When we picked the unit up it was about 75 miles home from the dealer, all highway miles with the exception of about 5 miles. If you know I-70 through Missouri it is PACKED with over the road rigs. We were passed by no fewer than 20 or 25 rigs. The Equalizer hitch and TT did fine no real sway. Or at least little sway which was a pleasant result. So I am relatively happy there. It pulled great, obviously I knew it was back there as the truck was working harder than normal.
My Silverado came from the Factory with all the towing bells and whistles. Extended GVWR, more cooling etc. Trans temps never got more than 15 or 20 degrees above unloaded driving. Mileage made me want to shed a tear, went from 23 on the highway to average of 9.6 mpg.
The tires on my TT are Carlisle tires. I have read mixed reviews on them and will keep a close watch over the tires. I really don't want one going off on me. It really seems mixed as to what people are getting out of them. My thoughts are if they get sketchy to jump on something like Maxxis tires however we will see. Also it is one of those topics that should fall into the category of polite people never discuss. Religion, Politics, ex spouses, and Trailer Tires
Too many over the top opinions on them. I have a friend who is in the tire business and he says leave the current tires on, if they start showing problems switch to a different brand. One thing he told me was that Carlisle is the official tire sponsor of the BASS Tour and there are a very large percentage of BASS Pros who use those tires. Deep discounts and they evidently last fairly well.
TT is in storage till it gets warmer as I don't do the COLD well anymore. My boys give me grief about my new style of camping, but I just tell them I did the sleeping on the ground when I took them through scouts. 12 years of sleeping on the ground is over, now we are going in style TV, Fireplace and Lazyboy are my idea of camping