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RE: F-150 Crew Max Tow vs. Hideout 30ft TT

I would not pull a 30' trailer with a 1/2 ton truck...period. KenWhy is that??? You do realize not everyone needs or wants a big dually diesel. I'm within all my trucks ratings towing our 33'trailer. There is absolutely no reason for me to be driving a bigger truck. Especially when it's my daily driver and I'm not a full timer.
Kevin O. 07/21/14 09:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 1500 EcoDiesel sets brisk sales pace

I was very interested in the new Ram diesel when it first came out. The MPG's are fantastic! But after watching the video of the Jeep Cherokee with the same motor towing a 5700lb boat up the Ike Gauntlet i have changed my mind. Seeing it struggle with the boat makes me wonder what an 11' brick would be like behind it? Like others have said, It's perfect for the average guy's daily driver that tows a small landscape trailer or snowmobiles but not much else...
Kevin O. 07/11/14 06:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: Wanting to hear from Class A gas powered owners

My mind is now made up and I'm going with the V10. I think my mind is set on a Forest River Georgetown 350TS! Thanks for all the feedback!!
Kevin O. 07/07/14 08:29pm Class A Motorhomes
Wanting to hear from Class A gas powered owners

I have been thinking long and hard about upgrading to a (34'-36') Class A. After seeing the price difference between the entry level diesel pushers and the Gas powered I'm just wondering if the Gas would be enough? We usually just do weekend trips and a couple week long trips a year. The only long drive would be to Florida from Ct. so the kids can see Grammy and Poppy. I wouldn't dare make that trip now with the kids cooped up in a pickup for that long. So my question are: How powerful is the V10? Does it struggle towing a car? What size cars are you towing behind it? What kind of MPG should i expect with a car in tow? Thanks, Kevin
Kevin O. 07/07/14 10:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Toyota Tundra as a TV???

No Toyota hater here! I owned the first year tundra in 2000 with a V8 and loved it!. I have a F150 Ecoboost with Max tow now. But I have a feeling once the new Tundra comes out with the Cummins V8 diesel i might be driving a Toyota again. :)
Kevin O. 07/04/14 08:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: F150 Most American Made 2 Years in a Row

So what are you saying? Im crap??? Around the septic tank? Geez I am talking about I never owned a ford... You all should get an infraction for these posts or suspended for some time... Thats uncalled for.. Lets see if the mods can do their job...That funny comment was directed at me not you...
Kevin O. 07/04/14 08:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: F150 Most American Made 2 Years in a Row

You don't know what your missing lawrosa! The grass is definitely greener on this side! :) Yes the grass is always greener around the Septic Tank.:BGood one! Gotta give you credit for that. :B
Kevin O. 07/03/14 07:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F150 Most American Made 2 Years in a Row

You don't know what your missing lawrosa! The grass is definitely greener on this side! :)
Kevin O. 07/02/14 08:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: LT vs P Tires???

I had 3 seasons on my stock P rated tires towing our 7500lb trailer. I had no major complaints with the way they performed. I also pumped them up to the max 44psi whenever towing. I just replaced them with the Toyo Open Country AT2's which is a 10ply. I haven't towed with the new tires yet. Next trip is in 10 days.
Kevin O. 07/02/14 08:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 1/2 ton trucks?

