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RE: Mountain Towing

Since this is your first RV, I assume 7200 pounds is a dry weight estimate of some RVs you have found. There are many half tons that can pull that weight, but you need to look at all the truck specificatinos not just tow rating. For a bumper pull, you will be closer to 8k loaded with 1000-1110 pounds of TW. If that is a 5th wheel, then I estimate that is closer to 1600 pounds of pin weight plus a 250 pound hitch in the bed. There are not many half tons that can support 1850 pounds of pin weight plus other gear in bed and people in cab. There are some more that can support 1100 pounds of tongue weight plus bed full of gear and cab, but that is borderline. Since you mention mountains, then a forced induction engine will perform better than naturally aspirated. Fuel type matters less than torque per $ you want to spend. Are you willing to have the engine turn at 4000-5000rpm at times? If not, get forced induction.
APT 09/17/19 08:41am Towing
RE: Pulling with 1/2 ton

Should be fine. Those trucks tend to have 1700+ pounds of payload. 7500 pounds loaded, 950-1000 pounds TW. Get a good WDH with integrated sway control. Enjoy.
APT 09/10/19 07:41am Travel Trailers
RE: Build Your Own Travel Trailer

Factory built RV uses far lighter construction materials.
APT 09/10/19 07:39am Travel Trailers
RE: Build Your Own Travel Trailer

What are your goals of custom? I expect a lot of time, money in materials, and weight compared to a $15k TT. If you have the tow vehicle, time, and money, it could be fun and built with your pride.
APT 09/09/19 09:05am Travel Trailers
RE: Ecoboost vs. V8 - Can you explain?

https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/members/austincobra-albums-ecoboost-picture60378-torquecurves.jpg Area under the torque curve is what most drivers notice. The green line shows how much torque is available under about 4500rpm than any other compared engine.
APT 09/04/19 09:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: getting a tow vehicle

Are you planning to tow 4 wheels down? If using a trailer, then I highly recommend Subaru Outback.
APT 09/01/19 07:23am Dinghy Towing
RE: Tires

I had Maxxis M8008 and now Carlisle HD. I am happy with both and tow at 70mph.
APT 09/01/19 07:17am Travel Trailers
RE: Weight Dist Hitch

I would not trust the sleeve. I have heard several issues from slop to worn pin holes. Just get the 2/5" drop shank.
APT 08/19/19 12:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: Real towing advise please

Stick to about 6k dry, get a good WDH with integrated sway control, and enjoy the journey as we ll as the destination.
APT 08/14/19 08:27am Travel Trailers
RE: 2013 GMC 1500 longevity?

Search the used classifieds on how many 200k+ mile GM trucks are on the market. I expect many at not low prices since they seem to last when taken care of. We have 117k miles on 2011 Suburban 6.0L (Similar engine design to your 5.3). I expect to keep it for another 117k miles!
APT 08/09/19 05:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bunkhouses similar to 272BHS with light hitch weight

While it is good to have that detailed analysis, I would stop there. If you are @ GVWR +/- 100 pounds you won't tell much difference. Pick the model your family (or wife) likes best and focus on a good WDH and how to adjust it. If you restore 100% of front axle weight, you will put some of the loaded TW back on the TT axles, not the TV axles, maybe 10%. Move on to the enjoyment of RVing phase.
APT 08/01/19 05:27am Travel Trailers
RE: Maximum length for 1500

My TT is 32' plus another 18" when the rear rack is extended. It weighs 5500 pounds dry, and I expect 6500-7000 pounds loaded depending on the trip. I towed it for 2 seasons with a 2003 Supercrew F-150. When my WDH was adjusted properly, it towed comfortably at 75mph. I now tow with a 3/4 ton Suburban with 600 pounds more payload, but 8" shorter wheelbase. Same trailer still tows well at 75mph. Length is not really an issue. 7000 pounds and 33' or 7000 pounds and 30' will tow very much the same. Longer is usually easier to back up. Just keep in mind any what site you will fit into. Paylaod when loaded up is usually the problem with 2010+ half tons. What does your driver's door label Tire and Loading sticker list your occupant weight as?
APT 07/26/19 07:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: Gonna have to change my signature picture..

Congratulations, Mitch. Lots of new memories to make with that new RV!
APT 07/25/19 05:11am Travel Trailers
RE: High mile gas engine trucks

117k miles on our 6.0L/6-spd combo. I expect at least double that. Check out how many HD trucks are for sale with over 200k miles. This engine is very reliable.
APT 07/20/19 07:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2018 GMC Sierra Towing

While I agree in principal with Grit, math based upon estimates is poor. "4,338" trailer weight seems like a published wry weight. Could be 5500-6000 pounds loaded with 800 pounds of TW. I have no idea. Collect more data - get some facts to make better decisions.
APT 07/17/19 10:23am Towing
RE: Dmax Suburban for sale - $60k

$8k on top of what I paid for my 3/4 Suburban is a tough pill to swallow. Combine that with the GMT900+ receiver limitations and low payload would not immediately improve capability. That's a nice Duraburb, but the market seems tough for a $60k 15 year old vehicle.
APT 07/17/19 10:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2018 GMC Sierra Towing

Lots of things can be a problem, but I recommend spending a couple hours with that WDH. Tilt the head angle more and fewer links under tension. Spend $15 at a CAT scale sounds like a cheap potential solution compared to many other ideas that are speculation and potentially costly to change. 3 passes with 3 axle weights Truck alone Truck with trailer without WD bars Truck with trailer with WD bars Truck front axle Truck rear Axle TT axles (both) If your front axle weighs 3200 pounds alone, trailer tongue on ball may give up 300 pounds to 2900 pounds. Adjust that WDH to get back to 3200 pounds.
APT 07/16/19 08:32pm Towing
RE: Subaru Ascent, VW Atlas, or Rav4 Adventure for light towing?

Forced induction will not lose as much power at higher altitudes than the naturally aspirated engines. The Ascent powertrain should do better in theory... Be careful about payload. Loading up 7 people in a mid-sized SUV can take up a lot of the available payload before adding trailer TW.
APT 07/09/19 07:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: What are my vehicle s limits

3.55 axle, 6-spd, I'm not sure engine. Either 5.0L or 3.5EB should be good for 6k dry. Enjoy.
APT 07/08/19 10:16am Travel Trailers
RE: Test Drove a 6.2l Yukon Denali

If you get a GM, budget for a Black Blear Tuner to change the throttle response and shift behavior so that it feels like 420hp.
APT 06/23/19 11:46am Tow Vehicles
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