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RE: Renew SiriusXM

I have been doing the 5 months for $25 deal for a few years. But it is also a select package. A friend of mine pays $35 for 6 months, and gets everything (including NFL). I will ask for that one at my next renewal.
Bionic Man 11/18/17 05:26pm Technology Corner
RE: F150 asa TV for 5th wheel

The info demiles provided is correct. Read Ford's 2017 F150 Towing Guide notes on page 3 for 5th wheel towing; 1.Calculated with SAE J2807 method Note: Trailer king pin load weight should be 15% of total loaded trailer weight. Make sure vehicle payload (reduce by option weight) will accommodate trailer king pin load weight and weight of passengers and cargo added to towing vehicle. Addition of trailer tongue load weight and weight of passengers and cargo cannot cause vehicle weights to exceed rear GAWR or GVWR. These ratings can be found on the vehicle Safety Compliance Certification Label F150 Towing Guide Yep! Another Ford slide of hand, first is was stripper base trucks less spare tire and rear bumpe, now you can carry/tow an 11,700# 5er, BUT you need to keep the pin weight to 15% of the 11,700# or 1,755#. Now as a 5er tower, towing a 5er with ONLY 15% pin weight is going to be one rough ride, it will chuck like crazy! That and to get to 15% on almost all 5ers you would need to load heavy behind the axles, this could make for an ill handling 5er. No that is not the total available payload of that F150, BUT they know there are other things that eat payload, passengers, fuel, hitch, and stuff! Now that 11,700# 5er with a realistic 20% to 22% that would be 2,340# to 2,574# pin! You might want to check your Ram towing guides before anyone points their finger at Ford. Ram does the same. Take a look at the note #7. http://www.rambodybuilder.com/2016/docs/ram/rammlup3500.pdf For those that won't bother looking, here it is; Tongue weight: 10 percent of the gross trailer weight for Conventional Hitch, 15 percent of the gross trailer weight for a 5th Wheel or Gooseneck hitch. As far as no bumper or spare tire. I call BS on that. Ford uses J2807 just as Ram. Show me where this internet folklore is stated. Take a look at the Ram 2500 guide. There are tow ratings there for certain models that if you use 20% pin weight, you will also exceed your payload as well. The Ford without the spare tire etc. has actually been documented. But at this point, it is old news. It was before Ford switched to the SAE guidelines. Not accurate for any of their current vehicles.
Bionic Man 11/18/17 03:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F150 asa TV for 5th wheel

If you are talking about a 2018 EcoBoost, I don't think there would be a huge difference in the power. But I do think you will miss the stability of the bigger truck. I don't consider myself the weight police (I am sure they will be here shortly), but I think a 5er is better suited to a 250/2500. A gasser in that flavor would be a better towing platform.
Bionic Man 11/16/17 09:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Do I have enough goat?... I mean Ram......

I'll never understand those small fuel tanks. Glad you are happy with what you have now.
Bionic Man 11/16/17 09:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Another Thor Victim - Bad Fiberglass

I would think a boat shop or a nody shop specalizing in Corvetts could do a good repair job. Wont be cheap, but your into it now, so..... This is the route I would go. Call a couple boat dealers and see who they recommend for fiberglas repair. Still won't be cheap.
Bionic Man 11/12/17 10:00pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: King Pin fit?

I had that trouble in the past. It would close/open fine in my old Reese, but when I upgraded to a Superglide, it was terrible to get it to latch. I ended up changing the king pin itself. No problems now.
Bionic Man 11/12/17 09:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 6.5 turbo diesel hard starting

4x4 you can do what Cummins said or if you don't have a test light you can just take a wire and go from the + on the battery and just scratch the unplugged plug end. If it's good it will spark. If not, it's dead. If your getting white smoke it's not going to be a fuel deal. BTW when I changed my GP controller to a Napa brand it won't heat the plugs long enough. :M IOW's the Napa controller is junk. To get around this and not spend another 100 bucks I double glow it in the mornings. White smoke is raw fuel and is often caused by a leaking injector. Rebuilt injectors are always iffy. Not to be confused with black smoke which is partially burned. I would also suspect injectors with white smoke. But with bad injectors, I don't the engine being warm should have any effect on cranking time.
Bionic Man 11/12/17 12:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 6.4 or GM 6.0?

My preference would be RAM, and that is based as much on the interior of the trucks as the engine/transmission. I just think RAM is better in both regards. That said, they are both good trucks. Check them both out in person, and see which you like better.
Bionic Man 11/11/17 01:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Are there any plans to fix the captcha doo doo?