I think half ton trucks are great. But I still think the eco boost is way overrated and will cause auto wreckers to start stock piling all these trucks with blown motors and turbos that no one can afford to fix out of warranty.Your just another hater. Is it because the Ecoboost out performs your sluggish V8?? :B There have been over 600,000 Ecoboost F150's sold since they first came out in 2011. I have read about owners that work in the oil fields towing and working these trucks with 200,000+ miles on them. And you think they are way overrated? Yeh ok... It's not 1995 anymore and the Ecoboost is the way of the future so you better get use to it... Hey dummy I have a inline 5 motor. Trust it more than any ford pos. Why you may ask I worked at a ford dealership and seen back in the day what piles of junk anything with a ford sticker is. Glad you can read all the sunshine post on your ford eco junk. Type in ford eco boost issues you will find lots. Ohhhhhh wait whats that ford has a lawsuit filed due to eco boost motors stalling under hard acceleration. And they still have yet to figure out a fix. When I worked in the logging camps they had f150 trucks and gm 1500 trucks. My daily job was to fix body mounts and rad mounts on the hard working ford truck because they were pounded through the metal of the body. Then I got to fix there ****ty front locking hubs. And then when we weren't busy doing that we were installing new piston rings into a 5.0 motor with less than 50 thousand km on them. Yup they are great. The 1500 gm got a oil change done and general service work done to it. And guess what at the end of 5 years of being in the bush all the fords were sent to the scraper that was 10 trucks. Out of the gm trucks 6 were left at the camp and still used for another 4 years before being retired. So it's good to see all the band wagon jumpers run to buy a ford eco boost. Let's see where your truck is in 10 years please stay in touch with us all. Like I already said, it's not 1995 anymore. Why not climb out of that rock you have been living under for all these years and get with the current times... The F150 is one of the best selling trucks on the road for a reason. Don't let reality slap you in the face to hard. :B You old farts are funny. I worked at both a gm and ford dealer and a private shope that did work for logging camps. Yes it was in 1990 that I was there and yes they were auto locking hubs which were the issue. We removed them and replaced them with manual locking hubs as I stated ford junk. At the gm dealer biggest issues then was the diesel trucks. And the Cadillac division with electrical issues. But nothing that would stop me with owing a gm product. My folks have always owed ford product and out of all of them my moms 92 ford explorer was the only one that held up very well. But as far as all 5 of my dad's trucks they were******that fell apart. Even my moms 2006 ford explorer with 50 thousand km on it spent most of its time in the dealership getting worked on. And my dad has a new 2010 f150 and the truck looks nice and rides good on the hwy it is a piece of junk soon as we take it on a gravel road to get to our cabin full of rattles and shakes and he has also had issues with it and rust issues already starting to show up. And due to your dum ass remarks at the logging camps both the F150 and gm 1500 were all about the same km and used almost every day to transport people and there gear up to the sites. So really wish I could say one was used over the other. Ford is a big seller because they are always discounting there ****ty trucks so people think they are getting some great deal. And people always get defensive like all you ford owner when you know you just got ripped off on garbage. Please let us all know in 10 years or longer if you still have the truck and how long the repair bill is. I would like to know.Well let us know when you finally reach puberty and become an adult. Then you can join us "OLD FARTS" in a intelligent conversation. P.S.- To bad your not working in a Chevy dealership now dealing with the hundreds of thousands of recalled trucks. :S Every auto maker has a few lemons....
Kevin O. 07/02/14 12:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 1/2 ton trucks?

I think half ton trucks are great. But I still think the eco boost is way overrated and will cause auto wreckers to start stock piling all these trucks with blown motors and turbos that no one can afford to fix out of warranty.Your just another hater. Is it because the Ecoboost out performs your sluggish V8?? :B There have been over 600,000 Ecoboost F150's sold since they first came out in 2011. I have read about owners that work in the oil fields towing and working these trucks with 200,000+ miles on them. And you think they are way overrated? Yeh ok... It's not 1995 anymore and the Ecoboost is the way of the future so you better get use to it... Hey dummy I have a inline 5 motor. Trust it more than any ford pos. Why you may ask I worked at a ford dealership and seen back in the day what piles of junk anything with a ford sticker is. Glad you can read all the sunshine post on your ford eco junk. Type in ford eco boost issues you will find lots. Ohhhhhh wait whats that ford has a lawsuit filed due to eco boost motors stalling under hard acceleration. And they still have yet to figure out a fix. When I worked in the logging camps they had f150 trucks and gm 1500 trucks. My daily job was to fix body mounts and rad mounts on the hard working ford truck because they were pounded through the metal of the body. Then I got to fix there ****ty front locking hubs. And then when we weren't busy doing that we were installing new piston rings into a 5.0 motor with less than 50 thousand km on them. Yup they are great. The 1500 gm got a oil change done and general service work done to it. And guess what at the end of 5 years of being in the bush all the fords were sent to the scraper that was 10 trucks. Out of the gm trucks 6 were left at the camp and still used for another 4 years before being retired. So it's good to see all the band wagon jumpers run to buy a ford eco boost. Let's see where your truck is in 10 years please stay in touch with us all. Like I already said, it's not 1995 anymore. Why not climb out of that rock you have been living under for all these years and get with the current times... The F150 is one of the best selling trucks on the road for a reason. Don't let reality slap you in the face to hard. :B
Kevin O. 07/02/14 07:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: 1/2 ton trucks?

I think half ton trucks are great. But I still think the eco boost is way overrated and will cause auto wreckers to start stock piling all these trucks with blown motors and turbos that no one can afford to fix out of warranty.Your just another hater. Is it because the Ecoboost out performs your sluggish V8?? :B There have been over 600,000 Ecoboost F150's sold since they first came out in 2011. I have read about owners that work in the oil fields towing and working these trucks with 200,000+ miles on them. And you think they are way overrated? Yeh ok... It's not 1995 anymore and the Ecoboost is the way of the future so you better get use to it...
Kevin O. 07/01/14 08:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 1/2 ton trucks?

