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RE: New Ford 7.3 V8

If you mean like the "FE" series or "385" or even the "Triton" series, I don't think it's even close to those.. Here is a quick Google lookup right from the site. All-new 7.3-liter engine in Super Duty pickup cranks out best-in-class gas V8 output of 430 horsepower and best-in-class gas torque of 475 ft.-lb. The 7.3-liter engine is paired with the all-new 10-speed heavy-duty TorqShift® transmission on Super Duty pickups and is designed for robust power, long-term durability and ease of service that truck owners demand in both personal and business applications Windsor-built engine will be an option on 2020 F-Series Super Duty pickup, standard on F-550, F-600, F-650 and F-750 Medium Duty trucks and E-Series, as well as F-53 and F-59 stripped chassis DEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 1, 2019 – Ford F-Series, America’s best-selling truck for 42 years, is once again raising the bar for capability with its all-new 7.3-liter V8 gasoline engine. The 7.3-liter engine in Super Duty pickup cranks out best-in-class gas V8 output of 430 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and best-in-class torque of 475 ft.-lb. at 4,000 rpm. No other competitor provides such a powerful and advanced gasoline engine in such a broad range of offerings – from Class 2 Super Duty pickups through Class 7 commercial trucks. “The 7.3-liter is designed for maximum durability in the harshest environments given that our customers live and work in these conditions every day,” said Joel Beltramo, Ford manager for gas V8 engines. “This engine has the largest displacement in its class and is designed to provide benefits in key areas like power, durability, ease of maintenance and total operating costs.” Based on decades of commercial engine experience, the 7.3-liter V8 delivers class-leading performance in a compact package. The 7.3-liter V8 features an overhead valve architecture that generates power low in the rev range to help get heavier loads moving sooner and with greater confidence. It also features a variable-displacement oil pump, extra-large main bearings, forged steel crankshaft for durability, and piston cooling jets to help manage temperatures under heavy load. The all-new 7.3-liter will be available first in Super Duty F-250 and F-350 pickup models. It joins the 6.2-liter V8 gas engine in Super Duty’s lineup, along with the upgraded third-generation 6.7-liter Power Stroke® diesel V8. Additional power and capability numbers, including Super Duty towing and payload ratings as well as power numbers for the upgraded 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel will be announced later this year. A dyno-certified version of the 7.3-liter V8 producing 350 horsepower at 3,900 rpm and 468 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,900 rpm will be standard on F-450 chassis cab, F-550, the new F-600, F-650 and F-750 Medium Duty trucks, and F-53 and F-59 stripped chassis models. The upgraded E-Series will also feature the 7.3-liter V8. An optional calibration intended to help customers reduce their fuel consumption will also be offered; more information will be made available at a later date. For F-250 through F-600 models the 7.3-liter engine is paired with the all-new Ford-designed and Ford-built 10-speed heavy-duty TorqShift® automatic transmission. All other commercial models retain the TorqShift® heavy-duty 6-speed automatic transmission. Mitch
MitchF150 11/10/19 05:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: extension cord length

Thing to do is turn all other electric off and then check what your voltage is at any plug. Then run the AC and then check the voltage at any plug. Even at 50', I bet you drop below 108v... While the AC is running, that low of voltage isn't doing your motor any favors, so... For running anything else in the rig, you should be fine. It's the AC that will always tax the system to it's max, so gotta decide what you need to run and go from there. I installed a dedicated 30a RV plug because when I ran my AC, it dropped my voltage to around 108v with only a 25' cheapie extension cord. Sure, I could have gotten a better cord, but decided to just go with the 30a setup.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 11/09/19 01:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Running Lights Trouble

Check the ground wire(s) for the red running lights.. If you have power to the fronts, then you are getting power to that at the plug.
MitchF150 11/09/19 01:33pm Tech Issues
RE: Extended Warrantee?