I think he is referring to the bug where this site pushes you into that Captcha much more often than it should. Doesn't happen all the time for me, never on my phone, but sometimes on my Mac.
Bionic Man 11/09/17 12:39pm Technology Corner
RE: 2004 Suburban Reality Check

That should be a good match. I had an 03 2500 Burb with the 8.1. Good engine, even if it was not very fuel efficient.
Bionic Man 11/09/17 12:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: I guess I will be driving a new Ford tomorrow

No reason not to start a lemon law claim now, based on their projected timeline. 30 days out of service automatically makes it eligible. Starting a claim now means Ford may accelerate the claim instead of waiting for the 30 day countdown, because it will save them rental costs and can get you into a new 2017 instead of having to eat the cost of getting you into an '18. I think this sounds like reasonable advice. You shouldn't have to wait 30 plus days.
Bionic Man 11/08/17 06:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dodge Durango SRT vs Ford Raptor Super Ike

Here is where they drag raced the two. Also through in a Hellcat Challenger to race the winner. The Hellcat burnout is awesome! Clicky
Bionic Man 11/07/17 04:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: I guess I will be driving a new Ford tomorrow

If they are unable to get you a loaner vehicle, call a local Enterprise Rent A Car, and tell then your vehicle is in for service, and they will usually give you a significant discount. Good luck with the truck. Hopefully it is something simple.
Bionic Man 11/06/17 07:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: Dodge Durango SRT vs Ford Raptor Super Ike

Impressive for both. Commenting on the Durango temps... the 8 speed uses a thermal management system to keep the fluid at a (to me) ridiculously high temp, but apparently that's how it needs to run- oil gets hot too which is why it's required to run synthetic for everything. My 1500 with the 8 speed peaked at 138°C which is 284°F and that was on relatively mild climbing compared to this. Pretty sure the two affect each other because my 6.4 Ram with the 6 speed has never gone above 78°C on trans and 102°C for oil temp and 101°C for coolant on the same climb. It does have a far more robust cooling system, but I can't see it making THAT much difference. The 293F was the engine oil temp, not the trans oil temp. I think it said the trans temp was 204. Coolant was 237. Towing my 7000 pound boat with my Yukon Denali I see temps much higher than either of those. Both of those vehicles are pretty impressive in their own right. My brother just got a Durango SRT two weeks ago. I have not yet heard how he likes it, but I think it would be a very fun ride.
Bionic Man 11/05/17 09:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: No DEF for 2020 Emissions??

Troll Man, Not fear mongering at all, but just stating facts. Another fact there's no denying that implementing DEF and reducing EGR duty cycle cummins made a major improvement. You're the exception, not the rule! Bottom line I wouldn't own any of the DPF equipped diesel trucks that are not equipped with DEF. I won't argue with you that DEF is an improvement. That said, would you be so kind as to give some sort of verifiable documentation that the majority of non-DEF trucks have significant problems? Or are we just going off of your typical "my neighbors', barber's, milk man's veterinarian told me" - your normal proof source. The real bottom line is that you will never own anything but your Blue Kool-Aid, and you will bash every chance you get. Even the moderator here has called you a troll. Yet you can never help yourself. Your routine is tiresome.
Bionic Man 11/05/17 03:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: No DEF for 2020 Emissions??

They are eliminating the EGR valve on the Cummins engines in 2019 model year. All emmisions will be downstream in the exhaust, and DEF is going to be part of it. This is true, I spoke to a Lady at the Cummins Columbus, IN CMEP plant last Summer when taking the Plant Tour. She said she was working on the 19 engine and it will still be the 6.7. She had the "Cat Ate The Bird" look on her face when discussing it. Reports are the HP will increase 10 percent and TQ 20 percent. If so the competition will be left in the dust. Cummins is using this technology on other engines. Like when GM and Ford implemented DEF in their trucks and left cummins in the dust! :W How will the competition be left in the dust if this women was unveiling cummins future hp and torque ratings? Just add the percentages I mentioned to current numbers and they will be astounding. Also the fuel economy will be even better! Let's mention fact, the Cummins did NOT need the DEF system. This engines are still desirable to some. Wouldn't a 10% increase in HP for the Cummins still make it have less HP than the competition? 385 Current 39 10% increase 424 new HP 440 right now for the Ford 445 right now for Chevy Or am I missing something? And as far as the Cummins pre-def fear mongering that the Troller likes to do, there are plenty of people who are running that engine trouble free. Like I am.
Bionic Man 11/05/17 01:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Buying New sight unseen

I don't think it is ideal, but I would probably be willing to do it. Especially if you can see the colors on other in stock units.
Bionic Man 11/04/17 08:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: How is the Eco Boost in the western mountains?

Go to Fast Lane Truck. They have done some tests. But I’m not sure why you are asking if you already ruled out getting a diesel or getting a V8. What else is left?
Bionic Man 11/03/17 06:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2011 Ram 2500 6.7L Turbo

I would also check with your local Cummins dealer. When I put an exhaust brake on my 2003, they were far less expensive than the Dodge dealer.
Bionic Man 11/03/17 06:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: Small gas tank beef

The best upgrade I have done to my truck is the auxiliary fuel tank. It has very little to do with saving $ at fill ups. It sure is nice to stop where/when I want, and not be tied to the fuel tank. Ford is doing it right with the big tank option on their new trucks. Hopefully the other manufactures will follow.
Bionic Man 11/01/17 05:02pm Tow Vehicles
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