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RE: Anyone using a Andersen Ultimate on a 2020 GM truck?

" Andersen,love it,rated for 4500 pin,24500 fifth wheel " Honest question, would you tow that much weight with one? I personally don't prefer to tow close to capacity ratings. So whether it's Andersen or B&W or whatever. I'm going to get capacity much greater than needed. Same with tires. Only time I didn't was towing my fifth wheel with my 08 3/4 ton. But I was within the capacity of the rear axle and I upgraded my tires to be much greater than stock capacity. With air bags.
2001400ex 08/10/20 05:28pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tires

Just bought the endurance tires. Read the specs on the weight rating and your should be good. Mine are 3,400 a tire, which times 4 adds up to the gvrw of my fifth wheel..
2001400ex 08/09/20 10:28pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Anyone using a Andersen Ultimate on a 2020 GM truck?

I used the Andersen in my 08 Duramax and now my 2020 Denali. I only have one trip about 50 miles away and it handled well, still a little more bucking than I prefer but not bad. My clearance is good with the funnel "backwards" meaning the pin box is closer to the cab. I haven't tried to go 90 degrees but it's made the clearance for what I need it to. Interesting. I finished my break in and took it out for a longer test drive (about 20 mile r/t) up and down a small grade to see how it towed. I have the hitch and adapter both in the "standard" locations for the maximum offset (moving the trailer 9" back). I have a very similar truck to yours (towing wise) and didn't notice any abnormal bucking. I have the Z71 package with the off-road shocks. Maybe those stabilize the bucking sooner? Could be a difference in trailers. Mine is 12k lbs fully loaded. I'm taking a trip next week to the mountains for a real test. I'll update this thread if anything changes. Yeah the bucking wasn't bad in any way. Just more than I prefer, more just bouncing on highway joists and such. Probably completely normal. I've been debating getting the Gen Y goose pin box. More to eliminate the 5 minutes if taking i the hitch in and out.
2001400ex 07/23/20 03:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Anyone using a Andersen Ultimate on a 2020 GM truck?

I used the Andersen in my 08 Duramax and now my 2020 Denali. I only have one trip about 50 miles away and it handled well, still a little more bucking than I prefer but not bad. My clearance is good with the funnel "backwards" meaning the pin box is closer to the cab. I haven't tried to go 90 degrees but it's made the clearance for what I need it to.
2001400ex 07/19/20 08:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Gen-Y 5th wheel goose neck pin box

I was wondering the same. Says it works with my lippert frame. I have an Andersen and it works. But would be nice to not have something to take in and out of the bed and such. And it doesn't buck a lot, but more than I'd like. Has anyone used both and had an opinion on which they liked better? I'm also concerned on clearance of the pinbox and whether it can turn 60 plus degrees in my 2020 Denali.
2001400ex 07/19/20 07:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2020 PSD owner compares it to his 2019 PSD towing 18K

Ford requires the transmission fluid be changed every 150,000 miles. How often is the fluid to be changed in the Aisin? Sorry for the Hi-Jack couldn't find the thread where we were discussing this !!! We had been talking RPM's and actual speed in 6th at 70. I know you said I should be different but here is "my proof". All pics taken one right after the other. Tried to get pics at perfect angle but the needles are right on the mark. https://i.imgur.com/AYDT1Uhl.png https://i.imgur.com/JzQCNoUl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/njOS8BUl.jpg I don't remember exactly what I said on the other thread but it seems to me that I might have told you that if your tac and speedo are right your tires are low on air or bald and need replacing. With 235/80 r 17 tires and 4.10 gears your engine will be running very close to 1910 rpm at 70 mph. It looks like your speedo and gps agree ... I'm sure your tires aren't worn out, so my guess is that your tac is off. Correct me if I'm wrong. But are you arguing over 90 RPMs?
2001400ex 04/10/20 01:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is SHE GONNA BLOW!

