After replacing the rad on my 2011 F-250 at only 41000 miles, on top of several other issues, I too lost faith in Ford. Currently own a 2014 3500 Ram and couldn't be happier. Wish I had bought the Ram instead of the Ford in the first place.
We picked up a quartz heater in a style of a wooden box with controls on the front. I am sorry I can't describe it any better, but I hope you know what I am trying to describe. We took out the small table that sat between our recliners and screwed the lamp to the top of it. We have rarely used the furnace since installing it. Although it is more than $50, we feel it is perfect.
We have had our Open Range 345RLS for two years and have had no serious issues. I will certainly consider another one when it comes time to replace this one. It is important to remember that Open Range is an independant manufacturer, and positive current owners opinions are an incredibly cost effective advertising program. They work very hard at solving customer's problems, and have many satisfied owners. Check out the Open Range Owners Forum.
Thanks pipewelder. Yes, I have spoken to Nick. He advised me about drilling, tapping AND trimming. By chance was your Airborne the regular profile instead of the extended? The regular is higher and shorter. The extended is much longer, especially the plate which is 20 inches long.
I appreciate everyone's help, but when Nick at Pulliam tells me the capture plate needs to be "trimmed", and the dealer tells me that metal as thick as the capture plate will most likely have to be cut with a torch, well, this is why I would REALLY, REALLY like to find out if the Demco capture plate which is an exact fit will work with the Pullrite.
Thanks for the replies, guys. I was in fact in contact with Pulliam. The issue here is that the pinbox is not the standard Airborne, but the extended Airborne. I received a reply from Nick who advised that the pinbox would require drilling and tapping, and the front of the "universal" capture plate would require "trimming". The plate is thick enough that "trimming" would likely require a cutting torch. The dealer that ordered the hitch and universal plate advised me that he didn't want to make a "Frankenstein" mess and advised that the custom Demco capture plate would be a perfect fit, would attach and remove easily, and would be infinity more appropriate to my application.
What I would really like to find out from any forum members is if the Demco capture plate will work with the Pullrite hitch. The dealer advises me that it will, but I would far rather have this verified by a fellow forum member.