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RE: General Grabber ATX?

I just put them on my Tahoe. I love them. Only about 1,500 miles in but so far they are great. I’m only running about 42 PSI...I’m going to try 60 PSI when I test tow my travel trailer. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/25/20 03:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Got my New Tires for the Tahoe

Thank you all for the responses!
jerem0621 05/23/20 06:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: PSI of LT tire after upgrading from P rated tire

Just want to quickly say that my P tires on the Tahoe were rated to nearly 10,000 lbs of capacity at max PSI. REGARDLESS of that. It was a squishy ride with my TT... and now that I have them on the Tahoe I realize just how squishy the empty ride was, because even at 41 PSI the ride is much more sure footed. As to how am I going to air up my tires. I’m going to test on it and see which psi works for me while empty and which works for my load while towing. I just changed to LT’s and I am well pleased. Relax a bit and stop getting lost in the charts and just test on it. It’s really not that complex. Thanks, and JMHO Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/23/20 06:22am Tow Vehicles
RE: Got my New Tires for the Tahoe

Good lookin' shoes .... how's the road noise? Thank you! These are not bad at all. Not as quiet as the Goodyear Wranglers they replaced but not bad at all. Small trade off for stability! Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/22/20 11:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: 5th wheel verses travel trailer

Depends on the rig. Some fivers have TONS of excess capacity... some less than a ton. Just shop around. In general... a TT will have less CCC than a fiver. But it can’t be an always statement. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/22/20 11:34am Fifth-Wheels
Got my New Tires for the Tahoe

I went with the General Grabber ATS 265/70R17 in Load Range E. I immediately took a road trip to see my folks so I have about 600 miles on them. Ride great and look great I think. All the squishy jiggly ride is gone even without the trailer. https://i.imgur.com/mbDHWTll.jpg https://i.imgur.com/3SbB8d4l.jpg Running the PSI at 44. I’ll bump that up to 60 when I test on the tires towing the TT. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/22/20 11:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tire issue

Same here... my Michelin’s failed just like BenK’s.. Every set of Michelin’s I have ever owned failed either spectacularly (sidewall failure) or slowly (leaking through the cracks) I’m part of the Never Again movement as it relates to Michelin’s. To their credit, I’ve never worn the trad off of one. Lol Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/20/20 08:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tire issue

Looks like time for new tires. What Brand BTW?
jerem0621 05/20/20 08:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tire Recommendation for a 2011 Tahoe Please

Well, I think I figured out Some of my interstate handling issue. Changing the oil tonight and of course doing my normal checks. https://i.imgur.com/4XrdSYpl.jpg Funny thing, when I installed the transmission cooler 3 weeks ago this tire did not look like this. I visually checked the suspension components and everything looked good, nothing is loose. Oh well, I suppose I’ll be getting those Cooper AT3’s a little earlier than planned. Off to the shop tomorrow to get this sorted out. Thanks for all the suggestions! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/19/20 10:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tire Recommendation for a 2011 Tahoe Please

If you haven't read about Burbman's search for a dually...he is going to sell his big block 8.1L Suburban soon... We got 60K on our original Bridgestone tires so I replaced all four with the same OEM tires. Pricey but it'll last a lifetime. Thank you! I’m probably going to look for a 3/4 ton Suburban in the next few years. How much payload does yours have? Thanks! Jeremiah Yes I have! There are two legendary 3/4 ton Burbs out there. Yours and Burbmans! Ha ha! I have to save a bit to buy one. Good hearing from you Ben! Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/18/20 03:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tire Recommendation for a 2011 Tahoe Please

We got 60K on our original Bridgestone tires so I replaced all four with the same OEM tires. Pricey but it'll last a lifetime. Thank you! I’m probably going to look for a 3/4 ton Suburban in the next few years. How much payload does yours have? Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/17/20 09:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tire Recommendation for a 2011 Tahoe Please

Sorry for the multiple posts. The site had been glitchy saying “temporarily unavailable” each time and then all of a sudden they all went through.?? Thank you for the recommendation! I will look them up! The RV.Net portal is just about worthless for me. I’ve been using forums.goodsamclub.com with much greater success. The log in is the same as RV.net. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/17/20 06:39pm Tow Vehicles
Tire Recommendation for a 2011 Tahoe Please

Hello, I need to buy new tires for my Tahoe. I'd like to put LT tires on it as we are pulling a TT now. Any recommendations on tires? I'm thinking about BF Goodrich AT's but am open to other suggestions. Looking for a stiffer sidewall then what I have now which are Goodyear Wrangler something or other P rated squishy tires. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/17/20 04:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anybody ever buy a truck with a salvage title?

