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RE: New Ram redesign

Dumping, moving,whatever you want to say the fact is soon the CMEP plant will only build for RAM. Says volumes, yes it does. I would say they are planning on building more for RAM and need the production capacity. Or it's just more efficient to build for only one user at this plant. I think it's huge news for Cummins fans they will still be partnered thru 2019. One of the greatest Ironies is Fiat has it's own sister engine of the Cummins, Tector powering the F750 like IVECO Eurocargo The new Eurocargo’s hearts are Tector 5 four-cylinder diesel 4.5-litre and Tector 7 six-cylinder 6.7-litre diesel. The range includes seven power levels from 160 to 320 Hp, with a maximum torque of 1100 Nm, completed with a CNG engine delivering 750 Nm and 204 Hp. - See more at: http://www.iveco.com/uk/products/pages/truck-performance-new-eurocargo-2015-iveco.aspx#sthash.iO4sIqmr.dpuf
RobertRyan 05/28/16 02:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GMC/Chevy Baby diesel, What can you tow with it?

Pull these with the 2.8 http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/image_zpshdviou8x.jpeg
RobertRyan 05/24/16 04:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ridgelines leaving the factory

If you buy one their monthly percentage will go up dramatically. LMAO Ridgeline a truck? Isn't it still a unibody pulling machine? I'm sure it will do well in the big cities, countryside not so much. Not my idea of a "truck", but I'm stupid and it IS 2016...everything has changed..a station wagon, or a semblance of that type vehicle is now an SUV or UTE or whatever..so a "truck, be it whatever with a little bed in it, VW pick ups, Subaru Brat or whatever it was called are now trucks..so with a 1500# payload, guess that qualifies it as a bonifide pick up truck...just not in my eyes, but again...I'm stupid:) UTE in Australia, refers to a Car/Truck, not a small vehicle. A Ute is a F350
RobertRyan 05/23/16 04:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 1 million mile Toyota Tundra

Clicky Not a big deal, you get 1million plus mile Hiluxes. It really depends on how th vehicles was used
RobertRyan 05/20/16 12:43am 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. Yes especially the Global website, it does not exist
RobertRyan 05/17/16 04:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Why I'm glad I own an RV - Dirty Hotel Rooms

Although I'm sure its true here as well, this article is out of Australia I thought the Sun is out of London? I didn't realize it's from Australia. Yes it is an English paper owned by Rupert Murdoch, but a lot of online stuff is done in Australia. About three years ago he moved the official Global HQ of NewsCorp from Adelaide to the US
RobertRyan 05/16/16 05:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Would selling this trailer be irresponsible?

Question for Old Biscuit - would you sell a gun to someone who told you they were going to commit suicide or murder? Your analogy isn't quite on, though I understand where you're coming from. These guys are in their 60s. I think I'll let them do the test drive and take it from there. I thought towing weight was car contents and trailer, but since being set straight on that, I did read some things about the Honda Element and it said that in Australia the same car has a tow weight of 3000#, which I question, but maybe they can pull it off. RV.net Weight Police Response Unit - that's pretty good. LOL No Honda Elements sold in Australia, usually similar looking vehicles do have different specifications. i e Jeep Wrangler has a diesel here
RobertRyan 05/16/16 05:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: GVWR

With chains it's simple, but vehicles a lot more difficult. All we have to do is look at instances where the OEMs themselves magically raise "tow rating", with ZERO mechanical changes, in the midst of a marketing war (F150 vs Titan early 2000's, Ram vs GM vs F150 early 2010's). Then there are vehicles that are magically rated lower in North America than Europe or Australia (mostly SUVs), knowing we're a sue-happy society... On the other hand US Pickups are rated a lot lower in Australia. Several factors but payload and type of hitch are some main ones. Interesting! Are they tongue weight limited? They sure aren't power limited compared to most Aussie powertrains... Goes to show just how arbitrary "tow ratings" are. Laws of physics are constant on earth, yet ratings are all over the place for a given vehicle. They take in other factors,that are not included in the SAE ratings. Drops are dramatic, a Sierra 2500 with Diesel is rated at 9,900lbs. Yes the 5th wheel rating is much greater Our test vehicle was powered by a 6.6-litre turbocharged V8 diesel that had the impressive outputs of 296kW at 3000rpm and 1037Nm of torque at 1600rpm. A heavy-duty tow hitch comes standard as does an electric brake controller on the dash with digital readout on the info screen in front of the driver. If that’s not enough, you also get an exhaust brake that you can switch on and off via a toggle switch on the centre console. Then there’s the Stabilitrak electronic stability control system as standard, plus the trailer sway control. Maximum towing weight is quoted at 4500kg on a standard hitch. So you can see that right out of the factory, these rigs are purpose-built to tow. From GMC website, it is a substantial drop Maximum conventional trailering capacity of 14,500 lbs2 Maximum fifth-wheel trailering capacity of 18,000 lbs2 Maximum payload of 3,534 lbs3
RobertRyan 05/15/16 03:05pm Truck Campers
RE: GVWR

With chains it's simple, but vehicles a lot more difficult. All we have to do is look at instances where the OEMs themselves magically raise "tow rating", with ZERO mechanical changes, in the midst of a marketing war (F150 vs Titan early 2000's, Ram vs GM vs F150 early 2010's). Then there are vehicles that are magically rated lower in North America than Europe or Australia (mostly SUVs), knowing we're a sue-happy society... On the other hand US Pickups are rated a lot lower in Australia. Several factors but payload and type of hitch are some main ones.
RobertRyan 05/14/16 11:23pm Truck Campers
RE: 2017 Honda Ridgeline- First Review

