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RE: Bought a second truck.

They look fantastic! The fact that they are new old stock is nothing short of amazing...
blofgren 06/18/22 09:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: New Tow Vehicle brand?

Was really hoping to confirm it was NOT anyone working for our company... I cannot, in fact confirmed it IS one of our employees....embarrassing enough as that is, at least he's Canadian.... Maybe you should seek this person out and find out if he actually got his hands on one of the concept trucks, or they were such fans of it that they badged their F150 as such. The Atlas was Fords 2013 concept truck revealed at the 2013 NAIAS in Detroit. So probably not as whacky of a situation as you think. F150 Atlas No, it's pretty wacky...and I don't actually care if it is an early release truck (Ford's marketing as a "concept" vehicle was pretty weak. It was merely an early release or preview of the new model. Hardly fits the traditional definition of a concept vehicle). This post was just a funny jab at the Ford guys here...who call me part of the Ram Mafia or whatever. Well I'm Canadian and own a Ram, so not sure what that makes me! :B I believe I've seen a couple of those F-150's before and also wondered WTF at the time.
blofgren 06/18/22 09:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

It looks great. It will be interesting to see how it looks inside after sitting for so long.
blofgren 06/15/22 09:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

https://i.postimg.cc/FK00fKHM/410-7.jpg Well it looks like I'm the proud owner of a pair of correct 1966 Mercury 410 Valve covers. Now I need to find the correct air filter housing. Awesome! What a great find! :C
blofgren 06/12/22 05:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2022 F-350 Demo Impressions

I've been resisting driving the new Super Duty's for a reason and with the 2023 Duty's coming up it maybe even more challenging. Also hearing some good things about the 7.3 that's produced by our friends in Canada. I definitely hear you on this! That said, the lack of negotiating power on trucks right now would likely be enough to keep me from making a silly decision! :B And for the 7.3L, we have several of them at my work that get worked hard and we have had absolutely no issues with any of them. They have pretty good power, and sound fantastic too!
blofgren 06/06/22 07:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2022 F-350 Demo Impressions

Exhaust brake - I played around with the settings on it, and even in full on and the transmission in tow/haul mode, it worked OK, but definitely not nearly as strong as the one in my Ram/Cummins. I would estimate it to be about half as strong, but I suspect that the one in my truck is super strong due in part to the manual transmission. I wouldn't judge it based on this...it's entirely likely that the EB changes settings and gets more aggressive when you plug a trailer into the 7-pin connector. It could very well be, but I had to use the service brakes several times on grades around the city in areas that I know I don't have to with my Ram/Cummins. To me, full on should be full strength whether a trailer is connected or not.
blofgren 06/06/22 06:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Disc Brakes - Saved me $$$$

I totally agree with the comments here; I was absolutely shocked at the difference. Our current fiver is the largest and heaviest that we have owned, yet it stops in a fraction of the time that our others with drum brakes did. I will also not have a fiver without discs again.
blofgren 06/05/22 09:02pm Fifth-Wheels
2022 F-350 Demo Impressions

My work just took delivery of several 2022 Ford F-350 CC 4x4 LB XLT pickups with the 6.7L diesel and I had the opportunity to drive one for a couple of days while my F-150 was in the shop for maintenance. A few impressions I had of the truck: Power - wow, this truck has a lot of get up and go! Definitely a lot more than my detuned G56 Cummins Ram. The 10 speed auto is also very impressive with very defined shifts; it skipped gears (ie 1 to 3 and 3 to 5) when I first got it, but started going through every gear after about a day which I assume is the transmission still learning. Cab - very nice with great visibility and very good ergonomics as everyone has come to expect from a Super Duty. I had forgotten how much I liked the side windows dipping down by the mirrors in the Super Duty. I also was surprised by the truck telling me to check for occupants in the rear seat after I shut it off; it turns out that it sensed my briefcase on the floor in the rear seat. Pretty cool feature! Noise levels - the 6.7L engine is super quiet when idling, but the cab did have considerably higher levels of engine noise inside while driving than I expected. Maybe the higher trim levels have more insulation in the cab, but I'm not sure. Exhaust brake - I played around with the settings on it, and even in full on and the transmission in tow/haul mode, it worked OK, but definitely not nearly as strong as the one in my Ram/Cummins. I would estimate it to be about half as strong, but I suspect that the one in my truck is super strong due in part to the manual transmission. Fuel tank - I was shocked by the huge fuel tank; the truck had 1/4 tank and still took over 120 litres to fill it up. This would be great for towing. Overall, it was a very nice truck and I can certainly see why so many people buy them. The truck itself was very solid and well put together, which Ford is well known for. It would have been great to keep it longer to get an idea of fuel economy, but unfortunately my F150 was ready for pick up then!
blofgren 06/05/22 08:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 6.7 fuel filters

