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RE: Service Trailer Brake System message

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SweetLou 05/29/20 06:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tire issue

Thinking about either the Cooper ATP ($187)or the Cooper AT3 XLT ($235). Leaning more to the ATPs because I drive about 30K miles a year so no matter what brand I get, I'm gonna be replacing somewhere around the two year mark. Thoughts? My thoughts are only from my experience with Coopers. About 10 yrs ago I had replaced them on my Dodge, and all 4 on my fifthwheel. That was 10 tires. I had 7 tires out of 10 separate all with in 3 yrs time. My buddy who owns a rental yard at the time used our same Cooper tire dealer that we both deal with and most of his tires on equipment did the same thing. Others here will tell you that they are a great tire. I won't buy another ever again. Now for the cars, that is a different story. Had them on my Grand Marquis and road the hell out of them, and did great. That's why I put them on the truck and trailer. My experience only, so I don't need a lecture.
SweetLou 05/22/20 05:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bearing repack - hub noises?

Ok people. Electric brakes will make a noise when turned. The magnet is in contact with the drum by a spring. It rides along the drum until the brake controller sends a signal for current. Then it drags harder against the drum and increases braking proportiently. So it's normal to hear a scraping/dragging noise when turning. The drum will not freewheel because of this. It does sound like it may be slightly adjusted too much. You should be able to freely turn it with a couple fingers and not much effort. Exactly. I was going to say it should drag a bit.
SweetLou 05/20/20 06:27am Towing
RE: Airbags?

I felt the same way. I was wrong. Someone talked me into an onboard compressor. I thank them every time I see them. The used truck I bought from a dealer had them external tied together and uses one air valve. This last month while towing I developed a leak somewhere in the system. Try finding a station the is convenient with working air to add to your load as you travel towing. It's inconvenient and I agree with you that an onboard unit would have made that much easier.
SweetLou 05/19/20 06:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: Owning a Cummins Diesel?

Got a 2017 2500 with 91k on it towing a 10k lb travel trailer. Love it, tows like a beast and fun to drive. Had one problem with the 68rfe, but dealer fixed it under warranty, a valve body. I bought it used, but everything under the hood looked good. DEF is not a problem, haven’t used an ounce in over 8k miles. I use a box every 1500 miles or so. Do the math again
SweetLou 05/15/20 06:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: Durable tire recommendation

Go to Discount Tire and tell them to price GY ENDURANCE in your size and load range. Weight wise if you are on the edge I would go up in load range. Example "D" to "E". The ENDURANCE has been on the market for over 3 years now and not a single tire failure that was the tires fault. Oh if it matters to you they are Made in USA unlike most trailer tires that are made in Communist China!!! https://i.imgur.com/UPtGFatl.jpg I agree with you. I had a tire blow that was 4 yr manufacture date and 3 yr on trailer. It separated just before the filling station. It was a GY Marathon. Bought one GY Endurance 10 ply next day to keep moving. 3 more before this trailer hits the road again.
SweetLou 05/14/20 06:43am Towing
RE: 1/2 ton sticker shock

shortage? I,m in north east ohio dealer has 150 fords an 175 chevys on the lot. Here is a link https://www.carsdirect.com/automotive-news/covid-19-may-cause-pickup-truck-shortage
SweetLou 05/05/20 01:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 1/2 ton sticker shock

Probably nothing to do with this, however do a search and you will see that there is a shortage of pick up trucks nation wide. Go figure, the most popular vehicle in America and we don't have them. To order one now will take a really long time to get one.
SweetLou 05/05/20 06:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: Differential fluid change

Perfect reason for not having them do the job!!! HAHA. Yup
SweetLou 05/01/20 06:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: Differential fluid change

You should forget the gasket! This stuff is AWESOME!!! Never had a leak. Second pic in appropriate weight if you want to do it BEST. https://i.imgur.com/bkRiqQgl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/zAG4ISjl.jpg X2 on second pic. You will also notice a bit of an uptick in MPG. I did.
SweetLou 04/29/20 05:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: Old Trailer Light Replacements

BTW, what are you guys using to run wire along the frame of the trailer? I have my ideas but just curious what others do
SweetLou 04/18/20 01:05pm Towing
RE: Old Trailer Light Replacements

Fiberglass trailers will need a ground wire to make lights work. Running a ground along with the positive lines will insure proper operation and make installation much cleaner. Exactly. Time to rewire the trailer and change lights out
SweetLou 04/18/20 12:43pm Towing
RE: Old Trailer Light Replacements

