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RE: International

Yep, Robert a Fuso, a Mitsubishi, a Toyota & other cab overs seen around the world are virtually non existent on US highways. Heck even the Sprinter van, long seen on European roads is a relative newcomer to the North American highways. Imagine trying to take any one of the monsterous US class As around the world, or anywhere outside of the US for that matter. You can add a vast number to your list. Class A's would be a problem in many parts of Europe and Asia. Still they have class A like " Horseboxes"and Motorhomes ( Germany primarily for Motorhomes, rest of Europe has luxury Horseboxes). In Australia and New Zealand you have 40-45ft refurbished Coaches with slideouts etc Luxury Horsebox https://image.ibb.co/evcqWR/image.jpg
RobertRyan 10/22/17 06:30pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: International

First thing to consider is that anywhere past the US, Canada & Mexico very few have even heard of Chevy, Dodge or Ford. What are you going to do when something goes wrong? It will. Better find something that is more of a world truck than what is only known in North America. There is a reason for the VW Westfalia being so popular with true world travellers. There are many vans which make great class Bs sold by Asian builders sold around the world but are totally unheard of in N America. I would expand my research beyond the world of .com N America & see what is out there in .au , .gb & . wherever else RVs are built & used to find a common truck base that is built upon. Truck size is not an issue. Large trucks are everywhere. Servicing & parts availability are key. A lot of vehicles sold here would be unknown in the US. You would be right in saying even in Australia, people have not heard of Chevrolet,Ford F450 and RAM Example of a Truck Camper manufacturer and base that would be unfamiliar to anyone from the US https://preview.ibb.co/jPpoJ6/image.jpg
RobertRyan 10/21/17 10:54pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: International

Ireland, a ... US full size pickup ... , once off the main roads they are narrow and have little or no shoulder, in fact there might be a tall hedge or stone wall right at roads edge. The same applies to all but freeways ("motorways") in New Zealand and Australia as well. New Zealand even has a number of one-lane bridges, especially on the South Island and some are also shared with a railroad track. And, when you are planning, think about the height of even a US pickup camper and the clearances of tunnels, overpasses, and bridges in Europe and Australia/NZ. Generally not a problem in Australia, but F250-F550 would be too wide for some Off Road tracks.
RobertRyan 10/21/17 10:50pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Uber expensive pickups...how much of a trend ?

Yeah and it also amazes me how much people care about what others do with their own money. Last I checked we live in the US and not communist Russia. If someone one wants to buy a decked out F450 diesel just to haul a few sacks of groceries then why is it anyone else's business or concern? Every wonder if, by some crazy turn of fate, the unregulated and irresponsible corporations that loan people money to buys useless things (say, GM or Lehman Brothers...) goes bankrupt? . And even crazier, the government uses people's hard earned tax dollars to save mega-corporations, in a one-way capitalism? The auto industry could be very well headed for a bubble, running off large amounts of debt. Actually you have the same largess in Putin's Russia Some very wealthy people have nany over the top vehicles.Communist Russia died a long time ago
RobertRyan 10/17/17 03:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: Why a pickup?

Like everyone else just said: easier to repair != built better. Just above every component on a modern truck is built way better than their 70's and 80's counterpart. 11.8" rear axle back then? Unthinkable. 50 - 70 ksi steel in a pickup frame? Only used in Kenworths and Petes. 6 - 10 speed transmission with 800+ lb-ft input ratings? Dream on. 6k lbs and 9k lbs front and real axle ratings? Unheard of. 350k+ mile gas engines and 500+ mile diesels? Maybe if you swapped in a Detroit 6-71. 15" disk brakes w/ ABS? Sounds like starwars tech. 7300+ lbs payload in a "1-ton"? Yeah, that'll be the day... 7300+ lbs payload in a "1-ton"? Yeah, that'll be the day... Quite common here, but not 1-tons
RobertRyan 10/16/17 07:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 1200+ hp / 2100+ lbs-ft

I watched a GM come off the line at Abbotsford BC Raceway broke front axle and it was ugly! Truck wobbled and looked like it was going to hit the barrier. Probably why only one GM in the competition. Weak link for sure, even seen a couple along the freeway with tire pointing to the side giving them a Marty Feldman look. Is there a ban on " smoking coal" that happens in diesel drag racing? Rolling coal....... And, no, there isn't. I have noticed that the diesels pump out some black smoke under acceleration
RobertRyan 10/13/17 07:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 1200+ hp / 2100+ lbs-ft

