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RE: Best Truck For Mountain Driving

Here's your answer! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPXaWEZMxLk Interesting when they talk about HP and Torque on the Duramax and carrying over the same engine and tranny. We all know that the Duramax can produce a lot more power, so it is my belief that the smaller Allison 1000 is the limiting issue! The Ford torque shift and the RAM Aisin trannies are more robust! And if you have not looked at the RAM interior lately, then you should. These guys rated it the best of the three. Chris Chris knows! He drove my LongHorn to dinner a few weeks ago and his wife, my wife and myself had to pull him by his feet to get him out of the truck so we could have some good Italian! http://i.imgur.com/E50I55Ll.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/F4xbxiQl.jpg Very nice. Other than the Guess Jeans theme. :W Just kidding. The interiors of the big three rival the best in the luxury car segment now in my opinion.
mich800 05/25/15 09:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV Park, Full Amenities but no hot water

But I also think that common sense AND empathy goes a long way. Would you apply the same logic when talking about a business's failure to perform with something like the BP oil spill ?? So now a broken hot water heater is analogous to an oil spill? I HATE deceptive marketing and I hate incompetence at any level. Put the two together and I think it should be a criminal offense. How is this deceptive advertising. Should they have issued a press release and stopped all current marketing campaigns because of a temporary mechanical issue? These slum lords should clearly be sent to prison More information is needed but it is highly unlikely that there really is any legitimate excuse for it being down several days. Admittedly no information but lets condemn big bad corporate park owner with no facts. As was aptly pointed out, we as consumers get what we deserve and these days it seems to be cheap shoddy goods and incompetent service. We know of this alleged incompetent service by the follow ups by the OP on what actually happened? Those who defend this shoddy service are part of the problem. Is there one bath house? Are all showers down or just the one the OP wants to use? Did it really take several days or was that an estimate so as to not deceive the OP? Maybe the shoddy service is the quality of plumbers in the area.
mich800 05/25/15 09:15am General RVing Issues
RE: Towing with a 3.0 L Touareg TDI diesel

Ought to keep an eye on the tranny temps. Hopefully it has an actual temp readout and not just an idiot light. If it's rated to tow 7000, I might do it... but I'd keep it under 60 mph and I'd not push it when climbing steep grades. No such thing as a temp read out from the tranny, but it is cooled by the engine coolant too, I believe. Would a scangauge or similar work. The temp must be monitored somewhere.
mich800 05/25/15 06:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: How do you secure your bikes while camping?

If I had a bike I'd lock it every time,as unfortunately some of our citizens cant be trusted.. this topic just reminded me how uncivilized we are compared to other countries http://youtu.be/Y3AQiIVjiHg http://youtu.be/G8meix87N8U Maybe they are uncivilized in Canada. But in the U.S. it is illegal to take someones bike without permission (steal). There are also countless videos stories of people returning lost wallets, not stealing vehicles with keys in them etc. Or perhaps I just do not understand the correlation of these Japanese videos with the behavior of Canadians.
mich800 05/25/15 06:27am General RVing Issues
RE: RV Park, Full Amenities but no hot water

I admit that they probably should have had a sign at the desk stating that, but I am somewhat amused that there is another thread fussing at people for taking showers, etc., in the bathhouse instead of their own shower. bumpy :B If this is primarily a full hook up park maybe they just did not think about notifying at check in.
mich800 05/22/15 01:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Rare find. Used HD F150.

If it's a Canadian truck, conversion between km and miles might account for the discrepancy in mileage. It is a non issue. The computer has all that data. No conversion made just how it is presented. On mine I can change whether it displays MPH or KPH. They will change the dash face so the analog scale is is consistent with the primary measurement because mine looks as if it was a US version but when you go through the computer using the setup or other items the default is metric. (if purchased via a dealer) if you import it than the scale on the analog would still be the KPH for the primary.
mich800 05/22/15 01:30pm Towing
RE: Rare find. Used HD F150.

