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RE: Another birthday

I am feeling a little frustrated. I have this idea in my mind that retirement could be wonderful. Come on honey let's go skiing in Germany, lets go see Egypt, or let's buy motorcycles and cruise the pacific coast highway. Let's get a new RV and spend some time living free, let's learn how to golf and go hiking. But the reality of it is if these things weren't important enough to do while we were younger they are even less important as we get older. I have made work my #1 priority and unless I change nothing will change.....and change doesn't come easy.
4x4ord 04/25/17 08:06am Around the Campfire
RE: People who Abuse Handicap Parking

Around here people seldom park in the handicapped stalls. I sometimes wonder why they don't have wheelchair parking at the back corner of the parking lot and then fewer handicap stalls in the sought after spots for those who truly need them. Edit: sorry I wrote this while I was still kind of asleep. I probably shouldn't have commented but anyway I did. Although I'm still half asleep, I'd like to explain where I was coming from: I park in the furthest back corner of most all parking lots. I do it to avoid car door dings and because I don't mind walking. If I got around in a wheel chair I kind of expect that would still be the case. I might be wrong but I'm thinking it would be easier to wheel across a parking lot than walk once a person adapts. My reason for suggesting fewer stalls comes from me always seeing empty handicap parking. After waking up a bit I realize that is the goal.
4x4ord 04/25/17 05:24am Around the Campfire
Another birthday

I just had my 54th birthday. At one time I thought I would retire about now but I asked my wife what her dreams are. She doesn't really have any, she's happy just to carry on and I think I am more attracted to expanding my business than I am in coasting......I might just work till I drop.
4x4ord 04/24/17 10:52pm Around the Campfire
RE: Unbelievable find

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4x4ord 04/21/17 10:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Unbelievable find

Maybe it's a geographical thing on if this was a good, great or exceptional find. I drive by a farm daily that for the past couple of weeks has had 2 of the same vintage GM trucks sitting out for sale. One was a regular cab and they wanted just over $3000 for it. The other is a extended cab and they want just under $3000 for it. Both are/were 4x4. From the road, both were in rough shape (rusted, dented, etc). The regular cab has been gone a few days and as of yesterday the extended cab is still sitting there with the exhaust laying on the ground under it. Had I come across a $3000 truck in that great of shape I think I would have jumped on it as quick as you did and thought I had found an exceptional deal. My neighbor is a diesel mechanic and I know that he would take something with the 6.5L in it before some other diesels. I would choose the 6.5 over a Cummins of that vintage but there is no question...The 6.5 is one of the most unreliable diesels ever put in a pickup and the 5.9 Cummins is the most reliable.
4x4ord 04/21/17 10:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: Limited Slip or Open Differential?

The way. People are talking on here leaves the impression that an open differencial is a single wheel drive....It isn't. With an open diff the power is split between the two rear wheels. If both wheels are on a similar surface you have two wheel drive. The locket comes into play when one wheel has better traction than the other.
4x4ord 04/21/17 08:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: Limited Slip or Open Differential?

I would get the 3.55 locking diff. I have had the electronic locking diff in my last two trucks. It is extremely rare that it does much for me. If I find myself stuck in snow I will often, just to play, try locking the diff to get out. It seldom makes the difference. As soon as I engage 4x4, even with the diff unlocked, away it goes. Locking the axles on our big trucks, however, makes a very obvious difference. In spite of not seeing much value in a locking diff I would probably still purchase it.....I'm driving in snow 3 months out of the year.
4x4ord 04/21/17 04:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: Unbelievable find

The 6.5 was a garbage engine. I had a '93 with that engine in it. It was replaced under warranty at 150,000 km. Then at 400,000 my son in law put a Peninsular diesel in it. It was very expensive but I think it will be a good engine for him. It gets fantastic fuel economy.
4x4ord 04/20/17 03:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 F-250 Ike Gauntlet

Car & Driver just tested a 2017 2500 with the Duramax. They sure liked the power, ride and fuel economy of this truck versus the 2017 F250 they tested. They didn't tow anything with these trucks but interesting to read their conclusions. I now drive a 2016 F250 Lariat with the Powerstroke and have ordered a 2017 King Ranch. Will be interesting to to compare these two trucks. Talked to a 2017 Powerstroke owner yesterday and he said compared to his 2015 model he can feel more power empty but can't tell any difference when pulling his 12,000 pound loaded flat deck around. Is this what you are referring to: Click
4x4ord 04/20/17 04:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 F-250 Ike Gauntlet

I'm starting to see the new Super Duty's populating the roads around here and it's getting me wishing I had waited a few months when I bought my '16. As much as I like the look of the new Ford the price tag and crappy fuel economy are what could potentially cause me to look at a Ram.
4x4ord 04/20/17 03:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 F-250 Ike Gauntlet

I tow an RV as well as haul all sorts of equipment or other "stuff" on a tandem dually gooseneck. Any 22000 lb RV will tow easier than the equipment they towed behind the 1 tons. When they are only travelling 45 mph and going up a steep incline with 30,000 lbs GCVW the wind resistance is a very small part of the equation. The wind and rolling resistance combined at 45 mph is not going to require over 80 hp to overcome where as 287 HP are required to lift a truck and trailer up an 8% grade at 45 mph excluding wind and rolling resistance. So a total rear wheel HP of 367 rear wheel HP would be required for an 8,000 lb truck to tow a 22000 lb rv up an 8% grade at 45 mph with only somewhere around 35 of that 367 Hp being used to overcome wind resistance. At 65 mph more like 90 Hp is required to overcome air resistance.
4x4ord 04/19/17 08:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ok, Time to Come Clean and Admit Our Screw-Ups

