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RE: 1956 F100 what can it pull?

I hope that motor and mods add some significant weight, and you beef the hell out of that frame. I imagine a '56 (a friend has one he is restoring) weighed about 3K lbs. soaking wet. My fathers '14 Ford Focus weighs that, it's really easy to get pushed around in the wind without a big trailer attached.
Fordlover 08/22/16 06:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Truck Theft - on the news last night

Early super dutys are super easy to break into and more importantly the only trucks I think that weren't chipped keys in the early 2000s. Could start my 03 with a screwdriver after jimmy ing in with a coat hanger in about 30 sec. When it was stolen I had to jam a new screwdriver in the ignition when I recovered it. They took theirs and all mine in the tool box lol. I used to leave a coat hanger in the back for when I locked my keys in rather than a hidden spare key Not sure what year ford finally chipped the ignition keys on the super dutys. 2008. That is why the 2007 and earlier Superduty is so popular to steal. Here in Texas, police say the stolen trucks get taken over the border into Mexico. Ford made a whole bunch of the 1999 to 2007 Superduty trucks, so they are everywhere.
Fordlover 08/13/16 11:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: *FINAL UPDATE* Stuck in Newton NJ with a blown transmission

Blowing a sprag is a low occurrence failure. Even in drag racing. I would have updated to a sprag with more elements but that's water under the bridge now. What blows then when we race is getting off the gas really quickly when you are under power in low gear. The sprag has to hold all of the torque the engine can put out and then some if you get on and off of the gas real quickly. I seriously doubt you will have any more problems. That tranny is a tough unit and can hold a lot of power. It's why we race with a manual tranny, they hold up to endurance use with fewer issues. Too bad they are all but completely obsolete these days.
Fordlover 08/12/16 10:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Should I switch tow vehicles? 08 Explorer for 12 Expedition.

I'm still enjoying my 2002 Explorer with the 2 valve version of the 4.6 and the 5 speed automatic. I've towed probably 15K miles with it, and I'm impressed how well it has held up. I keep my eye out for newer tow vehicles, but until the wife is done with NP school, we're gonna keep what we got. Best of luck to you.
Fordlover 08/05/16 10:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: It almost happened

From my experiance diesel in a gas truck or gas in a diesel doesn't just kill the truck or cost thousands to fix like auto dealers like you to believe. Out of probably a dozen pickups that have had the wrong fuel put in them all I have ever had done was draining the fuel tank of the wrong fuel and refilling with the right fuel. If the mistake was caught after only pumping a few gallons the tank is just filled the rest of the way with the right fuel and kept full for a few 1000 miles to dilute the wrong fuel as much as possible. I deal with this at least once a summer. We used to get these at the Ford dealership simi frequently. Seems like they were mostly company vans/trucks. The thing that sucked was the 40 gallon tank would be full of the wrong stuff, so you had to find a place to store 40 gallons of contaminated fuel, then pull the tank and clean. Never did any damage that I can remember, but those were the 7.3/6.0 diesel days, long before the sensitive Bosch fuel pump.
Fordlover 08/03/16 06:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Almost 90 ,000 Truck sales for GM in July

I'm just gonna say that Ford has got to be a bit irritated at the demand for smaller trucks. I seem to remember Ford mouthpiece saying something along the lines of F-150 is a suitable replacement for the Ranger... The rate that GM is bringing in buyers from other brands for the Colorado/Canyon is alone enough to consider the twins a success.
Fordlover 08/03/16 06:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Does any one have a front locking differental on a Dodge??

I had a locker in the the front end of my mud toy, and it made it incredible off road, but on roadways when I wanted 4x4 on, I'd just leave one front hub unlocked so it would still turn. With modern 4x4 systems that don't have selectable hubs, I'd only consider an air locker in the front end, but be certain you don't ever use it on the road or any high speeds, as it can significantly affect your ability to turn.
Fordlover 07/30/16 11:22am Tow Vehicles
RE: FCA Investigation Finds Inflated Sales/update page 2

What, no stab at GM? There's plenty of material ya know. The amount of recalls they had that one year or 18 month period? The amount of money in bailout funds that was "forgiven" or paid back with other bailout money? The amount of brands selling the same exact product with a different name? BOOM, I'm out... The amount of people that kept their jobs, houses, autos, etc. Priceless. And the bond holders who got .30 cents on the dollar years later. Priceless?
Fordlover 07/28/16 06:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: FCA Investigation Finds Inflated Sales/update page 2

First and the last time!... I count this as your fifth post on the subject of the accounting irregularities. Is math a problem at FCA? Sorry that fruit was just hanging low and irresistible. :W PS. my next truck will probably be a Ram, maybe I can buy a U.S. truck and pay with Canadian $ at 1:1? :B Don't fire those accountants yet. Math that is irregular in this world: #1 Hillary's email count that was on a personal server. #2 A woman's age. #3 The amount of Ram trucks that has been sold. #4 Horse power rating of the 6.7 Powerstroke. #5 Fuel mileage figures. #6 The length and weight of fish caught. :B :B :B What, no stab at GM? There's plenty of material ya know.
Fordlover 07/28/16 12:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: FCA Investigation Finds Inflated Sales/update page 2

Uh oh...Wonder if this could get expensive for FCA real quick.
Fordlover 07/25/16 09:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: FCA under investigation

So we have one poster with a ram in his sig and the FCA truck guys circling the wagons fast? You funny. I talked with the owner of the dealership I go to and he said that it's just a dealer disgruntled about something FCA did. As for the DOJ finding any facts LOL they couldn't find their ASS with both hands and a road map! Don The dealer you spoke with may or may not have a clue and may or may not be interested in being quoted by a random FCA employee. Considering that the FBI is involved and has already conducted raids at FCA employee locations, one would think it might be a little more than some "disgruntled" dealer. I'm no anti FCA guy, but I tend to agree with JALLEN, there might be something to this. Best to let the investigation play out before crucifying FCA or dismissing the accusations. The investigation is supposedly driven more from the 75 months of year over year sales gains, which is a record for any car company from what I read. Add that in with dealers reporting fraud to the justice department, I guess they felt they had to investigate.
Fordlover 07/20/16 07:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: FCA under investigation

Actually, a rogue dealer or two with a grudge is making the claim. FCA is fully cooperating with the investigation. In the automotive world, a manufacturer reports what the assembly plant made. Once a vehicle rolls off the line, it is considered sold to a dealer, none of them track retail sales. They better cross their fingers and hope nobody was playing a numbers game since they are a public company looking to merge. Uh, are you sure? Honda Ridgeline reported sales (of one or two trucks) a year after production shut down. How is that the case if they report sales the month the vehicle rolls off the assembly line?
Fordlover 07/19/16 12:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 1500 with 3.0 diesel

Two trucks are going to tow trailers up the infamous Grapevine in California. Truck 1 is a 1995 Peterbilt 379 tandem axle tractor with a Detroit Diesel Series 60 12.7l inline-6 turbo diesel engine and Eaton 13 speed manual. The engine will be the early 350 model, which makes 350 hp at 1800 rpm and 1350 lb-ft at 1200 rpm, which is the lowest horsepower rating this engine was available with for on-highway truck use. Truck 2 is a 2016 F150 with an EcoBoost 3.5l V6 turbo gas engine and Torqshift 6 speed auto, with HD Payload and Max Tow option packages. This engine makes 365 hp at 5000 rpm and 420 lb-ft at 2500 rpm. Both trucks will tow a total combined weight (weight of truck, trailer and cargo together) of 40,000 lbs up the hill. The trailer will be a flat bed triple spread axle semi trailer. The cargo load will be pallets of concrete building block. Because the Peterbilt tractor weighs about 20,000 lbs, the trailer will be loaded to 20,000 lbs gross (weight of trailer and cargo together). The total 40,000 lbs combined weight is a very light load for this truck. 20,000 is a very light load for the trailer as well. The F150 will tow the same trailer, but will pull it using a common single axle dolly (converter gear), typically used in commercial double trailer towing, so that, together with the spread axle design of the trailer, the tongue weight will be manageable for the F150. The F150 weighs about 5,000 lbs, so the dolly and trailer combination will be loaded to 35,000 lbs, to make the total combined weight = 40,000 lbs. The dolly/trailer air brake system will be operated by an electric over air controller installed into the F150. Air will be supplied by a self powered air compressor, which will stay running during the test, loaded as cargo on the trailer. The F150's mighty EcoBoost engine has slightly more horsepower than the Peterbilt's Detroit Diesel (365 vs 350), but the Detroit has a bit more than 3 times the torque output (420 vs 1350). Because the F150 lacks low enough transmission gearing to get the load moving from a dead stop, the Peterbilt will tow the F150 and trailer, by chain, starting on the flat before the bottom of the grade, until the F150 is moving at 55 mph. A remote operated disconnect hook will release the chain from the F150, so it can go on it's own way up the hill on it's own power. The Peterbilt will begin it's test while already moving at 55 mph at the bottom of the grade, to be fair to both trucks. The Peterbilt will run 3.90 axle gearing with it's 11R-22.5 tires (42" dia), while the F150 will run 3.73 axle gearing with it's factory tire size, which is about 31" dia. For the axle/tire gearing to be fair, the Peterbilt would have to run 5.05 axle gearing, due it's much taller tires. The F150 has the clear overall axle/tire gearing advantage over the Peterbilt, when both transmissions are in direct 1:1 gear. Drivers of both trucks can use whatever transmission gears they wish while climbing the grade. What does everyone think will be the results of this test? Are you serious?
Fordlover 07/13/16 11:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: My plan

Good to 'see' you. Thanks for checking in and showing us your plan to keep getting 'out' there.
Fordlover 07/11/16 06:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: F150 brake issues continue-AND THE WINNER IS...

Sounds like a bypassing master cylinder to me. Should be easy to diagnose though...
Fordlover 07/07/16 12:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2005 plus SUV that can tow 6.5k (Edited title)

2007+ Yukon Denali would be great! what's wrong with the 2005 Yukon Denali? I might have an opportunity to trade my explorer out for one for a steal of a deal, but I'm not sure how much of an upgrade it would be. Going from my 5 speed to a 4 speed is also a downgrade in my book. OP, My Explorer is rated at 7K, but I run out of payload at about 5K of travel trailer.
Fordlover 06/29/16 11:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: Common issues with Dodge 6.7L or Ford 6.7

To be fair, the only common problem modern diesel owners have is getting that wide grin off their face.
Fordlover 06/29/16 11:17am Tow Vehicles
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
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