I'm more of a GM guy. Most of my friends are Ford guys. Other than my 06 6.0 Ford that was nothing but problems. And my buddies 01 7.3 Ford where he blew a tranny (his fault). My GMs and their Fords have been reliable. Problem is such a small sample. I think GM is over their little issues on the new 2020 (mine is a July build so every warranty issue that exists I've had, but I knew that going in). Ford just started production on 2020s so I personally would give them 6 months to iron out those kinks. Other than that, they all the are as reliable as HD pickups can be nowdays. Maybe consider which brand of your local dealer has the best service department.
2001400ex 03/18/20 04:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 3500 MPG test

It doesn’t matter if one brand fills differently from another brand. What’s important is the fill method is consistent from the initial fill to the second fill to calculate fuel mileage and I will say the method used in this test is good. Also I’ll second what John Deere farmer has stated that the new Power Strokes are making better fuel economy and people are noticing it. It's not the best test with diesel because it foams so much. If the tank is lower the first time, it'll foam more than when they fill with this method. Watch the half ton diesel test. One of them he actually says "wow that was a long second pull". Meaning they aren't consistent.
2001400ex 03/10/20 09:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: GM 400-mile battery

That being said, there's billions of dollars going into stifling research. The oil companies, instead of being on the leading edge of it, are trying to fight it as oil is more profitable now. This actually not true. If it wasn't for Exxon and other oil companies investing in solar power research in the 60's and 70's, then we would be decades behind what we are today. Exxon is also has purchase agreements with Lincoln Clean Energy LLC. Other oil companies have made similar investments in renewable energy as well such as converting carbon in the air to fuel(Carbon Engineering). This technology actually has the ability to reverse the amount of carbon in the air. If everyone converted to BEV's, then the funding of this research to actually reverse our carbon footprint will dry up. I'm aware they make token investment into renewable energy. They also spend a lot of money lobbying to ensure their profits from oil are available. When they could use that money to invest in renewables as well. Tesla and almost every other major company out there spend millions to lobby lawmakers to better their profitability even at the detriment of taxpayers so there is nothing new here. It seems biases are making it hard to get past a double standard. Also, companies are suppose to be profitable and invest in what makes them profitable. If they don't, then their shares don't do grow. Many people's 401k retirements and IRA's are invested in those company shares and if they don't do well then their retirements do not either. You are making my point. Before the EPA and all that, we had Rivers catching on fire and expanding smog issues. If we purely relied on corporations to do what they want, one day we'll be out of oil and they'd just throw their hands up. We have had river contamination(Animas River) and added pollution in the air all because of the EPA politics too. Not saying that everything that the EPA(Which was created by Republican Richard Nixon) does everything wrong, I am just saying they don't do every right. There is a lot of internal politics and corruption in the EPA, and they have been shown to purposely do more harm than good to protect their interest and power.. It's obvious you've never spent time in a mostly unregulated environment like India or China. While the EPA is not perfect. I enjoy my clean air and water. No trash on the streets, etc.
2001400ex 03/09/20 12:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM 400-mile battery

That being said, there's billions of dollars going into stifling research. The oil companies, instead of being on the leading edge of it, are trying to fight it as oil is more profitable now. This actually not true. If it wasn't for Exxon and other oil companies investing in solar power research in the 60's and 70's, then we would be decades behind what we are today. Exxon is also has purchase agreements with Lincoln Clean Energy LLC. Other oil companies have made similar investments in renewable energy as well such as converting carbon in the air to fuel(Carbon Engineering). This technology actually has the ability to reverse the amount of carbon in the air. If everyone converted to BEV's, then the funding of this research to actually reverse our carbon footprint will dry up. I'm aware they make token investment into renewable energy. They also spend a lot of money lobbying to ensure their profits from oil are available. When they could use that money to invest in renewables as well. Tesla and almost every other major company out there spend millions to lobby lawmakers to better their profitability even at the detriment of taxpayers so there is nothing new here. It seems biases are making it hard to get past a double standard. Also, companies are suppose to be profitable and invest in what makes them profitable. If they don't, then their shares don't do grow. Many people's 401k retirements and IRA's are invested in those company shares and if they don't do well then their retirements do not either. You are making my point. Before the EPA and all that, we had Rivers catching on fire and expanding smog issues. If we purely relied on corporations to do what they want, one day we'll be out of oil and they'd just throw their hands up.
2001400ex 03/09/20 11:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: GM 400-mile battery

That being said, there's billions of dollars going into stifling research. The oil companies, instead of being on the leading edge of it, are trying to fight it as oil is more profitable now. This actually not true. If it wasn't for Exxon and other oil companies investing in solar power research in the 60's and 70's, then we would be decades behind what we are today. Exxon is also has purchase agreements with Lincoln Clean Energy LLC. Other oil companies have made similar investments in renewable energy as well such as converting carbon in the air to fuel(Carbon Engineering). This technology actually has the ability to reverse the amount of carbon in the air. If everyone converted to BEV's, then the funding of this research to actually reverse our carbon footprint will dry up. I'm aware they make token investment into renewable energy. They also spend a lot of money lobbying to ensure their profits from oil are available. When they could use that money to invest in renewables as well.
2001400ex 03/09/20 08:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: GM 400-mile battery

