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RE: Horrible Gas mileage

If you want to stick with your trailer and want better mileage, consider one of the 3.0 diesels that are available now. You probably have considerable tongue weight so The Ram 1500 comes to mind. Anyone have any mpg numbers using one of those to tow approx 6,000 lbs of TT? The depreciation alone moving from what you have to a new vehicle will by itself more than pay for the difference in fuel economy for years to come. Might save fuel, but you won't save any money.
shum02 09/02/15 09:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tow Haul when not hitched.

Not sure on EB F150 but on the turbo diesel Super Duty's the turbo is also used in engine braking. Running the T/H ln my truck under throttle makes it shift like a race tranny. I like it!
shum02 09/01/15 04:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tow Haul when not hitched.

Use my T/H all on F350 all the time. Only thing it does is delay shifting into OD(5th) until 62mph. Love it for stop and go traffic, it's like driving a stick without a clutch. Really saves your brakes. Wish I could manually shift like the new 6 speeds, I'd probably lock out OD almost all the time.
shum02 09/01/15 04:32am Travel Trailers
RE: Horrible Gas mileage

My diesel gets 10-12 and my previous F150 with 5.4L and 3:73's got 8-10. You are pretty much dead on. .......and yea, don't buy a diesel just to get better fuel mileage ;)
shum02 08/31/15 12:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Tow Rig Ordered!

I guess I should add that the one exception I found were the 6.0/6.4 Powerstrokes. Those trucks can be had used for a very good price relative to a Cummins or Duramax. But, there's a reason for that. Sorry but with 180k miles on my 6.0L I love it. I should add I was only looking at 6.7L PSD's 2011 - present, XLT trim and up in 4x4 with crew cab.
shum02 08/31/15 10:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: New Tow Rig Ordered!

10 speed in the Super Duty??? Ford and GM have been sharing development of 10sp trannys for a few years. I have not seen anything about Ford discontinuing the normally aspirated 6.2L in favor of a 5.0L EB. Not that that wouldn't be great but ................ I can see me keeping my '06 for a while yet. No way I can afford a mortgage payment to buy one of these trucks new. Guess I'll wait for a few years for a slightly used off lease, gently used unit for half the price :B Good luck with that from what I found all the gently used trucks that were a few years old with low miles were discounted $5-7k off new. Add 10 years and 120k plus miles and you could save $15k, but that wasn't worth it to me. I just bought new instead. Keep the goodies reasonable and you can get a pretty good price on a new diesel from avidly me dealer. I found the same thing when looking for trucks last year, there just wasn't enough spread between new and used on the trucks. Well I had to look............and in my neck of the woods here in Ontario that is not the case. With a little effort I could easily find decently loaded trucks with around 60000 miles/120000kms on the clock going for less than half what they would have walked out of the dealership for, never mind what I could peel off a dealer with a little work. Add a Ford ESP onto that and Bob's your uncle. Me I'm not afraid of that mileage, it's a diesel and most if not all decently loaded diesels around here the "Boss" drives or it's even used as a grocery getter for the well heeled. but hey, what ever you have to tell DW to get what you want :B
shum02 08/31/15 04:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: WINDOWS 10? ANYONE USE IT AND LIKE IT?

If I'm wrong I'll be paying the price. Actually when most are wrong these days your machine ends up becoming someone else's BOT and we all pay the price. Quit pretending you know what's best and take the updates.
shum02 08/31/15 04:06am Technology Corner
RE: WINDOWS 10? ANYONE USE IT AND LIKE IT?

When I was a know-it-all installing a Digital Equipment device in 1974, I was a bit offended by the large font notice saying that under no circumstances was one to adjust a unit that is working. There are times something needs to be fixed, but adding updates you don't need is just asking for new bugs. In the 41 years since being offended by that notice, one of the most valuable lessons I've learned is: If it ain't broke, don't fix it. This is 2015 and the "internet" is full of thousands of script kiddies/adults looking to punch holes in ALL operating systems both for fun and profit. You don't know what's broke so take the updates. BTW all updates regarding drivers come from the hardware manufactures, blame them, not Microsoft.
shum02 08/30/15 05:38pm Technology Corner
RE: WINDOWS 10? ANYONE USE IT AND LIKE IT?

perhaps holding them off for several months. Months? Most times these are security patches, meant to protect both your machine and everyone else's. The planet is full of millions of un-patched/compromised machines, a LOT of the reason comes down to uneducated owners and Microsoft has decided, and I must concur, that they need, in most circumstances to FORCE upgrades onto the machines. If you really want to put off upgrades Win10 Professional/Enterprise will let you do that. Consumer additions will be patched as required. I have been forcing my users at work into upgrades for close to 20 years since NT4 and have had no ill effects from those upgrades except the occasional driver issues. I can NOT say the same thing about my users personal machines as they are brought to me on occasion with more than a FEW issues all related to not taking upgrades and not keeping AV software up to date. Some/most require completely formatting the machines to even get them functioning again, most people losing incredible amount of personal data and 10's of thousands of photographs(no one backs up either). Microsoft is doing its users and everyone else a favor. Get used to it, this is the way things are going to be will ALL commercial operating systems from here out. Apple and Android do the exact same thing.
shum02 08/30/15 06:11am Technology Corner
RE: New Tow Rig Ordered!

