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RE: 2019 Ford Ranger Reveal

The reason why Ford got rid of the compact Ranger was mainly due to CAFE regulations....The Ranger had a footprint of a small car, but its fuel economy was much worse than most cars with the same footprint. This is one reason why I tend to say that not all EPA regulations are good and many have adverse side effects .....EPA didn't know that when they made the 2011 diesel emissions years before it was enacted, that they would be creating the DEF industry and all of its added pollution. Ah, thanks for the clarification, it makes perfect sense now. Unfortunate, but I understand. Agreed on the EPA. I took several Environmental Studies courses and we always talked about thermodynamic efficiency. The basic idea is to never consider just the immediate efficiency of a single device, but to account for all energy input required to make and operate it. Your example is perfect. DEF and the catalyst used with it might reduce NOx emissions, but how much other energy input is required to make the fluid and operate the system? Is the total sum of inputs less polluting than not having the system at all? For many systems it's better and others not. I don't know if DEF is in the better category, but just because one part makes something 'cleaner' it doesn't mean the whole process is cleaner. Seeing FCA and now Ford, GM have released 3 litre Diesels in their Pickups it appears it is their way of overcoming the EPA restrictions. GM's new Diesel appears to be a "clean sheet " that was designed VM Motori in Turin Italy.
RobertRyan 01/16/18 04:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2019 Ford Ranger Reveal

What Sales? It is not on sale yet. It was designed in Australia to meet the US Midsize Pickup marketEngine was factored in for the specific market. This really annoys you? You will try every red herring you can throw at this thread so as to tor drown out the fact that a US Pickup was designed and engineered outside the US. I have some bad news their is more.:)
RobertRyan 01/15/18 11:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2019 Ford Ranger Reveal

What Sales? It is not on sale yet. It was designed in Australia to meet the US Midsize Pickup market.Engine was factored in for the specific market. Your very first post in this thread started off with... "If they sold the Ranger in Australia with only the 2.3.they would not sell many." What does that have to do with a truck and engine package of the thread's topic that is only being sold in North America? Nothing, zero,zilch,nada! You only stated it to get your "America su¢ks, Australia is better" comments in like you usually do. This is what rjstractor and mich800 were trying to tell you.Really what is your IQ slightlyabove 70.?Many have complained on other forums about Ford offering only one engine in the US. Unlike tbe Colorado that offers a diesel n your case you have extreme difficulty or are feigning difficulty in understanding a criticism of the one engine choice. That every other website and blog has criticized? What other outrageous tactic are you going to try next?
RobertRyan 01/15/18 11:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2019 Ford Ranger Reveal

What I want to know is simple. Can a person of average height reach over the siderails and get stuff out of the bed. If not, I will be looking for an older truck or maybe a flat bed. I will be surprised if I can reach the bottom of the bed though. I have read that Ford is making all of the trucks tall for some reason. Getting a problem generally with Pickups one reason car/ based Utes were popular here.
RobertRyan 01/15/18 12:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2019 Ford Ranger Reveal

Read what I said again. I didn't say anything about design. I said sales. So what does a Australian 2.3L EB sales(or lack there of) have anything t do with the American version of the Ranger which is the threads topic What Sales? It is not on sale yet. It was designed in Australia to meet the US Midsize Pickup market.Engine was factored in for the specific market.
RobertRyan 01/15/18 12:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2019 Ford Ranger Reveal

Wouldn't a 3.5L Ecoboost option be cool??? :C :B It was tested here. For some reason they have gone for 210hp 500lbs ft 2 LITRE DIESELS for the RANGER RAPTOR
RobertRyan 01/14/18 08:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2019 Ford Ranger Reveal

SB nothing to with Australia. You are joking ? Ranger was developed and designed in Australia for a Global market That market will be 2.8 -3 million vehicles in 2025 That believe it or not includes the US
RobertRyan 01/14/18 08:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2019 Ford Ranger Reveal

And people complain the Raptor does not have a V8. Taking a pretty big leap to claim not well received at this point. This was my mistake getting sucked into your everything Australian is tougher and stronger and no inferior American vehicles sell in Australia. I will not further derail this thread. That was one reason why I was so hesitant on even going into this thread. I knew that sooner or later a certain Australian was going to show up to say how American trucks suck and Australian trucks(which are just smaller versions of American trucks) are so great. Well if you come down to Australia and start importing your US Pickups for yourself. You might add to the tiny number now sold. Relevance is the issue no matter how wonderful you think they are. By the way the Ranger was designed and engineered for the US market in Australia. Have problems take it up with Ford US
RobertRyan 01/14/18 07:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2019 Ford Ranger Reveal

And people complain the Raptor does not have a V8. Taking a pretty big leap to claim not well received at this point. This was my mistake getting sucked into your everything Australian is tougher and stronger and no inferior American vehicles sell in Australia. I will not further derail this thread.  Well the Raptor is a niche vehicle. What the complaints are about is the lack of a 2.7 Ecoboost and a Diesel. More disappointment than anything else. Payload and towing capacities have not been revealed adding to the general disappointment on the Rangers release.
RobertRyan 01/14/18 06:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: All New 2019 Silverado Reveal

Nice trucks and how about the 3 liter inline 6 cylinder diesel. Hopefully it will contribute to getting rid of the anti diesel hysteria and trollling rampart on a well known blog
RobertRyan 01/13/18 09:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford finally releases specs for F-150 3.0L diesel

