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RE: Benefit of extra fuel tank.

Me Again, again you one upped me!!! I have a 5 gallon tank and you just had to go 6 gallons.:B Had it for years. I think it is still on one of my Rubbermaid box up North. It sat in the truck trunk just above the diesel fuel door. Did not even have to take it out of the box. My super siphon would worked great to transfer the fuel to the main tank. https://i.imgur.com/Am1AHsAl.jpg https://www.amazon.com/Siphon-Original-Safety-Grade-Valve/dp/B01N5MTGQS/ref=asc_df_B01N5MTGQS/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312142020868&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=4594070942908049709&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9030012&hvtargid=pla-524056062450&psc=1
Me Again 05/08/21 08:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Benefit of extra fuel tank.

"In my opinion, a heavy TALL RV is foolish. It has a tall roof, that contains air space you can't use." Stop by some time and I will give you a tour. 5er's have to be tall if a 6'2" person wants to stand up in the upper bedroom area. Then our roofline stays level from there to the back and the cabinetry goes up to and near the ceiling giving us a lot of storage that is nice when living in the RV. Besides who wants to feel like they are in a Cave. We love the high ceiling and large windows in our 5th wheel. https://i.imgur.com/TtwbgX6l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/zb5tkotl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/6XFpC2Ll.jpg Towing the bumper pull that weighed half as much did not result in much better mileage. https://i.imgur.com/ZYgladWl.jpg I carried a 6 gal diesel can off and on, and usually dumped it into the tank when I got to Arizona or back to Washington. The 2001.5 towing a lighter trailer and with a larger tank had better range. I considered the Titan replacement tank for the 2015, however it is gone now, so no longer as issue.
Me Again 05/07/21 08:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Benefit of extra fuel tank.

2 posts above I disagree with. 1- the big tanks do save a lot of money and 2 I have been in that same Kroger in GA with my DP with the same trailer at 72ft no problem. I never had any store discount and put 100+ gallons in the DP. It’s a choice and if you want to ride you have to buy fuel no matter what it costs. Ya simply don't want to take chances when there are two trailers behind the tow vehicle considering access and egress. https://i.imgur.com/xmZylCYl.jpg I would over the evening phan my morning fuel up if require with Google Earth, planning my route into and out of a filling station, when we towed the 39'4" 5th wheel.
Me Again 05/04/21 07:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Benefit of extra fuel tank.

I was bucking a big head wind yesterday towing and managed to get 6.5 mpg. Barely made it to my usual fuel stop. I filled 31 gallons in a 32 gallon tank. Headed North for the summer?
Me Again 05/04/21 07:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F150 w EcoBoost 2.7

The issue isn't the weight. It is the air drag on a 10' high 8' wide trailer. The 2.7 will easily handle the weight. Any engine will struggle with the air drag. He really needs to look at ways to reduce the air drag. Which means slow down. That is the biggest fuel saver available in any tow vehicle.
Me Again 05/04/21 06:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F150 w EcoBoost 2.7

My rig is about 10’ high and 8’ wide. I keep it to 60-65 mph and haven’t put the truck in “tow mode” yet. It seems if I go any slower than that here in FL, I’ll end up as roadkill pretty quickly. I’d be interested to know what your brother is doing to get better gas mileage with his 2.7. Thanks again! Try the tow mode, it may put the engine in a better RPM range for improved mileage.
Me Again 05/01/21 08:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Rv-ers prefer Duramax?

They have all been great rigs. My son owns the first one with now over 450k, third one a friends Son owns it now with well over 400k. Third was traded in on last one. I still own the last two. FWIW, I have never taken any change out of "the cup" :B https://i.imgur.com/HEmRMgNl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/kgmnWPAl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/vgYWnC3l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/q4JC0pdl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Nggu54Pl.jpg I guess I was a cheap scape for 27 years. Loved all three "cheap" trucks. https://i.imgur.com/CO5rdd3l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/K9E6MWOl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/5mkHmjGl.jpg
Me Again 05/01/21 05:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Rv-ers prefer Duramax?

We just finished a week towing and our 05 has towed what we have great. Best truck we have had. 113K miles. Back in a fifth for the coming winter season again. chevman Larry, are you going to be back in Casa Grande next winter? Now my wife is the one with a medical condition!
Me Again 05/01/21 09:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: Rv-ers prefer Duramax?

Thats pretty close to 2K more then what I am towing with my 2014, although it does a great job, being a SRW with a short bed ,its got a bit longer wheel base then yours being the megacab, and its all I want with a SRW. The trick is this 5th wheel has a 2435 dry pin weight. Start with a trailer that has 3000-3200 dry pin weight and it does not work and/or add a W/D in the nose. The Aisin/HO helped also. Never lacked power and towed in windy conditions quite often.
Me Again 05/01/21 09:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: Rv-ers prefer Duramax?

