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RE: All 2024 GM HDS get the 10 speed Allison.

Let's make this perfectly CLEAR. The trans in the current GM's are only "BRANDED ALLISON". Makes me all warm and fuzzy. RAM has a Chrysler trans and AISIN MD trans. Ford has its own HD trans. No smoke and mirrors with either of them. I'm not going to accuse Ram of using smoke and mirrors but I'm pretty sure if Ram came out with an eight speed tranny to stick behind the HO Cummins they wouldn't need the Aisin name to sell it. I agree. But reality is the Cummins does not need more gears. I never heard of Asin until some one here started throwing that name around like it was important. I am now on my 3rd Allison truck. They have all been great. Remember, GM was the first to put a RELIABLE auto trans, in a heavy duty truck. That forced the others to step up their game. It used to be common to need a tranny rebuild at 70-80K. You all should be thankful to GM. I think the Duramax/Allison certainly did pave the way to more powerful pickup trucks but my 2003 Duramax put out more than its Allison could handle. Here's an interesting article: How much Abuse can the Allison take How much abuse can the Ford transmission take. Ford must have pretty good confidence in their 10R140 to warrant it behind a 1200 lbft Powerstroke. What I get out of both links is a saying that we used a lot when I was on a sprint car race team. "Speed costs money. How fast do you want to go?" Leave any of the trucks stock, and one avoids a lot of trouble/expense. If you wanna play, you gotta pay.
Huntindog 11/22/22 04:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: All 2024 GM HDS get the 10 speed Allison.

Let's make this perfectly CLEAR. The trans in the current GM's are only "BRANDED ALLISON". Makes me all warm and fuzzy. RAM has a Chrysler trans and AISIN MD trans. Ford has its own HD trans. No smoke and mirrors with either of them. I'm not going to accuse Ram of using smoke and mirrors but I'm pretty sure if Ram came out with an eight speed tranny to stick behind the HO Cummins they wouldn't need the Aisin name to sell it. I agree. But reality is the Cummins does not need more gears. I never heard of Asin until some one here started throwing that name around like it was important. I am now on my 3rd Allison truck. They have all been great. Remember, GM was the first to put a RELIABLE auto trans, in a heavy duty truck. That forced the others to step up their game. It used to be common to need a tranny rebuild at 70-80K. You all should be thankful to GM.
Huntindog 11/21/22 04:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Beware *** Poor Build Quality 2021 Heartland North Trail

I liked our Heartland trailer, but the FW tank always looked reeeeealy pregnant underneath. So I sold it, lol.I ran into the guy that bought it. It had twins!. He now has 3 RVs. Looking for a larger property now so he will have room as they grow.:B
Huntindog 11/15/22 04:20am Travel Trailers
RE: Anything other than silicone..

Years ago when I was young and poor, my car had a radiator leak. A new or repaired one wasn't in the cards then, so I cleaned the area off, and ran a nice thick bead of blue RTV on it. That fix was still working years later when I sold it. I think of silicone as a forever sealant. the fact that it is so hard to remove, is what makes it so. Obviously it has it's place.Using it in a situation where one expects to have to remove it is problematic. All of my new RVs have had silicone installed in SOME areas from the factory. This has not proven to be a problem for me, in over 30 years or RV ownership
Huntindog 11/14/22 06:16am Travel Trailers
RE: Comical EV article

Comical is an understatement. To be clear, the majority of new EV’s sold would make that trip in one shot with range to spare with no charging. They took a short range commuter with slow recharge rate on a road trip. Go figure. Oh, and when they do recharge it’s about 15 minutes to recharge that distance. Not 11 hours. Great story though. :). I think the more this is discussed, the better. EVs are being pushed upon us as a replacement for ICEs. Many people will buy one thinking that it can do everything their car always has... Maybe a person is mainly a short distance commuter, but once in a while takes a roadtrip. This sort of person does not care how his car works, he just knows what it has always done for him/her. The more the limitations are known, the more informed the public will become. And an informed public will make better decisions. About their purchases, and in the voting booth. On this forum, we generally have enthusiests that become better informed about their passion. The general public is not being informed of the downsides by our Gov. or the people selling EVs. So I say, keep discussing it, and not just here, everywhere. Get the entire story out there. The plusses, do not really need to be discussed, as the EV proponents are doing an excellent job getting their word out... The minuses need a lot of help to become known to the general public. Those poor ignorant EV buyers.:R Quick Google of the demographics will show that they are superior to AvgJoe in the factors that might influence vehicle selection. :h The early adopters of any new product are generally enthusiests. The mainstream consumer comes along later. Those are the ones that need to be informed of just what they are getting into. We are not quite yet there. But at the rate we are being pushed into EVs, it won't be long.
Huntindog 10/19/22 08:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: Comical EV article

