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RE: Updated w/ Pics : New Ecoboost!

Congrats on the new truck!! Great choice!! ;) I've had mine for almost 3yrs and can honestly say this is the best truck i have ever owned.. Best of luck with it! Kevin
Kevin O. 04/20/14 05:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Thor palazzo33.3 vs Forest River Legacy 340BH ???

Thanks for the feeback!! Does anyone know if Legacy uses the same Schwintek slide as the Palazzo??
Kevin O. 04/19/14 06:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Thor palazzo33.3 vs Forest River Legacy 340BH ???

WOW! Does anyone know if Forest river uses the same Schwintek mechanism for there slides???
Kevin O. 04/16/14 08:17am Class A Motorhomes
Thor palazzo33.3 vs Forest River Legacy 340BH ???

I am a NEWBIE when it comes to motorhomes. I had my heart set on a new Thor Palazzo until I came across the Forest River Legacy 340BH which has the same exact floor plan. I'm just looking for some opinions on why you would choose one over the other. Thanks, Kevin
Kevin O. 04/16/14 08:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford Ecoboost gas mileage and reliability???

I'm still loving the towing power of my 2011 Ecoboost! My trailer is 7500-8000lbs and I average 9.8-10.6mpg towing. I have almost 40,000 miles without a single problem. Coming up on 3yrs of ownership and i can still say it's the best truck I've ever owned..
Kevin O. 04/14/14 11:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford Ecoboost gas mileage and reliability???

More capacity. Certainly not more performance because that has been a downgrade. I was at the rear axle and GVW rating and barely had anything loaded in the trailer. Doable but had to be careful. Also wanted to start towing a boat behind the 5th and putting some stuff in the truck bed(generator, spare battery, boat motor). Miss the eco... it was a towing machine, especially paired with the HD payload package. Here's a thread I made at F150forum about my test drive in a 2014 F250 with 6.2L and 3.73 gears. Engine had less performance than my 2008 Sport Trac with a 4.6L 3V engine. Why, the very poor power to weight ratio. The F250 felt very under-powered with the 6.2L as it's torque to weight ratio would equate to only 325 lbs of torque at 4500 rpms in my 5768 lbs F150. Would had equated to 286 lbs at 4500 rpm in the Sport Trac compared to it's 4.6L's 300 lbs at 4000 rpms. The F250 weighed 7167 lbs from the factory. 10,000 lbs GVWR - 2833 lbs Tread Act Payload rating = 7167 lbs. Truck was very very nice in stability and ride but for heavy trailers, you really do need the 6.7L Diesel if you don't want to struggle. The other option is to either get a 5.0L or Ecoboost HEAVY DUTY SUSPENSION Package which will net in the low 2000 lbs of payload with a 8200 lbs GVWR and 4800 lbs rear axle. I prefer the 5.0L over the Ecoboost but couldn't find a 5.0L Heavy 1/2 anywhere within a 200 mile radius. Alright because my truck came with a pretty decent 1582 lbs payload plus I got to get a locking axle, chrome package, larger tires and other options not available on the heavy half. I'd consider the 5.0L as well. Its a great tow vehicle despite ecoboost owner's negative comments. The F250 was featured exactly like my truck in the signature except the lack of a locking axle, it had the tailgate step, and had telescoping trailer mirrors. I was really expecting better performance but never did the math to realize I shouldn't had expected much.He had the Ecoboost with the HD payload pkg and 2100lbs+ of payload.
Kevin O. 04/14/14 11:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: New guy looking at f150 5.4 and 5.0

Is there a difference between the max trailer tow package and trailer tow package?Yes, With the Max Tow Pkg you get tow mirrors, larger radiator, larger trans cooler, 7650-7700GVWR and 11,000lbs+ tow rating. From what i have read i don't think you can get the Max Tow pkg with the 5.0? Only the Ecoboost or 6.2L.. I can say from personal experience the Ecoboost is fantastic towing machine!!
Kevin O. 04/08/14 07:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ecoboost is a Towing Beast

Beautiful looking setup! When i was looking at new trucks before purchasing mine in 2011 i could have sworn the Max Tow Pkg specifically came with the 7700lbs GVWR and 17100lb GCWR?? I have a similar setup as yours and will agree that these trucks do an incredible job towing!! I just got into BBQ cooking last summer. Went out and got me a Weber Smokey Mountain smoker. I still have a lot to learn but I'm having lots of fun doing it! :)
Kevin O. 04/08/14 07:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Assume diesel and gasser have same torque, compare...

