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RE: Looking at Excursions...

This is a person that is trying to use what ifs and maybes to scare someone. The 7.3L is the MOST bullet proof PSD ever built. ALL vehicles have "common" issues so trying to say it would cost a person $2000 - $3000 in engine repairs, to own a used 7.3PSD is PURE speculation, nothing more. 7.3 common issues * CPS sensor leading to a crank/ no start issue Part is less than $50 and 10 minutes to change out with a 10mm wrench * wire harness under the valve covers can go bad Drove our last 7.3L for 200K and never had a problem with the wiring harness * occasional Injector...And misc. Diesel parts that wear out. What used vehicle of ANY type would NOT fit in this realm of "might happen" ??? Thanks! Jeremiah 7.3 is amazing....no reason to scare someone from it...just provinding info. Your personal experience with a 7.3 illustrates this... And...having an older truck means you will pay for repairs eventually...having some money squirreled away for possible repairs is prudent... Not sure how I came across as trying to scare someone...that was 100% not my intent...and everything I mentioned is indeed an issue with these trucks...minor...sure...but as an owner of a 13 year old minimum truck it's best to know what these issues are. I stand by my position...I would expect to spend 1-2k on any 7.3 I would acquire and 3-5k on a 6.0....if I get away with less...that's great. Tone...something that is totally lost in type. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/01/15 04:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Looking at Excursions...

7.3 common issues * CPS sensor leading to a crank/ no start issue * wire harness under the valve covers can go bad * occasional Injector...And misc. Diesel parts that wear out. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/01/15 01:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Chrysler Ram recall

GM is better than FCM Ford is better than FCM Tundra is better than FCM Ram is terrible.... Shame shame shame There....I saved 10 pages of brand bashing like the other threads. Lol. Btw....I'm a FCM fan... Sorry OP...you probably missed all the drama surrounding this earlier in the week. It got a little hot in here. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/01/15 11:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: Looking at Excursions...

Scratch the 5.4 off the list....not enough power. The V10 is a monster and will get about 11-12 empty and 7-8.5 towing. Get the 4.30 gear or change the gears to a 4.30 if you can't find a good example. I had a V10 Dually with 3.73 and I wished it had 4.30. The 8,600 GVWR Suburban is an ideal tow machine with the 8.1 V8....the weak link is the pot metal receivers ...swap that out and you will not have any problems with the 8.1 Sub...MPG is similar to the V10. Diesels are great...if you go diesel I would budget 1-2k for repairs to the 7.3 PSD for their common issues.... I would SPEND 3-5k on a 6.0 as soon as I bought it on upgraded BPD EGR cooler, coolant filter, new FORD MOTOCRAFT Oil Cooler...and I would put new head gaskets in when I replaced the head bolts with studs...I would also have the turbo cleaned / replaced. I would only consider buying an 05 Excursion with the 6.0 PSD...the 03-04 has some unique issues. The thing about the 6.0's is that they have a fabulous 5 speed transmission. One more thing on diesel excursions....diesel Excursions can have much less payload than a gasser. The V10's are relatively trouble free with a few exceptions.. They have a COP (coil on plug) design...one ignition coil per spark plug...these can have intermittent failures...sometimes it's a simple fix to replace the cool boots...sometimes you have to replace the entire coil. The exhaust manifolds can also break the exhaust manifold studs...it's a $600 plus repair. Enjoy the Hunt. Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/01/15 10:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: TT Accident - SWAY

What would have happened had this been a fiver vs a TT?
jerem0621 07/31/15 09:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Popup tires in Texas Heat (90+)

Have you weighed your rig to ensure you are not overloading the tires? Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 07/31/15 11:14am Folding Trailers
RE: Buying a 2015 Ford F150? Get the Supercrew.

This is good information... I wonder if the aluminum body structure just isn't as ridged as we have been Lead to believe. And since the SuperCrew is more of a family vehicle it gets the reinforcement? I want to see test demonstrating how this aluminum cab's roof structure holds up in a roll over situation... Interesting...and again...thanks for posting.
jerem0621 07/31/15 07:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: Does my usage warrant diesel? Cummins 6.7 with AISIN...

Here's the video I saw of the Hemi 6.4 struggling so miserably. It was towing 12k lbs up Ike Gauntlet in Colorado. At one point, 30 mph in first gear, and losing speed. Skip to 15 min and 30 sec and listen. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BeWhXy_ciuM Dan Interesting video. Never heard I70 and the tunnels called the Ike Gauntlet. Must be a media thing. Anyway, having traveled that route many times over the years with lighter loads and lesser equipment I was impressed with the run. 30 mph with a 20000+lb gross at 11000 ft elevation was good, IMO. Yep.. and it would have been better if the guy behind the wheel would have manually down shifted earlier. but the TFL has strict rules against that.. they let the computer do the shifting. LOL I would love to see them try to do this run with the manual transmission. Which I am not sure is available with the 6.4. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 07/30/15 09:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Too Much For My Armada?

Welcome to the forum!!! YES.. you can tow a TT with your Armada. Its just a matter of matching the right one to your TV. Remember, there are two ways to approach this. Many people take option 2 1) Buy a trailer that matches your Tow Vehicle (TV) you have now. 2) Buy a big truck that will pull *anything* you may want Now, you are looking at matching a trailer to what you have now. Very normal, very doable. Now, I recommend doing the following ASAP Pretend you are going camping... No... don't put a tent and lantern in the back of the Armada... your clothes, bikes, stuff.. will be in the trailer. Put a few camp chairs in the back of the Armada... put your family in there and their gadgets that they will take with them on a trip. Go to a truck stop with a CAT scale... fill up your Armada... go to the scale and weigh your vehicle. Find your GVWR... it should be on the drivers door somewhere.. maybe in the owners manual. Subtract the weight from the GVWR from the weight from the CAT scale. This is your available payload to carry a tongue weight. Note: You will Run out of payload way way way before you hit the 9,000 lb mark of your tow rating. Another forum member had a TERRIBLE time with handling with his Armada while towing. If I recall correctly, the issue was in the IRS's alignment. It was off ever so slightly and it caused big time handling issues. So, I recommend getting the 4 wheel alignment dialed in. I think you will find that the recommendation for a loaded TT to be around 6,000 lbs or less is a solid one. Thanks and good luck! Jeremiah
jerem0621 07/30/15 08:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Single or Double Rear Wheels?

Banged fenders are a result of poor driving. Plain and simple. If you can't drive a bigger truck, get a single. It's not quite that simple...dually fenders take a beating from road debris like small rocks, sand, dirt, etc.... Dually fenders are VERY susceptible to door dings in parking lots. I don't care if you park in the back-40 you will come out of the store and sure as the world someone will have parked their car within 2 inches of your Dually fender....at least that was my experience. My Dually never had a problem at drive thru's and banks. Parking garages were another story entirely. Thanks! Jeremiah Interesting. My dually fenders have no damage from road debris in 10 years. Close parking now and then sure, but letting the air out of the offenders tires helps. (Just kidding) Impressive. My former F450 (2011) had small rock chips within 10,000 miles on the rear fenders. I only drove it on the interstates but due to the design, it just happened. No rock chips on any of the dually's I've owned and I spent quite a bit of time on the interstate as well as on secondary roads. And, as stated, MY dually had no fender damage on any of the dually's I"ve owned since 05'. Truck I owned now has almost 33,000 miles on it and I've owned it for 2 yrs, 3 months, no problems...Not saying it can't happen, but thank goodness, I've not experienced such issues in 10 years. Impressive...my dually fenders on my 99 F350 accumulated a some scratches and rock chips...I however, did not have side steps. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 07/30/15 06:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Does my usage warrant diesel? Cummins 6.7 with AISIN...

Good move choosing a 3500 Megacab...I have seen 2500 Megacabs with the Laramie Longhorn package, 4x4, and the Cummins have as little as 1700-1800 ish lbs of payload. As far as motor...the 6.4 is a beast of a gas motor but the Cummins is a monster. Good luck! Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 07/30/15 05:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: WDH while staying hooked up overnight

So many people say they put the tongue jack down to relieve the weight on the TV suspension. A motor home never relieves the weight on the suspension with no apparent ill effects. I stay hooked up for an over night but do put the stab jacks down before putting out the slides. So motor homes don't put any jacks down when they are camping? A few high end coaches use the suspension air bags for levelers. Most have and use automatic electric or hydraulic jacks for leveling and stabilizing but I've never heard of any body putting their jacks to take the strain of the suspension. Your car/truck sits around on the suspension for it's entire life with no ill effects. I put the tongue jack down but it has zero to do with the truck....it had everything to do with stabilizing the TT...the less bouncing the better. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 07/30/15 02:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: Yes I did it, 2015 F-150 and 35 foot TT

Jeremiah, A little incorrect on the 3000+ lbs of payload. You linked the max camper load. Which from most manufactures, you need to add in the number of seat belt times 150 lbs to the max camper load to get actual "payload"! Taking the highest camper load at 2800 lbs for a reg cab 4x4, plus 3 people at 450 lbs equals 3250 lbs of total payload. So 50 lbs shy of the max listed....Close enough for my rear end any how! If ford is not using 150 lbs per person, but say 160-170, we would be in the 3300 lbs ball game. One has to know which numbers to look at, and how they add up etc. marty You are right Marty, thanks for the education. I went back to the material and here is what it says about the truck camper payload. http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/Truck%20Stuff/658460B3-611A-41CD-BDF9-CB8F47C3B0DC_zpsqtmlbfnv.png width=440
jerem0621 07/30/15 12:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Single or Double Rear Wheels?

Banged fenders are a result of poor driving. Plain and simple. If you can't drive a bigger truck, get a single. It's not quite that simple...dually fenders take a beating from road debris like small rocks, sand, dirt, etc.... Dually fenders are VERY susceptible to door dings in parking lots. I don't care if you park in the back-40 you will come out of the store and sure as the world someone will have parked their car within 2 inches of your Dually fender....at least that was my experience. My Dually never had a problem at drive thru's and banks. Parking garages were another story entirely. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 07/30/15 12:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Yes I did it, 2015 F-150 and 35 foot TT

Here is a link to the 2015 F150 towing guide Link here are some screen shots from this document I found interesting.... Page 1 http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/Truck%20Stuff/F9DB96FC-FA2E-4297-8860-CDE7CBA8EBEC_zpshesj7cyj.png width=440 Then these two are on page five http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/Truck%20Stuff/A900817C-3B4A-48C1-A594-184B99EB4816_zpsvgqicj8g.png width=640 http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/Truck%20Stuff/9F12A70F-A0FC-47D4-8FBF-A7DCAD27DB55_zpsi5sbq5ss.png width=440 Seems you can't get that 3,000 plus lbs of payload...in their own documentation...if you intend to haul a slide in camper. Just interesting. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 07/29/15 04:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Now for the "rest of the story"

Thanks for bringing clarity to this issue Don. The other threads have been fodder for brand bashing...something imho Marty has handled very well. :D. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 07/29/15 10:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: WDH while staying hooked up overnight

Yep...100% not a problem.... I put the stabilizer jacks down and crank the tongue jack down enough to touch the ground...I also unplug my 7 way RV plug before I plug the shore power in. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 07/29/15 10:06am Travel Trailers
RE: Sold the Tundra... : (

Congrats! The Tundra is a nice half ton beast....but the CTD is a monster. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 07/29/15 07:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: Yes I did it, 2015 F-150 and 35 foot TT

Hi Ben, my minivan is a great TV...but I am at capacity loaded up... I 'know' I'm upgrading the camper eventually...so I have resolved in myself that I must get a 3/4 ton or better for my next vehicle to truly be an upgrade. My next vehicle being a replacement for my Town Car. My former Dually was a terrible family truck. I really think I'm going for a short bed crew cab diesel in the 05-08 range. I have tried to work the numbers and come up with a game plan to make a commonly available half ton work and I just can't...900 lbs of family and personal gear...100 lbs of tools (which I can't take now), 100 ish lbs of bikes, plus 1000-1200 lbs of tongue weight puts me way too close on payload. Heck, my weights put me over with my PUP and family on a lot of Ram 1500's now. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 07/29/15 06:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: Yes I did it, 2015 F-150 and 35 foot TT

I started out with this http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/30fa9b55.jpg width=640 And eventually I went to this http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/IMG_0764_zps563fa4ea.jpg width=640 My F150 handled great....it was my favorite vehicle of all time... But...my Dually manhandled my trailer... The F150 was a great everyday truck...my Dually was a great tow'er that could have doubled as a daily driver. I never had to worry about that 50 lb box of tools or the extra bicycle...etc etc etc Never mind my family weighs about 800-900 lbs in body weight...lol....payload is important to us. Thank you for the report...but when we go back to a large TT it will be...at minimum...a "fake" half ton HD1500 Silverado or Ram 1500 Mega Cab... But most likely we will skip the the 1500 and get another HD truck of some sort. Hopefully not a Dually, but if it has to happen then that's what I will run. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 07/28/15 07:32pm Tow Vehicles
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