12 year note on a 2015 trailer?? Wow... I just bought a brand new 2019 and have a 72 month (6 years) note on it.. Plan on paying off early anyway, so no big deal. I was offered the extended warranty too for about 2k for 5 years I think? Declined for now, but can buy it within 9 months.. Probably won't do it.. It's got a factory 1 year so will go thru that and go from there.. but, as was said, some come out ahead, but then they had to make some claims and deal with all of that, so did you really come out ahead?? In the end, whatever lets you sleep at night and not worry about it, there you go.. I'd be awake more for that 12 year note on it! ha, ha.. :) Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 11/06/19 08:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: Fresh water tank under camper-Camping in colder weather.

I have never had an RV that didn't have a drain valve for the fresh water tank. If the tank is exposed under the trailer, there could be just a plug in a corner of the tank that needs to be removed to drain it. On my new 2019 Forest River 2511S it has an enclosed bottom, so no tanks are exposed, but there is a simple drain valve on it that you have to reach under the side on to get to it. It also has electric 'tank heaters' on it. Not sure if it includes the fresh water tank, but I think it does.. I really won't have any need for it, as I drain my tanks and don't camp in freezing weather... :) Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 11/05/19 11:00pm Beginning RVing
RE: I take back all the good stuff I've said about Les Schwabs!

Yeah, I went away from LS for the first time in over 25 years of going to them for a new set of tires on my F150.. Been paying around $1200 for a set of tires for my truck over the years for some reason... Nothing special, just some AT tires... I asked about the Toyo's and I guess they are moving away from that and they quoted me around $1400 for a set of whatever they replaced them with. This is only for an F150, so not even LT tires.. They are XL rated ones.. Wife goes in to get her LS tires rotated.. They rotate them and then give her a quote for new shocks and struts for her 2003 Rav4... We had those done by LS about 4-5 years ago... They are not even close to needing to be replaced.. Her car does maybe 5000 miles a year.. Plus, I think they have a "lifetime warranty" on the ones they already installed?? Anyway, went to Discount Tire and have a set of really nice Pathfinder AT tires with full warranty out the door for $875.. There are a lot more DT stores around than LS stores from what I've checked out. I've never seen a LS that does oil changes, so not sure on that, but I have never had them do brakes for me.... That whole requiring to change to new Chinese caliper thing always rubbed me wrong... Ain't like they are using OEM stuff for that!! Anyway, I think I'm done with LS.. They did fix my TT tire recently that had a nail in it for free, which they don't usually do anymore, unless they are a LS tire to begin with, but they did do that for me... I took it in expecting to pay for it and would have because they are the closest tire store to my house. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 11/05/19 10:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Difficulty Reducing Tongue Weight

I did a quick interweb search and found this for the specs of it and it has a really heavy dry tw... Not sure what would make it that high, but it's a heavy tw for sure.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 11/02/19 04:48pm Towing
RE: Is it a fiver or class a or c?

Frankenstein is all I can come up with... Gotta be an F550 with some 22.5" semi wheels/tires on it... but, it looks to be pretty tall up front, so dunno on that.. But, whatever works for ya! You would be the talk of the camp ground for sure! Mitch
MitchF150 10/29/19 11:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Total novice camper weights question...

So, are you asking if you can haul as much as you can tow?? Dunno, because payload is payload, right? #2100 pin/tongue wight or #2100 of slide in camper in the bed? Or #2100 of gravel, or dirt or whatever in the bed of your truck?? Sure, you can exceed the "payload" number on your truck.. But, in the end, that's up to you and YOU alone.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 10/27/19 05:31pm Truck Campers
RE: True Truck Payload

Do whatever works for you... We can say what we say on this forum and your sales guy can say what they say to make a sale... From there, it's whatever you decide to put on the back of your truck and what YOU feel comfortable with... Not what a bunch of goofs on the interweb think or the goof trying to make a sale... :) :) Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 10/27/19 05:22pm Truck Campers
RE: Air Conditioner

Why would you think you need to do that if you mean something physically attached to the roof in front of the AC unit while going down the road? Mitch
MitchF150 10/27/19 01:29pm Tech Issues
RE: Motorhome Crashes Into Las Vegas Casino

I thought that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas??
MitchF150 10/25/19 09:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Got the new theater seats in the Rockwood

Yeah, we still like to spend as much time out under the awning when weather permits or on our daytime excursions.. But, there are those times when the weather just isn't to our liking and we find ourselves inside.. Now, it's just going to be a much easier decision to "relax inside for a little bit"... ha, ha!! We don't need any additional sleeping and we have TV trays to eat on, so now our trailer is truly a 2 person RV... Only sleeps 2 and can really only entertain 2.. Even with the original dinette with bench seats and a free standing table, when made into a 'bed' it really would have only worked for someone no taller than around 5'6" and sitting 4 people would not be fun at all. We love the floor plan, but it really is not for any kind of "family" for sure. Mitch
MitchF150 10/25/19 05:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: Got the new theater seats in the Rockwood

Thanks guys. Forgot to mention that in the center console, there are 2 USB charging ports and a single 120v plug. It'll be a nice charging station and keep all the cords and such out of the way. Mitch
MitchF150 10/25/19 04:11pm Travel Trailers
Got the new theater seats in the Rockwood

So finally got the theater seats from Forest River. Mix up in shipping was the delay, but it's all good now. What's really cool about them is they not only recline, but the have a 3 speed back massage and a 2 setting butt warmer! Plus the neat LED light ring in the bottom of the cup holder (I guess so you can find your drink when it's dark) The round disk thing is for the arm table to slide into. I don't have a pic of it, but it's small and probably won't be used too much anyway. Too bad we won't be able to really test it out until next May, but it is still in our side yard, so we can spend some winter time in it. Just really bummed that when I got back in the house and sat in my recliner I asked "where is my back massage and butt warmer!" Mitch
MitchF150 10/25/19 03:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: Done for the year. Video: I winterized my AF.

I just blow and go.. I don't use RV AF since I don't live in a region that stays below freezing for months on end.. I also use the low point drain to empty the hot water tank. Just open them up and open the pressure relief valve on the tank and it all empties out the low point drain. I also have a built in fresh water filter on my new trailer, so I need to attend to that as well.. Blowing out the lines, blows out most of the water from the filter, so I just remove the filter part and put the canister part back on and continue with the blowing. I just go around and open/close the faucets and run the pump until it's dry and all is good. Just what works for me.. I know folks live in areas that freeze all winter, so the AF stuff makes sense.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 10/24/19 10:52pm Truck Campers
RE: No Hot Water

Well, I don't know much about this stuff really... Had an old Atwood on my 2003 Trailer and it looked exactly the same as your pic... Never touched it and just drained the tank and it always sparked and lit.. I think if you don't have spark, then it isn't going to light? Do you smell gas while it tries to spark? Does the red light come on the panel when it does not light? Lots of electronic stuff to this thing working so I'd start there since there ain't no clicks.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 10/23/19 10:27pm Tech Issues
RE: New to Me Chevy Tahoe

Nice new ride there Jeremiah! I still remember your days with the old F150 and the F350 dually! Take care! Mitch
MitchF150 10/21/19 10:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: winterizing unit (picture of water heater)

Are you just looking to drain it? If so, you can either pull the plug and let it drain, or open your low point drains and open the pressure relief valve and it'll drain from there. If you are looking for by pass valves for RV AF, then that would be on the back side where the lines go in/out of the tank. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 10/21/19 08:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: Towing with a Toyota Sequoia: wheel size question

Depends on what "diameter" of the tire you are looking to reduce? I've got OEM 20" wheels on my 13 F150. Stock size is 275/55/20. They are about 32" tall overall. The OEM spare tire for my truck is an 18" wheel diameter... They are basically the same overall height of 32". Your brother might be thinking that reducing the overall height of the tire is better.. And yes, that will change your final rear gear drive ratio, but then you will have to re-calibrate your speedo/odo depending on where you go with it.. Most folks go for taller tires and want that "big tire look", and that's all fine and dandy, but if you increase the overall height of your tires, to say, 33" or 35" or taller, you are changing your overall gear ratio for the worse if TOWING is your goal.. I'd stick with the stock size tire and if you get a #5000 GVWR TT (not #5000 dry weight) you should be just fine.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 10/21/19 06:08pm Tow Vehicles
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