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RE: CEO Of Chrysler, Marchionne In Merger Talks With GM?

Here is another link for you to read. http://247wallst.com/autos/2014/06/08/why-chryslers-ram-is-outpacing-ford-and-gm/
parkersdad 05/28/15 07:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: CEO Of Chrysler, Marchionne In Merger Talks With GM?

I gave you a link to Chrysler's future plans. Doesn't look like a company that is going under to me. Both GM and Chrysler are fine. Everyone relax
parkersdad 05/28/15 07:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: CEO Of Chrysler, Marchionne In Merger Talks With GM?

Here is the FCA business plan. http://jalopnik.com/here-is-everything-fiat-chrysler-will-do-in-the-next-fi-1572336595
parkersdad 05/28/15 06:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: RAM EcoDiesel a Flop for Towing

I never thought fast was always the better way but the drivers of today seem to want fast. chevman I was thinking the same thing. When I went to buy a diesel truck I bought the truck that had the best reputation for long jevity and their motor. I could care less how fast it is. To me that was a Cummins turbo diesel. I also laugh at guys that think towing 10 and 12,000 pound campers with a half ton truck is okay. It simply is not as the brakes and everything else on that truck are not made to handle that situation. I think the ecoboost started this craze and now the eco-diesel is following suit. Just because that motor which is mainly run by turbos can handle the weight doesn't mean the rest of the vehicle can
parkersdad 03/27/15 08:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: Predictions for the one ton diesel HD shootout

It doesn't matter to me. I will take ram over RM (recall motors) or CMADD (can't make a decent diesel any day. These tests mean nothing to me. Cummins is the only medium duty diesel in the group. Everything else is light duty. Cummins is built for pulling and that is all that matters to me.
parkersdad 08/17/14 06:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram Eco-Diesel vs F150 2.7 TT - Davis Dam

Don't worry they will tune that diesel to make closer to the eco-boost horsepower before long. Keep in mind it is in the first year of this motor. They will turn it up horsepower and torque believe me.
parkersdad 08/07/14 09:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: New Owner/Old 16ft Aerolite - Repair Project

Looking good. I respect someone who can do this work. I don't have the patience.
parkersdad 07/13/14 01:57pm Travel Trailers
I hope it's not one of you guys

We just came down I71 through Columbus. There was a camper jackknifed and into a tree. They closed down the entire Northlane. I hope it was not one of our members on here. Hopefully the people are okay. It looked to be a 30 to 32 foot trailer being towed by half ton Chevrolet
parkersdad 07/13/14 01:07pm Travel Trailers
RE: First 6 months of 2014 sales numbers

Ram is number 2 in truck sales! Trucks are 3/4 ton and up. 1/2 tons are cars with shoulder pads.
parkersdad 07/12/14 06:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2014 Ram 3500 vs Ike Gauntlet

I am glad I bought my 2013 Cummins RAM. It towed up the mountains of Virginia and West Virginia effortlessly with my 10,000 pound trailer. What sold me was everything in it is medium duty. All other trucks are light duty. Why is it that Chevy and Ford always try to compare to the Cummins if it is no good? In my opinion Cummins makes the best diesel in all of the small trucks. Like has been said before if some of you would take your blinders off I think you would be impressed with what ram has to offer.
parkersdad 07/07/14 07:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2015 Chevy 3500 vs Ford 350 diesels

Out of those two I would say Chevy because it seems more reliable. In my opinion, I know you don't like the styling, nobody beats the Cummins motor in the diesel world. Fast is one thing but reliability and quality is another and I think Cummins wins that battle hands down. Buy what you like. I don't think you can lose.
parkersdad 07/04/14 05:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: F150 Most American Made 2 Years in a Row

I've had all three and I will take Ram at this time. In my opinion they all go through phases being the best and right now is Rams turn.
parkersdad 07/03/14 12:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2014 V6 1500 shootout

Some of you are just arguing to argue. It does not take a diesel for a camper under 7000 lbs. over that you don't have to have one but why not buy the proper tool for the job. My trailer weighs close to 10,000 lbs and I tow in the mountains a lot. I had a gas 2500 and it did ok but it did not like the mountains. My diesel however runs up it at 1800 rpm's. Just my opinion.
parkersdad 06/24/14 01:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2014 V6 1500 shootout

what's laughable is the fact my 3.7 out runs the 4.6 and 5.3's..... Both my friends had to accept it after they got their butts handed to them.. I'm all for American v8's .. I have a turbo foxbody mustang with and LSX swap... But the new smaller displacement motors make more power than the v8's of not to long ago.. I don't see why it's laughable at all.. Talking about a V-6 truck is laughable anyway. Because we are on a towing forum. Tow vehicles don't have a V6 in them. Really? What makes a Tow vehicle a tow vehicle? a V8, a V10? A hitch? A bed? Please do enlighten us. A diesel!!!
parkersdad 06/24/14 07:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: RAM 1500 Ecodiesel, anybody seen one in the wild?

The reason there are compromises is because this vehicle is built for a certain niche. Hauling a heavy trailer is not it. This is for the person that needs to haul a few flowers or a little bit of mulch on the weekends. Otherwise it is a grocery getter and a highway queen. I think it does the job for what it is meant to be used for.
parkersdad 06/23/14 06:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2014 V6 1500 shootout

I tow a 19 foot enclosed car hauler and my 25 foot TT with my v6 f150 just fine. what's laughable is the fact my 3.7 out runs the 4.6 and 5.3's..... Both my friends had to accept it after they got their butts handed to them.. I'm all for American v8's .. I have a turbo foxbody mustang with and LSX swap... But the new smaller displacement motors make more power than the v8's of not to long ago.. I don't see why it's laughable at all.. Talking about a V-6 truck is laughable anyway. Because we are on a towing forum. Tow vehicles don't have a V6 in them. That's fine it can be done. I am not trying to argue. There was a person that made a comment about their V6 being fast. When you want to haul a heavy RV a V-6 will not cut it. That is all I am trying to say. When I think of a serious to vehicle V6 does not come to mind.
parkersdad 06/23/14 06:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2014 V6 1500 shootout

what's laughable is the fact my 3.7 out runs the 4.6 and 5.3's..... Both my friends had to accept it after they got their butts handed to them.. I'm all for American v8's .. I have a turbo foxbody mustang with and LSX swap... But the new smaller displacement motors make more power than the v8's of not to long ago.. I don't see why it's laughable at all.. Talking about a V-6 truck is laughable anyway. Because we are on a towing forum. Tow vehicles don't have a V6 in them.
parkersdad 06/23/14 05:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2014 V6 1500 shootout

Talking about a V-6 truck is laughable anyway.
parkersdad 06/23/14 06:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2016 Ford Superduty - Aluminium

What I am surprised of os that they use the heavy 6.2L engine on the raptor when they could use a much lighter engine with turbos. The ecoboost v6 is far from a light engine... It's not a heavy duty engine either. If you see an eco-boost in a heavy duty truck it will probably be 5.0 or something bigger.
parkersdad 06/19/14 05:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2014 Ram 3500 vs Ike Gauntlet

Keep in mind that heavy-duty trucks are supposed to be made to tow and not for speed. If you want speed go buy a Corvette. Look at any good tow vehicle such as a tractor-trailer or a dump truck. Do they tow or start up fast? No they do not they are just workhorses. That is what the Cummins motor is. It is built to work and that is why I have one. Speed in a HD truck makes no sense to me.
parkersdad 06/16/14 05:55am Tow Vehicles
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