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RE: Snow!!

Snowing in Denver right now.
Bionic Man 05/10/21 08:05pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Honda EU2000i at high altitude

I have a pair of Yamaha's, and have three friends with the Honda's. I don't think any of us have changed jets. All have been run about 10,000' for charging purposes and microwave as well. I wouldn't worry about it. If you are concerned, bring extra spark plugs.
Bionic Man 05/09/21 07:36pm Tech Issues
RE: Ram TRX vs Cybertruck

My friends new buddy for his Charger Hellcat. https://i.imgur.com/l4aoejql.jpg I saw one a couple of months ago that went past me in the neighborhood and I almost didn't notice it. The rear end differential is what caught my eye to take a double look. It's almost a sleeper in that it doesn't stand out much from a Rebel. . Next time just roll down your window. It is very easy to tell that way.;)
Bionic Man 05/06/21 04:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Benefit of extra fuel tank.

I don't like to be a "showoff" so I held back on posting my pride and joy. But when asked I can't hardly deny my friends. Note the non restrictive pour spout. https://i.imgur.com/XD0Lmehl.jpg And now the thread has run its course. ;)
Bionic Man 05/06/21 04:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Benefit of extra fuel tank.

Here I am, absolutely SHOCKED that we haven't seen the photo of the yellow 5 gallon can in the truck bed........ I installed a 60 gallon RDS right after I bought my truck in 2011. And while the main purpose of buying it wasn't saving money on fuel, I am absolutely certain that it has more than paid for itself in the time we have had it. We went over 1000 miles two weekends ago towing the boat, and having the tank saved me two fuel ups where the prices were more than $1/gallon more than the fuel I bought at home. Sure is nice to stop where you want to, not where you have to. I'll always say that the aux tank was one of the best upgrades I've done to the truck. And, FWIW, around here the Krogers allow you to purchase 35 gallons at the earned grocery discount. And at least at current prices, I can get the full 35 gallons prior to the pump shutting off due to a spending limit. I hope that continues through the summer, although I have my doubts.
Bionic Man 05/06/21 11:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram TRX vs Cybertruck

My friends new buddy for his Charger Hellcat. https://i.imgur.com/l4aoejql.jpg Saw my first TRX two weeks ago at the lake. I like that one, but man I REALLY like that blue. It is very tempting.
Bionic Man 05/05/21 06:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram TRX vs Cybertruck

I’m not sure that is a fair fight unless they use the single or dual motor Cyber Truck. The TRX is an awesome street and off road truck but not really meant to compete with other trucks in payload, towing or range. Different vehicles, different purposes. But who knows, maybe that is what they are doing, although the TRX is a more expensive truck than either the single motor or dual motor Cybertruck. The results will be interesting. I don't think that is true. I also have a wake boat, and I would say that the Raptor is one of the more common towing vehicles I see towing Malibu, Nautique, and Master Craft. Lots of guys already talking about trading "up" to a TRX. They will absolutely compete head to head in the towing arena.
Bionic Man 05/03/21 04:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Can I run my Onan while plugged into shore power?

Yes and no. You can run it, but it won't actually exercise it since there won't be any load. You're better off disconnecting from shore power first. Maybe some are set up that way, but mine isn't. If I have my 5er plugged into shore power and the generator running, the generator is the default source of power. That said, there is no reason to have the trailer plugged in when the generator is running.
Bionic Man 05/03/21 04:55pm Tech Issues
RE: F 250 vs Ram 2500

Well, now you got me doing a bit of searching on my own. The most recent info I can find anywhere (late February from Pickuptrucks.com) says they are sure that RAM is going with the same 10 speed Allison that is used in the GM twins. Pickuptrucks.com Just two months earlier, they were sure it was going to be Allison, but a brand new transmission that is a 9 speed. 9 speed Further searching brings back the rumors of the ZF. So who knows. But it does sound like some sort of update is in the works. I honestly think that Cummins12V98 will blow a blood vessel if they put that "fake" Allison with the Cummins..... :B HA, I simply will just keep my "Truly MD" transmission for a while longer. :B Nah. It will just become the next best thing. ;)
Bionic Man 04/27/21 05:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F 250 vs Ram 2500

