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RE: Mattresses, what’s your recommendation and why?

We need a new one too. We had ours custom made several years ago and it was great at the time, but we both find it too soft now and we end up with super sore lower backs, which is miserable. I guess things change as we age....:B We are thinking of buying a new queen mattress from Costco, but haven't fully decided yet. Watching this thread with interest.
blofgren 08/22/22 09:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Best Hitch

B&W 20k Companion without a doubt. I got one earlier this year after having several different hitches in the past and it is by far the best hitch I have ever had. It is super heavy duty, easy to use, and has no chucking at all. I honestly wish I had bought one years ago.
blofgren 08/22/22 08:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New 3.0 Duramax Info

Thanks for posting; this looks great! Does anyone know if they plan on installing this in the Yukon/Tahoe platforms? That may be our future SUV if that is the case. The DPF location is certainly interesting. It would eliminate the theft problem of them though.
blofgren 08/22/22 08:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

That engine looks and sounds good. I totally agree. Thanks once again for the great posts! The bolt post was very interesting and informative. How does the new engine compare to the old one for power? Does it have more low end torque?
blofgren 08/22/22 08:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 6.7 with spun connecting rod bearing

New turbo is part of the oil system...bearings metal shavings could have damaged. That's all good except there is no reason to replace the turbo when you have a nice big oil filter that filters all of the oil that enters the bearings or turbo. Now if they wanted to replace the oil pump; that's a different story... I guess it would depend on the path the oil takes with regards to the turbo, bearings and filter. I am less annoyed with the turbo replacement since it's difficult to remove on the 6.7 and a preemptive approach is not a bad thing. My bigger issue is the doubling of the engine price. As far as repairing the engine; the same replace over repair sentiment was also offered by two local private shops. Not enough meat for over bore and over-sized pistons. The engine isn't exactly a real heavy duty diesel. The other issue is getting Ford to do a root cause analysis. There hasn't been a determination to this point on why the bearing cooked...nor has the engine been torn down...of course this is because they already know why... I'd love to buy an engine and install, but at this point considering the cab is lifted off the truck and engine is already removed, I may be stuck with Ford in perpetual limbo. This is not a great way to keep a loyal customer. Ya, all engine oil is filtered before it sees any engine parts except the oil pump. In any event it would be a good idea for you to listen to this video about the 6.7 Ford diesel. This guy really knows his stuff and sees a ton of these engines and will talk about the various failure points. It's really good to see all of the failure points of this engine that he talks about. If you just want to see to part where he talks about "seeing a ton of bearing failure" just go to 42:42 and see what he has to say. I would watch the whole video if I were you though because this guy is very informative. Anyway, good luck and I hope you get past this so you can take your RV out for a little time off. Watch that video and you might think twice about buying one of these trucks, or it may make you run out and dump the one you already have this afternoon lol. Yikes! :E
blofgren 08/16/22 09:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford vs. Ram vs. GM Diesel HP/TQ Ratings

I am a hardcore Cummins fan, owned several of every generation since 1993-first gen. I have a 2021 3500 HO Aisin, there is plenty of room for improvement. The Cummins and the exhaust brake are flawless, the transmission not so much. The Aisin isn't terrible, just not the ultimate transmission so many make it out to be. My 2017 with the 68 RFE wasn't really much worse when towing 15K plus. I don't know if that's saying a lot about the 68 RFE or little about the Aisin. I am the odd minority that wants a manual transmission, I never had a complaint about any of the manual trucks I owned. I would jump all over a quality manual transmission option, I know those days are past and probably never see that option again in a new diesel pickup. Sorry to hear that you're not happy with your transmission. I do love my G56 manual transmission, and it is really good with the double disc Southbend clutch.
blofgren 07/18/22 09:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

Awesome update! Thanks for posting!
blofgren 07/13/22 09:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 1988 Citation Supreme 25 RK-5th manual?

I agree with the posters above; we had a 2005 Citation Supreme 28.5RKS fiver and now a 2008 Corsair Excella 34.5CKTS fiver and the owners manuals from General Coach are very generic and not of much use. The manuals for all of the individual components are definitely useful, though.
blofgren 07/12/22 08:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Old tow rig about ready for duty again!

Wow, buddy, it looks great! What a cool old truck! :C You certainly don't see many of them in that condition anymore.
blofgren 07/12/22 08:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Our trip from BC to Quebec city in our Tesla/T@B combo. Pics

Thank you for the great post and pics! That looks like a fantastic trip and I definitely am looking forward to hearing the cost of "fuel" on it. :B
blofgren 07/11/22 09:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: Where have all the members gone on this forum?

Also Old Biscuit,when going to his profile it says"member could not be found" Did he pizz off the wrong person and get banned again or was taken out by mistake like last time? He quit the forum and asked to have his account removed about a year ago. That's truly a shame; I really enjoyed his many very informative posts. :(
blofgren 07/07/22 09:22pm General RVing Issues
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
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