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RE: Dodge Ram Plastic Hood?

Don't get into an accident with it. It will surely be totaled due to cost of the new technology aluminum :) The above is a completely crazy notion. Aluminum has been used in making cars and trucks including class 8 trucks for a very long time. Cars like the Jaguar, Mercedes, Audi, Cadillac, Alfa Romeo, BMW Land Rover and Range Rover, Corvette and many others all use some combination of either Aluminum Monocoque bodies and or frames and body panels. Aluminum can be easier to replace and fix than steel. Body shops have been up to speed on this for a long time. (at least the good ones) (I cant speak for Bubba out in his garage under the tree though) Aluminum has been used in Class 8 trucks for many many years along with Fiberglass composites. This entire idea you put forth is just out of date and not conversant with the reality of modern car manufacturing. And of course this trend is moving into our Pickups and it is about time. I think you may have missed this :) You may have not seen the posts on the F150.
mich800 04/24/17 10:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: Dodge Ram Plastic Hood?

Don't get into an accident with it. It will surely be totaled due to cost of the new technology aluminum :)
mich800 04/24/17 05:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford Torqshift 6R140 fluid and filter change video

Here we go, a typical xpert that does not even go by manufacturer recommendations. i look at my trans stick about once a year. It still has like new looking juice that smells fine. 43K miles Just for people's info, the guy in the video is (or was) a Ford technician. He may just be doing what the customer wants. It's not his truck - he drives a RAM 1500 EcoDiesel. I don't know if that helps. Ford tech recommending service intervals not consistent with the mfg. So one could ask if they are overly conservative or selling unnecessary services.
mich800 04/20/17 01:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Manual regen on 2017 Ford F350

After reading people's concerns on here I think the best solution would be to not let the driver know that the truck is doing a regen. If I see the "cleaning exhaust filter" come on 10 minutes or 2 minutes before getting home, I carry on just as though the warning light didn't exist, park my truck in the garage when I get home and forget it. Why all the fuss? That is one of the reasons Ford changed that message around 2010. Too confusing for the consumer having that message come on thinking something was wrong.
mich800 04/16/17 06:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: Boycott Walmart in Seguin TX

People like this do not apply for jobs (unless it is necessary to get unemployment compensation, then they will apply for jobs they have no chance of getting). Even if they get a job, they will be out of that job within days because there will be 100s of things wrong with the position. The boss will be intolerable. The work will not be as described. They will have physical or moral issues with the work. And on and on and on. Some people just choose to leech on the rest of society. They have no problems or issues, it is all someone else's fault. If this is actually a true post, not a troll, I believe we have come across just such a person. Probably holding out for a management position. I just hope they can get it before cousin Eddie gets the job.
mich800 04/14/17 08:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: I just took my airbags off of my truck

OP, how much air is in the bags when you are empty? I know Firestone recommends 5 lbs empty, which should have zero effect on empty ride. Not sure what Airlift recommends. The benefits of bags is that when empty they are not supposed to effect the ride. Something sounds wrong here... Yes, what spoon059 said...What pressure were you running empty? I have not heard anyone that indicated any perceptible difference in empty ride quality when aired down to the minimum pressure.
mich800 04/10/17 07:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing with a 1/2 ton

I agree with Speak ^^^^^. When a newcomer to the forum asks a reasonable question, and gets this kind of answer "you can only pull and R-pod or a popup", it only takes away credibility from the forum, that the newcomer was hoping to get answers from. Some of us that have been here for a while, recognize that it is often the same person/persons spewing this nonsense, so we just ignore their response. I do think most new members are smart enough to recognize the extremes, and disregard them. Jerry But that adds zero value to new individuals trying to learn. Unfortunately, even on specialized sites or forums you still have to take everything with a gain of salt and never assume someone is stating legitimate facts and not just their opinion.
mich800 04/08/17 06:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 TFL Truck of the Year

I bought the 3rd place truck in 2012. It's still the only truck I have in 2017. Guess coming in last isn't so bad. 1st, 2nd or 3rd it really makes no difference when you're out on a trip. Even if I had the fastest or most popular truck out there, I'm still limited by the sign on the side of the road that says 55, 65, 70 mph, or the guy that loves sitting in his car a lot so he drives real slow and there's no room to pass. I'm 64 years old and have never in my life ever actually raced someone to the CG. :) I purchased an also ran candidate truck in 2008 and it is still running in 2017 contrary to the naysayers. Ironically, it is white and has an odd similarity to a McD.L.T. box. :B
mich800 04/04/17 09:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Beware! Spare tire stolen

I don't know why it is so difficult to believe it was stolen. It is not unheard of to have catalytic converters cut off when parked. So a very accessible spare tire would be simple.
mich800 04/02/17 04:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2017 Super Duty is *****

Yes there is a lot there for a measly $1,200! Actual price is $1,020, even better. http://i.imgur.com/QiwdxItl.jpg Wasn't there just a thread about how much cheaper the Ram was than Ford? Looks like MSRP is pretty comparable among the big three.
mich800 03/26/17 12:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Be Careful When Typing URL's

If you insist on typing frequent addresses, at least look at the addy bar and see if it's auto-completing for you. Then all you have to do is press Enter. That is what I do for frequent sites. Faster than a bookmark. For example, to get to this site I just type r and then enter.
mich800 03/23/17 01:45pm Technology Corner
RE: How to register a car I bought while traveling???

