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RE: New truck advice

Depending on when the '11 was built, the '12 may have more torque.
Bionic Man 09/17/14 09:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How Many RV'ers are also Nautical Buffs Too?

I have 1/4 ownership in a houseboat at Lake Powell A 2007 16' Lund fishing boatt A 2004 21' Crownline sterndrive. Thinking about upgrading from the Crownline to a V-Drive tow boat right now. The main reason I have our RV is to camp at a lake.
Bionic Man 09/17/14 09:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: What 1 Thing Should Every RVer Have

toilet paper
Bionic Man 09/13/14 09:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Should I take the battery home?

Take it home when you de-summerize. Leave it in otherwise. Your truck will charge the battery as you are going down the road, so if you have a newer battery you should be fine when you get to camp.
Bionic Man 09/13/14 09:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Think it'll be warranty?

I would like to hear the Paul Harvey version with the rest of the story. I wonder how creative the for sale posting will be, calling out the shiny new frame.
Bionic Man 09/11/14 08:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: RAM - 0-60, mpg, and tow test (pt 3) Hemi vs Cummins

Thanks for the posting. I hope this does not devolve into a HP vs TQ thread. I love my CTD, but that Hemi sounds SWEET during the acceleration test!
Bionic Man 09/11/14 02:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: RAM - squat test (pt 2) Hemi vs Cummins

Two nice looking trucks!
Bionic Man 09/10/14 09:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: From the Land of the Misfit Dogs...

Kong
Bionic Man 08/31/14 07:57pm RV Pet Stop
RE: From the Land of the Misfit Dogs...

Seniors rock! Welcome home, Jackson.
Bionic Man 08/30/14 05:52pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Ram 3500 DRW 6.4L Hemi "Game Changer"

Gas engines and transmissions have made huge strides in the last decade, whereas EPA has forced a decline (or at best stagnate) of overall progress on diesels. Not sure I would agree with that statement. 10 years ago a typical diesel was around 300 hp and 600 lb/ft of torque. Today, it is around 400 / 850. Today's diesels are quieter, cleaner, and with DEF at least as fuel efficient, probably more so, than 10 years ago. Doesn't seem like a decline to me.
Bionic Man 08/30/14 05:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: UPDATE! Ordered a 2015 Eco-Diesel today! :)

I have realized how good of condition my vehicles are in only after looking at the used junk that is out there. That seems to be especially true of SUVs and trucks. Congrats on the sale. I hope that your new RAM takes even better care of you than the old truck did.
Bionic Man 08/26/14 05:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tow Vehicle Advice - Silverado and a 5th wheel

Double check the weight on that RV. I think you are about 4000 pounds light.
Bionic Man 08/26/14 11:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: Which Pickup, to first generate over 1000 ft. lbs. torque ?

I bet all three are around 500/1000 within 5 years.
Bionic Man 08/26/14 08:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: Which 5er for double tow?

With the ATVs http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n494/rmbretz/null_zps408ba193.jpg
Bionic Man 08/25/14 08:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Which 5er for double tow?

Here is a photo of mine from this weekend. http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n494/rmbretz/CD4C5D74-FF9A-42DB-B03B-3855F716E505_zpshjrzhsoi.jpg
Bionic Man 08/25/14 08:21am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Which 5er for double tow?

I've towed tandem for about 15 years. I started with a Dutchman, kept it for 2 years before figuring out that it was way too low quality for that. I bought my Sea Hawk, made by Gulf Stream, new in 2002. It has held up very well. We tow a lot, and we almost always have another trailer in tow. Spend some $$$ up front, get a good hitch welded on the back and have the welder look at the frame of the 5er and reinforce where necessacary. For some reason, towing tandem is a hot topic for many on here. In my experience, if you are set up correctly, it isn't an inconvienence at all.
Bionic Man 08/25/14 08:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Your Rig

8000'. Won't be long until there is snow up here. Forecast lows in the mid 30's this week. http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n494/rmbretz/CD4C5D74-FF9A-42DB-B03B-3855F716E505_zpshjrzhsoi.jpg
Bionic Man 08/23/14 08:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Auxiliary Diesel Tank Gravity Feed vs. Electronic pump

I have a 60 gallon RDS tank, gravity fed. As others have stated, this is a legal system. I thought about doing the OEM replacement under bed tank, but I couldn't see spending that kind of $$$$ to only add 15 or so gallons. The 60 gallon tank is great. It takes up the same amount of bed space as the 40, and costs about the same. For me, it isn't about saving $ when I fill up (although that often happens), it is about knowing I have 95 gallons or so of fuel to get me to and from just about anywhere I go. Heading round trip 1000 miles to the lake, good to go. Heading out for the weekend? I can go two trips without stopping for fuel. Then, when I do stop, I can do it at home, without anything in tow, and taking full advantage of the fuel savings we get from our grocery store. I love my RDS. Well worth the cost for me. And it is nice to have a small tool box as well.
Bionic Man 08/21/14 09:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: SRT Charger Hellcat

The GT-R is an amazing car for performance. The overall test reviews that I have read have not been as favorable recently. And, you are talking somewhere in the neighborhood of $40,000 more for the GT-R vs the Hellcat. So, you could have a Hellcat and 1500 truck (or mid-sized SUV) to drive when the weather is less than the ideal, or you can have a GT-R. Don't get me wrong, the Nissan is impressive. I would like to drive one myself. But, I'm not sure how many people are likely to cross shop them. GT-R vs Viper is probably more realistic.
Bionic Man 08/21/14 07:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: SRT Charger Hellcat

If we're lucky, we just might see a Hellcat Grand Cherokee. But they might de-rate or take away its tow rating all together :( Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think there's ever been an OEM supercharged engine rated for towing. Save for 2 stroke Detroit Diesels, which aren't really "supercharged"... The SRT Grand Cherokee was not rated for towing. In fact, the SRT Cherokee had the exhaust pipes moved to the center of the rear bumper, ostensibly to make sure you couldn't even attach an aftermarket hitch. The current SRT GC moved the tail pipes to the corners, and is rated to tow 5000 pounds. I have been thinking about it to tow the boat around, but I need to wait another year to let someone else take the majority of the depreciation. Fish, maybe you could wait to see if Hellcat goes into the GC, and convince your wife to pick that up instead of the EcoDiesel. And, regarding the quarter, the numbers I have seen (at least for the Challenger) are 10.8 quarter with street legal tires. And I am admittedly biased, but I think the Challenger would make a better overall DD than the GT-R. Black key fob is 500 HP. Valet's will love that!
Bionic Man 08/20/14 07:40pm Tow Vehicles
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