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RE: Love My 6.0L Ford

Why do you feel it is necessary to express your negative points after an owner merely stated his positive experiences? Unfortunately, there is always someone that tries to spoil someone's positive experience or recent purchase by posting negatively instead of being happy for the OP. It's not so much people wanting to ruin the OP's positive experience. It's to point out that despite the OP's positive experience the 6.0 has been a problem plagued engine since its inception. At this point I could not recommend that someone purchase a 6.0. There are simply other less risky/costly options. I am happy for the OP, however I still do not see the 6.0 as a quality/reliable engine. The 6.0's notoriously terrible reputation is too horrible to ignore. Hard to believe that International made about 2 million of the engines with all the "issues" they had with it. You'd have thought someone would have told them sometime around 2004 that it was time to throttle back, hard to believe they continued to make them till after 2007. 2 million made........I must have been really lucky to get a good one ....:R What's harder to believe is they never got it totally right. Ford and Navistar eventually severed their relationship over the matter.. It is sort of unbelievable. What's even funnier is I'm not making this stuff up! I imagine if they could do it all over again both Ford and Navistar would have agreed to throttle back. They both could have saved a lot of money and avoided huge losses. Fact can often be stranger than fiction Ford now produces their own engines. Didn't Ford make a tactical mistake by not following Navistars lead and adding coolant filters on all their 6.0 diesel? Seems I remember reading somewhere that Navistar retrofitted coolant filters to their version of the 6.0 and had nearly zero problems. Had ford done the same they would probably have reduced warrenty claims significantly. What would have really cost Ford to do that? $150.00 per truck...$150.00*2,000,000 units. That's about 300 million and could have easily been passed on to the consumer in new units. At least that would have taken care of most of the clogged coolers. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 12/20/14 03:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone have a Keystone Bullet?

Thanks everyone for the feedback!
jerem0621 12/20/14 03:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: 8 Lug Test Suburban spotted

For me, it boils down to not just the rating, but how well it manhandles that load in tough situations For all things designed, it NOT for the good days, but for the day Mr Murphy crosses your path. No matter how long or short that path is 100% agree Ben! I hope that GM comes out with a true HD Suburban with a proper receiver, proper axles, proper cooling, proper suspension, etc. I can handle the SemiFloat rear axle...would still prefer a FF but I understand that a Semi float can be made really strong and is much easier to service. Still not my preference. The 1500 Sub I rented had a great front suspension but the rear was to bouncy, not sure if was the springs or shocks. But for my sanity I would make changes to the rear suspension to get it to settle down. Let's hope the 2500 addresses that issue. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 12/19/14 12:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Question about WD Hitch adjustment???

Here is one for you, when I picked up my trailer, during the walk through, the dealer showed me how to work the Blue OX WD hitch. He counted 7 links and said I might have to adjust a link when loaded so that the TT and TV sat level. Simple enough, drove it home and parked it in the snow. A couple of months later I hitched up and counted the 7 links but something was wrong. :E I needed 9 or 10 links for a level trailer!!:h Well eventually it dawned on me, the dealer counted links from the bar to the frame mount. I was counting links from the end of the chain to the mount. :o :S Life has a way of reminding you that you are a mere mortal. :W Easy to do! Many people will mark the link they usually use for their loaded trailer. Many ways to mark a link. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 12/19/14 10:34am Travel Trailers
Anyone have a Keystone Bullet?

May be looking at a lightweight bunkhouse. Specifically the Keystone Bullet 310BHS If you have experience with this brand I would appreciate the feedback. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 12/19/14 10:31am Travel Trailers
RE: 8 Lug Test Suburban spotted

