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RE: *FINAL UPDATE* Stuck in Newton NJ with a blown transmission

You can still order a manual in the HD trucks can't you?Ram was the last one. Not sure if they are still offering it. I know the Ram HD trucks can still be ordered with a manual was wondering if the Ford and GM twins could? Don Castin that bait pretty hard there? lol No doubt trying to catch a "fish". But as already said, now that they outsourced for a solid automatic the manual is probably on life support.
mich800 08/15/16 05:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Problem with Fox News app on IPhone

There just was a new ios update. Did you recently update your ios or the Fox app? Maybe one is buggy with the other. I.E. old app with the new ios or new app with old ios is creating the issue. I have had that happen with other apps. Just had to wait for an update to correct the issue.
mich800 08/13/16 05:01am Technology Corner
RE: What happens when a bear gets locked in a car?

That seems like a defect. They said when the alarm goes off the doors lock and unlock. What is the point of an alarm if activating it, it give the criminal access?
mich800 08/13/16 04:49am General RVing Issues
RE: 2017 F-450 Super Ike Gaunlet

It looks to me the Ram 3500 is really a 4500. Both heavy duty. chevman I cannot believe there is still this confusion about the semantics on how the OEM's name their trucks. Reminds me of the joke what is heavier, a ton of feathers or a ton of bricks? Now insert 3500 and 450 in this analogy, which is heavier?
mich800 08/08/16 08:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Weather work for a RAM

They are trying to make a big deal out of it in Atl. also. Anything to make sales I guess. Would be the same hype from any dealer supplying them a truck. Ummm. Those links and videos have nothing to do with Ram! They are just showing us their new fleet of storm trucks that just happen to be Rams! No need to be upset because the better truck was picked! They just didn't want any breakdowns! Wait, I thought I just read in a different thread sales don't equal quality.
mich800 08/06/16 04:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 Ford Super Duty Tech and Specs Revealed

That is why there are other brands and different trim levels. I personally find most Chrysler seating uncomfortable especially on long drives. Oddly enough, I find the lower level Chrysler seats much better for my behind. I think the seats are comfortable I just think they are too high in the truck. With them all the way down they are higher than my 2005's all the way up. I like sitting low. Every time I get in I still try to lower the seat knowing dang well it's already all the way down. Heck, when I'm driving a semi, I leave all the air out of the seat. LOL! I still say the most comfortable seat I ever had in a truck is the 1993 F350 extended cab I had with the captains chairs with the 5 speed hand shaker and 7.3 Turbo (Pre-Powerstroke). I slept a many a mile behind the wheel of that truck. HAHAHA!!! For me it seems like the seat bottom is just not the right length/depth for me. On the Jeep GC the seam between the side bolsters and the seat bottom pinch my legs. This is on the higher trim levels. I find the lower trim levels very comfortable. Some of these issues don't really present until after 4+ hours behind the wheel. And not everyone puts that much time in one sitting in their vehicles.
mich800 08/03/16 02:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 Ford Super Duty Tech and Specs Revealed

I have spent PLENTY of time raising farm animals. There is NO comparison between the LongHorn and any other trim level. Actually the Limited is just as high of quality. I had full intentions of buying a Laramie with leather until I sat in my parents LongHorn. You're right, none are on the same ugly level as the Longhorn trim or trying too hard seem so Cadillac/Urban cowboyish. I was going to buy a Laramie Longhorn too...until I sat in one. Those gauges and the tribal...bleh! I don't like the Longhorn trim either. That's why I got the Limited. There are different LongHorn interiors. This is a relatives. Gauges look good to me, mine! http://i.imgur.com/lzWeBgGl.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/KNeC4SCl.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/OnO4Xcql.jpg That is why there are other brands and different trim levels. I personally find most Chrysler seating uncomfortable especially on long drives. Oddly enough, I find the lower level Chrysler seats much better for my behind.
mich800 08/03/16 12:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How do they do it? little vehicle/big trailer

A 5000GVW trailer and the eco-boost "sounds like it's going to explode". I don't get it.:h I was thinking the same thing. Something doesn't sound right. We are not talking about a combo on the edge of the limits.
mich800 07/27/16 03:40pm Towing
RE: FCA Investigation Finds Inflated Sales/update page 2

