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RE: Trunnion Weight Distribution Spring

I’d slap on some Timbrens, Sumos, super springs or bags, take your pick. Hitch up and hit the road. But that’s me.
Grit dog 01/23/22 11:20am Beginning RVing
RE: Icemaker quit --- any ideas ?

Could just be froze up, literally. But yeah “rip it out”, lol. PS that was a joke. Maybe a solution for some, but a working ice maker IN your freezer sounds preferable to another encumbrance on the counter.
Grit dog 01/23/22 08:30am Tech Issues
RE: towing with gm 6.6 gas

^Is your lb7 or lily bone stock? If so, the gasser won’t be a huge disappointment. Only a small one. If you’re tuned, the gasser will feel like a turd, comparatively…when towing heavy.
Grit dog 01/23/22 12:24am Towing
RE: Let's talk air bags...

There’s a balance between too much and not enough air. If you were riding a beach ball, you didn’t figure that out or you had way too much camper for the truck.
Grit dog 01/22/22 07:17pm Truck Campers
RE: AGM battery

Another AGM advantage.... can be easily shipped to you. So can SLA, sealed lead acid. IE maint free FLA batteries.
Grit dog 01/22/22 10:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: Wind Deflector

Evidently different truck/tc combos have different airflow patterns. While I agree with jimk that this is likely of no practical benefit, our campers were plastered with bugs directly behind the cab.
Grit dog 01/22/22 10:02am Truck Campers
RE: Rims for 350

Have a 2017 Platinum 350 6.7 in black. Sold stock wheels and rims. Looking to buy toyo at3 and some black rims. Need the 3750 capacity for the toyhauler. What have you guys bought and are you happy with in? No lift, just stock everything. Thanks It is generally accepted and posted load ratings, most 8 lug aftermarket wheels have a 3500-3600lb rated capacity. (of course there are exceptions) The common upgrade for load carrying is Method NV HD wheels. They have a 4500lb load rating. There are a couple other more obscure or less popular brands, but Method NV HDs seem like the go to wheel for many who want a greater wheel rating.
Grit dog 01/21/22 02:02pm Towing
RE: The world of tow vehicles would be a better place if

There are a bakers dozen F350/3500 diesel 4x4 crew cab trucks within 150 miles of me under $70k, all of them are SRW. Is that a lot compared to the 46 3/4 ton trucks meeting the same search, nope but not exactly unobtainable. Certainly not unobtainable and your 1 in 3 odds of finding a 1 ton vs a 3/4 ton is pretty good. I feel historically, it's been more like 1 in 10. And if buying used and not ordering a truck to spec, having 10x (or even 3x) as many trucks to choose from wen the only difference is an extra leaf or 3 in the rear suspension will net a person the same truck with far better odds at a good price and a model/features/color that they actually want. Now Canada is the exact opposite. 9 out of 10 HD pickups are 1 tons, not 3/4 tons. At least in the western provinces. Luxury tax on 3/4 tons combined with greater gvw enforcement have pushed the market to 1 tons primarily, up there.
Grit dog 01/21/22 10:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: Price breaks on new Pickups?!

I don't understand why so many people are buying new vehicles right now. With dealers charging a premium above sticker and vehicles coming incomplete with no seat heaters or no adaptive cruise, or whatever that chip they can't get did for the vehicle, why are people buying right now and why are they willing to pay a premium? I get it some have to for whatever reason, but many just want a new car. Can you imagine how the market would change if people weren't willing to accept incomplete cars, cars at a premium price, or cars that are going to be tagged "COVID" in the future? It's like buying something that was made the Friday before Super Bowl - remember the commercials? I would guess that in a couple years these cars will be worthless just because they will have known faults, workmanship issues, etc. If everyone only purchased what they had to have for work, etc, then manufacturers would have a slump in sales and would need to have incentives, discounts, lower the price, whatever they could to get people to buy. Sure, your used car value would go down, but its all relative, if they give me $10K more for my truck than what it is worth but then charge me $10K more for the new one, its the same difference. These vehicles aren't worth what were paying for them anyway, and the used market is a joke with nothing but junk. Just so you understand, I am not in the market. I would love to have a new truck, but my 2015 is low miles and looks and drives like new. I will wait until the manufacturers can produce a vehicle with all its components (and not using sub par suppliers to do it). I agree largely with everything you said. The fact of the matter remains that MANY people just aren't as concerned with price, or their personal finances, saving money, etc. I can compare our family to many very similar families that we are friends with that have very similar incomes/family situations/expenses. A couple of them are smart with their money and they generally have more money and more toys and owe less, overall. And others are living almost paycheck to paycheck with $250k + combined salaries. I'd say half of those folks wouldn't think twice about a new vehicle, regardless of price, because "the payment isn't THAT much more!" There's a reason we have that big stupid brodozer truck in my signature (aside from it looks COOL! LOL). I couldn't pass up a 4 year old deleted diesel with 60k miles on it for $37k when my "old" diesel had 180k+ miles on it and sold for $27k! (Plus it was a straight across trade for our old truck and old TC, so the State got $0 tax out of either of us!!) If I had to give $50k for the 2016 (which is what it's still worth currently with the recent inflation), I'd still be rollin deep in the 07 with over 200k now.
Grit dog 01/21/22 10:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

