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RE: Ford 7.3L gas power numbers

Sooooo....great numbers for the 7.3 huh? I think that's what this thread was about.
spud1957 08/08/19 07:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: Fifth Wheel Hitch Height - Sliders

You may already be aware but the Pullright Superglide does no have any height adjustment. Any adjustment must be done with the trailer pin box.
spud1957 08/07/19 12:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing speed

The 6.2 loves 110 Kph in Canada. When I'm in the US I drive 68 Mph.
spud1957 08/07/19 08:33am Towing
RE: proper hook up procedure?

A few years back we were camping at the shore when neighbors showed up after dark. We were sitting around the camp fire and I was trying hard not to be that guy that just has to help. They got their 5th wheel backed in just fine. But watching these two ladies make multiple attempts to unhook and having nothing but problems, I finally gave in and asked if I could help. They were glad to accept my assistance as they thought they just were not strong enough to pull the pin. So I proceeded to give them a lesson. I said, first thing you need to do is put chocks under the wheels. They looked at me funny. I pointed to my trailer wheels. Apparently Canadians call them "stoppers". They put their stoppers in place. I then had the driver get in and back the truck up against the pin. And to make sure they knew they could do it, I had the other one very easily pull the pin. Yes, they already had the legs down. They were very grateful as the back of the site sloped right into the lake. And the way they were going, that was where their camper was going to end up. No!!! Canadians do not call them stoppers!!! 40+ years Rving and I have NEVER heard that term.
spud1957 08/06/19 01:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hitch choice

"but I just =might= consider the Andersen, since I don't ever plan on having a FW much > 12k GVW, if that. Despite Andersen's claims, I just don't trust it for what I'd consider a "heavy" FW, i.e. > 12k GVW." YUP, 12k for an Andersen would be my limit also. Bed deflection and folding hitches are not good! Their compression test is NOT real world, where is their fore and aft test? Yes there were some with bed deflection ,cured the same way as the B&W bed deflection. Also there were no folding hitches that I am aware of, there were a couple that the tubes bent , and a redesign was made . There were no reports, again that I read where there were any damage to truck ,and trailer, other then the one panic stop, and was rear ended. I'm seeing more Andersen in my travels than B&W. Both are great hitches. Funny he brings up the Andersen folding but he never brings up the B&W hitch where the head was ripped off (documented on this forum) from a sudden maneuver. :h
spud1957 08/06/19 11:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: proper hook up procedure?

I use chocks and raise the trailer until the hitch is about 1/2" above the fifth wheel plate. I then back into in at it latches. I leave the front jack legs down and never have had a problem. I don't slide the hitch up the plate as it will put a strain on the jacks. B.O. This is a great way to HIGH HITCH!! If you are worried about the hitch riding up the hitch due to stress, doing that is far less the running down the road! Both Reese and Pullrite have instructions in their user guide to ride the pin up the hitch. In should be about an inch above the low end of the hitch plate. I have no concern about undue stress on my front jacks. Properly chocked wheels pretty well eliminates that.
spud1957 08/05/19 03:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: A little more on the New ford trickeling out

Nice flat torque curve. At 1500 RPM it's pushing about as much or more peak torque as the 1st version of the 6.2 (405 @ 4500 RPM). https://i.imgur.com/dUGcvwzl.jpg]https://i.imgur.com/dUGcvwzl.jpg
spud1957 08/01/19 06:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: A little more on the New ford trickeling out

2020 Super Duty 7.3-liter V-8 to produce 430 hp, 475 lb-ft of torque Do you have the link to this? Got it. Ignore this link. https://media.ford.com/content/fordmLedia/fna/us/en/news/2019/08/01/ford-73-liter-V8-best-in-class-gas-power-torque-heavy-duty-pickup.html
spud1957 08/01/19 05:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: A little more on the New ford trickeling out

2020 Super Duty 7.3-liter V-8 to produce 430 hp, 475 lb-ft of torque Do you have the link to this?
spud1957 08/01/19 05:06am Tow Vehicles
RE: Pullrite Superglide or Demco Hijacker?

Thanx for the info folks! It sounds like most of the people using auto-sliders prefer the PullRite auto-slider. Some people have mentioned manual sliders and that they work, "if you get out and use it"! Well, we didn't have any type of slider and we probably pulled 6000 miles before we had an issue. Now I am gun shy and keep looking back, and keep looking back and keep looking back whenever we turn. You get the idea. Time to bite the bullet and get an auto-slider for a Ford puck type system. Ka-ching $$$$$! :E You won't be dissappointed. There customer service is excellent. My older model did not have a castle nut at the pivot point. Called them and one was shipped free. The nylon bolt stop for my capture plate cracked. They sent me 2 at no charge. I see on their website that they now have model numbers for the various puck systems for each brand.
spud1957 07/15/19 04:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pullrite Superglide or Demco Hijacker?

