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RE: 2020 PSD owner compares it to his 2019 PSD towing 18K

There is a reason when asked about the AISIN the West Coast Head Warranty Rep from Chrysler said “They don’t break”. Low fluid temps help? I think they do help. Lol. Another authoritative source. Someone who works for the company touting the abilities of the product they represent. Well done. I’d be willing to bet if you spoke with someone from Ford/GM/BMW or any other manufacturer they would say the same. Yep you know who this person is don’t ya. You know where he was when he made the comment don’t ya. Anything else you want to criticize? Since his comment to our group his comments have proven to be true. Sorry, I don't. Just going by what you typed. Is this person related to the lady that gave you the inside scoop on your visit to the Cummins factory?
Bionic Man 04/07/20 08:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 PSD owner compares it to his 2019 PSD towing 18K

There is a reason when asked about the AISIN the West Coast Head Warranty Rep from Chrysler said “They don’t break”. Low fluid temps help? I think they do help. Lol. Another authoritative source. Someone who works for the company touting the abilities of the product they represent. Well done. I’d be willing to bet if you spoke with someone from Ford/GM/BMW or any other manufacturer they would say the same.
Bionic Man 04/07/20 06:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 PSD owner compares it to his 2019 PSD towing 18K

I'm not sure why there is the insistence that running a low tranny temp is a significant advantage. If you are running within the normal operating range that is all that matters. Normal operating temps on most of the cars I rent seem to be 200* or more.
Bionic Man 04/07/20 05:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing with Hemi 6 speed manuel

I didn't even think that was an option. Sounds like a rare build.
Bionic Man 04/05/20 01:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: A New truck is born!

Don’t forget this vital accessory was probably in the truck too. https://i.imgur.com/eWzHWTBl.jpg
Bionic Man 04/02/20 08:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Used tow vehicles

My first diesel was a 2001 CTD. Great truck for its time. I wouldn't trade it for the one I have now, and certainly not for the 2020's that are out. I am pretty sure just about any current Ford owner would tell you the same of the 7.3 vs the 6.7. Don't get sucked into nostalgia. These are the "good ole days" when it comes to trucks. But $80,000?!!!!!! I paid less for my first house in '88. My 01 was probably around $30k. And it might have had rear drums (I don't remember). Cheaper leather. No heated steering wheel. No bluetooth audio. No cameras, lane assist, crash mitigation. Half the HP and TQ. 4 speed transmission. The list goes on. You're getting a MUCH better total package than an 01. And yes, I'll pay $80k for that. Heated what? Lane what? Cameras for ????? Leather ? For what? Maybe my recliner. Bluetooth? I want my teeth WHITE. The house I bought in '88 is now worth $500,000. It's in SoCal. The 2001 CTD had rear discs. I remember that much. You can pump those 5.9's up to over 800 ponies and 1500 ftlbs of torque. https://www.drivingline.com/articles/threshold-for-pain-cummins-edition/ Different strokes for different folks I guess. I have no desire to go back to a spartan, loud, rough riding, underpowered (by todays standards)truck.
Bionic Man 04/01/20 04:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Used tow vehicles

My first diesel was a 2001 CTD. Great truck for its time. I wouldn't trade it for the one I have now, and certainly not for the 2020's that are out. I am pretty sure just about any current Ford owner would tell you the same of the 7.3 vs the 6.7. Don't get sucked into nostalgia. These are the "good ole days" when it comes to trucks. But $80,000?!!!!!! I paid less for my first house in '88. My 01 was probably around $30k. And it might have had rear drums (I don't remember). Cheaper leather. No heated steering wheel. No bluetooth audio. No cameras, lane assist, crash mitigation. Half the HP and TQ. 4 speed transmission. The list goes on. You're getting a MUCH better total package than an 01. And yes, I'll pay $80k for that.
Bionic Man 04/01/20 02:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Used tow vehicles

My first diesel was a 2001 CTD. Great truck for its time. I wouldn't trade it for the one I have now, and certainly not for the 2020's that are out. I am pretty sure just about any current Ford owner would tell you the same of the 7.3 vs the 6.7. Don't get sucked into nostalgia. These are the "good ole days" when it comes to trucks.
Bionic Man 04/01/20 12:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: It's time for a replacement truck

ZERO CP4 warranty claims yet. The 14's seem to have more issues than 15 and up. How do you know there have been ZERO warranty claims? Have you heard of any? If there had been I guarantee you the haters would have brought it up. There is a HUGE difference between hearing about something, and it happening. You only hear about a tiny fraction of warranty claims. And honestly, you probably hear more from the squeaky wheel if something wasn't covered. No way you can make a statement of ZERO claims. And no, I'm not afraid of the CP4. I have one. And it wouldn't stop me from buying a new RAM. But it is stupid to claim there have been no failures because you haven't heard of any.
Bionic Man 03/29/20 05:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: It's time for a replacement truck

