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RE: Buying a 2015 Ford F150? Get the Supercrew.

Ram and GM both have said that their crash protection is the same throughout their different cab configurations. Source please. Cause everyone but the IIHS, Ford,and AutoNews seems to be mum on the issue. And if you go to the IIHS web site, the Ford is the first truck to be subject to these new tests. And none of the Supercab or standard cab from either of the manufacturers did well either. I will say there is no excuse for not having these on all configurations. Hopefully a recall will be done to set it right. That being said, wouldn't bother me - all of them are plenty safe compared to the "deathtraps" I grew up riding in and driving. And we all know how honest Ram and GM have been in their dissemination of information.
mich800 07/31/15 09:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: traveling with water tows better?

My tank is in the very back and 42 gals. I can feel a difference as it takes about 300 lbs off my TW. We mostly have full hook-up sites so it's a moot point. Until you get there and CG water is off....broken line, contaminated water, electrical outage.......then no longer a moot point Granted 42 gallons weighs 348# but it hardly removes 300# off TW. More likely 50# Plus the time saved setting up not getting in line to fill up. We almost always travel with full water just to keep our options up like you do.
mich800 07/31/15 04:50am Travel Trailers
RE: Now for the "rest of the story"

The two issues that FCA got there backside redden were the tie rods on the Rams and the Jeep fuel tank issue that was under ****-Lair not FCA. How or why FCA should be on the hook is beyond me. They should make ****-Liar foot the bill for that IMO. As for pop corn and beer I'll take some after I get off work. :p Don When you sell your used vehicle and it breaks down five years later are you still responsible to the buyer? Chrysler will get through this fine. But there have been internal issues at Chrysler for years way before Daimler. They just need to man up and fix their structural problems within the organization. Time to stop the excuses and get it done.
mich800 07/29/15 07:23am Tow Vehicles
Some Good News

It seems like a lot of deleted and closed posts lately in this section. Here is some good news related to earnings. So the industry is making a come back and hopefully saving up for the inevitable down turns when they do happen.
mich800 07/28/15 05:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anybody towing 36', 9000lb TT with F150 HD payload ecoboost

So based on all comments it looks like I am going f250 or f350. Yes ford because that is what DW likes best. Also I test drove both 6.2 and 6.7. I like the diesel better. It would take a lot to get used to the gas with hp/torque at high rpm after the ecoboost. I am not happy with the ride in either. The diesel was better I think. Both I tested were 20" wheels with a/t tires. The set on the gasser were fairly aggressive. Plan to try and find or get 18" wheels with a/s tires. Will this help the ride noticeably? Really want to try and make it at least somewhat better. The other thing that bothered me was the steering. It was very unresponsive, almost "loose" compared to my f150. I had to move the wheel a greater distance to do corrections while going down the road. I think this would get tiring while on the highway with semi traffic and constant minor adjustments requiring lots of steering input vs the very small movements of the f150. Any comments on this? The steering ratio is lower on the super duty so that's what you are noticing. At first I did not like it but it is one of those things that really does not matter and you will get used to it. I find it a benefit when towing because any input has less effect on the rig so if I happen to be watching the scenery instead of the road and my hand moves a little, it stays between the lines longer. I think it is more that the F150 uses a rack & pinion set up as far as "feel" goes.
mich800 07/25/15 06:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: GM's Campaign Against Aluminum

Ford ALU story of a month-long job and an unbelievable service bay bill — $17,000! http://truckyeah.jalopnik.com/how-a-2015-ford-f-150-aluminum-repair-cost-17-000-and-1719664610 Nice article but lacked one thing, perspective. What would the cost be to fix heavy cab damage on a new $70k steel cab truck?
mich800 07/23/15 08:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: RV purchase consultant

I guess it depends on how you intend on getting paid. The trick is not just becoming another layer in the sales process. Now if you would also help them negotiate pricing you may have a viable business model.
mich800 07/23/15 10:41am General RVing Issues
RE: HD truck sales numbers (2500/3500)

But when you add up Chevy and GMC...Never mind. Thats only 1/2 ton sales. BUT, fleet and municipal make up a sizeable portion of Fords sales. When it comes to almost anything government or municipal the bottom line purchase price is the deciding factor, not overall reliability or value. Ok, so Ford is on top because government makes stupid purchases? You would have thought they could have negotiated better deals when they owned the company. Fleet managers are too stupid to calculate total cost of ownership. I guess half ton purchasers are brilliant statisticians and not the ones getting gored by the bison in our national parks.
mich800 07/23/15 06:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Article: Three Reasons Not to Upgrade to Windows 10

Another reason some of us may choose not to upgrade to Win 10: Windows 10 has permission to watch your every move. Bottom line: M-soft can view your existing files and keylog everything you type when you create new ones. Use Windows 10 and you are agreeing to give access to all your data to the company.No offense, but isn't that link for the Technical Preview? Do you know if that statement is in the EULA for the open Windows 10? No, I don't know. But I guess we'll find out in exactly one week from today when Win 10 is in full release. But is it like health care. Do we need to purchase it to see what is in it? :B
mich800 07/23/15 06:05am Technology Corner
RE: HD truck sales numbers (2500/3500)

McDonalds outsells Olive Garden....jus sayin' So would these be accurate staying with the food chain analogies? Ford = McDonald Ram = Quiznos GM = Bennigans
mich800 07/22/15 08:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Just Curious ?

