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RE: Just an update

My FIL has a new D-max and it is a great truck. You really can't go wrong with any of them. It just boils down to personal preference and that's it.
transamz9 12/19/14 06:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram dually vs Ford dually Frame Flex Comparison

I always find it amusing when this video comes up. You can tell the Ram is pulled far enough forward where only the right rear is unloaded. The Ford is teetering on the right front and left rear. It is obvious when they pull down on the Ford and it rocks pivoting on the balance point. The Ram does not come down because there is too much weight on the left front (it is not balancing on the two tires like the Ford) So what you are saying is that if they would pull the Ford forward far enough that the left front would be on the ground more that the frame wouldn't flex? :S Both trucks had the weight of the RR off the ground. The Ram is holding it's weight the Ford is not. Simple as that.
transamz9 12/19/14 06:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Pumping gasoline into a diesel tank

Okay. Around California and Oregon diesel pumps are colored green. Are they different in your part of the country? Some stations here have black for gas and green for diesel. Some have green for gas and black for diesel . Some have black for gas and yellow for diesel.
transamz9 12/19/14 06:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram dually vs Ford dually Frame Flex Comparison

sales hype. If a rigid frame was better Class 8 road tractors would use them. If a class 8 truck was designed to go off the pavement then they would make them more rigid and AWD.
transamz9 12/19/14 05:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Pumping gasoline into a diesel tank

If they wanted to prevent this they'd make the diesel nozzle triangular in cross section and too big to go into a gasser. And the gas nozzle would be large enough not to fit into the triangular hole on a diesel tank. Ta Da! Stupid Proof, we all have those moments. The only problem is when you idiot proof something.......... they make ....smarter idiots Trust me on this one.....30 yrs in Fire EMS.......just when your sure you've seen it all....... you find out you haven't You got that right and the bad thing about it is that even the smartest of people will have stupid attacks at some point in time. We all do. The guy that pumped the gas in my truck was told to fill the gas cans up in the back of the truck and fill the truck up with diesel. When I got to the counter to pay, he had put 93 octane in the cans and 87 octane in the truck. LOL! He missed it all the way around that morning.
transamz9 12/19/14 05:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Pumping gasoline into a diesel tank

I have filled one of my service trucks with gas once and had a guy fill it once. Both times I drove it to the dealer to have it drained.
transamz9 12/19/14 04:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: tire wear

I usually find it's the opposite for me. Mine wear the inside quicker.
transamz9 12/18/14 07:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford, GM and Chrysler cash in on posh pickups

Getting away from the wheels discussion, I for one am happy that the manufactures are offering more features on their vehicles. I love the quality of the leather in my LongHorn, as well as the heated and cooled seats, heated steering wheel, etc. There is a market for luxury vehicles, and trucks are no exception. I wish that Chrysler/Ford/GM would up the optional luxury levels on all vehicles. If I want a luxury compact car, why should I have to go to Mercedes or BMW? I would contend that GM does have luxury compact cars. Buick and Cadillac are both divisions of GM. Buick has the Verano, Regal, and Encore. Cadillac has the ATS. I would also contend that you can get many of the same features on a Chevrolet in the LTZ trim. Have you looked at a Chrysler 200 lately? The dang things will drive themselves. Ford has a few lux compacts also. It's what people want that drives this. Standard transmissions are an option now, not available on on most now. Heck, you can't even order a Ram truck with hand crank windows anymore. It's not just autos either. A lot of our heavy equipment has back up camera's , heated seats, auto greasers, GPS and cruise control. We have a motor grader that don't even have a steering wheel. Every operation is on two joysticks. And before anyone claims I am just bagging on GM, I will say the same thing about the 200. The redesign has helped, but it still isn't on the same playing field. Someone else mentioned the Grand Cherokee, and while that is one of Chrysler's flagship products, the Overland interior doesn't compele with a 4 year old Porsche Cayenne. Dollar for dollar the GM, Chrysler and Fords are well beyond the OEM's you mentioned IMO. Especially when you factor in reliability and ease of getting them worked on for a decent cost.
transamz9 12/17/14 09:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford, GM and Chrysler cash in on posh pickups

Getting away from the wheels discussion, I for one am happy that the manufactures are offering more features on their vehicles. I love the quality of the leather in my LongHorn, as well as the heated and cooled seats, heated steering wheel, etc. There is a market for luxury vehicles, and trucks are no exception. I wish that Chrysler/Ford/GM would up the optional luxury levels on all vehicles. If I want a luxury compact car, why should I have to go to Mercedes or BMW? I would contend that GM does have luxury compact cars. Buick and Cadillac are both divisions of GM. Buick has the Verano, Regal, and Encore. Cadillac has the ATS. I would also contend that you can get many of the same features on a Chevrolet in the LTZ trim. Have you looked at a Chrysler 200 lately? The dang things will drive themselves. Ford has a few lux compacts also. It's what people want that drives this. Standard transmissions are an option now, not available on on most now. Heck, you can't even order a Ram truck with hand crank windows anymore. It's not just autos either. A lot of our heavy equipment has back up camera's , heated seats, auto greasers, GPS and cruise control. We have a motor grader that don't even have a steering wheel. Every operation is on two joysticks.
transamz9 12/17/14 05:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: Is ram 3500 SRW 6.4 hemi enough?

