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RE: No problem with payload here!

Well he seems to need a lot of road, what with driving down the middle of a 2 laner.
Lessmore 10/07/15 01:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dakota w/ a 5th wheel...

I can't see why it wouldn't work as long as he is within his tow ratings. Years ago (mid '90's I think) we were in a Wisconsin camping areas. One of our RV neighbours had a '90's Dodge Dakota extended cab, with the 318 Magnum V8 (230 hp or so), AT, 3.91 gears, 4 WD. He had a 26 foot fifth wheel and had been everywhere from the Mid West to Florida to Alaska in it, with his wife. He was from the Maritimes and said he and his wife, generally traveled with their friends. One friend had a '90's Chevy dually with a 454 and a 32 foot 5th wheel trailer, the other a 90's one ton Dodge, with the Cummins diesel and a 30 foot 5th wheel. He indicated his Dakota and trailer combo kept up with them and got better mpg. The Dakota was set up for a 5th wheel trailer, similar to the one in the OP pix. His truck/trailer combo appealed to me. I considered getting a rig something like it.
Lessmore 10/01/15 07:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone here prepaid for a funeral?

I think prepaid is a good idea. But one caution. Do some comparative shopping. There can be some significant price differences for similar services, as my friend found out when shopping around for his parents.
Lessmore 09/25/15 01:10pm Around the Campfire
RE: Best TV Van

Any reason why the Chevy 3500 would perform better than the Ford E350 V10? The longer vans (15 passenger I think they call it) is superior in the GM version because it has a longer wheelbase. On the long Ford Van, they simply use the same length wheelbase and push the body out further behind the rear axle.... not great for heavier tongue weight. (Not even sure you need a van that long) Here's a description of the long vans: Long van safety video (it's why I'd opt for a GM van if the need for a long one existed) X 2
Lessmore 09/11/15 07:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fords altitude towing recomendations

In addition to power loss by non forced aspirated engines, I think Ford is also alluding to the fact that the severe terrain (as opposed to relatively less challenging prairie towing) in high mountain driving, also affects the towing capacity because of the extra loading/resultant strain on suspension components. This is just not a Ford thing, it would affect all trucks when towing, IMHO.
Lessmore 09/11/15 08:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: What are Policemen are made off

My son is a city police officer in Western Canada and a number of his close friends, are police officers (Mounties) in the rural areas. I have tremendous respect for those in the police. They do the dirty work for society and many times are not appreciated for their hard, dangerous work. I was quite astounded and pleased, at the extremely thorough background checks my son and his friends went through, in order to be considered for a police force. I know of no other profession in Canada that has such detailed and tough vetting, even before consideration. Also the high standards, that each potential member has to meet, in order to graduate from police academy. I worry for my son and his friend's safety, but I'm comforted by their dedication to duty. Often a police officer has to make extremely difficult decisions, in a split second, that many of us in society will never have to make. I do have difficulty with a lack of support by some in society, which often is based on simple bias, without any factual basis.
Lessmore 09/06/15 12:57pm Around the Campfire
RE: Are the 2016 Ram HD’s Output Figures Bogus?

I think HP/Torque ratings are generally accurate nowadays. But then when I read the following link, which was contained in the OP's story link...it does sometimes make you wonder. What makes me wonder, was that in the HD diesel pick up test...granted of 2015 trucks...the lowest rated truck in power, the GM (GMC) was the quickest in the 1/4 mile. No, I didn't look at final drive ratios, # of gears, transmission gear ratios, weight, power to weight, etc., of each truck. But looking at the 1/4 mile times...it does seem odd that the lowest HP/Torque truck is the quickest. Now maybe some make's horses are Clydesdale's and some are Shetland's ;) :B...but I don't think this is necessarily the case. But on the other hand, all other things (gearing, weight, etc.) being more or less relatively equal...why doe the truck with the least power...test in this test...the quickest ? 2015 Heavy duty truck comparison
Lessmore 09/04/15 10:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Could VIA Motors be the next generation of tow vehicles?

