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RE: Stock market hits all time high today !

Zuckerberg sells a chunk of Facebook stock as prices reach a record He sold 386,116 shares for $52.5 million. He has 463.8 million shares that are worth $65 Billion I would think most people would be able to comfortably retire on 5 million. 52 million would be enough to make most people feel rich. I can't comprehend 65 billion. He could loose 99.9% of his wealth and still be rich.
4x4ord 03/17/17 09:38am Around the Campfire
RE: 2017 Super Duty is *****

I wonder if a "forever truck" really exists? I plan to retire in 4 - 6 years and am wondering when I should pull the trigger on a truck I know I will need. I am 54, so that means that truck would have to last without too many major expenses for a very long time. My drool truck is the F350 diesel DRW. I feel like I am looking at porn every day, its really bad :). Oldcow I think by the time a truck is over 10 years old it is generally getting pretty old regardless of what kind of shape it is in. I have zero desire for a new truck now but expect to be ready in 4 more years. I just hope that 4 years from now there are some major improvements made with regard to emission technology and fuel economy....maybe they will be auto pilot by then.
4x4ord 03/16/17 10:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 Super Duty is *****

If Ford doesn't do something about the fuel economy of the 6.7 my next truck won't have a Powerstroke....I'm beginning to think the 1/2 tons will have all the capabilty I'm going to need by the time I'm ready to replace my current truck.
4x4ord 03/16/17 01:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Buying new truck: ? about gears and cab configuration

As people have said either gear ratio will easily handle a 10,000 lb RV. The Platinum trim level only came with 20" wheels and selecting 20" wheels automatically went to the 3.55 gears when I bought my 2016. I have Freund's who have the 3.31 gears behind their Powerstrokes and they experience a very significant fuel savings over what I get. Even though I see the value in a super cab long box over a crew cab short box my personal preference is still crew cab short box. I seldom have passengers but I like the ease of access to the back seat with the crew cab better as well as the look of the truck better. You do have to be mindful of what you're doing with a fifth wheel coupled to a shortbox unless you choose to get an automatic sliding hitch or a Sidewinder trailer hitch.
4x4ord 03/16/17 10:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: Comparing axle ratios

My buddy pulls a 32ft tripple slide with a 6.2 and 3.73's. However he has 35 inch tires which kills his final ratio and it still pulls good. He gets around 7 mgp towing. It would be really interesting to see what the new Powerstroke would get for mpg pulling that trailer. I think it's hard to know which final drive to choose. For 2017 Ford has put a lower first gear in the transmission that gets fitted with the 6.2 liter. They also increased the torque of the 6.2 so with 3.73 gears and 34" tires you could drop to second gear and have 310 to 385 HP available between 45 and 65 mph. So second gear would work excellent for steep grades. On the flats at 60 mph with 3.73 gears and 34 inch tires you could lock 5th and 6th out, if desired, and cruise at 2580 rpm or just 6th if it works and run at 1900 rpm.
4x4ord 03/16/17 07:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: MPG 2017 3500s pulling 22,800

550 HP. I'm sure that with higher gearing the Kenworth would do better. I think it is disgusting that these little pickups burn so much fuel. I don't understand how you are coming up with " these little pickups burn so much fuel." ? I'm running combined in the 28-29,000# range and I have never gotten below 8.5 average on a tank of fuel and that is running 70+. It takes so much power to move a load and that amount of power is going to use a curtain amount of fuel. The pick ups in the test that TFL Truck got 5.7 to 6.7 miles per gallon. I expected that a car like pickup should get better fuel economy than a heavy duty truck if both are loaded the same.....especially when the heavy truck has a powertrain set up for much heavier work than 33000 lbs. An engine delivers much more horsepower hours per gallon of fuel when it is working harder. The Cummins in the Kenworth is not running very efficient when it is turning 1600 rpm and only has to make 150 HP.
4x4ord 03/15/17 06:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: MPG 2017 3500s pulling 22,800

550 HP. I'm sure that with higher gearing the Kenworth would do better. I think it is disgusting that these little pickups burn so much fuel.
4x4ord 03/15/17 09:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: MPG 2017 3500s pulling 22,800

We have a 2012 Kenworth. It has a 15 liter Cummins coupled to an 18 speed and 3 drive axles with 4.10 gear ratios. The truck is not really set up for highway use and is not capable of hauling much weight legally. We seldom take it on the road. It has a top speed of only 68 mph @ about 1600 rpm. The empty weight of the truck is very close to 33000 lbs. It has a 20,000 lb front axle and 69,000 lb rears. On Alberta highways it requires a permit to be able to load the truck to 66800 lbs. We use the truck mainly off road and load it to about 95,000 lbs. I took it down the highway empty the other day and measured it's fuel economy ..... 9.6 mpg (imperial) or 8 mpg US. http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/k585/4x4ord/IMG_20170223_163058909_zpspbiylslt.jpg height=600
4x4ord 03/15/17 05:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: Comparing axle ratios

