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RE: How many take boats with them?

Almost all of our camping is done at a lake. In fact, this will be the first year in over 10 that we are doing a big trip with just the RV and no boat.
Bionic Man 03/27/17 08:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2016/2017 F250 6.2 Gasser MPG

According to Fuelly, you should expect somewhere between 11 - 12 MPG. Fuelly Data
Bionic Man 03/27/17 07:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 3500 SRW daily driver?

You won't notice any difference from your 2500. With all due respect, there's a big difference now after 2014 when the 2500 got the coil spring rear....like night and day difference between the two. The small bumps are way sharper/harsher in the 3500. With similar air pressure in the rear tires????? I am surprised there would be that much difference. Especially if the 3500 has the air. But I was thinking more about maneuverability between the two than the actual ride quality.
Bionic Man 03/26/17 05:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 3500 SRW daily driver?

You won't notice any difference from your 2500.
Bionic Man 03/26/17 06:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: Moab trip canceled due to Ram QC

NAFTA didn't build the truck, neither did Fiat. Dodge PU are still built by the same people, in the same factory as they were before Fiat became the corporate owner of Chrysler. That is not saying that the quality hasn't gone to heck. But bashing Chrysler, Fiat or NAFTA doesn't help get his PU back on the road. Did you offer to pay for overnight delivery of the part you need? Did you talk to the service manager about this? The salesman who sold you the truck? The General manager of the dealership? The regional manager? You seem to have given up too easily. NAFTA because NAFTA made it possible to build the truck in Mexico cheaper. I got a letter from NAFTA quality control last month basking if I was happy with the truck.. I had the code reset and it didn't come on on the 10 mi drive back to work. We'll see. To me (and it looks like most on this post), NAFTA means North American Free Trade Agreement. But it obviously has a different meaning towards you. What are you referring to with NAFTA?
Bionic Man 03/25/17 05:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Moab trip canceled due to Ram QC

Sorry your truck through a CEL. But it sounds like right now your problem is the dealer. And there are a lot more than 2 RAM dealers in the area. Did you call anyone else? Christopher Dodge? Johnson Auto Plaza. Prestige in Boulder? I would go to any of those before I would go to Cherry Creek. Good luck. I hope it works out for you.
Bionic Man 03/25/17 03:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing mpg Chevy vs Nissan vs Ford vs Ram - half tons

For Shiner Check out 8.41 into the video. They test with 91 octane. Same as the 6.2.
Bionic Man 03/23/17 10:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing mpg Chevy vs Nissan vs Ford vs Ram - half tons

And, if you watch any of the FLT videos, they make a point of saying they use the recommended fuel for every vehicle. They just put 87 octane in the Colorado in the video I just posted. And I would bet (and I will go check) that they used Premium in the EcoBoost in all their tests. From the Ford owners manual, they would have worse performance (I assume this to mean both acceleration and MPG) with 87 octane (which is still mid-grade, at least in Colorado). So the difference in MPG between the Ford and all the other trucks would be more significant in that case.
Bionic Man 03/23/17 09:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing mpg Chevy vs Nissan vs Ford vs Ram - half tons

No. It says: For best overall vehicle and engine performance, premium fuel with an octane rating of 91 or higher is recommended. But you are never wrong. So I am done. Why are you not posting all that it says? Here, let me post what you are not wanting to post.... "Your vehicle is designed to operate on regular unleaded gasoline with a minimum pump (R+M)/2 octane rating of 87. Some fuel stations, particularly those in high altitude areas, offer fuels posted as regular unleaded gasoline with an octane rating below 87. We do not recommend these fuels. For best overall vehicle and engine performance(i.e. POWER) , premium fuel with an octane rating of 91 or higher is recommended. The performance(i.e. POWER) gained by using premium fuel is most noticeable in hot weather as well as other conditions, for example when towing a trailer. See Towing a Trailer. " Again, it is designed to run on regular, but if you want more power, then run premium. How is this so hard to comprehend? "what I am not wanting to post"? Really? Seems to me I am the one that posted the link to the owners manual. The link, which CLEARLY states that "for best overall vehicle and engine performance, premium fuel with an octane rating of 91 or higher is recommended". You can add your own adjective of "power" if you want. Ford did not put it in there. You did. Maybe they wanted to say for the best engine longevity, use premium. Maybe they wanted to say "for the smoothest performance, use premium". The owners manual states they recommend Premium. They don't say why. I take it at face value. The sky is blue. Let's argue about that.
Bionic Man 03/23/17 09:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing mpg Chevy vs Nissan vs Ford vs Ram - half tons

Back on topic, I am not sure if this has been posted. But here is where they run the Colorado/Canyon on an abbreviated loop. Towing a 6100 pound horse trailer. They did mention they were bucking the wind. The diesel got 12.7 MPG. The V6 gasser got 8.7. So, percentage wise, the diesel still is about 50% more efficient than the gasser. Interesting that the EcoDiesel, pulling a heavier trailer, still gets better MPG than the Duramax. And the 6.2, pulling a heavier trailer, gets better MPG than the V6 mid size. I wonder how bad the wind was. FLT Test
Bionic Man 03/23/17 09:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing mpg Chevy vs Nissan vs Ford vs Ram - half tons

