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Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-10-2022, 10:56 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 301,009
Posted By Cyclone Dave
Actually, no, it is not illegal to upgrade a...

Actually, no, it is not illegal to upgrade a truck in the great USA. The only thing that is almost impossible to change is the vehicle certification label weight ratings. Anyone can upgrade their...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-08-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 301,009
Posted By Cyclone Dave
If you used the calculator with your numbers,...

If you used the calculator with your numbers, would please provide all the data numbers to me via private message? I would like to evaluate the calculator for accuracy and functionality against what...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-07-2021, 12:03 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 301,009
Posted By Cyclone Dave
I took a quick peek and it is easy for me to...

I took a quick peek and it is easy for me to determine the calculator you provided a link to is overly complicated. I did not take the time to test the accuracy.

One only needs to provide a...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-13-2020, 01:33 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 301,009
Posted By Cyclone Dave
I am really curious now. You state: ...

I am really curious now.

You state:


Knowing that the RV Tow Check app reported that the maximum weight of a trailer your truck can safely tow is 3,964 pounds when selecting 15% in the “green”...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-13-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 301,009
Posted By Cyclone Dave
Did you use the app in "Expert" mode or...

Did you use the app in "Expert" mode or "Beginner" mode? Beginner mode explains what you need to know. And if that isn't clear as a bell, then there are lots of answers in the FAQ within the app.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-04-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 301,009
Posted By Cyclone Dave
Yes, there is an easy way to figure it out. There...

Yes, there is an easy way to figure it out. There is an app called RV Tow Check that can assist you in discovering the realistic vehicle towing capacity.

However, I can tell you up front that no...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-03-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 301,009
Posted By Cyclone Dave
Thank you. I am glad you find that my site is...

Thank you. I am glad you find that my site is useful. I wish I could provide more.

You have asked a good question. However, it is difficult to find all the info for previous years. I get most of...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 03-31-2017, 10:17 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 301,009
Posted By Cyclone Dave
Although I have never seen it in writing, I...

Although I have never seen it in writing, I suspect the ratings include normal wear. On-the-other-hand, I doubt there is any degrading. The brake material should be consistent throughout the life to...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 03-06-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 301,009
Posted By Cyclone Dave
I do not know what you may have been taught in...

I do not know what you may have been taught in Canada, but if you own a US made tow vehicle built to the specifications required by NHTSA, you would know that ratings such as GVWR, GAWR, GCWR, and...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-19-2017, 12:32 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 301,009
Posted By Cyclone Dave
Nice job. You sure put a lot of work into...

Nice job. You sure put a lot of work into creating the worksheet.

I guess you have never seen the 4-Step Weight Safety Plan at Fifth Wheel Street. (https://fifthwheelst.com)
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-04-2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 301,009
Posted By Cyclone Dave
Of course, it "tows just fine". Maybe this...

Of course, it "tows just fine".

Maybe this article will shine some light: My Truck Pulls It Just Fine, Truck Buyers Beware ...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-02-2017, 04:29 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 301,009
Posted By Cyclone Dave
True, the truck and trailer have brakes. However,...

True, the truck and trailer have brakes. However, if the truck's GVWR or GAWR are exceeded, then braking capacity may be overwhelmed. You need to weigh your tow ready truck even to begin to know what...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-31-2016, 10:30 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 301,009
Posted By Cyclone Dave
The very best thing to do is answer your own...

The very best thing to do is answer your own question by using the app at RVtowCheck.com (https://rvtowcheck.com).
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-15-2016, 09:21 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 301,009
Posted By Cyclone Dave
Sorry, big error correction on my part. I took...

Sorry, big error correction on my part. I took the GAWRs from my app not realizing they were changed and not true for my truck. Regardless, it doesn't eliminate the error for the pin weight on the...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-13-2016, 08:17 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 301,009
Posted By Cyclone Dave
It's not mine! GCVW is written and explained...

It's not mine! GCVW is written and explained right there on the Excel form.

Yeah, but the true purpose of having a weight safety calculator is not to have to calculate weights to get a sum before...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-13-2016, 07:13 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 301,009
Posted By Cyclone Dave
I've never seen when the GAWRs equal to or are...

I've never seen when the GAWRs equal to or are less than the GVWR. From every chart I've read to date, the sum of the GAWRs always exceed the GVWR.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-13-2016, 07:07 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 301,009
Posted By Cyclone Dave
Correct. I didn't notice I transposed the digits....

Correct. I didn't notice I transposed the digits. Should have typed 8,250.

Now I can't edit. Silly that the edit function is turned off after a period of time.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-13-2016, 07:02 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 301,009
Posted By Cyclone Dave
I did not say anything about GAWR or GVWR in my...

I did not say anything about GAWR or GVWR in my comment.
Scale Wt. Ft: 4750+Rr: 3500=GCVW: 8250. Why should I have to calculate the GCVW entry when you could just create the formula to sum the...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-13-2016, 05:26 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 301,009
Posted By Cyclone Dave
Appreciate your efforts. I have discovered...

Appreciate your efforts.

I have discovered a 50 pound error in your formula for Vehicle+Trailer GVW. I know that the results should be 11,650, but the result displayed is 11,600.
...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 05-22-2015, 12:43 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 301,009
Posted By Cyclone Dave
FifthWheelSt.com

FifthWheelSt.com
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 04-30-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 301,009
Posted By Cyclone Dave
First of all, we live in generation that sales...

First of all, we live in generation that sales people and dealers have lost the concept of integrity and self-worth. The almighty dollar and profit has become their god. Safety is a secondary (or...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 04-27-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 301,009
Posted By Cyclone Dave
You will most likely overload the rear axle....

You will most likely overload the rear axle. Learn more at Fifth Wheel St.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-10-2013, 11:23 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 301,009
Posted By Cyclone Dave
As many as those who seek knowledge from RV...

As many as those who seek knowledge from RV Forums, there are those who don't. So far this year, I've averaged 1 email a month from someone needing help, after the fact.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-22-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 301,009
Posted By Cyclone Dave
You may consider checking out this new web based...

You may consider checking out this new web based app called Before You Buy RV (https://bybrv.com).
BYBRV ensures RV purchase compatibility & it's designed expressly for vehicle buyers & dealers.
...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-08-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 301,009
Posted By Cyclone Dave
I'm not sure but as you noticed all the site's...

I'm not sure but as you noticed all the site's contents were removed. According to WHOIS the domain's expiration date is 30-Jan-2012.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-08-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 301,009
Posted By Cyclone Dave
With the load you describe, I thank a 2500/250...

With the load you describe, I thank a 2500/250 may work for you. It is definitely to much for a 1500/150. If in doubt, and if you haven't done so, read Before You Buy - It's not rocket Science....
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 10-31-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 301,009
Posted By Cyclone Dave
Fifth Wheel St. (https://free.fifthwheelst.com/)...

Fifth Wheel St. (https://free.fifthwheelst.com/) has improved their website by including worksheets and towing calculator for conventional towing.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-18-2011, 12:45 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 301,009
Posted By Cyclone Dave
The following website is another resource. ...

The following website is another resource.

Fifth Wheel Weight Calculator - Best user friendly towing calculator! (https://free.fifthwheelst.com/)
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