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RE: Stuck in Newton NJ with a blown transmission

Thanks for keeping us updated! I'm glad to hear that this may work out fairly well for you. I'm in the middle of a search for my next TV and the Sub 2500 is high on my list. Sounds like the transmission behind the big block is somewhat prone to breaking like the 4r100 is in the Ford Excursion. Do you know if there are any high performance transmission builders for the GM (4l80e???) transmission like there is for the Fords. I know that Brian's Transmission Shop is a well regarded builder of the Ford transmissions for towing applications but wasn't sure abot the GM. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/25/16 10:26am Tow Vehicles
How to back up trailer- Aerial View

Found this on YouTube- Thought it may be handy to visualize how the trailers are moving while making maneuvers and backing. This is an arial view of a tractor trailer turning and backing. The first 6 minutes are so are with the tandem axles in their most forward position... While still further back than most TT and Fivers it is closest to demonstrating how our towable RV's move while backing and maneuvering. Note: The 90 degree turn is displayed and you can see the trailer tires scrubbing sideways... This may help people see how effective it is to get to 90 degrees with a truck and fiver. Video Link The music is terrible (like elevator music) so you may want to hit mute. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/24/16 08:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ridgelines leaving the factory

Wife took this picture yesterday while we were headed out on vacation... Quikrete concrete in 80lb bag form...best I could tell...asked my wife after the picture was taken to count how many bags she saw...she said 10 and it looks like its 3 deep... That's a job for a 3/4 or 1 ton truck. Little Ridgeline look like it was under some pressure to say the least. Lol. http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/Truck%20Stuff/FE758EB5-BFEF-42A5-93BC-76C24B9126FE_zps1ko2i03n.jpg width=640 So yes, the Ridgeline is great for its design parameters...but just like anything else...don't ask it to do more than it was designed too... This fella would have had no problem with a decently sized utility trailer and this load. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/22/16 10:06am Tow Vehicles
RE: Totaled Truck...CARFAX

My wife was rear-ended hard in a Kia Sorento... twisted the entire car... car was too new and we have a 75% rule in Tennessee for totaling a car. Repair was around 13k or so. When we traded the car in we let them know that it was in an accident. They said.. we already pulled the CarFax and its no big deal... CarFax said "light rear end collision." At that point I lost all faith in CarFaxJokeScam.com... I KNOW that it wasn't a light hit.. car was nearly totaled. Bet that CarFax on your old truck says.. minor collision. Sheesh... Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/20/16 11:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Replace OEM Ram Brake Controller w/Aftermarket BC??

Aftermarket brake controllers advertise that they can control 1-3 or 1-4 axles...doesn't anyone know what the IBC claims to be able to control? Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/19/16 12:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: My Traveling Poll, Results.....