No. It says: For best overall vehicle and engine performance, premium fuel with an octane rating of 91 or higher is recommended. But you are never wrong. So I am done.
Bionic Man 03/23/17 09:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing mpg Chevy vs Nissan vs Ford vs Ram - half tons

SMH. Shiner, I think you would write a three paragraph rebuttal to someone about the sky being blue. Both Ford and GM recommend premium fuel in the owners manual. It is black and white. I really couldn't care less who told you what, or where it was at. Going by an owners manual is a sure thing.
Bionic Man 03/23/17 09:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing Doubles

Towing doubles is legal in most states. The costal states, for the most part, is where it is not allowed. I have double towed since about 1999. Tens of thousands of miles at this point. I've towed countless boats, and my ATVs. If you have it set up correctly (read a qualified welder add the hitch on the back of the first trailer), it is very uneventful. The biggest down side is fueling up, and the bounce you get by the tongue weight of the 2nd trailer. I imagine you wouldn't get very much bounce at all towing a Jeep as the second "trailer". A couple of mine. http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n494/rmbretz/Toys/IMG_2896_zpsxuvs8yfm.jpg http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n494/rmbretz/Toys/IMG_1406_zpstka3mey8.jpg
Bionic Man 03/23/17 07:35pm Towing
RE: Towing mpg Chevy vs Nissan vs Ford vs Ram - half tons

As opposed to the EcoBoost, which also recommends 91 octane? For best overall vehicle and engine performance, premium fuel with an octane rating of 91 or higher is recommended. The performance gained by using premium fuel is most noticeable in hot weather as well as other conditions, for example when towing a trailer. See Towing a Trailer. F150 Owners Manual Nope, you don't need to. I asked Ford engineer about this when I had my Ecoboost(perks of working for a company that owns a few Ford dealerships). He said the 3.5 EB will run fine on 87 without knocking even when towing. The advertised SAE power numbers are all on 87 octane. However, as the manual states, if I wanted better performance out of the truck when towing then he recommended I use 91 octane because the higher octane will allow the truck to advance timing without knocking and increase power output. This was confirmed by Pickuptrucks.com when they posted that Ford stated the Gen 1 3.5L EB's power output increased to 385 hp and 430 lb-ft with 91 octane. We should note Ford tells us that its power outputs improve slightly, measuring 385 horsepower and 430 pounds-feet of torque when using premium fuel, instead of the regular fuel the owner's manual recommends. Ford vs. GM: Twin-Turbo Showdown Nice. So, you are going with the "I had a guy tell me" theory. Reminds me of someone else on this forum...... Did the "Ford engineer" you spoke with put that in writing like the link to the owners manual? Plenty of people talk about using the 6.2 with standard octane as well. Compare apples to apples. Which is what the manufacture recommends in print. Which is in the owners manual. Which is premium fuel for both the EcoBoost and 6.2.
Bionic Man 03/23/17 05:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing mpg Chevy vs Nissan vs Ford vs Ram - half tons

As opposed to the EcoBoost, which also recommends 91 octane? For best overall vehicle and engine performance, premium fuel with an octane rating of 91 or higher is recommended. The performance gained by using premium fuel is most noticeable in hot weather as well as other conditions, for example when towing a trailer. See Towing a Trailer. F150 Owners Manual
Bionic Man 03/23/17 10:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: Blowout issues

I think it is more than just "junk tires". I've had at least 4 tread separations (including one last year) on my 5er since I bought it new in 2002. It has LT tires. That are not "junk Chinese". It is stored inside. I've never had tires that are over 6 years old. And I check the tire pressure before every trip. I have never had a tread separation on a car/truck/suv. And those get a lot more miles.
Bionic Man 03/22/17 10:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing mpg Chevy vs Nissan vs Ford vs Ram - half tons

So the diesel gets about 50 percent better mpg towing than the gas sees. Where have the EcoDiesel haters disappeared to? That size and output engine in these trucks just makes sense. And the upcoming Ford with the 10 speed should get even better MPG. And the 6.2 winning for the gassers really shouldn't be a surprise. Seems most of the tests for MPG it does well. Just wait until it gets a 10-speed.
Bionic Man 03/22/17 07:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Double towing in GA and FL (update)

Wow. Setting yourself up for the tripple whammy. First, you dare to talk about double towing - one of the biggest hot buttons on the forum. Then, go through states that don't allow it. Then, admit to towing about 55 MPH. Those are stones. Glad you had a good trip. When I tow my fishing boat behind my 5er, I set cruise at 70 MPH as well. Let the hate flow.
Bionic Man 03/21/17 08:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ram 6.4L Hemi vs Chevy 6.0L vs Ford 6.2L (gassers)

Surprised they would put the Titan in that class. The Titan XD is the new truck Nissan is promoting as a 3/4 with a 5.0L Cummins V8 engine option. Obviously they also offer the 5.7L gas engine. KJ I know how they are marketing it, but it just doesn't seem to fit. Especially when you look at things like payload. And from what I read, they said a 5.9l engine. I am pretty sure they are still doing the 5.6. Seems to me that is more in the F150 HD range than a 2500. Or else they should have included the Tundra as well. After all, it did pull the space shuttle.......
Bionic Man 03/20/17 03:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 6.4L Hemi vs Chevy 6.0L vs Ford 6.2L (gassers)

Surprised they would put the Titan in that class.
Bionic Man 03/20/17 01:41pm Tow Vehicles
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