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RE: VW/Audi

Sorry, but the Chevy Volt is a very bad product (for GM), and built more for policitcal purposes than anything else. From everything I have read, there is ZERO profit margin in that vehicle. That may change in 2016, or as technology eveolves, but my guess is right now GM doesn't really care if they sell more of them.
Bionic Man 10/07/15 07:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 1500 Diesel Towing Capacity?

Take a look at the profit margins on luxury trucks, and you will likely come to the concluson that they are not a fad. And they seem to be selling very well. If you ever have a chance to drive one, you are more likely to understand. I for one don't understand why anyone would rather have a utilitarian speced truck. But the beauty of a free market is that both options are available, and you can get what you want.
Bionic Man 10/07/15 07:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: Which hitch?

I have a Reese Elite 18k that has the puck system. I have no complaints about it.
Bionic Man 10/06/15 07:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ram 1500 Diesel Towing Capacity?

Spec one out here. And now, a word from all the Ecodiesel haters.........
Bionic Man 10/06/15 05:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel Colorado/Canyon

I say it in the EcoDiesel threads, I will say it here. This truck is very likely going to be a winner. Only a small % of the population care about towing. A smaller, easy to park, truck that go haul things from Home Depot and get good MPG while doing it is going to sell. Especially true right now when diesel is lower priced than petrol.
Bionic Man 10/05/15 08:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Which 5er for double tow?

I turn a little wider but not dramatically. Boat seems to track about the same as my 5er.
Bionic Man 10/05/15 04:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Quality with Thor Products vs Loving the Floorplan?

Thor is a holding company for many RV companies ie: Heartland, DRV, Airstream, Dutchman, Keystone and others. They don't have a lot of actual involvement in building the RVs other than to provide financial backing...Like any product, the brand you chose is a "you get what you pay for" type of thing. B.O.I disagree with "...Like any product, the brand you chose is a "you get what you pay for" type of thing." Many times purchasers do not get what they pay for. That said, purchasers must understand any type and brand of RV is a high maintenance item which is the responsibility of the owner. There is a significant difference between high maintenance and poor build quality. On my Dutchman, I had the welds that connect the axles shackles to the frame break. Twice. Had the aluminum siding blow off the side of the trailer because it was improperly secured. Twice. Had to replace a window that shouldn't have passed QC, learned it was improperly installed causing a leak, then had to wait 2 months for Dutchman to send a replacement. That doesn't talk about the floor beneath the shower that had to be reinforced because there was a secontion that had no support underneath it, or the furnace that had to be rewired because the original wiring had a nail through it and shorted out. I could go on.... High maintenance and poor build quality are two different things.
Bionic Man 10/04/15 08:14am Travel Trailers
RE: Quality with Thor Products vs Loving the Floorplan?

This is going back a lot of years, but our first 5er was a Dutchman/Thor. The experience was bad enough that to this day I wouldn't buy another.
Bionic Man 10/03/15 08:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: Black water won't drain

Water and Rid-X. Follow the instructions on the bottle, it worked for me.
Bionic Man 10/03/15 08:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Garage Advice

If you are trying to get a short door opening, you need to make sure your driveway is flat for the entire length of RV and tow vehicle going in. I agree on the minimum length of 40', but whatever you build, you will wish you went bigger. My garage is 24' X 52' with 16' sidewalls and a 14' X 20' door. I can just barely leave my truck hooked up to my 5er and close the door. I really wish I would have gone wider. Even 4' wiser would have made a huge difference.
Bionic Man 09/30/15 02:38pm General RVing Issues

IMO, it is silly to say the limit of a Grand Cherokees towing abilities is 2500 pounds. For many years I towed a 5500 pound boat and it did great. I do understand the difference between towing a TT vs a boat, but I also know that it is a capable tow vehicle. My SIL has a ecodiesel grand Cherokee and she loves it. Says it is the best vehicle she has ever had.
Bionic Man 09/30/15 02:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Picked up the new truck today.

It was the last 2015 Deep Cherry Red one in the country with most of the options that we wanted. And it was priced at 11.5k off, so we did not have to haggle much. There were a couple Granite Crystal ones, one in Utah and one at Greeley, however I would have had to fight over the price. We wanted a Laramie, buckets, Aisin, no sun roof, bkack interior, no cargo camera due to the fact that it screws up the park view camera moving it from the 8.4 display to the mirror, which is fixed in the 2016's, may or may not it charged by a fkash of the 2015's. It had the bed liner, side steps, keyless entry n' go/remote start, cold weather and protection group. So it was not up priced by items we did not want. The fifth wheel prep was the only missing item on our list, however they had the pucks and wiring in stock in their parts department. And we had enough air miles to fly first class to go get it! It will be ready to tow when we get home. And I will not have to make excuses to go drive it. We have got to spend a few days getting the 2001.5 ready for a guy that wants it next week. Chris Can't argue with that! Most people I know try to get out of Greeley - not use it as a destination (I can say that since my wife went to school there). :)
Bionic Man 09/22/15 07:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: Picked up the new truck today.

Congrats on the new ride! Quick question. Why go to Greeley to pick it up?
Bionic Man 09/22/15 01:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bit the Bullet and got a 2010 Power Wagon!!

Congrats on the truck. Will you use it for off roading?
Bionic Man 09/21/15 08:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2016 Nissan Titan 5.6 V8 w/much improved HP/Torque

Not sure about AZ, but in Colorado the payload sticker only matters for warranty. Nothing legal about it. People can, and will, sue over anything. Doesn't really matter what a sticker on the truck says.
Bionic Man 09/17/15 10:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Boat trailer comes loose - tragic.

The 500 and even 1000 pound weight comment in regards to trailer brakes is just silly. And the state law weights in his post are wrong - actual laws are much higher in most states. As T&P states, if the law was 500 pounds, that would mean I couldn't haul my ATV in the bed of my DRW.
Bionic Man 09/16/15 11:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ecoboost 5.0 coming

5.2 L Voodoo V-8 The 5.2L in NOT a Ecoboost engine. OP, is this the engine you are talking about? Doesn't look like an EcoBoost to me. It would be a tremendous achievement to make a V8 EcoBoost that will reach the needed MPG to satisfy CAFE numbers.
Bionic Man 09/16/15 06:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Never-ending tale of woe F-150

Is it a bad mainfold, or a bad exhaust manifold gasket? I had to have those replaced on my last boat 4 or 5 times, and it was only a couple hundred dollards.
Bionic Man 09/16/15 05:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2016 Nissan Titan 5.6 V8 w/much improved HP/Torque

The 5.6 had extremely competitive performance numbers - way back when it first came out. Looks like they are once again competitive with the output of the other engines in the class. That, plus the heavily re-worked truck they are launching, will likely put them back in the game for a while. With Fred Diaz in charge, I doubt they will let such a profitable vehicle line wither on the vine again.
Bionic Man 09/15/15 05:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cold Weather Towing

I've been in an instance pulling a trailer once when chains were needed. I will wait out the storm in the future. Staying on a Set travel schedule, even when working full time, isn't worth the risk.
Bionic Man 09/14/15 09:40pm Towing
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