Understandable. Well, I could be wrong, of course, but have been tracking this since aboot 2018. With all the weird stuff going on in manufacturing between the Plandemic effects and chip shortages and everything else, who knows. It should have been out already but Ram held off on inking an agreement with ZF until not too long ago. Presumably because Allison was courting them too. Hope I’m right because this 68rfe I got right now was obsolete the day they introduced it! Cheers! Well, now you got me doing a bit of searching on my own. The most recent info I can find anywhere (late February from Pickuptrucks.com) says they are sure that RAM is going with the same 10 speed Allison that is used in the GM twins. Pickuptrucks.com Just two months earlier, they were sure it was going to be Allison, but a brand new transmission that is a 9 speed. 9 speed Further searching brings back the rumors of the ZF. So who knows. But it does sound like some sort of update is in the works.
Bionic Man 04/27/21 01:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F 250 vs Ram 2500

OP, if your looking new then Ford currently owns the market with the 6.7 PS or the 7.3 gas. I actually wanted a Ram but simply couldn't overlook this. It is called different strokes for different folks. I had three RAM/Cummins trucks(1993, 2001.5 and 2015) and loved each one. Never was stranded on the side of the road, 1994 to 2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXutuWDIGU4 If only they made that truck combination. How bad are the Dodge transmissions? While the diesel “gurus” are arguing the finer points of fuel mileage and who’s trans is real and who’s is fake.... Dodge ( to trigger the “it’s a RAM” folks) HD truck aren’t “bad” per se. But the 68, while as reliable as any (IMO) is just a clunky antiquated unit that shifts like a wet bag of dog c rap. The Aisin is a stout get er done great towing trans ( although the 68 acts better towing than bobtail) that doesn’t have any meaningful aftermarket ability to be built up for the (small %) of mod truck guys. IMO it’s on par with Ford and GMs old 6 speeds, easily. BUT since you’re a ways out from buying a new truck, the “Dodge” will have a 8speed ZF trans very soon. It’s not highly publicized, actually Ram and ZF are keeping it on the down low, but the deal is done. Then Ram will have a trans that is competitive with the current competition. Let me guess. A receptionist when you were touring the ZF plant gave you that nugget of info as long as you promised not to tell? Did they also tell you about a new emissions system that was going to increase fuel efficiency and power?..... Wow, you’re not usually this douchy.... But no, idfk where a ZF plant even is. So you’re right, I’m full of ____. And my (insert cousins uncles girlfriends brother) who is a 20 year employee of ZF in their transit and heavy highway division who drove one as early as 2018 and as recent as last year Is probably full of it too. So long live the 68re I suppose? LOL. You complaining about someone writing a "douchy" response may be the best thing I've read on this forum in quite some time. Makes me wonder if you even read anything that you write? Listen, I would love for you to be correct about a ZF upgrade. I think the ZF8HP is one of the best transmissions I've driven. But color me skeptical about anyone who claims to have some insider knowledge about it being just around the corner. With the history of many on here that have claimed to know specifics about future upgrades that never come to fruition it seems prudent to hold back on enthusiasm for such claims.
Bionic Man 04/27/21 11:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: F 250 vs Ram 2500

OP, if your looking new then Ford currently owns the market with the 6.7 PS or the 7.3 gas. I actually wanted a Ram but simply couldn't overlook this. It is called different strokes for different folks. I had three RAM/Cummins trucks(1993, 2001.5 and 2015) and loved each one. Never was stranded on the side of the road, 1994 to 2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXutuWDIGU4 If only they made that truck combination. How bad are the Dodge transmissions? While the diesel “gurus” are arguing the finer points of fuel mileage and who’s trans is real and who’s is fake.... Dodge ( to trigger the “it’s a RAM” folks) HD truck aren’t “bad” per se. But the 68, while as reliable as any (IMO) is just a clunky antiquated unit that shifts like a wet bag of dog c rap. The Aisin is a stout get er done great towing trans ( although the 68 acts better towing than bobtail) that doesn’t have any meaningful aftermarket ability to be built up for the (small %) of mod truck guys. IMO it’s on par with Ford and GMs old 6 speeds, easily. BUT since you’re a ways out from buying a new truck, the “Dodge” will have a 8speed ZF trans very soon. It’s not highly publicized, actually Ram and ZF are keeping it on the down low, but the deal is done. Then Ram will have a trans that is competitive with the current competition. Let me guess. A receptionist when you were touring the ZF plant gave you that nugget of info as long as you promised not to tell? Did they also tell you about a new emissions system that was going to increase fuel efficiency and power?.....
Bionic Man 04/23/21 01:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: F 250 vs Ram 2500

