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RE: MPH vs MPG

18 Ford F350 diesel DRW 4:30 gear, 9 towing 66-70. 14 no trailer 72-75. If you are worried about fuel mileage, you need a different hobby. The more fuel I use the more I’m going to be concerned about fuel mileage. Not much point in a cyclist being overly concerned about his gas mileage.
4x4ord 02/01/23 11:58am Towing
RE: 2023 F550 Order Options

My dealer told me they placed an order for a Platinum for me back in December. Ford won’t start building the higher trim levels till, I think, April.
4x4ord 01/29/23 10:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2024 GMC and 2023 Super Duty

Hard to believe that trucks have doubled in price since I bought my 2014 . Trucks have not doubled since 2014, or even 2004 for that matter. LOL. Have you shopped trucks lately? Prices may have not doubled since 2014 (not far off, but they have more than doubled since 2004. My 2003 RAM 3500 Laramie (top trip at the time) was $35000. A comparable 2023 is around $90,000, with top trim levels above $100k. My 2003 2500HD listed at $53,000CAD when I bought it new. The same truck (not diesel) similarly equipped now lists at $84,872CAD. That isn't even in the neighborhood of double the price. Wow that 2003 seems too high? I don't have anything exactly comparable but we bought a new 2004 Ram Laramie 4x4 crew cab diesel for $39,000 CAD.
4x4ord 01/27/23 06:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2024 GMC and 2023 Super Duty

Hard to believe that trucks have doubled in price since I bought my 2014 . Trucks have not doubled since 2014, or even 2004 for that matter. LOL. Have you shopped trucks lately? Prices may have not doubled since 2014 (not far off, but they have more than doubled since 2004. My 2003 RAM 3500 Laramie (top trip at the time) was $35000. A comparable 2023 is around $90,000, with top trim levels above $100k. Yes saying double was a bit of an exaggeration , but the increase has been pretty significant in the past few years. I gave 57k for a loaded 2014 3500 Laramie . That same truck today is going for pretty close to 90k , so a 33k increase in 9 years or just over $3500 increase per year . Comparing the increase of what I paid for a 99 Superduty 7.3 XLT bought new in July of 98 for 33k to 57k for the 2014 that’s 24k increase in 16 years or $1500 increase per year . Ya, but you went from a '98 Ford to 2014 Ram....:)
4x4ord 01/27/23 02:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: DISCUSSION: 8 ft + crew cab vs. SUV

From '07 - '10 we had an '07 Yukon Denali and a crew cab short box 5 seater GMC diesel pick up. Our camper was a 5ver, so, we put the 4 kids in the back seat of the pick up and went camping... the odd time the youngest would sit up front on the council. Although I really enjoyed driving the Yukon I just couldn't bring myself to, trade in the 5ver for a TT, use the Yukon as a tow vehicle and leave the Duramax parked in the garage. The kids were happy to go camping and I don't think I ever remember them complaining about having to squeeze in.
4x4ord 01/26/23 09:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2024 GMC and 2023 Super Duty

^^^ Wow doubling since 2014 is surprising. I paid 67,500 CAD for my 2016 Platinum and 91,000 CAD for my 2022 Platinum. … So 5% increase per year.
4x4ord 01/25/23 10:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2024 GMC and 2023 Super Duty

^^^ It’s not posted as fact anywhere as far as I know….. it’s just me thinking it’s pretty tough to compete in a 500 HP/10 speed market with 420 ponies and 6 gears. "the 2023 Ram is apt to take a big hit in depreciation when the ‘24 comes out with 8 gears and 480 horsepower / 1200 lbft of torque." You will lose credibility by making these type statements. If you would have said guessing, or if, in that remark, you wouldn't be providing false info. Yes, you did clear that up, after being confronted. Jerry OUCH!!! That even hurt me Jerry!!! :B He is actually the one that said the 6 x 6 is just fine and would not make much difference with more gears. As mentioned WHY in the HE!! change when you have combo's that do the job reliably. I will repeat, I tow way more weight than most anyone here at 35k combined West Coast and have ZERO reason to want more gears or power. I have owned both trans and I love them both. Harsh...not intended. Just a tip for a respected member, that many trust to be stating facts, when in this case it wasn't. Good that you asked him! My opinion...I agree, with the Ram not NEEDING more than a stout 6-speed. I do think similar to others opinions, that since technology continues to advance for Ford/GM, at some point Ram will follow. Right/wrong, it will be considered upgrading the drivetrain and body/frame/styling.:) Jerry I guess I need to be a little more careful with my words. The purpose of the post was actually to let people know that my decision to pass on the '23 Ram was not rooted so much in the Ram not meeting my needs, but rather in my "fear" of being stuck with an antiquated '23 model "if" a newly designed '24 model should come out. As much as I believe the high torque rise of the new HO Cummins means 6 gears are adequate. I do think Ford and GM have raised the expectations new HD truck buyers have, which means Ram will soon need to bring more power and more gears to the table.
4x4ord 01/24/23 09:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2024 GMC and 2023 Super Duty

^^^ It’s not posted as fact anywhere as far as I know….. it’s just me thinking it’s pretty tough to compete in a 500 HP/10 speed market with 420 ponies and 6 gears.
4x4ord 01/22/23 04:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2024 GMC and 2023 Super Duty

