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RE: 2015 Suburban LT

Yes! The area behind the rear seat is very useful. The third row folds flat into the floor so there is no moe wrestling the bench in and out of the vehicle. That feature may have been around for some years, I am not sure. As far as towing, I wish I had a TT to try it out with. I would have for sure. The 3.08 rear axle is rated for 8300 lbs. what I can say is this thing will flat run and it doesn't feel like the 3.08 rear gears of old. I am not sure if there is something to the 6 speed or not. However the 8300 lb rating is nothing to sneeze at. I was concerned about the mirrors too. They are adequate but do have a fisheye blind spot mirror built in to the drivers side mirror. I would prefer a set of dumbo ear mirrors but that's just me. The drivers seat wasn't nearly as comfortable as 90% of the chevy seats I have used. GM seats are generally VERY comfy however this seat is the exception. The seats were stiff and after 300 miles one way I was thankful my trip was over. Even my wife commented about how uncomfortable the seats were. The 2015 Expedition will have a HD version that will be rated to pull over 9,000 lbs from what I understand. I'm not sure how much payload it will have but if it's close to 2000 lbs then it may be a suitable replacement for many 2500 Suburbans...just with the wrong nameplate. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 09/22/14 03:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2004 V8 Explorer gets LOUSY mileage

Sounds right. I have a 2000 Town Car with the 4.6 and I consistently get 19 in mixed driving. You will not find a more reliable motor. But fuel efficiencies is not a hallmark of a modular motor Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 09/22/14 02:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2015 Suburban LT

How about the RPO sticker? I bet it has 3.08 gears. In fact, I think the only way to get the 3.42 is the HD trailering package which does include integrated brake controller. Sure, I turned te Suburban in this morning but I did think to grab a pic of the RPO sticker. I am pretty sure that the 3.08 rear axle is what this one has. http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/2014-09/7BF33D18-9FA6-42A1-8348-7F1CF55D46AB_zpskeq69ifp.jpg width=640 Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 09/22/14 08:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2014 GM/Chevy 1500 Twins

Congrats! Sounds like an amazing Tow Vehicle. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 09/22/14 07:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bent Hitch Pins

Can you tell us how much you are towing?
jerem0621 09/20/14 08:23pm Towing
RE: 2015 Suburban LT

Here is a few pics of the Burb and some of the important data http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/d186c09e-e7f0-4a32-89c3-ef980d9723e6_zpsf9717222.jpg width=640 Here is a shot of the lower front a-arm http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/EA7C2232-DF40-42EA-BD78-00B0D1AA1666_zpsm8bjbkoz.jpg width=440 Here is the front suspension looking from the rear of the front wheel well looking forwards http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/1F198A0E-6169-4489-9953-DC99E4BCF68C_zpshvozhijq.jpg width=440 Here is the payload sticker... interesting that the payload rating is at 35 PSI... the tires max out at 51 PSI. http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/5D10EA33-34E0-413E-95C8-9D8BC90C02FD_zpswih4rovf.jpg width=440 Here is the tires themselves... they are Goodyear Assurance tires and are rated to a max load rating of 2469 lbs each. http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/991FA68C-2F0D-456C-B2EB-EB5FE8F10CE1_zpsoogup0rq.jpg width=400 Here is the ratings on the receiver...more than enough for properly matched travel trailers. 800-900 lbs http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/3A4DF343-7A56-4E55-ABAC-13508DC3486D_zpsdc8zqfzy.jpg width=640 I'll try to get some pics of the rear suspension when I get home and can back it into my car port. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 09/20/14 07:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2015 Suburban LT

