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RE: Buy a 2020 Ram diesel?

Get a nice 18 or older with low miles and add a MaxCare warranty. This. The 2018 and down has the CP3 high pressure fuel pump which is much superior to the CP4 used in the 2019 and up. I knew it was just a matter of time until these issues started cropping up. I will be keeping my 2013 until death do us part.
blofgren 07/30/20 07:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fords new 7.3 Godzilla

Been reading a lot about the new 7.3 gasser from Ford and it certainly looks impressive. People are reporting 15 mpg non towing. New diesels with all the emissions **** are not doing a whole lot better than that and at a cost of $8000 more for the diesel option. That would buy a lot of gasoline. The complexity of the newer diesels have changed my thinking on engines. I run an 05 Ram Cummins and will at some point buy a new vehicle. I raised the hood on a new F350 last week and could not believe how everything is jammed in there. Looks like this push rod V8 from Ford may be a real winner. I just bought a brand new Ford F350 STX 4 door cab with 8 foot bed and the 6.7L turbo diesel paired to the new 10 speed transmission. First 400 miles I am averaging 19 MPG not towing. I've only towed our FW about 100 miles but the average was about 14 MPG. I would expect that my MPG will improve a little as it breaks in. It's a complicated engine but has proven itself for almost a decade and has an impressive warranty. Thanks for posting; sounds impressive! What differential ratio do you have?
blofgren 07/25/20 08:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: My new Travel Trailer tires are not from China !

Back to the tires now that we can have a civil conversation. Some question's for the OP, did your trailer stay outdoors? direct sun? tire covers? I am asking because I hear about these tires aging out but mine stays indoors climate controlled year round except when we are camping and they are covered then. They are Goodyear 614's put on at the factory with about 11k miles and are expensive to replace so I don't want to change them with out a reason. I just put Sailuns on my truck so if they hold up I will go with them on the camper at some point. Sounds like you either treated yours right or were just lucky. I too ran G614's , and went to Sailun. I'm responding to your post because you mentioned thinking of going next to Sailun on your camper. I am curious about what you think of the Sailun Terramax truck tires, had a friend that ran them ,and thought they were a good tire. Thinking seriously about going to them on my next set of tires on my truck . IMO the Sailuns are as good as you can get for a fifth wheel tire. I am also interested in feedback on the Sailun Terramax truck tires! I've been looking pretty hard at them.
blofgren 07/24/20 08:58am General RVing Issues
RE: My new Travel Trailer tires are not from China !

Great to hear the positive story on the Sailun S637's; they still look like new after 5 years on my fiver. If I still have the trailer when it's time for new tires they will definitely be going back on it.
blofgren 07/18/20 09:51am General RVing Issues
RE: For those of you towing with a one ton crew cab 6.5' box

My truck is a one ton Megacab with the 6.5' box and it tows great with fantastic stability. Of course it is also a dually! :B
blofgren 07/18/20 09:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: GM HD Trucks Many with AWD instead of 4WD

https://www.sarchionechevrolet.com/search/new-chevrolet-silverado-2500hd-randolph-oh/?cy=44265&md=71&tp=new About 160 miles from you, they have 17 in stock. Did you try searching on autotrader or cars . com ? I found one about 200 miles from me. It's an LT model. The dealer I've been working with has completed a dealer trade and should have the truck in their possession first part of next week. I'm hoping it's in my possession before next weekend. We will see! Awesome! :B On edit, looks like you posted at the same time I was; buying a new truck really shouldn't be that difficult....:(
blofgren 07/18/20 09:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: She still has it!

Glad to hear you guys are enjoying your 6.0's. This thread is only made possible by the poor performance and notorious reputation of the 6.0. The fact that it is a news worthy item that a 6.0 is working properly speaks volumes. It is not news that a Cummins or Duramax of the same era are still getting the job done. Exactly. I owned a 2003 model that never left me stranded but cost me a lot of $ in repairs and poor resale value. We also had many of them at my work; one E450 van cost $24k in repairs before we let it go at 65k miles, but they all cost a ton of $ with horribly high downtime and were all replaced early in their lives. Yes, there are many of them on the road, but as one poster said, they likely cost a boat load of $ to get them there. This engine didn't cost Ford over $1B in warranty repairs because it was stellar. OP, I'm happy to hear that you're 6.0L story has been much better than mine. :B
blofgren 07/18/20 09:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: Celebrating our 50th anniversary...

Congratulations and have a great trip!
blofgren 07/13/20 09:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Ford running out of diesel engines

Sounds like they need to go back to the Cummins for the 650 and up. Exactly. We just passed on ordering 3 new F750 dump trucks at my work in large part because of the Ford 6.7L being the only diesel engine available in them. We went with Freightliner M2's with the 6.7L Cummins. :) Cummins welcomes you and your company to the CP4.2 world. Also your shop better switch over to 10W30 oil and not run the standard 15W40 that everybody and their brother runs. Back in early March I was on a Ram/Jeep/Chrysler lot looking at a Wrangler and noticed that 50% of the RAM HD trucks were gas powered. If you only include SRW trucks they're were more Hemi's than Cummins powered trucks. I never in the history of looking at HD trucks have I seen so many gas engines in HD trucks. Later walked over to the Ford lot next door (same dealer) and they were all Power Strokes. It would be interesting to know if the 6.7L Cummins in the heavier applications like the Freightliner M2 use the CP4. Anyone know? Shiner? If they end up being a POS I won’t hesitate to post with that information. With respect to the HD Rams being 50% gassers, that is definitely not the situation in my neck of the woods. I would estimate well over 95% of HD Rams here having the Cummins. With respect to my work, we currently have a contract with Ford for supply of vehicles up to and including F550 but we don’t buy any diesels, they are all gas. Prior to about 2015 many of the HD Fords were diesel but there were too many expensive repairs that completely changed the philosophy of vehicle specs.. Interesting How the FISH is so informed on CTD and RAM. :B I just had a look at the website of the dealer I bought my truck from; they have 30-Ram 3500's in stock and every one of them is a CTD. ;)
blofgren 07/12/20 04:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford running out of diesel engines

