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RE: 2022 Superduty launch delayed

Do you have a crystal ball, that says different ??? Just relaying what he was told . 6/24 is launch of 2022. They have to have x amount of days of no quality issues to reach ok to sell. IRC, it's one week of no issues. There are tens of thousands of 2021 trucks sitting missing something. 2021 Customers are being told they are being moved to 2022 model year. ALL of those trucks will get cleared out before 2022 will get delivered. Ford and GM have both issued press releases expecting revenue being down roughly a billion dollars. Figure 2 week minimum transport time, and we're suddenly deep into fall delivery. Not a crystal ball, but a long term understanding of how automotive works. He hasn't heard otherwise, but he's not in a great rush, so I suppose if its in the fall it won't be that bad.
cummins2014 05/10/21 07:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: For sale ads?

For the suggestion box: Most of the spam are bots that register on the forum and immediately post multiple classified ads. One way to effectively control that is to add user rules that don't allow postings in the classified section until the user has 1) been a member >x# of days, and 2) posted >x# of non-classified posts. This weeds out 99% of the spammers and creates a useful resource for the membership. Good suggestion BurbMan! Just a requirement to post items for sale, could be a 30 day membership, but having to be a full member of 50 posts or more. The forum seems less busy, than when I became a member in 2012, so may be a good time to consider a sales section. May even generate more member activity? Jerry I see new members all the time on one particular fishing forum , they register just to sell some used equipment ,have no idea what the forums secret is ,but there are no dealers , occasionally a fly shop with some used trade in stuff. No weeding thru anything .
cummins2014 05/05/21 12:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: For sale ads?

Good explanation Barney. I actually didn't know that. An explanation but ,but i disagree , I belong to a few fishing forums ,and have not seen what was described by the moderator here , actually a very good source for used fishing equipment ,boats ,etc. Maybe they know something this forum doesn't.
cummins2014 05/05/21 12:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2022 Superduty launch delayed

My son has a 2022 350 Superduty on order ,they told him August delivery , hasn't heard any different . Dealer must have an amazing crystal ball. 2022 SD haven't even been scheduled yet, and bunches of people with 2021 orders are being moved to 2022. Do you have a crystal ball, that says different ??? Just relaying what he was told .
cummins2014 05/05/21 08:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: 5th wheel or gooseneck?

What do you guys think about the Anderson hitch with the kingpin coupler? Seems like it would put no more strain than a traditional 5th wheel hitch on the frame of the 5er. I like the fact that it only weighs 40-45lbs and is easily removed when not needed. The Andersen is a great option. People that understand it often end up buying it. Best post to date on the Andersen :C
cummins2014 05/05/21 08:37am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel or gooseneck?

Just to be clear, I'm referring to the aluminum Andersen, not the steel one. I'm not a fan of the aluminum Andersen though a lot of people use them and like them. Same here ,no fan of the aluminum Andersen . Just guessing there are a lot more of them then the steel Andersen that I have. The comment from a previous post , the ones that understand the Andersen buy them, that sums it up the best "UNDERSTAND". As usual when the Andersen subject comes up ,there are a couple non owners that are the quickest with their negative comments, and never towed an inch with one . I will agree on the adapter , not a great fan of it , although they are very easy to install on the Andersen ,recently had some truck issues, had a friend come ,and tow my fifth wheel back to the RV park where we had just left in Arizona. Had to remove the adapter so he could tow it . I carry the tools for it, so is was not an issue. I would suggest to anyone with the Andersen to be prepared to remove the adapter.
cummins2014 05/05/21 08:35am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Broken rear window

It’s a simple job. Disassemble the surrounding frame and measure the glass size and thickness. Take a pc to your local glass shop so they can determine the color of the glass. They simply will send the order to their wholesale supplier. The supplier has the tempering company cut and temper the correct specs and deliver to the wholesale supplier and they will deliver to your local shop. I was a glass supplier. This is how it works. Ya, its kind of crazy hearing all of these replies on difficulty , its a piece of glass . I suppose with the way things are now it may take longer, but as said it was a week to get mine replaced. It was actually the first shop I called ,and there was never an issue. I did nothing other then a phone call, and taking the fifth wheel to the shop about 4 miles away.
cummins2014 05/01/21 08:23am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Broken rear window

