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RE: Sequoia door-jamb sticker

The owner's manual says we can tow 9100#s. Does anyone believe that? We sure don't. Yup, right there with you and no way would I tow something even close to that heavy with our Sequoia...besides the fact that 9100 lbs and 12XX lbs payload never seems to "workout" for anything real world. A TT at below 6500 lbs should be a very good fit for the Sequoia. Ours weighs between 8000 - 8500 lbs and I also now will load a 650 lba ATV in my truck bed so a 1 ton was a good fit for what I am doing.
RedRocket204 10/29/14 07:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: Sequoia door-jamb sticker

Towing capacity of the Sequoia is 7400 lb, you are well below that.... ...I expect the numbers will be very similar. Actually, they are not very similar...however I will say that they should be. 2010 was the Sequoia redesign before Toyota adopted the new SAE standards for tow capacity. I am not at home (I can look at the manual when I return home later this week) but recall our 2010 Sequoia Ltd 8 passenger with 20" wheels was rated for a max tow of 9100 lbs. However, if you noticed, the following year with no major updates to the Sequoia but with the new SAE standards, the tow capacity dropped by about 2000 lbs. Here is a picture from my 2010 Sequoia Ltd 4x4, 8 passenger with 20" wheels and power seats passenger/driver: http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii301/_RedRocket_/IMG_1050_zps38cf84d4.jpg Would I consider towing 9100 lbs with our Sequoia? Not a chance!
RedRocket204 10/28/14 08:42pm Travel Trailers
RE: Do Weight Distribution Hitches Matter much?

I suggest you go to the site below and review the information there re weight distribution hitches. http://www.etrailer.com/faq-weightdistribution.aspx Not sure if you noticed it...but you responded to a 1 1/2 year old thread with the most recent reply from 1 year ago. :)
RedRocket204 10/22/14 07:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: average GPM concerns

Power to overcome aerodynamic drag increases as a CUBIC function of velocity. Going twice as fast takes 8 times as much power! It's cubed? I always thought drag increased with the square of the speed, but I'm no physicist. Food for thought: atdynamics - AERODYNAMICS 101, TRACTOR-TRAILER AERODYNAMICS I seemed to recall that a good portion of resistance was actually from under the vehicle/trailer and from the rear as air will hold, not releasing increasing the drag. The above link goes into that detail a bit but equates drag at about 25% in different areas. Another area that shocks me is those who go and lift their truck but also want better MPGs. :h
RedRocket204 10/21/14 07:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: Airstream>>

Insurance usually does not pay to replace things that are obsolence in design or have run their course. That is a very good point...however you are paying a lot more (2x to 4x) money up front for that for something similar which is not AS. But that is the pleasure of being a consumer...voting with your wallet for what is important to you.
RedRocket204 10/19/14 06:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: Airstream>>

I really really like to still have a very servicable tariler after the payments are all made. That is more important to me than hail. Completely agree. Keep in mind it only took us 2 years to pay off our used 2 year old TT at $17k versus a used AS at $50k +. So, quite a bit of difference there. My non-AS TT is still very serviceable, maybe a bit more upkeep than a AS...just assuming. I can't imagine hail not damaging the cheap plastic vents, skylights, tank vents, antennas etc. that are on the roof of any RV including Lances. And AS...unless the AS do not have the same plastic vents, skylights, tank vents and antennas...I'm not entirely sure on that. However, to your point replacing the cheap plastic vents. Again, quite the difference in price replacing those versus removing dents in aluminum or having aluminum panels replaced. I do understand that having hail dents in an AS does not mean there are leaks. So if you can live with having an AS that looks like a teenager with bad acne...your choice. I would not, but that was my decision and does not mean everyone has the same priorities. Again, to each his own and what is more important to that individual.
RedRocket204 10/19/14 11:07am Travel Trailers
RE: Airstream>>

Depends on where you live...as hail is an extremely common occurrence here, Spring through Fall. The way to mitigate around that is to have covered storage. I had reasonably priced covered storage in OR but moving back to CO I found covered storage is a very expensive solution because of the frequency of damaging hail as well as the seasonal snow in this area. It was rare to ever get hail in OR. So again, depends where one lives what is most important to them. As to the mention of slides...in the past few years since I stepped foot in an Airsteam TT at a show, I have yet to find any Airstream TT with slides offered including on their own web page. I have heard Airstream did at one time offer a TT with a slide...but not now??? Anyway, best to actually tour an Airstream and draw your own conclusion. I found them to be cramped/crowded with a sterile design to them. Just wasn't appealing to me and my family.
RedRocket204 10/19/14 10:16am Travel Trailers
RE: Brake Lines Blown While Towing with Toyota Tundra!!!!

OP, good to hear that nothing serious happened to you and your family! The steel crossover line on my RV ruptured at the fitting due to corrosion... My Dakota ruptured the line that runs from front to rear. Same thing... corrosion from water, road salt, etc trapped between the frame rail and the fuel tank where the line passes... deltamaster...remind me to turn you down if you ever offer me a ride ;)
RedRocket204 10/11/14 11:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What is left when a new Aluminum Ford Burns Down ?

And the insurance agent said, " There's no VIN to prove that's your vehicle". LOL That will be the truth.
RedRocket204 10/10/14 08:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Few more ??? and then I'll leave you all alone. I promise.

