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On 9/17/2020 at 10:19 PM, Trulyvintage said:

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I belong to posted today:

 

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Jim

 

The correct equipment for this individual would be the following:

 

1.      Cellphone

2.      Credit Card

3.      List of reliable licensed, insured transporters

4.      A Fat Wallet

5.      Become an agent and hire other folks

 

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I'm on an RV site (Grand Design Imagine travel trailers on Facebook) and the subject of tow vehicles comes up constantly.

 

Typical is one that says something like "we just bought this 32 foot RV that weighs 9000 pounds, and we want to tow it with our half ton 2.5L but it has EcoBoost or whichever that particular manufacturer is calling it, will it tow?  The dealer says it has great torque and no problem".

 

I've given up responding, but when I did respond, my comment was always don't just look at torque and horsepower, look at the torque curve....yes, your little engine develops X amount of torque, but yours does it at 4000 rpm and my 8.1L 496 does it at 800 rpm.  

 

You buy horsepower, you drive torque....

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It's funny people say why does one type of person have such a big truck or need such a big truck.  Honestly usually it's me and a few gas cans in the back,  once in a great while the family but when I bought my truck I bought a superduty 4 wheel drive 6.0 liter diesel stick with an 8 foot bed.  It's pretty much stripped,  but every once in a while I need to haul something and don't need to call a friend with a truck to do it for me.  Of course rarely do you see those people when you are loaded. 

Though I have the ability and the equipment with a nice enclosed 24 foot car hauler,  I don't haul my own cars.  I found realistically it's cheaper in the end to just hire a professional transporter to move them.    I work on projects at home and the car just shows up.  Sometimes time is as, or more valuable than the cost of shipping.  

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2 hours ago, trimacar said:

I'm on an RV site (Grand Design Imagine travel trailers on Facebook) and the subject of tow vehicles comes up constantly.

 

Typical is one that says something like "we just bought this 32 foot RV that weighs 9000 pounds, and we want to tow it with our half ton 2.5L but it has EcoBoost or whichever that particular manufacturer is calling it, will it tow?  The dealer says it has great torque and no problem".

 

I've given up responding, but when I did respond, my comment was always don't just look at torque and horsepower, look at the torque curve....yes, your little engine develops X amount of torque, but yours does it at 4000 rpm and my 8.1L 496 does it at 800 rpm.  

 

You buy horsepower, you drive torque....

 

Will be very interesting to see the next generation of hybrid pickup trucks that pair electric motors with the V6 Turbo engines.

Have to wonder how much torque the electric motors will bring to the equation and how it will impact the entire torque curve.

I am looking forward to a hybrid option to get an empty 3+ ton pickup moving from a dead stop in a much more efficient manner than any gas or diesel engine can by themselves. The same goes for towing a fully loaded trailer from a dead stop. Early next year should be an interesting time when these trucks are announced.

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