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RE: Chevy Shake

Nice picture! Very flashy, nice looking car, and driver too! Jerry Sadly because of health issues she will no longer be able to drive it! :(
Me Again 03/07/21 07:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevy Shake

Looking at Traverse for a daily driver now. Any issues with them?? Last summer DW was T-boned in her 2004 Buick Rainier and it was totaled. So we went a drove a few SUVs new and couple years old. Used Highlander which was sold but made me feel like my toes were sticking up behind the dash. 2019 Tahoe which I liked and she felt was to big. New Traverse that felt like a plastic pig that needed 6 kids jumping around in it, and not inspiring at all, and we did not need or want a third row seat. Then we got in a 2015 Ford Edge Sport with the twin turbo 2.7L V6. Drove it a short distance turned and high fived each other. It was a Canadian import and showed rust on the brake rotor hubs, so we turned in down. Back home I found a 2020 Edge ST with the twin turbo 2.7L V6 with 335HP and 380 ft lbs of torque that was deeply discounted as service loaner with 1500 miles on it. We brought that home the next day. It is a kick to drive with a tuned performance suspension. I am signed up for Ford's free ST Performance Drive Experience in Park City Utah June first. They buy you diner and one night in motel and the next day you do a road trip in one of their Edge ST's, then skid pad and finally do laps on a track. I think somewhere during the day they let you experience the vehicles collision avoidance feature. So if you want a sporty SUV that does not cost 60K, see if you can find a close out 2020 which are discounted around 10K right now. 0-60 in 5.7 secs and 14.1 98+ mph in the 1/4 mile in a 4500 lb SUV with a suspension tuned to handle this kind for power and performance. https://i.imgur.com/jpDvsunl.jpg Check the price on this one: https://www.roberthorneford.com/new-Apache+Junction-2020-Ford-Edge-ST-2FMPK4AP2LBB39007
Me Again 03/07/21 05:06am Tow Vehicles
RE: Going to need a carrier and sim for MiFi this summer.

The Best deal is via FMCA at the moment in my opinion FMCA now accepts trailer owners You need to be a member (With out looking I think it's about 50/year) You need to pay a set up fee (Also about 50) And it's about 50/month Sprint/T-Mobile UNLIMITED DATA and by that I mean you have no limits. NO throttling. No limits... Speeds vary with location Coverage is .... Well go to the T-Mobile or Sprint web pages and take a look 2 year contract is a no go for me. What if I can not get service in one or both of my summer/winter locations?
Me Again 03/05/21 06:51pm Technology Corner
RE: Going to need a carrier and sim for MiFi this summer.

** ON Edit It looks like their coverage in WA is not the best - coverage map Joe I had good speed and signal from T-Mobile for a couple years and then it went into dumpster. They gave me a booster setup and did not help. I switched to OTR Mobile with an ATT sim and it worked ok. Then ATT keep changing sims on OTR. So I really need something that uses ATT sim. Our Consumer Cellular phones have the ATT sim. VZW was marginal at our site, and I switched to T-M.
Me Again 03/03/21 09:04pm Technology Corner
RE: Going to need a carrier and sim for MiFi this summer.

I'm currently using my MoFi 4500LTE with AT&T w/400GB of monthly 4G high speed mobile allowance for $99. month. But not sure if the plan is still available for new subscribers. I would jump on that in a Microsoft minute! However that plan no longer appears available.
Me Again 03/03/21 03:28pm Technology Corner
Going to need a carrier and sim for MiFi this summer.

We have a MoFi 4500 LTE hot spot, and I gave up on Over the Road Mobile the first of the year. So when we head North in May I need to sign up with a new carrier. Who has the best deal going right now? T-M, ATT and VZW are expensive and seem to be limiting their plans, so will be looking for another third party reseller.
Me Again 03/03/21 09:37am Technology Corner
RE: Towing with F150 Poweboost

If you look at the Tesla semi, they have done a lot of aero work to make it slide through the air resistance better. So maybe HD EV pickups will do that also. It's not the pickup truck itself, it's the modern trailers we haul these days. The tall rear section of a toy hauler is the worst possible shape for Cd. With semis, they have the luxury of designing the tractor and trailer together. A Euro Mercedes hit 12+ mpg @ 88,000 lbs GVW, that's better than some pickups at less than half the weight. It would be interesting to put a set of the foldout aero panels you see on the rear of some semi trailers on the back of a tow hauler. I wonder how much that would improve MPG? I have been down on the companies that gave up rear caps for that reason. Any square corner cause more drag. I went from the 9500 flat back 5th wheel to a 12,400 one with a rear cap and mileage improved.
Me Again 02/18/21 12:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing with F150 Poweboost

The technology is amazing. Everything I read is very positive but a 250 mile towing range is a deal breaker. That there is why us RV'ers will be the last to adopt an EV truck. It'll be a long time before an AFFORDABLE HD EV pickup can tow a 11'+ tall toy hauler (worst aero wise), at 70 mph, for 250+ miles. If you look at the Tesla semi, they have done a lot of aero work to make it slide through the air resistance better. So maybe HD EV pickups will do that also.
Me Again 02/17/21 10:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: That’s A Bunch Of Grass!

