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2019 Roush Super Duty

https://www.ford-trucks.com/articles/2019-roush-f-150-nitemare-is-what-dreams-are-made-of/?utm_source=2019711&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=content
danrclem 07/11/19 02:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is the EV transformation of the market over hyped ?

So what happens when there are more than a couple people charging their EV's? No one seems to think that will ever happen, and they'll be able to just drive right up and plug in. When was the last time you had to wait at a gas station to fill up, and that only takes a couple minutes to do. What happens when the average "fill up" takes 30 minutes? Oh yeah, I forgot: "They'll be lots more charging stations". Riiiiiight. I’m probably not understanding what you are getting at. So yes. There will be more charging stations. A new DCFC location opens up about every week or two in our area. Usually BC hydro puts them on the app as “coming soon” and they appear as a wrench. About 6 months later they broadcast a message on the App that they are live. Three years ago there were like 20 DCFC’s in the province. Now there are over 120 with lots more coming. It will be an ongoing thing. Most people charge at home or work but DCFC’s are needed for road trips.My point is that every one says "Just stop and get a bite to eat or shop a bit until the car is charged up". What if there's 2 people ahead of you, each takes 20-30 minutes, so that's an hour before it's your turn, and now you've spent 1 1/2 hours getting "refueled". What do you do for that amount of time. I'm sure there are more charging stations, but there are tons more gas stations, and people still wait inline, but the wait time is measured in minutes, not hours. And since this is an RV forum, we are talking about traveling where you may not be able to charge up at home, and the campground may not be set up to do that either. So you "fuel up" on the road. Hence my question about what you do when you can't immediately pull up to the charger. Exactly. How many vehicles can fill up with fuel at a station that has 12 pumps in one hour. How many vehicles can be charged at a station that has 12 chargers in one hour. I don't know the answer but I bet there's a big difference in numbers.
danrclem 07/06/19 04:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 3.5 Ecoboost Feels Like a V6

Interesting that I had the exact opposite experience. I sold my 2015 ecoboost expedition and bought a 2019 f250 6.2. Both had 3.73 and same size tire. Pulling the same trailer (7500 gvw) I felt the ecoboost preformed as well as the 6.2. Now the f250 was way more stable and felt much safer. But power wise, I was a bit disappointed. Expedition got better mpg solos and about the same (10) pulling trailer The 6.2 seems to have a stellar reputation for reliability durability but when it was offered in the F150 it returned 3 mpg less than the Ecoboost and lower performance, even though the 6.2 is rated for more hp. So your experience was what the test data would predict. It will be interesting to see how the 7.3 stacks up against the 6.2. I've got a 6.2 and like it but I believe the 7.3 is going to get better fuel mileage and pull better. How much is hard to say. Some say it will have one or the other but not both. I'm anxious to see what it will do. If I ever buy one it won't be in the next few years.
danrclem 07/04/19 10:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 GMC

Gooseneck hitch behind rear axle centerline. How stupid. Lofl. Some people would bitsch and complain if you hit em upside the head with a bag of money... Only if you tried to take it back away from me. :)
danrclem 07/01/19 03:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 3.5 Ecoboost Feels Like a V6

I've never driven an Ecoboost but the vast majority of people that have them love them. I'd have to think that they're very good at what they're made for. Part time transportation and part time hauler. The big trucks with big displacement engines are made to be able to haul every day all day long. I doubt that the Eco would hold up to this or they'd be putting them in big trucks but like I said I'm sure they're very good for their intended purpose. The big displacement engines are very capable part time haulers but won't get the fuel mileage when running empty. Pick the truck that meets your needs and you should be happy.
danrclem 07/01/19 03:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is the EV transformation of the market over hyped ?

I wouldn't consider buying an EV at this point and things would have to get a lot better before I'd consider buying one in the future.
danrclem 06/29/19 09:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: I asked for trouble and I got it.

Are any of these what you need? https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/gmc,2004,sierra+2500,6.0l+v8,1425226,fuel+&+air
danrclem 06/28/19 07:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: I asked for trouble and I got it.

I'd shop around before I handed him that kind of money. If he's making $400+ profit on the line I'd want some second opinions. I knew the GM products back then had brake lines that would rust through but this is the first fuel line that I've heard of.
danrclem 06/28/19 03:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM Colorado bent frame towing 2,100 lbs

:RI can't prove that he was jumping any more than somebody else can prove that he was jumping. There is no way that GM can prove it either. If they're going to deny his claim for being 100 lbs. over without brakes I see a problem with the manufacturer. I wouldn't buy one of their products. They should have been allowed to fail. Yeah, and your reasoning would make for massive unemployment. Brilliant!:R It would just give the other manufacturers more business and they would hire more people.
danrclem 06/27/19 09:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: GM Colorado bent frame towing 2,100 lbs

I can't prove that he was jumping any more than somebody else can prove that he was jumping. There is no way that GM can prove it either. If they're going to deny his claim for being 100 lbs. over without brakes I see a problem with the manufacturer. I wouldn't buy one of their products. They should have been allowed to fail.
danrclem 06/26/19 08:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla pick up in 4th quarter 2019