I watched a GM come off the line at Abbotsford BC Raceway broke front axle and it was ugly! Truck wobbled and looked like it was going to hit the barrier. Probably why only one GM in the competition. Weak link for sure, even seen a couple along the freeway with tire pointing to the side giving them a Marty Feldman look. Is there a ban on " smoking coal" that happens in diesel drag racing?
RobertRyan 10/13/17 04:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram or Toyota

I always thought it was odd that "north American type" pickups weren't available in Australia by "na type", I mean our typical body on frame, separate cab/box, I would have thought they would be a big thing "down there", driving conditions are similar to ours, ie long distances but also rougher roads They used to be made or more precisely assembled in Australia until 1992. Boutique importers import HD Pickups, tiny numbers. Problem with Large US SUV 's and 1/2 tons is their limited Off Road ability. I am not talking of a Raptor that has still limited Off Road and payload capabilities. There are many other reasons, but is one main reason.
RobertRyan 10/13/17 04:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram or Toyota

RobertRyan- Have you compared sales numbers of large trucks (mostly half-ton) to "Ranger Sized" offerings? Midsize trucks may be selling buy it's not even close to the numbers of half-ton trucks. The numbers are roughly a half million/year-to-date half-ton or larger for Chevrolet verses 100,000 mid size trucks. It's not even close. http://cars.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451b3c669e201bb09c9ff4f970d-pi This Hyundai " Hilux Fighter is not intended to be sold in the US or Canada. That will be the Tucson based" mini pickup" It the " Hilux Fighter"is intended to be sold in South East Asia, Latin America,Middle East, and Australia / New Zealand. Depends how the market goes to see if it does a " Ford Ranger" and a deriative is sold in the US but I doubt it US 1/2 tons are not sold outside NA. NA does include Mexico
RobertRyan 10/13/17 03:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram or Toyota

4000 miles on the Ram, still in warranty or you could easily get an extended warranty. Then again, Toyota does have a reputation. Not much goes wrong, but if it does, it will be pricey $$... It's your money. For the price difference, you could easily get an extended warranty on the Toyota as well... Ram is likely to not be around in a few years, or it will be a Korean subsidiary. Not much stability there. There is an increasingly better chance that Hyundai will buy RAM, JEEP, and other parts of FCA. However-not sure about your "stability" statement. Hyundai isn't going to stop selling RAM trucks-quite the opposite-Hyundai wants in to the American truck segment in a big way. Very few will stop buying RAM because it falls under Korean ownership-after all it's under Italian now.Hyundai isn't going to buy RAM, etc., and then shut down the assembly lines. So I really don't foresee any "stability issues". It will not be the Tuscon unibody based Mini Truck for Australia and other countries TwitterAmerica will have to settle for something similar, but still quite different. Suddenly it seems as if smaller, mid-size segment pickup trucks have made a comeback. Perhaps they have, as the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon twins have demonstrated, and the redesigned Honda Ridgeline has further proven. That said, we know Ford will re-launch an all-new Ranger in 2019, and Nissan is busy at work on the Frontier’s eventual replacement. And then there’s Hyundai, which showed its Santa Cruze truck crossover concept at Detroit in 2015.That concept was a surprise success, and, according to Australia’s Car Advice, will be for North America, and not Australia. Instead, Down Under will receive a proper "4x4 or 4x2 truck." By contrast, the Santa Cruz is car-based, but it’s the true truck that speaks to us. Hyundai Australia COO Scott Grant told Car Advice that "The official word is that ute is developing now, but in the HMC world, six months or next year is a long way out. It’s not this side of 2020." Furthermore, Grant stated there’s no confirmation regarding the vehicle’s configuration either. The only thing Grant admitted to was that Hyundai wants "a Colorado, Ranger, that kind of product."
RobertRyan 10/12/17 10:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 1200+ hp / 2100+ lbs-ft

