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  1. The other thing I have a hard time with is the fact that my truck has GAWR of 3950 for both axles. That equals 7900 pounds but my trucks GVWR is only 7200. The same thing holds true for my camper, it has 4400 pound axles (8800 pounds) but the GVWR is only 7995. Am I looking at the axle ratings incorrectly?
  2. And to confuse the matter a little bit more, when your weight distribution hitch is set up properly, some of your tongue weight is distributed back onto the trailer...
  3. I wouldn't say quicker. These values drain slowly.
  4. I'm no tree hugger but I believe the only downside is the impact on the environment.
  5. I fall into your group. I had a 2015 Canyon to pull my 5200 lb camper. I modified my Canyon heavily to make it the best I could (supercharger, external transmission cooler, etc) but it was not happy when towing. I traded the Canyon in on my 2018 Silverado. The Silverado towed my old camper so much easier. I then traded my old camper in for my new 7200 lb camper. I should have gotten a 2500 or 3500, but I didn't need it when I bought my Silverado. I have modified my Silverado, it has the GM cold air intake, a tune, transmission thermostat delete, an external trans filter, rear air bags and LT tires. The Silverado does ok towing this 32' camper.
  6. I'm no wiring genius but from your diagram it looks like the horn will honk anytime there is power from the battery as I see no switches. The way I did mine was as follows: 1 on/off switch that powered the air compressor, 1 on/off switch that opened an solenoid that drained the air tank, 1 momentary switch for the solenoid on the air horn. All 3 were accessible to the driver.
  7. I am using the F-107N on my 2018 5.3 with no adapters.
  8. This thread has the transmission line diagram. I used it when installing my remote atf filter. Good luck!
  9. I had an on-board system and an air horn installed on my Canyon. It was a lot of fun but I could never use it when my wife was with me as she always worried that I would get in trouble with it.
  10. My favorite is this one showing an old Chevy Truck climbing Pikes Peak in Colorado. Tree huggers would not allow this to happen today. lol
  11. Fair enough. But think about how much better it *could* be if your values were clean...
  12. I get the keeping under 180 part, but what is a 'safe' operating cold temperature?
  13. Thanks for your info, I'm going to look into Linear Logic Scan Gauge II. I have HPT but I don't see using it with a laptop as a viable option for 'quick' checks of temps on the fly. I only have a couple of days of data with the new setup. These numbers are all from the same route on my 24 mile trip to work, 95% of the trip is highway (half at 70 mph, half at 60 mph). The average air temperature has been 40 degrees, the modified transmission temperature (from the dic) average is 123 degrees. Before the mods, on the same trip, it was: Average air temperature was 38.5 degrees, the transmission temperature (from the dic) average was 168.9 degrees. I'm thinking that my modified trans temps are so low because on the 2018's, the transmission cooler is part of the AC condenser, and not the radiator. So the engine temperature is not helping the transmission warm up. My main reason for my mods is to help lower my temps while towing, which I will be testing this weekend. I'm pretty sure I will have the desired outcome, but now I may need to adjust the temps (ie: 140-160 degree trans thermostat) for my daily driving.
  14. Mr Bear, When you post your temperature figures, are you using the factory gauges or are you using some other type of scanner? I just finished installing the 197° thermostat. I also deleted my transmission thermostat and installed an external transmission spin on filter. I also modified my tune to turn on my fans at a lower temp (used JonA's tuning suggestion). Using my factory gauges, my water temp is still sitting just below 210°. My factory transmission gauge clearly shows lower temps than before. Since I live in Denver, I do plan on installing a 160° transmission thermostat before winter.
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