Sorry if my reports that are TRUE hurt some feelings. I have said ALL three trucks are good within their warranty but this poll I did should give people in the market for a new truck and plan on keeping it after the warranty is gone something to consider. If anyone doubts that RAM dominates "THIS" market then THEY truly are wearing rose colored glasses. I do fully understand RAM does not sell the most trucks. I posted this with facts as "I" have seen them, anyone that knows me knows I do not fabricate anything. I have no reason to. I have to say I don't think there has been one GM owner comment so far negatively on this thread, HMMMMMM. Hey Cummins, I'm on the road every day with a pretty significant commute on interstate roads. I am on I24 coming to Chattanooga TN which is a major artery connecting to I75... Needless to say.. I see a huge variety of rigs on the road. Here are some observations I see on the interstate... 1) I see a lot of Gooseneck car haulers being towed by 03-08 Rams... like a crazy weird amount. I see all brands of trucks hauling these.. just a disproportional amount of 03-08 Rams. 2) Most Travel Trailers being towed by hotshots are SRW... I see more GM's than anything else followed by Ram and Ford 3) Most agriculture (horse/cattle/livestock trailers) seem to be towed by Fords 4) Most big RV's seem to pulled by Fords (F150/F250/F350's) 5) Huge increase in mid-sized SUV's towing travel trailers ... mostly Durango's and Grand Cherokee's 6) seems 9 out of 10 "work trucks" used in construction etc...are Fords.. 7) I do see half tons towing heavy RV's every day, but for every Half Ton towing a big RV I will see 3-5 HD trucks from any of the big three towing 8) I see less and less full size SUV's towing Travel Trailers 9) I still see a lot of 6.0 Powerstrokes on the road, towing, hauling, working... pretty interesting 10) Seems that every Cummins powered truck from 94-2002 is still on the road. I hardly ever see Ford's or Chevy's from the same time period... but I see 94-02 Cummins Rams all the time (rust and all) 11) I have been seeing an increase in Mid 80's (80-87) Chevy trucks on the road. Not sure why... Not seeing an increase in Fords or Dodges... just the 80-87 Chevy Trucks...strange 12) The midsize truck market is exploding... 13) Most trucks on the road are not really trucks.. They are big Honda Accords...i.e. commuter trucks hauling around 1 person 14) Just so I don't stop at 13 :B... GM's new Silverado 3500 Dually is a beautiful truck! Just casual observations from the daily commute. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/18/16 09:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ridgelines leaving the factory

Yes it can haul a yard of gravel...on a trailer :)
jerem0621 05/18/16 01:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ridgelines leaving the factory

I'm lazy what exactly is their payload and can they be towed 4 down? I'm guessing less than 1k and NO. Nice little car though :B Likely wrong on both!!! DD 2006 had a payload about 1,500#!! Not sure about the 4 down towing. Yep...TFL confirmed that the payload is around 1,500 lbs. I also heard a Honda rep say it will have best in class payload on one of the videos I watched. The Honda Pilots owners manual states that towing behind a motorhome can damage the transmission... since the Ridgeline and the Pilot share a lot of components I would imagine it would be the same. So... this "car" tows more than a lot of trucks...has more payload than a lot of trucks..gets better MPG... has a wider bed than trucks in its class... will be as reliable as a ...Honda... and is reasonably priced. I imagine that the truck will get mid 30's to 40 mpg with a diesel (hopefully sometime in the future) This truck has been available for over 10 years and has proven itself very reliable and the unibody has not been an issue. Possibly, the future of trucks you all are looking at here. Unibody vans have already taken over the full size van market. The Sprinter and Promaster chassis cab has frame rails that proceed out of the unit body cab and are configurable in many different ways. Importantly, this Unibody has significant payloads... (5,000 lbs ish) Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/17/16 10:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ridgelines leaving the factory

Official specs are still not up at the Honda website, and for that matter, you can't even find the Ridgeline on their website. Maybe it's just me. It is on their site... Here is the Link
jerem0621 05/17/16 06:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Replace OEM Ram Brake Controller w/Aftermarket BC??

Why P3 over the P2 ? They are both great controllers. The P3 has a few more diagnostic tools but they function the same...the performance is about the same too. My next one will be a P3 as I like the diagnostic tools and I believe it gives you status in English vs code. I have a rebadged Prodigy 1 and it's been flawless in its performance. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/17/16 06:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Replace OEM Ram Brake Controller w/Aftermarket BC??

Really good news there that the P3 Ram pigtail can be pugged into the factory IBC connection. Similar to Toyota Tundra. Like Ben...I'm not a big fan of highly integrated stuff on my vehicles but it is the way things are going now. My van has in dash GPS yet I still choose to use the friction mounted Garmin...why? The Garmin update for the integrated GPS is $150 ish...I already have the free life time maps on my Stand alone....so I get to use the most current maps for free instead of the three year old maps in the Van. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/17/16 03:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Replace OEM Ram Brake Controller w/Aftermarket BC??