My trucks are used for pulling. The hp level is only a small part of the equation that determine what a truck can pull. My Peterbilt is about 500 hp and does well with a gcw of 105,000 lbs. My 460 hp Ford handles a gcw of 39,000 lbs on occasion but if it was tuned I'd probably have to be careful with that combination. My 550 HP Kenworth hauls a gvw of over 90,000 lbs in soft ground without any problem at all and my 400 hp tuned Duramax struggles with a gcw of anything over about 18,000 lbs. I don't think giving more power to any of these trucks would make them more capable. Pretty well sums up many people using MDT's and HDT's here but weights are considerably heavier than in the US.Comparison with a HD Pickup is pretty valid.
RobertRyan 10/12/17 07:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 1200+ hp / 2100+ lbs-ft

I've tuned every diesel truck/suv I've owned since 1999. After driving those vehicles hard every day for a combined 600,000 miles, I can say that I have never had an engine related failure of any kind. How many vehicles have you owned? What was there state of tune? What work if any did they do? 1997 F250 SC/LB 4x4 7.3L tuner, intake, exhaust. Tuned at 50k, sold at 100k 1999.5 F350 CC/LB DRW 4x4 6sp 7.3L Tuner, intake, exhaust, tuned at 28k, sold at 175k 2001 F350 CC/LB SRW 4x4 7.3L Tuner, intake, exhaust, BTS trans. Tuned at 40k, sold at 130k 2003 Excursion Eddie Bauer 4x4 7.3L Tuner, intake, exhaust, BTS trans. Tuned at 60k sold at 180k 2003 F350 CC/LB SRW 4x4 7.3L Tuner, intake, exhaust, turbo upgrade, BTS trans. Tuned at 20k, sold at 300k 2015 F450 CC/LB DRW 4x4 6.7L Tuner, intake, exhaust. Tuned at 36k ...still driving it. All of the trucks were used for my business as a General Contractor. All were driven hard and were almost always over GVWR every day, except for the latest F450 which scales at 12,200 with my tools in it. Most were used in the Race or Extreme settings the majority of the time. All had full gauges. All were required to tow both flatbed equipment trailers and 14k dump trailers, as well as haul over 2500lbs worth of tools in the bed 90% of the time. The Excursion was my wife's ride and saw the least abuse from work, but the most abuse from towing our Travel trailer. As I expected.,what sort of tune did you achieve percentage increase? I'm not quite sure I'm following you...Are you asking specifically who's tuning I was using? ...or what settings I was using?... the exact trailer I was towing?? What difference does that make in this discussion about the reliability of tuned diesels? Obviously I had different tuning in each vehicle from a simple 75hp Western Diesel chip starting out in the 97' to the DP Tuner 16 position shift on the fly tuner in the 2003 F350 that had custom settings from high idle to 120hp extreme. Combined with a larger turbo and supporting mods, that truck put down 412rwhp 989tq and was a towing beast. That's quite a jump from the 275hp at the crank. While I don't own a 5th wheel, I do own equipment trailers that weigh as much or more than many 5th wheels. Specifically a 16ft dump trailer that grosses at 14k and a 24ft tilt deck equipment trailer with a mini excavator that grosses at 20k lbs. My current 2015 F450 is running a beta version of some tuning that would be considered a "600hp" tune...so ideally when done with the tweaking it will put down somewhere close to that at the wheels, so a 160hp increase over the 440hp stock. I'm not at liberty to say much more about this tuning at this time but will be happy to share more when the programming is publicly available. Is that specific enough for you? That is pretty specific. A Company has developed a 6 Wheeler with a Toyota Smallish Diesel. They have 500RHP. I am interested in what they have done. Seeing it is for towing Off Road it will be interested to see the build up
RobertRyan 10/11/17 09:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 1200+ hp / 2100+ lbs-ft

05 CTD Auto 4x4 Smarty tuner. Usually SW3 which is 90hp, or sw5 which is 120hp over stock. Pulled 11k loaded race car trailer for 5 years. Always in a hurry. Now pull 10k travel trailer. Truck had around 36k miles when tuner was installed. Truck now has 172k miles. 48RE auto trans is as it came from the factory. Fluid and filter replaced. The engine has had the water pump replaced 1 time, and #6 injector replaced due to shorted out solenoid. Checked valves once around 150k. They were perfect. Exhaust has been changed a couple times due to rust. No EGT gauge. I dont drive like Im in high school, but it see's WOT regularly. Now that I typed that, Im sure the trans will die and I'll melt a piston or 2. Seems like a mild tune. Not that much extra stress. Will improve power and possibly Fuel efficiency. Many vehicles here undergo mild tunes.
RobertRyan 10/11/17 09:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 1200+ hp / 2100+ lbs-ft

