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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
RE: Level trailer

Most WDHs have adjustable ball mounts every 2". I see no reason to be more than 2" out of level. Remember, this is measured by the frame front to rear of trailer.
APT 06/23/19 11:44am Towing
RE: Towing Golf Cart on Utility Trailer

If you can afford an enclosed trailer, I recommend that. Better security, protection from travel and weather abuse, and storage for anything else you may want. Make sure to measure height of door opening if considering enclosed.
APT 06/20/19 04:57am Towing
RE: Tow Vehicle

That will be abut 8k loaded for a long weekend with 1000-1100 pounds of TW. Verify your receiver limit supports that. Add weight of your family to TW and verify your Expy has enough payload per driver's door Tire and Loading sticker.
APT 06/18/19 08:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: Why 4.1 axle?

The difference in fuel consumption between 4.10 and 3.73 is not measurable. Towing and city unloaded may actually be better with 4.10. Unloaded non towing @ 80mph may be 0.5mpg better. But I bet you notice that extra 10% wheel torque with the 4.10 axle every day. With gas engine, get the 4.xx ratio.
APT 06/13/19 08:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Would the Dodge 2500, 5.7 Hemi be a good tow-er?

I expect the following compared to current Suburban. 1) Noticeably better control/handling. 2) Slightly more power/acceleration. I strongly encourage Ram's 6.4L and 4.10 axle to change #2 above from slightly to noticeably. Selection is lower, but fuel consumption and power are both better compared to 5.7L.
APT 06/12/19 03:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Setting up wdh hitch

Check out this thread.
APT 06/12/19 03:03pm Travel Trailers
RE: Flashpaq Tuner on 6.0 GM

The only tuner I recommend for GM is Black Bear. While I agree that you will not get much more power in the rpm range you want to drive (<3000rpm), the most benefits come from improved throttle response, transmission shifts and set points, as well as removing GM's "Torque Management".
APT 06/10/19 01:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Add on tow mirrors recommendations

Grand Aero 1(, 2, or 3) are all very good. Not quite as nice as factory design, though.Check out AM Auto Parts for some decent quality aftermarket towing mirrors.
APT 06/09/19 08:50pm Towing
RE: F150 2.7 EB vs 5L V8 towing mpg

Not likely or perhaps even possible with less power by such a margin. Wait, which engine has less power?
APT 05/31/19 11:22am Tow Vehicles
RE: F150 2.7 EB vs 5L V8 towing mpg

Was average speed higher for 2.7L? I expect the Ecoboost maintained speed better in combination with what @ShinerBock listed for effective displacement/fuel
APT 05/30/19 02:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone know of shortest trailers with 4 bunks?

Should be good for 6k dry. Backing into a site is actually easier with longer trailer except for fitting in a site it doesn't fit!
APT 05/29/19 08:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: New Tires for Tow Vehicle

I had Michelin LTX M/S2 for 4yrs 60k miles. Mountain Snowflake symbol with fantastic snow/ice performance. Quieter, lighter, better fuel economy than the OEM AT tires with more grip in all conditions. They just look very humble. Now I have the Defender LTX the successor. Again, same qualities so far after one winter.
APT 05/28/19 09:24pm Towing
RE: Anyone know of shortest trailers with 4 bunks?

Are you sure you can live with that size trailer? Where do you put all the food/clothing/cookware/outdoor furniture/etc for 6 people? My family does not spend much time in the camper besides sleeping, but I am finding that there are plenty of larger trailers that could not carry the things our family of 5 regularly take.
APT 05/28/19 09:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: What mapping software

Google Maps/Waze - Can't beat the real time, crowd sources traffic that avoids slowdowns. If you want it to force an alternative route, pick some stops/waypoints/destinations along that path you want.
APT 05/16/19 01:35pm Technology Corner
RE: Where does the weight go to when using wd hitch?

Here is a typical example: Dead TW: 1000 pounds Drop tongue on ball: TV Rear axle increases by 1400 pound TV front axle decrease by 400 pound Apply and adjust WD for 100% front axle restoration: TV rear axles increased by 800 pounds from unhitched (decrease of 600 from no WD) TV front axle same as unhitched Trailer axles increased by 200 pound
APT 05/13/19 07:12am Travel Trailers
RE: Expedition Towing Camper

I would not go quite that far. Stay closer to 6k dry and <700 dry TW. That will likely end up right at ratings. That Expy has a ton of power so it will pull very well. It's more of a stability/comfort level.
APT 05/09/19 08:10am Towing
RE: Expedition Towing Camper

I think that your Expy will be over at least one of its ratings when loaded up for a long weekend.My estimates are that you will be: 7500 pounds loaded TT 1000 pounds of loaded TW What is your estimate for people and cargo in the Expy when towing? What does the Tire and Loading sticker say you have for maximum combined weight of occupants and cargo list? For almost all half tons: 6k dry, 700 pounds may dry TW, assuming 1500 pounds of payload available and at least 8k tow rating.
APT 05/08/19 09:17pm Towing
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