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RE: Picked up a new 2019 LTZ 2500 Duramax this weekend

Congrats and that new truck.... I would take a '19 over a '20 year model any day just on the looks alone. And good choice on that garden tractor. BTW... This truck looks exactly like my dads truck. Ha ha, I would be disowned from my wife's family if I bought any thing else but a Deere. It's a 2005 Gx345. I'm already pushing it for not driving a Ford pickup (they are super brand loyal) and that would push me out of the family for sure lol. Dan Last year we sold our last Case International cotton picker and purchased our second John Deere cotton picker with a baler. Man these are some machines. Paint that cotton picker red and it will run better. ;) Nothing Runs Like a Deere. Best equipment ever.:B Deere is the best equipment ever is right, at least the ones they don't sell at the big box stores. I paid probably close to twice the price buying this used than what I could have picked up a big box version of a Deere. This one will probably outlive them yet too.:B Dan
Hammerboy 10/17/19 09:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: Picked up a new 2019 LTZ 2500 Duramax this weekend

Congrats and that new truck.... I would take a '19 over a '20 year model any day just on the looks alone. And good choice on that garden tractor. BTW... This truck looks exactly like my dads truck. Ha ha, I would be disowned from my wife's family if I bought any thing else but a Deere. It's a 2005 Gx345. I'm already pushing it for not driving a Ford pickup (they are super brand loyal) and that would push me out of the family for sure lol. Dan Last year we sold our last Case International cotton picker and purchased our second John Deere cotton picker with a baler. Man these are some machines. Paint that cotton picker red and it will run better. ;) Nothing Runs Like a Deere. Best equipment ever.:B Deere is the best equipment ever is right, at least the ones they don't sell at the big box stores. I paid probably close to twice the price buying this used than what I could have picked up a big box version of a Deere. This one will probably outlive them yet too.:B Dan
Hammerboy 10/17/19 09:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: Picked up a new 2019 LTZ 2500 Duramax this weekend

Congrats and that new truck.... I would take a '19 over a '20 year model any day just on the looks alone. And good choice on that garden tractor. BTW... This truck looks exactly like my dads truck. Ha ha, I would be disowned from my wife's family if I bought any thing else but a Deere. It's a 2005 Gx345. I'm already pushing it for not driving a Ford pickup (they are super brand loyal) and that would push me out of the family for sure lol. Dan
Hammerboy 10/15/19 05:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: Picked up a new 2019 LTZ 2500 Duramax this weekend

Very nice, congrats! Did you trade in your 2013? Yes I did, while it did have some minor flaws I got what I had hoped to get after we negotiated over a couple days Dan
Hammerboy 10/14/19 06:00pm Tow Vehicles
Picked up a new 2019 LTZ 2500 Duramax this weekend

Had my eyes open for the last 4 months first thinking 2019, then 2020 and back the 2019. Yes it's outdated, doesn't have all the cool towing gadgets of the 2020's but I really like this truck and am very content with it. Good time to buy trucks, I figured if I can pick up a new truck for what I see similarly equipped used ones for sale for the same or lower price I think I did ok. This one has everything I wanted but a bedliner and puck system. Fortunately I have all winter to think of what to do for a hitch. The rails I had with my Patriot slider never really bothered me so maybe I'll do that again. Then again maybe I'll see what it takes to install a factory puck on it or even a BW turnover ball and go with a Anderson, Companion, or even convert to a Reese Goosebox. Like I said I have all winter ahead of me lol. So anyway here she is. Dan https://i.imgur.com/1xuqSLxl.jpg
Hammerboy 10/14/19 05:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: I Think I'm Outta Here

There have been some who have their agenda of Social Justice Inclusives who have driven many away from contributing. Most who claim to be Christian, do what they want then ask for forgiveness every Sunday. Others, their religion guides everything they do. Bet for some their belief in Social Justice guides their life. From what I have seen, a much higher percentage of RVer's idea of Social Justice is based on the idea "Me First!" Yea, let's blame it on the Christians :R Dan
Hammerboy 10/09/19 05:39am General RVing Issues
RE: Deceptive traffic citations

A reason to have dash cam that shows your speed. Dan
Hammerboy 10/08/19 03:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: I Think I'm Outta Here