OP here, Great comments everyone. I do want to clarify one thing I'm in a 2015 suburban rental. I am not personally interested in a Suburban at this time. My point in posting this was to serve as a resource for anyone interested in anything on the 2015 Suburban since I have this thing until Monday morning. Any measurements or pictures I will be happy to post. As far as the capability of this thing I have no doubt that the truck can pull up to its max rating on trailer weight. The tires would have to be aired up to max PSI to get the squishy feeling gone. I may do that when I fill up and just see how it rides. I agree with BenK, a 2500 Suburban is well suited to pulling a heavy trailer. But those searching for new will have to accept the limitations of the new Suburban. FWIW this LT Subutban (loaded with a lot of options) has a little over 1600 lbs of payload and an 8300 lb tow rating. Many of the older 2500 Subs that I looked at had 1800-2200 ish lbs of payload and 7,000-10,000 lb trailer weight rating. Not a huge disparity in capability Especially when you compare semi float rear axle 2500 Subs to these new ones. I've taken some pics and I'll try to post them up for review. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 09/20/14 07:24pm Tow Vehicles

This upcoming generations AND the 30'ers all have an iPhone shoved in their ear and/or thumbs permanently bent texting 24 7's. After watching this insanity over a phone and all the sheep that were media led to it? I'd guess internet participation across the board for interests, hobbies and activities will fall off completely. There was a report recently that advertising revenue is way down on several big sites like Yahoo and the like because traffic is down. Can you even fathom this iPhone generation getting behind the wheel of a 31 ft RV, or pulling an RV? They would not be able to pull their dang phones out of their ears or away from their thumbs to back out of the driveway. Sadly I don't think that generation is ever going to consider RV'ing or camping. They don't even look around at their surroundings as they are walking. :( Good thing I don't use my iPhone to RV.net....wait...yea I do..
jerem0621 09/19/14 10:20pm Folding Trailers
2015 Suburban LT

My work rented me a 2015 Suburban for the weekend. My work event is 340 ish miles from the office so I got to spend some good time behind the wheel today. Initial observations are that this is a (obviously) very nice ride. The 5.3 is smooth and powerful. On my trip from a full tank I was able to get the lie-o-meter to reach 22.1 MPG... If that's within 2-3 mpg accurate I would say that this is impressive for a vehicle of this size. Mostly interstate travel though. This is a 2wd and has under 1700 lbs of payload. Something I found interesting in the under floor compartment in the rear of the SUV was a bundle of 4 wires with a connector.... I saw the wire colors and recognized that this is a vehicle side pig tail for an aftermarket brake controller. I thought this was interesting as I assumed that a $50k plus 2015 Suburban would have an integrated brake controller. I assumed wrong. The coolest "doodad" in this truck is the 'secret compartment' behind the Navi screen. Very cool. While not even close to my best choice for a family vehicle I know a lot of families will buy them to pull light weight travel trailers with the 8300 lb tow rating. And do other suburban chores. My only concern is that the rear end feels squishy. If anyone who has any specific questions or would like specific measurements or pictures or anything like that, let me know and I'll try to post them up. I don't have a good pic yet but I will post one when I get a chance if you all are interested. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 09/19/14 10:06pm Tow Vehicles

I am not sure what it is directly. Maybe it's due to the fact that second generation internet users are coming up and they don't have near the experience with forums as we do. I have been on forums since (i think 28k) dial-up days in 1994-1995. That's a full 20 years ago. Back then the only "social media" was email and forums and when AIM came it was like...ahhhhhhh shiny... Now everything is social....I am not sure that the young guns go for forums anymore as much as they go to Youtube. If they have a problem they will go to youtube and ask youtube what's up. Videos show. As far as a pup...we still haven't decided what we want yet. I loved the TT but I would really like to just use the minivan to pull with...it's so comfy. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 09/19/14 08:17am Folding Trailers
RE: Storge in a Jayfeather 17Z

Question for you 17Z owners. I was looking at a RV dealers website and they had a new Jayco Jay Feather X17Z... The cargo capacity on this little 17z was only about 400 lbs per the sticker. Is that typical for this model? Thanks!! Jeremiah
jerem0621 09/18/14 08:05pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Thinking of buying a Non-bunkhouse TT for Family of 4

Thanks for all the suggestions and comments. When we had our TT I never felt like the dinette and the sofa were major chores. One movement and the sofa was from bed to couch and the dinette was a swing up table design so it converted in just a few seconds too. Bedding in the cabinent and the pillows generally stayed on the couch. Less than five minutes tops. I imagine the dinette would be slightly more aggravating if it was a pedestal design. The double over double is a viable option as it does leave you with a lot of floor space. Like the poster above I am not sure my kids would be comfy on narrow bunks of a quad bunkhouse l...they are kids but they are adult sized. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 09/18/14 06:38am Travel Trailers
RE: Product warning: Hopkins tail light converters

