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RE: Shifting into neutral

I'm another one who is wondering why you would NOT want your engine to act as a brake when going downhill.:h
kaydeejay 04/18/14 03:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Foam in water after de-winterizing

For some reason I'm getting foam from the kitchen sink on the cold water, bathroom faucet seems normal. I never put the water filter back in, could that be causing this?Did you put anti-freeze in the fresh-water tank? If so, you will get the foam (and taste and smell) for a LONG time! If you did not, just run your water and it will clear fairly quickly.
kaydeejay 04/18/14 03:10pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: There is such a thing as too much torque

Was that cousin Eddy that got out of the passenger side in those shorts?In Australia (which is where I think this was shot), that would be the driver's side!
kaydeejay 04/17/14 10:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: automatic transmission shifting procedure

That 5.3 V8 is found in Suburbans, Tahoes etc and a LOT of pickup trucks. Most are heavier vehicles than the T'Blazer. IMHO if your Trailblazer is struggling with a 5000# trailer, you have a much bigger problem that transmission shifting. You need to get it checked out. I pulled a 3500#+ boat with a Trailblazer with the 4.2L L6 (which has NO torque at the bottom end!) and while it wouldn't win any races, I had no problems approaching what you are describing.
kaydeejay 04/16/14 09:32pm Towing
RE: Ethanol from water and metal

The word "Methanol" does not appear in that article in the link from Campfire time. What are you reading???:B The word "Methanol" doesn't appear in the O.P.'s post, either...what are YOU reading? ;)You are quite right, :S but "Methane" doesn't appear either!:B (I call that a senior moment fat finger!) But back to the topic --- I think it's great news if there is a potential for a large scale process that can turn Carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide and then into ethanol.
kaydeejay 04/16/14 08:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Ethanol from water and metal

Stanford U has announced they can produce ethanol from water and a metal catalyst from methane. on their site at Stanford.eu Ought to make a lot, of people happy when they get it fully developed.:h I read the link above and it said nothing about methane, the ethanol was produced from carbon monoxide. :hCan't see out of one eye and blind in the other. :)The word "Methane" does not appear in that article in the link from Campfire time. What are you reading???
kaydeejay 04/16/14 05:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2001 yukon xl

It's a 5.3 with a 3.73 and a HD towing package. Called GM told me it had a 8000 lb capacity but for safety reasons would like to Keep the TT to 5500?? Lbs and about 1000 load for a total of about 6500lbs to tow or maybe a little more but not 7000. Just don't want to strain the ole buggy.Don't forget that 8000# tow rating (if that is the real number) is for an empty truck with a 150# driver. More than that in the truck has to be subtracted from the tow rating. That is why others are suggesting 7000# as a reasonable max for a loaded trailer. THEN you have to figure out how you fit with the vehicle's payload rating - everything in the truck (including the driver) plus the hitch plus the trailer tongue weight should be below that payload rating number. OR, you load the truck as if you were heading out camping and get it weighed. Subtract that weight from your GVWR (door label number) and what you have left is the allowable hitch plus tongue weight.
kaydeejay 04/16/14 02:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: Ethanol from water and metal

Stanford U has announced they can produce ethanol from water and a metal catalyst from methane. on their site at Stanford.eu Ought to make a lot, of people happy when they get it fully developed.:h I read the link above and it said nothing about methane, the ethanol was produced from carbon monoxide. :h
kaydeejay 04/16/14 02:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Payload discrepancy

As someone who was responsible for that "yellow sticker" for a major manufacturer I can assure you that the "combined weight of occupants and cargo" number shown on it is required by law to be accurate within 1# of the number for your specific truck as built. It is calculated for EACH truck based on the build configuration, it is NOT a generic number or simply based on a basic truck.Good info and thanks for posting. Do you know what model year that took effect? I don't have such a sticker on my 2001. Do you know if it applies to all vehicles or just pick ups? SUVs included too?The legislation requiring the label is here and went into effect no later than Sept 2005. (so 2006 Model year for most vehicles). Interestingly enough, the truck in my sig (built 3/05) has one so it looks like GM at least introduced them before the dead-line. The reg. states it applies to all vehicles with a GVWR of less than 10,000# so it may not be on some of the newer 3/4 tons and 1-tons unless the legislation has changed. (I retired several years ago and am a bit out of touch with recent developments)
kaydeejay 04/16/14 09:43am Travel Trailers
RE: Payload discrepancy

