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RE: Slider Hitch in a Long Bed

I loved my super glide, but I got rid of it when I upgraded to a long bed. I saw no advantage of having a hitch that big and heavy, I preferred to have something I could move in and out of my truck bed by myself. If you put it on Craigslist, you could likely sell it in a day if priced appropriately.
Bionic Man 07/19/17 09:56am Towing
RE: Diesel Frame Guidance

Have you started shopping yet? If not, I think you will be surprised by prices. Used diesels (especially the first 4 years or so) hold their value extremely well. You won't have to pay much more to get something brand new, zero miles, with warranty. In regard to your question, I am unaware of any frame problems with any of the Big 3.
Bionic Man 07/12/17 07:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tahoe vs Yukon Denali

The reports I have seen show the 6.2 pretty much equal to the 5.3 in mpg. For that reason, I'd o for the 6.2. (That is the reason I went with a Yukon Denali XL). And I could be wrong, but I don't remember seeing a 6.2 in a Burb.
Bionic Man 07/11/17 06:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cummins questions

Yep, all normal. I don't think an 01 will derate when too hot though. Oops, I didn't see that, good catch! His signature says 01. The post says 2006. I'm assuming he hasn't updated signature. The 06 I believe will defuel.
Bionic Man 07/11/17 06:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 8.1L Chevrolet Avalanche 2500

I had an 8.1 Burb for a year. Used it to tow my 7000ish pound boat. I bought it used with about 115000 on the clock. Lots of interior rattles, and it would rather tow on the interstate in 3rd instead of 4th. Which is fine except as mentioned for the MPGs. Over about 20,000 miles, its average was 9.84. Highest it ever got was 13, and the lowest (several tanks when towing at 70 MPH) was 7 MPG.
Bionic Man 07/10/17 08:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Trouble with a Titan XD

Former Tundra owner here. Toyota build a 3/4 ton? Why? The big sales numbers are in the 1/2 ton class. Makes no sense to invest 100's of millions to compete in the 3/4 ton class against the big 3 that are serving that segment nicely and have a big, loyal following. In summary, the numbers just aren't there and Toyota has recognized this for many years. I'm sure you are right, but I would buy one in a heartbeat if they made one. I loved my Tundra, the 5.7 and transmission were fantastic and provided plenty of power. The brakes always felt firm. Factory E rated tires provided plenty of stability. Another 1000 lbs of payload and a gas tank that holds 10 or 15 more gallons of gas would have been perfect for me. But, alas... such a beast doesn't exist. Yeah, loved mine too. But realistically, how much market share could Toyota expect to grab? 10% ?? Less?? Would it be worth the investment? I doubt it. First thing Toyota would face is all the "Toy Truck" comments like they did with the Tundra. Maybe after 5 years of service and people seeing they hold up, people might start buying them. All the offerings from the Big 3 are really quite good so I don't see room for a 4th player. I think it is pretty easy to argue that Toyota really isn't competitive even in the 1500 series market. They can't have much more than 10% marketshare there.
Bionic Man 07/09/17 05:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Trouble with a Titan XD

Are we saying Cummins makes a bad engine? chevman One Troller here implies that just about every chance he gets...
Bionic Man 07/08/17 08:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Duramax Torque Management

So how does a 6 speed Mercedes-Benz manual trans signal to the little Cummings to manage the torques? In what application is a MB manual transmission mated to a Cummins? It has never been in a Dodge/RAM truck.
Bionic Man 07/08/17 08:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Trouble with a Titan XD

I like the idea of a small diesel in a 1500 - something designed to get great MPG, and be up to the tasks that the vast majority of truck buyers need. NOT something that is designed/marketed to tow. In my mind, the Titan XD is in no-man's land. The 5.0 is too big, so that it doesn't get great MPG (in fact, at 15 MPG in the test, it is similar to either a 5.7 Hemi or a 3.5 EcoBoost), while at the same time is too small to have real power - I'd be willing to bet that the top engine of any of the Big 3 (or the Tundra for that matter) will out pull it. The Titan just missed the mark, regardless of wether this reported reliability is normal or not.
Bionic Man 07/07/17 01:51pm Tow Vehicles
What is the average hourly repair rate?

I need some work done on my 5er. My selling dealer is long gone, as is the repair shop I have been using. I've called a couple places, a brick and mortar shop was about $100 (and booked way out), a mobile RV repair guy was $125. I am curious what the going rate for RV repair is in your area?
Bionic Man 07/06/17 08:28am General RVing Issues
RE: 6.4 Dodge???

I have a '16 Ram 2500 6.4 hemi w 7k miles. When it's running I get 12.5 MPG empty and 9 pulling the camper. I took it in at 4k miles when a check engine light came on. Took them a week to fix the tranny and the day after I got it back the check engine light came back on and it got stuck in 4th gear. It took the dealership three weeks to get it in and another three weeks to rebuild the tranny. Two months later the engine is running rough and very loud and the check engine light has come on again. I made an appt when it started running rough but they are over two weeks out before they will even look at it. Luckily I bought the extended warrenty but I still want to dump this POS and buy a Ford. And I know that anyone can build a lemon but the chrysler dealerships in the Denver area truly don't seem to give a ****. Ive said it before. You need to find a different dealership. My RAM has needed very little in way of service but I have never had to wait to get it into Christopher.
Bionic Man 06/29/17 09:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: Photobucket Restricts My (and Yours) rv.net Photos

