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RE: Ford F350 7.3 Gas Pulling 15k

If there are any problems with the 7.3 I don't look for them to be very big. This engine gives those that have a camper just a little too big for the other gas engines and yet they don't need all the power of a diesel. I'd love to have one but my truck does just fine with my 10,000 GVWR camper. If I were going to buy a new one I'm pretty sure that I'd buy a 7.3 over a 6.2 even if I didn't need all of the power. It looks like it would be a good driving truck.
danrclem 04/06/20 09:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Federal Fuel Economy Standard (SAFE)

Ford will win in the end by staying the course. The US will, as usual lately, fall further behind the rest of the civilized world. SOP LOL please lecture the rest of us, while driving your gas guzzler and camper for pleasure. The US leads when it comes to emissions while "up and coming" countries like China and India gets pass. Exactly! I think the manufacturers should make both and see how many of the greenies opt for the vehicle that is $3,000 more expensive.
danrclem 04/03/20 03:09pm Around the Campfire
RE: The numbers were too good to resist

I'd bet that if the cruise was set back to about 65 mph that the fuel mileage would go up considerably.
danrclem 04/01/20 09:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford, GM, FCA Agree to Shut Down US Plants

I think if you check it was the Chinese who let it get out of control.
danrclem 03/24/20 08:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford, GM, FCA Agree to Shut Down US Plants

If things don't turn around quickly it might be a long shutdown.
danrclem 03/19/20 09:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 6.4L 8 speed vs Ford 7.3 to carry truck camper

I have no experience with either but I'd say either one would do the job. It might just come down to the price or the truck you like the best.
danrclem 02/22/20 01:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New 7.3 vs old V-10

It not only has more power than the V-10, it has the new 10 speed transmission which should keep it in a sweet spot more often. Watch this video and I think you will be impressed.
danrclem 02/19/20 10:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Motor options on a replacement tow vehicle.

The 6.2 is proven to be a reliable engine. I have a 6.2 and am very happy with it except for the fuel consumption but I knew that going in. I pull a 10,000 gvwr 5th wheel with it and it does fine but I haven't had it in the Rockies.
danrclem 02/18/20 03:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Ford 7.3L Ike Gauntlet

If you like your CTD you can keep your CTD. ;) I don't think anybody is trying to convince others to sell what they have and buy a 7.3. It's just another option and won't be right for everybody but will be right for some. I know I won't be buying one unless it's several years from now.
danrclem 02/09/20 09:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Ford 7.3L Ike Gauntlet

I don't think this discussion has anything to do with Teslas.
danrclem 02/06/20 11:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: Pick up truck remembrance !

My first truck was a 1973 Ford Ranger that I bought in 1974. It had a 360 and a three on the tree. I bought a new Ford F100 in 1979. Later on I bought a small slide in camper but the truck didn't have enough load capacity for it. I put some overload springs, a heavy truck 4 speed and some lower gears on it. I thought I had a 3/4 ton truck. If I'm remembering correctly my Dad's 1954 Ford pickup had the starter button on the dash.
danrclem 02/06/20 07:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Ford 7.3L Ike Gauntlet

It didn't take hotrodders very long to start working on this engine. It was rumored that the 7.3 would be mod friendly, but I didn't expect the better part of 200hp with mostly bolt on parts. That's seriously cool! Pushrod engines aren't dead! And they're not 4' wide like OHC motors. Yeah, that is a short list of parts for an additional 200hp. Usually it takes forced induction or at least $10k in parts to get that kind of bump out of an N/A engine. I agree. The hp. gain is over 39% and considering that it already has 430 hp. that's a lot.
danrclem 02/06/20 07:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Ford 7.3L Ike Gauntlet

I would think that the way this engine is built it could handle some serious horsepower. It should last a long time for it's intended purpose but there could be some teething problems. If there are some they shouldn't be too hard to work out.
danrclem 02/04/20 03:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Ford 7.3L Ike Gauntlet

It didn't take hotrodders very long to start working on this engine.
danrclem 02/03/20 09:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Ford 7.3L Ike Gauntlet

I'll somewhat agree with you but I'd think that it was a combination of both the 7.3 and the 10 speed. I have a 6.2 and I think a 10 speed would improve it but not to the extent of pulling the Ike in that amount of time. If this engine gets 6.2 fuel mileage or more it should be a winner.
danrclem 02/02/20 02:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Ford 7.3L Ike Gauntlet

I'd love to have one but my 6.2 does a good job.
danrclem 02/02/20 08:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: Time for new tires?

I buy all of my tires from the Maypop Tire Store.
danrclem 01/28/20 07:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cruise testing, I would be uncomfortable

I can't wait for pilotless airplanes to come out. :B
danrclem 01/26/20 03:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F-150 HDPP?

You need to find a Ford VIN decoder that will list the options of that vehicle. I have a link for Ram, but not for Ford. What rhagfo said. I bet somebody on the F150 forum could help you find this information.
danrclem 01/26/20 03:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cruise testing, I would be uncomfortable

So you anticipate nearly 300 million vehicles to just disappear? And that is assuming fully autonomous vehicles will be the norm not the exception in the next couple decades. Not to mention it would take 16 years at current annual sales to replace all vehicles and that is if 100% of all vehicle sales were fully autonomous every year. Once it becomes standard, it will take about 20yrs for the vast majority off the existing fleet to be in the junk yard. At some point though, you can expect insurance for non-self driving cars to be so high that for all practical purposes, you can't afford to drive yourself. That is a huge assumption on insurance with no facts or data to suggest that would happen. You also assume 100% of vehicle sales are self driving for your time estimate. Can’t speak for other insurance companies but as of last year when sitting down with an insurance agent one of the first things they ask us wether the car has a driver assist systym like propilot or autopilot. Rates are lower if you do. My insurance doesn't ask me any questions except for how many miles I drive a year, whether for pleasure or work, what type coverage I want, my age and the vin number. The vin number tells them exactly what the car is and what options it has and the premium is decided from this information.
danrclem 01/24/20 02:26pm Tow Vehicles
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