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RE: GMs new 6.2 di seems to get great mpg

It almost seems to me the new 6.2 gets near the mileage of the 4.3 6cyl. I would love to have a high country with one!! And the 6.2 will be an add at trade in time instead of a deduct like the V-6
ksss 09/29/14 07:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford PS 2015

You can go online and read complaints about Cummins, Duramax and PowerStroke... It doesn't matter which you get if you try to play the numbers, you may end up with one trouble-free or you may end up with a lemon. The achilles heel for all of them is very simple... DPF/SCR/EGR. Personally, I chose the 6.4L over the 6.7L and it was a great choice for me. Stock for stock, the playing field is pretty level. I don't think I have ever seen anyone prefer the 6.4 over the 6.7
ksss 09/28/14 10:10pm Toy Haulers
RE: Enclave for daily driver

I never see a lambda as a fleet police vehicle. The new ford explorers are used and will be my selection as the next kid transport wagon for the thackers. The Explorers or Expoloders as nicknamed have by far the highest costs per mile than any other police duty vehicle, even higher than a Charger if you can believe that. It fills a need however that no other OEM bothers to try and fill. The Tahoes are much more durable and have great resale at the end of their service life, they cost more on the front side, more thirsty than an Explorer (but about the same as a V8 Charger) and they struggle with a perception problem (they look extravagant) but they are by far the best investment in a police vehicle.
ksss 09/28/14 10:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford PS 2015

2015 marks the first round of improvements made to the 6.7 since inception. They made some significant improvements. If you have the money to get a 2015 than it really should be a nonissue. Your spending big money get the latest and greatest that Ford can give you. Why spend your money on what is essentially a 2011 truck (technologically speaking).
ksss 09/24/14 06:15pm Toy Haulers
RE: honest advice on a truck for towing 10000lbs

I don't think your going to see 10 mpg pulling 10K. I was pulling 8k with little wind resistance doing 75 on the Interstate yesterday and I got 9 with my GM 6.0 with 3.73s. If you are dead set on getting 10 mpg you will likely need to go diesel.
ksss 09/23/14 07:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Tow Vehicle

Dennis Dillon GMC in Boise Idaho beat my Texas dealers "supplier invoice" price minus all available rebates on a 2015 2500 diesel. They Texas price was $7000 below MSRP on a brand new 2015 with 30 miles on the odometer. Dillon beat that by another $5000. Couldnt get a dealer in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana or Arkansas to even agree to do a match plus $1000. The deal was legitimate and I went from Dallas to Boise to buy the truck. Check it out for yourself. How did you happen to price a dealer in Boise?
ksss 09/21/14 01:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How to upgrade brakes on 2000 Chevy K3500 DRW.

I have put EBC Sport Rotors on my 06 DRW with Hawk SD pads, I also had the brake fluid flushed. It makes a big difference.
ksss 09/14/14 09:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: Floor plans for two people

In regards to them being "designed for 6-8 people".... the bed/sleeping areas for anything beyond two people is things such as convertible dinetter area, bunk overt he garage (which could double as a storage loft) or sofas/drop down beds in the garage. The sleeping arrangements foer person number 1 and 2 is going to be the bed up front. All the other beds aren's beds until you turn them down and make them in to a bed.... Hence, they may sleep more than 2 people, but all the extra beds are priamrly beds. So, they are designed for 2 people, and more can sleep in them if you choose to use the bonus sleeping areas. I agree with this. I really like the Fuzion 342 floor plan, and it is just two of us. Should additional people come along we have the bunk beds in the back which come down. If we need more room than that it gets to be a bit of pain (except for whomever wants the loft). I hate having to convert the living room to sleeping space.
ksss 09/14/14 09:46am Toy Haulers
RE: Best receiver hitch ?

