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RE: Warranty Claim Denied

Wait...two mirrors, with separate folding motors failed at the same time? Sounds suspicious. That would be like both headlight bulbs burning out at the same time. Not impossible, but the odds are pretty low.
Fordlover 10/24/14 07:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: Are You Buying All These Half-ton Claims?

But you can load that airplane within it's maximum specs (takeoff weight) and safely get it in the air and flying. If conditions are correct. I wouldn't want to try it say at Tenzing-Hillary Airport/LUA There's always those pesky asterisks and fine print at the bottom...
Fordlover 10/21/14 10:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: Are You Buying All These Half-ton Claims?

QUOTE: "How far below? Monkey44 suggest that I stay around 1/2 the truck's payload." NO! Monkey NEVER said that -- if you all would read the posts it would help. Monkey said "A truck with half it's payload is safer than a truck maxed out at it's full payload." That's different than Monkey saying we should drive with half our payload. I also never said "Drive at half the speed limit" as some one else claims. You guys really need to read what is written, then take a minute to actually understand it, before you all jump on my case, or any other post. Half the time, these 'folks that argue" whip out PART of a statement, wiggle it around so it says something else, then use it to disagree with a post or support their own posts ... the only thing Monkey ever stated was: If you drive a 1500/150 at it's maximum capacity, or drive a 2500/250 at half its capacity, the 2500/150 will be safer. PERIOD> I never said drive at half your payload -- but I'll add to that now, to clarify my meaning ... if you are carrying a maximum payload on a 1500/150, and switch that payload to a 2500/250, you will only be carrying half it's designed carry capacity (more or less) and therefore, you will be driving under safer conditions. Anytime you run a truck at its maximum payload, you will stress that truck to a greater degree under emergency conditions ... because sliding, swishing, braking under emergency conditions will have a greater margin in a heavier duty truck with less payload - no matter what brand or model you drive ... So, what that means: You can drive a 1500/150 under maximum load, and probably drive safely if you choose that option. BUT if you take that same load, and put it on a 2500/250, you will be safer under any conditions, including emergencies. I choose the second option ... That's all Monkey said, and Monkey is correct ... and Monkey only means the truck is SAFER under those HD conditions ... when we take "driver ability and skills, and even attitude" and lock it into the equation, that changes everything. Or in other words, if I'm going to take a 75 mile trip in my airplane, I don't fuel up with only 75 miles worth of fuel. Safety margins are a very good idea.
Fordlover 10/21/14 07:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2015 Expedition - Happy with Ecoboost 365HP + 420TQ!

Two weeks ago I purchased a 2015 Expedition 4x4 with Ecoboost, optional 3.73 axle, Rear Load-Leveling Suspension, and Blind Spot Information System. My previous car was a 2009 Expedition 4x4 with 5.4 V8. I am really happy with the Ecoboost. Although I haven't timed it, the acceleration feels much quicker than the 5.4. The Expedition with Ecoboost is actually kind of fun to drive (for a big SUV). Ecoboost 365 HP and 420 TQ = :B I did my first towing today. We have a FunFinder 189FDS. I got about 10 mpg with 50 miles of freeway and around town driving. (Our previous tow vehicle was a Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4 with 5.7 V8 and we got around 8-9 mpg towing on long freeway trips.) The Expedition Rear Load Leveling Suspension seems to work well, and the integrated brake controller seems to work well. With daily driving (not towing), I get about 15-16 mpg, but I press the pedal a bit more than you need to enjoying that turbo acceleration. I got about 18.5 mpg on a long freeway trip (not towing) with some ecoboosting, so I'm guessing you could reasonably get 20 mpg on the road (not towing) taking it easy. (All mpgs are per vehicle information display and are approximate.) Thanks for the info on the new Eco Expedition. You are the first buyer I've heard of with one. Enjoy!
Fordlover 10/20/14 05:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: Warranty Claims

My favorite was the Mustang that was brought into the service department, both airbags deployed, no body damage at all. Once it was up on the lift, it was obvious the vehicle had been jumped, hard...the engine cross member was scraped really badly and deformed an inch or two. Eventually the story came back that they were jumping it over a rail road crossing. Warranty denied...
Fordlover 10/17/14 01:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Truck upgrades

My wife and I are working to go Full time for a miniumum of one year starting around January. We have an '07 F-350 and close to paying it off. We never missed a maintence point or needed repairs. We purchased the 100,000 mile warranty and still have lots of time left on it. So instead of buying a new truck we are looking to upgrade this one. I want 5000 lb air bags on the rear. What else should we do to the truck to get it ready for full time life? Thank you, Dave :h Typically upgrades are an effort to fix a weak spot. Your ~8 year old 6.0 has never needed a repair, and maintenance isn't lacking, doesn't seem to leave anything to worry about. Enjoy full timing, I've got another 34 years to go before I get to consider doing the same.
Fordlover 10/17/14 11:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: GM Silverada Beats F250 In Frame Twist Test

Maybe there is merit to that test. But it doesn't apply to how I use my truck. I do have one question. Is this a problem that needs to be solved? I.E. do contractors or others that use their truck in the field park them in a situation where one or two wheels are off the ground and need to unload? It seems if you are in that precarious of a position it would not be a safe place to load/unload. But if you do unload with a tire 3 feet off the ground, you better be driving the chevy or you'll be in trouble. Then again the tailgate would be about 6 feet off the ground so unloading would be awesome to watch. I'll take flex over breakage any day, but this is all moot IMHO since I'm not aware of a single frame breakage issue on any truck. Flexing buildings are being researched for robustness against earthquakes, interesting to me, though very different from a vehicle frame.clicky
Fordlover 10/17/14 07:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: GM Silverada Beats F250 In Frame Twist Test

I guess if I took my truck rock climbing that might mean something. Umm, back in the days of the farm, I torqued the bed many times where the tailgate wouldn't open. Did it on Fords and Chevy's and I'm not so sure that the frames are stronger today than they were 15 years ago. Free hint to anyone who experiences this problem: Open tailgate before you park on seriously unlevel ground.
Fordlover 10/16/14 05:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: GM Silverada Beats F250 In Frame Twist Test

Enjoy.... Link Howie Long "We're going to be going up against the 2015 Ford F-250, supposedly our competition" They aren't exactly sure who their competition is. That is very important in any market when you aren't the only product available. Any good off road guy will tell you the more flex a vehicle has the better it will do. The most fundamental concept in off road driving is to keep constant contact of all 4 tire patches on the ground. Hiking a tire up in the air 3 feet might look cool, but much like drifting a car, it's all for show not go.
Fordlover 10/16/14 05:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2015 Colorado Extended Cab, Long Box LT RWD

I would like to provide an update on this thread from early September this weekend we may test drive a crew cab version we went to look at one they sold in three days on November 8 2014 as long no major issues we plan to order our custom version the demand is so high they all ready back up with orders if we waited 30 more days it may be spring to get it so if you are on the fence the longer you wait add months not weeks C:\Users\james_000\Pictures\chevy That sounds a little like sales pressure, but I agree that ordering will probably be the best way to go to get what you want. Someone here can help you with photo posting when your truck comes in.
Fordlover 10/14/14 05:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: Rollingrock's 06 6.0

yup, still here, haven't posted much....our King Ranch spends more time in storage than daily driving these days. Just wanted to say how-d to the old folks here. We're still here and the KR is still kicking. May be getting close to a new TV. Carry on. RR Good to see you around. What did you end up doing with that white pathfinder? you bought a while back and cleaned up? You popping up also reminds me I haven't seen SurveyorJP around here in a long while.
Fordlover 10/14/14 05:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: 5,000,000 Super Duty's Produced at Kentucky Truck Plant

Fish are you the guy in the pic holding the poster? Not my truck of choice but still a great moment in Ford's history! Nope that's not me... Care to post a picture of the team that built your truck? :W I see what ya done there...
Fordlover 10/13/14 05:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: Brake Lines Blown While Towing with Toyota Tundra!!!!

Sorry to hear of your troubles and glad everyone is OK. Some very good friends of ours bought the wife a new mommy vehicle when their first born came along. IIRC, it is a 2013 4runner and with <5K miles she experienced a complete brake failure. They were all OK as well, but she hasn't trusted the vehicle since. And I don't blame her.
Fordlover 10/13/14 05:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: multi-purpose hitches

This reminds me of my grandfathers truck when growing up. The three holes on the bumper had a 1 7/8" ball, a 2", and the receiver hitch had the 2 5/16" for heavy towing. I don't think any of the trucks have multiple holes in the bumper any more do they?
Fordlover 10/09/14 06:20am Towing
RE: What is left when a new Aluminum Ford Burns Down ?

I prefer it that way. Then my insurance company won't try and say, "it's repairable"
Fordlover 10/09/14 05:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford Super Duty slated to get aluminum body

My 05 Lincoln LS has an aluminum hood, front fenders, and trunk lid. all in the name of less weight=better performance. my Right front fender has a bubble under the paint that has been there for 5 years because I don't want to make it worse. I was told that it relates back to manufacture of the fender. some one handling that fender had Iron dust dirt on there hands or iron filings landed on it or?. Over time the Iron reacts to the aluminum and causes the corrosion due to micro cracks in the paint. when you repair these places you have to follow specific guidelines along with specific materials to repair it with. you can't use sand paper with iron oxide in it for example. you can't repair aluminum body panels in the same room you are repairing metal ones in due to metal dust. It's all well and good to have a light weight truck but at least in the early stages where are you going to have body work done when a deer crashes through your front end or a drunk hits your prized possession.I know Ford is trying to set up training and dedicated repair shops but how many body shops can afford to have an aluminum only wing or send employees to classes to get certified to fix them. Don't get me wrong I'm saving for a new Bronco that's supposed to show up for 2016. I'm perplexed over the whole issue. I want one but scares the heck out of me to take the dive. Don't worry too much. Aluminum exists on vehicles all over the place these days. Remember, people were terrified of electricity and Microwaves when they were invented/discovered as well.
Fordlover 10/08/14 05:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2014 f 150

Hey 2112 how did it struggle? Will it damage the truck? Can it cause dangers to itself or other drivers? Thanks The 3.7 is a great engine, and I wouldn't be concerned pulling a 5K boat or flatbed trailer, but I wouldn't pull a 5K TT. Travel Trailers are some of the hardest type of trailer to pull. Huge wind catchers. I'd step up to the 5.0 V8 (if you go Ford) and not look back. The extra cost is worth it every time you are pulling the huge brick wall down the road.
Fordlover 10/07/14 07:22am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2015 GMC Duramax Runaway

Wow.... And less than 4k miles too. Link Man, it sounded really good...until it didn't. So much for all those posts on here that promise if you don't own a Ford these things are guaranteed to not happen to you.
Fordlover 10/07/14 06:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: Trucks all mine!!

Now that the truck is paid off, keep making payments to yourself for it's future replacement. When you are ready to buy that replacement, it will be a cash deal and the only interest was what was paid to you while you were saving. Once you get past this game of needing financing, you will be surprised how comfortable the next purchase will be. This is the plan we've followed. Wife's 2013 Edge is paid for. We put about 400 a month a way to replace each car, every month. It's working out pretty well.
Fordlover 10/03/14 09:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: Someone please explain

I was at 3 ford dealers yesterday looking at the new superdutys, and I asked the salesman what the difference is between the 250 and 350 and everyone said just the springs and that any new 250 will is rated to pull a toy hauler and ford site says they are rated for 16500 lbs. I would much rather have a 250 is this true. The salesman's best interest is to sell you what he has on the lot, not what you want or need. ALWAYS keep that in mind.
Fordlover 10/03/14 09:14am Tow Vehicles
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