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RE: GM HD Trucks Many with AWD instead of 4WD

I have a lot of different four wheel trucks over the years. My 1976 K20 Chevy had full time four wheel drive. I converted it to standard four wheel drive with a Mile Maker kit. Kit had wages to locked up the center differential and added locking hubs on the front wheels. Mileage increase noticeably. The 2004 Buick Rainier that just got totaled had a wretched AWD system that used special GM fluid. The clutches in the transfer case would start grabbing at 30K intervals, and require a fluid change. It got trouble miles. Lucky both my 2001.5 and 2015 RAM's had/have CAD's (Center Axle Disconnect) that keeps front drive shaft front turning when in two wheel drive. This improves mileage and driving feel. I would never by a HD truck with AWD! With the current 2015 RAM they recommend turning off traction control when in snow in four wheel drive, to keep it from doing the happy dance noted in some of the post in this thread.
Me Again 07/09/20 08:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: Help - TV - Lance 2445 & Escalade

Being a bunkhouse means more people in the TV and their weight has to be factored in also.
Me Again 07/05/20 10:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: Help - TV - Lance 2445 & Escalade

A lighter tongue weight is not necessarily a good thing, as trailers with light tongues do not tow well.
Me Again 07/05/20 10:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: I need new Tires

There are no 15" LT tires anymore that can meet a load D at 2540 lbs or a E at 2830 lbs capacity. My 1997 11400 lb 5th wheel trailer came with the same ST225/75-15 D tires on 5200 lb axles. I sold the wheels and tires on CL to a guy with a lawn service trailer and went to a BFG Commercial T/A LT215/85-16 E at 2680 lbs capacity on 16" steel trailer wheels. Ran two sets for 51k and 55k miles and around 35k on the 3rd set of commercial grade all steel carcass Bridgestone R-250 with no issues. The R-250 have been replaced with the R-238...still the same all steel ply carcass tire that Bridgestone recommends for trailer service. If you stick with a ST tire be aware with only 8 or 9/32nds of tread depth we don't get 40k-60k miles of service like a LT tire with thicker tread depth. Which most rvers never see more than 15k-20k miles before the tire times out. The Goodyear Endurance....Carlisle HD ST tires both on the market for 3 years or so have been popular with very few if any complaints. Both are the new gen higher L and M speed rated tires. I like the Provider ST tires from Taskmaster. They first came on commercial trailers in the '10 era and are one of the first higher speed rated ST tires. Maxxis has been left behind still rated at 65 mph. With over 30 member reporting issues with them I would stick with a more modern brand ST class tire. How about this one? ST all steel ply. https://www.amazon.com/Transeagle-Radial-Premium-Trailer-Tire-ST225/dp/B07S7CS6XN
Me Again 07/02/20 03:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2002 Ford Diesel 7.4 ??

The 7.3 is the only diesel that can stand up to the Cummins 5.9 24V in regards to sound/noise. I could wake everyone in a 600 site RV park in Arizona going for donuts Friday morning at 6AM, with my slightly bomb 2001.5 with Magnaflow SS 4" exhaust and muffler, stage one injectors, and a timing box. Motor on, buy the 7.3. The last good Powerstroke.
Me Again 06/27/20 07:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford's twin turbo 2.7 Eco-boost V6 (new and older versions)?

Chris, If some one had that motor in a 150, seems like power wise, should pull a 5-600 lb trailer readonably well. No, it's not going to keep up with a current day 400-500 HP TD. Should not be going 25 like some BN V8 s of you're from 70s and 80s. Marty 5-600 or 5-6000???? Chris
Me Again 06/27/20 04:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2019 Dodge Durango with tow package? am I making a mistake?

2019 R/T with 5.7 Hemi Gross Weight 7100 lbs. Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place 17.2 cu.ft. Angle Of Approach 16.3 degrees Maximum Payload 1300 lbs. Angle Of Departure 21.5 degrees Length 201.2 in. Maximum Towing Capacity 7200 lbs. Height 71.9 in. Wheel Base 119.8 in. Width 75.8 in. You will over max Payload. Also rear GAWR and tires are in play. Wrong tool.
Me Again 06/27/20 04:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford's twin turbo 2.7 Eco-boost V6 (new and older versions)?

Wife drives a '15 Edge Sport, just hit 60K miles zero problem. Only replacements have been tires, the Hankooks wear rather quickly, but with the AWD they work very well in snow. One of the best cars we have owned. Thanks for the report. Yep, a test drive of an used 15 Edge Sport was what started the whole thingy.
Me Again 06/27/20 06:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford's twin turbo 2.7 Eco-boost V6 (new and older versions)?

Sounds like it’s a nice car to “RIDE IN” Look who is in the passenger seat! Up Hwy 9, around Lake Whatcom and back down Chuckanut Drive.(I know car is pointed North in pictures) https://i.imgur.com/F6lTlrHl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/hC0XuPdl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/TYCTw1zl.jpg
Me Again 06/26/20 08:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Ford F150 Revealed

Front looks like a Dodge to me My thought also, however it looks like a RAM not a Dodge!
Me Again 06/26/20 07:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Ford F150 Revealed

I Now there need to work on putting max tow and max payload on the same truck so that you handle the tongue weight of the trailer. They did, it is called a F250/F350!
Me Again 06/26/20 08:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford's twin turbo 2.7 Eco-boost V6 (new and older versions)?