It seems like there is less and less posted here lately. Don't know why but it seems kind of dead. I'll check in from time to time but this site likely won't be on my daily list any longer. Well that isn't going to help things around here ;) Dan
Hammerboy 10/05/19 01:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: Ram overtakes GM

Could be because Chevy designers stay up nights trying the figure out new ways to make their truck UUUgly / FUGLY. No self respecting truck buyer would drive one of those things without a mask on. I'd drive one with my hat on. I seen a Silver 2500 with the black accented 20" wheels and chrome 6" running boards and it actually looks pretty sharp. Just my humble opinion of course. Dan
Hammerboy 10/04/19 04:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cummins 1000tq vs 6.4L Hemi towing mpg

So at 112,000 miles the engine theoretically pays for itself, unless you factor in putting in that $9000 in a good mutual fund, and having it turn into $18000 over those 7-8 years. 1. That would be IF you paid cash for the truck which would be stupid because you would make more investing it especially if you get a sub 4% interest rate. Most people finance their vehicle loan so theoretically they don't have $9k to put in a mutual fund. 2. You are not counting for the fact that the diesel truck is still worth $6-7K more than the gas version at that point and you would get that much more on resale/trade-in. 3. If you look at total cost of ownership between a 6.4L and Cummins, the difference is less than a few thousands for most people over 5 years/100k miles.... in the diesels favor. 4. The diesel option in the HD is the only option that not only gradually pays for itself, but it also adds greater performance and capabilities. The $3k 4x4 option does not pay for itself or add performance. The old $1,200 for the 6.4L over the 5.7L did add performance but it did not pay for itself. In fact it cost you much more as time when on due to costlier preventive maintenance. The $11k Laramie package does not pay for itself either yet you never hear anyone talk about how long it would take for these options would have an ROI. So why do they with the diesel option? Well said. I especially like your quote about people willing to pay high dollar for a trim package but can't bring themselves to spend the money on a diesel. I've argued that for a long time but everybody's wants are different. For me its performance over luxury, I can't afford both ;) Dan
Hammerboy 10/03/19 12:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New truck intrest rates

I got them to just under $12,000.00 off MSRP on a 2019 3500HD CCLB LTZ , Dual alternators, gooseneck/ fifth wheel wiring and bed mounts installed. They offered $25,000 for my current truck and I got them up to $27,000 for a 2013 2500HD CCSB LT with 115,000 miles on it. The rebates end on Monday, but I don't have to buy this truck so seeing what I can get them down to. It sounds like you and I are one the same page here in terms of what we are looking for and what we both currently have, in fact I have the exact same truck and trim level with 108k miles. So obviously I am curious what you end up with. I'll be watching them more closely this fall as well. Still debating trying to buy a 2019 hopefully at a good price vs a 2020 which has more useful tech. Time will tell.
Hammerboy 10/02/19 05:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: Mountain Towing

Also, be wary of jumping to a 3/4 ton diesel. Payload on some of them is barely 2000 lbs (the same as my half ton). And while I do think a 3/4 ton diesel will tow better than my half ton, if both within limits, I'd not want to move to a 3/4 ton and be disappointed in the payload. Gas 3/4 ton typically have 500 or so more payload than a diesel comparably equipped. New trucks, like the 2020 GMC HD, have thrown this out the window. While that may be generally true it's not always the case. Some diesels have a higher GVWR than their gas counterparts. Mine for example has #500 more than my buddies newer '14 (same generation). The '20 GM's I believe have even more to where the gas and diesel are almost the same payload (don't quote me on this ;-) Also I will run out of GVWR long before my axle ratings run out wear as the 1/2 gasser may be the opposite and run out of axle rating before reaching its GVWR especially with a fifth wheel adding all the weight to the rear axle only. Dan
Hammerboy 09/17/19 10:33am Towing
RE: 2020 GMC HD in the Wild

Spent the day at the local Chevy dealer repairing the parking lot, stared at the new HD's all day. I decided that I like the looks of them. Since April when they started showing up in the parking deck, I have said that they look much better in person, and the different trims in different colors look better. I see that many have started to make similar comments. My favorite so far is a LTZ in Silver. I agree on the silver and that they look better in person. I've been looking at the LT trim level with the 20" black accented aluminum wheels and silver paint and that combo looks sharp in my opinion. On a side note, GMC finally has their truck builder website completed and for whatever reason any color other than white is an upgrade$$ including silver whereas the Chevy has 7 standard colors. I may end up with the Chevy as it seems the GMC's seem to be 3-4k more for a equally equipped vehicle. Dan
Hammerboy 09/17/19 08:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 GMC HD in the Wild

