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RE: Super Duty Backup Assist - Fifth Wheel

The system works very well. A person with no backing skills would find it much easier to get the hang of backing a trailer up using the pro trailer backup assist vs manually backing up a trailer and I think most skilled drivers could likely learn to back up better using PTBA than backing without it. However it is slow …. I think the top speed it will back up a trailer is about 3 mph. If you ever came across a situation where you needed to back up a long distance it would be tedious.
4x4ord 07/04/22 08:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2023 Ford Super Duty

The thing I'd like to see in the 2023 is delivery. I ordered 5 2022 Super Dutys and so far I've only gotten one. Three were ordered in early December and two were ordered back in May of 2021.
4x4ord 07/01/22 10:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Point to ponder, hornets nest stir

^^^ There just might be a market for cars with front and rear dual wheels!
4x4ord 06/17/22 11:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2022 F-350 Demo Impressions

^^^ There is a window showing which gears are available and what gear the transmission is in. It might be too small to see in the video? The display is a vertical window on the right hand side of the tach. The transmission was in second gear in the video.
4x4ord 06/12/22 08:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2022 F-350 Demo Impressions

Here's a video from today of my 3.31 geared pick up with 36k lbs gross combined weight. I'm going down a short 9% grade. It gets a little steeper at the end of the video where the engine revs to about 3200 rpm. I've got quite a bit of cushion before I'd have to use the brakes. click
4x4ord 06/12/22 05:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2022 F-350 Demo Impressions

blofgren said: "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." The EB is the same and works the same with a stick and the auto's in lockup in the newer RAM's. No matter how you slice it the CUMMINS EB is second to none. When I can hold back 34k on a several mile 14% downhill locked in 2nd without touching the brakes that says it all. I will take cold brakes at the bottom over winning the race to the top. The truck that has the capability to be first typically will give you a more easier pleasant towing experience. Remember... Towing just got easier! I am fine with getting to the top every time AND having cool brakes on the way down. If I am fine with my measly 385/865 and towing 35k combined West coast most anyone else will be thrilled. My expectation is a Ford dually with 3.55 gears would handle your trailer on that same grade in 2nd gear and 4000 rpm fairly similar to your Ram. The problem with the Ford is that you'd have to slow down at the top slow enough to get the truck to drop to second then let er go, where as the Ram will drop to second and hold things back without as much drama. The Ford would be at 4000 rpm and about 37 mph and a Ram with 4.10 gears at 3000 rpm and 35 mph both in second gear.
4x4ord 06/12/22 08:11am 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. I’m pretty sure “on” on the Ford EB is full on it just doesn’t do much without the engine screaming. The Ford exhaust brake doesn’t create nearly as much back pressure as Ram’s. The Powerstroke needs to be revving about 2800 rpm to achieve the level of braking the Cummins does at 2000 rpm. The maximum level of braking between the two engines is not that different …. the thing is the Powerstroke needs 4000 rpm to achieve its full potential and the Cummins red lines at 3000 rpm.
4x4ord 06/08/22 07:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: Disc Brakes - Saved me $$$$

Disc brakes on my fiver cost me a few hundred bucks last summer. My wife was towing the fiver with the motorcycle trailer on behind and going like a bat out of hell when she came over the crest of the hill and saw the turn off to the campground. She hammered on the brakes and made the turn. When I came along a few minutes later and saw the rubber left on the highway i immediately remembered that I forgot to adjust the brake controller for her before turning her loose ….. trailer tires were completely shot. Blasted disc brakes!
4x4ord 06/04/22 09:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ram 6.7 fuel filters

Pic of my new and old filters on a recent change. Both NanoNet that is listed for the 13 and up Cummins 6.7 engine mount filter. Notice how clean the old filter is at 15k usage. The under bed filter/water separator really does it's job well!!! Pic taken from genosgarge.com List of filters based on years. https://i.imgur.com/QDASklil.jpg https://i.imgur.com/xSvtUe8l.jpg They do look good for 15k. I'm too scared to go that long, change oil and fuel at 10k just to be on the safe side. I’m curious. What are you afraid of? I’ve heard that dirty fuel filters are bad but I have never heard a reasonable explanation as to why. Some of our equipment has pressure (or vacuum) gauges that tell us when to change filters. I usually don’t change fuel filters till the gauge indicates a need or I notice a lack of power …. often that means never.
4x4ord 06/04/22 05:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevy 3.0 first tow.

That fuel economy is amazing. Nice to have a truck you're happy with.
4x4ord 06/02/22 12:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: '22 Powerstroke seems a little thirstier than the '21 was.

The other day I made two trips to the city and back… a little bit of city driving each trip and a total of 253 km on 28.1 litres. That worked out to 11.1 litres per 100 km or 21 mpg. Something seems to have changed. With my previous Powerstrokes it seemed to me like the mileage I got on day one was not much different than the mileage a year later. Anyway I’ll be happy if it keeps getting 21 mpg. did you purposly put the US mpg in there? I saw it and I went that sucks, as for us canadians you got 25.4mpg.haha I included the litres per 100km cuz I figured no matter which way I went with mpg it would be confusing.
4x4ord 05/04/22 02:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: '22 Powerstroke seems a little thirstier than the '21 was.

