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RE: Cooper AT3 Tires

Most even wearing tire I've had on my truck. I get around 40k out of a set. They do get a little noisy towards the end. I will be getting them again next time around.
davisenvy 06/25/14 04:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Math on having a second vehicle

I understand the savings in fuel, but what about tires, oil changes, deprecation, etc. There has to be more to the savings than just fuel. Insurance on a little car isn't that much. Maybe $20 a month.
davisenvy 06/24/14 10:02am Tow Vehicles
Math on having a second vehicle

I'm thinking about getting a little run around car instead of driving my Duramax as a DD. I drive about 200-250 miles a week and am looking as spending around $5000-$6000 on a little car. I would like to hear from those who have been in the same/similar situation and have done the math on weather it would be better to pocket the $5k and put towards Dmax maintenance or better with a run around car. I can afford to keep driving the Dmax, but seems like a waste using a truck like that for errands and short commutes.
davisenvy 06/24/14 09:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: Banks Speedbrake on a Duramax

I have a turbo brake on my 06 Duramax from DuramaxTuner.com. You can have them program one for your truck for $300. I absolutely love mine. You can go on Youtube and watch Nick from Duramaxtuner give a demonstration. Search "duramaxtuner turbo brake". ATPtrucks.com is another good place to look. Give these guys a call. The really do know their stuff when it comes to Duramax;)
davisenvy 04/28/14 07:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: Goodyear pulled a fast one on me. Load rating rant.

As I pointed out, not trying to be critical of the OP, they invoiced for what was installed! Chris I'm glad you know the stock numbers of the tires you buy, I would never know it. When I go in they have this little computer thingy they enter my make and model into it and it spits out the tires that fit my vehicle. I've always been inclined to follow their recommendations they are supposed to be experts. I don't see how telling us all twice that he got what he paid for isn't being critical of him. So if I looked the numbers up on the invoice and found that they billed him for the LRE tires what would you think? Get a life! Chris Actually I think it's completely irreverent what stock number is on his receipt, someone at the tire dealer made a mistake and they should fix it. That's exactly what happened so even the dealer acknowledged it, the only person who feels that the consumer should know the stock number of the tires is you. So unless you don't understand the meaning of the word critical that is exactly what you are being no matter how many times to say you are not. http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o186/jspence1/3q3pq5_zpsf0f4d999.jpg Inconceivable! That's funny as hell! Too many Chiefs and not enough Indians on this forum.
davisenvy 04/20/14 03:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Shifting into neutral

Here's food for thought. Anyone ever drive a straight shift and take too long shifting gears on the interstate? Or even miss a gear and were coasting in N? Press in the clutch to come to a stop? Or do you have perfect heel/toe action to perfectly match the rpm's on a downshift? I honestly don't see what the big deal is. If it was that dangerous, don't you think auto makers would make it impossible to shift into N while moving?
davisenvy 04/20/14 06:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: Shifting into neutral

I can't believe all the ninny responses to this. I bet you guys don't remove the tag off your mattress either. You better not or else the flux capacitor will overload flipping world into reverse orbit. It is also against the law to whistle under water in Vermont. Wilber1, I'm with you on this.
davisenvy 04/19/14 07:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: diesel fuel in Florida

Well, if you were riding with me you'd see it. I saw it all day yesterday and today.
davisenvy 04/15/14 05:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: diesel fuel in Florida

Down hill from NC to FL, west wind, and the ambient temp was actually warmer in NC.
davisenvy 04/15/14 09:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: diesel fuel in Florida

I lose about 2mpg loaded or not and it happens every time. I come down here maybe 6 times a year camping/fishing and the mpg difference never. Like I said, it isn't a gradual drop off, its from one tank full to the next.
davisenvy 04/15/14 08:47am Tow Vehicles
diesel fuel in Florida

I live in the mountains of NC. When I travel to Florida my tank will last me just past the Florida line. After I fill up I immediately lose almost 2mpg. This happens no matter where I fill up or what I'm towing. The mpg's don't gradually drop off, it is almost immediately after filling up with FL diesel and my mpg's don't come back until I fill up in GA or NC. Is there something I'm missing?
davisenvy 04/15/14 07:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: How far can my TT lean?

