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RE: What's with Ford and TFL?

What - you don't have one?
Flashman 06/16/20 09:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What's with Ford and TFL?

The Fast Lane. A online magazine that tests and compares trucks.
Flashman 06/16/20 03:51pm Tow Vehicles
What's with Ford and TFL?

Ford canceled TFLs ticket to their new truck roll out.
Flashman 06/16/20 03:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: "Auxillary" Fuel tank vs installing a new/larger tank

Thanks for the continued feedback. Just got back looking for a quote on a Titan tank (52gallon)... like many things right now, inventory is non existent so have to see what the wait time is and that is where I'm currently leaning towards, cost w/installation is just about $1500. And I realize when I said "26g" for current size that I was not accurate. I don't let tank drop past 1/4 so "26g" is more of the usable size of the tank when I'm thinking of capacity. Also just a FYI, doesn't change anything and certainly won't shock anyone familiar with California and CARB - you can't get a gravity fed tank installed by a shop. Another "bonus" CARB policy for us all! Are you sure the 52 Titan will fit? I think it is for the long bed. I too was looking for a bigger tank for my 2017 RAM short bed 3500. I was told they don't make a replacement tank. Did you check out the spare tire tank?
Flashman 06/13/20 04:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: "Auxillary" Fuel tank vs installing a new/larger tank

Thank you for the replies. The OEM tank is 26gallons, so not a lot of range there. I didn't want an 8' bed because most of the time, there is no trailer/hitch and the 6'4 is perfect for everyday use... so the challenge was seeing if there was an option/solution that I hadn't seen. Guess it is either install a new tank (52g) or just deal with the auxillary tank in the bed. Thank you for taking the time to help out a new forum member. I have the same truck and the fuel tank is 32 gallons - I have put in over 31 in when it was near empty.
Flashman 06/13/20 02:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ok what truck to buy ?

If I was looking 2-3yrs out, I would be leaning towards the 7.3. If buying in the next few months, I would be a bit nervous of a brand new engine. What? Ford screw up a new engine release - never happen. Oh wait remember the 6.0 and the 6.4?
Flashman 06/10/20 03:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ok what truck to buy ?

I can't believe you're a mechanic and yet want forum members to help you decide between a 6.4 6 speed and a 7.3 10 speed. How much money would you save buying the Ram? How important is it to you to save money? You certainly don't need the 7.3 Ford to tow a 7k lb trailer but if you can easily afford the blue oval why would you even consider the Ram. I can afford any brand truck I want. I bought Ram because it is the better truck. It is not about cost It is about which truck is better.
Flashman 06/09/20 10:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Advice - tires again

Except Ford of course - just ask Fish.
Flashman 06/05/20 12:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Advice - tires again

Turns out that the Wal-Mart tires centers in Tucson are all closed so I ordered the Michelins from Costco. I guess I need to support the French.
Flashman 06/05/20 05:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Advice - tires again

If you're doing a lot of heavy towing/hauling may want to consider a set of 295/70/18's (vs. 275/70/18). The 295's will net you an extra 800-850 lbs. of tire capacity per axle (vs. the 275's). We installed a set of 295/70/18 Michelin Defender LTX M/S's on our '16 Ram 3500 SRW 4x4. No clearance issues, but our speedo does read about 2 mph slower. Have 15k on them hauling an almost 4k in-bed camper---very pleased with how they ride and wear. I used to always run larger tires - but I always had manual transmissions and could adjust my driving for the difference in effective gearing. But with an auto tranny (Aisin) I don't want to mess with how the computer controls the shift points.
Flashman 06/03/20 12:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Advice - tires again

Made in the USA vs China is a pretty easy decision, but obviously not for someone who chooses a truck Made in Mexico. Michelins for me... Your engine is made in Chihuahua - but that is not what I asked - I want to know how the Sailun tires are on trucks.
Flashman 06/02/20 06:36pm Tow Vehicles
Advice - tires again

I am going to buy a new set for my RAM 3500 SWB 4x4. The Michelin Defenders will be on sale at Costo soon and I am tempted but I checked Walmart and they have the Sailun terramax in the same size (275/70/18) for a lot less. I know Sailun is getting a good rep for trailer tires but how about for truck tires?
Flashman 06/02/20 05:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Lightest slider hitch?

What does that B&W hitch weigh?
Flashman 05/30/20 03:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Opinion: best value HD truck under 20k?

If you feel like a gamble you can find a Ford 6.0 or 6.4 diesel for cheap - what could go wrong - it's a Ford after all.
Flashman 05/01/20 12:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Some ATV rules Help

Seems like out west in the desert states if it's fun it's not allowed. :) I think you mean Cali - almost everything allowed in Az.
Flashman 04/29/20 05:52pm Toy Haulers
RE: Anyone have a favorite RV wax ???

Last coat - does a remarkable job.
Flashman 04/16/20 05:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Extended warranty. What are your thoughts

Someone is making a lot of money on the extended plans - and it's not you.
Flashman 04/14/20 03:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone have a favorite RV wax ???

Last Coat - good stuff
Flashman 04/11/20 02:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 25ft Toy Hauler Suggestions

I liked the Grand Design but they gave up a lot of storage for a stupid outdoor kitchen. It killed it for me.
Flashman 04/11/20 06:24am Toy Haulers
RE: Some ATV rules Help

I live in Tucson and have a plate for legal riding on pavement. I have been stopped and checked for the off road permit - twice. Dirt bikes, ATVs, side by sides need it. Jeeps do not. Doesn't make a lot of sense but a lot of laws are stupid.
Flashman 04/11/20 06:21am Toy Haulers
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