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Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-27-2022, 01:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,046
Posted By Grit dog
So you’re going to cut a perfectly good hitch...

So you’re going to cut a perfectly good hitch coupled off your trailer and replace it at considerable expense?

[Mod Edit] Trailer came with a sufficient size ball.
And if it’s 2” unless you’ve...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-27-2022, 01:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 754
Posted By Grit dog
Yu talking 4lo or 4hi? Don’t need to confuse the...

Yu talking 4lo or 4hi? Don’t need to confuse the OP any more than he is.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-27-2022, 01:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 754
Posted By Grit dog
You don’t need a dirt road to “excercise” 4 low....

You don’t need a dirt road to “excercise” 4 low. As long as you know “why” that is reccomended.
However there’s no need to.
But if you’re worried about it, just shift into 4 high. And drive...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-03-2022, 11:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,485
Posted By Grit dog
Ok, buddy...lol

Ok, buddy...lol
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-03-2022, 11:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,365
Posted By Grit dog
LOL

LOL
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-03-2022, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 676
Posted By Grit dog
Strange thread....

Strange thread....
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-03-2022, 08:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,300
Posted By Grit dog
While it's a great truck, it seems quite...

While it's a great truck, it seems quite excessive to have as a toad.

That said, a buddy has a much older V10 Class A and towing his Jeep Wrangler, basically can't tell it's back there except the...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-02-2022, 10:34 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,121
Posted By Grit dog
And for those that want the easy button for...

And for those that want the easy button for trailer brakes on a vehicle not factory equipped, the newer wireless brake controllers work just fine. Although admittedly probably more for the occasional...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-02-2022, 10:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,084
Posted By Grit dog
And the 3” Ford receivers are basically for...

And the 3” Ford receivers are basically for marketing. If you look at the capacities compared to other heavy 2.5” hitches, both OE and aftermarket, the 3” Ford hitches don’t haul more.
Sort of off...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-02-2022, 10:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,723
Posted By Grit dog
Or, to succinctly wrap up this thread, yes wdhs...

Or, to succinctly wrap up this thread, yes wdhs ARE needed with SOME combinations. But bottom line is, the entire wdh industry is basically formed around those with travel trailers and many who use...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-29-2022, 06:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,156
Posted By Grit dog
If you've noticed, in recent years, Ford and GM...

If you've noticed, in recent years, Ford and GM have screwed up the class 2 gvw ratings to the detriment of commercial drivers who used to be able to fall in the max 10kgvw class 2 range and have a...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-29-2022, 06:24 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,697
Posted By Grit dog
And we have a winner!

And we have a winner!
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-29-2022, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,003
Posted By Grit dog
Sir, there pretty much isn't a bumper pull Travel...

Sir, there pretty much isn't a bumper pull Travel Trailer that will max out or hurt the truck you have. Period, end of story.
Don't know what the "bumps" are you were feeling and 99% certain...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-29-2022, 06:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 866
Posted By Grit dog
How so? Does the hitch know the truck has a...

How so?
Does the hitch know the truck has a lift kit? (not even sure which "hitch" you're talking about, the receiver, the stinger, the wdh, the trailer tongue?)
Would towing behind a non-lifted...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-29-2022, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By Grit dog
I have a lawnmower with bigger tires than that. ...

I have a lawnmower with bigger tires than that. I wouldn't tow that on the freeway unless I had to.

Compare to an average "car" tire of say 26" diameter. At 65mph, that 16" diameter tire and the...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-29-2022, 05:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,723
Posted By Grit dog
The OP's trailer is nowhere near close to maxing...

The OP's trailer is nowhere near close to maxing out the truck's capacity for towing.
Newer camper may not be quite as stable as the old one...possibly more rear overhang, more weight aft in the...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-29-2022, 05:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,992
Posted By Grit dog
The thread was about diesels, but I believe...

The thread was about diesels, but I believe you're correct about the GM HD gassers.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-29-2022, 05:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,992
Posted By Grit dog
You're conclusion is incorrect.

You're conclusion is incorrect.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-29-2022, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By Grit dog
Tell us what truck and what trailer you have and...

Tell us what truck and what trailer you have and there's a great chance I can save you a trip to the scales.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-29-2022, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 636
Posted By Grit dog
Was there a question you had, or just an...

Was there a question you had, or just an observation?

If the latter, I agree with you, it will ride different than running bobtail.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-29-2022, 05:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,483
Posted By Grit dog
Say wut? There isn't a single late model truck...

Say wut? There isn't a single late model truck that has a "towing specific" wheelbase. They all fit under the same body combinations.
Hasn't been a specific "stretched" wheelbase since the old...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-29-2022, 05:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,084
Posted By Grit dog
Those that know what they're doing don't use...

Those that know what they're doing don't use reducer sleeves. Reducers are fine for occasional and or lightweight towing. However it's easy to bend hitch pins and also damage the receiver pin holes...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 06-28-2022, 04:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 834
Posted By Grit dog
The only way that answer is a yes, is if it's...

The only way that answer is a yes, is if it's massive toys sitting as far away from the axles as possible. And even then, it will still only reduce pin weight by the ratio of distance fwd of CL orf...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-28-2022, 04:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,845
Posted By Grit dog
Sweet rig! Dunno which exact 5.9 it has, but...

Sweet rig!
Dunno which exact 5.9 it has, but whatever version, programming is available to give it plenty of snort to move that rig with authority!
(Unless it's old enough to be mechanical...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-28-2022, 04:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,430
Posted By Grit dog
Maybe that's why they are asking.... OP, as...

Maybe that's why they are asking....
OP, as said, it will vary by state/county. I'd pick an area, look up the zoning regs and then shop properties zoned that way.
Also, MANY areas that it just...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-28-2022, 03:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,487
Posted By Grit dog
Personally I'd save the Holy water for more...

Personally I'd save the Holy water for more important tasks and use regular water in my camper...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-28-2022, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By Grit dog
Looking at it, I would try putting a big crescent...

Looking at it, I would try putting a big crescent wrench on the manifold (or vice grips if it's not square on the back side. And then you can pull or push against that with the wrench on the...
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