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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
RE: Amazon packages in Quartzsite

And depending on the seller/product that could be the issue. Just purchased a gopro and they would not ship it to my UPS address but did ship some mounts to it.
mich800 02/17/17 06:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2017 F-350 DRW 0-60 testing

My only question would be why? People buy dually trucks to work and haul, not for the drag strip. I don't think 1 second quicker to 60 would sway any buyers from one brand to another. It's still a measure of performance that is quantifiable. If you are not interested in the data just don't read the post. For those that spend a significant amount of time city driving and merging from short on ramps this is an indication how enjoyable that experience may be.
mich800 02/17/17 05:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Breakdown of truck sales 2016

At least you dont have to yank the cab on a Ram for major work...if needed I like being able to change my oil filter without having to remove my front right tire or the air box housing and tube. Come to think of it, changing the fuel filters is pretty easy too on the Fords and I don't have to worry about the transmission until 150K miles. Great reasons to not buy a truck! Wow with all that and great mirror i'm bout ready to jump ship! Well there's more reasons than that but I don't want to spend hours typing them out. You'd be here all day reading and then you'd spend the next few days haggling with dealers trying to trade your Ram in on a good Ford. I'd rather you drive in ignorance and not know what your missing. Between owning Fords and driving several Super Duties at work I know there's very little that current generation Ram owners are missing. And playing Russian roulette with the "delicate" CP4 HPFP is something I'll gladly miss out on! ;) You're right...its way better to play Russian roulette with your entire truck. When's the last time Ford was ordered to conduct a mass buyback? Should have been ordered a buyback with the 6.0 and 6.4 abortions of an engine. Exactly. When's the last time Ram spent over $1 billion in warranty repairs on a single engine? Face it, Ford's diesel reputation has been pretty dismal since the 6.0L. It's getting better but even the 6.7L has had some pretty serious issues for an engine that was supposedly tested and abused to the moon and back before it's release according to Ford. And the real icing on the cake is the number of CP4 failures that Ford refuses to warranty, unlike GM. Also, the massive buyback you are referring to is for the last generation Ram, not the current one. And lastly, I'm not a Ford hater. I owned 3 of them over the course of 20 years with the last one being a 6.0L. I also drive a F-150 for work every day and it's a great truck. I would buy one without hesitation if I were in the market for a 1/2 ton. So Ford's problems with previous outsourced diesel engines are fair game but not the previous generations of Ram trucks? :R Ford dumped International's engines and it's in-house 6.7 has proven to be a good engine. The CP4 is blown out of proportion here because its all you've got. I know dozens of 6.7 owners and none of us have had any issues. Every brand has its issues even your beloved Ram. There's a poster on here now claiming his Ram is a "turd". Lastly, I'm not a Ram hater since I've owned numerous but I have had issues with their quality. My father has had issues with Ram. My Uncles have had problems with Ram. It's a common theme in my family and we've all moved on. From our experience, Ford and GM make better more reliable trucks. I'm glad you like your F-150, I like mine too and its 14 years old! :B Oh I didn't know that all of the posts on Ford forums (many of them) regarding dropped valves, broken crankshafts, turbo failures, and glow plug tips breaking off into the cylinders actually weren't problems...... ;). And not to mention the jackhammering regen issue. Anyway, I'm happy to hear you're happy with your Ford and I wish you the best for many good years and miles ahead! :B I'm lost. I need the Readers Digest version. :)
mich800 02/17/17 12:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Gas station pet peeves

^^^^^^That just depends, I've been at several stations that don't bother with pay-before-you-pump rules. Generally in smaller towns. I still encounter quite a few where you are not required to pay prior to pumping. But they have always been a diesel pump. And I always leave my vehicle at the pump until I have paid.
mich800 02/15/17 12:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Gas station pet peeves

I think the difference here is, those people who are truly jerks and KNOW what they are doing! I've had on many occasions been patiently waiting for the only diesel pump. But because of the trailer in tow, it just isn't real nice or convenient to cut 6 rows of pump islands off waiting to pull in. Waiting patient for the person at the pump to move on, you start moving forward when some moron zooms between you and the pump at the last second, nearly missing you and get to the pump first! OH... THEY KNOW WHAT THEY'VE JUST DONE! And this happens way too many times! Yea! I do whatever I can to annoy them. What's worse is, they pump their gas, leave their car sit there, then go inside the store for 10 minutes! You can tell folks traveling and not from the area. They are usually just as cautious as I am. But local yokels know what they are doing! Do I do this all the time. Absolutely not. But sometimes, it is so obvious they simply have no manners, don't want manners, don't care about manners, my engine probably annoys them, only because I am drowning out the pods in their ears. They may know or they may not. But one thing I do know, if I encounter someone trying to be rude and intimidating you can be assured getting done quickly just left the building. Might even go in to get a coffee.
mich800 02/13/17 05:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Breakdown of truck sales 2016

Please note that Ford Authority is a product of Motrolix LLC and is not sponsored, owned, or in any other way condoned by Ford Motor Company, its brands, subsidiaries, or partners. So they specify the 450 which is medium-duty is included, but do not mention the 550. The 650 and 750 are in the medium duty reporting. So how many of those 57,995 are Super Duty 450 and 550? Don't get hung up on the F450 designation. Ram and GM could segment out this category the same way. The F450 belongs in the analysis. You cannot use the Chevy/GMC should be combined and disagree with the F450 in the same argument. 19.5" tires and wheels on GM and RAM 4500's? Fords F450 rear axle is much larger. Bottom line they de rated the 450 so people could afford to license and insure a 450. If it was 14,001# GVWR not many would be sold. They could call it a F350 max tow or something. The reality is it is categorized correctly for the use it is sold.
mich800 02/13/17 02:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Gas station pet peeves

It happens all the time around here. But I would never expect anyone getting gas at these combo pumps to know 1. that there is a diesel option on that pump and 2. not every pump has that option. I just wait patiently and maybe play solitaire on my phone :)
mich800 02/13/17 01:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: Breakdown of truck sales 2016

Please note that Ford Authority is a product of Motrolix LLC and is not sponsored, owned, or in any other way condoned by Ford Motor Company, its brands, subsidiaries, or partners. So they specify the 450 which is medium-duty is included, but do not mention the 550. The 650 and 750 are in the medium duty reporting. So how many of those 57,995 are Super Duty 450 and 550? Don't get hung up on the F450 designation. Ram and GM could segment out this category the same way. The F450 belongs in the analysis. You cannot use the Chevy/GMC should be combined and disagree with the F450 in the same argument.
mich800 02/13/17 11:22am Tow Vehicles
RE: Breakdown of truck sales 2016

Yet, Ford falsely continues their claims that they sell more pickups and it's wildly misleading because all their pickups and even larger trucks are all called "F" series trucks. Just a fictitious marketing ploy but far from reality and honesty! NO, they do not include anything greater than a class 3 truck in these sales numbers. The Ford Authority website quashes that fallacy (alternative fact). Fordauthority.com shows 57,995 units sold. Also scroll down the page and it states these sales numbers are for F150,250,350 & 450 only. Fordauthority.com Jan truck sales Pickuptrucks.com shows the same 57,995 units. Pickuptrucks.com Jan sales But it is repeated often enough that even those in the industry that should know better belive it.
mich800 02/13/17 10:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: Breakdown of truck sales 2016

I still get a kick out of them separating gm and chev. Same truck you just get to pick your grill and headlights. Fact still remains when you add the two together they out do PHURD in sales! McDonalds sells a lot of hamburgers... Discuss
mich800 02/12/17 04:55pm Tow Vehicles
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