Russ, I think you are right! Here is the payload sticker from a 2500 crew cab Ram CTD Laramie 4x4. Had every option but the fifth wheel prep best I could tell. http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/89522A7F-1DD3-46B2-9492-1421265FE63F_zpswrlyibho.png width=440 That's about 900# less than my loaded 2500 4x4 crew cab gasser. Here is my favorite from a MegaCab 2500 4x4 loaded with every option. http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/F4B7BD38-B287-483F-88BE-10707BC13561_zps4pyynz2o.jpg width=640 So then get a 3500 SRW Mega Cab and gain over 2000# of payload.
transamz9 12/16/14 05:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is ram 3500 SRW 6.4 hemi enough?

I can't remember for sure. I have a 2014 3500 srw cummins Laramie. All options (leather, sunroof, wheel to wheel side steps, etc) and I have 4075lbs. So a maxed out 3500 Laramie with hemi maybe have over 5000lbs capacity?? That is quite high for a srw Do you just have a regular cab or a crew cab? I have a megacab, so my 4075lbs is likely a little lower than a crew cab, etc It's actually more than a Crew Cab.
transamz9 12/15/14 06:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is ram 3500 SRW 6.4 hemi enough?

I can't remember for sure. I have a 2014 3500 srw cummins Laramie. All options (leather, sunroof, wheel to wheel side steps, etc) and I have 4075lbs. So a maxed out 3500 Laramie with hemi maybe have over 5000lbs capacity?? That is quite high for a srw Do you just have a regular cab or a crew cab?
transamz9 12/15/14 03:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Pentastar v6 Turbo is coming

That would be fun if they drop the turbo version into the Jeep Wrangler ....or in a Chrysler 200 AWD.:B Talk about a fun little grocery get'er!
transamz9 12/15/14 09:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: Is ram 3500 SRW 6.4 hemi enough?

6.4 seems like a great engine, but a 1T truck running around with a gas engine just seems...wrong to me?!?! ...... This is a tow forum so I understand your sentiment. However, some of us use our trucks for payload and the gas engines far exceed the payload capacity of the diesel. When I bought my 2013 Ford F-350 DRW there was almost a 1,000 lb payload penalty for getting the diesel. I needed all of that for my truck camper. Good point. What is payload on a 3500 hemi? I have 4076 per door sticker on mine (Laramie with every option available). Some of those truck campers get awful heavy though don't they? Interesting, the the 6.7 Cummins only weighs 1,150# max, I am sure the Asian doesn't add that much either. I would say the difference was also more options. My 13 Aisin/Cummins has just shy of 3700#. My truck is loaded except leather seating. I believe they have a few different GVWR's to help compensate for the heavier diesel and trans don't they? Mine is 11,700#.
transamz9 12/15/14 09:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: Buying my Hemi WAS a good idea

Only time will tell. If I don't have any driveline problems, then I will have made the right decision. If I have a lot of engine/transmission issues, then I may regret my decisions. But right now, my wife wanted the gas for her reasons so she is happy with the purchase. And every guy knows if the wife is happy every one is happy. :) Got that right! LOL!
transamz9 12/11/14 06:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Buying my Hemi WAS a good idea

Today's big gassers have just as much "pulling power" as the diesels. How many big gassers carry around forced induction at altitude? Your flatlander statement isn't 100% valid for everyone. You make a good point but I have to ask. How much power is lost with the altitude? Remember that today's big gassers are making 20% more power then the last generations of force fed diesels and have more gears to choose from. We have to ask ourselves sometimes, how much power do "I" really need? If the OP's 3 gen Cummins did all he needed then why wouldn't a gas motor with 20% more power do? How much towing is really done in the high altitude? If they live there then most likely people will leave to to go RVing. If the don't live there then they usually only visit. Like said earlier, it might not work for 100% of the people in this world but I doubt there is even 10% of the people in this world that ever see high enough elevation with their tv to even notice a difference in power. I very rarely even use all the power my engines can produce and I would say there are a lot of poeple that can say the same thing. This is not an absolute but will give you a general idea - Braking HP Loss at Altitude Calculator You are correct that probably about 10% tow at altitude with regularity but my point being that blanket statements are not correct for the entire towing population. I live at 8k feet and travel from 5600 to 8k sometimes 5 days a week...but that is mostly unloaded but is still affected by altitude. When I tow, it is from 8k to ???, many times being higher or over multiple passes. I would actually like to see a big gasser with forced induction but understand that is a niche market. Beings you need and have the most powerful truck made, mind sharing what you drive so us flat landers know what we need to bring to the table if we head out your way? I mean you know, I would hate to get out there and not be able to pull the hill. Sorry, but not going to partake in your attempt at belittlement. Just wanted to point out what may work for you won't necessarily work for the next guy...you know, the whole blanket statement thing? Not sure why you took such offense to it...lighten up a little. I'm not trying to belittle. It's just not that often that I'm able to pick the brain of someone that tows in the hardest towing environment to tow in the country. I just would like to know what you do it with is all. Just a few years ago the diesels were at what the Hemi is with a with the altitude handicap. If these diesels worked for the people you speak of then, why wouldn't they work now?
transamz9 12/11/14 06:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Buying my Hemi WAS a good idea

