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RE: Now I've seen it all...

How about the camera on the back of my truck? Does that make me less of a man because I use that to line up the hitch?I use a hand truck to move a generator. I'm a real sissy. I use gloves, and I use wrenches when I work on my vehicles. Real men would grind their bones into the appropriate socket size. Mark me down as a sissy as well.
Fordlover 05/21/15 12:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Now I've seen it all...

This has GOT to be the most ridiculous 'feature' I've seen on any vehicle. Ever. There are no words to express my disdain for this 'feature.'... If you can't figure out which way to turn the wheels, maybe you shouldn't be towing the trailer in the first place? Ford Pro Trailer Backup Assist Feature Now, is the technology that enables this cool? Yeah. The nerd in me marvels at it. Is it at all practical? As far as I'm concerned, it's utterly useless. I'm confident that I'd be able to do it faster and at least as accurately... While I pride myself on my ability to back my trailers into tight spots, I can see how this would be useful to some. If something ever happened to me, my wife would probably love to have this feature on the TV.
Fordlover 05/21/15 12:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2011 - 2014 6.7 Powerstroke PCM update. Did You?

I had it done, noticed no difference in anything. Now I have to hold on to the emissions card the dealer gave me and send it in when the registration is due or it will not be renewed. I get the impression CA is serious about this. :E
Fordlover 05/21/15 07:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: I am at lost. Another bad luck with my TV

Over all the 5.4 is a very good design and is a very dependable power plant. Fortunately anybody can Google. The the earlier 5.4L 3V Triton appears to be the most problematic V8 engine in modern history. Vegas rust, Pintos explode on impact, and 5.4L 3v launch plugs. I also found an article on how to put a 5.3L Chevy in an F-150 of that era, launched one too many plugs? Actually the early 4.6, 5.4 and V10 up to around 01 had the spark plug spitting issue, they fixed that in 02. Then they came out with the 3 valve head, and had problems getting plugs out in one piece! Then they fixed that issue with a different designed plug, I think around 09, not sure on the exact year. Suposedly: "Ford changed the plug and head design starting with the 11/30/07 engine build date, correcting the issue." None of the 2009+ have the issue, and many 2008s were made after the correction. It's worth double checking, especially if you are in the market. In 13 years my 4.6 V8 hasn't spit a plug or refuse to give one up, and it sees redline fairly frequently. But there is always tomorrow!
Fordlover 05/18/15 01:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: I am at lost. Another bad luck with my TV

I don't mind owning (and towing with) a 15 year old truck with high mileage, but I want them to be miles and years I've put on the vehicle. When you buy very used, unless you know the owner/history well, it's a roll of the dice IMO and I don't like to gamble in that way.
Fordlover 05/14/15 06:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2015 F150 sunroof

:? :h Aluminum top with portal to the world. But I think most F150's come with the electric moonroof. Not this old school manual sunroof :) Not to mention it's impossible to reseal once opened.
Fordlover 05/08/15 12:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Gas tow vehicle for fifthwheel

There is this...How good it is, I can't say but it is something to read. 3/4 ton gasser shootout. I have been in the Ford and GM. I don't think you can go wrong with either. I know you didn't mention the Ram, but it is very nice too! I especially like how they knock the Ford for "Additionally, the look of the factory trailer hitch is bulky and ugly, and not nearly as integrated and well-designed as its competitors." If anyone catches me selecting a truck based on the smoothness of the hitch (not it's ratings, usability, function, etc.) I'll volunteer for a swift kick to the behind.
Fordlover 05/07/15 11:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: Where do these guys find this stuff?

This one is real. It happened in Houston a few years back. linkh http://img.odometer.com/slides/4/2/9/2/9/3/4292934632/1b8170bd8276c3bd872b047012dd28aba500b553.jpeg height=350
Fordlover 05/05/15 05:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: OIder SUV for towing hybrid trailer

Any take on Ford Explorer as tow vehichle? 2002 + model I tow about 5,500lbs. with my Explorer, which is rated for 7,000. Most Explorers were equipped with the V6, which top out at 5K if it has the heavy duty tow package. While I'm perfectly pleased with my towing experience, I'd recommend you upsize to a Expedition or Suburban.
Fordlover 04/30/15 09:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2015 F150

Thanks for the update, I think you've got the first 2015 max tow package I've seen.
Fordlover 04/28/15 06:21am Tow Vehicles
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
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