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RE: Carlisle Radial Trail HD tires?

Absolutely love my Carlilse Radial HD's have had them for 3 years and over 25k on them and they still look new. I would def buy them again :)
librty02 01/17/20 07:26am Travel Trailers
RE: Winch Option with the Tremor Package

I think it's a great option for a tow vehicle.. I betting the people knocking it have never been off the pavement with a trailer or stuck in a field. ha ha I've had three trucks (power wagons) with winches and loved the 'safety' factor Exactly...let it rain for a few days and after you want to pull that trailer out of a grassy soaked field where all 4 tires are doing nothing but spinning...been there done that...a winch would of came in very handy. And also today there are a lot of people out there with $70k trucks and $70k jeeps off-roading them all the time beating the **** out of them...to some those $70k trucks/jeeps are just their toys
librty02 01/17/20 07:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: The TFL guys bought a 7.3L

I never said your cost analysis was incorrect nor did I even comment on it because I have not even taken the time to look at them yet so I am not sure why you are even bringing me into that. However, since you did, some of the numbers seem to be a exaggerated. Going by real world fuelly mileage (which is 11 mpg for the 6.2 SRW and 14.5 for the 6.7L SRW), the 6.2L would use 5,455 gallons of fuel and the 6.7L would use 4,138 gallons in 60k miles. At the prices you stated(which are winter prices when the difference is greater) the fuel cost for the 6.2L $14,672.73 and $13,613.79 for the 6.7L. DEF usage would be about 83 gallons in 60k miles based on the standard 50 to 1 diesel gallon usage of most light duty truck diesels. At $2.90 a gallon at the pumps, that is an additional $240.70. So that would bring the diesels total fuel/DEF bill to $13,854.49 which is still less than the $14,672.73 pf the 6.2L. Although I will point out again that this is winter prices when gas is lower because refiners do not have add the special EPA mandated additives which make it cost about $.10-.15 more during the summer. What I was commenting on was someone saying that the resale value between a diesel and a gas version of a 15 year old truck with 75k miles would not be significant. I checked for myself and the difference was over $4k which would mostly pay for the upfront cost of a diesel back in 2005. I never stated that you directly stated my cost analysis was incorrect...What I said above was more of a question...what I meant was that you state that you will always come out ahead with a diesel and that simply is not true in all cases and that is the BS I'm talking about...always thinking we have that blanket answer for everyone everywhere Those are not just winter prices for fuel in my area. Those are winter prices at this moment and YES diesel fuel is ALWAYS more expensive where I live it is ALWAYS at least .70 cent per gallon more than gasoline and rises here in the summer months to almost a entire dollar more per gallon than gasoline... Heck I've seen in the past 3 years a difference of $1.20 per gallon more in the summer months...its crazy If I go by your fuel prices you stated above it would still cost me $4000 more to own that diesel over that 5 year period....BUT that $4k does not include maintenance costs either which will be higher for a diesel than a gasoline motor everyday. AND the trade in values I gave are for the MODERN Diesel a 2015 VS 2015...which someone else stated would be a bigger difference with the modern diesels compared to the ones over a decade ago. I would NEVER argue a gas truck is more powerful than a diesel we all know that is not true. A diesel does shine for sure but for me where I live it would be at a $4000 cost over those 5 years of ownership. The thing is some people must ALWAYS be right...it's either their way or no way and there just isn't one answer for everyone's needs. I'm correct in saying that a diesel would cost me 4k more where I live yes....but where you are it may be the opposite and be 4k more for the gas in the end... Would I get the diesel over the gas for 4k yes but that is me 4k will not break my bank but for some it may
librty02 01/17/20 03:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: The TFL guys bought a 7.3L