Our park is RAMs, Fords, and GMs distant third. I am always amazed at the number of SRW trucks that I see that are way overloaded on the rear axle based on the trailer they are towing. You must be traveling pretty light with the 39 footer you got , at 16000 GVWR with that SRW short bed .! We full timed in the Bighorn for almost two years. Both boxes in the truck bed full, Demco 6099 picture frame with B&W manual slide(about 270 lbs for hitch) and the trailer loaded close to it's 16K GVWR, for a combined wait 24,520 Front: 5120 Rears: 6620 Truck 11740 (over by 40, licensed to 12K) Trailer: 12780 Truck ready to tow: 8900 Trailer dry weight:12950 Stuff in trailer: 2,670 Trailer loaded: 15620 Comined: 24,520
Me Again 04/28/21 08:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: Rv-ers prefer Duramax?

Our park is RAMs, Fords, and GMs distant third. I am always amazed at the number of SRW trucks that I see that are way overloaded on the rear axle based on the trailer they are towing.
Me Again 04/27/21 12:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Rv-ers prefer Duramax?

Lets see, all those early Duramax injector failures cost many around $4500 to replace. But that was early on so that does not count, just like the 6.0 and 6.4 Powerstroke don't count.
Me Again 04/26/21 09:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F 250 vs Ram 2500

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. Chevrolet and GMC used Allison transmissions because GM owned Allison back then and the Chevy/GMC were the first to install a medium duty transmission into their trucks and the shifting quality was second to none, but they did have some problems but nothing significant. Also the Aisin's that were first installed in the Ram cab and chassis trucks where actually failure prone more than people realize and the cost to replace one was really expensive. I do not believe the Allison 1000 is a true medium duty transmission. That would be big brother Ally 3000.
Me Again 04/23/21 06:55am 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 . The higher the rev the more braking HP the exhaust brake is able to make. I Towed 24,500 combined with our 2015 and descended mountain passes in TH and full exhaust brake, then selected the gear required to hold back without using service brakes. If it slowed to much a little foot on the throttle turned off the exhaust brake until speed went to the point the exhaust brake was needed again. SO your throttle foot allows you to be in control of your descent along with selecting a lower or higher gear as required. Towing out West one gets a lot of opportunities to practice the skills of descending a pass without using your service brake. Which gives you nice cool service brake if they are required.
Me Again 04/22/21 05:52am 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
Me Again 04/20/21 06:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F 250 vs Ram 2500

^Me. Worked fine. Why do you ask? All depends on size of TC. Original owner of my 2500 01 Sport hauled a TC and boat across Steven Pass Hwy 2 in WA all the time. Truck seems fine to me. Second gen RAM 2500's with the camper option were more or less a SRW 3500 when they did not have one. RGAWR on all 2500 back then was 6084 even if the came with the 265/75R16E tire option. RAM could have given those a 6830 RGAWR but they didn't.
Me Again 04/20/21 12:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F 250 vs Ram 2500

We had late 60's or early 70's Ford cab forward 2000 gal tanker truck that did home heating out around town and delivered out in the woods to logging sites, logging road construction, rock crasher/gavel pits etc. It eat a Ford commercial 330 V-8 like every other year. It got trouble fuel mileage. It looked like this truck. https://i.imgur.com/7gDjYFal.jpg
Me Again 04/20/21 08:22am Tow Vehicles
RE: F 250 vs Ram 2500

You didn't answer the question...what do you think they are going to do with billions of gallons of gasoline? Another issue...The reason diesel was originally popular for heavy trucking was it was cheap. If gasoline becomes cheap, expect heavy trucking to start using big gasoline engines...and before you say it, you can beef up a gas engine so it will last 400-500k miles before an overhaul and they can put out the power to haul an 80,000lb semi. Just needs a little development which $0.50/gal gasoline would justify. I do not think so, diesel has more BTUs. The amount of gas a semi would have to carry would cut into hauling capacity. If they stopped producing gasoline today, within weeks we would run out of it. It is more or less a just in time product. Breaking the greed of oil rich countries, refiners and the distribution chain has to occur also. No one is addressing the electrical generating capacity to switch all transportation over to it. We need to flag down a few aliens and find out how they power their flying saucers. There is other intelligent life out there that has figured out things we have not yet accomplished! They have traveled to our planet from somewhere beyond what most people can comprehend and we have only traveled as far as our own moon. Our own government hides information about extra terrestrials from us. We have this shoot and ask question later thingy going on. We as people on this planet remain tangled up with god beliefs and miss a picture much larger than our earth and what we call the human race.
Me Again 04/20/21 07:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: F 250 vs Ram 2500

One reason for going diesel is that as the world switches to electric vehicles, diesel will be one of the last types to disappear. I take it you aren't familiar with the refining process. What do you think they are going to do with the gasoline that comes out of each barrel? They can tweak the gasoline to diesel a little by the refining process but there is always a substantial amount of gasoline produced even when tweaked for maximum diesel. Also, what do you think will happen to the roads when they no longer have the asphalt for asphalt concrete (hint: Portland cement concrete consumes huge amounts of petroleum products) Who would put a TC on a 250/2500?????
Me Again 04/19/21 07:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F350 SRW Enough Truck

What is the GAWR for the rear axle of the truck? That is the first place most get in trouble with. Disregarding that, the dry pin weight of the trailer is fairly low. I think it will be fine if the truck has a 7K RGAWR. Does not sound like you will be installing a W/D in a front closet and generator, two things that both add to pin weight.
Me Again 04/13/21 08:54pm Tow Vehicles
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