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RE: Switching trucks for a trip?

I think your DAD is wanting a new truck.........and will have found the buyer for his 2002 :B Hahahhahaha x2!!!! Yes!! X3 If he is willing to sell I wouldn't hesitate! :)
Kevin O. 02/08/16 07:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: I upgraded to a 2015 Silverado 2500 HD Diesel!

Beautiful Truck! Love the look of the new Chevy's. Best of luck with it!
Kevin O. 02/08/16 07:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: Here's the new truck!!

Beautiful truck! Best of luck with it. Love the color!!
Kevin O. 02/04/16 06:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: EB towing 28BHSWE and needing WDH recommendations

I towed our 32'9" Outback for 4 seasons with a 2011 F150 with max tow. It was 6500lbs dry with 820lbs of dry tongue weight. It is close to 8000lbs loaded and I also use a Equal-I-zer with 1000lb bars. The truck towed great!
Kevin O. 02/02/16 09:50pm Towing
RE: Ford 7.3 owners towing 12,000 lb 5th

Noisy, loud, slow, stinky, whatever, that's a good looking truck and a good find! Wishing you many years and miles of happy travels with it. :B Well noisy and loud yes, stinky is personal choice not likely slow even with 12,000# in tow. Define slow :h 35-40 MPH is slow in my book towing 13K up a mountain grade compared to 60 MPH plus towing with the new generation truck.Was your old 7.3 bone stock or modified? At the moment I'm towing 8,000lbs and can maintain the speed limit at 1800rpms. Not sure I can do that with 13,000? But then again I don't think my truck is rated to tow that much weight? Even if it did climb big hills at 40mph, I would still take that over a $700 monthly payment! I not afraid to admit that the 7.3L is not even close to being on the same playing field as today's diesels. But with some minor modifications(gauges,exhaust,intake,tune)at about $1450 it certainly is no slouch!!! :B
Kevin O. 01/31/16 06:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: Clunk in my F250 when accelleating from a dead stop.

I had the same issue with my 2001 F350. Just like some others have mentioned, it's probably the slip joint on the 2 piece drive shaft. That's what my clunking noise came from everytime I took off from a dead stop. Ford sells a kit that comes with the Teflon grease and a new clip for the boot.Problem solved!! http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc510/Ctmustang1/img_20150617_204221208_1d529a2433c41e4f3e2fd82a94d057fe54c9f87f_zpsn9n8eerv.jpg
Kevin O. 01/30/16 05:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: Is this truck and trailer combo safe??

I disagree with the need for LT tires. Not with that size of trailer anyway. The P rated truck/SUV tires on today's trucks are not the same as the one on your dad's '72 Buick, nor like those that Suburbans came with 20 years ago. They have stiffer sidewalls than car tires, are built for loads, and properly inflated (many take up to 51 psi) will work fine for a trailer this size. I have no trouble with the P rated tires on my Sierra or my previous SUV. I disagree, p-rated tires have no place on ANY truck! I had P rated tires on my current F150. The truck would wallow back and forth after wind would push it. The rig would move as one so I'm not talking sway, I'm talking soft sided tires that flex and give. You have to be careful not to over compensate for the wallowing from the tires, because if you do, you'll start swaying from trying to correct that wallowing with the steering wheel. People who tow generally know this but newbies do not. After going to a LT tire, I get no wallowing anymore and more secure and stable ride. The tires are firmer and take corners better and generally have a less bouncy ride. After having LT tires, it's BS that makers even put P series car tires, on a truck. I have BFGoodrich All Terrain T/A KO2 tires. I've seen and been in grocery getters hauling boats with p rated bombs flex and wallow at low and high speeds. I'm in 3/4 ton to 1 ton crowd for any type of hauling, towing, and snowplow. I chuckle when I see half ton with snow plow setups, 5 foot beds, and cc The definitive grocery getter setup.Some of you crack me up. Just because Ford classifies the F150 as a 1/2 ton doesn't mean it's only good for getting groceries.. I towed 8000lbs with my F150 Ecoboost for 4 years without any issues. I'm willing to bet the F150 eco and even 5.0 would tow circles around your 3/4 ton school bus.. ;)
Kevin O. 01/29/16 06:23am Travel Trailers
RE: HEY we need a sticky for our TT pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm definitely getting cabin fever.. I cant wait till spring to get everything all cleaned up and ready to go! But until then I will just sit here and flip through last years camping pics.. http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc510/Ctmustang1/IMG_20150712_083007968_zpsfq0duztr.jpghttp://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc510/Ctmustang1/IMG_20150612_115035903_zpsmir1arrz.jpghttp://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc510/Ctmustang1/IMG_20150712_143346102_zpsviyvuruw.jpg
Kevin O. 01/27/16 05:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: How heavy are you towing with your Ram 6.4

