RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Search

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Help and Support  |  Contact



Open Roads Forum  >  Search the Forums

 > Your search for posts made by 'RobertRyan' found 735 matches.

Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 37  
Next
  Subject Author Date Posted Forum
RE: I should'a got a bigger trailer

Why do you feel you are right and anyone else towing a larger trailer than yours with a "half ton" is wrong? Did you know the specs on their tow vehicle and their trailer combinations? :RMy RAM 1500 is rated to tow 10,210 SAE J2807 compliant. Would I tow that much with it? Not likely and certainly not for more than a short trip. Personally I loath these claims of "1/2 ton towable" as it means nothing in reality but people pretend it does. I've seen tow ratings on 1/2 ton pickups ranging from 3500# all the way up to 10,600# Lot of people here in Australia, would shake their head at such ratings.I have never seen anything smaller than a US 3/4 ton pulling a Caravan or 5th Wheeler. US 1/2 ton? No crazy.
RobertRyan 06/24/16 05:05am General RVing Issues
RE: Boatahome??

What's the tow vehicle in the picture above? I think its an Australian "UTE". Before my wife and I sold our boat and bought a trailer, we thought about getting a little bit bigger boat that we could sleep on while it was on the trailer when we traveled. Probably a Mazda BT 50. Here is another aquatic RV you can get here the CarABoat http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/image_zpskkwmzhl9.jpeg
RobertRyan 06/22/16 01:15am General RVing Issues
RE: Boatahome??

What's the tow vehicle in the picture above? Looks like a Mazda BT 50
RobertRyan 06/22/16 12:59am General RVing Issues
RE: Boatahome??

No room for a boat when RV-ing? Then maybe you need a Boatahome. It's an RV, no wait, it's a boat, no wait, it's just too weird. Sales pitch vid here. I so want one - NOT! http://boatahome.com.au/wp-content/themes/striking-multiflex-1-0-1/cache/images/1332_trailerable-houseboats-feature-2-960x400.jpg height=200 width=300 Outside of that one, there is another Caravan Boat being manufacture in Australia
RobertRyan 06/22/16 12:57am General RVing Issues
RE: Remove box for flat bed...Why not?

These are quite popular over here (link in english): http://www.bimobil.com/en/modelle/pickups/ The one huge advantage is that you can have a lot more floorspace. Thanks for the link - interesting looking models. It looks like these designs are non removable, similar to Class C motorhomes here but built on European or Japanese pickup or van cab chassis. I agree about the large floorspace, but the camper portion cannot be removed or the truck used for hauling other loads. 1974 Dodge pickup: http://i.imgur.com/wqcCNMDl.jpg "border=0" http://bit.ly/1CIRlV8 Of course very popular in Australia, where even F250/F350's are converted to flat beds. Phoenix Campers in the US has a new Flatbed model Phoenix Campers Flatbed http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/image_zpssqxu57qn.jpeg Local Australian Flatbed http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/image_zpsgzmkcwdk.jpeg
RobertRyan 06/21/16 11:44pm Truck Campers
RE: US Pickup Trucks trying to copy VW?

RobertRyan, your Profile says nothing about your owning an RV or ever being involved in RVing. So what's the deal? Is that relevant to the US article? What I own or have owned would not impact what the issue is in the US. As Frank would know I have been around RV's for quite a while
RobertRyan 06/21/16 11:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: My 5 year old grandson hits a home run

Look in those eyes and you can see a boy with determination. Congrats to both of you. I felt that way when I hit my first six in Cricket, roughly aged 10. Did play Baseball as well
RobertRyan 06/21/16 06:27pm Around the Campfire
RE: US Pickup Trucks trying to copy VW?

