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Old 08-02-2014, 11:02 PM   #401
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Picked up the TT today and it's great. No more lean and seems a tad higher than the right side. It was so good stopped by the CG and booked a night to check it out good. Backed it in and didn't have to level it. Shower didn't leak (yet). One small thing though...someone glommed our tv remote while at the dealership. Picked up a brand new one on eBay for $8.00 with free shipping. So I wasn't going to call them and make accusations.


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Old 08-02-2014, 11:08 PM   #402
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I have been researching tires for this 27RLWS and can't find one that would really fit. These axles and tires are a tight fit in there and bigger profile tires just can't happen.


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Both Kumho 857 and Hankook RA08 are the only 8 ply rated 14" tires Load range D; 195'82'r14 with over 2000# capacity each
Either extremely hard to find.
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Old 08-03-2014, 12:38 AM   #403
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We traded in our 2013 Silverado 1500 yesterday for a 2014 RAM 2500 with the 6.4L HEMI.

Haven't towed with it yet but we have three nights scheduled at a state park next weekend so we'll see how it goes. The Silverado was capable and actually towed this trailer better than I expected, but I'm sure I'll notice a difference.
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Old 08-03-2014, 09:54 AM   #404
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We traded in our 2013 Silverado 1500 yesterday for a 2014 RAM 2500 with the 6.4L HEMI.

Haven't towed with it yet but we have three nights scheduled at a state park next weekend so we'll see how it goes. The Silverado was capable and actually towed this trailer better than I expected, but I'm sure I'll notice a difference.
I am sure that there would be a difference between your LT Silverado and the HD Ram since torque is what matters when it comes to towing and even the 6.4L Hemi puts out more (almost 100 lb.ft) than the 5.3L Vortec.

But I am just curious - why buy a Ram when there is the new body style Silverado with both the 6.0L gas and the 6.6L diesel engines?
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We did consider the Chevy but the 6.0 just doesn't seem to measure up anymore and we didn't want or need a diesel. I believe GM has a bigger V8 in the works for the HD trucks. I think I heard 2016?

Didn't consider Ford.

I actually like the last GM body style (the one you have and we had) a little better than the new style, but that wouldn't keep me from buying one. RAM seems, to me at least, to be ahead of GM and Ford with the interiors.

I liked the Silverado and would certainly consider another GM truck in the future.
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Old 08-09-2014, 03:53 PM   #406
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Upgraded the 32" Toshiba TV to a 40" Vizio Smart TV today

SO we were in Sam's Club yesterday and I saw what appeared to be a decent 40" Smart TV by Vizio. Since we needed to replace an ancient CRT TV in one of the bedrooms in the house we decided to get the Vizio E400i-B2 TV. Here are some pics:









While it says it is slightly over 15# the Toshiba was even lighter, and I hope this Vizio does not shake itself loose down the road.
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Old 08-09-2014, 08:24 PM   #407
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I would imagine you will be building something to support this new tube. I like it. I'm not too sure there is enough meat on the tv backer to hold much more than the Toshiba. An aluminum "L" plate that screws to the wall and cabinet top would give some good support. Screw the tv bracket to the aluminum plate. Just a thought.


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I would imagine you will be building something to support this new tube. I like it. I'm not too sure there is enough meat on the tv backer to hold much more than the Toshiba. An aluminum "L" plate that screws to the wall and cabinet top would give some good support. Screw the tv bracket to the aluminum plate. Just a thought.
Its a good thought ... I had it too.

The Toshiba is about 10# and the new TV would create greater inertial loading on the articulating mount and hence the wall. However, I think that it would be okay clipped back in the travel position. But as an added precaution I will probably support the bottom edge of the TV to stop at least downward flexing. My main concern is the back the TV where the bracket screwed on as I suspect that it might be not as sturdy as I would like. I will let you know what I decide, but I do like the TV.
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I stuff the cheep pillow that came on the bed behind the TV and stuff the 2 couch pillows under it so it doesn't wiggle around much when traveling.
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I stuff the cheep pillow that came on the bed behind the TV and stuff the 2 couch pillows under it so it doesn't wiggle around much when traveling.
I was thinking of some sort of cushion under the bottom edge of the V which is now closer to the top of the cabinet. We have some foam lying around somewhere and will probably use a piece of that to do the job.

I would think that a pillow behind the TV would tend to push it of the clipped position ....?
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