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Posted: 04/03/21 08:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

From https://autowise.com/diesel-engine-failure-bosch-cp4-lawsuits-roll-on/

“Unfortunately, there’s no such retrofit kit for the Ford 6.7 Power Strokes because of the way the CP4 pump is mounted in the engine. However, S&S does offer a CP4.2 bypass kit (aka “Disaster Prevention Kit‘) which reroutes fuel from the pump’s bottom end back to the tank and filters.
S&S Diesel Motorsport’s “Disaster Prevention Kit” doesn’t keep the Bosch CP4 in Ford Power Stroke 6.7Ls from failing. But it does prevent the pump debris from circulating through the entire fuel system.”
This re-routing prevents metal debris from contaminating the rest of the high-pressure system if/when a failure occurs.

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Dually will def get you there...except you mentioned off-road/desert camping.

Pretty much any gas SRW one ton will also get you there for a non-slide hard side camper as well. And then you can off-road with confidence. With LI 129 tires you should have PLENTY of capacity.

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Based on your wants, a dually is what you’re after.
If you expect any truck to drive like the camper is not back there then a 1 ton at a minimum and go up from there. Or temper your expectations on handling a bit.

This is super subjective as you may imagine.


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When gas truck will get you there, will it have enough fuel to get you back?





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Malone wrote:

From https://autowise.com/diesel-engine-failure-bosch-cp4-lawsuits-roll-on/

“Unfortunately, there’s no such retrofit kit for the Ford 6.7 Power Strokes because of the way the CP4 pump is mounted in the engine. However, S&S does offer a CP4.2 bypass kit (aka “Disaster Prevention Kit‘) which reroutes fuel from the pump’s bottom end back to the tank and filters.
S&S Diesel Motorsport’s “Disaster Prevention Kit” doesn’t keep the Bosch CP4 in Ford Power Stroke 6.7Ls from failing. But it does prevent the pump debris from circulating through the entire fuel system.”
This re-routing prevents metal debris from contaminating the rest of the high-pressure system if/when a failure occurs.


yep the bypass will save the engine but a dead fuel pump will still leave you stranded. I bought my truck used, no telling what fuel or additives were used. I was getting ready to haul my horses from San Francisco Bay area to Lexington KY when I found out about the fuel pump issue. no way I was going to get stuck out in the middle of nowhere with the horses. New Pump and I add extra Lubricity additives to the fuel tank with each fill up.


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We're heavy but we don't feel it [emoticon] 2019 F350 Lariat CC/LB FX4 6.7l with an AF990 and it drives like a caddy on the interstate [emoticon] Only addition was the upper stableloads to level it out a little but were't fully needed.

Even pulls the jeep without issue [emoticon]


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Our Lance 811 paperwork says it's 3017 lbs wet, probably closer to 3600 lbs with gear in it. Does have a dinette slide, but also a wet bath. Our SRW Ram is rated at 4300 lbs cargo capacity, so with 3 adults and gear in the truck we would be right at GVWR, if not slightly over.

No question a dually would handle it better, but we don't really feel any side-to-side sway now....plus a dually can sometimes limit you on where you can go offroad, plus it's a pain to use a dually as a daily. (say 3x fast LOL)

Pay attention to weight ratings on trucks as they vary by box length, cab configuration and engine choice.


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BurbMan wrote:

Our Lance 811 paperwork says it's 3017 lbs wet, probably closer to 3600 lbs with gear in it. Does have a dinette slide, but also a wet bath. Our SRW Ram is rated at 4300 lbs cargo capacity, so with 3 adults and gear in the truck we would be right at GVWR, if not slightly over.
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I recommend you weigh your rig. I strongly suspect you are in for a surprise. Six hundred pounds of "gear" is likely to be a gross underestimate. Camping "gear" needs to include any upgrades, additions or mods you have made, generator and fuel, BBQ grill, folding chairs, air compressor/tools, leveling blocks, cleaning supplies, bath supplies, pots/pans/plates/flatware/glasses, clothing, food and drinks, cameras/computers/other hobby stuff, etc, etc.

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How much you carry is very personal to each person camping. When we had a SRW, we always made sure we brought the minimum. That included carrying empty black/grey tanks and minimal water in the freshwater tank. I could easily see 600 lbs being plenty. After all, people camp with less than that with tents.

But, my F450 has much more capacity, and we no longer worry about what we carry. The only way that it would possibly be an issue is if we went out of way to carry too much.


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BurbMan wrote:

Our Lance 811 paperwork says it's 3017 lbs wet, probably closer to 3600 lbs with gear in it. Does have a dinette slide, but also a wet bath. Our SRW Ram is rated at 4300 lbs cargo capacity, so with 3 adults and gear in the truck we would be right at GVWR, if not slightly over.

No question a dually would handle it better, but we don't really feel any side-to-side sway now....plus a dually can sometimes limit you on where you can go offroad, plus it's a pain to use a dually as a daily. (say 3x fast LOL)

Pay attention to weight ratings on trucks as they vary by box length, cab configuration and engine choice.

You def need to hit the scales locked/loaded. You will be surprised.
However, you should be able to safely carry a single slide on a one ton SRW. You may need to upgrade your tires.
18” and 20” tires now come in LI 129 (4080#).

Everyone should get a real weight on their loaded rig.

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