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RE: Back and forth between F250/Ram 2500

I also don't need max payload capacity. 2K range is more than sufficient for my needs. I don't NEED a 3500/F350, unless one happens to be a good price I am not looking at them.+ Said all of us the first time too. My point is that many of said we'd never need more than that, and a few trucks later... Anyway, with either HD truck you'll do just fine. However, it is my understanding that when looking at the F250 if you can find the camper package you'll gain several hundreds of pounds of payload. I never did understand the recommendations of purchasing more truck than necessary. Not everyone moves to a bigger trailer and some go to a smaller one. Not everyone purchases a 5 bedroom starter home just in case they get married and have kids sometime in the future.
mich800 02/08/16 01:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: RAM passes FORD in HD sales.

I love my Ram truck,, but really have never looked at who sold the most trucks. I do not have stock in the company so I guess its not a big deal... I do like the fact that my new 3500 tows as much if not more than a F450.. :) Rear axle rating on my 3500 RAM Dually is 9,750# the F450 is 9,100# both trucks are SAE J2807 rated. But it looks like the F350 is 9,650. Odd, I don't know what the difference is. 100#?:B True. But I was comparing the other one. :) Must be like one of those Facebook math memes where everyone gets the wrong answer.
mich800 02/07/16 12:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: RAM passes FORD in HD sales.

I love my Ram truck,, but really have never looked at who sold the most trucks. I do not have stock in the company so I guess its not a big deal... I do like the fact that my new 3500 tows as much if not more than a F450.. :) Rear axle rating on my 3500 RAM Dually is 9,750# the F450 is 9,100# both trucks are SAE J2807 rated. But it looks like the F350 is 9,650. Odd, I don't know what the difference is.
mich800 02/07/16 12:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How to back up a trailer

Looks like they put a lot of effort into the deception..... Ah yes, the masters of deception. They started practicing the art of deception by making folks *think* their emissions were okay... ;) Fun video to watch tho. Actually this is their new way to pass emmissions. Engine off and just pull it around.
mich800 02/07/16 10:47am General RVing Issues
RE: RAM passes FORD in HD sales.

Me Again, "GM 397 Horsepower & 765 lb-ft of torque RAM 385 Horsepower & 900 lb-ft of torque Ford 440 Horsepower & 850 lb-ft of torque" And yet the Duramax with only 765 lb-ft of torque that runs circles in performance around the Ram with its so-claimed 900 lb-ft of torque and the D'max gets much better fuel economy doing so. Gee, I wonder who is exaggerating their actual torque numbers delivered to the drive wheels like they always have? It's only torque that turns the drive wheels and nothing else but maybe you'd forgotten that! Will admit Ford or Chevy will dust me "street light to street light", but for steady, stout mountain towing...this slow off the line Ram has proven itself to me as a Daily driver and as a TV, towing fairly heavy over some curvy, mountainous terrain..If I went by who won all these tow contest, I'd own a Ford or a GM/Chevy...Owned the D/A, loved it, won't say anything bad about it, but tried the Ram in 2010, and just ordered a 16'..I'm kind of a "like the underdog/ un-popular" type and "let's try something else just for the heck of it", and really do like the Ram...and haven't really owned one long enough to be labeled a "fan boy":B (Chevy-35 years...Ram, 6 yrs this summer) Plus what is "run circles around in performance"? If we are talking speed it still comes down to horsepower. They are all capable of moving the loads they are designed for. I think some lose sight of just how advanced, powerful, and comfortable all these new trucks have become. The fuel economy is becoming a non issue now that they all have figured out ways to conform with the new epa requirements and not kill mpg. I think if anyone is disappointed with any of these trucks they are probably too picky and would never be happy no matter which brand they chose.
mich800 02/07/16 10:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: Full pics & some info... 2017 Super Duty

Alum body = $$$ to repair (Edmunds did a test on it w/ a 2015 F150). Am guessing the tailights used in the F150 may be the same used in the SD line w/ the sensors/cameras. Almost $900.00 each and it's 1 piece!!! Again, Edmunds test. That has nothing to do the the AL body. Their "test" was flawed by many things if you actually read the review.
mich800 02/05/16 07:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 F-150 Diesel?

I would look real careful at any Ford diesel! Their rep is pretty spotted. Actually Ford makes a good diesel. Its when they outsource to International that problems begin to occur. Someone always has to spill their kool aid on any truck post that is not their brand. Who's spilling their kook-aid? I'm just stating facts. Ford's problems with diesels came from the outsourced 6.0 and 6.4. Are you looking for drama? I was agreeing with you. My comment was about the troll.
mich800 02/04/16 06:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: Is J2807 worthless?

Seems like I read that the F250 and 350 still did not go with the standard - and are they not the models most used by RV owners. And is this not a RV forum - dealing with tow vehicles - I think my question was legitimate. As is the one spud make about RAMs. You would think so. But you have successfully turned this into a daycare for the mods.
mich800 02/02/16 05:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: J2807 SAE towing standards

Not to say that GM and Dodge are innocent but Ford bends the rules more. Hypocrisy annoys me, people need to look into mirrors. Let me hold a mirror in front of your face. That is silly. Everyone knows that trolls do not have a reflection.
mich800 02/01/16 05:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: J2807 SAE towing standards

For one, 2011-2014 f150 ecoboost was a different truck than the 2015. The Aluminum body lighten it 1900 pounds? No, 700lbs. But what else on the truck changed? Frame? Engine/trans Cooling? Suspension? Brakes? I don't know. Obviously the way ford sets tow ratings felt the new design was better somehow. Fairy Dust? :h It appears you aren't paying attention. In 2015, Ford began using J2807 to establish the F150/F450 tow ratings. In this case, the upgrades done to the 2015s and using the SAE standard, the ratings increased. Not sure how else to explain it. If you feel better saying it's fairy dust, go ahead. They must have got it from the same place everyone else got it before J2807. But it does not fit his agenda for this thread. And to think Fish gets a bad rap for his brand bias.
mich800 02/01/16 11:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: J2807 SAE towing standards

At least we know now this thread was started soley as a kool aid fueled attempt to disparage Ford. Start a thread, let a few replies come in and then let your motives be known.
mich800 02/01/16 03:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 F-150 Diesel?

I would look real careful at any Ford diesel! Their rep is pretty spotted. Actually Ford makes a good diesel. Its when they outsource to International that problems begin to occur. Someone always has to spill their kool aid on any truck post that is not their brand.
mich800 01/29/16 05:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 F-150 Diesel?

Whatever it is you can hear the turbo singing. Unless that what the vehicle filming.
mich800 01/29/16 11:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 F-150 Diesel?

I agree it sounds like a diesel,, but the exhaust pipe is small for a diesel. For a small diesel? Have you seen the exhaust on the ecodiesel and other diesel cars? They don't need a 4" exhaust.
mich800 01/29/16 08:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: PSD fikes

PNG is a universal photo format developed by Photoshop - it is widely used. Photoshop, Photoshop Elements (much cheaper) and Photoshop Lightroom will all convert png files to jpg's. If you have a Mac, Preview will do it. I suspect that a number of picture viewing programs or simple photo editing programs will also do it. If a program will open a png file it can then probably be saved as a jpg. But they are not asking about a png file. Pretty much any program can convert png to jpg. Starting out with a photoshop file without photoshop is a little more work.
mich800 01/28/16 03:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: If the CG office wants to photocopy your DL...