I use the Superglide and its awesome..... bolt on a capture plate onto the pin box and roll away ! Pullrite now makes the legs that connect to the Ford pucks. The legs can only can be purchased from Pullrite for ~$400. Take the rail legs off and replace them. I would think you may also be able to order the hitch with the puck connections. Not sure about that. I have a Superglide. No issues.
spud1957 07/14/19 03:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ram Sales Increasing

Yeah Ford really knows how to take care of the customer. Head line from USA today: "Ford knew Focus, Fiesta models had flawed transmission, sold them anyway" Man you got some hate on for Ford. I really think you need therapy. You have taken a thread that started off on a positive report with Ram sales increasing, and you have turned it into Ford bashing. It doesn't look good on you. We all can look at brands where the manufacturer has failed to live up to their responsibilites, and FCA is no exception. Google it.
spud1957 07/11/19 03:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram Sales Increasing

From rust to washing to wheels falling [email protected], I hate when the wheel falls off. (Off to buy a Ford, see y'all in a bit!) Actually the wheels fell off this thread. :)
spud1957 07/11/19 02:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram Sales Increasing

The Super Duty must have gotten more expensive with the new models. When I bought the 2015 in my sig the price difference between a Ram and Super Duty was negligible on comparable model diesel crew cabs. The GM was substantially more than either. I think MSRP was similar on all of them but the GM dealers in my area just weren't discounting as much. I haven't price shopped since so maybe things have changed. MRSP is still pretty close between the Ram and Ford. It's the discounting where the difference is. Ram's is almost twice as much. After some converations with some Ram owners who have recently purchased a Ram HD to haul their horses? (Rear wheel falling off with horse trailer on and another into the dealer on the average once a month) Think I'll pass on buying a new one. Just not prepared to risk it. Not at all saying I wouldn't have some issues with a Ford but I'd rather go with the devil I know than the devil I don't know. Thats rich. A Ford guy complaining about unreliable other brands. Let's not forget Ford's history with their trucks. 6.0, 6.4, CP4 - on and on. Really!!! Little sensitive? AND it wasn't me complaining, it was Ram owners that were complaining!! As I said, Ford has their issues so I'll go with the DEVIL I know. If you read and interpreted my post, you would understand what that impiles. All you saw was someone that owns a Ford quoting something negative about Ram. Sad. You need to get a thicker skin. Get over it. And also if you read my other posts you would have read that the dealers I deal with was part of my decision as well.
spud1957 07/11/19 02:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram Sales Increasing

Another piece to the puzzle is a have very positive relationsips with two Ford Dealers for service and zero relationsips with a Ram dealer. As the old saying goes, "You sell your first vehicle in the show room. You sell your second in the service department".
spud1957 07/11/19 11:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram Sales Increasing

The Super Duty must have gotten more expensive with the new models. When I bought the 2015 in my sig the price difference between a Ram and Super Duty was negligible on comparable model diesel crew cabs. The GM was substantially more than either. I think MSRP was similar on all of them but the GM dealers in my area just weren't discounting as much. I haven't price shopped since so maybe things have changed. MRSP is still pretty close between the Ram and Ford. It's the discounting where the difference is. Ram's is almost twice as much. After some converations with some Ram owners who have recently purchased a Ram HD to haul their horses? (Rear wheel falling off with horse trailer on and another into the dealer on the average once a month) Think I'll pass on buying a new one. Just not prepared to risk it. Not at all saying I wouldn't have some issues with a Ford but I'd rather go with the devil I know than the devil I don't know.
spud1957 07/11/19 11:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram Sales Increasing

What happened to the false sales that were reported but not sold. Somebody was sueing for this reason. Maybe old news or another fake news story??? chevman That story is over 3 years old. https://www.autonews.com/article/20160113/RETAIL01/160119818/dealerships-accuse-fiat-chrysler-of-falsifying-u-s-sales Link Fish, the link is to a recent story linked to the investigation back in 2016. Nothng new to see here.
spud1957 07/06/19 06:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram Sales Increasing

What happened to the false sales that were reported but not sold. Somebody was sueing for this reason. Maybe old news or another fake news story??? chevman That story is over 3 years old. https://www.autonews.com/article/20160113/RETAIL01/160119818/dealerships-accuse-fiat-chrysler-of-falsifying-u-s-sales
spud1957 07/06/19 03:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram Sales Increasing

How a positive post about Ram sales has turned into a sh*t show about which brand rusts less than others. Not surprised. :(
spud1957 07/06/19 01:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram Sales Increasing

This rust agrument no one will win!! Yep, Rams rust, Fords rust and GMs rust. Get over it kids. If I were basing my purchase on the trucks I see with rust, I wouldn't buy any of them.
spud1957 07/06/19 08:29am Tow Vehicles
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