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RE: Truck buying timing?

Never ever buy an off lease or rental vehicle! I know way to many people that beat their lease vehicles and never maintain them at all! Rental vehicles are very well maintained but again get beat on from day one until they are sold. If you are going to buy used buy from the original owner not a dealership. Ford has closed their F-150 plants to change over to the new alum. truck and will be down for three months+. I would bet the leftover trucks will be picked over and the only thing you will find are trucks not set up for towing unless you look right now. Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 08/27/14 10:06am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ordered a 2015 Eco-Diesel today! :)

Bamaman1 the new 1500 is ordered with the air suspension. I made a little more then I was hopping for for I might just jump up into the Laramie instead of the Outdoorsman. We will see when the pricing becomes available. The crew cabs are not slated for build until Oct 6. :( Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 08/26/14 07:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ordered a 2015 Eco-Diesel today! :)

Well sold the old girl today,feel kind of sad really :(... I meet a gentleman at Sam's Club and he looks her over crawls under her :E without even asking :W . Opens all the doors and runs his fingers under the weather stripping :E and said this is the fist truck that didn't have any dirt under here! I looked at him and said well hell I wax the door jams ever year and wipe then down every time I wash her. Why do you think there is not any rust anywhere on this truck? He took her out on the highway, ran her around for 15 miles pulled back in the lot and wrote me a check for a down payment and said he will have the rest by weeks end. Made me feel very good when he told me this was the best truck he has seen out of the 20 or so he had looked at. Being it is a 4X2 he was not going to even call, but every time he looked at the pics of her on Auto Trader, he decided he had to take a look in person. He showed up on a 1994 Soft Tail that looked has good as the day he picked it up. So I'm sure my baby will be in go hands, still kinda sad though. :( Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 08/26/14 05:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram takes the lead.

You're not going to catch me in a light duty truck with a 30K trailer behind me with friction style brakes. You're talking an area that requires a medium size truck with air brakes-- . UH. Maybe you want to re phrase that. The air activates the FRICTION brakes to stop a vehicle. Still off a bit ,air keeps the brake shoes away from the drums. Spring activated- air released. Correct, lose air pressure and the brakes lock up, then fun begins!
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 08/25/14 06:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram takes the lead.

Really TravelNutz? Lets see, the Ram beat the F-450 in the King of Beasts tests and that was a 2013 Ram 3500 verses a 2013 F450. The 2014 Ultimate One-Ton HD Challenge had GM first Ram second and Ford last. I would say that's not a bad showing for the Ram as it was a 2014 not a 2015 like GM and Ford. BTW why doesn't GM use the SAE towing standards for ALL of their trucks like Ram does there buddy, talk about getting and F for misleading. Both Ford and GM strip things off their trucks then do their tow rating tests. Shameful just plain shameful. LOL Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 08/25/14 04:43pm Tow Vehicles
Ram takes the lead.

LINK New Cummins 6.7-liter calibration adds 15 lb.-ft. of torque, edging out even Class 4 pickup competitors to a best-in-class 865 lb.-ft. 2015 Ram 3500 crushes the competition with up to 30,000 pounds of SAE J2807-spec. towing capacity, beating the closest competitor by nearly 1.5 tons. 2015 Ram 2500 holds best-in-class 17,970 pounds of towing capacity, while adhering to SAE J2807 test criteria New best-in-class payload of 7,390 pounds (Ram 3500) Ram maintains credibility and customer confidence as the only automaker to align with SAE J2807 towing standard in its heavy duty pickup truck line Best-in-class Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) of 37,900 pounds The first 2015 Ram Heavy Duty trucks begin rolling off the factory line this week Unsurpassed powertrain warranty – five years/100,000 miles Good thing they used a 2014 Ram for the 2014 Ultimate Heavy-Duty Challenge against GM and Fords 2015 modles.
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 08/25/14 03:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2015 GM Trucks will get 8 speed Transmission

Whether it hunts for gears or not shouldn't be relevant. The shifts are smooth and almost imperceptible. The point of having the extra gears is to keep the engine in a narrow RPM range where it is most efficient. It's going to shift more frequently than a 4-speed, where you are lugging and revving the engine over a much wider RPM range. If that's a problem for you, you better hope your current truck lasts forever because it's the future. Eventually CVT will come to pickup trucks and heavy towing. Nope I don't think you will see a CVT in anything bigger then a compact car. The Jeep Patriot, Compass and Dodge Caliber had a CVT and most buyers hated them. Honda, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Toyota and even Subaru have CVT but not in anything big. Damn-Lire tired but they would not hold up and gave up on the idea. Don't say it will never happen. People said automatics would never be any good in trucks when the first Powerglide came out in 1950. Now you can hardly get a stick in a pickup truck anymore.
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 08/22/14 10:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2500 HD gasser

