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RE: Help Understanding How Factories Detemine Truck Weights

Weighed at the local dump my truck with me and 3/4 tank of fuel was dead on(+/-20lbs) at it's 8000lb recorded weight. My '07 F150 was dead on as well using the same scales. Think most manufactures do a pretty decent job weighing them as they're leaving the production area.
shum02 02/01/16 07:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 F-150 Diesel?

I would think putting a Diesel in would lower the pay load unless the really beef up the suspension. Diesels are really heavy. they eat up a lot of payload, Even on 250, 2500, and 3500s. Which is why "some 2500 diesels have no more payload than a 1500 gas. The diesel being proposed to use is only 3 liters, less than half the size of the 2500/3500 trucks. Ram's Ecodiesel only weighs about 150-200 pounds more than the Hemi. Take 200lb off a 1500lb payload. Not too good. In a Max Payload/Trailer package an F150 EB has a LOT more payload than 1500lbs. Don't think Ford will have any issues maintaining the trucks payload capabilities. In the "grocery getter" editions it really doesn't matter, most people who buy them haven't got a clue or really don't care - "it's a pickup, it'll tow anything....right?" I know people who own EB's they bought off the lot and didn't even know it had twin turbo's till I told them. Asking about payload got me a deer in the headlights look.
shum02 01/30/16 06:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 F-150 Diesel?

Sounds like a diesel.....I like it :B
shum02 01/29/16 09:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 Detroit North American International Auto Show

I wish they would focus on reliability instead of gadgets. I Don't need 7 cameras but would like a Diesel motor that would go 350k miles without needing replaced. I guess I'm in the minority. I have been thinking the same thing. The current crop of vehicles are not going to age well as the tech gets rapidly outdated. And unlike an A-Trac you won't be able to replace them easily. Build your own instead of buying off the lot. Gives you choice to have them or not, unless you're ordering top tier equipment.You missed my point, they all have the same motor whether you buy a XL or a Platinum. I have 300K+ on my '06 6.0PSD so I have no idea what you are talking about and know lots of guys with Cummins and Duramax units pushing the same or more. Seems to me these engines and trucks are only getting better.Shoot me a message when you pass 350k. Is yours stock or stud and deleted with a coolant filter? I am very familiar with the 6.0 a own a 04 and a 07. Stock. Absolutely NOTHING special on it at all. No deletes(emission testing here), no upgraded head studs, no upgraded bypass filters. Stock.
shum02 01/15/16 07:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 Detroit North American International Auto Show

I wish they would focus on reliability instead of gadgets. I Don't need 7 cameras but would like a Diesel motor that would go 350k miles without needing replaced. I guess I'm in the minority. I have been thinking the same thing. The current crop of vehicles are not going to age well as the tech gets rapidly outdated. And unlike an A-Trac you won't be able to replace them easily. Build your own instead of buying off the lot. Gives you choice to have them or not, unless you're ordering top tier equipment.You missed my point, they all have the same motor whether you buy a XL or a Platinum. I have 300K+ on my '06 6.0PSD so I have no idea what you are talking about and know lots of guys with Cummins and Duramax units pushing the same or more. Seems to me these engines and trucks are only getting better.
shum02 01/14/16 12:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 Detroit North American International Auto Show

I wish they would focus on reliability instead of gadgets. I Don't need 7 cameras but would like a Diesel motor that would go 350k miles without needing replaced. I guess I'm in the minority. I have been thinking the same thing. The current crop of vehicles are not going to age well as the tech gets rapidly outdated. And unlike an A-Trac you won't be able to replace them easily. Build your own instead of buying off the lot. Gives you choice to have them or not, unless you're ordering top tier equipment.
shum02 01/13/16 06:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 5 year review Rockwood Trailer HW316TH

