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RE: Ram 2500 CTD in Africa

I think its a huge deal if this is a def, emission vehicle. Think about diesel quality, DEF quality, idle time. Speaks volumes if it is and how Cummins builds reliability into its design. I doubt those older rovers have any emission control. Your on a very slippery slope if range rover is an example of reliability. In fact any English produced vehicle for reliability is indeed questionable. Lucas electrical systems are a gem of failures historically speaking.
hvac 12/11/19 08:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: New Ford 7.3 V8

It sounds like the hemi is history. New I6 turbo with 500hp capability is now in the news for FCA. No serpentine belt. All electric motors for accessories.
hvac 11/13/19 10:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 GM/Chevy gas 6.6L max towing test

This picture will change when they compare to Ford's new combo and rams 8 spd with 4.10 gears. I'm surprised it did that well with a 6spd and 3.73 gears. GM messed up big time. Poor initial launch.
hvac 10/18/19 07:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tow with Chevy Bolt?

It looks like you will be the pioneer. I say go for it. As a back up throw a little honda genny in the coach. Keep us posted
hvac 10/14/19 05:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone towed with the new Chevy Gasser??

Just looking at the number of gears in the transmission (manual or automatic) is out of context...but having more gear sets allows the tranny to find the best gear for any situation The differential ratio, tire rev’s per mile and the biggie...the ICE’s torque/HP curve Toss in how that vehicle will be used, as is the vehicles spec (actual weight, GVWR, etc) True. Time will tell how the competition performs in comparable challenges. Its good to have the new gasser choices from all and give the diesel choice a higher scrutiny as to its immediate price increase and long term maint/post warranty repair exposure. Must be a reason why UPS has almost abandoned diesel in the mid duty fleet.
hvac 10/11/19 12:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone towed with the new Chevy Gasser??

I am surprised the initial release is still a 6spd. Initial response for the 2500 Ram and the ZF 8speed are positive. Especially with 4.10 gears. Ford is next with a 10spd. Heck even Nissan XD is now a 9 spd for the 2020 model. Dissapointing launch for GM.
hvac 10/10/19 08:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing with a 3500 Van

Blt2ski I disagree with your view of only one van to tow anything pushing 5k. I have a Nissan nv3500 sl passenger van. I tow around 6500 lbs estimated. I have a keystone passport ultralight 290bh. It is long, but light for its size. I have towed it from Wisconsin to Yellowstone, sosuth from wisconsin to Kentucky and Missouri. I have had this trailer for ten years. My tow vehicle progression was 06 suburban 1500 2wd 08 suburban 2500 4wd And now 2017 Nissan nv3500 so 2wd The van is night and day difference from the suburbans. It is that much better. Plenty of power, less shifting of gears. I can set the cruise at 70 and stay there all day. The only downside is the 28 gallon tank makes fuel stops more frequent. Anybody with three kids + thinking of towing owes it to themselves to at least check the Nissan out Its brother is is Titan XD. Similar platforms, both incredible towing machines. Nissan refuses to market them. Too bad..
hvac 09/06/19 09:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Ram 3500 SRW (Edited with Pictures)

Nice! New generation Cummins as well. Keep us posted on overall performance. I'm looking at a leftover orphan in Michigan.2018 4x2 Laramie They want it sold.
hvac 09/03/19 10:18am Tow Vehicles

If I did my math you have 4.5m on that one. Smart, very smart....
hvac 09/01/19 12:13pm Tow Vehicles

We do know that death taxes and very expensive vehicle repair bill are a constant. Never goes away. So, what is your comfort zone for repairs to an aging powertrain? For me, new and totally covered. Priceless.
hvac 09/01/19 09:31am Tow Vehicles

I dunno, this old man at age 63 would still sign on that one for the right truck. Difference is its in my retirement budget with 3% inflation built in. Especially for a tow vehicle, new and reliable is worth it. Each his own.
hvac 08/30/19 03:19pm Tow Vehicles

I dont buy the pay off a new truck at purchase. This from one debt free since age 50. Now 63. I budget for payments like food, taxes, etc.maybe a few years of no payments. Repairs and inconvenience of an aging drive train, not me anyway. New every 6 years. Works for me..
hvac 08/25/19 03:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 6.4l 8 speed towing review

^ I don’t understand that rule. Its vern diesels and works. No matter the grade or temp. Keep it under 3k rpm. It won't overheat.
hvac 08/24/19 07:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: 6.4l 8 speed towing review

The ike is interesting though. We do all The major passes throughout fall through spring. It to me speaks to a criteria on how I will enjoy the truck. Just sayin. I always like the comment of low drama. The eco diesel got that.
hvac 08/23/19 11:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: 6.4l 8 speed towing review

