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RE: SRW vs Dually

This one is easy. DRW if you need the carrying capacity because you need it. If you don't, SRW because they're better in every other way. Except! if a tire blows out towing a trailer...SRW not better :) If it’s a front tire you are still jacked uptires Towing a large fiver, the chances of a rear blow out are MUCH higher than a front. Another pro for the dually is that you can run a much lower pressure in the rear tires even when towing heavy which contributes to a much better ride. And I love how cool the tires stay.
blofgren 11/20/19 07:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: SRW vs Dually

This one is easy. DRW if you need the carrying capacity because you need it. If you don't, SRW because they're better in every other way. Not true - DRW looks MUCH better! :B
blofgren 11/20/19 07:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: SRW vs Dually

one costs more to put new tires on I'm not so sure about that with the cost of the large tires on SRW trucks these days.
blofgren 11/20/19 07:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: PSA: Avoid AAA Transmission in Everett, WA

LOL,that is true; still had a few cuss words under there though! :B
blofgren 11/19/19 09:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Current crop of SUV'S

Well, we have 2 SUV's; a 2005 Acura MDX that we have owned for almost 11 years; it is a very comfortable and reliable vehicle and we love it. We have thought about buying something newer but it runs so good and is so trouble free, what for? Last year we bought a 2001 GMC Yukon from the original owner to pull our boat. It's in great shape and runs fantastic with 266k kms on it. We love it as well and actually took it on a solo road trip a couple of weeks ago for the great room and comfy ride. Plus they are both much safer than any small car!
blofgren 11/18/19 07:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: PSA: Avoid AAA Transmission in Everett, WA

That really sucks and that sort of crp p!sses me off as well. My 2001 Yukon had a bad exhaust leak when I bought it last year. I originally thought it was the driver's side exhaust manifold because the rear bolt was broken off. Turns out the PO (who was mechanically clueless as well) had the transmission rebuilt about 25k before I bought the truck. Low and behold, the crossover pipe was put back in with NO gaskets whatsoever. Bought the gaskets and installed them, and it was quiet as a baby afterwards. And the shop that he had it done at has really good ratings! :S
blofgren 11/18/19 07:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Glow plug still in warranty

What the HE!! Is a glow plug??? Rod that goes into each cyl to pre heat before starting . In cold weather your turn key on & wait for light to go out then crank. My '03 also had a block heater but I can't find the plug if this one has it, but it just doesn't get that cold here but maybe 1 or 2 days a year. My Kubota tractor has glow plugs too Ron, is just having a bit of fun, the Cummins 5.9 and 6.7 don't have glow plugs, rather they have a Grid Heater to warm the intake air. Yeah the one with the bolt that comes loose and gets suck into the intake. Fun stuff for sure! Almost as much fun as the tip breaking off a Ford 6.7L glow plug....;)
blofgren 11/13/19 08:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Ford 7.3 V8

^Yeah GM is still sucking wind in the gas HD truck engines, even with the new 6.6. Maybe they'll be under rated, hopefully. As to old engines, what about 351M Ford big blocks, 360 GM truck motors and old 360 Chrysler big blocks. LS7 is a really big small block too..... Pretty tough to beat the reliability of the GM LS engines, though......I'm pretty impressed with how smooth the 5.3L is in my old 2001 Yukon. :B
blofgren 11/12/19 08:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Wheel Bearings

I recently learned what a true oil bath seal is. The inner part of the seal grabs the spindle and does NOT spin on it. So basically there is the outer and inner part of the seal that rides within its self. Hope that makes sense. DRV for a while was using Oil Bath System but gave up because of all the complaints with oil residue or leaks. Problem??? You guessed it PIZZ poor quality parts. I think I follow you; so is it some sort of mechanical seal?
blofgren 11/11/19 10:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Wheel Bearings

Just an observation, I recently changed to Oil Bath hubs. WOW they simply run COOL. But ya gots to use QUALITY parts. So that would be bearings made in China and seals made in India?? Sorry, I couldn’t resist! :B
blofgren 11/10/19 09:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2020 Silverado 1500 Duramax and the Ike

I find these very entertaining. The real question is, when are we going to see the ford 7.3 big block go up the hill with a full load? I can’t wait! X2. We have a couple of them on order at work and I’m looking forward to trying them out.
blofgren 11/09/19 10:21pm 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
blofgren 11/04/19 08:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Experience/Opinions on a 2008 F450 for Towing

