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RE: New Gen. F150 owners, how many problems

Your problems are why I have preferred Toyota cars and trucks over the years. I have never had to do anything other than scheduled maintenance with the 4 Toyota trucks and 3 Toyota cars and put more than a million combined miles on them. I cannot say this about the Chevy, Dodge, and Ford trucks and SUV's that I have owned. Even minor problems required leaving the truck off at the dealer and sometimes multiple trips for the same problem. A while back I read about Jeep Cherokee owners having to make on average 8 trips to the dealers for repairs during the first year of ownership. The Toyota trucks have been rated number one in this area for the last 5 years in a row by JD Powers. My current truck is a GM diesel but if Toyota sold a full size diesel powered truck I would have bought instead without a second thought. I see. We have a 2007 Toyota Matrix, bought new. Lot's of issues... electronic, sensors, etc...ie: ECM replaced among other items. Waiting for the recall notices right now...for the airbag issue and the electrical fault in the electric window opener switch. Are you saying with your million combined miles you've never...ever had any issues. What about all the Toyota recalls ? We had a 2009 Matrix we bought new. Never had an issue. Gave it to my daughter and grandson last summer and still no issues. Only recall was for the 'sticky accelerator' garbage which was a bunch of govt manufactured beans. Here you go. As you can see dependability is 'average' on the 2009 Matrix. Also you've missed at least two of three recalls. 2009 Matrix I could care less about averages. MY vehicle is the only one that matters. You either get a good one or you don't.
lbrjet 04/19/14 10:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: Unlimited streaming wifi??

I won't be doing my banking from an open Wifi connection whether you say it is safe or not. Chances are good there is no hacker around, but it is not foolproof. Actually, it is. You just have to ensure you have the all important HTTPS connection before entering any personal information. Don't confuse this with a suggestion that you do it. That's up to you and what you do is of no concern to me. :C If you say it, it must be true. Not. A hacker can access your device on an open connection, install a keystroke capture program and record everything you type into your HTTPS site. Chances are slim this is going to happen, but it is still not foolproof any way you slice it.
lbrjet 04/19/14 10:01am Full-time RVing
RE: Snowbirds - East or West?

I just never could get over the fear of pulling thru the steep grades to get out west. Signed: trapped east of the Mississippi! You wouldn't even know you crossed the continental divide on I40 if it wasn't for the sign.
lbrjet 04/19/14 09:56am General RVing Issues
RE: New Gen. F150 owners, how many problems

Your problems are why I have preferred Toyota cars and trucks over the years. I have never had to do anything other than scheduled maintenance with the 4 Toyota trucks and 3 Toyota cars and put more than a million combined miles on them. I cannot say this about the Chevy, Dodge, and Ford trucks and SUV's that I have owned. Even minor problems required leaving the truck off at the dealer and sometimes multiple trips for the same problem. A while back I read about Jeep Cherokee owners having to make on average 8 trips to the dealers for repairs during the first year of ownership. The Toyota trucks have been rated number one in this area for the last 5 years in a row by JD Powers. My current truck is a GM diesel but if Toyota sold a full size diesel powered truck I would have bought instead without a second thought. I see. We have a 2007 Toyota Matrix, bought new. Lot's of issues... electronic, sensors, etc...ie: ECM replaced among other items. Waiting for the recall notices right now...for the airbag issue and the electrical fault in the electric window opener switch. Are you saying with your million combined miles you've never...ever had any issues. What about all the Toyota recalls ? We had a 2009 Matrix we bought new. Never had an issue. Gave it to my daughter and grandson last summer and still no issues. Only recall was for the 'sticky accelerator' garbage which was a bunch of govt manufactured beans.
lbrjet 04/18/14 03:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Gen. F150 owners, how many problems

Have had zero issues with my 5.4L F250 in 57,000 miles. Only towed 9000 with it, but a lot of that was in the Smoky mountains and Rocky mountains. Has been a great truck. You seem to have had some bad luck with your two F150's.
lbrjet 04/18/14 03:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Unlimited streaming wifi??

I won't be doing my banking from an open Wifi connection whether you say it is safe or not. Chances are good there is no hacker around, but it is not foolproof.
lbrjet 04/18/14 03:22pm Full-time RVing
RE: RV Frig Question

2-3 times per year for us.
lbrjet 04/18/14 03:13pm Beginning RVing
RE: routine costs

Tires will run you about $500 each and any kind of service will be way more expensive than a car. It all depends on how lucky you are and how the motor home was maintained prior to you buying it.
lbrjet 04/18/14 03:11pm Beginning RVing
RE: Title and Registration

Indiana excise tax is only for vehicles less than 10 years old. Buy a new motor home and the plates will be expensive, an older used one not so much. Obamacare plans are very weak also, only BCBS offerings and no PPO plans. I changed residency recently because of that. Got a much better plan in Arizona and it is an excellent BCBS PPO plan.
lbrjet 04/18/14 03:07pm Beginning RVing
RE: Internet Questions

Common in snowbird locations, the rest of the country not as much. Best bet is to call around and ask.
lbrjet 04/18/14 03:00pm Beginning RVing
RE: Tax day and RV's

Only 35% of filers itemize these days. Many people think they are writing off the RV interest when in reality they are taking the standard deduction.
lbrjet 04/16/14 03:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: scheduled maintenance(axles)

I am considering doing my 2010 cougar for the first time. I doubt they need it but the brakes need adjusting so I will take care of both at the same time. Just had it done on my 2011 which was purchased in 2010. Needed brakes adjusted and had bearings repacked also.
lbrjet 04/16/14 03:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: rt 14 east of cedar city

We drove it last fall without the trailer from 89 to the Breaks, then down to Cedar City and back across to 89. It has some steep grades and is a bit curvy as well. I wouldn't want to pull the trailer on that route, and I have pulled all of rt 12. The Breaks are neat, but are very 'Bryce' looking. Steepest section is from 148 westward if I remember right. The section from 89 to 148 was not as bad, but will still rise about 3500 feet.
lbrjet 04/15/14 04:30pm Roads and Routes
RE: Tow vehicle and everyday driveability question

I would prefer the 5.0 to the Ecoboost in the mountains for the extra engine braking capability. Coming down the mountain should be your concern, not going up. The F250 will do better coming down the mountain than either of those two, but your current truck/trailer combination should handle it fine. Maybe you need a better sway control system like the Equal-I-zer 4 point. You never really said what concerns you about Colorado.
lbrjet 04/15/14 01:55pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tow vehicle and everyday driveability question

I wouldn't buy the F250 because you may need it in the future. Buy it when you need it. Your current truck will perform fine in the mountains of Colorado.
lbrjet 04/15/14 08:54am Travel Trailers
RE: Trade-in advice

You won't need to bring the trailer in ahead of time. Disclose any defects up front and it should go smoothly when you pick up the new trailer and do the exchange.
lbrjet 04/13/14 03:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: Out with the old.....

Nice. Have some great travels.
lbrjet 04/12/14 03:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Yellow stickers....

Empty propane tanks and no battery.
lbrjet 04/11/14 05:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: calculating trailer vs 5th wheel towing capacity question

Pin weight is not added twice. One number (tow behind maximum) has nothing to do with the other(fifth wheel maximum).
lbrjet 04/11/14 12:59pm Towing
RE: 1st reports on the new 2015 GM p/u's

I think it awesome GM changed to the 4.10 as the standard axle. Smart move.
lbrjet 04/11/14 08:59am Tow Vehicles
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