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RE: The price of new trucks is beyond comprehension!

You must like all the useless wizz bang stuff to hit $90,0000
Mike134 10/11/20 07:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: FORD F-150 AXLE RATIO CHOICE

I bought a 2020 F150 Lariat CC SB 3.5 eco boost with max tow package and 3.55 off the lot in April. Not real happy with the towing performance. Towing a 2021 Grand Design Imagine XLS 22RBE. If I did it again, I would order it. But I would add the HD payload package (without a doubt!) to the max tow pkg, and a long bed. These add tremendous capability to the F150. There is no way I would get a 3.31 rear. Never. I consider a 3.55 a minimum for any towing with a gas engine. I'm surprised you feel that way. Guess it's all how we perceive performance. I'm pulling similar to you 28' 6100lbs and the 3.5 with the 3.55 pulls it just fine. Much better than my old 5.4 with 3.73 rear end.
Mike134 09/30/20 07:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: Need advise on which new truck - 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton?

Well the OP bought a truck 3 pages ago, so why are you guys still discussing/arguing this?:h it's like fishing toss something out and see if you get a bite
Mike134 09/27/20 05:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 75 Speed Limit - How Fast

Can't believe all the varying responses to my simple question....amazing! .... Oh I laughed when I first saw the title of this thread! I knew it would get fun. Oh yea..... that question and can I tow this with my 1/2 ton brings out all the chest thumping opinions..........
Mike134 09/27/20 08:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 75 Speed Limit - How Fast

Most of the other RVs are moving around 65mph except the delivery company drivers...I won't offer comment on their driving. dare I guess the name on the truck is 5 letters F**E* ?
Mike134 09/26/20 05:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 75 Speed Limit - How Fast

I just keep tootling along like Mr Magoo.........64 MPH and smiling.........occasionally muttering "Road Hog"
Mike134 09/26/20 02:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 75 Speed Limit - How Fast

I get the one car one semi crash, cars fault, but how come there's often multiple trucks involved? Must be all those good semi drivers taking their ROW.
Mike134 09/26/20 08:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need advise on which new truck - 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton?

Pickup trucks in Illinois are considered "trucks". I guess because we call them "pickup trucks" so they get B plates which is a truck/van designation of under 8000lb GVWR. Cannot drive on certain streets in Chicago with a truck. Fortunately same price as automobile plates. And to the poster above Yes you will get a ticket driving your nice looking empty pickup truck on those restricted streets. It's a TRUCK.
Mike134 09/26/20 06:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford F150 STX V6

With only 6500 lbs for GCWR it's possible your payload is barely above 1000 lbs. Not much left for passengers, camping stuff and tongue weight. The F150s are fairly light. On Ford's website the only models listed that are more than 5000 lbs are diesels and the Raptor. Of course, one needs to look at the yellow sticker and do the math prior to committing. I would think that the new truck would likely have more payload than his current one, what with the lighter aluminum body. Can't tell if you own a F150. My F150 is over 5000lbs I'll let you do the math GVWR 7050 1903 Payload and it's a Lariat with "bling". The OP wanted real life experiences from those of us driving one. They will not be disappointed if they buy a new 150 with the 3.5 eco-boost.
Mike134 09/22/20 07:05am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford F150 STX V6

I have a '19 F150 max tow 1900lbs payload 3.5 ecoboost pulls my 7700GVWR 28' TT like it's on rails. Plenty of power and a pleasant tow, one hand on the wheel and one hand holding a cup of coffee. But then again my towing speeds are reasonable at 64-65 MPH.
Mike134 09/21/20 02:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: FORD F-150 AXLE RATIO CHOICE

I think what people fail to notice is how much payload is used up on a F250 diesel because of the weight. The Gas F150 with HD payload package will have a larger payload than a 250 diesel and cost you about $12,000 less. For those non-believers experiment on the Ford build and price site. Now if you get a Gas 250 or diesel 350 you've moved up in towing capacity.
Mike134 09/19/20 10:16am Travel Trailers
RE: FORD F-150 AXLE RATIO CHOICE

Not a bargain by any means. Quick comparison on the Ford build and price site 2020 F150 Lariat crew-cab with 3.5 ecoboost $48850 base price 2020 F250 Lariat crew-cab with diesel $61450 base price I don't think max tow max payload is included in the base price of the F-150? Correct add $1295 for max tow to the 150 Add $2730 to the 250 for what Ford calls 250 trailer tow high capacity
Mike134 09/19/20 05:21am Travel Trailers
RE: FORD F-150 AXLE RATIO CHOICE

What is the cost of a crew cab, max payload, max tow 3.5 eco-boost F-150? I don't think they are bargain priced? Not a bargain by any means. Quick comparison on the Ford build and price site 2020 F150 Lariat crew-cab with 3.5 ecoboost $48850 base price 2020 F250 Lariat crew-cab with diesel $61450 base price
Mike134 09/18/20 08:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: FORD F-150 AXLE RATIO CHOICE

All of this talk about mileage. A diesel will out pull your little 3.5, get better mileage and last twice as long. I will retain its value much better.And it will only cost you a measly $10,000.00 more. Those are small little details...........same with the cost of oil changes.....oh and don't put it in a F250 or you'll have the same payload as a gas F150
Mike134 09/18/20 02:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: Half ton towing

Some do it safely A F150 can be bought with a heavy duty payload package which gives you about 2800 lbs of payload. That's more payload than a F250 diesel. Just need to do your homework.
Mike134 09/16/20 08:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Run with only one propane tank

As an exercise in weight control, I am asking if it is a good idea to leave one of my two propane tanks at home when traveling. One tank is more than sufficient for my needs. I am asking if it will harm the changeover regulator or leak propane with one tank absent. Seems like an easy way to shed a few pounds. NO, I am not that close to my ratings, just curious. As an exercise no harm. If I don't run the furnace and have shore power I'll use 1 Lb propane average per day traveling for Frig cooling and hot water heating when camped.
Mike134 09/14/20 03:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Need advise on which new truck - 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton?

An another note... Depending on what state you live in, the 2500 might have to be registered as commercial. In New York over 6001 lbs (which is almost every 2500) , it does, and it's causing me to reconsider buying the 2500 I'm looking at. I have to travel Parkways. In NY you can not go on Parkways with commercial vehicles. The OP already bought a new F150, over a week ago. no reason to stop our armchair advise......
Mike134 09/13/20 07:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Need advise on which new truck - 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton?

This is confusing. Do you mean a 3500 might have to be registered as commercial? What 6001 lbs are you referring to? Both 2500 and 3500 have a GVWR well above 6000 lb. Are you talking about rear axle rating? Even some 2500 have axles ratings over 6000 lbs. An another note... Depending on what state you live in, the 2500 might have to be registered as commercial. In New York over 6001 lbs (which is almost every 2500) , it does, and it's causing me to reconsider buying the 2500 I'm looking at. I have to travel Parkways. In NY you can not go on Parkways with commercial vehicles. I had to get truck plates for my F150, fortunately only if the GVWR is over 8000 do I pay more than a car and need inspections
Mike134 09/12/20 02:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Well water

I have a well at home, your smelling Hydrogen sulfide, likely smells worse from the hot water than cold. Not sure they make a portable filter for it, you'll have to do some google searches. I have a potassium permanganate filter at home.
Mike134 09/12/20 07:32am Travel Trailers
RE: Weighing at Cat Scales

I get the impression that those posting specifics believe that all CAT scales have the same number of "platforms", communication options, and pricing structure. However, the CAT scales I use in the Seattle area are not at all like the ones described here so it seems the specific steps suggested might be useful somewhere else, they wouldn't apply to the CAT scales I use. Any thoughts on this? Going to a couple scales close to me they match what's on the web site. I would think a chain would be all the same. interesting......... https://catscale.com/how-to-weigh/
Mike134 09/11/20 11:05am Fifth-Wheels
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