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RE: Thoughts on a plug-in hybrid conversion

I own an EV and would consider a PHEV type vehicle for personal uses, but not this system. What is an estimated miles per kW on something like the Jeep Cherokee features in some videos?
APT 06/02/23 09:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: tow with all wheel drive?

2007-2014 6.2L equipped Yukon Denalis have a different 4WD/AWD system than all the others with part time transfer cases. Anyway, reliability has been great for both types.
APT 05/30/23 12:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2014 mazda cx9 suv

Drop the tongue on the ball and go. No WDH required or probably recommended. You can find them at Walmart, home improvement stores, any auto parts store, and of course Amazon. Just find out what ball size. I recommend a height adjustable ball mount so you can refine for about level to slightly nose down trailer stance.
APT 05/30/23 12:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: Extended-range tank for Chevy 2500HD gas

The stock tank is 36 gallons so about half at 20 gal seems right. Most of my vehicles fuel gauges are not linear meaning at half a tank indicated is less than half tank left. Nothing to worry about running it full.
APT 05/18/23 06:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: GPS tracker for trailers?

I also agree with Air tag or Tile solution. No monthly costs.
APT 04/17/23 12:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: 16 Navigator L towing Jayco 24BH

I towed all last season from Michigan to Yellowstone, Mt Glacier, Moab and back without an issue. Handled great, even in really bad winds in Nebraska and South Dakota...The Ecoboost pulled up the mountains of Colorado without working hard...I have since upgraded it to a Hensley and while I haven't gone on a long run, I can say that it is night and day as far as sway on my test run. Awesome! Pro 3/4: 1. If you get a 3/4 ton truck you will never have to worry about going to the scales and weighing in every trip. Don't bother. Same with taking 2 vehicles. 2. If you get a 3/4 ton truck you can always get a bigger trailer if you want. 3. If you get a 3/4 ton truck I will never drive it. You don't have to worry about me taking your vehicle. :) Those are good "justifications" if you really want "more". More trailer, more time with your daily driver vehicle :D But If you have other life goals, I'd spend/save that $100k for something else. You will get marginal extra satisfaction from what you have today. Now get off the internet and enjoy Michigan weather with your family!
APT 04/14/23 09:59am Travel Trailers
RE: Tires

If you can find some of these still:MICHELIN DEFENDER LTX M/S. They are available @Tirerack.
APT 04/12/23 08:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: 16 Navigator L towing Jayco 24BH

How does it feel @highway speeds? 2-lane roads, and multi-lane interstates when passing or being passed? While I an a card-carrying member of the weight police, I have also personally towed above vehicle ratings for thousands of miles. My comfort level was mostly based on how I adjusted my Reese Strait Line WDH, not any specific rating. The only recommendation I have is to increase the WD more to the front than you have now. That may mean more hitch head angle, fewer links under tension, etc.
APT 04/12/23 08:13am Travel Trailers
RE: How do I extend my outdoor kitchen door higher?

I recommend disconnecting the current struts and testing how far it can swing up and measuring how long of new struts. Or possible no struts if you can use magnets like for slam latch doors against the trailer for full 180 degrees opening.
APT 04/03/23 01:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: Help making a decision on truck purchase.

Keep your truck for towing, etc and get a Toyota Corolla Hybrid to conserve fuel. Buying a new big$$$, less capable, truck to conserve fuel is pointless, you'll conserve money by not buying it. Agreed. However, are you trying to improve towing FE or non-towing? Non-towing, then I further support buy any hybrid car for every non-towing situation. It will also cost half as much as any pickup. If you want to focus on towing FE, then buy any diesel 3/4 ort 1-ton pickup.
APT 03/24/23 08:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Automatically connect windows 10 PC to open WiFi?

Not that I am aware of for the first time. Once you connect then there is an option to re-connecct.. I don't do open wi-fi with my Computer... In fact I normally just connect to my phone if I'm out and about. I agree with all of this. Why would you want to connect to open wireless? If you have nothing important on said computer, then maybe it's okay. But I do not use any public internet. Either secure wireless at home, mobile/cellular on the go, or the internet can wait.
APT 03/13/23 06:58am Technology Corner
RE: New Travel trailer

Congrats on the new RV! Your 3/4 ton will be great and comfortable. Half tons - that gets complicated as travel trailers tend to tow the worst with related to weight of any other trailer type. So 8500 pound flat bed or car hauler - maybe okay for the most capable half tons. 8500 pound TT - I will say that very few reports of half ton owners towing that weight range are "comfortable". As mentioned above, the key are is payload and rear axle ratings.
APT 03/02/23 05:44am Travel Trailers
RE: Ram 1500 can it tow Keystone 280BH??

Do not recommend. I can show math that shows that you will probably exceed rear axle rating, GVWR, and maybe receiver rating. 7200 pounds dry, 8500 pounds loaded 1100 pounds of TW, family onboard and a bed full of camping gear, etc. I can summarize the feedback from of owners that typically tow 8500 pounds with half ton trucks - not many are comfortable at 65mph. Light steering, wandering, wind and passing wind impacts. The modifications you have made will improve the comfort level at or above any of the ratings I mentioned above, but that is hard to quantify. So that is a risk that is difficult for any of us to uniquely confirm with your exact combo of vehicle, trailer, WHD + adjustments, loading.
APT 02/16/23 11:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: Smaller tanks

I use one tank at a time. When one is empty, I switch and refill before the next trip. That has always been enough time to find a cheaper filling location.
APT 10/16/22 07:28am Travel Trailers
RE: Do Some Travel Trailers Have Levelling Jacks?

There are systems available on some TT brands from the factory. I personally would not use that feature as a filter for which TT I buy. Every TT comes with a tongue jack (manual crank or electric power) which covers front to back leveling. Side to side as mentioned already is done with something under the low side tires (boards, plastic lego blocks, etc.). For me, I think the time savings of having a fully automatic system is about 5 minutes per arrival/departure. Cost for an electric jack is ~150 and another $50 for lego blocks.
APT 09/26/22 08:52am Travel Trailers
RE: Overhead oven fan not working in trailer

Check the 12v power to the switches as well as 12v fuse as those are both 12v DC powered.
APT 09/12/22 08:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: How many of you own an EV?

I own a 2020 Chevrolet Bolt with 20k miles in 16 months. Still on original battery which is limited to 80% capacity or ~200 summer miles. I am considering a 2023 Bolt EUV to add next year with the return of federal income tax credit for GM EVs.
APT 09/08/22 12:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Camping in an EV.... Always charging...

I love my EV to the tune of 19k miles in 15 months. It is fun to drive almost like a hot hatch that could benefit from better tires. It is great for everything within 100 miles from home. And it is dirt cheap to drive. No brakes, oil changes, and about 3 cents per mile for "fuel" or energy. Beyond shortish day trips, I'll use another vehicle for a few reasons including time to refuel and comfort based on size/vehicle class. I do hope the power/charging infrastructure improves in the next few years to better utilize the benefits EVs bring to owners/drivers so that longer distances have comparable compromises to ICE.
APT 07/26/22 10:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: Truck tires

I love my Michelin LTX M/S2 tires. They perform well in every on-road situation such as dry pavement, wet, snow (3PMS+real world). The prices are fair from Costco when Michelins are promoted. The only other comment I have they appear very humble for compared to every A/T tire and even most other truck/SUV tires.
APT 07/26/22 10:26am Towing
RE: Best security cameras for travel trailer?

What is the problem you are trying to solve with cameras?
APT 07/26/22 10:22am Travel Trailers
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