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RE: 2500 Chevy Duramax vs 2500 Ram Cummins on the Ike Gauntlet

Understood. (Couldn't find the ram axle ratings on their web page.) "Axle ratings" get tailored to the other vehicle components and regulatory limits as well (especially 3/4 tons). There isn't a full floater axle under any of the big 3 trucks for the last 40 years that isn't rated for at least 9klbs. And most, including anything that is in a Ram or GM HD diesel truck for the last 20 years are rated about 10klbs, with some variants even higher. I understand that folks who aren't mechanically inclined, don't have a lot of practical experience or aren't "into" vehicles may have trouble discerning between what ratings actually mean and how they're derived...I get it. But the concept of the aritfical de-rating of 3/4 tons is almost comically lost on so many. Got it, now, finally!!!
cptqueeg 03/29/22 10:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2500 Chevy Duramax vs 2500 Ram Cummins on the Ike Gauntlet

^Thanks for the info. IIRC the Chev axle ratings are about the same as you posted.
cptqueeg 03/29/22 08:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2500 Chevy Duramax vs 2500 Ram Cummins on the Ike Gauntlet

Payload was much different and somehow it was overlooked in the recap. Payload means jack on these trucks. Check the axle ratings and they're probably very close. I don't think that size trailer for these trucks is very telling. I don't know if the Ram needs more than 6 speeds or not but I do think the 68RFE is the worst HD diesel transmission. But I also think the Cummins EB has the best of the three. Understood. (Couldn't find the ram axle ratings on their web page.)
cptqueeg 03/28/22 05:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2500 Chevy Duramax vs 2500 Ram Cummins on the Ike Gauntlet

Payload was much different and somehow it was overlooked in the recap. They did touch on the difference in payload, that the Ram was a true 3/4 ton the Chevy was a one ton labeled as a 3/4 ton with a GVWR of 11,300# if I heard correctly. The Chevy was also 500# heavier than the Ram. That's my point they touched on it, calling into question the RAM trailering # at 20,000 lbs, but then glossed over it in the recap.
cptqueeg 03/27/22 06:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2500 Chevy Duramax vs 2500 Ram Cummins on the Ike Gauntlet

Agree on the weights. 7K is more like 1/2 ton testing.... And what is with being conerned about operating temps with snow on the ground? Latch some serious weight on, and do it in the summer to push these trucks a little Black Series product placement limits the weight available to test.??????? So tow something else. Is this a towing test, or an RV/TT test? It's a product placement for Black Series in the guise of a towing test.
cptqueeg 03/27/22 06:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2500 Chevy Duramax vs 2500 Ram Cummins on the Ike Gauntlet

Agree on the weights. 7K is more like 1/2 ton testing.... And what is with being conerned about operating temps with snow on the ground? Latch some serious weight on, and do it in the summer to push these trucks a little Black Series product placement limits the weight available to test.
cptqueeg 03/27/22 04:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2500 Chevy Duramax vs 2500 Ram Cummins on the Ike Gauntlet

Payload was much different and somehow it was overlooked in the recap.
cptqueeg 03/27/22 04:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Where is EVERYONE??

Got out to the hot springs w the wife in our recently acquired van. It was very pleasant near 70F, few campers, and no issues. Pretty good for a late March trip in Central Idaho.
cptqueeg 03/26/22 06:18pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Yellowstone second thoughts.

This year there's not much snow so roads will probably open up earlier dispersing the traffic and the earlier in the year you get there thins the crowd. Admittedly the weather is likely to more unfavorable earlier, but it's a choice of which is a bigger issue for you. The wildlife is bound to be more active earlier as well. In a roundabout way I'm suggesting you go to YNP first. Also there are stats somewhere on visitation by year and month so you can see for yourself.
cptqueeg 03/14/22 12:59pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Gas prices.

Joe with all due respect, cancel 17 of your trips and go see your father even if it means driving your car and staying in motels 2 nights each way.
cptqueeg 03/09/22 04:45pm RV Lifestyle
RE: The RV Demand Continues

There's lots of ways to reallocate the travel/vacation/recreation budget to allow for higher fuel prices. One data point here is I was able to sell my 2021 Four Wheel Camper (pop-up TC) for more than I paid for it, in a matter of hours. Some segments still have very limited supplies.
cptqueeg 03/05/22 08:50am General RVing Issues
RE: Multiple Buyers. Who gets the RV?