Comical is an understatement. To be clear, the majority of new EV’s sold would make that trip in one shot with range to spare with no charging. They took a short range commuter with slow recharge rate on a road trip. Go figure. Oh, and when they do recharge it’s about 15 minutes to recharge that distance. Not 11 hours. Great story though. :). I think the more this is discussed, the better. EVs are being pushed upon us as a replacement for ICEs. Many people will buy one thinking that it can do everything their car always has... Maybe a person is mainly a short distance commuter, but once in a while takes a roadtrip. This sort of person does not care how his car works, he just knows what it has always done for him/her. The more the limitations are known, the more informed the public will become. And an informed public will make better decisions. About their purchases, and in the voting booth. On this forum, we generally have enthusiests that become better informed about their passion. The general public is not being informed of the downsides by our Gov. or the people selling EVs. So I say, keep discussing it, and not just here, everywhere. Get the entire story out there. The plusses, do not really need to be discussed, as the EV proponents are doing an excellent job getting their word out... The minuses need a lot of help to become known to the general public.
Huntindog 10/19/22 05:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Trailer Brakes HOT after adjustment

Go do the same routine and timing with just your car or truck and stick your finger on the rotor. If you burn your finger, your trailer brakes are fine. If you don't then they may need backed off a tad, especially since you need to be economical with your brake linings. Just a thought... A post like this really needs an emoji, such as ;):R:E etc. just to let people know it is a joke.... It is a joke right?
Huntindog 10/11/22 08:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: Ordering a ‘23 Powerstroke

I think you just explained why the CUMMINS does NOT need more than a 6 speed. Agreed. But could sure make great use of the extra gears… Personally, comparing the 6 he has vs the 10 sp. He should appreciate the 4.5 1st gear vs the 3.5 he has from an easier starting standpoint. Then being as lower gears are spaced closer together, rpm range used should be less. This should also allow a higher RA so lower RPM at 60-70 like he drives, still a lower overall low gear to start with. Possibly even able to computer program to not use first unless really loaded, or on a grade say steeper than 10%. I'd like these option with 1500 4.3 V6! I'm only a 300/300 gaz motor with 3.42 gears! This this pulls better in first than the BB 3sp pos TH400/4l80e transmission with 4.10's! MartyAnother benefit to a taller geared rearend is that it is stronger. Having a tranny with more gears makes it possible for the rearend to be stronger. I was actually told by a longtime GM employee, that the reason the Dmax was not available with 4.10s was that it destroyed the pinion gear everytime they tried it. An astute observer will note that GM went to a taller 3.42 in place of the 3.73 AND increased the size of the R&P when the 10 speed became available. These changes allowed them to do away with limiting power in lower gears. Probably because GM didn't want to design a larger rear end assembly and do it right to support a larger gear. I do wish I could lock out first gear on my truck when I don't tow and probably the same could be said with the 10 speeds.The ring and pinion surface contact shrinking with lower gears is a well known fact among gearheads. And my Silverado's 10 speed skips 1st gear when not towing. Do the Fords not have this feature?
Huntindog 10/07/22 02:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ordering a ‘23 Powerstroke

I think you just explained why the CUMMINS does NOT need more than a 6 speed. Agreed. But could sure make great use of the extra gears… Personally, comparing the 6 he has vs the 10 sp. He should appreciate the 4.5 1st gear vs the 3.5 he has from an easier starting standpoint. Then being as lower gears are spaced closer together, rpm range used should be less. This should also allow a higher RA so lower RPM at 60-70 like he drives, still a lower overall low gear to start with. Possibly even able to computer program to not use first unless really loaded, or on a grade say steeper than 10%. I'd like these option with 1500 4.3 V6! I'm only a 300/300 gaz motor with 3.42 gears! This this pulls better in first than the BB 3sp pos TH400/4l80e transmission with 4.10's! MartyAnother benefit to a taller geared rearend is that it is stronger. Having a tranny with more gears makes it possible for the rearend to be stronger. I was actually told by a longtime GM employee, that the reason the Dmax was not available with 4.10s was that it destroyed the pinion gear everytime they tried it. An astute observer will note that GM went to a taller 3.42 in place of the 3.73 AND increased the size of the R&P when the 10 speed became available. These changes allowed them to do away with limiting power in lower gears.
Huntindog 10/06/22 07:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Maxxis tires

I have used all manner of Chinese tires. The trailer weighs 5,000 pounds. I have pulled from Utah to the East Coast and back without a single issue. I have had no troubles with any Chinese tires I have used. I have used at LEAST 4 DIFFERENT BRANDS. I ALWAYS MAKE SURE THEY HAVE THE NYLON CAP. I DON'T CURB HOP, RUN OVER 65 MPH, DO TIGHT TURNS, AND ALWAYS CHECK MY INFLATION. According to some I am so lucky I should buy a lottery ticket! I suspect it just common sense. The last tries were Greenball @ $68.00/each plus install.From 2006 to 2021, I did all of those bad things and more to my TTs tires without a single issue. Since I am in Phoenix AZ, which is brutal on rubber, I do not push the age. I get new tires every 5 years... Other than that, my secret??? I ran LT tires. Michelin XPS RIBS. I abused the snot out of them and they took it in stride. Go with LTs and stop making excuses for your tires. Reading comprehension…. A. He’s not making excuses, unless you mean making excuses for how WELL his tire have held up. B. LT tires for 14” trailer rims? You’re way off base here. Even if 15”. LT tires don’t become viable, readily available or available at all until the 16” and up sizes.No reading comprehension trouble here. He was shouting about all the things he did not do as the reason he had no problems, and then took it further with the common sense remark. I see this here all the time. RVers have tire anxiety. They think they have to check the pressures daily, and do everything but rub baby oil on them with a Rabbis blessing. They do not do these things with their automobile tires. They just trust that they will do their job... And due to the fact that Govt. testing standards are much more stringent for Automobile tires,, they generally do. As for the rim size. That can be changed. In 2006 at the end of my rope with ST tire failures, I decided to do what it would take to make the jump to LTs. New rims, 6 lug drums and better springs for more clearance is what it took for that TT. My next TT was a straight swap. But that 2001 TT needed all of the above. It was not cheap or easy, but it was effective. In fact I swapped the used michelins from my 2001 to the 2010 When I bought it. The purchaser of my 2001 was real happy to have new tires. I was happy they made it home on the new TT, and happier to be rid of them. I ran those used Michelins on the new TT for a year until they aged out at 5 years. I then sold them on CL for 300.00! that helped defray to cost of a new set of Michelins. When thinking about the cost and effort to do this.... Think about the thousands of $$$$ in damage and ruined vacations failures can cause. Good tires are expensive. Cheap tires are even more expensive. One doesn't have to have TT tire anxiety. There are ways to get good tires that are as reliable as automobile tires.
Huntindog 10/01/22 01:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: New 2024 Chevy HD and Increased Dmax Power

I think ( JUST MY OPINION ) that this is a good looking upgrade for GM..... AND, I am curious how the GCW Alert will work out ?? https://i.imgur.com/Ju2ZPd2l.png Interesting feature. Can't help but wonder if the truck records these numbers while towing for future reference by the dealer or other motives in the event of an accident. My thought too, when I read that, just another spyware for warranty exemption, when drive line fails. JerryWith the ratings as high as they are now, this is not an issue for RVers. My trucks GCWR is over #43,000!
Huntindog 10/01/22 05:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: New 2024 Chevy HD and Increased Dmax Power

I think ( JUST MY OPINION ) that this is a good looking upgrade for GM..... AND, I am curious how the GCW Alert will work out ?? https://i.imgur.com/Ju2ZPd2l.png Interesting feature. Can't help but wonder if the truck records these numbers while towing for future reference by the dealer or other motives in the event of an accident. It would be pretty hard for most people to exceed that rating
Huntindog 09/27/22 04:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New 2024 Chevy HD and Increased Dmax Power

I can't wait to see the prices. The GMC version is up $2K+ on the 2023 over the 2022 across the board which they hid most of in the option and package selection. By 2024 they'll be passing down the new corporate tax that kicks in on January 1st, because corporations do not pay taxes, the folks who buy their products do. The Siverado is pushing $62K right now for a nicely loaded LT, the middle-of-the-road on trim scale with gas engine. The transmission shop guys will love the 10 speed mated to the gas 6.6, at least they sure do with the 1500s, the Allison it isn't. The larger touchscreen and electronics shown are available right now in the 23 GMC AT4 and Denali trims, the AT4s start @ $82K with the gas 6.6.The 1500 ten speed is not what’s in the HD trucks
Huntindog 09/27/22 04:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New 2024 Chevy HD and Increased Dmax Power

