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RE: Towing Overweight???

When you state "towing overweight", you might want to be a little more specific. Are you talking about towing above the manufactures weight rating? I ask because I am unaware of any legal weight that rating actually holds. It is more marketing and engineering working somewhat together to decide on a balance of what will sell trucks in combination of what they are willing to cover for warranty purposes. No legal ramifications of going over the manufacture weight ratings.
Bionic Man 05/03/16 10:06am Toy Haulers
RE: Ram automatic vs asin

The 68 was the only auto transmission offered for my 2012. Overall, I have been very happy with it. I only have about 48,000 miles on my truck, but it is a dedicated tow vehicle, so it has been worked hard, towing up to 18,000 pounds with my 5er/boat in tandem. If I were to get a new RAM, I would go with the Aisin, but only because I do look at it as a step above any other transmission out there. That said, I think I will be happy with the 68 for many years to come. I think you can make a strong argument that the 68 is every bit as good as the auto in the Ford or the Allison in the GM.
Bionic Man 05/02/16 07:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dog cooling vest

We use one of these for our dogs on our boat. https://www.rei.com/product/855790/ruffwear-swamp-cooler-cooling-dog-vest?cm_mmc=cse_PLA_GOOG-_-8557900002&CAWELAID=120217890000815446&lsft=cm_mmc:cse_PLA_GOOG Bought on Amazon for cheaper. Our dark color dog used to be miserable, but he now does well. Haven't yet tried it on a walk.
Bionic Man 04/30/16 09:12pm RV Pet Stop
RE: 2003 2500 Suburban 8.1

I bought that same vehicle almost a year ago. Paid the same amount but mine was at about 125k miles. I searched for about a month nationwide and they are hard to find. As long as fuel prices stay where they are he will get his $ out of it when it is time to sell.
Bionic Man 04/27/16 07:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2016 GMC Canyon Duramax MPG Test

It was one of the slowest rigs that the TFL Truck crew had tested, but if mileage is the priority, this looks like the rig. If you gotta have a diesel midsize, this is the truck for you. Personally, 185hp in a nearly full sized truck ain't my cup of tea. Neither is a $45 K midsize truck. That diesel will never pay for itself, ever, and bad seats are unforgivable. I will give you one thing. At least you are consistent in your hatred of diesels..... As a manager who runs part of a business, there is no "business case" for these machines. If you want a small truck that runs low rpm, well that it is. But it is nothing resembling economic, or a good value. And to be clear, I don't like slow, over-priced, or uncomfortable vehicles, I don't care if it has a nuclear reactor powering it, a gimmick is a gimmick. LOL You proved his point IMO. You hate diesels. Now how about starting up a railroad business. What would you use Donald? What about UPS? What about the food you get at the grocery store? I suppose they all arrive with a gasser? I give up the debate with the brainless folks. You win :( I always go back to the fact that numerous times he claims that his NA Ford 3.7 V6 pulls Eisenhower at 65 with his RV in tow. Unless he had the very best engine Ford ever built, it is very difficult to maintain credibility with claims like that.
Bionic Man 04/25/16 11:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tire PSI

Your rears are rated at 2535 per tire in a dual application at 65 psi. Your fronts are rated for 3020 per tire at 75 psi. Both psi's exceed your axle ratings. Ford's recommended tire pressures always assume a maximum load. Best answer so far. Having a drw with 80 psi in the rears will create a needlessly rough ride. Go with what is on the door.
Bionic Man 04/23/16 09:06pm Towing
RE: Towing with 2014 Ram

Air bags will fix the sag problem and shouldn't cost $1200. I'm not familiar with that trailer. What is the loaded hitch weight? I am a MOPAR guy, but the 1500 doesn't have a lot of payload capacity. At the least you should confirm you are under the axle and tire ratings.
Bionic Man 04/23/16 09:01pm Towing
RE: 2016 GMC Canyon Duramax MPG Test

It was one of the slowest rigs that the TFL Truck crew had tested, but if mileage is the priority, this looks like the rig. If you gotta have a diesel midsize, this is the truck for you. Personally, 185hp in a nearly full sized truck ain't my cup of tea. Neither is a $45 K midsize truck. That diesel will never pay for itself, ever, and bad seats are unforgivable. I will give you one thing. At least you are consistent in your hatred of diesels.....
Bionic Man 04/22/16 06:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: I'm curios about the 6.7.

