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RE: Forest River RV Cedar Creek Silverback 29RW - feeback

The F350's are really difficult to find. I did see a 2019 F250 6.7 leftover on a lot today in my price range. I ran the calculations on the capacity and while very close it looks like that truck is within capacity for that FW. Unless I am missing something. Granted it cuts very close, I did run max numbers for the FW and truck occupants, but it's within parameters. I am sure a 350 offers more capacity but I was surprised that it's not that much more. The calcs are far more complex than when I calculated towing a car behind our motorhome. And the trailer and truck sales folks aren't much help. Of course they have an agenda or just plain don't know.
way2roll 07/12/20 12:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What's up with the DEF Delete?

In my search for a truck it seems like any 2015-2016 F350 SRW is gone the day it hits the lot. I did find a very nice lower mileage in great shape but the salesmen told me it had the DEF delete done. From what I understand it removes all the mechanical parts for the DEF and re-programs the computer. He says it's a service his shop offers and has become fairly popular. Claims to still pass emissions etc but offers better MPG and HP, but frankly, it makes me nervous. I feel like I'd rather have a stock truck. I called my mechanic and he didn't know much about it. Is this something to stay away from? What exactly are you looking for? I'm looking to trade my 15 Silverado 3500 SRW CCSB 54k miles one owner. Can give you more details if interested. Thanks for the offer. Looking specifically for a 2015 or newer F350 6.7l with under 100k miles. Heading to a dealership today which has about 4 on hand. My 2007 f150 has been fairly trouble free for 250k miles so I've become brand loyal. Nothing at all wrong with Chevy or Dodge, but it has to be a Ford for me.
way2roll 07/11/20 07:56am Tow Vehicles
Forest River RV Cedar Creek Silverback 29RW - feeback

We think we have decided on the FW we want to buy. First I am well aware of the reputation FR has on quality and support. But I have to say after shopping several dealer lots, this particular unit seems to be of better quality than most other FW's in it's range. I've owned several RV's over the past decade so I am not totally in the dark. We really like the floorplan and the length, the options it has - toppers, W/D, whisper quiet AC's, auto level, nice appliances etc. Anyway, I ramble - anyone have any feedback with these? I will say the dealer has a fantastic reputation and been decent to deal with so far. I have been looking at F350's but the weights on this one make me think I could be ok with an F250. Dry weight 11,414, GW 14k, pin weight 2,350, cargo 2,936. I am shopping F350's but they are hard to find. I open up more options if I broaden my shopping to F250's also. Thanks!
way2roll 07/11/20 05:07am Fifth-Wheels
RE: What's up with the DEF Delete?

Thanks for the replies. It's a perfect truck otherwise but the last thing I want is problems especially being stuck with a truck that either won't pass emissions or be difficult to sell. I saw a comment on another post I had that went something like - look for something adult owned not adulterated. The search goes on.
way2roll 07/11/20 05:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: What's up with the DEF Delete?

Thanks, this truck is out of warranty so it's a non issue. I am just concerned about mechanical issues and annual inspections. This could be a good thing, I simply have no idea. How much to get it back to stock?
way2roll 07/10/20 04:42pm Tow Vehicles
What's up with the DEF Delete?

In my search for a truck it seems like any 2015-2016 F350 SRW is gone the day it hits the lot. I did find a very nice lower mileage in great shape but the salesmen told me it had the DEF delete done. From what I understand it removes all the mechanical parts for the DEF and re-programs the computer. He says it's a service his shop offers and has become fairly popular. Claims to still pass emissions etc but offers better MPG and HP, but frankly, it makes me nervous. I feel like I'd rather have a stock truck. I called my mechanic and he didn't know much about it. Is this something to stay away from?
way2roll 07/10/20 04:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Horrible customer service

Not defending GS, but there is a pandemic going on. Employees are likely working all remote and the workforce has been reduced. I've seen an impact to service times in every business I've dealt with.
way2roll 07/09/20 05:09am Beginning RVing
RE: Thoughts on this Truck

One thing I noticed, the 2 trucks I like are 156" (6.75' bed). Is that a problem towing a FW or do I need to look for an 8' bed? I know they make slider hitches and a lot of the newer FW's have short bed friendly noses.
way2roll 07/08/20 09:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: Thoughts on this Truck

So I stumbled upon a dealership within a day's drive that has quite a few of these trucks. 6 - F350's and 5- 250's. I am planning on going this weekend. Specifically these are the one's I plan on checking out. The blue 2015 has a cleaner service record and lower miles but the silver is a 2016 but has slightly more miles. 2015 blue 2016 silver All f350 Any thoughts on these? I really appreciate everyone's help. The only truck I have ever owned is my 2007 f150 5.4 and while not trouble free, I've kept her going for 13 years and 250k miles. So I am really out of the loop on truck shopping and need all the help I can get. Thanks all, you guys are the best.
way2roll 07/08/20 07:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 F250XL 6.2 V8

Thanks for the responses. I am going back to my other thread to distill some thoughts on a few more f350's I found and plan to look at this weekend.
way2roll 07/08/20 07:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 F250XL 6.2 V8

