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RE: RollingRock's F250 scared me on last trip

I had it happen on a CAT C15. I could hardley believe how zero boost caused the engine to barely have enough power to move the truck. I guess the computer must severley limit the fuel when it senses no boost.
4x4ord 05/22/16 09:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: Aftermarket mirrors

The ttt Schefenacker mirrors are very good quality. They were expensive when I purchased mine for my 03 GMC and I think they are no longer manufactured. You could likely buy a set used. I no longer tow with my old GM that I should probably put the originals back on it and sell the TTT's.
4x4ord 05/21/16 09:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 6.7L Powerstroke V8 Diesel

I believe when T&P said 5.7 diesel he meant he has a 5.7 diesel. The 5.7 diesel was a GM engines brought out in the 80's that proved to be, like Turtle said, a junk engine. But, even junk engines sometime last 30 years without giving any trouble.
4x4ord 05/17/16 11:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 6.7L Powerstroke V8 Diesel

So if the latest Powerstroke engine coupled to the new 6r140 is a better powertrain then what Chevy or Ram offer, does it really matter. I feel quite confident that even a new Ram is capable of doing anything I ask my Ford to do. Will have none of that around here.......can't have a proper brand war or you're giving props to the enemy!! Lol They need a little help.;)
4x4ord 05/16/16 09:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 6.7L Powerstroke V8 Diesel

So if the latest Powerstroke engine coupled to the new 6r140 is a better powertrain then what Chevy or Ram offer, does it really matter. I feel quite confident that even a new Ram is capable of doing anything I ask my Ford to do.
4x4ord 05/16/16 09:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 6.7L Powerstroke V8 Diesel

I had an '11 Powerstroke and was extremely impressed with the entire truck. Sold it and bought a 2016 Powerstroke. The new Powerstrokes are amazing but I think the Duramax and Cummins are very good engines as well.
4x4ord 05/14/16 11:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How high can we count in images with numbers in them?

http://donsdepot.donrossgroup.net/dr0604/nc4203a.jpg height=400
4x4ord 05/10/16 04:53am Around the Campfire
RE: She's getting broke in

Sooo... what is that tank for? (or did I miss that part?) The tank is used to haul water to a field sprayer. We only haul about 50 loads per spray season.
4x4ord 05/07/16 05:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: She's getting broke in

Greater than 26,000lbs with a trl in excess of 10,000lbs...the stuff many states are cracking down on. Personally, I think it is amazing that a Pick-up is capable of hauling what many would call "commercial" weights. Set-up looks good Hotshotters have been grossing 25-30,000lbs on 1-ton duallies for a long time. They are the "ONES" that have LEO's looking hard at ALL P/U trucks. North Carolina comes to mind...caught a guy with triple axel behind his dually---he was just moving the trailer for a friend. His GVWR was over 26,000, the trailer was over 10,000. They asked him for his class A CDL even though the trailer was empty (license requirement is based on capability, NOT actual). Heavy fines, truck parked, etc... Just pointing out that they are cracking down on P/U trucks (hot shots), and have even made changes to CDL's to reflect those who took the test in automatic trucks (restricted from driving manuals) and those who hooked to a pintel for the test (restricted from 5th wheels). It took the law a while to catch up to the industry "skirting" the fringes of the law, but they are catching up. Thankfully....they haven't cracked down on RVer's, YET. When they do, if they do, this forum will EXPLODE from all the people who can't believe they have to get a CDL. I think I've got my truck registered for about 40,000 lbs so I still got a little room to play with.
4x4ord 05/06/16 10:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: She's getting broke in

It looks pretty good. Interesting how it handles the load better than the 2011. Do you still have your 2011? The extra 40 ponies is noticeable when pulling that much weight but the biggest difference between the '11 and the '16 is the way the exhaust brake of the 2016 can hold back a 28000 lb trailer. The '11 would hold back 15000 lbs adequately on relatively steep grades with a little driver input...(the driver had to slow the truck down enough to allow the truck to drop into 2nd gear...once in second it would hold back quite well). The 2011 just sold a few days ago. The new owner came from 2500 miles away.
4x4ord 05/06/16 09:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: She's getting broke in

