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RE: CG Pics, 8 weeks no reservations, IL-AZ/UT/CO/NM-IL

Sounds like a great adventure.
Bionic Man 05/25/17 07:53am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Colorado / Canyon w/ 2.8L Duramax

My buddy just bought one as his work truck. He was coming from a 4.7l V8 Dodge Dakota. He LOVES the truck. Uses it to tow a 16' enclosed work trailer that probably weighs around 4000 pounds depending on what is in it. He told me that the power was "significantly better" than the Dakota, and he is very happy with the MPG.
Bionic Man 05/25/17 07:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: Choosing a service to download (not stream) tv shows?

I've done some research and found what others have said. Mobile devices seem to be able to do it with Amazon or Netflix. But not for computers. I would also like to find a way so that I can reduce the number of devices I take when traveling for work.
Bionic Man 05/23/17 09:34pm Technology Corner
RE: What will happen?

I can't speak to the private run campgrounds, but they will have no problems in the state campgrounds. My opinion is that it could be a great adventure. But I wouldn't count on getting "all my money" out of the bus when it is done.
Bionic Man 05/23/17 06:31am Travel Trailers
RE: frig left on

My fridge stays on from April through October. That way we can leave it stocked with condiments and such. I see no reason not to leave it on.
Bionic Man 05/23/17 06:27am Tech Issues
RE: Speechless!

Looks to me like the 24' Four Winns deck boat. Their 26' looks quite a bit bigger than that. I am not saying I would do it, but he is probably around 6500 pounds with boat and trailer. And I thought that the Acura was rated to tow around 6500 pounds. In regard to the ramp, I bet he has more trouble controlling the launch than the retrieve. AWD will help him get up the ramp, but that amount of weight will almost certainly slide him down the ramp. My 6500 pound surf boat sometimes does that when I launch with my Yukon XL. He is likely closer to being within his ratings than many of the people who tow big TT with 150/1500 trucks.
Bionic Man 05/23/17 06:25am Towing
RE: Tail Light Issue

Your problem shouldn't have anything to do with the brake controller. The power to the electric trailer brakes comes off a different "pole" on the truck plug than the right brake light does. As far as I know, the RAM wiring comes with a 7-way RV plug, and a 4-way flat plug. If you have a 5 pole plug for your boat (which I have as well), that 5th pole is for the reverse lights, and it turns on a solenoid so that you can back up without your surge brakes locking up. So, are you using an adaptor to plug your boat in? If not, how are you doing it? I'd also suggest checking to see if your right turn signal works. If it does, you might have a grounding issue.
Bionic Man 05/15/17 10:54pm Tech Issues
RE: Am I the only one out there that likes a reg cab PU?

Nope, I love my 93 regular cab long bed as my DD. I don't like driving my Dmax 4 door long bed. The thing takes 3 football fields to turn around. I would much rather tow with my RC too except I need the room when I take more than 2 people. :( So no, you're not the only one. :) It is extreme statement like this that just blow my mind, it truthfully is a state of mind. I DD my 2001 LB Quad cab, about maybe 18" than a Crew cab LB, never thing the length is an issue! We were talking replacement for a while and test drove a Crew cab LB, and didn't seem any bigger to me than than my current truck. I will say I have always had a soft spot for the Ram 2nd Gen reg cab Short Bed 4X4 about as tall as they are long!! Russ it's not the length, it's the turning radius. I have an Acura with the same issue. It just does not turn sharp. My 93 6.5 diesel turns a lot sharper and makes all the difference in the world to me in these Kalifornia parking lots. :) I would say it is a length and turning radius thing (at least for me). I took my truck out today to help my sister get sod. We went to two very small nurseries, no place to park (length), and even hard to maneuver through the parking lot due to turning radius. Love my truck, and I wouldn't buy a short bed or regular cab again, but it isn't that easy to drive.
Bionic Man 05/12/17 01:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Help on tow vehicles - 08 Ram VS 05 GMC 5.3 VS 4.8

The Hemi has a 5 speed for those who guessed 6. The Hemi will have a little more jam towing than the 5.3 4 speed, but not pin your ears back differnet. Both good trucks. I'm a Dodge guy and I'd give the nod to the GM just a little in this situation if they were totally apples to apples trucks. At 9 to 12 years old condition and history is more important than the difference between the 2. Ram will ride a shade stiffer but again not much. 4.8 is one of the most venerable motors around, and there are guys that make stock long blocks into 700hp monsters that don't grenade, but it will s uck for towing compared to your dodge. Are you referring to Chryslers OHC 4.8? Chrysler has never had a OHC 4.8. Their other V8 was a 4.7, which I would never recommend over a Hemi. Less displacement, less HP, less TQ, equal MPG. And for those complaining about the Hemi MPG, take a look at Fuelly. There isn't a significant difference in that vs any of the competitive V8s (5.3 included or later model year 3.5 EB), but it will have more HP and TQ.
Bionic Man 05/09/17 09:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Help on tow vehicles - 08 Ram VS 05 GMC 5.3 VS 4.8

