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RE: Driving with your hazard flashers on

Maybe he is confused. Sorta like that new bathroom choice thing, he must be uncertain if he is left, right or somewhere down the middle.
Fordlover 02/15/17 06:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: Breakdown of truck sales 2016

You could virtually copy this whole thread when someone links pickup sales for any given month. Same for trailer tires thread. That's why we are down to ten pages of topics. Same old garbage. But how else do we justify our life choices and criticize others for not buying what we bought? :h Patriot... Perhaps you can post that article again that shows the percent of market by diesel engine brand. :B There's no doubt it's stunning how so many people were burned in the 6.0L, 6.4L and to some degree the 6.7L Ford fiascos and still come back for more. When reading the Dieselstop yesterday I was amazed how many were trading off 2011-2014 6.7L trucks for new models to avoid the disasters that they have been known to cause. One has to give it to Ford, they have incredible marketing. I got burnt on my 6.0L in repairs and resale and wasn't going in for Round 2! And this is coming from what was a die hard Ford man! :B What about those who bought the gold standard Cummins and got burned? My uncle hasn't had a single ram mafia member offer to reimburse the bill for his new engine at 130K miles on his 2006. I'm pretty sure he's not holding his breath. So much for those who said "buy the cummins, it will never let you down." Do you really want to compare the 2006 Cummins reliability record to a 2006 Ford 6.0L? Deflecting isn't the same as answering the question. The Cummins reliability record doesn't mean squat when you are the one holding the 12,000 dollar bill for a new engine just out of warranty period. Would you really want to lecture my Uncle on the reliability record of his engine? That is ice cold man. I also never said he was considering the 6.0 back in 2006. He traded in a Land Cruiser and went for the Cummins over the Duramax, and paid dearly.
Fordlover 02/15/17 06:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: Breakdown of truck sales 2016

"The Best Never Rests" :B Made a quick run to the deer camp this morning and saw several new F350 DRW trucks. Man are they a jewel. Dually in deer camp? You must be a flat lander hunter. Yep... Pretty much flat land full of Live Oaks, Post Oaks, and Pin Oaks. No wonder that F-350 has been trouble free. You need to come out West to the mountain passes where they have to work hard no matter which direction is chosen! ;) :B Nice! I was thinking the same. I'll pass... While you guys freeze your balz off I'm enjoying 85F temps fpr the last few days. BTW...those Dodge dashboards don't stand a chance in this Texas heat. Crack... Crack... Crack... Next thing you know it the whole top of the dash is gone. :W Oh Fishy My 11 year old Dodge lives in a harsher heat than your Texas - try Tucson - parked outside all year - Dash is in great shape - no cracks, and no flat land cruising either Sooo... It's just a great conspiracy when you google dodge cracked dash and get photo after photo?? I'm sure they are all photoshopped.:W My buddies old 99 and his 01 had massive holes in the middle of the dash, we used to joke with him that the rams were factory equipped with the hole. http://cdn.carcomplaints.com/complaints/images/e04224b6-5a4a-1030-a1ce-d4882b41c61dr.jpg height=400 And yes, that is Texas registration/inspection stickers in the corner of this windshield. On the plus side, his 2006 dash is still crack free last I saw.
Fordlover 02/15/17 05:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: Breakdown of truck sales 2016

I'm really in a conundrum. I don't like Ford seats, Rams always break down and I don't like the looks of GM trucks. I need a 3/4 ton truck. you tried the 2017 seats. Word is they are all new.
Fordlover 02/14/17 11:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: Breakdown of truck sales 2016

You could virtually copy this whole thread when someone links pickup sales for any given month. Same for trailer tires thread. That's why we are down to ten pages of topics. Same old garbage. But how else do we justify our life choices and criticize others for not buying what we bought? :h Patriot... Perhaps you can post that article again that shows the percent of market by diesel engine brand. :B There's no doubt it's stunning how so many people were burned in the 6.0L, 6.4L and to some degree the 6.7L Ford fiascos and still come back for more. When reading the Dieselstop yesterday I was amazed how many were trading off 2011-2014 6.7L trucks for new models to avoid the disasters that they have been known to cause. One has to give it to Ford, they have incredible marketing. I got burnt on my 6.0L in repairs and resale and wasn't going in for Round 2! And this is coming from what was a die hard Ford man! :B What about those who bought the gold standard Cummins and got burned? My uncle hasn't had a single ram mafia member offer to reimburse the bill for his new engine at 130K miles on his 2006. I'm pretty sure he's not holding his breath. So much for those who said "buy the cummins, it will never let you down."
Fordlover 02/14/17 11:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: Injectors

My buddy with a Duramax had to replace all his injectors at 120,000 miles and got me worried - I have about 200,000 miles on my 2006 Dodge. How long do injectors typically last and how does it differ by brand of truck? My buddies 2006 Cummins needed a tow and new injectors at 65K miles, a tip broke off of one. About 5 grand later, his "bullet proof" cummins was back on the road. I'm pretty sure they typically last longer than this though.
Fordlover 02/09/17 09:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2018 Ford Expedition