I owned a company that manufactured restaurant equipment for years and used tons of tempered glass and never had all that grief getting any and all odd ball sizes in a couple of days. Have times changed? They haven’t here , at least a couple years ago it hadn’t. I broke the large section out on my previous Montana fifth wheel . Had a local glass company come , measure it , ordered it . Seemed like a week to get , towed it to their shop to install. Matched perfectly on the tint to the two lower smaller windows that open .Seemed like no big deal to them . Never had any issues with it .
cummins2014 04/30/21 07:15pm Fifth-Wheels
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 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.
cummins2014 04/30/21 08:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: 3/4 ton diesel vs. gas

Don't forget to add the various ways any 2008+ diesel can dump enormous bills in your lap with no warning. Say, an exhaust filter (sell your first-born), an injection pump ($1500+), new injectors ($2000+), perhaps a turbocharger ($4000+ even if it doesn't blow up anything else). Waaaaaaa....stop buying Fords...lol! You can ignore the cost if you must , so buy a Cummins instead ,I notice thats your choice ? I wish they were better, and I wouldn't have had to dump 2K into it for an actuator about a week ago. Kind of was stuck being 600 miles from home, learned a lesson ,but never the less had to get it repaired . Towing my fifth fifth wheel from Camp Verde, AZ headed home made it just about 45 miles, about 15 miles from Flagstaff , for anyone that hasn't towed that route its a pretty good 60 mile drag, got the dreaded CEL . Truck was running pretty sluggish could tell it wasn't getting a lot of boost. Only choice got it to a dealer , bad actuator. To the dealers credit ,they did a good job, truck ran great the rest of the way home . 4 day delay before they got the actuator, and got it repaired . From what I have read I was lucky they had one coming to get mine replaced . Apparently a bit hard to come by Mopar reman ,or new.
cummins2014 04/30/21 08:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: 3/4 ton diesel vs. gas

I’ve owned six diesels. Bored family and friends to tears with how wonderful they were. Got tired of the sound of the diesel groaning up the hills because they can’t rev. A Cummins howling at 2900 rpm up hill gives a new meaning to a screaming engine. Between that and the potential for horrendous repair costs, I went back to gas. My new 2020 7.3 powered F-250 makes very easy work of towing our trailer. Very quiet and vibration free. Not even a hint of a desire for another diesel. I don't dispute your thoughts but if 2003 is the last time you owned/experienced a diesel, a lot has changed since then. On the other hand, I think some of us diesel guys have outdated thoughts/memories of how a gasser performs when towing. In 1995, I had a new Chev 1/2 ton short bed extended cab, small block 350, that I was towing a 26 foot Holiday Rambler Alumalight trailer . I towed that trailer all over Utah , Idaho, and Montana. Did a great job. Then I went on a trip with another couple with a new 97 Ford 7.3 diesel crew cab ,thats all it took . I ordered a new early 99 Superduty ,and never gave a gas truck another thought since. It was as much the crew cab as it was the diesel . But having that diesel enabled me to move up to a fifth wheel, that I couldn't with small block gas engines. Now reading what you have to say ,a 7.3 gas powered truck would be tempting. I would sure like to see how well they tow north of 10K . Say around 13-14K if that is even possible with one ???. Towing with a diesel I never see much better then 10MPG , Not that I expect too, but would the gas perform as well. I know back in the day those big block gas motors were doing 6-7 if they got worked much. Not a whole lot better running bobtail.
cummins2014 04/29/21 08:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: Forced out of your reservation

Didn’t watch, but if no extenuating circumstances for loosing your campsite, I’d be livid, if it was important or difficult to change locations. IE, I make a reservation for a stop somewhere for the night and get bounced, maybe no big deal. I make reservations for our one family trip for the year at the only place that can accommodate our group and boat slips, etc, I’m coming un-glued. Do you think unglued will change anything , most likely just the opposite.
cummins2014 04/28/21 02:29pm General RVing Issues
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 .!
cummins2014 04/27/21 04:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2022 Superduty launch delayed

My son has a 2022 350 Superduty on order ,they told him August delivery , hasn't heard any different .
cummins2014 04/27/21 08:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: Rv-ers prefer Duramax?