The Hemi has a 5 speed for those who guessed 6. The Hemi will have a little more jam towing than the 5.3 4 speed, but not pin your ears back differnet. Both good trucks. I'm a Dodge guy and I'd give the nod to the GM just a little in this situation if they were totally apples to apples trucks. At 9 to 12 years old condition and history is more important than the difference between the 2. Ram will ride a shade stiffer but again not much. 4.8 is one of the most venerable motors around, and there are guys that make stock long blocks into 700hp monsters that don't grenade, but it will s uck for towing compared to your dodge. Are you referring to Chryslers OHC 4.8? Chrysler has never had a OHC 4.8. Their other V8 was a 4.7, which I would never recommend over a Hemi. Less displacement, less HP, less TQ, equal MPG. And for those complaining about the Hemi MPG, take a look at Fuelly. There isn't a significant difference in that vs any of the competitive V8s (5.3 included), but it will have more HP and TQ.
Bionic Man 05/09/17 09:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Help on tow vehicles - 08 Ram VS 05 GMC 5.3 VS 4.8

IMO, you should keep looking for other trucks. I personally would be underwhelmed in the performance of either of the replacement vehicles you are considering. If staying in the 1500 series, I would look for one of the following: RAM CrewCab - 2009 or later will give you the new body style with the bigger cab. Ram MegaCab. Biggest cab in the industry. 2008 or later Chevy/GMC with a 6.2. 2011 + Ford with 3.5 EcoBoost My last choice would be a Tundra CrewMax.
Bionic Man 05/09/17 03:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 4X2 or 4X4 for towing and general use...what say you?

Personally, I would not buy a 4x2 truck. There have been a handful of times that I needed it with my RV, as well as with my boat. Resale in my area is nearly impossible without 4x4 as well. But you seem to have thought out your situation, and from the sound of it, a 4x2 will work. Sounds like a nice truck by the way.
Bionic Man 05/06/17 10:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fort Wayne to Denver

I've driven I80 basically from Colorado all the way through Iowa. I76 from I80 into Colorado is one of the roughest stretches of interstate I know of. In addition, I80 has TONS of semis. Can make it more difficult to pass. My only experience is I70 from about Colby, KS to Colorado. Seems to be less traffic, less semis and a smoother ride. That would be my choice.
Bionic Man 05/06/17 07:42pm Tech Issues
RE: Please,PLEASE

I would rather have multiple access ports each with their anomalies than one that constantly crashes with no backup I would rather have one portal, with a modern interface, that works consistently. Just like all the other forums I am on.
Bionic Man 05/06/17 04:27pm Forum Technical Support
RE: Got a free generator today.

Interesting answers. I do understand the free part, and would have snatched it myself. I have 3 generators (one in the RV, and 2 Yamaha 2000's), and I cringe when I have to do the oil changes. 9 would be too many. Some would go on the auction block to make way for some other "necessity"..... :)
Bionic Man 05/05/17 09:23am General RVing Issues
RE: Got a free generator today.

Nice find. But what does one do with 9 generators?
Bionic Man 05/04/17 11:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: New 205/75 R14 Goodyear Endurance Tires For Alaska Trip

I ditched the no-name tires of the same size on my boat trailer, and just finished a 1000 mile round trip with the Endurance. I had terrible luck with Marathon's, and hope the Endurance is better. They did very well on my last trip. Honestly, I can't believe how much better the trailer pulled. I hope that they continue to live up to my expectations.
Bionic Man 05/04/17 11:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: 2017 Ford Raptor Towing MPG Review

8.4 MPG? I also would expect better than that. My Yukon XL, pulling my 7000 pound boat got between 9.29 - 10.89 over my last 4 tanks, covering about 1000 miles. That was cruise set at 75 on the highway, 70 on 2 lanes, and 65 through the mountains of I70. 8.4 leave a lot to be desired.
Bionic Man 05/04/17 11:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: New Gander Mountain/Overton Benefit. Good? Bad? Indifferent?

The brand new construction Gander store in Colorado (opened in September) has signs up today that they will be closing. Sad for consumers, but with as much as I dislike Camping World and the way they run their stores, if they own GM, I likely wouldn't shop there anyway. Such seems to be the way of the brick and mortar retail stores..... And, for the record, I don't think the merger (actually a buyout of Cabelas by BPS) is official. I think there is a regulatory holdup.
Bionic Man 05/03/17 11:31pm Good Sam Club
RE: 5th wheel rollover accident

I think I have had 4 different 5er hitches at this point (3 Reese, 1 PullRite). On 3 of the 4, the head was a separate unit. It seems to me that most hitches are constructed that way?
Bionic Man 05/03/17 11:28pm Fifth-Wheels
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