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RE: Next generation Ram

FCA has pushed the 2018 Ram HD redesign out do to being short on cash, but has money to spend on Alpha Romeo which I'm sure will be another flop. Link Alfa Romeo development comes from a separate bucket of cash that is not connected to Ram and Chrysler.
RobertRyan 01/16/17 06:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fiat-Chrysler caught cheating on diesel emmissions

Just found a great run down of the issues on the table by someone that seems to know what there talking about. I don't think this is as bad as some are saying. OversteerMyBagel 1/12/17 1:57pm http://jalopnik.com/having-had-some-experience-with-diesels-and-having-a-bi-1791126923 Would be nice if that was the case but the US Justice Department has just launched a Criminal Investigation
RobertRyan 01/14/17 04:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fiat-Chrysler caught cheating on diesel emmissions

I wonder if the EPA still pursues this once the Trump admin takes over. The incoming EPA chief, Scott Pruitt, is not a big fan of the agency or their regulations. My thoughts exactly. The USA needs to get competitive again with the rest of the world, including manufacturing and pollution standards in 3rd world countries. And enjoy third world pollution ... again? Thought we were past that. After going to LA and seeing the Hills disappear at 5 pm, no you are far from past that.
RobertRyan 01/14/17 04:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fiat-Chrysler caught cheating on diesel emmissions

The USA needs to get competitive again with the rest of the world, including manufacturing and pollution standards in 3rd world countries. Could be wrong but this engine (3.0 Ecodiesel) is compliant with European Union emissions standards across the pond, and I think they are more stringent than US EPA. At least from what I read online..... No it is complying with US Tier standards, needs to be completely different to meet Euro Standards. Do not know if it will meet Euro 6
RobertRyan 01/14/17 04:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fiat-Chrysler caught cheating on diesel emmissions

From The Detroit Free Press No criminal or civil prosecution at present, though one could reasonably conclude Sergio may be writing a big check to the Feds soon...... Roughly US 5 Billion,but FCA cannot afford that
RobertRyan 01/12/17 04:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fiat-Chrysler caught cheating on diesel emmissions

Your links don't work for me. There are two class action lawsuits pending against FCA and Cummins. I haven't found anything that says the EPA is planning action against either company. This has nothing to do whatsoever with Cummins. The 5.9 and 6.7 are not affected.104,0000 vehicles affected one estimate,( it includes Jeep) and it appears to be emissions cheating, I suspect FCA may have to do a Mitsubishi and sell to another Automaker, as the cost will be an estimated $5Billion
RobertRyan 01/12/17 04:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford F150 diesel

I don't really care for diesels, but it is a good idea for Ford to offer it. I do find it funny that excuses were made about why diesels were not a good idea in light duty pickups after Ram's Ecodiesel came out, and now Ford decides to offer one in the F150. In similar fashion, excuses were made as to why the Ranger was discontinued (slow seller, market dried up, etc.) and now they are planning to bring it back after seeing the success of the new Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon. Ford makes incredible trucks, and the F series trucks will probably always be the top sellers in the industry, but I just find it amusing how they change their mind about certain offerings. Regardless, I think Ford is making a great choice to offer this engine. It will sell very well. GMC has one in the new Acadia, Ford in the Transit.Appears diesels are slowly coming back to the US, although they are booming outside North America GMC is not offering a diesel in their new Acadia. It will be an engine choice in the new 2018 Terrain. Not sold here, so the confusion on name
RobertRyan 01/10/17 12:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford F150 diesel

I don't really care for diesels, but it is a good idea for Ford to offer it. I do find it funny that excuses were made about why diesels were not a good idea in light duty pickups after Ram's Ecodiesel came out, and now Ford decides to offer one in the F150. In similar fashion, excuses were made as to why the Ranger was discontinued (slow seller, market dried up, etc.) and now they are planning to bring it back after seeing the success of the new Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon. Ford makes incredible trucks, and the F series trucks will probably always be the top sellers in the industry, but I just find it amusing how they change their mind about certain offerings. Regardless, I think Ford is making a great choice to offer this engine. It will sell very well. GMC has one in the new Acadia, Ford in the Transit.Appears diesels are slowly coming back to the US, although they are booming outside North America
RobertRyan 01/09/17 01:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Why don't TC makers use the Truma Combi units?

