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RE: Ram 1500 towing...

I didn’t mean hunt like hunt for gears. Yes it will do a bunch more shifting than running bobtail, but the 8hp70 is about the best slushbox out there.
Grit dog 12/15/19 10:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: Dream Cybertruck mods

My dream mod for it would be to make it not look like a splitting wedge on wheels!
Grit dog 12/15/19 10:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: Super duty 10 speed gear ratios

^ Anybody else wanna see 4xford back up a trailer at 25-30mph?? I do!
Grit dog 12/15/19 10:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Single Rear Wheel vs Dually - Whats the Best for You

Good job boys, but we're only 3 pages into the hypothetical scenarios and rhetoric!
Grit dog 12/14/19 11:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Super duty 10 speed gear ratios

^Better explanation than I provided. Thanks.
Grit dog 12/14/19 02:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How does one charge a dual battery vehicle?

The driver side battery was dead. No measurable capacity. The passenger battery had a capacity of 550. I replaced both. I also bought a Battery Tender and will mount it somewhere under the hood. So you go long periods without running the truck? Hence the battery tender? Good call if it sits for months at a time. If it's a regular or semi regularly driven vehicle, a tender is unnecessary.
Grit dog 12/14/19 01:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New suburban and tahoe reveal! Duramax 3.0 is in!!

Who can afford these anymore? They seem to sell more and more every year. That's what I think as well. Seems like people are affording a whole lot more now than I could a generation ago. If you guys break it down, vehicles don't cost, proportionally, more or much more than they used to. A big part of what you're seeing is the cost of "upgrades" either for capability or comfort. Pick a vehicle, most any vehicle, but one that can be had in multiple trim levels and powertrain configurations. Then compare the, whatever, 1970s 80s or 90s cost for similar capability (HP, tow rating, whatever) and similar creature comforts (AC, power windows, AT, cruise etc). You'll be comparing a big block, high trim level 1980s model to a base v6/low end drivetrain and base model trim on a new or newer vehicle. In some cases, the new one might be cheaper with the time value or money or inflation. Now add the cost of 400+ hp, Nav, heated and cooled 8 way leather, BLIS and other active and passive avoidance, reduced maintenance intervals and a host of other things. What you'll find, is the average person, once accuatomed to those amenities, believes they should not cost anything. Like your cell phone. Aside from the software compatibility and processor speed, how many bitsch about how much the I phone 11 costs compared to the IPhone 4 or 6? Same difference. Are you the one that complains about how much an instapot costs compared to your old crock pot that will make the same pot of chili? Crock pots are cheaper than ever, you're paying for the convienence and technology to make chili in 30 minutes or less. Of course the baby Dmax SUV will be expensive. If you want cheap, buy the govt special V6 or turbo 4 model (likely not offered becasue people don't want the "base model" in what has become a luxury SUV) with an old 6 speed and 1/2 the fuel mileage and only 60% of the torq
Grit dog 12/14/19 01:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 1500 towing...

Try to find your actual tow rating because I *think* your 3.21 diff is very telling and indicates you don't have any tow package. So no extra trans or PS coolers, etc. 1500 Hemi CC 3.21 geared truck is rated between 7800-8000lb towing. So, dog will hunt. No problem.
Grit dog 12/14/19 01:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 1500 towing...

^ Yup, you're right jerem! You get it. Others.....not so much. Well I was wrong about this being a runaway thread. Weight cops are either sleeping or pontificating more than driveling.
Grit dog 12/14/19 01:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Auxillary Fuel Tank ?

JR, if a person was to plumb the aux into the filler neck like I did there is not an issue, has not been for 7 years on my F250. Stick a normally closed fuel valve between the aux pump and the inlet to the filler neck. Wire the valve so that it is open when fuel is pumping. I thought about that. But then I thought about "What happens when pump the last of the gas out of the added tank?" Bet my engine would die. Would it restart? Likely, but would it start just shutting off pump? Or would I need to go to neutral, hit the key, and back to drive? Then there is the chance of the valve leaking air. Not a good chance, but I don't like to open doors for Mr. Murphy. My little engine, and my little camper, I get to quarter tank after over 300 miles. And I have no issue getting in and out of gas stations. Works for me, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. YMMV Scooby dooby, you're cornfused again.
Grit dog 12/14/19 01:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Single Rear Wheel vs Dually - Whats the Best for You

Lived up to your name....."Fish on!" I predict 8 pages by tomorrow! Especially with theories like "duallies have less capacity because the wheels weigh more..." ROFLMAO
Grit dog 12/14/19 01:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Super duty 10 speed gear ratios

