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Old 01-07-2015, 06:04 PM   #183
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I have a KW with two turbos one behind the other.

My bet is that if the first one blows it will take the second one down with it.

Lets hope that is a day that doesn't come.


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Old 01-07-2015, 06:17 PM   #184
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Some big truck turbos will go a million miles some don't.

Sometimes they fail in a spectacular manner....

My bet is not 1% of the current variable vane turbos used in light trucks will last anywhere near a million miles.


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Old 01-07-2015, 08:16 PM   #185
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At 11,000 miles per year ,I don't think I would live long enough to do that and who would want to?
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Old 01-07-2015, 08:28 PM   #186
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My ten year old Titan is a mite tired at 180000 miles. I can't imagine keeping a vehicle much longer than that, especially with all the upgrades...
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Old 01-07-2015, 11:13 PM   #187
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Here are some actual weight numbers for my 2011 Ram (Hemi) towing a 2014 30 ft Flying Cloud. This is for a full tank( 36 Gal) of gas, full fresh water and propane tanks and trailer loaded for a 3 week journey with a generator and extra fuel in the bed of the truck (another 100 lb)

Hitched weights
Truck 6020 lbs
Trailer 7100 lbs.

Total 13,900 Lbs

Unhitched weights
Truck 6020 lbs
Trailer jack 980 lbs
Trailer tires 6900 lbs
Total 13,900 lbs

We are a 27 lb over on the payload but under on the GCWR by 1600 lb.

If I redistribute some of the things in the cab to the trailer or go on a diet, I could bring everything into compliance with my capacities.
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Old 01-08-2015, 02:29 AM   #188
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Where the weight is located matters far more than something like GVWR itself.

If you have a scale reading with WD slackened to go with the above, then the basic analysis of how the loads are distributed tells far more.
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Old 01-08-2015, 10:10 AM   #189
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How can you be overweight if the truck hitched weight is the same as the unhitched weight?

Imo, if WD takes weight off of the truck, it does not count toward payload capacity.

Am I wrong? If so, why?


In any case,,, 17 pounds ain't going to be a problem.

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Old 01-08-2015, 10:13 AM   #190
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What's the manufacturer's tow, and max CVWR on that?

We staged the photo when we got our anniversary Corvette and the anniversary AS ... I am sure that there is enough hp and torgue to easily "pull" the AS, but the hook up would be VERY difficult trying to find adequate hitching points to reinforce as well as the VERY limited ground clearance ...... not sure how the other vette in the down under photo would be hitched, but I would say that it is also a staged photo ...

We initially towed with an F150 and almost bought a Touareg - then, after reading "miles" of posts on here regarding attributes of proper TVs (not only power and torque, but also brakes, axle loading / max load, towing capacity, safety, compression brakes, tires, wheels, creature comforts) - went to a CTD, and now a D-max ... ... very happy campers; we joined the group on here advocating "don't let the tail wag the dog". Of course, you can tow with almost anything, but the assessment of the attributes of the TV are in the eyes of the beholder. YMMV... Our eyes were opened on this great forum; keep it up folks. Fortunately, we have the white car to drive when not towing; so, we are in a different situation / stage of life than are many. again, YMMV and a very Happy and Safe New Year 2015.
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I watched the 5.7 hemi with a trailer on I 70 pulling up hill, 4200 rpm, 62 mph.I wonder how long that engine will last running it like that?.
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I watched the 5.7 hemi with a trailer on I 70 pulling up hill, 4200 rpm, 62 mph.I wonder how long that engine will last running it like that?.
A long time, not in Diesel terms, but that's what it's designed to do. All gasoline engines are designed for it.
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I would guess our 5.7 would last the first 2 or 3 owners, maybe more.
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Lol, 4200 rpm and more wont hurt a good gas engine. In the old days trucks turned these kind of RPMs regularly, and sustained.


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Old 01-08-2015, 05:35 PM   #195
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Well a 360 ford in 1973 model driving easy 95000 miles ,worn out, 1977 351 M 100000 about to go south 1979 400M driven like an old lady owned it, got 200000 miles,and I could have had a Mercedes for the amount of gas I used.my friends 400 sm block chev pulling 4000 rpm up pipestone pass ,said it is designed for that, 75000 miles and pretty well used up...them old engines if they made 100000 you were careful and lucky.....
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Old 01-08-2015, 09:45 PM   #196
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Gas engines,,,, strangely enough, started routinely lasting two hundred thousand miles at precisely the time fuel injection was introduced....

Coincidence? No.

The old engines were carbureted.

They generally ran rich, especially in warm up, which washed the oil off the rings, which in turn greatly accelerated cylinder and ring wear.

Ever so, even in the era of carbed vehicles, all of my engines lasted more that 100k, even the ones wit 4.56 gears and non overdrive transmissions.

The biggest killer of modern engines is not wear or high RPM, it is the tiny oil pump pickup, and the fine screen that plugs up starving the engine of oil.


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