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Are those wheels and tires 17.5's? Just trying to understand how your set up requires 110 psi.
ksss 08/07/22 08:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: MotorTrend F150 Lightning Tow Test

An "Independent opinion" Good luck finding that. If you remember the prior term for "Climate change". It was global cooling due to increase in CO2, until it was determined that term didn't fit the agenda. **** data couldn't support the position. However, we call it climate change, ahh now there is a term that is much more flexible. So now everything from the recent floods in KY, hurricanes, drought in the West and anything else that can possibly be linked to Climate Change is used as fodder to fill the disinformation cannon. Worse thing is some people actual believe it. Only 10K years ago there was severe climate change with zero human influence. The change so abrupt that places that would be considered tropical, became covered in glaciers. If you remember high school earth science class they told you all about it. Point being, human influence on the planet likely has some impact currently, but not nearly enough to justify the extreme position. It was happening way before human influence stepped in. The data to support the climate change agenda is weak at best and purposely deceptive at its worst. So now finding Independent Information not influenced by political opinion and personal bias seems impossible. The result is where we are now..."**** the torpedoes, full speed ahead" toward solving a problem (costing countless Trillions of dollars and untold pain and suffering) that may not exist. The point about changing the column is spot on, wish we had a "like" button.
ksss 08/06/22 10:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: MotorTrend F150 Lightning Tow Test

Actually, most 1/2 tons are used just as a mode of transportation and tow nothing in their lifespan. That is true, but having the ability to tow if want is important. The difference is with these EV's at the distance they can go between charges when towing, you are really limited verse an ICE. Some may see value in their current ability but when weighing what they can and cant do well, I am not sure there is enough justification for one yet.
ksss 08/03/22 09:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: MotorTrend F150 Lightning Tow Test

Technology is not there yet to allow for a towing EV to be used in the way in which most ICE tow rigs are used. The fact that they are sold out, doesn't mean much. The political push is toward EV's regardless how little practical use they have for anyone the tows something (and many light pickups don't tow anything anyway). When EV's are used commercially, the time to recharge is expensive in the sense that it slows down business activity and someone is getting paid to recharge the vehicle during the day. You can handpick specialized applications where 90 miles on a charge may work, but certainly not enough to convince the majority of business owners to get on board yet. Or anyone that needs to tow something in a reasonable time. Someday things may be different, but certainly not today and tomorrow doesn't look real good either. The day that a battery is developed that holds more of a charge, is quick to recharge, lighter and hopefully doesn't use rare earth metals that are only found in China to build, will be a serious game changer. However until then, EV will be a hard row to hoe especially for those that tow. The next issue will be the power companies, right now it is the oil companies that are beat with sticks at every opportunity. Wait until your house and vehicle are all powered by electricity, that in many places can only be provided by one company. The result of no competition will be massive price rises. They will have all their customers by the balls with no choice but to pay.
ksss 08/02/22 08:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2022 Silverado 3.0 update

The feedback on this motor has really pretty good. They spent enough time on getting it out, it should be pretty dialed in. Did you find the amount of DEF you used to be excessive? Its the only point I have heard from those that I know who own one.
ksss 07/31/22 12:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Selling 2018 F150 to upgrade to 2022 F150 - worth it or not?

Given money is tight, pay off the 7K and be happy for no payment till you get through your "money is tight" issue. Remember your loan rate on the '22 will be considerably higher than what you paid on the truck you have. Money aside, what will the '22 do for you that your existing truck wont do? Other than increase the time it will take to actually own the truck. Seems like bad timing financially, but beyond that, I am not sure what the benefit is other owning a new truck. That new truck smell goes away but the payment wont for a long time.
ksss 07/26/22 08:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Camping in an EV.... Always charging...

Got to get the first copies built before they are improved. Power is immediately resolved that will crush anything in the half through one-ton market. So instead of power wars as the diesels have been waging for decades it will be range wars with improvements every model remake. Which is all the reason to wait. I have often compared it to buying a computer in the 90's and early 2000's. The model you bought one day which was top of the line, was outdated before you got home with it. The improvements will come, but the low hanging fruit is gone already. It will take substantial future innovation to make a tow worth EV practical for Business and RV use. I predict the value of the early model pickups to quickly dwindle in value as the newer models (at least in theory) improve on their charging and range situation. Another reason to wait this out.
ksss 07/24/22 12:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Camping in an EV.... Always charging...