I'll bit. I do see lots of GM Dmax pulling rv trailers/big rv boats/large rv (show/sport) horse trailers. I'm always looking at rigs pulling some type of GN flatdeck and even enclosed trailers for a living. Since 1958 I've owned 14 pickups which most were GM products....three were Dodge/Cummins....two one ton Fords. I see more Ford SD and Dodge/Rams HD in this type of work with GM a very distant third. IMO the reason is most (not all) GM dealers won't discount deep like Dodge/Ram and Ford truck dealers around here anywayz. For pulling a RV any of the big three HD diesel pickups works fine. Just got back from an Arizona trip with the RV ,and about 30 other couples with their Rv's that we meet with every year in different parts of the western US. I had some truck problems , and it really surprised me when we got to talking the problems ALL these new trucks are having , everything from Turbos's to a broken crankshaft on 6.7 Powerstroke. These trucks are pretty new, , nothing much over 5 years old, I am probably one of the oldest with my truck being 7 years old , and very low mileage at 58K. Yes ,they all work fine ,until they don't. Pick your brand .
cummins2014 04/27/21 08:44am 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. What was it costing to fix the dodges back then, probably a bit cheaper on whatever was breaking, probably those wonderful transmissions they had. I am sure you know know how much just an actuator costs if it goes on the 6.7 cummins if its a dealer having to repair it. I do :( Pretty common on the 6.7 Cummins. This brand loyalty is kind of nuts. I drove a 99 Superduty 7.3 Powerstroke for 16 years ,and it was nearly flawless, other then some worn parts as time went on . I wish I could say the same about this 2014 6.7 Cummins , but I can't, not even close at this point.
cummins2014 04/27/21 08:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: First Tow with 2500 Ram

I know exactly what my mileage is as I fill to top at every fill. Is it good? NOPE but it gets the job done VERY well. I check mine occasionally but for the most part don't worry about it. Towing a large high profile fiver results in poor fuel economy....period! ;) True, but mine is not so good BobTail either. knowing what I know I would have gone 3.42's/AISIN. Head wind ,and pretty much uphill the whole way from Camp Verde, Az. to Flagstaff, AZ, 6.8 MPG that's the lowest Iv'e had towing a fifth wheel. Then from Beaver ,UT to Salt Lake same trip was 11.9 , a bit of tailwind.
cummins2014 04/26/21 08:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: First Tow with 2500 Ram

Congrats on your great experience with your CTD. I also had a great first towing experience when we got our 2017 CTD. I use the EB all the time when towing and also T/H mode. I set the CC at 65mpg and let the truck do it's thing. It maintains the speed whether going uphill or downhill with ZERO input from me and even in the mountainous west. Although as said , mine usually gains 5mph on the steeper descents and I adjust accordingly.
cummins2014 04/22/21 03:18pm 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. What you guys are failing to say is if cruise is used , it takes care of all that . If that is possible I always set the cruise for 5 mph under what I want it to run , and let it do it’s thing , never touching the brakes . Most Ram owners I have talked to say they experience the same 5 mph gain on cruise on a decent , and then it settles in .
cummins2014 04/22/21 08:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: F 250 vs Ram 2500

Gas engine in the shop, figure $400.00 for pulling into the bay. Diesel figure a grand! Had the fan pulley bolts come loose on my Cummins diesel, pulled into the bay , and out for $300. They must of had a discount that day :B
cummins2014 04/19/21 08:00am Tow Vehicles
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