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RE: Pulling Travel Trailer in Colorado with Tahoe

Having lived and towed in Colorado's mountains with a proper TV, I shake my head reading threads like this. Engine was great but the transmission...Surprise! Virtually no mention of brakes, suspensions, wheel base, payload. The fact that most of them get home alive is Testament to the quality today's automobiles.
cekkk 07/17/21 04:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Truck Question

Is it good for a diesel engine to be started cold and driven 2.5 miles twice a day?
cekkk 04/12/21 09:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Truck Question

I'm all for diesels but you can easily do what you plan on with a half ton. Just be very careful so you don't end up exceeding payload. Lots of research because not all tow packages are created equal! A 250 would give you room to grow but not necessary for this load.
cekkk 04/11/21 07:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dually rental

How heavy is your 5th wheel. I just sold our 2002 F350 7.3 dually and it had 123,000 miles on it with Pacbrake and upgraded transmission cooler. That 7.3 diesel is a great engine and you would be shocked at how many are still out there with even fewer miles on them than mine had. The weak spot is the transmission. But if you don't overheat it, that's where the larger cooler comes in, it will last forever as well in my opinion. Low spot if you want to call it that is it's not capable of pulling/ 12 or 13000 lb. The guy I sold it to I'm afraid is going to destroy it if he hasn't done so already. He has a huge 40 footer and I just questioned him if he thought that was okay as P Ender stood though towing capacity of my truck.
cekkk 04/07/21 01:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Old vs New

I just recently sold my 2002 Ford F-350 dual rear wheel 7.3 diesel with the about 123,000 miles on it. I have made a few modifications, treated it like one of my own. I would not and did not hesitate to hook up my 10000 lb travel trailer and haul it around the country. So if I were you I would take into consideration the cost of the mechanical maintenance versus a few months new truck payments. I would discount the Cosmetic work as that is a bit like elective surgery. I don't know anything about the V10, I've had several Ford's but never that engine. And so I have no idea what it's life is. You don't mention how many miles you have on it, but if you think it's good for a few more big trips oh, what the heck. There are lots of trucks and cars to be purchased whenever and as soon as you buy one, they will come out with the bigger and brighter and shinier one. But as you say, ultimately it is your decision. Whatever, be safe and enjoy your trips.
cekkk 03/20/21 01:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Mountain Driving

Enblethen hit key points. Having lived decades at 9000' I'd add on ascents be happy with slower speeds. Those 18 wheelers in the right lane going 5 or 6 miles an hour, you may have to do that, depending on how your gasser behaves at altitude. You will lose approximately 3% of your horsepower for every 1000 ft above sea level. And I would reinforce the idea of using your transmission to hold your speed on the downgrade. Keep your foot off the brake. When you get up a few miles an hour faster than you like, that's the time to use the brake just to bring it down four or five miles an hour. That way they will be available should you need them in an emergency. Nothing worse than having hot brakes fail when you need them the most. An aside, those emergency off ramps will just about tear your vehicle apart if you have to use one. Truly last ditch option.
cekkk 02/15/21 03:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2020 northern lite 811 exle wetbath

Don't don't why the lights flashed, somebody is going to let you know. But you do know that if you leave your trailer plugged into your TV for a long time it will run down your tow vehicle battery if lights or other devices in the camper are in use
cekkk 01/31/21 10:18am Truck Campers
RE: sway bar information

Your brake controller applies Your trailers brakes. You should learn how to adjust it so that you are getting the proper amount of braking from the trailer. You don't want too much. I'm certainly no expert but I don't think the brake controller has anything to do with sway. If I were you I would get a weight distribution system with sway control. But far more knowledgeable people should be giving you an answer pretty soon.
cekkk 01/31/21 10:04am Towing
RE: Pulling Travel Trailer in Colorado with Tahoe

Cekk or whoever, If not taking I70, is it easier going from Colorado Springs to Glenwood springs or is it easier going from Glenwood to Colorado Springs? Taking Interstate 70 or 25, not much difference. However if you are talking about going through Breckenridge I would say it's probably a little bit easier from Glenwood Springs to Colorado Springs than the other way around. However, I should say that I've driven those routes and many others for many years and might underestimate the degree of difficulty for an inexperienced Mountain driver. Having said that, I went across Red Mountain Pass in a rainstorm one night many years ago and it scared the hell out of me.
cekkk 11/09/20 09:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Pulling Travel Trailer in Colorado with Tahoe

The weights and measures people will be asking you for more information. Your tow capacity is, standing alone, not worth much. However, I have some experience with that area, having lived there for many years. You might consider other routes to Colorado Springs. Of course it depends on where you are and very you are coming from. But you could go through Breckenridge, up over Hoosier pass which is not bad, and down through Alma and Fairplay, that being on Highway 9, and from Fairplay a couple minutes jaunt on I believe it is 285 over to Highway 24 and East to Colorado Springs. I'd tell you not to be scared off from the Eisenhower Tunnel and Vail Pass. But Figure on losing approximately 3% of your horsepower for every thousand foot gain in elevation. Don't try to keep up with fast traffic, just maintain a comfortable speed for your engine and transmission. Use gears on downgrades where necessary, keeping off the brakes as much as possible. That drive, particularly west of Glenwood Springs on I-70 is just gorgeous. One of the most beautifully yscenic highways in the country.
cekkk 11/08/20 09:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Recommendation needed for first camper trailer

Since you mentioned it's your first travel trailer, I'll tell you about my first travel trailer. I've made enough mistakes in my life to know that buying something for the first time is often problematic. So I went out looking for what I thought we would like, but used, and at a steal price. I found it, we towed it around a few thousand miles, put a few extras into it and sold it for precisely what we paid for it. All we lost was the electric tongue jack cost than the onboard EMS system. The camper we bought to replace it has been perfect for us for many years. Just something to consider.
cekkk 11/06/20 01:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: Recommendation needed for first camper trailer

Since you mentioned it's your first travel trailer, I'll tell you about my first travel trailer. I've made enough mistakes in my life to know that buying something for the first time is often problematic. So I went out looking for what I thought we would like, but used, and at a steal price. I found it, we towed it around a few thousand miles, put a few extras into it and sold it for precisely what we paid for it. All we lost was the electric tongue jack cost and the onboard EMS system. The camper we bought to replace it has been perfect for us for many years. Just something to consider.
cekkk 11/06/20 11:36am Travel Trailers
RE: Recommendation needed for first camper trailer

That's not match up in my book, because you're truck has a payload of 13 to 1550 pounds. When you hook that trailer up to that truck your tongue weight is going to be well over 600 pounds. If you are not overweight sitting in the driveway, you're certainly not going to have a good cushion. You can't rely on the published weights of either the truck or the trailer. The good news is you are doing your homework. Keep it up.
cekkk 11/04/20 09:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: 2020 vs 2021 Model

I would knock 35% off MSRP and make that offer. Then be prepared to increase but I would not go beyond 31 or 32% off MSRP. Sounds like you are dealing for a fifth wheel.
cekkk 09/28/20 08:22pm Fifth-Wheels
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