OMG DOES IT EVER END ?!?!? It will when people stop using reasons that are based on their assumptions and not facts. As I said before, there are many valid reasons why someone would not want a diesel, but there are also many BS reasons. I will not comment on a valid reasons, but I will call BS when I see it. So the complete correct cost analysis that I posted earlier in this thread for a gas vs diesel truck for my area is complete BS :h BS that is would cost me 6k more for that diesel truck in 5 yrs of ownership....there is no blanketing of this for everyone...this is becoming socialistic tow vehicle forum then :S So I went and did a 5 yr 60000 miles cost analysis. Diesel at 3.29 per gallon Gas at 2.69 per gallon Over the 5 yrs 60k Diesel will cost $1200 more due to DEF 5yr loan 60k diesel costs 66283 with 6% tax and 3.99% interest 5yr loan 48.9k gas costs 53993 with 6% tax and 3.99% interest Diesel is 12290 more Trade in Values for a 2015 Ford F-350 Lariat Crew Diesel vs Gas all same exact options but 6.7 diesel and engine block heater with 60000 miles on them Diesel trade value 35490 Gas trade value 28427 Diesel worth 7487 more....7063 + 6% trade tax advantage Diesel upfront cost of 12300 - 7487 = 4813 + 1200(fuel)= 6013 more to own a Diesel over that 5 yr period over the same gas truck. No maintenance in these figures at all just straight cost of loan tax and fuel The point I'm trying to make is who really cares. We all live in different states with different taxes, registrations, fuel prices, etc...we all have different wants needs and expectations. We all have different incomes. Who cares what people do with their money it is theirs let them do what they want with it. I'm happy we have all the options out there that we have to choose from. In the end we are all here because we like to get out and go Rv'ing It's supposed to be about having fun...not bashing others because of the choices they make or wants that they have.
librty02 01/16/20 01:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: The TFL guys bought a 7.3L

Not sure why anyone cares about the 7.3L. According to the HD gas owners here, they don't need more power which is why they bought the gas engine instead of the diesel. So why would an engine with more power that you will have to pay more for matter now? I believe it is about a 1,600 dollar premium over the 6.2 once you account for the 10 speed automatic, so a bit less than the diesel upgrade. 1,600 bucks for a bit more power and never having to buy a drop of DEF.... Personally, I've yet to run into a situation where the 6.2 wasn't up to the task, but then again I only pull ~8K and live at 140' above sea level. What are the cost over the life of the truck? And don't forget to add in resale/trade-in. It's easy for me. I've got less than 10K miles on my 2018 that I've had for about 20 months, I expect to own it for 15-20 years. By the time I sell the resell value I'd get out of the diesel would be insignificant compared to the cost I'd have paid up front. I just don't drive it enough to make a diesel pay for itself in fuel savings. For some, dare I say most, the diesel is a no brainer choice. However, for me the justification using math just doesn't work. According to Kelly Blue Book, a 2005 F350 4WD SRW Short Bed Lariat with 75k miles, the 6.0L diesel has an average trade in value of $13,709 while 5.4L gas engine has a trade in value of $9,479. That is $4,230 more and if I am not mistaken the upcharge for a diesels option back then was around $5-6K MSRP and even less if you negotiated for better pricing. So you would still get most of your money back on a 15 year vehicle and only putting 5k a year on the truck. And that is using residual value for a truck with an engine that is not exactly well thought of. Resale will almost certainly be higher with the current engines. OMG DOES IT EVER END ?!?!?
librty02 01/16/20 09:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: rough country Lift good or bad?

What vehicle are you putting the lift on? I've been in the know of lifting Jeeps for 20 years now and when it comes to rough country you couldn't pay most of the jeepers to put a RC lift on their rig.
librty02 01/16/20 08:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford Increases GVWR for 2020 Trucks

In Pennsylvania Class 4A 9,001-10,000 GVWR $220.00 Yearly Registration Fee Class 4B 10,001-11,000 GVWR $220.00 Yearly Registration Fee Class 5 11,001-14,000 GVWR $335.00 Yearly Registration Fee Pa tax is either 6% or 7% (dependent of county you reside in) of cost when you purchase the vehicle only so there is no difference there at all. That is not the case in Texas. The registration fee for a pickup truck over 10k GVWR is twice that of a truck below 10k GVWR. It is not much, but it is more I would have to pay just to have a sticker that says 10,800 GVWR when though I could have one that says 10,000 GVWR that is able to handle the same amount of weight. There are also CDL requirements in many states for any commercial vehicles driven that has a GVWR of over 10k. Yeah every state will be different. The only restriction for rv's in Pa is any combined registered weight over 26.001 lbs you need to have a non-commercial class A license. Class B for any one vehicle over that 26,001 lbs
librty02 01/14/20 12:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford Increases GVWR for 2020 Trucks

