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RE: EcoDiesel vs Hemi up IKE

When we decide to downsize our fifth wheel, I plan to look into the new diesel 1/2 ton from the GM stable. Granted it will be a few years, but that should give me time to save up cash and see how that new diesel will hold up.
kw/00 10/13/19 07:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone towed with the new Chevy Gasser??

Not many videos out there on YouTube just yet. Looking forward to seeing the test as well. Like others stated some said that the power wasn’t so noticeable but then again they just got done driving the diesel counterpart and seemed to compare the new gas job to the diesel... so apples to oranges on that one... regardless it will be a great runner.... give it time and aftermarket programmers will really wake it up! Also on a side note, watched a few videos this am on the EPA cracking down on the deleted diesel trucks.... interesting but it was a matter of time since “rolling coal” became so popular...... Forgot to add, the new GMC has caught my eye for sure... pocket book not so much... lol also not dogging the diesel trucks... those videos came up in my suggested watch... hence I had to watch those since a few friends has the deleted trucks...
kw/00 10/10/19 07:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel truck issues - thinking of going to gas

Pull 10k with my gas 6.0 with 6 speed combo GM. No complaints, pulled with gas and diesel before. Overall my gas job is cheaper to maintain, others can argue against that all day but it is for me. If towing more then what I’m towing, look into the new gas jobs coming out. I don’t think that you will have a problem with those. Often I read that oh it’s a diesel so when u resell it that u will get more for it. Sometimes yes.....no always..... one forgets to look at the entire truck... so if I see a diesel with over 200k or even a gas job.. well it’s everything else on that truck that goes wrong. Oh and I have seen many gas 3/4 ton trucks goes way past 200k. So I don’t fall for that line at all. Basically it will run as long as u keep care of it....
kw/00 09/24/19 05:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Chevy 2500HD Gas

Well let’s see what this truck does compared to others on the IKE. It had zero problems beating the competition with the 6.0 in previous test on TFL. I’m thinking they still will go with a 8 or 10 speed soon. Perhaps it was not ready just yet for the 2020 model, who knows. Anyway if this engine combo pushes people to purchase a diesel then who cares. It’s your money, not mine, as long as whatever truck you buy if it works for u then great.
kw/00 09/21/19 06:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Chevy 2500HD Gas

Yep the new gas jobs are 3.73 gear set with 6 speed auto. GM has not been interested in a HD gas towing truck since the 8.1 went away. Not sure if I agree with that statement, if so they would leave the market to diesel only.. but since gas jobs are still in the market and being produced in higher displacements, leads me to believe that interests are still being held.
kw/00 09/20/19 12:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Chevy 2500HD Gas

I wish they would have still used the 4.10, however I wonder if they decided to go all 3.73 on the gas because possibly a newer transmission could be coming....? Maybe a 8 or 10 speed which would make better use of that gearing along with the new 6.6 gas... just a thought...
kw/00 09/20/19 12:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: When are those new GM suvs going to be revealed?

Going to be a cool SUV if it comes with the optional 3.0 diesel ...
kw/00 09/20/19 09:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Chevy 2500HD Gas

Yep the new gas jobs are 3.73 gear set with 6 speed auto.
kw/00 09/20/19 09:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing with my new Honda Ridgeline

I think that there will always be a debate about the Honda Ridgeline. That being said even though I’m a guy who likes body on frame, I would consider it a truck. Kinda like today we call all of these crossovers that are unibody SUVs. It’s capable and works for most of the weekend warrior guys whether they admit or it or not.. My neighbor has one, it’s the first version. It does what it’s built to do and runs forever without issues. I have seen one towing a small 22-24 foot TT here in Florida, doesn’t seem like any issues with it. I’m glad that it works for you, that’s my thought. I still think Honda did a great job with this vehicle, the back tail gate opening option and trunk is really cool. That truck saves people from buying a tool box. Easy to load for many, so I’m seeing more of them where I live. Enjoy it!
kw/00 09/19/19 05:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Nissan Pathfinder (2017-2019)

