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RE: Great Tow Capacity - Bad Payload Capacity... Increase PL?

The long and short of it is, you can put higher-rated tires on it, and shore up the suspension with aftermarket parts to handle the weight. No matter what anyone says, that does not change the numbers assigned by the manufacturer, but you're planning on ignoring those numbers anyway, so who cares? What you're really asking is if someone else will take the blame if something happens. The answer to that is no. It's all you. If something happens? Like an accident? Accidents do happen and it's usually someone's fault .... so for instance if I run over a pedestrian in a crosswalk does it make any difference whether I'm over my GVWR or not .... either way it's my fault ... either way I expect my insurance to pay. If my insurance won't pay when it is my fault, I don't imagine they're going to pay when it's not my fault. Can you find evidence to support a theory that loading a truck over the GVWR set by the manufacturer is illegal?
4x4ord 07/28/21 12:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Great Tow Capacity - Bad Payload Capacity... Increase PL?

So I have a 2016 Ram 2500 Megacab with the 6.7 Cummins. I love it. Great truck. The problem is that the payload capacity is absolutely horrible at only 1637lbs!! That said, is there anything that can be done to increase the payload capacity? Thanks! The payload capacity is kind of a meaningless number on a sticker found on the door jam of your truck .... that can't be changed. If you want to increase the capability of your truck so it can handle a 3200 lb pin weight you'll have to upgrade your rear suspension. Install a set of air bags.
4x4ord 07/27/21 09:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: New truck pricing

The HD pickup trucks are riding noticeably better …. I believe a 1500 rides considerably nicer than a 3500 but I don’t think you’d notice a difference going from a 2500 to a 3500 SRW. I run 80 psi air pressure front and back loaded and empty and I’m comfortable but I’m not used to riding in a car.
4x4ord 07/24/21 10:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: New truck pricing

^^^^ Yup order a new 2022 GMC 3500. The 2500 is pretty much identical other than it has no overload springs and therefore can only hand about half the payload.
4x4ord 07/24/21 09:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: Speed limits

You are making your own conclusion that hasn't been shown. The data shows that you are more likely to Be IN A COLLISION if driving at the much slower speed. It does NOT show that the slow driving person is the CAUSE of the collision. Per the data from the NHTSA study, the CAUSE of that collision is most likely because the other driver was distracted, speeding, tailgating, not correctly judging the amount of space, overcorrecting, falling asleep, etc. You are still focused on finding fault. I'm talking about eliminating accidents. I don't care about "fault" I want to eliminate crashes. I want to enjoy driving and eliminating crashes is not that terribly important to me. Reducing speed limits for everyone because we know that some are texting while driving or for some other reason are incapable of driving 80 mph down a divided highway is frustrating. Occasionally we drive in a small city that has determined that some people are incapable of safely making left hand turns at uncontrolled intersections … they’ve got concrete curbs poured all over everywhere forcing traffic to make safe right hand turns…. I find driving to be getting more and more frustrating the safer it gets.
4x4ord 07/21/21 07:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: Speed limits

I have no problem with a marked emergency vehicle driving over the speed limit. The assumption is that they are doing so in the performance of their duties and that the excess speed is necessary. I am willing to accept that assumption. I do take issue with off duty law enforcement officers (or off duty emergency personnel) in private vehicles speeding and not being ticketed if stopped. The "good ole boy" wave 'em on attitude is wrong. Do you stand opposed to the 1500 private jets landing in Sun Valley bringing billionaires together to talk about climate change?:) What does that have to do with this? Maybe nothing .... It's just the hypocrisy of police officers jumping in their personal vehicles and doing what they ticket us for kind of makes me think of these billionaires jumping in their private jets flying to a meeting to discuss what they can do to get us to reduce our carbon foot print.
4x4ord 07/20/21 01:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: Speed limits

I have no problem with a marked emergency vehicle driving over the speed limit. The assumption is that they are doing so in the performance of their duties and that the excess speed is necessary. I am willing to accept that assumption. I do take issue with off duty law enforcement officers (or off duty emergency personnel) in private vehicles speeding and not being ticketed if stopped. The "good ole boy" wave 'em on attitude is wrong. Do you stand opposed to the 1500 private jets landing in Sun Valley bringing billionaires together to talk about climate change?:)
4x4ord 07/19/21 09:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: Speed limits

I think if they put the speed limit at 50 mph on every highway and limited the top end of every vehicle to 55 mph there would be next to zero traffic fatalities. I also think the speed limit on divided highways and many lightly travelled 2 lane highways could be 80 mph; almost all other highways could be 65 mph and the number of traffic fatalities wouldn’t change much from where we are at. I’d be ok with the latter. Edit: not sure how fast semis and RV should travel.
4x4ord 07/19/21 06:01am Tow Vehicles
Speed limits

The speed limit on the straight desolate paved road that goes past our place is 80 km/hr. The people who use the road drive whatever speed they please and for the most part it works fine ….. until you come across somebody driving 80 km per hour. The other day I was riding my bike through Banff national park and rode at the upper end of how fast traffic was moving …. about 130 km per hour. For the most part people drove 120 - 130 km/hr. Fortunately there wasn’t a sole driving the posted speed of 90 km/hr. How should we view speed limits? Is a speeding ticket simply a driving tax?
4x4ord 07/18/21 12:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: I refuse to double tow.

Without adequate pin weight I don’t think he’d be on the highway. I had to add a few hundred pounds of counter weight up front to safely carry 1000 lbs behind my fiver. Would that UTV weigh 1200 lbs?
4x4ord 07/16/21 06:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: Size Matters???

