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RE: Pulling with 1/2 ton

Thank you all for the responses!! My 1/2 ton is rated to pull 9,400. Was considering the new 1/2 Silverado with max tow package rated at 11,300. It is just DW and I nothing unusual as far as packing except two bicycles just struggling on what to do GMC Sierra 1/2 ton 6.2L with Max Tow Pkg. 28 ft. TT loaded for a cross country trip out west...weighed in 7000 Lbs +/-. No problem pulling or braking. If truck is maintained to near spec level and you know it’s limitations, the set up and pulling of a properly loaded rig will allow you to travel safely. It’s just me and my wife, and two small dogs. BTW...looked for my truck for over 6 months...found a 2016 Texas Edition Sierra in Charlotte NC, 90 miles north of our house. Crazy thing, we retired to S.C. from Houston, TX,, and end up with a Texas Edition Sierra located in NC. I guess it was meant to be!
martinto 09/10/19 07:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: Pulling with 1/2 ton

Thank you all for the responses!! My 1/2 ton is rated to pull 9,400. Was considering the new 1/2 Silverado with max tow package rated at 11,300. It is just DW and I nothing unusual as far as packing except two bicycles just struggling on what to do GMC Sierra 1/2 ton 6.2L with Max Tow Pkg. 28 ft. TT loaded for a cross country trip out west...weighed in 7000 Lbs +/-. No problem pulling or braking. If truck is maintained to near spec level and you know it’s limitations, the set up and pulling of a properly loaded rig will allow you to travel safely.
martinto 09/10/19 06:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: Maggie Valley - Hendersonville

There are three highly recommend. Campfire Lodging north of Asheville, Mama Gerties between Asheville and Black Mountain, Mountain Stream north of Marion just below the Blue Ridge Parkway. FHU and well kept.
martinto 07/30/19 12:25pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Wheel hub temps

I checked my 4 chrome wheel hub caps with infrared gun...after two hours coming down the mountain hitting 89 degrees. Temps running 120 to 130 range. Normal?
martinto 07/29/19 11:29am Tech Issues
RE: Cedar Point and Michigan

Starting our planning for next year - we’re in RI and are thinking of heading to Cedar Point and somewhere in Michigan as our turn-around point with possible side trips to Football HOF and Rock and Roll HOF - any suggestions for campgrounds out that way? We will probably stay at Lighthouse Point but since it is only open when the park is open and we like to travel in shoulder seasons - looking for recommendations. Thanks! Consider using RVParky...you can lay out your route and it will show you all the CG’s along the way, with ratings. Worked well for us going cross country from SC to Washington State and back thru Utah.
martinto 07/28/19 09:13am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Glacier Nat'l Park tips?

If you go to the west side entrance there is a great KOA just a few miles from the west entrance. Going to Sun Road is a must...no TT’s up that road. Your F350 May be a tight fit. You can opt to take a tour bus up. We spent 4 days there and enjoyed it all.
martinto 07/05/19 08:02am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: I40 NC to TN

The slide is on US 41 in Tennessee in Marion County. There is construction on I-40 between Asheville, NC, and Chattanooga, but the road is open. You can get more info on the TN and NC DOT web sites. Rob Thanks Rob.
martinto 06/23/19 08:21am Roads and Routes
I40 NC to TN

Understand there has been another rock slide in NC near TN line, closing lanes. Has any one traveled thru there in the last few days, and did you experience any long delays? Heading to northwest OH this week and this is the shortest route. Thanks
martinto 06/23/19 08:01am Roads and Routes
RE: I need help picking a location..