I appears that the trucks automatically comes with the higher GVWR, but you can select to have the lower GVWR for free on both the F350 and F250. I would select this option to keep it below 10k GVWR for tax and registration reasons especially if it is free. https://i.postimg.cc/Z5bWBWhf/Ford-GVWR.png height=250 width=700 In Pennsylvania Class 4A 9,001-10,000 GVWR $220.00 Yearly Registration Fee Class 4B 10,001-11,000 GVWR $220.00 Yearly Registration Fee Class 5 11,001-14,000 GVWR $335.00 Yearly Registration Fee Pa tax is either 6% or 7% (dependent of county you reside in) of cost when you purchase the vehicle only so there is no difference there at all.
librty02 01/14/20 12:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford Increases GVWR for 2020 Trucks

I just looked at the towing guide and it looks like the 10800lb GVWR is an option and the 10k GVWR is still standard. The options cost is $1130 for the upgraded axle and GVWR and GCWR or $2730 for the upgraded 10800lbs GVWR with the Ultimate Trailer Tow Camera System. GCWR goes from 23500 to 30000. And this is only available with the 6.7 Diesel
librty02 01/14/20 11:44am Tow Vehicles
Ford Increases GVWR for 2020 Trucks

So just watched this video.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwD-AXX6X-0 It looks like Ford did the same as GM did with Increasing the GVWR on their trucks to increase payload... Shown in this video is a F250 Tremor Lariat Ultimate with a GVWR of 10800lbs and 2988lbs of payload in a 3/4 ton diesel...that is an 800 lb increase in GVWR and payload...
librty02 01/14/20 11:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cable Slides over ride on Cross Roads Travel Trailer

Here is a YouTube video on how to of most slide systems including the cable slide (starts at 3:58) in the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0ETwE3SrCM
librty02 01/08/20 12:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: "Death Wobble"

Steering stabilizers are just a band aide to any death wobble issue. The cause is always worn drag link, track bar ends, ball joints, or the caster being off. The super duty pages on Facebook are blaming it all on the degree of the caster shim and changing that out to the correct one is supposedly fixing this issue. You many want to look at the FB super duty pages and search for more info on this.
librty02 01/08/20 08:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: Grand Design Reflection 150 Series

JAC what would be the reason to have a on-board generator? What are your thoughts on your power supply needs? I ask this as it would be about the same price for a nice lithium solar set up and a 2000 watt generator for those couple times you may want to run the AC unit as well. The solar and batteries could run the rest with no noise and no fuel needed.
librty02 01/08/20 04:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Chrysler UConnect

What is your issue you are having with it??? I have a Jeep Grand Cherokee and couple Fords and I will say I like the Jeep interface much better than Fords Sync but The Sync system is soooo much smoother than the Uconnect. The Jeep can never understand what I say when I talk to it. My ford I can mumble and it will get what I say correctly. My biggest gripe is that Uconnect app etc is not free while Fords Pass App is free. Uconnect called me to set me up with an account and wanted to charge me I told them to give it to me for free like Ford does with all their vehicles and then I'll take it.
librty02 01/07/20 06:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: The TFL guys bought a 7.3L

State College PA. Drove through there Monday on the way to and from NY and paid $3.49, today at the same station it's $3.55. And he is correct as I have seen it @ $3.80 ish in the summer in PA. Pretty ridiculous IMO. Running around $2.95 in VA and I cry about that. Now you see the same data. https://i.imgur.com/bXvqsDTl.jpg Based on that data and the average real world fuel economy of the 11.75 mpg of the 6.2L and 14.5 mpg of the 6.7L, the diesel would still have a lower cost per by one cent. It would be different for other brands though. It changes with other brands though snce the Ram 6.4L has an average of 12 mpg and the Cummins has an average of 15.5 mpg. So in 60K miles a whopping $600? Oh boy! Not really as the cost of DEF is not included in this @ 2 cents per mile avg...so the diesel would be in the negative....and in my area the summer diesel cost increase...If I lived down south were diesel was cheaper it might make more cents...get it cents lol We should all just be happy we have all these options available to us and let them keep making more I'm all for it
librty02 01/03/20 10:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: "Lite" 5th wheels

All in all it is just a "marketing" scheme... I have a "Ultra Light" Travel Trailer that I have over 40000 miles on in 7 years and close to 600 nights of use in also... After the 1st fix of the shower p-trap not being connected correctly from factory I have never had any issues at all No cabinets loose ever No feet through the floor No issues at all The only thing I do is keep it clean, Keep up with the maintenance on the roof seals seems etc and repack the wheel bearings yearly I have seen on these forums over the years people paying 60 - 100g for thier so called top of the line rigs and have many many many costly issues with them. Honestly its just the luck of the draw you either get a good one, an ok one, or a bad one...all depends on the technicians building the rigs mood that day...
librty02 01/03/20 09:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: The TFL guys bought a 7.3L

