RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Search

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  



Open Roads Forum  >  Search the Forums

 > Your search for posts made by 'ShinerBock' found 1091 matches.

Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 55  
Next
  Subject Author Date Posted Forum
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Tesla model X pulls a F150 Raptor ! https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49216048346_6d088eab2d_z.jpg Someone should remind him to turn on the locker next time. Yeah, he was only spinning one wheel in the rear. Many people don't realize that a vehicle tug of war is all about traction, not power. The first to break their traction is generally one who loses.
ShinerBock 12/14/19 07:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: Single Rear Wheel vs Dually - Whats the Best for You

Didn't watch the video yet, but I can honestly say that a SRW works best for me. Not knocking the DRW trucks, but I will never go back to one especially with the capabilities of today's SRW. Heck even a 3500 SRW isn't needed for me. Everyone has there own preferences and different towing needs.
ShinerBock 12/13/19 10:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 2500 CTD in Africa

They don’t really do much with trucks that have been used for 5 or 10 years in the real world. The only vehicles they do that with are their long term trucks that they own. Most(if not all) review sites do their reviews on new vehicles that the manufacturers give them to review. Who would be giving these reviewers 5 to 10 year old trucks? Now that you mention that a viewer brought them his Toyota Tacoma with 700,000 miles that has a supercharged engine that was offered as a dealer installed option. Andre did a good interview. Just saw the video. Pretty sweet little ride. Truck looks really clean for almost 700k. Nice to see the motor last for 400k although I wonder what rebuilding the SC every 150k cost. Probably not a lot.
ShinerBock 12/13/19 07:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 2500 CTD in Africa

They don’t really do much with trucks that have been used for 5 or 10 years in the real world. The only vehicles they do that with are their long term trucks that they own. Most(if not all) review sites do their reviews on new vehicles that the manufacturers give them to review. Who would be giving these reviewers 5 to 10 year old trucks? Now that you mention that a viewer brought them his Toyota Tacoma with 700,000 miles that has a supercharged engine that was offered as a dealer installed option. Andre did a good interview. Ohh, I haven't seen that one. I need to go check it out.
ShinerBock 12/13/19 03:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: So many closed topics!

I've noticed that the majority of all the rude and belligerent comments come from one group of people and they all have one thing in common. I won't say what the common denominator is but it isn't too hard to figure out. Are they all a fan of a particular electric vehicle brand?
ShinerBock 12/13/19 12:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: So many closed topics!

Using fanboy to describe a group of males who are extreme fans of a certain brand is not name calling and it is not the same as calling a specific person a degrading name. The very definition of fanboy is a male who is extremely or overly enthusiastic fan of someone or something. So it is not name calling. Merriam-Webster Dictionary: Fanboy And there you go, you just say someone farted and the one who did wil immediately shoutl denying it!:B I did not deny anything. Nor did I ask the mods to close any threads. I am just stating that using the correct definition of the word fanboy for a group of brand fans in general is completely different than calling a specific person a degrading name. And they would clutch on and won't let go to move on. Like this forum is their life (maybe it is) or winter is too long and harsh in their state that this site becomes a therapy on their cabin fever. Also notice that they have comments on every topic.:B Who is "they" referring to? Just curious. As with those who deny they are the fart(er), and you feel alluded to, you might be the 'it' or one of 'em!:W I don't feel alluded to because it is not me, but you quoted my post while saying it so I was just curious on who you meant is all.
ShinerBock 12/13/19 12:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: So many closed topics!

Using fanboy to describe a group of males who are extreme fans of a certain brand is not name calling and it is not the same as calling a specific person a degrading name. The very definition of fanboy is a male who is extremely or overly enthusiastic fan of someone or something. So it is not name calling. Merriam-Webster Dictionary: Fanboy And there you go, you just say someone farted and the one who did wil immediately shoutl denying it!:B I did not deny anything. Nor did I ask the mods to close any threads. I am just stating that using the correct definition of the word fanboy for a group of brand fans in general is completely different than calling a specific person a degrading name. And they would clutch on and won't let go to move on. Like this forum is their life (maybe it is) or winter is too long and harsh in their state that this site becomes a therapy on their cabin fever. Also notice that they have comments on every topic.:B Who is "they" referring to? Just curious.
ShinerBock 12/13/19 12:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: So many closed topics!

