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RE: Pop A Lock

I am sure glad my last two trucks came with key pad lock on the drivers door. This is a blessing for me as I can keep all of my spare keys for almost everything in the truck glove box. My truck also will not allow you to lock your keys inside if left in the key ignition. As soon as you slam the door it pops up... I have frowned on this a few time as sometimes I like to warm up my truck and go back inside the house. Won't let me lock my doors while I am doing this with the truck running... There must be away around that but I haven't looked very hard at it... It might as easy as using a second key to manually lock the door??? Roy Ken After you close the door, try to push the 7/8 and 9/0 buttons at the same time. This should lock the doors.
Fordlover 12/17/14 08:35am Around the Campfire
RE: Pop A Lock

I love the keyless entry pad on the driver side door of Ford products. I lock my keys in the truck all the time, like at the beach, or park, etc. I really wish my infiniti had it. do any other manufacturers do this? I know Nissan did years and years ago.
Fordlover 12/17/14 08:33am Around the Campfire
RE: How best to fix leaky Galvanized pipes in my stick house

Ok. You folks sold me on pex. Now what about a company called Repipe? They claim to be better and faster than a regular plumber at repiping because it is all they do. First quote was just under 10k, and they claim the job can be done in 2 to 3 days, and that we will have water every night. Anybody out there used them? Thanks again!- Dave I've heard of them, but just the advertisements. My friend is repiping his house with pex himself, and it's what I do would do if I were in your situation. My home is 32 years old, but luckily they used copper. For those unaware, OP lives in Houston, where 99% of homes are built on a concrete slab, with no basement or crawlspace. That means the water pipes are in the walls and attic (and ceiling in the case of a two story).
Fordlover 12/17/14 08:26am Around the Campfire
RE: Anyone still have theirs???

Back before google I suspect. Now RV.net isn't that hard to find like it may have been back in the late 90's early 2000's.
Fordlover 12/17/14 08:13am Around the Campfire
RE: 2009 Ford F250 super duty v8

Had a F150 with the 5.4. Dependable, but it wouldn't hold top gear at 60 mph on flat land towing a little ATV trailer, total weight less than 2000 pounds. What year?
Fordlover 12/17/14 08:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2009 Ford F250 super duty v8

If you like that generation truck, I highly recommend the V10. It offers a lot more power while using the same amount of fuel under all conditions. I would agree the V10 would be more desirable, but it's all about how big of a hurry you are in. IMHO the 5.4 would be adequate for towing what you are looking for. The V10 is also rare on the market, the 5.4's are more common. The comment about loading and unloading a bike in the bed is a worthy consideration, and I've done it a dozen times or so without mishap so far. You might jump over to youtube and search 'load fail' for hours of what not to do.
Fordlover 12/17/14 06:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: Love My 6.0L Ford

At first I thought this thread was going to be a positive one, where people posted their positive experience with their 6.0 powerstroke rather than all the horror stories we hear. Wow, was I naive.
Fordlover 12/17/14 05:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: Fords 6.7 Scorpion Diesel motor

If you dropped the ad hominem attacks you might get a more sympathetic hearing. I'm not claiming your version of events is false as I stated above. I never accept any account as being the one true version after hearing one side. And that is because to every story there are two sides, and then the truth, which is almost always somewhere in the middle. It's human nature, we always add our own tilt. I'm just shocked at the lack of complaints from the claimed 100's of owners who've had to shell out 10 to 15K to have their 60K trucks fixed. There certainly are owners who've had trouble and been shafted like Ric, but it seems like you've got better odds of winning the lottery than having a Bosch fuel pump failure in your powerstroke.
Fordlover 12/16/14 07:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: Newbie looking for some assistance