All, The Cirrus truck camper uses the Alde system which is very similar to Truma. Some higher end custom campers like XPCamper and EarthCruiser use Webasto which offers a diesel fueled option. All of these are quite common globally but sadly not here. Bill Very true.Webasto, Truma are always on display at every Caravan show I have been at and fitted( Truma) as original equipment on many local RV's. Irony is that EarthCruiser do not offer a TC in Australia, although they come from here and have an Australian operation located not far from my Sister's rural house
RobertRyan 01/08/17 01:49pm Truck Campers
RE: HD Diesel emissions for 2024 ( pick-ups to follow?)

There are several European countries that are making laws to phase out diesel powered vehicles do the complexity and cost to make diesel technology meet their emission goals. Actually that is not the case. EV's will maybe have a 20% hold on the European and other markets outside NA around 2024. A lot of EV use will be for Commercial vehicles The report shows that like in the rest of the EU, diesel was the most sold fuel in 2015. According to the EEA, in 2015 some 120 million litres of diesel were sold in the local market, com Mercedes E Class Coupe released at this years Detroit Motorshow will launch with three petrol engines and a single diesel, giving it a power range from 135kW to 245kW, though a thicker soup of engines will follow, as will all-wheel drive versions.
RobertRyan 12/24/16 03:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: Won't someone please make rugged small trailers??

Do a search for Australian trailers. Amazing where they take them down under. Very stringent safety and build requirements. No US made trailers could pass. Pretty well summed up the difference. Market is booming at the moment, plenty of variety and improving quality Nice trailers for sure. No market for them here. Let's see, a trailer that cost Aud$70K is about USD$53K, add a few grand for shipping, then whatever import fees, pay sales tax and put a tag on it....figure $70K. All that you have a nice camper with a door on the off side. You can buy/use/wear out/throw away several good 'ol plain-jane made in Indiana trailers for that. Most of us reading this are of an age that we don't have enough years of life left to wear out that many trailers. Here it is the reverse cannot get enough of them. They usually come with either a 5yr or 10yr warranty for normal use( some off road, not just dirt road usage)
RobertRyan 12/22/16 12:41am Travel Trailers
RE: Won't someone please make rugged small trailers??

Do a search for Australian trailers. Amazing where they take them down under. Very stringent safety and build requirements. No US made trailers could pass. Pretty well summed up the difference. Market is booming at the moment, plenty of variety and improving quality
RobertRyan 12/19/16 01:12am Travel Trailers
RE: Does anyone tow with a Chevy Colorado?

I just don't get the whole Colorado thing! I stopped by the local TSC to pick up some ice melt and a guy parked next to me with a brand new GMC Colorado (had just left the dealer) that was just a tad smaller then my truck! We started talking and looking over each others truck and have to say the Colorado he had was sweet! It is a great looking truck and sitting in it was as comfy as mine but you (b)getting a truck that is almost the same size as a full size so why?(/b) Don That is what the " Global Pickups" are now. They seem to be getting bigger, much more car like ,with fairly hefty payloads. Whole segment is on fire outside NA
RobertRyan 12/13/16 03:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: Does anyone tow with a Chevy Colorado?

Trailer life had a review of the new Colorado towing a lance TT. They thought it was great. Maybe more real life stories rather than speculation. http://www.lancecamper.com/docs/TrailerLife-2155.pdf Par for the course in Australia. Only concern is the Duramax/ Transmission, has been less than refined is not the most capable Pickup around. I cannot see the US model being any better.
RobertRyan 12/13/16 12:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: Are you freakin kidding me?

