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RE: 2022 F350 on order

Do you expect to see your new truck before the end of July? I’m considering ordering a 2022 and would like to time my order such that I see it towards the end of August. You've got that 2021 worn out already? :B
blofgren 04/06/21 07:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Dually - Need Hitch, Toolbox, Rolling Cover Advice

100% agree on the short drain and refill with AMZ/OIL SevereGear. X3. The factory fluid is garbage and wears out very quickly as many of us have discovered. Congrats on the new truck; you're going to love it!
blofgren 04/02/21 08:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 7.3L & 10 speed...

We have several 7.3L trucks now at my work in F-350 pickups and F-550 dump trucks. They are loaded heavy, driven hard, and they are all solid workhorses with zero issues so far. I think this engine is a winner for Ford and I wouldn't hesitate to buy one if I were in the market. They sound awesome too! :C
blofgren 03/20/21 09:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: GD Momentum 395ms with Ram Megacab

Congratulations, OP! That's a beautiful looking truck! :B
blofgren 03/15/21 08:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Used “Canadian” trucks

Is there a Maple Syrup dispenser on the Canuck models? Mine has Molson Canadian dispenser.. Some real beer! :B
blofgren 03/12/21 07:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: "Waxing" a fifth wheel camper

I have went to Wash Wax All , spray on wipe dry ,couldn't be easier , thats all I use now on the fifth wheel ,and our car ,and truck. Got away from Rejek, and all the rest. I get it from Amazon. X2... Won't go back to the "old way".. I ordered this product recently as well as a result of a thread on here and WOW! I haven't had a chance to use it on my fiver yet, but I used it on my truck and was absolutely amazed at how well it worked. I will definitely be trying it on my fiver when I get it out of storage this spring.
blofgren 03/07/21 07:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Chevy Shake

My wife and I were actually very close to pulling the trigger this week on a 2017 GMC Yukon Denali with the 6.2L and 8 speed auto, and I started to do some reading on them. The "shake" is actually a very common issue on the 8 speed auto and appears to be due to torque converter issues and in some cases due to improper fluid from the factory that costs in the neighbourhood of $600 to do a double flush to remove the fluid and then get the proper fluid into it. In any case, we have decided to pass on it (shame because it's a beautiful truck otherwise) and look for a 2018 and up with the 10 speed auto. Uh oh! You’re gettin the itch to ditch that 01? Man, I saw one, 03 Tahoe I believe, recently for sale with only like 77k miles. And the price was right. I thought hard about bombing down to Portland to pick it up. But it had already been for sale for a few days and not sold, and it was a used car dealer disguised as a private party. (Those guys are easy to spot. And there’s always a story to reinforce it if you didn’t pick up on it just from the pics and description). So I passed. Have looked at a few of those types of sales in the past and there’s always something hinky about the vehicle. Yeah, we're thinking about it. The 2001 is super reliable, but DW is uneasy about it because of it's age and she has to manually downshift the transmission while towing the boat, which she doesn't like. It also has a lot of rust on the frame and body mounts so it might be best to move on from it. Too bad because I really like the truck. That said, another option would be to find a cherry 2000-2006 Yukon/Tahoe like the one you described and then upgrade her 2005 Acura MDX (which has been super solid) with a newer MDX. One other option: one of my wife's friends is getting divorced and will be selling her 2018 Yukon Denali with 36k kms on it so we will be looking into it as well. Who knows what will happen? :B
blofgren 03/06/21 08:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevy Shake

My wife and I were actually very close to pulling the trigger this week on a 2017 GMC Yukon Denali with the 6.2L and 8 speed auto, and I started to do some reading on them. The "shake" is actually a very common issue on the 8 speed auto and appears to be due to torque converter issues and in some cases due to improper fluid from the factory that costs in the neighbourhood of $600 to do a double flush to remove the fluid and then get the proper fluid into it. In any case, we have decided to pass on it (shame because it's a beautiful truck otherwise) and look for a 2018 and up with the 10 speed auto.
blofgren 03/05/21 10:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2022 Ford Super Duty interior?

^^^I really don't notice a whole lot of difference from the '17 to '21. The '21 definitely gets better fuel economy, but the '17 was not good. It looks like the empty highway mileage of the 21 will be 12.6 litres/100 km (18.7 mpg US) compared to 15 L/100 km with the '17. The exhaust brake on the new one is no better than the old one. That's pretty respectable fuel economy for a 1 ton 4x4 pickup. What is your highway RPM's?
blofgren 02/28/21 05:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Rig

Beautiful rig, OP! The Ford 7.3L is going to be a great engine; please let us know how it is after you've towed with it. :C
blofgren 02/28/21 10:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2022 Ford Super Duty interior?

^^^^No I’ve sold the ‘17. I think my 2021 Platinum could be sold for 85k .... I’m probably being conservative. Gotcha; I didn't realize that you had your new one. How is it, and how does it compare to your 2017?
blofgren 02/28/21 10:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2022 Ford Super Duty interior?