On edit...looks like GM does offer an NHT Max trailering package for the 2015 suburban... Good deal! Thanks! Jeremiah Any guesses or a way to find out what the ballpark payload capacity would be for a 2015 1/2 ton Suburban with the NHT Max Trailering package? Just curious. I'll be keeping the 3/4 ton Burb for a while now, but sure would like to find something in a few years that could get me back up to the mid-high teens in mpg along with having some more creature comforts than what our 2004 Suburban LS has. Yes I do. Here is the payload sticker from a 2 WD 2015 Suburban LT I rented about Two months ago. http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/5D10EA33-34E0-413E-95C8-9D8BC90C02FD_zpswih4rovf.jpg width=640 The NHT package should give comparable payload numbers if not more. I would guesstimate in the 1600-1800 lb range... I am not sure about your 2500 suburban but I have seen 2500's with payload numbers just a few hundred lbs more than this. A comment was made about the integrated receiver. Just for kicks, here is a pic of the receiver from the same 2015 Suburban rental http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/3A4DF343-7A56-4E55-ABAC-13508DC3486D_zpsdc8zqfzy.jpg width=640 @ APT...those wheels are 3/4 ton truck wheels. Note those funny lug nut caps are not production or even matching covers for those wheels. This is an 8 lug suburban. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 12/19/14 08:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: Question about WD Hitch adjustment???

Would add another washer to the hitch head and hang with the same link
jerem0621 12/19/14 08:17am Travel Trailers
RE: 8 Lug Test Suburban spotted

Here is a link to another article Possible Suburban 2500 Here is the pic courtesy TFL. http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/20BD2F24-8583-4BDA-A46D-32AE71B2EFB0_zpsl1butjyk.jpg width=640 Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 12/19/14 07:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: 8 Lug Test Suburban spotted

Cummins, I would for one... I don't need or want a dually or a truck bed. Been there, done that, for me they don't work. Plain and simple. The people hauling and enclosed cargo area is much more useful to me. For the dirty stuff I have a utility trailer that's much lower to the ground and easier to load. A diesel would be sweet in a 3/4 ton or HD Sub. Just speculating but 275-300 hp and 400 ish lb ft of tq.... 10,000 lb trailer tow rating.. Pretty sweet. Right now the closest is the Expedition with the HD trailering package. Not sure how much payload that gives though. On edit...looks like GM does offer an NHT Max trailering package for the 2015 suburban... Good deal! Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 12/18/14 09:49pm Tow Vehicles
8 Lug Test Suburban spotted

in the Colorado Rockies. Could the Mighty 2500 Suburban be returning? Here is a link!!! Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 12/18/14 07:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Change weight by adding washer to WD hitch?

Jeremiah, the 2K version will be more accurate unless your TW is approaching 2K. OP, 60 lbs is not worth worrying about. Your TW is probably around 1000 lbs with a couple hundred lbs transferred to the trailer axles. Thanks for the insight on the Sheline scale! I didn't know that.. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 12/18/14 06:02pm Towing
RE: Photo Thread - Post Your PUP Pics Here

Little late reply, but great looking campers guys! Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 12/18/14 11:27am Folding Trailers
RE: Change weight by adding washer to WD hitch?

OP... I am a proponent of using as much head hitch tilt and the minimum number of links hanging free as possible. More hitch head angle means that your hich distributes weight easier. With that said, there is no secret formula to finding out your tongue weight. You can go to a cat scale and do three passes 1) weigh the truck full of gas without the trailer hitched 2) weigh the truck with the trailer and WD 3) weigh the truck and trailer hitched and no WD For #3 take the # from the steer and the drive axle and subtract the weight from #1. That will give you a close measure of the tongue weight. You sound like a "I got to know" kind of person... Kind of like me! So, my plans for 2015 are to purchase a Sherline Scale so I can accurately measure my tongue weight whenever I want too. Here is a Link to their 5000 lb model... It's just a few dollars more than their 2000 lb model. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 12/17/14 09:38pm Towing
RE: Finding Towing Capacity