I'm a travel nurse as well as my girlfriend. We decided we want to buy an RV to live out of for the next year as we travel the country (including alaska) to work. We have a brand new F150 v6 Ecoboost 145" wheelbase, 3.31 electronic lock RR axle, 7200# GWR, and the integrated trailer brake. A lot of the numbers i'm seeing are somewhat confusing to me. All the different payload, towing, tounge and so on... The other kicker is i have to bring my 450lb motorcycle as i use that to commute and my girlfriend uses the truck. We are trying to find out how big/heavy of a trailer we can purchase that my truck can handle. Any advice is appreciated. We are looking for used RV since we new to this. Only requirement is that it needs a shower. We are both 6 feet tall so we obviously want big as we can, but we realize that are truck will be the limiting factor. Please let me know what is within my range. Thanks again for any advice you can offer. Thanks Dan That bike is gonna cause you troubles unless you end up with a toy hauler RV. Your payload is likely somewhere between 1500-1000. If you want to put a bike in the bed 450 lbs, plus ramps, straps, etc. I'd round up to 500. After you subtract your 500 lb. bike, you are now 1,000-500. Subtract the weight of you and your GF, and everything else you load in or add to the truck, and you are likely somewhere around 500-0. Now you have to add your tongue weight of your trailer, and <500 lbs. of tongue weight is very rare in the RV world. Of course all the above are ASSumed numbers, but you can see how the stated payload of your truck starts to disappear quickly when you start loading up.
Fordlover 12/16/14 06:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2014 F150 Ecoboost Review

... Those are flywheel specs, why not an actual dyno as this. That is exactly how the Eco's power felt. Same climbs, same drop offs that I experienced. Obviously in loaded situation with towing, the lower rpm build up will be better since loading is going on with the engine working to pull a trailer. Have never understood those graphs. So when I'm towing at 1600 rpm (with either the 5L or the EcoB), I'm using zero HP ?? Looks like they are not using the EcoB's turbo at the low end at all ... But I know I am at 1600 rpm with the trailer. Dynamometer testing is different from real world experiences due to limitations of the test environment. The Dyno drum that is turned by the wheels on the vehicle to measure power is weighted heavily. If you tried to go full throttle from a stop, the tires simply slip on the drum, resulting in erroneous measurements. This is why the dyno is always brought up to speed before measuring is begun. Many 'full range' pulls on the dyno are completed in 3rd gear, but this isn't always the case.
Fordlover 12/16/14 06:06am Tow Vehicles
RE: Wards Top 10 Engines 2015

No 2.7 EB? No, but the 1.0 EB made it on there.
Fordlover 12/11/14 11:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Motor Trend 2015 Truck of the Year

And why did Ford let the old Ranger design die on the vine? Perhaps the same reason GM and Dodge did the same thing to their mid size trucks. BTW... It's very rare for me to see the smaller Toyota and Nissan trucks on the road these days. GM redesigned the colorado/canyon back in the early-mid 2000's and from what I understood never made back their investment. I think Dodge and Ford looked at GM's failure to succeed in the compact truck segment and decided it wasn't worth risking big $$ in the segment. So when their current trucks got so long in the tooth they couldn't inexpensively be brought up to current standards, they killed the line rather than invest in a complete makeover. Even GM declined to continue to produce the Colorado/Canyon until the complete redesign was ready. That should speak volumes to anyone who would insist that the previous gen Colorado/canyon twins were a homerun hit for GM.
Fordlover 12/08/14 07:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: 1996 Ford E-150 Mark III Conversion Van

I just purchased a 1996 Ford E-150 Mark III Conversion Van that has rear leaf springs from a E-250 does anyone know how much weight I can pull with it? I am looking to purchase a travel trailer. Thanks I'd guess in the 5K range. The 1/2 ton rating of your van is not a limit of it's rear springs. I'm gonna guess it's equipped with the 5.0 V8 and a 4 speed AOD tranny.
Fordlover 12/05/14 12:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford working on F150 hybrid

There's still a whole lot of ignorance about hybrids floating around. The Prius battery pack is smaller than the two batteries required for a diesel pickup and last way longer so the environmental claim is a nonissue. The cost of a battery pack at 10-12~ years is less than the cost of a transmission in a conventional vehicle at about the same time and mileage. My work vehicle, a Prius, has a 1.8L gas engine combined with it's hybrid motor/generator. Acceleration is not a problem at all. Honda's hybrid isn't the same. It's engine runs any time the car is driven. The Prius will run on battery up to 42mph. There are no fan belts or timing belt to worry with. The a/c compressor is electric so I stay cool in the summer heat on battery power. The money I save on the fuel cost difference alone, $700-800 a month for the F250 verses $150~ a month for the Prius pays for the Prius and then some. Wife drives the F250 for her short commute. I drive 100+ miles a day and average 52~city and 47~ interstate. The hybrid works great for me. My niece likes her several years old Yukon hybrid giving her 22~mph city. I think the F150 hybrid would be a good thing for some if the ignorance were ever replaced with facts about them. The only regret I have is that I didn't buy one years ago. You wouldn't guess that the Prius is capable of acceleration when you get caught behind one in traffic. Perhaps the drivers are always trying to outperform their previous MPG best. I feel like I could out run one on foot. But in all seriousness, there is nothing wrong with hybrids. I knew a guy with a Escape hybrid with well over 100K on it and stated he had not noticed any degradation in MPG or battery performance. The reason the hybrid battery packs can last for 10 years is because of the aggressive battery management system included with hybrids. You'll never get your laptop battery to last 10+ years without showing reduction in performance.
Fordlover 12/05/14 08:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: Truck of the Year

