Tom - I'm hoping that is true. I just purchased a 2103 F150 Ecoboost. Just completed the first tank and had 24 highway / 19.5 combined. If that gets any better, I won't be able to stand it.
My mechanic, also a neighbor, told me to expect it get better as it "breaks in" up to about 10K miles. Sure hope he's right......
That's it... !! I especially like the "wizard" version, as it takes you through the rationale of what the decision points are and why you may or may not, want to score it high or low.
Great tool. We should really set up a way to point "newbies" here when they are asking for advise on "what" to buy. Our "real world" feedback is invaluable as well, but this is a great starting point.
I hate when I find something on the net and forget to bookmark it for later.....
A few weeks back, I found a "tool" on a web site that allowed you to select dozens of different preferences (front or rear bedroom, # of people sleep, outdoor kitchen, bunks or not, etc.).
After making all these selections, the tool would then populate all of the rigs that met your criteria. Each was a live link and allowed you to go explore the floor plan and options.
Anyone familiar with this? I'd sure like to find it again. Now that we are empty nesters, we're likely in for a new rig before long.
Thanks...... (promise I'll tag it this time!)
Thanks for the heads up on the breakaway switch. For some reason, I had it in my head that it drew power from the 7 pin harness. Thinking that through, in the event of a breakaway.... duh! :S
I'll remedy that before the next outing.
I will also look over several options on ebay / Amazon and pick something. Thinking I'm getting tired of the cranking.
I've searched and read several entries regarding pro's and con's of multiple brands. I've noticed each has their share of success and horror stories. I'll sort through that.
In reading them, I've discovered there were some decision points I was unaware of, well.... had not considered.
If you could, make me smarter to go shop for one. I'm good to go do the research, once I understand "what" I'm looking for.
power - since we never dry camp, I rarely keep a charged battery on the rig. will they all power up with the 7 pin connector?lifting the tow vehicle to hook up WD bars - is this considered "normal use" for one? & do I need to add some amount to the capacity for this?"throw length" - how does one calculate this? with or without a timber/board underneath (would really like to eliminate that)emergency crank - in the event of a failure / power loss. Really surprised that they all don't come with onetongue weight capacity - manufacturer's list weight? or some factor higher than that?what have I missed?