I just read on one of the RAM forums that someone tried to order a RAM IBC from a RAM dealer. The supplier replied that they were instructed to return all IBC stock back to Chrysler as Chrysler was aware of a defect with the controller. Thats just peachy... I wonder if the Tundra and the Ram share OEM suppliers because the new Tundra's IBC is getting blasted on forums. many folks are unplugging the IBC and plugging in P3 Prodigy brake controllers and reporting much better braking. Just curious if this similar problem is due to the OEM that builds the IBC. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/17/16 11:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2002 Tahoe

"No problem" is subjective. Depends on what you are expecting...if you expect it to handle and drive like it does unloaded then no...it won't be "no problem"... However, if you understand and expect the Tahoe to handle different, for the motor to work harder and at higher RPM's than unloaded, and if you pay attention to the set up then-yes...no problem. The biggest single piece of equipment for towing safely is YOU. If YOU take time to study towing, hitching, matching the trailer to the truck, researching how vehicle performance is imacted by towing (expect half the normal MPG, and expect 1,000 to 2,000 rpm more than normal operating engine speeds...you will be fine. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/14/16 01:24pm Towing
RE: 2017 Honda Ridgeline- First Review

I like the old style better. The new style just looks too car like for me. Though the all black style looks pretty cool. I'm kind of opposit. I always thought the earlier Ridgeline looked like a mini Chevy Avalanche...like something from a matchbox set. Although they did look much better after the 2010 facelift. The new one looks great to me...but I tend to like Honda's current styling. Now if they would just put a little Diesel in it. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/13/16 06:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Days 11-15 in Canada

I love Niagra Falls. One of my favorite trips was there with just me and my wife. We had a blast...we did Bridal Veil Falls and the Maid of the Mist, and journey behind the falls...three unforgettable experiences. Thanks for sharing your trip with us. I have totally enjoyed it. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/13/16 05:39pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Blue Ox Sway Pro - Does it smooth out ride in TV?

"I went with Blue Ox and the ride is noticeably better than with my prior Reese Dual cam (w/ trunnion bars) or the Hensley that I broke before than. " so you are the one I heard about that broke a Hensley! He is not the only one Anyone Broken A Hensley? Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/13/16 05:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: Early sound systems in vehicles

Probably aging myself...but...My dad bought an Oldmobile in the mid 80's that came with a Cassette player. Included in the car was a tape called 'Oldsmobile' and had songs from Willie Nelson and Michael Jackson and several others.... We wore that tape out traveling. Lol My uncle had an 8 track player installed in his 80's car since he had buckets and buckets of them...thought that was strange. Lol Thanks!
jerem0621 05/13/16 11:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: Suggestions on towing with 4.6L Toyota Tundra

The 5.7 is the motor to get...well worth the price difference. The smaller V8 is a great motor but the power difference is significant. Also...the 4.6 came out in 2010...that motor is a nice pulling motor as it has 310 hp, timing chains, and is in the 5.7 family. From 2007-2009 the V8 is a 4.7 v8 which is an entirely different motor at only 276 hp. This motor uses timing BELTS which must be changed at regular intervals. Not exactly cheap...and something you don't have to worry about on the 5.7 IMHO...go for a 2010 plus 4.6 as the maintenance on the older motor may off set the price difference....actually...IMHO ..save and get the 5.7 ;) Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/12/16 04:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 Honda Ridgeline- First Review

Well said Bill, Not everyone needs or wants a giant truck. Yes for massive RV's you need a massive truck...but not all RV's are massive. There are many towable recreational vehicles that are a great match for these midsize trucks. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/12/16 02:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: "The Long, Long Trailer" Score!

BTW, what does everyone think about that hitch setup? Would have solved my over bed cargo weight in my last truck. :) I heard an interview with Andy Thompson from Can Am RV and he talked about riding in tow cars using the dolly while his dad was driving...he said that they would tend to throw the car around...I can see that. He said that using a WD hitch is a better option as it gives a much smoother ride and much more control without all the throwing around of the car. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 05/12/16 09:37am General RVing Issues
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