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Towing and towables / Tahoe towing a 33' trailer with GVW 8000lbs
« Last post by nolangn on Today at 01:15:56 AM »
Looking to purchase a trailer rated at 6200 UVW and guessing total weight out the door roughly 7800lbs. Trailer is 28 foot body and 32'11" tongue to bumper.

Is there anyone in the community towing this with their Tahoe? Running a 2014 Tahoe 2x4 with weight distribution/sway control hitch plus aftermarket transmission cooler.

Not looking for [get a bigger vehicle or get a truck] what is better, but those in the community that may be towing comparable or have experience.

Thanks!

PS: First post ever in the forum, glad to be a part of the community.
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The Shade Tree / Re: Rand McNally Atlas
« Last post by Stephen S. on May 27, 2018, 10:59:32 PM »
Belt an suspenders kind of thinking.
Nice to have the paper map and a compass. Just in case.
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The Shade Tree / Re: hard boil eggs
« Last post by Stephen S. on May 27, 2018, 10:56:30 PM »
I have been advised that these are not actually the same.... baking powder contains soda but they work slightly differently.

Apologies and thanks to the person who told me...   I won't be allowed to do any baking any time soon.....   :o

Yeah... baking powder contains its own acid. baking soda requires another acidic ingredient.
https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2015/06/11/baking-powder-vs-baking-soda/

My grandma taught me to use old eggs. Start with eggs in room temp water with a pinch of soda, bring to a roiling boil and turn off heat, let them sit in the water until cool enough to pull out by hand.
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Towing and towables / Re: New to Flat Towing
« Last post by NY_Dutch on May 27, 2018, 10:07:49 PM »
I did what John suggested and tried a particular vehicle at the Remco site. It said "must be towed with a trailer." Does that mean I can't to it behind my RV, at least with 4 wheels on the ground? Or that I just can't tow using their products?
Why would a car with a standard transmission not be towable?
Separate question: I notice most "toads" are Honda CRV's or other SUV's or trucks. Wouldn't it be easier to tow a small car? Less weight, easier to handle?

Trailer only means just that. There are characteristics of the vehicle that can cause damage by towing 4-down or on a dolly. Even manual transmissions need lubrication while in tow, although most use a splash lube system that works just as well under tow. Not all of them though...


Many people do in fact tow small cars, including Smarts, but SUV's and light trucks lead new vehicle sales, so it's not surprising we see more of them in tow.
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Towing and towables / Re: New to Flat Towing
« Last post by John Beard on May 27, 2018, 10:00:13 PM »
I did what John suggested and tried a particular vehicle at the Remco site. It said "must be towed with a trailer." Does that mean I can't to it behind my RV, at least with 4 wheels on the ground? Or that I just can't tow using their products?
Why would a car with a standard transmission not be towable?
Separate question: I notice most "toads" are Honda CRV's or other SUV's or trucks. Wouldn't it be easier to tow a small car? Less weight, easier to handle?

I have two "Toads". A 2016 Ford Focus Titanium, and a 2015 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited. The Jeep is far easier to hook up and tow than is the Focus. With the Ford I have to set-up the Patriot Brake System (it's what I have), and physically disconnect the negative battery terminal, (I will eventually install a cut off switch for the battery.) and do all of the "usual" connections and then the Ford is ready to tow.

With the Jeep I merely Hook it up put the transfer case in Neutral and the Transmission in Park and I am ready to go. 20-25 minutes compared to 10-15 minutes.

Traveling down the road both are easy to safely tow.
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The Shade Tree / Re: First new guests at Casa De Renae
« Last post by HueyPilotVN on May 27, 2018, 09:48:48 PM »
The family consist of a grandmother, grandfather, mother, father, tiny baby and the rest are in steps about 2 to 3 years apart.

This is a black family and the kids are pretty much hyper active.  The kids all call me "Uncle Bill".

They are polite kids but they are constantly asking all kinds of questions.  They are just being kids.
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Motorhomes / Re: House batteries charge issue
« Last post by JSplaine on May 27, 2018, 09:36:43 PM »
Fridge can draw a lot, turn off fridge and read voltage. There many things that could draw down to 12.4 from 12.6 including the monitoring system that you are getting the reading from. Note the voltage and check again in one hour with no change to load (what is already on). 
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The Shade Tree / Re: First new guests at Casa De Renae
« Last post by Rene T on May 27, 2018, 09:33:55 PM »
Not yet.

These are good people, However the kids are kind of driving me nuts.  I retreat to master suite end of the house.

How many kids and ages?
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The Shade Tree / Re: First new guests at Casa De Renae
« Last post by Betty Brewer on May 27, 2018, 09:30:30 PM »
What they said!

Bill  I  applaud your  wonderful generosity and  pray that  your good intentions are rewarded with similar good intentions.

 
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Towing and towables / Re: New to Flat Towing
« Last post by DennisinMaine on May 27, 2018, 09:12:54 PM »
I did what John suggested and tried a particular vehicle at the Remco site. It said "must be towed with a trailer." Does that mean I can't to it behind my RV, at least with 4 wheels on the ground? Or that I just can't tow using their products?
Why would a car with a standard transmission not be towable?
Separate question: I notice most "toads" are Honda CRV's or other SUV's or trucks. Wouldn't it be easier to tow a small car? Less weight, easier to handle?
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