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RE: F150 w EcoBoost 2.7

I pull a 10'tall by 8' X 26' long flat faced car trailer. With a 4K car inside and the 4K trailer at 80 mph, I get 8-9 with an 18 Duramax. Its not a Ford but I really kinda doubt the difference would substantial. The comment on the wind resistance is spot on. I can pull 30K of equipment on a gooseneck and get the same mpg. If you made the change simply for the mpg increase, you will be driving for a long time to make that pencil out.
ksss 05/01/21 08:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Rv-ers prefer Duramax?

Cummins12v98 your Ram would look a lot better with an Indian on the trailer.....just sayin.
ksss 05/01/21 03:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Rv-ers prefer Duramax?

That is going to go over like a turd in the punch bowl here. :)
ksss 04/26/21 08:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Nokian Rockproof tires?

The Ridge Grappler has become a popular tire here as well. Most people that I talk to like the tire, I have heard guys complain about not getting enough miles out of them and they are spendy of course. I have run numerous sets of the EXO Grappler, which I like, but are also spendy. I have never run the Ridge personally. I am currently running a couple rigs with Wild Peaks and one with Toyo AT3's and one with EXO's.
ksss 04/25/21 11:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: Washington state bans new gas light vehicle sales as of 2030

and that is why major parts of Or. and Wa. want to become part of the new proposed State of "Greater Idaho" which would stretch from the Wyoming boarder to the Pacific. I truly feel for all of those negatively impacted by Portland and Seattle politics.
ksss 04/15/21 06:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Why do you Cummins guys want more gears

There is NOTHING in writing stating RAM is changing transmissions. There has been talk of a REAL Allison also. Is there something wrong with the fake Allison? I have had 7 of them never spent a dime on one except to change the fluid. As long as they work they should, I could care less if its a 'Real" Allison or GM's version of a "Real Allison".
ksss 04/04/21 08:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: Looking for a 2.5" receiver hitch

I have a Bulletproof Hitch rated at 36K. Super heavy duty, was not cheap, but well made for sure. I will save money when I can, but I am not interested in going cheap on hitches. I put this on the back of my '20 3500 DRW. We pull about 20K with that hitch. Solid, there is no play, with 8" of hitch mounting height options. They make lighter duty options as well.
ksss 04/01/21 07:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Why do you Cummins guys want more gears

I honestly wasn't expecting the 10 speed to be as big of a deal as it turned out to be. I was told of the seamless shifting, no dead pedal and so forth. Having an '18 with a 6 speed parked next to the '20 with a 10 speed, makes the comparison very evident. Assuming it holds up, and I have yet to read anything that suggests it wont, it makes a good pickup, even better and in the Duramax, a lot better in my view. While the torque rise is not the same between the V-8 diesels as it is the straight 6, I suspect that if your happy with a 6 speed Cummins, you would be more happy with the 10 speed. My Class 8 trucks have had and currently have 18 speed Eaton's whenever possible. It is great having gearing options in big trucks, I now feel the same way about the class 3 trucks. If your a 10 speed nonbeliever, consider driving one, even better is to pull with one. The Ford is probably good as well I have never driven one, but I can speak to the GM version.
ksss 04/01/21 07:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Help With These Tire Brands General, Continental, Nokian

The Nokian Rotiiva HT I think looks like a better compromise than the One tire. The Rotiiva would move more water and help prevent hydroplaning and look to be better than the One tire on the off the highway driving. The Nokian Winter tires are pretty popular around here and have been for years, certainly top shelf. The tightly spaced HT style tires do one thing really well and that is lasting a long time on asphalt. Much depends on what and how much off asphalt driving you do or plan to do. A lot of water or any mud or loose gravel make the HT tires a lesser choice.
ksss 03/20/21 01:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Truck Shopping for Fiver

In addition to what Valhalla posted, Titan tanks can likely get you the gallons you need inboard without taking up bed space, especially on a long bed. I think at the weight your looking at, either SRW or DRW would work. Nice to have the option either way.
ksss 03/18/21 01:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Safety Chains Just Took On a Whole New Meaning

Considering how beat up Lippert gets for frame issues, it is hard to argue that their safety chain hook up isn't stout.
ksss 03/18/21 07:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: Safety Chains Just Took On a Whole New Meaning

