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Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 10-19-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,151
Posted By Hersbird
The 6.4 Ram had a engine management problem early...

The 6.4 Ram had a engine management problem early on that greatly limited hill power and didn't allow the Hemi to maintain it's peak horsepower. What was speed at redline in 2nd gear? I bet pretty...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 10-17-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,151
Posted By Hersbird
I can put 1000 ft lbs of torque to my rear wheels...

I can put 1000 ft lbs of torque to my rear wheels with my bare hands and a long lever. The problem is it will take a month to climb a hill because I can't even make 2 horsepower.

So the advantage...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 10-14-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,917
Posted By Hersbird
My brother in laws Sequoia broke while driving...

My brother in laws Sequoia broke while driving around town not towing. The transmission failed, and slipped so bad, then dropped into gear and blew up the rear end too. It was a 2wd and never towed...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 10-07-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By Hersbird
No, unless you build your own or buy a home built...

No, unless you build your own or buy a home built one. The first EV pickup is not even out, but it should be the Rivian followed by the Bollinger. Then there should be an electric F150 and then the...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 09-26-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 536
Posted By Hersbird
I find that when I spend top dollar I NEVER get...

I find that when I spend top dollar I NEVER get what I paid for. There is a balance though, usually you can find quality stuff near the rock bottom prices. I don't know about the Harbor Freight one...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 09-25-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 216
Posted By Hersbird
No it doesnt change the payload rating. ...

No it doesnt change the payload rating.

Still just with the numbers you put out, the limit will be the 6000 pound axle instead of the 2600 pound springs.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 09-18-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,480
Posted By Hersbird
The 6.4 truck motor is quite unlike the 6.4 or...

The 6.4 truck motor is quite unlike the 6.4 or 6.1 SRT motors they use in the cars, and that 6.4 is not the Hellcat motor as the Hellcat (And Trackhawk, and TRX, Demon, ect) use a 6.2. Like the Chevy...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 09-10-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,480
Posted By Hersbird
What "feels" best towing is lower RPM torque. So...

What "feels" best towing is lower RPM torque. So a turbo diesel always "feels" good, followed by a supercharged or turbocharged gas motor, followed by the most cubic inches you can get in a non...
Forum: Expandable and Hybrid RV Discussions 09-09-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,056
Posted By Hersbird
Well, it would be silly for your usage, but yes,...

Well, it would be silly for your usage, but yes, it will take 10 times the charge cycles at a minimum. You don't even need a battery in there if you have it plugged in always, the converter will run...
Forum: Expandable and Hybrid RV Discussions 09-08-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,056
Posted By Hersbird
I'd pay $730 shipped for a 100 amp hour Lifepo4...

I'd pay $730 shipped for a 100 amp hour Lifepo4 battery on Amazon. It may cost 10 times more now but it will last more than 10 times longer. It's also lighter, smaller, and has a greater useable...
Forum: Roo | Shamrock 09-05-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,670
Posted By Hersbird
On the flip side, I bet I could refold that front...

On the flip side, I bet I could refold that front bunk, put in the slide and be on my way in an emergency as fast if not faster. Again assuming this is just a quick overnight sleep where you aren't...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 09-03-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,187
Posted By Hersbird
On the 2009 up they moved the camshaft up in the...

On the 2009 up they moved the camshaft up in the block. The oil returns miss drenching the camshaft like most engines. The camshaft bearings get pressurized oil, but the rollers on the lifters starve...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 08-29-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,187
Posted By Hersbird
That has nothing to do with what I said. Even you...

That has nothing to do with what I said. Even you say you sold the other trucks at some point, why? A broken truck that old is only worth fixing if you are the person doing the labor. Somebody that...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 08-29-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,187
Posted By Hersbird
Never put more into a repair than the vehicle...

Never put more into a repair than the vehicle will be worth. It's not just the $7000, but the truck has at least $1500 of value even with the blown motor, probably more like $2500 if a 4wd. Somebody...
Forum: Roo | Shamrock 08-28-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By Hersbird
I think the water in the water heater gets gross...

I think the water in the water heater gets gross really fast without use. I drain it after every trip but I go a month or more often in between trips.
Forum: Roo | Shamrock 08-28-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,278
Posted By Hersbird
You are trying the electric version of the water...

You are trying the electric version of the water heater with the camper plugged in to 110v AC right? It won't work on battery electric.

On my 2017 the inside switch on the tank panel is the on...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 08-28-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 803
Posted By Hersbird
Without hills, towing a big sail of a travel...

Without hills, towing a big sail of a travel trailer is actually easier the higher you go. Less air resistance. Then on any turbo motor, there is little performance lost because the turbo just makes...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 08-27-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,509
Posted By Hersbird
The bigger problem is the "rechage" rate. I can...

The bigger problem is the "rechage" rate. I can recharge 800 miles worth of range in 5 minutes on my diesel, even the best electric recharge is hours for less than 1/2 that range. It gets to the...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 08-26-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,388
Posted By Hersbird
I deliver mail everyday in a USPS long life...

I deliver mail everyday in a USPS long life vehicle from 1992. There is no AC in any of the 200,000+ of them all over the country. They usually run about 20 degrees hotter inside than outside....
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 08-26-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,388
Posted By Hersbird
I hate idle time, gas or diesel. I could see a...

I hate idle time, gas or diesel. I could see a vehicle with a bunch of running electronics being left running, but in that case the person or agency would be well served adding a separate Li-ion...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 08-25-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,509
Posted By Hersbird
Well technically the pro power is available on...

Well technically the pro power is available on non hybrid too just in lower power levels. Sort of like Ford amature power.
...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 08-25-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,509
Posted By Hersbird
I thought maybe that, but then I know usually the...

I thought maybe that, but then I know usually the tank is all on one side of the driveshaft and all the exhaust is on the other. Sorry to bring up the VW again but somehow they fit all that and a 26...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 08-25-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,509
Posted By Hersbird
Surprised they don't do better than 25 mpg. The...

Surprised they don't do better than 25 mpg. The 3.0 VW diesel with a similar weight and full time 4wd with only 8 speeds never gets worse than 25 mpg. That's all city, stop and go, dead of Montana...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 08-25-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,770
Posted By Hersbird
Well whatever, it all comes down to putting it on...

Well whatever, it all comes down to putting it on a scale and staying under the GVWR and so I can put over 1300 pounds in it and still be under GVWR.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 08-24-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,770
Posted By Hersbird
I know what the GVWR is and I know how much it...

I know what the GVWR is and I know how much it weighs, the difference is the payload. Absolutely some manufacturers make an allowance for driver and some don't. It's logical to me payload rating...
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