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RE: newbie who would appreciate some advice

We have been able to get our 38' Fuzion TH in everywhere that we wish to be in Idaho and Montana (a lot of dispersed camping). It is true that some of the older camp grounds are not favorable to big trailers, but in our experience the bigger issue is that many of the FS and BLM camp sites but boulders at the back of the trailer parking spots which doesn't always work well with a toyhauler of most any size (rear door issues with rocks). We have been pulling these sized trailers since 09 and I have not regretted this size trailer. It may not have always been easy, but has always been doable. I think you will have plenty of pickup of the size trailers your considering.
ksss 04/21/15 05:24pm Toy Haulers
RE: Dually or Single?

Well I bought a 2009 Chevy Silverado 3500HD DRW... I LOVE it and can't wait to get my new trailer! Good choice.
ksss 04/20/15 08:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: Deleting Miliage setting

I don't think that you could change the fuel range on the last gen either. You can clear your mileage and it will restart from zero but the range, as mentioned will change as you add fuel but will also change depending on the last mpg ratings. So if you pulled a heavy trailer and got 9 mpg and then unhooked and fueled up, your range you see on the DIC will reflect the 9 mpg last earned, once your current mpg increases you will then notice that your range will start increasing. However you cant, to my knowledge, zero out the range yourself.
ksss 04/20/15 08:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: The frame sag say over payload :)

The purpose of an ad is to generate interest. That can be done in a number of ways with pickups, pulling a log train, pulling the space shuttle or carrying the competitive trucks up a hill. If the ad generates that interest and gets people talking/thinking about the product, than the ad dollars were well spent. It is really no more complex than that.
ksss 04/19/15 10:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: The frame sag say over payload :)

always wondered if these ads prove that marketing folks are buffoons or that their customers are idiots who believe their stuff... With all the disclaimers in advertisements it's obvious that consumers are the idiots. What is there to believe? No one with two arms and an ass is going to believe that their pickup is OK to pull that. Certainly that is not the message of the ad. The ad "dares greatly" as does the Toyota commercial with the space shuttle. I am not a Toyota customer and never will be, but that ad is cool as is this one. Who latches on to a train of logging trailers with a 2500? NOBODY. That is what makes it a daring ad. Personally, I like that.
ksss 04/19/15 12:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: The frame sag say over payload :)

That is a pretty cool ad.
ksss 04/19/15 10:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: Opinions please; 2009 Silverado LTZ 2500HD Duramax

I'm curious since you have such a new truck why you're going to diesel you seem to have the relatively light trailer Reason I ask is: I'm planning on getting the 6.2 Ford... Have not been happy with my cheap Chevy interior noise on mine Demo a 2015 GM HD pickup, they are extremely quiet. Quietest on the market so they say, while I cant speak to that, I can say that they obviously made huge steps in cabin noise reduction and interior design from the GMT 900.
ksss 04/12/15 12:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: TFL Gold Hitch Awards

Ram does not appear to me to make good use of all that power. This test reconfirmed what has been seen in other tests with the 6.4 seeming to "protect itself" when pushed hard. They need to deactivate the "nannies" and let it run. They likely would dominate this market and these pull offs, as it is they get spanked by a less powerful engine that has been in service since 1999.
ksss 04/12/15 12:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Opinions please; 2009 Silverado LTZ 2500HD Duramax

Ram had cel and egr issues. Ford had flame thrower exhaust and horrid mpg. GM zip zero nada. As said more issues with first gen def trucks. I am not aware of any problems specific to the LML, never heard of any issues until this thread and I could not tell you when the truck is in regen either. I think they did a pretty good job with the DPF system on these trucks.
ksss 04/10/15 05:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GMC 2500 question

I personally would not be concerned pulling 8K for 30 miles on a new engine right from the dealership. Take it easy, avoid any WOT, the truck is not going to be harmed by that load for that distance.
ksss 04/10/15 05:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Pulling with a full load of Water

I personally don't like towing with water. So far every where I go I have a water stop on the way. I was one of those people whose tank fell, but it didn't damage the trailer. I don't know about you, but my tanks were supported by 2" angel iron. Pretty cheesy setup if you ask me. The tanks are a T shape and were supported on the edges thus the extra 1000# were resting in the middle of the tank all supported by the extreme edge of the tank. Yea the way they supported the tanks was ridiculous. I don't think they could have half asked it any worse if they tried.
ksss 04/10/15 05:09pm Toy Haulers
RE: Help from GMC/Chevy 1500 6.2L owners with NHT package.

