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RE: Tow question

I've had 3 CTDs. First one was an 01 with the auto. You state high output, which I thought was first available with the 03 at 305/555 with the manual tranny. Do you have the 47RE or NV5600 manual? If you have the auto, my guess is that the truck won't like that weight. Mine didn't, it would heat up pretty quickly in the mountains of Colorado. Lots you can do to increase the output of that engine and make the tranny better for townig, so in that regard you will likely be ok. You are likely well within the axle and tire ratings, but outside the ratings of the truck.
Bionic Man 07/19/15 11:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Lawn Tractor Trailer Spotter?

I occasionally use my ATV to move my boat in the garage. Tounge weight is a pretty big challenge. Going forward isn't much trouble, but backing up is tough. It is very hard to see anything.
Bionic Man 07/19/15 10:03am General RVing Issues
RE: Factory installed wrong size full tank

On my 03 RAM, the fuel light would come on with 8 gallons remaining. Always did. I pushed it once, and verified that the 34 gallon tank (think that was the number) was correct. 25 gallons is pretty small if you are towing.
Bionic Man 07/16/15 04:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford-GMC lead satisfaction study

.... HAAAAAAA I can only imagine! I bet it felt good typing it tho! Just reminded me of why the forum has the block member feature. Trolling at it's finest.:R
Bionic Man 07/16/15 04:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: After Market Pin Box

I have a TrailAir. I wouldn't spend money on doing that again. Doesn't seem like a significant difference to me.
Bionic Man 07/16/15 12:43am Towing
RE: Ford-GMC lead satisfaction study

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Bionic Man 07/15/15 08:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 2.7 v6 Turbo

I honestly don't think I have ever seen a negative towing report with an EcoBoost (other than people who think it should get better MPG) That said, if towing was a primary concern, I would likely go with the larger displacement EB. If it is more of a DD and occasional tow vehicle, I bet it would do just fine.
Bionic Man 07/14/15 09:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: Dropped 5er with Pullrite SuperGlide?

I have a question, i pull a 38ft with a Reese 16k and i still would like to know what is a superglide and a B & W ? Is that a kind of hitch. I have a Reese Elite 25k that fits the factory puck system in my F-450. It is easy to use and easy to remove and install in the truck. http://www.reeseprod.com/ProductPhoto/1000/30143.png I have that in the 18K. It has served me well. I have owned 2 Reese with the clam shell jaws, a Superglide, and now this one. Never had a problem with any of them, but I do like the current Elite the best.
Bionic Man 07/14/15 08:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New TV

That should get the job done! Congrats!
Bionic Man 07/13/15 08:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: tow rating

The Burb will be fine, but you will need to upgrade the hitch if it is still the factory model. OEM hitch is only rated for 5000 pounds. Curt has a direct replacement that is 14k. That is what I just put on my '03 2500 8.1 Burb.
Bionic Man 07/12/15 06:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Selling Trailer with Expired Tag

Most states allow vehicles to be driven without tags for a short period of time with only a bill of sale. Possible for the buyer to also get his own temp tag before he leaves his home state. If the buyer wants you to renew the tags, I would let him pay for it.
Bionic Man 07/11/15 11:42am General RVing Issues
RE: 5th wheel popped out of hitch

Did this happen shortly after you hooked up? If so, my guess is you high hitched, and the pin was never in the jaws of the hitch.
Bionic Man 07/11/15 10:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing with a new vehicle

Most of what I have read support 500 miles before towing. I would also agree with the poster above who said not to expect dramatic difference in towing MPG.
Bionic Man 07/10/15 05:50pm Towing
RE: Opinions/Experience of 07 GMC Sierra 2500 6.6L

Sounds like it worked out ok.
Bionic Man 07/10/15 12:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: DRW disadvantages

Looks like the pros and cons have been hit. It sounds like you are looking for a dedicated tow vehicle. DRW will work just fine. Me personally, when I get my next truck (which is likely a LONG way out), I will go back to SRW. The DRW is nice when towing, but for my load, I don't think there is that much of a difference (and I have pulled the same trailer with both SRW and DRW).
Bionic Man 07/08/15 07:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM's Campaign Against Aluminum

I understand it from a marketing stand point. But I expect that a few years from now all the manufactures will be looking at different materials to reduce the weight of their vehicles to meet more stringent CAFE standards. Personally, I think Ford is ahead of the game on this one. The one that gives me pause is where they compare repair costs and repair time with the same accident. The body shops need to do something to reduce the repair time, but I am sure that will come as more manufactures turn to aluminum.
Bionic Man 07/08/15 05:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: "EASY" Cummins 6.7 2013+ oil change!

You know that there are some people on here that will argue that it is easier to change a tire on their tow vehicle because there is a better design on the (insert brand here) lugs. You will never convince the troller that anything, especially RAM is on par with a beloved Blue Oval, so why try?
Bionic Man 06/30/15 10:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: "EASY" Cummins 6.7 2013+ oil change!

This is turning into another example of how forums like this are by far the exception to what happens in mainstream America. I would be willing to venture a guess that less than 10% of people change their own oil in their cars. And it is probably MUCH less than that. I am not sure I personally know anyone who changes their own oil. And unless I go on a Fish story, where a friend of an aquainatance of a neighbors dogsitters cousin, I have never heard of a true problem caused by an incompetent tech. I know they are out there, but they are far from rampant. I have 4 vehicles plus a couple of boats in my "personal fleet" of vehicles. I change the oil in my fishing boat, but nothing else. The worst thing that has happend in having someone else change the oil is Grease Monkey didn't correctly reattach the air dam on my wife's 300 one time. Quick trip back to them, and it was fixed. That is 25 plus years of driving, who knows how many cars. More power to those that have the time and inclination to do their own oil changes. But having someone do the service for you is far from the riskiest thing you will do in the day.
Bionic Man 06/29/15 10:22am Tow Vehicles
RE: "EASY" Cummins 6.7 2013+ oil change!

I understand that you are a DIY guy on this stuff. Good for you! I just pre-paid for 4 oil changes for my 2012 at an OTD cost of $180. Not sure I could even buy the materials for that.
Bionic Man 06/28/15 05:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram Goes to Stunning 900 lb-ft of torque

I thought threads only derailed this badly in winter. People need to get out and go camping.
Bionic Man 06/25/15 03:42pm Tow Vehicles
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