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RE: Why do I keep blowing out tires on my truck?

PS, you did actually turn this into a Dodge/Ram bashing thing over some dude who had a few flat tires on a Dodge! ROFLMAO
Grit dog 08/04/21 09:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: Can I rent your RV?

So lots of good points and lots of sky is falling reactions and not enough info by the OP (generally the case here on this forum…) to even begin to formulate a decision by us, save for those that are so possessive or creeped out by someone else sleeping in THEIR bed. (Do you not use hotels either?) Now to make the decision, what you haven’t included or even inferred, Who’s truck? Their experience towing and or running a camper? How far? How long? How much do you trust her to do the right thing “if” it were to get damaged? I have friends I’d let drive anything but my wife. And I also have friends, good friends, that I wouldn’t let on a bicycle I owned.
Grit dog 08/03/21 04:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: level on level ground and towing

OP, if the lean is that noticeable, imo, figure it out. If you’ve already trashed the axles then they were probably loaded to max or more and you may have sagging springs on one side. Especially, since it’s not normal to need new axles. Regarding level, it’s whatever is comfortable for you and the only appliance that it really matters for is the fridge and the specs are generally 3deg one direction 6 deg the other +\- Read the spec for your fridge. As long as you don’t exceed that you’re not harming anything. Those specs are “way” out of level too. 3deg 3/4” per foot. Note that is for static operation. Won’t prevent you from towing up or down a steeper slope.
Grit dog 08/03/21 04:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: 6 or 12 That is the question

12V, unless the aforementioned high inverter output is desired, and they are only installing 2 batteries, 6V all the way! Longer lifespan (thicker plates) including the typical battery killer which is re-charging from deep discharges. There's more to it though. FLA which require maintenance (water), vs SLA which theoretically don't (unless they get cooked real good) vs AGM which generally last longer than FLA/SLA and seem a bit more "reliable" to me vs if one is serious aboot dry camping and never in cold weather then some of the "bargain" LiFEPO4 options are beginning to seem attractive if used within their limitations and long life/capacity/lightweight is a concern.
Grit dog 08/03/21 01:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: 6 or 12 That is the question

And more than likely the trailer has a WFCO charger. if they dry camp and want to charge the batteries from a generator quickly don't expect the WFCO to do much. They are seldom if ever known to go into boost mode, instead only stuffing 15A or so into the bank. Toss it out and do a drop in PD replacement and easily get 55A of charging current when needed. Thank you! This is what I think I'm seeing with my camper. It has a 55A WFCO all in one power center deal. Last 2 AF TCs had PD converters and they worked GREAT! After reading the WFCO literature it "warned" that one may not "see" the 14+V charging mode, but "it's there" lol. Well, I didn't see that voltage and voltage is voltage. And likely why I have issue charging up my two GC2s fully by running the genny for just a couple-3 hours when dry camping.
Grit dog 08/03/21 01:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: 6 or 12 That is the question

If they don't dry camp much if at all, stick with a pair of the typical "marine" 12V, much less expensive and will serve the purpose well. I don't follow. Typical 200-235A 6V GC2s are Under $100 to about $175/ea Typical 12V RV/Marine are (not deep cycle) and under $100 to under $200. True deep cycles like the Trojan batteries are $200+/ea for 150ah batteries. Not sure where your much less expensive statement is derived. Apples to apples they're pretty close in cost.
Grit dog 08/03/21 01:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Another noobie question.

Mine automatically selects which source to use. If plugged into shore power, or driving, the DC option runs, when I'm boondocked, it selects propane. You can override it manually and choose, but I don't. That sounds horrible. DC/LP that defaults to running down your batteries while you're driving. How does it know if you're driving or parked? Motion sensor? If you stop at a gas station, does it immediately try lighting the LP flame while you're pulled up to the pump? I think your confused or didn't state how it works clearly...
Grit dog 08/03/21 12:56pm Truck Campers
RE: Another noobie question.

