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RE: new GMC 1500 2x4. No one needs 4x4 anyway

Wife went from a Subaru Outback to a 2014 2wd Ram, I hope she don't regret it.
1stgenfarmboy 12/14/17 12:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Buying a truck from up north??

last month I went just north of Atlanta to buy a truck, the other cars we have bought were from, Ark, Tn, 3 from TX, CT, WV, KY, I havent bought a truck in IL in 25 years. With that said I have a habbit of making a list of options and style, color, miles and when I find it I go get it, I will not fudge from even the color, why buy something you will not like. to some folks a car is a way to get from point A to B, and if it runs all is good, thats not me. heck I went to Boston to pick up a motorcycle, thats a long way from So ILL. And it's a good reason to take a trip. :B
1stgenfarmboy 12/14/17 10:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: Buying a truck from up north??

For what it's worth, I live as far south in ILL as you can get and if the forcast is calling for a possibility of freezing rain they spray liquid salt water on the roads just in case, I bought a 4 year old truck in Chicago and in a couple years I had replaced the entire ABS system and a trans due to the computer having bad conections from salt. After a flood or storm where there a lot of cars with water damage in a few weeks they can be spread all over the country, you just really need to look at it before you buy.
1stgenfarmboy 12/13/17 03:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Buying a truck from up north??

bought a truck up north once " in the salt belt ", never again.
1stgenfarmboy 12/13/17 01:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Colorado Suggestions Needed

If you are going to see Telluride, stop at Mountain Village, park for free, ride the free gondola down into Telluride, great views and did I say free, ( you won't find many things free in CO. ). you could go by Great Sand Dunes N.P. it's right on the way and stop off at Creede, you can see many cool silver mines with easy roads, on your way to Durango. also I second or third trying to do the Durango to Silverton RR must See towns. Silverton Ouray Telluride Ridgway--------must eat at the True Grit Cafe
1stgenfarmboy 12/12/17 02:25pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Using propane exhaust to heat underneath?

Yeh, you won't know you're about to die, it will just sneek up on you kinda peaceful like.
1stgenfarmboy 12/12/17 01:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: Post your tow vehicle pics here

I'm going to give the old 93 a rest and try this truck for a little while, no where near the torque of the Cummins, not near as cool as the old truck " to me at least " but my DW sure does like it better, and I will say it rides better. https://i.imgur.com/IM1CGPOl.jpg
1stgenfarmboy 12/08/17 09:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: HEY we need a sticky for our TT pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We are going to try this truck for a while and see how it does pulling the TT, It sure does ride a lot smoother. :B https://i.imgur.com/IM1CGPOl.jpg
1stgenfarmboy 12/08/17 09:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: Torque wars continue in the diesels

Nope.....just means it's a boat engine, not an industrial engine. :W
1stgenfarmboy 12/07/17 11:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: looking for airbags recommondations

Having them t'ed is good for just ride hight adjusting, but do nothing for a sway problem, I will agree that sway in not as much of a problem with a TT or FW as it is with a big TC " which is why I put bags on my 1 ton to start with " but I bought a new firestone kit and have had no problems in 9 years, let all the air out when not towing and have had as much as 80 psi when loaded, ( most of the time they have 35 on one side and 50 on the heavy side ). I will admit that I have thought about on-board adjust on the fly, but probably never do it. Dar
1stgenfarmboy 12/07/17 09:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: Torque wars continue in the diesels

New IH tractor on farm has Cummins 6.7 with DEF. Old IH combine has 5.9 Cummins.Ok Dont know of any industrial apllications with Powerstroke or Duramax powerplant Cummins is an Industrial engine. Cummins 6bt engine is in every market. Hell Ford used it in class 6,7 and 8 trucks for how long? yes starting in 1984 Cummins has been put in alot of industrial equipment as well as running stationary equipment like pumps and generators running 24/7 for months on end, sure the first Cummins in a Dodge truck was a 160hp non-intercooled smokey dog, but they pulled very well and were almost indestructible, with little maintenance. this alone is what sold the trucks, I have owned many Dodge diesel trucks, but it wasn't because I like a Dodge truck.
1stgenfarmboy 12/07/17 09:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: Air filter intake 2016 Ram 6.7

Just for info, the EGT readings post turbo are around 400* lower than pre turbo.
1stgenfarmboy 12/06/17 01:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Air filter intake 2016 Ram 6.7

This is a good rule of thumb. If you can blow black smoke then you need more air.
1stgenfarmboy 12/05/17 12:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2018 F-150 hype....believe it or not?

