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RE: F-150 Ecoboost towing

And lastly just to point out, I never said Ram beat the Ford in the Tech department, go back and check for yourself. Don As for ride and tech, you are the only one saying that Ford is on top....well there are a few other Fanboys saying it too. Don I am guessing they are referring to your statement here. :h
mich800 08/21/17 07:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: Class C rear ends a Ram 3500 Mega Cab

A salvage vehicle is completely different than a properly repaired vehicle. The only difference between a properly repaired salvage titled vehicle and a properly repaired carfax vehicle is who paid for the repair. Both pieces of paper indicating the vehicle was in a wreck. I will leave it at this. I am surprised some are debating the fact consumers will and do pay less when deciding between similar choices but one is known to have had significant repairs. BTW I have purchased salvage titled vehicles that were very good and also vehicles with not so clean carfaxes that were very good. But consumers purchasing behavior is well documented and these vehicles on average are valued lower than comparable choices.
mich800 08/18/17 06:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: Class C rear ends a Ram 3500 Mega Cab

Body shop estimate is $10,800. 20 business days to repair. We will be looking into diminished value claim once it's complete. Sounds good. but there will be no reason for diminished value if its repaired properly! Yes there is reason with people looking to Carfax and getting an "accident" on the report. Exactly. It is not, is the vehicle in the same condition as before the repair. But given two identical used vehicles but one was wrecked to the tune of $10k but repaired properly would you pay the same price for it? I wouldn't. I would if it was the better car! I've seen Carfax show some problems that were never an issue. I've even seen them reported improperly. So Carfax isn't the end all be all! Again, repaired properly, a vehicle in an accident is worth no less than one that wasn't! You didn't read what I wrote. Two identical used vehicles but one was in a major wreck a some point in its life. This by definition is diminished value. To take it one step further. What if the insurance company totaled the vehicle due to cost relative to value. But a body shop repaired it to as new condition. Would you pay the same price for that vehicle with a salvage title?
mich800 08/17/17 03:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Class C rear ends a Ram 3500 Mega Cab

Body shop estimate is $10,800. 20 business days to repair. We will be looking into diminished value claim once it's complete. Sounds good. but there will be no reason for diminished value if its repaired properly! Yes there is reason with people looking to Carfax and getting an "accident" on the report. Exactly. It is not, is the vehicle in the same condition as before the repair. But given two identical used vehicles but one was wrecked to the tune of $10k but repaired properly would you pay the same price for it? I wouldn't.
mich800 08/17/17 02:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Propane Safety

No hanging chads left in that vehicle.
mich800 08/15/17 11:07am General RVing Issues
RE: The real HP/TQ numbers this is going to hurt!

The new 2018 Ram numbers are out LINK "If you have your eye on a 2017 Ram 3500HD equipped with the optional turbocharged 6.7-liter inline-six diesel engine with an intent to tow, then we’d recommend you wait to sign the paperwork. Next year’s truck equipped with the Cummins-sourced diesel engine will be available with a massive 930 lb-ft of torque—a gain of 30 lb-ft over the torquiest 2017 Ram 3500HD." And you may as well wait again as the 19's will have even more HP and TQ ! :B I am still waiting to upgrade my Tandy computer because I heard next years computers will be even faster.
mich800 08/15/17 10:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: Chinese Vehicles

Can you imagine the uproar after being bailed out by the government? We know who would go ballistic.:R I worked for a distributor that handled Chinese built products for a well known manufacturer. The American parent owned and ran the plant yet quality was definitely not up to North American standards. Unless they came in and changed how they currently operate I think quality would remain the same. But there definitely would be a perception problem they may need to work through.
mich800 08/14/17 12:14pm Tow Vehicles
Chinese Vehicles

Would a Chinese vehicle have quality on par with the U.S. vehicle? And what would the implications be both from a quality and perception if one of the former Big Three were purchased by a Chinese company? Possible bid for FCA
mich800 08/14/17 11:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: One ton pickup challenge.. (New Aug 14)

Gives support to buy the vehicle that fits your behind best. Pretty much a dead heat. Looks like the only difference with any statistical variance was the unloaded mpg that the GM won.
mich800 08/14/17 10:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: RAM Megacab

Incredible! Truck purchase based on center section of rear seat! Pampered kids for sure. My kids got to sit on a full bench with Mom and Dad in a single cab C20. BTW there is nothing wrong with the center seating. 3 kids, rotate em. With all the trucks so close in overall performance and features what is wrong with selecting the one that fits your use best? After all there are those that purchase the Ram ONLY for the Cummins overlooking all other shortcomings the vehicle may have with respect to their usage.
mich800 08/12/17 09:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: Brake dust......ugh!

So someone tell me why years ago you did not see brake dust completely covering a rim?? If it is not inferior brake pads? I just started noticing it the past few years when I went full time. Being on the road more and I see it especially on new trucks. Gotta tell ya i just had a mobile repair guy come out and fix a fuel line and had him throw some brake pads on. And yup I went to the parts store and asked for the least expensive pads. He wasn't happy with the ones I bought saying he only uses ceramic but he reluctantly put them on anyway. I bought my older Tahoe new and have NEVER had one spec of brake dust on the rims. He put those cheap pads on and within a week my rims are solid black. Just saying been there done that bought the cheapies and paying for it. Which is why I'm guessing the manufacturing are putting cheapies on also. :C Do you think all the new performance cars with six piston Brembos use cheap pads? Take a look at the dust on those. The braking is outstanding on those I have test driven. But they leave a lot of brake dust.
mich800 08/11/17 06:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Brake dust......ugh!

