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  1. I don’t wear my Japanese market Seiko “cocktail” watch often but every time I do I am pleasantly surprised by the craftsmanship, especially given the humble price…

    The image understates the bluish hue of the face.

    HS

     

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  2. I was wondering what you meant by that.  Figured it was something personal, but clearly lost on this camper.

    Good stuff, ER.  Enjoy it in good health!

    HS

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  3. I've been on Deezer for years.  Not the greatest interface but FLAC quality and I've got playlists I've invested in creating...

    I've often wondered whether they will continue to survive in the U.S. but so far so good.  Only odd thing was I once had to cancel to enjoy a reduced rate that was more reasonable ($15/mo vs a good bit more if memory serves).

    HS

  4. 14 hours ago, swt61 said:

    The Outsider. Limited series, based on a Stephen King book. 

     

    Kind of spooky or a lot of spooky?  Looks interesting but sometimes I would rather torture  myself with racing vehicles that are far to heavy and illogical vs scaring the crap out of myself....LOL

    HS

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  5. On 5/21/2021 at 3:10 AM, Grahame said:

    Giri/Haji  ( 義理/恥)

    "Smart, suspenseful, and superbly shot, Giri/Haji is a near-perfect crime thriller with a surprisingly sharp sense of humor."

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giri/Haji

    Because:

    We'd just finished Line Of Duty S6 

    (which is now available on Britbox) which is well worth a watch 

    When Youtube suggested this interview ...

    Which got me intrigued in Giri/Haji, so we watched it.

    I'm very glad we did.  Check out the comments on the YouTube trailer to see the impression it made on other people.

    Well worth your time to watch (IMHO).

     

    started watching Giri/Haji last night.  Good recommend...thank you, Grahame!

    HS

    and I am enjoying Mare, TMoney.

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  6. Holy shit I’m laughing!  And I thought I was an old grump…lol. 
     

    I agree that weird gray wood crap in the steering wheel of the Limited is off putting. Truly…it grated on me. The leather is ok. Good for a truck and how I use one IMO. The leather in the TRX including the dash is nice but you pay for it although you get a lot more performance and tech wise (eg suspension). The leather on the dash and all over from lovely Scandinavian cows that parted w it in my Trackhawk gives me a chubby…but I paid for it handsomely. 
     

    Hopefully you can work through the tech niggles. The reviews vs the GMs and Fords called none of that out which is interesting. Reviewers often suck…

    HS

  7. Sorry to see you bought something you don't seem to care for, VPI.  I hope at least it's what you need.

    I'll have to check out the new F150.  I have friends with ones that don't have but a few years on them including one with a Raptor, but have not sat in a 2021.  They must have improved markedly.

    HS

  8.  

    Just now, naamanf said:

    The Ford interior of the Raptor is crap, especially when moving from a BMW, I’m really hoping the Raptor R coming out next year makes up for this ones shortcomings. Other than that I’ve been happy with it as a daily driver. 

    I'm with you, naamanf. I'm not keen on Ford's interiors in general including the trucks, Mustangs and the new Bronco.  Cheeeeezyyyy.

    HS

  9. 1 minute ago, naamanf said:

    That’s what I have, love it, so easy to open and close. Have built in “bed extenders” and ratchet straps for when things don’t fit. All quick and easy.  

    Very nice!  I miss my RAM.  Don't miss parking it...LOL, but absolutely loved towing with it and the sheer utility and don't give a crap who parked next to me, etc...  Lot to be said for that.

    I'll own another one day when my parking situation improves.  They're too damn practical not to.

    I was eyeballing the TRX for a while...glad I stepped back.  Got to drive a friend's....so damn nice and fun though!  The interior is exceptional and the handling and quiet cabin given what it is / the tires...impressive.

    HS

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  10. 5 hours ago, VPI said:

    Yeah, it is a tiny trailer and the opportune hitch height is 12-13”, while standard height in the truck in normal mode is 20”, so tons of drop needed. 

    Gotcha.  I bet a couple of inches would be de minimis but that's easy for me to type and you're the one that's going to have to live with it.

