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RE: The world of tow vehicles would be a better place if

4x4ord said: "Or how about if you could get a Powerstroke under the hood of your Ram" Must be a rough winter up there, you feeling alright??? LOL, too funny! I don't recall ever seeing a PSD transplanted into a Ram but many Cummins have been transplanted into Fords. One of my coworkers did it to his 2008 F350 when the 6.4L PSD toasted at just over 100k miles.
blofgren 01/15/22 06:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Are the HP wars over?

The promised 505 hp Duramax for 2023 was short lived: Click At the end of the day, all these trucks are pulling Ike within what... a minute of each other? That is one of the worst pulling conditions that most truck drivers won't encounter in their lifetimes anyway. Its been clear to me for some time now that all 3 HD pickups are plenty powerful. Its up to the individual purchaser to find the one that works for them. For me, right now, its a Ram with something puny like 370 hp and 800 lb/ft torque. Somehow that is enough for everything I need. My next truck in 5 years... who knows. I have confidence that any of them will have plenty of power. It will come down to comfort, price and wife approving the looks and features. I agree with you that all three make enough power to satisfy most RVers. However on the Ike run the fact that the Ford was nearly a mile ahead of the other two after 8 miles is very impressive. It will be impressive when they are proven to put 500k miles on them relatively trouble free.....Ford has pulled up short on that since the 7.3L. ;) How many miles do you have on your truck? Still only 50k. I have a F-150 for work and usually drive my old Yukon in the winter time so the Ram is pretty much a dedicated trailer puller now. Most of the mileage it does have is towing heavy through the mountains, though. I suppose then 500k miles is not critical. My truck is my daily driver. There hardly isn't a day it doesn't get runned and I believe I'll get an easy 300k miles during my ownership. Considering it's my last truck, 500k miles could very well be critical. I will be putting plenty of mileage on it when I'm retired.
blofgren 01/02/22 05:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Are the HP wars over?

The promised 505 hp Duramax for 2023 was short lived: Click At the end of the day, all these trucks are pulling Ike within what... a minute of each other? That is one of the worst pulling conditions that most truck drivers won't encounter in their lifetimes anyway. Its been clear to me for some time now that all 3 HD pickups are plenty powerful. Its up to the individual purchaser to find the one that works for them. For me, right now, its a Ram with something puny like 370 hp and 800 lb/ft torque. Somehow that is enough for everything I need. My next truck in 5 years... who knows. I have confidence that any of them will have plenty of power. It will come down to comfort, price and wife approving the looks and features. I agree with you that all three make enough power to satisfy most RVers. However on the Ike run the fact that the Ford was nearly a mile ahead of the other two after 8 miles is very impressive. It will be impressive when they are proven to put 500k miles on them relatively trouble free.....Ford has pulled up short on that since the 7.3L. ;) How many miles do you have on your truck? Still only 50k. I have a F-150 for work and usually drive my old Yukon in the winter time so the Ram is pretty much a dedicated trailer puller now. Most of the mileage it does have is towing heavy through the mountains, though.
blofgren 01/01/22 02:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Need a new propane detector

This is the one that I replaced my old one with. It mounts in the same hole in a cabinet near the floor and is hard wired into the trailer. It also comes in black and brown, Barney I think this is the one that my trailer came with as well. It failed in the first year we bought the trailer used so I replaced it with an identical unit, which failed within about 2 years. This reminds me that I need to replace it in the spring. The strange thing is that I have never had one fail before this RV, and we owned our last RV for 10 years...:h
blofgren 12/31/21 05:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: How to prevent Keirig from freezing??

OP, you could run some cheap vodka through it (although I realize that it's not nearly as cheap in Canada as it is in the US). It wouldn't take much, and there would be no aftertaste from it. Or you could make some great "coffee" when you get it going again. :B I have actually heard of folks using it to winterize their RV's.
blofgren 12/31/21 05:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Great cooling system on them there SilverAdos!

