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RE: Opinion on Truck Reliability

A gas 3/4 ton will be cheaper then a diesel and you could even get one newer.. just my thoughts..I have an 09 gmc 2500hd gas job and pull 10k. It’s paid for and just about to hit 100k. If you want diesel it will cost you a lot more... ask me how.. been there done that..
kw/00 02/06/21 02:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2008 F250 with 5.4

BIL used to own one. His truck was a 2010 though 4x4 with 5.4 and 3:73 gears I believe. He pulled a 7-8 k travel trailer. He didn’t complain about it as far as I know. It was a good truck, drank some gas but so does any gas towing rig like my 09 6.0 GM. I think they had some issues with the 3 valve heads and cam phasers. Though he did not, but he only had the combo for a few years and sold it, just because he went down to a mid sized truck and was not towing at that point.
kw/00 12/08/20 06:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone ? GM 3.0 diesel

Well my buddy picked one up, 2020 Z71 package 4x4 diesel 3.0. I think it’s the mid LT ? model with cloth seats. Beautiful truck, has a factory lift but not the trail boss edition. Pulls a small camper with it, sure it will be fine. Quiet when it’s running, rides really nice... The dealer told him that the belt change will be extended, I don’t know what miles or years that will be. Amazing truck though, good deals right now to be found locally here. Paid in the mid 40s I believe. Oh he looked at the famous 6.2, but I believe it was the same price... could be wrong..
kw/00 11/23/20 06:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone ? GM 3.0 diesel

Yea emissions is always something that I personally would be concerned about. I would imagine that he would not change anything in that area since it would be under warranty. I kinda pushed him into thinking about the Ford with the ecoboost but no luck there. I have read about the oil bath belt and I know he isn’t concerned about that...as far as Nissan that’s a no go..so I guess it’s the GM 3.0:so far... I must admit, I’m curious as well since I would consider one myself in the future. Hopefully someone puts some miles on one and chimes in.. thanks a lot so far guys.
kw/00 11/20/20 06:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone ? GM 3.0 diesel

I would stay far away from any small diesel. They are problematic and not worth the aggravation. This coming from a diesel tech. Why are they? What are you seeing being the issues with them? Thanks
kw/00 11/19/20 06:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone ? GM 3.0 diesel

Op here.... hopefully no spell check errors, lol anyway, yes I’m not looking for one myself. A friend is pretty set on picking one up, and I’ve been researching it out to help him. He turned down both the Ford and Ram counterparts so hence GM is first now on list.... I did look at one the other day, so what’s the deal with small diesels being problematic?
kw/00 11/19/20 06:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone ? GM 3.0 diesel

Lol yes letting it play out since spell check Intervened..... go to laugh anyway... thanks for all who’s been responding... !
kw/00 11/19/20 05:13am Tow Vehicles
Anyone ? GM 3.0 diesel

Hey guys, anyone own a new GM 1500 truck with the 3.0 Duramax? If so, thoughts on towing and non towing....? Before it’s spoken about, I already know about the timing belt on the oil pump... payload, and being a 1/2 ton... just want to know from people who own them.. not necessarily spectaculars.. Thanks
kw/00 11/17/20 05:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Very pleased with my Chevy PU.

That’s what I hear from a lot of GM 6.0 owners, and I echo the same. The GM 6.0 is one of the best engines that I have ever owned. Simply easy to work on, crazy reliable, and with the 6 speed tranny, it’s icing on the cake. I got my 09 and so far I have only 98k on it..... my 02 6.0 I had over 200k. No repairs just basic stuff.
kw/00 11/15/20 08:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Another 6.6 gas question

The 6 speed is a really good transmission, and u know how good the 6.0 already is. The new 6.6 is even better. The engine is the LT1series now and are better then the LS... hard to say that since I’m a die hard LS guy... but if you look up the difference then you will see how much more improved this engine is. Stock, you can easily add more HP and Tq, more so then on the 6.0. It’s all based on the internals and block design. Heads flow better, much better cooling, oil squirters in specific locations such as under the piston, direct fuel injection... the list goes on. I still love my 09 6.0 with 6 speeds though. I like the idea of the 10 speed... I think close ratios are better. It all depends on what you are willing to pay for. Regardless it will be a great truck I’m sure...
kw/00 10/28/20 07:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: favorite tow vehicle for small trailer??

Methinks the OP is overlooking the obvious choice... The Honda Ridgeline will do everything he seeks and do it better than just about any other mid sized truck. I bought my 2019 Ridgeline a year and 15K miles ago and could not be more pleased. I typically tow my 6 X 10" {8' high} cargo trailer loaded to around 2,600# with the Ridgeline and it is awesome. When you are not towing you are basically driving a a Honda Accord. My RL gets 20 - 23 mpg around town/24 on the highway and 15-16 towing. Bought it for $39 OTD with lots of bells and whistles {figure around $4K of that was in taxes and registration}. For the record the Ridgeline was the Car and Driver mid sized truck of the year for 2017, 2018 and 2019... not sure about 2020 but the 2021 looks like it has been upgraded nicely as well. A lightly used, low mileage 17 - 19 would be a good choice as well. The bed is the largest in class, it accepts 4 X 8' sheets of plywood stacked as high as you like and beneath it there lies a 8.5 cubic foot trunk. Seriously, take a look at the Ridgeline's out there 2017 - 2021, you will be hard pressed to do better. OP ......I was just going to say the Honda Ridgeline...it’s what a lot of people need or could use.. the new refresh next year is really nice looking... OP this is the perfect truck for you. It rides like a car but yet is a truck. To me this is one vehicle is so under appreciated, but would work for the majority of 1/2 ton owners out there that don’t tow large trailers and use it for weekend warrior or projects... https://i.imgur.com/FXfOdTwl.jpg :C
kw/00 10/20/20 05:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: EGR Deletes