Here's the new Chevy HD truck... Gas engine now gets the 10 speed transmission Diesel engine 455HP 950 TQ I'll reserve comments on the looks department later. Link Fish this is a tired old theme with you. We all know and understand, that the only good looking truck to you... Has a Ford emblem on the grill. Move on to something else, or become irrealavent. Thought the 08-10 Super Duty's looked hideous and I typically don't comment on looks after a few days. I will say this truck looks a lot better than the previous HD trucks in which I refuse to spend my money on an ugly truck and dare I say I like this one. I do hope GM ditches the wax coated frame and goes to a e coating. You are entitled to your opinion, but I do recall your comment on the spy photo of the '17 Super Duty to all the Ford truck owners. Funny how selective memory works!I made one comment in jest You have made Many Once can be funny Many is not
Huntindog 09/26/22 07:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New 2024 Chevy HD and Increased Dmax Power

Here's the new Chevy HD truck... Gas engine now gets the 10 speed transmission Diesel engine 455HP 950 TQ I'll reserve comments on the looks department later. Link Fish this is a tired old theme with you. We all know and understand, that the only good looking truck to you... Has a Ford emblem on the grill. Move on to something else, or become irrealavent.
Huntindog 09/26/22 06:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Maxxis tires

I have used all manner of Chinese tires. The trailer weighs 5,000 pounds. I have pulled from Utah to the East Coast and back without a single issue. I have had no troubles with any Chinese tires I have used. I have used at LEAST 4 DIFFERENT BRANDS. I ALWAYS MAKE SURE THEY HAVE THE NYLON CAP. I DON'T CURB HOP, RUN OVER 65 MPH, DO TIGHT TURNS, AND ALWAYS CHECK MY INFLATION. According to some I am so lucky I should buy a lottery ticket! I suspect it just common sense. The last tries were Greenball @ $68.00/each plus install.From 2006 to 2021, I did all of those bad things and more to my TTs tires without a single issue. Since I am in Phoenix AZ, which is brutal on rubber, I do not push the age. I get new tires every 5 years... Other than that, my secret??? I ran LT tires. Michelin XPS RIBS. I abused the snot out of them and they took it in stride. Go with LTs and stop making excuses for your tires.
Huntindog 09/25/22 08:56am Travel Trailers
RE: This is our RV electric future. It's the future man!

This is why I say drive a Tesla and you won't see a long term future for those companies either. Note its not just Tesla, all the auto makers have committed to electric and have plans to quit producing ICE cars. All the scuttle butt, debate and chatter we go through proclaiming are ICE vehicles will be around forever may make us feel better. But forever is about 50 years tops. I imagine Kids born today will witness the extinction of ICE vehicles. Keep in mind the extinction of ICE does not have to be the end of camping and RV'ing. All vehicles as we know them will carry over and transform. The gloom and doom of 100 mile limitations etc. will not exist.And that is a VERY BIG bet.
Huntindog 09/24/22 01:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: This is our RV electric future. It's the future man!

And what have they DONE? Oil company profits are close to record highs. It doesn't look like anyone is putting them out of business anytime soon. I pay attention to what is really happening. Not just the headlines. I subscribe to The Wall street journal and read it daily. The interesting thing about those record profits is that the stocks are really cheap. That is for a few reasons. Investors do not see a future for those companies. And Biden and a lot of congress want to take those profits away via a "windfall tax" Justified by the fact that they are not investing that money into expanding production! The oil companies seeing a bleak future are actually acting in a responsible manner by wanting to do share buybacks and/or increase dividends. IOW, returning some of the investors (actually owners) money to them. The govt. wants them to spend that money now on production and let the investors take the loss later when they decide they do not need the oil companies anymore.
Huntindog 09/23/22 04:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: This is our RV electric future. It's the future man!

THIS is what Biden said about oil companies in 2020. He later clarified his position as Biden’s campaign pointed us to the policy on Biden’s campaign website of "banning new oil and gas permitting on public lands and waters." It says nothing about drilling on private land. Doing away with oil in the near future would set the world back 150 years without new technologies to replace it. Think of all the products we use every day that are derived from oil. Think about it peopleI listen to what politicians say I PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT THEY DO!! For almost 2 years now, the fossil fuels have been under attack. I wonder how many new millionares will be created in congress because of these actions? Ever notice how rare it is fo a rich person to enter politics, and how rare it is for a politician to leave holding a tin cup? Just about all of them become extremely wealthy while in office.
Huntindog 09/23/22 05:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: This is our RV electric future. It's the future man!

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Huntindog 09/23/22 05:14am Tow Vehicles
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