I subscribe to an Australian RV site..Big Rigs and they are talking about the cost to have a large bus with a blown engine to Perth..."Thought I had got away with it, when the oil pipe cracked, and I lost my oil. Sounded fine after the repairs. But as engine gremlins are prone to do, the little ****** waited until the ole Nullabor before springing into action. Yesterday was a great day, rolling like a champion. Today within 20 klicks There came can awful noise, something is brokey for sure. Could be a piston skirt, small end, or something else. Sigh! The tow to Perth, special rate is 6k. We are 100 klicks east of Belladonia. Then into a workshop. I have been told TW Mechanical at Naval Base near Rockingham is fair. Anyone else have any recommendations please." 6 THOUSAND dollars? and one the commenters is talking about a $12,000 tow bill. I did the exchange rate and the Aussie dollar is only one cent under a CDN buck. Who has that kind of money? Gary Haupt I am going to tour some of Western Australia on a Coach, the whole thing will cost $7,000. It is cheaper to fly to the US, we had a comprehensive trip in Europe, with my late wife and Sister. All up $10,000
RobertRyan 12/01/16 04:12am General RVing Issues
RE: camper styling in america 2017

I sort of agree with you about interior styling, my 08 Cougar interior looks like the inside of a Bordello (not that I know what one would look like). I'm always impressed with how the European campers look inside even some of the Australian units. Very clean and simple. As far as new trucks go some people have the money and want the newest and the best. If they can afford it more power to them, that's America. To go into long term debt for a $60k truck, I don't think that's the right path to take, but some people have no choice, that too is America. Ron W I've thought for a long time that the interiors were designed by '60's hippies suffering from acid flashbacks. :-) Personally, I don't mind solid, contrasting, colors with a =little= patterning, but what we get is sometimes just horrible. Add that and the fact that almost all but the cheapest rigs seem to have vinyl seating... I guess these same burnt out interior designers have never suffered from that condition we call down here "swamp a$$". =Anything= that breathes is much preferable to something that doesn't, especially since the vast majority of people do their camping in the summer months. I like a bit of "homey" feel, but the stark, Ikea-like interiors of the Aussie (sorry RobertRyan) and Euro campers just leaves me cold. I =can= understand the need to have simple interiors for the Aussies, and toyhaulers in general, simply from the fact that they get DIRTY, and that style is a whole lot easier to clean out. But for me (actually the DW, but that means me), the comforts of home are what she, er I, want. :-) Lyle Here they would run very quickly in the opposite direction if you turn up with a US style interior. Tiffin is selling limited numbers of the Allegro Breeze( made RHD in the factory) People like the exterior styling and the quality is reasonable for the units, but the interiors are very much an acquired taste.
RobertRyan 12/01/16 04:07am Fifth-Wheels
RE: NASCAR 1972

I always enjoy researching racing. The first time I got to see a race in person was in June 1972 while I was in training at Naval Training Center San Diego. One of the fellows in my class was from Level Cross, NC, and invited me to join him in going up to Riverside to watch Richard Petty race (because I was the only guy who knew what Nascar and Richard Petty were. When he said he was from Level Cross, my first question was "Do you know the Petty's?" to which he replied "Yes, its impossible to not know them.") When he called to Richard at Riverside - Richard knew him, we got invited into the pits. Spent Saturday night sleeping on Richard's hauler. 1972 was Richard's fourth championship season, and his first year under STP sponsorship. He didn't win the Golden State 400 - Ray Elder did - a full lap ahead of second place Benny Parsons. Donnie Allison was third - three laps down driving Roger Penske's AMC Matador. Petty led much of the race, but his engine failed about the 2/3 point of the race. The season was 31 races starting at Riverside on Jan 23, and finishing at Texas World Speedway on Nov 12. Only six drivers ran all 31 races. Petty won 8 races, second in points Bobby Allison won 10, James Hylton won 1, Bobby Isaac won 1 (of 27 races run), David Pearson won 6 though he only ran 17 events, Buddy Baker won twice, and Elder had a 1 win. A.J. Foyt won the Daytona 500 and at Ontario but wasn't running for points. Petty had the championship pretty much locked up after his win on October 1 at North Wilkesboro, even though Allison was able to climb to second in points with two wins in the final three events. One reason so few drivers ran the whole season was the amount of travel. The season started in California, ran two races in Daytona and Richmond, then back to California (Ontario), a week later - a start of seven straight weeks of races in the tracks from Bristol and Martinsville to Talladega - then Charlotte for Memorial Day. A race at Dover in early June then Michigan, Riverside California and Texas World Speedway near College Station on the next three weekends - and back to Daytona for the Firecracker 400. Michigan again in early August, followed by Nashville - then to Darlington for the Southern 500 on Labor Day. The next trip out of the core area was the season finale in Texas. This was back before the days of enclosed haulers. Petty with STP sponsorship was the only driver with funding for a full season. Bobby Allison had sponsorship from Coca-Cola, which depended upon support from various Coca-Cola bottlers in addition to some funding from the national company. Three trips to the West Coast were expensive - especially since the crew, which was usually only two or three guys - had to ride in the tow pickup together. Sometimes they would take a second pickup with parts. One of the interesting things to me was the driver who finished the season 33rd in points - running only 15 races - in his #96 - Richard Childress. He didn't get #3 until 1976. One other factoid about Childress. He was among the drivers in the last NASCAR Winston Cup race at Texas World Speedway on June 7, 1981. In that race - Dale Earnhardt finished 2nd in the Rod Osterlund's Wrangler #2, Childress finished 14th in his #3, and Kirk Shelmerdine finished 33rd. In 1982 - the three were together with Earnhardt as driver, Childress as owner and Shelmerdine as crew chief. The trio won four Winston Cup Championships (1986, 1987, 1990, 1991) together before Shelmerdine retired from crew chief to get back behind the wheel as a driver. Very interesting year 1972, as Brit Vic Elford, finished 10th in the Daytona 500. He started racing Mini's , went to F1, then concentrated on Sports Cars
RobertRyan 11/27/16 04:44am Around the Campfire
RE: Twin Turbocharged 4.8L V8 Ecoboost in a Superduty?