Remember everything is relative - the HDT guys with ISXs and DD15s lugging up grades @ 1250rpm would say the little 1 ton diesels "screaming their heads off" at 2600 rpm is not relaxed enough... Yep! And the drivers of the big ships would think anything over 102 RPM is screaming. It's all relative. The OP now looking at a 100kmi+ Ford 6.7, I suggest looking for an extended warranty with the sale (Ford certified or other) on those engines, and price in what an injector replacement runs. Can you add more detail? Are they prone to needing replacement at a certain mileage? What's the relative cost? Do I need an extended warranty? Been doing a lot of research and can't seem to find a lot of common issues. I have had my F150 5.4 for 14 years and 250k miles. It's had it's share of issues, especially with the plugs and coil packs, but I can sort that out on my own. I don't know much about diesels. Is the 6.7l problematic? I've asked a few fiends who were former ford dealers and they didn't mention anything about it. I don't want to infer but your advice is sort of vague. And I am not looking at 100k + trucks, I am looking under 100k. A few I am looking at this weekend are about 60-70k miles. Not a lot on a 2015 and 2016. From what I can tell, most of the turbo issues were fixed with an upgraded turbo from 2015 on. All things considered they seem to be very reliable engine for hundreds of thousands of miles.
way2roll 07/07/20 06:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Leaving tow bar connected to MH

I always store it in the garage. Like anything, prolonged exposure to elements will shorten it's life. By how much, I have no idea. But I paid way too much for my ready elite bars to let them sit outside. Nevermind they might grow legs and walk off. Even when camped I put them in a bin. I have been accused of being fairly meticulous though.
way2roll 07/07/20 12:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Thoughts on this Truck

I am glad you decided to pass om that truck as its gone now... I traded my "15" Lariat-350-6.7 set up to tow with 58k on the clock and they had it listed for $44k ( gave me $41K ) .. They got the truck and were forced to close due to the pandemic 3 days later... once they reopened it was gone within 1 week. Yeah, they don't stick around long. You really have to jump on them.
way2roll 07/07/20 08:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Entegra warranty Are you kidding me/

The original Entegra DPs (Aspires, Anthems, Cornerstones) are quality products. Since Thor purchase, not sure about the "newer" lower end units. Are they dressed up Thor units with the Entegra sticker? I don't understand the logic of people that think this. Thor Purchased Jayco. That's all Thor does. They are a Holding company. They find what they consider Good RV related companies and buy them. They do NOT change the production or sub Culture of the companies they buy. The reason they bought them is because of the management. They are NOT interested in turning around poor run companies. Doug (works for a Jayco and Airstream dealer(Thor owned also) as a Service tech) While I agree with most of your posts, I have to disagree on this one. Since Thor's purchase of Entegra they are producing an entry level gasser that is a far cry from the higher end products Entegra is known for.
way2roll 07/07/20 08:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Thoughts on this Truck

Appreciate all the feedback. I'm going to pass on this one. If it were closer I'd check it out but lots of red flags to drive 4 hours just to look at it. Back to my search.
way2roll 07/07/20 05:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: Thoughts on this Truck

So the ad says one owner on car Gurus, but the Carfax says it has had 4 owners. The first 2 were commercial in Quebec and tallied up all the mileage. The 3rd owner was a consumer in Quebec - or some kind of auction dealer, and then a dealer here in VA - I assume traded at auction from Canada to Va. Is that something to be concerned about? Read an article about this not long ago, because of the very favorable exchange rate, wholesale buyers in the US buy vehciles in Canada and export them to the US. Even with the costs of exporting and converting the odometer and speedometer to miles from kilometers, it is profitable. That is not a vehicle I would buy. I prefer to purchase a factory certified (not some hokey dealer certification) with the extended factory warranty the certified vehicle provides. There are two limitations I see, First is the four previous owners, that is a lot for a 5 year old truck with 60k moles. Second is the 11,300# GVWR a bit limiting for 5er. The mileage is almost solely from the first owner. Subsequent owners appear to be auction houses. I may be making a poor assumption that any F350 older than 2015 with a Fifth wheel hookup puts it at 18k. Am I incorrect? maybe I am looking at the wrong truck.
way2roll 07/06/20 04:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Thoughts on this Truck

So the ad says one owner on car Gurus, but the Carfax says it has had 4 owners. The first 2 were commercial in Quebec and tallied up all the mileage. The 3rd owner was a consumer in Quebec - or some kind of auction dealer, and then a dealer here in VA - I assume traded at auction from Canada to Va. Is that something to be concerned about? Read an article about this not long ago, because of the very favorable exchange rate, wholesale buyers in the US buy vehciles in Canada and export them to the US. Even with the costs of exporting and converting the odometer and speedometer to miles from kilometers, it is profitable. That is not a vehicle I would buy. I prefer to purchase a factory certified (not some hokey dealer certification) with the extended factory warranty the certified vehicle provides. Thanks for the input and I hear you. That said, certified used vehicles cost a LOT more.
way2roll 07/06/20 02:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Thoughts on this Truck

So the ad says one owner on car Gurus, but the Carfax says it has had 4 owners. The first 2 were commercial in Quebec and tallied up all the mileage. The 3rd owner was a consumer in Quebec - or some kind of auction dealer, and then a dealer here in VA - I assume traded at auction from Canada to Va. Is that something to be concerned about?
way2roll 07/06/20 01:46pm Tow Vehicles
Thoughts on this Truck

As we look at FW's - we are simultaneously looking for a truck. I have been focusing on 2015-2019 F350 6.7 l Diesel, under 100k miles and under $39k. While this truck is about 4 hours away, the price seems pretty good for this low mileage, one owner and no accidents. I'd love some input. I plan on heading that way this weekend to take a look. I have been having a hard time finding these closer to home and either the price is right but miles are high, or vice versa. link
way2roll 07/06/20 01:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Roof Caulk Question

Examining the roof and seams is something that should be done at least once a year if not twice. I'm a little OCD so admittedly I was on my roof about every month. ;)
way2roll 07/06/20 10:26am Class A Motorhomes
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