Why buy a small truck when trucks like the Ford eco and Ram eco diesel get as good or better fuel economy, haul more, larger more comforrtable interiors and better ride? Just dont see a need for mid sized trucks in todays market place. Am I missing something, or did GM lay another goose egg? some people want a 70-80% of a full size '1/2' ton. sometimes maneuverability does have it's benefits. If you don't believe it, ask the nice lady in the long bed crew cab pickup who just did a 75 point turn trying to get out of the mall parking spot at christmas time. I've also noticed the auto part companies love the mini trucks. But that's almost exclusively for cost related reasons I'd guess.
Fordlover 12/03/14 09:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2006 Ford Explorer coolant T fitting

agreed with Home, the fitting will come with hoses attached.
Fordlover 12/03/14 05:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2015 ford 6.7 Turbo

My son is the head Ford diesel tech at his dealership. Talked to him last night and asked about his experience with the 6.7. They have not had a single injection pump or turbo replacement. They have had a "few" EGR problems with service vehicles that had many hours of idle time. They did have an early one with a cam/valve problem. Ford replaced that engine with a new one and had it sent back for autopsy. Mine only has 12K towing a 16K fiver for over 10K but hasn't seen the inside of a dealership but for one oil change when I was on the road. You don't have a good handle on the sport of Ford bashing, many on RV.net take it very seriously as a full time job.
Fordlover 12/01/14 11:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: UPDATE! Picking up the 2015 Eco-Diesel Friday/Saturday! :)

You may be tempted to take the Blue Koolaid Crowd position that I unnecessarily bashed Ford...but that bashing was well earned by Ford...fortunately for the 6.7 owners, the undisclosed running production changes made to the Bosch CP4.xx series HPFP and owner awareness of how delicate it really is have certainly diminished the failure rate...for them, GM and all other users of the pump...and that is good news... Ric, what info is there about the "undisclosed running production changes" to the cp4 pump? I felt like there had been fewer reports of pump failures, not only on the new trucks but older models as well. I know the failures were few and far between, but is this perception of less failures or is there really something to it?
Fordlover 12/01/14 11:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2015 Shelby GT350 Mustang

Wonder how the Mustang in question would do in an acceleration contest, between it and the new Dodge Hellcat ? With AWD the Mustang would launch from 0 like it'd been rear ended by a truck traveling at 60MPH. Hard to make that up in the 1320. 97 SHO VS 97 GTP Never been a big fan of the SHO, except for the fact you had the ability to row through the gears, but I have had three supercharged 3800 cars and like the article says... "If you haven't yet figured out that we think the new Pontiac Grand Prix GTP handily whips the Ford Taurus SHO, then you're probably still contributing to the Committee to Elect Dukakis. Still, the SHO remains an impressive monument to Japanese-American technology. And for most folks, it's plenty rapid. But the Grand Prix GTP, despite lacking some of the SHO's sophistication, is not only considerably quicker and more pampering, it's a bunch cheaper every time you write the payment check." The 96+ SHO's were a joke. Ford went from a 3.0 liter Yamaha V6 to a 3.4 V8 and gained 15 hp and about 400 lbs. They were automatic only, and were much slower and heavier than the outgoing model. The only thing the 96-99 SHO had going for it (over the 3.0 Yamaha) was the exhaust sound.
Fordlover 12/01/14 05:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: F150 2.7 22MPG vs Ram ED 23MPG

Does any one own a new Ford yet? Did you do any insurance cost comparisons between the aluminum and conventional? I was on the phone with my insurance company for an unrelated task, but I asked about the 2015 F-150, and the reply I got was that there was no abnormal premium adjustment for the new 2015 F-150. This was with USAA so others might be different.
Fordlover 11/24/14 05:58am Tow Vehicles
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