........ What is shown on the sticker is not necessarily accurate and is for a base curb model without any options. For example, upon going to a scale, the payload cap. on our F250 is supposed to be 2701 lbs but is actually 1800 lbs and it's because we have 4WD, 8' box and super cab plus a canopy of about 200 lbs. That's about 900 lbs less than what the sticker on the door pillar says. It is what it is... ..........Absolutely and utterly WRONG! As someone who was responsible for that "yellow sticker" for a major manufacturer I can assure you that the "combined weight of occupants and cargo" number shown on it is required by law to be accurate within 1# of the number for your specific truck as built. It is calculated for EACH truck based on the build configuration, it is NOT a generic number or simply based on a basic truck. It obviously cannot recognize anything added to the truck after the fact but that label is the most accurate source of payload information for a specific truck other than going to a scale. If your truck really does only have 1800# of cargo capacity "as built" and the label says 2701# then you need to go after Ford for a corrected label!! But I suspect you have added 900# along the way.
kaydeejay 04/15/14 09:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: Payload discrepancy

.......... Per your max trailer weight: T'other figure that should be on your door panel is Gross Combined Weight Rating- "GCWR". That's the very maximum weight that the trailer/truck combo and all contents can weigh.Francesca, small point but you will not find GCWR on any label on the vehicle as it is not a legally required number. The ONLY place it will be found is in the Owner's manual (or on appropriate web-sites of course).
kaydeejay 04/14/14 09:07pm Travel Trailers
RE: Payload discrepancy

We do have a crew cab 4WD... but even so the listed payload was 1,900-2,015... (I can't remember which).... certainly not what it is.... it has a bed cover on it - could that be part of the problem? I'm not sure how much those weigh so I'm not sure if it's going to do us much good to remove it?Hmmm, something is adding weight to your truck. Nissan specs say the curb weight for an SV model 4x4 is 5131#, which would generate a payload capacity (no driver) of 2070#. That should be 5431# with your 300# DH on board, certainly not 5900#. Are you confident the scales were accurate?
kaydeejay 04/14/14 03:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: Payload discrepancy

I suspect you have a crew cab or 4WD or similar that will eat into the max payload rating listed for the entire series of your trucks. Somewhere near your driver's door should be a yellow sticker (called "Tire and Loading Information) with the ACTUAL payload capacity for YOUR truck printed on it. That should clear up any misunderstanding. Have you added any more equipment, like a bed-liner or cargo cover. What about a toolbox? Anything like that will eat into what's left of your payload capacity.
kaydeejay 04/14/14 03:03pm Travel Trailers
RE: 5th Wheel Newbie

We are purchasing a 2014 Alpine and have checked all the weight specifications for my 2013 Chevy HD250 Diesel crew cab. Checked the unloaded weight of the 5th wheel, 12400 unloaded, carrying capacity is 3000 so we are under our total towing limit of 15800. Hitch is 2640 and 3000 is the allowance, the truck is a 4x4. 5th wheel is 39'so it will be a little daunting towing this for awhile. The front cap has the max turn technology so the dealer is suggesting the manual slide becuause he doesn't feel i will hardly ever need it. Just looking for any input, i would have liked to been a little lighter but everone says we will be fine, any tips, suggestions are appreciated. We are going south for the winter snowbirding to Texas which will become an annual event, not sure there though and also want to be able to tow it traveling the good ole USA once awhile during the year.Loaded, that fiver is going to have a pin weight well north of 3000# (wherever that number came from!) and don't forget the weight of the hitch itself which can be from 100 to 300# depending on what you go with. I know the newer 3/4 tons are stouter than their predecessors, but I do think you are pushing your limits - HARD! Reality check time..... What does the yellow label on your door pillar say in regard to payload capacity? How much weight (people, stuff, tools etc) are you going to add to the truck? Subtract that number from your payload rating - the result is what you can handle in terms of LOADED pin weight plus hitch. You're going to find out you run out of CARRYING capacity long before you reach your Max tow rating.
kaydeejay 04/13/14 07:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Blue Ox Bed Saver Doesn't Work on Pullrite Superglide?