    The great thing is you have an awesome tow vehicle...I miss my RAM 1500.  I would tow about 8,000lb's and all I did besides have a quality trailer was add Firestone air bags inside the springs in the rear and beefed up bump stops I never ended running into but just in case.  I actually liked the way the truck handled with the airbags filled (not to max) so ended up leaving them as is regardless of how I was towing.

    That air suspension you have is super slick.  I literally almost bought the truck you bought but in silver w/ the black treatment early last year.  

    HS

  11. This is from a RAM forum:

    My '20 Limited with air and no off road group, the step 1 measurement is 20" at the middle height setting on the suspension.

    Is the Kayak trailer two wheel or four wheel?  If it's two wheeled then a slight upward angle to the hitch, allowing for your load's length, might be immaterial.

    My apologies if I'm asking questions that are not helpful...simply hoping you can get to a happy place with your new truck.  I think it's handsome as hell with some great tech but then again I've become a MOPAR guy over the last 12 years....likely biased.

    HS

  12. The covers that come with the trucks are crap.  Not sure who they source them from.

    I'm a fan of Pace Edwards retractable units.  Take up some space with the box but a full sized oak can drop stuff onto it for years and zero reliability issues in my personal experience.

    I'm laughing with you on that unit to get low enough for the kayak trailer...  Never had to use anything like that.  Any chance the air suspension allows for some drop?  I'm assuming not but thought I'd toss that out there.

    HS

     

     

     

    P.S.  I'm slow...the "heavy thing".  You're at three tons...rounding :D

  13. 4 hours ago, VPI said:

    I was getting the PowerBoost which is quicker than the Raptor in most tests. 
    The Ram is slow and drives much more like a truck than the new F-150 does. I think the Hemi needs to be replaced with something with some real horsepower and torque in such a heavy truck. I have never been impressed with any of the Hemis I have had in rentals and this feels about the same. 
    Luckily speed is not a concern. Comfortable interior and okay tech are what I care about. 

    I wasn't aware of this motor as I'm not a Ford guy.  Found the following to help get me educated (somewhat...):

    https://www.motortrend.com/cars/ford/f-150/2021/2021-ford-f-150-powerboost-first-test/

    430hp which is nice but the 570ft lb's of torque is what jumped out at me....that and the 10 speed transmission is what's making it feel so peppy.  Very cool.

    I get it.  I've been jaded by boosted vehicles for a long while.  I supercharged my 5.7L HEMI within a year of buying it (2009 Challenger manual trans at the time) which made it a whole lot more fun.  I pulled the blower on my 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk with the Hellcat motor within months of buying it to up the boost with a smaller pulley and running E85 to manage pre-detonation from add'l boost.  It's a pig (5718lbs w/ me in it) but it'll run a 10.3X quarter mile and a tick over 185mph in the standing mile despite the awful coefficient of drag.  I get liking the mojo...

    The good thing is if you ever get bored upping the power won't be tough.  Hard on a warranty though...ask me how I know...LOL.

    vroom vroom...

    HS

     

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  14. 15 hours ago, VPI said:

    Yes Ram Limited with every option but the bed buckets that make the bed too narrow.  Rides nice with the air suspension and came with some ghetto tonneau cover that will work until the second Diamondback cover makes it here.

    I like the Delminico Red more than I thought I would and outside of the loss of massage seats and generator I am not losing much, outside of speed, from the Ford.

    I drove the HEMI with the eTorque and it's a great combination in my opinion.  I wouldn't mind a bit more sidewall on the tires but that's more a generational thing I figure (I'm dating myself...).  

    Interesting on the speed.  What are the specs on the Ford you were hoping to acquire?  I'm not very well informed on the Ford stuff.  Their Ecoboost is clearly a successful platform.

    HS

    P.S. you may hear a bit of noise from the lifters on the 5.7L HEMI.  Do not let that bother you one bit.  It's often referred to as the HEMI tick....no biggie.  It's a stout motor.

  15. The RAMs are very nice!  Drive amazing. Did you get the eTorque or simply the 5.7?  Both are great. 
     

    HS

    PS the air suspensions and how nice the interior and uuuuge 12” touchscreen are....#WINNING 

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