Today's big gassers have just as much "pulling power" as the diesels. How many big gassers carry around forced induction at altitude? Your flatlander statement isn't 100% valid for everyone. You make a good point but I have to ask. How much power is lost with the altitude? Remember that today's big gassers are making 20% more power then the last generations of force fed diesels and have more gears to choose from. We have to ask ourselves sometimes, how much power do "I" really need? If the OP's 3 gen Cummins did all he needed then why wouldn't a gas motor with 20% more power do? How much towing is really done in the high altitude? If they live there then most likely people will leave to to go RVing. If the don't live there then they usually only visit. Like said earlier, it might not work for 100% of the people in this world but I doubt there is even 10% of the people in this world that ever see high enough elevation with their tv to even notice a difference in power. I very rarely even use all the power my engines can produce and I would say there are a lot of poeple that can say the same thing. This is not an absolute but will give you a general idea - Braking HP Loss at Altitude Calculator You are correct that probably about 10% tow at altitude with regularity but my point being that blanket statements are not correct for the entire towing population. I live at 8k feet and travel from 5600 to 8k sometimes 5 days a week...but that is mostly unloaded but is still affected by altitude. When I tow, it is from 8k to ???, many times being higher or over multiple passes. I would actually like to see a big gasser with forced induction but understand that is a niche market. Beings you need and have the most powerful truck made, mind sharing what you drive so us flat landers know what we need to bring to the table if we head out your way? I mean you know, I would hate to get out there and not be able to pull the hill.
transamz9 12/11/14 02:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Buying my Hemi WAS a good idea

Today's big gassers have just as much "pulling power" as the diesels. How many big gassers carry around forced induction at altitude? Your flatlander statement isn't 100% valid for everyone. You make a good point but I have to ask. How much power is lost with the altitude? Remember that today's big gassers are making 20% more power then the last generations of force fed diesels and have more gears to choose from. We have to ask ourselves sometimes, how much power do "I" really need? If the OP's 3 gen Cummins did all he needed then why wouldn't a gas motor with 20% more power do? How much towing is really done in the high altitude? If they live there then most likely people will leave to to go RVing. If the don't live there then they usually only visit. Like said earlier, it might not work for 100% of the people in this world but I doubt there is even 10% of the people in this world that ever see high enough elevation with their tv to even notice a difference in power. I very rarely even use all the power my engines can produce and I would say there are a lot of poeple that can say the same thing. Your stuck in your little flat lander world. Come out West sometime and try pulling 12k+ lb around with a gasser... Peak HP doesn't mean squat. HAHAHA!!! Flat lander. That's funny. Have you even been in Ky? We may not have the altitude but I will put our hills up against anyone's and I'm not talking interstate. I have been on hills that I have had to stop on and spin my tires on blacktop taking back off and believe it or not it didn't take full throttle to do it. The power is there, you just might have to slow down to find it.;) I don't know whether you have read many of my posts or not but there probably ain't a bigger diesel head on these forums than me but even I know when something will work or not. Most of us die hard diesel heads will preach about the towing power of our trucks and then as soon as we can turn them up for more. HAHAHA! I know I did and it's not because I needed more power I have other reasons. I tow my rig at the same speed and the same way as I did before the new found power. Fact is all of these trucks now days have way more than enough power to get'er done bone stock. The includes gas and diesel.
transamz9 12/11/14 11:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: Fastest selling pickups

I would say a lot of how long a vehicle sits on the lot has a lot to do with availability. The Ram 1500 got way behind so a lot of trucks were delivered as soon as the hit the lot.
transamz9 12/11/14 10:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: Buying my Hemi WAS a good idea

Today's big gassers have just as much "pulling power" as the diesels. How many big gassers carry around forced induction at altitude? Your flatlander statement isn't 100% valid for everyone. You make a good point but I have to ask. How much power is lost with the altitude? Remember that today's big gassers are making 20% more power then the last generations of force fed diesels and have more gears to choose from. We have to ask ourselves sometimes, how much power do "I" really need? If the OP's 3 gen Cummins did all he needed then why wouldn't a gas motor with 20% more power do? How much towing is really done in the high altitude? If they live there then most likely people will leave to to go RVing. If the don't live there then they usually only visit. Like said earlier, it might not work for 100% of the people in this world but I doubt there is even 10% of the people in this world that ever see high enough elevation with their tv to even notice a difference in power. I very rarely even use all the power my engines can produce and I would say there are a lot of poeple that can say the same thing.
transamz9 12/11/14 10:02am Tow Vehicles
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