Well.........shoot then.......I ain't gonna say you got it made..................but. :B
1stgenfarmboy 12/05/17 12:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: Air filter intake 2016 Ram 6.7

I know this is like apples and oranges, but on my old VE pumped 12v I had the more fuel thing in aces, but I was hitting 1,800* on a short full throttle run, I installed a big intercooler, 3 inch cool tubz including a 3 inch intake tub and a 60mm wheel on my turbo and brought my EGT's down to a max of 1,275* as well as boost numbers going from 28lbs to 41, that is a huge gain.
1stgenfarmboy 12/05/17 12:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2018 F-150 hype....believe it or not?

Allen, If a nice smooth ride is important to you and your wife I would consider going a little smaller so a well equiped 1/2 will tow it easily, towing with a truck that is maxed out will take some of the fun out of it, and having a 3/4 or 1 ton truck to drive around unloaded everyday is not fun. Wait......I have to have a wife!?!? :E :B OOooooooooo..............significant other..........? ? ? ? :h
1stgenfarmboy 12/05/17 12:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: 2018 F-150 hype....believe it or not?

Allen, If a nice smooth ride is important to you and your wife I would consider going a little smaller so a well equiped 1/2 will tow it easily, towing with a truck that is maxed out will take some of the fun out of it, and having a 3/4 or 1 ton truck to drive around unloaded everyday is not fun.
1stgenfarmboy 12/05/17 10:29am Travel Trailers
RE: Torque wars continue in the diesels

My old truck has none of this TM junk, when you step on it, it goes to the wheels, I only have less than 800lbft and never use it........never mash it when hooked to the TT.................never mash it when hooked to the goosneck..............only after a mod to see how it works. I can never think of a time when I would ever floor board it with something hooked up. I pull 20,000lbs of antique tractors every now and then and don't need it. my truck came from the factory with 160hp/400lbtq when new and was the talk of the industry in the early 90's,
1stgenfarmboy 12/05/17 09:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: How did you decide on which TT to buy ?

I have never owned an airstream, but there is a chance they could be a little beter quality than the other ones, having said that I don't like them so I won't own one. I have however owne a couple of the " beter " quality ones that were no different than the Lower priced ones, I am also handy in the shop and it is a good thing because the last Lance we had took lots of shop time. Most of them use the same appliances, so that is a wash, some have solid wood doors but with that said I have never had a problem with a cheap door, when you use them things get worn just like your recliner at home. we have had many campers of all kinds and the floorplan is most important to us, also I guess it is how " hard " a person is on things, we are gentle when shutting doors and drawers and don't flop on the furnature so things seem to last, with kids it is hard to keep this up. I think the only TT we have had that didn't have an problem of any kind was an 07 Jayco 28RLS we bought new, probably should have kept it even though it is a bit big for what we like to do. just like everything in life, there are good and bad in every brand of everything, and no one thing be it a car, truck, motorcycle, boat, camper, bicycle, tires, gun, will do eveything the best.
1stgenfarmboy 12/05/17 09:03am Travel Trailers
RE: Air filter intake 2016 Ram 6.7

If you want to put one on it won't hurt anything, in fact it " could " help a thing or two with a mild tune, will you feel it NO, but what ever you do get a system that is a true " COLD " air system. once you start doing mods there is always a choke point, it may be coming in........it may be going out. PS they do look cool...........so you have that.
1stgenfarmboy 12/04/17 02:12pm Tow Vehicles
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