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RE: Stopped in motor home for going too slow on I-80

The link takes me to a story totally unrelated to any motorhome being pulled over.
ata3001 08/31/15 03:33pm Class A Motorhomes
Which calking

I need to reseal around a storage compartment door. Do I need to use Dicor or can I use a quality silicone calking?
ata3001 08/23/15 07:23am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: ATF gets too hot

All these responses are really appreciated. I always have the transmission in tow/haul mode when towing. I will try the Lo range next time when maneuvering it into place.
ata3001 07/06/15 04:02am Tow Vehicles
ATF gets too hot

This weekend pulling my camper in my signature with the truck in my signature in 75* weather, my ATF was running 196*-201* at a steady 60 mph. When I got to some side roads the temp went to 207*. Pulled into in laws property to my parking area, but needed to turn camper around & walk it back & forth to get it moved over to where it needed to be. Not much room to maneuver. This required putting truck into 4 wd to keep from digging up his lawn. When finished moving it (3 or 4 mins), the ATF temp was 225*. Camper weighs about 6k lbs in travel form. Total occupant weight was about 320 lbs, weight in bed of truck was maybe 200 lbs. Total load capacity is about 1800 lbs per door tag, towing capacity is 9600 lbs. I was way under my capacity. 2014 Silverado has factory tow pkg, 3.42 rear gear, & only me (170 lbs) in truck while parking it. Need suggestions. Can I add a stacked plate ATF cooler & if so what size is recommended?
ata3001 07/05/15 07:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Water!

I sanitize it each trip unless it's within 2 weeks & temps haven't been too hot. My white, transluscent fresh water tank is visible by just looking under the camper. A few years ago before I started this practice, I looked at it after about 3 weeks of hot weather.The inside of the tank was green with mold. I had drained the tank after the previous trip but there is no way to actually dry it out so it's damp in there & mold does form whether you can see what's going on inside your tank or not.
ata3001 06/30/15 03:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: 2015 Sierra 1500 options

I am towing about 6000 lbs with a 2014 Silverado w/tow pkg. NOT max tow pkg. 5.3L 3.42 rear end & it does just fine towing. 5.3L w/Max tow or 6.2L of course would be better, but this combo works fine for me. My hwy mpg not towing averages 22 mpg at 70mph. Just drove about 500 miles this last weekend & that was my average mpg. Hand calculated. Towing mpg runs between 10-12 mpg. Much better mpg than the Hemi Ram that I used to have. That gave me 8-9 towing the same trailer & 16-17 HWY mpg not towing.
ata3001 06/01/15 05:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2015 Silverado opinions

Update on my previous post. Returned home for a total of about 8 hrs non-towing drive time. Averaged 21.9 mpg. Makes me happy with my selection of tow vehicle. Tows well & great mileage when not towing.
ata3001 05/31/15 08:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2015 Silverado opinions

I have a 2014 Silverado LT 5.3L w/tow pkg. Just drove 4 hours to visit relatives and averaged 22mpg non-towing. Towing 6k lbs is 10-12 mpg depending on the wind. Love the truck.
ata3001 05/30/15 08:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM 6.2 or 5.3

I have the 5.3 & it handles that weight just fine. The 6.2 will of course do better. Just don't think that you absolutely need the 6.2.
ata3001 05/13/15 04:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: A Rig from Can-Am RV crashed

But I'm on my laptop (PC). Hoping someone has an answer to this.
ata3001 05/02/15 11:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: A Rig from Can-Am RV crashed

Why is it when I click on the link, all I get is a blank page?
ata3001 05/02/15 10:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: 3/4 Ton Trucks Will Flip

EVERY truck can flip if you corner at an unreasonable speed & the tires hit an unmovable object when sliding sideways such as a curb or grass.
ata3001 05/02/15 08:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: The frame sag say over payload :)

Was that truck trash after making that commercial?
ata3001 04/19/15 12:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Sierra Denali HD 2500 - upsizing stock tires/wheels?

By going with a larger wheel/tire you will be effectively raising your gear ratio. 3.73 may become more like 3.42 or 4.10 may become more like 3.73. Trucks computer may need reprogramming as well. Why change? Looks awesome as it is. Unless it's a macho thing....
ata3001 04/19/15 12:50pm Towing
RE: Added Ram factory FW package this weekend.

I hope you sealed the paint where you cut the holes. Those plastic trim pieces won't keep it from rusting.
ata3001 04/13/15 07:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing above 65

I run at 60 in the right lane. If someone feels the need to drive faster, be my guest. If on a two lane road, oh well. I have ST tires since I don't want to invest in new wheels. It's only a TT, not a muscle car so I don't feel the need to throw $ at it. Some will say I will get run over. Well, it hasn't happened yet in well over 20 years of towing. Never had a tire blowout either.
ata3001 04/11/15 08:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: Spied: 2017 Chevy 1500 Silverado

These pics look just like the 14 & 15 Silverados. Possibly a change to the headlight setup but thats it.
ata3001 04/11/15 05:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Pink stuff vs Air pressure - The Verdict

Both, librally!
ata3001 04/11/15 05:07pm General RVing Issues
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