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RE: Tundra vs. Silverado question

I won't go back to a half ton pickup, even if I stop towing. You get more bang for your buck in a 3/4 or 1 ton. Same. In comparable trim levels HD trucks cost a little more to buy and operate but they're still a better value.
IdaD 08/15/22 07:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2023 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon

Just from a resale standpoint alone I'd have a really hard time buying anything but a Tacoma in this segment.
IdaD 08/05/22 09:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: MotorTrend F150 Lightning Tow Test

It'll probably be a pretty good EV for most buyers. There are lots of towing tests going on because it's new and Ford is pimping the tow capabilities, but in reality very few people are going to buy it with the intention of towing more than a utility trailer down to the home center and back. Kind of how most half tons are used, frankly.
IdaD 08/03/22 07:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: Your Opinion On Air Bags

I like Timbrens better than airbags for the simplicity and price. Functionally they do the same thing, and yes they help with carrying weight.
IdaD 08/01/22 04:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Raptor R Scary Fast July 18

Fast=sucks fuel I think it's safe to say anybody dropped over $100k on a truck doesn't need to care about fuel economy. I think it's a cool truck just like I think the TRX is a cool truck. Neither is something I'd ever consider personally buying, though.
IdaD 07/18/22 03:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford vs. Ram vs. GM Diesel HP/TQ Ratings

PLEASE tell me what benefit an 8 speed would give me towing West Coast with my AISIN/CUMMINS 385/865 at 35k combined. I can tell you dropping a gear manually does NOTHING as it knows what gear to be in. Don't keep giving me MORE IS BETTER "Barbra Streisand". If you were to hook your unit up behind a new F350 you’d be amazed at the difference a few years, 4 gears and 100 hp make. It's incredible how blindly brand loyal some folks are. I like my Ram, at the time I bought it I thought it was the best diesel truck for my needs. Had I thought that about the Ford or GM, I'd have bought one of them instead. I'll do the same evaluation next time. There's no question that my Ram with a 8 or 10 speed, or even a better quality 6 speed like the previous generation Ford or GM transmission, would be a better truck.
IdaD 07/15/22 08:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford vs. Ram vs. GM Diesel HP/TQ Ratings

It's been about a decade now that comparing power between the three diesels has been irrelevant. More pertinent questions would by why the Ram's transmissions haven't caught up yet, or why GM and Ford can't figure out how to make a good exhaust brake.
IdaD 07/13/22 10:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: Thinking about the next Tow Vehicle

I have a big garage and shop, a bit of property and live in an area where a larger vehicle isn't a hindrance so I'd personally lean toward a fullsize truck. The cost difference should be minimal and you get a lot more space and better towing. Of what's on the market right now and based off limited knowledge my inclination would be either an F150 or the new Tundra if I were buying a half ton. If I were going to get midsize truck I'd without question get a Tacoma. With the resale values those trucks have they should be by far the cheapest option in the long run. Plus they're really reliable and nice trucks. Might be a little light depending on how heavy you load the trailer and truck. Any HD truck would of course tow much better than a midsize or half ton, but there's no reason you'd need one for that size trailer. The reason you may consider one is future proofing in case you want to get a larger trailer later on.
IdaD 07/08/22 03:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F150 Lightning Road Trip & Ike Gauntlet Pull

I was just naming a few ways a president, governor, and/or legislator has an effect on prices. The current administrated supported the "shut everything down" policy even though many economist said we will pay for it later down the line. He also supported and pushed the Covid spending Trillion dollar spending spree bill where more than half went pet projects that had nothing to do with covid which causes us to print more money which in turn causes higher inflation because the dollar is worth less. There are many more ways that these people can effect current prices. Many new or special edition vehicles are bought out by those who can afford them so they can sell them at exorbitant prices later on. That is nothing special or new.More like get vaccinated and get back to work far more than any shutdown. I remember there would be vaccinations available to everyone and 4th of July 2021 was going to be the new freedom with 95+% of the population vaccinated. Of course there was a lot of resistance to getting vaccinated and any mandates went nowhere. We have seen the enemy and it is ourselves ;) The last administration printed more than any one previous or since. A guy I really respect a lot on these topics recently broke down inflation causes as listed below, more detail in the link if you're interested. The current and previous administrations absolutely did some things that contributed to the inflationary cycle we're in, but neither controlled the majority of the causes. Link - Barry Ritholtz Here are 15 or so drivers of rising prices, roughly in order. Most of the blame goes to those at the top of the list, the bottom of the list are very modest but real contributors: Inflation Blame 1. Covid-19 2. Congress 3. President Biden CARES Act 3 4. President Trump CARES Acts 1+2 5. Consumers (overspent without regard to cost) 6. Consumers (shift to Goods) 7. Russian Invasion of Ukraine 8. Just in Time Delivery (supply chains) 9. Fed/Monetary Policy 10. Wages/Unemployment Insurance 11. Home Shortages 12. Semiconductors/Automobiles 13. Corporate Profit Seeking 14. Tax Cuts (2017) / Infrastructure (2022) 15. Crypto
IdaD 06/29/22 02:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dino juice v Electrons....

I don't think it's a secret that EV's haven't evolved to the point that they're viable tow vehicles. Might work for an around town contractor or a retiree with nothing but time, but that's about the extent of it.
IdaD 06/28/22 12:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F150 Lightning Road Trip & Ike Gauntlet Pull

EVs at this point are totally viable for most daily driving purposes around town or even reasonable rural distances. They are not viable as towing vehicles or long distance road trip vehicles - until battery or charging technology changes that's going to be the case.
IdaD 06/15/22 08:13am Tow Vehicles
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