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RE: Need advice on Ram 1500 5.7 to Ram 2500 6.4

Maybe you could be more specific on what you don't like on the 1500. Is it the shifting? IMO, that is what a transmission is supposed to do - downshift to the appropriate gear.
Bionic Man 04/27/15 10:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: TFL Ram vs F150 Full review / comparison

I've always been a fan of RAM's interiors, but when comparing it to the Ford it does look quite dated. RAM has always lagged behind Ford in the creature comfort / convenient feature department, but generally their trucks cost less because of it. Someone has not been in a RAM recently! Chris I was thinking the same thing. Most of the recent reviews (say, since 2010ish) give RAM top marks in comparisons regarding interior.
Bionic Man 04/27/15 04:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Do you drain your hot water tank?

I drain it at the end of the camping season - that's it. X2
Bionic Man 04/26/15 08:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Surprised when I found this shackel bolt

That would be exciting going down the road....
Bionic Man 04/26/15 08:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: F350, 3500HD, or RAM 3500?

That new MS would look VERY good with my new boat. But I would guess that would put me WAY over length. http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n494/rmbretz/imagejpg1_zps9c55f2a1.jpg
Bionic Man 04/26/15 08:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F350, 3500HD, or RAM 3500?

White looks cleaner longer. :W White is the best. And personally, I would only get a dually if you NEED it for the weight you are towing. It can be a PITA otherwise. http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n494/rmbretz/CD4C5D74-FF9A-42DB-B03B-3855F716E505_zpshjrzhsoi.jpg Bionic Man you sure do have good taste in trucks and colors! http://i.imgur.com/jTc6aSyl.jpg I would be willing to swap you trucks and trailers if you would like. :)
Bionic Man 04/26/15 08:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: I think I did something BAD...

Bionic Man, axle ratio is 3.42. I believe I have 17 inch rims if that means anything. What other info can I tell? Figure out what weight the rear axle is rated for. Are your tires P or LT? If the tires are P, you can go to LT and increase their carrying capacity. I know I am in the minority here, but as I said, I am more concerned about the axle ratings and the tire capacity rating than a manufactures "tow rating". Not getting too deep but, in absence of the new SAE tow ratings (which GM did not follow when rating your truck), it could be argued that the GCWR and GVWR are more to limit warranty exposure than anything else. Next I am sure that someone is going to come along and claim increased liability in the event of an accident because you are "over weight". Again, trying to stay on track, you will have the same coverage in the event of an accident as you would if you were speeding, following too close, or even driving while ability impaired. So, I am not telling you that you can or can't do it. Just saying if it were me, and I was UNDER the rated capacity of the axle and tires, I would likely be willing to pull the trailer with said truck, with the understanding that I would be asking quite a bit from the vehicle and it would have increased wear and tear and possibly higher maintenance costs.
Bionic Man 04/26/15 02:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: I think I did something BAD...

You might want to post a little more details on the truck. Personally, I am more concerned about staying within the axle and tire/wheel ratings than I am about a manufactures tow rating.
Bionic Man 04/26/15 12:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: F350, 3500HD, or RAM 3500?

White looks cleaner longer. :W White is the best. And personally, I would only get a dually if you NEED it for the weight you are towing. It can be a PITA otherwise. http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n494/rmbretz/CD4C5D74-FF9A-42DB-B03B-3855F716E505_zpshjrzhsoi.jpg
Bionic Man 04/26/15 10:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: F350, 3500HD, or RAM 3500?

Fish is so pro Ford that he actually believes the F in F350 stands for Fish. :B That right there is funny stuff.
Bionic Man 04/26/15 10:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing with a 5.3?

Well, I put a deposit down on a 2003 2500 with the 8.1. It is a black, two owner LT, has autoride, sunroof, leather, looks to be pretty well loaded. I will see it on Wednesday (out of state). Hopefully everything goes well and will be taking it home. If it turns out to be more truck than we want, I am confident that I can flip it and not lose any $.
Bionic Man 04/25/15 08:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: Opinions/Experience of 07 GMC Sierra 2500 6.6L

It will be interesting to see how the vehicle compares in person vs the photos. The photos do not look too bad. Is this something you will keep for yourself, or is it more of a fix and flip situation?
Bionic Man 04/25/15 07:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing with a 5.3?

Thanks Ty. I don't pull the boat with the Grand Cherokee. I use my 3500, but may need something if towing tandem doesn't work out. I can get into an 2003-2005 model year 8.1 for around $10k. The 2007 + with the new body style seem to be at least $7k more expensive, and still have the same miles. I haven't even looked at 09 +. Trying to keep this one on a budget. It will not be a primary vehicle.
Bionic Man 04/24/15 10:22am Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing with a 5.3?

Think I have decided to go away from the 5.3. Found a couple interesting 8.1s, but they are not anywhere close to me. Trying to figure out which I am most interested in. Not sure how it will go buying a 10 + year old, 100,000 + mile vehicle that is 1000 miles away. Lots of pictures and hope the seller is honest when I ask questions I guess. Any other suggestions?
Bionic Man 04/24/15 09:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: TFL Ram vs F150 Full review / comparison

^^^ I was thinking the same thing.
Bionic Man 04/24/15 07:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: Opinions/Experience of 07 GMC Sierra 2500 6.6L

Interested to see how this works out. Reviews of that engine/tranny are positive,but a salvage title would scare me away, regardless of the amount of damage it sustained. Hopefully you will post some photos of what you end up with and how it works out for you. Good luck.
Bionic Man 04/23/15 08:22am Tow Vehicles
RE: Eco-Diesel out towed up Ike Gauntlet by BASE F150

So we all agree? If you want to race up a mountain while pulling a trailer the ED isn't the best choice. I will agree with that one. I will also agree that there are a few posters with a vendetta against the EcoDiesel and anything Chrysler. If you don't want one, don't buy one. Last I saw, Chrysler was still selling everything they can build.
Bionic Man 04/22/15 09:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ward's 2015 Top Truck Interiors

Frankly I could care less. I don't buy a truck based on the interior. I buy it based on what the truck can do for me. Will it tow my rig or haul my load. It may sound rude but that's ALL I care about. Well, from your signature, any of the current 2500 trucks, gas or diesel, will likely tow your rig. So, how do you choose after that? People who RV in general are a small fraction of the buyers for HD trucks. People who don't care about the interior are an even smaller percentage. I know that the manufactures sell a few stripped trucks, but most trucks are pretty well loaded with options these days. The vast majority of buyers today care about the interiors.
Bionic Man 04/22/15 03:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Aux Fuel Tank is 2005 Ram 3500 Dually

I added a 60 gallon RDS aux tank almost as soon as I got the truck. I honestly have no idea how it changed the performance or the MPG of the truck. Really don't know if it saves me any money in fueling either. Probably does at times, but that is not why I bought it. The reason it works great for me is that I NEVER have to worry about where I am going to fill up when I am towing my 5er and boat tandem. I can stop to take a break when I want to, not when I need to. No worries about pulling into a busy, loud, dirty truck stop. I can stop at rest stops, and take as much time as I need. I love my aux tank. Don't really know or care if it saves me cash.
Bionic Man 04/21/15 08:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Pics of new Ram 3500 SRW

Congrats. Very nice!
Bionic Man 04/20/15 12:37pm Tow Vehicles
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