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RE: Ford rips axle off Jeep

our rule was always to pull it out the way it went in if at all possible. If they'd hit the strap with the same gusto on the backside it may have come out. But then again Cherokee's were the original unibody, no frame to hook on to.
Fordlover 04/22/15 02:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tow-N-See Towing Mirrors

Thanks for the Feedback! I'll try to be careful to remove the mirrors or turn in my mirrors if parked and I need them on. I did leave them on today and drive into work...seems to work great up to 62-65 mph...there is vibration above that though. Thanks! Jeremiah That was always the problem with any pair of add-on towing mirrors I tried. Call me crazy, but that's when I need mirrors the most, when merging, or changing lanes at 60MPH. The Mckesh mirrors aren't a pretty solution, but they work and haven't scratched my truck over 7 years now.
Fordlover 04/22/15 09:36am Towing
RE: What can I tow with my Honda Odyssey?

.. we plan to get a cooler for the transmission. (And for the power steering too? Is that necessary?)Power steering gets hot?? It's a hydraulic system with (relatively) high pressures, you bet it gets hot. Although unless going from lock to lock over and over (like trying to wiggle sideways from a very tight parallel parking space) I wouldn't worry about the PS system, and wouldn't bother installing a cooler. I'm more worried about the transmission, which is far more expensive to replace.
Fordlover 04/22/15 06:05am Tow Vehicles
RE: For you EcoBoost fans

Very cool! Love seeing American companies develop and refine motors like they have been lately. The big 3 are really putting out some neat stuff these days... Well said. Sometimes I still marvel at the fact my wife's 2.0 liter 4cyl Ecoboost puts out the same peak hp and Tq as my 4.6 V8, and it gets far superior fuel economy as well.
Fordlover 04/22/15 05:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: FCA Woos Potential Buyers

Rumor is they are too big to fail. :)
Fordlover 04/17/15 09:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: New Ram owners; you may want to know this:

I'm thinking the truck camper would continue on with the truck keeping the fob in range of the start button receiver. My Prius has this feature. Makes for some interesting interaction while washing it if I have the fob in my pocket. The Wife's Ford Edge has this same feature, and I've also experienced this behavior while washing the vehicle. I have to move the key/fob from my pocket to the garage workbench. Good point OP, thanks for sharing.
Fordlover 04/14/15 05:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2002 Suburban K2500

response in less than two hours, now that's service Burbman!
Fordlover 04/08/15 07:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: Have you meet someone like this?

yep, met a guy just like that, only he was driving a 2500 dodge cummins. Told me with a straight face he got 28 MPG pulling heavy 5th wheels from Mexico into Texas all the time. Unloaded he was in the high 30's. He also said if he'd slow down from 80 MPH, he'd get even better mileage. His truck didn't have a 5th wheel/ gooseneck hitch in it either.
Fordlover 04/07/15 06:50am Around the Campfire
RE: Morning chuckle

:) Hi, after several decades of working at new car dealers, The first mistake people make is buying something that they really can't afford. Then they plaster three B.S. excuses on their rear window. In the early 70's there were two people in town that hated their cars. One of them parked their new car in front of the assembly plant and lit it on fire. The other one bought an advertising sign like used on Taxis, mounted it on the trunk lid, wrote all of his complaints on the sign, and drove it all around town for more than ten years. They sure got even didn't they????? Can't fix stupid right? This guy is apparently unhappy with the fuel economy of his truck. Short of there being some mechanical issue with the truck, I'd be willing to bet it's his right foot that has fuel economy issues!
Fordlover 04/06/15 06:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: Upcoming mid-size SUV's for towing

For those thinking the Ford Ecoboost engines don't require premium fuel, the Ford Ecoboost models are recommended to use Premium fuel, 93 octane. It's right on their website for all the 2.0l, 2.7l, and the 3.5l ecoboost vehicles. Wrong. You do not own an Ecoboost, and seem to have a vendetta against them that I don't quite understand. From the owners manual of our 2013 Ford Edge: Octane Recommendations 3.5L/3.7L V6 engines “Regular” unleaded gasoline with a pump (R+M)/2 octane rating of 87 is recommended. Some stations offer fuels posted as “Regular” with an octane rating below 87, particularly in high altitude areas. Fuels with octane levels below 87 are not recommended. 2.0L V6 EcoBoost™ engine “Regular” unleaded gasoline with a pump (R+M)/2 octane rating of 87 is recommended. Some stations offer fuels posted as “Regular” with an octane rating below 87, particularly in high altitude areas. Fuels with octane levels below 87 are not recommended. Premium fuel will provide improved performance and is recommended for severe duty usage such as trailer tow.
Fordlover 04/01/15 02:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2wd vs 4 wd?

Does 2wd make a big difference then 4wd .other then 4wd gives better traction. But does it gives better towing abillities To me, if you have to ask this question, then you probably don't need 4wd. For towing on good solid surface roads, 4x4 is probably more of a liability than a help. 4wd will only be a better tow vehicle when traction from the rear tires becomes insufficient to move the truck/trailer combo. Some also like the compound gearing from low range provided by the transfer case.
Fordlover 04/01/15 08:15am Towing
RE: RAM EcoDiesel a Flop for Towing

Huge shocker here. Some people think it did fine (count me in this group) and some people think it fell on it's face. I give ram credit for being willing to gamble on a LD diesel in a 1/2 ton. I think it is turning out very well for them, short of the reliability troubles that are popping up..
Fordlover 03/31/15 06:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: Upcoming mid-size SUV's for towing

that Edge interests me but the two ecoboost? engines require premium fuel and the older V6 doesn't? bumpy I don't think that is right. None of the Ecoboosts require premium that I'm aware of. Our 2.0 liter Edge Ecoboost recommends 87 octane.
Fordlover 03/28/15 09:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2015 Ford F-350 0-60 MPH Test

I think uzz all drunk. :B I've been next to this thing and it can REV!! Listen at 20! Sounds pretty quick to me. If I remember right, I think Brad said this ol rattler ingests 100 LBS of boost! I don't know about this engine, but I know the old one was an old 12 valve. :E I just don't understand drag racing. It costs too much money to break into a sub 9 sec 1/4 mile, and anything slower than that is just painfully boring to watch. Give me a well sorted and capable chassis, let me in the seat and give me some turns to enjoy.
Fordlover 03/28/15 09:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How long do you keep your truck?

Seems to me most people around this site think that 100,000 miles and 10 years is an old truck. Just wanted to get a feel if that is correct or not? My truck is going on 14 years old and I purchased new, my first new vehicle ever. I'm expecting it to stick around at least another 4 years or 50K miles before I sell. My uncle has the same truck as me (only a V6 model) and he's got 320K on it, so I'm sure mine will make it to 150/200K miles.
Fordlover 03/26/15 11:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: Becoming diesel gunshy

There are lots of things that would keep me from buying a new Diesel 3/4 or 1 ton. None are maintenance costs, or reliability concerns. If you want a Diesel, buy one and sleep well at night.
Fordlover 03/26/15 08:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: longevity of the 3.5L ecoboost engine

Actually, now that the Ecoboost has been out for 4+ years, the miles are starting to pile up on some of them. A quick filtered search on autotrader.com showed the entire first page filled with Ecoboosts each with over 100K miles. One had 226K miles, another had 196K miles, another with 172K. You get the idea. http://images.autotrader.com/scaler/544/408/hn/d7502a9997d745c3a018d7bd4a6db83b.jpg height=300 150K miles shouldn't be an issue for ANY engine in ANY mass production vehicle these days. My wife's previous turbocharged volvo went well over 100K miles without any engine issues, but we had to sell because we started a family and needed baby seat room. I still see it occasionally in the area. One last thought, if you buy an ecoboost, you'll be in good company: Ford produces 5 millionth car with EcoBoost engine
Fordlover 03/26/15 08:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: Upcoming mid-size SUV's for towing

unless Ford is raising the tow ratings, I beleive the 4 cyl turbos were rated at 2000lbs? Maybe I am mistaken? The 2.0 Edge Ecoboost is limited to 1,500 lbs. We have one, and I'd be comfortable with 2K lbs. behind it. It has the same peak torque and hp numbers as my 4.6 V8 Explorer. Ask around if the Ford Ecoboost is delivering fuel mileage as promised? The few people I know with Ecoboost are not getting anywhere near the promised mileage. The fun factor appears to be high, gas mileage low. I guess it depends on your expectations. My wife drives our 2013 Edge with 2.0 ecoboost in town, exclusively in peak traffic times and it's about 1 mpg below EPA city. If I drive it in the same conditions, I get about 1 or 2 MPG above city MPG rating. She also went thru brake pads in 30K miles in her old volvo, she seems to struggle with the concept of coasting up to a red light. We've taken it on several long distance trips, and we've been able to beat the Highway rating by two or 3 MPG. In general we are pleased. EPA ratings seem to be very accurate for what we get real life.
Fordlover 03/25/15 08:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: Factory ordering truck?

Can't speak for the other discount programs, but at least with x-plan it is almost always the best deal. Dealer profits on X-plan sales are razor thin, If you know how to negotiate and have the time you can get a better deal. You do know that dealers get paid, typically about 2% to participate in these X-plan type programs. The price next to the X-plan price is the employee price. It is usually $1500-1700 cheaper and they are not such good guys they are selling the vehicle to the employee cheaper than they purchased it for. You do also understand the "invoice" price they are showing you is truly not the invoice price they paid for that vehicle. "Invoice pricing" is the best car buying scam since the internet came along. The X-plan price is a nice price, but not the best price the dealer can do. Don't believe them when they tell you that you are stealing this vehicle from them. They are still laughing all the way to the bank. Yes, I'm fully aware of holdback and how it works. I worked at a new car dealer and learned quickly enough to know that I didn't want to make a career out of it. Ford doesn't pay dealers to participate in X-plan, you are thinking of the A-Z plan. That's the only time Ford sends the dealer a check, because the A-Z plan price is lower than what the dealer pays for the vehicle. Dealers will quickly lose interest in a 'buyer' who is bound and determined to get their purchase price down to 200 above the dealers cost. The amount of time (which equals money) this requires in negotiation plus real costs to the dealer like prepping the vehicle, inspecting, detailing, filling the tank, and they are typically happy to walk away from the negotiation table. The typical exception to this rule is if they really want to get rid of a vehicle. Examples are the SVT contours, Pontiac Aztek, 2013 models still on the lot in 2015. If a dealer sold every vehicle at a 200 dollar profit they'd go out of business. If you have been able to beat the X-plan price without falling into the trap of fees/surcharges game, then congratulations, you're a 1%er.
Fordlover 03/24/15 11:42am Tow Vehicles
Pulled over in a Kayak.

Quick and dirty is that I was pulled over by a Game Warden on a county lake. Turns out you have to have a PFD in the kayak. I got a ticket which is a class C misdemeanor in Texas. Talk about victimless crime. I can be in an tube in the middle of the lake and not have gotten a ticket, but because I was in a Kayak, I get a ticket. Times like these that really make it hard for me to respect all Law Enforcement. Also the law only requires you have the PFD, not that you must be wearing it. Looks like it's gonna be around 200 dollar ticket. :R
Fordlover 03/24/15 08:04am Around the Campfire
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