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RE: F450 maneuverability question

I know the shortbed has the 34 gal. Tank. The main thing for me is diesel pumps are usually easier to access when traveling with a 38’ fifthwheel in tow. I can't imagine anyone with a new SRW short box 1 ton diesel not enjoying their towing experience but if I were going to pick one thing to complain about with my truck it would be the small fuel tank. However, it doesn't bother me enough to justify spending $2000 on an aftermarket fuel tank or make me wish I had a long box.
4x4ord 11/11/19 06:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F450 maneuverability question

Other than an old Western Star I owned, which turned sharp to the right and barely turned to the left, I can't remember ever being concerned about turning radius of a truck. Is it really that big of a deal to have to slide the gear selector into reverse a few times a year while maneuvering?
4x4ord 11/11/19 01:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: Demco Autoslide or B&W Companion Slider

I have a short box with a B&W Companion ..... no slide and I am 100% satisfied. I don't want the hassle of hooking up an auto slide hitch and feel a slider is unnecessary. If I felt I needed a slider it would be an auto slide. I would not use a manual slider even if I had one. The other option you could consider is a B&W hitch and a Reese Sidewinder/Revolution pin box. Edit: The rotational pin box is equivalent to mounting your hitch further back in your truck bed so not necessarily something you'd want to do.
4x4ord 11/10/19 05:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cummins 5 year old synthetic oil with 1000 miles - change ?

I have an old 1975 diesel tractor that gets oil changes every 5 years or so. Ive had it since new and with over 10,000 hours on it, it still runs like new.
4x4ord 11/09/19 03:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2012 6.7 Diesel

I know from experience that the CP4 pump isn't as fragile as some people believe it to be. Shortly after buying my 2011 6.7 I filled it with gasoline. I noticed it pinging and ended up pulling into a freinds place a few miles further down the road where I pumped the contents of my tank into his gasoline pickup and my wife's car. I did this by simply attaching a hose to the hose bringing fuel to the engine mounted fuel filter and turning the ignition to the on position. (It would pump for a few seconds then stop so I had to continue to cycle the ignition key on and off) After emptying the tank I filled my truck with diesel and carried on. About a year later I abcent mindedly put DEF into the fuel tank. This time I caught my mistake before starting the engine and I pumped the tank dry the same way and carried on. If I had towed my truck to a Ford dealer they would have charged me to replace the entire low pressure side of the fuel system on account of the def and the entire fuel system on account of the gasoline. In my case it cost me nothing. Additionally I ran that truck out of fuel on at least one occasion. I ran that truck to over 100,000 miles before selling it and never had a problem with it.
4x4ord 11/09/19 02:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: Banks Differential Cover

This whole thing reminds me of a solution waiting for a nonexistent problem. Kind of like people freaking out over 240F ATF temps. :R Well said.... Totally agree. X 3.
4x4ord 11/09/19 02:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: Truck batteries

I would replace the truck and the next owner worry about when to replace the battery.
4x4ord 11/07/19 10:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2012 6.7 Diesel

Back to the topic at hand..... :B I remember when the 6.7L came out and Ford had a HUGE marketing campaign which talked extensively about the millions of miles they put on this engine in all types of extreme temperatures under extreme loads before they released it. If that was truly the case, how did none of these issues crop up??? :h By september of 2013 Ford had installed 500000 6.7 Powerstroke diesels in thier trucks. They now have billions of miles put on them and a few have had issues. I don't know of anyone personally who has had a problem with a 6.7 Powerstroke. Our family owns a number of 6.7 powerstrokes and we put about 400000 km per year on our trucks. I've not heard of a single 6.7 engine issue. If I was buying a used Ford diesel I would likely buy a 2015 or newer.
4x4ord 11/04/19 10:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Mileage observations

The OP has a gasoline engine that produces peak torque at about 4000 rpm. He is finding he gets better fuel economy at 2000 rpm than by running at a lower rpm in a higher gear. If you look at brake specific fuel consumption maps you can see why this might occur. In the case of a 6.7 liter diesel which makes peak torque at 1800 rpm you will definitely burn more fuel per mile if you downshift. The slight amount of power lost in transmitting power through the overdrive gears is negligible.
4x4ord 11/04/19 12:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Mileage observations