Well the new diesel still do better then their gas cousins but nothing close to what they used to. If you can sell it without losing to much money then I would say go for it. Other wise add an aux tank to extend your range. Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 08/22/14 08:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2015 GM Trucks will get 8 speed Transmission

So Ford and GM gave up on the ten speed and are going with a 8 then? BTW the 8 speed will not go behind the D-Max. "Ford Motor Co. and General Motors are developing nine- and 10-speed transmissions jointly for use in cars, crossovers, pickups and SUVs.Both companies likely would use the rwd 10-speed in some pickups, SUVs and performance cars, perhaps including the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro. GM could also use it on rwd Cadillac nameplates, which now include the CTS and ATS - LINK Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 08/22/14 08:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2014 Ultimate 1 Ton Challenge results

Would have been interesting to see what would have happened if they could have turned off the torque management. What do you mean by "torque maagement"? RAM does not allow full power in the low gears until you are moving along. None of the engines are allowed to make full power in lower gears. There isn't a drive-train that would fit and hold full torque off the line, and not cost what a full drag trans costs. I know the RAM reduces it a lot. I can really feel when it comes on. Interesting to know how much on each brand. Anyone know? Where does this idea come from that "none of the engines are allowed to make full power in the lower gears"? does the computer limit fuel until it shifts into 3rd? I have heard people throw this "torque management" term around but have doubts that it refers to limiting torque in lower gears. I think the computer backs off fuel during shifting to avoid slipping the transmission clutches and wonder if this might be what "torque management" refers to? Torque Management does refer to low gear fueling, there is less total power available in lower gears. Most people never notice it because the gearing reduction makes up for the lower power output, and the trucks still accelerate quickly with a load. What you are thinking of is called shift defuel and a different ECM control than torque management. Torque management has been around since the late 90's and occurs in all 3 makes and both manual and automatic transmissions. EFI live actually has tables you can see that show the max torque available at a certain rpm. Vehicle engineers have also verified this. The driveline simply cannot handle full torque with the gear reduction of low gears. The drive line can handle tremendous torque and could very likely handle the 3000 or so lbft that comes out the back of the transmission under full fueling. I pull heavy trailers in very soft ground at times and have needed to shift the transfer case into 4 low where the torque is multiplied by 2.72. If the driveline can't handle full fuel in high range just think how severely the fuel must be limited in low range. I think it need to be quoted a few more times. X2 :Z
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 08/22/14 08:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: New Ram

A rambox equipped "loaded" diesel 2500 is going to have pretty poor payload for a 3/4 ton isnt it? The rambox is a pretty heavy option last I checked. The Ram box is not a heavy option, the hit you take is the fact that the weight capacity of the Ram boxes are subtracted from the trucks payload rating. So you are really not loosing any payload. Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 08/21/14 12:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: First service Eco Diesel

The author of that article clearly has an agenda to make diesel for Average Joe Driver look as bad as he possibly could. If that truck were running a DPF instead of DEF, he would have gone through a LOT more than 11.7 gallons in diesel fuel for regens, and paying nearly $10 a gallon for it is just asinine on his part. No mention that the oil changes are LESS FREQUENT in a diesel either. ...and the mileage is "far below" what Dodge claims? It's a NEW TRUCK! The engine takes thousands of miles to break in. Get 15-20K on it and then come back and tell us what it's getting, but he probably won't because it wouldn't further his little crusade here. I wish they'd give me one of those to drive around so I could write a blog about it. If you take your head out of your ass, you could maintain it properly for about 1/2 what he's claiming. X2
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 08/21/14 10:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2014 Ultimate 1 Ton Challenge results

They all were running 3:73 gears and all had a six speed trans. Nutz you're the last one that should ever make this statement " Hijacking is his middle name when facts upset him and threaten his blind pom pom waving psychobabble." The only time you ever post is to defend your lover GM/Chevy there buddy or talk $hit about anything Chrysler. Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 08/21/14 10:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2014 Ultimate 1 Ton Challenge results

