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RE: F250 with 3.55:1 rear?

2011 F250 diesel had 3.55 with 20" wheels or optional on others. All others had 3.31. So 3.55 is the best available for pulling power. I have a 2011 F-250 6.7 with 3.55 gears. I have absolutely no issue pulling my unit it overdrive. If I keep my speed to 60 mph I can run an average of 11.5 to 12 mpg. Effortlessly. Simply an amazing truck.
Retired andLoveIt 07/12/14 07:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: 1/2 ton trucks?

I do have a real truck, in my signature. Today I traded my minivan for a Ram 1500 Sport. Maybe not even a real half ton with the lower payload. I loved the room in the Town and Country. I was well satisfied with the mileage. Nice engine. Not bad to drive. The road noise level I didn't like. Towing my little 4'x6' enclosed trailer in a head wind gave me 13 mpg. This half ton grocery getter is great to drive. Quiet and smooth. Lots of power though lower mpg. Will probably get better mileage towing the enclosed trailer. This wouldn't be the first time I replaced an auto with a pickup as my daily driver and grocery getter.
Retired andLoveIt 07/01/14 10:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: A man was eating in a truck stop

Several years ago a few bikers showed up at a local bar. Started to give a local fellow a bad time and a brawl was about to begin. He said " As long as there are so many of you do you mind if I go get my friend?". Of course they told him to go get him. You should have seen the place clear out when he showed up with his friend. He happened to cut down trees for a living and his friend was his trusty chain saw.
Retired andLoveIt 06/08/14 05:14pm Around the Campfire
RE: Customer Service

On the same note. I purchased a different home 3 years ago. The sun room has vinyl windows manufactured by Parco that were installed around 2000. One of the panes broke and I contacted them to find a dealer so I could get it fixed. Even though I was not the original purchaser they said they would fix it and sent a representative from Wisconsin to replace the window. At some point in the near future I'm going to replace the windows in the rest of the house. Guess who I'm going to call first.
Retired andLoveIt 05/23/14 04:50am Around the Campfire
RE: question about DEF fluid

Def definitely has a shelf life. It will crystallize at some point. It will plug the filter in the DEF tank. Don't ask me how I know.
Retired andLoveIt 05/20/14 09:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: A ***** about the us postal service or lack of

When it had been 7 days and the priority mail(to Gen Del) had not arrived,I went back home and got the tracking number,supplied by our mail forwarding service.It showed that the mail had been delivered to the PO 3 days ago. brought that fact to their attention. The look on the clerks face,priceless! They "found" the "lost" mail right away. Notified home post office to hold my mailbefore returning from Texas this spring. I arrived home on Friday. Went to PO on Saturday to pick up mail. I was expecting two packages, one medication. Figured I should get them Monday at the latest. Didn't get delivered Monday or Tuesday. I went to post office to inquire why it was taking so long to travel 150 miles. Gave them my tracking number. Guess what? Both packages were sitting on a shelf and had arrived at the PO the day before I returned home. Maybe it is just the local PO but I cringe every time a package gets shipped by mail.
Retired andLoveIt 05/18/14 06:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: DirecTv Prices Soaring

DirecTV today agreed to be bought by AT&T for $95/share. Could take a year or so to get Fed. approval. That should happen about the time my contract is up. I have never dealt with worse customer service than AT&T has. I will live with over the air before I'll deal with them.
Retired andLoveIt 05/18/14 05:54pm Technology Corner
RE: weekend plans

It's been to darn cold and wet here to go camping. I would love to go this weekend but I have to start preparing for surgery Sunday morning. I hope to be recovered enough to go the week after Memorial Day then the next week prepare for another round of surgery. I did sanitize the water tank today and check the tire pressure.
Retired andLoveIt 05/16/14 08:41pm RV Lifestyle
RE: I need a new grill

ya I wish I could see it also but the Bass Pro Shop website says it's on backorder and I don't know when it will be in stock, hopefully soon because I want one too. $95 from Amazon with free shipping if you are Prime.
Retired andLoveIt 05/03/14 09:12pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Lawn mower

I know the Toro zero turn we bought at HD is the same as the one at the dealers. Have ordered parts online and from dealers, no problems. I have heard that JD tractors at the big box stores aren't the same as the ones at the dealers. Yes and no. Some dealers sell those models too to meet a price point. They may be made with lighter frames, etc but are produced in the same factory operated by John Deere. I read a article recently about who makes what lawn mowers. Amazing how many brands are made by the same manufacturer. MTD builds a lot of major brands of mowers. Most of Sears junk is made by them.
Retired andLoveIt 05/01/14 06:34am Around the Campfire
RE: 2012 Ford 6.7L DEF & Regen Questions

Whatever you do make sure that you keep your DEF levels to the point that you can keep fresh fluid in the tank. Just had a problem with mine. Indications were that the DEF pump was faulty. That wasn't the case. The DEF in the tank had crystallized and plugged the filter in the bottom of the tank. There is a shelf life. This creates a problem for me because the gauge always shows that the tank is less than half full. Dealers suggestion was to run it till you got the message that you had x miles before refill. Creates a real pain. If you buy ahead too far it will crystallize and if you are on a trip and you need it in the next 100 miles and there is no place to get it for 200 miles. I don't know if I will run into that problem but it is something to think about. I love the truck and it is a towing beast but I may just bite the bullet and buy something that doesn't use DEF.
Retired andLoveIt 04/08/14 08:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Marthar's Restaurant in RGV???

