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RE: 2023 Ram Reveal

Pour little me, I sit here driving a FORD F150 with a tiny little 2.7L twin turbo V6 with a smile on my face. Who would have guessed, after a 1993 RAM/Cummins, a 2001.5 RAM/Cummins and a 2015 RAM/Cummins spanning 27 years. And 19 years with twin Cummins in the last boat. :) :)
Me Again 10/31/22 08:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: Dealers lots are filling up

If there is not diesel for freight trucks, then the ecomomy will crash. And of course that is the plan by some.
Me Again 10/30/22 08:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dealers lots are filling up

More 3/4 tons are sold with gas engines than diesel by a longshot regardless. Could you show us where you got that statistic? That certainly is not the norm in Western States.
Me Again 10/29/22 08:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 6.7L Cummins VS 6.7L Cummins HO

Costco's vehicle purchase site for a 2023 3500 Laramie 4x4 SB shows the HO at a 2800 dollar difference vs the SO.
Me Again 10/26/22 09:05am Tow Vehicles
RE: 6.7L Cummins VS 6.7L Cummins HO

^^^ The high output is only a $2500 CAD option. Here's a screen shot from build and price on So where did Showme 5rv get his pricing? I do not see 2023 in the build web site.
Me Again 10/25/22 06:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: 6.7L Cummins VS 6.7L Cummins HO

I am confused? The build site does not have 2023's and the 2022s show a 2800 difference. Is some dealer jerking someones chain? On edit: maybe this explains it???
Me Again 10/24/22 07:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 6.7L Cummins VS 6.7L Cummins HO

Lets see, GM went to the Desmo pump as the CP-4 pain was to much for them. RAM reversed back from the two years of CP-4 failures. Saw a new 5500 with 9,500 miles with failed CP-4. Guess who still uses the CP-4? Here is a picture of the 5500 being unload at RAM dealer.
Me Again 10/22/22 01:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 6.7L Cummins VS 6.7L Cummins HO

For those of you that have towed with both the High Output Cummins and the regular Cummins was the HO worth the extra $2800? Yes, as a bonus you get the Aisin HD transmission.
Me Again 10/20/22 08:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cummins vs Hummer Towing 6,000 lbs

Summary towing a measly 6,000 lb camper: Hummer: ~128 mile towing range (Epic Fail), Price $114k Ram/Cummins: 9.7 mpg (Fail), Price $68k Summary: No earth shattering news on the EV, but what was surprising was the underperforming cummins with a disappointing 9.7mpg towing this small camper that has a aero front end. Link That is NOT a aero front end! I has hard right angle corners, and the side wall seams appears a raise area along the front wall. All mileage killers like many cheaper RV trailers.
Me Again 10/17/22 03:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Shopping new tires - is my shop confused or am I?

Tire Size LT275/70R18 Single Tire - the OEM 20's have similar ratings. 35 psi 2070 lbs 40 psi 2270 lbs 45 psi 2470 lbs 50 psi 2680 lbs (C) 115 55 psi 2840 lbs 60 psi 3020 lbs 65 psi 3195 lbs (D) 121 70 psi 3360 lbs 75 psi 3530 lbs 80 psi 3640 lbs (E) 125 95 psi 3970 lbs (F) 128
Me Again 10/14/22 10:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Time for new tires already?

My Firestone Transforce ATs on 2015 RAM 3500 SRW did the same, gone at 29-30K. I installed Michelin Defender LTX m/s and was happy with those.
Me Again 09/26/22 11:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel Ram Owner Forced to Scrap Truck !

Honestly, he's probably being used to "make an example" but he did it on purpose, so he doesn't get much sympathy. Yeah ask my step-son about being a "make an example"!
Me Again 09/21/22 09:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel Ram Owner Forced to Scrap Truck !