OP, if your looking new then Ford currently owns the market with the 6.7 PS or the 7.3 gas. I actually wanted a Ram but simply couldn't overlook this. It is called different strokes for different folks. I had three RAM/Cummins trucks(1993, 2001.5 and 2015) and loved each one. Never was stranded on the side of the road, 1994 to 2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXutuWDIGU4 If only they made that truck combination. How bad are the Dodge transmissions? That depends on who you ask. I wouldn't argue that they are "best in class". Two options, the 68RFE has been around since 2007.5, and is the most common transmission in the trucks. The other option (AISIN) is very stout, but the shifts are less refined than the competition. Both get the job done, but if your number one priority is transmission, there are better options out there. And, FWIW, it hasn't been "Dodge" for years. And their premium transmission isn't made by them, it is made by AISIN. Interesting, GM has used Allison for years, yet it is bad that Ram uses Aisin? as to refined shifting, our Aisin shifts smooth loaded or empty. Ram went with the Bosch 4.2 for two year and then went back to the Bosch 3, and still make plenty of power. Actually my point is the opposite. I don’t see a disadvantage to the consumer for a manufacturer to partner with someone else if it’s an improved product. The Allison in GM (I don’t care if it is name only), the ZF transmission in many vehicles, and the Aisin are all good examples of that. Shoot none of the manufacturers make tires. And the best stereo systems partner with someone else. Why should a transmission be different? That said, I really don’t think the driving experience of the Aisin is as good as the Ally or the 10 speed Ford. But if I were buying today, I’d still buy a RAM despite that. But I won’t say that part of the truck is better than the competitooon
Bionic Man 04/22/21 10:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: F 250 vs Ram 2500

OP, if your looking new then Ford currently owns the market with the 6.7 PS or the 7.3 gas. I actually wanted a Ram but simply couldn't overlook this. It is called different strokes for different folks. I had three RAM/Cummins trucks(1993, 2001.5 and 2015) and loved each one. Never was stranded on the side of the road, 1994 to 2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXutuWDIGU4 If only they made that truck combination. How bad are the Dodge transmissions? That depends on who you ask. I wouldn't argue that they are "best in class". Two options, the 68RFE has been around since 2007.5, and is the most common transmission in the trucks. The other option (AISIN) is very stout, but the shifts are less refined than the competition. Both get the job done, but if your number one priority is transmission, there are better options out there. And, FWIW, it hasn't been "Dodge" for years. And their premium transmission isn't made by them, it is made by AISIN. I am talking about reliability. My current truck has over 280k km on it with no transmission issues. I'd like the same out of what ever I get next. And I know they keep changing their name. Reliability worries wouldn't prevent me from buying either transmission offered in RAM trucks. Especially at stock power levels. Where Dodge trucks ran into reliability problems with the transmission was pre 2003, and then it was mostly Cummins trucks that were not running stock.
Bionic Man 04/22/21 10:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: F 250 vs Ram 2500

OP, if your looking new then Ford currently owns the market with the 6.7 PS or the 7.3 gas. I actually wanted a Ram but simply couldn't overlook this. It is called different strokes for different folks. I had three RAM/Cummins trucks(1993, 2001.5 and 2015) and loved each one. Never was stranded on the side of the road, 1994 to 2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXutuWDIGU4 If only they made that truck combination. How bad are the Dodge transmissions? That depends on who you ask. I wouldn't argue that they are "best in class". Two options, the 68RFE has been around since 2007.5, and is the most common transmission in the trucks. The other option (AISIN) is very stout, but the shifts are less refined than the competition. Both get the job done, but if your number one priority is transmission, there are better options out there. And, FWIW, it hasn't been "Dodge" for years. And their premium transmission isn't made by them, it is made by AISIN.
Bionic Man 04/21/21 09:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F 250 vs Ram 2500