how do these electric vehicles get heated up in the winter? reminds me of the old VW bug days, freeze to death. bumpy I had a gas heater in one of my VW Beetles back in the '60's. Very effective, very warm in the bug, but it did eat gas. But you bring up a very good question. How will the electric trucks do in cold winter climes like where I live...gets to - 30, -35 regularly ? Not just keeping warm, which I imagine will be handled by an electric heater in the cab, but the big question is will the miles per charge, be affected by extreme cold ? What will the driving range be in -30 to -35 weather ?
Lessmore 09/04/15 07:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: Could VIA Motors be the next generation of tow vehicles?

Interesting. When I first saw the picture and the VIA emblem, I thought it was a Chinese knock-off of a Chevy Silverado. :) Yeah, I wondered about the Chevy truck and van stuff, too. I'm wondering is there a GM connection with Via. I only watched bits and pieces of the video, so maybe they explained. I dunno....
Lessmore 09/03/15 04:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Reciprocating Saw... opinions?

I recently bought a corded Skil reciprocating saw. Only used it a few times but very happy with it.
Lessmore 08/31/15 12:49pm Around the Campfire
RE: Tahoe Tow Vehicle Equipment Questions

I just drove a new Tahoe for quite a bit. Very impressed with solidity, quiet and ride of the vehicle. Toyota reliability was mentioned. We just traded in Toyota Matrix. We bought it new in 2007, it was well cared for and we just put a little over 50,000 miles on it, by the time we traded it in, which was Feb., 2015. We had a number of electronic issues with it and once it went off extended warranty we got rid of it. We won't be getting another Toyota.
Lessmore 08/28/15 11:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What happens when you burp in a smart car?

Unexpected, funny...a good one.
Lessmore 08/26/15 09:26pm Around the Campfire
RE: My new car has everthing

First car was a '61 VW Beetle. It was the Deluxe version.
Lessmore 08/25/15 07:24am Around the Campfire
RE: ID truck found on 4WD road

Lessmore 08/24/15 10:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: McQueen nostalgia

Every time I see a chase scene like that I'm always amazed at how many gears those cars had?? With all the double clutching of the Mustang during the chase, you'd think the Bullit Mustang didn't have any synchro mesh on any of the gears in the 4 speed standard...which of course it did. But still...the best chase scene in a movie, IMO.
Lessmore 08/22/15 08:20pm Around the Campfire
RE: Dodge 6.4 hemisphere vs Chevy 6.0

Take them for a test drive and see what you like better. I personally think one would be a better choice than the other, but both are light years ahead of where trucks were just a few years ago. Well said on all points.
Lessmore 08/21/15 11:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: Dodge 6.4 hemisphere vs Chevy 6.0

I think either would work for you. I would only wonder why someone would trade the Dodge, at a Chevy dealership, with only 10,000 miles on it. Jerry I think what dealers do is sometimes buy vehicles off auction, if they can get a good deal. It then has the appearance....that when a newer competitor truck in front and center on the car lot... that the competitive make...in this case Dodge...was being traded in on the dealer's line. Ahhh maybe I'm too darn cynical. ;) Les
Lessmore 08/21/15 11:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tow Report - 2004 3/4 8.1 Suburban

The Chevy big block 'Rat' gas motor has always been a magnificent engine. A gas hog for sure...but a lot of punch.
Lessmore 08/20/15 11:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: What is the odds ?

my last name has 4 letters... I am 62 years old.. except for my small family.. I have Never meet anyone with the same name as mine. the refund is great for you.... and hats off to the operators of the campground. Same here. Never met anybody with the same last name I have....and congrats to the operators...handled it well.
Lessmore 08/17/15 09:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Bye bye 6 4L Hemi and RV :(

Sorry to hear about it. It's not easy. Best of luck to you.
Lessmore 08/15/15 09:49pm Tow Vehicles
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