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RE: Max Towing Wars - Ford vs Ram

The performance of the Duramax continues to impress. Coming in at 100 less foot pounds and 50 less hp and it more than held its own.
ksss 07/23/14 08:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Not to toot my own horn, but I am!

The GM DIC on my vehicles gas or diesel is never more than a couple tenths off hand calculated. My LBZ Dmax 3500 gets 16.2 at best and pulling about 15K I get 8-9 depending on wind and elevation changes. If you getting 19 plus your doing real well.
ksss 07/22/14 10:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Pic of the new Fuzion 342 with dually

I would worry a lot more about the inferior suspension bolts and bushings that they use in the Fuzions. I have heard plenty of people talk about how fast they wear, but I became a believer today. I installed the RV Correct Track alignment system on my Fuzion today and found quite a bit of wear in the bolts and bushings in 4800 miles. I knew I should have ordered the never wear busings with the kit! I agree. Within 2000 miles half of my plastic bushing were shot. I replaced with the complete Dexter EZ flex kit with the bronze bushings and wet bolts. Do you have a link for that kit? I could likely benefit from it as well.
ksss 07/21/14 07:45pm Toy Haulers
RE: 2012 Dutchman Voltage Review

You can certainly do your research, but the quality of YOUR future trailer is still unknown. I have had two new Fuzion Toyhaulers now, and I have been overall happy with them. The dealer has a lot to do with that happiness. I bought the extend warranty on both of them and have been happy I did. Any thing breaks and the most it costs me is $50.00 unless we broke it, I can handle that. You hear horror stories about all makes and after being on this forum for years, I see no clear winner in the quality department. I think finding a dealer that you can establish a good relationship with certainly needs to a be apart of the research for the ideal TH.
ksss 07/21/14 07:39pm Toy Haulers
RE: Pic of the new Fuzion 342 with dually

I thought that was lame as well. I expected them to have fixed that, I thought it was an oversight in the first 2013 versions of the 342, surprised that in 14 they still have not fixed that issue.
ksss 07/19/14 09:43am Toy Haulers
RE: First 6 months of 2014 sales numbers

That is GM'S decision to have two different trucks. If that's the case then you could say the same thing about all of their auto's also. I said GM and Chevy trucks are the same and the GM boys slammed me. Now you guys want them counted as the same. Go figure, bet you want your cake and eat it too. :W Don I am personally not a believer in the two separate truck company philosophy for purposes of totaling number of vehicles sold. I bought GMC's through the 2000's because I thought they looked better, and Chevy from 08 on to 12. The check still went to the same GM. It is the same truck for purposes of market share. If separating them for sales count purposes makes YOU feel better about Rams position than by all means do what makes you feel good. However when Chevy sells 300K and GMC 75K, GM still sold 375K trucks. Always begs the question would GMC buyers switch to chev ? GM seems think cancelling GMC would cost sales ,they don't add them together so neither should we. What do you mean they don't add them together? The sales numbers are split to show the sales for each division, but ultimately the sales are credited to GM. GMC offers GM the ability to market a slightly different pickup truck look to dealers who don't carry Chevy. As everyone knows they are mechanically the same truck. GMC is not a stand alone company so why try and treat it as such.
ksss 07/16/14 08:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Pic of the new Fuzion 342 with dually

yes mine does as well. I still wanted the roof speakers in the main living area. I wanted to run the CD player without the sound bar.
ksss 07/13/14 09:11pm Toy Haulers
RE: Pic of the new Fuzion 342 with dually

There was one modification I have made before I took delivery on my 342. There were no speakers in the main living area. Perhaps they have sinced changed that. I got on Amazon and bought two more of the Sony speakers that were the same as those in the garage and had them mounted in the living area.
ksss 07/13/14 11:10am Toy Haulers
RE: First 6 months of 2014 sales numbers

That is GM'S decision to have two different trucks. If that's the case then you could say the same thing about all of their auto's also. I said GM and Chevy trucks are the same and the GM boys slammed me. Now you guys want them counted as the same. Go figure, bet you want your cake and eat it too. :W Don I am personally not a believer in the two separate truck company philosophy for purposes of totaling number of vehicles sold. I bought GMC's through the 2000's because I thought they looked better, and Chevy from 08 on to 12. The check still went to the same GM. It is the same truck for purposes of market share. If separating them for sales count purposes makes YOU feel better about Rams position than by all means do what makes you feel good. However when Chevy sells 300K and GMC 75K, GM still sold 375K trucks.
ksss 07/12/14 04:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: First 6 months of 2014 sales numbers

How do you split Chevy and GMC sales? Same truck, same company.
ksss 07/12/14 11:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: New Ride

Nice looking pickup, that KR interior has set the standard for years. Given your exceptional luck, are you interested in buying me some lotto tickets? I will send you cash and kick you 25% of the take.:)
ksss 07/10/14 01:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: I need your expertize...