Disagree that money talks. You owe the first person you spoke to (the one 4 hours away) first shot as you made him a promise you'd let him see it when you got back. Let the 2nd guy take a look but with the understanding the other guy is going to look at it as well, assuming he can get there in a reasonable time frame. If the two of them looked at the same time I'd agree money talks. You made a promise and a man is only as good as his word. Yeah man!
cptqueeg 01/28/22 06:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Idaho Campgrounds

Interesting, thanks for bringing this up. The doubling of the fee for non-res is only for the 5 most in demand Parks. "Idaho First" LOL
cptqueeg 01/20/22 04:56pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Idaho Campgrounds

Arco in August is too hot, you'll be roasting in Hell's Canyon as well You're far better off in September wrt to temps and crowds. The rec for Clayton/Stanley area is a good one, it's a very popular area for tourists and camping.
cptqueeg 01/14/22 07:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Camping on Sand

I spent 2 winters camping on the beach in Baja, MX(where desert meets the ocean.) Granted it was in a 4x4 1/2T PU that was sold decades ago, but it was some of the, if not the best camping I've ever done. My advice would be to carefully consider, plan properly, and then GO FOR IT!
cptqueeg 01/09/22 07:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: L4 autonomous semi trucks one step closer to reality

We already have a 99 car train that is operated by one person. Why are we not shipping more by train. The trucks are so big they dominate highways and streets in towns. Those streets were never intended to have trucks that long be used as delivery vans/trucks. The railroads are interested in dedicated trains like chemicals, grain, crude oil, etc where they pick up 100-150 cars at one point run them to another point, unhook, grab the empties bring back to the loading point, rinse and repeat. They don't want individual car loads any more and they don't want to build cars anymore. It's inefficient and takes away from much more profitable business. There is no spare capacity on the rails, anyway. Also shippers can send 20 pallets on a truck and make delivery at multiple destinations in a MUCH more timely manner. Having freight on the railroad in individual carlots is not for the feint of heart.
cptqueeg 12/30/21 09:11pm Tech Issues
RE: The RV Demand Continues

We looked for about 2 weeks for a used 2021 Winnie Revel. (class B) Nearby dealer had a used one, 2500 miles, and was asking for the same amount as a new 2022. (And he was looking to rob us on our trade.) We found one w 15,000 miles, w far more after market stuff including double the Lithium batteries for $20,000 less. The dealer still has his.
cptqueeg 12/30/21 01:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: The RV Demand Continues

I told CW to pound sand, the other day. I think it's been a while since they've heard that. LOL
cptqueeg 12/15/21 02:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: purchased a custom dune sport toyhauler

Very cool, hope you enjoy it for a long time.
cptqueeg 12/13/21 07:16pm Toy Haulers
RE: The RV market December 2021

How is the market shaping up for used and new RV's this winter? Has anyone noticed any increase in availability or willingness to sell for less than top dollar? I recently started shopping for a Class B and there seem to be some that have sat unsold for months and some have reduced asking prices. It appears you have found some for less than top dollar, start shootin offers. I thought you were after a TC though, just recently? My original plan was a 1T truck w a Hallmark pop-up TC, but I missed the boat at the beginning of the pandemic on both the camper and truck. I was just beginning my research on TC's as the pandemic started. We have "lost out" so the fomo is gone now. Last summer I stumbled on to a FWC as a temporary fix that I put on my existing Tundra. But the FWC seems to be a barely 3 season camper, which I could never use for ski trips. I also had intentions of towing a fishing boat, but sold the boat already. And I'll likely never draw a late season deer hunt in Idaho so the need for a really capable 4x4 TC is kinda out of the picture now. I'm not fond of the top heavy TCs like a NL or the other heavies that really require a DRW, although I haven't ruled that out completely yet. Based on our trips w the FWC I learned a lot about what we need and what we don't. So I shifted to the B's which sacrifice the capability of a 4x4 pu for the amenities of the B. We just made a trip to Camping World in Idaho Falls and the lot was packed w new RV's, but no buyers(must be Christmas shopping.) As everyone knows it's all a compromise and we're talking substantial amounts of money so I'm not wanting to eat the depreciation as well as face a weakening RV market on top of that should we decide that it's not for us. I'm pretty sure we'll see how it goes w the FWC for another season. Maybe folks will tire of #vanlife soon, but there are already some pretty nice used outfits that have been sitting waiting for buyers.
cptqueeg 12/08/21 09:28pm General RVing Issues
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