^ Weird, both my old Dometics in mid 2000's model campers switched automatically between all 3 modes, in the correct priority. AC was first priority if it sensed 120V power, then switched to LP automatically if no 120V and when the flame would blow out sometimes running down the highway, it would kick to 12V power. Just like clockwork.
Grit dog 08/03/21 12:51pm Truck Campers
RE: Why do I keep blowing out tires on my truck?

"Not sure where you are coming from on this" He has nothing better to do and we are the chosen ones to receive his gifts in writing. If we drove old V10 Fords though, he’d be our besty!
Grit dog 08/03/21 11:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: Why do I keep blowing out tires on my truck?

Nothing from the OP in a couple days, wonder how he's faring. I'd be curious to hear if he found anything. Grit dog and 12V have spoken and the question has been answered. LOL. And your genius answer was that he grossly over filled 1 of 4 tires with a bad pressure gauge? Lol Not sure where you are coming from on this, but having a decent collection of tire gauges, I’ve compared some from time to time and whether they were new, old, cheap or expensive, they always seemed to run within a few psi of each other. You’re one of those folks who doesn’t have the answer (None of us do here and the OP isn’t handing out more bread crumbs for you to salivate over.), but gets butt hurt when someone doesn’t agree with you. And if you want to talk actual experience, I’ve been over filling truck tires (mostly a truck on half tons with cheap OE tires) to match a load above their weight rating for a long time and many miles on many trucks. Like 60psi in a 44psi tire to take the squishy out of it. OP over inflating a bit is not a likely cause. But then again, some folks cannot write anything off as a coincidence and are too dense to understand things like passenger side tires are more susceptible to damage in general.
Grit dog 08/03/21 09:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: The View

People do see what they want to see... and I choose to not View. ...but if I did, my opinion is that I would want to see 40-45% of the Abbey Huntsman scenery and the other 55-60% of Elizabeth Hasselbeck... either way, that is 100% pretty good scenery. FYI as a CYA, I did not have a TV in my TC nor a TV pulling my TC, is that OK? LMKWYT, LOL. Like button! And more interesting than arguing about the view out of a windshield…
Grit dog 08/03/21 09:24am Truck Campers
RE: Why do I keep blowing out tires on my truck?

Possible that the RR brake Is “hanging” and causing excessive heat in the tire. If so the pads would be gone and backing plates would be gouging the rotors. Leave it up to 12V to only think of extremes: The calipers are either floating on the rotors or gouging the rotors, and nothing else. LOL. Typical knuckledragger. If the caliper is not releasing the pad completely and it's always riding the rotor, it'll generate heat and wear a little more than the rest. That's possible and it hasn't been ruled out, except by 12V and Gritdog. I think JRscooby is on to something: Right turns and rubbing curbs is also a possibility. BTW, how much over inflated will a tire need to be to do damage? In this case, it's unknown. It's still unknown if the tire pressure gage is accurate, so it's difficult to answer. There are too many variables. The only consistant items are three blowouts on the same tire at approximately the same mileage, and gritdog and 12V thinking they know everything. With all due respect, OP never said if he did or didn't rotate his tires. 3 sets of tires over 9-12 years and 75-90k miles (I think he said 25-30k on each set before blowout), with even marginal tire rotation practices would have made it very unlikely that the same tire was in that position it's entire life. Although the "can't change rotation" knuckledraggers could argue that that tire should have only gone front to back on the same side and that's a very likely sequence with typical tire wear. But at the same time, the right rear, if any, tends to wear quicker than the other tires unless you drive like a complete vegetable, which would have that tire off the RR and somewhere else in a proper rotation. And 75-90k miles of brakes hanging up even marginally, WOULD toast those brake pads long before the third or maybe even the second tire was in play. But let's say for your sake that it was hanging up just a teensy weensy bit. Then it wouldn't have made much heat. But to grasp at all the straws, his gauge (because I'm sure it was the same one for 10 year...lol) must have been waaaay off to blow the guts out of the tire. But he must only uses THAT gauge on THAT tire and uses other gauges on other tires so he only blew one tire to kingdom come 3 times over and not the other three......
Grit dog 08/02/21 05:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Getting Confused on what can I tow

what toedtoes said. Payload is most often limiting factor on 1/2 Ton trucks. And moreso if the Tahoo has autoride. Personally, I'm not comfortable with beating the tar out of a 14 year old automatic air shock system. If it's got just springs, then that's better.
Grit dog 08/02/21 05:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Trying to beat the rain... Air Up.. Best of the best