Yeah where I am the price for fuel is a huge factor...right now diesel is @ $3.49 gallon while gasoline is 2.78...in the summer months gas will stay the same and the diesel fuel will jump to as much as 3.89 per gallon costing $1 more per gallon than gasoline....we see it here every summer. Pa diesel fuel tax is insane and it would never be an option for me to own a diesel over a gas truck unless I towed over 20k constantly which I don't or you were just dumb and loved throwing money away...for the avg Rv'r here towing around 12 to 13k rigs and using their truck as a daily driver the diesel just doesn't make sense...would I love to own one sure but not at that cost....unless some huge raise came about I am unaware of. What city or county? I only ask because I am not seeing the same data. WASHINGTON AVERAGE GAS PRICES Pa Pennsylvania Not Washington Allegheny County Pittsburgh area
librty02 01/03/20 08:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: The TFL guys bought a 7.3L

Yeah where I am the price for fuel is a huge factor...right now diesel is @ $3.49 gallon while gasoline is 2.78...in the summer months gas will stay the same and the diesel fuel will jump to as much as 3.89 per gallon costing $1 more per gallon than gasoline....we see it here every summer. Pa diesel fuel tax is insane and it would never be an option for me to own a diesel over a gas truck unless I towed over 20k constantly which I don't or you were just dumb and loved throwing money away...for the avg Rv'r here towing around 12 to 13k rigs and using their truck as a daily driver the diesel just doesn't make sense...would I love to own one sure but not at that cost....unless some huge raise came about I am unaware of.
librty02 01/03/20 08:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: The TFL guys bought a 7.3L

The 7.3L gas option is $1705, and the 6.7L diesel option is $10,495. That gets my attention. :):) Yes, but 100k miles and 5 years later, the trade in value plus the fuel mileage will pay for most(if not all) the $10,495 so you are essentially adding power for free. That will not be the case with the 7.3L over the 6.2L unless it has much better fuel economy. You only typically get around 70-80% of your money back from optional items such as engines, 4wd, and trim packages on trade in/resale. If the 7.3L uses more fuel, then that cost increases overtime. There is also the case of maintenance if it is like the 5.7L and 6.4L in the Ram. Because of the special oil required due to the 6.4L having MDS, it makes maintenance cost a lot more than the 5.7L and more inline with what is cost with the Cummins for both fuel/oil filter changes. However, my comment was based on the reasoning used by gaser owners who say they do not "need" more power. If this were true, then they would not "need" a 7.3L. I'd like more power but I don't need 400HP and 1000TQ @ $10,495. So you are saying that you don't need 400hp(even though it is 475 hp), but you like the 430 hp that the 7.3L makes? That does not make sense. Also, I would bet you that uf you actually did the math with resale/trad in, the difference between the two is less than $2k over the course of 5 years and 100k miles. In fact, you are likely to spend more on the 6.2L to the 7.3L upgrade than you would with the 7.3L to 6.7L upgrade when all things are considered. So I went and did a 5 yr 60000 miles cost analysis. Diesel at 3.29 per gallon Gas at 2.69 per gallon Over the 5 yrs 60k Diesel will cost $1200 more due to DEF 5yr loan 60k diesel costs 66283 with 6% tax and 3.99% interest 5yr loan 48.9k gas costs 53993 with 6% tax and 3.99% interest Diesel is 12290 more Trade in Values for a 2015 Ford F-350 Lariat Crew Diesel vs Gas all same exact options but 6.7 diesel and engine block heater with 60000 miles on them Diesel trade value 35490 Gas trade value 28427 Diesel worth 7487 more....7063 + 6% trade tax advantage Diesel upfront cost of 12300 - 7487 = 4813 + 1200(fuel)= 6013 more to own a Diesel over that 5 yr period over the same gas truck. No maintenance in these figures at all just straight cost of loan tax and fuel
librty02 01/03/20 07:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: RV Crushes Truck

I'm not sure why he would use that POS hitch when he bought a brand new Momentum. It's not a new Momentum it's a new to him Momentum and a temporary hitch as his wasn't rated high enough for the new to him trailer
librty02 12/16/19 05:16pm Fifth-Wheels
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