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RE: ST tires any better nowadays?

I have a set of GY Endurance in 225/75 15 E on my 9000 lb trailer. 1 of the 4 had a defect new, sidewall bulge where the belts join which became apparent on the 25 mile trip home from the store. Discount tire replaced it, since then they have been fine. 1 season, maybe 5000 miles on them. They seem a more substantial tire looking at them off the rim. Ar they new and improved? Maybe, time will tell. They still make mistakes building them apparently. I also ran the China bombs that the 2 yr old trailer came with for 1 season, they gave me no issues and a looked good when removed. (sold em on CL) Also ran a set of Maxxis on my last trailer, they were fine. I hope I don't jinx myself, but I have had no issues with ST tires over the years. My trailer came with LR D tires, I like to think it gives a bit more margin to upsize rating to an E. YMMV.
ExxWhy 06/08/19 09:47am Travel Trailers
RE: Buying a leftover 2019 Chevy or GMC 3500

I like the 2020 high country version with the bow tie a lot. They had one at the auto show and it looked great in person. Locked, so didn't get to try the larger interior.
ExxWhy 06/03/19 06:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Buying a leftover 2019 Chevy or GMC 3500

If you are willing to travel, you can get a '19 right now for 20% off. Check autotrader nationwide.
ExxWhy 06/03/19 01:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram HD 1000 lb-ft MPG loop

Off topic or off the rails? :)
ExxWhy 05/10/19 08:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: What will be your towing powerplant in 10-15 years ?

In 10 years, still be using gas or diesel to tow. I really expect to be driving a 2020 truck still in 2030. The next commuting car for the wife will most likely be electric in 10 years.
ExxWhy 05/03/19 08:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dexcool vs. Universal coolant

Dexcool was a disaster in the 4 & 6 cylinder engines but not in the 8 cylinder engine and I cannot tell you why... It is? I didn't know that. Better get it out of the wife's 6 cylinder car, it's not too late after 10 years and 300k miles is it?
ExxWhy 04/07/19 07:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: Sedans, hatchbacks and wagons.

Modern SUV = Snail Utility Vehicle. They all look exactly the same and they all look like snails. May as well paint them all silver/gray. Oh wait, they do. ;)
ExxWhy 04/07/19 07:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: How do you store/ keep it clean ?

I'm spoiled, store mine indoors. 5 yr's old and looks brand new, it really makes a difference! Yes to the wax!
ExxWhy 04/04/19 08:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Oil change

I'm personally a fan of the OLM system, obviously others are not. I have a couple gas engines in my personal fleet with 280K, no oil burning. Both got oil changes when the computer said so. YMMV
ExxWhy 03/28/19 08:08am General RVing Issues
RE: RV Pole Barn

I have 10' wide doors on my building, it is very tight backing the trailer in. As usual, my biggest design mistake was "not quite big enough"!
ExxWhy 03/23/19 04:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: Night stops with RV

When I am travelling across the country like the OP proposes, I use Google maps and look for little green spots along the route. Might be a state park, county or muni park, COE, NF, whatever. Do a little research on the spots that look interesting and stay at places like that. Lot's of great places to stop I have found with that method, some hidden gems. I do tend to avoid private rv parks, so YMMV. Weekdays, most of those parks have plenty of space to just show up. Everyone's idea of leisurely travel may be different, but I like to start after breakfast, maybe 10-11 and be done by 4 or 5. 250-300 miles. Avoid interstates and see something along the way. Once you get much west of the Mississippi, the 2 lanes are pretty easy driving. I totally understand those on a tight schedule. Been there and done plenty of 800 mile days. Given a choice the slow ride is a lot more enjoyable.
ExxWhy 03/23/19 04:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Can’t decide which vehicle would be best for my situation

I don't know your kids, but I will say there is a near zero chance the Tahoe will survive to have the 9 yr old ever drive it. ;) A gas 2500 has enough payload for whatever you would want to haul behind it or in it. (short of a large truck camper) If diesel, I agree with get the 3500. Lot's to think about in that choice, especially with the new gas engines coming out.
ExxWhy 03/23/19 11:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: GM Certified Pre Owned 2016