Prior to changing the calibration constant the Lie-O-Meter on my 21 was about 8% generous with the mileage it displayed. With very limited data I’m thinking my ‘22 is accurate. How do you change the calibration? 1. With the ignition off wait until the interior lights and screens have completely turned black. 2. Hold the OK button in the left side of the steering wheel for 5 seconds. 3. While still holding the OK button press and hold the start button until "ET" (engineering test) displays in the lower right hand corner of your DIC... Release both buttons. 4. Press OK to acknowledge any warnings screens (door open etc) 5. Press the steering wheel arrow up button to get to the AFE 1000 bias screen. 6. Use the left or right arrows on the steering column to lower or raise the value. Lower number will make the mpg display less generous. So if your mpg is displaying 8.5% too optimistic you would change the value to 915 (91.5% of 1000). 7. Press the OK button to store the new value. 8. Push the ignition button to shut off ignition and exit "ET" mode.
4x4ord 05/04/22 01:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: '22 Powerstroke seems a little thirstier than the '21 was.

Prior to changing the calibration constant the Lie-O-Meter on my 21 was about 8% generous with the mileage it displayed. With very limited data I’m thinking my ‘22 is accurate.
4x4ord 05/03/22 12:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: '22 Powerstroke seems a little thirstier than the '21 was.

The other day I made two trips to the city and back… a little bit of city driving each trip and a total of 253 km on 28.1 litres. That worked out to 11.1 litres per 100 km or 21 mpg. Something seems to have changed. With my previous Powerstrokes it seemed to me like the mileage I got on day one was not much different than the mileage a year later. Anyway I’ll be happy if it keeps getting 21 mpg.
4x4ord 05/02/22 08:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: '22 Powerstroke seems a little thirstier than the '21 was.

That looks a little scary alright! I know what you mean regarding how easy it is to not notice the second trailer. I think it is certainly safer for me to double tow than it is for me to have my bike riding on a carrier 13 feet behind my 5vers rear axle, but, because double towing is illegal in BC I carry my bike far more than I double tow. I can not understand why double towing is not legal on all highways. What kind of fuel economy did you get coming home 12V? Hand calc filled to the TOP at every stop, NO double click BS. Palm Springs, CA to Barstow mostly uphill and head winds 7.74, Bakersfield last leg down hill 7.13 headwinds along 58, Ripon 9.4, Corning 8.5 winds coning from my left, Weed 7.13 uphill, 8.82 mountains Roseburg, OR, 9.3 Napavine, WA and I did not fill at home but last tank should be around 9.3 NW, WA. I am happy with those numbers based on double towing along with some headwinds and 35k combined. I towed at 60 mph the whole trip. Normal no wind trip I would be right around 9mpg. 9 mpg sounds pretty good for 35k combined. Mine does 10.1 mpg (23.2 litres per 100 km) towing a single trailer at 24k lbs gross combined ... no wind/60 mph and average over entire loop, so no net change in elevation.
4x4ord 04/24/22 09:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: '22 Powerstroke seems a little thirstier than the '21 was.

The upside would have been it would have made upgrading to an Indian a little easier... My friend that is going to help rebuild the trailer has a 17 Darkhorse Chieftain that is VERY nice! I will say I am more than impressed with my 09 FLHTCU ElectraClassic UltraGlide. My two best friends came down to SoCal to visit and ride, ride, and ride some more earlier this month!!! https://i.imgur.com/colC4n3l.jpg Very nice! X2... X3 ... I've been looking at a new Indian. I just don't know if they are $40,000 nice.
4x4ord 04/24/22 09:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: '22 Powerstroke seems a little thirstier than the '21 was.

That looks a little scary alright! I know what you mean regarding how easy it is to not notice the second trailer. I think it is certainly safer for me to double tow than it is for me to have my bike riding on a carrier 13 feet behind my 5vers rear axle, but, because double towing is illegal in BC I carry my bike far more than I double tow. I can not understand why double towing is not legal on all highways. What kind of fuel economy did you get coming home 12V?
4x4ord 04/23/22 08:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: '22 Powerstroke seems a little thirstier than the '21 was.

^^^ I talked to the sales manager at my dealership today and he said he doesn’t expect all his orders to be built. He also said there is no way of knowing which will be selected to be built. I might be keeping this one long enough to see the fuel economy improve after all. Better save up for an oil change. :B :B I asked him if GM and Ram were having the same issues and he told me Ford and GM lots are empty, Ram lots are full. So I could either save up for an oil change or …. no, I guess I better save up for an oil change. :)
4x4ord 04/23/22 08:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: '22 Powerstroke seems a little thirstier than the '21 was.

^^^ I talked to the sales manager at my dealership today and he said he doesn’t expect all his orders to be built. He also said there is no way of knowing which will be selected to be built. I might be keeping this one long enough to see the fuel economy improve after all.
4x4ord 04/22/22 10:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: '22 Powerstroke seems a little thirstier than the '21 was.

^^^1300 miles and 150 gallons of fuel?
4x4ord 04/22/22 03:48am Tow Vehicles
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