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RE: Failed to consider the size of the Portable Dump tank..

I wish I had the 42 gallon tank. I have the 27 gallon tank (my grey and black are 30 gallons.). I don't even hook mine up to the ball. I call it the walk of shame. I flll it, get a beer and walk it to dump. Ah good times.
ls1mike 09/02/15 03:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: Bye bye 6 4L Hemi and RV :(

Sorry to hear it man. Sucks I know. I went through one 12 years ago while in the Navy. Didn't have any kids, so it was easier. Hang in there man there will be some funs times and **** times!
ls1mike 08/16/15 11:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: 1st year for the 6 liter and 6 speed for a 2500 chev

Neighbor feels he has a 5 speed in his 2001 GMC 2500. I don't feel it does but I forgot when the 6 speed auto arrived for the 6 L gas engine. Not for 2001 but it was later?? chevman It is a 4 speed. I think it was 07 or 08. Is here sure it isn't an 8.1? That had the 5 speed Allison.
ls1mike 08/10/15 01:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 6.2 hauled the mail this weekend!

ThaT is awesome. I remember when my buddy got his 07 Denali and it would run right a round 14.50 at Bremerton Raceway. 13.90 is nice!
ls1mike 08/10/15 10:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: We brought our TT home yesterday!!!

http://s21.postimg.org/pj1gnnnlj/RIG.jpg Very nice. Probably a layout like my Passport. Enjoy!
ls1mike 08/09/15 08:18pm Travel Trailers
RE: TTs with Residential Refigerators

I just want a bigger RV type. :) I would give up something else for one.
ls1mike 08/09/15 07:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: ST trailer tire 75 mph rated

I have 14 inch tires on the Passport. They are the new Carlisle tires. These one are rated to 81 mph. I don't go over 65. In fact here in Wa state the posted speed limit for Trucks is what people towing trailers with a combined weight of over 10,000lbs are supposed to be going. When I bought my truck it had Hercules tires on it. Metric type, just shy of a load range E. They are 10 ply. I have to say I have about 25,000 miles on them and they are one of the best tires I have owned. I was nervous at first, but I would get another set in a heartbeat.
ls1mike 08/09/15 07:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: Best Gas Truck 4 Pulling

Looks nice! Enjoy!
ls1mike 08/05/15 05:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: How disappointed will I be

My previous motorhomes for 30ish years have been gassers. You will be disappointed. With the engine up front the noise level is really much higher. I love my diesel because I can talk with my wife, listen to the radio, hear myself think. These were never an option with a gas engine. The gas RV gives plenty of power, we could pull our towed over the Calif mountains without a problem at highway speed...but oh the noise. HUGE difference bewteen RV and Truck Noise. My 02 3/4 ton gasser is WAY quiter than the old 454 Motor home I had. You were sitting on the Motor in the Clasa A.
ls1mike 08/05/15 08:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: Best Gas Truck 4 Pulling

I'm at the upper limits of what the 6.0 should be towing at 8500-9000 lbs and it does just fine MOST of the time. The mountains start to really pull on it some. Otherwise I have no complaints at all. Well, maybe the tiny little gas tank they put on them, that's about it. :h I am right at 7500 lbs. No complaints. It does sing a bit on the hills. I have the 34 gallon tank and wish it were bigger. But it is an 02, paid for with right at 41,000 miles on it so I won't he getting anything new for sometime! I paid right at 12,500 for it with 23,000 miles on it. No options, rubber floors and vinyl seats. It does have A/C. I think my next truck will just be an updated 6 speed version. I have been really happy with the 02. Has been pretty much flawless. I did have to do the knock sensors becuase it sits so long it got moisture under the intake and they failed.
ls1mike 08/05/15 08:33am Travel Trailers
RE: Old school setup

I love the air deflector! Awesome!
ls1mike 08/01/15 11:24am Travel Trailers
RE: Towing up the mountains

I tow all over with my 3/4 ton gasser. Some pretty good grades here in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. I just let it sign at 4000 RPM. The 6.0 doesn't make peak HP and torque until 4400 rpm. For the limited amount of time you are that high in the RPMS you are not hurting anything. That is what they were designed to do. It is rare I have to put the 6.0's pedal on the floor, but combined I am at about 14,000lbs. I can't even begin to count the times I ran my old 89 TBI BBC with the pedal on the floor 4000 rpms to get over the Continental Divide, up Vantage Wa, 4th of July pass and Look out Pass. I put almost 200,000 miles on that thing.
ls1mike 07/30/15 09:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: What's the fascination with trailer bearings?