There were two guys buying good grass hay for 60 dollars per bale in Eastern Washington and selling it across the mountain in Western Washington for 50 dollars per bale. One said the other "we are not making any money" and the other guy said "I think we need a bigger truck!"
Me Again 01/20/21 04:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: That’s A Bunch Of Grass!

Truck it's self is probably not overloaded. Take 10k off and then take 15% of the load that's only 6,450#. My pin is 6k and I am at my RAWR of 9,750#. But the RV net weight police said...................
Me Again 01/20/21 07:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: Trailer too long for truck?

but cool looking cab over Jimmy! It was a Titan 90 Chevy not the cousin Astro 95 GMC. Just saying! 350 Detroit and 13 speed Road Ranger. Needed the 13 gears as the power band was 300 RPM 1900-2200. Screaming Jimmy! It had a cool for the day wrap around dash. https://i.imgur.com/vPQu945l.jpg
Me Again 01/18/21 07:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Trailer too long for truck?

YEP, a 1500 can tow it but can it "HANDLE" it in unforeseen conditions. How is it less safe to pull a (the OP) 9-10klb trailer with a 6000lb+ truck rated to tow 11k, than pulling almost 30k with a 8000lb + truck rated to tow almost 30k? Seems like you are both at roughly the same % of max capacity... So, I drove a 15,000 lb(mostly aluminum) Class 8 Chevy Titan 90 tractor with 65,000 lbs of aluminum trailer and gasoline(8500 gallons) behind it. Was that an unsafe combination? The tractor was twin screw with heavy duty components and tires. 150/1500 can not be counted as heavy duty compared to their bigger brother 250,2500 and 350,3500's. Having the right tool for the job has always been important when stuff happens. https://i.imgur.com/d06szKrl.jpg
Me Again 01/17/21 06:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Trailer too long for truck?

Tow a 8k TT with overall length of 27' with 3500 SRW Ram diesel back and forth to Arizona. I would not want to do it with a 1500. Been in windy conditions and the 8500 lbs truck keeps it planted.
Me Again 01/14/21 03:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Cummins 1075 lbft peak torque at 1356 rpm

https://i.imgur.com/sXGFzEJl.jpg
Me Again 01/13/21 04:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Cummins 1075 lbft peak torque at 1356 rpm

https://i.imgur.com/vTqEhVSl.gif https://i.imgur.com/IbmbhsCl.gif
Me Again 01/13/21 08:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Cummins 1075 lbft peak torque at 1356 rpm

Isn't time to put this thread out to pasture? Welcome to the internet, folks! We all have our kicks. For some it's finding the most scenic route, and discussing counter-top options of the latest 5th wheel. For some it's playing Cummins / Ram engineer wannabe when it's cold and rainy :B Where is the like button? Chris
Me Again 01/12/21 04:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Cummins 1075 lbft peak torque at 1356 rpm

Isn't time to put this thread out to pasture?
Me Again 01/11/21 04:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Another Ford that needs to be bagged - or a dually?

Hard to tell, but the pin seems to be on a hitch too far aft. Also, the TV has to be way overloaded for that FW. I think the pin is at the axle center or in front of it. https://i.imgur.com/3EYqwoCl.jpg May just be the picture, but it looks like the rear wheels are definitely fully inflated - see barely any bulge. So... if he actually leveled the truck, wouldn't the camper be sitting on the tailgate? Sort of related - I've met too many guys who see the "off road" package for a truck and assumes it will also tow great. Of course the salesmen don't help, they just push them out the door. I try to gently point out the differences. And the trailer would be really nose high!
Me Again 01/11/21 08:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: Another Ford that needs to be bagged - or a dually?

I don't think the owner did any research but at least it's color coordinated. If this isn't addressed promptly, they'll likely be a Utube video. One more thought, I could easily see the tread life of front tires exceeding 100K. OH, it will be OK when he loads the garage and fuel tank in the rear!
Me Again 01/10/21 09:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: Another Ford that needs to be bagged - or a dually?

Hard to tell, but the pin seems to be on a hitch too far aft. Also, the TV has to be way overloaded for that FW. I think the pin is at the axle center or in front of it. https://i.imgur.com/3EYqwoCl.jpg
Me Again 01/10/21 07:45am Tow Vehicles
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