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RE: New Heavy Chevy!

More good news the more I look into the truck. Carb is a 750 Edelbrock. Good size for that motor happy w that. And mates up nice with the Performer 2 intake. Better news is it’s a Vortec Gen VI motor not a gen v TBI. Same benefits as the TBI with 1 piece main seals but has roller cam and a bit better ports. Provided it’s stock of course. Looks like it and idles almost too smooth for a carb big block. Still not a monster power engine but not gutless by any means. That's great! The Vortec is a huge upgrade from TBI.
blofgren 05/23/20 10:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone order a new Ford 7.3 gas?

I nearly bought one two days ago from Elk Grove Ford. The MSRP was $50,480 without the options. I could have bought it for $46,852.38 out the door. My Grand Son is a Homicide Det in Sac Ca and the owner Cole Wood who is the owner of Elk G Ford, sponsors my GS Homicide partner in Race Car. Cole loves Law E and Service People so he more or less sells the cars etc at his costs. 430 HP at 5500 RPM 3,55 axle ratio I decided at my age that I did not need that much truck so decided on a 2020 XLT F250 Ford for $40K OTD So you bought the 6.2L?
blofgren 05/23/20 09:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone order a new Ford 7.3 gas?

I nearly bought one two days ago from Elk Grove Ford. The MSRP was $50,480 without the options. I could have bought it for $46,852.38 out the door. My Grand Son is a Homicide Det in Sac Ca and the owner Cole Wood who is the owner of Elk G Ford, sponsors my GS Homicide partner in Race Car. Cole loves Law E and Service People so he more or less sells the cars etc at his costs. 430 HP at 5500 RPM 3,55 axle ratio I decided at my age that I did not need that much truck so decided on a 2020 XLT F250 Ford for $40K OTD So you bought the 6.2L?
blofgren 05/23/20 09:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone order a new Ford 7.3 gas?

I nearly bought one two days ago from Elk Grove Ford. The MSRP was $50,480 without the options. I could have bought it for $46,852.38 out the door. My Grand Son is a Homicide Det in Sac Ca and the owner Cole Wood who is the owner of Elk G Ford, sponsors my GS Homicide partner in Race Car. Cole loves Law E and Service People so he more or less sells the cars etc at his costs. 430 HP at 5500 RPM 3,55 axle ratio I decided at my age that I did not need that much truck so decided on a 2020 XLT F250 Ford for $40K OTD So you bought the 6.2L?
blofgren 05/23/20 09:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Double towing

My wife’s uncle from Alberta made a super heavy duty frame mounted receiver for our fiver so I’m not at all concerned about that, but I would need to add a plug for the boat trailer lights which I can’t see being too difficult. My boat trailer has surge brakes which work well, and my fiver (as well as 4x4’s) has disc brakes which work much better than any trailer I’ve ever owned. I agree that it’s a stupid law; it could work very well by having the proper requirements for set ups and driver licensing.
blofgren 05/21/20 08:33pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Anyone order a new Ford 7.3 gas?

2020 ,F350, 4x4 , single rear wheel, 4237 payload , 8 ft bed , 373 gears , 10 speed ,3300 miles on it, around 14.4 Mpg in town, 16.4 on a 100 mile trip on interstate. At 75 mph , towing a 7 ft wide X 16 flatbed trailer with a John Deere 1025 r , 12.2 mpg , Most of the time driving around the engine is around 1000 RPM to 2000 RPM, however you get On the throttle and It has no problem dropping a few gears and revving but it won’t if it doesn’t have to, My other truck is a 4.6 F150, so there’s no comparison when I’m towing , however it does remind me of the 6.0 in my 2005 F250 Without all of the 6.0’s problems And no turbo lag , I will be taking the camper out within the next couple of months , anything specific you wanna know just ask, About 3000 to 3500 RPM people has asked while me riding in the truck if I put a Flowmaster on it, stock exhaust is on it but it does have a rumble to it Letting people know there is some cubic inches under the hood Sounds sweet! :C
blofgren 05/21/20 08:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Double towing

I’ve definitely thought about it here in BC. I have an 18’ Maxum bowrider boat that would handle just fine behind my fiver. I have plenty of truck, a heavy, full frame fiver, and a CDL so I would be safer than many of the others out there. My better half doesn’t think it’s a good idea though, so she’s still pulling the boat with the Yukon but it’s a PITA.
blofgren 05/20/20 08:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Heavy Chevy!