Ditto that it is NOT designed for +8K GVWR usage...ditto reading that discussion and wished I'd kept a copy as can't find it now Why it is only available on lower class trucks It is a fantastic 'car' engine though and another why it is available on the lesser class trucks...AKA 1500's...AKA half ton Same or similar to why 'P' class tires are NOT offered on +8K GVWR trucks. They are designed for 'cars' or 'passenger cars' Think this is the correct one for the OP's half ton SUV http://gmpowertrain.com/2014_images/charts_lg/2015_L86_6_2_V8_YukonDenali.jpg width=680GMLS866.2L L86 6.2L Wow, I thought the curve would be much better than the Ford 6.2L. BUT the Ford with lower max torque and a higher peak rpm, still has has about the same torque down in the lower rpms. https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8072/8333764339_0b80c79e5f_o.jpg The graph sure makes the 5.4 look bad.
ksss 04/08/15 10:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Opinions please; 2009 Silverado LTZ 2500HD Duramax

I have a 2008 2500HD Duramax CC 4X4 that I use for work. 103K on it, and it has been more reliable than my personal LBZ. It has not missed a day of work since I picked it up new. All maintenance is done on time and by the book. The mileage is not great about what I get with my 3500 DRW, 17 or so highway, 9-10 pulling a Northwood 28' Desert Fox toyhauler loaded to the limit with equipment. I would not be afraid of the 07.5 through 2010 Duramax trucks, yea they have a DPF and use a little more fuel but is essentially an LBZ with a DPF, certainly not the end of the world.
ksss 04/08/15 10:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: shockes for a GMC 3500 dually?

I put the adjustable Rancho 9000's on my 06 3500. I like them.
ksss 04/05/15 03:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Best Selling Pickup Trucks 3/15

Fla-gypsy, Got it. I thought perhaps my third grade math lessons of addition had let me down. I guess if you add all 4 GM product lines together they are out selling Ford volume wise but thats across two different market segments. I see, there is some twisting and turning of numbers there. Are you forgetting the 450-550 that GM doesn't offer which are certainly included in Ford's numbers? What is there to twist? This argument is about as retarded as the Chevy and GMC truck sales numbers must be kept separate. GM built a midsize pickup and the numbers in which it sells contribute the total number of pickups sold. If Ford doesn't like it, they can build one as well, and it's numbers would count toward total number of pickups they sell. KSSS, you are true about the F450. That is still called a pick-up. The article is based on P/U sales. I found and article that does state Ford considers the F450 when built with a boxed bed with tailgate a P/U. So yes they include the F450. Don't know how many. I am pretty sure that the F550 counts in Ford's F series sales, even though it may not meet the strict description of what a pickup is. I think it would be the same as any F350/3500 that is sold with a pickup box delete. It is really still a pickup and certainly counts in every OEM's pickup sales even though it doesn't have pickup box.
ksss 04/05/15 02:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Best Selling Pickup Trucks 3/15

Fla-gypsy, Got it. I thought perhaps my third grade math lessons of addition had let me down. I guess if you add all 4 GM product lines together they are out selling Ford volume wise but thats across two different market segments. I see, there is some twisting and turning of numbers there. Are you forgetting the 450-550 that GM doesn't offer which are certainly included in Ford's numbers? What is there to twist? This argument is about as retarded as the Chevy and GMC truck sales numbers must be kept separate. GM built a midsize pickup and the numbers in which it sells contribute the total number of pickups sold. If Ford doesn't like it, they can build one as well, and it's numbers would count toward total number of pickups they sell.
ksss 04/04/15 06:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: RAM EcoDiesel a Flop for Towing

I would also agree about it no necessarily being the best option for towing especially if it is closer to its 7,000 lb limit that Ram rates it at like it was. The same guys that did this video also took a 2014 F150 with a 3.5L up the same run, but with a 7,100 trailer and a 3 people in the cab. They recorded an average of 11.3 mpg which would beg ms to ask the question as to why you would get the Ecodiesel if you towing around 7,000 lbs a lot. Really? The 3.5 got 11.3 MPG and the 2.7 got 4.3. That would beg me to ask the question, why would anyone buy the 2.7 and why would Ford even build it? I have wondered about that as well. It reminds me of the GM 4.8 V-8 which mercifully was put to death.
ksss 04/02/15 07:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: tow mileage with gm 6.0

I get 7-8 up to about 14k on mostly level ground in a 2015 3500HD
ksss 03/29/15 01:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Brake Pads

I also put Hawk SD pads on my 3500 with EBC rotors.
ksss 03/28/15 07:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Help from GMC/Chevy 1500 6.2L owners with NHT package.

If GM thought they could get away with putting the 6.2 in an HD they would have done it already. While the 6.0 continues to hold it's own and in some tests even outperform the more powerful offerings from RAM and FORD, it kills them in the ad wars to be underpowered on paper in comparison. The 6.2 gets great mileage for the power level and runs as well as the spec sheet says it should. I am happy with my second 6.0, especially with the 4.10's, even the mileage is not bad, but I would be way more happy with 460 hp/450 ft and a solid 18 mpg at 75 mph.
ksss 03/28/15 03:17pm Tow Vehicles
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