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  1. Bearing on an idler pulley or belt tensioner pulley can do that.
  2. Adding the amount of water you are trying to drive through as a factor. Bridgestones seem to have a harder compound for longer tread life but that can adversely affect traction. Hence the moniker “rides like a stone”. Goodyears seem to have a softer compound “good for a year”. Rim size should have nothing to do with it. In the end, the overall tire diameter and circumference should be similar. Now if you have to air down as if you are driving on sand then the smaller diameter rim will be to your advantage.
  3. Probably the tire. Tire compound, tread style, and siping are all factors as well as the tread depth.
  4. Is the compressor running when it is supposed to? If not it could be a bad low pressure switch. Can you put a set of gauges on it to see what the pressures look like when the compressor is running? That may help isolate where the problem may be.
  5. Mount a tool box in the bed of the truck and put it in there.
  6. Consider the BFG rugged terrain. More highway manners but not bad for light off-road and did decently for me my 94 GMC 2wd work truck I used to have. I confounded many discount tire folks because I got over 65k out of those tires before they could make a valid argument for new tires. Light snow and ice weren’t issues either as long as I had enough weight in that 8’ bed. I had also run a set on a Subaru Outback as well. Never had any issues with traction. When my ‘18 needs replacements for the stock GoodForAYear tires I am thinking the BFG’s or I may go with the Continental Cross Contact LX 20’s. I have had good experience with their extreme contact tires in the past on all wheel drive cars.
  7. I think that is covered under the bumper to bumper 30k mile warranty...but I could be wrong.
  8. Check your battery cable and ground connections.
  9. 10 amp is great to recharge the larger batteries faster... I have a 2/5amp that works good for most of my purposes and reduces charge rate as the battery approaches full charge. Good for overnight use. It also helps to have a trickle charger/maintainer (battery minder/batter tender) as those can be left on. I use those for the ATV and Motorcycle (most all the time) as well as the Mower during the winter.
  10. I have always been skeptical of those. Hopefully someone has some practical experience to share.
  11. You might check a local truck accessories store in your area. They may have a display that shows the rails the top rides on and that lock the top in place. In thinking back, you may have to open the tailgate to open up the cover....
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