And another tow vehicle thread goes down the tubes...... Does not have too if we get some practical examples. How much tune ?what towed? Reliability? Simple questions should be simple answers( without the graphics) The simplistic answer is the same whether you are hanging off the bottom of the globe or standing on top. When you make power you have to be able to cool it with more air thru the engine, and that is why I never tapped my Edge Comp into my VP-44. With the stock HY35 turbo I had the drive the pyro, not so much with the PDR35-W12, which was a modified HX35-W12. 325/650-700 towed great. Chris Thanks for that. More replies like yours would be appreciated . Yes any modified engine needs cooling and transmission modsi
RobertRyan 10/11/17 06:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 1200+ hp / 2100+ lbs-ft

And another tow vehicle thread goes down the tubes...... Does not have too if we get some practical examples. How much tune ?what towed? Reliability? Simple questions should be simple answers( without the graphics)
RobertRyan 10/11/17 03:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 1200+ hp / 2100+ lbs-ft

Soon as the thread mentions anything outside the US, you start posting. I think you are misunderstood here. I don't mind talking about these smaller versions if American trucks. I have even had civil conversations with you and others about them. However, I am against the posting of false information just to make something else look bad which is when I start posting. If I know something that is posted is false then I will jump in and debate it. I am interested in sort of tune someone pulling a 5th wheel ect has done on a Pickup. Horsepower increases?. Not" it was tuned" as an answer what were people pulling with their 500-600hp? They have " chipped" HD US Pickups here .that pull Caravans 5th Wheelers etc. If you had experience with tuners then you would know the answer to this. You are thinking that modern "tuned" diesel have just one fixed power level. Most diesel tuners have various power levels that are shift on the fly for the most part. For example, take my dyno below. I can go from the 390 rwhp tune all the way up to the 513 rwhp tune just by turning my switch to the desired tune while I am driving down the road. People typically turn these trucks down to the lower power levels when they tow and the upper power levels when they don't. What power level you can tow at will depend on how much you are towing, if you can keep EGT's in check, and how much your transmission can handle if it is built or stock. https://s25.postimg.org/gjk6r2cnz/Truck_dyno.png height=500 width=600 Well an IT Guy that works in an Automotive company, with Access to computer graphics ( with appropriate blanked out name of the company)is not the person I asked to answer, but someone with actual experience.?
RobertRyan 10/11/17 03:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram or Toyota

Actually, the old "all profits go to Japan" myth was debunked long ago. Toyota is a publicly traded company and profits are distributed to shareholders. You can buy Toyota stock and share in the profits. Also, at one point, the Tundra had the highest percentage of U.S. parts of any 1/2 ton truck. The Tundra is much more American than Japanese. Correct unlike other Toyota products it is only sold in North America
RobertRyan 10/11/17 03:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 1200+ hp / 2100+ lbs-ft

I am interested in sort of tune someone pulling a 5th wheel ect has done on a Pickup. Horsepower increases?. Not" it was tuned" as an answer what were people pulling with their 500-600hp? They have " chipped" HD US Pickups here .that pull Caravans 5th Wheelers etc.
RobertRyan 10/11/17 03:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 1200+ hp / 2100+ lbs-ft

Now get back on topic and quit trying to get another thread closed just because you can't stand to see Americans or our trucks do anything goo Your Paranoid rants are either an act or the real thing. You seem determined to shut down threads that talk about anything other than your rather narrow view of the world. Soon as the thread mentions anything outside the US, you start posting. I asked the question again on the next page.
RobertRyan 10/11/17 03:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 1200+ hp / 2100+ lbs-ft

SidecarFlip wrote: Too bad none would last even a short trip to the grocery store. Longevity and power don't mix well I am interested in sort of tune someone pulling a 5th wheel ect has done on a Pickup. Horsepower increases?. Not" it was tuned" as an answer what were people pulling with their 500-600hp? What!?! Why would someone even go out of their way to say such a hateful thing? Good non answer :)
RobertRyan 10/11/17 01:54pm Tow Vehicles
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