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RE: Sewer hose carrier venting

I drilled 1/2" dia holes thru the top every 12". It's been working for me for several years now.
ata3001 01/30/16 08:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Love Our Tent

You do know. of course, that you need a Diesel Dually to haul all the tenting gear? At least that's what some will say. Enjoy your travels. What a great way to experience the great outdoors.
ata3001 01/30/16 09:04am Tent Camping
RE: Considering another Pop Up BUT

Keep what you have & just let the miles on the truck accumulate & don't worry about it as long as it's not nickel & dimeing you to death. Trucks will give several hundred thousand miles when properly maintained, even when used for towing.
ata3001 01/29/16 03:38pm Folding Trailers
RE: Silverado 1500... Enough?

I have the truck in my signature (14 Silverado) which replaced an 07 Ram 1500 Quad cab w/Hemi & 3.92 gear. Current truck has the 5.3L w/tow pkg. (3.42 gear) but with the 6 spd trans. I tow approx 6500 lbs & notice a VERY slight decrease in initial get up & go but not enough to even give it a second thought. No difference at all moving down the hwy at 65 mph. Ram gave me 8-9 mpg towing, Chevy gives me 10-12 mpg towing the same routes (hand calculated). I always use the tow haul mode in both trucks. Sold the Ram with just under 100K miles on it & never a motor or transmission problem, just everything else. That's why I now happily drive a Chevy. You shouldn't have any problems with a 1500.
ata3001 01/26/16 03:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: The insane pulling power of a Dodge truck

Awesome!
ata3001 01/09/16 10:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dealers wanting your 3/4, 1 ton Ram

They DON'T want your current truck. What they want is for you to trade in your current truck & BUY a NEW, MORE expensive truck. That's how they make their $.
ata3001 12/20/15 06:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: .

The tires must pass inspection. They can't sell it to you unless it does which makes it their responsibility to replace. I had a car dealership pull this on me at one time & they were responsible for the cost of replacing the tires. The vehicle was inspected before I took delivery of it. Makes it their responsibility.
ata3001 11/02/15 08:00pm Camping World RV Sales
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
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