Most would compare it to a diesel. Nope, most wouldn't just like they don't compare the current gas engines to diesel. You said they didn't say forced induction and told me to show you where they said it, which I did. Who said this was going into a Pickup, no indication whatsoever? Maybe a mustang engine at best. If they do use forced induction. All. Speculation Well no schnit sherlock, I started this whole thread saying it was all speculation just as the people writing the article did. Your speculations and maybe's are no different than yours. Don't get mad just because I proved you wrong that they did mention forced induction. So basically, there is no forced induction for a Pickup engine, but maybe a Mustang? So why post this in the towing section? No forced induction for a Pickup engine( I was right), but maybe for a car engine?
RobertRyan 11/26/16 03:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: They stumble and fall , but more join the fray

Robert with a tare of 2.8T it only has a 700 kg payload to be able to be pulled by Australian duall cab With 3.5T tov capasety and then they have almost no payload left what is the pin weight with GWVR. Many in Australia find that they now have to go to the larger tov vehicles than the standard duel cab pickup with the 3.5 T travel trailers if you follow any of the Australian forums. Frank. Differences between bumper tow and 5th Wheel capacity,quite substantial . The IVECO has a 3.5 tonne bumper tow, but 20,000lb 5th wheel capacity
RobertRyan 11/23/16 10:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Twin Turbocharged 4.8L V8 Ecoboost in a Superduty?

Maybe you could post from the article where it said that? Third paragraph, fourth sentence. "Taking the speculation a step further, it’s likely the 4.8L could be the basis for a future Mustang engine, either with or without forced induction." So yes, it does mention forced induction. A turbo engine under load would have terrible fuel mileage, much better off with a diesel Well duh, a diesel gets better fuel mileage, but Ford(or any other manufacturer) doesn't put a gas engine in a 3/4 and 1 ton to compete with a diesel. They do it to give people options for those that want an HD/SD, but not a diesel. So comparing this to a diesel is just idiotic. For its purpose, an iron block twin turbocharged 4.8L making 450 hp and 550 ln-ft at a low 2,500 rpm would be a good gas tow engine power wise. Also, just as the 3.5L Ecoboost gets better fuel economy unloaded and pulling a trailer than most of the 5.xL V8 offerings(per PUTC and Canadian Truck King Challenge), I have no doubts a 4.8L would do just the same for all the 6.xL HD/SD gas engines. Most would compare it to a diesel. Who said this was going into a Pickup, no indication whatsoever? Maybe a mustang engine at best. If they do use forced induction. All. Speculation
RobertRyan 11/23/16 10:09pm Tow Vehicles
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