This is really a non-story. Everyone needs to stop making ignorant claims about FCA since we don't know the full facts. I love seeing all the Ford and GM people on here claiming moral high ground. We do know many of the facts. Apparently FCA cared enough about the sales streak to ensure it continued. Below is a change they are making on how they report fleet sales. Previously the company had a "reserve" stock of cars that had been shipped to big fleet buyers such as rental car companies but not recorded as sales. Managers had the ability to move those sales from one month to the next to make sure the company reported positive sales numbers. "Fleet sales will now be recorded as sales upon shipment by FCA US of the vehicle to the customer," the company statement said.
mich800 07/27/16 08:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: 14,000 off

This is simply not true. For one if the dealer sells enough vehicles close to the MSRP they can afford to sell a couple at a small loss. The biggest reason is do to manufacturers dealer incentives. Manufacturers give incentives to dealers for selling a certain number of trucks in a given month. If the dealer needs to sell a couple more trucks that month to get the incentive they will sell them at a small loss. The incentive more than makes up for it. That is one of the reasons it pays to shop around and also why some of the best deals can be had the last couple days of the month. It doesn't always happen, but it most certainly does happen. No one sales a New truck at a LOSS. they can always sell it to another dealer for invoice. Then they are not selling at a loss. Only the dealer knows what their cost will be on that vehicle.
mich800 07/26/16 09:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: FCA Investigation Finds Inflated Sales/update page 2

Right, fraud never hurts anyone but shareholders...:h From innocent employees that lose their jobs to worst case scenarios like Enron. Not that this is the case here but shareholders are not the only ones to feel the impact of things like this. The shareholders won't get hurt as dealer sales have nothing to do with them. Factory sales to dealers not the end consumer are what they care about. Don One, the dealer network health and trust will impact the OEM. Second, one story was reported that it was dealer deliveries that were in question. Don't let your alliance with FCA cloud your critical thinking. Trust me a positive outcome to this is a good thing. But I also will not shut off my training just because I like this company. And to add to the comment "dealer sales have nothing to do with them". If the dealers are not selling the quantity they claim they are, who is FCA going to sell to?
mich800 07/26/16 03:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Sloppy Tranny

Here is my version and will try to stay out of the ozone layer. When you got the truck where you want it and your right foot is on the brake to hold it there, take the left foot and set the parking brake. now you can release both feet and put it in park. If you have to use the gas pedal, when you get the truck where you want it, just slide your right foot onto the brake pedal and then use the left to set the parking brake. Whatdoyathink? :h I guess it is just part of the modern way to drive. :S I was taught right foot works throttle pedal and the brake pedal, as you either need one or the other. Left foot was for the clutch, parking brake, and (in the day) high beam switch. :B I also think many of the mistaken pedal issues come from using right for throttle and left for brake. You war either going or stopping, so easy to use one foot for both. That is the safest way to drive. All those people that drive through the front windows of stores are usually two footed drivers. Their mind says they are pressing the brake so they press harder but keep going.
mich800 07/26/16 11:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: FCA Investigation Finds Inflated Sales/update page 2

I just wish they were more specific about the stories. It sounds like two different issues. This story seems to be about retail sales. One of the articles I read earlier, which I cannot find now, suggested FCA was fudging the dealer delivery numbers in return for advertising allowances. These vehicles not delivered to the dealers were then backed out after month end.
mich800 07/26/16 10:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: FCA Investigation Finds Inflated Sales/update page 2

What difference does it really make accept to share holders of the corporations? :h Right, fraud never hurts anyone but shareholders...:h From innocent employees that lose their jobs to worst case scenarios like Enron. Not that this is the case here but shareholders are not the only ones to feel the impact of things like this.
mich800 07/26/16 06:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: Sloppy Tranny

I think manufactures took the Emergency out of the Parking brake when they cam up with the press to set, and press to release pedals. I also remember driving a Chrysler 200 that the Parking brake was a push button! :S The electric parking brakes work pretty good. At least the ones I have used in Chrysler vehicles. You can even set them to come on automatically when you put it in park. But you are correct, I don't think you can activate them unless you are stopped. But sure on that point.
mich800 07/25/16 02:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Am I correct or not?