Using fanboy to describe a group of males who are extreme fans of a certain brand is not name calling and it is not the same as calling a specific person a degrading name. The very definition of fanboy is a male who is extremely or overly enthusiastic fan of someone or something. So it is not name calling. Merriam-Webster Dictionary: Fanboy And there you go, you just say someone farted and the one who did wil immediately shoutl denying it!:B I did not deny anything. Nor did I ask the mods to close any threads. I am just stating that using the correct definition of the word fanboy for a group of brand fans in general is completely different than calling a specific person a degrading name.
ShinerBock 12/13/19 12:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 2500 CTD in Africa

They don’t really do much with trucks that have been used for 5 or 10 years in the real world. The only vehicles they do that with are their long term trucks that they own. Most(if not all) review sites do their reviews on new vehicles that the manufacturers give them to review. Who would be giving these reviewers 5 to 10 year old trucks?
ShinerBock 12/13/19 12:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: So many closed topics!

Using fanboy to describe a group of males who are extreme fans of a certain brand is not name calling and it is not the same as calling a specific person a degrading name. The very definition of fanboy is a male who is extremely or overly enthusiastic fan of someone or something. So it is not name calling. Merriam-Webster Dictionary: Fanboy
ShinerBock 12/13/19 11:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: So many closed topics!

The two Tesla threads were probably closed because they were getting political and someone was starting to call people names. I am not sure why the creative towing thread was closed. We were on topic and were being civil. Unless Robert wanted to get the last word in there and then requested for it to be closed.
ShinerBock 12/13/19 09:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 2500 CTD in Africa

I wouldn't listen to that so called "technician". He sounds very uneducated on the modern cummins. He probably owns a first gen and is just talking ****. A majority of the stuff he said is nonsense. For many emission components, the expected service life is 100k miles. Many are not even warranted past 36k miles. A modern diesel has huge financial exposure past 100k miles. Go to the turbo diesel forum.its getting to make sense to turn them at 125k miles or less. The following is a brief comeback from one of lead moderators, I asked if my new 2018 CTD would be reliable past 100k miles. He's a technician as well, Ever had to replace the complete exhaust\catalyst system when a DEF injector sticks just destroys some $4k of emissions stuff plus itself? Do that ONCE then look at the bottom line on costs. What are you gonna do when the ignition module fails and it won't recognize that playschool key anymore? Just TRY to jump that truck into running to where you can get it fixed cuz you ain't doing it yourself anymore due to the fact it REQUIRES dealer programming to install and set it up. Don't ever do any one a favor jumping their dead vehicle in a parking lot, ANY little inattention or unknown problem will take out a TIPM or ECM and you are in the same boat. Do I dare mention turbos that carbon up, head gaskets that leak for no obvious reason, injector tips that break off, injectors that hang and melt pistons on a hard pull, and the infamous grid heater bolt that burns off and gets sucked into a cylinder I agree. For one, the DEF injector and SCR is the last part of the whole emissions system and there is nothing after it except for pipe so I do not see how one would need to replace the whole system if it fails. Also, the DEF injector is a removable part so there is no need to replace the whole system just for a faulty DEF injector. In fact, the downpipe, DPF, DEF and SCR can all be taken off desperately. Some of the stuff like injector tips breaking off or grid heater bolts breaking off is not nonsense, but the chance of them happening is so rare you are probably more likely to be hit by a truck than it happening if you properly maintain your vehicle. Injector tip blowing is usually a sign of fuel contamination from water.
ShinerBock 12/13/19 07:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 2500 CTD in Africa

Some how your 10million magically disappeared. Cannot see how you get 5 million out of those figures and the 3 million is even more fairy dust. Global Sales were on track for 100 million far cry from 80 million They stated that the current vehicles sold is 73 million and they expect to be around 88 million by years end so 80 is a lot closer than the 100 million you stated. Again, I said OVER(as in ABOVE) 5 million because the last time I looked at the figures for last year it was at 4 million so I was not incorrect with saying it was OVER 5 million. So in 2018, 6,356,870 trucks were sold globally and of those, 3,198,760 was from the NA. So yes, NA sales more trucks than the rest of the world combined. No they do not effect the vehicle, they regulate the emissions. Cummins is still poor, 350,000 miles is pretty ordinary for a 6.7 almost 7 litre Dieel Yes, emission system does have an effect on a vehicles reliability. So your saying that 350k is ordinary for most 7 liter engines, but only the Cummins is poor? What? That does not make sense aside from the fact that you just want to say something from America sucks again.
ShinerBock 12/13/19 06:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 2500 CTD in Africa