It sure is ironic that we have planet saving preachers on an RV forum who have the largest RV they could lay their hands on, which requires damaging the planet by the use of fossil fuels to drive or pull it, and most everything in or on it required fossil fuels to produce either directly or indirectly. Then they also have a need for all sorts of unnecessary planet killing fossil fuel burning toys like side by sides, Spyders, dirt bikes, you name it. Preach on. And they all have there require smog equipment still in place!!! This thread is about people that remove the smog stuff.
Me Again 09/18/22 06:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 7th Gen S650 2024 Mustang

I traded this in for the Camaro. I bought the El Camano from my brother when I returned from Thailand the summer on 1967. We both wish we still had it. 283 with cam and T-10 BW close ratio. It had 3.36s when I bought and I installed 4.11s. Body was perfectly straight and also debagged. Black has to be really straight to look straight, and it did.
Me Again 09/17/22 09:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 7th Gen S650 2024 Mustang

wonder if it could beat a 1967 GTO convertable four speed with tri power? My 2020 Ford Edge ST would run away a hide from the 1967 SS 350 Camaro I had in the day! Even my F150 with the same little 2.7L twin turbo would put away the Camaro. Cars of yester year do not compare to what is on the market today. As would the GTO. 360 hp vs 295 in the SS350. GTO was a second or so quicker than the SS in the quarter. I have to agree that today’s iron is better (more advanced) in every way than the old stuff, but nothing on the street today would compare to driving a ‘69 Z-28, or a big block RS/SS the way it was meant to be driven. Might not be the quickest or the fastest, but as I said before, all of the old muscle cars from any of the big three + AMC are in a class of their own. Which will turn more heads— your F150 or the ‘67 SS. It had been debagged when I bought it. It was a RS/SS with factory 8 track and 4 speed Muncie. It was fun to drive, however did not corner well. I installed traction bars to tame the mono leaf 67 rear suspension. Chevy fixed that in 68 with multi leaf springs and staggered rear shocks.
Me Again 09/17/22 09:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel Ram Owner Forced to Scrap Truck !

Heard all the same whining from anti gov peoples about the mean old govnmt mandated clean air/better fuel mileage back in the '70s/80s that resulted in doing away with the old gazz guzzling carbureted heavy pollution engines resulting in computer/FI engines that burn much cleaner. Fed vehicle pollution rules are rules and there for good reasons. The Ram owner as other law breakers found out the hard way not following (any) rules can be costly. I am on forums for Can Am Spyder three wheel motor cycles, Kawasaki KRX side by sides and now CFmoto ATV among others which all have the cat embedded in the muffler. Vendors post about their replacement exhaust systems and users brag about this one or that one(which do not include a cat). What part about what we are doing to the planet do people not understand???? Is it when your house is flooded, washed way, blown away or under the sea when a person wakes up?
Me Again 09/17/22 06:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 7th Gen S650 2024 Mustang

wonder if it could beat a 1967 GTO convertable four speed with tri power? My 2020 Ford Edge ST would run away a hide from the 1967 SS 350 Camaro I had in the day! Even my F150 with the same little 2.7L twin turbo would put away the Camaro. Cars of yester year do not compare to what is on the market today.
Me Again 09/17/22 05:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: My new-to-me 2018 Ram.

Yes, 2 WD. I'm going to go lower on the rear tires, the ride is just too harsh. Actually I'll probably never rotate the tires, I've never done it on any vehicle I've ever owned. We put about 70,000 miles on our last truck over a period of 17 years. :) This one probably won't be much more, so they will most likely age out before they wear out, just like the trailer tires. Report back in 5k and tell me your front tires are not wearing on the outer edges. Your money, your tires I have a lot of experience with this. Unless your front end has already been aligned to the spec I mentioned you WILL be getting outer edge "stepping". Ron, even on a 2W drive model? BTW I miss my 2015 3500 Laramie is many ways, however looking at diesel prices compared to gas, I decided the little 2.7L Ecoboost serves me will now. Wish it had power folding mirrors. It's 12" horizontal display looks like it belongs in the dash, and not stuck there with bubble gum.
Me Again 09/15/22 11:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: Unbraked trailer, towing limitations