^ In particular, haven't peeked under the hood or behind the grille of a new Ram 6.4. But, of the multitude of gas pickups I've had in recent years, all used for work (towing and hauling), none of them have needed any sort of cooling enhancements. I'm certain that is standard across the board now and has been for quite a while....if a vehicle is rated to tow xxxx lbs, it has the equipment to do it. Don't even have to think about it, unless a eco diesel. But, 3k rpm and under rule works..
hvac 08/20/19 08:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 6.4l 8 speed towing review

You can also browse through some threads at for user impressions of the 6.4. Like you,I can understand the desire for clean air but the additional responsibilities of owning a new diesel is chasing me towards a gasser as well and the 6.4 is appealing as is an 8spd auto.....I've been looking as we speak. Just be aware that no gas burner will compete with the low end Torque of a diesel but that doesn't mean we can't own a competant tow vehicle. Dodge could easily solve the torque problem by adding something akin to the etorque system to the 6.4, electric motors are wonderful for providing lots of low end torque and it would also be useful for improving efficiency (what Dodge has done with etorque is kinda amazing in that the efficiency gains are much more than the sum of the parts because they are able to do things like optimize shift points by supplimenting a lugging engine with the electric motor do avoid a downshift) My 8 speed ZF is a marvel of engineering. I'm anxiously awaiting reviews towing heavy and at altitude with the 2500 series. It has to help big time, I trust ZF will do their magic and really wake up the 6.4.
hvac 08/20/19 04:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 6.4l 8 speed towing review

From my side its reviews from owners that are towing at altitude and poor gear spacing. Possibly your 4.10 is the solution. Google ike gauntlet and the ram 6.4l vs the ancient 6.0 Chevy. It did poorly.
hvac 08/20/19 01:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 6.4l 8 speed towing review

You are right about the debt. The debt IS increasing out of control and will eventually crush our economy if not brought under control and expansive entitlement programs are allowed to be expanded as many progressives be them dems or reps are working on. Well and presidential hopefuls are hawking for votes from the entitlement benefit seekers. But Tax cuts have grown our economy so much that net tax revenues are up. Same as happened with JFK & Reagan’s policies. This has been our actual economic experience as opposed to ideologically driven political agenda promotion & theater. I don’t know about the RV Industry as a whole (it seems up) but both the major RV manufactures we transport for Airstream & Forrest River are up in sales and both are currently building new plants. Though that may partly be due to excessively high taxes in progressive run gov states where snowbirds from WA, OR, CA, NY, NJ etc flee overtaxation and get a 6 month “residence” in conservative run low tax states like AZ & FL. Lol they voted for the free benefits and are now running from the taxation that came from it. As to boats Fineline that we transport for manufactures of Gladiator ski boats are again up year over year in sales. Fan of you & your posts but makes me question where you are getting your news and or how that news has been crouched or is being presented. As to the 6.4 2500 8 speed short of fuel cost I suspect you will really like it. It’s a solid motor, trans, and many say the optional rear air suspension makes for the best riding 3/4 ton in the market. Though I don’t know what elevation you are talking about towing in & how much that will affect power etc. I know naturally aspirated motors loose power to altitude where as turbo charged motors practically speaking don’t. Vern, an update. Not good.
hvac 08/18/19 06:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How well does the RAM 2500 6.4 Hemi tow?

And another thought. Why are fleets dumping diesels like UPS and cable companies? Why is Ford introducing a rebuildable big block push rod gasser? Why? Speaks volumes. I think it's simply because of the nature of their work, a lot of urban stop and go driving idling etc. With the current diesel emissions that doesn't work really well, semi trucks that travel on the other hand you don't see them going to gas because for them diesel makes more sense. So the big 3, all have a new baby diesel. Everyone is all excited. A form should be signed by all who buy one so that they understand some basic issues. Buy your diesel from high volume outlets. Keep receipts as your on your own if you get bad fuel Buy you DEF with caution. Keep receipts. Old DEF is not covered in your warranty Don't drive locally or idle as this will result into the engine going in a shut down mode. Your emission system is only covered under a 3/36 warranty. EGR coolers fail frequently, cost to repair exceeds 2k. Your intake manifold will be clogged by 75k to 100k miles. Deleting or tuning will resolve many of the above issues but will violate your warranty and the federal clean air act. Seems reasonable?? Dan
hvac 08/18/19 05:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How well does the RAM 2500 6.4 Hemi tow?

A good friend owns a small trucking company. About 70 or so semi long haul. He gets real angry when you discuss new generation diesels.its not a good subject to bring up.
hvac 08/18/19 01:38pm Tow Vehicles
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