I have the Pullrite Superglide and have a bed saver I bought from Butch Services...............How about that, I learned something today! Looks like it's simple and effective. Butch's bed-saver
kaydeejay 04/13/14 06:48pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Blue Ox Bed Saver Doesn't Work on Pullrite Superglide?

I didn't want to hijack the other thread on the poor guy that dropped his fiver on the bedrails so I thought I would start this more specific thread for my question. After reading the other thread and being a newbie I immediately went to Amazon to purchase the Blue Ox for my Pullrite Superglide 15k Model 2700 hitch. In the review section of the Blue Ox product for the pullrite superglide there was a guy who warned against it. He stated he installed it and it did considerable damage to his Superglide hitch due to poor product design and Blue Ox not knowing how the new Superglides actually work. After contacting Blu Ox they told him to ship them his hitch so they could look at it! A 300 pound hitch!! So my question is I don't want to spend a couple hundred bucks on this product if it destroys my $2,000 dollar hitch. What say you?The bed-saver will not work with your Superglide due to the way the Superglide hitch rotates and slides to move the pivot to the rear when you are turning. I don't have a solution for you, other than make sure your Superglide is hitched properly each and every time. With the hitch latch wrapping completely around the king pin I feel a lot more secure than the hitches that have jaws that can open. Nine years a Superglide user and never a problem.
kaydeejay 04/13/14 02:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: TPM 4 vs 10 opinions plz

Afternoon to all, Ready to purchase a Tire Pressure monitoring system and want opinions on 4 sensors compared to 10. Personally I think the fifth wheel is the only thing that should be monitored, and Mamma Bear feels all including the dually truck should be monitored. Options welcome, and reason behind your opinion would be helpful as well. Looking forward to responses..With the weight you are carrying on the truck, why would you NOT want an early warning if one of your tires started to lose pressure and/or get too hot?? It could save you a rather abrupt, unexpected and inconvenient stop. I vote with your Mamma Bear for sensors on every tire.
kaydeejay 04/13/14 02:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: my GMC 2500 tow vehicle ..

A couple of things, my truck full of gas and passengers, is 7650 I had it weighed. The maximum tongue weight from my docs says it is 2500 lbsThat 2500# pin weight is probably for a 2WD regular cab truck. Note that is a "Max". Your truck configuration is going to affect the number for your truck. Hint - it's probably not 2500#! The only way to figure out what pin weight you can carry is to weigh your truck loaded for travel. Subtract that number from your GVWR (9200#) and that is what your pin plus hitch weight should not exceed. Relying on published maximums is only going to get you into trouble.
kaydeejay 04/09/14 08:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: my GMC 2500 tow vehicle ..

I currently own a 2011 GMC 2500HD, 6.0 gaser with a 3.73 rear I am looking at a new trailer, the documentation on my truck says I can tow a 9500 lb trailer ( unloaded) the new trailer that I am looking at has an empty weight of 10,856 - 11169. The pin weight for my truck is 2500. The dealer tells me that my truck would be able to tow as you can tow more weight towing a 5th wheel rather than a regular TT. I have heard this before but I need some further inputPure BS from the dealer. He just wants to make a sale. In fact the reverse is often true - due to pin weights being higher than tongue weights of a bumper pull it is often the case that a given truck can handle a heavier TT than a fiver. Ask him to put in writing that you will not exceed any of your truck ratings with the fiver he wants to sell you. Then see how fast he back pedals! Reality is that you can tow 9500# MINUS any weight you add to the truck other than a 150# driver. What do you mean by the "pin weight for your truck is 2500#"? If you mean what you can carry in the way of a fiver pin, then that could be close. It depends on your truck configuration (cab, 4WD, box length, options etc). To get a real number for your trucks pin capability........ Read the "Tire and Loading Information" label on your drivers door pillar. Subtract all weight you add to the truck from the Payload rating from that label. What is left is what you can add in the way of a hitch and LOADED fiver pin weight without exceeding your truck ratings. BTW, an 11,000# empty fiver will be 13,000# plus once loaded, with a pin weight around 2600#. Add 200# for the hitch. You don't have enough truck for that.
kaydeejay 04/09/14 05:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: Trip advice - New to RV'ing and from London UK!

Alex, TonyandKaren have given you a brilliant potential itinerary that will let you see lots without driving 8 hours a day. A great starting point Oh, and don't forget to drive on the RIGHT! And have fun!
kaydeejay 04/08/14 11:38am Beginning RVing
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