The incline is only for about 20 feet, then levels out again. I keep the TT at my dads, but would be nice if I could get it next to my house to ease loading for trips.
davisenvy 03/31/14 11:32am Travel Trailers
RE: How far can my TT lean?

At a level 100 inches from one side to the other, the board was 14 inches off the ground. 14% grade?
davisenvy 03/31/14 11:13am Travel Trailers
How far can my TT lean?

How far can my TT lean before worrying about it tipping over, frame damage, or something of the like. I have a split driveway and I'm trying to see if my TT can fit in the top part of the split. There is a fair amount of slope to the driveway. I don't know how to explain the severity of the slope or how you would explain this to me. Maybe pictures or some kind of measurement?
davisenvy 03/31/14 10:51am Travel Trailers
RE: Assume diesel and gasser have same torque, compare...

Torque is what moves you, HP is a factor of RPM and torque. You could have an engine that spins 12000 RPM but only makes 75 lbFt of torque (like a motor cycle) and it's not going to pull an RV to the top of the hill even the the HP is a high number. Look at steam engines, HP in minimal but torque is high and that's what moves things. The most powerful locomotive ever built turned about 5000 rpm and was not a diesel engine. The engine that can make the most horsepower will always win period. Torque has no meaning without the time factor and then it is called horsepower. If your 12000 rpm motor only made 425 ft lbs of torque it would be waiting at the top of the hill for any of the current diesel pickups and would have no trouble pulling any RV made up any paved road in the USA. But that's not what I'm talking about. My point shows how it's the work an engine does that matters to someone towing. A steam engine has very little HP but gobs of towrque. That's how it moves a train. HP wins what? Races? That is of little consequence to someone towing. Heck, my Prius will stomp any diesel in a race. Torque is what gets the work done and diesels will always have more of it than gassers. I have "any diesel" and I'll gladly put your claim to the test, tuned or not. This statement is just plain silly. Heck, I'll even pull my boat behind me when we race. Don't recall a Prius being able to stomp much of anything.
davisenvy 03/30/14 06:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: wholesaler price vs. local dealer price

I purchased my TT from a wholesaler and saved around $4000. The two closest RV dealers are 1.5 and 2 hours from where I live. I drove a 700mi round trip to get my TT, but I feel it was worth it. There are two local guys that are certified to work on my brand of TT. Both do great work, both will store my TT in a bay while they have it, and both do better work than Camping World, which is where I purchased my first TT. The local guys fix any problems in a day and are 15 min away. Camping world had my TT for 5 weeks to do a yearly inspection and forgot to tighten the AC unit back after the inspection. The first rain we encountered soaked the inside of my unit. When I called CW, they denied any responsibility. So much for doing business locally.
davisenvy 03/29/14 05:23am Travel Trailers
RE: wholesaler price vs. local dealer price

I bought from a wholesaler last year (www.wholesalervclub.com) and had an awesome experience. I got a great deal and it was a smooth transaction. As far as warranty work, I can fix things better than the dealer can. I bought my last camper from Camping World. I was afraid to drop my camper off there because they would always make the problem worse or screw something else up in the process. There are other authorized dealers to do warranty work on your camper.
davisenvy 03/27/14 03:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: Buying a used Diesel Truck

Later model LLY or LBZ Duramax. I doubt you'll find one in your price range unless miles are up there. Second choice would be a 5.9L Cummins. Everyone can compare MPG's, HP, TQ to GM, but there's one thing their truck won't have and that's an Allison. I hate automatic trucks, but this transmission is heavenly.
davisenvy 03/27/14 11:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: Is this enough truck?

I sure wouldn't do it. A buddy of mine has a new 2014 and although they are very nice rides, the suspension is a bit on the soft side. When he pulls my 4000lb bowfishing boat, you sure know its back there. Plus, isn't the payload around 1600lbs?
davisenvy 03/27/14 11:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel MPG and fuel additives

Several studies have shown that on pre DEF trucks 6oz of two stroke oil to 26g of fuel yields an average of 1mpg. Experiment on your own with DEF approved additives and see for yourself. If you don't see an improvement, then they don't work for you and vise versa. I am a fan of them and will not go a tank without. Go to a Cummins forum and ask this question. People with the same truck have much more experience than the ones speaking out of theory.
davisenvy 03/25/14 07:09am Tow Vehicles
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