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RE: single or dually

Love the dually, just remember the fenders do not stick out any further than your mirrors. I’ve never seen a DRW where the fenders could be folded in like the mirrors can. I guess that isn’t true. They can be folded in. They just can’t be folded back out as easily.
Bionic Man 05/23/19 04:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Huge damage award - posted without comment

Terrible story. I wonder how much money the families will get, regardless of appeal. Not sure if it is by state or national, but there was just a news story in Colorado surrounding the major accident that shut down I70 and killed multiple people. It stated that the trucking company that was involved (caused) the accident only had something like $750,000 in liability insurance as that was all that is required.
Bionic Man 05/22/19 08:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Your experience with a Dually vs SRW hauling 5ver

With that light of a fifth wheel there is no reason to go DRW. My 5er is about 13,000 pounds loaded. Towed it for 9 years with a SRW short bed ram 3500, now have towed for 7 years with signature truck. No doubt the DRW is significantly more stable, but the SRW did fine. My truck is a dedicated recreational truck. To me there are too many downsides to trying to live with a long bed DRW if you have to daily drive the truck unless you are pulling a very large trailer. If I had to DD my truck, I’d sell it for a SRW short bed and it would still tow my trailer fine.
Bionic Man 05/21/19 10:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2018 Navigator 6mpg when towing 8k lb camper Ecoboost

My 2011 Yukon with the 6.2 doesn’t get that good of MPG when I’m towing my relatively aerodynamic boat. I’m surprised yours would have done that well with a TT. As others have said, that speed will kill MPG. If you want it to improve, slow down. As to those concerned about his tires, there are now a number of ST that are speed rated above that 65 MPH.
Bionic Man 05/20/19 09:18pm Towing
RE: Lifting and handling heavy generators

The best solution isn't always the cheapest. 2 Honda/Yamaha 2000's and run them parallel.
Bionic Man 05/19/19 05:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: F150 Ecoboost vs F250 Diesel mileage

I think the results, while not perfect for a clinical setting, are a fair comparison.
Bionic Man 05/19/19 05:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 2500 - which towing features are best/good/unnecessary?

Deleted means that the emissions compliant systems are removed. Illegal to do so, but there are a lot of people that don’t care. Not sure what your budget is, but if you could find a low option new truck you would likely be better off than a slightly used. It’s crazy how well the current diesel trucks of any brand gold their value. If you are staying on budget I would look at a RAM that is 2010 or newer. Regardless of frame, the 4th Gen trucks cabs and interiors are much better than 3rd. Gen. Lots of talk about a large advantage for 2013 + trucks in MPG but it doesn’t really work out that way in Fuelly. Looks to be less than 2 MPG which is likely statistically significant but I’m not sure you will feel it in your pocket book.
Bionic Man 05/14/19 03:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Nissan Titan XD 5.0L Cummins?

If you look for issues on any vehicle, you will find them. This one included. Personally I don’t understand the appeal of this truck. The 5.0 is too big to have a large advantage in mpg like the 3.0’s do and it is too small to offer the real pulling power that the 6.7 does. That said, it would be more than adequate to do what you’ve suggested you need. Have you done a test drive?
Bionic Man 05/14/19 02:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: single or dually

if it’s a dedicated tow vehicle you could make the argument for DRW. Otherwise I’d go SRW. My trailer is 12000 and change. I often tow a fishing boat behind it. If I were buying again today I would absolutely go SRW. And my truck isn’t used for much of anything but towing.
Bionic Man 05/11/19 11:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: I 76 Neb to Denver

I76 has stretches that are terribly rough - especially when you are towing. The left lane is smoother than the right, but it will still loosen your fillings.
Bionic Man 05/09/19 07:36am Roads and Routes
RE: Ram outsells Chevrolet.

Or the Frontier price for fleet use is the best. Much more likely answer.
Bionic Man 05/08/19 07:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Lights But No Blink

In my experience, the most common cause of trailer light issues is a bad ground. Does the trailer have a dedicated ground in the wiring, or is it using the ball?
Bionic Man 05/06/19 10:53pm Tech Issues
RE: Warning, don't go out and look for a car for the DW

I actually just purchased a cordless Dyson for the DW to use in the MH and it brings a smile to her face every time she has me vacuum :):):) LOL. I have been told in no uncertain terms that those types of appliances will never qualify as a "gift"......
Bionic Man 05/01/19 11:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: How much time is reasonable for work to be done

To me, this is a prime example of why, if you are buying new, the dealership is probably more important than the brand you buy. My first 5er was a Dutchman, that was an absolute POS - probably spent as much time in the shop as it did at my house. Both the manufacture and the dealer were terrible. The worst was when it had a bad window, and spent nearly three months at the shop (granted, this was done over winter, so I didn't push). But everything took forever to fix, bad enough that me, a non-DIY guy, fixed quite a bit on the trailer. Current trailer had less trouble and much better dealer support. To me, the gold standard is my boat dealer. They will set an appointment, and basic service is done same day. When it has been something more repair related, I've dropped it off on a Monday, and picked it up on a Friday, never missing a weekend. Why can't all dealers be like that?
Bionic Man 05/01/19 08:23am General RVing Issues
RE: Unable to open some posts?

One thing about this forum, though... it is VERY fast for me. By far the fastest forum that I peruse. Yea, it seems to be an older style, but the speed is really nice. The speed is because you at loading almost exclusively text content. Not photos like other forums have.
Bionic Man 05/01/19 06:31am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Unable to open some posts?

Problem for me to. Sometimes can't log in. Sometimes I can't respond. Ancient firmware.....
Bionic Man 04/30/19 08:33pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Warning, don't go out and look for a car for the DW

Congrats on the new truck. So does that mean no new car for your better half?
Bionic Man 04/30/19 08:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 1000 hp 426 crate engine from mopar

30 Grand...huge amount of bucks for and engine, that a lot of performance enthusiasts don't have. Think a lot of hot rodders would get a salvage yard hemi with low miles and put a turbo on it. Much cheaper I'm sure. But many would probably first get a salvage yard...or crate Chevy LS V8...seems to be the hot rodders choice. I bet they don’t have a problem selling them. The guy who goes to a junk yard to get parts isn’t their target audience. It’s guys like my old boss, who started with a early SRT Challenger and put a blower on it. And thought it was the greatest thing since sliced bread. Until the Hellcat came out. And now he has a Demon. I could absolutely see him finding a late model donor car and dropping this engine in. Or more accurately, having someone do it. And I’m sure there is a future for this base engine outside of the aftermarket form.
Bionic Man 04/30/19 08:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: Last year's truck sales . GM is doing something right!

Me, I'm not a fan of any of them, well, we own them all, GM, Ford and FCA. I know about the quality or lack of with FCA and I'll never forgive GM for the bailout and Ford, well Ford is just there. Like the old saying goes, The Lord invented GM so the idiots had something to drive.... All of ours ate paid for btw. Thank for the humble brag and letting us all know they are all paid for, that was important to know... Well I am not sure there would be a lot of humility in driving a paid off 97 Ford for most people. However everyone needs a goal in life I guess, glad he could achieve it. Don’t forget. It had some secret special sauce sprinkled on it from the factory after the fact to make it stronger than today’s trucks....
Bionic Man 04/29/19 09:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: This happened today

Received a call around 11Am, they agreed that it was a total loss.... check on its way for full replacement. papers agreed to and signed.. title just signed over to Progressive... next chapter.. That sounds fast and pretty easy. Good on Progressive.
Bionic Man 04/29/19 02:51pm Fifth-Wheels
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