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RE: Ram questions

I loved my 2003 RAM. But I don't miss the manual transmission. The new autos are nice.
Bionic Man 12/07/16 05:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: RAM 2500 Mirrors

If it doesn't have the tow mirrors, I would have the dealer swap them out. The clip on type mirror extenders vibrate too much, and look cheap on a new truck.
Bionic Man 12/02/16 07:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trailair Flex air

What issue are you trying to solve? I put a Trail Air pinbox on my trailer a few years back, and don't think the ride is much better now than it was before.
Bionic Man 11/29/16 08:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Soaked Chip Smokers vs Pellet Smokers

Hard to beat a Big Green Egg. Very versatile.
Bionic Man 11/29/16 06:10pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Blow out the water??

Sounds like everyone has their own procedure that works for them. I only use the pink stuff in the traps. Drain the hot water heater, bypass it, then blow out all the lines. If you have two people doing it (one holding the hose on the city water inlet, another opening and closing the faucets inside, you can get it done in just a couple minutes. Even doing it yourself you should be able to get it done in less than 5 minutes.
Bionic Man 11/28/16 07:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: Is the Ram 1500 finally catching up with the competition?

Hasn't the mega cab 1500 always been 6 lugs?
Bionic Man 11/28/16 12:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 30,000 lbs behind the Ram

Why is it odd? From your own figures the Nissan made more HP up to about 9,000 ft. By then the Nissan was so far ahead that they beat the oil burner up the hill. The base of Eisenhower is about 9200'.
Bionic Man 11/28/16 07:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: Jeep Grand Cherokee Eco Diesel

My SIL has a 2014. They don't drive it much, but she loves it. She told me today that it emails her when she needs to drive it at highway speed to clean the DPF. Also said it emails her when it has low tire pressure. Pretty cool.
Bionic Man 11/27/16 06:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New tow vehicle!!

Congrats on the new truck! I hope it treats you well!
Bionic Man 11/27/16 09:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: Jeep Grand Cherokee Eco Diesel

Jeeps do very well matched to a smaller cargo trailer (or a boat).
Bionic Man 11/26/16 01:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: '14 Ram 3500

If only this worked...... http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n494/rmbretz/internet/troll1_zps7d58ed6b.jpg
Bionic Man 11/25/16 08:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Tires for an F-350

40 - 50k is all I ever get out of tires on my diesel trucks. All my friends that have these trucks get about the same mileage. I know I hear of folks on the internet that claim 100k on their diesel truck tires, but I am very skeptical of that. My truck now how Yokohama tires, but they are much more highway oriented. I am happy with them, but I am not sure how well they would do off road.
Bionic Man 11/25/16 03:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Twin Turbocharged 4.8L V8 Ecoboost in a Superduty?

You are right. I didn't go back and re-read your post after you edited it. Thanks for the cut and paste from the dictionary though.
Bionic Man 11/25/16 09:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: Twin Turbocharged 4.8L V8 Ecoboost in a Superduty?

They never mentioned forced induction in a truck. Shiner, you made that jump on your own, and at least the way that I read your post, made it sound like the article supported that speculation.
Bionic Man 11/24/16 10:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Can't win for losing.....Update

I agree that looks like a bad design. Hopefully everything gets taken care of quickly. And, an observation. It sure would be nice to not have the "you should have known better" posts. Accidents can happen to anyone. :R
Bionic Man 11/22/16 08:37am Travel Trailers
RE: Best route to Boulder Co. from Tacoma Wa.

I would like to see even 1 inspector on any road we are discussing when there is no snow on the ground, no snow predicted and it's 35+ degrees outside. I went across one of the highest passes in the US outside of Denver having out run a snow storm approaching from the East. I left Glenwood Springs, CO in a blizzard which had just hit. I figured I could travel faster than the storm and sure enough, by the time I got to Vail there was not a flake on the ground and I made a nice easy (but slow) passage without a single chain anywhere to be found on any vehicle. Oh yeah, you don't use chains on dry asphalt! I can't speak for the PNW, but in Colorado, only commercial vehicles are required to have chains.
Bionic Man 11/20/16 07:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Newbie needs help with tow vehicle

Any of the base NA V6 engines would do the job for the trailer you are talking about. Either of the Ford EcoBoosts would do very well with that load. 5000 pounds just isn't much of a load. If I were in your shoes, I would look at a RAM EcoDiesel.
Bionic Man 11/20/16 12:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Best route to Boulder Co. from Tacoma Wa.

I would avoid I80 through Wyoming. Even when the weather is not snowing, you will get blowing snow across the road. I would either do I90 to I25 and down or I84 to I15, down US 6, and across I70.
Bionic Man 11/19/16 09:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Twin Turbocharged 4.8L V8 Ecoboost in a Superduty?

The article you quote mentions nothing about a twin turbocharged 4.8 for Ford trucks. It simply states that a 4.8 V8 will replace the 5.0. And then at the very ends SPECULATES that they could use forced induction to power a Mustang. My speculation is that you will never see a turbo V8 gas engine in a truck - it simply will be unable to meet CAFE requirements.
Bionic Man 11/19/16 09:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: Motor Trend names their"Truck OTY" Anti GM bias there?

I wouldn't take a Ford diesel if you paid me You're behind the times....The new Powerstroke is an amazing engine. I'm behind the times as well. I had a couple of '90s Dodge/Cummins pick up. I developed a dislike for both Dodge and Cummins as a result that I still haven't entirely gotten over. I guess it's nice having three choices.....we can allow our prejudice to rule one truck out and we're still left with a choice. My boss has a 14 F250 Power Stroke and I'm not impressed! He averages 15mpg on his mostly rural 50 mph 40mile commute. The power isn't impressive, as it's just a little better than my 02 V-10! He hasn't had any issues wth it, but he doesn't use it as a 3/4 ton truck. Just too many past issues and present from others that I wouldn't want a new diesel. I really wouldn't want any new diesel! Either there is something wrong with your boss's truck, or this statement isn't defendable. The Dodge V10 was a good engine, but the new PS will out perform it in every way except for initial cost and possibly the cost of repairs. Acceleration (loaded or unloaded) and MPG comparisons are not even close.
Bionic Man 11/17/16 03:38pm Tow Vehicles
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