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RE: 2015 powerstroke 440hp/860tq

The 2015 Ford F-450 will up its maximum towing capacity by 6,500 pounds for a class-leading 31,200 pounds; gross combined weight rating increases by 7,000 pounds to a class-leading 40,000 pounds. Read more: http://www.dieselpowermag.com/news/1403_2015_ford_power_stroke_440_hp_860_lb_ft_of_torque/#ixzz2vBlWhV00 When reading these numbers, I keep thinking of the guy that buys this truck to tow that much weight without any towing experience. Bringing 40,000lbs under control during emergency braking can certainly be a white knuckle experience. Are HD pickups quickly approaching the limits of conventional car/pickup licensing?
Capt Skup 03/06/14 06:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: Only ford in the lot

Many people who deliver rv's for a living are retirees working on a very low profit margin. Most of the vehicles that they use in the business are purchased used to keep costs as low as possible, especially with the high cost of fuel. The Cummins engines are reliable powerplants, and when combined with the lower purchase price of the Dodge truck, is probably the reason more are seen at the manufacturers lots. If you ever see these couples delivering to dealers, stop and have a chat with them, you will find it quite interesting. The new Dodges are nice trucks. The Italians have done a very good job turning the company and products around.
Capt Skup 10/02/13 07:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2014 Jayco 2014 Eagle 34.5bhts

Thanks for the tip on the owners group. I should have thought of that. Forest River is not on our list for consideration.
Capt Skup 09/30/13 12:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New 2015 Chevy 3500HD unveiled today

I think the truck looks pretty good, bit heavy on the chrome but what really stands out is the DPF tank still hanging down. It is partially hidden by the chrome step tube but there it is. I would be concerned if the truck was ever going to be leaving pavement for the trail. All the room under a truck, but GM decides to leave it there after a refit, seems odd.
Capt Skup 09/30/13 06:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: Full time rated?

"Impending divorce", "Hot Nurse" Associated?
Capt Skup 09/30/13 06:10am Fifth-Wheels
2014 Jayco 2014 Eagle 34.5bhts

Need room for the family, including grandkids and two big golden retrievers. Been looking at what brands are left in the market middle ground. I have looked at a lot of brands and Jayco appears to be about the best for the money. First two fivers we have purchased, Teton and Sunline, the companies have gone bust. Really hope that trend does not continue. This model has a large rear bunk area, pretty good sized upper bedroom but the middle section is a bit tight, but it should work for us. I am looking for inputs from those that have later models, 2010 on, how well their trailers are holding up, any major issues that have not been resolved. Not too crazy about buying another trailer with a rubber roof but that looks likely once again. Thanks.
Capt Skup 09/30/13 05:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Jayco outdoor kitchen

We were just up at Gayle Kline RV in Pa. looking at a new Jayco bunk model with the outdoor kitchen. Wife loves the idea. While I think it is a neat feature, I am less impressed on the installation. The fridge is just a small $125 dollar 120vac model you can buy at Walmart, and the smallest, cheapest microwave I have seen. Time for us to get a new camper, not many to choose from these days. The Jaycos seem about the best of what is left in the middle price models. If you get this model I think I will be doing some upgrading of those components.
Capt Skup 09/30/13 05:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: State fair of Texas Ford 6.7 announcement

So the 450 is returning to the 19.5 rims and tires, allowing for larger brakes. I always wondered why they were dropped in 2011. Sounds great but I will continue to wait for an all new SuperDuty. The glove box is just too dang small in the current versions.
Capt Skup 09/27/13 07:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: MEDIUM DUTY TRUCKS

I was going to go with a MDT when we needed something to pull over 20k. Loved the ones we test drove, all new models. What kept me from buying was registration and insurance issues. Registration was rediculous and I would have had to seek out a different insurance company to insure. Luckily for us, we found a adequate conventional pickup that could handle our needs at a far, far lower cost of ownership. Others are right though, most of the MDT ride rough, especially unladened or without expensive mods.
Capt Skup 09/10/13 09:02am Tow Vehicles
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