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RE: Nissan Titan Cummins 5.0L

I put 35k miles on one in one year. Averaged 18-19 MPG unloaded. Towed my 8300 lb 35.5ft trailer with ease.If I were in the market again I would definitely look at them. Resale will suck but if keeping long term that isn't an issue.
fx2tom 07/09/20 10:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: 22” rims vs 18” rims

I towed a 35.5 ft 8300 lb (loaded and scaled) travel trailer with a 2016 F150 Platinum with 3.55 rear end and 20" wheels with LT tires. It was a lot for the truck to handle. 3.5 more ft and 2k more pounds is insane. I stepped up (a little) to a Nissan Titan XD with the Cummins and it was night and day.
fx2tom 07/06/20 01:42pm Travel Trailers
RE: Extended warranty. What are your thoughts

There is a Ford dealer that sells them directly online for substantially less than the dealer normally does. I think its called Flood Ford.
fx2tom 04/10/20 10:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: Windsheld Wipers

Since I live in California and rarely experience rain...whatever the cheapest are.
fx2tom 02/18/20 02:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: how do dey do dat ?

3 cameras including one on the trailer. All feeding a single monitor. The tailgate? half the cost of a Cummins. And the rest?????? You dont want to consider. Tailgate half the cost of Cummins?! Cummins on my '17 was somewhere around $11,000 option. $5,500 for a tailgate?? Family friend had a F450 Platinum and tailgate was stolen. $6k replacement cost.
fx2tom 02/04/20 12:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tips for California early April RV trip

Another good stop on the way down is Pismo Beach. Pismo Coast Village RV Resort is nice. Weather is great in that area.
fx2tom 01/09/20 02:06pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Texas couple killed

Who would you empower to investigate and enforce those inspections? US Customs has no contact with anyone leaving the country, any current inspections are done by the customs departments of the countries being entered. Not sure Mexican and Canadian Customs have or even want the ability to examine the authenticity of vehicle titles and ownership. Since apparently these vehicles are taken directly to Mexico after the theft, they are likely not reported and entered into any data base as a stolen vehicle by the time the border is crossed. Adding exit examinations to US Customs duties would essentially require doubling the agency all in an effort to find a few stolen trucks. Probably not a good use of resources. As for Mexico, they have bigger problems to solve before they get down interdicting stolen vehicles. I'm more familiar with the northern border where Canadians ask me plenty of questions about what I am hauling in my trailer and registration for all the vehicles I take across (may be as many as five in my case). We went to Victoria via ferry from Port Angeles WA over New Years in a rental car. Not a question was asked about the car crossing over. Checked our passports, asked the reason for our visit and sent us on our way.
fx2tom 11/05/19 10:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: GM Strike

I do numbers for a living. I can make them say whatever I want them to. Lie? not exactly. But data is easily massaged to show what you would like it to show. just saying... As do I. Having dealt with corporate governance as an officer of publicly traded companies I also know that "massaging" numbers gets you time in the pretty white building overlooking the water in San Diego. Hell even signing that representation with fully accurate audited numbers sends a chill down my spine.
fx2tom 09/27/19 04:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM Strike

Well, figures lie and liars figure, and I'm always suspicious of anything the Koch brothers support, because you can guarantee that it won't be good for anyone except the Koch brothers. Actually, numbers don't lie. They can only be misinterpreted or manipulated when convenient for arguments sake. Just because one doesn't like what they say doesn't make it untrue. "Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts" - Daniel Moynihan
fx2tom 09/27/19 10:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: GM Strike

The reality is that UAW and their VEBA fund received 17.5 ownership in GM in the bankruptcy deal. They were given preferential treatment in the bankruptcy and the government usurped bankruptcy law to give it to them at the cost of secured creditors. 10 years after benefiting from the government screwing the secured private sector creditors they want more or everything. Same stuff in the Chrysler case. I don't have much sympathy for the UAW members in any of this. Yes, they had to make some very realistic concessions in 2008 but without them none of them would have jobs. The world has changed, global production has changed and the labor contracts need to reflect that or they will force more manufacturing out of the country and UAW members will end up on the unemployment line.
fx2tom 09/24/19 10:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: Big bear Ca - Holloways RV park and Marina

The Federal campground is across the highway from the water but is very well kept. I think it's called Serrano. We were able to walk over to the water.
fx2tom 09/23/19 05:07pm Toy Haulers
RE: When do you throw in the towel?

I would suggest you listen intently to what the DW has to say in this matter. This x2.
fx2tom 09/05/19 03:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ecoboost vs. V8 - Can you explain?

I'm nowhere near being a gearhead, and I can't seem to wrap my mind around how the Ecoboost outperforms the V8 in towing. I understand the fuel economy issue, but how is it that the V6 can actually have a higher tow rating than the V8? Can anyone explain in layman's terms? Overly simplified - turbochargers
fx2tom 08/28/19 09:22am Tow Vehicles
RE: Titan Cummins Diesel option axed for 2020

I paid $50k out the door on my fully loaded Laramie 2500 CTD. MSRP was almost $65k Similar discount, Titan was stickered at $58k. As I said, I am sure the bigger diesel would have performed even better. I just wasn't willing to spend the $$ at the time. Even at $50k OTD that $8k buys a lot of beer :B True, but I'll get it back in a few years. Although I might plan on keeping with all the mods I put on it. Awesome. As they say there is a butt for every seat. As an aside when my employer wanted to buy the Tundra I tried to convince them that a 3/4 ton was a better buy but they were dead set on Toyota. Too bad....that Tundra was an outdated and overpriced turd compared to everything else on the market.
fx2tom 08/07/19 03:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Titan Cummins Diesel option axed for 2020

I paid $50k out the door on my fully loaded Laramie 2500 CTD. MSRP was almost $65k Similar discount, Titan was stickered at $58k. As I said, I am sure the bigger diesel would have performed even better. I just wasn't willing to spend the $$ at the time. Even at $50k OTD that $8k buys a lot of beer :B
fx2tom 08/07/19 10:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: About to buy a TT, so confused, could use some help.

You will be over the capabilities of that SUV. Having towed an 8,300 lb trailer with a Tundra I wouldn't do it. My dry weight was about 7,200 lbs, plus gear put me at a CAT scale weight of just under 8,300 (no water in tanks). So figure 1,000-1,100 minimum once it's loaded.
fx2tom 08/07/19 10:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: Titan Cummins Diesel option axed for 2020

When I bought my 2016 Titan XD 5.0 SL 4x4 I paid $42k OTD. I could not have picked up a fully loaded one from the Big 3 comparable equipped at the time. They were all $50k+ before TT&L so I believe it. I used the hell out of it before selling it when my employer handed me a $48k Tundra. Titan XD was a far better truck than the Tundra for the money. It worked perfectly for my 8,300 lb fully loaded trailer. Would a 6.7l or 6.6l worked even better? Sure, but I wasn't spending the extra money and similar to demiles I was pushing 21 MPG day to day empty. I also didn't mind the looks.
fx2tom 08/07/19 09:59am Tow Vehicles
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