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RE: F250 upgrades

^Well assuming you got the camper package or something on yours. OP is complaining about too much squat. So regardless he’s looking to shore that up…I think. The regular old F250 company trucks I had, a 2012 and then a 2015 had a compliant initial spring rate. They’d stiffen up pretty good with real weight on them, but that first couple inches of suspension travel was built for comfort.
Grit dog 05/29/23 10:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New to RVing and In Need Of Advice! :)

Not that I feel the OP is someone who would generally have a good experience with an older vehicle, but $20k will buy a very nice full size suv and plenty of trucks in that price range as well. Sure it’ll be an older gasser but trucks like gasser duallies, especially 2wd can be found with low miles for $20k or less. But you’ll have to shop a bit for the right one. But like others said, you need to narrow down what you want for a trailer first. And how you plan on using it (aside from simply “full time”).
Grit dog 05/29/23 10:08pm Beginning RVing
RE: F250 upgrades

Well you guys can post all the correct information you want but in my experience on this forum, you will not convince a good number of people that they don’t need to be afraid of their own shadows when it comes to supposed “liability.” Just like you’ll never convince many of the same people that in general 3/4 tons are basically under-rated 1 tons with only lighter duty springs. Canadian traffic law revenue generation aside…of course. Good luck.
Grit dog 05/29/23 10:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: tow with all wheel drive?

Only kinda disappeared cause I couldn't remember if I posted or if I did where? I don't feel like 77 but my brain seems to work that way. Thank you all for responding, did not know that AWD was selectable, so that would be ok. So far 1994 has been my newest tow vehicle, don't like the newer ones with all the OBDII computers, but may have to do that. So am not familiar with all the recent inventions. I'm stuck in the '60's, towed with a 1965 Chevy Van for years. Has 292 6 very torquey. Still have it, will still tow. Well fortunately for you there are still a lot of nice GMT400s in our area. And even more GMT800s. Your paranoia about obd2, while wholly unfounded, will limit you to only earlier model 400s though. Think obd2 became standard around 95? Nice thing is the old Tahoes and Burbs are way cheaper than the equivalent pickups. $5-6k will get you a pretty nice rig with relatively low miles. I agree though GMT 400s are a great platform and drivetrain. Still old school simple and quite reliable. That said, early GMT800s are every bit as reliable as well IMo.
Grit dog 05/29/23 10:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: MGVWR and problems titling trailer

While the weight cops stuff is a little embellished, fact is, you are only about 1200lbs away from maxing out the axles (almost certainly has 5k axles). Go camping, have fun, realize that your trailer will be close to max weight and travel trailers like this aren’t really over built for the ratings.
Grit dog 05/28/23 09:54am Travel Trailers
RE: House Battery charging

Yes your rv does or did have a converter/charger. You should probably verify the old batteries are toast and verify the converter is working before worrying about which brand of battery to buy. And FLA/SLA or AGM are fine. Since you don’t say whether the die hard battery is sla or agm.
Grit dog 05/28/23 09:49am Class C Motorhomes
RE: tow with all wheel drive?

But most every Tahoe/Burb from GMT800s on has an auto setting which is effectively awd. But it’s switchable back to 2wd. Some current platform GM 1/2 tons don’t have 4lo anymore. Guess not many use it much or at all. Me included. With the power and electronic control of basically any 4wd in the last few decades, 4lo is only really useful for crawling in steep country. Not something alot of snack wagons with full length running boards do…lol None of which affects any of their abilities to tow, but to answer the OP more specifically
Grit dog 05/28/23 08:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: F250 upgrades

And OP you’re getting some halfway true info here. Better than the article but still some confusion in the responses. If you wanna beef up the rear suspension a little just add whatever devices out of the plethora available that you think will work best for your scenario. IE if the truck only hauls heavy occasionally you may want bags so you can dump them. Or maybe sumo springs. Or if you haul heavy primarily then you may want something that adds capacity all the time like an overload or helper spring. And the right shocks help a bit with ride.
Grit dog 05/28/23 07:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: F250 upgrades

Didn't read the article, but agree with above, no reason to change out the block. Air bags would easily level the truck. The LT WT fiver in signature, should not cause much squat to a 250. It would be considered 1/2 ton towable to many. Your 250 rear axle, which will carry most all of the pin wt, should be good for 6,000-6200 lbs. The diesel up front will not change RAWR. The truck tires will have at least 6,400 wt rating. Jerry Those years are SOFT. Final spring rate is normal but they ride nice empty and are squishy in the first bit of travel. And those axles are good for close to 10k not 6k. Regardless, OP, this is less about the truck and more about being gullible. Learn to recognize click bait. And also learn just a smidge about your truck and things like leverage. Because your theory why your truck is “squatting” is also flawed.
Grit dog 05/28/23 07:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: tow with all wheel drive?

Although LLVJJ is one of the those post n disappear folks. Although to be fair they don’t actually have a question that needs anyone’s help answering.
Grit dog 05/28/23 07:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: tow with all wheel drive?

Tahoe / Suburbans are 2WD or 4WD, not AWD. not true. there are versions with AWD as well as versions that don't have a center diff and are 4wd or 2wd. Show me. I looked at the vehicle configurator and all I see are 2WD and 4WD options. The brochure also shows 2WD or 4WD, with 4WD being standard on the Z71 package. DB WTH are you taking about? You’re loosing it here….re-read what you’ve written… The brochure? Lol. Literally no one knows or has singled out a particular model or platform other than apparently newer than 1994….
Grit dog 05/28/23 07:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: How do you measure the ambient temperature?

Welp must’ve touched feelers with the mod. Thanks for deleting something that was well, opinion, just like all the rest of the opinions. If I want to know how warm it is where I am at, I go outside. If I want to know how cold it is, I use my phone. If I want to know how warm it is somewhere else, I use my phone.
Grit dog 05/28/23 07:07am Tech Issues
RE: Selling my trailer...where to list?

I listed my 5er on Facebook Marketplace and sold it in 2 days for asking price to the first person to inquire. I limited the ad to 50-75 mile radius to make it easy to show potential buyers and make it easy to meet them at their bank to get a bank issued check. Met her at her bank, bank issued a check, I signed over the title, done. Had an additional 20+ seemingly serious inquires before I could mark it sold. You limit the add to a radius? Id like to see how you did that. Lol
Grit dog 05/28/23 07:02am Travel Trailers
RE: May have towed too much weight

when I was comparing a pilot vs my highlander, the pilot was rated to tow 5,000 lbs. towing a boat, 3500 towing a trailer. bumpy Two tow ratings on one vehicle is the most bizarre thing I've ever heard. After being in this forum for 10 years, this doesn’t even make the top 100 most bizarre things I’ve heard here….lol.
Grit dog 05/27/23 12:06pm Towing
RE: Heated mat?

How’s aboot electric socks?
Grit dog 05/27/23 12:05pm Tech Issues
RE: tow with all wheel drive?

Our 94 Suburban cracked a head so were looking for a newer Suburban. Many of them seem to be all wheel drive, can you tow with those? Lol, what? And I’m not aware of any GM full-size suv that is full time AWD. Not that it would matter. I’d suggest doing some more research privately until you’re able to discern between drive systems and read towing capacities. Wouldn’t even have a question if you actually looked up the towing cap for the rig you’re presumably considering.
Grit dog 05/27/23 08:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: Extended-range tank for Chevy 2500HD gas

You ever solve this great mystery mkirsch?
Grit dog 05/27/23 08:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: Sway Bars

BIG assumption that he doesn't need a sway bar. Some might say dangerous. The trailer never decides to get squirrelly 5 miles from home. It's always the farthest from home, the farthest from help. Buddy of mine towed for years same truck and trailer, all of a sudden he's driving like a bat outta hades down I-81 and the trailer starts trying to pass him. Of course clueless macho man he taps the brakes, thinks nothing of it, and continues on his way. Imagine if it had scared the tar outta him like it should have, and he immediately pulled over and refused to drive any farther. Now what? Out in the middle of nowhere, far from home, far from help, nothing to fix the problem (there was nothing heavy to put in the front of the trailer). Cheap sway bar already installed would have prevented the problem in the first place. You get real good at conjuring up hypothetical scenarios….lol. PS, guessin you never had a trailer try to pass you….or your “buddy”. And just so you can sound smarter the next time you tell the wives tale, if a trailer is in “uncontrollable” sway, “tapping the brakes” will just turn the whole train into a mess in the road. Now if you meant manually applied the trailer brakes, you get a gold star for correctness but still a D+ for your flamboyant yet inaccurate recollection.
Grit dog 05/27/23 08:13am Towing
RE: 2014 mazda cx9 suv

Uhhhhh, the right one? Can’t imagine they make very many for that little rice grinder. One that is good for more than 2500lbs evidently.
Grit dog 05/27/23 07:57am Travel Trailers
RE: Will Air bags make a big difference?

Gary Just for the record the higher tire pressures is just a test. For suspension the most economical springs look like maybe the Hellwig 1500 springs. Back to your original post yes airbags will also do the same thing and be easily adjustable where the helper spring will just make it feel more like the 3/4 ton you drove, all the time. I wouldn’t expect it to be 100% as nice/effortless as an actual 3/4 ton if you add springs and tires but I’d expect a good improvement. It’s always hard to explain this as how one “feels” about ride and handling is, expectedly, subjective. And my perception of comfortable may be different than yours. But your numbers look good. What you’re feeling is using a 1/2 ton to the upper end of its real world capabilities vs a bigger truck that would be at a lesser % of capacity. Good luck, hope this helps you.
Grit dog 05/26/23 11:33pm Towing
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