7 rental cars...... Sorry, but to be true they had to have your credit card too. As a principal with three nationwide rental car companies, I can tell you they do not check numbers with DMV, but do have to have valid credit cards in the same name which are checked with the cc provider before the keys are handed over. Not getting the whole story here? :B Well as I travel for work, I don't even stop at the rental car counter, just go straight to the car. Only issue is making sure it is on the correct card for the type of travel business or pleasure. :S That is because they already have your cc and dl info on file.
mich800 01/15/16 09:44am General RVing Issues
RE: If the CG office wants to photocopy your DL...

Why would you give your Drivers License info to some clerk who already has your credit card info. Now he has your home address and other personal information. What possible legal requirement can justify his demand for this information? Don t do it, you WILL regret it if you do. No, they have a credit card presented for payment with no verification that individual is authorized to use that card. A credit card is not identification.
mich800 01/15/16 09:07am General RVing Issues
RE: New Big Dog on the block

I bought my truck with long term ENGINE reliability in mind which the Cummins has a pretty impressive record of. :B Here, I fixed it for ya.. Added the word (engine) for you That makes your comment accurate and believable. Most every fleet owner and educated individuals know that the Ford chassis holds up the best and has the lower operating expense over the long haul. I don't know where you get your info from but my file cabinet in my office says otherwise. Is that next to the recall filing cabinet or the waiting on parts cabinet? :)
mich800 01/10/16 09:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Big Dog on the block

I actually own an F250...... Just don't like the way Ford is going about this. The only way they can compete with RAM is to derate a larger vehicle to fit within the class 3 specs instead of making the F350 a more capable truck. So would it make you feel better if they just they just took the F450 badge off and replaced it with an F350 badge? Although I would have to ask what would be the difference between doing that and what you are saying since they both have the same outside dimensions? Is it because one badge says 3 and the other says 4, and you wouldn't be the coolest kid on the block unless you had a 3 on the side of your door? The number on the door does not mean a thing when it comes to a set standard that manufacturers have to abide by. There is no law on the books saying that all 350/3500 trucks must be with X towing or X payload. A manufacturer can give of their models any numbers they want. Hell, tomorrow Ram can slap a 1500 badge on the side of their 3500 trucks and call them 1500s from now on. There is no law stopping them from that nor is their is their one saying certain model numbers have to mean certain tow limits which is why Ram is able to give their 3500 a tow limit that used to only be pulled by medium duties. If you have a problem with this then do you take issue with Ram on it's 1500? Ford and GM both have 150/1500s rated to tow over 11,000 lbs. You would have to get a Ram 2500 to be able to tow that kind of weight in a Ram because their 1500s are not rated to tow that much. You basically have the same scenario here where Ram has to get a higher numbered truck to tow what GM and Ford can with their lower numbered truck. Now, you may be telling yourself that a 1500 shouldn't be towing that kind of weight and is a better job for a 250/2500, which I would agree. Well, maybe Ford thought the same thing with a 350/3500 light-heavy duty truck towing 30,000 lbs so they derated their medium duty F450 to do it. Also if you really want to get into it, some F450 chassis/cab variations have a 16,500 GVWR which makes them a class 5 truck. I wonder if those guys driving those F450s get mad because they don't have an F550 badge on their class 5 truck? Heck, you can even option to have your F350 derated to 10,000 GVWR which technically makes it a class 2B three quarter ton but with an F350 one the door. It's just a fact of life and marketing that people get hung up on a model number and name. There are probably those that purchase a GM or Ram because they are convinced 1500, 2500, 3500 is more capable because the number is higher than 150, 250, 350. Surely a 1500 can tow more than a 450.
mich800 01/08/16 09:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: GM trucks take top spot for the year !

I'm pretty sure they are not two different companies. All profits go into the GM piggy bank :W Profits...? What profits? If they made profits, the American taxpayers wouldn't be something like $50 BILLION poorer for having bailed them out... Interesting footnote in the recent 10-Q. All in good fun. I guess this will probably head the way of every Ford thread now. http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab265/mich800/broken-piggy-bank.jpg
mich800 01/07/16 01:48pm Tow Vehicles
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