Those older trucks are definitely light compared to today. I used to have a '72 F100 2WD with a GVWR of just 5000 lbs, not much more than an empty, stripped down F150 today. Empty and from the factory it had to weigh under 4000. Right? All the fancy chit, crew cabs, etc really add up. What gets me is the old trucks are so much lighter, yet the sheet metal is so much thicker. Cripes, the hood on our 2016 Ram looks like it's made of cellophane, when driving down the highway. I'd gladly add a few hundred lbs in sheetmetal and real bumpers, compared to today's trucks. But credit where credit is due, a good portion of weight in the newer trucks comes from much stiffer chassis, bigger better axles, bigger brakes, etc, compared to the old iron.
Grit dog 01/21/22 10:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: The world of tow vehicles would be a better place if

I want super singles tucked under the SRW fenders instead of a dually. Going to be a bit narrower between the wheel wells and that is fine by me. Cool, in concept and for a different "look". But wholly un-practical.
Grit dog 01/21/22 08:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: Additional fuel tank

Grit for the tiny cost of an “in-line” filter and the costly repairs that come with injectors it is a cheap cautionary thing to do. Regarding filtering from the pumps. From my experience, yes they do sell us dirt. The sooner you catch it the better. I have filled at some stations where the flow is extremely slow. Why do you think that is? I’d suggest plugged filters drawing **** from the bulk tanks. All my fuel goes into auxiliary tank. I have seen dirt right in the fuel line fittings at the injectors on a Duramax. You can’t be to careful when it comes to the need for clean fuel in today’s trucks. What you're saying is you don't trust the OEM filtration on your truck. No idea what truck you have, so that could be a valid concern, but really only on the small end of particle sizes. Appears you're using a halfway decent filter (4 micron nominal), but there are far better options for filters than a little filter like that one meant for gas engine cars. What micron rating filter(s) are in your truck?
Grit dog 01/21/22 08:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: Carhauler to RV

I've seen a few good examples in the Toy Hauler forum over the years. I've never believed in the practicality of those builds, but at least the guys had fun projects to work on and they were happy with their final results. ^This. A great project and maybe not totally cost prohibitive IF you do all the work yourself AND know how to do it as economically as possible. However, the price of cargo trailers is equally as inflated as everything else and the vast selection of little travel trailers (new and lightly used) decidedly tips the scales towards a TT cost wise. You'll spend $10-15k easy just on a cargo trailer by the time you add all the "options" like windows, insulation, wall covering, etc and still have to build all the real amenities. And in the end, you'll probably not have all the features of a commercially built TT and spend more to get there. The fact that you're not 100% diy is the first non-starter though. If you are intent on doing this though, look at MTI trailers. I feel they are a good value vs price point.
Grit dog 01/21/22 08:16am Travel Trailers
RE: AGM battery

Vehicles that come from the factory with AGM's have a slightly lower system voltage. That is the reason they are not a good retro-fit for normal systems. The higher voltage seems to shorten their lives. I can't refute whether AGM equipped vehicles charge at lower voltage, but my small sample size of AGMs in vehicles that did not come with AGMs does not support shorter battery life. Best example is a set of Odyssey AGMs that started life in our boat(s) in 2009 and 2011 respectively. In 2013 I put them in our 07 Dodge diesel. They lasted until the spring of 2020. So 9 and 11 years old. Dunno which was which, whether it was the newer one or older one that gave out, but I was pleased with the life of the batteries.
Grit dog 01/20/22 04:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 12v to 120v inverter

See which circuit(s) the inverter powers. trace the output from the inverter to the 120V breaker panel. It's not likely that it is set up to power all the AC loads, as it couldn't handle all of them.
Grit dog 01/20/22 12:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Custer State Park. 175 site new camp proposal

^Well I’m old enough that I’ve taken my own snomachines through Yellowstone, twice. But not old enough to have toured the country in a car without air conditioning. I just fail to see how an addition to a state park campground is over-development. That’s playing Sarah Bernhardt….
Grit dog 01/20/22 11:22am Beginning RVing
RE: AGM battery

An AGM is a much more stable battery, can be ran down a bit farther than FLA batteries. For these 2 reasons they are a better choice! No no nooo! You got it all wrong, lol. The old farts above (some of which are our resident camper battery geeks) say it’s a bad idea , not necessary, foolish etc. Oh wait, they’ll say the opposite to basically anything….
Grit dog 01/20/22 09:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: Why consider 12v fridge for boondocking?

Why would ya carry your perishables separately and not put them in the fridge until you get to your destination? :h
Grit dog 01/20/22 09:04am Travel Trailers
RE: AGM battery

But regardless of all the "reasons" y'all appear to have for why you don't need an AGM battery, the fact is, they will work just fine in a 2017 F250, or any other vehicle.
Grit dog 01/20/22 08:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: Custer State Park. 175 site new camp proposal

And the "private campground" owners are pissy because the state might get some more revenue from campers/tourists? Can't blame them for trying to increase their income, but, again, it's just whining. Y'all, myself included have seen the overcrowding, lack of availability and generally more traffic in the West and campgrounds in particular. And we all complain about not enough camp spots, until someone actually decides to build some more camp spots (really a small drop in the bucket compared to the overall number of campsites public and private in the area). Some people would complain if the got smacked with a bag full of money, even if they got to keep the money!
Grit dog 01/20/22 08:23am Beginning RVing
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