Does anyone know how to find the actual towing capacity of a vehicle? Every source that I look at gives a different answer. I have a 2004 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.0 Liter, 5 speed automatic (I think), with Tow/Hauling button, Extended Cab/Long bed. When I look at the 2004 Towing Guide it gives several different ratings, I think based upon the Axle ratio, which I don't know, but it appears to be listed as 10,100 lbs. When I look up the VIN # at a site called Decodethis.com, it shows a maximum of 15,500 and a standard tow rating of 9900 lbs. I have no idea what the difference between the maximum and standard towing capacity is. Frustrating, isn't it? What we need to really help you is this picture only of your truck... http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/B61B63BE-3832-4DD6-BE70-CC8595D43C2B_zpsdpuhuqik.jpg width=640 This is a 2001 1500 Suburbans RPO code sticker found in the glovebox. And it told me everything I needed to know about this Suburban. Go snap a picture of yours, upload it to photobucket, copy the direct link for the picture, then post a reply here.... Make sure you click the mountain and sun icon above the reply post and put the direct link in with a width of 640. This will help us accurately answer your question. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 12/17/14 09:15pm Towing
RE: How Long Should Our Travel Trailer Be?

3 ft longer than you think. We had a 31 ft'r and it got much shorter on cold rainy days. For me... 33-35 ft would be about right... As far as handling.... I would tow my FIL's 24 ft TT for them to the campground for him and could not tell much difference other than being a little more conscious of length. Funny, I had to swing more with his TT than I did mine. His axles sat further back from the tongue than mine did even though my trailer was longer overall. So pay attention to the axle position.... My TT's axles were nearly in the dead center of the TT. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 12/17/14 08:57pm Travel Trailers

I would open the freshwater drain valve on the freshwater tank. That should keep your camper from flooding until you get the water pump fixed.
jerem0621 12/17/14 02:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2009 Ford F250 super duty v8

The 5.4L is rated at 300 HP, so why all the crying that it will not do the job? I think that the V10 is only rated about 50 HP more, and will offer a fuel penalty all the time you are not towing. 3.73 is the rear axle I would be looking for. With a 3.73, you can go up a mountain grade at 4000 RPM around 45 - 50 MPH. At that RPM, you will be making 250+ HP and keep going up the grade! My motorhome is a 96 with a 460" V8, factory rating of only 225 HP at 3,600 RPM. The 5.4L is much better, due in part to the smaller pistons and ability to run 4,400 RPM all day long. The V10 has the same size piston, and stroke, just 2 more cylinders. The truck has plenty of weight capacity for your intended travel trailer. But most fifth wheels will have more than 2,000 pounds of pin weight, and you already realize that is out. . . HAve fun camping! Fred. I agree! Most of this is nonsense. I have owned both the V10 and the 5.4 and going up the same grades I turned nearly identical RPM... OP..go for it!!! Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 12/17/14 02:06pm Tow Vehicles
For the History Buff- Reese Patent # 5,529,539

Hello, During my routine parusal of my local Craigslist I came across an interesting Reese fifth wheel hitch. Its a 14k with the dual jaw that so many are familiar with. However, I noticed that it was a for and aft pivot only... no side to side pivot... I started to search for an owners manual and came across the Reese Patent # 5,529,539 in PDF form. Whats interesting is that this is the Reese patent for the four way pivoting head design. Lots of interesting statements, technical drawings, and design parameters in this document. Anyhoo.. here is the link Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 12/16/14 07:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Should I Buy An Older Travel Trailer?

Nice fiver!!!!!!!! OP.. You can score a nice deal on an older RV. Just be prepared.. for a pristine..no issues trailer you are going to pay somewhat of a premium... even older. Our 95 (that I wish I never sold) had some minor issues... and you can expect the same. Remember, its not the year... its the condition... 100%... If you don't mind buying a rig with a few issues and you are handy you can score a real deal! Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 12/16/14 06:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: Fords 6.7 Scorpion Diesel motor

These threads make me feel pretty good about my decision to run HD Gassers. Gas is cheap and I can replace 2 gasser motors for the cost of one HPFP failure (if the motor doesn't get ghosted). 10-15k repair bills horrify me... Not trolling, I'm serious...how will people be able to afford this stuff out of warrenty? Thanks! Jeremiah How can you afford it under warranty!!!! Great Point!!!!
jerem0621 12/16/14 05:10pm Tow Vehicles
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