You definitely have to love the quality of work at dealerships. I try to do as much as I can myself and just cringe when I have to take any of my vehicles in to a dealership. Thankfully I have a buddy who has a heavy truck shop that can handle most things I can't; and he's fussier than I am so it's all good! :C
blofgren 12/31/21 05:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

Just wanted to thank you for taking the time to post all of this and that I'm really enjoying it! The scary thing is that I remember these trucks new in the '70's. :E Happy New Year!
blofgren 12/31/21 05:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Are the HP wars over?

I still recommend popping the hood on all three if you plan on owning past warranty. And looking underneath as well, especially if you "enjoy" doing your own maintenance. https://i.imgur.com/ilcWQfsl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/iHTtBael.jpg At 9 years old and 230k miles my truck has been past warranty a long time ago. Replaced alternator, AC compressor, condenser coil, EGT sensors, Nox sensor, and passenger front hub bearing. To date the engine, transmission and front/rear differentials haven't been touched. did you save your recipts for the nox sensors, there is now a recall for thoes. I'm sure I kept the receipt. I want to say the nox sensor got replaced around 120k miles so that was ~4 years ago and I never got a recall letter in the mail. I got to say I sure do love that filter location. :B How is the CP4 location? :B Happy New Year! :B :C
blofgren 12/31/21 05:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Are the HP wars over?

Cumnins inexplicably used the CP4 for about a year and a half, and they're now being recalled. Before and after they used the CP3 which is not only more reliable, but when it does fail it doesn't destroy the entire fuel system. Why can't people call a spade a spade? I drive a Ram which I like a lot but I have no problem admitting that the 68RFE blows. The CP4 in the Powerstroke is a mushy turd at best, and the way Ford has handled warranty work for it is shameful. Everybody knows it, just admit it and move on. It isn't a personal failure to admit that everything you own isn't the best of the best. oh I don;t think it is the best, lots of better ones, but it is the first think I have been impressed with since the 7.3. when I bought this I did go looking at all three and it was a older gmc that I wanted to buy but the dealer was being a pain so we left. all I am saying is I have never ran into anyone or even heard of a friend of a friend having issues with the cp4 pump in the ford, I even called my cousin this morning to wish him a merry christmas and his company has 45 of them and he has never had a cp4 issue, so to me its all hear say on the internet. but I have had several other issues which luckely were all fixed by warenty except one but that was partialy my fault and a bad design that if I lived somewhere where it never gets cold would have never happened. so is my truck the best, maybe now after the 5 warenty repairs as its been three years and not an issue ..... now.... haha but it was a lemon when I bought it I think. I would have been very upset if I didn't buy the extended warenty. Steve I personally know someone who had a HPFP failure on a 2012 F-350, and Ford would not warranty the repair. He needed a truck for work and ended up trading it off while it was in the shop for repairs for a gas Super Duty, and of course took a bath on the trade. So it's not just stories on the internet. I was a die hard Ford man for many years (my grandfather was a sales manager for a Ford dealership in the prairies), and had great experiences with them (the best was my 1996 F-250 7.3L) until my 2003 F-350 6.0L. It started to give multiple problems, and I didn't trust it to go far from home with the fiver so it was time to move on. I looked long and hard at the Ford 6.7L, but issues were cropping up with them at the time and I just simply didn't want to be a guinea pig again. I bought the truck in my signature and have been very happy. By the way, I had a hard time unloading the F-350; I could not sell it privately and most dealers were not at all interested in it on trade. But I'm happy to hear you're happy with your Ford! was it some one who lived down there or in the US? that is the first acount of anyone knowing some one in Canada who has had this issue. we were talking at work the other day and wondering it if had anything with the differences in fuel quality between the US and Canada. I generly find more water in the fuel when I am in the US. the other side of the coin is there was an update for the 2014/15 models and another one for the 2017 model so the 2012 would be the original cp4. there is a kit for about 200 bucks you can put on and if the cp4 goes the only thing you have to worry about is the cp4. I don't know if its being sold by scare tatics or if its realy worth it. I may look into it. ya the 6.0L was the worst of the worst, 6.4 wasnt to much better but it was. I stayed with my 1999 7.3 till I bought this one. It was here in the Lower Mainland.
blofgren 12/29/21 03:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Are the HP wars over?