The 6.0 is not a good pulling truck? I don't think you know what your talking about. It is not a diesel, but it pulls very well, much better than I would have thought. You don't hear many people complain about the pulling power of the 6.0, gas mileage maybe, but seldom do you hear an actual owner complain of lack of towing capability. Lastly you never hear of someone complain about lack of longevity. Its a very durable motor. Overall its a very competent towing engine, especially in the the 2011 and newer chassis.
ksss 07/07/14 08:54pm Toy Haulers
RE: We finally bought a Fuzion 342!

The 342 is a nice trailer. I have the Santa Fe addition.
ksss 07/05/14 06:42pm Toy Haulers
RE: DEF

Wow, filler cap inspired by the cork from a wine bottle. That is exceptionally lame!
ksss 07/05/14 11:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: Exhaust Brake

I wanted better braking on my 06 3500 LBZ as well. I replaced the stock pads and rotors and went to EBC Sport rotors and Hawk SD pads. Big improvement. I next had my VVT activated to engage when the truck is in Tow/Haul. Same engine brake system used on the newer trucks. That was a free programing fix at a Diesel Performance shop.
ksss 07/04/14 01:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: DEF

When DEF equipped trucks hit the scene, I thought GM's fill location was lame, after hearing about the number of Ford guys who have contaminated their fuel systems with DEF, it seems to have been a stroke of genius (or they just got lucky). Now the unsightliness of the GM DEF tank is another matter.
ksss 07/04/14 01:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Horror Stories

I am not sure what it is that compels people to roll the dice with this engine? Ford and IH spent millions beating each other up in court to see who was going to covering the warranty costs. Some would call that a clue, suggesting that there most be substantial issues with that motor. There are countless threads on countless diesel forums which talk about them (80% negative I would guess). There are options in the same year from the other two that don't have near the issues or if you like Ford get a 6.7 or back down to a 7.3. The issues they say can be fixed with enough parts and money, but why subject yourself to that kind of $ layout and potential disruption on the highway. It equates to putting lipstick on pig, you can dress it up, fix the design issues, but it is still the same pig. Worse yet, after dumping the money into them, they simply don't resale. Some do seem to run, but the book has already been written on this boat anchor.
ksss 07/04/14 12:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2015 Chevy 3500 vs Ford 350 diesels

I don't know if the "seat of the pants" test drive dyno can be trusted to equate to actual pulling performance. The GM twins certainly give up some power to both Ram and Ford on paper. They however do very well on the pull offs, if they don't win, they are very competitive. I think the power that the Twins actually put to the ground is very close to the other two. Due to a number of potential setup differences between them, Ford may "feel" faster and it may actually be fractionally faster, but put a trailer behind both of them and the differences in performance seem to be very slight. The new GM HD's are getting popular here, and dam they look good. I have been considering a purchase as well. After looking at the different comparisons done between the three, it does not appear to me that the GM power deficit translates into a deficit on the highway. However if the rumor is true they will be offering a "powered up" version of the Duramax in 2016. While I don't think I need the power, I believe that the more powerful version may be more desirable when resold and I don't "need" to update now, I just want to.
ksss 07/04/14 12:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM twins now J2807 compliant

I would think any ad agency could build a great ad destroying the tow specs on the Ford and Ram. That is why I thought even when Ford did not want to follow suit a couple years ago that GM should have moved forward with it. If I were the man you would not have been able find an ad that did not mention Ford's refusal to follow the towing spec. I would also voluntarily subject the GM HD pickups to the standard. I think based on GM's 2015's ability to more than hold their own during pull offs what is there to lose? GM already has the lowest specs among the Big Three. Might as well capitalize on their performance and have a reason for having the least impressive spec sheet (in hp and torque).
ksss 06/29/14 10:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Windows falling out of Fuzion 404

I say this hoping that I wont have any more unexplainable broken windows. I like the frameless windows and I like the way they open. Granted this weekend we camped at 7500 feet and it was 38 degrees outside at night, but the cross ventilation is just fine with these windows for us. However if the windows make a habit of shattering for no reason, disregard this post.
ksss 06/29/14 09:51pm Toy Haulers
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