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RE: Happy Camper

And that is another reason why I love my 09 HD with the 6.0. GM really made that engine one of the best. I have spoke with a lot of 6.0 owners that work them via pulling trailers, camping, and farming. I have seen so many of these trucks with excess of 300k and still run and perform like new. I have 97k on my 09 so I have a lot longer to go....!
kw/00 06/26/20 07:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Need tow vehicle - preferably under 10k

Any 3/4 ton gas job will work. Look at the 2001-2007 GM 2500 HD 6.0 or rare 8.1, both are bullet proof. Just my thoughts.
kw/00 06/06/20 07:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: Service Trailer Brake System message

My 09 had that message. I purchased the new module for the break control that is mounted on the drivers rear frame rail. Back a few years ago it was like 80$. Now on Amazon’s like 30$. It fixed my 09 issues and I’m still driving it. So that could be the issue, but first make sure the 7 pin connector is clean and dry. Also make sure along the harness that it’s not damaged in some way.
kw/00 05/30/20 06:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Heavy Chevy!

Now that's a good looking truck! A bit dated though Over here in the US, old trucks, tend to climb in value. Actually low mod, farm fresh trucks especially C/K Chevys do really well. Older Certain Fords also gain in value. He’s got some nice mods on the truck though, I like it, it’s not really dated, just right.....
kw/00 05/21/20 05:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Heavy Chevy!

Love that truck! I have always liked older Chevy trucks. Remember the show “The fall guy.” Lol anyway I looked for a clean square body in the past but came up with the 69 C10 and was hooked. Hence bought that and enjoyed it ever since.... congrats!
kw/00 05/20/20 06:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Got a new TV

Wow ! Very nice!
kw/00 05/16/20 03:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Got a new TV

Congrats! Time to post up some pics when your able!
kw/00 05/15/20 06:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anybody ever buy a truck with a salvage title?

Well, it’s only is good as the guy who rebuilds it. I’m not a fan of rebuilt vehicles, not saying that they are horrible but sometimes they can have everlasting issues if not rebuild correctly. Also after you purchase one, your pretty much stuck with it. In my experience... it’s a hard sell to another person due the “what ifs.” As many as I have seen over my 46 years of life so far, many are of subpar levels of overall quality after the build. Now the guy who does an amazing, correct... job is on YouTube under VEHCOR. Scott is his name and I’m amazed the amount of professional work that performs. I don’t sell cars, but have spent many of years, buying, fixing and selling them. That not my primary job by my means but a hobby that I really enjoy. That being said I’ve gotten burned several times on purchases and a few “rebuilt” cars as well. So my take is if you are deciding to head in that direction... is to get before and after pics if possible and see who did the work... also have it inspected, call you insurance for any issues with coverage. Good luck !
kw/00 05/12/20 08:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tow Vehicle for 10k bumper pull

The GM 6.0 is far from being underpowered, any gas job will work for you especially with the 6 speed transmissions.
kw/00 04/21/20 08:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: TFL Gold Hitch Awards 2020

So getting back on topic.... interesting for sure thus far.. but I’m interested in the Chevy 3.0 Duramax down the road for sure. On the topic of HD trucks I really like the GM series, however i am a fan of the Cummins so my vote would be for the Ram for HD diesel use. That’s coming from a guy who owns a 3/4 ton GMC gas job. Anyway have worked on several engines and the inline series engines just last a long time due to design. If I would keep gas for HD duties down the road.. it would be a hard choice between the gas 6.6 GM or Ford 7.3. Again just my preference. My parents had a GMC Envoy that had a inline engine that had nothing but problems. Having said that I think the new 3.0 Duramax has some interesting features so we'll have to see how that plays out. I noticed the Gold Hitch Award excluded gas powered HD trucks this year but if they did I'm sure the 7.3 would have won. Yep that inline engine used in that series of trucks and suvs was not very good for sure. Some had good luck but most did not.... yes I agree that the 7.3 would win... I think Ford hit a home run so far with that engine.
kw/00 04/18/20 07:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: TFL Gold Hitch Awards 2020

So getting back on topic.... interesting for sure thus far.. but I’m interested in the Chevy 3.0 Duramax down the road for sure. On the topic of HD trucks I really like the GM series, however i am a fan of the Cummins so my vote would be for the Ram for HD diesel use. That’s coming from a guy who owns a 3/4 ton GMC gas job. Anyway have worked on several engines and the inline series engines just last a long time due to design. If I would keep gas for HD duties down the road.. it would be a hard choice between the gas 6.6 GM or Ford 7.3. Again just my preference.
kw/00 04/18/20 03:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Destroying a truck

Well it’s sad to see someone put so much money into a truck just to destroy it... such a wasteful society and or generation. I’m not by any means old.. but grew up poor and had to work for everything that I have.... so what I own I respect and take care of.... some people are just idiots...
kw/00 04/03/20 06:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2015 Calorado

Thanks for the info.! OP what’s your numbers on truck and camper? Here in Florida I see some midsized trucks pulling small campers. I just saw a Honda Ridgeline pulling a 22 or so foot Sunline trailer yesterday. I’m thinking you should be good depending on those numbers. My buddy is buying a diesel Colorado, but it sounds like he needs the Z71 not ZR2 because of payload. Anywa he’s got a small TT to tug around.
kw/00 03/08/20 05:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2015 Calorado

