive than most 5th wheels...heck, even adding the truck in and the price is still lower than comparably equipped Motor home, ( 4 slides versus 4 slides and comparing what they come equipped with).....I've got a little over $115K in my truck and 5th wheel. I'm not going to get much of a Class A motor home for a $115K, and my truck is a diesel, crew cab long bed 4 wheel drive....Again, don't know where you do your shopping, but one isn't going to get much of a MH for 115K now a day's, unless you buy used and who knows what shape it'll be in...both my truck and 5er were purchased brand new by me and I know the condition of both...Brakes are great, Mine pulls "like a dream". Don't know what you're comparing to, unless you've not driven a "NEW" , at least 2010 and up Dually, but they don't ride ANYTHING like it appears you're trying to say they do....
NC Hauler 05/20/15 05:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2015 RAM Rebel

....ugly...useless to me.....not interested...I'm done:)
NC Hauler 05/17/15 06:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Friends from the "OOP'S" thread.

Been hot here....got up to 85 Sunday....yesterday it got up to 80....Sunny right now and 82 degrees....Appears we're going to get some rain around the weekend, (figures, I'm off this weekend)....My yard is all caught up, mowing, weed whacking, trimming shrubbery, lower hanging limbs on trees, etc.....yard looks pretty doggone good if I may say so myself. "MAY" drive up to our camp this weekend, just not sure...it's supposed to rain here and it's supposed to rain "up there" also....so set around the house or do it at our camp.....enquiring minds want to know...(wife will let me know our decision:)). hope all of you are well and hope you all have a great day. Jon, let me know if you get your truck, "where you want it", or if you still might "pick up" another one, (pun intended):) later, Jim
NC Hauler 05/12/15 12:25pm Around the Campfire
RE: Questions about DRW tire pressure

Where did you get the idea of a "Slime" gauge Rick:) It works great! I also have about a 10" long chuck hooked to my compressor that easily fills both outside and inside tires as described in an earlier post.....I run mine per the door sticker. I run 80 psi in the fronts and 65 in the rears.....I have 29,000 miles on my truck and the rear tires look almost as new as the day I picked up the truck...I don't rotate dually tires...Never have, never will.....From suggestions, I dropped psi in the rears for about 3 weeks on my 4 dually tires to 45 psi...ride was a tad smoother, but not THAT much different, and my mpg also dropped from 14.5 mpg to 14.1 mpg, (based on comparing the same type running around, to and from work...same route, everything)....So, I'm prone to stay with the 65 psi in the rears, (having an inside connection with General tires, I've spoken to a tire Engineer about his take on the tire psi discussions we have on this forum:))
NC Hauler 05/12/15 12:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Second AC Size

..not only in TX, but here in the mountains of NC, and in WV, when the temps. get into the upper 80's and the low 90's. Humidity can run in the 70 and 80% range, making it EXTREMELY muggy..VERY GLAD our's came with the 2 15k AC's....they've done an excellent job of keeping us cool in our 5er and both are very quite, ducted Carrier AC's....:)
NC Hauler 05/12/15 11:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Second AC Size

Some, depending on the pre-wired application will "normally" add a 13.5k AC....I have two 15k's, but it came with the two 15k's.
NC Hauler 05/12/15 11:40am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing at Max

I've towed a heavier boat trailer for years and years. I know holiday weekend traffic fun. It was actually one trip to St. Helen and the 7 hour drive home that got me into flying and not driving to the former inlaws cottage. But then the Full Size Bronco 5.8L didn't care what was behind it. It got 12 mpg on the freeway without a trailer, and 11 mpg with a 4500 lb trailer :) IF we decide to get a truck, it is unlikely to be this calendar year. I'll know on the first trip and for sure by the 2nd trip how it well it will perform. Like I said, I have a friend with an identical set up that's towing 4,500 and hasn't had an issue. Anecdotal, absolutely, but it can be indicative. My hope and intention with this post was if I'm missing anything with proceeding with this tow vehicle. I know I'm pushing the wt limits... but I'm also an automotive engineer that knows exactly what goes into tow ratings. 7 times out of 10, cooling capacity is the limiting factor, braking usually being second. I'm considering a Bluetooth plug in and monitoring program to monitor the cars critical data. This particular car, the cantilever vertical hitch is somewhat of a concern. You asked. You have been given good, sound advice. You have chosen to ignore You are in denial http://dipettamortgage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/head_in_the_sand-461x307.jpg Agree, can't make up my mind if he is trying to convince us, or himself...
NC Hauler 05/12/15 09:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing at Max

I've towed a heavier boat trailer for years and years. I know holiday weekend traffic fun. It was actually one trip to St. Helen and the 7 hour drive home that got me into flying and not driving to the former inlaws cottage. But then the Full Size Bronco 5.8L didn't care what was behind it. It got 12 mpg on the freeway without a trailer, and 11 mpg with a 4500 lb trailer :) IF we decide to get a truck, it is unlikely to be this calendar year. I'll know on the first trip and for sure by the 2nd trip how it well it will perform. Like I said, I have a friend with an identical set up that's towing 4,500 and hasn't had an issue. Anecdotal, absolutely, but it can be indicative. My hope and intention with this post was if I'm missing anything with proceeding with this tow vehicle. I know I'm pushing the wt limits... but I'm also an automotive engineer that knows exactly what goes into tow ratings. 7 times out of 10, cooling capacity is the limiting factor, braking usually being second. I'm considering a Bluetooth plug in and monitoring program to monitor the cars critical data. This particular car, the cantilever vertical hitch is somewhat of a concern. Well, I'm an "old school" Engineer, and also know specs and what are built into, and not built into them, (alway's "wriggle room due to covering one's self from law suits) ...I'd say you don't have an ideal set up, but it's your car, your family and it sounds like you've already made up your mind you're going to do what the majority of us wouldn't recommend. I'm "assuming" you have E rated tires, but considering you'll be well over your vehicles tongue weight, it appears that probably doesn't matter either. I would go with a completely different hitch, or better yet, instead of trying to make something work that is going to take quite a bit of pro-active intervention, I'd find an old 1/2 ton truck and tow with it...In the long run, your tranny won't like the set up and the car's suspension is just that.....a cars suspension, that isn't recommended to carry that tongue weight or tow that heavy of a unit..
NC Hauler 05/12/15 09:00am Tow Vehicles
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