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RE: The price of new trucks is beyond comprehension!

It would be interesting to know how many weeks income it takes of, say a school teacher, to equal the cost of a 4x4 crew cab pick up now vs in 2000. Regardless for many people the older they get the wealthier they get and the easier it is to purchase a vehicle. My first vehicle nearly emptied my piggy bank. And part of the issue. Not everyone “should” be able to afford a new 4x4 crew cab pickup. But there sure are a lot of stout car loans out there…. We are going to buy a new Ford Ranger this weekend so we set up financing through our credit union. Credit Union offered the same rate from 37 months to 75 months (we are doing 36 months and hoping to pay off in 12 as it's our only debt). No wonder people can buy such pricey trucks when you finance them for over 6 years. I've seen dealers advertise 84 month low interest loans. That's why people keep buying them, you can get a mortgage on it!
fx2tom 09/03/21 01:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

I can or cannot read and or post as I please. I don't need your help and I certainly don't need your permission! You are correct but if you are contributing absolutely nothing to the thread then why even be here? Seriously? You just want to knock someone's work? Surely, you must have something better to do with your time. Just avoid the thread and move on, it's the decent thing to do.
fx2tom 08/17/21 04:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New TV

So, you paid almost sticker price AND your 3 year old truck? Wow, what a deal! :R No, Mr. Smarty Pants... With 43,325 miles on it, the dealer gave me exactly $3,389 less than I paid for the 150 new in 2018. Their selling price was slightly under sticker. Satisfied? So you basically drove the F150 for about $90 a month, cheaper than leasing :B
fx2tom 06/23/21 09:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2022 Toyota Tundra Reveal

I like it and depending on price may buy one.
fx2tom 06/22/21 09:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: Opinion on Weights

When I went from an F150 to a Ram 2500 I had to get a longer drop shank.
fx2tom 04/16/21 09:27am Towing
RE: Exterior/Interior coatings on new travel trailers

You'd probably be better off having a local detailer do ceramic coating on it and pocket the savings. Or, if you're feeling froggy, ceramic coat it yourself and buy a new bbq!
fx2tom 03/09/21 04:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Equilizer vs. Blue ox SwayPro?

Personally I'd stick with the Equali-I-Zer hitch and nail down loading and tongue weight. I don't think you're going to gain anything by switching out hitches. If you were using the old chain and sway bar set up I'd say to upgrade.
fx2tom 02/26/21 12:08pm Towing
RE: Do you let you kids drive your motorhome

I have loaned my trailer out to 3 people in the past. My only responsible brother, my father in law and my best friend. My brother and I ran a trucking company together and could both drive doubles so I knew he could handle it and that if something happened he could afford to fix it. My father in law has driven trucks and is the most anal person I know when it comes to maintaining, repairing and handling any kind of vehicle. Also has the means (and ability) to fix anything that would happen. My best friend borrowed it a couple times after he lost his 40 footer in the divorce. Again, has the means and ability to fix anything that would happen. Other than those 3 I wouldn't lend it to anyone else.
fx2tom 02/10/21 11:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Crummy headlights - Can't see, need upgrade

I changed the entire assembly on my 2002 F250. Same bulbs, different housings = HUGE difference. Took me about an hour to change them out, another 30 minutes to adjust the aim. I think I spent $110 on the new housings and it was worth every penny.
fx2tom 01/21/21 12:13pm Tech Issues
RE: 2011 F150 parts back ordered

I'm quite sure that the other manufactures are having back orders on a few items too, its not just Ford. 100% correct. Waiting on a EVAP canister on DW's Infiniti because it is on backorder. COVID has wreaked havoc on most industries. I was on a work call yesterday with a furniture manufacturer and they are backordered months on a number of items because of COVID.
fx2tom 01/14/21 09:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tiffin Acquired by Thor for 300mil.

I'd bet you'll see more and more independent manufacturers cashing on soon. If 2008 is any indication the smaller guys take the hardest hits during downturns and even those bought or backed by private equity groups take some hard hits. Alfa Leisure is a great example. Very strong heritage with the Crean family, sold to a private equity group and ultimately bit the dust in 2008. Tiffin was smart.
fx2tom 12/21/20 04:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Grill gas connect

You would need to add a regulator. The grills that work off of a quick connect are regulated at the trailer vs something like a Coleman grill that works off of a 1 lb propane tank and has its own regulator.
fx2tom 12/15/20 04:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Merry Christmas to me

Merry Christmas indeed!
fx2tom 12/10/20 09:37am Tow Vehicles

Nissan CVT transmissions are terrible. I wouldn't tow with one in any situation. We have one in DW's Infiniti QX50 and we cannot wait until that lease is up. The rest of the car is amazing but that CVT kills it. We leased it instead of buying because of the CVT.
fx2tom 12/04/20 12:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Travel Trailer Insurance

I insured my 2007 toy hauler. I bought it for $8k. Insurance through Progressive was $138 per year. Safeco was $131. Trailer was stolen, insurance paid more than I paid. For about $11 a month it was well worth the protection.
fx2tom 12/03/20 02:16pm Travel Trailers
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