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RE: GM Colorado bent frame towing 2,100 lbs

I owned a ZR2, and they are nice trucks. I sold it because there wasn't enough "truck" in it. I exceeded the 5000 lb towing capacity many times, and never had any problems with it, but sold it for something with a higher rated capacity. I'm in a Power Wagon now, and although it isn't rated as high as a typical 3/4 ton truck, it has double the towing capacity of the ZR2, which is enough for me. It looks to me like that frame bent on the ZR2 right over the bump stop. That was the same problem Ford was having on their Raptors. Hit a bump too hard and it slams the bump stop so hard that it bends the frame. I agree with what others have said, this had nothing to do with the trailer he was towing, and everything to do with how hard he hit that bump, and how big the "bump" was.
3TV 06/23/19 10:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram outsells Chevrolet.

They're all good trucks and I'd be happy with any of the Big 3. Main reason I went with the Ram CTD is it was 10 Grand cheaper than a Ford or Chevy. I always hear people saying Ram is less expensive than Ford. Just for fun I was building a 2019 Ford XLT and a 2019 Ram Bighorn online as close as I could with the options I wanted and the Ram ended up about 4K more. I was a little disappointed as I really like the new Rams. I must be missing something I'm Sure. Of course I opted for the HO Cummins with the Aisen tranny, that upgrade isn't cheap. If I am spending that kind of money why would I opt for the lesser Cummins? Dan I just did the same thing with a Ford F350 Lariat and a Ram 2500 Laramie. Equally equipped the Ford cost $71,000, and the Ram cost $74,000. It seems to me that Ram has really upped the price for the new 2019s.
3TV 04/24/19 09:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram outsells Chevrolet.

OHC gasoline engines in the Fords are a huge reliability problem and a maintenance nightmare with the cab having to be removed to do any serious engine work. I'm not really sure how anyone could look at these things any other way; Ford is alone in its decision to use OHC engines in American trucks. :h The Ford gas engines are a huge reliability issue? Is this a forecast of things yet to come? Not at all, they've been in the trucks for 20 years. The issues with the timing chains and their tensioners are well documented, as well ad head gaskets, spitting plugs out, and probably a bunch of other issues I haven't even heard of. I'm not aware of any similar problems with the OHV designs used by Ram and GM. So you are talking the old 5.4 and v10. None of which required cab off. The way you phrased these issues seems to be approaching hyperbole. I have had three 5.4l 3v engines and all were good engines. No phaser, timing chain, tensioner issues at all..... All three engines were accessible WITHOUT removing the cab.... I would buy another 5.4 in a heartbeat.. I had a 5.4 gasser in a Ford Expedition, and it was a good engine. I made the mistake of towing a Jeep on an open trailer (7000 lbs) on a 1900 mile round trip to the Rubicon Trail, with three other guys towing Jeeps with Cummins powered Dodge trucks. All three Cummins trucks had been modded heavily, and the entire trip was one long drag race to the top of each mountain pass. And me with my gasser trying to keep up. It was a leased Expedition, so I pushed it harder than I ever would a vehicle I owned. I pushed it so hard, at redline a good part of the time, that I only got 4.6 mpg on a few legs of the trip. Now that is pushing an engine hard. And it held up fine, I never had any problems with that engine the entire time I owned the Expedition.
3TV 04/24/19 09:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 1st quarter pickup sales

I helped Ram with their numbers this last quarter. I traded both a Chevy ZR2 and a Ford F350 for a Ram 2500 Power Wagon. I like the solid front axle and swaybar disconnect more on the Power Wagon than I did the IFS and Multimatic shock on the ZR2. And I like the totally silent cab on the Ram better than I did the rattle trap cab on the Ford. They all make good trucks. I can certainly see why Ram is gaining ground though.
3TV 04/08/19 07:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 6.4 ?

I would not say a Power Wagon is the ultimate tow rig. I owned a 2016 Power Wagon with 4.10 gears and the 6.4 Hemi, and towed an enclosed auto transport trailer that weighed 9,000 loaded. My 6.4 Hemi got 6.4 mpg when towing in the Rocky Mountains where I live.
3TV 03/09/19 08:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: Post your tow vehicle pics here

The Chevy is getting set up for back country exploring, which will include Moab. It has lockers front and rear, and 35s. A Warn winch is sitting on the garage bench, and I'm waiting for the winch mount to ship, then it should be good to go. Here is a little better picture of the Chevy.
3TV 02/26/19 06:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: Post your tow vehicle pics here

My tow vehicle,... 2019 F350 6.7. :)
3TV 02/25/19 06:14pm Tow Vehicles
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