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RE: Anybody still tow with an old GM?

My neighbor across the road has a '04 2500 Chevy 8.1 4wd long bed crew cab he bought new just after I bought the '03 2500 Dodge/Cummins quad cab NV5600 in my sig. We both pull the same 16k 36' GN triaxle stock trailer moving mostly beef. Since new its been used as his farm truck on his 420 acres. It has a hole in the muffler and I hear him every day pulling a feed trailer with a load on the truck. Other than a few sheet metal dings from a over active herd bull (took him to the county sale barn after the second dinger). The old truck like mine still runs great. We see more '90s and '00s 2500/3500 GM farm and ranch trucks than Dodge or Fords in this part of my state. Still doing there jobs.
JIMNLIN 01/27/21 09:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: One more week then "empty nester"

Our son graduated from HS in '80 and moved to the big city in '82. The daughter graduated from the same HS in '84 and moved to the same big city in '85. Both were active in sports and both were a pleasure to have around. There were always loads of teen boyz then teen girls at times around the house coming and going like normal teens. The wife and I really missed the kids not being at home at first then after 2-3 years decided it was so much quieter around the house. The grandkids have all grown up and now its 6 great grand kids...all boys....and they do get rowdy :B
JIMNLIN 01/26/21 12:55pm Around the Campfire
RE: tire rim weight rating

Wheels like tires have a max load capacity. Wheel mfg also warn not to overl;oad the wheel. Having ran commercial using the the same size trucks mentioned for over 1.2 million miles I've had and I've seen the results of over loaded wheels and tires. At some point in time or miles cracked or broken centers....cracked or broken valleys....or split tire bead seats are common with wheel over loading. Never over load a wheel or a tire used on the highway full time.
JIMNLIN 01/26/21 12:32pm Truck Campers
RE: Ford super duty 3.31 rear end. Will it be a big mistake. ?

Fords 3.31 vs 3.55 gears with the torqshift 10 speed @ 60 mph on 33" tires shows 7th gear = 164 rpm difference 8th gear = 125 " " ". 9th gear = 99 " "". 10th = 93 " "" I doubt the 6.7 diesels big HP/torque will notice much difference. Now the 7.3 gazzer may work a bit better with the 3.55 gears.
JIMNLIN 01/26/21 06:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Max Payload Question

Is the 3640 lb per tire for a single or dual application. Dual application for a DRW truck is the smaller capacity. Your '06 F350 DRW probably has a 9000 RAWR. That year model trucks rear axle may weigh in the 3400-3500 lbs range which leaves the truck with around 5500 lbs for a in the bed payload.
JIMNLIN 01/23/21 06:55pm Truck Campers
RE: TFL Truck tests Ford Raptor vs Ram TRX towing on I-70

These type of 1/2 ton trucks are very rare here in Oklahoma. However I've noticed their very popular when we get closer to the mountains where off roading is huge and especially around SLC where I see lots of pre runners/trucks with some type of off road package. No doubt those two truck engine/drive trains could pull a heavier trailer but with those small payload rating they showed probably not enough RAWR for 8k-10k trailers/gear/etc without rear suspension mods.
JIMNLIN 01/23/21 12:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Overnight parking going places?

Before the net we carried a Trailer Life Campground directory and stayed at a likely looking RV camp place when making long daily runs. Now we use the same directory but use the net and google maps to see where/how the campground/area looks.
JIMNLIN 01/23/21 06:26am General RVing Issues
RE: Truck Registration Weight

From what I've been reading I'm glad that I live in Utah. Registered weight on my registration on my 2500 is blank. OKlahoma is the same. The weight line is blank. We have no weights to register a non commercial vehicle. I've seen past threads about registering a truck from different states may require a GCW number or GVW number or a certain payload number above curb weight and of course no numbers. Kinda amusing when someone advises all you have to do is register your truck for more GVW. No doubt some members from the OPs state can help but the bottom line is the OPs state DMV offices will be the bottom line.
JIMNLIN 01/23/21 06:13am Truck Campers
RE: Saving the Clutch

Drag race cars/pickups vs working HD pickups.... apples vs pickles. My wife has a very hard time driving my '03 Dodge/Cummins 2wd 3.73 gears with the NV5600 6 speed tranny. She doesn't grasp all you need to do is let the clutch out and the engine will maintain enough rpm to move (forward or back) my 16000 lb GN stock trailer or any size trailer. She wants to throttle up the RPMs and slide the clutch.
JIMNLIN 01/23/21 05:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Supercharged 7.3 gasohol F-250 4x4 towing 15K trailer etc