I have the Curt, I really like it. Well built
ksss 09/08/14 08:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: company web sites

The GM site does the same thing to me as well. You get to the engine choice, click on duramax plus package and you can go no further, it has been that way for weeks.
ksss 09/07/14 07:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 40ft toy hauler

I am 38+ with my TH and we seldom camp in formal camp sites. We don't have issues with getting in where we want to be. I think you will find that if you are good with your access with your 35' I don't think you will find 40' to be much different. I have 9" of play between my bedrails and camper, and you have to be careful on the dips so that you don't drag the back of trailer. Usually with triple axles though they bridge better than a long tandem.
ksss 09/06/14 09:15am Toy Haulers
RE: Ram 3500 DRW 6.4L Hemi "Game Changer"

I am not sure that "game changer" technology for HD gas engines even exists. There is only so much energy in a gallon of gas. You can use exotic transmissions, cylinder deactivation, direct injection, turbo chargers to maximize (or save) that energy, but when you need to make power, you will burn through gas to get it. Before "game changer" engines can exist, "game changer" technology has to exist. I think proof of this is how the old GM 6.0 did compared to the much newer gas engines from Ford and Ram in the gas engine test. The newer engines in my view, while outpaced the 6.0, it was not as much as one would think considering the age of the 6.0. Compare that to a a diesel test between a 15 yoa diesel engine verse the latest crop of diesel engines.
ksss 08/31/14 02:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: US DOT Numbers

What a coincidence, I can see BF Idaho from here.
ksss 08/26/14 07:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: US DOT Numbers

I still think regardless of the ladder rack they have to prove it's commercial or perhaps the OP has to prove he is not. It will be interesting to see how this all comes out.
ksss 08/24/14 10:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: US DOT Numbers

When you go to court, you will need to make the case your vehicle is not used in commercial operations. Show that the ladder rake is for your personal use and is not used to further some business interest. Make that case effectively and you will be mostly out of the woods. I am not sure if this is a fine or misdemeanor. If it is a misdemeanor you will have the option of a court hearing or an actual jury. I would pick the court, simply because it is much easier for a judge to understand the particulars of the law than it would be to educate a jury. I would spend some time on the probable cause for the stop. Having out of state plates with a ladder rack sounds pretty weak as basis for the stop. Commercial cops have a lot of latitude, but if you don't have signage on your pickup, I don't understand his leap to judging you as a commercial business operating in his State. If you work for someone else as a contractor in your home State which is why you have the ladder rack, I would bring pay stubs showing your employment for the contractor, along with perhaps the contractors corporate structure that shows you are not an owner, just an employee who was on your personal time in Iowa.
ksss 08/24/14 05:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New F350, Dually, Black and Gold stolen last night !

The crooks obviously did not see who won the shootout.
ksss 08/24/14 11:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2500 HD gasser

How do you average 7.1 mpg and never have pulled anything? I can only average that kind of mpg when towing heavy. Must have had a lot of idle time, which would also be on the dic if it has not been reset. Most of his driving was on the Tri-state Tollway (I-294) where traffic moves at 70 MPH. I get 13-14 at 70 mph. I cant get that bad of mileage without pulling the heck out it.
ksss 08/23/14 10:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2500 HD gasser

I have a Titan tank in a my work 08 2500 CCSB. It has worked great for the past 100K. The only downside is the bracket that holds the tank in extends below the frame rails. I have ripped it off and had to hillbilly the tank to stay in the truck until I could put a better fix on it. However it gave me a about 50 gallons of drive time. I had about 225 pulling range with the 28' TH we use for work prior to that.
ksss 08/23/14 10:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2500 HD gasser

The original owner of the truck in my sig line never reset the trip odometer so the fuel economy info on the display was the average of what he got. He never towed a trailer and averaged 7.1 MPG for 38,000 Miles. When towing my trailer, I get 10.5 to 12.2 MPG. Without the trailer, I average 14.5 MPG. How do you average 7.1 mpg and never have pulled anything? I can only average that kind of mpg when towing heavy. Must have had a lot of idle time, which would also be on the dic if it has not been reset.
ksss 08/22/14 10:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What would it take......

New 3500/350 DRW will do just fine. I agree. The latest generation of 1 tons can handle this weight very well. I would cap my TV at a 5500/550 for this trailer. I run class 8 trucks in my business and while they certainly would not break a sweat pulling this kind of weight, they do breakdown, and when they do it gets expensive, sometimes really expensive, I cant see wagering that kind of money on a vehicle that doesn't make me a dime. Lastly, we take our TH in areas that are not friendly to low slung TVs like these trucks tend to be, and you have to give up 4X4, which may not be a good option either. If your well heeled and you stay on asphalt MDT/HDT's can be good options, they just don't seem to fit well with the TH crowd and the areas that these trailers tend to go. Your mileage may differ.
ksss 08/22/14 10:47pm Tow Vehicles
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