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RE: 1/2 ton truck towing question

Some of these comments are interesting... If you can add an extra leaf spring to a 3/4 ton to give it the capability of a 1 ton, why can't you do the same to a 1/2 ton? So, the sticker on the door is no longer correct, doesn't mean the leaf spring isn't there doing its job. Yes, you do have to consider everything else to make the truck capable, like tires, engine cooler, maybe brakes. But those things might be easier than buying a new truck.Sure and most 3/4 and 1 ton SRW are very similar. Potentially you could go from the lowest rated 1/2 ton to the highest rated 1/2 ton vehicle if you changed all components that the factory swaps out. I suspect this will be a bit more involved than just a leaf spring.
time2roll 10/25/20 04:13pm Towing
RE: 200,000 Mile Milestone

Well it is finally broke in.... Best of luck on the next 200,000 :B
time2roll 10/25/20 03:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: A three cylinder Bronco.....a THREE cylinder Bronco???

Oh, and speaking of getting out of rough conditions, I wonder how that 3-banger will fare with a whopping 190 lb ft of torque? (almost identical to that of a new 4-cylinder Camry!!)You only need tons of power if you want to climb a sand dune at high speed or maybe plough through a mud pit of some sort. I assume bronco has a 4 low selection when low speed high torque is needed. Too bad there is no 4 down towing available.
time2roll 10/25/20 02:27pm Dinghy Towing
RE: 12V or 6V

I recommend the 6v GC2 if you are spending money to have two batteries. Most Costco and Sams club have good value GC2 batteries.
time2roll 10/25/20 02:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: charge house battery from TV

What do I need to do to be able to charge my house battery from the TV generator while traveling during the dayAssuming all is working as designed just connect and drive. If you want to verify all is working get out your voltmeter and observe if the trailer battery voltage rises as you plug the connector into the running truck. Charging is fairly slow. If you are really relying on getting a full charge while you drive 4 to 6+ hours consider a DC-DC charger to get the right voltage on the trailer battery. https://www.renogy.com/12v-dc-to-dc-on-board-battery-charger/ Best to get the 20 amp.
time2roll 10/25/20 02:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Time to retire the 7.3 OBS?

Forget the engine out repair. Fix the current fuel issue to get it running and see what you think in January. And when you do go in next year consider an independent shop. I would clean the engine and just fix what actually leaks... maybe. Save your money and cash for possibly the final RV.
time2roll 10/24/20 03:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: A three cylinder Bronco.....a THREE cylinder Bronco???

Had my doubts. I asked since this is the dinghy forum.
time2roll 10/24/20 02:54pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Asking for a friend

Probably help to post what RV he has and even better a picture of the bypass configuration. http://photoposting.is-great.net/?i=2
time2roll 10/24/20 02:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: 12 volt DC not charging on shore power.

To get through the trip consider getting a portable automatic battery charger. Need minimum 5 amp rating and 10+ amps is better. Put it direct on the battery terminals and let it run. Don't forget an extension cord if needed.
time2roll 10/24/20 01:39pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: A three cylinder Bronco.....a THREE cylinder Bronco???

I liked my Geo Metro with the 1.0 3 banger. Cruise control with skiies on top was to just keep the peddle on the floor for maybe 70/75 mph. Solid 50 mpg no matter how you drove it. 240,000 mostly trouble free miles. Does Bronco tow four down?
time2roll 10/24/20 01:34pm Dinghy Towing
RE: 1/2 ton truck towing question

“GM has a few 1500 setups that also would tow a trailer of this weight fine.“ I wouldn’t be comfortable at 10,000 pounds with any GM half ton.If the truck rating is sufficient I would have no hesitation for all conditions.
time2roll 10/24/20 12:21pm Towing
RE: GM’s official run at Tesla starts with its E Hummer debut.

Sandy Munro is saying 3,500 payload and 11,000 tow rating. https://insideevs.com/features/450580/video-hummer-ev-tesla-cybertruck-rivian-r1t-munro/
time2roll 10/23/20 10:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Have had recalls on Honda and Subaru that took over a year to get the parts installed. How long will Tesla take?
time2roll 10/23/20 09:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 1/2 ton truck towing question

You will likely be over the rating. It might ride level but still over the rating. You will have to be OK with that. Can't recommend spending money into this situation.
time2roll 10/23/20 08:49pm Towing
RE: Installing an inverter in my Winndbago Journey

MAIN-needs to be on AC-best to have this off MICRO & W/H is interesting. Must have a load shed device. OK to be off but if you want to use the M/W it is best to set the W/H to propane only. GFCI-generally you will want this on. RECEPTS-yes you want this on too. CONVERTER-off The only question is where does the fridge get 120v power. Need to switch fridge to propane only unless by luck it is on the converter branch circuit. Once you have a road map you may want to print it so if a non technical person wants to use the inverter the sequence is very simple.
time2roll 10/23/20 01:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Regular or premium

I would use the minimum recommended octane as specified by GM. My 1970 Mustang required 98 Octane and best available was 94 then 92. Probably ran a lot better in 1970.
time2roll 10/22/20 09:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM’s official run at Tesla starts with its E Hummer debut.

I wonder how many people will actualy take $ 120 grand truck off roading? Probably not many. Cybertruck made with that stainles steel body would be my choice"off road" is a very wide range of potential conditions. Gravel road to a favorite fishing spot? very possible. Rubicon trail the first week? not as much. Burning Man? Definitely
time2roll 10/22/20 09:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Installing an inverter in my Winndbago Journey

This question is for Tropical36. I am interested in doing what you described you have done to connect inverter as shore power. Would it help if I were to disconnect power bank from main setup and use it as a stand-alone power bank to power the inverter?Yes and no. I assume you mean battery bank when you say "power bank" Yes if you had a separate battery dedicated to the inverter you would not have to worry about the converter creating a power loop that drains the single battery. No it may not save you much because the inverter powering the converter would still be charging the existing house battery potentially using a lot of power. Then you still need a way to charge the second battery dedicated to the inverter. In the end I don't think this simplifies things. I don't recommend it.
time2roll 10/22/20 09:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Handling freezing temperatures

Most RVs are good to at least 25 overnight while in use. How cold is cold is expected? I assume you will have electric power?
time2roll 10/22/20 09:25pm Beginning RVing
RE: Humming sound in 5th wheel??

Turn off the breakers one at a time. Main breaker(s) last. Then unplug.
time2roll 10/22/20 05:07pm Tech Issues
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