In regard to your earlier post about putting this engine in the Expedition EL (which I would love to see) I am curious why you might support/be interested in that when you have clearly stated you don’t like it in a truck. I didn't say I didn't like it in in a truck. I said it is a bit under powered for me in the truck it is going in and the 11k tow rating. A lower tow rating like the numbers I stated earlier in this thread or maybe like the tow rating the Expedition EL currently has then I can see, but not over 11k with that little of power. It gets 8.200lb here for the Ecoboost. Diesel should be lower.
RobertRyan 01/10/18 08:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford finally releases specs for F-150 3.0L diesel

Have you driven one of these FROD POS vans?!?!?!? I want the semi dilapidated sprinter van I had with 170K miles at work back! Fuel mileage with the gas motor is 1/3 that of the MB. Well that is good to hear:). The original Euro Van doing well. I thought the Transit was doing well in the US. It is a real Turkey in Australia for a lot of the reasons you state. Still Ford is happy with the Transit, as it is supposed to be tbe best selling Van. We cannot work out how tbat can be the case:h
RobertRyan 01/08/18 10:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford finally releases specs for F-150 3.0L diesel

Here's a video of the new diesel.... Again I'm not seeing a worthwhile investment over the price of a 2.7EB. Link Proof is in the pudding. See what the uptake is first. I know people on many US sites were not great fans of the "Euro" Transit. It is now breaking Van records for Ford.
RobertRyan 01/08/18 07:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford finally releases specs for F-150 3.0L diesel

Diesel or not I wouldn't want to tow more than 7,000 lbs with an F150 except " maybe"an HD optioned one. Right now I'd rather tow 7,000 lbs with the EB. More power and the same handling. Doubt the baby stroke will have an exhaust brake so stopping is all but equal. Only benefit so far is the speculated higher MPG towing and non towing as I see it. I could see this as a great platform for a family of 4 that needs a truck as a main vehicle, likes to camp/boat and wants better mpg than a 3.5 as a daily driver. It just seems to be a couple years late to the party. JMO but from what I've read lately, auto sales seem to have peaked. Reasonable expectation Why did you alter his quote to make it seem like he said "maybe" when he didn't? :h Added comment
RobertRyan 01/08/18 07:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford finally releases specs for F-150 3.0L diesel

Diesel or not I wouldn't want to tow more than 7,000 lbs with an F150 except " maybe"an HD optioned one. Right now I'd rather tow 7,000 lbs with the EB. More power and the same handling. Doubt the baby stroke will have an exhaust brake so stopping is all but equal. Only benefit so far is the speculated higher MPG towing and non towing as I see it. I could see this as a great platform for a family of 4 that needs a truck as a main vehicle, likes to camp/boat and wants better mpg than a 3.5 as a daily driver. It just seems to be a couple years late to the party. JMO but from what I've read lately, auto sales seem to have peaked. Reasonable expectation
RobertRyan 01/08/18 05:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford finally releases specs for F-150 3.0L diesel

Small diesels work well in the third world because they mainly have less to tow, and if they do tow heavier then normal then they are not doing it at speeds or at altitudes we do in the US. :@
RobertRyan 01/08/18 05:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford finally releases specs for F-150 3.0L diesel

Everything is going smaller and lighter. RVs will eventually all be aluminum frame with light shells. Small diesels work really hard in the Third World. They get overloaded for decades and keep on chugging. Baby diesels are the wave of the future. It is a secret the rest of the world has known about since before WWII. They use diesel outboard motors and lawn mowers. If you can get 250 hp out of a small diesel with a 10 speed gearbox, then you really have something. This is one of the only trucks I would ever replace my 7.3 liter Ford with. It will take awhile to find a used one somewhere down the line. Definitely see a lot more of them in the US. All of the non US manufacturers have diesels they can use in the US. It all depends on acceptance by the US public.
RobertRyan 01/08/18 11:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: Mercedes Benz Factory Truck Camper

Fact check: Ford is not partnered with Lance. https://www.livinlite.com/ford/ The all-new FORD branded, aluminum constructed truck campers from LIVIN LITE RV are designed with FORD enthusiasts in mind
RobertRyan 01/08/18 03:49am Truck Campers
RE: Mercedes Benz Factory Truck Camper

Well... basically all pickup trucks sold here (Ford Ranger, Nissan Navara, VW Amarok etc.) are limited to a GVWR of 3500 kgs (7700 lbs) or less. That is a fairly hard number throughout the EU. A number of regulations change at that limit. The newer driver's licenses, for example, are limited to a GVWR of 3500 kgs, and you need an additional license if you want to operate a heavier vehicle in the EU. ("Older" folks like myself can drive up to 7500 kgs / 16500 lbs with their license) So the trucks are fairly small and lightweight, and so are the campers that go on them. And if you look at the trucks, many of them have very short beds, at least when they are crew cabs. It is really a very tight balancing game weight-wise... One advantage they are very good off Road. Us Pickups not so much. Unlike the US Australian sourced units are pretty watertight as Jungle is a terrain, they go through. Short beds overcome by singlecab utility beds https://image.ibb.co/jSamgb/downloadfile.jpg
RobertRyan 01/07/18 09:39pm Truck Campers
RE: Mercedes Benz Factory Truck Camper

The TC is by Tischer https://www.tischer-pickup.com/?lang=en Nothing Mercedes-specific there. Same as Ford and their renamed Lance Camper
RobertRyan 01/07/18 09:34pm Truck Campers
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