Looks great. The dial knob is fine, after a while, you don't think about it. No conspicuous reminder of whether the truck is in park or not. I prefer a shifter handle. If it's not all the way forward or all the way up, you shouldn't be stepping out of the vehicle. Sadly, I predict more injuries. Jeep crushes man, transmission left in neutral.
Fordlover 02/09/17 09:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: 6.7 Powerstroke "3" year report

I am glad that the OP is happy with his Ford Diesel. But to be fair 3 years and 88k is not a profound statement on a diesels life or dependability. It is really just beginning it's life and is now completely broken in. These should be 500 thousand mile engines. and to be honest Ford has had many many problems with it's diesels over the years. One year would be great the next would require changes for emissions and it would be terrible. They seemed for years to have no long range engine design planning for future emissions and power requirements. The overwhelming number of really older diesels I come across are either the 7.3 Ford which was the International Harvester Bus engine, or old Dodge Cummins. Dodge did the only smart thing. They teamed up with a real dependable diesel engine maker and put that badge on the truck. Ford (and for that matter Chevy) would be smart to follow suit. Instead they fiddled around the edges trying to reinvent the wheel. and mostly failed. Ford should get CAT to source one of their smaller diesels for them and off you go to the races. And GM who once owned the biggest diesel manufacturer in the US Detroit Diesel could do the same. I cant wait for MACK to make a pickup. Daniel, some people have no interest in driving a vehicle 500K miles, and you can put me in that group. If a vehicle can go 200K miles without many problems, I consider that a win, and OP is closing in on half way there, Fish is more than 1/2 way. I personally don't give a flip what the reliability is from 250K to 500+K. I've driven/ridden in Ford and GM's with 300K on them, and the truck is pretty shot at that point. I've ridden in older Dodges with 150K on them and they are shot. I've heard the new interiors are much nicer, so maybe they hold up better than the 90's and early 2000 models.
Fordlover 02/09/17 08:06am Tow Vehicles
RE: Hauling ATV in bed and towing TT

Looks like I might be getting an ATV, and likely to be a slightly larger one and I don't think the the tailgate will close all the way based on some quick measurements. So if the tailgate won't close all the way, I can't tow my travel trailer with the tailgate down, what options exist? I know I can take the tailgate off as one option, but that isn't always the nest option as I need a locking bed when I get to my destination. Is there a way to partially raise/close the tailgate and secure it part way up so its safely out of the way? An expensive over the rail cargo system isn't an option at this point. Any other thoughts would be appreciated. Mind your rear window. It is not unusual for new ATV owners to immediately find a need for a new rear window in their truck. I've had two friends experience this, one did it multiple times before he built a wood box that sat in the bed to prevent the front rack on the ATV from touching the glass.
Fordlover 02/09/17 07:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: How do you determine how much to spend on a truck?

I prefer to save ahead of time. Step 1: Drive paid for vehicle. (my SUV is 15 years old) Step 2: Pay yourself car payment (avg. new car payment ~500 bucks)(trucks probably more like ~750) Step 3: When you've saved enough, you can pay cash for your new vehicle Step 4: Enjoy new vehicle that isn't towing around 40K in debt behind it Step 5: Continue paying yourself a car payment for your next new vehicle. We have enough for a new vehicle saved, but since my truck is still doing what we need it to do, and it's holding up great, we'll just continue to save. Which is a good thing as new midlevel trucks are likely to cost near 100 grand by the time we're ready to upgrade.
Fordlover 02/08/17 06:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: Wheel hub assembly failure due to towing?

No problems with the way you're towing. I'm a Ford tech and these are a common occurrence. I've had better luck with Ford OEM. The cheap aftermarket ones are, well, cheap. Ford has a 2 year warranty. X2 - This is what I read in my research. I just replaced both original front hubs at 105K miles on my 02 explorer with OEM units. I read stories about aftermarket units failing in <5K miles.
Fordlover 02/08/17 06:06am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2018 Ford Expedition

I'm not a fan of the knob either. If you have a low voltage situation, can you even get the tranny out of park, say if you needed to push it out of a parking spot to give it a jump start? The rest of it sounds pretty good, I know that ecoboost is incredible. I still think Ford should bring back the Excursion for big families that like to pull a camper.
Fordlover 02/08/17 06:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: Will my application work?

I'm new to the RV arena. I'm narrowing my options for purchase of a travel trailer to use 2 or 3 times per year to attend hobby shows. I have a 2015 F-150 supercrew cab/short bed with tow pkg, 3.5 ecoboost. I believe the truck is rated to tow 11,700lbs. I'm looking at a 37' trailer with a dry weight of 8600 lbs. The more research I do online, the more info. I find is required. I'm having a tough time finding all the specs. I've towed many trailers in my life, most recently an enclosed car trailer. I have a Reese sway bar kit. I don't think I should have any problem. Common sense tells me all should be fine. Anyone provide any major concerns that I'm missing? Thank you! I think you need to reevaluate your tow rating, make sure what your rating is: 2015 Towing guide Ford F-150 I'd be more concerned with payload, as 8,600 dry brochure weight can be 9K by the time it hits the dealer lot, and 9,500 (very conservatively) ready for a trip. That means a tongue weight of 1,300 to 1,500 with weight distributing hitch and you could be at or over the payload capacity of your F-150, before people get in the truck and that is with an empty bed. And this is all best case. I'd be looking for a smaller trailer, or a bigger truck.
Fordlover 01/27/17 12:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Truck Reviews from up North

I'm in Canada. Never heard of these boys. That could be why Ford didn't give a rats a$$ about the comparison. And since the F series has been the best selling "brand" in Canada for over 40 years as well, why bother. These tests have little significance to sales. Consumers speak with their wallets, not some 3rd rate online publication that no one has heard of. GM is actually the number one selling brand. Chevy and GMC are brands, GM is the parent company.
Fordlover 01/26/17 07:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: Super Duty #1 stolen truck

The superduties are stolen more than any other HD truck because there are 3 or 4 on the road for every GM HD that is sold. Really the sales numbers do not indicate that! Chris Sales #'s You sure Chris? I'm not a hater, just report it as I find it. finding sales with the HD's broken out are hard, but here ya go: 18,600 Chevy 3500 HD's sold to Ford's 85,000 HD F-350's sold over all of 2013. In that comparison, it is 5 Ford HD's sold for every 1 Chevy. And yes, if you combine the GM trucks (and 3/4 + 1 ton), the ratio drops to something like 2.6 Ford HD's sold for every 1 GM HD, but since theft figures are tracked based on model, rather than manufacturer vehicle type, you must separate by model to be fair. http://cars.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451b3c669e201a3fce437ae970b-800wi width=400
Fordlover 01/17/17 06:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2004 Ford Ranger 4.0L V6 4WD Automatic

My ranger was a 3.0 and I never towed anything with it, but my SOHC 4.0 /5 speed auto Explorer pulled a car hauler loaded up to about 5K lbs and it did a terrific job of pulling. It would be a different story if it had been a tall front walled TT like so many are. I'd stick with popups or very small single axle TT's in the 3-4K range.
Fordlover 01/15/17 07:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fiat-Chrysler caught cheating on diesel emmissions

I think it's safe to assume that the new administration will roll back some of this unrealistic regulations. It's not unrealistic. I met a guy just the other day who told me his late model Ram 2500 Cummins was getting 41 MPG highway, and it drops all the way down to 33 MPG when he pulls his gooseneck with about 11,000 lbs. loaded. :W
Fordlover 01/14/17 12:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Shopping for New Ford

I've never used X-Plan, but I've been suspicious that it will lock you from further negotiating. X-Plan is right at invoice. Dealers like it because it reduces their price from Ford. It would be quick and easy negotiation for both purchaser and dealer. However, one "may" be able to negotiate better. I got my 2012 F-350 for $1400 below invoice because a sales manager was very rude and the owner wanted to make sure I left happy. After the $3750 of rebates, I was ecstatic. If past history is any indication Ford will start offering big rebates by May even in this new model year. Most salesman prefer not to sell on an x-plan price. Why? because the potential for them to make significantly more $$ off the deal. See, when you have X-plan, Ford strictly regulates what fees can be charged by the dealer. Example I poached from online source- "We get reimbursed on X plan, any plan deal Ford gives us a commission on it. There's a calculation for it but it's a good profit. X plan isn't all that bad, especially if you're in a high dealer handling fee state like myself. Example: X plan: $17,445 Dealer handling: $100 Total: $17,545 Non x plan: $17,150 Dealer handling: $698.95 Total: $17,848.95 In the end X plan is still cheaper." Full disclosure: I worked at a Ford dealer for a few years back in the early 2000's.
Fordlover 01/14/17 11:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: Should 2 Wheel Drive Low Range be a option??

I miss my old 5 speed manual trans with the floor shifter, I could leave the hubs unlocked, and get 2lo. I could also shift between low range and high range while rolling at very very low speeds. Now I have to come to a complete stop, shift to neutral/park, and wait for the electric motor to switch the T-case, but I don't have to get out in the weather to lock in the front axle anymore.
Fordlover 01/11/17 09:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: All GM trucks combined sell more than Ford.

The numbers matter to me if the company looks like it will not survive the length of time I plan to own the vehicle. I've dealt with orphan purchases in the past and had to scramble to find cross fitting parts and do my own service. None of the big three are going anywhere so I wouldn't worry about that. I'm glad you are so sure of that, and I hope you are correct.
Fordlover 01/11/17 04:48pm Tow Vehicles
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