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Forum: Lite Weight Trailers 12-08-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 608
Posted By linux3
I like the looks of that TT. It's only about 1800...

I like the looks of that TT. It's only about 1800 lbs heavier so no biggie.
Local dealer has 2 and I think we need to take a look.
kjohn, do you know, can you use stools to sit at the counter?
Forum: Towing 11-11-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,958
Posted By linux3
This past July I had to move my TT so our...

This past July I had to move my TT so our driveway could be sealed. I didn't want to bother with connecting the WDH just to go around the block so I just dropped it on the ball. Around the block was...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-30-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1,478
Views: 370,373
Posted By linux3
I would like to carry our kayaks but... How do...

I would like to carry our kayaks but... How do you get them up there?
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-30-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,486
Posted By linux3
Boy, I thought this closed out years ago. In...

Boy, I thought this closed out years ago.
In March 2017 I bought a Chevy Silverado based partly on the many comments here and partly past experience.
The 5.3l V8 in the Silverado actually puts out...
Forum: Lite Weight Trailers 10-26-2018, 05:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By linux3
Right. Nothing like the sound of a V8. As...

Right. Nothing like the sound of a V8.

As for the miles, that's why we have 28,000 miles on a 19 month old truck.

My TT loaded for a 4 week trip weighed 4400 lbs. Actual tongue weight, not at...
Forum: Lite Weight Trailers 10-25-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By linux3
Sad Day V.2.0

Took my TT to winter storage this afternoon.
Indoor semi heated for $330.00 from now till any time in April.
I like that my TT loaded is about half the max tow weight of my TV. 4400 lbs loaded vs....
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-19-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,514
Posted By linux3
Gotta love my Silverado.... Now I'll go hide.

Gotta love my Silverado....
Now I'll go hide.
Forum: Lite Weight Trailers 10-19-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,287
Posted By linux3
I pull a slightly bigger TT with a Silverado 5.3...

I pull a slightly bigger TT with a Silverado 5.3 V8 and 3.42 gears. Almost forget it's there and the truck actually rides better with the weight.

My TV is my daily driver. It rides quite nice and...
Forum: Lite Weight Trailers 10-14-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 582
Posted By linux3
Winterizing Question

Maybe 4 weeks ago was what was to be our second to the last trip of the season.
Usually we plan one last trip with a full hook up so that on the last day I can flush and drain the tanks and...
Forum: Lite Weight Trailers 10-04-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,727
Posted By linux3
Every year I winterize myself and store in...

Every year I winterize myself and store in indoor.
Every year I pull my TT from storage and take it to a local dealer, NOT where I bought it, and have it de-winterized, wheel bearing repack and roof...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-03-2018, 05:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,737
Posted By linux3
The first season I towed our 195RB with a Ford...

The first season I towed our 195RB with a Ford Explorer Sport. The Sport has the EcoBoost 3.5 V6 and a heavier suspension than the "regular" Explorer.
It had plenty of power and if all we were going...
Forum: Towing 08-30-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,391
Posted By linux3
I replaced my rear axle bumpers with these:...

I replaced my rear axle bumpers with these: https://www.etrailer.com/Vehicle-Suspension/Chevrolet/Silverado+1500/2017/TGMRCK15S.html?vehicleid=20171008274
For your truck of course.
Quick, easy and...
Forum: Tires, Tires, Tires! 08-23-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,351
Posted By linux3
Balance TT tires

I searched but couldn't fine an answer.
When I get new tires for my TT do I have them balanced?
Local tire store says they don't USUALLY balance trailer tires but isn't balance for ride and tire...
Forum: Lite Weight Trailers 08-23-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,970
Posted By linux3
My wife bought a couple of 12" diameter round...

My wife bought a couple of 12" diameter round pillows about as long as the couch is wide. A strip of valcro hook part was sewn to the bottom and placed at each end of the couch. Makes a nice arm /...
Forum: Lite Weight Trailers 08-20-2018, 05:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,970
Posted By linux3
You did. It's in the subject line, a 195RB.

You did. It's in the subject line, a 195RB.
Forum: Towing 08-19-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,120
Posted By linux3
I forgot to add: When we were packing for our...

I forgot to add:
When we were packing for our next outing my wife commented on how all the stuff on the shelves was mixed up and falling down. "How many bumps did you it" she asked.

None, looking...
Forum: Lite Weight Trailers 08-19-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,970
Posted By linux3
I have 2 friends well, actually 2 couples, that...

I have 2 friends well, actually 2 couples, that have traded their motor homes of various size and switched to trailers and pickup trucks.
My truck is also my daily driver it's not a very expensive...
Forum: Towing 08-07-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,120
Posted By linux3
I don't need more truck. I'm pulling less than...

I don't need more truck. I'm pulling less than 50% of what I'm actually rated for. Less than 50% of pull weight and less than 50% of tongue weight.
My point was the importance of a good 4 point...
Forum: Towing 08-06-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,120
Posted By linux3
Around the block on just the ball.

I had to move my TT from the pad next to the garage to the street so our driveway could be sealed.
Easiest way was around the block and pull up in front of our house. Kinda big'ish block.
I didn't...
Forum: Lite Weight Trailers 08-06-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,018
Posted By linux3
Western NY. I store indoors, unheated, for $13.00...

Western NY. I store indoors, unheated, for $13.00 a foot.
I like the idea of my TT being out of the weather and critters.
I found the place I store on creigslist, you make take a look there.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-23-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 722
Posted By linux3
Nothing wrong with asking here but I would look...

Nothing wrong with asking here but I would look at a few of the many Chevy Suburban forums and ask there.
I subscribe to a Silverado Sierra forum and it's very interesting.
Forum: Tires, Tires, Tires! 07-14-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,094
Posted By linux3
I guess I'll check the local Walmart. I've also...

I guess I'll check the local Walmart. I've also sent an email to Goodyear.
I really don't want to remove the wheels in the driveway and take them somewhere.
Forum: Lite Weight Trailers 07-14-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,393
Posted By linux3
Have you thought of something like a hard side A...

Have you thought of something like a hard side A frame?
Not a Keystone brand but maybe something you should look into.
You have a people hauler not an RV hauler.
I had a Ford Explorer Sport with a...
Forum: Tires, Tires, Tires! 07-13-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,094
Posted By linux3
Where to buy and get installed.

Where do I buy, have installed, TT tires?
I mean, can I go to Walmart or Sears Auto dept?
Do I have to go to an RV dealer?
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-05-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1,478
Views: 370,373
Posted By linux3
How are you carrying the kayaks, custom or...

How are you carrying the kayaks, custom or factory racks?
I have a 2017 Silverado and a Passport 195RB so close is close.
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