I priced out a new Ram dually Limited. I was considering trying a Ram out while I wait for my ‘23 Ford to come in. What ultimately lead to me sticking with what I have is fear that the 2023 Ram is apt to take a big hit in depreciation when the ‘24 comes out with 8 gears and 480 horsepower / 1200 lbft of torque.
4x4ord 01/22/23 02:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2024 GMC and 2023 Super Duty

My daughter ordered a new Bronco coming up two years ago and we still haven't got a production date. Maybe if you order a new Super Duty today you'll have your 350k miles on the '12 by the time the new one shows up.:) Well once at the end of the current model year production run, was the order canceled, or was the model year of the order updated?? Her order was rolled into the 2023 model year and the price was protected. I had a 2022 Super Duty on order to replace the 2022 that i'm currently driving ... Ford cancelled that order, so we ordered a 2023 ... not price protected.
4x4ord 01/22/23 08:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2024 GMC and 2023 Super Duty

My daughter ordered a new Bronco coming up two years ago and we still haven't got a production date. Maybe if you order a new Super Duty today you'll have your 350k miles on the '12 by the time the new one shows up.:)
4x4ord 01/21/23 07:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2024 GMC and 2023 Super Duty

They are both incredible. Which one did you order Fish?
4x4ord 01/21/23 10:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: Overloaded or wrong truck?

Is anyone impacted by FlatBroke's photo? After seeing the photo, the guy who never overloads his truck will probably continue to never overload his truck. On the other hand, a guy like me who knows he can get away with grossly overloading his truck will probably continue to grossly overload his truck. Maybe if we knew the rest of the story we could learn something.
4x4ord 12/16/22 11:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2023 Ford RV and Trailer Towing Guide

I've been towing up to 30,000 lbs using the same tandem dually equipment trailer with various Ford F350 SRW diesels since 2011. The 2011 F350 SRW was rated to tow a 15,700 lb gooseneck yet I was very comfortable towing up to about 21000 lbs with that truck. Every truck in between and including my 2022 has handled that equipment trailer very well up to about 21,000 lbs. Even though Ford has increased their tow rating from 15,700 in 2011 to 21,900 lbs in 2022 and now up to 27000 lbs for 2023. I can't say I feel a whole lot more confident towing 21000 lbs with my 2022 as compared to how it was back in 2011. (The 2022 definitely has a ton of power but the way that 2011 with the 6 speed transmission and only 800 lbft of torque got the trailer rolling from a stop, even in soft ground, was very impressive.)
4x4ord 12/04/22 01:52pm Tow Vehicles
2023 Ford RV and Trailer Towing Guide

2023 Ford Towing Guide Looks like for 2023 a SRW 4x4 crew cab shortbox with the high output 6.7 is rated to tow a 27,000 lb gooseneck or 25,900 lb fiver. I’d like to tow a 25,000 lb triaxle fiver with a 3000 lb pin weight with my truck …. just for kicks.
4x4ord 12/04/22 04:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: MorRyde IS & Disc Brakes

I cashed in my pennies I had saved for many years when I retired. Thought I would really be rolling in it, ONLY $73. So yea I am on a limited income. :B https://i.imgur.com/UsOpFUyl.jpg Had you sold that copper for scrap metal you could have taken your honey out for steak instead of crickets.
4x4ord 12/03/22 03:48am Towing
RE: Towing in the snow

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4x4ord 11/30/22 04:41pm Towing
RE: All 2024 GM HDS get the 10 speed Allison.

Let's make this perfectly CLEAR. The trans in the current GM's are only "BRANDED ALLISON". Makes me all warm and fuzzy. RAM has a Chrysler trans and AISIN MD trans. Ford has its own HD trans. No smoke and mirrors with either of them. I'm not going to accuse Ram of using smoke and mirrors but I'm pretty sure if Ram came out with an eight speed tranny to stick behind the HO Cummins they wouldn't need the Aisin name to sell it. I agree. But reality is the Cummins does not need more gears. I never heard of Asin until some one here started throwing that name around like it was important. I am now on my 3rd Allison truck. They have all been great. Remember, GM was the first to put a RELIABLE auto trans, in a heavy duty truck. That forced the others to step up their game. It used to be common to need a tranny rebuild at 70-80K. You all should be thankful to GM. I think the Duramax/Allison certainly did pave the way to more powerful pickup trucks but my 2003 Duramax put out more than its Allison could handle. Here's an interesting article: How much Abuse can the Allison take How much abuse can the Ford transmission take. Ford must have pretty good confidence in their 10R140 to warrant it behind a 1200 lbft Powerstroke.
4x4ord 11/22/22 12:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dealers lots are filling up

My oldest daughter graduated university with zero debt and enough money saved up to put 20% down on a beautiful new custom built home. The youngest is in her third year ….. no debt and doing well. The two in between both finished their schooling with zero debt and own very nice homes. Two of them just bought new vehicles …. One paid cash for a 10 year old SUV where as the other bought a brand new $60k unit that the bank has a significant interest in. It will be interesting to see which vehicle ends up being more expensive.
4x4ord 11/18/22 09:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: Dealers lots are filling up

A recession may not cause the price of vehicle to go down a whole bunch. If some, who might normally buy 3 year old vehicles are feeling the crunch they might instead be looking at 6 year old vehicles and those who normally buy new might instead be looking at either keeping what they own or buying 3 years old. If less new cars are sold the manufacturers and dealers might be trying to make as much as they can off their limited sales.
4x4ord 11/17/22 03:08pm Tow Vehicles
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