Wow that's a lot of weight for a popup. I presume that includes toys you are hauling. I have a 28' hard side with a slide and the gross is only 7500#. It has a GVWR of 6000lbs + tongue weight. Dry it's approx. 4000lbs. Can't believe a GM 5.3L had issue pulling it.
shum02 01/12/16 01:07pm Folding Trailers
RE: Sway with new truck

LT tires, inflated to the sidewall max. Regarding the truck tires, I have now read conflicting information. Some say to inflate the truck tires to the sidewall max, and some say to keep them at the manufacturers recommended pressure. Stick to the MFGs specification. There's no reason to exceed that spec, unless you over the axle rating of the truck. more isn't better. My seat of the pants feeling with "door pillar" tire recommendations for P rated tires on half ton trucks with all my F150's was for ride quality not load carry capability. Still air my half ton to max sidewall and it always feels stiffer when carrying load. Just my experience.
shum02 01/07/16 09:53am Towing
RE: MPG loss carrying Canoe on TV?

Carry a canoe and a kayak. Really don't notice anything different while towing, but hey how much worse can it really get when you're getting between 10-12mpg?
shum02 12/21/15 07:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: Newbie Question on towing with my Ford Expedition

Per manual: 4.6 L 3.55 Rear Axle Ratio (17 in) Wheels (11000 lb) GCWR (0-5500 lb) Max Trailer Weight There is nothing mentioning about Tongue Weight. I was looking at one the megalite TH's. Specs like this on a 23' Model: Extreme Mege-Lite 23LT Length 27'6" Width 8'0" Height 10'5" Dry Weight: 4780 lb. Axle: 2 Tongue Weight: 630 lbs. GVWR: 7640 lbs. Fresh Water: 100 gal. Gray Water: 35 gal. Black Water: 35 gals The dry weight is fine but the GVWR will kill that little 4.6L. I have one in my '98 F150 with 3:55's and towed a 5500lb HTT. Had to shut the a/c off on some hills in NY State just to stay close to the speed limit with the engine screaming. You're not going to enjoy driving that combo.
shum02 12/15/15 02:07pm Toy Haulers
RE: Canadian Built RV's

Start with something generally well insulated already. I've camped to -30C is my R7 rig but I've been doing this for some time and have modded the rig pretty good for cold weather camping. Most campers are to "wimpy" to cold weather camp in an RV, takes some effort and for the most part I've yet to see a rig you could buy off the shelf that could handle it with out modifications. Everything from sealing holes in the floors to heat trace wire on the water and sewer lines just to start with.
shum02 12/15/15 07:37am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Canadian Built RV's

The Titaniums were Canadian until the company went toes up and was bought out by a US company around 2010 I think. BK Heartland bought some of their patents but did not buy the company. Outside of TC's I can't think of a Cdn RV company still in business. BTW Glendale "engineered" their bankruptcy. Sad.
shum02 12/14/15 10:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ford V10 antifreeze loss

Check the expansion tank carefullly. It probably wasn't included in the pressure check, as it is not designed to be pressurized. Mine had a small crack, which allowed the excess AF to leak. The V-10 expansion tanks is indeed pressurized. The cap is much like a radiator cap and releases pressure when the threshold is reached. The tanks are prone to cracking as is the pressure cap. Your pressure test should have turned up a crack in the tank.... did they check the cap ? When you have a chance, you should replace the spring clamps with worm clamps as the spring clamps can break/loosen up at the most inopportune time. If there is blow by on this cap you'll notice residue around the cap and on the tank. As the owner of a PSD I always keep an eye on the overflow/expansion bottle for this tell tale sign. The caps are 16psi and can be bought almost anywhere for less than $10. Replace mine very year.
shum02 12/14/15 09:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Small car for carrying in a WW FK1900?

