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RE: 2016 Colorado Diesel...Finally a price!!!!

Modified from the Global Ranger with less payload, but a 2.7 and/ or a 3.5 Ecoboost. Ford has been tossing this around for a while, keeping an eye on the " twins" success and the expansion of the Midsize segment as a whole. The current Global Ranger has a similar GCVWR to the 5.3 V8 model F150 I would think that the little 5 cylinder Powerstroke they put in the Transit might be a good fit for that truck as well. It is the same 3.2 you get in the Transit, that is in the Global Ranger.
RobertRyan 09/02/15 10:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2016 Colorado Diesel...Finally a price!!!!

I was not surprised at all at the sticker price. We had spec'ed out a gas Colorado using the options made mandatory by ordering a diesel.When we were done with that exercise, I was over $39,000 when adding in the $3700.00 that the diesel option adds to the price. I was not going to mention the "I think I'll wait until someone else consumer tests this product" scenario. I realize I am not buying another Ford POS that they will not stand behind but the foul taste of being screwed over by Ford while essentially testing their 6.7 diesel makes me a bit leery about testing anyone's new product.This "consumer testing" for the Colorado diesel was on my mind but the first reports from Deb's son at GM were encouraging. He has since changed his opinion a bit. As the miles pile up on their early production test mules, there are some minor issues to work through. He told his mom that we likely made a good decision to buy the Subaru at this time...I was not told what the small issues are but I will be home over Labor Day and will try to find out what are the issues. I am not out of the market for a diesel Colorado or Canyon...just in a holding pattern for now... Regards In your original post, it seemed that you were surprised by the price of $39,000. Then, in this post, you said you were not surprised by the price. And, you also stated that you are in a "holding pattern" now. So, I assume that you are still hoping to get one, but maybe waiting a year or so. I think the Colorado is an excellent choice. It is attracting people who might not necessarily own a pickup because they don't want to drive a large vehicle. Ford and FCA are missing out on a great opportunity. Ford wisely offers so many SUV sizes (Expedition, Explorer, Flex, Edge, Escape) because not everyone wants to drive an Expedition, yet they think that everyone who wants a pickup should get a full size pickup. It's not all about fuel economy or price, because there is a lot of overlap on fuel economy and price in the various Ford SUV offerings. I read this week in Automotive News that Ford is now thinking about bringing back the Ranger in 2018, probably due to seeing GM's success in that market. I also laugh when people make comments about mid size trucks stealing market share from full size trucks. GM's full size trucks are selling extremely well right now, even though the mid size models are now available. GM did the right thing by bringing a modern mid size pickup to the market, and the results speak for themselves. It looks like Ford has now finally decided to do the same. Modified from the Global Ranger with less payload, but a 2.7 and/ or a 3.5 Ecoboost. Ford has been tossing this around for a while, keeping an eye on the " twins" success and the expansion of the Midsize segment as a whole. The current Global Ranger has a similar GCVWR to the 5.3 V8 model F150
RobertRyan 09/02/15 05:05pm Tow Vehicles
Needs a bit of work on the body

This 1930's Chevrolet Locally built Motorhome is being restored in Melbourne Australia http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/image.jpg1_zpsfl7dxfgb.jpg
RobertRyan 09/01/15 06:46pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Little League Baseball

know for sure in the Cape Cod League - which is college all-star invitation baseball, and wood bats vs college metal bats. When the hitters bat over .400 in college metal, come to the Cape wood bats and lose about a 100 points on batting average. Most don't hit .300 with wood.Quite a wake-up for these baseball 'stars Metal Bats have been banned in Cricket, as they destroy the balls. Balls in Cricket cannot be replaced unless the Umpire calls for a new one after examining the one being played. No Balls hit into the crowd can be kept the Fans, it has to be returned to the field of play Current Bats are graphite backed wooden ones, with a lot of science employed getting the " sweet spot" for individual players. Even though they are wood, they are vastly lighter, than Bats 5yrs ago
RobertRyan 08/31/15 04:39pm Around the Campfire
RE: Sprinter with Side Slideout

Only a Class B Sprinter with a small slide is this one by Paradise Motorhomes in this part of the World http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/image.jpg1_zpsde2esdgv.jpg Latest Model 4x4 Sprinter with a more forward slide http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/image.jpg1_zpsczkxryqx.jpg
RobertRyan 08/30/15 09:17pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Jarryd Hayne : San Francisco 49ers