We are really enjoying the new Edge ST. It is a fun car to drive. Now one down side. The Ford Sync system and dash cluster in not even close to what is in our 2015 RAM with the 8.4 uconnect in center stack and the 7 EVIC cluster. Ford needs to rent FCA products and make their design engineers drive them until they figure out how far off the mark their Sync system really is, and fix it! Example, when in Maps from smart phone on the center stack display to do something with audio you have to push buttons multiple times to exit maps and then select audio. Just about everything else is getting high marks. The ST "Sports Tuned" chassis is great and the 2.7L twin turbo Eco-boost is amazing. Chris
Me Again 06/26/20 07:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: Used Diesel Truck Miles: How many is too many

Qualifying for next race perhaps w/ that 2.7 turbo! Do you have chains for your snowmobiles, or is that just a NW issue?
Me Again 06/23/20 02:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford's twin turbo 2.7 Eco-boost V6 (new and older versions)?

Glad no one was hurt... Yeah, if the hit had been in the door the out come would not have been as good.
Me Again 06/23/20 07:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: Used Diesel Truck Miles: How many is too many

If your looking to purchase a 1-3 year old truck you might as well purchase a new one. Dang, we are thinking alike more and more!!! Next thing you know he will be buying a RAM and be putting a B&W hitch in it. We bought a Ford Edge ST with Eco-boost 2.7L twin turbo 335HP 380 lb ft of torque today. Things happen. Chris https://i.imgur.com/6i5E7sIl.jpg
Me Again 06/22/20 11:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Used Diesel Truck Miles: How many is too many

If your looking to purchase a 1-3 year old truck you might as well purchase a new one. If it was going to be my daily driver I would but since it's going to used primarily for towing, I prefer to let someone else pay for the huge depreciation that occurs over the first couple of years of ownership. All fine until you compare the price and look at the finance rates for new vs used. Look for manufacturer and dealer incentives, it might even be cheaper to by a new one. Then there is warranty also to consider. Good luck on your search. Chris
Me Again 06/22/20 11:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford's twin turbo 2.7 Eco-boost V6 (new and older versions)?

Well the deal is done for the new 2020 Edge ST with the 2.7L Eco-boost. Most of the bells and whistles. No sun roof, which is great as we did not want one. This was a service dept loaner with 1500 miles on it. List Price $44,520, we paid 35K + tax and license. Guess I will have to turn all my text to Blue!!!! https://i.imgur.com/Zm1WITwl.jpg The Buick it replaced. https://i.imgur.com/YvdsHBYl.jpg
Me Again 06/22/20 09:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford's twin turbo 2.7 Eco-boost V6 (new and older versions)?

Like others have said, there is a difference between a vehicle that requires premium vs one that recommends it for best towing performance. I’ve had both. We currently have a 3.5 EB in a 2019 Exp MAX. I’ve used both regular and premium in it. It usually gets just regular unless I am towing over the Rockies. I haven’t noticed any difference in MPG with the two fuels. I do think that you comparing your old 5.3 in the Rainer vs the current generations 2.7 isn’t a fair comparison. While i haven’t checked fuelly, my guess is the current 5.3 gets significantly better MPG than yours does, and probably isn’t at a deficit to the 2.7 if you are comparing similar vehicles. Speaking of similar vehicles, you aren’t really comparing that. The Tahoe you have looked at would be a direct competitor of the regular Expedition. Have you looked at the Hyundai Palisade or the Kia Telluride? Personally, I’d probably look at those more than a Edge. One final note. You should look at a Hertz dealership (associated with the car rental agency). Because of the virus, they are off loading a lot of Edge and Tahoe’s (and similar vehicles) due to the virus. As a general rule, those vehicles will be very low mileage and have been maintained to manufacturers specs. Honestly now might be the best time to buy something like that. We liked the size and feel of the Edge we drove yesterday. It was bought down from BC Canada and all the brake rotors show rust on their hubs. DW like the color, I rejected it because of the import and rust. The 2020 ST today has 1350 miles of dealership loaner miles and is deeply discounted and I friend that use to be the sales manager at this dealership is meeting us there to maybe help with even a better price if you like it.
Me Again 06/22/20 10:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford's twin turbo 2.7 Eco-boost V6 (new and older versions)?

Just found this TSB 20-2190 which maybe addresses the shifting issues. https://i.imgur.com/rJXQVVCl.jpg
Me Again 06/22/20 06:41am Tow Vehicles
Ford's twin turbo 2.7 Eco-boost V6 (new and older versions)?

Saturday DW got T-boned in her 2004 Buick Rainier and it is going to be totaled we are pretty sure. Luckily she was hit in the drivers front fender tire area, if it would have been the door, she would have been in the hospital a lot longer than the 5 hours she spent there. So we drove a lot of different SUV's yesterday. Last one was a 2015 Ford Edge Sport with the 310 HP Eco-boost and 6 speed auto. We liked the handling and performance and it fit like a fine leather glove. Today we are going to look at a 2020 with the revised 335 HP 2.7 V6 and 8 speed auto. From what I have read these engines are in F150's and other Ford vehicles also. And that Ford did not design the original 2.7 L, but was involved with the up graded version in 2019. What do you FORD guys know about these two engines and transmissions. Mileage is a lot better than what the 5.3 V8 got in the AWD Rainier, however they call for premium gas, which cost more. I read that FORD did not have the shift programming of the 8 speed worked out very well, does anyone know if they had TSB's to address that? Road noise is an issue also, the Rainier had a lot of sound deadening that was not in the Chevy 360 platform. Of the vehicles we drove the 2019 Tahoe and Edge were the quietest. Used Highlander and Chevy Traverse had a fair amount of road noise. And we do not need a 3 row seating vehicle.
Me Again 06/22/20 06:22am Tow Vehicles
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