OP, if your looking new then Ford currently owns the market with the 6.7 PS or the 7.3 gas. I actually wanted a Ram but simply couldn't overlook this. It is called different strokes for different folks. I had three RAM/Cummins trucks(1993, 2001.5 and 2015) and loved each one. Never was stranded on the side of the road, 1994 to 2021. With the 5 RAM/CUMMINS I have owned with over half million miles between them I have been without propulsion twice. Both times I ran out of fuel. See if you had only been running Fords you could have avoided both them times..... with the older Ford you’d never have even tried to make it and with the newer Ford you’d have made it:) Coming from the guy who buys a new truck almost as often as he fills the fuel tank.;)
Bionic Man 04/21/21 09:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: First Tow with 2500 Ram

Same truck , when coming down a hill I turn off the tow haul as I do not like it shifting for me , tends to really get the revs above what I like . I will shift manually , maybe it is just me . OEM's spend many millions of dollars calibrating the computer to properly select gears. I trust they know how to put the trans in the correct gears. The only thing the computer does to "select gears" when going down hill with tow haul on is continue to downshift anytime it can to try to keep slowing the truck down. Personally, I am not a fan of it either. My first choice would be to have paddles where you could actually determine which gear you go in. Shifting manually really isn't an option as the only thing the toggle does is limits the top available gear. Long way of saying that there is room for improvement here, and the computer most certainly does not know best.
Bionic Man 04/21/21 09:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: NEED ADVICE ON NEW TT AND TOWING

I'd also at least start with the truck you already have. Depending on the tongue weight of the trailer, you may be at or near the cargo capacity, but if you mind what you load with you, you will still be within the weight ratings. If you don't like the road manners of the set up, you can upgrade later. If you upgrade, either the 6.4 or the CTD would be more than adequate. If you want to make sure you are much less likely to outgrow the next truck, skip the 2500 and move to a 3500.
Bionic Man 04/18/21 10:40pm Towing
RE: Why do you Cummins guys want more gears

Those that support adding gears gears understand that it will improve the overall driving experience. It isn't just about some timed test running heavily loaded up a mountain that the vast majority of people will never do. Spending more time at less RPMs is more relaxing. It would almost certainly improve MPG. And it would allow RAM to consolidate the platform and offer only one transmission instead of the 68 and Aisin that they now offer. I'd also say that neither of the current transmissions offer a "best in class" driving experience. Honestly, they are not nearly as pleasing to drive as what either Ford or GM offer in their HD trucks. I'd love to see them go to a ZF transmission. If it was anything like the ZF that Chrysler uses in so many vehicles, it would be a HUGE upgrade over the 68 or the Aisin. And 4x, that link you have to the ZF is 3 years old. Did that transmission ever come out? I’ve read that this ZF 8 speed transmission has been developed and tested with the Ram 3500 and is expected to be introduced in the 2023 model year. Here’s a little more info. Both links you have posted are three years old. I’d like to see something more recent before I’m convinced it’s around the corner. This is fairly recent : it doesn’t specifically say Ram but sure makes me think it could be: Click Or even more recent Both of those articles are heavy duty and commercial applications. I’m beginning to think Grit is right about your motives in this thread.
Bionic Man 04/03/21 08:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Why do you Cummins guys want more gears

Those that support adding gears gears understand that it will improve the overall driving experience. It isn't just about some timed test running heavily loaded up a mountain that the vast majority of people will never do. Spending more time at less RPMs is more relaxing. It would almost certainly improve MPG. And it would allow RAM to consolidate the platform and offer only one transmission instead of the 68 and Aisin that they now offer. I'd also say that neither of the current transmissions offer a "best in class" driving experience. Honestly, they are not nearly as pleasing to drive as what either Ford or GM offer in their HD trucks. I'd love to see them go to a ZF transmission. If it was anything like the ZF that Chrysler uses in so many vehicles, it would be a HUGE upgrade over the 68 or the Aisin. And 4x, that link you have to the ZF is 3 years old. Did that transmission ever come out? I’ve read that this ZF 8 speed transmission has been developed and tested with the Ram 3500 and is expected to be introduced in the 2023 model year. Here’s a little more info. Both links you have posted are three years old. I’d like to see something more recent before I’m convinced it’s around the corner.
Bionic Man 04/03/21 05:56pm Tow Vehicles
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