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RE: Next generation Ram

Volvo has done outdrives. I am unaware of any Volvo engines in boats though. They are almost all Chevys. But that is going away as well. Malibu has gone in house for their engines. And Mercury Marine now has their own V6 and V8. Are we sufficiently off topic now?
Bionic Man 01/19/17 06:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Next generation Ram

The guy is a troll. Nothing more. Anyone who reads the tow section with any frequency knows it.
Bionic Man 01/17/17 08:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fullsize Chevy truck as a toad

Insurance company is under no obligation to pay a claim if they find out you are towing over manufacturer limits. Unless you have a insurance policy with a written exclusion for towing over the manufacturers weight limits, the above statement is completely false. I used to be in the insurance industry, and have friends that still are. I have NEVER heard of a policy with that type of exclusion.
Bionic Man 01/16/17 10:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Propane versus gasoline generator

I owned a 36' boat for about 14 years. It had gasoline for power and the genny was used intermittently. I never had a problem and never did any magical treatments to the fuel not special machinations for winterizing. The generator ran and produced the needed power for my applications when I called upon it. I also own a propane powered fork lift. It's a 50's era unit that I have had for about 10 years. I bought it as a running vehicle and have done nothing to it but replaced the ga tank as needed. It may get used daily or it my sit for weeks on end. It always starts and performs flawlessly. If I were at a crossroads of purchasing a genny I really doubt that I'd bother considering propane simply because it didn't make sense in my experiences. However YMMV Did you run ethanol or pure gas in your boat? Often times, marinas only sell pure gas, which would partly explain the reliability you experienced.
Bionic Man 01/16/17 06:55am General RVing Issues
RE: Fiat-Chrysler caught cheating on diesel emmissions

I think the arrogance is a foreign thing. I have worked for European companies. Pretty common.
Bionic Man 01/14/17 03:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: MPG for a 2500 Suburban?

I don't think any of the Suburbans had the Allison. I know mine didn't. Mine was the regular 4 speed.
Bionic Man 01/13/17 10:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford F150 diesel

I wonder if Ford will build the diesel in the US, or will they build it in Mexico alongside the 6.7 Power Stroke?
Bionic Man 01/10/17 12:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Triple A versus Good Sam

Whichever way you go, I would look into the policy language to see exactly how much road side assistance is covered. My AAA policy only covers a certain amount of dollars and a certain amount of miles. And, from experience, it is not really adequate for a RV type tow.
Bionic Man 01/10/17 07:10am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Propane versus gasoline generator

What type of generator? Built in, or portable? If built in, what type of RV? Class A/B/C, or towable? How will you use the generator? What I would suggest for a generator fuel source greatly depends on the answers to the above questions. To cut to the chase, the only area I might prefer propane is in a towable. Portable generator I would definitely want gas. A RV with a motor, I would prefer the fuel source that the motor runs on. Even with a towable, I am not sure that the propane is the way to go (and I have a built in propane powered Honda in my 5th wheel. For little stuff like charging batteries, using the microwave, hair dryer, toaster, etc. propane is fine. But when I go and boondock and need to run the air conditioning, it just uses too much fuel. I think it would be much easier to fill with a 5 gallon gas can than to switch out the propane bottles.
Bionic Man 01/09/17 04:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: MPG for a 2500 Suburban?

I had a 2003 2500 with the 8.1 for a year and about 13000 miles. Tracked all the fill ups. I did not tow a travel trailer with it, but did tow a 6500 pound boat. http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n494/rmbretz/D888F2DA-8FBB-4519-8620-D9F6BE1B5AFA_zpsxxvqwxul.png
Bionic Man 01/09/17 08:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 GMC/Chevy DEF tank!

I'm not sure how you defend that design. Running boards do not fix it.
Bionic Man 01/04/17 07:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: I think I goofed.

It is a 5000 pound trailer. Don't over think it. You are fine.
Bionic Man 01/02/17 09:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram "trailer disconnected" message.

I've had that message appear in both a Chevy and a Ford truck that I've towed with. For me, it was the 7 pin plug. They don't really make a real tight connection. I solved my problem by adding a little shim where the tab is to keep the plug in tight. This. I changed out the plug on my trailers (both boat and RV). No more disconnected message. And my boat was brand new.
Bionic Man 01/01/17 03:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Added trailer hitch, strong enough to pull ATV trailer?

Nicely done! It looks to me like the weak point is almost certainly going to be the frame of the trailer itself. I think you should be able to safely do what you suggest.
Bionic Man 12/30/16 02:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: Long Term Nissan Titan XD Diesel Update

Trolling again. Don't take the bait. http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n494/rmbretz/internet/image.jpg1_zpsuyo3uzus.jpg
Bionic Man 12/30/16 12:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Long Term Nissan Titan XD Diesel Update

I enjoy reading media like MotorTrend, Car & Driver, R&T, etc, but find their writers are so car biased it makes it hard to put a lot of faith in their truck reviews. I will take this review with a grain of salt.
Bionic Man 12/30/16 07:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: How many days to travel 1,260 miles?

If I am traveling when my wife is sleeping, I can average about 65 MPH on a 460 mile drive. That is a trip that is about 70/30 interstate vs state highway, and using my aux diesel tank so I don't stop for fuel, and the only "bathroom breaks" are stopping on a remote off ramp. If I am driving this same route with my wife awake, I average around 57 MPH. Which means maybe two bathroom breaks and no fuel. Moral of the story is it is hard to average more than 50 MPH over longer distances.
Bionic Man 12/28/16 08:01pm Towing
RE: propane regulator leaking

I just replaced mine earlier this year. So that is about 14 years. I would take the part into the dealer and see what they say if they are close. Otherwise, just order on Amazon and call it good.
Bionic Man 12/26/16 09:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: NE Ohio to Glacier NP

We did a 2 week trip to Glacier back in 2004. Had a good time, but I prefer Yellowstone. Anyway, when we were there, the West side of the park was better (less wind). We drove up to Waterton Peace Park (actually towed my boat up there). Very nice, but too much wind to use the boat. Actually it was so windy that I didn't launch the boat our entire trip to Glacier. On the way home, we spent the better part of a week at Flathead Reservoir, between Misoula and Kalispel. I liked that part of the trip better personally.
Bionic Man 12/26/16 09:36pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Used Truck Advice: 06 GMC 2500 Sierra 4x4 gaser

Biggest downside to that truck is the 26 gallon fuel tank. With an 8.1 he will be getting gas every 150 miles.
Bionic Man 12/26/16 08:27pm Truck Campers
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