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Romans9 last won the day on June 5 2019

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  1. Keep in mind the volume of diesel pick ups versus the medium duty market gives the pick up manufacturers a large platform to work out the growing pains associated with the emission requirements. So no I don’t think so.
  2. Nothing wrong with them. Should have lots of support.
  3. How long do you plan on keeping it? The Hino truck has a cheaper made cab and the interior is not as robust as the International not that the International is anything to write home about however. Hino makes a good engine but their support after a few years is very lacking. If you have a good dealer or if you’re not keeping it that long it shouldn’t matter. There are many more places that can provide service for the Cummins/Allison combination versus the Hino/Allison combo. International can service Cummins, Cummins obviously can service Cummins, Peterbilt can service Cummins, Kenworth can service Cummins, Ford can service Cummins, etc. etc. Only the Hino truck dealer can service Hino. Many independent shops have Cummins Insite or a comparable aftermarket diagnostic tool. There are no reliable aftermarket Hino service tools available. I doubt you can find an independent shop that can fully support it. Cummins is supported on every corner. You can buy aftermarket Cummins parts many many places (water pumps, fuel system parts, seals, etc.). Chances of you waiting for Cummins parts is slim. I had a Hino service truck in a shop I was helping manage that set for 2 weeks because Hino couldn’t provide the turbo it needed off the shelf or in its distribution system. It had to be manufacturer source by the turbo manufacturer. The truck was 3 years old. I have worked on many Hinos in Kobelco and Hitachi equipment and they are a relatively good engine however I had an SK 350 with 500 hours on it that needed injectors under warranty and it took about 3 weeks to get them. If if you have an Allison problem Allison has literally thousands (probably hundreds of thousands) of Cummins Allison combinations out there to draw experience from for every one Hino Allison combination. Again if you have a good dealer that you think can provide adequate support for the Hino and your not keeping it beyond a warranty period then most of what I have pointed out is moot. You will eventually have emissions related problems on either truck, thats a given. Right now emissions related work is accounting for more than 50% of all the work in most dealers. If you’re trying to control your odds as much as possible the choice to me seems obvious.
  4. “assholed out” ..............I like it, I bet I get to use that several times in the next week or two. I like GD.com, and I can easily live with whatever the mods and admins decide to do, the technical glitches well I don’t seem to have a hard time figuring out how to navigate them, it’s well worth it to me. Thanks for a place of entertainment, exchange of ideas, camaraderie and love for all things sand dunes and off road. It’s been my only fix for the sand for many years. Life hasn’t dealt me a hand to be able to enjoy my favorite pastime for many years but the times they are a changing.......😎
  5. Federal Pen. My first house I owned was 5 miles from there.
  6. There isn’t any problem running the same tire all the way around but I guess my four seasons driving has me bias towards traction tires on the drive axles. You’re right however and I believe most RVs come just as you described. As far as differences there are not between traction and steer tires as to weight rating and PSI as that is dictated by the ply (14 or 16) and load ratings. Did you see the post I made about how to determine actual tire pressure needed for your specific application? Tire PSI ratings on the sidewall is maximum the tire is rated to handle that is not necessarily the best PSI for any given vehicle.
  7. I would run a closed shoulder traction tire for the rear. Nothing too aggressive but not a steer tire on the rear no, but Michelin brand yes. None , no other truck steer tire handles rain like Michelin’s. I have driven 22.5 every working day for 25 years and no truck steer tire handles the road like them. Through the years there have been several other manufacturers that have had a tire like the Michelin XZA but they have never had the consistency of casing quality that Michelin has had. Everyone in the truck tire industry knows Michelin’s are the best that’s a fact. I know, I know, I know the tires will age out before they wear out on a RV but I’m referencing the handling capabilities of the Michelin’s versus anything else. The added insurance is worth every single penny more that they cost. RV’s are rolling match stick built death traps in a wreck. In my opinion it is worth every cent to do all you can to help prevent any accident and tires are the most critical safety item next to properly functioning brakes. Save money on something else. Get the best tires money can buy. Before they age out, replace them and sell the ones you remove to a commercial user. The tire shops know who will buy them from you for premium.
  8. 22.5’s Michelin’s only for steer. Spend the extra money and buy the best. Your safety is worth it. Fun Fact: Michelin owns several major tire brands, the premium rubber goes into the Michelin casings.
  9. All the MIlF’s have become Grand Milf’s........
  10. This little one was only a few days old. We were close enough to hear it snorting.

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