Wow, what a great find! Keep your gas card handy, buddy! :B
blofgren 05/20/20 08:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: TorkLift Glow Step Resolution Install

"IF" I were to buy any aftermarket step it would be the Glow step!!! They contacted me and asked if I would test them. I was contacted also when these first came out...I wish I had taken their offer... but my trailer was new and didn't feel the need at the time. What do I have to do to get contacted? I would happily try them out...:B
blofgren 05/17/20 08:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Got a new TV

Beautiful truck, OP! If I were buying new right now it would most likely be a new GM.
blofgren 05/17/20 08:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Got a new TV

Congrats! It sounds very nice; the Denali is beautiful.
blofgren 05/16/20 08:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: TorkLift Glow Step Resolution Install

They look great! Thank you for taking the time to post with photos. We are considering these for an upgrade as well.
blofgren 05/15/20 08:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hooked it up

I’ll be very interested to hear how it tows compared to your 2016! :C
blofgren 05/09/20 06:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: TIres, looking for long wearing, all weather load range E

Has Michelin discontinued the MS2 and the Defender? I don’t see either available for my truck on their website.
blofgren 05/09/20 03:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Hooked it up

Looks great! Did you take it for a pull?
blofgren 05/09/20 03:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Yes!! I found a way to RV during this awful Covid isolation!

Good for you, it sounds great! :)
blofgren 04/29/20 08:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: BIL with Superglide drops his trailer

During the summer, I hooked with my Superglide, did a test pull, then pulled out of the park. I had to stop and start at the gate then at a red light. Drove 2 miles stopped and started again, then drove 43 miles to the exit I was taking when my fiver came loose landing in the bed of the truck. I have not figured out what went wrong but I now have an Andersen Wow, that's scary....
blofgren 04/29/20 08:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing with a Tahoe

Would the coil spring suspension on the Tahoe possibly make it handle worse than the leaf springs on the 1/2 ton pickup? I do notice our Yukon is a bit "squishy" at times because of the soft suspension designed for the good ride. Ours has the Autoride as well which likely doesn't help much lol.
blofgren 04/28/20 06:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing with a Tahoe

Anyone tow with a Tahoe vs Suburban? Considering buying a 2014 Tahoe in beautiful shape just like granny used to drive. Wonder if the shorter wheel base will give me trouble with sway. With the suburban I have none at all. The suburban has the 3.73 axel with the 5.3 engine and handles the job but could use a little more power which the Tahoe has. It also has the 3.42 axel, 5.3 engine, newer six speed transmission. My suburban has the older four speed trany. The TT is a Keystone Spingdale 2008 coming in at 6,200 dry. Both vehicles have all the heavy duty cooling, larger radiators, etc. Any experience with a Tahoe towing would be helpful before I spend my life savings on one. Not quite the same as what you're looking at, but here's a real world perspective. I have a 2003 Tahoe (all the tow package add ons) that I used to tow a 2007 Keystone Outback 25RSS which weighed in at ~6000lbs (scale weight) with everything on board including water. Slightly lighter weight trailer than what you're considering, weight limit on the Tahoe is 7400lbs and the GCWR was around 13600 IIRC, and I was at 11,800lbs scale weight with everything on board in the Tahoe, sometimes including an 80lb fur friend. Anyway, the combo was fine...for flat lands. towing in the mountains of Colorado, it would go, but it would be slow. I'm talking 25MPH slow in 2nd gear on a grade similar to the Ike Gauntlet. And on most concrete interstates, there was a lot of porpoising, probably due to the shorter wheelbase. No problem at all with sway, with a good WDH setup, which I have. Granted, the newer Tahoes have a higher weight capacity, but it's also a heavier vehicle than my '03, and the trailer you're considering is also heavier. If you're never going to tow in mountains, it's a fine combo if you stay off concrete road surfaces. The Tahoe is a fine vehicle and I still have it. Just don't use it for towing. If you've got a Suburban, you'll appreciate the longer wheelbase and hopefully greater payload capacity. MY solution was to go to a 2007 GMC Sierra Classic 3500 HD dually and a slightly heavier trailer. I'm a bit surprised to read this as our 2001 Yukon 4x4 with the 5.3L and 3.73 gears tows our 4500 lb boat just fine with lots of power. I'm wondering if the airflow effects on the travel trailer was causing the big difference because I sure wouldn't have guessed that 1500 lbs would make that much of a difference.
blofgren 04/26/20 09:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford Triton engine PSA

Interesting, thanks! My parents had a 2005 Mustang GT with the 4.6L that they bought new. They fought a check engine light for the 10 years that they owned it and nobody including the dealer could figure it out. It didn't cause any issues, though and it was still on when they sold it.
blofgren 04/26/20 09:33am Tow Vehicles
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