Smart4Two weighs around 1800lbs. Fits in a 10' garage too.
shum02 12/14/15 09:32am Toy Haulers
RE: SRW 3500 2WD vs 4WD

Depending on where you drive/camp some need 4x4, a lot of folks need to justify buying a 4x4! One disadvantage, in addition to lower mill age, and higher upfront cost is weight, which will take away from what you can haul! A few hundred pounds of CCC and fuel mileage cost you can't count. I can drop 500lbs in the bed of the truck and not notice ANY change in fuel mileage, gasser or diesel. Only issue I've had with it was the transfer case shift motor($150) and a few bucks worth of synthetic Mercon ever few years. Hmm? Just the response I expected, if this were a 2500 vs 3500 weight question, the weight police would be asking how many additional coats you are packing to make sure you do not go over the CCC, or GVCWR, or anything like that! Now I am supposed to believe that a transfer case and front axel with all the trimmings of a 4X4 only weigh 100#?? Well...according to the 2006 Ford towing guide, yup between the 4x4 and 4x2 about 100lbs of CCC. Who'd have thunk it? 3571LBS/3504LBS Of course other options will change this number up or down.
shum02 12/12/15 03:28pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: SRW 3500 2WD vs 4WD

Depending on where you drive/camp some need 4x4, a lot of folks need to justify buying a 4x4! One disadvantage, in addition to lower mill age, and higher upfront cost is weight, which will take away from what you can haul! A few hundred pounds of CCC and fuel mileage cost you can't count. I can drop 500lbs in the bed of the truck and not notice ANY change in fuel mileage, gasser or diesel. Only issue I've had with it was the transfer case shift motor($150) and a few bucks worth of synthetic Mercon ever few years.
shum02 12/11/15 08:23am Fifth-Wheels
RE: SRW 3500 2WD vs 4WD

Second 4x4 truck and use it all the time when towing. Since I camp exclusively at Provincial and State parks all the camp site roads and sites are hard packed gravel/dirt. Throw the truck into 4x4 Low and can walk the truck into a spot without even using the throttle. She will easily push the trailer and truck uphill without any strain on the tranny and no messing with the throttle. Idle will get you where you need to go without any sudden starts when burping the throttle to get it to move. I also winter camp a LOT and of course have towed in 4x4 High lots of times. Wouldn't own a pickup without it. Have a 2wd F150, hate driving it in the winter, even with snows and 500lbs of sand in the box.
shum02 12/10/15 02:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How do you like your tailgate ladder?

Wish I had one on the F350 FX4. With the tailgate down I have to almost crawl up onto the tailgate or more often then not use the rear tires as a step and come over the side of the truck bed. Truck is dang tall.......and me not so much ;)
shum02 12/10/15 11:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: Excursion dies upon abrupt stop.

The first thing (and only thing) you should do at this point is plug it in and read the codes. It's not a guarantee to expose the problem, but 10 minutes could save you $1000 or more of throwing parts and labor at an unknown target. Oh, and go ask this on a ford excursion forum. More specific knowledge there than on an RV forum. x2! Several really good Ford truck forums around. So far two pages of complete guesses.
shum02 12/10/15 11:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: There IS hope for your non-functioning tank sensors!

Sounds like a lot of OCD and waste of water Toilet burps......dump Shower/sink start draining slower...dump Water pump goes 'burrrrrrrrrrup'..........tank empty add water Otherwise if you use your Rig then you know how long you can go and when it's time to dump. No need for chemicals, high water use, monitors etc. Waste holding tanks.......hold it/dump it repeat. Biscuit I'm with you. I never use my tank monitor. I don't know if my sensors work or not. Once I become familiar with my rig I find no use/need for the sensors. I see the tank monitor as a gimmick for newbies to give them peace of mind to know their rig will not blow from poo if they over fill there tanks. Initially the tank monitor maybe beneficial but in time you'll know when it's time to dump without checking the monitor panel. I try to avoid using chemicals unless absolutely necessary. I don't consider tank sensors necessary. I'm in total agreement with you both! Me as well! Mine haven't worked in years and I really don't care..............
shum02 12/09/15 01:25pm General RVing Issues
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