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Tie Downs

So I've been looking at pop up truck campers lately, found a Sunlite near me that weighs just over 1000 lbs, very basic camper to say the least but good for my half ton truck. I've been looking at tie downs and am wondering just what I need? Of course the stake pocket ones look good because of the price but are they enough? I really like Torklift but man they are pricey. Is there a happy medium out there? I'd like something removable. I'll mainly be travelling to local lakes with my boat in tow so I won't be doing any serious off roading with it. Thanks for any input.
GWolfe 08/17/19 06:44am Truck Campers
RE: Upcoming Full Size GM SUVs

I'm having a hard time warming up to Chevys new styling. I have always liked that since the mid 2000s the Suburbans had different front ends than the pick ups, I was hoping that trend would continue. Did anybody else notice that little bit about the twin turbo V-8 that may go into the Escalade? Put that in a Chevy pick up and all of the sudden it doesn't look so bad, lol. I'm still a fan of the late 70s through the late 80s Suburbans, love that big box style!
GWolfe 07/19/19 07:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Ram 1500 3.0L ECO DIESEL upgrades

I'll just leave this right here. https://media.fcanorthamerica.com/newsrelease.do?id=20851&mid= Link won't work for me.
GWolfe 06/11/19 05:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: Carbon fiber TT

Not a bad looking trailer but I agree about the color, too hard to cool. The lithium ion batteries are pretty neat. Carbon fiber sounds like a way to charge more money.
GWolfe 03/13/19 05:42am General RVing Issues
RE: Is there really a 1/2 ton towable fifth wheel?

Winnebago makes a 7,700 GVWR Micro Minnie 5th wheel. I think this is the one you are talking about. I think it could be towed by many properly equipped 1/2 tons. Micro Minnie
GWolfe 03/12/19 08:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Chevy 4cyl Turbo

While I do find it interesting and it probably would out pull my 5.3 I'll stick with whats proven, and paid for. TFL did manage to get 24 MPG on their test loop in this truck which isn't too bad. I wish they could test the trucks at 80 mph when not towing, thats where my speed is at when going up to KC to see Mom. I get around 16 at that speed in my present truck.
GWolfe 03/09/19 07:19am Tow Vehicles
Chevy 4cyl Turbo

Chevy 4cyl turbo. I hesitated to post this here because of the 1/2 ton is worthless 6700 lbs ain't nothing crowd here but for some people this may be all you need. I bet this thing pulls better than my 2011 5.3l.
GWolfe 03/08/19 08:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: He's a "big brother" now

How do you like the truck now that you've had it a while? My only complaint is the seats. The left thigh bolsters on the driver's seat doesn't compress enough due to the hard plastic side panel on the seat base, and then puts pressure on my left thigh. There's a huge thread on the Colorado / Canyon forum about it. He last posted on Jan 18th and became disenchanted with the site. He deleted a lot of his post and has not been around as far as we know. ChrisMore like fed up Thats to bad but I understand.
GWolfe 03/08/19 08:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Camping World GONE ? Replaced by Gander RV ???

We have a Camping World/Gander Mtn. store being built here, funny thing is we had a Gander Mtn. that closed a year or two ago. Talked to a couple of RV retailers at a local RV show needless to say they were less than thrilled with the new business. One did mention that he is hoping to get more service jobs once Camping World opens due to their lousy service record.
GWolfe 03/05/19 06:56am Camping World RV Sales
RE: Most Efficient .5 Ton While Towing

Not that it matters but they did use 91 octane in the GMC as well. I think their fill method is as good as its going to get, they do use the same gas pump for filling the trucks before and after each test. Like ib516 said above you can cause damage by overfilling your tank, I always stop when it clicks off the first time.
GWolfe 03/04/19 07:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: Single axle wheel chocks

I have those metal stacking wheel chocks that came with the jack set in one of my old trucks, found a pair at the salvage yard as well so now I have two pair. I will give them a tap or two with my rubber mallet to wedge them in there, with those and my four corner jacks I can be mostly wobble free. I have a Bal Leveler that I use from time to time and it does a good job steadying the trailer too.
GWolfe 02/23/19 08:25am Travel Trailers
RE: Ram and Chevy MPG Test Part 2

^ Yup, and u can roll coal!! Double win! I'll admit to short shifting passing a few others while towing up mountains. What is so cool about "rolling coal"? I know what it is I just don't get it.
GWolfe 02/20/19 12:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram and Chevy MPG Test Part 2

The problem with the Rams EPA numbers is the fact that Ram got those numbers using a regular Ram truck and not a Rebel. The off road package and tires sure don't do the Rebel any favors. TFL talks a little about it here starting at about 4.40.
GWolfe 02/20/19 12:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Truly lite toy hauler

There is the Wolf Pup 17R but it may not have enough room. Wolf Pup
GWolfe 02/20/19 11:44am Toy Haulers
RE: Honda Ridgeline Recalled FIRE

Do I care if the knuckleheads disagree with me????? Not one (1) I o t a! Not the point, go read through that thread, it's hilarious. I looked at a few pages of that thread but not all 175, seems to me that there are some people that are happy towing with their Ridgelines. I don't see a problem with it as long as they are not overloaded and have trailer brakes. I've never been a fan of Ridgelines but understand their place, kind of anyway.
GWolfe 02/16/19 09:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: Noisy gmc 2500hd in 4 hi

Still under warranty? If so I'd be heading back to the dealer.
GWolfe 02/08/19 06:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing with Toyota Tacoma

There is a member on here, profdant139 I believe, that tows all over the west with their Tacoma. I would search for posts from them to get a good answer to your question. I think a Tacoma would be a fine tow vehicle for a smaller travel trailer, just watch the specs.
GWolfe 02/03/19 07:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone thinking of a GM 1500 with the 3.0 Duramax?

I hope this doesn't turn into another 1/2 ton V 3/4 ton debate, there are plenty of those here already. I'd be interested in a half ton diesel. My camper needs will not grow much over the years and with the twice-monthly trips up to KC running empty I could see where the diesel might make some sense.
GWolfe 02/01/19 01:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2006 5.4 f-250 CCLB mileage solo?

Sounds about right. We get 14-15 with a 2008 V10 but we usually keep it to 65-70mph...that extra 5mph costs a surprising amount of fuel.That's the oddity of it. I also own a F-250 V-10 CCSB with a 5sp manual that's lower geared 3200 rpm at 75 compared with 2200 rpm on the 5.4 automatic. The V-10 usually gets between 13.57 to 13.75 solo same trip. That's why the curiosity of what others got in mpg with their 5.4 solo. All milage is hand calculated. The V10 may be running higher RPMs but isn't working as hard as the V8 at 75 mph. The extra weight of the long bed doesn't help either.
GWolfe 01/27/19 07:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 GMC HD Reveal

On the 1500s that tailgate is standard in the higher trim levels. And It looks to me like it has a very fatal flaw. Good idea. Poor execution. ... If you have something hitched, you will probably just step on the tongue to enter, and the tailgate will just open as a tailgate. I find the corner steps best anyway. Easy when the goose neck is connected, where I would not be able to use the step. Its not about having something hitched. We all have drop hitches attached there regardless of towing or not. Agree, this looks like a horrible idea. How many are going to bash their fancy new tailgate in when they drop it down on the hitch I wouldn't say we all drive around with our hitches in, the only time mine is in is when I'm towing. Not sure I'm a fan of the tailgate though, seems kind of unnecessary with the bumper step. Also I believe it can open like a traditional tailgate without the last step dropping down.
GWolfe 01/26/19 08:39am Tow Vehicles
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