Were those old trucks running roots blowers that came off a Detroit 2-stroke? Jeeze I don't remember its been too many years. The builder was engine builder Bob Creitz from Creitz & Greer then Creitz & Donovan AA/fuel drag teams from that era. He built the 454/460 motors for team members pulling around the country till they could afford a OTR tractor/trailer. I was able to get two of them with low miles. They put down the power pulling heavy GN trailers but internal heat even running 2 misters was a issue on long all day runs.
JIMNLIN 01/21/21 06:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: It's a wonderful day: COVID vaccinations

I have already signed up for our local health department site and also our local hospital and Doctors office. Not much else I can do at this point except wait and hope like many others. Barney I see CVS in my state says they will give shots when they can get the vaccine. The wife and I are 78 and 79. We signed up three weeks ago. WE were orig looking at sites within 25 miles. Were rural out here and between several towns with services. We moved our look area out to 75 miles and finally found two slots 72 miles away for tomorrow (friday) afternoon in a small town. WE checked the state website at all hours of the day and nite. Were both ready for the shots.
JIMNLIN 01/21/21 06:08am Around the Campfire
RE: That’s A Bunch Of Grass!

2017 and up to 2021 Fleet Ford specs show the F450 pickup comes with 19.5" wheels/tires. Specs shows a steel 19.5" - 8 lug @ 3590 lbs capacity. And a polished aluminum 19.5"- 10 lug @ 3750 lbs capacity. Seem odd for a 8 or 10 lug option with just one RAWR. 2014 listed the F450 came with a 8 lug 17" wheel. No other size is listed. The new fleet Ford spec website the last year or so only goes back to 2014 that I have. Their old website spec pages went back to 2000.
JIMNLIN 01/20/21 08:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Supercharged 7.3 gasohol F-250 4x4 towing 15K trailer etc

Having ran huffers on a couple of old tech built for towing 454/460 one ton drw trucks in commercial service in the '70s heat was a engine killer. This is 40+ year newer tech but I would like to see a actual towing test up the IKe and see how the belt driven huffer and other mods deals with excess heat through the engine/tranny. See what actual temps are like working heavy rather than a drag race.
JIMNLIN 01/20/21 07:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Helping a very new TC owner with a truck decision

1. Not really. I wouldn't say all 3/4 ton owners beef the trucks rear axle for several reasons. One can be a F250 with the camper/heavy service package has the same suspension as a F350 SRW. Another is at 2100 lbs dry weight your looking at 3100 + lbs which is well within the range of 3/4 ton trucks 6000-6600 RAWR numbers. Not all TC owners load their truck/TC rigs with lots of "just in case junk":) 2. Trucks don't carry weight determined by a GVWR number but by the trucks axle/tire load ratings. CODOT can help you with the staying under your trucks weights legally/safely. The F250 camper pack/heavy service package would be a good choice. Also the new 2500 GM twins have a 11450 gvwr and a 6600 rawr for mid 3400-3500 lb range depending on cab selections. The most in the bed payload for carrying a TC will be the truck with the lightest rear axle unloaded weight. A F350/3500 Ram or GM or Ford is another option. Just like the 3/4 ton pay attention to RAWR numbers/cab selections. Be careful here as some SRW trucks with those high GVWR based payload sticker placards 4000+ lbs will overload the trucks 7000-7300 RAWR.
JIMNLIN 01/20/21 06:23am Truck Campers
RE: Making Oil

I had a transmission modulator valves go south and fill the crankcase with transmission fluid. That brought back long gone memories. BTDT....along with ruined spark plugs. Very typical of our older gen auto trannies as just about all of them had the valve. Tell tale was a puff of blue smoke on start up which many just ignored for various reasons, till fluids came out the engine oil dip stick tube.
JIMNLIN 01/18/21 06:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tire went flat in the driveay. Damage?

