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Forum: Duramax Engine Forum Yesterday, 01:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,637
Posted By rblanch
YEAAAAAA not going to drive 60 Just for a little...

YEAAAAAA not going to drive 60 Just for a little better gas mileage. I drove the same speed in my 2017 and got better mileage. I have seen a little better mpg in the city but not much maybe 1 mpg...
Forum: Duramax Engine Forum Yesterday, 08:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,637
Posted By rblanch
Just got back From a trip to Disney in Orlando...

Just got back From a trip to Disney in Orlando 1,300 miles round trip now 17,000 miles on the truck and averaged 8.5 mpg according to the computer not manually checked. My old truck was a 2017...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 11-16-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By rblanch
I drilled holes about 18" down to relocate the...

I drilled holes about 18" down to relocate the pins from the top so I could use it for storage and still use the pins haven't had any problems
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-02-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 966
Posted By rblanch
We are full almost every trip. On our trip to...

We are full almost every trip. On our trip to Yellowstone 2 years ago I had my college age son in the front seat my wife and daughter and 2 grand kids in the back seat. 2 grand kids age 10 and 12 in...
Forum: Duramax Engine Forum 10-13-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,637
Posted By rblanch
I have a 2020 GMC AT4 crew cab long bed 3500 srw...

I have a 2020 GMC AT4 crew cab long bed 3500 srw and the e rated tires that came with the truck LT27565R20 are rated at 3,750 a piece. I tow the Raptor 355 toy hauler 17,000 GVW when fully loaded...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-10-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 834
Posted By rblanch
I notice on my toy hauler the rear axle tires...

I notice on my toy hauler the rear axle tires tend to run around 15degrees hotter than the front axle. On a run to Orlando 3 weeks ago outdoor temp around 93 rear tires 150 front tires 135-140...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 10-09-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,949
Posted By rblanch
I'm not sure about the Fords However I know the...

I'm not sure about the Fords However I know the Dodge and GMC are different between the 2500 and 3500 srw. I researched the Dodge before I bought my 2020 GMC 3500 SRW. The Dodge 2500 have coil...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-07-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 13,512
Posted By rblanch
Do they spray the slider roofs also

Do they spray the slider roofs also
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-05-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,031
Posted By rblanch
So do you think I should just watch it or take...

So do you think I should just watch it or take major action now
Thanks
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 10-03-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,142
Posted By rblanch
Iím glad to here some of you got any use out of...

Iím glad to here some of you got any use out of the 68rf My 1st and only Dodge was a 2010 crew cab 4wd Cummins 68rf the travel trailer I owned at the time was about 9,500 lb. 1st time I towed with it...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-03-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 983
Posted By rblanch
My 2018 Raptor toy hauler holds 115 gallons of...

My 2018 Raptor toy hauler holds 115 gallons of fresh water. Given the build quality of the rest of the unit this has always concerned me.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-02-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,031
Posted By rblanch
I have a 2018 Keystone Raptor 356 around 2.5...

I have a 2018 Keystone Raptor 356 around 2.5 years old now. Have always kept the camper inside when not using. After the last trip I went on the roof to clean it as usual and saw ripples on both...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-14-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 658
Posted By rblanch
Yea for sure the only way that truck has 4.10...

Yea for sure the only way that truck has 4.10 gears is if someone installed them after. I have and ordered a new 2020 3500srw and the only gear ratio available now with the Duramax is 3.42. I wish GM...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 09-09-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 825
Posted By rblanch
I wish they had the option for triple axle on the...

I wish they had the option for triple axle on the 40' range trailers.
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 09-09-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 825
Posted By rblanch
I did the work myself and it cost around...

I did the work myself and it cost around $4,500.00. I'm not sure you could even order them with 8,000# axles. A lot of the state and federal parks we stay at say max trailer length is 35' and we...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 09-09-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 825
Posted By rblanch
I have the Raptor 39.5' 2 axle toy hauler with a...

I have the Raptor 39.5' 2 axle toy hauler with a 17,000#GVW. Your not missing anything. If you want to actually haul toys your either going to have to upgrade the axles and springs or go for the 44'...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-05-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By rblanch
I have a 2020 Gmc with technology package and is...