Why is it people do not understand the factual dynamics of providing electrical power in the USA??? Presently the nation's electrical power comes from these sources: 38% from natural gas 24% from coal 20% from nuclear 7% from hydro dams 6.5% from wind turbines 1.8% from solar Scratch all fossil fuel use for generating electrical power? Lets see what that means? Natural gas is from fossils and nuclear is slated to be gone too within 10 years, thus 38% plus 20% will be gone. 24% from coal and of course that will be gone too. All diesel power generation will be gone too. 38 + 24 + 20 + diesel plants too = more than 82% of the USA power generation will not happen anymore. Now the USA is just left with: Hydro dams 7% wind 6.5% solar 1.8% Just 15.3% of present power generation is left! DREAM ON!!! No reasonable solar energy is even capable within 40 degrees latitude from either Earth's pole towards the equator, under trees, limbs, and leaves, other than the max 8-10 hours of the daytime when the sun is not behind any clouds, fog, falling rain or snow or snow accumulation on the solar panels. The wind must be blowing to turn the windmills or no power is generated. Add in that most areas have very low wind or calm winds during the nighttime hours so that sure doesn't help. Maybe somebody has magic pills that create untold electrical power to save the day??? Tell me again where all the electrical power required today for the entire USA and then the 50+ million added vehicles that only can run on electricity are going to get all that electricity from??? I'm patiently waiting!!! You don't find the "magic pills" unless you invest in technology. The market generally goes for the cheapest option. And that thinking will leave us in a heap of trouble years down the road if we don't have an alternative.
2001400ex 03/09/20 08:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: GM 400-mile battery

It truly amazes me how many people are against research into renewable energy. And instead prefer to repeat oil company propaganda designed to stifle alternative energy sources. The reality is we need to reduce our dependence on oil and increase research and development on renewable resources. That's where the world is going, America might as well be on the forefront of the technology. No one is against research. When they are mandating that fossil fuels be seriously reduced without providing the replacement, how is that going to work. Pie in the sky solar and wind only work with a standard generator running full on in the background to account for spikes in the grid, wind slowing or clouds. If you have to run a back up generator, how is that helping anything. If the wind stops, and it gets dark, I guess we just shut everything down until morning. Get ready for lots more nuclear plants is all I can say. I agree on nuclear, we have better storage capabilities for the waste now and better technology to manage the mistakes that were made earlier. It's a stop gap until we find a better solution. That being said, there's billions of dollars going into stifling research. The oil companies, instead of being on the leading edge of it, are trying to fight it as oil is more profitable now. How solar and wind helping anything? Well the generator is running less, causing less fuel burn and less emissions. Pretty simple actually. See people install solar on their house, some months of the year they add to the grid and other months they still use the grid, either way less fuel is burned than without. It's basic math when you think about it.
2001400ex 03/08/20 05:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM 400-mile battery

It truly amazes me how many people are against research into renewable energy. And instead prefer to repeat oil company propaganda designed to stifle alternative energy sources. The reality is we need to reduce our dependence on oil and increase research and development on renewable resources. That's where the world is going, America might as well be on the forefront of the technology.
2001400ex 03/08/20 01:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 3500 MPG test

^^^^^ Why do you like gas? That engine seems to get similar mileage to what the newer diesels are getting and there is much less to go wrong. Granted, there is less power but it would likely suffice for most people. I plan on keeping my current truck until death do us part or we don't have a large fifth wheel any more, but if something were to happen to it such as it being stolen or written off, I would be giving the Ford 7.3L a very hard look. No. They don't get similar mileage. At all. Lol this year was pulling 30k pounds. Look back at the 16k towing test of the 7.3L; I don't think any of the new diesels would do all that much better on fuel economy pulling a similar load than it did. It's not like the 1990's when diesels were much better on fuel than their gas counterparts. 30k is a lot different than 16k. The 90s? Other than 08-10 when diesels had Regen issues, they've still been significantly higher mpg. I can get 12 mpg with my 15k fifth wheel if I'm keeping it around 60. If gas is 10 mpg, that's 20%.
2001400ex 03/04/20 09:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 3500 MPG test