I had a 1972 love Bug which is similar to a Scamp. The taillights were mounted on a fiberglass bubble that was mounted on the trailer. I replaced the corroded original lights with LED assemblies that each was wired with dedicated wires that were fed all the way to the plug that attached to the tow vehicle. Every light was directly wired to a ground wire that was connected to the frame and the tow vehicle. Every connection was soldered and shrink wrapped. Never had a problem with my lights in the 10 years that I owned the trailer.v I got the LED lights from a local farm supply shop. All sound advice. I still want to keep it retro so this is why I wanted to find these lights or replacements.
SweetLou 04/18/20 07:06am Towing
RE: Old Trailer Light Replacements

Hang in there Larry!!! X2 Larry
SweetLou 04/17/20 05:21pm Towing
RE: Old Trailer Light Replacements

Hey LOU, look on etrailer.com they have a great selection of LED taillights.Y a should look at what they got to get LED otherwise like was said run a dedicated ground from the frame. BTW, better get your Arse up here. Really nice weather today. Reseeding the lawn.
SweetLou 04/17/20 01:23pm Towing
Old Trailer Light Replacements

I have an old '66 fiberglass enclosed trailer. It has round taillights which insert like a cupholder with metal component and a snap ring. When going down bumpy road the ground gives out and being fiberglass isn't always easy to get a good ground. Does anyone know of a replacement either original or something newer?
SweetLou 04/17/20 09:37am Towing
RE: Extended warranty. What are your thoughts

He told me years ago that the best advice he would give anyone is to purchase an extended warranty before your truck factory warranty runs out. With the newer truck electronics, if anything needs replacing it will cost you thousands. I'm not sure how advice from "years ago" has any correlation to "newer trucks" add-on warranties are a huge profit center for dealers, that's why they push them so hard. I agree. I need to go seethe Dealer at Dishman this week and probably will get hosed but better than paying warranty. Most times Chrysler care has taken good care of me as well after repairs.
SweetLou 04/12/20 12:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Another Reason To Not Have Airbags

Good to hear from you Lou. What did you do for the time being? I am betting you have a leak at a hose to connector. Soapy water is your friend. Bags when ran with low pressure really do improve the ride!!! Hope your travels have been going well!Sort of did just that. I put about 15 lbs in and it rode well. Still had to put air in the next day. Soapy water coming for sure, but after I unload and get settled. BTW, also had a tire separate on my cargo trailer jus before a fill in Fillmore UT. Lucked out there. GY Marathons, 4 yr on manufacture date and 3 on trailer. Was planning to change out after the season, but started with on GY Endurance to get me up to WA. Won't start another topic on tires. Can't take the stress. :) Ya know we need to get together this fall and have an adult beverage!!! Of course with "PPE" ;) Hopefully by then we can be in shorts
SweetLou 04/06/20 09:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Another Reason To Not Have Airbags

Good to hear from you Lou. What did you do for the time being? I am betting you have a leak at a hose to connector. Soapy water is your friend. Bags when ran with low pressure really do improve the ride!!! Hope your travels have been going well!Sort of did just that. I put about 15 lbs in and it rode well. Still had to put air in the next day. Soapy water coming for sure, but after I unload and get settled. BTW, also had a tire separate on my cargo trailer jus before a fill in Fillmore UT. Lucked out there. GY Marathons, 4 yr on manufacture date and 3 on trailer. Was planning to change out after the season, but started with on GY Endurance to get me up to WA. Won't start another topic on tires. Can't take the stress. :)
SweetLou 04/06/20 03:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Another Reason To Not Have Airbags

I know this has been discussed to nauseum, but I am currently towing my cargo trailer that is combined weight of about 7K LBS, and some stuff in the bed of the truck and of course fuel and two bodies. I have a slow leak in the air system which after a day of traveling, it squats the truck and puts more weight on the front of the tandem trailer wheels. The truck handles the squat fine with a dually, but it causes for concern. I just add air and go at this point. Timbrens won't do this and I will be dumping the air system depending on what I find, and switching back at some point. Hopefully its just a small hole in the air line. If you have a 7klb trailer that even remotely squats a dually, you either need to re-think how it’s loaded or it’s well over 7klbs. So your system has a leak and that’s a reason to not have them? If your tires have a leak is that a reason to not have tires! Great example, now rethink it. Now after you re thunk it, I said if it was a cheap fix I would keep the system. If not, I would switch it out. Why?, because I have used them in the past, I hate the ride, and Tibrens in my opinion work better. Nuff said.
SweetLou 04/06/20 02:59pm Tow Vehicles
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