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RE: GM outsold Ford??

Visit the full timer Campgrounds you will see different numbers. Maybe this wasn't a full timer campground. https://i.imgur.com/FDM5WNxl.jpg Ford Country get together! Now even I could go with a pop up tent trailer.
Me Again 01/13/22 08:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM outsold Ford??

Read something yesterday and not sure of others saw/read it as well, but it said that GM outsold Ford in truck sales for 2021. If true, that would dethrone Ford as the #1 seller of trucks 45+ years running. Truth or rumor? The sales title has always been a bit of a gimmick. I suspect GM & Ford are in it together as I've never seen them challenge the numbers. If you look at the specific model, F150 usually wins. If you combine sierra & silverado (which are effectively the exact same truck except for the name badges), GM usually wins. In the end, it really doesn't matter. Both sell enough that finding parts and getting repairs will not be an issue (same applies to Dodge and Toyota). who win's depends on what is said. Which BRAND sold the most, Ford is perenial winner. Which COMPANY sold the most, General Motors most often outsells Ford Motor Company with Chevy and GMC combined sales. Which model sells the most, Ford F150 is a decades long winner. Which is the lowest selling brand? I'll bet GMC is near the bottom, below RAM/Dodge, maybe even toyota, but above Nissan and honda. (just my guess since I don't have any data) To me it is all irrelevant. I buy what I like the best for what I want to do. All three mfg make really nice trucks today. Glad I have so much to choose from. Model 2021 sales GM Trucks (COMBINED)* 768,698 Ford F-Series 726,004 Ram Trucks 569,388 – Chevrolet Silverado 519,774 – GMC Sierra 248,924 Toyota Tundra 81,959 Nissan Titan 27,406
Me Again 01/13/22 07:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM outsold Ford??

I dont think its about the trucks anymore. This year and last, the one able to secure the most chips wins. And Tesla's sales almost doubled because they program their own chips and were able to program/reprogram cheaper available chips.
Me Again 01/13/22 07:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: GM outsold Ford??

GM for the win again. GM Trucks (COMBINED)* 768,698 Ford F-Series 726,004 Ram Trucks 569,388 https://tfltruck.com/2022/01/sales-full-size-pickup-trucks-have-a-bad-year-in-2021-gm-trucks-are-still-on-top/ BTW GM sold more in 2020 than the other two also.
Me Again 01/13/22 06:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: Sailun tires

I ran a set of RIBs on 5200 axles for 6.5 years and sold them with 65% tread left for 200 bucks on CL and then ran R250 for 4.5 years until I sold that trailer.
Me Again 12/16/21 08:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New GMC 2500 Wont Engage Trailer Brakes

The engineer that redesigned the RAM IBC in 2015(maybe it was 2014) must have moved to GM. RAM had a good IBC however most users in around 2015 started complaining about these pulse width controllers verses older current varied ones. RAM's decreased braking as the vehicle slowed. I found running mine in Heavy Electric over hydraulic on my drum brake trailer worked better.
Me Again 12/13/21 06:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: Recall of 19/20 Ram Cummins 6.7 diesels

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2020/MC-10180256-9999.pdf
Me Again 12/04/21 07:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Recall of 19/20 Ram Cummins 6.7 diesels

" I believe Ram and Cummins went to court a few years back over who was responsible for various warranty issues." As a friend would say to me "please prove that".Google is your friend. Surprised you missed this. Here's one link, among many, that provide some details. Yep, my 2015 got that recall. As part of it they removed one of the sensors that was causing false error codes.
Me Again 12/02/21 08:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ever heard of this?

I was "next door", a few years later (from the date on your photo.) Fun times, huh? When I arrived around the 2nd or 3rd of July 1966 there were: 200 AF Redhorse Construction guys building the runway 50 US Army 4 Marines 12 USCG Electric Techs, a W4 XO and LT CO as a construction detachment. I rotated out on June 2nd 1967 and there were: 7,000 USAF 5,000 US Army 28 USCG and the same 4 Marines and are probably still there!!!! They had huts down on the beach in Sattahip, with Thai ladies to clean, cook and provide for their needs.
Me Again 11/27/21 05:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ever heard of this?

Sometime later! Description English: A KC-135A taking off with water injection to its J-57 engines Date 30 September 2013, 15:35:08 Source USAF photo Author USAF Photographer This picture is from the top of our 625' tower looking over at U-Tapao. Between the B-52s and KC-135, and a war, we thought at times our buildings would fall down. https://i.imgur.com/b2b9N44l.jpg
Me Again 11/26/21 06:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ever heard of this?

I've never heard of this type of conversion. When I lived in upstate NY a friend of mine ran something on his snow plow truck that injected water into the fuel, I don't know anything about what happened but I remember him showing me. I find this stuff interesting not as the effect that the user intends "whatever that may be" but just the scientific inventing end of it. I thought it was interesting and am passing it along for comments. https://www.truckcampermagazine.com/camper-tech/misadventures-in-grease-camping/ B-52s and other military aircraft have been using water injection into their "diesel" engines for years. Here is a KC-135 with "wet" takeoff https://i.imgur.com/fDc009Pl.jpg Was that at U-Tapao in Thailand? I was 4 miles off the end of the runway and 3 miles to the side. I was part of the construction crew that build and man'd the Loran C Station the USCG built there in the summer of 1966.
Me Again 11/22/21 06:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

Nice! Always liked that body style. Throw a four barrel on it and hang on!!! And check on advancing the cam.
Me Again 11/22/21 06:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Place your bets now!

And back to the TH350 and 400. Back in the first have of the 70's I was a NCR Field Engineer in Seattle and we had a fleet of Chevy station wagons. Driving them in the snow it was best to kick them into neutral to come to a stop or the tranny would cause the rear to over come the traction of the front tires and turn it into a toboggan. Oh yeah, the 2 speed power glide is in a lot of dragsters and drag boats. Just do not know how the poor POS stands up the 1000-2000 HP?
Me Again 11/18/21 05:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: Place your bets now!

OK, when looking to replace my 2020 Ford Edge ST in August with a 150/1500 truck I ruled out the hemi/RAM because of the lack of oil to the cam. And I ruled out the GMs because on this, https://gmauthority.com/blog/2021/07/gm-experiencing-an-increasing-amount-of-v8-engine-valve-lifter-issues/ as I did my research. This is the statement I ran across "misfire condition with a bent pushrod that leads to a collapsed lifter or the lifter comes apart." There seems to be a design issue with the angle of the push rod to the lifter.
Me Again 11/18/21 05:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: Calling weight police - help

Stay within your SAE RAWR and GCVWR and you are golden. GCVWR is a manufactures warranty number! What has not been mentioned is states that license tonnage like Washington State. My 2001.5 RAM 2500 4x4 with 8800 GVWR was licensed to 12K per Washington formula of tare weight times 1.5 and then rounded up the next higher even K. My 2015 RAM with 11,700 GVWR was licensed to the same 12K, I could have asked to have either licensed to 14K for a little more per year.
Me Again 11/15/21 07:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Calling weight police - help

All this to say I think no matter how you slice it, a 16,000 trailer is dually territory. Mike Hotshot haulers have a field day laughing at the RV weight police. Are they all in jail, no! It is very difficult in a pickup truck to exceed the Federal Bridge Weight Laws, which are what the states use as a bases for their weight laws. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Bridge_Gross_Weight_Formula
Me Again 11/15/21 06:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Calling weight police - help

Many of those Dry Pin Weights are nothing but Fantasy. Our unit left the Factory almost 1000 Lbs heavier than the published Dry Pin. Really, almost 1000 lbs heavier on the pin. Hard to believe! I called the factory and asked about the 2435 figure on my Bighorn before purchase and was assured that it was right.
Me Again 11/15/21 05:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Calling weight police - help