^^^^^ Why do you like gas? That engine seems to get similar mileage to what the newer diesels are getting and there is much less to go wrong. Granted, there is less power but it would likely suffice for most people. I plan on keeping my current truck until death do us part or we don't have a large fifth wheel any more, but if something were to happen to it such as it being stolen or written off, I would be giving the Ford 7.3L a very hard look. No. They don't get similar mileage. At all. Lol this year was pulling 30k pounds.
2001400ex 03/04/20 08:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 3500 MPG test

Watched it. They mentioned the ride quality of the other trucks but didn't say anything about the RAM??? It appeared they were getting jerked around less, thoughts? When in the low MPG my computer is very close. I do believe it was getting 6.3mph. I DON'T believe the others MPG. 70 mph towing that weight that is reality. Now do the other two have RPM's less than 2k at 70??? If so that would help some. They mentioned wind, sorry YES even with that type of load the wind IS a factor. Did they have a tail wind with the others??? REALLY sad they did the tests on separate days. Wind and temps do make some difference. NO I don't believe the DEF numbers either! Did anyone notice the bone heads did NOT have ALT ride height set? 40" to the fender is HIGH. Mine sets at 38 3/4" in ALT ride. https://i.imgur.com/Lj21EGYl.jpg When I watched all three. They all three were getting thrown around about equally. They didn't show much video inside the ram but you could easily see it bouncing.
2001400ex 03/04/20 01:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 3500 MPG test

Ford would have been running about 1670 rpm and Ram about 1900. I'm going to need more convincing before I"m going to believe that the Ford gets that much better fuel economy than Ram just like I'm needing more convincing that the Ram exhaust brake is that much stronger than Ford's. My tachometer says 2,000rpm at 70 so the Ford running 1,670 would for sure get better mileage. That much difference with the wind who knows, I doubt it. Seriously these guys need to learn how to fill up a truck!!! To be "PRECISE" they could have a 5 gallon container filled and mark the tank where the 5 gallons comes to, fill truck tank with nozzle til it shuts off. Fill to the top with the 5. Empty the 5 into the chase truck or have a second tank empty and then fill it with 5g. Now take the run come back to the same pump so the truck is setting the same. Have a container with exactly 5 gallons in it. Now fill the tank til it clicks, now pour from the 5 into the truck til it's FULL. Now fill the 5 that you just used back to it's full line using the same pump to determine exactly how much fuel is used. I know this sounds complicated but in reality it is not and would give EXACT amount of fuel used. Do the same with the DEF, it's simply stupid trying to get an accurate number with the DEF pumps. In a diesel pickup when towing, the lower RPM doesn't mean better fuel mileage. My 08 Duramax would get much lower mpg at 1,700 rpms in 6th over 2,000 rpms in 5th when towing. Reason is at 1,700 it is lugging and dumping fuel to keep up. EGTs much higher as well at 1,700 rpms. (Assuming flat ground). I do agree their tests are lame. They are also using the fast fill pumps which are not consistent and subject to the amount of foaming you get. I also complain that they need to get a banks idash to check to see if they are in Regen. They also need to do 3-4 runs in each to account for variations in the test. I don't think the ram gets that much worse MPG as I don't believe the Ford gets that much better. All three used a ton of def. They also should run miles and miles to see how often it regens, but I find they are too lazy to do any of those changes. Hell they can't even remember to bring their DB meter half the trips.
2001400ex 03/04/20 01:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM trucks will get updated interiors like 2021 tahoe

A 8~10 speed tranny would really help the gasser along with a better interior. I’ve been waiting on the upgrade from the 6.0, but when you complain the new Chevy HDs to theRam and Ford it just is missing too much. My current Chevy has been great, and makes me want to stick with them, but I’m not sure that I will. They all three have their differences. Ram has air ride suspension and the big screen. Ford is similar to Chevy in the screen but has massaging seats and panaramic roof. GM has the heads up display and camera for a rear view mirror. All depends what's important to you.
2001400ex 03/02/20 09:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM trucks will get updated interiors like 2021 tahoe

I figured this would happen when I bought my 2020. I talked to a Chevy rep about a year ago and he thought the interior would stay until 2022 in the HD. I wouldn't be surprised if the half ton got the upgrade in 2021 and HD in 2022.
2001400ex 03/01/20 10:39pm Tow Vehicles
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