ZERO CP4 warranty claims yet. The 14's seem to have more issues than 15 and up. How do you know there have been ZERO warranty claims?
Bionic Man 03/29/20 02:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Colorado State Parks closure

Most Colorado State Parks are associated with a a lake that allows recreational boating. At least for now, the boat ramps are staying open. I don't think that it makes any sense to close to camping for many of the reasons already stated. But, as a boat owner, I'm glad they are not closing completely. As far as the bathroom, some of the individual park Facebook sites state that they are still open as well. Makes even less sense.......
Bionic Man 03/29/20 05:35am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: It's time for a replacement truck

Used only, thanks. My pockets aren’t deep enough to buy new and I’m at the stage where I don’t want to assume any debt. I don’t mind high mileage if it’s been well maintained and that’s something that I’ll deal with on each vehicle. It's pretty rare to find a 5.7 Hemi in a 3500. Depending on your budget, I think I would look for a 2010 + if you are looking RAM. 2013 + has the addition of DEF which improves MPG. The Troller will certainly be along soon to disparage all things RAM. In case you don't know, take what says with a grain of salt. My 2012 has treated me well.
Bionic Man 03/28/20 02:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: It's time for a replacement truck

Are you looking new or used? If new, the 6.4 with the 8 speed would be a good match. I'd skip both the 5.7 Hemi or the 6.0 from Chevy.
Bionic Man 03/28/20 02:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Spearfish, SD

We use North Sterling State Park most weekends in June, and some in July/August, depending on the water situation. Mid September the park will not be busy at all. Colorado State Parks are reservation only now, but in September (assuming not Labor Day weekend) you can just show up and call for the sites when you get there. All that said, I would ask why you'd add this as a stop? Without a boat, there really isn't much to do. There are a couple of trails (not many) and an archery range. Depending on our water year, there could be very little water in the res. If you want to see Colorado, go further West into the mountains. Mid September in the mountains is my favorite time of year.
Bionic Man 03/27/20 10:15am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: coronavirus...put it into perspective

None of those can be mitigated by any action. COVID19 can. I suppose other people have pointed out how foolish that comment is, but I will point it out, too. Almost every one of those major causes of death can be mitigated by some action, like diet and exercise in several of them. At least we don't shut down society until people eat right and exercise regularly. People die. New ones take their place. Nobody gets out alive. Which of those diseases can be mitigated by two to four weeks of inactivity?
Bionic Man 03/23/20 09:54am General RVing Issues
RE: coronavirus...put it into perspective

Keep you head in the sand if you want. But I'd bet you won't be able to forever. My 56 year old sister has symptoms consistent with COVID19. She isn't sick enough to go in and be tested, and is self quarantining at home. Hopefully she doesn't get worse. I spoke with a hunting buddy of mine in North Dakota. 3 of the 4 in their household have tested positive for COVID19. His daughter (positive) is special needs and was already on a ventilator. I'm very worried about her prognosis. Some have talked about only quarantining those displaying symptoms. The problem with that is the incubation period is somewhere between 5 - 14 days where the individual is asympotamtic. That is why it is believed that each infected individual will infect 2-3 others. The problem is real, and will likely have a direct impact on everyone in the US.
Bionic Man 03/22/20 07:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: coronavirus...put it into perspective

The media is surely sensationalizing this pandemic. But it is the government (both parties) that are advising shelter at home policies. I'm not a fan of the media, and feel they definitely have an agenda. But there is more to todays issues than that.What is it you mean by shelter at home? If you mean people showing symptoms should stay home; If you mean everyone should maintain a safe distance/contact, I think everyone would agree with those things. If you mean all businesses should shut down and remain closed for weeks / months and everyone remain inside - that's an example of the media sowing sensationalism, chaos and hysteria. Which is precisely why everyone is buying months worth of toilet paper. And just like someone said a day or two ago; when its all over and done instead of admitting to their hysteria peddling, the Media is going to say - wow, we dodged a bullet. Not sure what they are doing in your area, but in Colorado the (admittedly Liberal) government has said "essential services" should work. Grocery stores. Banks. Medical services and the like. They have shut down dine in restaurants, gyms, tattoo parlors, and the like. This isn't the media making the decisions.
Bionic Man 03/22/20 10:30am General RVing Issues
RE: coronavirus...put it into perspective

The media is surely sensationalizing this pandemic. But it is the government (both parties) that are advising shelter at home policies. I'm not a fan of the media, and feel they definitely have an agenda. But there is more to todays issues than that.
Bionic Man 03/22/20 09:56am General RVing Issues
RE: Bad Time To Sell RV?

My boat sold today. And I've had a couple more people that wanted to come out and look. Maybe it is a price point thing, but I think there still is a market out there for recreational equipment.
Bionic Man 03/22/20 09:53am General RVing Issues
RE: coronavirus...put it into perspective

Worth the read.
Bionic Man 03/21/20 09:43pm General RVing Issues
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