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RE: Tires

I'm happy with my GY endurance tires so far. Had them since January. I used to only use LT tires, but these are doing the job.
twodownzero 06/19/19 10:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Solar panel upgrade

I would install as many panels as you can get on the roof and replace the controller with something else. The 40 amp controller I'm using is under $150. I'm sure there are tons more out there and while mine is doing the job, perhaps there are better ones; mine came as part of a Renogy kit.
twodownzero 06/19/19 10:33pm Tech Issues
RE: Tongue weight issue on new toy hauler

You have to find a way to load the front of the trailer. Yep. As heavy as you can get it in the front. As long as you have enough truck, you will never regret more tongue weight (within reason).
twodownzero 06/19/19 10:32pm Toy Haulers
RE: No power from new solar panel

Did you check polarity as 'twodownzero' suggested above? And are you certain you connected the panel to the proper input terminals on your controller? There was only one way to connect it, given the locking MC4 plugs available. Knowing the dude who installed this, I'm sure he got the polarity right. The MC4 plugs don't go into the controller. You need a voltmeter.
twodownzero 06/18/19 08:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Tow Vehicle

Sounds like you're in the market for a 3/4 ton Suburban.
twodownzero 06/18/19 08:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: No power from new solar panel

Check with a voltmeter. If the polarity is backwards, you won't have any charge current (don't ask how I know). If you have 20+ volts from your panel and still no charge current, you may have an issue with the controller. If you don't have that 20 volts, then you have an issue with your solar panel or wiring.
twodownzero 06/18/19 01:57pm Tech Issues
RE: USAA Insurance

I had USAA insurance for years as well, but it is not competitive for my current vehicles and so I have Geico. I have their homeowners and it is cheaper than everyone else the last time I checked. I also have a policy for my valuable personal property. USAA said Geico's rates were too low and they'd go up. Years later and they're still lower than USAA was. I love USAA, but they need to get competitive or lose my business.
twodownzero 06/18/19 01:56pm Truck Campers
RE: Tire and load/level question.

You need to look into those tires. No tires should be installed on a 3/4 or 1 ton truck that don't take 80 PSI. New tires should always be installed on the rear axle. The tires in question are on my trailer, not my truck. That changes things a bit. Is there enough space between the axles to install taller trailer tires? I have the same issue; my 5er is a bit nose high. It used to be about 4" nose high until I lowered my pickup about 2" in the rear through suspension modifications similar to that which was recommended by another poster. Mine is a ram, so for me it involved removing spacers between the axle and spring. GMs generally don't have them, but a shackle/hanger kit might do the job. If it's too low in the rear, you may be able or desire to lower the front as well.
twodownzero 06/18/19 01:53pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 04 Chev 1500 as a tow vehicle 8000lb camper

I feel that my brakes are as good as alot of 3/4 tons, and with my gear ratio and engine I seem to have more than enough power to pull this trailer. With the lower gear ratio there should be less wear on the drivetrain. As I said before, my first time towing this camper was with the company f350 dually diesel, so I do know the difference between the two trucks. I will probably get a 2500 down the road, but my point of the post is that my truck can haul this camper without much effort. I do agree with the comments about the rear end and will be keeping a close eye on it. What do you "feel" about the axle shaft supporting all of the weight? Because no modern 3/4 or 1 ton truck has semi floating axles. You're on borrowed time.
twodownzero 06/18/19 01:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: 2018 TT has been deemed Total Loss by insurance company

You know, that trailer is not really damaged. If one would open the belly and let it dry out, put in new insulation, and button it back up, it will be just fine. You should consider buying it back from the insurance company for salvage value. I was thinking the same thing.
twodownzero 06/18/19 12:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: 04 Chev 1500 as a tow vehicle 8000lb camper

Man, that poor little ten bolt has to be crying. Good luck to you.
twodownzero 06/17/19 12:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tire and load/level question.

You need to look into those tires. No tires should be installed on a 3/4 or 1 ton truck that don't take 80 PSI. New tires should always be installed on the rear axle.
twodownzero 06/16/19 11:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing on Colorado hwy 149

I've never driven that stretch of road. Now you've got me curious!
twodownzero 06/16/19 09:29pm Roads and Routes
RE: Tire plugs

I appreciate all the responses. The reason I asked the question is because a couple of days ago, while camping, I noticed a screw in my right rear 5er tire. I took it off and went to the only tire repair shop within a 45 minute drive. (which would have been down the mountain and back up) They only did plugs, as they did not have the equipment to remove a tire from its rim. The guy that plugged it said the hole went straight through and was clean and easy to plug. I wasn't sure what that meant till reading these posts. Anyway, when we got home, I had that tire taken off, the spare replaced with a new one,(spare was 5 years old or so) and now the plugged tire is being used as the spare. Before ok'ing the plug, I called my tire dealer, who has been in local business 50+ years, and is well respected locally, who said the plug would be fine. It was my choice to trade the tire for a spare. Anyway, thanks for all your very helpful responses. If it ever happens again, I'll have more information to base my decision on. You've all been very helpful. Just take the plugged tire to Discount Tire and they will install a proper plug patch for you for free.
twodownzero 06/16/19 05:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: How much weight is too much?

8600 gvwr, 8500 gcwr. Something has to be wrong with this, GCWR can't be less than GVWR.
twodownzero 06/16/19 04:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How much weight is too much?

