If that's not proof enough for conventional oil then I don't know what is! The benefit of a fully synthetic eludes me. Anyways, hope this helped in some way. Luckily work had dedicated trucks with flat beds on them specific for pulling trailers. The lower ball joints took a few pumps each and looked collapsed before hand. All Rotella is technically designed for Diesel engines but at the end of the day oil is oil! Travel Trailer Pros: -Keep bed of truck, with a topper, that's a huge amount of dry storage lost with a 5er. The registered gvw of the trailer is what it can weigh fully loaded.
Original Poster Newbie Posts: Topics: Joined: Aug 26 2015, 12:02am Years of membership: Location: St. Though sway can be entirely eliminated with a Hensley Hitch, or lessened substantially with a friction based hitch like an Equalizer. Factory fill on a 2016 will be Dexos1 Generation 1 oil so synthetic blend. Anything you put in the truck will deduct from that 13,000 lbs. Likewise for example, using a lower viscosity oil in an engine that requires 5W30 oil may not provide appropriate lubrication and may impact engine and fuel economy performance. When I am done towing, the companion hitch comes out and the bed is flat. The Gen 2 oils are full synthetic, and replace all of the Dexos1 generation 1 oils.
One of the best oils out there, but it is not widely known because it primarily caters to the fleet, ag, and industrial markets, is Schaeffer. For some reason Mobil 1 comes in 4. The 2011 to 2016 Generation 1 Dexos1 is a synthetic blend. The more resistant the oil is to flow, the higher its viscosity. The 5th wheel will get me to 14klbs and I have the Standard box so I should be fine there. Also, having gear in bed allows for less tow weight. You can get a pretty big fifth wheel and still stay under 12,000 lbs.
You will find it is probably around 2,000 - 2,500 pounds. The lower ball joints took a few pumps each and looked collapsed before hand. My change intervals are 5,000 miles. I would Love to run the Rotella again but this 6. Every dealer should have it in 5w30 already, and they are switching the 0w20 at the moment. My owners manual says to use 5W30 in Dexos Synthetic Blend or better.
All of these fluids are extremely harmful to your eyes and skin so it is important to protect yourself. A 10,000 pound conventional trailer will be a little over 1,000 pounds on your truck. I suggest having a look at yours, I wished I did earlier. Nearing its first oil change soon. I hate to loose the storage in my truck bed, but I think I can make up with the extra storage room in the 5th wheel trailer. General Motors expects this to become an industry trend and more automobile manufacturers will be recommending the use of 0W20 engine oil in the future. Their 9000 5w40 is a fantastic oil for the diesels, and their 9003D 5w30 is a great oil for the gassers.
I ran the Rotella 15w40 in my gas Dodge 5. Its nothing more than a recommended number from the manufacturer. It all depends on what your needs are. I inputed all of my trucks information a while back. See my other post above this. Plus they do not include gear,camping equipment,battery's,water ect. A 12,000 lbs trailer is about where I would want to be if I were towing long distances as the 6.
Looks just as good coming out as it did when I put it in. It has been replaced by Gen 2 Dexos1 spec which is now full synthetic. Towing a trailer that heavy with a conventional hookup will by far need an equalizer hitch and that's going to need adjusting. But you'd also need to have a hitch in the bed, which I'm not too fond of personally. I suggest having a look at yours, I wished I did earlier. Any help explaining my max trailer rating would be great.
What is recommended oil weight for these 6. Thanks as that confirms my thoughts. I like the fact the truck takes 6 quarts , my wife's car takes 4 so if I buy 2 jugs of Castrol I can do both the truck and her car. Something to look out for- I did notice that the grease boots seemed empty, I just add enough grease to just barely see the boot move. The Castrol comes in 5 litre jugs. The lower ball joints took a few pumps each and looked collapsed before hand.
Only ran pennzoil 10w30 the entire life of the truck. A 10,000 pound 5th wheel pin weight will be around that weight, meaning you could exceed the truck weight with you and no fuel. But its a number most people should follow. As an example, the 5. But if your manual says 13,000 lbs, then go with that.
Since your truck can be legally loaded to 9500 lbs, 20,500 - 9,500 is 11,000. I like the fact the truck takes 6 quarts , my wife's car takes 4 so if I buy 2 jugs of Castrol I can do both the truck and her car. But if I weren't going too far I would haul something up to 15,000 lbs as that's what I'm doing now but my tows don't usually go farther than 60 miles at that weight and I knock it down to about 12,000 lbs when Im going distance. Just have to do your research for which ones use quality materials throughout. Answer: It is not possible to comment on every type and viscosity of oil that is available. In a perfect world that maybe true,however we do not live in one 5th wheels generally have a 20 to 25% pin weight,while bumper pulls generally have a 10 to 15% tounge weight.