If I recall, the newer pathfinders all use a unibody construction and cvt transmission. While the unibody doesn’t bother me, the cvt transmission does. I will never purchase a vehicle with a cvt transmission. My mom had a Nissan a few years ago with one. Replaced that transmission twice... and yes she drives like a grandma cause she is. That car was babied it’s entire life. She got rid of it, I know it had less then 100k. That's what I thought, the newer Pathfinder is a totally different vehicle, from the previous Pathfinder. Not as good of a tow vehicle. That is correct, the newer one just isn’t like the original for sure in so many ways. The CVT is just not a good transmission at all. I’ve come across so many of those units with failure in Nissans. I just can’t recommend them especially for towing. The original was based off the truck and was so solid of a vehicle. In my opinion they have made softer for the younger gen. Granted I’m in my mid 40s but I don’t see this vehicle as a good solid platform for towing. Ford and GM offer much better SUVs for towing. I wish even GM would have not brought back the so called Blazer, another soft vehicle to meet an younger gen ideal so called tuff SUV. That’s just my opinion guys....
kw/00 08/25/19 06:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GMC HD AT4 Towing 14k lbs

Right now it’s all about the diesel. Looking forward in seeing about the gas job on real world reviews. So far it’s not much on the new 6.6 gas, I’ve seen every video. Hopefully that will change.
kw/00 08/25/19 06:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Nissan Pathfinder (2017-2019)

The Explorer is superior to the Pathfinder in every single way. Especially the new RWD-architecture, which has more payload, tows more, and uses less fuel. Yes, great suggestion
kw/00 08/24/19 01:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Nissan Pathfinder (2017-2019)

If I recall, the newer pathfinders all use a unibody construction and cvt transmission. While the unibody doesn’t bother me, the cvt transmission does. I will never purchase a vehicle with a cvt transmission. My mom had a Nissan a few years ago with one. Replaced that transmission twice... and yes she drives like a grandma cause she is. That car was babied it’s entire life. She got rid of it, I know it had less then 100k.
kw/00 08/24/19 06:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: "Downgrading" trucks

Well, personally I would. If you don’t need it and can get good money for the truck now then it’s a done deal in my book. If a 1/2 ton or even midsized trucks works for you then I would go that route. Chances are in 7 years trucks will be changed even more so and you may want or need something different then anyhow. Your camping style or ideas may change then as well. If I didn’t need a HD truck I sure would not have one. A 1/2 ton with the newer diesel or even a mid sized diesel would work for me, if I was not pulling this large fifth wheel. So that’s my opinion only. I love my gas GMC, it’s paid for, does everything I need it to do, but financially if I didn’t need it then I would get something that made more sense for me. A diesel standing by and driven just a few times a year is a recipe for disaster....just ask my family who has a farm...if the diesel sit to long.... good grief.. the newer trucks have to run.... even gas jobs go to run since ethanol stepped into the picture now. So a 1/2 ton truck could be your daily driver and get decent fuel mpg and tow what you need it to tow.
kw/00 08/22/19 04:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 5,000 mile F150 Ecoboost 10speed pulling 8,000 review

Great review, thanks for sharing your experiences with different set ups including your current. Lots of info that you gave and I’m glad that you did. It answers some of my questions about TT and sway control as well with a different set up. I’m glad that it works for you, enjoy!
kw/00 08/11/19 07:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2013 GMC 1500 longevity?

My brother has 470000 on his. Wow what engine, year, ect? I am not surprised though. LS engines are really good and durable.
kw/00 08/10/19 07:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: Duramax class action suit

The big winner will be the Lawyers, owners will get maybe $500. Well spoken and true.
kw/00 08/08/19 10:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 7.3L gas power numbers

I think it has great numbers to start with. Soon I’m sure some builders will get it programmed and put out more HP and TQ. Glad to see the big 3 invest in larger gas engines for the HD series trucks.
kw/00 08/08/19 10:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2013 GMC 1500 longevity?

Still good! LS engines last a long time. I would not worry, so many of GM V8 lasting over 200k no issues.
kw/00 08/08/19 10:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 7.3L gas power numbers

It’s interesting to see automakers put this much emphasis on gas power plants in HD trucks. It is because the new regulations are adding 8,501-14,000 lb GVWR vehicles to CAFE requirements. Currently these trucks are exempt which is why you don't see fuel mileage stickers for them. This will be changing in the coming years. Ironically they say they are doing it to curb GHG, but our emissions laws favor gasoline engines which emit more GHG. I suspect that a lot of them are going to end up running CNG which is much better on GHG and most other emissions. Hmm learn something new each day thanks. So what’s in the future for Diesel engines then? I know Nissan is killing off the 5.0 diesel from their line up. Thoughts guys?
kw/00 08/07/19 04:12pm Tow Vehicles
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