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RE: GM's Max Trailering Package

Spend some time with Ford's website build and price. For the truck I want, regular cab, V8, 4x4, XLT, manual seats, trailering, there is Not a significant difference in MSRP between 1/2 and 3/4 ton trucks. There is a big difference in the trucks curb weight, so MPG will be very different.
jthrv 10/26/20 05:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: Fairbank AK -- Northern Lights ????

December in Fairbanks is cold, cold enough to be scary, minus 9 is not fun, it is dangerous. Pictures of the northern lights are much brighter than when I have seen them, most of the time they were a dim green curtain and after a few minutes it was not much to see. For a group of people, an average temperature of above freezing at night would work out much better.
jthrv 10/21/20 04:41am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: RV dump station Fee - pay if only getting fresh water ?

Typically it is ?
jthrv 10/18/20 08:22am Beginning RVing
RV dump station Fee - pay if only getting fresh water ?

I have heard that it is dumping fee, costs nothing just to get fresh water. If someone only gets potable water at a rv dump station are they supposed to pay the fee ?
jthrv 10/18/20 06:30am Beginning RVing
RE: Gas station air/water station water safe?

I've never drank water out of a rv tank. I drink from $1 per gallon water bottles from grocery stores - about a half a gallon a day. I have been at so many campgrounds with signs not to drink the water I don't trust any of them. At the same campground, some visits there is a don't drink sign, other times not. What about if after I leave, they discover the water is bad, it could have been bad while I was there. Compared to the other costs of using a rv, fifty cents a day for drinking water is a luxury I can well afford.
jthrv 10/18/20 05:05am Beginning RVing
RE: California DL towing an Exactly 10,000 lb GVWR trailer

LLeopold, "Restriction 41" is very interesting, thanks for the explanation.
jthrv 10/15/20 02:55pm Beginning RVing
RE: California DL towing an Exactly 10,000 lb GVWR trailer

How are the authorities going to find out how much your trailer weighs? You're exempt from the scales. I doubt anyone is going to messing with you. I did hear that the CHP are pulling over triple axle toy haulers to see if the driver has his non-commercial Class A since those trailers are all over 15,000 pounds GVWR and easy to spot. The gross vehicle weight Rating is on a sticker on the outside of trailer, it is the maximum weight, not the actual weight. I keep on thinking I must be missing something. The trailer I would like to buy is manufactured by a California company, they must know about the DMV handbook. And DMV must know about the statute. There are any number of people who could stand in my way and they could point to what the DMV handbook says. The Forest Service, the Park Service, BLM, Army Corps of Engineers, State Parks, County Parks, campground hosts, tow truck drivers, storage yards, repair shops, DMV employees all could say that I have to hire someone to move the trailer and pay to store it until I got a special license. I could be hundreds or even thousands of miles from home. But that is minor compared to the potential legal liability. There has got to be a good reason for this.
jthrv 10/14/20 03:44am Beginning RVing
RE: California DL towing an Exactly 10,000 lb GVWR trailer

The Handbook also states for a regular class C license: If the towing vehicle weighs 4,000 lbs. or more unladen, you may tow a: Trailer coach not exceeding 9,000 lbs. gross. I suppose the law says the same thing but don't know how to check that. "(B) Notwithstanding subparagraph (A), a two-axle vehicle weighing 4,000 pounds or more unladen when towing a trailer coach not exceeding 9,000 pounds gross." Maybe this url will work better: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?sectionNum=12804.9&lawCode=VEH#
jthrv 10/13/20 03:18pm Beginning RVing
California DL towing an Exactly 10,000 lb GVWR trailer

Can I tow an Exactly 10,000 lb GVWR trailer ? The DMV Handbook says No, as it has to be "under 10,000". The Vehicle Code says Yes, as it is "Not exceeding 10,000". Why would they be different ? DMV Handbook, Page 9 https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/uploads/2020/06/dl600.pdf Class C DL - ...."With a vehicle weighing 4,000 lbs. or more unladen, you may tow a: — Trailer coach or fifth-wheel travel trailer under 10,000 lbs. GVWR when towing is not for compensation." Section 12804.9 of the Vehicle Code https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?sectionNum=12804.9&lawCode=VEH# (3) Class C ... (F) (i) "A two-axle vehicle weighing 4,000 pounds or more unladen when towing either a trailer coach or a fifth-wheel travel trailer not exceeding 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight rating, when the towing of the trailer is not for compensation." (edited to fix url)
jthrv 10/13/20 08:29am Beginning RVing
RE: 2020 GM 2500HD Dead Weight Hitch Tongue only 500 lbs ?

I just looked at 2020 Silverado 1500, I think, in a parking nearby and, what do you know, I did not see a label on the hitch. I again reread 2020-chevrolet-silverado-owners-manual.pdf Page 291: "The Maximum Trailer Tongue Weight Rating for a conventional trailer hitch is shown on the Trailering Information Label. Do not exceed a maximum trailer tongue weight of 567 kg (1,250 lb) for a conventional trailer hitch." No Comment on that number. Page 293: "Many trailers can be towed using a weight-carrying hitch.... Other trailers may require a weight-distributing hitch...." Page 294: Weight-Distributing Hitch Usage - 2500/3500 "Not Required" Then Page 295 has how to use a weight distribution hitch by measuring and adjusting the height of the front and rear wheel wells. I am starting to get used to how they are doing things now. Thanks
jthrv 08/05/20 01:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 GM 2500HD Dead Weight Hitch Tongue only 500 lbs ?

https://i.imgur.com/TEee0cVl.jpg But that does not say whether the 1850 lbs is for a weight distributing hitch or a weight carrying hitch. On my 1/2 ton truck hitch label there is a huge difference 1500 lbs WDH vs 600 lbs weight carrying. Do 2020 GM's have hitch labels ?
jthrv 08/05/20 08:10am Tow Vehicles
2020 GM 2500HD Dead Weight Hitch Tongue only 500 lbs ?

Where can I find the 2020 GM 2500HD Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt specification ? (Not for a Weight Distributing Hitch) I can Not seem to find it on the General Motor website. For example: https://chevroletforum.com/forum/vindecoder.php?vin=1GC3YNEY3LF257415 Is it really only 500 lbs ?
jthrv 08/05/20 02:09am Tow Vehicles
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