HD for sure but $35,000 seems a bit much.... Wonder how much more a 'real' 3/4 ton (8,600 GVWR) would cost? Betcha the OEMs make more $$$ on their half ton sales than their higher class salesOK and how much payload does that 3/4 have? +400 on GVWR, +1,000 on curb weight, + what for v10 or diesel? Better to go 1 ton if you are moving up. The Ford 250 is a 10k gvwr. But is heavier than the F150.
mich800 05/21/15 02:27pm Towing
RE: Rare find. Used HD F150.

According to the window sticker that truck has a GVWR of 8200#. I think that makes it a HD. But it's a Canadian truck....."This vehicle not intended for sale or registration in the US". Hmmm, wonder what they have done to make it 50 State legal.:h I don't think much other than importing it. I believe part of it is warranty purposes. The used truck I purchased was originally from Canada with that language. I purchased it from a Ford dealer as a certified pre-owned and warranty.Well, other than the fact it is not certified to meet US Safety and Emission regulations (Canada IS different!) and it has a primary scale kilometer speedo and (maybe) odometer it shouldn't be an issue!!! Mich800, in your case you did not import it, the dealer did. They or the previous owner jumped thru the necessary hoops to import it across the border. Importing a vehicle from Canada That was my point. If it was cost prohibitive they would not have done it. It was purchased off lease in auction.
mich800 05/21/15 12:24pm Towing
RE: Rare find. Used HD F150.

According to the window sticker that truck has a GVWR of 8200#. I think that makes it a HD. But it's a Canadian truck....."This vehicle not intended for sale or registration in the US". Hmmm, wonder what they have done to make it 50 State legal.:h I don't think much other than importing it. I believe part of it is warranty purposes. The used truck I purchased was originally from Canada with that language. I purchased it from a Ford dealer as a certified pre-owned and warranty.
mich800 05/20/15 09:08pm Towing
RE: Rare find. Used HD F150.

The tag placement on the front of the truck indicates that it is in fact, an Ecoboost. The tag is off-center on the front. It does not have the HD package, because it does not have the 7-lug wheels (that's the way to know), but it might have the standard max tow package. I does have 7 lug wheels though.
mich800 05/20/15 10:49am Towing
RE: 2016 Ford F350

Prediction: 2017 SuperDuty will have the aluminum alloy body and a 5.0L EcoBoost. Wonder how far a 5.0L EcoBoost could launch the sparkplugs? The project is probably held up on getting the kevlar hoods made. I haven't heard of any plug issues with the ecoboost.
mich800 05/20/15 09:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: One of the Great Mysteries of rv.net

There is no debate on MAX GVWR and GCVWR ratings because if you exceed them you are wrong. The debate on tire inflation comes from three things 1: The prssures on the sticker (Nearly always wrong) 2: The pressure mentioned on the sidewall (The MAXIMUM pressure used only if you are hauling the MAXIMUM load which is also on the side wall) 3: The CORRECT pressure determined by rollong the wheel over a scale (You need wheel (not tire) weights not Axle Weights and the Tire Company chart Some like to add 5 PSI to the tire company chart.. Myself among them, but I wont argue the point. This paragraph is as strong as I get on that issue. I am not sure if that was tongue and cheek. But how do you reconcile your first comment with the 180 degree stance on the tire comments?
mich800 05/19/15 04:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Another blow out/up in flames MH on I-75

