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RE: Hitch recommendation needed

2.5"? yep Fords light bulb better idea. Mine is a Chevrolet 2500 HD. Some Fords have 3” receivers.
shades9323 04/18/22 07:34pm Towing
RE: Hitch recommendation needed

first 3 at the link. https://www.etrailer.com/search/2.5+inch+weight+distribution+shank Thanks for the link. I am not looking for wd hitches though.
shades9323 04/18/22 05:57pm Towing
RE: Finding a 3500 series truck to test drive....

The local Dealer tells me I can order in what I want. It will be here in 7-8 months and I can test drive it then. If I don't want it they will give me my deposit back. So at that point I would either have a truck I want or I've wasted 2/3 of a year. Maybe I should order one from each of the big 3 brands, test drive them when they get here and then choose the one I want...... That would be awesome. If only they would all arrive at the same time!
shades9323 04/18/22 10:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: Hitch recommendation needed

2.5"? Yes, the hitch has a 2.5" opening.
shades9323 04/18/22 10:30am Towing
Hitch recommendation needed

Looking for a 2.5” shank adjustable drop hitch with sway ball tabs(s). I see one from shocker and one from bulletproof. Any others out there? *note - do not want or need a wd hitch.
shades9323 04/17/22 03:48pm Towing
RE: Finding a 3500 series truck to test drive....

Last two of three trucks that were new, I ordered, not test drives. Drove all three for 200K miles. All were GM's. Pretty much did the same with my 2014 use 1500 I drive now. Took it for a drive when I went to pay for it. Not saying dont get a test drive, but trucks today are way better than the first new one I bought back in 81. Marty When I went to pick mine up they asked if I wanted to test drive it first. I was like nope, lets sign that paper work.
shades9323 04/09/22 06:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Finding a 3500 series truck to test drive....

I went from a 2014 Ram 1500 to a Chevrolet 2500 HD without a test drive. I was lucky to find a truck in stock. The guy who originally ordered it got tired of waiting. I got my truck. Win win I guess. What is it that you are worried about that a 20 min test drive will tell you? A lot of truth in that. Being a GM guy, especially easy. You can test drive about any GM HD and get an approximate feel of the suspension and interior layout. Test driving any used gm diesel from '20 to current will give you a feel of the engine, nothing substantial has changed since '20. I like the look of the GMC as well, I am ok with the Chevy version but the GMC AT4 is a great looking truck. They do look good. I like my cherry red tintcoat z71 LT. I think it looks sharp! ??
shades9323 04/08/22 06:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GY Endurance discontinued in my size. What tires next?

ST185/80R13 tires on my camper. Do I go with the Hankook's now? Other recommendations? Not sure where you obtained your info. GY ENDURANCE has never been offered in a 13" tire. If they had been I would be running them on my Kendon MC Trailer. I am running Maxxis now for 5 years with no issues. https://i.imgur.com/O3Erj6bl.jpg Got my info from a good year store. Asked for that size and they said it was discontinued. I swear I bought them for my older smaller trailer. Doubt that had 14” wheels.
shades9323 04/08/22 05:16pm Towing
RE: Finding a 3500 series truck to test drive....

I went from a 2014 Ram 1500 to a Chevrolet 2500 HD without a test drive. I was lucky to find a truck in stock. The guy who originally ordered it got tired of waiting. I got my truck. Win win I guess. What is it that you are worried about that a 20 min test drive will tell you?
shades9323 04/08/22 05:14pm Tow Vehicles
GY Endurance discontinued in my size. What tires next?

ST185/80R13 tires on my camper. Do I go with the Hankook's now? Other recommendations?
shades9323 04/07/22 10:44am Towing
RE: Range Rover sport towing questions

Way to big (especially length) for a Range Rover Sport.
shades9323 04/07/22 10:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: GMC 2500 dimension

Just measured my 22 Silverado 2500. Inside dimensions are 81 3/4 x 64.
shades9323 03/07/22 06:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: Where to start with wdh adjustment for new truck?