I got a feeling those who made comments about carbon credits don’t know squat about it other than what they heard from the Al Gore haters. Let me put it this wa, if the GM and the Chrysler’s are not so backward that they can’t even have the basic technology to produce low emission-low MPG vehicles, then they don’t even have to buy these credits from Tesla or anyone else. And please, all the car manufacturers are going full blast into EV because they know and realized the demise and obsolescence of ICE - except that everyone but Tesla is way ahead in EV and battery technology. The government has no right to give anybody carbon credits to sell. GM and Chrysler have the right to produce what they want and let the free market decide what sells. Al Gore lives his lavish lifestyle and puts a lot more carbon into the atmosphere than the average person. He gets rich because the greenies are naïve enough to think he cares. You haven't proven squat. I'm done with this thread.
danrclem 06/19/19 10:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla pick up in 4th quarter 2019

While Tesla's have been the benchmark in EV's motors and batteries, they are not even closes when it comes to vehicle quality. Many may argue that they are the worst in this department among all vehicles brands. In my view, Tesla should have been like Cummins. Producing powertrains for other vehicle manufacturers that have more experience and knowledge(and better quality) in these areas. However, a lot of Tesla's income comes from selling carbon credits to other manufacturers which they lobby for according to an article I read. The government forces other manufacturers to buy hundreds of millions of dollars worth of these credits which causes the prices for their products to go up. So essentially Tesla makes a lot of its money on the backs ICE vehicle buyers and continues to lobby the government to increase these regulations so they can make more money. With this and all of the other tax breaks, I can see why people hate them so much. In Q1 2019 alone, they made over $200 million from these credits. Pretty smart if you ask me. Get a couple congressman on your payroll to come up with a scheme to get your competitors to pay you. Sounds very much like the scheme the previous administration had with EPA lawsuits where the EPA would sue someone one taxpayer dime, and force them to pay the fine to a special interest group instead of back to the taxpayers or to the people who were actually effected by the lawsuit. I did not know this. That in itself is a reason to hate them. I have to wonder if Al Gore is involved in this. This country is going down into a deep spiral. So it’s just Tesla you have a problem with selling these credits. So if a company like GM or Ford sells one (they can) that’s alright? Being able to sell carbon credits is not right no matter who does it. Does GM and Ford sell carbon credits? If they do I oppose that also. EVs are far from pollution free but they are the darlings of the MSM.
danrclem 06/18/19 06:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla pick up in 4th quarter 2019

While Tesla's have been the benchmark in EV's motors and batteries, they are not even closes when it comes to vehicle quality. Many may argue that they are the worst in this department among all vehicles brands. In my view, Tesla should have been like Cummins. Producing powertrains for other vehicle manufacturers that have more experience and knowledge(and better quality) in these areas. However, a lot of Tesla's income comes from selling carbon credits to other manufacturers which they lobby for according to an article I read. The government forces other manufacturers to buy hundreds of millions of dollars worth of these credits which causes the prices for their products to go up. So essentially Tesla makes a lot of its money on the backs ICE vehicle buyers and continues to lobby the government to increase these regulations so they can make more money. With this and all of the other tax breaks, I can see why people hate them so much. In Q1 2019 alone, they made over $200 million from these credits. Pretty smart if you ask me. Get a couple congressman on your payroll to come up with a scheme to get your competitors to pay you. Sounds very much like the scheme the previous administration had with EPA lawsuits where the EPA would sue someone one taxpayer dime, and force them to pay the fine to a special interest group instead of back to the taxpayers or to the people who were actually effected by the lawsuit. I did not know this. That in itself is a reason to hate them. I have to wonder if Al Gore is involved in this. This country is going down into a deep spiral.
danrclem 06/18/19 12:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla pick up in 4th quarter 2019

I'm going to buy stocks in big tent companies. I love it when people talk about non-polluting electricity.
danrclem 06/17/19 07:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Engine torque

RE torque, some of you are arguing that the sky ain't blue here....... Pretty much what I thought but I don't care if they want to be wrong.
danrclem 06/09/19 10:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: E150 overheating.

I had a truck that I pulled a boat with and had a slide in camper in the bed. It would overheat while I was on the expressway running fast speeds but while driving slower speeds it would cool down. It turned out to be a stopped up radiator.
danrclem 06/07/19 10:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Engine torque

I don't have any experience with either but I doubt you'll feel much difference since you're only pulling 7,000 lbs.
danrclem 06/07/19 09:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

It's not about the electric car with me but about Musk. He's definitely not a good person and that's putting it nicely. I know some of you will defend him so go ahead. You won't change my mind.
danrclem 06/01/19 08:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: FCA Proposes a Merger with Renault

Bigger ain't always better.
danrclem 05/29/19 12:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Gas engines in school buses coming back?

Maybe Ford is making the 7.3 gas because they realize that gas engines are replacing diesels and they want to have a good engine to fit that market.
danrclem 05/16/19 12:30pm Tow Vehicles
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