Switch to black rims and it gets a lot less noticeable. Looks cooler too. And Thats the reason I don't buy into The whole murdered look or theme. Ok, I get that whole rebellious thing. In my day it was really long hair! I was never allowed because my Dad was a Marine!! I accepted that! My Dad passed I retired,,,, Grew a Goatee! Didn't feel right, but what ever!! This whole paint everything black is ridiculousness! I like Chrome,, I learned the chemical process and understand it. I appreciate "Show Chrome" It's Beautiful! The Murdered look (Black Out) looks really cheap! I used to run allot of demolition Derbies,, Spray paint covers allot of junk!! And the Darker the better.. Now the new move is to Paint anything Shiny, BLACK,, But what ever,, You can do some really quality work, Paint it flat black and when you drive by,, who's gonna care?? In my days,, Primer,, and cheap primer would now be the "Murdered" Look!! I'm not going for rebellious, I'm a nearly 40 year old grown man with a haircut your Marine father would appreciate. That said I do think my white truck with black wheels and tires (letters in) looks clean and sharp and I prefer the look to shiny alloy wheels. Especially stock wheels that are tucked under the truck so far that it looks pigeon toed. I like black. Especially over some of the cheap chrome that is used now.
mich800 08/11/17 09:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: Brake dust......ugh!

Go with ceramic pads. I have had them for over 50k miles most of that towing my TT. No dust and it stops great. Also the rotors are still good, but will need to be replaced at the next brake job. X2 Ceramic and buy the most expensive ones! I can't believe how many brand new pick up trucks I see on the road now a days and the front rims are completely black. They must put on the least expensive pads from china they can find at the factory. You sure didn't see that years ago. Why so people except something like that? I'd be back at the dealership until they put pads on that didn't do that cause they shouldn't. If I paid $68,00 + it better not have black front rims!! Brake dust does not equal poor quality. Like Turtle stated above, everything is a compromise. Good stopping pads often have more dust.
mich800 08/10/17 09:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How do you like your 2017 Ford 350 Dually?

With such a big strong heavy duty truck, why is there so much squat in the rear? http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v357/lawnspecialties/DSC07113_zpsszfs4kzz.jpg The trailer is reasonably level, but I wouldn't expect the truck to be so saggy in the rear... ??? :h Looks pretty good to me. Maybe we should just solid mount the rear axles so they don't move. So saggy?
mich800 08/10/17 11:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: Lets beat on that horse again - new ford 6.7 track record

My issue with the Ram mirrors is that the convex mirror is in the wrong spot when flipped down and they are sticking out the same width whether towing or not. That is the same issue I have with them. Purely from a design and utility standpoint the Ford tow mirror is superior to Ram.
mich800 08/09/17 05:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: FCA Receives Certification for EcoDiesel

As mentioned above about $60 to 65 using full synthetic T6. 10.5 quarts. I do the same 15k interval and a fuel filter every other oil change. I could have sworn the Ecodiesel was 10k last I checked? If it is 15k now then that is even better for when I get one in the new Wrangler. I also don't do synthetic. No need for it in the temps I live in. It never even gets below 20F here so it would just be a waste of money for me. OCI on the EcoDiesel is 10k miles max. You know I can't help but wonder if the Ecodiesel will ever go under the hood of a Wrangler. I recall reading that there were rumors of the engine going into the next gen Wrangler but I thought that would be a odd match. Rumor is there are some Ecodiesel Wranglers running around Auburn Hills. :)
mich800 08/09/17 02:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone running BFG All Terrain KO2's on their truck?

Issue with any diesel is going around a corner, the torque tens to want to spin the inside rear tire on dry pavement and that results in tire wear. Never heard that one before. This is true of every vehicle where the opposing wheels/tires are connected. Not unique to diesel. In fact there was just a post about differentials here.
mich800 08/07/17 10:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: F250 Fails at Ike Gauntlet

If its man made it will fail. The question is when. X2 Speaking of fail, never seen anyone strap a vehicle down like that before. Why couldn't he just swap trucks instead of paying a tow bill?? Cause those guys are ding dongs. You watch any of their other vids? That is a manufacturer truck. It is not their call on what to do with it after it breaks. Ford will send out their contract people to pick it up.
mich800 08/07/17 08:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: FCA Receives Certification for EcoDiesel

With this thread beeing about EcoDiesel and all I have a question for the ones who (OWN) one or (HAVE OWNED) one. I was looking at one but I am hearing bad things. Engine falures.......transmissions shifting from 8th to 2nd going down the highway !! should I be scared of them or is it just the old ( you only hear the bad news ) thing. I am keeping my truck, this would be a DD for the DW. I have not encountered any issues with the ones I have driven. I have not heard about those types of issues with the 8 speed but that would not have anything to do with the diesel anyways.
mich800 08/03/17 03:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford Explore recall.

You are wrong. We have a 2016 Chrysler 200s loaded out and it is nowhere that quality of our truck. It's not even as good of quality as my previous 2013 or the 2005 I still have. That has nothing to do with Ram vs Chrysler/Dodge quality. That is a specific vehicle. And you are correct, the quality of the 200 was not that good relative to its competitors. There is a reason that vehicle was dropped.
mich800 08/02/17 11:02pm Tow Vehicles
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