Just curious why you wouldn't consider a diesel? Especially if you are thinking of switching to a 5th wheel in the future..
Kevin O. 01/26/16 06:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 7.3 owners towing 12,000 lb 5th

I have owned 2- 7.3 PSD's That I used to tow an 11K loaded TT. They did a great job. However I would not likely buy one in this era simply because the 7.3's while capable are old technology. They will get the job done but there are now better reasonably priced options now available. I'm curious what you consider better, and reasonably priced? Also what years are you talking about??? I would be so scared to have a newer 6.7 Ford that is out of warranty..I couldn't imagine what the sophisticated exhaust system would cost to replace never mind the fuel system, turbo, and any of the DPF system?? I'll stick with the OLD technology thank you very much.. :B X2 How about 3rd gen CR Cummins and Lb7/LLy Dmax? Those fit the bill and are as good or better than the venerable 7.3. Used diesels are overpriced, IMO, at least the good ones, but the Fordaholics holding onto their gold plated 7.3s are at the top of the list! When people are asking $10k for complete beaters and $17-20k for good condition, yet high mile 15 year old pickups, they're out of their mind! Must be enough folks out there with blue oval tattoos though cause the prices sure are hiiiigh maaaaaaaan!I just can't afford to spend $65,000+ for a new diesel pickup. Then once it's FINALLY paid for the darn warranty is up and now have to worry about what it will cost to fix when things start breaking? These new trucks are way to sophisticated for me! This is the main reason why the older diesels are so desirable, not because of us blue oval tattoo wearing Fordaholics..:B Yes $15-$20,000 seems like a lot for these older trucks but it is just a 1/4 of the price of a new one! I paid over book value for my truck because it had everything I was looking for. Yes it is loud, yes it rides a like a truck, and no it doesn't have 800 lb/ft+ of torque. But it does make plenty of power for what I need, it's easy to work on, there is no emissions **** to worry about, and best of all it's paid for!;) http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc510/Ctmustang1/020_zpsac21aba8.jpg http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc510/Ctmustang1/10626235_10203470845790660_3903298483261563131_o_zps14a08e96.jpg You are right on all accounts that apply to you, but I drove ,and towed for nearly 16years with a 7.3 Superduty . Two of the happiest moments owning the 7.3 was buying it ,and selling it. There is just no way to even put a 7.3 in a conversation with these new trucks. It did its job for what it was, but again no comparison .The 7.3 is yesterdays truck, just like so many others. Great truck in its day. Not knocking it ,its just what it is.I was in know way comparing my trucks capabilities against one of these new trucks. I have driven the new Fords and a new dodge Cummins and if I had deep enough pockets I would probably own one. But until then this old girl is doing just fine.;)
Kevin O. 01/24/16 05:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 7.3 owners towing 12,000 lb 5th

Kevin O, man I agree keep that truck! Man that's really nice and those years are head to find that have not been abused. I really like the 7.3 in that body style. One of the best F250 trucks they ever built. I looked at one a few years ago, 02 model platinum edition, it was a nice truck but the price was way over what I was able to pay. Regardless, no emissions, no warranty issues, very reliable and easy to work on, paid for, yep u got a winner there.Thank you! I was looking for almost a year before I found this one owner truck. It was 650 miles away but worth it.
Kevin O. 01/23/16 02:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 7.3 owners towing 12,000 lb 5th

