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Old 11-11-2014, 05:08 PM   #521
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We just finished the first part of our winter trip South, with 5500 miles on our trip. We traveled from Montana to upstate Wisc., down to Rockford, IL and across country to Deer Valley, AZ we are averaging 10 mpg with our 2009 1500 Suburban. The worst highway we had was I 80 across Iowa and Nebraska. Lots of truck traffic. We drive at 55 to 60, and were passed by everything. I found that the trucks coming up behind us that had the big wind deflector on top and the side curtains didn't bother us, but the trucks that didn't have that equipment did. One gets used to it, and can anticipate what is going to happen. I don't like to bring up tires, but our Westlake tires have 16,000 miles on them, and we haven't had any problems. I keep the at 55 psi, have a TPMS and try to keep the trailer weight down. So far, it has worked. I checked the wear, with the new spare and have used about 1/3 of the tread depth.

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Old 11-11-2014, 08:27 PM   #522
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I don't like to bring up tires, but our Westlake tires have 16,000 miles on them, and we haven't had any problems. I keep the at 55 psi, have a TPMS and try to keep the trailer weight down. So far, it has worked. I checked the wear, with the new spare and have used about 1/3 of the tread depth.
Good to hear the feedback on the Westlakes and like you I have a TPMS. I keep mine at 50 - 52 psi cold.

What is the weight, BTW?
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Old 11-12-2014, 08:37 AM   #523
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Our trailer empty weight is 6000 lbs. and we carry less than 1000 lbs payload. The only time we are over that is when we have some fresh water in the tank. We usually empty our grey and black tanks before we leave the RV park. We don't dry camp, but choose to stay in RV parks.
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Old 11-12-2014, 10:33 AM   #524
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I have been wanting to change out our Westlake tires and replace with the Kumhos 857; 195R14. Went to order from TireRack and found out that size is discontinued. With only 2" to top of fender and 1 1/2" between tires, I didn't want to go to the 205R14.. Good news is that I found some Hankooks RA08 in 195R14 that were mfd July this year.Got them on order............BTW, they are rated to carry 2200# each and speed rated to 99mph, 8 ply..
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Old 11-12-2014, 03:19 PM   #525
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thank you all for your replies. I will pick up my new 27rlws in 3 weeks, I will tow it 300 miles home. I will know then if the ram 1500 works or if I will be making a trip to the dealership. The new Silverados are nice, maybe a 2500HD with the 6.2 auto and 3:73 gears.
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Old 11-12-2014, 04:39 PM   #526
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thank you all for your replies. I will pick up my new 27rlws in 3 weeks, I will tow it 300 miles home. I will know then if the ram 1500 works or if I will be making a trip to the dealership. The new Silverados are nice, maybe a 2500HD with the 6.2 auto and 3:73 gears.
I have a 27rlws and tow with a Silverado 1500 5.3 v-8 and 3:73. It tows great with my truck and would be even better with what you are considering, you won't know it's there! Love my 2014 Silverado and 27rlws. Picked up the trailer this spring and put it storage a few weeks ago with not one issue. Haven't seen the dealer since I bought it. Of course next year when warranty is expired is when my issues will probably show up, that's my luck.
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Old 11-13-2014, 04:48 AM   #527
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I have been wanting to change out our Westlake tires and replace with the Kumhos 857; 195R14. Went to order from TireRack and found out that size is discontinued. With only 2" to top of fender and 1 1/2" between tires, I didn't want to go to the 205R14.. Good news is that I found some Hankooks RA08 in 195R14 that were mfd July this year.Got them on order............BTW, they are rated to carry 2200# each and speed rated to 99mph, 8 ply..
Danny let me know how those tires work out.
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Old 11-14-2014, 05:00 AM   #528
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Ouch...down to 20 today and for the next few days. Glad we got the TT winterized a few weeks ago.
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Old 11-14-2014, 06:49 AM   #529
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Right now the temperature is just above freezing and my trailer is in covered storage not winterized. I am hoping I suffer no failures. Have never done so in the past 5 years where the winter temps occasionally hit the freeze mark a couple of times a winter. I like to keep the trailer ready to camp, that's why I have been hesitant about winterizing.
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Old 11-20-2014, 05:50 PM   #530
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It took me about 15 minutes to winterize and 3 gallons of anti freeze. We were thinking of thanksgiving camping as it takes nothing more than installing the water heater anode and rinse out the antifreeze. The Temps are coming up to around 40/50's.
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