The VW Caddy (Pickup) is still very popular and commands a high resale. Some guys are buying them and dropping in later model TDI engines (pre-DEF scandal). I could see taking a Saw-all to my TDI and converting it to a truck, but it wouldn't make DW too happy. VW Caddy has morphed into something like the Ford Transit Connect here with a 2 Litre diesel, it is the segment leader
RobertRyan 05/13/16 11:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 Honda Ridgeline- First Review

I'm glad they brought them back. However, I liked the old style better. The front of new model reminds me of a Nissan Murano. agree, this new one looks like a CUV from the front, NOT a truck. at least the old style looked rugged. this one looks like someone cut the back off of a CUV or minivan and made a truck bed. and i lived in California nearly all of my 62 years and i didn't know of ANYONE who wanted a front wheel drive truck. that statement from the Honda fanboy was ridiculous. As I posted on another thread, very similar to the SSanyong Actyon Sportz, a Korean/Chinese Pickup Truck, that I have since found came out in 2011 Koreans have copied Japanese trends a lot, so maybe not that unusual to do the reverse.. Unibody Pickups do not exist as such outside NA. You have some tiny versions in Mexico and Brazil,that are basically very small cars with a Pickup Bed. Actyon Sportz http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/image_zps8hjdngsk.jpeg Honda Ridgeline http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/image_zpsekvvhiau.jpeg
RobertRyan 05/09/16 02:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ridgelines leaving the factory

Struck by the similarity of the new Honda Ridgeline and the Ssanyong Acton Sportz, one Japanese the other Chinese/ Korean. No the Acton Sportz was released about a Year ago. http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/image_zpsekvvhiau.jpeg http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/image_zps8hjdngsk.jpeg
RobertRyan 05/08/16 04:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: Are RV forums dying?

Thanks, John & Angela, for bringing up the racism and monoculture, and D.E.Bishop for bringing up the hatred of some parts of the US. What bugs me is the attitude of 'my culture / my way is the only right one'. This can come up in anti-Mexico or anti-California rants, or in rants about how someone goes about buying an RV. In the past few days I have been yelled at here for thinking I should be able to test drive a used rig before buying -- and for even speaking to a seller who doesn't allow test drives. I got yelled at on both sides. I'm not ssying that's as bsd as racism :). But I think it stems from the same mindset. Different = bad. And I agree that it might be an extra turnoff to us younger RVers. And yes, it is weird and creepy how white this place us. Not like real life. I love the trip reports, and the anazing depth of knowledge that many people here share. But I'd like to see the culture here change a bit, and I agree that looser moderation would help. I am getting more understanding of how different RVing is in Australia. Initially people were judging by what they liked or experienced in NA, which in many cases is irrelevant to us.
RobertRyan 05/07/16 01:16am General RVing Issues
RE: Renault Class C's in Australia

Renault once dominated the market in Europe for C platforms, until Fiat upgraded the Ducato in 2007 to 3rd generation that they are currently selling. 2004-2008 there were a lot of old type C's running around in France and Spain on 2nd generation Master chassis, but after 2008 all the new ones were on Transit or Ducato. It took Renault until 2010 to come back with a 3rd generation of the Master van. French RV magazines in early 2010 were predicting a recovery of market share for Renault, at least for French manufacturers who had been using the PSA clone of the Ducato. I haven't seen any sales figures, however, and my 2013 and 2014 trips, which were in Eastern Europe, I was still seeing all Ducato, mostly Italian and German RV brands. They certainly have done that, building Nissan, Opel, Vauxhall and their own Renault Vans. Suprised me. Fiat has the Ducato and the Heavy Van, the IVECO. Most European builders go for the under 6.5 tonne classes. Only Fiat has gone for a 7 tonne Van, the rest including Renault, offer light trucks instead, although their trucks are,owned by Volvo
RobertRyan 05/05/16 07:34pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Renault Class C's in Australia

They're not legal in the US, as they don't meet the US emission or safety regulations. I don't think that they make a US export version because of the cost. It's possible that it could be converted here though. I know they are not legal here, unfortunately. I was referring to the size when I asked if they would be popular in the USA. They are neat little rigs. Little in about 23ft, on the IVECO they are are 27ft, for that SWITCH
RobertRyan 05/05/16 12:44pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Renault Class C's in Australia

Here is a similarly sized small 2 Litre Diesel with a VW Crafter, Cab Chassis variant of the Van http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/image_zpsc8o4uzn1.jpeg
RobertRyan 05/05/16 05:12am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Renault Class C's in Australia

Another shot I took with my old phone. Strong sunlight gave bluish hinge http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/image_zpslx6qga6i.jpeg
RobertRyan 05/05/16 04:55am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Renault Class C's in Australia

They're not legal in the US, as they don't meet the US emission or safety regulations. I don't think that they make a US export version because of the cost. It's possible that it could be converted here though. The Ford Transit, is the same as what they use in England. Ford's 3.2 Diesel was available for the Transit in England, but could be not upgraded to Euro 6 , so had to be dropped. They now use a 2.2.Euro 6 engine, will be a smaller 2litre with a more advanced engine. Payloads strangely are roughly the same for the 2.2 and the older 3.2 engine
RobertRyan 05/05/16 04:50am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Renault Class C's in Australia

Is the Renault gas or diesel? I often wondered if that size would be popular in the states.. Thanks. :) Diesel, no Gas engines with European Vans. It is 23ft in length
RobertRyan 05/05/16 04:43am Class C Motorhomes
Renault Class C's in Australia

The Renault Van is probably the most popular light Van in Australia at the moment, outselling the Transit, by a considerable margin.. They are the most prolific builder of Vans in Europe. Not only building the Renault, but Nissan and Opel/Vauxhall Vans in their factory. Here is a Class C based on a Renault Master http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/image_zps3e7yqrmb.jpeg
RobertRyan 05/05/16 04:09am Class C Motorhomes
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