I have owned 2- 7.3 PSD's That I used to tow an 11K loaded TT. They did a great job. However I would not likely buy one in this era simply because the 7.3's while capable are old technology. They will get the job done but there are now better reasonably priced options now available. I'm curious what you consider better, and reasonably priced? Also what years are you talking about??? I would be so scared to have a newer 6.7 Ford that is out of warranty..I couldn't imagine what the sophisticated exhaust system would cost to replace never mind the fuel system, turbo, and any of the DPF system?? I'll stick with the OLD technology thank you very much.. :B X2 How about 3rd gen CR Cummins and Lb7/LLy Dmax? Those fit the bill and are as good or better than the venerable 7.3. Used diesels are overpriced, IMO, at least the good ones, but the Fordaholics holding onto their gold plated 7.3s are at the top of the list! When people are asking $10k for complete beaters and $17-20k for good condition, yet high mile 15 year old pickups, they're out of their mind! Must be enough folks out there with blue oval tattoos though cause the prices sure are hiiiigh maaaaaaaan!I just can't afford to spend $65,000+ for a new diesel pickup. Then once it's FINALLY paid for the darn warranty is up and now have to worry about what it will cost to fix when things start breaking? These new trucks are way to sophisticated for me! This is the main reason why the older diesels are so desirable, not because of us blue oval tattoo wearing Fordaholics..:B Yes $15-$20,000 seems like a lot for these older trucks but it is just a 1/4 of the price of a new one! I paid over book value for my truck because it had everything I was looking for. Yes it is loud, yes it rides a like a truck, and no it doesn't have 800 lb/ft+ of torque. But it does make plenty of power for what I need, it's easy to work on, there is no emissions **** to worry about, and best of all it's paid for!;) http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc510/Ctmustang1/020_zpsac21aba8.jpg http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc510/Ctmustang1/10626235_10203470845790660_3903298483261563131_o_zps14a08e96.jpg
Kevin O. 01/22/16 11:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 7.3 owners towing 12,000 lb 5th

I have owned 2- 7.3 PSD's That I used to tow an 11K loaded TT. They did a great job. However I would not likely buy one in this era simply because the 7.3's while capable are old technology. They will get the job done but there are now better reasonably priced options now available. I'm curious what you consider better, and reasonably priced? Also what years are you talking about??? I would be so scared to have a newer 6.7 Ford that is out of warranty..I couldn't imagine what the sophisticated exhaust system would cost to replace never mind the fuel system, turbo, and any of the DPF system?? I'll stick with the OLD technology thank you very much.. :B
Kevin O. 01/21/16 06:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Outback owners

Very nice! Best of luck with it!
Kevin O. 01/17/16 09:07pm Travel Trailers
RE: Outback owners

I'm seriously looking at a 2015 OUTBACK 277RL. This is a used unit with an asking price of $26,745 which sounds pretty high. I would love to hear from other Outback owners about overall quality, problems to look for and opinion on price. We may sit down with them on Friday to see what deal we can make.I Love our Outback! We have used it for 4 seasons without any problems.I would try and find a wholesale dealer and just buy a brand new one. We bought our 2012 Outback 292BH from Pete's rv and the MSRP was $34,999. We paid $21,500 and that came with a 10yr Total care warranty. Best of luck with whatever you decide to do. Kevin
Kevin O. 01/13/16 06:07pm Travel Trailers
RE: The insane pulling power of a Dodge truck

I'll bet that truck gotta HEMI!
Kevin O. 01/10/16 07:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: fifth wheel bunkhouse slide

Here is one made by Jayco http://www.jayco.com/products/fifth-wheels/2016-eagle-fifth-wheels/355mbqs/
Kevin O. 01/04/16 05:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Diesel "loudness"?

I have been forever glad that I didn't get the chance to buy the old Ford 7.3 or the Cummins 5.9 that were so darn loud. My first diesel was a 2003 GMC Duramax, my second a 2011 Ram Cummins and third was a 2012 GMC Duramax. They have all been very quiet and, except for the injectors being replaced on the 2003 GMC(a common problem with that year of engine, haven't had a great deal of problems. All have started and, other than a bit of a clacking when cold starting, have run nice and quiet. I don't begrudge anybody the right to have a loud engine, but for me, I prefer one that is fairly quiet as I don't need a lot of noise to know that my engine will do what I want it to. Just think if you did have the chance to buy an old 7.3. Even though it's loud it would have saved you the $$ on the 2011 Ram and the 2012 GMC because you would still be driving it today with zero problems. :B Yes it certainly is loud but I don't mind the noise. The best part for me is it's paid for, the taxes on it are cheap, it's dependable, and it still tows our trailer with ease.. Kevin
Kevin O. 12/29/15 06:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Blew out back RH window with my camper tonight,,,, Confused

If the weight difference is only #200-#300 lbs between forward and rear positions then I need to try the rearward position before I drop money on the slider... Just to see. Just wondering if you tried the rear position yet? If so how much clearance did it give you?
Kevin O. 12/27/15 08:08am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Diesel "loudness"?

Problem is they are going to be around as you can't wear them out. I don't see that to be a "problem " at all!!! :) http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc510/Ctmustang1/15471_1494878714126528_7485513165219751485_n_zpshvowbcbp.jpg
Kevin O. 12/25/15 03:53pm Tow Vehicles
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