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Skyline Layton MFGr shutdown?

We've been casually looking at the 285BH Layton Javelin, and I noticed on a dealers website they are saying the manufacturer shut down. I'm guessing this is true, anyone have confirmation? If I can find one on a lot I guess I could get a decent price but will be left holding the bag with no warranty correct?
Fordlover 06/25/16 06:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: F350 with new motor

Eh...perhaps it's just me, but I like my vehicles with the original engine. perhaps I'm still just pissed about the cross threaded oil pan drain bolt on my truck, from the last time I had the dealer change the oil. Great reminder of why I do my own mechanic and maintenance work. Luckily I drive a Ford so it's pretty much just oil changes and drive it.
Fordlover 06/17/16 06:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: 13 year old trailer tires..

I finally replaced the last 3 of our original 5 tires on my 2007 trailer earlier this year. We lost one original to a blow out about 4 years back, and lost another one to a nail in the tire. The remaining three were still ok but I just decided it was time to replace them all for peace of mind, as we have a few long distance trips coming up. Trailer tires wear out from age typically long before the tread is gone.
Fordlover 06/16/16 07:08am Towing
RE: Just for fun - Dented Ford F150 beds or .........

I gotta admit, now that our vehicles carry around our precious little ones, crash ratings mean a lot more to me than they did when I was young and invincible.
Fordlover 06/10/16 06:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: Military grade aluminum LOL

So let me ask you what do you think of Volvo? You guys do know it is now owned by Zhejiang Geely Holding Group a Chinese company right. They now are build very good cars again after Ford all but killed them! I know because we bought my DD a 2001 S-80 that was the biggest pile of junk I have ever owned! The first generation Volvo S-80 was conceived, designed, engineered, sourced, and built in the mid to late 1990's (introduced in late 1997 for 98). That's BEFORE Ford acquired Volvo in late 1999. But don't let reality get in the way of your imagined timeline, you don't seem to let facts affect your positions any other day. We had a 2004 Volvo S40 that was a great car for 100K miles, but I know Ford can't take any credit because it was also designed long before Ford owned Volvo.
Fordlover 06/10/16 06:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: Military grade aluminum LOL

I'd like to see more than ~3 seconds of partial shots of the GM bed (and why a second or two of the outside ?WTF? other than to avoid more shots of the damage). Tricky photog work does not impress me.
Fordlover 06/09/16 06:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: GM 5.3 engine

I'd walk right past the Dodge van's of that era, and look at the Chevy 6.0 since you excluded the Ford. I have no experience with the 5.3 so I can't comment. I drove 15 passenger versions of the Ford (1999), GM (2004), and Dodge (1996) for several years and the Ford and the GM were in the same category, while the Dodge was simply outclassed.
Fordlover 06/02/16 11:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: F150 vs. Suburban?

I would agree that a 3/4 ton would be the way to go for such a big trailer. For those that are misleading OP by saying that a 1/2 ton and a 3/4 are the same size and drive the same (and fit into parking garages the same) are full of it. Shame on ya. Research turning radius for your favorite brand .5 ton vs .75 ton and report back.
Fordlover 05/31/16 12:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Head lighs flashing on and off, Ign off.

My daughters 2000 Ford F150 truck headlights go on and off with Ign. off. sometimes after sitting all day, and seams most times at night. You can hear clicking behind dash at radio. Some one said to disconnect bat. ground for a while and re-connect. Did not work. any one have this problem and have any way which it can be repaired. Thanks My father had this happen on a mid 90's Ford. Turns out a previous owner had an alarm installed, but cut the siren wire and mostly disabled it. Occasionally it would get triggered somehow, and flash the lights. I ended up pulling the rest of the alarm out and trashing it. Problem solved.
Fordlover 05/31/16 05:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: Safety recall

That's a lot of trucks, and it sounds like 9 instances of failure reported to date. No accidents reported, but one injury? How did that happen, someone break an ankle from stomping on the brake pedal too hard? I'd think it'd take a while to replace 270,000 master cylinders, and might take a while to get the parts inventory as well.
Fordlover 05/26/16 11:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: *UPDATE* Stuck in Newton NJ with a blown transmission

I remember when you lost reverse, it doesn't seem like that long ago to me. Hope it works out and Jasper does you right.
Fordlover 05/24/16 05:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ever heard of this?

Most dealers won't accept TruCar relationships for that very reason, and any salesman who matches their pricing is going to be out of a job unless he makes the lost profit and costs back on the trade. The opinions given above who suggest otherwise don't know the industry. CarMax is also notorious for lowballing trade-in values and only beat dealers by a small amount statistically. (When between labs I stay busy with a seller's license, I'm GMC and Ford Certified.) If you need to buy a vehicle, get your advice from Consumer Reports. Getting it from where you are reading this right now is not the place. I'd just as soon read about real life experience's on this forum, and glean from there than trust a rag like Consumers report:R IF I'd listened to them, I'd NEVER owned a Jeep!!Better yet, probably not a Dodge/Ram!! I've owned Jeeps since 1980, and NEVER had an issue. Jeep Wranglers, Jeep Grand Cherokees, Patriot's a Compass and several Cherokees...in my instances....they were DEAD WRONG....as they usually are...No probe with my trucks since 2010 either. You think a couple hundred people (on RV.net) is a better snapshot of vehicle reliability than hundreds of thousands of experiences collected and aggregated in a scientific manner? Reliability reports are based on CR's annual surveys of our over 8 million magazine and website subscribers. These surveys ask about any serious problems they've had with their vehicles in the preceding 12 months. They generate hundreds of thousands of responses—the 2015 survey, for instance, provided information on more than 740,000 vehicles—which give us a solid foundation for our reliability Ratings. If you think so, then more power to ya. My 2 year old is convinced the earth is flat too, after all, his experience is that he has never walked upside down. I wouldn't use consumer reports as the end all, be all. It's simply one bit of information. CR simply reports on trends for reliability, which doesn't mean if you buy a Yugo it will be a disaster or buy a Honda/Toyota it will never break. Why people vilify a company who at least makes the effort to be honest and protect the consumer is perplexing.
Fordlover 05/19/16 05:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ever heard of this?

Dealerships make money two ways. The first is on the selling price of a vehicle. The higher they can take you, the more profit for them. The second is on the trade in. The lower they offer, the more profit. I'd suggest that if you're going to purchase using a fixed price system like TrueCar, you sell your previous vehicle via a private party. Once you have the cash in hand, then you can proceed with the purchase. Whenever you're dealing with a car dealer, you have to be willing to walk away from the deal. Another tactic is to pit two or more dealers against each other. In general, new car sales doesn't make much profit at all, especially with the internet these days. The dealership makes profit in used cars, and they make money in add ons (aftermarket accessories) and warranties. The service department is also a source of income. Realities are that if dealerships only sold new vehicles at 300 or 400 dollar profit per unit, they'd probably all go out of business.
Fordlover 05/19/16 05:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: Second Gen 3.5 EcoBoost and 10 Speed Transmission

If I signed up for $40K of payments for a pickup truck with a 10 speed transmission I would want it to do lots of shifting, every trip... :) :B I wonder if it would even see 9th or 10th gear in TH mode. :) I'd still want it to do lotsa shifting... 583958396... revving and boosting too... not like my stupid 6cyl 1 turbo not even variable geometry "Cummings" that you throw it in road gear towing and hardly ever shift... boring:B My Cummins just loafs along in 6th. Sometimes I hit the - on the shifter to drop it into 5th just to see what it feels like. :) Good heavens be careful, drop a gear like that in a diesel and you could be redlining. I remember the good ol days in my buddies '00 cummins when he'd have to shift twice before he even cleared the intersection.:E:W
Fordlover 05/11/16 08:53pm Tow Vehicles

Get a cat? And then don't feed it. They need to be hungry cats or it doesn't work.
Fordlover 05/11/16 11:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 Honda Ridgeline- First Review

So...Truck, or not a truck? http://www.txtransportationmuseum.org/photos/col-ford-1924/1924-ford-model-t-00.jpg height=400 width=400 Could you imagine this same argument happening back in the 1920's. "that's not a truck, this is a truck!" This (and similar) is what invented the segment called truck. But some say the Ridgeline isn't a truck. No need to worry, the Ridgeline doesn't threaten to take your manhood away.:B If you don't want it, you don't have to buy one.
Fordlover 05/11/16 09:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 Honda Ridgeline- First Review

For some reason, real tough guys like to make fun of the ridgeline. I don't understand why although bullies usually pick on the smallest kid on the playground.
Fordlover 05/10/16 08:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: need the value of demo tacoma pickup

well this story is over. signed the papers for a new one coming in tonight. thanks for all comments bumpy What? You didn't take all that great advice and upgrade to a peterbilt?
Fordlover 05/10/16 06:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Second Gen 3.5 EcoBoost and 10 Speed Transmission

I think it's funny they felt the need to completely redesign a motor that is still fairly young and new and suppose to be indestructible. I like the transmission though. I would love to see a ten speed in the HD line ups with a 2 speed rear axle option. Take a truck like my 2013 Ram. It would be the cat's meow if I could have 3.42:1 for my everyday ventures and then when I hook to my rig push a button and have 4.11:1. Not sure why you consider making improvements on an engine that has been vehicles for over decade is funny. I would think it would be more funny or odd for a manufacturer in this technology driven age to wait for the competition to pass them and react. The 3.5 Ecoboost has been in the F150 towing heavy loads (for a 1/2 ton series truck) for decades? Huh, new one for me. I thought it was an all new engine and technology for the F150. :) Hi, I believe that he said for over a decade, which could mean eleven years. "for decades? Huh, new one for me." This engine started in the Taurus before the F-150. It's not the same engine that was in the Taurus. Same displacement and has turbos yes but not the same. :) Hi, other than having less torque, and being in a front wheel drive vehicle, what makes this a different engine? As far as I'm concerned, a few minor differences doesn't make it a different engine. You are correct. The 3.5 had a few beefed up internals to handle the extra abuse expected in a pickup, but largely is the same engine in the Taurus. The heads flow a bit more and turbos are different. But turbos do not an engine make... As I understand it the only reason the sho was limited to 365 ft lbs was to save the driveline downstream of the engine.
Fordlover 05/10/16 06:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: need the value of demo tacoma pickup

When I bought my demo, it was 2.5 years old and had 8K miles on it. Sticker was 33K, and I paid 19K out the door. After all was said and done, my new salesman found out that the warranty had never started, so I had a 3 year and balance of 36K mile bumper to bumper warranty. Cherry on top. So the time might not have started ticking on the warranty, but 15K is double the miles I'd expect to see on a Demo.
Fordlover 05/10/16 10:47am Tow Vehicles
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