The promised 505 hp Duramax for 2023 was short lived: Click At the end of the day, all these trucks are pulling Ike within what... a minute of each other? That is one of the worst pulling conditions that most truck drivers won't encounter in their lifetimes anyway. Its been clear to me for some time now that all 3 HD pickups are plenty powerful. Its up to the individual purchaser to find the one that works for them. For me, right now, its a Ram with something puny like 370 hp and 800 lb/ft torque. Somehow that is enough for everything I need. My next truck in 5 years... who knows. I have confidence that any of them will have plenty of power. It will come down to comfort, price and wife approving the looks and features. I agree with you that all three make enough power to satisfy most RVers. However on the Ike run the fact that the Ford was nearly a mile ahead of the other two after 8 miles is very impressive. It will be impressive when they are proven to put 500k miles on them relatively trouble free.....Ford has pulled up short on that since the 7.3L. ;)
blofgren 12/29/21 03:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Are the HP wars over?

Cumnins inexplicably used the CP4 for about a year and a half, and they're now being recalled. Before and after they used the CP3 which is not only more reliable, but when it does fail it doesn't destroy the entire fuel system. Why can't people call a spade a spade? I drive a Ram which I like a lot but I have no problem admitting that the 68RFE blows. The CP4 in the Powerstroke is a mushy turd at best, and the way Ford has handled warranty work for it is shameful. Everybody knows it, just admit it and move on. It isn't a personal failure to admit that everything you own isn't the best of the best. oh I don;t think it is the best, lots of better ones, but it is the first think I have been impressed with since the 7.3. when I bought this I did go looking at all three and it was a older gmc that I wanted to buy but the dealer was being a pain so we left. all I am saying is I have never ran into anyone or even heard of a friend of a friend having issues with the cp4 pump in the ford, I even called my cousin this morning to wish him a merry christmas and his company has 45 of them and he has never had a cp4 issue, so to me its all hear say on the internet. but I have had several other issues which luckely were all fixed by warenty except one but that was partialy my fault and a bad design that if I lived somewhere where it never gets cold would have never happened. so is my truck the best, maybe now after the 5 warenty repairs as its been three years and not an issue ..... now.... haha but it was a lemon when I bought it I think. I would have been very upset if I didn't buy the extended warenty. Steve I personally know someone who had a HPFP failure on a 2012 F-350, and Ford would not warranty the repair. He needed a truck for work and ended up trading it off while it was in the shop for repairs for a gas Super Duty, and of course took a bath on the trade. So it's not just stories on the internet. I was a die hard Ford man for many years (my grandfather was a sales manager for a Ford dealership in the prairies), and had great experiences with them (the best was my 1996 F-250 7.3L) until my 2003 F-350 6.0L. It started to give multiple problems, and I didn't trust it to go far from home with the fiver so it was time to move on. I looked long and hard at the Ford 6.7L, but issues were cropping up with them at the time and I just simply didn't want to be a guinea pig again. I bought the truck in my signature and have been very happy. By the way, I had a hard time unloading the F-350; I could not sell it privately and most dealers were not at all interested in it on trade. But I'm happy to hear you're happy with your Ford!
blofgren 12/26/21 06:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Centermatics or Balance Beads ???

My trailer bearings are sensitive to wheel offset which the Centramatics increase so I wouldn't use them. You must have a different set of Centramatics than I have seen. Mine are thin sheet metal, 1/16" perhaps. I don't think your wheel bearings will notice. :h I am not thinking the minimal thickness would be an issue. That was what I thought also - until I tried the CMs. I have a two wheel drive 2005, 1-T Dodge Ram. I bought the CMs, but I was not comfortable with the amount of "thread/s" remaining -"showing"- on the (front wheel) studs when the CMs were mounted. (behind factory Aluminum wheels). Returned them. Nice lady in TX with a great Southern Drawl, said she had heard from others with similar problem. No such problem with the Balance Masters - which are still on my (the same) truck....my receipt indicates I installed them Feb. of 2012. Maybe the CM metal is thinner now? Tires have never shown any abnormal wear patterns. BTW - thanks for the reminder! Had meant to put a pair on the rear wheels also....:W ~ This is very interesting; do you have your wheels/tires balanced? Or is it necessary with the Balance Masters?
blofgren 12/26/21 06:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Merry Christmas to all!