Selling to markets outside leverages costs.Tariffs have nothing to do with a downturn in production As I keep saying, the US truck market is so big that truck makes do not have to sell outside of this market to leverage costs. When half of the worlds trucks are sold in one market, you can make vehicles specific to that market. Several things where the 5 million Pickups and the 3 million sold in the US figures? You mentioned No that article states a much lower figure, but comes up with 100 million I said over 5 million because it has been a while since I looked at the numbers and have not seen updated ones, but I knew it was over 5 million. I did not say exactly 5 million. Here is the most updated link of the 2018 truck sales. Worlds best selling pickup 2018 It also has best selling models at the bottom. Here is the one for 2019, but it is only mid year. Worlds best selling pickup 2019 1/2 year Here are the 88 million vehicles for 2019 projected based on the 73 million sold for the first 10 months of 2019. They even state that the 100 million vehicles sold was optimistic and will not be achieved. Global vehicle sales 2019 What has that got to do with it.? Emissions have no impact 100,000 miles is nothing for any Pickup. 350,000 miles on the Cummins seems pretty low indeed, seeing a 3 litre ISuzu gets 220,00 before a rebuild Emissions devices actually have a lot to do with how long and engines lasts and are the major causes of dealer repairs with many new diesels. The fact that it did not have any where it was located is actually saying something. Also, 350k miles is it B50 life, not when it needs an overhaul. When it needs an overhaul is much longer than that.
ShinerBock 12/12/19 03:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 2500 CTD in Africa

Does not make much of a difference if the overall vehicles sales are down, costs are up per vehicle sold , so they make either a loss for the company or shift production. So you shifted your debate from being sold outside of US markets to where they will produced? How does this matter in regard to the amount of trucks being sold in the US? Especially since the new USMCA trade agreement requires 75% of a vehicle made in US, Mexico, or Canada to avoid a tariff. That 80 million number is FALSE, equally false is your 5 million Pickups sold ( where?)and the 3 million sold in the US 100 million vehicles in 2019 There is a big difference between a there will be assumption and what is. Especially from an article written in the second month of the 2019. The actual most up to date numbers says they are dead wrong in their assumption since there has only been 73.3 million sold the first 10 months of 2019.
ShinerBock 12/12/19 01:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 2500 CTD in Africa

Pretty interesting. Owner Review: I Drove a Ram HD 2500 Nearly 100,000 Miles in Africa Interesting thread; Owners says; ""After all these years it gave me zero issues. It was a concern as the closest dealership is thousands of miles away by ship. Currently, my Ram is on its way back to Canada. After these years in Africa, it’s coming back for some maintenance and then heading to South America for some more expeditions.”" eoq Thats amazing.....but not surprising for any 3/4 ton HD Dodge/Ram....Ford super duties or the GM twins. Especially out here in farm and ranch country where some of these trucks don't see many highway miles other than farm to market. Many spend most of their lives in 4wd mode pulling some type of equipment off pavement on dirt trails or county roads or pastures/etc especially flat bed trucks with a feeder/bale spear in the bed. It would be interesting if the owner had posted his maintenance schedule....number of tires used/fuel usage/etc. Really not that amazing and it should not be. You get cars that easily turn 100,000miles without major issues. Also Pickup manufacturers give warranties that are 5yrs now. Isuzu DMax said you should get 350,000km or 220,000 miles before a major overhaul. 95% sold have met that target Some of the cars in Africa including the Peugot 404 Ute in Africa received substantial abuse It actually is considering it is a full US Tier 3 emissions equipped vehicle with a NOx limit much lower than Euro 6. Also, the B50 life on the Cummins ISB is 350,000 miles(560,000 km).
ShinerBock 12/12/19 12:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Creative Towing