To Mitch and Dutchmen, neither of your photos are showing up for me. I'm fed up with Photobucket as well. Way too Many ads. Never tried Dropbox. How do you get the image code to link once you upload a photo? It might be a browser setting. Do you have a second browser on your computer? If you are using IE, do you have Google Chrome, or something else? If you are not seeing the images on this site, then something inside your computer is blocking them. On my work computer, our system has blocked specific web sites, namely ALL email web sites, and many photo hosting sites, and YouTube. But when I connect that same laptop outside the company firewall, everything works. Check the setting on your browser, see if you have a setting switched on to NOT view specific images. Edit: I will agree, the ads on Photobucket are now just absolutely ridiculous. I think they are doing over-kill so folks will sign up for their paid subscription. Unfortunately for them, folks are not paying, they are going elsewhere. I started using PhotoBucket the same time I joined this forum web site just for the sole purpose of being able to post photos here. I don't have any originals on Photobucket, all of them are resized before uploading there to meet RV.net requirements, and my originals are on my computer and back-up hard drives (I have more than one). I'm also on the verge of abandoning PhotoBucket. I suppose I'm one of those that want to have the "free lunch" as long as they are still making it "free!" Very interesting. On my phone and safari, only your and Mitch's photos don't appear. Change to chrome, and they do show up. ???
Bionic Man 06/29/17 09:45am Technology Corner
RE: Photobucket Restricts My (and Yours) rv.net Photos

To Mitch and Dutchmen, neither of your photos are showing up for me. I'm fed up with Photobucket as well. Way too Many ads. Never tried Dropbox. How do you get the image code to link once you upload a photo?
Bionic Man 06/29/17 07:43am Technology Corner
RE: Prescriptions on the road

Are they narcotics? Does the doctor electronically prescribe Both important items Narcotics = 30 days at a time = No electronic refills they need hard copies YOU ARE WRONG. Our MD can escribe to anywhere in the USA for a 30 day supply of Oxycontin. Regularly done for us from New York to Walgreen's in Ohio, Texas and Arizona. I'm pretty surprised at this statement. Narcotics require a written Rx. Federal Laws on Prescribing Controlled Substances
Bionic Man 06/27/17 06:00pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Hitch Rating. 16K, 18K, 20K, or 24K

In my mind, the only upside is if you plan to upgrade in the future. Absent of that, I would go with an 18k. Anything bigger than that seems pretty unruly to me.
Bionic Man 06/27/17 05:55pm Fifth-Wheels
2017 Cars.com American-Made Index

I know this is important to some (I'm more of a global economy believer). With the things one member here is so fond of posting, I am SHOCKED that a certain truck isn't on here......:R List
Bionic Man 06/27/17 09:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: Quality

I've spent the last 10 years traveling the Western US for work. I NEVER saw rust. Last year, my territory changed and I picked up some upper mid-west (Dakota's, Nebraska, Iowa). Now I see rust on vehicles ALL the time. And it doesn't matter the brand. Last year I was looking to pick up a full size SUV. I almost bought a Escalade in Iowa. It was a 2013, with 60,000 miles. Exterior looked flawless, interior was well taken care of. Then I looked under it and saw all the rust. Nutz, don't tell me that any one manufacture is better than another. They all rust in the wrong conditions. http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n494/rmbretz/3F4971D3-C12A-4145-B0CB-C158E3FBD27D_zpskiv4y9rx.jpg
Bionic Man 06/23/17 07:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: Auxiliary Fuel Tank/Tool Box Thoughts/Advise

RDS 60 gallon aux gravity-fed tank/toolbox combo installed in the bed of my 2017 Dodge Ram 3500 DRW. A drip-drip-drip leak became a torrential rush after leaving the manual valve open after a fill-up. Stopping at a restaurant and there was a puddle of diesel fuel running down the parking lot after dinner. Turning the valve off stopped the flood of expensive fuel, but discovered the capless filler tubes of the 2016 and 2017 Dodge Ram's and the inner flapper valve is unable to stop the overflow of fuel through the open filler neck. Multiple check valve companies did not know if their valves would resolve the overflow issue either. Frustrated, I went old-school and looked for a solution that would cap off the stock filler neck. In 2016, Dodge introduced dual filler tubes behind the filler door; one to fill the diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) which had a filler cap and an open filler cap for diesel fuel and a flapper overflow valve in the filler neck. With the gravity-fed RDS auxiliary fuel tank/toolbox combo that RDS claims fits 2006 and newer Dodge Rams, those from 2016 and 2017 with open filler necks will have overflow problems that the flipper valve will not stop. I replaced the open-neck filler tube with a modified Ford filler neck and a standard filler cap. Old-school. No leaks. No problems. I was also concerned about the safety in a roll-over accident. If the regular overflow valve would not stop the fuel in an upright position, what would happen in a roll-over? Did you double check to see if the cap on your aux tank was tight? My RDS cap went bad, and caused a leak as well. Replaced that cap, and all is good again.
Bionic Man 06/23/17 07:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tire separated from axle

Glad everyone was ok. Old Bisquit said the possibilities I would bet on. I lost a wheel on my 5er 6 years ago. It was the trip after I had a service guy pack bearings and adjust brakes. He stepped up and paid for the repairs. Good luck with everything.
Bionic Man 06/21/17 09:22pm Toy Haulers
RE: Ford increasing EcoBoost power

Impressive numbers. I'd be interested in the new Navigator but it will be priced above what I'm willing to pay. Maybe when it gets a few years old. As far as rust, I thought that was a thing of the past until I started traveling for work in Iowa. Rust is terrible. For all brands. Ford may have an edge here with more aluminum in their vehicles, but that does bring up some other problems.
Bionic Man 06/21/17 05:50pm Tow Vehicles
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