Congrats to GM for a much needed win good job guys! Now a few questions here. 1, why did they test using a Ram Laramie Limited, the top of the line and the heaviest of the Ram line? 2, with GM being the lightest of the group, why does it have the least payload? 3, Why did the the Ram haul the heaviest trailer every pull. If you do the math we see the Ram either had a heavier trailer weight or a heavier tongue weight every time. No whining just asking some questions. These guys say the test are fair but when you stop and look at the data they post the numbers just don't add up. Funny thing is the all new Ford F-350 still could not bet the older Ram. Oh and BTW the GM/Chevy nor the Ford HD truck will not be getting the 8 speed trans. Just like the Ram HD will not get a 8 speed. Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 08/21/14 08:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ordered a 2015 Eco-Diesel today! :)

ok so this is the only discussion on the forum about tow capacity where payload doesnt matter! LOL so the ram 1500 (its a diesel) should be able to tow my 15,500 lb 5th wheel because I might as well ignore that MFG spec too. No one has said you can disregard the payload and I certainly never implied you should tow any fifth wheel with a Ram 1500 Eco-diesel, not one time. However towing a TT the tongue weight is to only thing that will detract from the pay load not the weight of the trailer. We all know you can go a little over on the payload without killing everyone on the highway. As for registration, here in Ohio you pay according to the class truck you are registering. So my tag fee will drop with the new 1500 over my 2500. Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 08/20/14 05:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ordered a 2015 Eco-Diesel today! :)

You don't have a GVWR on you registration? GVWR is weight of empty truck + payload. Not sure about your state but in Ohio they go by axel rating and only axel rating. That is what the OSHP told me anyway. Now maybe a LLEO might try to give you a hard time but all you have to do is ask then to show you the code they are citing and they will go away. Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 08/20/14 09:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ordered a 2015 Eco-Diesel today! :)

Hate to bust your C Channel frame bubble but no they are not! Ford is only rating the 2015 F-150 maybe. They came out and said the other trucks will not us the new standards until they get a complete make over. Ram has adopted it for every pick up. And BTW my 2015 Ram 1500 does not have rear coil springs. Nice try though! :B #1)The f150 is full box frame, not C channel. #2)you have coil spring rear suspension if you have an 09 or newer fiat 1500. unless its the air suspension, in which case its still a wandering multilink. That is what I ordered "air suspension". So I take it you won't be buying a 2015 Eco-diesel then? :B Don you'd be correct. different strokes for different folks, hope the truck works out well for you. I just found the payload cap on the ED's to be pretty silly considering the hype prior to release. Just intended to do some good hearted ribbing. Not sure what hype you are talking about, the only hype I recall was for the fuel mileage not it's towing ability. As far as payload goes not sure why anyone would buy a F-150 then order a hd tow package and hd payload that puts it into the 250 ratings for the same or more money. Can you get a 250 with the EB engine? If not Ford should really think about offering that IMO. I'm buying the truck that fits our needs right now and for the foreseeable future. If I needed a truck with 3000# payload I would just order the right tool and that would not be a beefed up 1/2 ton truck. But as you said "different strokes for different folks". Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 08/20/14 09:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ordered a 2015 Eco-Diesel today! :)

Hate to bust your C Channel frame bubble but no they are not! Ford is only rating the 2015 F-150 maybe. They came out and said the other trucks will not us the new standards until they get a complete make over. Ram has adopted it for every pick up. And BTW my 2015 Ram 1500 does not have rear coil springs. Nice try though! :B #1)The f150 is full box frame, not C channel. #2)you have coil spring rear suspension if you have an 09 or newer fiat 1500. unless its the air suspension, in which case its still a wandering multilink. That is what I ordered "air suspension". So I take it you won't be buying a 2015 Eco-diesel then? :B Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 08/19/14 07:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ordered a 2015 Eco-Diesel today! :)

Well lets see how the Fords do when they (if they) start rating their trucks using the SAE rating system. There is a reason Ford and GM backed out yet again and it's because they don't want their customers to know how bad they have been lying to them. hate to burst your rear coil spring bubble but ford is adopting the new towing standards for 2015. Nice try though. Hate to bust your C Channel frame bubble but no they are not! Ford is only rating the 2015 F-150 maybe. They came out and said the other trucks will not use the new standards until they get a complete make over. Ram has adopted it for every pick up. And BTW my 2015 Ram 1500 does not have rear coil springs. Nice try though! :B
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 08/19/14 06:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cummins 5.9 serpentine belt & hoses

Well I had 2 go south and went with the Airdog, much better pump and 100 times better fuel filtration and water separation then the OE pumps no matter where it's located. If there was not a problem with the pumps do you think Dodge would have paid to the pump moved to inside the tank? Nope no way, you should call Carter and let them know you have that many miles on the original pump. They might buy it from you to see what they did right! :W Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 08/19/14 06:02pm Tow Vehicles
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