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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
RE: Amazon Reduces Free Shipping Minimums

They don't. Just purchasers are dishonest and don't pay their taxes. Utah has a property tax on your home and what you own. I pay plenty of this. Utah has an income tax - they tax you when you earn money. I pay what I owe there. Utah has a sales tax - they tax you when you spend that money. That's double-dipping and it's not right. I agree. I didn't say it was right. It just drives me nuts all the taxes I pay personally, normal business taxes and need to be the government's muscle to go and collect their taxes for them. They have never said thank you but sure get pushy if you don't get those returns every month with their cash.
mich800 02/21/17 06:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Amazon Reduces Free Shipping Minimums

I dont like paying taxes any more than the next guy but fair is fair; why should internet purchases have a tax advantage over the locally owned Ace Hardware? Plus our roads need repaired. I don't get it either. Don't enjoy paying it but internet retailers do not need yet another advantage over brick and mortar stores. They don't. Just purchasers are dishonest and don't pay their taxes. So the government crams down mandates on businesses to confiscate the taxes, file various tax reports and remit the tax back to the government. So not only are you paying the tax but increased prices due to the added cost to run that business.
mich800 02/21/17 04:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2017 F-350 DRW 0-60 testing

I also think the rate at which the fuel is delivered to the various engines, as controlled by the fuel management software, must play a huge role in the 0-60 times. My 03 Duramax, with a high performance tune downloaded, takes off from a brake assisted launch like a bat out of hell.....smoke rolling off the wheels and a bit of black smoke rolling out the exhaust as the truck fish tails all over the road, yet there is no way it would pull a 30,000 lb trailer up a hill the way the new Cummins does. I agree. The 0-60 stat is interesting on these big, heavy, powerful trucks. But I would not use it as one of the criteria for purchase. That is, if the intended purpose is to haul and pull stuff. But it is a very good indication how these vehicles will behave in a stop and go environment.
mich800 02/21/17 02:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 F-350 DRW 0-60 testing

I don't know but it seems to me that these 0-60 times are not representative of the truck's horsepower...... the difference in time is too great. I think the The tow time up the mountain is likely going to be too small to be a proper representation of the power differences as both Ford and GM will likely have their maximum speed limited by the speed limit. If you are trying to calculate and estimate HP. A quarter mile run with trap speed will probably prove more accurate. Zero to 60 has too many variables. An extra gear shift to reach 60 would make a big difference, etc.
mich800 02/21/17 01:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What brake controller

"When on the road and heading down hills I simply reach down and hit the boost button once. The added braking comes in nicely. " Sounds nice on paper!!! Having a panic situation with both hands on the wheel not always easy to reach down and hit the little button. The quote was not using the boost in a panic situation. They simply like the trailer to lead the braking more on the downhill. In a panic situation it is no different than any other controller, built in or otherwise, you find the manual brake lever. The manual lever is a last resort. My point was you should not need to do anything but hit your brakes. That was my point.
mich800 02/20/17 07:46pm Towing
RE: What brake controller

"When on the road and heading down hills I simply reach down and hit the boost button once. The added braking comes in nicely. " Sounds nice on paper!!! Having a panic situation with both hands on the wheel not always easy to reach down and hit the little button. The quote was not using the boost in a panic situation. They simply like the trailer to lead the braking more on the downhill. In a panic situation it is no different than any other controller, built in or otherwise, you find the manual brake lever.
mich800 02/20/17 10:16am Towing
RE: Tailgate Step

First rule in advertising - never drawn attention to your competitor. GM is still doing it with the aluminum bed campaign all the while they are readying their own next gen aluminum 1/2 ton. Fans on GM forums nash their teeth over the brain dead marketing department . They mocked the step and now? They mocked the aluminum and now? They have not mocked the styling to much but now they are copying Ford's dropdown window style to .:W New GM window style copies Ford Smart move GM. On all 3 things. :B They just wouldn't look so silly if they could hold back a bit on bashing the competition. Kindas like a guy who's the big boss now. You truly do not think Ford has not done the very same thing when it comes to "copying things" do you? Don There is a difference between benchmarking and highlighting your competitions features you do not currently offer.
mich800 02/19/17 09:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What does 10 TRILLION gallons of water even equate to?

I wonder how many less negative issues there would be for mankind if the world's running total population was, say, one billion people or less at all times? Probably none. If history is any lesson than the countless civilizations that have disappeared would still be here. Back when the population was much less.
mich800 02/19/17 08:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Brush Guard Advice Wanted...(Pics are a bonus!)

Bet the ranch hand makes it get 1.2 mpg more ... ;) Ive hit a few deer on the highway one f150, one econoline van and this winter one mazda cx9 , Deer went over the roof of the cx9 and gibbled the back bumper too. Do you guys figure one of these gaurds is going to do much ? 600 bones for a gaurd to minimize damage to what is likley going to be an insurance claim with a deductable ? Why pay for the insurance increase if you do not need to? My deductable is $1k so not an expense I want to incur unless absolutely necessary.
mich800 02/19/17 05:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: What brake controller

Yes and it was adjusted properly. You had to change the setting while going thru a Campground or it would put you thru the front windshield. Scary part if U did not return to the heavier setting you basically had NO brakes on the highway. That certainly was not my experience with it. Me thinks you exaggerate a bit, or something was not right with either the controller or your trailer brakes. Barney Sounds like maybe too much boost. My P2 worked perfectly but if I turned it up to full boost the brakes could be grabby at slower speeds.
mich800 02/17/17 08:29pm Towing
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