Hello All, We are very much last minute vacation planners. We say we are going to plan, we blink and it's 3 weeks until our week long vacation. We do it every year. We always find somewhere to go and even if a particular campground is booked we find something in the area. So here we are again. We live in SE PA and have a week of time planned in 3 weeks and this year for whatever reason we cant decide on location. There are plenty of location specific threads and they are helpful, but for this one I am just looking for your opinions on what you would do. First, there are 5 of us. My wife and I and our 3 kids. 11yr twin girls and a 2 1/2 Boy. We would like to stay within 10-12 hours from home. Over the past few years we have been to Acadia ME, Martha's Vineyard, Cape Cod, Lake George, Lake Placid, Fort Wilderness, and all over PA and MD area. for our weekend trips we prefer state park type places and spend many weekends in the PA mountains, but with hookups. However we don't mind, and sometimes look for the RV parks for longer trips so the kids have the pool etc etc. but I hate the super tight campgrounds. I need at least a little space. We have been kicking around the smoky mtn park area in TN so we can hike, bike, fish, but also go into town and possibly Dollywood. Thoughts on this? If you like this idea, suggestions on campgrounds and things to do with the kids? Another option I have been looking at (totally opposite I know) is OBX. Never been there and found a few sites available. Problem here is it is just beach and I wonder if the kids will get bored?? Also, we have other short beach vacations planned in NJ. Not against but pro's and cons? Where else should I be looking. We love beautiful scenery but again want hookups and things for the kids to enjoy. I appreciate everyones help! A little further down the coast...James Island County Park just outside Charleston, SC. Full hook up sites, Big dog park with a lake, miles of biking/walking trails, water park for the kids, near Folly Beach and Charleston. Beautiful park and endless activities. Check out their web site.
martinto 06/22/19 09:21am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Better in Asheville NC, Wilsons or Bear Creek?

Google earth shows them both up against an interstate hwy. Is one quieter than the other? Other than that which one do you prefer? Thanks for any input. Between Asheville and Black Mountain is Mama Gerties. 3 levels of RV camping...the highest level has great views of the Blue Ridge Mtns. Not far off I40 and convenience stores...but very quiet. Full hook ups.
martinto 05/12/19 11:11am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Camping At Savannah, GA

We plan to go to Savannah, GA for a week in October. We are looking for FHU. We have a 40' motor home. What campground should we stay at? What are the must sees? If you would be interested to expand your horizons, Hilton Head Harbor RV Resort and Marina is a excellent place about 1 hour from Savanna. You can visit Hilton Head and Savannah during you stay. Look it up on the web. Exceptional Glamping!
martinto 05/07/19 08:22am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 2017 GMC Sierra with 6.2 engine and 8 speed trans

Just curious how this combination tows. Mine is 4X4 with 3.23 gears. Thinking about towing a 2020 Flagstaff model 26FKBS GVWR on the trailer is about 8900 lbs. and truck tow rating is 9100 UVW on the trailer is about 6300 and we don't tend to take a lot with us Wondering how the trans shifts and how the factory brake controller works I have a 2016 Sierra 6.2, 3.42 gears, 8 sp 4x4 with max tow pkg, 1834 lb payload. went cross country 7300 + mile in 2016. Been through Rockies and frequent the Smokies. TT weight at 7000 lbs prox loaded. Tranny works just fine just Use tow haul and cruise and the tranny does a lot of the work for you. Brake controller works great once you dial it in. Every truck/TT combo is different...follow manual on Brake Controller for the best set up for your combo.
martinto 04/14/19 08:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Electric brakes

Thanks for all the input and suggestions. Based on the experiences shared, I do need to go through and adjust the brakes. I understand the concerns over using the zerk fittings and the possibility of blowing the seals. I have done this twice while spinning the wheel as I pump in the new grease...no problems. I know there are many differing opinions on this practice, but i’m comfortable with the manufactures suggested process.
martinto 04/07/19 08:21am Travel Trailers
Electric brakes

4 year old TT with est. 14000 miles. One cross country trip across the Rockies, and a number of trips locally in the NC mountains and down to the coast. Always use tow/haul mode and engine braking when needed. Never had the hubs/drums off, and use Dexter zerk to keep bearings greased. All seems well...so what is the general experience on brake life? I prefer the actual experience of those on this forum that is more relevant than “rule of thumb” opinion.
martinto 04/06/19 08:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: Opinions on 2016 Coachman Apex 259BHSS?

Not the same model as your targeted model. We have the Apex 279RLSS. Purchased in 2016. Pulled cross country 7000 + miles round trip. No concerning problems at all. Separate bedroom/bathroom door is a big plus. Did some minor mods to fit our needs. We probably have 14000 miles or so with original tires and the trailer still looks great. Usually camp in the North Carolina Mountains, a few hours from home, hence the low miles.
martinto 03/20/19 05:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: I95 conditions

Thanks for the feedback folks. I95 is my route to Daytona.
martinto 01/21/19 04:18pm Roads and Routes
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