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RE: new ?’s: options on custom order 2020 Ford F-350 6.2L gas

He lives in the Midwest. I guess the "Los Angeles" handle gave you the clue? Nope, it was my keen telepathical ability......and the multiple posts where he’s said that and talked about sub zero temperatures in the winter. And 2017 was not the first year Super duty’s got TPMS. My 2012 had it and I’d imagine it was added the same time the NHSTA mandated it for all light vehicles. 2008 iirc.
Grit dog 09/21/19 05:08pm Truck Campers
RE: Short Bed 5er Towing

And based on the OPs other threads combined with not owning a truck to pull the new camper yet, a HD gasser doesn’t really cost more than a comparable 1/2 ton gasser. Get a HD.
Grit dog 09/21/19 10:36am Towing
RE: Mountain Towing

Always or seldom has not much bearing unless you’re talking long term duty cycle of the vehicle. One bad trip up or down a hill is all it takes. It’s not “oh it’s ok to smoke the brakes on this grade because it’s the only one”. On second thought, maybe we dooo need to define it for those who haven’t experienced it.
Grit dog 09/21/19 10:31am Towing
RE: Alaska RV trip loop routes/planning resources

^And what PA12 said. We were in awe of the ruggedness and tried to take full advantage of taking that in vs most “tourist” activities.
Grit dog 09/21/19 10:28am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Alaska RV trip loop routes/planning resources

There are lots of posts here and other places and figuring out where to go can be daunting based on our experience living there for a year and not seeing half of what we could or wanted to. We did figure out our way around parts of the state though and I’d be happy to chat with you about it to get the most out of your 3 weeks. You can do a lot in that amount of time. Fishing, while phenomenal in AK is not just drop a line and the fish fly out of any puddle you see. Salmon runs define when that is good and where. And lake fishing is similar in that you need to know where to go. We fished a fair amount and my reccomendatoon is bring all your fishing gear both light and heavy rods. I’d shoot for Kennicot, Denali Highway and the Kenai peninsula and not spend more time than necessary in Anchorage unless you like tweakers and....the city. If in your budget, imo it’s a great experience to do a halibut trip and possibly a day of guided river fishing. It’s phenomenal country.
Grit dog 09/21/19 10:26am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: 2020 Chevy 2500HD Gas

Idk if Chevy owns the gasser market. Don’t care to look it up, but there are a zillion PWFs with 6.2s out there. (Plain White Fords). Seems to be the rig of choice for construction companies and government agencies. 6.0/4.10/6speed Still does not tow as well as the competition though in my actual experience over the last 10 years or so. Being in the career I am, I have the somewhat unique experience of being around, driving or being assigned MANY different light trucks in the western states and mountains, mostly gassers and after a couple recent years of mostly Chevys, 08-18 models, while they are good reliable trucks, they give up a bit of towing power to the 6.2 Fords. Haven’t really hooked up a 6.4 Ram to a big load, but save for the wonky lower gear splits, I’d expect the Hemi to out pull the other 2 at speed.
Grit dog 09/21/19 10:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: 4.10 rear in new Ford F350

^ And this example is for the Diesel. OP hasn’t even said what engine he’s looking for, I think. Surmising gasser since Ford doesn’t currently offer a 3.73 in the diesel though. Does that change things?
Grit dog 09/21/19 10:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: 4.10 rear in new Ford F350

^So this is just for the sake of argument, that if you cherry pick the exact weight, speed, torque curve, grade and scenery out the passenger window, you can find a spot where taller gears are slightly more efficient than lower gears? What happens the rest of the time when the scenery changes?
Grit dog 09/21/19 09:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 Ram 68RFE Question

Those of you that are “pretty sure” you can’t do it are mistaken. And yes you can build a 48 to hold insane power, same as you can build a 68 to do the same. What you can’t do is add 2 more gears to the 48, which is a real hinderance to the Cummins performance when towing, with only 4 gears.
Grit dog 09/21/19 09:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: Short Bed 5er Towing

