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RE: Sierra 2500 fifth wheel hitch - factory prep vs aftermarket

I don't think the factory prep kit is any stronger than a set of custom rails. With either setup you're attaching the hitch directly to the truck frame. My truck didn't come with factory prep so I installed rails, and they don't bug me. In fact they make handy tiedown points. I'd do whichever costs less but that's just my approach.
IdaD 03/27/20 01:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Looking for advice on purchasing a 3/4 or 1 ton pickup

About the only difference between a HD 3/4 ton and a SRW 1 ton is $200 and the 1 ton can haul twice as much. It never makes sense to buy a 3/4 ton. Your choice should be between a 1/2 ton and 1 ton SRW. Have you got an exit plan? What a load of c$ap. The difference is mostly (or entirely) the decal on the fender. That allows the 1 ton to haul twice as much? That said, given what has transpired the past few weeks being a senile old man doesn't sound half bad.
IdaD 03/21/20 08:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 3500 MPG test

When you don't produce that many engines your exposure to issues is far less. In that case, the Cummins 6.7L is by far the most produced engine out of the three. I'm talking about engines that went into trucks with all the emissions equipment that we drive. Might still be close to the highest number. Ford likely sells more F150's than F250's and F350's. RAM sells more 2500's and 3500's than 1500's. It's been a couple of years but I also saw an article that said Ram had the highest percentage of diesel engines in their HD models too. I can't remember the percentages anymore but I think it was by a fair margin.
IdaD 03/12/20 04:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 5th wheel on chassis body

Check etrailer. You can filter items by make/model/year. Their prices are generally good too.
IdaD 03/12/20 08:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 3500 MPG test

At 7.5 years here's where I'm at! What about yours? My truck gets used as a daily driver and essentially gets driven every day. That is a lot of idle hours! Using the standard of every idle hour equating to thirty driven miles, you technically have 217k miles on your truck. I've got a 290 idle hours out of a total of 991 hours and 29,500 miles. I'm at 71 idle hours out of 1909 total hours. I guess I'm not idling very much.
IdaD 03/11/20 01:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Leaked 2021 Ford Bronco

I'd like it a lot more if it had a solid axle on both ends. That only matters if you're rock crawling with big tires. For the majority that will never see much more than a dirt road the IFS will be fine. Ford still has issues with death wobble in their solid axle Superdutys so why chance it on a new model driven by soccer moms? Lots of soccer moms are rolling around fine in Wranglers. I understand that most folks don't venture off pavement much, but this is sort of a halo product for Ford and they had an opportunity to create something that would be a hit for enthusiasts but they mailed it in instead. Not surprising but still disappointing.
IdaD 03/11/20 07:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: Leaked 2021 Ford Bronco

I'd like it a lot more if it had a solid axle on both ends.
IdaD 03/10/20 01:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford F-150 towing mirror size?

I think Ford has the best towing mirrors. My Donkey ear mirrors are as functional but they look kind of stupid.
IdaD 03/09/20 10:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: GM said : Hummer EV 1000HP & 11,500 lb. ft. tq. !

Might be a bit hard on tires.
IdaD 03/05/20 09:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 IKE raw and unedited

To say a trans failed because someone did not use TH is simply a farce. Locked is Locked in TH or not. EB will be almost useless without TH still nothing to do with trans failure. Someone please correct me, I think my 15 once plugged into a trailer the TH is automatically ON. My exhaust brake will stay on when there's a trailer plugged in, but T/H cycles off. This is bafflingly stupid to me as both should stay on by default when there's a trailer attached.
IdaD 03/02/20 11:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford MSRP discount

I think I'd shoot for more like $12-15k off a 2019 model with a $70k sticker price. At least.
IdaD 02/25/20 09:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Cummins IKE pull

And it is not a theory that Mr truck has been wrong before. Yeah, he's consistently grabbing vests that are about three sizes too small.
IdaD 02/21/20 04:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Cummins IKE pull

I've never felt any indication that the exhaust brake on my truck ever engages the wheel brakes. My opinion is only based on five years of owning the truck so maybe the guy who watched a YouTube video knows better.
IdaD 02/20/20 03:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 year end and Q4 pickup sales

Gladiator sales disappointed even though I have been seeing a lot in my area. Maybe they are easy to spot in a crowd. That is the midsize that I would most like to have right now but the price would have to get more reasonable. The price is what's killing the Gladiator. Dennis Dillon is widely known as a volume dealership with about the best pricing you can get anywhere. The cheapest Gladiator they have on their lot right now is $35k, and the cheapest Rubicon version is $53k. The diesel Ram in my sig was $39k in spring 2015. I think they're a little higher now but that still seems crazy to me to spend more on a Gladiator than a full size truck with a Cummins in it.
IdaD 02/18/20 01:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: CP4 bypass kit

Isn't the bypass kit about $300? It's cheap insurance. I wouldn't want a diesel with a CP4 in it, but if I had one the bypass kit would be a no brainer.
IdaD 02/18/20 06:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: Windsheld Wipers

Whatever Costco has when they go on sale. Maybe Goodyear? I can't remember exactly.
IdaD 02/17/20 03:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: towing capability

I have a 2017 Ram 1500 SLT 4wd, 3.6L, FI FFV DOHC 6 cyl, crew cab truck. Will this truck be able to pull a trailer such as this one: 2018 Jayco Jay Flight, Dry Weight2,410 lbs, Trailer Weight 2410 lbs Thank you, Jerry
IdaD 02/14/20 07:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: DRW vs SRW

Too funny! You really think you will only add 1,300# to your RV? We have added near 6k. There’s a wife joke lurking here somewhere.
IdaD 02/08/20 07:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What kind of RPM's do you get? What about MPG?

This question is so open ended it's meaningless.
IdaD 02/07/20 04:51pm Towing
RE: Class 3-8 market share

It's totally anecdotal but in my neck of the woods there seem to be more chassis cab Rams running around than Fords, and both are way ahead of anything by GM. I'd say the same thing about diesel 2500 and 3500 pickups - Cummins, then Powerstroke and the Duramax in a distant third.
IdaD 02/07/20 03:43pm Tow Vehicles
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