I don't see an RV as an investment and I know I will lose money over time.....However.....I don't often agree with "2gypsies", but their math actually works. Their numbers, while full timing, allowed them to buy a $300K - $400K coach and still come out ahead at the end of their travels versus staying in a hotel at a $100.00 a night. There were also a couple of people that talked about finding hotels much cheaper than $100 and even at $50.00.....yuck, I can feel the bed bugs biting now! We all do it. Try to justify our hobbies. But we are confusing investment with costs of competing alternatives. Even in the example above the depreciation is not included. You cannot say a hotel costs x and a campground is y. There absolutly is a real cost in that depreciation. Just because you do not sell your rv after every trip and realize the loss in value doesnt mean it is not there.
mich800 07/22/16 10:05pm Beginning RVing
RE: FCA under investigation

Actually, a rogue dealer or two with a grudge is making the claim. FCA is fully cooperating with the investigation. In the automotive world, a manufacturer reports what the assembly plant made. Once a vehicle rolls off the line, it is considered sold to a dealer, none of them track retail sales. They better cross their fingers and hope nobody was playing a numbers game since they are a public company looking to merge. Every manufacturer selling in the U.S. tracks and reports retail sales. These numbers are released monthly to the press, detailing classification and location of sales. Dealers are responsible to sales within their market area of responsibility and ultimately millions of dollars can be at stake. Dealers are responsible to report every sale to the manufacturer with detail so as to allow the manufacturer to track warranty, recalls, dealer performance, and a myriad of other purposes. You need to re-check your information. OK. Rechecking..... Done! Nothing has changed, the assembly plant is the profit center, when a vehicle rolls off it is considered sold and this is how the accounting books work. You can argue until the cows come home but their accounting methods of how vehicle accounting works will remain the same. By the way, I live in Detroit and work in automotive, this is common knowledge here. It is actually shipped to dealer. Which is the crux of the investigation. There is no industry where gaap accounting would allow revenue recognition just because you made something.
mich800 07/22/16 09:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 PSD numbers are in FLT Offical ?

I can't believe ford has to use their f450 to use as towing comparisons to everyone else's 1 tons. It only really confuses when we are stuck on the old naming conventions like half ton, one ton, etc. Just go by the gvw ratings and not get so hung up on the number on the fender. Why is there a GMC and Chevy truck? Because they can.
mich800 07/22/16 09:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 PSD numbers are in FLT Offical ?

Most not so much emission compliant. However, a tuner can add MPG and make the truck drive better without changing any emissions. How exactly is this magic done? 3 big companies in the US would love to know how to do this. Billions of dollars are at stake! If you know how to do this, please tell us! Ask the tuners how they do it. I just know from what I read, a tune on a stock truck adds MPG and makes it drive better. http://www.duramaxforum.com/forum/2011-lml-performance-parts-discussion/253978-duramaxtuner-efilive-lml-tuning-review.html#/forumsite/20663/topics/253978?page=1 It is much easier when you are not constrained by the EPA, warranty, drivability characteristics for the masses and not one person, shareholders, and many other variables that the OEMs must contend with.
mich800 07/20/16 12:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: FCA under investigation

So we have one poster with a ram in his sig and the FCA truck guys circling the wagons fast? You funny. I talked with the owner of the dealership I go to and he said that it's just a dealer disgruntled about something FCA did. As for the DOJ finding any facts LOL they couldn't find their ASS with both hands and a road map! Don The dealer you spoke with may or may not have a clue and may or may not be interested in being quoted by a random FCA employee. Considering that the FBI is involved and has already conducted raids at FCA employee locations, one would think it might be a little more than some "disgruntled" dealer. And why would someone take the words of an uninvolved party and assume they are privy to any facts of the case? Here are some scenarios about this dealer that seems to know all the facts: 1. They took the bribe and have a vested interest in this going away. 2. They didn't take the bribe but need FCA to survive so have a vested interest. 3. They think they are smarter than everyone else so qualified to speak on something without facts. 4. If they actually have facts or are involved it is a very poor decision to be discussing a case that may very well involve them. 5. They are just guessing but want to be part of the action.
mich800 07/20/16 09:47am Tow Vehicles
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