I only use OEM filters on all of my vehicles, and especially my Ram/Cummins pickup. The price difference between them and aftermarket is not significant, and at least I know that I'm getting quality filters. I am fortunate to have a large Cummins dealership nearby where I buy all of the Fleetguard filters for my truck.
blofgren 06/05/22 08:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

OK, just when I thought this cool thread couldn't get better, it did! :C I had never heard of a 410 either, but it sounds totally awesome. The story behind this engine is very interesting too; I'm looking forward to the updates! And once again, Kenny, thank you for taking the time to continually update this thread with so many details and pics. I know I'm not alone in saying that many of us are thoroughly enjoying it. :)
blofgren 06/05/22 08:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: My new (rarely used as a) tow vehicle

Beautiful Jeep, OP!
blofgren 05/29/22 10:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevy 3.0 first tow.

Thanks for the report, that sounds awesome! We have been thinking of a new Yukon and the diesel may very well be the way to go after hearing this. :C
blofgren 05/28/22 10:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: New Ride

Beautiful truck!
blofgren 05/09/22 09:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford stops taking orders on the lightening

When using a EV to tow an RV, it only works if you are not going very far, AND there is a plug in available when camped. Forget about boondocking. I think many people at least want the capability of being able to do that on occasion. I don’t know. We have been out 4 times this year. All were dry camping. No services. All within a couple hours. But nothing stopping us from going further. We are headed for Quebec from BC. An 8 week 11000 kilometre round trip tour.I used to dog trial with a fella that camped on a cot.... No tent or shelter of any kind. Most of the time he seemed real happy. And then there are people towing with totally inadaquete lashups....You see them on the highway with their TT dancing all over the road... They seem happy as well. I guess there is no accounting for expectation levels. Heh Heh :) Not sure what any of that means but keep on writing the story to suit your narrative. Meantime we'll keep going to places like these we have been to this year already. And we'll sign off there as we'll be on the road for a few days. Time to go camping. Cheers, safe travels and good health. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52020694354_ec1f19f8b7_c.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52020454173_10aa0c3e28_c.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52020454158_bfb3e0cc9b_c.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52020440271_9029a600e9_c.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51989902289_bb055ffd89_c.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52020440336_5275071bb2_c.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52020440331_22aa5b7896_c.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51990177060_ec5f805b82_c.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51959646379_be3c6d13c1_c.jpg Awesome pics! What Provincial campsite is this?
blofgren 04/30/22 10:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford stops taking orders on the lightening

I won't be standing in line I would sure love to try one out. I had the chance to have a F-150 Powerboost for a weekend last year and loved it! It was one fast little truck. I can only imagine what the Lightning is like! :C
blofgren 04/30/22 10:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 F350 6.7 weak start

Nice work way2roll. At least it was super simple and no charge, save for the brain cells you killed dealing with a car dealer service dept! Been there done that! :M
blofgren 04/24/22 06:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 F350 6.7 weak start

Finally - the dealership replaced both batteries under warranty. The reason "upon inspection found both batteries to be leaking" Means they never even looked at it for the 2 days they had it earlier in the week. I had a feeling it was a battery problem. Might be time to find a new dealer, though.
blofgren 04/23/22 09:05am Tow Vehicles
RE: '22 Powerstroke seems a little thirstier than the '21 was.

I just turned 95k on my OLD 15 RAM today. Did a fine job towing my 24k DRV with Harley towed behind. 1,300 miles in 26 hours over two days. Yea I’m tired but the truck says it’s ready to go again. Just nicely broken in! :B
blofgren 04/23/22 09:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2015 Cummins Turbo Actuator

Was there something particular for the 2015 models that caused this warranty extension?
blofgren 04/22/22 10:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford's Coolest Electric Truck is from 1978!

First electric vehicle I like. :) I wonder why?? :B I'd still take your F-250 ;)
blofgren 04/22/22 10:16pm Tow Vehicles
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