Can of starting fluid works better than strap, but likely to send old women screaming and waving hands. LOL..I watch my area truck tire dealer re mount a 18.4-38" tractor tire with two cans of staring fluid. Big flash bang and seats the beads instantly. I've used the ratchet strap method ...but you gotta' let them loose when the beads seat.
JIMNLIN 01/17/21 12:56pm Towing
RE: Towing capacity vs max cargo weight rating

Why doesn't Ford just state that your RAWR number is the only number to look at (for payload purposes)? Just musing here, you don't have to answer - this stuff is confusing a bit once you start digging into it. Not really. In Fleet Ford spec pages showing all the weight number for the different model selections in par. #4 in all the weight pages says : " 4) (sniped).. "Front and rear GAWRs will, in all cases, sum to a number equal to or greater than the GVWR for the particular vehicle".. (sniped). What Ford is saying is if they wanted they could sum the axle rating for the trucks GVWR. Now anyone can guess why they do or don't do so. NHTSA home page several year back gives us some hints: I paste and copy these type documents as after a certain period of time (years) their no longer available . GUIDELINES FOR CALCULATING GVWR Manufacturer Specifies GAWR and GVWR **Vehicle manufacturers may determine the GVWR of a vehicle by calculating the maximum load rating of the vehicles axles, tires, brakes, frame, suspension and wheels in order to come up with a GVWR rating. Also, a manufacturer may limit the GVWR if so desired. So they could have the componentry to rate higher but choose a lower rating at their discretion for excise tax purposes."** **The sum of the GAWR’s must at least equal the specified GVWR to avoid overloading the axle systems, and the GAWR sum may, of course, exceed the GVWR. Typically the manufacturer balances the commercial advantage of specifying a higher GVWR against the expense of higher GAWR’s”. GAWR Determination Includes Tires, Wheels, Brakes and Suspension.** The 'commercial advantage' it mentions can be where marketing come's to play. All said and done.... DOT doesn't use a trucks GVWR or the payload sticker for determining how much load it can legally/safely carry. And of 'course our trucks don't have a GCWR or "tow rating" placard requirement per FMVSS 571 requirements.
JIMNLIN 01/17/21 12:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing capacity vs max cargo weight rating

OP Your truck has it. You have plenty of truck to legally tow or legally carry the hitch weight from a (10k-11k) LEQ horse trailer. As we keep telling you your truck has a 6100 RAWR. Now simply subtract your trucks empty scaled rear axle weight (with full fuel/driver/loaded and road ready) . This gives any trucks actual in the bed payloads. This is why your seeing 3/4 ton trucks legally towing/carrying hitch loads of good size GN/5th wheel trailer out here in the real world. Just like this thread we can spend days/weeks arguing about how or why the vehicle mfg came up with a tow rating...or a payload number. A gas F250 may have 50-75 lb more in the bed payload. Trade for the gasser and your gonna' take a dollars beating and gain very little real world payload.
JIMNLIN 01/17/21 07:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing Advice

I have a 2017 3.5L Ecoboost. Per the door sticker, its payload is 1670 pounds. I have always used a Equalizer hitch This doesn't tell us anything about your F150 trucks GVWR or its FAWR/RAWR. Especially the truck RAWR as its carrying all the hitch load. You had much the same questions last fall in another thread and some recommendations. Trucks payload sticker now days is a gvwr based payload and in many cases if its all used on the trucks rear axle that gvwr based payload can and has overloaded its RAWR numbers. Looking at your 2017 F150 truck specs on Fleetford.com shows most 3.5 EB engine with a 1670 lb pay;load can be a 3800 RAWR. This is a very soft tear suspension F150. Other RAWR is the 4050...4550...4800 rawr numbers for a stronger/stiffer rear suspension. Check your trucks drivers side door post GVWR and RAWR. If its the 3800 I would think in terms of some type of aftermarket rear suspension help/LT C or LT D load tires. Some folks have their rear spring pack re-arched or add another leaf to stiffen the suspension. Also some tires such as a all terrain/mud terrain with larger lugs and voids can have tread squirm especially carrying a load and a trailer push the truck around in sidewinds or a passing semi truck. Highway tread tires works better....after their broke in if new.
JIMNLIN 01/16/21 07:00am Towing
RE: That’s A Bunch Of Grass!

With just one strap on the load I betcha he's going from the field to the barn. The combo works fine for this type of work a few times a summer. Looks like maybe 25 bales 3' X 4" X 8' which may weigh in the 1300 lbs range for around 32500 lbs of grass. The F450 may weigh in the 10k range. A GN trailer that size can weigh in the 10k range. The triaxle dual tandem trailer may have 12k axles at 36000 GVWR. The hard part is guessing what percentage this trailer has for hitch loads all depending on axle placement on the trailer. A 36000 GVWR trailer at 25 % = 9000 lbs well within 19.5" tires/wheels and axle assy....but short on F450 9100 RAWR spring pack ratings.
JIMNLIN 01/13/21 08:06am Tow Vehicles
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