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RE: 2020 year end and Q4 pickup sales

I dont know about the 1500's they may have had enough of those but they certainly didnt on the HD's. They are still trying to get caught up on those. The local dealers around here certainly didnt have any new HD's to sell.
ksss 02/19/20 01:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Auxiliary fuel tank?

The Titan tanks are really hard to beat, well made and you dont lose any bed space.
ksss 02/17/20 03:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: The Cummins soon to take on the Ike

I think the fastest time up the hill relates to more than just who has an extra minute at the top of the IKE. It relates to passing capacity on tight roads, starting capability coming onto major roadways and others as well. It is pretty important, it speaks to a lot of different driving metrics, but certainly not all that everyone feels are important. I would like to see what the engine, and tranny temps are, EGT's would be very helpful as well.
ksss 02/14/20 11:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Chevy 2500/3500 trucks

Well I might be able to help. I pull a 28' car trailer. I dont have a bathroom, but **** pissed I dont have one. Mine is tall-too tall actually. It is not what I do with my '18 3500 SRW, Duramax full time, but I do get around a lot with my car trailer. Three trips to California a year and many more trips to Utah and Montana. I pull a ZL1 which weighs spot on at 4K and the trailer weighs about 5-6K maybe a little more with all the extra stuff in it. Not a heavy trailer but it cuts more wind than my Fuzion does without a doubt. My truck is not as tight a new 2020, but I dont use any type of hitch system, I hitch and go. I cant imagine anything you would put in a 28' car trailer that would give a 2020 or my gen an issue.
ksss 02/07/20 09:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: how do dey do dat ?

If your concious or checkbook says tradesman, does it really matter how they do it or how much it costs? Pretty sure its more than your willing to give. But I will humor you regardless. When you build a GMC it adds about $250 for the tailgate. I stand corrected, I built it using WT type trim and it can be added in a package or the states the individual price is $445.
ksss 02/03/20 08:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: how do dey do dat ?

If your concious or checkbook says tradesman, does it really matter how they do it or how much it costs? Pretty sure its more than your willing to give. But I will humor you regardless. When you build a GMC it adds about $250 for the tailgate.
ksss 02/03/20 08:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Ford 7.3L Ike Gauntlet

Looks like Ford's new 2020 trucks are hitting grand slams and the GM trucks are falling short along with the terrible front end styling on all models. I don't like admitting this, but from a performance standpoint, your right. I don't think Ford has ever done this well on the Ike test. It has taken forever, but Ford finally delivered on their spec sheet. As for the looks, that is subjective, and personally I have grown to like the GM HD look. Others may not...o well. The performance gap is what I am not happy about. I knew the aspbeating with the 6.6 gas was coming (the lack of gears and/or the 3.73's in the gas engine made it a predictable outcome). I am surprised/concerned at the Duramax performance in comparison. After years of the GM trucks being dominate on the hill, I guess turn a bout is fair play, hopefully this calls GM out to find an answer. If I liked driving the first loser...I would drive a GT350 instead of a ZL1. Sorry... Fish, gotta get a win where I can right now...lol. I wouldn't mind owning a ZL1 and it still has the good looking front end compared to the obnoxious front ends of the other Camaro's. And this is coming from a previous '85 IROC Z owner.I still own my 85 IROCZ. It was my first new car.I ordered it with all of the bells and whistles. It has 48K on the clock Those were the best looking cars back then. I sure enjoyed mine. They were, I have had a 76, 78 RS, 89 IROC 350, 96 SS #2156, and my current 15 ZL1. The IROC was hands down the best looking Camaro ever in my opinion. I wont say build quality was great, but the car was simply awesome to look at. I don't think I have ever been as proud about a car as I was the day I brought that home.
ksss 02/01/20 06:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Ford 7.3L Ike Gauntlet

Looks like Ford's new 2020 trucks are hitting grand slams and the GM trucks are falling short along with the terrible front end styling on all models. I don't like admitting this, but from a performance standpoint, your right. I don't think Ford has ever done this well on the Ike test. It has taken forever, but Ford finally delivered on their spec sheet. As for the looks, that is subjective, and personally I have grown to like the GM HD look. Others may not...o well. The performance gap is what I am not happy about. I knew the aspbeating with the 6.6 gas was coming (the lack of gears and/or the 3.73's in the gas engine made it a predictable outcome). I am surprised/concerned at the Duramax performance in comparison. After years of the GM trucks being dominate on the hill, I guess turn a bout is fair play, hopefully this calls GM out to find an answer. If I liked driving the first loser...I would drive a GT350 instead of a ZL1. Sorry... Fish, gotta get a win where I can right now...lol.
ksss 02/01/20 10:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: F350 Super Duty vs 3500 Denali vs The Ike Pulling 30k lbs

Did Ford send a ringer or perhaps a better way to say it is did Ford send a prototype 2020 that doesnt have "customer available" tuning? It will be interesting to see what Ram does, if it hits where it theoreticly should for its power spec, it would suggest that either Ford is out performing their advertised power rating or they gave these guys a "hot" pickup to test. Given that Ford has historicly underperformed it would suggest a change in philosophy by Ford if it is the former. I wonder if in years past having the best spec was great for advertising and no way for anyone to really challenge that. Now that these internet runs up big hills are so highly viewed, you cant just throw numbers out there, you actually have to back it up or you get called out for bogus power numbers. Maybe Ford has taken the approach that outperforming in these shootouts will serve them better than showing big numbers in ads but lackluster perfomance in the internet pull offs. If their goal is to be dominate on these runs , they certainly achieved it. Ultimately the Duramax probably did as could be expected (I will leave that to others to define) given its lower numbers. However, Ford's Hero run up the hill made the Dmax look anemic by comparison.
ksss 01/31/20 06:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F350, 10k GVWR differences

