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RE: New Ford 7.3 Gas

I’m planning to get back to truck camping by fall and spend a lot of time seeing the country. Life is short and I’m not getting any younger. I’ve had many trucks and campers and have been a loyal Dodge/Ram Cummins fan. However, with the cost and complexity of the new diesels I’m considering a gas engine. I like simple, basic and reliable and the new Ford 7.3 seems to be that engine. With old school cam in block design, it’s about as basic as they come. The power numbers seem pretty impressive (430 hp/475 to) and it makes over 400 ft/lb of torque below 2000 rpm. The 10 speed transmission will make it even better. It adds about $1700 to the standard gas package so about $8k less than the diesel. It’s also a lighter and smaller engine due to the design which will help payload. They are starting to show up at the dealers but it’s a new design so really no long term reviews yet. I would likely get the DRW and would prefer 4:30 gears but may have to order as 3:73 seem to be common. I’m thinking the only negative is the fuel mileage but the new diesels aren’t getting what they used to and gas is much cheaper as well as the $8k savings of buying a diesel. Also, no $10-15k out of pocket cost to replace the fuel system when the pump fails and contaminates the entire system. I was really disappointed to see Ram switch to the CP4 fuel pump for 2019. This may be a great TC hauler. Out of curiosity, doesn't the 6.4 Hemi with 410/429 tq meet your needs? you could still stick with Ram. They'll run a little cheaper too.
MNGeeks61 01/21/20 12:34pm Truck Campers
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

I put my money in the competition and now have a Bolt EV. Out of curiosity, were you able to find any other EV's to test drive or was it more that it was easier to find? How does fit and finish look? That's the 60 Kwh battery pack too, right? I still want that Hyundai Kona...if Hyundai will ever sell it here at a price point I can afford. Health issues are diminishing that possibility now.
MNGeeks61 01/21/20 06:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Humans are good at doing but suck at monitoring. Computers are great at monitoring, they never get distracted or tired, yet we keep trying to make it the reverse. The only problem we have with computers...is that people program them.
MNGeeks61 01/17/20 06:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

I know all of you that worship Elon. But advertising "autopilot" and that you will have software to make your Tesla a "autonomous taxi" to make your money back, and NOT BEING ABLE TO DISTINGUISH STOPPED EMERGENCY VEHICLES is horrific in my mind. Yes, it was driver error based on advertised "safest vehicle in the world". Unbelievable how some of you rationalize your beliefs. I have values.UMMMM... No. There are no self driving Teslas. Plain and simple driver error. Tesla clearly requires all drivers to stay in control. You must be the person that worships Elon and Tesla if you believe the vehicles have more capability than they do. killed a few quotes... The main problem as I've repeatedly stated is Elon. Tweet, tweet "autonomous taxis this year", "full self driving soon", "semi in 2018", and of course I paraphrase because I don't feel like proving to you that he could be some of the cause of the stupidity. Also because he WON against that poor cave diver. What a class act. Anyway, here's tesla's own site. If people don't read... click Here's the other half of the equation. People DON'T read their entire manual. When you buy a car, and wind up with a 350 page plus manual (yep, Jeep Cherokee) or capability to view online, a lot of people will just ignore some of the manual. So of course you'll have people ignoring things they should read. Still the manufacturer's responsibility to phrase it correctly and Elon is not much help there. I have to ask, is it just the media or do Tesla's get singled out because of their hype? I mean, there are other cars with driver assist features, surely those people must not read either. Where are all their crashes? My father has a Grand Cherokee with some type of lane follow/center feature. When it's on, and set to the highest setting, it will move the wheel to stay in the lane. It's a bit unsettling, if for example you wish to pass a State Trooper on the side of the road, the wheel will almost jerk itself out of your hands. An example of a learning curve perhaps.
MNGeeks61 01/17/20 06:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

One of the expected designs is a 100 to 150 mile 20,000 commuter. My guess is it will happen by end 2020. While I applaud Tesla doing that, my only question is WHY THEY DIDN'T DO IT HERE. All along they went 35k for the Model 3 and said they were losing money. If they can afford to lose money on those, I don't know why they didn't offer a model 3 for 20-25k. I mean, used 2017 - 2018 Leafs around here with a 90 mile range or whatever they are - STILL around 20k. I'm curious how they're going to be making money, even though it's manufactured overseas.
MNGeeks61 01/08/20 01:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: CPAP and CBD oil

How the heck would anyone know what you're carrying? Especially old white people in an RV? ha. Although I agree with you, it depends on your personal level of risk and avoidance... Cruises are another place where CBD oil is not allowed. Period.
MNGeeks61 01/08/20 10:47am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: CPAP and CBD oil

My wife takes CBD oil for pain relief. I checked into it, and the US labels it as having NO THC, or the minimum THC which is .3%. If it is hemp-derived it should not have much, but that still could be too much. I am no expert on traveling with it (working on that,as we are going on a cruise) but Mexico could very well have difficulty with it, even if it is labeled "without THC" if it has a chance of containing it. edit: for those who wish to read up on it...google is easy enough, but here's the gist of it. click
MNGeeks61 01/08/20 10:17am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Chrysler UConnect

what kind of issue? We've had to update our Uconnect once. Worked fine. Although the documentation did say to be careful or something. In terms of what it does, the bluetooth connection to our phones work great, it reads texts fine, but the voice recognition is somewhere below Amazon's and way below Google's voice recognition. I never use it. The maps are ok, google maps on our phones are better though. And in terms of remote start, the fob works great. Issuing a remote start command through the app takes much longer, but it is handy when you're not sure if you've forgotten to lock your doors in a large parking lot... I have never tried Sync but my neighbor doesn't like his much. Still, his is free.
MNGeeks61 01/07/20 09:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: down?

I've been using this RV.net kept giving me the CAPTCHA error.
MNGeeks61 12/31/19 09:37am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Just for you Gritdog 30 mph backwards

That's pretty darn good. I've never backed up a gooseneck but can do a longer trailer like you show in the video. Maybe not 30 mph, lol. No way could we do that with a short trailer. You got skillz!
MNGeeks61 12/31/19 08:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Yhe EV subsidies do not fall into the same catagory.... Not giving them out will not change our military one bit. It is just s flat out drain on our taxes... Using this as an excuse to not pay your shre of road taxes is ludicrous. Do you really think we would be in the middle east if there was no oil there?Short answer.... Yes Agreed. And the longer answer isn't suited for this EV discussion.
MNGeeks61 12/30/19 01:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

I think in the last few pages we've devolved from a Tesla semi discussion to skirting the edges of political...military has little to nothing to do with EV's. Thankful for the block feature.
MNGeeks61 12/30/19 06:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

So does anybody know what "1/4 mile record" exactly means? I can say that with my car too. I set personal records all the time. Is that what that means? If so; LOL Yes, exactly. He beat his own personal "Tesla" Record. Edit: I forgot to mention his own "Patches" car turbo Mustang is running fairly well too, although he tends to focus on anything that makes him win :) 2nd edit: Added a video with a no prep race, he lost that one bigtime. click
MNGeeks61 12/18/19 12:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49223210833_6f076f48f3_z.jpg video Full size Tesla blows the doors off a Mustag GT in a 1/4 mile drag race ! You really have to be careful when comparing or posting those videos. I've been following the Tesla Racing Channel since its inception. That kid is smart and a good racer. But that Tesla is the "raven" edition that has been stripped down to almost nothing. The biggest thing is, that kid *does* lose occasionally to faster ICE cars. Electric motor instant torque gets him off the line fast. That guy he raced in the video did not get off the line fast at all. I have seen videos where the ICE car comes back and just kicks the Tesla's behind. We can all agree that Tesla stripped down racing edition in the video is fast with little modification. The other thing he used to complain about was that he could only do 8-9 passes without worrying about the range to drive the car home. I think he solved that by just trailering the Tesla to the track :) Keep looking at some of his street racing videos. There's a few where he loses off the line. Fun to watch.
MNGeeks61 12/18/19 06:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 1500 towing...

Toy haulers run a bit heavier on hitch weight... Also, look at the door jamb and see if you can find the cargo capacity, don't know that...is it the v6, or the Hemi 5.7? Towing capacity can be a lot different also, depends on the trim level too. Does the truck have the tow package? i.e. factory hitch (should tell you how much the hitch is rated for) and tranny cooler. Not required mind you, but you are talking 5500-6000 pounds after loading everything. So I can't say it'll struggle, or tow just fine. You could have a tow capacity of 10k plus or 5000.
MNGeeks61 12/13/19 10:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: Blocking website -- Windows 10

Another recommendation for uBlock Origin, and Malwarebytes. Also, I'd try Chrome instead of Firefox. And I haven't touched Internet Explorer in months, unless I'm using my work computer... Microsoft is coming out with another browser that is Chromium based. here, use at your discretion You do have to run a scan every so often with Malwarebytes, unless you pay for it, then you can schedule scans.
MNGeeks61 12/13/19 10:25am Technology Corner
RE: Who has sold everything and started rving for life

If you promise to come back. This one might be real! Winter months are slow. welp looks like OP has been busy...hasn't had time to come back.
MNGeeks61 12/09/19 02:32pm RV Lifestyle
RE: All battery/electric bus fleet

Best way to gain knowledge is to get out there are do the impossible. Fear of failure and setbacks holds too many people down in life. Reply of the year. That sounds great when it comes to one person and I'll agree. Not so much when as taxpayers, multiple people are paying for any "failures". I don't feel like cities do their research or make prudent decisions much anymore.
MNGeeks61 12/09/19 09:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: No more full size cars from GM

When you look vehicles today compared with what was on the market in the '60's and 70's, todays vehicles are huge. Growing up we used to think of a Pontiac Bonneville as an absolute monstrosity. Now park one next to Lexus and the Pontiac looks small in comparison. :h The Bonneville was 7 inches longer and 7 inches wider with a foot longer wheelbase and an engine more than twice the size. Only thing I can think of is that person is comparing height only. More than a few SUV's are definitely higher than a Bonneville. lol
MNGeeks61 12/09/19 07:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: What is this make?

I saw that one as it was in the area. I read that the "roof was resealed after we bought it". And for 500 bucks I'd just buy it and tear into it as a project, assuming the frame, springs and axle are all good. I'd go see it, considering they only have the one picture posted. My bet is your son will use it as a fishhouse or deer camp trailer. Long as it's sealed up, doesn't leak, not moldy...
MNGeeks61 12/06/19 06:53am Travel Trailers
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