Yea I passed over that bridge on Sunday (accident on Monday I believe). Pretty crappy luck of all the places to lose it, it happened over that relatively short bridge. Practically anywhere else in the area and it would have not been as big an issue. It wasn't windy that day, I am curious how coming from Garden City that they happened to lose it right there, maybe he fell asleep or something.
ksss 03/17/21 03:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New tow rig. GM 10 speed

I just traded a Chevy Colorado ZR2 extra cab with the 3.6L. Most Colorado 4X4's with the Z71 package get highway mpg in the mid 20's. Anything over 70 mph and I was around 16-17 and only marginally better when driving slower, but speed was not its friend. The ZR2 has a 2" lift and the same GY Duratrac tires and a front end fascia that is not aerodynamic. Not a direct comparison to the Trail Boss but you get the idea. The lift and the tires take power to overcome. Worth it to me personally, but it comes at price.
ksss 03/02/21 06:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How dependable are newer trucks with higher mileage?

I understand how a truck can be more or less great but have an annoying issue I have a 2019 Duramax. The low coolant indicator light come on however the truck is not low on coolant. The dealer has had it 3 times and no fix. I can dismiss the warning with the push of a button however it still annoying. Now do I go into the dealer and escalate the issue and demand a fix or due I quietly deal with this annoying issue. For the record my dealer and GM are aware of the problem it is not an isolated issue to just my truck. On a much smaller scale because I have just one issue I understand where "Devo the Dog" is coming from. If there are TSB on all the items as he states Ram/Dodge are really letting him down. By the way why would a large company like Dodge change the name/branding unless they are seeking a fresh start or want to avoid there past association with the Dodge brand? Can you imagine Ford Rebranding F-series or Chevy rebranding Silverado? I have a '19 3500's have done the same thing. They replaced the antifreeze reservoir on it and it has not happened since then.
ksss 02/28/21 09:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: New tow rig. GM 10 speed

It feels a little stouter than the 16 but it’s about the same truck power wise. Mileage is 14s right now, new. Old truck averaged 15s not towing. Maybe some breakin going on, but it’s got bigger tires and I can hear them, mud tires. The tires are worth -1mpg. Lol. Forgot how good Duratracs are though. They slice through rain and snow And you got a two inch lift, pushing a bit more air than your '16.
ksss 02/25/21 02:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 F-250

I had the gooseneck package ordered in my pickup. I then ordered the Curt X5 adaptor plate. I really like the set up. I can pull with a gooseneck which I typically use, and when I pulling my Fuzion, install the X5 and Curt 5th wheel Fifth wheel plate. Keeps the bed flat with the turn over ball, and supports the fifth wheel plate with the X5.
ksss 02/20/21 12:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 sales

The points made about offering to different transmissions are spot on I think. It doesnt make a lot of sense both economically and conveying the message the cheaper tranny isn't sufficient. The Ram may actually be a better truck with a ten speed. The change the ten made in the GM trucks is really pretty amazing. I know that is not a direct comparison to the Ram truck, but I am not sure why a Ram owner would be against having a ten speed especially if you have driven one. GM has done an amazing job dialing in that tranny, almost feels like a CVT it is so smooth.
ksss 02/20/21 11:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 sales

Ford Super-Duty Diesel Comm Diesel Pickup 161,376 185,460 Ram Ram Pickup 2500/3500 Diesel Comm Diesel Pickup 114,067 122,525 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 Diesel Comm Diesel Pickup 74,173 99,891 GMC Sierra 2500/3500 Diesel Comm Diesel Pickup 43,421 82,475 That didn't copy as I hoped it would. The 2020 totals for GMC is 82475/Chevy 99891/ Ram 122525/Ford 185460. GM's combined truck sales 182366 Ford is 185460.
ksss 02/19/21 06:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 sales

At the end of 2020, GM was only 3K sales behind Ford who was the sales leader (I am not aware of GM ever being that close to selling the same amount of Diesel trucks as Ford). Some may not like the looks of the latest Gen GM HD's but that doesn't seem to be negatively affecting sales. I think this is what happens when you finally build an HD truck with a spec sheet on par with the other two. Too bad it too so long for GM to connect those dots. The internet has been saying it to GM for years.
ksss 02/19/21 06:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing with F150 Poweboost

The current Ecoboost would seem more at home with the name Powerboost and the hybrid would make a better Ecoboost at least until you have to tow with it.
ksss 02/12/21 08:10pm Tow Vehicles
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