Greater than 26,000lbs with a trl in excess of 10,000lbs...the stuff many states are cracking down on. Personally, I think it is amazing that a Pick-up is capable of hauling what many would call "commercial" weights. Set-up looks good It wasn't that long ago that a 400 HP highway tractor was considered big power now we have 440 ponies under the hood of a pickup....not enough gears available to keep all the ponies pulling all the time mind you, but these little pickups are amazingly capable.
4x4ord 05/06/16 11:03am Tow Vehicles
She's getting broke in

http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u379/debbie_dixon341/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20160501_134608086_zpslgvavwk8.jpg height=600 It doesn't look like much but the gross weight of the truck and trailer is over 36000 lbs. The truck handles it noticeably better than the '11 did.... I'm especially impressed with the new one's ability to hold back while descending steep grades.
4x4ord 05/06/16 02:22am Tow Vehicles
Exchanging currency

I need to exchange about 30k USD into Canadian funds. It looks to me like "Currencyfair" might save me some money? Has anyone used this outfit or do you gave another to recommend?
4x4ord 05/05/16 04:56am Around the Campfire
RE: I'm curios about the 6.7.

We still have two old GMs, a real old Dodge an '05 RAM and 3 newer Fords on the place. In my opinion the 2011 and newer Fords, 2013 and newer Rams and 2014 and newer GMs are the trucks to buy.
4x4ord 04/18/16 05:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: I'm curios about the 6.7.

If you're set on an '07 Ram I go with the 5.9 but if I was buying an old diesel pickup it would be an 06 or 07 Duramax.
4x4ord 04/17/16 09:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Long Box vs Short Box and slip hitch for 5th wheel

My first truck for pulling a fifth wheel trailer was a crew cab long box. I'm now on my third shortbox. I've never used a sliding hitch and find the shortbox a bit of an inconvenience but obviously not a real big deal. If I ever get a sliding hitch it will be an automatic one such as the Pullrite Superglide, or I may purchase a Reese Sidewinder....Unless I end up going to a dually at some point I'll be sticking with a 6.75 ft box.
4x4ord 04/15/16 07:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ditched the 1/2 ton.

Nice truck, congratulations. I'm kind of curious how that payload (2300 lbs) compares to that of your Tundra?
4x4ord 04/15/16 05:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Gear ratio advice 3:73 or 4:30 on Super Duty

Overloading a truck (to the degree I do) is not wise. Duals for heavier trailers have something to offer. But gear ratios are different. A higher numeric gear ratio is a disadvantage when it is not needed. It will still do the job just not as efficiently as the truck with the right gears.
4x4ord 04/14/16 06:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: Gear ratio advice 3:73 or 4:30 on Super Duty

Luckily for me I have more faith in fords engineering skills and trust that they may have thought about these things when trying to pull the highest tow rating from their 1 ton trucks. Exactly. The srw trucks are designed for towing small RVs upto about 16000 lbs and have 3.31 and 3.55 rear ends. It's not till you're towing over something like 24,000 lbs that they put you into the 4.30 ratio. And even at that weight a person may or may not be happier with 4.30 gears than 3.73.....it depends on the road surfaces and hills. Rv'ers typically run on nice smooth hard surfaces and some use their truck running empty more than towing. For instance even though I tow 30,000 lb trailers with my srw I would rather size my truck for running empty (and towing my little RV) and make due with what I have for the times I tow real heavy.
4x4ord 04/14/16 06:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: Gear ratio advice 3:73 or 4:30 on Super Duty

Prior to the days of computers a diesel engine was always able to obtain it's greatest efficiency at the RPM where it produced its highest torque value. Today I don't believe that is necessarily true. As a general rule, though, gearing up and throttling down conserves fuel. So running 1700 rpm is great when you need less than 260 HP. So running in 6th at 1400-1700 is ideal for light loads. So again the low power demands go through the overdrive gears.
4x4ord 04/13/16 09:08pm Tow Vehicles
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