Problem is once u delete and get rid off all the emissions.... there’s problems if you decide to trade the truck in..... dealers can’t take that truck on trade unless the emission system is fully intact and operational. If you are like me and keep trucks forever then it may not be such an issue. Most states now are cracking down on rolling coal, deleting, ect.....so if it would be me.. just replace the sensor and keep the system cleaned. I personally don’t worry about that crud anymore cause I run gas engines now. But for those who need or want diesels, requires a little more work now then “back in the day” required... Good luck
kw/00 09/30/20 06:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 5.3 vs 6.2

OP, I'll throw a curve ball at you. Skip the 6.2 in the half ton and get a 6.0 in a 3/4 ton. You'll leave a couple HP on the table, but get a SOLID engine/transmission combo that is better for towing than the half ton. I did that exact thing years ago and never have looked back. I still have my 09 HD 6.0 and with 98k on it so it’s got along way till I sell it. In my opinion, the GM 6.0 with 6 speed combo is one of the best ever made.
kw/00 09/16/20 06:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Avoiding AFS/VVT issues in next truck

07.5 and up 6.0 engines have VVT. Never an issue and I have seen several 6.0 with excess of 300k. I’m thinking the new 6.6 should be a good engine. Time will tell if it lives up to the 6.0, but it should. I will run the gas engines as well, to many issues diesel/emissions issues. We have run diesels in our family for years... now the 2011 Cummins appears to be my parents last. They will go back to gas if they ever get another. I still run my 09 2500HD with the 6.0. Just love this engine, it has been so reliable and flawless.
kw/00 09/01/20 06:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Truck for New Empty Nesters

Chevy 3.0 diesel if I would be in the market.
kw/00 08/16/20 05:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2014 Chevy 1500 WT opinions?

Very good drivetrain and easy to maintain truck for sure. Shouldn’t have really any issues with that truck.
kw/00 08/01/20 07:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Hummer has crazy good specs. 1000 HP and 1150 torque.

So.... I guess all these deleted and programmed diesel kings are not so cool anymore......lol
kw/00 07/30/20 07:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Toyota fake 3/4 ton spotted, overheated

Did I miss something OP? Just wondering did u speak to the driver to get all that info? I’m curios. Anyway rarely I’ve seen a tundra broke down. I’m sure it happens but they are dead reliable. Nope I don’t own one, my best friend does. He farms with one, has 300k and worked hard everyday. Multiple dents from cattle running into it, scratches, I’m mean it’s been worked. Only problem... Lost reverse and and a starter. That’s it, this truck has pulled all types of heavy trailers, and doesn’t miss a beat. Toyota really did well with that 5.7 engine. Just my 2 cents.
kw/00 07/29/20 04:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Converting a enclosed trailer to a RV TT

Thanks to all replies, yes we sold our fifth wheel already. I have another fifth wheel to borrow, aka my aunts, if I want to. We picked up this 7x16 like new and got a really great deal on it. I was planning on resell to make some money or use it for another business start up. But a few years ago I saw the conversion and was impressed. I always liked the work and play campers, such a great idea and they kinda are hard to find here in Florida for the right size. So it got me thinking to do my own and making it fit my family. Yes I do have experience in a lots of trades, I chose to learn a lot and still do. I’m no master of any but trades and common sense and the ability to ask others, seeking wisdom pays off. So I’m still on the fence with the conversion and will dive into more reading. If not then I guess it’s time to start up another venture on my days of from the FD. Thank you for all the comments, been part of this online board for years now and learn a lot. We still love camping, I see us buying a C class or such sometime in a few years, time will tell.
kw/00 07/24/20 07:48am Travel Trailers
Converting a enclosed trailer to a RV TT

Hey everyone, hope all are well and healthy. Maybe asked before but, has anyone converted a 7x16 enclosed trailer to an RV TT.? I have seen a few ideas online as I’m in the fact gathering phase. We recently sold our large fifth wheel, just got tired of dragging around 35 feet and we can keep a much smaller camper at our house. So hence I may just build one. I own a 7x16 very well build enclosed trailer so we have that so far. Anyway if anyone has done it please post up some good info, even the good and the bad. Theirs just 3 of us so my daughter would be helping out build this as well. Yes I do have experience in construction and all types of stuff, so a project like this would be still a challenge but I look forward to it. Thanks!
kw/00 07/23/20 11:23am Travel Trailers
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