Listen to 1320! Apparently marketing works on some, as evidenced by this thread. If it’s a good truck for you, get it. Don’t be wooed by certified this and inspected that. A GM certified vehicle gets an extra 12 months 12K miles bumper to bumper over and above the original warranty which is still in effect on this truck, good at any Chevy dealer. That is a tangible benefit, not just marketing. I believe Ford and Ram offer similar programs. I do agree the inspection is only as good as the tech doing it and is often just BS marketing. What does the history report say about it? What does it look like? If it doesn't look abused, it probably wasn't. 20K is not that many miles and I would expect it to look nearly new. It's probably a good deal if the truck fits your needs and wants.
ExxWhy 03/18/19 09:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: RV Pole Barn

Build it as big as you can afford and fits on your property. Never heard anyone say they built a building too small. Good insulation and the ability to heat it is a blessing.
ExxWhy 03/13/19 08:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2019 Ram HO 3500 Not Torque Limited in 1st Gear

This video is obviously weeks after the initial reveal. "Mr Truck" can't think of asking the engineer why they chose the cp4? Maybe it will come up when they can talk about driving them.
ExxWhy 02/24/19 10:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: FCA Paid $77 Million in CAFE Penalties in 2016

Apparently not 5.7 B.
ExxWhy 02/16/19 05:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: With all of the changes coming in 2020 to the 3/4 tons...

I'd like to have a Ram interior in a GM chassis running the new 7.3 10 spd combo. Deep enough pockets I'm sure it could be arranged.
ExxWhy 02/14/19 11:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: What is the weak link for Chevy max tow ratings?

Engines are derated to meet emissions and are also sandbagged a little for future "updates". Has nothing to do with reliability. So you see, the more time, money and manpower they devote to these pissing matches, the more it likely hurts the rest of the truck. This is way out of my knowledge base. You are telling me that larger medium duty class trucks (4500/5500/6500) have stricter emission standards than consumer grade (2500/3500) pickup trucks? Makes no sense to me, but if that is what comes from the government it wouldn't shock me. Can you enlighten us on that? I completely disagree with the last sentence. More capable does not equate to less reliable, just the opposite IMO.
ExxWhy 02/11/19 09:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: What do GM, Ford, Ram do to improve their 2500/3500 models

The sticker was something like $42k. The new trucks have stuff that wasn't available 14 years ago, but they cost over twice what I paid and they sticker at +40%. There has been no meaningful inflation for ten years. New trucks are overpriced. According to this inflation calculator that 42K truck would sticker at 54K today. 28% is a bit more than "not meaningful". Of course there is some meaningful creep in the truck prices too.
ExxWhy 02/11/19 09:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: What is the weak link for Chevy max tow ratings?

It could be argued that by increasing the tow rating to a number most customers will never use actually increases the reliability of the truck while towing at the lesser numbers that most people do need. If you think about how to make something more reliable, the first thing that comes to my mind is make it stronger. HMMMMM, sounds like common sense. How dare you!!! Okay. Then can either of you explain how increasing the tow ratings fixes the water pump recall, the steering linkage recall, the SCR recall, and all the other recalls on these trucks? Also, how does going from a 30k tow rated frame to a 35k tow rated frame make it more reliable for those that tow less than 20k? I'm not saying high ratings are a total cure all, but I am saying it surely has some effect on general reliability and does more than allow bragging rights. Engines are derated in larger trucks to meet some reliability goal. Same engine, different tune and less demanded of it, makes it meet the higher goal. I don't see recalls having anything to do with that. Manufacturers don't deliberately design a part to fail so they can meet the customer again at the dealer. They designed something wrong, they made it too cheap, just plain poor workmanship, bottom line it was a mistake. If it costs the company enough, they will redesign it. FWIW, the water pump on the Cummins engine was redesigned to accomodate the higher cooling demands of the higher rated engine. In theory, that should fix that weak point.
ExxWhy 02/10/19 04:43pm Tow Vehicles
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