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RE: New Truck and 5th wheel

Bet pin weight will be closer to 3k lb fully loaded.
N-Trouble 09/15/19 12:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Nothing Stays secure!

You have to lay down etrack for wheel bonnets. Most arent willing to lay that down in a hauler.
N-Trouble 09/13/19 08:31am Toy Haulers
RE: 2020 GMC HD in the Wild

Forget how it tows. Blinky lights will sell anything these days...
N-Trouble 09/12/19 08:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: Can 4 wheel steer make a comeback?

I can live without. and the piece of mind a solid rear axle provides.
N-Trouble 09/04/19 03:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 5th wheel or bumper pull

Snip... Once again personal choice, but there is still a lot of usable space in the bed. This is a true statement. With our long bed, we have more than enough room for stuff in the bed. Heck even with my short bed Ive got room for lots of fire wood or ice chests. When did having a 5er mean you couldnt use the bed? Fake News!!!
N-Trouble 08/27/19 09:01am Towing
RE: 5th wheel or bumper pull

Well there you go... If you’ve never pulled a 5er then yes you’ll think your bumper pulls really nice. You have to go up stairs every time you go in/out your bumper pull. Whats a couple more?? Dont get the fire comment. All 5ers have escape windows.
N-Trouble 08/26/19 08:45am Towing
RE: Odd tire wear

Appreciate all the feedback but it seems to be all over the place as far as what would cause this.
N-Trouble 08/26/19 08:36am Tech Issues
RE: Odd tire wear

What kind of trailer is this? Semi? Tandam axle? duals? Spread? Looks like your dragging the tires through right turns. Yes semi trailer. Was being used by a friend of mine who delivers camper shells out West for Leer/SnugTop. Relatively light loads for a semi. https://i.imgur.com/qt35Arwl.jpg
N-Trouble 08/26/19 08:34am Tech Issues
RE: Odd tire wear

They are the same tire brand/size.
N-Trouble 08/25/19 07:21pm Tech Issues
Odd tire wear

What would cause this odd wear on only the outer tread blocks? Inner tread blocks are smooth/round. These are the only two tires on the trailer that show this type of wear. https://i.imgur.com/TzaSzyql.jpg
N-Trouble 08/25/19 05:52pm Tech Issues
RE: 5th wheel or bumper pull

39ft bumper pull just has “bad idea” written all over it. Will tow like **** regardless of TV. My 28 footer towed well but is far to small for us to live in for 5++ months each year. I tow from Michigan to Las Vegas and Tucson bi annually and to Texas ever year then on to Florida. I have been in winds in Oklahoma and near tornodic conditions in TX. I cross the big Mac at least 4 or 5 times a year under "high wind advisory" conditions. It takes at least 8000 to 10,000 miles a year to do our road travel. Guess what the TT tows just fine and although this unit is higher (larger wheels and tires on both the truck and TT) we do well and have never had to lay over for more that 3 or 4 hours in Nevada waiting to turtle up with the semis to make it across the desert. Realize of course I am not using a 1500 but do have a 2500 with heavy suspension and DMAX. Well a 28 footer is no 39 footer... Have you ever pulled a 5er to compare to? Everything is relative.
N-Trouble 08/25/19 04:05pm Towing
RE: 5th wheel or bumper pull

39ft bumper pull just has “bad idea” written all over it. Will tow like **** regardless of TV.
N-Trouble 08/24/19 06:48pm Towing
RE: Air bags/shocks and the anticipated ride.

I have the same truck (2012) and pull a 12k lb 5er. I put Bilstein 5100 shocks on it when new and just a couple years ago added Timbrens. It towed fine before the Timbrens but is even better now. I had air bags on an older truck and liked them but didnt want to deal with install/$$ this time and gave the Timbrens a try. Install is all of 10min and it in no way affects the ride when empty. Do you recall the total price for the Bilstein and Timbrens? Just curious...ball park. Bills are like $400 and Timbrens less than $200. Both are great investments. The cost of the Timbrens and ease of install are a no brainer.
N-Trouble 08/20/19 09:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Air bags/shocks and the anticipated ride.

