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RE: 1500 curb weights

My 2015 has a GVWR of 7,600 lbs and a payload of 2015, so I assume the curb weight is the difference? But I'm never sure what they take into consideration for the payload numbers.
gmckenzie 11/16/20 11:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: Prince George BC to Eureka Mt.

Fort Steele is a great place. I really like SE British Columbia. If I could get into Canada I would have already moved there. Fort Steele is cool. Kimberly can be a fun stop as well.
gmckenzie 11/10/20 04:04pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: GM's Max Trailering Package

I've got a 2015 with the max trailering package. I tow 8,200 lbs and wouldn't go any heavier with this truck. Even with a payload of 2,015 lbs, I've maxed the GVW with my setup and no water in the trailer. I like my truck but am thinking I will have a 350/3500 next. Just waffling between the 6.6 gas and the 7.3 gas. Also wondering what a 2015 GMC Sierra with NHT and ~45,000 kms is worth.....
gmckenzie 10/29/20 04:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: alaska 2021 ???

Orion, Thanks for the info; yes, I'll PM you if I need further information; just need to read about it first; yes, Canada's form of government is so interesting. SideHill, thanks for your information and funny too!! Bear in mind, this is the equivalent of a state election. We just don't have those all at one time. Still a chance for a fall federal election. My preference is to not have one.
gmckenzie 09/30/20 09:11pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Out the door....

Gary, I hope that you are well north of the smoke from the wildfires. Safe travels! Was just wondering how far north the smoke is. Getting away from Penticton seems like a good thing right now.
gmckenzie 09/19/20 09:10am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Border closure extended

I have a neighbor who is Canadian with dual citizenship. His two sisters live in the Toronto area. The word on the street up there is that the border won't open until after the new year sometime. I can't confirm any of that. It's just what my neighbors sisters told him they were hearing. Take it for what it's worth. My opinion as well. They keep bumping it a month at a time, but that seems to be more procedure than anything. We will be into the spring before we see it opened. And this sits well with most Canadians. Based on current cases and deaths per capita in both countries, there is no real desire up here to see it opened. See https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canada-u-s-border-closure-support-mayors-tourism-trump-1.5722974
gmckenzie 09/19/20 09:08am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: GM 6.6 gas

I would wait for the 8/10 speed and 4.10 gears, then GM will have a nice gas truck. Partly why I'm thinking Ford. Downside is I think the 7.3 is dumbed down a bit too much.
gmckenzie 09/10/20 02:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM 6.6 gas

I just picked one up about 2 weeks ago. Double Cab loaded up LT. While I do wish it had an 8 or 10 speed, the 6 doesn't seem to do a bad job. And historically the 6L90 has been a pretty reliable tranny. I have only towed with it 1 time. My fiver is about 9600lbs ready to camp. It did a good job by my expectations. It's not a diesel, which have had in the past, and didn't want to go that route. RPM's towing run from 2k up to pushing 4k in the hills. This is expected with a normally aspirated V8. Got about 9mpg according to the meter. Power was good at that weight. I don't think I'd want to tow the 17k it is rated for though. Under normal driving it's showing about 15mpg. I haven't checked it since I'm still one the first tank. I don't expect it to get much better. Curious. What would you think is a max weight that you'd be comfortable with? Would say 14K be more than you think it could handle? My guess is it would be fine at 14k as long as you don't live in the Rockies. It's pretty hilly in our area of western PA and it seemed to have no issues at all towing 10k. Just have to tune out the high rpm's on the big pulls. I pulled 1 hill that's about 8% for a little over a mile. Held 60 mpd @ 3600 with out loosing any speed. LOL. Central BC here so yeah, might be an issue :)
gmckenzie 09/10/20 11:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: GM 6.6 gas

I just picked one up about 2 weeks ago. Double Cab loaded up LT. While I do wish it had an 8 or 10 speed, the 6 doesn't seem to do a bad job. And historically the 6L90 has been a pretty reliable tranny. I have only towed with it 1 time. My fiver is about 9600lbs ready to camp. It did a good job by my expectations. It's not a diesel, which have had in the past, and didn't want to go that route. RPM's towing run from 2k up to pushing 4k in the hills. This is expected with a normally aspirated V8. Got about 9mpg according to the meter. Power was good at that weight. I don't think I'd want to tow the 17k it is rated for though. Under normal driving it's showing about 15mpg. I haven't checked it since I'm still one the first tank. I don't expect it to get much better. Curious. What would you think is a max weight that you'd be comfortable with? Would say 14K be more than you think it could handle?
gmckenzie 09/10/20 11:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: GM 6.6 gas

I don't have one, but have been looking at them. I would not expect a 10 speed until 2022 at the earliest. This is my biggest disappointment and one reason I may end up with Ford and the 7.3L. I know the GM factories had a strike early in the year and then Covid hit, so dealerships where I am don't even have the **** things to look at or test. And they have stopped taking 2020 orders and are not taking 2021 orders yet. Applies to both Ford and GM.
gmckenzie 09/10/20 10:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: Did I ruin my water heater, please help!

That looks like the repeater for the TST Tire Pressure Monitoring System. Did one of those come with your tt? Oh, yes, the trailer indeed came with a tire pressure monitoring system, I have not installed it yet, so perhaps that's why I can't find mentioning of the light in any other manual :o I have to say, trailer manuals are the most generic type I've ever seen, it's not quite like your TV manual that shows function and name of each tiny component, I'm enjoying the learning curve thanks to you all :) Trailers are, very much, a collection of parts put together kinda randomly. Hopefully you have all the manuals for everything that came with it, but you will never get one manual for the trailer that covers everything. Think of it like having a manual for your house. Who knows what fridge, freezer, stove etc. would be installed.
gmckenzie 09/09/20 10:00am Travel Trailers
RE: Jeep Grand Wagoneer

Needs woodgrain.....
gmckenzie 09/08/20 03:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Need advise on which new truck - 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton?