Never said it was impossible to tow them using Class 3 Pickups, but people who use Toterhomes to tow 43ft 5th Wheelers say they are vastly much more stable, turn better, tow better than a Class 3 Really? So let me get this straight. You have spoken with every person in Australia that is currently towing with a class 8 and used to tow with one of our class 3 trucks? How many did you speak to? Not saying that a class 3 truck is more stable and all, but seeing that there are hardly any US class 3 trucks over there as you say, I would doubt you have spoken with any of them that used to have one and now traded up to a class 8 to be able to give you a comparison of both in regards to all aspects of RV towing and camping. Regulators here would not let you tow a 43ft 5ver with a Class 3 They do here all the time at higher elevations and at higher speeds than over there without any issue.
ShinerBock 12/12/19 12:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 2500 CTD in Africa

This is true, however, due to the size of the US truck market there is no need to leverage production to other markets to make selling them profitable. In fact, the US sells more pickup trucks every year than the rest of the world combined. Our market is big enough to have market specific vehicles while many other markets are not, and need to spread amongst many markets to make designing/building them profitab Far from it, if the market goes down then manufacturers are not making profits but losses overall. They would start shipping more production to Mexico to reduce costs. Mary Barra the Woman the head of GM said they could make profits of a turnover of a 10 million vehicles, if the market got that low, but I certainly would have my doubts on that Globally 100 million vehicles are sold, so 2 million is a pretty small percentage of that number Okay, first you were talking about sales being shifted to other markets and now you are saying it is production? Which one is it? We are talking about truck models here, not over all vehicles sales. In that regard, more trucks are sold in NA than all other markets combined so it does need to be sold elsewhere to to make a profit. In regards to overall vehicles sales, 100 million is a false. It is more like 80 million. Over 5 million are pickup trucks and the US alone makes up almost 3 million of those sales not including Canada.
ShinerBock 12/12/19 12:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Creative Towing

And speed on highways is easily met with the kind of motor home that Actros was towing. That was a 16k or maybe and 18k at the most which is well within what our class 3 trucks can easily tow. Maybe that is a lot of when for your midsize pickups(utes), but not for our class 3 pickups. A class 8 truck is simply not needed for that little of weight and would made for a very limiting unloaded daily driver. How did you bring MidsizePickups into this? ANY Midsize would fail. . People who own Toterhomes do not think the Class 3's would cut the mustard. Regulators here are in agreement, so you cannot use a Class 3 Pickup to tow 43ft 5th Wherlers As Toterhomes come from the US you can talk to them I never said to use class 3 trucks for toterhomes so I am not sure where you are getting that. What I did say is that because of our class 3 truck power and capabilities, we do not need class 8 trucks in order to tow the trailer in this picture. That is all. Never said anything about class 3's being used with toterhomes. This is probably a 16k trailer. Maybe 18k at most. Either way, it is well within what our class 3 trucks can handle. If it is 16k, then even some of our class 2b trucks can tow it. Another you do not see in the US. is this combination what would be a Class 8 Truck in the US https://i.postimg.cc/pVQ8KDwt/merc-1.jpg
ShinerBock 12/12/19 08:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 2500 CTD in Africa

Robert Ryan, you are going to have to get over the fact that we have different trucks for different uses and different terminology/classes for our trucks. No one here is getting mad at you for using Australian terminology for trucks and you should not get mad at us for using American terminology. Also, using what people do globally as the standard does not apply here either. After all, only 35% of the world drives on the left side of the road. Does that mean Australia and others that do are wrong because most of the world drives on the right? No, so why do you chastise us for doing something that most of the world does differently? In a way the US market is unique to two Countries, like Australian car/ truck Utes were limited to Australia and New Zealand. Nothing wrong with it Problems arrive when there is a downturn and you want to leverage your production over several markets. Not possible with only two markets, but not a problem with 150. Global Pickups and Trucks work on the latter scenario This is true, however, due to the size of the US truck market there is no need to leverage production to other markets to make selling them profitable. In fact, the US sells more pickup trucks every year than the rest of the world combined. Our market is big enough to have market specific vehicles while many other markets are not, and need to spread amongst many markets to make designing/building them profitable.
ShinerBock 12/12/19 07:51am Tow Vehicles
Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 55  
Next


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2019 CWI, Inc. © 2019 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS