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RE: 8 Lug Test Suburban spotted

Actually, it's a legit picture. It's taken in a hotel parking lot where GM always parks it's vehicle during high altitude testing in Silverthorne, CO. It's a hotel parking lot and that's as "hidden" as you can get in that area. Yeah, know the area well...it's about 1 hour from where I live. I'm not really questioning if the picture was taken up there, just questioning spied vs. staged...not that it really matters though. :)
RedRocket204 12/20/14 08:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: 8 Lug Test Suburban spotted

hahaha. Love how the article says "spied"...if that truly is a spied picture from the Rockies. Notice how clean it is? Not even the tires/wheels show any dirt? Spied? More like staged. But they're getting their publicity and it is interesting it is coming back.
RedRocket204 12/19/14 02:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: first post help

He is looking at 26bh nonslide often called 26bh or 27bh, Yup, I saw that and get what you are saying. I have also seen my TT listed as a 26BH that had a slide. My point being, it doesn't matter what someone else has when looking at loading numbers on trailers and tow vehicles as there are always differences.
RedRocket204 12/18/14 03:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: Confused about towing weight

Good choice on the last of the 5.9's. IMHO always get more truck than U need so you can and will get a larger RV! Rock solid towing is awesome! Absolutely! That second truck will be a much better choice even with the 143k miles...it should last well beyond that mileage. Do yourself a favor though, make sure and pay an independent mechanic to do the once over on it to make sure a previous owner didn't monkey with it or let maintenance go. Having that data is also useful as a bargaining tool in the event it is uncovered that something minor needs repair. Per your questions about the truck stopping the trailer...each trailer should have adequate brakes that will stop the added weight of the trailer. If you are buying used, also a good idea to have the trailer brakes inspected along with the wheel bearings greased. Equally important is making sure the brake controller is set correctly. Given all that, either truck will safely stop the trailer. Now, exhaust braking is different.
RedRocket204 12/18/14 12:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: first post help

I had a 2003 27BH and it weighed 6000lbs ready to camp. So depending on your actual TV set up you may not be within the tow rating of your TV. Uh, I've got a 26 BHS with a GVWR of 9500# and it weighs 8500#. Both your numbers and mine are completely useless to the OP. :) I know you are just trying to give an example but OP should definitely be looking at specifics related to trailers he is looking at.
RedRocket204 12/18/14 10:41am Travel Trailers
RE: Confused about towing weight

I'm going to assume you are sticking within a certain budget...but for what you are looking at towing, there is no reason not to be looking into 1 tons. You should be able to find a suitable 1 ton comparable to that 3/4 ton and still be within your budget.
RedRocket204 12/18/14 07:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tires

I just re-shoe'd my 1-ton SRW with Hankook Dynapro ATM tires. So far good but they really have not been put to the test yet. Priorities for me are load rated E along with good traction on less than desirable road conditions; i.e. snow/ice. I was very interested in the Nitto Terra (or Dura) Grappler as they are supposed to be excellent but fell slightly short in regards to usage on snow/ice, some like them, some don't. The Hankook Dynapro have lots of manufacturer siping which was the clincher...this and they are still considered an All-Terrain tread. Just a quick update... Finally got all the snow off my truck and had to make the climb out of my ice covered driveway, make a 90* turn and up a slight hill. The Hankooks did great and did not slip at all. I would have had to throw it in 4x4 had the OEM Michelin LTX A/T 2 (the bad ones as The Mad Norsky pointed out) still been on there. Those LTX A/T 2 were always really poor for traction in dicey conditions...even when new. But again, I have always heard good things about the Michelin LTX M/S 2.
RedRocket204 12/17/14 05:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fords 6.7 Scorpion Diesel motor

You two have not shown any credible facts to support the making of your "expert" opinions, i.e. your personal credentials that make you an expert. And your credentials are what? A Union Firefighter? I already stated in this thread I am not an expert. No need to state my credentials as I'm not claiming an expert opinion. I'm just fleshing out the BS. But, nice attempt at a dig. This is basic Logic/Critical Thinking 101 that I still remember from many, many years ago. I don't regard information as factual just because some "expert" yahoo stated they read data somewhere and now they are making what appears to be expert recommendations...or better yet, able to see into the future and "predict" what is going to happen. Now, I do like your choice in MTBs, however I prefer to ride Yeti.
RedRocket204 12/17/14 01:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Pentastar v6 Turbo is coming

Agree that it would be a "game changer" if they could get 33mpg in a SUV or RAM. But that 33 mpg was in a Chrsler 300. Basically, I think they're doing what Ford is doing: replace their v8s with turbo v6s. So Ford is really the "game changer" here. Seems like it could be mostly achievable for Chrysler to pull this off IF they work to put the 1500 on a diet. That still leaves for coefficient of drag to contend with when compared to a sedan. But, see the trend forming? ;) Smaller displacement with boost and reducing weight. Ford had the right idea but didn't fully refine it yet. We all know that really takes time but again, credit to Chrysler for being forward thinking too and not being arrogant because someone else already made moves in that direction. Best wishes that this becomes a success story.
RedRocket204 12/17/14 11:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: Fords 6.7 Scorpion Diesel motor

A very fitting name for the R&D project turned production. Seems more than a few owners have been stung by scorpion FOMOCO and their diesel products, once again, with venomous warranties. Not just a few, but many, with far too much down time before the unit is back in service. I find that unacceptable. But I guess you are OK with it. Everyone is OK with it, until they become a statistic... then they stop singing the Koolaid tune. Once again, a baseless claim without facts to support the "many" leads to continued fear mongering tactics. Don't forget, as T & P point out, this thread is about the 6.7L. almost always for Cab & Chassis problems which, IIRC, are problems related to turbos or valve problems (which are different from the 350/250 SD), or in relation to some yahoo running a tuner but somehow you conveniently do not mention that. LMAO, ya, that's right, this is all CC problems. LOL And your reading comprehension is ??? Per the quote, pointed out your links are almost always, not all. Absolute statements will absolutely make you look foolish. And BTW, are there 0 TSBs or any reported problems for your beloved GM? Show me a vehicle manufacturer that doesn't have TSBs? Fear mongering. No problem with me not fixing your leaf blower. My BIL who's car I used to work on just won the last huge championship race of the season. The jokes on you, because the car has a Ford engine in it. LMAO Thanks for obliging. So, you got your claim to fame working on a race team because of family? The joke's on me? LMAO You two have not shown any credible facts to support the making of your "expert" opinions, i.e. your personal credentials that make you an expert.
RedRocket204 12/17/14 08:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: Pentastar v6 Turbo is coming

My 2013 Chrysler 300 has the Penstar V-6 and 8 speed tranny. On the freeways at steady 75-80 mph it gets 33 mpg. That is hand calculated on over ten tanks of gas. Think of how much more it would get if turboed and injected. I love that car. My 2005 300c hemi gets 13-20 mpg. The Turbo will increase the power, but your mileage will probably be worse if you use that increased power. The turbo advantage is that you have a choice. You don't have to use it all the time; but it's nice to have when you need it. Exactly brulaz. Now, if Chrysler could maintain that same fuel mileage noted by Jack in Alaska while staying out of boost and still allow for good towing power on tap...that could be a game changer!
RedRocket204 12/17/14 07:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: Fords 6.7 Scorpion Diesel motor

LOL, what's my agenda? LOL Fear mongering on something you have 0 experience with because of your disdain for the 6.4L. You need to follow along. This discussion is about the 6.7 Powerstroke engine, not the 6.4 Powerstroke engine. BTW for your benefit and the OP it's called a 6.7 Powerstroke, not a 6.7 Scorpion. And how do you know how much experience I have with ANY engine? Is this fear mongering? These are Ford 6.7 owners with blown up engines talking about such. BTW you never did answer the question. Why aren't people saying bad things about: The Ford V10 engine? The 7.3 engine? Ford interiors? The Ford 5.0 engine? Now answer the question. You need to follow along. This discussion is about the 6.7 Powerstroke engine... The Ford V10 engine? The 7.3 engine? Ford interiors? The Ford 5.0 engine? I see. Hypocritical in your own post? Let's see...the majority of links you continually provide in your fear mongering posts about the 6.7L are almost always for Cab & Chassis problems which, IIRC, are problems related to turbos or valve problems (which are different from the 350/250 SD), or in relation to some yahoo running a tuner but somehow you conveniently do not mention that. What kind of race team mechanic are you? Certainly not one that I would ever trust to repair my leaf blower. Why don't you fess up to your agenda based on your experience with the 6.4? BTW, if you were extremely knowledgeable on the subject you would know that Scorpion was the project name used while the motor was being engineered.
RedRocket204 12/16/14 11:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fords 6.7 Scorpion Diesel motor

LOL, what's my agenda? LOL Fear mongering on something you have 0 experience with because of your disdain for the 6.4L.
RedRocket204 12/16/14 08:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fords 6.7 Scorpion Diesel motor

Sure, I guess those photos a few pages back are a hidden agenda too, right? True lies? Does Ric have to post up his dead HPFP pictures also? Ford made the bed, let them sleep in it. So please, do tell of your disdain for Ford from your personal experience? Please also inform us of what qualifications make you an expert for the analysis you have been trying so hard to be an expert at? I would honestly like to know.
RedRocket204 12/16/14 05:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fords 6.7 Scorpion Diesel motor

1Longbow, Keep in mind that of all the negative nancy's posting in this thread, only two of them actually owned the 6.7L Powerstroke, the rest are just continually spewing stuff they read online. It's a common agenda for these posters on this forum. :h I do hope one of those two is me. I owned one from 2011 until September of this year. Yes and ricatic is the other. The rest like to run their mouths about stuff they have only read about and have no true experience like they are experts on the subject. experts... LOL Am I an expert? No! I just call out the BS as I see it. Hey mouth piece... If you think I have no skin in the game, you are dead wrong... I own 2 Touareg TDI's with Bosch CP4.2 HPFP's in them. I also owned a 2012 passat tdi with a Bosch CP4. NHTSA and their file a complaint is on my speed dial on my smart phone. All I am going to need to see is a P0087 "Low Fuel rail pressure code" show up on my Torque App, and then the T25 bit comes out and the pressure sensor on my Bosch HPFP comes off to look inside for metal bits and shavings. If those two items show up, NHTSA is going to hear from me about how unsafe this vehicle in stalling on me in rush hour traffic. So glad you are capable of diagnosing your own failures, instead of getting a snow job from the service manager at any dealership you go to, or worse yet, getting hit for deductible out of pocket when the dealership weasels out on warranty work. I hope I never have to get a new HPFP due to failure, but I run a pinch of biodiesel in every fillup, since I took delivery brand new, day 1, in every one of them. Oh and here's the facts... I've seen in excess of 10 of these pumps, apart, in and out of failed VW TDIs, held the failed pumps in my hand. This one out of a Touareg. I've dissected a few of them also. Some of us walk the walk, the rest of you are in the dark. FACT. Until you do failure analysis, you're just another blue oval koolaid drinking fanboi. Just calling it as I see it. One day, it might be your turn for a tow job and a 2 to 3 week wait. Come back then, and tell us about it, when it's your turn. I see...6.7L? Nope. Check. Another "expert" what? And who is the fanboi? Have I defended Ford here? Nope...just pointing out where the BS is king. And it's deep in this thread...once again. You still don't "get it"... it's not a Ford issue, or a GM issue, or a VW, or Audi or Porsche issue.... They ALL buy a complete black box Common Rail diesel fueling system from Bosch. It's a Bosch problem. They all sub contract out their fueling systems from Bosch. All that matters is that Ford goes to bat for you against Bosch for a warrantied fuel system replacement, or they weasel out of it. Ford's track record with building diesels... 3 attempts now, since Navistar got smart and dumped Ford. 6.0, 6.4, now 6.7. Nothing has changed, when it comes to their engineers designing diesel engines. Cummins track record? Duramax track record? You tell me. Oh, I get it...I just choose to take information from experts versus forum "experts". Ford's track record with building diesels... 3 attempts now, since Navistar got smart and dumped Ford. 6.0, 6.4, now 6.7. Nothing has changed, when it comes to their engineers designing diesel engines. Case in point...you have an hidden agenda along with a lot of others who have posted in the thread. Ricatic however has a well known issue with Ford along with an agenda about it but he has been honest of why his agenda.
RedRocket204 12/16/14 04:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fords 6.7 Scorpion Diesel motor

1Longbow, Keep in mind that of all the negative nancy's posting in this thread, only two of them actually owned the 6.7L Powerstroke, the rest are just continually spewing stuff they read online. It's a common agenda for these posters on this forum. :h I do hope one of those two is me. I owned one from 2011 until September of this year. Yes and ricatic is the other. The rest like to run their mouths about stuff they have only read about and have no true experience like they are experts on the subject. experts... LOL Am I an expert? No! I just call out the BS as I see it. Hey mouth piece... If you think I have no skin in the game, you are dead wrong... I own 2 Touareg TDI's with Bosch CP4.2 HPFP's in them. I also owned a 2012 passat tdi with a Bosch CP4. NHTSA and their file a complaint is on my speed dial on my smart phone. All I am going to need to see is a P0087 "Low Fuel rail pressure code" show up on my Torque App, and then the T25 bit comes out and the pressure sensor on my Bosch HPFP comes off to look inside for metal bits and shavings. If those two items show up, NHTSA is going to hear from me about how unsafe this vehicle in stalling on me in rush hour traffic. So glad you are capable of diagnosing your own failures, instead of getting a snow job from the service manager at any dealership you go to, or worse yet, getting hit for deductible out of pocket when the dealership weasels out on warranty work. I hope I never have to get a new HPFP due to failure, but I run a pinch of biodiesel in every fillup, since I took delivery brand new, day 1, in every one of them. Oh and here's the facts... I've seen in excess of 10 of these pumps, apart, in and out of failed VW TDIs, held the failed pumps in my hand. This one out of a Touareg. I've dissected a few of them also. Some of us walk the walk, the rest of you are in the dark. FACT. Until you do failure analysis, you're just another blue oval koolaid drinking fanboi. Just calling it as I see it. One day, it might be your turn for a tow job and a 2 to 3 week wait. Come back then, and tell us about it, when it's your turn. I see...6.7L? Nope. Check. Another "expert" what? And who is the fanboi? Have I defended Ford here? Nope...just pointing out where the BS is king. And it's deep in this thread...once again.
RedRocket204 12/16/14 02:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fords 6.7 Scorpion Diesel motor

1Longbow, Keep in mind that of all the negative nancy's posting in this thread, only two of them actually owned the 6.7L Powerstroke, the rest are just continually spewing stuff they read online. It's a common agenda for these posters on this forum. :h I do hope one of those two is me. I owned one from 2011 until September of this year. Yes and ricatic is the other. The rest like to run their mouths about stuff they have only read about and have no true experience like they are experts on the subject. experts... LOL Am I an expert? No! I just call out the BS as I see it.
RedRocket204 12/16/14 09:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tires

You might also look at Hankook tires. I just re-shoe'd my 1-ton SRW with Hankook Dynapro ATM tires. So far good but they really have not been put to the test yet. Priorities for me are load rated E along with good traction on less than desirable road conditions; i.e. snow/ice. I was very interested in the Nitto Terra (or Dura) Grappler as they are supposed to be excellent but fell slightly short in regards to usage on snow/ice, some like them, some don't. The Hankook Dynapro have lots of manufacturer siping which was the clincher...this and they are still considered an All-Terrain tread.
RedRocket204 12/16/14 07:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Fords 6.7 Scorpion Diesel motor

1Longbow, Keep in mind that of all the negative nancy's posting in this thread, only two of them actually owned the 6.7L Powerstroke, the rest are just continually spewing stuff they read online. It's a common agenda for these posters on this forum.
RedRocket204 12/16/14 07:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: Pentastar v6 Turbo is coming

Good for Chrysler to continue to be forward thinking. I hope this product is a success for them.
RedRocket204 12/15/14 07:29am Tow Vehicles
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