Well he has been absorbing NFL Football for only 4 months, his experiences I'm still learning. Still fresh. Only been training for three or four months, so it's all learning every day, making mistakes and learning from my mistakes. "I don't think you ever get to a point where you're comfortable. You have to be doing it for a long, long time. Like I said I've only been doing it for four months." As revealed by Fairfax Media in April, Hayne wasn't prepared for what was ahead of him when he quit the NRL to chase his American dream. He admitted that if he knew the challenges he would face, he never would have left. He again spoke about the difficulties adjusting to the sport, saying everything in the first couple of weeks was going in one ear and out the other. "Probably the first two weeks, I was like, 'What's going on?'," Hayne said. "Everything was in one ear, out the other. There was so much going on and I think anyone who's been coached by Tom Rathman, you know, he does speak pretty fast and he's very passionate about what he does. "It took a bit of adjusting to understand him and get the concepts. But it's like anything - I just hung in there. And like I said, my faith has been at the centre of all this. There was no way I was leaving. I was always going to fight those battles and I did. Like I said, there's been better days."
RobertRyan 08/28/15 08:27pm Around the Campfire
RE: Little League Baseball

I find it better than watching major league baseball. A lot of heart and soul. X2 I watched it in Hawaii, it was the National Championships, a lot faster it appeared than MLB. It was strange to my eyes watching basically small children having their games broadcast on National TV
RobertRyan 08/28/15 07:01pm Around the Campfire
RE: RV and Camping interest is rising

Hey, you're on the wrong side of the road! Puts a little thrill into Old Age:)
RobertRyan 08/28/15 12:59am General RVing Issues
RE: RV and Camping interest is rising

Wonder if this bodes good or bad. What would be nice is if the US market winds up similar to Europe's market or Australia's where good quality rigs are available at decent prices. I'm glad that people are RV-ing again. I have noticed a trend with people to get away from the games like World of Warcraft and start getting out more, so maybe this might mean state/Federal/local governments see this and start throwing money on park upkeep or maybe even creating new areas to go visit. Despite an uneven economy. RV sales are booming in Australia . Overall production up 8 % so far from last year. Typical scene for many people here. A Pickup towing a Campertrailer or a Caravan through rural Australia, not Outback Australia http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/image.jpg1_zpsjivd5svr.jpg
RobertRyan 08/27/15 05:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: Jarryd Hayne : San Francisco 49ers

He does seem to have his head together and be focused on winning a job. The Niners need a good return man....badly. They MIGHT run him out of the backfield with screen passes to get him in the open field. We shall see. He has only been training in AF for six months, so has a lot to learn. Only thing I have noticed looking at the plays, is the lack of defenders trying to tackle him. In Rugby League with a 13 man side, you get about 7 people trying to tackle you, in AF it appears only 2 or 3.trying to do the same, in a similar positional play.. No wonder he was finding a lot of " holes" .In the 15 man Rugby Union, much harder to find clear spaces. Players good in Rugby League struggle in Rugby Union and Vica Versa
RobertRyan 08/23/15 05:39am Around the Campfire
RE: RV Problems

2012coleman, I don't think anybody ever said "unreasonable". I think the phrase was "unrealistic". There is a big difference in the two. If you expect everything to work on a new RV then you have "unrealistic" expectations or you are new to the RV world.I stand corrected - the OP said unrealistic. But, I still stand by my statement - just plug in the correct word - same difference. Your view is exactly why the RV industry continues to produce products that are sub-par. They know that people out there will pay for them regardless. Kind of like US auto manufacturers in the 70's to late 90's. In my case, I wanted to join the lifestyle. and unfortunately, I had to purchase the lesser of evils presented in my months of shopping and research. I only wish there was foreign competition for the likes of the TT's posted by the guy(don't remember his handle) from Australia. Saw your post after a search, but the poor quality products is very true. Not many imported US RV's last here
RobertRyan 08/22/15 12:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: Ya all seen this one?