Yup.. is a secret.. Kinda like a jeep thing.. You wouldn't understand.. LOL
Grit dog 08/02/21 05:29pm Truck Campers
RE: Off grid for first time, need some guidance !

36 HOURS is all you could get ???? WITH 2 6v GCs batteries ??? You have a problem somwhere. Something is pulling down your batteries. Not to get off topic for the OP, but to be fair, they didn't die, but rather looked weak on the lie-o-meter inside the camper and the genny running was only for a few minutes a couple times. That said, I don't disagree, as the camper was sitting at home, unused with nothing but the fridge (on LP) and alarms powered up and I left it unplugged for about 2.5 days and it was dead. I do believe the WFCO may not be charging properly. Quick dvom test showed 13.5-6V when the batteries when first plugged in and batteries were low. Unfortunately, delving into marginal issues is not on the docket for a while with everything else goin on. Know what, I am going to do a quick test. Tonight I'll try to make time to top the batteries off good n full with another known good charger, light the fridge back up and see how long they last
Grit dog 08/02/21 05:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: uneven tire wear

OP, 1 of 4 tires wearing badly generally = something bent. 1 of 2 axles wearing poorly generally = axle misaligned.
Grit dog 08/02/21 03:42pm Tech Issues
RE: uneven tire wear

Wear in the middle of the tire normally indicates overinflation. You said you air up all tires to 80 psi. The load that tire is carrying may just be too light for 80 psi. There are some places that do individual wheel weights, instead of by axle. You might want to check it out to see if you need to adjust tire pressures. I wondered about overinflation, but it is the only 1 of 4 tires with this problem and there’s really not that much variability in the weight. Also everything I read said blowout resistance was best at 80 (max) psi for trailer tires, nothing said anything about reducing inflation for reduced loads. Someplace that weighs each wheel individually will tell you exactly instead of guessing. At the very least, it would prove or disprove conclusively one possible problem. Here's a link to the Goodyear load/inflation chart. Please note this chart is for towable RVs, as in ST tires. https://www.goodyearrvtires.com/pdfs/rv_inflation.pdf That’s a new one on me. Barring some really unusual situation, like the equalizer being hung up on a leaf spring tandem axle, or a torsion axle tandem trailer that is significantly nose up or down, how would one get a significantly different load on one tire compared to the one just ahead or behind it.
Grit dog 08/02/21 03:41pm Tech Issues
RE: Wheel Stop vs Wheel Chocks

Real men will not use plastic chocks , we cut down trees and make 4x4s cut at an angle . Also when we drive off and forget them we have not damaged the ecology ! Like button!
Grit dog 08/02/21 03:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Getting Confused on what can I tow

07 = 4speed. Presuming you have the 5.3 and 3.73s AND the vehicle is in excellent mechanical condition, I'd be at 6klbs max with a full size TT. And that will have you hugging the tractor trailer lane up the passes. Shorter trips like you are planning, PNW mountains in every direction, old 'hoe with less HP's and 4 speed, I think a larger single axle Rpod type camper would be ideal.
Grit dog 08/02/21 02:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Why do I keep blowing out tires on my truck?

BTW, now that you pointed out that my post is useless and you're surprised that I didn't attribute the problem because it's a Chrysler product, you can never again call yourself unbiased and level headed. Huh?? 1 word. Meds. You need some.
Grit dog 08/02/21 02:42pm Tow Vehicles
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