Well you have a 11,000# 5er with a lite dry pin weight. Check your pin weight it should be in the 20% to 22% range for smoothest towing. That would put in the range of 2,200# to 2,240#, that and a set of Bilsteins all around should smooth it out. I don't see a need for air bags. The Bil's can be either 4600's or 5100's personal choice. But it tows BETTER with the Timbrens. Many also load extra weight into the bed so its more than just pin weight. Hitch, firewood, fuel, etc.
N-Trouble 08/20/19 09:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: Air bags/shocks and the anticipated ride.

I have the same truck (2012) and pull a 12k lb 5er. I put Bilstein 5100 shocks on it when new and just a couple years ago added Timbrens. It towed fine before the Timbrens but is even better now. I had air bags on an older truck and liked them but didnt want to deal with install/$$ this time and gave the Timbrens a try. Install is all of 10min and it in no way affects the ride when empty.
N-Trouble 08/20/19 08:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing 5th wheel near the trucks limits

Not recommending...but from experience, towing overloaded with a FW, is a better experience than towing overloaded with a TT. Jerry ^^This^^ Over or not bet it still tows real nice
N-Trouble 08/13/19 09:36pm Towing
RE: Titan Cummins Diesel option axed for 2020

Wow that didnt last long. Wonder what it will mean for resale for current owners. I still to this day dont get the sub-3/4 ton diesel market. It will always be a niche market
N-Trouble 08/06/19 07:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Have I been doing it wrong all these years?

My 06 YukonXL has always, every fill, taken more gallons to fill than the computer says it used. Maybe around a gallon with a 25 gallon fill. New tires, old tires, still took more I always figured the MPG shown was an optimistic estimate. It is and will always be. Yet some will still try to argue all those pumps must be off by about the same amount.
N-Trouble 08/04/19 01:20pm Towing
RE: Have I been doing it wrong all these years?

The main thing to remember is that the MPG reading is a lie. If you really want to know your MPG, keep track of mileage and amounts added to the tank, over several tankfuls you'll get your pretty accurate MPG. Let me understand. You trust your computer to tell you the number of miles you traveled. You trust your computer to tell you how fast you are going. You trust your computer to tell you the amount of time you traveled. You trust your computer to tell the engine what your foot wants it to do. You trust your computer to mix the correct amount of fuel with air, to allow the engine to run correctly. But you don't trust your computer to be able to use all that information to figure your MPG? Instead you trust a hand held computer, and a simi accurate computer on a random gas pump on a simi level concrete pad to figure your MPG. Oke Doke! Ok so on the flip-side if we assume my truck MPG readout is accurate than your implying every tested and certified gas pump Ive filled at is off by the same amount??? My truck always reads 6-7% above hand calculated numbers. This is directly attributed to “fuel used” value the computer tries to calculate. It is always 6-7% less than what the pumps say. These trucks have no gauge/meter to physically messure how much fuel the truck has actually burnt. Its all “calculated” numbers based on MANY engine parameters. A best guess estimate... Some trucks are near spot on while others can be greatly off. Whichever you have will likey be consistent over the life of the truck. Now back to the OP we all know nobody truly gets 15MPG towing a 30ft 5er out WEST. So just another datapoint that shows his computer numbers are BS.
N-Trouble 08/03/19 10:57am Towing
RE: Hubodometer

You would think with all the tech they are putting in newer trucks they could log trailer mileage. My '17 F250 has that capability. If you have more than one trailer, it logs mileage info for each, you select what trailer you happen to be pulling that trip. That has been available for about ten years. GM must have missed the memo because my 7yr old Dmax does not
N-Trouble 08/01/19 02:58pm Tech Issues
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