There is no way that you should be thinking you need to take what you can get. I would sit down and go through every option and select the exact truck you want. I'd be willing to bet that if your dealer doesn't have it in their inventory they could find one and have it delivered from a sister dealership within in a week.
4x4ord 03/13/17 09:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: MPG 2017 3500s pulling 22,800

When the fuel guzzling diesels are replaced with electric the trucks will be quiet.
4x4ord 03/13/17 07:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: MPG 2017 3500s pulling 22,800

I don't put a pile of miles on my truck but the difference in fuel economy between the Ram and the Ford still amounts to $1000 per year. If I was buying a new truck now I would mentally be adding 8k to the price of the Ford before making my decision on which truck to buy.....If this mileage difference proves to be a good indication of fuel economy over a wide range of driving and towing conditions I think it would be enough to sway me over to Ram.
4x4ord 03/12/17 07:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: MPG 2017 3500s pulling 22,800

Ram is terrible, Chevy is worse and Ford is disgusting.
4x4ord 03/11/17 08:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: What does tow haul do on Ram 2500 CTD

On my Ford it turns a little light on on the dash.
4x4ord 03/08/17 08:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Most popular vehicle for people making over $200k annually

I have to lean way over to keep my head from hitting the roof in our civic and my back gets soar after 45 minutes but for me, it is all about the cost of driving.....I prefer the civic. So you barely fit in it but to save money you drive it? I prefer a full size pickup and I drive an hour to work and a hour home, to me it's worth the extra gas. We looked at everything from a Jaguar to Audi and I told my wife I would buy her whatever she wanted. When she saw the little blue Civic she fell in love. Now that we have it I figure "well I can either squish in behind the wheel of the little blue car and get 45 mpg (and it is kind of fun to drive) or take my F350 and get 15 mpg". I think if I was buying the car for me I would have bought an SUV.
4x4ord 03/08/17 08:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Advice on frame damage

I have had vehicles damaged by hail where the insurance company allowed me the choice of writing the vehicle off and receiving $11000 or having the vehicle repaired or receiving $5500 cash and keeping the vehicle. I took the cash and gave the damaged vehicle to my daughter. I think she could have sold it for $9k if she had wanted to but she is still driving it without having done anything to repair it. I did the same thing with a hail damaged truck. I gave the truck to my son in law. Then he hit a deer with it snd his insurance company gave him $5k and let him keep the truck. He replaced the grill, bumper and lights for a cost of a few hundred dollars and after having it pass an inspection it is back on the road again.
4x4ord 03/08/17 02:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Most popular vehicle for people making over $200k annually

I have to lean way over to keep my head from hitting the roof in our civic and my back gets soar after 45 minutes but for me, it is all about the cost of driving.....I prefer the civic.
4x4ord 03/08/17 01:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Most popular vehicle for people making over $200k annually

It is sad to me where these trucks are going. They put so much extra creature comforts in them now that I would be afraid to use it for any real work. SOme of that stuff would be really expensive to fix. My wife has a SUV with the touch screen display and we bought the extra electronics warranty because I don't want to have to write a check if that thing goes bad. I love my 06 CTD, 225K miles and going strong. Had it since 08 and so far only a fuel pump. The new ones are nice but to pay that much for a personal vehicle baffles me. Our Honda has all the unnecessary stuff on it, like lane keeping assist, lane departure, navigation, adaptive cruise control, back up and side view cameras, rain sensing windshield wipers, turbo charged direct injection engine, etc. I found it kind of amusing how the salesman pushes Honda quality and as soon as the deal is done the next guy pushes, pushes, and continues to push all sorts of extended warranty coverage packages and undercoating and leather protectant and glass coverage and free remote replacement. I opted for none of it and was told nobody buys the touring model without buying an extended warranty package. The car has got 3 years bumper to bumper which should cover anything that was faulty off the line and I sure expect the car to go trouble free for the following 4 years.
4x4ord 03/07/17 06:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: HD Diesel Cost Comparison

I think a loaded Ford F350 diesel Platinum is $70k USD.
4x4ord 03/07/17 07:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: HD Diesel Cost Comparison

A year ago I paid much less for a Ford Platinum than what GMC wanted for a Denali...I never priced a Dodge.
4x4ord 03/07/17 07:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ike Gauntlet 2017 3500s DRW 22,800# load

I am willing to buy made in Canada or made in USA but I seldom consider things made in North America to measure up to the quality of made in Japan or made in Germany. The workmanship that some Canadian trades people put into building houses, for example, is often embarrassing.
4x4ord 03/06/17 07:36pm Tow Vehicles
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