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RE: Tundra vs. Silverado question

Chevy 2500 HD or 3500 HD to be safe. We’re up to 3500 recommendation on page 1! Nice work…. Maybe will get a “get a dually” before this thread is over. Lol
Grit dog 08/13/22 11:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: Decal removal replacement

I solved the problem. Contacted a sign painter who free style painted . following lines left by removal, repainted all in the colors of old decals $200.00. Best investment to spruce up my older class C Like button!
Grit dog 08/12/22 03:00pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Fender flares for 2014-2018 Silverado

At about $200 for a set of fender flares if you don't get some used or boneyard ones, I'd seriously consider having it color match bed-lined where the flares would go, to cover up your work and add very good protection....if you repair the rust properly. Bonus, if you have damage that is or will be rusting on the rockers and bottom edges, you could prep those areas as well and have them sprayed. If a big truck bed runs around $1000 to bed liner, including prep, I'd think you could get a little bit sprayed, already prepped and masked off by you for about the same $.
Grit dog 08/12/22 01:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tundra vs. Silverado question

I have a 2014 Silverado 5.3L V8 with tow capacity of 9700# and payload capacity of 1638# according to the sticker on the door jamb. I tow my camper with it, which fully loaded weighs close to 9500#. I know I’m at the upper end of my tow rating, but I’ve never felt uncomfortable while towing. I’m thinking of getting a Toyota Tundra. As long as the tow capacity and payload capacity is the same or exceeds that of my Silverado, shouldn’t I expect roughly the same experience towing? I want to make sure the Tundra would be up to the task. Thanks. Assuming it's a new(ish) 10speed model with the 5.7, it will pull a little better than your 2014. No reason to believe it won't handle the load about the same.
Grit dog 08/12/22 01:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tundra vs. Silverado question

I have never seen a Silverado 1500 with a 1,600 payload-but I will take your word for it. In the real world-you are really should look in to a 2500. The Tundra will not be any better. More like the majority of them have 1600lbs or more payload rating....even my loaded crew cab 6.5' bed Z71 has just over 1600lb rating. And the only option left that could add more weight would be if it had the 6.2.
Grit dog 08/12/22 01:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 6.7 with spun connecting rod bearing

So confused....you make it sound in one post like it's fixed as you refer to paying in the past tense and then later refer to the estimated bill in the present tense as if it's not yet fixed. Yes you probably got screwed first when it dumped it's oil and now the dealer has (I think? since your posts are confusing) you in the position of "It's all tore apart and you need to pay $25k to put it back together." Our advice doesn't matter. If what I said above is actually true, only your lawyer's advice will matter. You have the textbook stealership story, but on steroids. Not that it helps now, but I have a theory about things that happen like what happened to you originally. If something under warranty "sort of" breaks, like losing oil, make sure it's broke really good before taking it in for warranty work. IE when it dumped the oil, I'd have continued driving it until it was good and locked up. Bonus points for making it just far enough to be within walking distance of a dealership to save any argument or dickering over a big tow bill!
Grit dog 08/12/22 10:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: Fender flares for 2014-2018 Silverado

Any of them? But the big fender flares look really dumb on a stock truck with little tires. I’d get some OE looking low profile ones. Aftermarket or junkyard. They’ll cover up a couple inches of ugly around the wheel wells. But they’ll trap water/salt/debris so it’s kind of a catch 22 considering why you’re wanting to install them.
Grit dog 08/12/22 08:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 6.7 with spun connecting rod bearing

Sorry to hear about this (which didn’t just happen but you joined a rv forum explicitly to talk about it?). Regarding the cost, you never got any discount. You got jacked around by the dealer until you paid for all of it and then some. They just tried to make you feel better about it.
Grit dog 08/12/22 07:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: RV registration in SD

Getting away with something? 2 of my vehicles have hardly ever left the state they call home the rest are all registered at my PRIMARY residence where I pay taxes, vote, and spend the required time there each year (June 1) and is where I have my drivers license as required. The other states where my vehicles are registered don't require me to change my drivers license because I never spend enough time there. These are facts---getting away with something! I had an international license for several years, suppose you can fault that also. Ever drive a rental car? Ferndale, it’s thanks to folks like you on here ( who are actually knowledgeable and practical, not just RV Karen’s who think they know far more than they do) who contribute with meaningful information. And this thread will end up like most, where the folks who are ignorant of the right answer just blabber something to try to make you think that they have a clue….and I guess out of a need to be heard? Maybe it gives them a sense of accomplishment for the day even if they’re wrong, just to know they participated? Idk.
Grit dog 08/12/22 07:42am General RVing Issues
RE: How to keep outdoor refrigerator door open

Thanks for the ideas guys. The wood “u” may be the best. Though the towel works, I was hoping there was something made so when moving from storage to the house I didn’t have to open the outdoor kitchen and close the fridge door fully. Not a huge deal but it would eliminate a step. Thanks! Lol…. Towel and a piece of tape?
Grit dog 08/12/22 07:35am General RVing Issues
RE: Newbie Tow Capacity Question

You live in Iowa. Lots of trailers around. I’d suggest finding someone with a similar size trailer and let you take it for a spin. Here’s the deal, since you’re not convinced yet. It’s less about the overall weight. And more about tongue weight and wind resistance (and the power to overcome that). You want the answer you want to hear, so why not listen to me and just go haul the …… out of whatever trailer you want? There are people who are afraid of their shadow then there are people like GdE who seem like they’re very experienced and practical until you hear him preach the numbers game and his view on trailers. Than there are people totally unsafe and the rest of us are somewhere in between. I can’t explain how your truck will work for you since you have no experience and may or may not have the skills to tow a trailer. But you’re not going to get any by asking the same question 5 different ways on here. Your truck will handle a med size TT like any other half ton. It will Have less power. End of story.
Grit dog 08/12/22 07:21am Travel Trailers
RE: Anybody tow an F-250 Super Duty