Because of the design of the internal planets, carriers, etc, there is really very little opportunity to play with ratios. My guess was any changes were made to increase the "durability" of the transmission. I am a bit surprised at the step between 1st and 2nd ! It's not surprising, it's normal if one understands gearing. In short, if a gear ratio is doubled at say 10 mph, the result at the same rpm is 5 mph. Double the ratio at 100mph and the result is 50 mph. That's why a say 10% gear change at higher gears = a certain rpm change and a say 80% gear change at low gears = the same rpm change. Notice the decrease in % ratio change in each step from low to high. I'm beginning to understand why some folks think more gear ratios are "dumb" or unnecessary. It's becasue, based on some of these responses, they don't understand what's going on beyond, push skinny pedal = faster, release skinny pedal = slower.
Grit dog 12/14/19 01:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Super duty 10 speed gear ratios

Any reason for the different ratios between the two ten speeds? So similar, I can’t imagine much of a torque difference to justify the engineering and production variables. Less than one percent difference between the two 10th ratios. Other than they're 2 completely different transmissions? 1 for 1/2 tons, 1 for HDs. The fact that they're close to the same is becasue now there's so many gear splits, the transmissions now have both the high gear combos and low gear combos all wrapped into one. Where before with 4-6 speed units one still had to pick between a trans that was geared more for heavy pulling vs one that was geared better for bobtail duty. In other words, there's only so many ways to slice a pie. If you slice it in 4 pieces, keeping with effective gear ratio theory, you can slice it many different ways and it will be acceptable. If you slice it 10 times, you need to be more selective where you choose to cut it, without screwing it up. The slight differences in ratios are (assuming these are the best General gear splits) due to the resultant ratios achieved by the overall diameter and number of teeth on each gear.
Grit dog 12/14/19 01:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Super duty 10 speed gear ratios

^Why is that interesting? Doesn't seem different than past gear offerings.
Grit dog 12/14/19 12:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: mounting a propane tank to bumper

^ And that's a great, albeit more involved and expensive solution. Could get creative with a convienent connection to the removable camper (diff than a C) and creative for the fill port. Different scenario than a C but doable if you want to pay, or are very handy with tools and mechanics.
Grit dog 12/14/19 12:46pm Truck Campers
RE: mounting a propane tank to bumper

Maybe the OP and the rest of you Hank Hill propane junkies could just get one of them big tanks on a farm wagon like you see hauling all around Iowa full of anhydrous ammonia. Bam! Street legal, never run out while elk hunting or using the AC 25 hours a day. Problem solved. You're welcome.
Grit dog 12/13/19 03:41pm Truck Campers
RE: mounting a propane tank to bumper

"I think average people are just too lazy to improve their life by moving and they rather shovel the snow and pay heating bills" Lazy? What if you like both climates? Does that make me bi-climatical? BTW, I recall $200-300/mo power bills all summer (all fcking 9 months of it...) living in Phoenix. How's that diffrnt than heating bills? Other than you can burn wood to stay warm, but you can't burn wood to cool down.....
Grit dog 12/13/19 03:39pm Truck Campers
RE: Water and Gas Usage Rates

Remind me not to nuke myself a hot pocket in your microwave....lol. No but, you could warm up your underwear on a cold morning. That only work if its moist! (where's the puke emoji? lol)
Grit dog 12/13/19 03:35pm Beginning RVing
RE: Water and Gas Usage Rates

There's a whole topic on propane usage, or use the googler. .5-.7 gal of propane per hour for the genny. Water? Unless you're into making heated wet wipes in your microwave, 5 gal/day/person is reasonable/plenty for dishes, little cooking and a hot navy shower. Depends what you're doing, IMO. Camping trip in the great wide open (what you're probably asking about with H20 and propane usage), I'm good with a 2 gal shower to knock off the dirt. Living in it for work for weeks, I can't really subscribe to "survival camping" mode of operation. If I can't live "normally" then I should rent a room or apartment or something. Bottom line it varies greatly. Camped next to a dude this summer who had twin chit tanks and twin gray tanks (big toyhauler). Him, his wife and kid couldn't go more than 3 days without calling for the turd burglar to come empty their tanks. So you have to figure out how much you need. No right answer.
Grit dog 12/13/19 03:33pm Beginning RVing
RE: How much water to ad to black tank when starting out.?

OP, presume you're in the park with the neighbor? Whatever you're doing must be working, so what doo you doo? People fail to realize that campers on the move don't hardly ever have issues because they are on the move. But if you're parked, it's like a portapotty. Even though there's liquid, mount poosoovius is still a real concern. Use some common sense and don't just ASSume that once hanky the christmas poo disappears down the drain, he's magically gone!
Grit dog 12/13/19 03:09pm Beginning RVing
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