That link is everything i needed! Thanks! Somehow couldn't find that on their site.. The site is not easy to navigate. But I just registered a car that I have not had on the road for seven years so I have already been through the trying to find info with the SOS thing.
mich800 03/15/17 01:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How to register a car I bought while traveling???

I live in Michigan. My RV insurance is from Michigan. Im in New Mexico. I want to buy a used car, and get insurance and register it to start driving it right away. Has anyone ever done this? Is it possible to get a MI plate out of MI? Or do i get a NM plate and policy? Help!!! Try this Looks like you can do it through the mail.
mich800 03/15/17 12:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F250 FX-4 shocks

Tenneco owns the Rancho Brand. So they are Rancho shocks. BMW makes Mini Cooper. Is a Mini Cooper an X5 or 7 series? Yes Tenneco does make Rancho as well as the "Rancho Branded" shocks. One still has nothing to do with the other. The shocks are built to Ford specs with a Ford part number like the rest of the shocks Tenneco makes for Ford. They also have completely different valving than the standard black painted Ford shocks that come on non FX4 trucks. This has all been confirmed by a Rancho rep that posts on FTE. ??? Yes, that is how it works in the automotive world. Tires, shocks, engines, trans, etc. They are spec'd to the OEMs requirements. Would you say the "brand" tire spec'd to the OEM is not really a "brand" tire because it is not the exact same one you could buy at Tire Rack?
mich800 03/12/17 08:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F250 FX-4 shocks

Good decision on the Bilsteins. The OEM Ranchos are not a Rancho product at all. They are technically called "Rancho Branded" by Ford and are made by Tenneco like all other Ford shocks. Ford just pays Rancho for the right to paint them rancho colors and put a sticker on them. And, as others have stated, are complete garbage. On my 2012 I had 3 of 4 blow out with under 900 miles on them. FTE forums are littered with threads about the same. Getting them replaced by a dealer with another set of sub par shocks for free under warranty on principal would be foolish as it would produce the same result. So, I went with Bilstein 5100's and was treated well for the next 47k miles until I traded. Tenneco owns the Rancho Brand. So they are Rancho shocks.
mich800 03/12/17 07:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: HD Diesel Cost Comparison

In a nutshell I just find myself wondering is a Ford or Chevy/GMC 8K better of a truck? I know many would (and probably will) argue that for same money it's a better truck. That 8K is just a HUGE chunk of $$. Essentially, it's the difference between a gasser Ford/Chevy or a diesel Ram. I haven't actually shopped that but as I type this that thought is obviously crossing my mind. It is simply market pricing. The reality is Ram discounts their vehicles more off MSRP to get the sales where GM and Ford are not quite as high. But MSRP they are pretty comparable. Taking loaded one tons single rear wheels will get you MSRP of approx $73K for Ford, $68k for GMC, and $73K for Ram. These are the best of the best for each respective brands. I did not check lower trim levels.
mich800 03/07/17 04:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What does 10 TRILLION gallons of water even equate to?

The climate is warming extremely faster than it ever has previous and man is not the cause of this rapid warming. That is an interesting head in the sand concept. So the earth is 4.5 billion years old and you are confident that the past couple decades is "extremely faster" than any other period?
mich800 03/03/17 12:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Ram Block Heater and Cord -Missing

If it is like the Ford they all have the heater but only have the cord if you order the option. So maybe you can just pick up the cord and install. And it sounds like Ram is the same way. So if the block heater is not on the window sticker you do not have the cord. Your option is to purchase the cord and install.
mich800 02/28/17 08:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2016 CTD, cant' get oil filter out!

$15, 3 gal of oil and a Mopar filter and I've not had any issues...the shop that changes my oil for me hasn't mentioned any either!! Not sure I understand. Are you finding 3 gallons of oil for only $15? Oil and filter for only $15? Or is that for something else. I cannot get oil for anything near that here. Just reread...you are getting a shop to change you diesel oil for only $15? That is a great deal.
mich800 02/27/17 06:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2013 Ford F150 3.5 V6 Ecoboost and should I tow with it??

BTW, DI isn't anything new. I have a mag form the middle 60's that talks about it but describes the down side of carbon build up and the whole concept it isn't viable because of it. They certainly didn't use EGR either. Last time I checked automotive technology has exploded over the past decade or two. What was done or thought capable over 50 years ago hardly applies. Now if we could get that 100 mpg carburetor the oil companies are hiding we may have something. :B
mich800 02/24/17 08:52am Tow Vehicles
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