Lot's of advice to consider - this has been very helpful. Since we won't be traveling until spring, we're going to take our time making this decision. We have never bought a new vehicle - we always buy used so that will give us time to find a good one. My husband says that if we get a 3/4 ton, we will get the electric running board that drops down lower than the other ones - thanks Me Again for that tip. To those who suggested using the Tundra to tow - we looked up the towing capacity of our specific truck by VIN and it is 6800 so way too low for this rig. From what we have read, one should never tow more that 80% of the tow capacity of a vehicle for safety. So we would need at minimum a rating of 8750 and would prefer much more. We will also watch the payload as suggested if we decide on a 1/2 ton. Payload matters more than the brochure tow rating, but both Ford and GM have 1/2 ton trucks with more than 2000 lbs payload and well over 10K rated towing. Just need them optioned right. As far as a 3/4 ton, don't dismiss a single rear wheel one ton when looking. For the last few years, they are pretty mush the same except the one ton has one more big rear leaf and has more payload. But ride is similar (at least for Ford and GM, not sure about Ram). But yeah, running boards needed (my wife needs them on our 1/2 ton). You don't need a one ton for what you have, but hey. That may change too :)
gmckenzie 09/03/20 12:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How to tow & push BACKWARDS?

Whatever you do, remember you will need to get it out at some point.
gmckenzie 09/01/20 04:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: Avoiding AFS/VVT issues in next truck

When I towed with a 5.3 Chevy with a 4 speed, I sure wished there was at least one gear between 2nd and 3rd. I still find this with a 5.3 and 6 speed. Big jump in rpms at times. I might be jumping 2 or more gears, but it annoys me.
gmckenzie 09/01/20 09:06am Tow Vehicles
RE: Avoiding AFS/VVT issues in next truck

Over the last year I've been contemplating consolidating down to one truck since my driving needs have changed. Currently I have a 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 double cab with 115,000 miles, and a 2002 Chevy Silverado 3500 regular cab with the 8.1L, Allison, and 53,000 miles. The 2015 had a problem with the AFS lifter in the #1 cylinder back in January, causing a bent pushrod and $2500 in damage that GM would not warranty even though the truck was literally 100 miles out of warranty. I got off easy, but the truck is giving me reasons to not trust it. I've been told the AFS lifter issue is a common problem, so I'm not real keen on getting another ticking time bomb. There is nothing major wrong with the 2002. It's been kept out of the salt so no body rust, but I'm sure the typical 20-year-old-truck issues are going to start nickle and dimeing me. I have a truck camper and a few trailers to tow, and no longer need to drive 50 miles round trip to work every day. My thinking was to trade both in against a Chevy 2500 regular cab long bed with a 6.0L, but come to find out GM no longer offers the 6.0L. All they have is the new 6.6L with VVT. Anybody have any experience with these? I don't want to be a beta tester again. What about Ford and Dodge's big gassers? I don't want a diesel. I didn't think the 6.6L had all the techy things of the 5.3L. I thought it had direct injection, and that's about it. No AFM or any of the other issues. Having said that, it only having a 6 spd turns me off. The Ford 7.3 seems even less techy (no direct injection) but has a 10 spd. Never wanted a 6.0l, but the 6.6 does intrigue me. Just very hard to come by even to just look at.
gmckenzie 08/31/20 04:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 4 maybe 5 weeks....

I dunno. Using a half ton to pull a 34' trailer up and down that road just doesn't sound like fun to me. And, while I'd love to visit the Island, the ferry cost to pull my setup across is why it's not gonna happen.
gmckenzie 08/31/20 01:05pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: 4 maybe 5 weeks....

Almost time...we are going to take off for a month long BC wander come Sept 15th. Probably drift thru highway 20 to Bella Coola, come back same way and Wells Grey Park, find some wild hot springs, watch trains in the Fraser Canyon. Spend a few days in Vancouver. Can't say I ani't ready. Gary Haupt Done most of that, just not Bella Coola. Road scares me a bit :) Oh, and I doubt I'd ever try towing in Vancouver unless I had no choice. Can't even stand driving down there :)
gmckenzie 08/27/20 10:19am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Travelling with Bathroom Fan Running

We have maxxair covers over our two vents and leave them open, fans off, when traveling. Cooler is a relative term. Maybe `not as stuffy' is better. Ditto. Has worked for over 25 years. Same. And I leave mine open when the trailer is stored. Only time I've seen anything in the trailer is when it was real smokey from local fires.
gmckenzie 08/27/20 09:39am Travel Trailers
RE: Transmission Fluid Change 2013 Chevy Duramax Allison

Allison is (I think) the only tranny in it's class with a spin on filter. So it gets replaced, but the internal one doesn't. But I didn't think it needed to be done at 50K. Where are you seeing that? Edit: Ahh. They changed fluid at some point to one with less life. So 50K if using GM fluid. External filer at the same time and don't touch the internal, unless doing a full overhaul. http://fccc247.com/3%20Chassis%20Vendor%20Information/Allison%20Transmission/Allison%20Transmission%20Fluid%20and%20Filter%20Change%20Recommendations.pdf
gmckenzie 08/26/20 10:50am Tow Vehicles
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