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Romantic wife

A wife, being the romantic sort sent her husband a text: If you are sleeping, send me your dreams. If you are laughing, send me your smile. If you are eating, send me a bite. If you are drinking, send me a sip. If you are crying, send me your tears. I love you! The husband, typically non-romantic, replied; "I am on the toilet. Please advise".
4x4ord 11/20/15 05:02am Around the Campfire
RE: New Tow Rig Ordered!

no PTO I like the B&W hitch and 5th wheel hitch I installed in my truck better than the factory plug and 5th wheel prep package. I like the Nav with the back up camera but wouldn't be surprised to find out the aftermarket systems are better. 2 way after market car starters are much superior to the factory one. The moon roof is kind of cool but I would have a hard time borrowing money to order it. I often have mine closed off and never drive with the glass open. The only thing I see value in with the FX4 package is the pretty decals I have never missed my long box tail gate step is very handy I bought my 2011 in the fall of 2010 for $11k off MSRP but had to travel a long way to get it. I like the look of the 20" wheels.
4x4ord 08/28/15 10:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Exaust brake 2011 F350

The 2011 Ford has a poor exhaust brake. When going down steep grades with a heavy trailer you get very good engine braking if you can slow down enough to allow the transmission to select 2nd gear. (I think this is about 45 mph with my truck)) My 2011 Ford holds back much better than my 03 Duramax did descending the same hill with the same 15000 lb trailer. The 2015 Fords apparently are much better.
4x4ord 08/20/15 05:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: diesel tow trucks

DEF is an acronym for diesel exaust fluid. It is a precise mixture of water and urea and the truck has sensors that will put the truck into limp mode if something other than DEF is being used.It costs about $.30 per 100 km to use DEF so it is not really that big of deal.
4x4ord 07/19/15 12:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: Three blondes

A young brunette goes into the doctor's office and says that her body hurts wherever she touches it. "Impossible," says the doctor. "Show me." She takes her finger and pushes her elbow and screams in agony. She pushes her knee and screams, pushes her ankle and screams and so it goes on, everywhere she touches makes her scream. The doctor says, "You're not really a brunette, are you?" She says, "No, I'm really a blonde." "I thought so," he says. "Your finger is broken."
4x4ord 04/11/15 07:34am Around the Campfire
RE: Ford or Ram?

It wouldn't surprise me to find out the Ram is the cheapest truck to own out of the three. The Cummins' reputation has contributed to very good resale value on Ram around here. I am quite impressed with the new GM and although this, my first Ford, has been by far the best truck I have ever owned I will at least test drive the other two before buying my next truck.
4x4ord 03/27/15 09:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: How long do you keep your truck?

I still have the '77 Chevy and 89 Dodge (has 130,000 km on the original Cummins) parked in the weeds. I just gave my future son in law my '93 GMC and helped him put the Peninsular diesel in it. We still use the 2003 GM Duramax do dirty work. And I thought I would trade my 2011 Ford every 3 or 4 years but so far I have no desire for a new one. Here is kind of a cool picture of my first and most recent new trucks together: http://rs1117.pbsrc.com/albums/k585/4x4ord/IMG_0228-1.jpg~320x480 height=600
4x4ord 03/26/15 08:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford or Ram?

Not only are Ford and Ram excellent trucks, the new GM is equally impressive. I'm not certain but I think the 2015 GM rear seat is at least as big as Ford's.
4x4ord 03/26/15 06:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tow vehicle for under $30K

I might consider this one. I have found in the past that high mileage, when it goes on fast, is less damaging to a vehicle than is years of age. More pics.
4x4ord 03/24/15 08:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What Happens When You Don't Change the Oil

I change the oil in my diesel trucks and gasoline cars every 25k km. The manufacturers of the new farm equipment recommend change intervals every year or 600 hrs of use, whichever comes first. 600 hrs at 50 kph would be 30,000 km. And the engines are often worked hard in very dusty conditions during farm applications.....a 500 HP combine engine might burn 20 - 30 gallons of fuel per hour. So oil changes after 12000 gallons of fuel.
4x4ord 03/24/15 08:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2013 Ford Diesel

I'm sure glad I bought my 2011 Ford 6.7 prior to coming on this forum and getting "educated". This truck is my first Ford and has been the best truck I've ever owned. I believe Ram and Chevy have caught up to Ford with their most recent offerings. If your buying new there isn't a bad choice but if I was buying a 2013 it would likely be a Ford.
4x4ord 03/23/15 02:32am Tow Vehicles