I have a carry it all mindset. I'm not looking to compromise or make do. With that in mind I want a large RV with lots of space, lots of storage and lots of carrying capacity. A genset or now days A/C capable solar is a must. I want the ability to be totally self contained if necessary. I don't want to fear or struggle with hills or mountains going up or down. I want my entire experience to be relaxing. With all those factors in mind I have a diesel dually truck and a 40' 5th wheel. If you don’t want to struggle on the hills you might want to consider trading that Duramax in on a 7.3.:) I think the 7.3 will be a good motor....for a gasser. My last Duramax 07' went 300K trouble free miles. Can't say that for the Ford's I owned prior. Currently all of of the modern pick up diesel's are very capable. Exactly. Even though the 7.3/10 speed might keep up to many diesels on the road, it's still a naturally aspirated engine and doesn't compared to pulling with a turbo diesel.
4x4ord 07/11/21 03:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Size Matters???

I have a carry it all mindset. I'm not looking to compromise or make do. With that in mind I want a large RV with lots of space, lots of storage and lots of carrying capacity. A genset or now days A/C capable solar is a must. I want the ability to be totally self contained if necessary. I don't want to fear or struggle with hills or mountains going up or down. I want my entire experience to be relaxing. With all those factors in mind I have a diesel dually truck and a 40' 5th wheel. If you don’t want to struggle on the hills you might want to consider trading that Duramax in on a 7.3.:)
4x4ord 07/11/21 01:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Size Matters???

I had a small load on my tandem dually gooseneck today and towed it 300 miles and over a couple mountain passes. My gross combined weight was just under 22000 lbs. While I was driving I was thinking “at this weight I don’t think I would know anything is behind me without looking in the mirrors.” I think the new Ford F-350 SRW 7.3 would handle a 16000 lb trailer extremely well. That said, for the occasional camping that my wife and I do we have absolutely no desire for anything larger than our 36’ fiver. Although we do sometimes haul a motorcycle on the back of the fifth wheel. Edit: I guess I should point out that I have the Powerstroke so I seldom see over 1500 rpm and almost never over 2000 rpm with that kind of load. I would hope your expecting the 7.3 will need to rev a little to make power.
4x4ord 07/10/21 09:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2013 Ram 6.7 With Some Motor Issues

Usually a turbo has a very long life expectancy but sometimes they fail early. If your turbo only has a couple thousand hours on it and it shows little sign of wear, it will probably go another 10,000 hours. Putting a new turbo on as preventative maintenance would be a waste of money.
4x4ord 07/04/21 04:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: Truck - family of 5 and 65lb dog

^^^^ Yup and the dog would be every bit as comfortable laying on the couch in the fiver.
4x4ord 06/28/21 11:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Help with choosing our 5th wheel (and truck)

click That truck has what matters most .... it is a diesel dually and would do the job. It has a 3.73 axle ratio and I think 3.55 would be a little nicer, although not a huge deal. 12,100 is not the towing capacity of that truck .... it will be more like 35000 lbs. If you've got budget for more you'd probably really appreciate all the creature comforts of a Platinum or Limited trim level. I think it's not diesel though? Maybe that's why the towing capacity is lower? Originally, I had planned on a Platinum, but it's so hard to find a decent truck at a reasonable price. A year ago, our budget would have covered a new Limited. Now, I'm not sure it'll get us a used Lariat. And I know the truck (and RV too probably) will lose a lot of value within a year or two, so not sure about investing in creature comfort when they're that expensive. The add is messed up. It shows a picture of the truck displaying the Powerstroke diesel badging on the side of the truck. I believe the 6.2 engine would give a tow capacity of something like 12000 lbs but I highly doubt that that truck is a 6.2 litre.
4x4ord 06/28/21 10:40am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Help with choosing our 5th wheel (and truck)

click That truck has what matters most .... it is a diesel dually and would do the job. The add has wrong information it says it has a 3.73 axle ratio which is not an option with the Powerstroke. 12,100 is not the towing capacity of that truck .... it will be something over 30000 lbs. If you've got budget for more you'd probably really appreciate all the creature comforts of a Platinum or Limited trim level.
4x4ord 06/28/21 10:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Help with choosing our 5th wheel (and truck)

Whether you buy Ram Ford or GM is strictly a matter of personal choice. You will want a dually. Mobile Suite, as suggested by Cummins, is probably the 5th wheel manufacturer I’d recommend as well. If you buy a Ford I would choose 2020 or newer and an F350 with 3.55 gears over a F450. The 450 has a tighter turning radius which would be nice but I would find the 4.30 rear end much less desirable than 3.55 gears which can be selected on an f350. The 450 is geared for much heavier work than towing an RV. 100k is more than what is needed to purchase a new F350 Platinum with the Diesel engine. Everyone has their own idea as to what hitch to get. B&W makes a hitch that most are 100% satisfied with …. It’s a little heavy to put in and out.
4x4ord 06/26/21 03:28pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: BAttery replacement.

Grizz272, Sorry to hear of the freeing issue. My solar keeps my batteries in great shape during the winter. Do you climb on the roof and sweep the snow off regularly or do you have some panels set up more vertical for storage?
4x4ord 06/26/21 01:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Truck - family of 5 and 65lb dog

When my kids were growing up we just used simple math to figure things out. When we went camping we hooked the crew cab up to the trailer and everyone piled in. We had six kids and two seats so four in the front and four in the back. When the two oldest moved out we went to a five passenger crew cab …. four in the back and two in the front. Sometimes the youngest sat up on a cushion on the front console.
4x4ord 06/25/21 07:26pm Tow Vehicles
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