Hang a 16k 5th behind a new 2014-15 diesel and a gasser, and see which one wins. Oh wait that is way beyond the capability of the current gassers. That is a real world comparison that applies to many here. Now hang a 12k trailer behind the same two trucks above and see which one is up the Davis Dam hill first. Both of these are "which should I buy real life questions". The 6.4 and 6.2 would satisfy some, the 6.0 most likely will disappoint most with the 12k trailer. The two 6.7's and 6.6 will put a big smile on ones face, running up Davis Dam hill with either trailer. ChrisLets not forget what else will give you a smile towing up the Davis Dam with 10,000lbs. The all Mighty Ecoboost!!!! :B
Kevin O. 03/29/14 07:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Truck trends one year with ecoboost 14 mpg average

You know that 14 mpg included plenty of towing right? For comparison The Ram Hemi they have for long term testing is < 1 MPG difference from the Ecoboost currently. Hmm... links don't work, looking thru the pics quickly I saw two cars being towed. http://www.trucktrend.com/roadtests/oneyear/163_1212_2012_ford_f150_lariat_4x4_ecoboost_update_2/photo_01.html http://www.trucktrend.com/roadtests/oneyear/163_1310_2012_ford_f_150_lariat_4x4_update_5/photo_07.html http://www.trucktrend.com/roadtests/oneyear/163_1310_2012_ford_f_150_lariat_4x4_update_5/photo_07.html#photo_08.html?&_suid=13932542468380014007059284449341 So that proves the EB does not provide the great mileage Ford claimed it would. One mile per gallon better then the V8 Ram with an Hemi. Nothing to brag about IMO. But then it does add up right? :B DonIt's not just the 1mpg you get better then the Ram, it is also all that available payload that Ford offers in there 1/2 tons! The Ram 1500's payload is certainly nothing to brag about. . :B
Kevin O. 02/24/14 05:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Truck trends one year with ecoboost 14 mpg average

......snip............. I don't need any misinformation about GM 5.3's... I've owned 3 of them over the years. The last was an 08 GMC. It got slightly worse mileage than my eco, even though it was 600 lb lighter, car mirrors, several inches shorter and couldn't handle a trailer. The computer on the eco is always within 3% while the GM's were always optimistic by up to 8%. ...snip....... Ford is not the only brand that has made improvements in the last seven years. Compare new with new, if you want any kind of validity to your criticism.Well even the new IMPROVED Chevy 6.2L can't hang with the Ecoboost towing 10,000lbs up the Ike Gauntlet. It did have better engine breaking i will give it that. :B http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4Ngaj4eG5s
Kevin O. 02/23/14 07:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: Interesting truck tests, Ford vs Ram

Now that we have that over we can get back to reality! Chris And the reality is Chris drinks too much Goat Juice! :W Attaboy Chris! :B Well I have had both and much prefer the Goat Juice! I know a good thing when I see it. I went went with Ram because the Cummins reputation, I avoided Ford because of the Powerstroke reputation!For the record, since your truck is a 2001 the 7.3 Powerstroke in that year was just as bulletproof as your 5.9....
Kevin O. 02/22/14 10:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: Interesting truck tests, Ford vs Ram

Now that we have that over we can get back to reality! ChrisThe reality is if it wasn't for the Cummins engine Dodge probably wouldn't even be selling Heavy Duty trucks anymore.. Also you should probably keep a close eye on your trucks front end because the REALITY is it could fall apart at anytime. :B
Kevin O. 02/22/14 08:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: Truck trends one year with ecoboost 14 mpg average

32,000 miles so far on my 2011 with just over 10,000 of those miles towing.I have a 14.2mpg average with a heavy right foot. For me when the Ecoboost first came out I certainly didn't head down to the dealer for a test drive with the advertised mpg in mind. It was the 430lb/ft of torque at 2500 rpms!!! Almost 3yrs of ownership and it tows my trailer like a champ, drives as comfortable as a car, gets in and out of parking spots easily and fits perfect in my garage. I couldn't be happier! :) If your that worried about getting good gas mileage buy a Prius!
Kevin O. 02/21/14 04:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tonneau covers

I have used all different Extang covers on my last 6 trucks.They make affordable quality covers!
Kevin O. 02/18/14 06:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: New F150

Congrats!! Beautiful looking truck. You might think your happy now but just wait until you hook up the trailer for the first time!! :)
Kevin O. 02/01/14 11:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: What Did You Do To Your Travel Trailer Today?

Unfortunately i wont be doing a darn thing until spring.... http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc510/Ctmustang1/camping2012349_zps07b6975f.jpg
Kevin O. 01/22/14 09:15am Travel Trailers
RE: Keystone

I have owned my Outback for just about 2 years without a single issue... Very happy with our unit...
Kevin O. 01/20/14 06:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: Ecoboost transmission temp

The manual "RECOMMENDS" using premium whenever towing... You will get better mileage and more power. The engine will be that much happier so for the extra $5.00+ per fill up for premium it's definitely worth it for me..
Kevin O. 01/19/14 07:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ecoboost transmission temp

Normal driving without towing i see 190-195. Towing it's 200-205 range.. Your good to go. Push the tow/haul button and hit the road!
Kevin O. 01/19/14 08:59am Tow Vehicles
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