No, I'm saying there's extra weight in mine even before I load occupants that approaches your front weight when loaded. On top of that you have just about every option loaded on yours where I only have the stripper. Even the floor mats were courtesy of the clearance rack at a local store. http://i.imgur.com/rCXp3Hzl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/9lwLOtNl.jpg I wonder if some of the extra weight on your front axle vs Cummins's could be attributed to wheel base? Is your 5500 the same length as the 3500 drw? Congratulations on the new truck and trailer Cummins. I think I'm going to be waiting 2 more years before I can join you.
4x4ord 03/20/15 07:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: Financial advisors

You must be doing okay since you have a nice rig like that. A good financial advisor doesn't charge anything up front. He makes his fee/cut from mutual fund back end or 12 b 1 fees. A good one will be honest about how his funds compare to other investments and can also set you in the right direction for savings, insurance, wills and trusts. I had the good fortune of having the family business turned over to my brother and myself. Our philosophy has been to pay ourselves as little salary as what is needed to live adequately and reinvest the remainder into our business. It's been exciting seeing the business grow. I think we have made a living and seen the value of the business grow by an average of 10% per year.
4x4ord 03/04/15 04:45pm Around the Campfire
Financial advisors

Often in conversations I hear people refer to their financial advisor. I've never talked to a financial advisor. I don't think I would have anything to ask or say to one but I guess I could look one up and ask him just what it is he thinks he could do for me. What responsibilities do you give over to your financial advisor and why? What kind of fee do they charge.
4x4ord 03/04/15 08:01am Around the Campfire
RE: 6.7 Powerstroke 1 year later

I have a 2011 Powerstroke with 74000 miles. I noticed the wastefate on the turbo acting up the second day I drove it. Warranty fixed that and I have done nothing but change tires, oil and filters the odd time. When I bought it I expected to be replacing it by now but I have zero desire for a new truck....that is zero desire for a new little truck.
4x4ord 03/04/15 07:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tow Haul.......When?

I seldom engage tow/haul. If I want the truck to hold back I might use tow/haul although I am equally as apt to manually downshift at those times. While cruising down the highway towing at certain speeds I might lock out the top 1 or 2 gears rather than use the tow/haul.
4x4ord 02/23/15 01:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 550HP tow vehicle available now!

I have no use for such a vehicle. Do you? Yep, I think I do. I have not really spent a whole lot on vehicles over the last 35 years so I think I will have a hard time spending a whole pile money on vehicles now but I think before I buy my next vehicle which will likely be an SUV in about a year, I will at least take a Porshe for a test drive.
4x4ord 02/19/15 12:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: dry truck weight

Thanks for all the responses. In my personal experience, I've never owned a tow vehicle where the rear GAWR didn't match the tire load capacity. And always figured that optional tires were an appearance upgrade and they would not have a higher load capacity. On a similar line, when people ask about what PSI to use in their trailer tires, the most common answer seems to be to inflate them to the max PSI on the tire sidewall. I can't recall anyone referring to the sticker on the side of the trailer. But now I know. Now to explain to my friend that he is overloaded, especially running just 60-65 PSI. The obvious answer is to get to a CAT scale. However we are in a remote area for awhile, don't even have cell phone reception w/o driving 30 miles. But I'll work thru that in the next few days. Again, thanks. It could be the best thing to do is just show him a tire load/inflation chart so he recognizes that he needs to run his tires to max pressure if he needs the max load rating. As far as convincing him that he is overloading his truck goes you need to ask yourself "what for?" He has already bought the truck and trailer and if he's overloading his rear suspension by 1000 lbs its not like its a safety issue. Its not going to affect the handling or braking of the truck. Worst case is that if the nose is pointing to the moon he will have a bit of an alignment issue which could cause a little front tire wear. He could add airbags to level it out.
4x4ord 02/17/15 07:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: dry truck weight

I have a 2011 F350 4x4 short box which is basically identical to the f250. I've weighed the truck. The tare (empty weight) on the rear axle is 3600 lbs. Front is 4900 lbs with a 200 lb driver no passengers and 7/8 tank of fuel.
4x4ord 02/16/15 09:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel Maintenance

I change my oil every 25000 km and have changed my fuel filters once in 117,000 km. You can spend as much money as you want on maintenance but there is no way you need to spend the kind of money some people spend if your only going to put 200k miles on it. What's your goal? I have a couple Duramax pick ups as well the 2010 gets changed annually at about 25-30,000 km. The '03 rarely gets changed...the last change interval was about 40,000 km. That truck has about 200,000 miles on it and has had almost no maintenance carried out on it. I think the fuel filters have been changed twice, the odd engine oil change, 1 transmission filter, maybe three air filters and a set of brakes.
4x4ord 02/16/15 08:16am Tow Vehicles
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