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mhamershock

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Posted: 07/16/19 03:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I call BS. I tow 8500+ a lot with my 2018 here in the PNW, plenty of times up 6-10% grades. It NEVER lacks for power. Either you are full of $hit, or something was wrong with your motor.

I've had a 2011 EB3.5 and an 08 Cummins Dodge too and had well over 15k miles towing on each of them, toy haulers 7-9,000 lbs mostly. Towed 11,000 once (skidsteer) with the 11 EB (yes, I was WAAAAY over all limits!) and the motor was fine. Brakes, suspension, tranny, not so much.

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Surprised to hear that.

My Bil recently bought a 3.5 EcoBoost to pull his 8K trailer and likes it better than his previous 6.0 PS.

He still disappears in my rearview mirror in the mountains when I get on the Hemi.[emoticon]

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Cough...Cough...so many trolls on this thread...especially the one who created it [emoticon]

* This post was edited 07/18/19 04:55am by librty02 *


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Posted: 07/18/19 07:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

"There's something wrong with mine, therefore every one ever made is no good and anyone who tries to tell you otherwise is a no good dirty liar."


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kellem wrote:

Surprised to hear that.

My Bil recently bought a 3.5 EcoBoost to pull his 8K trailer and likes it better than his previous 6.0 PS.

He still disappears in my rearview mirror in the mountains when I get on the Hemi.[emoticon]


Unless your Hemi is under the hood of a car and is 6.x liters,
Haha, cough cough, bullchit....


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I wish they would come out with a SUV with luxury interiors which could pull
6-8,000lbs and get ten mpg. Is that asking to much? Maybe keep the price some where your average work alocholic could afford to use with the family. Pickups are OK but have that tailgate which gets in the way when your loading/unloading. Then getting to stuff is a chore after it has slid around, not bad if your under 80yrs but after that its a nursing home count down if you slip. Maybe its time to end it all but we don't feel like it. I have seen camping go from family tenting over the weekend to luxury hotels on wheels and now it seems to be returning to tents. Saw more tents than RV this weekend in Northern Il and a guy who caught a 11 lb bass. Some how the cost of our RV adventure seemed minor in deed. Don't think I will trade it for a tent just yet.

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Maybe some day after someone figures HOW2 increase ICE's efficiency

Currently in the approx ranges for gaoline 30% and up to 40% for diesel

Until then, ICE's are stuck with the known Laws of Physics of today


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PS...if a 6.0L gasser had a double turbo setup, that also had the proper engineering...it would behave like a 12L N/A..just like this 3.5L crammed with 7L worth of air fuel...

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travelnman wrote:

I wish they would come out with a SUV with luxury interiors which could pull
6-8,000lbs and get ten mpg. Is that asking to much? Maybe keep the price some where your average work alocholic could afford to use with the family.

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philh wrote:

travelnman wrote:

I wish they would come out with a SUV with luxury interiors which could pull
6-8,000lbs and get ten mpg. Is that asking to much? Maybe keep the price some where your average work alocholic could afford to use with the family.

Lincoln Navigator


Yah. Beat me to it. I’m not sure about the 10 MPG but it would be close. A Navigator is a pretty nice ride too. Seems to me they are north of 80 grand though.

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