Stuff tows easy behind mohos because the trailer is drafting the Moho. Which you presumably know. Buddy tows a boat roughly equal to the size/weight of your truck and you can tell it’s there and he slows on big grades….but it’s an old V10 gasser A. It’ll tow fine. But you’ll know it’s there.
Grit dog 08/11/22 02:05pm Dinghy Towing
RE: GMC TPMS

And “putting 10 ply tires on half tons since aught 4” unless your newest truck is still older than aught 8, you should already be familiar with this. No?
Grit dog 08/11/22 01:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GMC TPMS

I'd be surprised if there wasn't an overinflation alarm. It might not be something you can set but I'd imagine it is a function of the low limit. Have you tried overinflating a tire to test? No, that doesn’t even make sense. Not on an OEM “trailer” system, but that would make even less sense to have an over inflation alarm on a component (trailer) that could literally have any max pressure. Speaking for half tons, I have and continue to, on occasion, either with oe tires or heavier duty tires, inflate well past the OE tires max psi. Mostly Ford and GM trucks. I made that comment in response to someone’s off the wall response to what I said. Just trying to help, not debate things that don’t exist.
Grit dog 08/11/22 01:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How to keep outdoor refrigerator door open

We’re you hoping that there was something far more innovative and simple than the dish rag you use?
Grit dog 08/11/22 01:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV registration in SD

Those that don’t have experience with multiple residences and “think” that everything must be registered in the state in which one claims residency (which can also differ from your “tax home” under certain conditions) should maybe refrain from sharing their expertise. However, one thing I have found is the cops don’t really/always understand that either. So makes no sense to go through great pains to be “perfect” as you may get a different determination if cited. But a ticket is cheap and easy to refute. As long as your liability is covered, Aka insurance is ok with how/where you have it registered and insured, that is the much larger potential financial impact should you have a claim. But I don’t recall AZ being particularly expensive to register, tax implications etc and they have permanent trailer tags too I think ( if you have a trailer). Curious what you think the financial impact is to tag it in AZ?
Grit dog 08/11/22 01:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Newbie Tow Capacity Question

Had a 20ft TT which was 4,400 empty, loaded was 5,400 lbs with GVWR of 7,200 lbs.. Towed that with a "heavy half".. Was all the weight that truck could handle.. My hat is off to those folks towing 7K or better with a half ton, you have more guts than I have. Better truck, bigger cajones or more skill is all that is needed! LOL To be fair, I'm sure some TTs can be kinda squirrely due to their weight distribution, rear load overhang from axles and possibly maxxed out tires and suspension. But if I never towed more than 3 tons with a 1/2 ton truck, I'd be unemployed, broke or still trying to complete work from 5 years ago!
Grit dog 08/09/22 04:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: How to rotate dually tires

All these signs of excessive tire wear can be corrected with a adjustment between the driver's ears. Whatever bud.
Grit dog 08/09/22 01:36pm Truck Campers
RE: GMC TPMS

The wheels are 16," and are required to run at 110 psi per the manufacturer. I will probably just continue to use my aftermarket TPMS on the 5th wheel if I can't set them to the correct pressure in the truck. Silliest thing I’ve heard in a while. You really want your TPMS to alarm you at 109 psi? 1 psi under what you think it should be? ROFL No, he does NOT want it setting off the alarm constantly because the tires are 10PSI over pressure. Exactly... Ohhhh, ok.... my bad. I've only had about 15 or 20 GM's, Fords and Dodge/Rams 1/2 tons and 3/4 tons (1 tons have informational monitoring but no preset limits) in the last 15 years or so since 2008? when TMPS became mandatory and standard. But NONE of them had an upper limit alert on the TPMS. Only a lower limit. But ICBW, or maybe the trailer systems work differently?
Grit dog 08/09/22 10:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: How to rotate dually tires

^ Big thumbs up. And to your point, tire rotation is subjective and situational. If you "read" how your tires are wearing (not some extreme case of misalignment, broken belts and wheels out of balance), you can see how rotating them will benefit tire life, ride and noise. Example, after some wear, you notice the feathering of the rear tires on the leading edges? Easy to feel the tread feathering at the sipes in the tread. This is not a problem but simply wear from the treads gripping while accelerating. If you swap the rears side to side, it reverses the rotation and corrects this deficiency, until they begin to feather the opposite direction. In general, front tires feather the opposite direction as rears as they are not drive tires, but they do more braking. On a srw, a simple front to back, same side rotation achieves the same goal as above. Plus, if the fronts or rears are wearing faster, it moves the tire with more tread depth to the higher wear position. AND it gets the front tires which are more prone to other wear characteristics being the heavier axle in an empty truck and also subject to steering forces onto the back which serves to "flatten" and correct these deficiencies. Then of course there's additional treadwear on rwd 1 wheeler peelers sometimes and you have to get that right rear tire moved around to not have excessive overall wear on 1 tire before the others. Or simply put agian, read the tires. They'll tell you if rotting would benefit and where they should be placed.
Grit dog 08/09/22 10:02am Truck Campers
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