There are similar rules for parking on City streets in a large city (for Idaho its large anyway) near me. Here the limit is 12K. My understanding is the goal here is to keep anything larger than a 3500 off the street. Remembering that the people that write these rules are not exactly savy on such things as vehicle weight and capacity, it can make complience difficult. There is the law, ordinance or rule as it is written, then there is the spirit of what the law is to restrict or forbade and often the two are not the same. Depending on how old the HOA rule is I would guess they are trying to keep vehicles with dual wheels off the street.
ksss 01/31/20 06:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fifth Wheel Prep

I had the gooseneck system ordered in mine (although you can put them in anytime). One puck in the center of the bed. I then used Curts goosneck to RV conversion attachment to pull the RV. Works well, keeps from having to have rails in the bed. The RV conversion piece attaches to the gooseneck ball. I dont have a link handy, but I am sure it is on Curts website. This might be an option for you as well.
ksss 01/28/20 06:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: F350 Super Duty vs 3500 Denali vs The Ike Pulling 30k lbs

One thing I liked about both trucks is they both come with Michelin tires from the factory. Well they make for decent trade fodder for those that don't leave asphalt and don't drive on ice, or snow or gravel roads.
ksss 01/27/20 06:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Steps vs side step bars

This question is like polling the forum for which color shirt you should wear today...... Nice truck though! LOL! It is much like that. Here is a couple more practical reasons, those loops are hard to find some times with your feet, not always in the right spot for different folks. If you have a dog, they don't work as well as boards or nerf bars do for getting the dog in the back seat of the truck. Hanging low like that they could get hung up off road. Lastly, like an ugly shirt, they detract from the overall look of the pickup/person.
ksss 01/27/20 09:06am Tow Vehicles
RE: Time for new tires?

I think the statement the OP makes is he is going to replace them in 6-months to a year anyway is the key, and he never states how much tread is left, just that he has some. If that is the plan, I would pull them and get it done now, especially if they were OEM tires to start with.
ksss 01/27/20 08:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: Time for new tires?

What difference will another 6 mos to a year make? Buy new ones now and enjoy the ride. B.O. Agreed, those tires don't owe you anything.
ksss 01/26/20 09:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F350 Super Duty vs 3500 Denali vs The Ike Pulling 30k lbs

This test seemed a lot more haphazard than what they have done in the past, particularily on the down hill portion. There is no question the Ford dominated the run up the hill. Looks like in this case the Ford actually performed like you would expect given its power advantage. GM clearly is going to have to find some more power to compete with the Ford 6.7 on this test. The driver's commments on the clutches on the CAT made me laugh. He clearly has no idea what he is talking about.
ksss 01/25/20 10:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: Would I ever be happy towing with a half ton truck

When it comes to speed, the 3.5L Ecoboost and 6.2L Ecotec provide more power than what the truck can handle. The opposite is true for the 3/4 ton gas engines. I am not sure about the new gas 7.3L, but so far it is looking to be the same way. We are also talking about a trailer the weighs just 8,500 lbs. Does one really need a 3/4 ton gasser that is slower, uses a lot more fuel, and is a lot harder to maneuver for just an 8,500 lb trailer. No doubt the 3/4 gaser would be more stable towing, but we are just talking about 8,500 lbs here. That 8,500 lbs may as well be 85,000 lbs. I think that is a bit overly dramatic. The highest tow spec ratings on half tons is over 12K. While pulling an 8500 pound trailer, your not exactly bumping up against the max listed capacity. I agree that more capacity is better than less, but at some point that excess capacity is just excessive. If you prefer to roll in a 3/4 ton, that is one thing (I probably would), but it is far from necessary.
ksss 01/24/20 07:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: Turning your truck like a skid steer

How long before someone trys that with a trailer hitched up?
ksss 01/22/20 06:05am Tow Vehicles
RE: just saw my 1st 2020 F-350's

Trans fluid life is directly related to fluid temps. I would like to hear the driving type at that temp. Does transmission oil last longer at 160F than at 192? Amsoil used to have graph that showed tranny fluid life at different temps. I don't know that is that drastic going from 160 to 192 but I think the moral of the story is the hotter the fluid the less longer it lasts.
ksss 01/17/20 06:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Summer fuel at minus 42

I have jelled at minus 40. It sucks and depending on where your at when it happens it can be life threatening. There are towns here this week that are completely cut off with roads closed for the second day. When bad things happen, sometimes, there is no help. Usually when they gel the filters wax up and you have to replace them. When getting fuel in bulk like that, the most common way here is to order an appropriate amount of Number 1 diesel. If your getting 1000 gallons, order 300 gallons of number 1. Most fuel wholesalers can give you the formula to get to the temp you want to be covered to. Some guys will treat to minus 20 so it will pump and then treat with Power Service by the tank when it is colder than that. This prevents having to burn high treat fuel in warmer weather which gives less power and number 1 is more expensive, at least here.
ksss 01/14/20 01:21pm Tow Vehicles
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