OK here is easy way to tell what you have 6 lugs or less =grocery getter, soccermom mobile 7 lugs = trying hard to be a real truck 8 lugs or more = real truckI'm guessing you must have a real truck?? I guess we know now who has the smallest pee pee..
Kevin O. 07/01/14 04:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 1/2 ton trucks?

I have to disagree. . There is no Ram 1500 that is close to being every bit as capable as a F150 with the Max tow and HD payload pkg. At least not yet. .. That's why RAM makes a 2500.Ford give you the option of being able to tow a heavy trailer with there 1/2 ton. I don't tow all the time and use my truck as a daily driver. I have the best of both worlds, the nicer ride of the 1/2 ton and the capability of towing a heavy trailer. :B
Kevin O. 07/01/14 04:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 1/2 ton trucks?

OP has a 08 Ram 1500, was looking at getting a TT or TH that would have overloaded his truck so he is upset with his 1/2 ton. OPs truck is a very capable tow vehicle.......within it's ratings namely payload Maybe when he calms down he will realize it. But if OP wants bigger TT/TH...will need to get rid of the grocery getter and go bigger truckThat's only if he stays with Dodge. If he had a Ford 1/2 ton with the Max tow and HD payload pkg then he would probably be a "happy camper".. With most of the Ram 1500's having such a low payload# all there good for is getting the groceries. . If Ram calculated payload like Ford Does on the Max Tow F150 then the playing field would be even. Fact of the matter is that Ford calculates payload at almost 100% of the axle ratings on the Max Tow package. Ram on the other hand has the GVWR at 800-1000 lbs under the sum of the Axle Ratings. I think the Max tow package gets you Towing mirrors , heavy duty bumper, and 3.73 axles. Yet, the payload increases substantially. It actually doesn't, ford just takes excess from the axle ratings and adds it to the payload. My guess is that Ford feel comfortable doing this because if you are asking for max tow you are probably a little more educated on towing (because you know to ask for this) and payload. But that is just a hypothesis. Ram is every bit as capable as the F150....just the stickers on the sides are a little different. Thanks! JeremiahI have to disagree. . There is no Ram 1500 that is close to being every bit as capable as a F150 with the Max tow and HD payload pkg. At least not yet. ..
Kevin O. 06/29/14 11:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 1/2 ton trucks?

OP has a 08 Ram 1500, was looking at getting a TT or TH that would have overloaded his truck so he is upset with his 1/2 ton. OPs truck is a very capable tow vehicle.......within it's ratings namely payload Maybe when he calms down he will realize it. But if OP wants bigger TT/TH...will need to get rid of the grocery getter and go bigger truckThat's only if he stays with Dodge. If he had a Ford 1/2 ton with the Max tow and HD payload pkg then he would probably be a "happy camper".. With most of the Ram 1500's having such a low payload# all there good for is getting the groceries. .
Kevin O. 06/29/14 06:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: 1/2 ton trucks?

So whats the point in 1/2 ton trucks? They can't haul much, are they the grocery getters of the truck world?Yeah, pretty much. You want to haul something buy a real truck.Opinions are like butt holes, everyone has one. i have a "REAL" truck and it does everything i need it to. :B http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc510/Ctmustang1/tn_zps82551627.jpeg
Kevin O. 06/28/14 04:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: No A/C at night....????

I have the perfect solution for this problem! Just hook the small fan to a battery.. :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxSLbpAwibg
Kevin O. 06/26/14 08:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: E-rate question

I have the max tow pkg on my F150 and it also came with P rated tires? I replaced them with the Toyo Open Country AT2's which are 10 ply. They are heavier than the P rated tires but the extra stability is well worth the extra weight. I also like the more aggressive look on the Toyo's. http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc510/Ctmustang1/20140531_122906_zps9fa589b1.jpg width=640 Moderator edit to re-size picture to forum limit of 640px maximum width.
Kevin O. 06/26/14 07:25pm Towing
RE: Ford Expedition or F-150 best for towing?

Newbie to towing but not to camping. Just downsized to a 25' TT that weighs 5200# with a 600# tongue weight. Need to buy a 4x4 TV, can't afford a new one so am looking at 2003 to 2009. I expect my total weight added with wife, stuff, weight distribution hitch, propane, etc. will bring it up to 6,500. I prefer an Expedition as it will fit in the garage, but a F-150 won't. Also, an Expedition with the right axle ratio and tow package can tow 9,000 while the F-150 V8 is somewhat less depending on the year. We are planning on a trip out West, so mts are a consideration. Assuming both have a factory installed tow package and towing capacity, are there any factors that would push me towards one or the other?? Thanks in advance for your help!Are you planning on buying new? If so i suggest the F150 Ecoboost with max tow and HD payload. You will have no worries climbing any mountains out west and you will never have to worry about being over loaded.
Kevin O. 06/26/14 07:08pm Travel Trailers
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