Why not buy a new 2021 Super Duty and then replace it when the 2023's come out? Ah Sure, You payin? What a dumb comment... How do YOU know anyones financial situation? I don't know his financial situation. I simply asked a question. I guess it depends on how well you do on your buying and selling but in my case the longer I keep a truck the more it costs me to own. Want to compare money spent for nearly 23 years on two trucks that I have owned . 16 years with a new 1999 Superduty 350, nearly 7 years with a 2014 Ram 3500 . Lets see what we come up with , want to bet who has spent the most. :) On edit , I am willing to bet I spent less on those two trucks ,then you have spent on just the one ,and if not mistaken you got a new 2021 or one coming ?? Our total costs might not be that much different. I didn't buy anything around 1999 but I did buy a new truck in 2011, 2016, 2017, 2021. If I could sell the one in my garage for $85k (and I'm certain I could) I'd be out $20k over the past 10 years... $2000 CAD/year. I'm going to guess if you sold the one in your garage you'd get about 15k less than what you paid for it in 2014.... so about $2140 USD/year. And you've likely spent a little more on things like tires, oil changes and repairs than I have. On the other hand, we have to recognize that mine has cost me a little more on the opportunity cost of the additional money I have had tied up in a truck. I see where you're coming from, but are you saying that you could sell your 2017 for $85k? Looking around here, I'm quite certain a 2021 F-350 Platinum could be had for that.
blofgren 02/27/21 07:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2022 Ford Super Duty interior?

. . . It might sound silly but the thing that I would miss most going from Ford to Ram is the towing mirrors. I can’t believe Ram doesn’t copy Ford’s mirrors.Agree, the Ram mirrors could use some improvement. I hate having to do a total readjustment everytime I move the mirror housings. Also not fond of the way the mirrors look in the vertical (moose/towing) position. Easy fix for this; I set up my memory settings; 1 for not towing and 2 for towing. Works like a charm, although I find that I usually leave the mirrors up to have the convex mirrors at the bottom. I drive a 2012 F-150 with the towing mirrors for a work vehicle and agree that Ford definitely has the better mirrors.
blofgren 02/27/21 07:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2022 Ford Super Duty interior?

I guess it depends on how well you do on your buying and selling but in my case the longer I keep a truck the more it costs me to own. I noticed that as well when I owned Fords, but that changed when I bought a Ram. :B
blofgren 02/26/21 06:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New tow rig. GM 10 speed

Very nice! Be curious to hear what type of fuel economy it gets and how it compares to the 2016 you had.
blofgren 02/24/21 09:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Mega Cam Ram 3500 and towing fifth wheel

The Megacab DRW is a sweet truck; we love ours! As said you have the best of two worlds , DRW if needed ,and a "SHORT BED" which many prefer. I started out with towing a fifth wheel with a short bed ,when it was time for a new truck ,the choice was still a short bed , and if I would have needed DRW ,then it would have been the Megacab. I am sure , you are like many ,you don't want a long bed , if you did you would have one . The big deciding factor for me was the CC long box DRW was too long to fit in my garage where the Megacab DRW does. I don't like it sitting outside in the weather!
blofgren 02/09/21 08:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Mega Cam Ram 3500 and towing fifth wheel

The Megacab DRW is a sweet truck; we love ours!
blofgren 02/08/21 08:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Opinion on Truck Reliability

Beautiful looking truck, OP! You're going to love your next towing experience! :C
blofgren 02/08/21 08:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford super duty 3.31 rear end. Will it be a big mistake. ?

If you Ford guys towed with a Cummins you would be absolutely amazed.....I usually have to give my truck some throttle when descending BC passes when pulling my 16k fiver loaded for a 3 week trip. And no cruise control or automatic braking of the service brakes. but then we would be seen in a Dodge ;) when I bought my 2014 (in 2016) I tried out all the big three, dodge was actoula on the bottom of my list. rode rouch, and felt very enimic driving around town. I am sure it pulls like a freight train but it just wasnt a fun or nice driving experiance to me. the biggest thing is the fords never had an "exhaust brake" untill the 2015 model, before then it was just using the VV turbo which works but not near as good as a real exhaust brake. My VVT will hold 14000lbs of 5th wheel going down the coq and I only have to tap the brakes two or three times at the big hill before the tunnels traveling from kamloops to van. my buddy has a 2017 and a bit heavier of a trailer and he sets his cruise and doesnt touch his brakes all the way unless trafic is slower. Steve With all due respect, I think your research was a bit lacking; the last Dodge truck was produced in 2012. ;) Since 2013, the Ford truck doesn't have anything over the Ram; in fact the 2013-2016 Rams were much improved over the Super Duties of the same era. I see that the blue Koolaid is still having it's effect on people. I too was guilty of it with my previous 3 trucks being Fords and me being a die-hard Ford man; I bought the truck in my signature new and realized all I was missing with blind brand loyalty. :B
blofgren 01/31/21 09:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Prostate cancer

Good to hear, OP. My grandfather passed in 1995 because of prostate cancer that was missed and spread into his back and bones. My father had prostate cancer in 2004, had his prostate removed and has been cancer free since. If it is caught in time, it is definitely treatable. I am lucky that my wife works in healthcare and I have my PSA checked every year; so far so good. I wish you the very best in your recovery.
blofgren 01/31/21 09:05pm Fifth-Wheels
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