And for some people, they want to explore as they go, so they may be quite happy to stop for an hour every couple hours to visit a museum or tourist sight, etc, as their truck charges. Are they putting chargers in at Hooters? They have great wings. I am a Twin Peaks fan. That way I can eat, have a beer and still see some topography at the same time.
ksss 07/23/22 08:42pm Tow Vehicles

Both of those packages are well done. Great idea to offer a lower cost option for a portion of the package instead of all or nothing. Interesting they put out the cost to conduct crash testing on the bumpers so they could offer it OEM. I don't believe they did it that way with the Bison package. They sold every Bison they built, so both parties must feel pretty good about this relationship moving forward.
ksss 07/19/22 07:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford vs. Ram vs. GM Diesel HP/TQ Ratings

YES the Ford does put down what they advertise.Finally! It is about time. Ford has had a history of inflating their numbers, then falling flat on the hillclimb tests. They did well on the only test to date, but it was really cold for that test. I would like to see them do one in the summer to see what it will really do when the temps go up. That is exactly right. Ford historically bumps their numbers on paper to have the best in class ratings. However, they hook up to a trailer and pull the IKE and they historically never perform to their numbers. UNTIIL this time. FORD clearly outperformed both RAM and GM, convincingly so on the last run. Good on them. It will force the other two to dial up their specs. Whenever GM releases the next HD, last I heard it will be 2024, they supposedly are increasing the hp and torque. They need to. Now in real life, I am very happy with my 2020 Dmax, but the exhaust brake could be better, as someone mentinoned. Plenty of real world power, pulling moderate passes that we have here at 35-40K combined, It makes me happy. But more is....well more.
ksss 07/13/22 06:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GMC 3500 DRW

Yep the above is the trick.
ksss 06/27/22 07:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: first trip with new truck

I get 15 mpg with a 2020 3500 with a steel flatbed. Numerous trips from Idaho to North Dakota and all the wind, hills and so forth in the way.
ksss 06/17/22 06:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevy 3.0 first tow.

That is impressive! Did it heat up at all climbing the hills?
ksss 05/28/22 08:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: Discoverer AT3 XLT

The Falcon Wild Peak AT is a great tire.
ksss 05/20/22 09:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM 6 liter vortec what are you towing with it?

I have had several 6.0 HD's. I had an '11 and a '15. The '15 had 4.10's, the other was 3.73's. I routinely weighed 31K combined with the '15 moving equipment. There of course is little wind resistance verse pulling an RV. The truck though would pull up passes up to 8K, slow and it would rev, but I thought it did very well. I would not have taken it up Teton Pass that heavy but short of that I felt comfortable pulling it at that weight. The diesels are better without question, but the 6.0 is very capable gas engine.
ksss 05/06/22 08:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: '22 Powerstroke seems a little thirstier than the '21 was.

The upside would have been it would have made upgrading to an Indian a little easier... My friend that is going to help rebuild the trailer has a 17 Darkhorse Chieftain that is VERY nice! I will say I am more than impressed with my 09 FLHTCU ElectraClassic UltraGlide. My two best friends came down to SoCal to visit and ride, ride, and ride some more earlier this month!!! Very nice!
ksss 04/24/22 10:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: '22 Powerstroke seems a little thirstier than the '21 was.

The upside would have been it would have made upgrading to an Indian a little easier...
ksss 04/23/22 09:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM buying back 6.6L Duramax

So your saying that living in Texas, you actively plug your truck in? Or are you just pissed that they cant fix the recall (that gets my vote)? I wont argue that two recalls on the same cord is dumb. However, what do you care? No one living in Texas needs to plug their truck in anyway. Now if you lived in a Northern State you could be put out by the cord recall and could have a reason to complain about it. That said, I spend time in Montana, and North Dakota as well as East Idaho. I have had at least one Dmax since '01. Not once has it not started in subzero cold when not plugged in...Ever! I think your looking for something to complain about, but not enough to actually do something about it, but enough to complain. Your Dmax will never be worth more than it is right now, and Ford and Ram are still selling pickups. If you really want one, I am sure there is one that can have your name on it.
ksss 04/18/22 08:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM buying back 6.6L Duramax

Howdy! Hell I have a 2018 Chevrolet 3500 LTZ Duramax 6.6 and from day one the engine bock heater was recalled. Been replaced once. Shortly after that it was recalled again. Every time I ask the dealership they state there’s no replacement available. I had a long conversation with GM costumer service and they only stated the same thing “NO FIX AT THIS TIME”. My only response was “THATS NO WHAT I PAID FOR”. Still waiting! If they want to buy this thing back they can have it! “Happy Trails” Chiefneon Mine has also had both block heater recalls. I have plugged it in all Winter and every Winter since 2018. How often do you plug yours in being in Texas? If you don't like it, sell it, you will have no problem getting rid of it.
ksss 04/17/22 06:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM buying back 6.6L Duramax

Well I just started having coolant issues with my 2019 with 40,000 miles , I need to change the coolant tank and see if the low coolant message goes away. All they mentioned was the L5P so about five years of production. The tank is bad. I just had mine replaced on my 2018. It is not all L5p''s that are being replaced. It was a group of newer trucks.
ksss 04/17/22 06:48pm Tow Vehicles
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