Merry Christmas, everyone! Let's hope for a better 2022 and some great times camping! :C
blofgren 12/26/21 04:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Converted to a Bigfoot Hydraulic Autoleveler--Wow!

Thanks very much for the post; I have been thinking of an upgrade such as this for my older fiver and will check them out!
blofgren 12/20/21 08:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: back to gas v diesel

I saw this thread this morning and during lunch I was filling up with diesel and what comes pulling up next to me? A 4500 Ram with a Hemi engine. I've been seeing this trend in the Ram truck line with more and more Hemi's replacing the cummins engine. So I had to ask the field tech why he has a gas engine and instead of diesel and his comment was emissions, transmission and injector failures. He said their entire fleet of trucks is just about converted to gas. Also he said the gas is underpowered in his truck. https://i.imgur.com/ZSi9mSml.jpg LOL, nice try. My work has almost exclusively gas powered Fords; that switch occurred right after the 6.0L, 6.4L, and early 6.7L diesel fiascos. Most government agencies have gone to gas powered trucks for their smaller trucks. Now, we bought 6 new Freightliner dump trucks; 3 of them are 3 tons with the Cummins 6.7L engine and 3 of them are 5 tons with the Cummins 9L engine. It will be interesting to see how they hold up, but the crews love them so far.
blofgren 12/20/21 08:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford Gas 6.2 vs 7.3

Can’t be a gas cap issue because they don’t have gas caps. Lol If that IS the issue, capless gas tanks have been around a long time and I’ve never heard of issues other than some people think they’ll get all kinds of dirt in them. Maybe the poster will break his silence. But he did say he wouldn’t talk about it! The capless filler in my 2012 F-150 occasionally doesn't seal properly and throws a CEL. The fix is to go back to the gas pump and open and close the filler several times which usually fixes the problem. This is actually quite a common issue with the early F-150's with the capless fillers.
blofgren 12/19/21 06:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Sailun Recall

I believe these tires were the best you can get because they were new and not many were on the road…fewer issues.Not likely, there were tons on the roads with zero failures, until the Vietnam made ones showed up. Heck they were even coming as OEM on some trailers. Lots of people have had them in the ten years they've been popular, and the failures are basically non-existent. Agree; I've had mine for almost 7 years now and they still look like new. There will be another set going on when these ones are done in another year or two. Is this on a truck or trailer? If truck how many miles are on them. I need a new set for my truck next year and I will not be suckered into Michelins like last time. And my tires never go off road. They're S637's on my fiver. Sailun does make some decent looking truck tires, though.
blofgren 12/13/21 09:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Sailun Recall

I believe these tires were the best you can get because they were new and not many were on the road…fewer issues.Not likely, there were tons on the roads with zero failures, until the Vietnam made ones showed up. Heck they were even coming as OEM on some trailers. Lots of people have had them in the ten years they've been popular, and the failures are basically non-existent. Agree; I've had mine for almost 7 years now and they still look like new. There will be another set going on when these ones are done in another year or two.
blofgren 12/12/21 07:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Carrying extra fuel in Canada

I carry a 5 gallon container of diesel and another 5 gallon container of gas for our Yukon in the back of my truck when we travel. It is perfectly fine here.
blofgren 12/12/21 07:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Place your bets now!

Now they get to do the other side. Yay! Truck is down for the count again. Same issue. That sucks. This is another thing that many on GM forums were complaining about; GM should be taking care of all of them while the truck is in there. My 2001 Yukon is still running great!
blofgren 12/12/21 07:04pm Tow Vehicles
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