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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’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... :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, 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
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
RE: Tailgate Bike Pad - any experience?

Yep I looked into building my own system our of PVC pipe. Only issue that I have is the tool box being mounted right where the homemade rack would go, hence the problem. I’ve seen several guys make their own , and others used the tailgate pad to haul up to 4 bikes. The pads are nice and your bikes don’t fall out either, despite how it looks. Yes the bike tires are getting larger for sure. I ride full suspension Giant and older model but plan to upgrade in year or so and keep this one as a back up. That bike pad system keeps all bikes upright without getting damaged supposedly. I’m still searching out ideas as well, I can pretty much build most things easily so I’m sure to come up with an option that works out if I don’t go the tailgate pad route either.
kw/00 07/21/20 08:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tailgate Bike Pad - any experience?

I mountain bike as well, and have seen guys use them. It’s funny that u posted this because I’m starting my research on them to see what works best. Hopefully more will chime in.
kw/00 07/20/20 07:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2019 Colorado Diesel

Traveling Robert now has Colorado. YouTube and Thanks and will pass that along to him
kw/00 07/13/20 07:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2019 Colorado Diesel

Thanks so far, I will pass info along. I really don’t know what he’s buying yet, I suggested pulling that truck behind a motor home. I read that GM is changing that truck in a year or 2 and supposed that the only engine will be that 2.7 turbo gas job.
kw/00 07/13/20 07:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Ram 2500 Hemi 8 Speed vs the Ike Gauntlet

It appears that GM needs to step up in transmission gearing.... they need to run that 10 speed. It will boost the capabilities of the new 6.6. Nice to see all that gas jobs though doing well.
kw/00 07/12/20 01:19pm Tow Vehicles
2019 Colorado Diesel

Got a buddy that just picked one up, looks like what they call a long bed being 6 feet in length, crew cab and 4x4. Anyway he’s looking at different small campers and looking for anyone that tows a camper with a similar truck such as above. Anyone out there that tows with one? If so how do you like it? And what are you towing? Thanks
kw/00 07/12/20 12:12pm Tow Vehicles
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
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