The Martha's Restaurant that I have been to is in Donna on Ceaser Chavez just north of Palm Shadow RV Resort. Ate there once. Food not that bad but sanitation in bathroom so bad it made me wonder about the kitchen. I just left the Valley yesterday or I would check the phone book.
Retired andLoveIt 03/31/14 08:01am Around the Campfire
RE: Anybody getting itchy

I'm not getting itchy feet but alas we have to be back in Iowa for a already rescheduled Dr. appointment. I'm told i still have a 3 ft. drift in my front yard. Also my drive has not been cleaned this winter soit will have to be cleaned before I can get into the garage.
Retired andLoveIt 03/25/14 07:22pm Snowbirds
RE: TurboTax in Florida

I'm in Texas. I purchased TurboTax Deluxe federal and state from Newegg. Cheaper than anywhere else.
Retired andLoveIt 03/24/14 09:20am Snowbirds
RE: Route south to north info

When I head back to Iowa I'm usually in a hurry. I just plan to do it on a weekend to avoid the rush traffic. I get on I35 at San Antonio and don't stop until at least Emporia, Kansas. Back home in N.E. Iowa by early evening on the second day.
Retired andLoveIt 03/18/14 10:03am Snowbirds
RE: The Population is dwindling

Talked to my Iowa neighbor yesterday. He said I still have three feet of snow in my front yard and it hasn't been melting very fast. I planned on leaving the valley March 28. I don't think it is going to happen now. I don't have to be home until April 16 for a Dr. appointment. I'm sure I'll stay another week.
Retired andLoveIt 03/18/14 09:59am Snowbirds
RE: heartburn

Keep in mind that the OTC Prevacid is half the strength of the prescription Prevacid.
Retired andLoveIt 02/14/14 02:06pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: heartburn

I've had a severe problem with reflux for years. Simple things like peanut butter will cause it. Things like chocolate and onions do not bother me. I just ate a bunch of potato chips and washed it down with Pepsi. I know from experience that that will not bother me. Between knowing what I can eat and Prevacid I haven't had a problem for several months. I haven't had to jack the head of my bed up for a few years. When I do have a problem I'll wake up chocking and gasping for air. Very scary. My esophagus will burn for days. Usually I can tell earlier in the day if I'm going to have a problem and just sleep in my recliner. Because I have no drug plan and the VA does not have Prevacid I buy it in Mexico. I can buy a years supply there for $60.
Retired andLoveIt 02/12/14 09:48pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Rant

Here we go again Bash the USPS. It is always easier to do the job when you don't have a clue. I have used the USPS for over 50 years, once I had a letter disappear, never have I had a package damaged or misdelivered in that time. Those claiming to have mail exchange parties, I am calling you out as an out and out liar. Maybe once in a while but misdelivery is never a common thing. USPS is broke due to a small group in congress that pushed through legislation REQUIRING the usps to fully fund every single employees retirement and health care for 50 years into the future. USPS is the only company private or otherwise that is forced to do this. Would your company be profitable if you had to fund my retirement before I was even hired. I don't think so! Harbor Freight and JC Whitney used to be infamous for taking orders and stockpiling them until they had enough going to a common zip code range to ship by pallet on common carrier. The pallet would be delivered to a USPS processing plant to be distributed to the local PO's for delivery. Call me a liar if you want. I know I'm not telling a lie and you don't know the facts. I actually received three different person's mail in my mailbox once. I took it back to the post office and spoke personally to the postmistress. The carrier is still working, thankfully not on my route. I forgot to add, I didn't get my package today and I'm not counting on tomorrow either.
Retired andLoveIt 02/03/14 04:03pm Around the Campfire
RE: Rant

I don't have the problem that I had at the old residence but there are only four families on my street. Before I moved the neighborhood had a weekly mail exchange. I assume the requirement to read was dropped to be employed by the postal service. My house number was 1007 and my mail was frequently delivered to 1107, 1207, and farther down the street. I would also receive mail belonged to them. It always made me wonder if I got others mail where did mine go and would I ever see it.
Retired andLoveIt 02/03/14 10:13am Around the Campfire
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