If he's correct and the TV has been modified, he thinks it's good for +9000#, but we're not taking any chances because we don't know how to know for sure. We have a 2010 Sequoia Ltd that is supposed to be able to tow 9100#. First, there is no way that vehicle will safely tow 9100#. Second, take a look at the ratings on the exact same model Sequoia for 2011. You will notice the ratings changed A LOT but the vehicle really did not change anything substantial...except for the tow rating. Dun-dun-dah. Toyota adopted the new SAE method for rating in 2011 and found the Sequoia did not come anywhere close to the previous year's rating. 2011 for the same model dropped to 7000#. That is a 2100# delta. However, forget the ratings for a moment. Our trailer, at the time, loaded weighed in at 8200#. I drove that trailer down the OR coast into northern CA...so up and down some mountainous roads. It was not the best feeling and boarder line, white knuckle at times. That is a reason we now own both a 2010 Sequoia and 2011 1-ton truck. The truck now pulls our TT but no, I did not need 1-ton and could have easily got away with 3/4-ton. I feel a 6000# TT, with WDH/sway control, would be a fine match for the 2010 Sequoia. Absolute personal experience trumps all speculative "experience".
RedRocket204 10/08/14 06:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: Towing Review: 2015 F150, Chevy Silverado, and RAM

"As always" - they are short on facts and full of opinion. So, kind of like most consumers and most of the posters on this tow vehicle section of this forum?
RedRocket204 10/04/14 07:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Rear leafs have less spring on one side

I worked with a guy that weighed 350+ his driver side sagged. Sooo, you're saying the OP needs to put on a bunch of weight and then his truck will ride level, side to side? :D
RedRocket204 10/04/14 07:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford Super Duty slated to get aluminum body

Anyone have an aluminum wheelbarrow ? Anyone ever see one for sale ? Why not? Bad analogy. Let's switch focus to the multiple MTBs I have that are made of aluminum and I generally beat up on a regular basis. My '97 Homegrown hardtail can still take a beating and my 2 year old Yeti SB95 is an amazing bike that I have taken on downhill trails many times. Both look relatively new except for the scratches. I fail to see your point.
RedRocket204 10/04/14 10:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford Super Duty slated to get aluminum body

From the video posted a while back the aluminum did not do well in a fire! And just yesterday, I saw a 2011 Ram tailgate buckled horizontally across the entire tailgate...but, not sure of the relevance your point and my point have for this thread.
RedRocket204 10/04/14 10:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford Super Duty slated to get aluminum body

Ford is not the only manufacturer to use aluminum body panels. I have one of the other manufacturer's aluminum panel cars and it is now 8 years old, 0 issues. I don't get what the big issue is and why this subject continues to be a source of worry. And before you go there, that car spent 6 of those 8 years 2 blocks from the ocean and still looks new. Ford is looking to reduce weight which is what this thread is about...not what paranoia aluminum will cause like it's never been done before.
RedRocket204 10/03/14 08:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: Which RV is best for the zombie apocalypse?

Are zombies capable of climbing ladders? Stairs yes, ladders no. Also, they can't swim. So the best RV for survival is a houseboat in the middle of a large body of water. Or, pull your 5er onto a barge. Best of both worlds https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRKrVfD23avDBUs8y3k7ed769FkVIqfE7JVlzmfdg8M2-E6Ly5Y Trailer on a barge in the middle of a lake would be an awesome setup. Water, fishing...could pull it to the side and off load a SxS for zombie slaughter time...just call me Tallahassee.
RedRocket204 10/02/14 05:29pm Toy Haulers
RE: Which RV is best for the zombie apocalypse?

Are zombies capable of climbing ladders?
RedRocket204 10/02/14 10:27am Toy Haulers
RE: Cable Co's going all digital using QAM system

QAM is the default for Cable-co's. Most modern TVs have QAM decoders built in so they don't need decoders, unless the channel is also encrypted. I am not aware of a single "digital" TV that does not support QAM decoding. So you only have to worry if you have an "old" analog only TV. Although there are TVs that can be addresses by the Cable-Co to enable decryption. Cable-Co's use QAM because it allows more "channels" to be encoded in a "channel" then 8VSB. TV Broadcasters use 8VSB because it's has better signal-to-noise and noise control. Someone who knows what they speak of. :) However, one slight correction...QAM is modulation where multiple channels/signals end up on the same 6 Mhz frequency versus with analog, only a single channel per 6 Mhz frequency. You can fit a lot more digital channels in QAM than analog in the same given frequency spectrum. Also, QAM is the defacto for cable plants but is slowly changing to IP. There are many QAM/IP set top boxes now to where even QAM will start decreasing in numbers as IP takes over.
RedRocket204 10/01/14 09:00pm Technology Corner
RE: new F150 towing capacities

Won't be long now before RV.net members start posting on whether or not a 2015 Ford EcoBoost can haul their 32' 11,000 lb rig. Or, Space Shuttle
RedRocket204 09/29/14 10:57am Travel Trailers
RE: Found Our Camper

You don't need to mention that it was yours to begin with, just look. I would go as far as saying never mention it was yours until it is yours again. Salesman key into emotion and then try to use it to their advantage.
RedRocket204 09/29/14 09:10am Travel Trailers
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