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Author Topic: 1991 Chevy c1500 electrical troubleshooting  (Read 16067 times)

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Re: 1991 Chevy c1500 electrical troubleshooting
« Reply #61 on: March 19, 2015, 07:11:02 PM »


4300 lbs with wheeling equipment but no camping equipment. They charged $10.50 for a printout. They also do weighing for dmv purposes if you need that.

I checked my build codes on my truck and with the 3.42:1 axle ratio, I can tow 6500 lbs with a combined vehicle weight rating of 11000 lbs.

If I go up to 3.73:1 I can tow an extra 1000 lbs. I think that if I can find a trailer under 2000 lbs I will be okay.

So the trailer weighs 2400 lbs. I'm fucked. I need to flat tow.
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Re: 1991 Chevy c1500 electrical troubleshooting
« Reply #62 on: March 19, 2015, 07:29:45 PM »

That sucks
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Re: 1991 Chevy c1500 electrical troubleshooting
« Reply #63 on: March 19, 2015, 08:35:55 PM »

It will be fine. I think Tim offered to lend a tow bar. I don't know if it will mate to your D-ring mounts. I adapted my tow bar with Warrior Products #867 to fit 1" wide mounts with 7/8" D-ring pins. I will shoot you some pic's Friday.
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timatoe

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Re: 1991 Chevy c1500 electrical troubleshooting
« Reply #64 on: March 20, 2015, 02:24:32 AM »

I have two additional tow bars.  Let me know, I could bring one Sunday if you're gonna be there.  For the cooler I'd go with the second one (the bigger of the two).
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Re: 1991 Chevy c1500 electrical troubleshooting
« Reply #65 on: March 20, 2015, 05:33:13 AM »


I have two additional tow bars.  Let me know, I could bring one Sunday if you're gonna be there.  For the cooler I'd go with the second one (the bigger of the two).
Please bring them Sunday. I will do my best to attend.
I will measure my grill to see if the bigger cooler will fit.
Doug, I saw those warrior mounts and will need to measure the pin size on my bumper. I found a 10" rise ball mount that I think will work but I need to take more measurements prior to purchase.

Is it a concern that the ball mount may interfere with my tailgate opening all the way flat? How much of a pain in the ass will that be? I may need to build a bump stop or something.
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Re: 1991 Chevy c1500 electrical troubleshooting
« Reply #66 on: March 20, 2015, 11:56:33 AM »

It almost certainly will hit the tailgate.  Not really an issue I don't think, you'll likely have the truck loaded before hooking up the Jeep and visa versa, it would only be an issue if you need to drop the gate in transit.
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Re: 1991 Chevy c1500 electrical troubleshooting
« Reply #67 on: March 20, 2015, 11:59:15 AM »

Those Warrior adapters come in two sizes. Amazon has them both but their description is wrong for the specs.
I had to shim the 867 at the tow bar. (the inner nuts are drilled out as spacers) I incorporated the brake away wiring at the jeep end for my Even Brake.
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My shit (coiled safety cables are attached to my RV)
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1991 Chevy c1500 electrical troubleshooting
« Reply #68 on: March 20, 2015, 01:39:57 PM »

Thanks Doug! That light bar looks great btw.

« Last Edit: March 20, 2015, 01:50:08 PM by pdangerp »
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Re: 1991 Chevy c1500 electrical troubleshooting
« Reply #69 on: March 20, 2015, 06:25:03 PM »

Where do the cables hook on your jeep Doug? 