10 speed in the Super Duty??? Ford and GM have been sharing development of 10sp trannys for a few years. I have not seen anything about Ford discontinuing the normally aspirated 6.2L in favor of a 5.0L EB. Not that that wouldn't be great but ................ I can see me keeping my '06 for a while yet. No way I can afford a mortgage payment to buy one of these trucks new. Guess I'll wait for a few years for a slightly used off lease, gently used unit for half the price :B
shum02 08/29/15 07:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: WINDOWS 10? ANYONE USE IT AND LIKE IT?

Bought a new computer with W-10 and took it back after a week. It was, IMO, missing ½ the stuff W-7 has and was a nightmare to try and decipher. Sorry, but I will not be upgrading this one to W-10 and the new one I got yesterday has Android for an OS. Like the Android OS much better than W-10. It is missing NOTHING of W7 or Win8.1, everything that was in both those operating systems in in W10. Since you only surf Android is just the ticket for you. A chrome book is just what the doc ordered for you.
shum02 08/29/15 07:22pm Technology Corner
RE: WINDOWS 10? ANYONE USE IT AND LIKE IT?

Upgraded my Surface Pro to 10 from 8.1. Very nice no problem upgrade but 8.1 was designed with my tablet in mind so I actually miss it a little. Is using a little more battery juice than 8.1 but I'll get that figured out as time goes by.
shum02 08/29/15 05:01pm Technology Corner
RE: Sleeping bags vs. sheets & blankets

With my Atigua's we always used fitted sheets. Way more "homier" to sleep in, a down duvet also came with us when the temps where a little cooler in the off season camping. Also only use fitted sheets in the roll out bunk in the KZ.
shum02 08/29/15 04:51pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: New Tow Rig Ordered!

The FX4 package did in the older years(mine) add steering dampening and an upgraded power steering unit. Not sure on the newer trucks but steering dampening is REALLY worth it on these big trucks!
shum02 08/29/15 03:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Tow Rig Ordered!

Wouldn't care much for the Ultimate package but would most certainly go for the wheel well liners. PTO.....? Probably not. Sweet truck! Wish mine would fit in the garage.....can't even make it up to the front wheel wells before she'd be wedged LOL!
shum02 08/28/15 05:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: Big truck woes

The difference between a F-350, F-250 and F-150 if you are under 10,000 GTW is not all that much. 38' length X 8' tall or 10' tall if the trailer is that high of sidewalls is into almost 400 square feet of sail area, a LOT to deal with. Having a F-350 with a slightly higher rear axle weight might help a 'little' but not nearly as much as you might like. IT is the front of the trailer being twisted left and right by all that wind of a passing truck, and that 400 square feet of sail area doing the pushing. Your truck rear axle weight might be in the 2,500 pound empty range, while a F-350 gas truck might only be say 400 pounds heavier, so both will tend to get pushed around a bit on two lane roads by the 18 wheelers going 70 in the other direction! The above! Towing my 32' trailer on the interstates over the last few weeks with a F350 with 11000 lb gvwr still had the same push/pull characteristics. . I went from an '07 F150 CC 4x4 6.5' bed to the F350 with the trailer in my sig which unloaded is 5600lbs and then 7000lbs loaded at approx. 25' in length and it made a HUGE difference! The trailer might move some when a heavy, long truck blows by but the F350 stays planted pulling the trailer right back into position without ANY drama. No thanks, I'll take that the extra 2000lbs and added wheel base as it does wonders for on road feel, confidence and safety. The F150 was a great truck but the only thing it shares in common with the F350 is the badge on the front of the grill. Apples and oranges.
shum02 08/26/15 09:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: Big truck woes

The difference between a F-350, F-250 and F-150 if you are under 10,000 GTW is not all that much. Fred. Only that my CC 4x4 F350 weighs about 2000lbs more than a comparable F150. But hey that's not much, won't make that much of difference :h Apples and oranges.
shum02 08/26/15 05:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: 3/4 ton diesel vs diesel suv

I'm sure Uncle Andy can find a way to have a Ford Fusion pull that combo for you, you just have to ask!
shum02 08/21/15 07:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford Tow Haul Mode - Do you use it?

I have a 2005 F-250 and use Tow Haul a lot. I use it whenever I tow and when I'm in stop and go traffic to save wear and tear on the brakes. x2 On the Torqueshift 5sp the tranny will not shift into OD until you hit about 62mph/100kms/hr.
shum02 08/17/15 11:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bad Bullydog

A tank and a bit of fuel savings? Wouldn't have bothered. $800 will buy a lot of diesel.
shum02 08/17/15 11:40am Tow Vehicles
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