Original CarBuzz article a US Blog on the F150 and Pollution.Do not shoot the Messenger, it is on a well know US Automotive blog If the vehicles do exceed the CO2 limit,and you know about it, then you have joined the VW Club as far as the European regulators go http://www.carbuzz.com/news/2016/6/17/Despite-A-1-Billion-Investment-In-The-Aluminum-Truck-The-Ford-F-150-Doesn-t-Pass-Emissions-7734086/
RobertRyan 06/21/16 05:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: US Pickup Trucks trying to copy VW?

Some peaple gets wery offensive when they think someone is being negative about ther country, not every thing about any country is great. Frank. Frank, you have been on the Caravanning News, I cannot think of a group of Australians being positive about every Caravan that was built . Far from it
RobertRyan 06/21/16 05:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: US Pickup Trucks trying to copy VW?

The OP has a habit of posting provocative stories ,if the article doesn't do it he will throw out a jab at our vehicles ,trailers or manufacturers. Then I imagine sit back and have a giggle on us. Yeah it's kind of a weird deal but every thread he starts is full of little jabs and backhanded comments. Maybe because they do not sell very well, here if your vehicles were like IPads, then it would a be a very positive news review
RobertRyan 06/21/16 05:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: US Pickup Trucks trying to copy VW?

RobertRyan likes to post about interesting and different auto, truck and rv related products that they use in his country, as well as automotive news items from around the world. At no point in the last several years of reading his posts, have I got the impression that he is trying to belittle Americans. I think he just likes to show interesting things that are happening around the world. Spot on. I have been to the US on several occaisions and news of what happens outside of it, you can put the back of a stamp. News about Automotive vehicles like MAN, Scania, IVECO, Peugeot, Seat, Citroen, Mercedes Trucks, Renault Trucks, UD Trucks, Hyundai Commercial Vehicles too name a few non existent
RobertRyan 06/21/16 05:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: US Pickup Trucks trying to copy VW?

I may be mistaken, but I do not believe that our Aussie friend was chiding American products, but I am upset with his title and implication of law-breaking. I had seen this information in AutoNews, and did not post it because I would be considered bashing Ford. As a GM employee, I try to not provoke arguments regarding other Automakers. I try to provide objective, direct feedback. What VW did was illegal. They built software to cheat on tests. Ford developed the best they could, and will pay the allowable payment for missing. Bob Lutz had criticized the GM engineers for not achieving the diesel capabilities that VW achieved. Bob and the GM engineers were not surprised. Every company that is under government regulations decides how to best meet the regulations while making a profit. I expect many automakers will continue to pay to miss the requirements. You need to read more of his threads...yes he get's a kick out of ripping on US made products..it's there for the research..and others stated as much on this thread as I did. No, it was a news item from CarBuzz, that was reposted on another news feed. I post positive as well
RobertRyan 06/21/16 04:57pm Tow Vehicles
US Pickup Trucks trying to copy VW?

Article I saw Despite Big Money, 2017 Ford F-150 Stares At Failure Out of all the pickup trucks in the US market, you won’t find any model – be it mid-size, full-size, or compact – that rivals the Ford F-150 in terms of effort in achieving higher fuel economy. The unfortunate news for Blue Oval is that its top-selling truck (sales leader in the US as well) is still not doing enough to meet US emissions regulations. According to Carbuzz, about 40 percent of the F-150 units sold stateside so far this year have come short of the what authorities in the US have set as the minimum bar for mileage and emissions. This news would surely be a sting to the Dearborn car maker, especially since it has invested over $1 billion in refurbishing its production plants so that the F-150 would adopt a more lightweight aluminum-intensive build. Going All Out Besides that, the automaker has also introduced 2.7L and 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine options, with the latter replacing the 6.2L V8 block on the previous SVT Raptor performance model. Paired to these new engines is the a newly-developed ten-speed automatic transmission for smoother, more efficient drives. Blue Oval has its efficiency-boost plans stretching all the way through the end of the decade, when it would offer a hybrid variant of the F-150. Before that, changes are being planned for the design of the full-size pickup in order to improve its aerodynamics.
RobertRyan 06/20/16 03:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: "Keen "to replace V6 with inline Gas engines

automotive commentator.....I'm still chuckling over that one.... Could not remember the link,but he was head of engineering for one of the European companies.
RobertRyan 06/19/16 03:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: "Keen "to replace V6 with inline Gas engines

