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RE: GM and Gearing

I guess for me i would rather be in the middle somewhere, as stated earlier, i do tow about 8 to 10 thousand miles per year out of the 12 to 15 that we use the truck for. just thinking that I don't mind the chugging along on the hills a bit as we are not pulling hills all the time. that is about the biggest advantage i have seen with the 4:10 over the 3:73. well, to all, thanks and any other comments will be appreciated So you have basically a new 2500HD with 4.10s. You tow a big trailer a lot of miles a year out west at altitude and big grades. You’re contemplating a few more hp, same number of gears and then saddling it with horrible gears for towing (which they don’t make so you’d have to change gear sets in a brand new truck), all for worse performance and worse mileage than you already have?? My comment is you’re not going to do appreciably better with ANY new gasser for your use and your propose plan is actually worse than your current vehicle. You are solidly in the realm of making good use of a diesel. Or at a minimum get a new Ford or Ram with a better trans, more power and deeper gears. I’m actually curious where your head is at. Think you’re going to save $ on gas for the few miles a year you drive bobtail, or just don’t understand the concept of gearing? Well, I guess I asked for it! my head is on my shoulders and not where some may think. No I am not Gear Savvy, so that is why I asked the question(s). I appreciated the knowledge and the input, I can afford the extra few dollars for gas, I am not a diesel person and so there ya have it. Thanks again for the input. I will do some further research before I buy the next truck. I am looking forward to it. Have a great rest of your day!!! Thanks again.
jffnkrn 10/18/20 05:44pm Tow Vehicles
Thousand Trails Membership

We received a membership with a new trailer purchase and are considering another year. I am considering the purchase of an existing membership. Any info would be helpful. Thanks, Jeff
jffnkrn 10/18/20 09:13am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: GM and Gearing

I guess for me i would rather be in the middle somewhere, as stated earlier, i do tow about 8 to 10 thousand miles per year out of the 12 to 15 that we use the truck for. just thinking that I don't mind the chugging along on the hills a bit as we are not pulling hills all the time. that is about the biggest advantage i have seen with the 4:10 over the 3:73. well, to all, thanks and any other comments will be appreciated
jffnkrn 10/15/20 04:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM and Gearing

What I have: 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500 hd 6.0 gas 4X4 4:10 extended cab with 6.6 bed. Previously was a 2010 GMC Sierra 2500 hd 6.0 gas 4X4 3:73 extended cab with 6.6 bed. Mileage seems to be a little worse with the newer truck. driving the typical route from Phx to Flag used to be about 6 1/2 MPG, now it is 6. I do have the extra umph when climbing but overall mileage is different. same trailer, loaded the same. other info needed?
jffnkrn 10/15/20 07:22am Tow Vehicles
RE: GM and Gearing

What will you will tow, how much will you use the truck without a load and where will you be going with a load? I,m towing a 14000 lb fifth wheel, completely loaded is right at 13,200 the normal way we use it. also use it about 15,000 miles per year, about 10 to 12 trips. mostly one week trips here and there and one big 5 to 6 thousand mile trip somewhere across the US>
jffnkrn 10/15/20 07:14am Tow Vehicles
GM and Gearing

Looking at maybe an upgrade to GMC 2500 HD, just curious if anyone has the 342 gearing and what they think. It would be with gas. your experience if you please. I have a comparison of the 3:73 and 4:10. thanks
jffnkrn 10/14/20 07:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: Gas to Diesel

It may vary from state to state, but in general, to be pedantically techically legal, you'd need to paint the can yellow as well before putting diesel into it. I doubt many law enforcement people or fire marshals would really care too much about gas can color for personal use provided you're otherwise using appropriate cans and generally being safe and acting properly. There is something to be said to following the color conventions to avoid confusion, if for no other reason. It doesn't make for the most productive of afternoons if you fill up your lawn mower or portable generator with diesel instead of gasoline. Edit: Obviously things are a bit different for non-portable tanks, such as vehicle mounted tanks. Painting is probably not required, but there may be other changes that should or need to be made. Going from gasoline to diesel should be simpler than vice-versa, I think; some basic setups that are legal for diesel are not for gasoline. It is an in bed auxilary tank. tool box tank combo, i paid $1000 for it and really don't want to buy another.
jffnkrn 07/27/20 04:55pm Tech Issues
Gas to Diesel

Just some info please. I have an existing fuel tank that has been used for gasoline for quite a few years, is it ok to use it for diesel? thinking about changing to diesel tow vehicle. thanks, Jeff
jffnkrn 07/27/20 08:35am Tech Issues
RE: washer and dryer or combo

yeah, got the info i needed, thanks to all. so do i now request donations???? Ha, no really, Thanks
jffnkrn 02/09/20 07:54am General RVing Issues
RE: washer and dryer or combo

oops, forgot, our closet is set up to use one on each side if i want
jffnkrn 02/08/20 09:02am General RVing Issues
RE: washer and dryer or combo

space isn't an issue with us as we have plenty of space and lots of unused space. as far as the closet issue that is the only thing that may be an issue with some access to use them. but that is what it is.
jffnkrn 02/08/20 09:01am General RVing Issues
washer and dryer or combo

Good Morning or afternoon, whatever it is where you are. I am in the process of the thinking stages and the pros and cons of combo units vs separate units. also where does the moisture go with a vent-less unit. I have the option of any combination of whatever in my fifth wheel, stack-able or separate. Units type, styles, brands etc. thanks in advance for your real life experience, not just an opinion.
jffnkrn 02/08/20 08:44am General RVing Issues
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