I was visiting with my sister while hooking up our old Terry tag trailer and didn't pay attention to what I was doing. After getting all hooked up we took off through the mountains of BC. About 10 miles into our travels the highway crossed a railway track that I didn't slow down for. After the truck hit it I realized how rough the crossing was and watched in the rearview mirror to see how the trailer would bounce over it. Not so well. I kept right on going as I anounced to my wife that we just lost our trailer back there. With no safety chains and no emergency brake away the trailer was having no problem keeping up with us. At first my wife refused to believe what I had told her but the four kids in the back seat turned to watch out the rear window and they assured their mother that it was so.....the trailer was no longer hooked up. So I'm watching the trailer thinking if it happens to cross the center line I will slam on my brakes and let it plow into the back of my truck rather than have it run head on into an oncoming vehicle. My wife starts going nuts hitting me and reminding me of my stupidity. Any way we crossed a bridge with a concrete curb on the right. The front corner of the trailer bounced off the curb deflecting the trailer toward the centre of the road. Fortunately the crown of the highway was just enough to prevent the trailer from crossing the center line. It bounced off the curb again and eventually after crossing the bridge it rolled off the road into the ditch. I had a tow strap which I used to tow it back onto the highway and with the help of some guys who stopped to lend a hand we had it set back on my hitch, properly latched this time, and we were on our way. About the only damage done was slight damage to the front corner of the trailer and the jack was bent and worn out. As well I had slight bruising to my right shoulder from my wife's somewhat violent attack.
4x4ord 04/19/17 04:06am General RVing Issues
RE: 2017 F-250 Ike Gauntlet

What I can't figure is how the F350 was such a horrible disappointment (Subjective score of 17 & 18) and the identical truck in a F250 was the highest score ever ( subjective part was 22 & 23). Likely if the F350 had been manually shifted to make use of the 440 HP it would have been wonderful as well. I find it disappointing that the Powerstroke with all its new technology, like the reverse flow heads and turbo in the centre of the V, never seems to be able to grab the mpg title.
4x4ord 04/18/17 05:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Used Dmax or New Cummins

I think he just wanted to call us old.:(
4x4ord 04/18/17 05:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Used Dmax or New Cummins

I considered removing the spacer block on the rear axle of my f350 but in the end decided to live with it as is.
4x4ord 04/18/17 07:06am Tow Vehicles
RE: Used Dmax or New Cummins

The 2017 GMC is 39.37 inches. That is a regular cab 3500 4x4. They are all too tall.
4x4ord 04/18/17 06:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: Just sold my 92 Cummins

I just sold my '89 this past winter. The truck was a mouse infested wreck. It hadn't been started in over 10 years....The tires were rotten, mice had chewed through wires causing short circuits to the starter and dash lights. Thanks to people on this web site I realized that there is a Cummins following that would see great value in this old piece of junk. I advertised the thing and couldn't believe all the phone calls I got on it. I told everyone who called, including the one who purchased it, that it was an old piece of junk and that I really didn't think it was worth fixing. In spite of my effort to discourage people from buying it I got $4500 for it in a matter of weeks.
4x4ord 04/18/17 04:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: Used Dmax or New Cummins

There are posts being made that the Cummins pick up truck engine, which has been designed to compete with other pick up truck engines is the only "true medium duty" engine. I'm just posting to try to stop that kind of nonsense from being conveyed.
4x4ord 04/17/17 02:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Used Dmax or New Cummins

They also powered the F650/750 until a couple years ago with an Allison 3000 behind it. Lots of Freightliner MD's. Why would Ford switch from an almighty Cummins to a light duty engine to power their F650/750 trucks......unbelievable:?
4x4ord 04/17/17 12:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Used Dmax or New Cummins

They mean diddly squat but at least it is a complete sample. Another way to view it is to look at the number of engines Cummins manufactured for Ram vs how many Isuzu built for GM. After 24 years of manufacturing Cummins built their 2,000,000 engine for Ram. Isuzu started manufacturing the Duramax in 2000 and by May of 2007 they had hit the 1 millionth milestone. Based on the way I bought my Ford, I think if I wanted a Chevy I would probably buy a Chevy without looking at the Ram and if I wanted a Ram I would probably buy the Ram without looking at Chevy. Edit: it's interesting that Duramax sales appear to be slipping. In March of this year the 2,000,000th Duramax rolled off the line. I am confused. You said 24 years with Cummins and 2,000,000' Isuzu delivered 2000-2007 1,000,000 Duramax and on edit: this year 2,000,000 Duramax. If correct Duramax in 17 years outsold Cummins 24 years? That's right Isuzu built in 17 years what Cummins has done in 24. The 500,000th 6.7 Powerstroke was installed in a f350, I think, in May of 2014. They should hit 1,000,000 fairly soon. Edit: the 500,0000 6.7 Powerstroke was installed in a Super Duty chassis September of 2013. I'm surprised they haven't already hit the 1,000,000 milestone.
4x4ord 04/17/17 08:29am Tow Vehicles
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