Well, that surely justifies the $70K+ pricetag! Who says it was a $70 truck? Maybe it was a $45k truck, everybody complains about the high price of trucks but that's only for those who think they need all the bells and whistles. And there are a lot more bells and whistles in the current trucks than there were just a few years ago If one complains about the price then simply buy used or a base model for about half the cost. You don't need a loaded truck. DanI am in Phoenix AZ... It gets to 115 or higher in the summer. And a LOT hotter inside a parked car. Air conditioned seats are not available on base models.... Need I say more? And they weren't available at any trim level not all that long ago along with a plethora of new gadgets and other tech they have been adding the last few years. Got to pay to play Dan
Hammerboy 09/16/19 07:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevy, Ford... going into electric trucks.

UPS tried the electric local delivery truck scenario and quickly found out that 'being green' wasn't the way to go.Is that why UPS is buying 1,000 EV vans, converting 1500 trucks in NY, and 125 Tesla Semi on order? https://electrek.co/2018/06/15/ups-fleet-1000-electric-vans-workhorse/ UPS tried diesels in my area but quickly abandoned that and the drivers I asked about it were very happy to go back to gas. So, no more diesel trucks for you either? Yea, a modern diesel and delivery truck that makes constant stops like UPS aren't going to work very well. I love my modern era diesel and it works great for me but I could saved them some money and told them that it wouldn't work in their case. Dan
Hammerboy 09/13/19 03:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 GMC HD in the Wild

Well, that surely justifies the $70K+ pricetag! Who says it was a $70 truck? Maybe it was a $45k truck, everybody complains about the high price of trucks but that's only for those who think they need all the bells and whistles. And there are a lot more bells and whistles in the current trucks than there were just a few years ago If one complains about the price then simply buy used or a base model for about half the cost. You don't need a loaded truck. Dan
Hammerboy 09/12/19 10:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone use "Get Upside"?

You can always get one of those key fobs for at the En Vogue Grocery store. That way you can pay $50 more for the exact same groceries than at the other store (the one without the gas pumps, fobs, and Cafe), then rejoice when you get $10 of the $50 back in the form of some halfarsed discount when you scan the fob at the pump. If interested I can have my wife contact you and show you the ropes. She is a pro at it. That's funny and I know what you mean. We have a local grocery store chain that does that where they are higher on grocery's but lure you in on the gas rewards. My in laws are all over it. Dan
Hammerboy 09/10/19 12:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Terrible Trucks

I never buy new. You can save almost half by buying 3-5 years old. You do have to look harder for a well taken care of vehicle but it can be done. You can also score really good deals on new ones and well. When I purchased my last one I got it for over 20% off msrp so I drove off the lot for virtually the same as 1-2 year old used trucks that I seen on local lots. Sometimes it pays to buy new plus I like to know the history of the truck too. Plus I get a full warranty. Dan
Hammerboy 09/09/19 08:38pm Beginning RVing
RE: RVing YouTube videos???

I like to watch Nomadic Fanatic, Enjoy the journey, Embracing Detours, Eat see Rv, Getaway couple, Changing lanes, You Me Rv, Rv Odd Couple, Love your Rv to name a few. There is no shortage of You Tube channels our there. Dan
Hammerboy 09/08/19 06:11am General RVing Issues
RE: Good hitch for SB Ram/Momentum combo

I'm with Roy on this one. I never took any physics class, just use my logic (or lack of ;-) with that 4" offset the weight I believe is where the gooseneck mount is and not where the ball is. Now in the case of say an Anderson ultimate where its distributed to essentially four corners then yes the weight is 4 inches back but not in the case offset gooseneck. The only thing that would be different is your torquing or twisting the gooseneck mount but not moving the weight back. Edit: Didn't think this one all the way through. The twisting force that the offset is providing is in effect lifting wieght off the front and placing it rearward. My bad, I'm a little slow lol Dan
Hammerboy 09/07/19 07:27pm Fifth-Wheels
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