You can add an exhaust brake to a 5.9. I had a Jacobs on my 03. I think in either 05 or 06 the 48RE transmission would work with one as well.
Bionic Man 04/17/16 08:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: I'm curios about the 6.7.

The 5.9 is a lot less complicated with a lot less emissions equipment. The 03 - 07 5.9 is one of the more sought after diesels. In my mind, the biggest disadvantage is that it only has a 4 speed auto (that is more than capeable, but will run higher RPMs since it has two fewer gears). The other disadvantage is if you need the back seat, unless you get a MegaCab, they are a lot tighter than competitor crew cabs. Dodge/RAM made a huge improvement to the trucks when they went to the 2010 body style IMO. Now we can sit back and wait for our Fish(ing) friend to come and throw stones from what his "cousin" sees in the shop, or what he has heard from his sister in law's boyfriend's nephew's dog groomer.......
Bionic Man 04/17/16 04:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Colorado

My two choices would either be the Southwest part of the state - Durango/Telluride/Ridgway or the Northwest part around Steamboat Springs. Most State Parks offer electric sites, not a lot of them offer full hook ups. Depending on when you are planning your trip, you might be a little late for reservations. Many of the more popular State Parks book out 6 months in advance for weekends.
Bionic Man 04/16/16 08:00am Roads and Routes

The computer in the truck should record the highest overall temp that the truck has run, so they shoudl be able to tell if it has ever over heated. If the cab has to come off again, I don't think you should be responsible for that cost. Asking the dealer to help with that seems very reasonable to me. Unless I have you confused for someone else, I seem to remember you posting in one of the other threads that you had lost confidence in the truck and were going to off load it after the repair. If that is the case, I would at least consider trying to negotiate a trade before any further repairs. I sincerely wish you good luck with getting this all resolved. No one wants to go through the nightmare you are experiencing.
Bionic Man 04/16/16 07:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: Full pics & some info... 2017 Super Duty

Where else but RV.net can a thread on a Super Duty turn into a thread on Prius? :)
Bionic Man 04/12/16 07:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ditched the 1/2 ton.

Very nice!
Bionic Man 04/10/16 06:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: opinions on hanging a dirtbike off the back?

Not any worse than the tongue weight when people tow tandem. Get a stout hitch and good to go.
Bionic Man 04/07/16 09:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Help deciding on new tow vehicle

The only reason I thought about a suv is the 3rd row seating. Well have a car seat and 2 70 lb dogs, not not sure everyone will fit in the rear of a crew cab. I never thought about a cap for the truck. Most of the newer suvs seem to top out around 8000lbs which seems to be cutting it close RAM MegaCab would have more than enough room for the crew you mention.
Bionic Man 04/07/16 03:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel option for 2018 F-150

Trucks are about hauling and towing , if your using it just as a grocery getter or econo driver or pretty boy rainbow car, then you have the wrong vehicle. Without using them for thier intended purpose they are a terrible waste of fuel and a waste of our planets limited resources. So, the guy with an RV gets to lecture others on a "terrible waste of fuel a and a waste of our planets limited resources"? :R Hello, pot?........Kettle here The beauty of a capitalistic economy is the consumer gets to choose what they drive. And, as others have said, this is about CAFE requirements. These diesels are unlikely to turn into a power war. It will be a fuel economy war.
Bionic Man 04/06/16 07:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: Hot water heater... Drain after every trip?

I only drain mine at the end of the season. If you are worried about freeze damage, it would be a good idea to continue to drain it. Are you opening the low point drains to the fresh water system? If so, and you open an inside faucet as well as the pressure relieve valve on the water heater, it will drain that way as well. Just takes longer.
Bionic Man 04/03/16 01:45pm Beginning RVing
RE: Mountain Towing

6100 pound trailer with a 2008 1500? I believe you are over thinking this. Use the gearing as suggested when going down hills and take your time. You will be fine.
Bionic Man 04/03/16 08:30am Towing
RE: So, I'm not a huge fan of my Pullrite Superglide....

I also had to use the bungee trick to keep the hitch from banging when I didn't have the trailer.
Bionic Man 04/03/16 08:19am Fifth-Wheels
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