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RE: 200,000 Mile Milestone

Me too just last month. 202,000. I'll also state nothing major went wrong until the end of what would have been the extended warranty. It's my daily driver and work truck as well as my tow vehicle. - cam chains, phasers, guides and solenoids , $3200 -front springs (yes, I said front!) and shocks, $900 - Trans cooler, radiator, bypass, valve body and converter (my fault for not changing coolant at the recommended mileage) $1200 - fuel module , $130 - two spark plug changes, $300 -Four sets of tires, $750 - AC compressor, $ 700 - two exhaust manifolds, $300 (dealer comp parts) - diff cover and fluid $175 - 3 trans flushes, $450 - drive shaft and inter bearing, $600 - misc brakes, belts etc. and partridge in a pair tree, $800 ish. I still like the truck but Ford could have done a better job in several areas. That 5.4 L runs great, just not enough to get it done while towing sometimes. Next time...F 250 and 7.3 L gas.
mosseater 10/27/20 06:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Grease gun/ grease recommendations

It didn't take me long to realize packing the hub is not only expensive, but pointless. I use the zerk once a year for a pump or three, then carefully use a grease needle to shoot in between the rollers on the outer bearing. Otherwise, repack by hand or grease packer. Only takes about 2 or 3 pumps to properly pack a bearing that size. You want to fill the hub, be my guest. I repack by hand every 5 years or so. Why would anyone want to force contaminated grease from the inner bearing through the outer bearing???
mosseater 10/26/20 06:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: Pretty Sure Dual Cam Shouldn't Look Like This!

It wouldn't be the first time Cequent had part number compatibility issues. Two different parts with the same number from the factory.
mosseater 10/16/20 06:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: Decided on a truck after MANY months.

I'm very interested in hearing reports on the new 7.3. I'll be in the market when the 3rd year power bump comes on line.
mosseater 10/15/20 06:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Pretty Sure Dual Cam Shouldn't Look Like This!

That's pretty far away. Looks like it's a bottom coupler, so clearance usually isn't a problem. Hmmm....
mosseater 10/15/20 06:09pm Travel Trailers
RE: How often..

Date codes seem to run 7 years or less. Inspection generally shows cracks and tread separation well before the tread is gone. On my third set in 13 years. The originals were total junk. Been running Maxxis since.
mosseater 10/15/20 06:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: Pretty Sure Dual Cam Shouldn't Look Like This!

Do you have pix of the set up hitched on the tv before things went wrong?
mosseater 10/14/20 06:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: Pretty Sure Dual Cam Shouldn't Look Like This!

Is your trunion collar which mounts in the hitch head hitting the trailer A frame?
mosseater 10/12/20 06:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: Pretty Sure Dual Cam Shouldn't Look Like This!

Nope, sure shouldn't. Cause?
mosseater 10/12/20 06:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: What's the longest/heaviest you would tow with a 1/2 ton?

I have been towing with my sig pic truck from new in 07. I agree that payload will be the first thing you'll run out of. I've been up against my numbers every trip, 35', 8500 lbs and 1100 lb tongue weight, 16,000 GCVWR. The truck handles it fine as far as braking, handling and ride/stability. It's the power and gearing I run short on. Entrance ramps are a hope and pray strategy, and I'm always waiting for it to accelerate. Once up to speed it does pretty well around home's rolling hills and short mountains. Being a dinosaur 4 speed, I spend a lot of time between 4000-5000 RPMs, so the noise factor is a consideration as well. Nothing serious has happened inside the warranty or extended warranty period, so I'm glad I saved the money on that. I did have the cam phasers, chains and guides changed about 3 years ago and a cooling issue which was mainly my fault cost me some dough. Otherwise, rust is now the enemy after 13 years and 201,000 miles. Next time, It's super duty and 7.3 gas monster. I agree, it's going to depend on the specific truck whether you're comfortable with it or not.
mosseater 10/07/20 06:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is anyone doing anything fun lately?

Destination camped at Hickory Run State Park to do my Pocono NASCAR Experience drive. Saw bears every night, drove a fast car, burned my firewood and ate too much. What's not to love? Life is good!
mosseater 09/19/20 12:02am Around the Campfire
RE: Best Weight Distribution Hitch

I have been extremely happy with the performance of my Dual Cam for 12 years. The key is having it set up correctly. That goes for the rest as well, but is imperative with the Dual Cam. It gets a bad rep because so many are not correctly installed.
mosseater 09/18/20 11:58pm Towing
RE: FORD F-150 AXLE RATIO CHOICE

3.55 is my easy choice. I have 4.10 and it isn't enough for my 8200 lbs. I'm sure the trans makes it seemless, but I'd still opt for the lower gear. My 2 cents
mosseater 09/18/20 11:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: Pa Open for Camping

I can source it if people need it, but this morning the news is officially that we don't officially know how many people have had it because many times the symptoms are non existent or very mild. The antibody testing underway in it's infancy stage already show that total cases indicated by current antibody testing show cases of contraction of upwards of ten fold over what we have "verified". The resulting death numbers, which they have already admitted were trumped up, make the likelyhood of contraction and death about .75% as of now, nation wide. Real numbers to be even lower in the final analysis, taking them somewhere near death numbers of shark attack and choking on food. These are not my thoughts conjectured to support opening up camping or any other business, but are now swiftly showing just how much we may have been hoodwinked. Can anybody explain how me camping 50 feet away from another family outdoors is anywhere near an considered risk? I have more concern whether I'll have enough fire wood than I do about contracting covid 19. The media has been holding up the anomalies as legitimate concern for the masses. And the just aren't. This has to stop before we crash the whole economy over a now-diminishing threat. It's insane.
mosseater 05/03/20 11:11am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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