I would with no problem. In my state a rebuilt title is only issued after inspection of the work by a state inspector. FLOOD- No way no how. You can have it inspected for sure, and I would recommend it. Also, as we learned the hard way, there are laws about when an insurance company can write off a vehicle. In my state if the rebuild cost of the wreck is 75% ish of the value of the vehicle or more than they have to write it off. If it's 74% the existing vehicle gets rebuilt. We ran into that when our nearly new 2013 Kia was hit hard from the rear. Our car was somewhere around 65% of the value to get rebuilt. The CarFax ended up saying "Minor Rear End Collision" which was false IMHO. The car was twisted like a pretzel and had to be put on a frame rack to be fixed. What this means is that there are all kinds of vehicles that are put back on the road that were only a few % points away from being totaled. And the CarFax will say "Minor Collision". and the only inspector will be the customer because the title never changed from being "clean" to "salvage" or 'rebuilt". I have family members who do professional body work and I appreciate their skill sets. But realizing that a salvage title to be put back on the road requires a pretty good inspection process, but just a few value % points away it's just a minor collision on a CarFax and doesn't require that external inspection. JMHO, based on experience. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/17/20 03:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Family of 4, looking for smaller trailer

That is tiny for four people. I know what you say, being outside most of the time. Except, you will have those times where you are not. Trust me, everyone being on top of each other is no fun. Also, if your wife’s thing is not camping she may need a retreat where she can escape from camping Where she be comfortable. I suggest something with a Bedroom...a couch...a dinette...and decent bunks for growing kids. (Get a sturdy top bunk, one rated for 300 plus lbs) No slide needed right now. looks for models that say 25 or 26 BH like the Zinger, Jayco or Coleman. Those are GREAT first TT’s and weigh nothing hardly. Easy to pull (tandem axles for the win!) and have a decent cargo capacity. And that floor plan has been made for years and years and there are at least 15-20 years with of this floor plan to choose from. https://i.imgur.com/J6qHAZJl.png Plus you can get a real bedroom for you and the Mrs. That is worth it’s weight in Dutch oven Campfire Chili. JMHO based on experience. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/16/20 09:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: Do I need sway bar or equalizer?

If it were me I would get one the hitch and at least one sway bar. I have a Pro Series round bar Weight Distribution system with the 550lb round rated bars. When we purchased our new camper a few weeks ago I knew I needed 1,000 lb bars. I was about to order the replacement bars off of E-Trailer about the time camping world called me to come pick up the trailer. I had to scramble a bit but found that Harbor Freight had an entire WD system with 1,000 lb bars. It looked very much like my ProSeries. I got my 20% off coupon and headed to Harbor Freight. I think I paid $180ish OTD for my hitch. I was right, the “Haul Master” hitch is the EXACT same hitch as a round bar ProSeries hitch. The shanks are the same, the bolts are the same. The only difference is the HaulMaster bolts didn’t have thread locking compound on them. Something easily fixed. I mean Weld for Weld the same. Oh Camping World even set it up for free for me (Which, of course, I had to reset when I got home) HaulMaster for the Win. I even picked up their cheap sway bars...which are exactly the same as my Older Husky sway bars. LOL. Here is a pic for comparison https://i.imgur.com/PWQEvHsl.jpg Also, the bars are interchangeable. That will be super handy when I set up my ProSeries head for my future car hauler. 550 lb bars to get the car 1,000 lb bars on the way home. I hope this helps some. Thanks Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/16/20 09:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: Sway Problem / Need Help

Shock load on receiver. Equalizer inferior. Crude Supercharged, is that you?
jerem0621 05/14/20 03:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tow Vehicle Advice For Newbie

If I was waking into a 7,000 lb trailer and didn’t already have a TV I would opt for a 3/4 ton truck. The 7,000 lb dry trailer will be 8,000-8,500 lbs. loaded. That being said, if you can find a F-150 with 1700-2,000 lbs of payload and the 5.0 Coyote (the 3.5 EcoBoost is a fine engine, and I would not be afraid of it at all) and 3:55 sir better axle ratios you should be okay. JMHO based on experience. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/07/20 04:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Prodigy Brake Control ?

I had a P2 on my last TV. It was okay. Not a bad controller at all. I’m really a Tekonsha Voyager fan. I like how the Voyager works much better and once set up it’s much smoother and more simple than any other controller I have owned. I just bought another Voyager for my latest TV and it works great with our new TT. After thousands of miles I like the simple little light telling me what’s going on. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/06/20 02:06pm Towing
RE: Sway Problem / Need Help

I appreciate all the feeback! So as originally thought, it sounds like I should spring for a new WDH. From the reviews I looked at I like the Equalizer. It's also a lower profile and my trailer is fairly low (the Reece dual cam does hang down a bit. Had one a few trailers ago) Should I go with the 1200#?? 1400# would allow more weight options but would it give up ride quality when running less load? Also according to the Equalizer website you only add behind the axle cargo weight? (I've always used all passengers and truck cargo) Thanks for putting up with all my questions...:S No worries at all, this is a helpful group of people. I suggest making a trailer tongue scale (bathroom scale method) and use it for EVERY POSSIBLE SITUATION. I weighed my TW with the trailer nearly empty, I weighed it will full grey water tanks (behind the axles on my trailer) ... and then I did a worst case scenario. I added full fresh water (50 gallons in front of the axles) with empty gray and black tanks WITH NOTHING loaded behind the axles. I also had the hitch head latched into the coupler and hanging with the entire hitch on the tongue for accurate weights. Yes you also count cargo weight behind the TV axle. I just make it a rule that nothing goes behind the TV axles. Load the camper and not the TV. Also, if you weigh your tongue weight under the jack like I did you need to multiply that number by .95 to get a close approximation to what the weight is at the coupler. I did my math and took a screen shot on my phone and scribbled some reference notes on it. Here are some crude pics and screen shots I took when weighing. Yea I know it should be on concrete but I don’t have any and I’ve done this for years and double checked via a cat scale that this works pretty good. https://i.imgur.com/CRWX0x4l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/ad1oXzBl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/egqx2Jql.jpg Thanks, and JMHO Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/03/20 10:22pm Travel Trailers
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