Get whatever truck you want. There’s a hitch that will work with it and your camper.
Grit dog 09/21/19 09:49am Towing
RE: Hitch concerns

^No, it’s a 2.5” hitch with a 2” adapter.
Grit dog 09/21/19 09:44am Beginning RVing
RE: new ?’s: options on custom order 2020 Ford F-350 6.2L gas

Can you say how much broker saved you? I order my dually at Modesto Ford and would have to check the receipts, but they give like $6000 below MSRP and then all Ford's discounts add. Have not ordered truck yet But we paid $1,250 BELOW dealer cost for our new SUV, for example. No one else (AAA, Costco, dealers) would do better than $500 ABOVE dealer cost. for the exact same vehicle. And yes I know that “dealer cost” is a not-quite- honest # and our savings listed above prove it. Once you have the list set, send it to Modesto for quote as well. Jerry Urban was the salesman and he should remember Kris from Vegas. Modesto also gives free oil changes on purchased trucks. He lives in the Midwest.
Grit dog 09/21/19 09:43am Truck Campers
RE: Short box dually?

So Ford is going to make a shortbed dually again for 2020? Wasn’t that the original point of this thread? Or is the OPs camper not a shortbed only model?
Grit dog 09/21/19 09:37am Truck Campers
RE: 2020 Chevy 2500HD Gas

^ Yeah you totally did. Just seems counterintuitive to me that they’d do that.
Grit dog 09/20/19 11:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 4.10 rear in new Ford F350

The new(er) 8 and 10 speed transmissions typically have a lower first gear ratio and the same or a bit higher final overdrive ratio, with more splits in between. Therefore shorter final drive gearing = even more snort down low and through the gears and the same or a bit less rpms in top gear as years past. Plus we’re not talking diesels here. The thread was about gassers, which benefit even more from this because they have large rpm ranges and “need” more gear reduction to pull bigger loads effectively. Would anyone complain about having, say, 30 more hp? That’s like complaining about having 4.10s in lieu of 3.73s.
Grit dog 09/20/19 11:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Chevy 2500HD Gas

They seriously are not only going to saddle the new motor with only a 6 speed but also only 3.73s?? That’s roflmao. The current gm gasser hds are turds with 4.10s. Maybe they get more to trade up to a diesel by making a half @ssed gasser!
Grit dog 09/20/19 04:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Hitch concerns

^ There’s a reason for that. Get it out of there. It’s already deformed. Just going to _____stuff up worse the more you use it. Have had to cut a couple of them out.
Grit dog 09/20/19 04:08pm Beginning RVing
RE: 2020 Ford F350 - XLT or Lariat / options guidance?

Sorry for the late reply! We got the Lariat after owning an XL and an XLT and frankly, the lariat is the cats meow :D Love all the options and won't go back ;) 4.10's are great Love the heated and cooled seats, adjustable pedals (had those in an XLT too) etc etc etc It’s ok OP started the thread 6 months ago and is still contemplating. You’re still early
Grit dog 09/20/19 04:03pm Truck Campers
RE: new ?’s: options on custom order 2020 Ford F-350 6.2L gas

Rear wheel well liners are one of the better things you can add to protect from rock chips and rust. Depending on the camper, an in bed trailer lights plug could be useful or completely useless.
Grit dog 09/20/19 03:54pm Truck Campers
RE: Help, need old a/c shroud replaced

You’re at the point of diminished returns. A 40 year old camp trailer is going to cost a significant % of its overall worth to replace any component. What would you say bout tires? $400 for something that is still only worth $1000 after the investment. Fridge dies? New one is worth more than the camper. The sheet metal thing “could work”. But it will be flimsy at highway speeds or high winds, need to make a frame. Venting will be an issue unless you have a tool to make louvers in the tin. Honestly, your best bet is to find an old AC enclosure that is big enough. Not something that is easily fabricated in your backyard.
Grit dog 09/20/19 10:35am Travel Trailers
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