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Old 03-15-2015, 09:15 PM   #41
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I think that what I was trying to say Your making my head hurt don't make me turn my brain on 😃😃😃😃😃😃


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Old 03-16-2015, 07:25 AM   #42
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40 lbs off between sections of that scale... Between itself... is a little over .62% (6 tenths of a percent). I suppose + or - 1% all you get. That's 90 lbs ( + or -) at that total weight of 14540 lbs. I tried to find out how CAT calibrates those scales... Its a closely guarded secret... They won't say.
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Old 03-16-2015, 08:44 AM   #43
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Your killing me -- some times in life you just got to go with it 😃

WW your sounding like an engineer - lol (no offense I'm 1 too)

We need some Toy Hauler time - let the season begin - it's been crazy warm out here on the west coast - 8 more day till pickup

Got my list ready - got some axle grease and tire wrench as you suggested already pack


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Old 03-16-2015, 08:38 PM   #44
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Weighed my truck today with the topper on and me in it 1/4 tanks of gas came in at 6120 , now add 25 more gallons of fuel about 400 lbs brings me to 6520 . with a full trailer 9650 +- give a combined weight 16170 and another 5 or 6 in the truck bed will have me at 16770 . just a mere 770 over gcwr .
Went i got new tires for the truck she gave me an awesome deal on e 10 ply rated trailer tires good to 2840 and will buy the ones off the trailer when i bring it back total for truck and TH was 1250 and she said i could easily get 300 to 400 back when i bring in the TH for the tires , Hercules brand I've had them on my truck and get great mileage out of them they are a 60,000 mile tire warrantied , I think cooper is the parent company of the Hercules brand .

I know i will be loaded to the max in TV and TH and don't want to deal with tires that are at there max from the get go . this give me bit of cushion and a lot less worry
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Old 03-16-2015, 09:23 PM   #45
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I swear by Michelin LTX M/S 10 ply with an extra cord in the sidewalls - this create extra stiff sidewalls - great in the snow Too --

Having a quadrasteer I went through a few tires that would lose/wear the out side edge of tire out - the Michelin cured that problem and greatly improved handling on my truck -- a little spendy but with all the camping trips w camper in bed these tire can handle some serous weight with no shoulder roll....



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Old 03-16-2015, 10:09 PM   #46
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My Ram has stock tires and rims. The tire is less than 30" tall. I'd like to get something around 33" and some purdy rims! Probably 18".. stock 2015 takeoff if I could find some would do.
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Old 03-16-2015, 10:16 PM   #47
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I swear by Michelin LTX M/S 10 ply with an extra cord in the sidewalls - this create extra stiff sidewalls - great in the snow Too --

Having a quadrasteer I went through a few tires that would lose/wear the out side edge of tire out - the Michelin cured that problem and greatly improved handling on my truck -- a little spendy but with all the camping trips w camper in bed these tire can handle some serous weight with no shoulder roll....



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That's why i use the Hercules 10 ply e 3450 for my truck way less then the michelin but they run and wear great . they are a very good top notch tire ! for me michelins are not any better yet cost way more . these Hercules will pull in the snow mud etc they may not have the same wear , 60,000 vs 80,000 but i got all 4 TV tires and all 4 TH tires for about the price of the michelins
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Old 03-16-2015, 11:01 PM   #48
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actual 29HFS weight

Never heard of Hercules tires before it looks like they are a Midwest east coast brand and don't exist on the west coast - probably like a les swab brand out here - I'm sure they are great E ply tires too.

But If you saw what was in the bed of my truck and the the handling I had with the michelins you would spend the money --- I'm talking Columbia River Gorge where the average cross wind on any given summer day is 30 to 60 mph all day - you want the stiffest side wall you can get especially w an overweight camper on your back --- I'm talking 18 wheeler laying on their side because of insane wind - this is normal every day stuff in the gorge - that what makes it one of the best kiteboarder spots in the world, ---



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Old 03-16-2015, 11:30 PM   #49
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I'm upgrading big time - can't wait to have all that space inside my new TH

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Old 03-16-2015, 11:45 PM   #50
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Wind that ain't wind , Ever been to Wyoming , i live in Colorado at 7400' worked in Vail and Aspen been through more blizzards and whiteouts then most . Hercules get's you through the deep stuff and the windy stuff . lol The tires it self is very capable and I'd trust it over a michelin in adverse conditions anytime . But for that cushy ride and lighter wallet the Michelins can't be beat

Nice Rig !
once i figure out how to post a pic I put one up of the Hercules / 2500 and northstar popup in the back country of Colorado .

Getting ready to have some fun . West Yellowstone from May 15th till Oct 1st . Sure i'll get snow heading in and coming out . glad i brought these new tires
and the TH will have much superior tires 10 ply E rated 2840lbs . Instead of those underrated tires Forest River puts on .

On Another note bought a tongue scale . can't wait to use it .
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