Mkirsh, Thank you I think I'm going to find something similar if I follow links in RCW46 re single axle unladen trailers under 2000 lbs. But max gvw will be 4500 per my memory last I looked, or 3000 per e-trailer link Chris gave a page or two ago. With like Canadian laws, 40% max of TV vehicle down to a minimum of 1000 lbs of trailer gvw. As I understand it, a mini Cooper with a 4k gvw, would get a max unbraked at 1600 lbs, over that they need brakes! Tealboy's situation, at 2600 trailer gvw, SUV at 6000, has max unbraked at 2400, his trailer would require brakes here in WA st.even if trailer is less than 2000 tare. If tealboy's trailer is over 2000 tare, he requires brakes no matter his trailers gvw. Chris is in same issue towing his sand buggy with explorer, but probably legal unbraked with F150. As that trailer probably wieghs 500 lbs plus or minus 100 lbs. I'm swag'ing Chris's trailer at 2500-2800 loaded with sand buggy. I need to follow links to the other parts of my states "Revised Codes of Washington" RCW laws to get a better reference. I would like to believe, anyone following this, should be getting a better reference point as to when brakes are required for Single Axle trailers, vs not, vs when common sense says have brakes on the trailer. Marty The Primo 6x12 trailer has a manufacturer's weight of 700 lbs. KRX SxS is heavy, trailer loaded weight is 3080. Aluminum F150 only weighs 300 more than Edge ST. The Edge ST with the twin turbo 2.7L V6 and Ford Performance suspension handled the trailer very well with the Can Am Spyder at around 22-2300 lbs.
Me Again 09/01/22 07:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Unbraked trailer, towing limitations

Scooby, As I understand Federal Bridge Laws for max weights. Everyone, commercial, personal use per say gets 20k per axel. BUT, you can get limited in weight by the lack of distance between them. 0 to x' is 17k per, x to y' is 18500, over y' you get the full 20k. A 2nd enforced here in WA st, not in Illinois per past comments from wadcutter, is lbs per inch width of tire. Minimum is 500 lbs per inch. A state can allow more. BUT you pull across a state line that goes with a lower amount, you get taxed/fined for being overwieght. Here if unit has duals, you get 600, singles 500 per inch. Bus chassis and MH based on bus chassis, tank trucks trailers can get up to iirc 24k. NOT ALL MH get 24k. My 1500 could go as high as 22000 gvw if I've paid that amount. BUT, now the local LEO/CVEO can get me for other issues not included in the federal bridge laws from a max wieght perspective. Can I stop my truck per field test in appropriate distance at iirc 20mph. I'll fail, I'm no longer allowed on the road until I meet spec. Issue I see going back to initial post, is WHAT definition does a given state law for said trailer weight needing brakes? WA is an RCWxx, x being a number, RCW46 appears to be general catch all for speed wieghts, lighting etc for this. If they use say tire width per FBL, OP and Chris probably have typical 155-185mm width tires, so 6-7". That's 3000-3500 ea, max allowed per axle 6000-7000 lbs. If a state has 3000 lbs, appears to be general max for brakes, if you have tires wider than 3"x2, you would be required to have brakes on the trailer. Or if by some fat chance of a very small percentage, they use manufacture spec, tire sidewall amount, the bar IMHO is going to be harder to hit. As most of the tires on smaller trailers like this are less than 1500-2000 lbs per tire. I had a 155-13 that was around 800-900 lbs per tire. I know that while I would be legal with two trailers shown talked about here in WA st, I would not want 3000 lbs of unbraked trailer pushing me down some of the local 15-20% grades trying or hoping to stop. Or emergency stop at 60mph with a 15 series rig, with a all load, total 2000 over it's factory gvwr. Marty I thought tandem duals were limited to 36K in Washington. I could not carry a full 80K load in my tanker because the distance from my drivers to the trailer axles was shorter than the requirement. So trips out of town had me one compartment empty and at 72K. Big chevy truck!
Me Again 08/30/22 08:51am Tow Vehicles
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