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Old 10-13-2015, 10:18 AM   #31
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I liked the vibe, my husband did not��

With the max trailering pkg we have there are a lot of things to help with all the usual issues one could expect. It has the stabilitrac and sway control and a lot of other blah blah blah stuff I can't pretend to know all about... Am going to take another peak at the vibe though��
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Old 10-13-2015, 10:22 AM   #32
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Remind your husband.. Happy wife happy life..

I believe the Vibe is a good step up from the Salem. In regards to technology as well as build. Plus the Vibe is Alum vs the Wood Salem. The Vibe also has an insultated and covered underbelly, unlike the Salem. Finally, because of the Vibes front cap it cuts through the wind better , making for a better and more fuel efficient tow. Oh, and it weighs less, so you can meet your trucks towing ratings easier.

Check out CouchRVNation.com they have the best prices on both hands down.

Remember that most of the safety towing features you mentioned only kick in during a loss of control. So you essentially need to be encoutering terrifying sway before you're trucks Sway control and stability control kick in.
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Old 10-13-2015, 10:23 AM   #33
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May I also suggest some 10 ply tires for the truck too?
Yours has passenger tires.


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Ours actually have the really good beefy tires that most do not. We see all the other silverados and even the 2500 and 3500 have smaller tires, that look silly :-)

We got a very well equipped truck because we knew we wanted to start camping, I had no idea how many extras we got, until now.

I will certainly take a closer look and see exactly what we have but we don't have the standard tire for sure.
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Old 10-13-2015, 10:24 AM   #34
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Remind your husband.. Happy wife happy life..

I believe the Vibe is a good step up from the Salem. In regards to technology as well as build. Plus the Vibe is Alum 's the Wood Salem. The Vibe also has an insultated and covered underbelly, unlike the Salem. Finally, because of the Vines front cap it cuts through the wind better , making for a better and more fuel efficient tow.

Check out CouchRVNation.com they have the best prices on both hands down.

That's who we are buying from... Awesome experience so far. My husband hated the front of the vibe... That was the only part he didn't like haha!
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Old 10-13-2015, 10:31 AM   #35
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We got ours from Couch 2 months ago and love it. I would highly suggest you opt for 2ac units. If you ever travel to areas that have a temp in the 90-100degree range your single unit will NEVER keep up with it. Believe me. We have the Vibe 308BHS (like the Salem you are looking at) and we've taken so many heat reduction steps from adding highly reflective tint, radiant barrier, blocked all sky lights, and modified the duct vents.. All helped a little bit not nearly enough. Definitely wish we opted for 2 ac units. Don't make that same mistake. Unless you only plan on camping in the late fall and winter that is.

Just remember that the Vibe will not rot if it gets wet.
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Old 10-13-2015, 10:32 AM   #36
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Physical size of a tire does not mean it's "heavy duty" or not.
You need to see the tire size.
A P235 /75 /R15 is not even close in weight rating to a LT 235 /75 / R15

Your truck came factory with p rated tires which are not what your going to need to pull that trailer.
LT is what you will need.

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Physical size of a tire does not mean it's "heavy duty" or not.
You need to see the tire size.
A P235 /75 /R15 is not even close in weight rating to a LT 235 /75 / R15

Your truck came factory with p rated tires which are not what your going to need to pull that trailer.
LT is what you will need.

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Okay totally makes sense... I guess I was confused because we have the LT pkg option and that only gives us a P255/R20 instead of the standard R17.

If my husband were doing the talking this wouldn't sound so ridiculous!

Grateful for everyone's patience. Again, it has helped me get a better understanding of things for sure.
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We got ours from Couch 2 months ago and love it. I would highly suggest you opt for 2ac units. If you ever travel to areas that have a temp in the 90-100degree range your single unit will NEVER keep up with it. Believe me. We have the Vibe 308BHS (like the Salem you are looking at) and we've taken so many heat reduction steps from adding highly reflective tint, radiant barrier, blocked all sky lights, and modified the duct vents.. All helped a little bit not nearly enough. Definitely wish we opted for 2 ac units. Don't make that same mistake. Unless you only plan on camping in the late fall and winter that is.

Just remember that the Vibe will not rot if it gets wet.


Do you have the ducted 15,000 or 13.5???
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Okay totally makes sense... I guess I was confused because we have the LT pkg option and that only gives us a P255/R20 instead of the standard R17.

If my husband were doing the talking this wouldn't sound so ridiculous!

Grateful for everyone's patience. Again, it has helped me get a better understanding of things for sure.

I would have actually preferred the 17's over the 20's... But that's a whole nother argument.


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Do you have the ducted 15,000 or 13.5???
We have a single 15k but upgrade.. Not enough by a long shot.
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