The weight police recommend a dually if you tow any thing more than a pop-up, " because you can never have enough truck" did you expect any other answer? Says a Heavy Hauler ;) Hey Ron, is your truck still in the hospital? You need to get out of the wet NW Washington weather.
Me Again 11/15/21 04:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Calling weight police - help

Can someone shed some light on my trucks ability to handle the Solitude 378. My combined weight of passanger and cargo is around 3300 based on door sticker but the Gawr rear Axle is 7000 lbs. Does this mean I can put than much pin weight on that axle? Attached are the door stickers on truck Combined weight of occupants and cargo not to exceed 3341 Front Gawr 5200lbe Rear gawr 7230lbs Vehicle Gvwr 11500 Weight on trailer Uvw 14344 Hitch 2686 Gvwr 16800 We like the floorplan of the Solitude but would be willing to consider a lighter version of it if one exists. We like to avoid a dually as it does not fit in our garage, drive thrus, dual tires etc.. Love the F350 SRW SB 4x4 Diesel Crewcab. This thing gets better gas mileage that the F150 Powerboost we traded it for. I am just a bit confused as to how the rear gawr plays into the equation with the 5th wheel hitch weight. It looks like you will exceed the vehicle cargo much faster than the axle can handle. Any help clarifying this would be appreciated? Thank you MC Loaded for travel, the Solitude 378MBS will put about 3,800 lbs. on the pin. Make sure the truck has that kind of payload left over after subtracting the weight of the hitch, occupants, gear, etc. Personally, I would only pull that trailer with a dual rear wheel truck. Rob How do you get from 2686 dry pin weight to 3800 load. That is about 1/2 of the carrying capacity of the of the trailer. Do you really think that much will go on the pin. Taking dry weights it has 18.7% dry pin weight. Carry the percentage forward to 16800 GVWR of the trailer give 3146 lbs of loaded pin weight. If pin weight increases to 20 percent load, the 3360 would be the pin weight fully loaded. Now we need to talk about generators and washer/dryer. W/D prep is in the nose, and generator well ahead of the axles. I made this work with my 16K 39'4" Bighorn because it had a 2435 dry pin weight with our 2015 RAM SB 4X4 3500 SRW with 11,700 GVWR and 7K RGAWR. And we were loaded heavy as full timers at that time. Trucks GVWR is a manufactures warranty spec, and has little to do with the Federal Bridge Weight laws. You stated two different Rear GAWRings. If it is 7230 and you already own the truck, then you have a decision to make! Are you going to worry about GVWR. If you talk to a hotshot hauler they will tell you the only thing that matters in the Federal Bridge Weight laws which are based on the width of the tire tread on the ground.
Me Again 11/15/21 03:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Calling weight police - help

Loaded for travel, the Solitude 378MBS will put about 3,800 lbs. on the pin. Make sure the truck has that kind of payload left over after subtracting the weight of the hitch, occupants, gear, etc. Personally, I would only pull that trailer with a dual rear wheel truck. Rob How do you get from 2686 dry pin weight to 3800 load. That is about 1/2 of the carrying capacity of the of the trailer. Do you really think that much will go on the pin. Taking dry weights it has 18.7% dry pin weight. Carry the percentage forward to 16800 GVWR of the trailer give 3146 lbs of loaded pin weight. If pin weight increases to 20 percent load, the 3360 would be the pin weight fully loaded. Now we need to talk about generators and washer/dryer. W/D prep is in the nose, and generator well ahead of the axles. I made this work with my 16K 39'4" Bighorn because it had a 2435 dry pin weight with our 2015 RAM SB 4X4 3500 SRW with 11,700 GVWR and 7K RGAWR. And we were loaded heavy as full timers at that time.
Me Again 11/15/21 01:26pm Tow Vehicles
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