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RE: The price of new trucks is beyond comprehension!

Yea in hindsight, if I would have just bought it and left it alone it would be worth a lot of money right now. It was a great deal. There are precious few of the K-30 4X4 SRW's running around, especially loaded like this one was.
ksss 09/28/21 07:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: The price of new trucks is beyond comprehension!

@burningman, your sig says it all. Don’t see you hauling the TC on the GMC and your “newer” diesel has, wait, what? Tuned, injectors (guaranteed, or at least it should), built trans to overcome that weak chit, gear vendors? Lol, thought 86 was the pinnacle of trucks and you added more gears to your ‘99 and exhaust brake. So in all, you’ve added an easy 10grand givertake just in parts to get your truck closer to performing like a newer diesel does right off the car lot….and you do your own work. Someone who doesn’t could put a 30% down payment on a new diesel just with parts and labor for your “mods.” And would still have a old floppy, ill handling truck with little brakes, drums in back, loud and with a VP pump. The CP4 of the 90s, lol! Just sayin….. To be fair, I understand cars, I like trucks and modding both. But I don’t get lost in the past! I will add this little story about "getting lost in the past". I bought an 84 K30 4X4 SRW with a 6.2L used with 43K on it in 1989 when I was about a year from getting out of the Corps (Ironically from my Sgt Major). Injector pump was out, typical issue at the time. I paid one of the USMC Hummer mechanics a case of beer and he swapped it out for me. Kept that truck until 1998 or so. I sold it with 225K on it. I loved that truck. I had contemplated for years about finding another and putting a Duramax in it. About 8 years ago, the Chevy dealer called and said they had an '85 K-30 4X4 SRW with a 454 they brought in on trade. Would sell it to me for $2500. It was in exceptional shape, Silverado, power windows and locks, everything I wanted. Drove it about 30 miles and brought it back and walked away. I felt like I was driving a grain truck from my childhood days. That 30 mile test drive was all I needed to save myself tens of thousands of dollars. My memories of the truck were much better than reality. New paint is expensive, but you are getting a lot more truck as well.
ksss 09/27/21 10:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2023 GM HD 505hp/1085tq

There are no loads a regular license can pull that *need* 505 hp. That is probably true.
ksss 09/17/21 07:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2023 GM HD 505hp/1085tq

Also apparently an upgraded rear diff to handle the power, and upgrades to the Allison branded transmission as well. Good to hear from ya'. Interesting. Means maybe higher axle ratings = more money payloads. Sounds like GM is getting serious in the commercial LDT market. They have taken the back seat to the Ram and Ford SD for years now in that market. I know'22 GM 3500 drw move up to 10500 rawr has made a bit of "about time" comments from GM fans on those type of websites. They have try to do something, as they getting their behind kicked in the sales arena. Ugly front end and fake Allison may not be helping them. Real Allison's sold the product for many years. You may want to refresh yourself on the current sales results of '20 and newer HD trucks.
ksss 09/14/21 05:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2023 GM HD 505hp/1085tq

Just remember, the added weight of the hybrid system will subtract from the trucks capacity.
ksss 09/13/21 07:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Does the Color of an HD Pickup Make a Difference?

If it's not red, it's just transportation. (old saying) Seriously though, buy the truck in the color you WANT. I don't worry nor think about "I hop the next guy likes this color". Sure, a few years down the road, you will find odd color combos or a color choice that is not to your taste (if buying used) but who cares, really? We have bought cars in tan/gold that I would not have bought new...and got a great deal because it was not silver/red/blue/whatever. Point is, if buying new, get what YOU LIKE. This is my thought as well. It is kinda like that saying about not driving a vehicle to keep the miles low for resale value. Which is the equivalent to not sleeping with your girlfriend to keep her fresh for the next guy. Buy the color you want, whatever color it is somebody will want it on resale. Condition of it is a far greater factor in resale value than the color. My last couple have been the Dark Blue. Dirt is an issue, scratches show more, but it looks so dam good, I keep buying em.
ksss 08/31/21 08:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cab/chassis vs standard DRW

I bought a 2020 Crew Cab 3500 cab and chassis, LTZ last year. I didn't order it that way, it was an order that was turned down when it arrived and I bought it. I don't know if it was how mine was ordered, but I had a heck of a time getting the back up camera to work. Took the dealer a while to figure it out. The components that make the back up camera work are not there in a cab and Chassis and more importantly the software is not in the computer either. Make sure you work through that now before you order it. Maybe they fixed the issue for the 2021 models but it was a pain to make it happen. You will thank me. I love the truck though. I took possession of the truck a few months back and I love it. Backup camera works flawlessly :) I am glad yours worked. Mine does now but it wasn't without some pain.
ksss 08/26/21 05:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cab/chassis vs standard DRW