Here's a bit more detail. Who would have thought a US company was listening when we were oohing and aahing over Aussie trailers. Bit lightweight in its build, more an On Road Teardrop The wood fittings will not last Off Road Similar Australian Teardrop http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/image.jpg2_zpsq825qshp.jpg http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/image.jpg1_zpsu1n1xczo.jpg
RobertRyan 08/21/15 03:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: "Top-of-The-Line" A/C Replacement (Only the best)

Money is no object. This resets the tumblers utterly on the answer he seeks. Then let me run this up the flagpole and see who salutes: 1. Disqualify Advent and the Australian knockoffs. Advent because they've already got a bad rep, and Aussie because it's uncertain how long they'll be around. 2. Evaluate the top-line models in Coleman (Airexcel/RVP) and Dometic. Pick the one with the features you like most or the brand with the best compatibility with existing thermostat/heating system. I'm to where I'd consider electrical efficiency. Startup and Running Amps. I'd pay a little more for A/C with less electrical demand since we have a 30-amp coach. If you have 50-amp that concern might not apply to you. What are the ". Australian Knockoffs" ? News to me
RobertRyan 08/21/15 03:07pm Tech Issues
Jarryd Hayne : San Francisco 49ers

I do not know if there has been much hype in the U.S as portrayed in this article, if it has then that has been impressive. Admittedly running 53yds in your second ever touch of an AF Ball in a game, is noteworthy. There are others like him, but they are not that interested in the game. Jarryd Hayne topped the points for his first game in the NFL
RobertRyan 08/21/15 04:57am Around the Campfire
RE: Why so many rude and irrelevant comments

In my experience you need a bit of a thick skin to post on an internet forum. You're putting yourself out there for all to see, and some will take potshots just because they can. RV.net is a very civil forum IMO. Probably locked down too much for my taste, but when I want some real down-and-dirty, back-and-forth arguments I merely go to one of several other forums. There is a lot of information here, some factual and some opinions offered as "facts". Separate the wheat from the chaff and you're good to go, accept it all as factual and you'll go alright, go nuts. You do get the paid troll, every now and then. As well
RobertRyan 08/20/15 11:37pm Around the Campfire
RE: What happened to pickup truck based "C"s?

Robert, what would that very nice rig cost in US dollars With the depreciation of the Aussie Dollar my guess Aus $75,000, U.S. $52,000 They had a 2013 version for Aus $63,000 or US $40,000
RobertRyan 08/17/15 06:38pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: What happened to pickup truck based "C"s?

Perhaps we could get one of those Australian companies to open a U.S. branch? That one in the photo looks great! Yes it looks the goods and is surprisingly roomy. A TC version would have less room
RobertRyan 08/17/15 03:27pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: What happened to pickup truck based "C"s?

Not just Tiger. Host and Xplorer are also still making them. It is a niche market, and not all are built walk-through from cab to house, which further limits customer interest. The cost alsolimits the market, Tiger is at the bottom end of the price range, excursion class RVs go up from there. Definitely a market here for a compact 4x4 http://d3lp4xedbqa8a5.cloudfront.net/imagegen/p/800/600/s3/digital-cougar-assets/momoads/2015/06/02/Misc/5587_Sunliner-Ranger-4x4_01-(1).jpg http://d3lp4xedbqa8a5.cloudfront.net/imagegen/p/800/600/s3/digital-cougar-assets/momoads/2015/06/02/Misc/5587_Sunliner-Ranger-4x4_04-(1).jpg
RobertRyan 08/17/15 04:26am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Women Going Solo in an RV?

Up here, "solo women" drive diesel-pushers!:W Post must only apply to Australia then. We don't drive on the wrong side, like ya'll do! Never seen a RV like that in the good Ole U.S.A Keeping on the " wrong side " in Australia will keep you alive ;) Diesel Pushers are rare on the ground in Australia, but the only large Diesels driven by the fairer sex on the roads are B Triples or RoadTrains 90 to 150 tonne monsters Renault based Class C, who knows you might Other women share driving these http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/image.jpg2_zpstcxnwurh.jpg Drive a small Motorhome, pull a small or medium sized Caravan, or drive or pull an Off Road Motorhome or Caravan http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/image.jpg1_zpsa6entj8h.jpg
RobertRyan 08/16/15 07:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Incident with American RV'er.

I think RVers everywhere would help if knowledgeable. I know that thriftyclutch from Canada would. Agreed, no matter where you are
RobertRyan 08/16/15 01:36pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
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