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RE: Reese Trunnion Questions??

There is slop/play to insert the bars into the hitch head, but I do not have any play when there is tension. I have this setup: https://assets.rigidhitch.com/product_img/highres/66130.jpg
APT 05/27/20 07:54am Towing
RE: Stereo replacement

There are not decent RV industry branded radios. The high end motorhomes have residential grade home theater systems and components that need AC power which is acceptable because they have generators while traveling and stay with full hookups. This is why people recommend car stereo systems if you want decent quality 12V DC powered AM/FM. Otherwise, pick your favorite Bluetooth speaker and keep it charged.
APT 05/20/20 07:10am Travel Trailers
RE: Connecting external speakers to tv

I recommend physically looking at both the DVD/stereo and the TV conecntions. Write down what each one is labeled. Report back her, and the community can help with what kinds of cables or adapters will work. The user manual for the TV will contain what outputs are available, such as Stereo RCA, headphone, etc. I have purchases two TVs (Westinghouse and Samsung) in the last 3 month, both of which came with paper manuals. Does OP have the user manual for the DVD/Stereo still?
APT 05/18/20 02:44pm Technology Corner
RE: Tire Recommendation for a 2011 Tahoe Please

I had BFG ATs at one time. They look awesome, but are heavy and a little loud. I am happy with Michelin LTX M/S 2 for tire life, performance in rain/snow/dry. They just look humble.
APT 05/18/20 06:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: Factory tow ratings apparently assume empty tow vehicle

Your actual towing limit is the least of several ratings. That is why the manufactures state "up to xxxxx pounds". RVers tend to exceed a different rating well under the tow rating for their vehicles.
APT 05/15/20 09:08am Towing
RE: Tow Vehicle Advice For Newbie

That 2015 seems reasonable. I'll assume 6.2L gas engine. It if is a crew cab with whatever else features you want, it should last all your towing years! I just recommend about $1000 to flush all the fluids and some new shocks. Enjoy!
APT 05/11/20 03:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tow Vehicle Advice For Newbie

Get any gas 3/4 ton crew cab truck of similar vintage. It will comfortably out-tow and out-haul the half tons. Ford 6.2L, GM 6.0L, Ram 6.4L. No checking build data or finding old window stickers to find out if it has all the necessary towing equipment as all HD truck of this era do. FWIW, Toyota's transmission gearing is taller, so that 4.30 axle is almost identical to Ford/GM with 3.73.
APT 05/07/20 08:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What to look for when inspecting a used TT for purchase

Almost anything in a TT can be fairly easily replaced especially if you have a somelike to likes DIY home or auto repairs. Search for an RV PDI checklist online, print and review before and during the process and negotiations. I cannot stress more than some others before this post: Evidence of water intrusion is easily hidden and often time and $ intensive to repair within the whole cost of the used asking price. Any hint or smell or touch/feel, just walk politely walk away.
APT 05/07/20 12:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hitch set up

I recommend a WDH with integrated sway control, like Reese Strait Line or Equal-i-zer 4pt. What is the new truck?
APT 05/06/20 07:27am Towing
RE: Towing with a Tahoe

The Tahoe with that gear ratio is marginal at best for what you want to tow. I disagree. 6-spd with 3.42 offers far better final gearing than 4-spd with 4.10 and probably outperforms 4-spd with 4.56 ratio. On top of that, if he has a 4-spd he would gain all the other benefits of a newer generation of SUV. https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.f150online.com-vbulletin/645x600/80-picture_php_pictureid_169057_f7d8e1a987827921e5177023b631b2ad04a43ec8.jpg
APT 04/27/20 08:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing with a Tahoe

5.3L with 6-spd and 4.32 will be better for towing that 4-spd 3.73. You have 3 usable towing gears now. You'll get at least one more, maybe 2. Shorter first gear to help at a stop, closer spacing to help keep the power where you want it. Otherwise, the shorter wheelbase will have little impact assuming both half tons. Flush all the fluids and enjoy towing with the new to you SUV.
APT 04/26/20 10:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: How to remove the cover of a tonneau cover

Most soft covers have a latch underneath (inside bed) near the tailgate. Open the tailgate and look for something that is spring loaded. Twist or squeeze to release the latch, and roll it up. Hard folding covers tend to have top size exposed lock/latches.
APT 04/15/20 06:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: Expedition or Excursion $6000 budget

$6k gets you a 15yr old SUV with 150k miles. $6k gets you a 8yr old GM 1-ton van with under 100k miles. Do you need 4WD? Do you need al lthe luxury items that higher end SUVs have?
APT 04/02/20 02:26pm Tow Vehicles

I do agree that if you want tow capacity for a safety margin with current RV, then most mid-sized 3-row SUVs will work. Chevrolet Traverse, Ford Explorer, Dodge Durango, Nissan Pathfinder, Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, etc... Get the heavy duty tow equipment (i.e. trans cooler). Check the payloads to ensure enough for your family and tongue weight.
APT 04/01/20 09:48am Tow Vehicles

6 seats while towing 5-6k pounds? I do not recommend anything smaller than a full size half ton. You can pick the shorter wheelbase if you think your family will be comfortable, but Suburbans aren't that big when you have a family of 5-6 and want to tow.
APT 03/31/20 06:45am Tow Vehicles

Nissan NV3500 is another option.
APT 03/20/20 06:21am Tow Vehicles

1-ton GM van with 6.0L/6-spd. Overkill? Sure. But easy, comfortable, inexpensive especially used, and reliable for 200k+ miles.
APT 03/19/20 06:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2012 Yukon XL Towing 30Ft

Why do people think the length is too long? My TT is 32' without the rear rack extended and I tow with a same generation Suburban. People have been using GM SUVs to tow 38' TTs, although most are 3/4 tons. My opinion is go for it. That sould be well under all your weight limits unless you have a football team's defensive line. Get a WDH with integrated sway control and learn how to adjust it. Flush all your fluids. Happy camping!
APT 03/11/20 05:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford MSRP discount

How much is a used 2019 as equipped worth with 5000 miles? I would offer $50k, maybe settle at $55k. I expect to get a fresh order 2020 for at least $10k off.
APT 02/25/20 11:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: Motor options on a replacement tow vehicle.

The 6.2L is strong and reliable. 6.2L offers a lot more horsepower and torque than what you have now as well as 2 extra gears you will feel when towing. I recommend the 4.xx axle ratio over 3.73. Try to find something with a bigger gas tank. I am not familiar enough to know if that means getting the long bed or it is was a stand alone option or standard.
APT 02/19/20 06:48am Tow Vehicles
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