I shoulda looked into those brackets too, I built an adapter to fit my recovery points.  Still not sure how to attach the cables.
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Re: 1991 Chevy c1500 electrical troubleshooting
« Reply #70 on: March 20, 2015, 08:34:03 PM »

Where do the cables hook on your jeep Doug? 
You are going to laugh. Look at the cheesy licence plate bolts. I really need to replace those with something more substantial.   
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Re: 1991 Chevy c1500 electrical troubleshooting
« Reply #71 on: March 21, 2015, 03:28:45 AM »

OK, then my plan should work out fine.....
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Re: 1991 Chevy c1500 electrical troubleshooting
« Reply #72 on: March 21, 2015, 09:30:13 AM »

I'm fucked. I need to flat tow.
I have a lead on a Brake Buddy you might be able to borrow. Don't get your hopes too high though, he is away and might not be back in time. I'll keep you posted, JJ might be able to reach him.
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51 CJ3-A, 4.3 TBI Chevy, SM420, Dana 18TC, 30/44 Full Floaters, Yukon Front Axle and Hubs, rear drive flanges, Detroit Fr / E-Locker Rr, 4.27:1 Gears, 74:1, HD steering / 4 wheel disk brakes, Viair 550C, 100% LED - VisionX headlights, Rigid Light-bar, DOT Fogs, Grote tail, Soft Top and Heater, 35"KM-2's, 3" up, no articulation - it works

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Re: 1991 Chevy c1500 electrical troubleshooting
« Reply #73 on: March 21, 2015, 10:52:34 AM »

Cool!
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Re: 1991 Chevy c1500 electrical troubleshooting
« Reply #74 on: March 23, 2015, 07:00:09 PM »

I'm fucked. I need to flat tow.
I have a lead on a Brake Buddy you might be able to borrow. Don't get your hopes too high though, he is away and might not be back in time. I'll keep you posted, JJ might be able to reach him.
GOOD NEWS! JJ reached his neighbor by phone and is going to buy the Brake Buddy and loan it to you. He should have it in a few days. Tim could tell you what is required for hook-up. I will let you know what model it is so you can download instructions.

How is the tow bar working out?
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51 CJ3-A, 4.3 TBI Chevy, SM420, Dana 18TC, 30/44 Full Floaters, Yukon Front Axle and Hubs, rear drive flanges, Detroit Fr / E-Locker Rr, 4.27:1 Gears, 74:1, HD steering / 4 wheel disk brakes, Viair 550C, 100% LED - VisionX headlights, Rigid Light-bar, DOT Fogs, Grote tail, Soft Top and Heater, 35"KM-2's, 3" up, no articulation - it works

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Re: 1991 Chevy c1500 electrical troubleshooting
« Reply #75 on: March 23, 2015, 09:16:50 PM »

GOOD NEWS! JJ reached his neighbor by phone and is going to buy the Brake Buddy and loan it to you. He should have it in a few days. Tim could tell you what is required for hook-up. I will let you know what model it is so you can download instructions.

How is the tow bar working out?

Did JJ sell the one he had before?  He's borrowing one of the bars I had.
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Re: 1991 Chevy c1500 electrical troubleshooting
« Reply #76 on: March 23, 2015, 09:44:20 PM »

Yes. Tim let me borrow a towbar. I ordered the warrior brackets and should have them Thursday. That's great news about the brake buddy. Let me know where I need to be to borrow that brake buddy.
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Re: 1991 Chevy c1500 electrical troubleshooting
« Reply #77 on: March 23, 2015, 10:24:48 PM »

Yes, JJ sold the Brake Buddy to his neighbor when he sold the motorhome to me. The neighbor got another one for free and JJ bought another camper. JJ is buying the brake back again. I got mine from the same neighbor, who bought that one from JJ also. I've lost track.... :shaking:

I think all you will need is a brake-away switch. I'll let you know in a couple days Pat.
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Re: 1991 Chevy c1500 electrical troubleshooting
« Reply #78 on: March 24, 2015, 08:44:52 AM »

 :rofl:

That's funny cause Sunday Patrick and I were talking and I was wondering what JJ did with the one he had when you bought the motor home.  Tell him I said hi and hope all is well next time you speak with him.
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Re: 1991 Chevy c1500 electrical troubleshooting
« Reply #79 on: March 25, 2015, 05:16:41 AM »

These things are huge!
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