I am towing a 19 ft. double axle trailer with a 2016 Colorado. Have been all over the East coast with three trips to Florida. No problems but you know it is back there. Average between 12 and 14 mpg. I put on a WD hitch, not because of the sag, but to take out some of the bounce on the Interstate bridges in SC and GA. As long as you don't have a 2017 0r 2018 Colorado with the **** transmission you will be good to go. What transmission problems are theses trucks having? Reason I ask and sorry if I hijack the thread...don’t mean to but a coworker looking at one with the diesel.. ZR2 I think that’s what he said that he was buying.
kw/00 03/07/20 08:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Ford 7.3L Ike Gauntlet

I've got a '56 F100 that could be a candidate for a 7.3. Is it available as a crate engine? Really cool! I don’t know if it’s available just yet but sure it will be soon. For several years the LS engine has been a popular swap. I’ve seen this engine in almost everything including Ford F100 series trucks. So now the 7.3 will be just as desired I’m sure... I have a 69 C10.. pretty close to original, I thought at one time to do the LS swap. Haven’t pulled the trigger since I like to keep this one old school. But if you do that Ford... u need to document on YouTube, I would def would want to see it. The 7.3 is really impressive!
kw/00 02/05/20 04:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Ford 7.3L Ike Gauntlet

Liked the 89 Iroc but loved the same year Transam GTA. Regardless both really cool rides.... mustang ran fast back then as well with the famous 5oh....I had a few Pontiacs running with both the 5 speed 5.0 TPI and the 5.7 auto... raced a lot of my buddies. Smoked a 944 Porsche with the 5.7. Kid was so butt hurt he sold it a few months later... anyway impressed with that hill run... the 7.3 sure did well. Now it’s time for GM to stick the 10 speed behind the 6.6 and throw some 4.10 gears in while their at it.
kw/00 02/01/20 08:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Gas engines in class c or b

I have not heard of any issues with the gas versions. I guess people just trade up or down depending on what works for them. U can tow with some of these so you will need to look at the tow rating if u intend to pull a small utility or motorcycle trailer behind. I know someone that had a Mercedes version and it was crazy expensive when things needed service, but that was for the Diesel engine.
kw/00 01/29/20 06:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevy 8.1 truck with low miles?

There is a reason GM got rid of it! Emissions was the big killer of the 8.1. It was a filthy Large bore engines of that era were filthy as far as emissions went. That's why Ford went to a V-10, smaller bore lower emissions. Technology was not all that great back them compared to today. In its day the 8.1 was a good truck engine. Why didn't the 8.1L have more power and get better gas mileage? 9.1:1 compression. But then once again, I don't think the intention of this thread was to compare to old against the new. Just to reminisce the old 8.1.And why was it a filthy engine? It was because it was not an efficient engine! That's why they killed it. Reading your post, I take it that you really didn’t like that engine or any other BB. Just a note, GM still produces BB engines in the 8 liter size. The 8.1 was discontinued because of the change in emissions. No big deal, it’s really a great engine, has tremendous power and easy to produce more. The GM 6.0 was upgraded along with 6 speeds that took the helm during that time. I’m thinking that GM will release another version of the 8 liter engine soon for larger trucks. I don’t think the duty cycle of any smaller displacement engine last as long. I have 2 friends that own both 8.1 trucks. Both tow regularly and have had zero issues. One of them pulls 15k horse trailer all around the Country. Has a lot of miles on it, last I heard was around 300k.. still runs and does the job. My other buddy has around 100k on his and zero issues. As long as I have personally worked on engines I’m a fan of both SB and BB variants. I even like the Ford Ecoboost series. My Fav are the GM LS series, but Ford has done a good job with the ecoboost so far. Now I’m watching the 1/2 ton Diesel engines. I expect good service from those as well. But if one ever finds a good deal on a low miles 8.1 and cheap... Best Buy it... it will last...
kw/00 01/14/20 05:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: Racking up the miles.

Ah the benefits of the GM 6.0.... I spoke to a guy a few weeks ago that has an 08 model. Pulls trailers for his land clearing business all day. Got over 300k so far with nothing but a few batteries, water pump and brakes ... .I hope the new 6.6 last as long.
kw/00 01/05/20 06:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: GAS 6.6 GM

I have to believe that the 10 speed will soon find its way behind the 6.6 gas motor. It seems to baffle the entire automotive industry as to why they didnt release it with the 10 to begin with. At least with Ram, I dont think they yet have a 10 speed. GM has them sitting on the shelf and yet they continue with the 6 speed. My thoughts as well. There’s really no reason not to not use the new 10 speed, unless they want to get rid of some excess 6 speed autos hanging on the benches. Hopefully the new 10 speed series will make up for the 3:73 gear set. Still wish they would have used the 4:10. I have the 6.0 with the 3:73 gear set and 6 speed. Love it, pulls 10k very well. I’m sure the new 10 speed with the 6.6 would be a nice pull dog though.
kw/00 01/02/20 07:28am Tow Vehicles
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