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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
RE: 2020 F350 6.7 weak start

The Motorcraft batteries that come with the vehicle are typically pretty good, but the ones you purchase from the parts department are junk. I've noticed that too....why is that? The battery in my 2012 F150 work truck is original and going strong. And I got 10 years out of the batteries in both of my Ford diesels and the only reason I replaced them was because I was getting worried due to the age of them. But I have noticed the replacement Motorcraft batteries are not as good.
blofgren 04/22/22 10:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 F350 6.7 weak start

Got it back from the dealer and when I started the next morning the start was weaker than it's ever been. It's probably close to not starting at all. Also it's starting to do weird electronic things, like the window going down when I press it to go up and the clock keeps resetting itself to 24 HR. I change it back and the next day it resets. Based on what I've read these are clear signs the batteries are going bad. Having them load tested today at the auto parts store. It's also clear the dealership essentially did nothing. If it's the batteries, can I get them replaced under warranty without the dealership? Do I just bite the bullet and buy better batteries than the motorcraft ones? I'll have to look but I think the batts carry their own warranty but being motorcraft I assume it's through Ford. IF it were me.. IF the bats came back as BAD after the load test, I would take that truck right over to Ford and have them load test it in front of you.. The issue will be that they will say that bats may not be covered as people can cause harm to them by leaving STUFF on at night.....BUT, It won't hurt to ask / demand.... x2.
blofgren 04/22/22 10:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Review of MorRyde IS and Disc Brakes

Thanks for the information and I'm happy to hear you are happy with the upgrade! I agree with the disc brakes; I was absolutely shocked at how well they work when we got our current fiver and I too would not be without them now. I flushed the brake system on my fiver last year and although it's a bit tedious to keep filling the reservoir, it's not a bad job. I was just happy none of the bleeders were frozen!
blofgren 04/11/22 09:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2020 F350 6.7 weak start

It could very well be the batteries getting weak, although Motorcraft batteries are known to be very good. My Ram was beginning to crank slower at around year 3 as well, and I was having all sorts of weird glitches with the stereo and instrument panel. Then one day it wouldn't start. I installed 2 new fresh Kirkland batteries and all has been fine since. Erratic voltage from batteries starting to go south wreaks havoc on newer vehicles. Please keep us posted!
blofgren 04/11/22 09:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Joined the B&W Hitch Club

Well, we finally got the fiver out of storage and had a chance to use the new hitch. All I can say is wow! It is definitely easier to hitch the trailer because there is no need to raise the trailer as high, and I was surprised at how quietly it latched. Looking at the jaws around the king pin, I can definitely see how there is no question that it is securely latched! Towing the trailer was noticeably smoother with less chucking than I had with the Ram/Curt hitch. It was also noticeably quieter with less clunking than what was happening with my old hitch. There seemed to be more clearance when backing the fiver into the backyard as well. I had to watch very closely with the other hitch, but with the arms in the rearward position on the B&W there is definitely more clearance between the cap of the fiver and the cab. There is still the option of using the slider for tighter situations. Unhooking was also very easy. Even though there was a bit of tension on the jaws, the release handle was very easy to move, and the jaws released easily. All in all, I'm very happy with this upgrade and wish I had done it long ago!
blofgren 04/11/22 09:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2013 duramax

On a previous trailer I had a brake wire rubbing inside the drum exposing the copper and causing an intermittent brake failure message. Sealed it up and never had the issue again.
blofgren 03/23/22 08:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What is your speed uphill?

And BTW I'm part owner of two Dodge Ram trucks with ..... a sorry transmission to back it up. That doesn't narrow it done much, lol. I'm full owner of a Ram and a bunch of Dodge trucks in the past and speaking of calling a spade a spade, I could go on a Clark Griswold, got screwed out of my Xmas bonus tirade about most Dodge/Ram transmissions! 47/48RE, are ok and are simple and can be built VERY strong. But they were obsolete by the turn of the century, yet Dodge continued to use them for another half dozen years... 68RFE, again, decent from a reliability standpoint, but already outdated technology when they were introduced, still shift like a wet bag of dog poo, and now, 15 years later, it should be just embarrassing for everyone from the CEO down to the poor sap who has to put them in the new trucks on the assembly line...When people ask that guy what he does for a living, he probably says he's the local Chucky Cheese mascot, as that is less embarrassing! Aisin, great trans, but still Ram is riding old technology and would be better with more gears (if the ZF Powerline would ever get introduced....would be a good day for Ram fans) NV5600 - Best trans of the last 20 years. It shifts like a truck, but it's there. G56 - trans is good, OE clutch may not outlast the first set of windshield wipers though! And now there's no option for either handshaker...:( If Ram would sign up to the ZF for their HD diesel trucks they would finally have a good transmission, but it probably is just too costly since they outsource the diffs, diesel engine already. As for manual transmissions we had one in a 05 Dodge and pulling a water tank out on the turn rows was a bear and no one wanted to drive it. So it was sold and we got another 05 Dodge with a automatic. Fish, just because you and your team can’t drive a stick doesn’t make them bad. Too funny! ;) :B
blofgren 03/19/22 10:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Jerem Bought a new truck!

Looks awesome, enjoy! :C
blofgren 03/18/22 05:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: $1000 for a 23 mile tow?

Something came out of alignment inside by not having it stood on end. It all should stack so something came out of alignment causing lack of lubrication. Mechanic has a great rep. Unfortunately for him the AISIN requires a different procedure and he simply never works on them because they are so dependable. Now he knows! Ah, gotcha, thanks!
blofgren 03/15/22 09:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: Rattles

I find it quieter if I don't wear my hearing aids. Best answer yet! Yep, pure gold! :B
blofgren 03/14/22 11:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: $1000 for a 23 mile tow?

Proper repair is to remove trans, stand on torque converter end and do the RnR of the seal. Just a little HOT. https://i.imgur.com/AU0QSs9l.jpg Yikes, no kidding. Not sure I fully understand what happened, though. Starved for fluid?
blofgren 03/14/22 11:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Delivery on new F350

Good news. My F350 was delivered today with everything exactly as I had specified it, which included nearly everything but the kitchen sink. The only two significant options I didn’t specify were Adaptable Cruise, and Adaptable Steering. I did get bed liner, puck system, trailer camera/tpms, moonroof, upfitters, adaptive wipers, LEDs, etc, etc. Enjoying my new toy!! Good luck to everyone else waiting Fantastic, enjoy!
blofgren 03/14/22 11:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What is your speed uphill?

And remember there are some trucks that may pull the hill a bit slower, but will do it reliably mile after mile, year after year....;)
blofgren 03/14/22 11:14pm Tow Vehicles
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