I have a 2020 Gmc with technology package and is wired for you to hook up two trailer cameras I have one camera on the rear of the toy hauler that I can view anytime even when backing in the trailer....
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-05-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,969
Posted By rblanch
I have a 2020 Gmc AT4 crew cab srw 8' bed 3500...

I have a 2020 Gmc AT4 crew cab srw 8' bed 3500 has about 10,000 miles so far with no issues. My toy hauler has a gvw of 17,000# pulls it with no issues. Smooth as can be however if I were going to...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-31-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 595
Posted By rblanch
I have a 2020 GMC 3500 you want the goose neck...

I have a 2020 GMC 3500 you want the goose neck 5th wheel prep package. It comes with the wiring and puck mounts. The other option is for the wiring only
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-12-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,279
Posted By rblanch
If the only cooler hooked to your transmission is...

If the only cooler hooked to your transmission is the radiator cooler that is your problem going up hills will cause excessive heating in the trans especially if the torque converter is not locked up...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-11-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,389
Posted By rblanch
Iím sure they wouldnít on my 2017 I installed...

Iím sure they wouldnít on my 2017 I installed Goodyear Duratracs and had about 12,000 miles of towing on that truck the tires had about 55.000 miles on them when I traded however they were ready to...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-11-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,389
Posted By rblanch
Have a 39.5í Raptor Toy hauler with a 17,000 gvw...

Have a 39.5í Raptor Toy hauler with a 17,000 gvw rating and have used srw 3500 for 3 years with a lot of off road mountain travel and never had an issue. First had a 2017 GMC then traded up to the...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-01-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By rblanch
Yes there are two size trailer wheel stems. I...

Yes there are two size trailer wheel stems. I read on the gm forum some guys found adapters to use. I have a 40 Ď Raptor toy hauler and they fit my wheels however they only read to 100 psi. Still...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-29-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By rblanch
I have a 2020 HD with the tpms it works great...

I have a 2020 HD with the tpms it works great shows tire pressure and temperatures. I ordered 4 withe the truck because they were cheaper from the factory. They are gm 433 MHz used on most gm...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-24-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By rblanch
I replaced my fluid with Amsoil synthetic...

I replaced my fluid with Amsoil synthetic automatic transmission fluid and it seems to have smoothed it out especially in the winter. I leave all the jacks down as it takes some of the weight off the...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-05-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 749
Posted By rblanch
Another reason to always ck date code is in...

Another reason to always ck date code is in recent years manufacturers have gone to synthetic rubber because natural rubber is in short supply.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 03-04-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 722
Posted By rblanch
I'm going to stick with the grease with the toy...

I'm going to stick with the grease with the toy hauler I was just wondering if I missed something. I had to re do the brakes on my boat trailer this weekend and it has the vault hybrid grease...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-28-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 722
Posted By rblanch
Oil verses Grease on bearings

I saw a you tube video where the guys at Etrailer installed disc brakes on a trailer and used oil on the bearings instead of grease. It seems like a good Idea but I worry if the seal does get a leak...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-03-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 800
Posted By rblanch
I have a 2018 Raptor 355h with the exact same...

I have a 2018 Raptor 355h with the exact same trailer GVW and empty weight ratings. I pulled it 1st with a 2017 gmc 3500 srw and now I have a 2020 gmc 3500 srw. both trucks pull it fine I added the...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 01-16-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,175
Posted By rblanch
And your actually going to blame the leveling...

And your actually going to blame the leveling system for that.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-15-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,136
Posted By rblanch
I tow a 2018 Raptor toy hauler 355 39.5'...

I tow a 2018 Raptor toy hauler 355 39.5' advertised 17,000 gvw with a 2017 gmc 3500 srw I have never weighed the trailer however judging from the way my wife loads the trailer I'm sure its overloaded...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 01-02-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,175
Posted By rblanch
I have a 40' toy hauler with the LCI 6 point...

I have a 40' toy hauler with the LCI 6 point hydraulic leveling system and I wouldn't own another without them. Takes me about 3 minutes to get my first cold one after disconnecting the truck. can...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-30-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 975
Posted By rblanch
I have a 2015 Yukon Denali XL 4WD with the 6.2L...

I have a 2015 Yukon Denali XL 4WD with the 6.2L engine 8 speed trans with 3.20 or 3.25 gear ratio. I pull a 24' Triton weighing around 6,000# on the highway regularly. Pulls really nice will even...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-20-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,089
Posted By rblanch
Not sure what transmission problems your talking...