A fellow I work with bought a beautiful brand new 2008 F-350 CC 4x4 LB SRW Lariat 6.4L in 2008. Back then everyone was up to their eyeballs in frustration with the 6.0L engine and the 6.4L was the best thing since sliced bread. At the time I was impressed at how quiet and smooth the truck was. The heaviest load that the truck ever towed was a 20' ski boat and even that was very rare. He complained of the horrible fuel mileage the truck got even driving solo and had it back to Ford several times for various tests, computer reflashes, etc. Nothing seemed to help this issue out much. He finally ended up deleting the truck and almost doubled his fuel economy. At about 140k kms the injector pump took a dump and contaminated the fuel system. I can't remember exactly how much this cost him (it was out of warranty by then), but I do remember the shop telling him that although the injectors tested OK at the time, they recommended replacing them. He couldn't afford to do them and they ended up completing the repair and away he went. At about 170k kms he was driving and had a sudden loss of power and a TON of smoke out of the exhaust. He pulled over and had the truck towed to the diesel shop that he had been using for some time and is well known for good work in this area. That's when he had the bad news that an injector had stuck open and that the engine was toast. He got the same news from the shop that Bill talks about in his video about lack of 6.4L engines and parts for them. We talked about it and I told him that it would probably be best for him to sell the truck as is for whatever he could get and shop for something newer. We also did discuss the possibility of putting a Cummins in the truck. He loved the truck and ended up having the truck install a deleted Cummins 6.7L in it. The job took several months due to time sourcing a good engine and it was the first one that the shop had done. It turned out very well, but IMHO it cost way too much money. If it were me I would have sold the truck and bought a newer Ram/Cummins. I took a bath on my 6.0L truck, but nothing like him. I truly felt sorry for him because it was a stressful, expensive experience for him.
blofgren 11/04/19 08:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2012 6.7 Diesel

There’s been a few on here with the CP4 injection pump disaster; one of them only had 9k miles and he traded it in for a gas 6.2L while his truck was on the dealership hoist. I was a die hard Ford man and my last Ford was a 6.0L diesel. I was getting tired of the problems and started looking for a new truck in 2014. About then a lot of the issues that T&P posted about were becoming known. I seriously considered a Ford 6.7L until I saw this and I became determined that I wasn’t going to pay my hard earned money to fix Ford’s shortcomings again. I bought the truck in my signature and have never looked back. I watched a few Powerstroke Help videos by Bill today on the 6.7L issues he has seen and after my head stopped spinning I was very tempted to go out to the garage and hug my Ram! :B I think overall the 6.7L is much better than the 6.0L and 6.4L, but if you happen to have one of the potential issues with it you’re in for a whole lot of hurt on the pocketbook. JMHO
blofgren 11/02/19 08:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is it a fiver or class a or c?

Frankenstein is all I can come up with... Gotta be an F550 with some 22.5" semi wheels/tires on it... but, it looks to be pretty tall up front, so dunno on that.. But, whatever works for ya! You would be the talk of the camp ground for sure! Mitch And a 6.0L diesel to top it off; run from this one! :B
blofgren 10/30/19 06:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Remanufactured parts rant.....

Blofgren, I’m at about 170k clicks. Voltage regulators are cheap and fairly easy to replace. Seem like a common failure point in my recent interwebs searches dealing with this yesterday. Also seen a bunch of accounts of the vr spiking and killing other electrical systems. Thanks for the info, I’ll check into it. I like to be proactive and take care of common issues before they become a PITA at the least convenient time. This is my first GM so still learning about them. One thing I’ve found is that these older GM suv’s seem to be pretty tough and are quite easy to work on! :B You found a good one with that low mileage, though! :)
blofgren 10/27/19 09:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Remanufactured parts rant.....

I’ve had failures of reman Napa alternators too. I put a new (not reman) Bosch alternator in my wife’s 2005 Acura MDX almost 3 years ago and so far so good. I bought it from Lordco and the guy at the counter said they rarely see those come back but not so for the reman units. I paid about $100 more for it but I really don’t want to change it again. I think my 2001 GMC Yukon is on the original alternator at 265k kms though........:(
blofgren 10/27/19 10:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: New to Me Chevy Tahoe

Congratulations! We picked up a 2001 Yukon from the original owner last December and we love it too! It has 265 kms or just over 160k miles and the 5.3L runs great. The cylinder deactivation started in 2007 if memory serves.
blofgren 10/22/19 08:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What air compressor do you carry?

Very nice set up, Russ!
blofgren 10/19/19 10:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2020 GM/Chevy gas 6.6L max towing test

The current CP4.2 is not the same as the old one that was notorious for failing on the 2011-2015 Ford and GM trucks. There is a different cam profile among other things and the max pressure was raised from 29k to 36k. I believe the new Cummins is only pushing out 29k psi which plays a huge role in the pumps longevity and reliability since it is not utilizing the pump to its max capacity like Ford and GM were with the old CP4.2. The new 2020 PSD is utilizing 36k psi from the new CP4.2. Interesting info. It will be interesting to see how these pumps do in both the new Ram and Ford. I won’t be personally experimenting though because I’m holding on to my trusty CP3 powered truck! :)
blofgren 10/19/19 10:24pm Tow Vehicles
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