Not sure if this is serious. But I can select the language on my F250. Other than the information center I don't think there any actual words on the dash.
mich800 07/22/15 07:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: HD truck sales numbers (2500/3500)

But when you add up Chevy and GMC...Never mind.
mich800 07/22/15 07:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: U of M study

Expecting a return on a depreciating asset, such as a vehicle, is folly. Vehicles in particular depreciate at a very rapid rate until they reach a point that the amount of depreciation is negligible. The diesel vehicles perhaps depreciate at a slower rate. Can the operating cost saving of a diesel offset the cost of the diesel option is the question. Or alternatively, can the disposal value of the diesel exceed that of a comparable gasser that has been maintained and operated in a manner consistent with that of a diesel of set the option cost of the diesel? Or, to further confuse the issue, some combination of both! The proffered study indicates the offset is the case. I however am a little sceptical. A corroborating independent study is required in my opinion. I recall an axiom, "Trust But Verify!" Mixing operating costs and capital costs is a recipe for disaster. They are not the same and therefore must be addressed independent of one another. Hence the comment regarding some combination of both the capital and operations costs analysis. That is exactly correct. There is no ROI on a vehicle because there is no measurable "R". Unless of course this is a work vehicle that generates income to quantify "R". Otherwise we are just calculating net cost. And I think that is what this study was attempting to address.
mich800 07/22/15 08:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: Typical Data Usage

With what you described 10 should be fine. If you have kids though it does not take long to eat up data if you are not paying attention. The only other thing I would add is maybe look into a Verizon hot spot. I don't think you can use your iphone for calls when it is in hotspot mode if that is important to you. At least that was my understanding when I was researching it a month ago.
mich800 07/17/15 07:08am Technology Corner
RE: Ford-GMC lead satisfaction study

Brand wars are so stupid. Are any of you getting paid by the manufacturer for your "loyalty?" The fact is, in 2015, all of the Big Three make great trucks. Bash the other brands all you want, but it's true. I have driven all three as a TV, and I will consider all three when we are ready to buy our next TV. 10 years ago, we would not have bought a RAM, but now, we happily own one and it has been a great truck and TV in the first year. Our previous TV, a Chevy, was also a great truck. Stop with the petty brand nonsense. You're not in junior high and you sound as bad as the Apple/Android idiots. deleted. I am not getting sucked into the koolaid wars.
mich800 07/17/15 06:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: Factory installed wrong size full tank

I had a 2015 F-150 with the 36G tank. I ran it a couple times like 20 miles below the "0 miles left" and I only ever got 33 gallons in it, filling it to the top where a little spilled out over the fill port. I asked Ford about it (ford corporate). they opened a ticket and the tech came back and said that internally with the baffles to eliminate sloshign and such can take up space in my tank and that is why i couldnt get 36g. who knows if thats true, or if the gauge was just wrong. the trucks gone now, but just sharing that stupid story. I don't really pay attention anymore. But in the past I have seen "rated" capacity and the regular number. The rated capacity was the actual usable capacity.
mich800 07/16/15 05:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Other RV'ing falacies

Cubes of ice dumped in the toilet will break up the "black pyramid" as you drive around. There is a U--tube video of a guy that built a clear tank in his truck to see, and no it doesn't work. Unless (1) it's a different video or (2) the guy reshot the video, he didn't add cubed ice. The video I saw has this guy using artificial poop and driving around with it in a clear tank with a variety of different additives, but cubed ice wasn't one of them. Different video - here's the one referred to: http://www.thefitrv.com/rv-tips/do-ice-cubes-in-the-rv-black-tank-really-work/ Well the ice cube thing works for me. Don't need a clear tank and artificial "stuff" to prove otherwise. Yes, it worked for mine and a friends also. Not as thorough of a test as many choose to believe... More ice, more water, less crazy driving to put on a show... "If you put too much ice in the tank, it will kind of pack itself in, and not move at all." LOL ...until it starts melting! From what I understand it is twice as effective if you toss one of these in with the ice. :B http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab265/mich800/31A5tZ7etL._SL250_.jpg
mich800 07/14/15 11:57am General RVing Issues
RE: Can RV.net stop the spammers?

I use Googgle Chrome as my browser and have it set to block all pop-ups. I see no spamming at all on RV.net. and maybe it's that setting that is stopping the spamming? They are referring to spam posts not pop ups. They are just click bait posts to drive traffic to other sites for a variety of reasons. The spam posts do not stay too long as they get deleted. It is and will remain a problem in any site that offers registration and comments.
mich800 07/14/15 04:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Ford-GMC lead satisfaction study

Question: Where is the most likely place to find a 6.0L Powerstroke diesel?? Answer: in the bed of the truck laying under the removed hood. There are two of them in little area. MM49 OK. Not sure what this has to do about the original post considering 2 things: 1. This survey is based on 2015 models 2. The 6.0 has not been put in a Ford pick up for just about 9 model years. Is that all you got? I'm thinking you must have a Ram. Oh yeah right. They didn't make the top 10 in this survey. Remember, these are the owners of the vehicles that produced these results. Apparently a lot of Ram owners are not satisfied with their purchases? :? It is not that Ram owners are not satisfied. It just takes more work to find them. :D
mich800 07/13/15 01:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM's Campaign Against Aluminum

I saw that. Gave me the impression that GM doesn't have plans to use aluminum (in the same way) any time soon! I wouldn't bet on it. GM has a history of highlighting their competitions technology in advertisements only to follow suit later.
mich800 07/08/15 11:06am Tow Vehicles
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