As someone said above, what were we pulling trailers with in 1985? Certainly no pickup then was rated to pull 14,000 pounds, and the ones that had the highest ratings were ~200ish horsepower big blocks with 4.56 gears and no overdrive, screaming an engine with a 4.25"+ stroke 3,300 RPM just to keep the load moving. They were noisy, sluggish, and had tiny brakes compared to a modern 3/4 or 1 ton truck, which will have much larger brakes, heavier duty wheels and tires, anti-swaybars, more gears to keep the engine in the sweet spot, etc. LOL I had that truck for many years. 1989 GMC 1 ton 454/Turbo 400/4.10 gears. Screaming everywhere we went. The 6.0/4L80E/4.10's tows circles around it. Someday it will be nice to upgrade but with 55,000 miles It is going nowhere soon. Op if you don't mind slowing down I don't see the big deal I still have a Blazer with an LO5, 4.88s, SM465. It doesn't get anywhere fast. The same combo in a pickup would be a dog, too.
twodownzero 06/16/19 02:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How much weight is too much?

Safely? Yes. Quickly? Likely not as quickly as the current trailer. Although if you’re satisfied with the current performance, the bigger trailer may not bother you. Everyone has their own speed That's kinda my thought. While many recognize me as a person who generally informs people that overloading a truck is never a good idea, there's more than one way to overload a truck and they all don't have the same consequences. Assuming a rig is loaded so as not to bust the GVWRs, axle, or tire ratings, and has appropriate brakes for the load, the GCW is probably the least important number. Realistically, what's the difference between the gas version and diesel version of the same truck? The answer is really nothing other than power; the tow rating represents an engineer's assessment of the ability of the vehicle to move with the flow of traffic. As someone said above, what were we pulling trailers with in 1985? Certainly no pickup then was rated to pull 14,000 pounds, and the ones that had the highest ratings were ~200ish horsepower big blocks with 4.56 gears and no overdrive, screaming an engine with a 4.25"+ stroke 3,300 RPM just to keep the load moving. They were noisy, sluggish, and had tiny brakes compared to a modern 3/4 or 1 ton truck, which will have much larger brakes, heavier duty wheels and tires, anti-swaybars, more gears to keep the engine in the sweet spot, etc. Getting back to the original poster, "tow rating" really is a scary number. It makes all sorts of assumptions about how the truck is loaded. I've yet to own a truck that I could find any way to get to the actual "tow rating" without overloading something else. If the "tow rating" really is GCWR - GVW, all I'd have to do to overload the truck was get inside. And I've yet to find a way to get anywhere near the GCWR of my truck without busting, at bare minimum, the GVWR, and perhaps the rear tires and RGAWR as well. I pull 11,000 pounds with a 1 ton SRW Ram all the time, so it's certainly possible the OP is within his other ratings and it's only the weak engine/gear combo that produced a lower GCWR and thus "tow rating." That said, it'd be awfully annoying to pull max GCWR with any truck and I doubt any of us have the patience to deal with how slow it'd be unless we all grew up with older trucks, which were dogs compared to now in terms of horsepower.
twodownzero 06/16/19 12:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: CBD oil

Hemp and marijuana are from the same SPECIES of plant. Kinda like wolves and poodles are the same species. Big difference. It’s also NOT illegal to POSSESS hemp in the US. It’s illegal to grow it. :):) Wolves and poodles are the same genus but not the same species. Hemp and marijuana come from the same species of plant. There may be some genetic engineering involved just like a poodle and a bulldog are the same species, but that doesn't change that they are derived from the same plant. Possession of any quantity of a schedule I controlled substance is a crime in the United States. You may not agree with the DEA's decision to do so, but it was challenged in court over 30 years ago and the plaintiff lost. Hemp and marijuana are made from the same plant. With limited exception, it is a crime to possess any quantity of either anywhere in the United States. A quick Google search of "where is CBD oil legal 2019" results in multiple reputable sites that disprove your assertion. According to WebMd marijuana is fully legal in: Alaska California Colorado Maine Massachusetts Michigan Nevada Oregon Vermont Washington Washington D.C. And medical marijuana is legal in: Alabama (CBD only) Arizona Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia (CBD only) Hawaii Illinois Indiana (CBD only) Iowa (CBD only) Kansas (CBD only) Kentucky (CBD only) Louisiana Maryland Minnesota Mississippi (CBD only) Missouri Montana New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina (CBD only) North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma (CBD only) Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina (CBD only) Tennessee (CBD only) Texas (CBD only) Utah Virginia (CBD only) West Virginia Wisconsin (CBD only) Wyoming (CBD only) Where all marijuana is illegal: Idaho Nebraska South Dakota I don't know how "medical" marijuana is defined in all states (whether a doctor's prescription is required, etc.). Here in mine it now means I can walk into a store and buy CBD products just like I can any other vitamin/mineral/herbal supplement. The states are in a pissing contest with the federal government. It does not change that it is a crime to possess any quantity of any Schedule I controlled substance with very few exceptions. Regardless of what someone told you, whether it's called "medical" or otherwise, marijuana is not legal anywhere in the United States. That there may be lax enforcement has nothing to do with that. Obviously people are finally waking up that the law went a bit overboard with regard to marijuana, but until Congress does something about it, marijuana, hemp, or whatever you want to call the product that results, remains illegal.
twodownzero 06/16/19 12:07pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Do airbags help?

It doesn't sound like you would benefit at all from airbags. Is your entire truck and trailer level with the bars on? Maybe some time with a tape measure and some adjustments are in order.
twodownzero 06/16/19 11:59am Travel Trailers
RE: Use a solar controller as a DC to DC charger?

If you're going to spend money on a solar controller, why not put on a few panels? My moderate battery bank is full within a few hours of the sun coming up. Why make it complicated?
twodownzero 06/16/19 11:51am Tech Issues
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