I seriously dislike those tail light converters. They are not powered at all...which means they are not circuit protected. Get a Curt or Tow Ready or any other brand powered tail light converter and this problem goes away. And you will have BRIGHT Trailer tail lights that don't flicker or flash or go dim or anything else those others have. The powered tail light converters use the TV tail light signal just to direct power. They converter sends power from the vehicles batter to the tail lights. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 09/17/14 02:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: Thinking of buying a Non-bunkhouse TT for Family of 4

Yes, the double over double is about the only viable option for sleeping them on a bunk. Nearly everyone of the bunkhouses we have looked at are really narrow and short bunks. The big U shaped dinnetts and the sofa sleepers (residential style pull outs or the air beds) provide a nice sized sleeping area for the boys. Thanks for the comments! Jeremiah
jerem0621 09/17/14 01:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: Thinking of buying a Non-bunkhouse TT for Family of 4

How old are the kids? And the bigger of the questions is will it be a hassle to have them clean up their bed every morning so that you have a breakfast table and a couch back? Just a couple of questions to ask your self. They are 13 and 10...both are adult sized (big tall kids) We had to break the dinette and the couch down on the last TT. It was never a problem. We normally eat outside on the picnic table. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 09/17/14 01:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: Thinking of buying a Non-bunkhouse TT for Family of 4

We went with a FL for our first fiver and will be ordering a RL in a month and we have two teenagers. Told them if they want privacy to go outside. They can sleep in a tent if they want their own room. Works great for us. Happy camping. That's what we are thinking too. The living area on most fivers and TT's are so much bigger than most of bunkhouses. My friend had a Montana Fiver with a huge bunkhouse with 2 slides. When his daughter had friends over they would want to sleep outside in a tent. Bahahahaha Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 09/17/14 01:18pm Travel Trailers
Thinking of buying a Non-bunkhouse TT for Family of 4

Anyone else like the non bunkhouse models with open floor plans for families of four? Our last was a non bunkhouse no slide and we really enjoyed it. Looking at a super slide model now like the Puma 26rlss Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 09/17/14 11:24am Travel Trailers
RE: Trailer Brake Controlers

How much money do you want to spend? A new brake controller will NOT make the brakes any more powerful. Once you verify that the current brake controller is sending max power to the brakes (test it) and the brake controller is not deficient you have many options. 1) Verify the wiring on the trailer is of sufficient gauge and isn't damaged and the grounds are good. 2) Verify the 7 way plug on the truck and the trailer isn't corroded 3) Visually inspect the trailer brakes... they may need a simple adjustment (the auto adjusters do a great job...not) if so, you can either stop here or go straight to #6. 4) If the brakes are worn to the point they need replaced... replace the brakes. Now, here is where it gets interesting. 5) You can replace the entire brake assembly as one unit simply by buying new complete backing plates that come with new brakeshoes, magnents, and springs. (great option).... or.... 6) You can step up to the plate and REALLY upgrade your braking system to a Disk brake system.... this means that you will have Hydraulic disk brakes and you will have an electric/hydraulic actuator on your trailer. If you go with option 6) you will have one of the best stopping fivers on the road. If you fix the drum brakes you can keep running the Pilot or upgrade to the Prodigy.. the Prodigy is nice but a REAL upgrade on your brake controller is a DirecLink If you do the Disk upgrade you will have to go with a Prodigy or a DirecLink or another controller that works with electric over hydraulic. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 09/16/14 10:07pm Towing
RE: RAM - 0-60, mpg, and tow test (pt 3) Hemi vs Cummins

Nice test - thanks for this. (Obviously about as far as you can get from my TV, but it's still an interesting comparison.) We could get together and do the same thing with the Minivans!!
jerem0621 09/16/14 06:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tow Truck

No problem. It will do a lot more than that BTW.
jerem0621 09/16/14 01:45pm Tow Vehicles
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