Not sure what transmission problems your talking about I'm on my 4th truck with Duramax and Allison trans Kept 3 of them to200,00 miles and have never had an Allison go out. However I do service...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-20-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 18,057
Posted By rblanch
Also GM or Dodge web sites are not the ultimate...

Also GM or Dodge web sites are not the ultimate source for the payload ratings. When I researched my truck as purchased on the website it had a payload rating 0f 4,000# however when I received the...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-20-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 18,057
Posted By rblanch
Wasn't bragging just making the point of how much...

Wasn't bragging just making the point of how much ratings have come up on srw if that is the preferred truck. The fully loaded Dodge srw is not higher than GMC However that was not the point.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-19-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 18,057
Posted By rblanch
If your looking to stay with srw and can afford a...

If your looking to stay with srw and can afford a 2020 truck all of them have upped their ratings. I just bought a new gmc AT4 3500 srw crew cab long box Diesel. The sticker on the door says gvwr...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-19-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,089
Posted By rblanch
Caught by the dually police. Just kidding. The...

Caught by the dually police. Just kidding. The pin weight on the tag is 3175 however I have never weighed it I'm sure it varies weather or not I'M carrying two 4 wheelers or not. All I know is its...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-17-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,089
Posted By rblanch
All of the numbers came from the door sticker...

All of the numbers came from the door sticker should be accurate.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-17-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,430
Posted By rblanch
yes say what you want about the gm ifs I've never...

yes say what you want about the gm ifs I've never heard of one with a death wobble or any other kind of wobble. They also still have grease fittings on all of the ball joints and tie rod ends on the...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-17-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,089
Posted By rblanch
Picked up my 2020 GMC AT4 3500 srw 8' bed diesel...

Picked up my 2020 GMC AT4 3500 srw 8' bed diesel fully loaded last week. So far it has been flawless. I was a little skeptical of the 3.42 axle ratio at first however the 10 speed trans seem to...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-17-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,288
Posted By rblanch
Had my 2020 A/T4 about a week now the...

Had my 2020 A/T4 about a week now the transmission is so smooth I cant even tell when it's shifting or what gear its in. So far completely satisfied with entire truck.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-11-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,699
Posted By rblanch
I bought the 8K axle and spring Kit heavy duty...

I bought the 8K axle and spring Kit heavy duty shackle and wet bolt kit and disc brake kit from Performance trailer braking for around $3800.00. I also added the Xfactor braces and shocks spent...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-06-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,728
Posted By rblanch
Yosemite 77 I had a the exact thing happen on our...

Yosemite 77 I had a the exact thing happen on our brand new Raptor toy hauler. Funny because we were in Yosemite when I had to remove the brake drum and pour out all the pieces so we could continue...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-05-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,992
Posted By rblanch
I own a service company and own all 3 brands I...

I own a service company and own all 3 brands I have never had a Ford that wore the front tires evenly. Your gonna have to rotate them every oil change to get decent wear and the Fords are still going...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 12-05-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 955
Posted By rblanch
I have a Raptor That has a built in Rubber matt...

I have a Raptor That has a built in Rubber matt and came with carpet rolled up. So far that carpet is still rolled up at home in the garage after 2 years never saw a use for it.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-04-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,728
Posted By rblanch
Put me down for Performance Trailer Braking the...

Put me down for Performance Trailer Braking the kit I bought had everything including the screws minus brake fluid and grease. No more adjusting brakes or pulling drums to ck the seals. Can stop in...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-04-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,699
Posted By rblanch
When I started having problems I called Dixie RV...

When I started having problems I called Dixie RV where I bought it However I found out they were going to send it to a local spring and suspension shop. So I located a shop that specializes in...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-04-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,699
Posted By rblanch
I had similar spring issues with my Raptor toy...

I had similar spring issues with my Raptor toy hauler. The 7000# axles and springs were under sized. I did the work my self and installed 8000# axles and springs wet bolt kit heavy duty shackle kit...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-20-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 14,813
Posted By rblanch
It appears if you look on page 24 that the 350...

It appears if you look on page 24 that the 350 srw trucks are limited to 18,000# 5th wheel towing due to hitch capacity. Not sure if that only applies to factory hitches.
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