On naturally aspirated engines torque was a function of displacement and volumetric efficiency. The inline six may have had a natural tendency to be more volumetric efficiency than a V configuration at low rpm but today with superchargers and direct fuel injection engineers can very easily dial in whatever torque curve they desire with either an inline or V block and displacement can be replaced with supercharging. These will be turbocharged as well
RobertRyan 06/19/16 03:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Trakker Class C...?

I do not peruse this subforum, not sure if this has been discussed. Apologies if it is a re-post, here goes: A co-worker saw this recently and snapped a photo. Not sure if it an RV company that builds these or if is a home-built item. Tried a web search but no luck with keyword "Trakker." I find it intriguing. Anyone know or hear of such a camper? http://i.imgur.com/c5H2bGJ.jpg height=600 It is a 2nd Generation IVECO Daily IVECO Daily Motorhome, look for 2nd Generation http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/image_zps8febbv4z.jpeg
RobertRyan 06/19/16 05:17am Class C Motorhomes
RE: "Keen "to replace V6 with inline Gas engines

SoCalDesertRider That is beauty of Ford Australia's Barra 4 lite inline engine. Torque and smoothness and a willingness to rev. Performance versions were getting as much as 1000hp for street driven .85% of torque from 1800rpm.For the top spec cars 425hp with 420lbs ft at that 1800rpm. Have an over boost that does give 50hp more for about a minute
RobertRyan 06/18/16 05:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: "Keen "to replace V6 with inline Gas engines

Depend on what kind of package you are building. A V6 is certainly better than an inline six if you are trying to maximize interior room and power in compact cars by using transverse engines. That is the conventional wisdom, now they think for larger vehicles, they are not the way to go If you are not concerned with the length of the vehicle they may well be but a vehicle with a transverse V6 six can be a foot shorter than one with an inline fore and aft six. The length of an inline six makes it problematical when trying to stuff it into an engine compartment sideways. Unless there are increases in fuel savings to be had by going to inline engines, I think this trend will be limited to higher end vehicles. One Automotive spokesperson, said V6's were " a mistake" . So maybe fuel consumption, engine performance( smoothness, rev better, easier access to ancillaries) would be factors.
RobertRyan 06/18/16 04:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: "Keen "to replace V6 with inline Gas engines

Depend on what kind of package you are building. A V6 is certainly better than an inline six if you are trying to maximize interior room and power in compact cars by using transverse engines. That is the conventional wisdom, now they think for larger vehicles, they are not the way to go
RobertRyan 06/18/16 04:36pm Tow Vehicles
"Keen "to replace V6 with inline Gas engines

I have been reading how European manufacturers are now urgently wanting to dump V6 engines. One Automotive commentator said they " were a mistake" .Jaguars new Diesel and Gas engines will be inline sixes, replacing the current engines. BMW has always built inline engines. Now Mercedes is " keen" to drop them. Could the Ecoboost go straight six? Ecoboost like Ford Falcon Barra 6, had more power and a even flatter torque curve than the current Ecoboost. Not much in it as regards fuel economy The facelifted S-Class will be the first model to carry the new inline six petrol engine which will come with 48V mild hybrid tech next year. The new powertrain will come with an electric motor attached to the crankshaft, acting as both an alternator and a starter. Codenamed M256, the new engine is the second member of Mercedes’ new family of engines and is closely related to the OM654 four-cylinder diesel that debuted in the E-Class. Mercedes is keen to replace almost all existing petrol V6s in their range with the M256, according to C&D’s report.
RobertRyan 06/18/16 04:04pm Tow Vehicles
Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 37  
Next


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2016 RV.Net | Terms & Conditions | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS