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RE: TFL Ram vs F150 Full review / comparison

Totally agree! Would like to see a very thorough comparison that takes into account various driving styles and needs. Right now I'm leaning toward that 2.7 Ecoboost with its version of the payload package. The 5.7 Hemi Ram is a VERY close second. I think I still like the Ram interior more, and it's proven itself to be reliable and capable. The GM half tons are pretty darned nice now too. The Ram definitely seems to be the best deal in town though, and probably will continue that way for another year or two. I could easily make that Ecodiesel do everything I need, if the right deal came along.
BillyW 04/23/15 08:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Eco-Diesel out towed up Ike Gauntlet by BASE F150

I guess I'm missing your point. The 2.7 is definitely a wicked little engine. What does that have to do with the BASE 3.5 engine? I came here expecting to see that normally aspirated 3.5 smoking the Ecodiesel up the Ike Gauntlet. This video is a couple months old and has been bandied about here plenty already. Go camping, and R-E-L-A-X.
BillyW 04/22/15 08:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Finally! Some long term reliability data!

I don't think that's true. The older they are the more likely they go to auction regardless of condition. That's been my experience anyhow.
BillyW 04/21/15 11:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ward's 2015 Top Truck Interiors

The shifter knob works ok, it does free up console space, but it's next to the radio volume knob and fan speed knob. I don't know how many times I've reached for one and grabbed another. I do miss the rotation knobs for the AC controls vs. the buttons. I've accidentally dropped my '97 F150 in into 4hi while trying to adjust the heat! Gawd! I hope it's not just me!
BillyW 04/20/15 10:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ward's 2015 Top Truck Interiors

I would like that F150 interior more if they didn't waste all that space with the floor shifter. They seem to like lots of buttons too. I guess that's OK if you drive it everyday and learn it. My wife's Fusion is button heavy too. I have a heck of time just trying to turn on the defrost. I prefer the console shifter over a rotating knob shifter.I have no experience with the rotating knob so can't comment on it, but I know a column shifter works just as well as the console shifter and would free up almost a cubic foot of storage.
BillyW 04/20/15 06:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ward's 2015 Top Truck Interiors

I would like that F150 interior more if they didn't waste all that space with the floor shifter. They seem to like lots of buttons too. I guess that's OK if you drive it everyday and learn it. My wife's Fusion is button heavy too. I have a heck of time just trying to turn on the defrost.
BillyW 04/20/15 11:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 1500 EcoDiesel mpg test

If the price of diesel fuel continues to run close to regular gas, this suddenly becomes much more attractive. IF!
BillyW 04/19/15 03:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Pimples or bumps behind wallpaper

I have also found them inside my travel trailer on a wall that doesn't even have a window. There's not a lot of them and absolutely no indication of water damage anywhere. As noted, they are hard, sharp little bumps, not bubbles.
BillyW 04/18/15 11:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Finally! Some long term reliability data!

Just bait for brand bashingYep ! Or a little redemption from brand bashing..
BillyW 04/17/15 08:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Sanitize Fresh Tank & Bleach

You (I) learn something new everyday! Here's a quote directly from the Clorox website: Q: What is bleach? A: The active ingredient in household bleach is sodium hypochlorite, which is derived from salt. In fact, Clorox is headquartered in Oakland, California because we started making bleach here by running electricity through salt water from San Francisco Bay! So household bleach begins and ends as salt and water. During the laundering process, about 95 to 98 percent of household bleach quickly breaks down into oxidized salt and biodegradables, which is the primary reaction that makes it environmentally friendly.
BillyW 04/16/15 02:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: Sanitize Fresh Tank & Bleach

Make an effort to get that mix into the water heater too! All kinds of stinky stuff grows in there. I'm not so sure about that. My owners manual says specifically to open up the water heater bypass valve after the sanitizing is done. I think bleach can eat away at the water heater tank. We just got a new dishwasher at home & the owners manual for that says to not use bleach for anything as it can damage the inside metal walls of the dishwasher.My water heater is aluminum, as I believe most are. I've never had any issues with the bleach in it in over 10 years. However, I HAVE had issues with some stinky, sulphur smelling growth in it if I don't sanitize it. You will find that issue brought up often here. I know there are solutions using vinegar too. Just remember, regular tap water has chlorine in it too.
BillyW 04/16/15 01:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Blue Ox Sway Pro, Anderson or Equalizier ?

I've had my EQ for over 10 years and have been very satisfied with it. I've never experienced that bumpy ride thing. In fact, when it's hooked up, my truck handles much more stable and firmly than non-towing. It does get a little messy and can be noisy. That new Blue Ox Sway Pro is looking pretty good too. If I buy another bumper pull trailer, I will seriously consider switching.
BillyW 04/16/15 11:04am Towing
RE: Shower curtain

This Extend-A-Shower is the cat's meow of RV shower curtain rods. It allows more room in the shower, and then provides a place to hang wet towels or clothes over the tub, while also freeing up space outside the shower. There are other brands of the same thing. Not sure what brand mine is, but I love it.
BillyW 04/16/15 09:15am General RVing Issues
RE: 30 pint dehumidifier enough for travel trailer?

If you're using your furnace, the dehumidifier only has to keep up with your breathing. How many people are sleeping in there?
BillyW 04/15/15 10:05am Travel Trailers
RE: Sanitize Fresh Tank & Bleach

Make an effort to get that mix into the water heater too! All kinds of stinky stuff grows in there.
BillyW 04/15/15 08:20am General RVing Issues
RE: CPU Speed vs Number of Cores?

Not all CPUs are the same. Some get more work done per clock cycle than others, which means some can be faster than others even though they are running at a slower speed. It's just not a great way to determine what's best anymore. The number of cores, as long as it's at least 2, is not that important for plain jane computing either. If you're buying new, you'll most likely be satisfied with even the slowest PC as long as it has a bare minimum of 4 Gigs of RAM, but I would still aim a little higher if possible. Your options to get anything besides Windows 8.1 are getting very limited, but there are free apps that will make it behave very nearly identical to Windows 7. Despite Windows 8.x's crappy reputation, it's faster, more efficient with RAM, boots much faster, is more secure, more reliable, and maybe best of all, will be upgraded to Windows 10 for free later this year. As is often mentioned, an SSD (solid state hard drive) will really wake up most computers, and they're really getting cheaper too. It would make a great future upgrade consideration for whatever base model laptop you select. I've found some killer deals for display models at Walmart in the past, and would imagine that's the norm everywhere.
BillyW 04/14/15 08:51pm Technology Corner
RE: Is your Ram towing as Good as it should?

Quoted from Car And Driver: Interestingly, Besley’s case is not an isolated incident. The AN report indicates that additional Ram owners in Colorado, North Carolina, Oregon, and Washington have reported in internet forums that their Ram 1500s were also delivered with a 3.21:1 axle instead of the desired 3.55:1 unit. In the same forums, owners claimed to have received restitution from Ram or their dealer in the form of free extended-service contracts or the option of trading their truck for one properly equipped. When reached for comment, Fiat-Chrysler told C/D: “Only a limited number of consumers were affected, and Chrysler identified and reached an amicable restitution with those buyers shortly after the discrepancy was discovered.”
BillyW 04/14/15 07:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is your Ram towing as Good as it should?

That could be exciting, no doubt!
BillyW 04/14/15 11:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: Is your Ram towing as Good as it should?

Making a mountain out of a mole hill. We don't know enough at this point. An argument could be made that the "victim" in this case is just trying to play the system for a payout. And Ram does offer 3.92 with their Ecodiesel.
BillyW 04/14/15 08:22am Tow Vehicles
RE: RAM 2014 Class action suit

itguy08, you really really need to find a new hobby.
BillyW 04/12/15 09:13pm Tow Vehicles
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