If your truck can adjust for payload automatically through airbags then that eliminates part of the reason to have WDH. No, it doesn't. The purpose of a WDH is to put weight back on the front tires that has been removed by the trailer. Levelling the tow vehicle is just a cosmetic effect. The airbags that level the truck do absolutely nothing to put the weight back on the front tires. It is cosmetic only. I already have the hitching system with built in sway control, so why not use it? Because that is a reactive system that achieves its goal by braking the tow vehicle's wheels, and ONLY the tow vehicle's wheels. If that system activates, it is already too late. You need a proactive sway control. Proactive sway control PREVENTS sway, it doesn't try to stop it after it starts. The proper way to stop sway is to slightly SPEED UP while activating the TRAILER'S brakes with the brake controller's slide control. Note that activating the tow vehicle's brakes is not on that list. After activating the trailer's brakes, let off of the gas and let the TRAILER's brakes slow you down until the sway has stopped. Then, and ONLY THEN, do you use the tow vehicle's brakes. I am slightly confused by your statement. Are you saying the equalizer hitch with built in sway control is not proactive?
shades9323 03/05/22 04:59am Towing
RE: Where to start with wdh adjustment for new truck?

I have never had a trailer sway after about 5 owned trailers. The only sway I have experienced was towing a truck backwards on a tow dolly above 55mph. Make sure you need it. Sure, it is going to maybe be safer to have sway control, but it is more safe to wear a helmet to drive, so consider priorities here. Did you tell us your trailer and tongue weight? If your truck can adjust for payload automatically through airbags then that eliminates part of the reason to have WDH. If your truck can handle the tongue weight with no issues then that eliminates the other half. I used WDH when needed, but it is so much nicer without it. I already have the hitching system with built in sway control, so why not use it? Hitch weight is right around 500. No airbags. Don't need the distribution part of it for sure.
shades9323 03/04/22 09:26am Towing
RE: Where to start with wdh adjustment for new truck?

Have you been to the CAT scales? GVWR is 5500lb, so I would be expecting around 700-800lb hitch weight (well within your trucks capability). If the hitch weight is too light, it can cause sway issues and a WDH isn't a good solution to that issue. If you are just guessing at the hitch weight, swing by a CAT scale and get the weights with and without the trailer attached, so you know what you are dealing with. First step to setting up the WDH would be to find the manufacturers directions for setting up the hitch. They usually have a process laid out. I wouldn't want to second guess the manufacturer but in general terms, you want the front axle weight to be pretty close to the same as when the trailer is disconnected and you want both truck and trailer to sit level when hooked up. You have enough truck now that assuming you don't put 3000lb of gear in the truck bed, the WDH likely won't be as critical but it will improve the towing experience. Yes, I took it to the cat scales with my old ride. Hitch weight was right around 500lbs. Gvwr in mine is 4950. A sad amount of CCC in this trailer with great storage, but we camp pretty light. Loaded out (no water) we are right around 4500lbs.
shades9323 03/04/22 05:06am Towing
RE: Where to start with wdh adjustment for new truck?

Measure the distance from the ground to the top of the front wheel well before putting the trailer on the ball. Write that number down. Memory is fickle. Put the trailer on the ball and retract the tongue jack so the entire weight is on the truck. If the wheel well rises less than about an inch, you are good to go. No WDH needed. If the wheel well rises more than about an inch, slowly increase the amount of WD until the front wheel well comes back to about 1/2 inch above the level without the trailer attached. Thanks for the write up. I get the gist of how it works. Was looking for to see any prior experiences here could guide me a little more than just incremental changes.
shades9323 03/04/22 05:01am Towing
RE: Where to start with wdh adjustment for new truck?

You may not need a WDH with the new truck. Have you tried towing it without? Just 5-6 hundred lbs actual tongue weight will not remove much from front axle of a HD truck. Jerry Haven’t tried it yet. Just got the truck last weekend and the camper is still in storage. I figured that I wouldn’t need the weight distribution, but my hitch has sway control. Probably still want that.
shades9323 03/03/22 03:48pm Towing
Where to start with wdh adjustment for new truck?

Got rid of my Ram 1500 with 1300 payload for a Silverado 2500 with 3300 payload. Same Jayco x23b hybrid with 5-600lbs on the tongue. Equalizer hitch. The 2500 sits higher so I know I will need to drop the hitch down a notch or 2. Where should I start with attachments on the A-frame?
shades9323 03/03/22 01:30pm Towing
RE: Chevy 2500 drivers, trailer tmps

However they have the smaller size stem (.435") and only go up to 100PSI. Not made for 16" or larger tires. You can get larger stems, then you are limited by PSI. Good luck! //KMac Current camper has 13 or 14" tires on it and inflate to 50psi so we should be good to go.
shades9323 03/01/22 09:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevy 2500 drivers, trailer tmps

I have them installed in my 5th wheel and dump trailer both. Have been using them for about a year with no issues. But, so you know, they do not show up on the DIC like the truck tire sensors. They show up in the trailer page of the radio. You can set limits so they will alarm if they go to low. Good to know!
shades9323 03/01/22 09:50am Tow Vehicles
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