Here are statistics from the Combat Area Casualty File (CACF) as of November 1993. The CACF is the basis for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (The Wall): Average age of 58,148 killed in Vietnam was 23.11 years. (Although 58,169 names are in the Nov. 93 database, only 58,148 have both event date and birth date. Event date is used instead of declared dead date for some of those who were listed as missing in action) Deaths Number Average Age Total 58,148 23.11 years Enlisted 50,274 22.37 years Officers 6,598 28.43 years Warrants 1,276 24.73 years E1 525 20.34 years USMC 0351 1,122 20.46 years 11B MOS 18,465 22.55 years One man killed in Vietnam was only 16 years old (RABER, PAUL J.) The oldest man killed was 62 years old (TAYLOR, KENNA CLYDE). 11,465 KIAs were less than 20 years old. Myth: The average age of an infantryman fighting in Vietnam was 19. Assuming KIAs accurately represented age groups serving in Vietnam, the average age of an infantryman (MOS 11B) serving in Vietnam to be 19 years old is a myth, it is actually 22. None of the enlisted grades have an average age of less than 20. The average man who fought in World War II was 26 years of age. Those numbers seem correct. So 20% of KIA were under 20 with a mean of 23 years. That is still a lot of 18 and 19 year old's dying for our Country. If the average was any lower that would mean a lot of 18 and under.
mich800 05/19/15 02:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Does it matter which Verizon phone I get?

What about a Verizon MIFI as a backup? That way you could still use your smartphone on WIFI when its primary coverage is not available but Verizon is. Well that is an interesting idea! I was assuming that, in low-coverage areas Verizon would be voice and text only, no data services. Is that wrong? I know it's true for my current non-Verizon phone. BB TX (and everyone): Which phones, specifically, are working well for you? Sounds like it matters! I find I can get better reception with the mifi than phone in spotty areas. But that could just be a better antenna in the mifi. But would you pay a monthly fee for the mifi? Could be more costly based on how you intend on using it.
mich800 05/19/15 11:27am Technology Corner
RE: RV sales results for March

Only supports what many dealers have known for quite a few years now - folding trailer sales continue to tank since peaking in the early 2000s, many dealers won't even bother selling them, and those that do use them strictly as a loss leader, knowing it's only a matter of time that the family that did buy one will most likely return and upgrade to a travel trailer, 5th, etc. Part of the problem is they lost their way on what the folding trailers were about. Entry level, easy towing, and fit is tight camping spots. Now they have slide outs, huge bodies, and the price differential has been severely squeezed relative to regular entry level travel trailers. Why spend upwards of $20k on a pop up when you can get a hard sided travel trailer.
mich800 05/19/15 10:21am General RVing Issues
RE: Another blow out/up in flames MH on I-75

Man, someone needs a snickers bar! Nowhere in the article does it mention the age of the trooper. And the term "elder" was used in the context just to describe which one of the two gentlemen, both with the same last name, was driving. Would you have been offended if the younger man was driving and the article stated "younger"? Oh, and I agree completely with schlep. X2 Also the article was written by a journalist reporter, not a law enforcement officer! And with everyone trying to be first to report there are a lot of sloppy write ups. This one seemed fine. I think someone was just looking for an opportunity to be offended.
mich800 05/19/15 10:14am General RVing Issues
RE: 2015 RAM Rebel

I have yet to see a Raptor towing anything and I'm sure I won't see this one towing anything either. I have seen several Raptors towing trailers. Plus, back when I had cable I think I saw one of those car flipping/restoration shows where the owner used his Raptor to pull a trailer. Cannot remember the show but ironically I have seen him in some Chrysler T.V. commercials. Here is a review on the Raptor and towing.
mich800 05/19/15 08:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: Another blow out/up in flames MH on I-75

OP must really be upset he is a "senior" member here.
mich800 05/19/15 08:15am General RVing Issues
RE: Probable scam---but I wish it wasn't!

This is actually common. They just scrape the pic and place an identical ad somewhere else. When I was looking for a new (used) truck I found one I was interested in around Ohio. They could not come up with a good explanation why there were palm trees in the pictures.
mich800 05/18/15 05:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Do you or don't you?

We were in line to dump at Rocky Mountain NP. There were two German women ahead of us (said their husbands did not like to travel so they left them in Germany) and noticed they did not use rubber gloves. They said "we are not getting anything on our hands and shall immediately scrub with hot soap and water, and then with Hand Sanitizer, so why wear gloves. I still use rubber gloves :h Most people wash their hands after using the bathroom. It is fine to use gloves but not necessary.
mich800 05/16/15 07:53pm Travel Trailers
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