I checked mine this year, they were fine. What I do have is an infrared temp gun. When I stop I shot all four tires and they are usually with in a degree or two of each other and I have not seen them over 106 degress.
ls1mike 07/30/15 07:47am Travel Trailers
RE: Weighed in again today 3/4 ton Chevy and 32 foot Passport

Oh trailer is rated at 6280 dry. With a gross of 7500.
ls1mike 07/27/15 05:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Weighed in again today 3/4 ton Chevy and 32 foot Passport

Thanks for the feedback. I've looked into smaller fifth wheels also but I really don't want to give up the bed for carrying all the stuff that one needs to bring along when camping with four women. I love having the bed. You really need the space with 4 women! Good Luck!
ls1mike 07/27/15 03:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Weighed in again today 3/4 ton Chevy and 32 foot Passport

I'm curious about how you find the length. I've got a short bed which will help, but I've been shopping trailers and my wife really likes the quad bunk models that tend to run 30'+ in length, which is a little longer than I was thinking about getting originally. I'm not worried about it going down the highway, but more about getting it in and out of tight camping spots or down forest service roads. Really I have not had a problem yet. I find it easier to maneuver than my old 5th wheel, and I get it just about everywhere we want to go. I do check before I head out to see where the bigger gas stations are but that is about it. With the Diesel fills up are not as big of a concern. I have had the 32 foot Passport 26 miles down the Forest service roads in the Gifford Pinchot wilderness of Washington. No problems. http://s22.postimg.org/5agsmfndd/164303_1676256599588_6431873_n.jpg This was my old setup. To be honest with the long wheel base and good hitch it tows just as nice, well to me at least.
ls1mike 07/27/15 03:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Weighed in again today 3/4 ton Chevy and 32 foot Passport

LOL! I have had this set up 4 years. I never really have to go above 4000 RPM (Max HP/Torque is 4400 RPM). Towed up Highway 30 today in Oregon. No issues. 65ish all the way home on I-5. My only issue is the MPG and it really isn't an issue. I would not camp if I were worried about MPG. Really I don't need a diesel for a 7500lbs trailer. Maybe when I retire, but this is a dedicated tow vehicle. I will say with E-2 hitch and long wheel base truck. It is rare occurrence to get any type of sway or porposing. Truck towed a small 5th wheel before this. Has never missed a beat. It is paid for and does exactly what I ask it to do, take the Family and I camping.
ls1mike 07/27/15 03:17pm Tow Vehicles
Weighed in again today 3/4 ton Chevy and 32 foot Passport

2002 Silverado 2500HD 6.0 4L80E 2012 Passport 3220 BHWE http://s1.postimg.org/968tzlqe7/20150727_102651.jpg I got one good photo, the others were blurry. :( Trailer axles on the scale. Loaded for 5 days of camping full water tank and propane. Grey and black water empty. http://s1.postimg.org/4taah6hnj/20150727_083808.jpg In the truck I had 4 bikes, 20ish pieces of wood. The wife, 2 kids and me. Truck on the Scale was 7560 with trailer. Front axle was 3250 Rear axle was 4440 Truck normally weighs 6100lbs with me and a full tank of gas.
ls1mike 07/27/15 02:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Why do people have such large trailers?

Because I spent 11 years going to sea on Submarines. I want to be comfortable now.
ls1mike 07/01/15 06:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: Towing with a Van

I saw like 4 or 5 this weekend. They make and excellent tow vehicle.
ls1mike 05/26/15 05:37pm Tow Vehicles
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