It takes a certain amount of horsepower to pull a trailer down the highway at 65 mph. In the case of the op it might be around 95 hp. When the engine is making 95 hp and running say 4000 rpm the torque it is generating is: torque = 5252 x 95/4000 = 125 lbft of torque. If the op gears up such that the engine is running 2000 rpm the required engine output is still only 95 hp but now the torque level is 250 lbft. With the engine running at 2000 rpm there is less energy lost at 2000 rpm but more significant is the fact that the higher torque means higher cylinder pressure and more efficient burning. Slowing the engine down for the same hp requirement always causes higher cylinder pressure.
4x4ord 11/01/19 08:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: Mileage observations

I get about 20% more mpg in Canada than I do in the US.:)
4x4ord 10/31/19 07:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: Mileage observations

I've never seen unnecessary down shifting improve my fuel economy. It would be interesting to see a brake specific fuel consumption graph for your engine.
4x4ord 10/29/19 05:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Motorhome Crashes Into Las Vegas Casino

Maybe it will start a new fad. Drive through casinos.
4x4ord 10/29/19 06:05am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford 6.7L 1050 ft lbs TQ at 1,600 rpm, 475 HP at 2,800 rpm

^^^^^When I get my new Powerstroke you might have to pull over to let me by on the long steep hills.:B Is your 17 "OLD" ??? Not really old just out dated and kinda slow.:) You may be disappointed. I test drove a 19 RAM AISIN. It didn’t feel any different than my measly 15. If you limit the speed to 60mph, and if all three are capable of pulling 35000 lbs at 60 mph all the way up the Ike, then the only time difference will be acceleration from the start to 60 mph. They claim the top part of the Ike is a 7% grade. The new Powerstroke might be capable of towing a 35000 lb rv up a 7% grade at 35-40 mph.
4x4ord 10/28/19 06:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: Different kind of Jack-knife

My daughter's boyfriend did something similar to that to my truck. I kicked his a$$ and told him he was an idiot..... and he still wants to marry my daughter.:B
4x4ord 10/22/19 12:28am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ford 6.7L 1050 ft lbs TQ at 1,600 rpm, 475 HP at 2,800 rpm

^^^^ You might notice a little more had you been able to pull with it. My 17 has the same power rating as my 16 with 65 additional lb feet of torque. I didn't notice much difference in how it pulls but I would say the difference shows up more in the engine braking. However, the 2020 ratings are quite a jump from my '17 ... 35 hp, 125 lbft of torque and 4 more gears. Even so I'll likely keep what I have for another year or so. Maybe you'll have to give Ford a chance to win your allegiance?
4x4ord 10/14/19 08:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 6.7L 1050 ft lbs TQ at 1,600 rpm, 475 HP at 2,800 rpm

^^^^ 54k without the trailer,64k with the trailer.Rig pulls like a locomotive. With 12 gears you're engine is always going to be at an optimum rpm for whatever you're doing .... cruising, climbing or anything in between, but, when 64k meets a long 8% grade you'll be chugging up the hill right along side Cummins at 30-35 mph saying I think I can I think I can.
4x4ord 10/14/19 02:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 6.7L 1050 ft lbs TQ at 1,600 rpm, 475 HP at 2,800 rpm

Rig cruises the Rockies no problem I don't know the weight of your rig but 600 horses would pull quite a chariot up a hill.
4x4ord 10/14/19 10:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 6.7L 1050 ft lbs TQ at 1,600 rpm, 475 HP at 2,800 rpm

^^^^^When I get my new Powerstroke you might have to pull over to let me by on the long steep hills.:B Is your 17 "OLD" ??? Not really old just out dated and kinda slow.:)
4x4ord 10/14/19 09:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 6.7L 1050 ft lbs TQ at 1,600 rpm, 475 HP at 2,800 rpm

^^^^^When I get my new Powerstroke you might have to pull over to let me by on the long steep hills.:B
4x4ord 10/14/19 07:20am Tow Vehicles
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