Sounds like they need to go back to the Cummins for the 650 and up. Exactly. We just passed on ordering 3 new F750 dump trucks at my work in large part because of the Ford 6.7L being the only diesel engine available in them. We went with Freightliner M2's with the 6.7L Cummins. :) Cummins welcomes you and your company to the CP4.2 world. Also your shop better switch over to 10W30 oil and not run the standard 15W40 that everybody and their brother runs. Back in early March I was on a Ram/Jeep/Chrysler lot looking at a Wrangler and noticed that 50% of the RAM HD trucks were gas powered. If you only include SRW trucks they're were more Hemi's than Cummins powered trucks. I never in the history of looking at HD trucks have I seen so many gas engines in HD trucks. Later walked over to the Ford lot next door (same dealer) and they were all Power Strokes. It would be interesting to know if the 6.7L Cummins in the heavier applications like the Freightliner M2 use the CP4. Anyone know? Shiner? If they end up being a POS I won’t hesitate to post with that information. With respect to the HD Rams being 50% gassers, that is definitely not the situation in my neck of the woods. I would estimate well over 95% of HD Rams here having the Cummins. With respect to my work, we currently have a contract with Ford for supply of vehicles up to and including F550 but we don’t buy any diesels, they are all gas. Prior to about 2015 many of the HD Fords were diesel but there were too many expensive repairs that completely changed the philosophy of vehicle specs.
blofgren 07/11/20 09:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford running out of diesel engines

Sounds like they need to go back to the Cummins for the 650 and up. Exactly. We just passed on ordering 3 new F750 dump trucks at my work in large part because of the Ford 6.7L being the only diesel engine available in them. We went with Freightliner M2's with the 6.7L Cummins. :)
blofgren 07/11/20 09:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: What's up with the DEF Delete?

In my search for a truck it seems like any 2015-2016 F350 SRW is gone the day it hits the lot. I did find a very nice lower mileage in great shape but the salesmen told me it had the DEF delete done. From what I understand it removes all the mechanical parts for the DEF and re-programs the computer. He says it's a service his shop offers and has become fairly popular. Claims to still pass emissions etc but offers better MPG and HP, but frankly, it makes me nervous. I feel like I'd rather have a stock truck. I called my mechanic and he didn't know much about it. Is this something to stay away from? What exactly are you looking for? I'm looking to trade my 15 Silverado 3500 SRW CCSB 54k miles one owner. Can give you more details if interested. Thanks for the offer. Looking specifically for a 2015 or newer F350 6.7l with under 100k miles. Heading to a dealership today which has about 4 on hand. My 2007 f150 has been fairly trouble free for 250k miles so I've become brand loyal. Nothing at all wrong with Chevy or Dodge, but it has to be a Ford for me. JMHO but be careful with brand loyalty. I was a die hard Ford man too and my last Ford diesel turned me on to the truck in my sig, which I'm very happy with. Your F150 is a completely different animal than a 2015 and up F350.
blofgren 07/11/20 09:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: New Ram is awsome!

Yep, they are really awesome trucks with a fantastic powerplant. We love our 2013 too. :C
blofgren 07/09/20 07:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Ford F150 Revealed

Yep, it looks great as expected. Good job Ford! It truly is pretty tough to go wrong with an F-150.
blofgren 06/25/20 11:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What's with Bio diesel?

Thanks for the replies. It makes sense and no reason to exclude these. Curious though why F350's are so hard to find? I've looked at countless places for these trucks and at best there are only a handful for sale. I can't stomach the sticker on a new one but even those seem pretty rare. I guess it's just supply and demand and people probably keep them forever. I think it has way more to do with your location than anything. Up here, there are PLENTY of 6.7L F-350's for sale.
blofgren 06/12/20 07:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Salvage title???? update with pics

Wow, it looks great with the trusty 7.3L! You will love the room of the extra slides. Thanks for posting and enjoy! :C
blofgren 06/09/20 09:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: First tow results

Sounds great! What a difference in fuel economy. Thanks for posting. :C
blofgren 06/05/20 08:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How to "Summerize" my fiver

Well, use it for summer camping! Problem solved! :B
blofgren 05/31/20 09:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Salvage title???? update with pics

Thanks for all the replies. We went and looked at it today. Glad we did. It isn't perfect but it was in great shape and the guy gave us an awesome price. Should pick it up next Friday!!! Woohoo!!! Congratulations! What is it? Any pics?? :C
blofgren 05/30/20 09:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2012 Ram diesel with over 1million miles

Very impressive. I'm even more impressed with how clean and in good condition the exterior still is. These stories are one of the reasons I went with the Ram/Cummins.
blofgren 05/28/20 07:32pm Tow Vehicles
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