I bought a 2020 Crew Cab 3500 cab and chassis, LTZ last year. I didn't order it that way, it was an order that was turned down when it arrived and I bought it. I don't know if it was how mine was ordered, but I had a heck of a time getting the back up camera to work. Took the dealer a while to figure it out. The components that make the back up camera work are not there in a cab and Chassis and more importantly the software is not in the computer either. Make sure you work through that now before you order it. Maybe they fixed the issue for the 2021 models but it was a pain to make it happen. You will thank me. I love the truck though.
ksss 08/25/21 09:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Air Filters For Your Trucks

K&N is a bad choice be it gaz or deezal! As noted, it not bad at filtering. It's the oils that get on the sensors after it. Like you MAF, manifold pressure sensor etc. That's the issues you will have. Especially if you over oil the filter. Better to use best quality paper AF you can get ahold of. Marty True story, my MAF got oil on it and sent a code on my LB7 years ago.
ksss 08/17/21 09:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM 'o7classic LBZ dsl 6 spd to '21 L5P dsl 10 spd report

If your not pulling as heavy I don't know that it matters as much, but pulling heavy the reasons to upgraded are pretty apparent.
ksss 08/14/21 12:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM 'o7classic LBZ dsl 6 spd to '21 L5P dsl 10 spd report

I agree on the 4.5 inches of clearance. I have 9" on my toyhauler and sometimes it comes very close to hitting when going over rough ground. Toyhauler life is rougher than regular RVing but 4.5" isn't much room for error in the roadway.
ksss 08/13/21 08:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM 'o7classic LBZ dsl 6 spd to '21 L5P dsl 10 spd report

I made a similar jump from an 06 3500 LBZ, DRW to a 2020 L5P 3500 DRW The LBZ is regarded as one of the best versions of the Dmax. However, overall the newer truck just does everything better and easier when pulling heavy. I don't miss the 06.
ksss 08/12/21 02:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Transmission shudder

I had the fluid changed in my wife's 2016 GMC 8 speed. It worked on that truck. Had the same thing done on my 2018 ZR2, it didn't solve that problem. I hated that tranny. Put it in reverse and it wouldn't move for like 5 seconds sometimes. Loved the ZR2, pretty awesome little pickup, but that tranny kinda wrecked it for me.
ksss 08/09/21 06:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 3500 DRW Tires

I think even a 4X2 needs the same size for the ABS to work correctly.
ksss 08/02/21 07:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: I refuse to double tow.

Behind a 3/4t shortbed. Keeps the pin weight light so he doesnt need air bags . Trailer suspension wont take that very long. Thats an extra ton or more on the trailer axles. It appears to be a Ram truck ,so no problem there . :B That is true, at least he can unhook the RZR and get help when his Ram takes a poop.;)
ksss 07/16/21 09:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Size Matters???

I have a carry it all mindset. I'm not looking to compromise or make do. With that in mind I want a large RV with lots of space, lots of storage and lots of carrying capacity. A genset or now days A/C capable solar is a must. I want the ability to be totally self contained if necessary. I don't want to fear or struggle with hills or mountains going up or down. I want my entire experience to be relaxing. With all those factors in mind I have a diesel dually truck and a 40' 5th wheel. You're fooling yourself if you think a dually and 40' fifth wheel doesn't involve compromises. You can't get that setup to most of the spots I camp, and the truck stinks off-road and in snow/ice. Obviously you can be comfortable with those compromises because they may not bother you, but they're certainly compromises that would be deal killers for other folks. I see you are in Idaho. Living in Idaho would be my firt compromise! I wish all the people moving here viewed Idaho like that.
ksss 07/15/21 07:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: [SOLVED] Work truck with service bed to tow a fifth wheel?

Highway Products makes some killer aluminum flat beds with multiple storage options. They will build you exactly what you want. The price is a bit brutal, but they are very nice.
ksss 07/15/21 07:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Found It, What a joke. Buying in 2021 LOL. You can keep it.

'Also remember, dealers base their appraisals on actual auction results, not on KBB's mathematical formulas. That is exactly right, and a point that I don't think everyone is aware of.
ksss 07/09/21 08:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Do I have have enough Truck?

BenK mentioned it, but having had a handful of GMT trucks that I towed with and the brakes suck in stock form. I would for sure budget to upgrade them.
ksss 06/27/21 03:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Check those prices

I stopped using aftermarket (NAPA) fuel filters and only buy the OEM AC/Delco brand after an issue with my 5500. Perhaps they are all the same and it don't really matter (although the dealer claimed it did) but it makes me feel better.
ksss 06/20/21 09:41am Tow Vehicles
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