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RE: 2020 F250XL 6.2 V8

I have a 2020 F350 ,crew cab ,long wheelbase, 4 x 4 with 373’s, 7.3 engine, 10 speed I have about 6100 miles on the truck , I have a towed a flatbed trailer with a 1800 pound zero turn mower on it or a John Deere 1025R tractor with loader and backhoe,I was getting 12.8 MPG,I recently towed a 2003 F250 with a 73 diesel, 4 x 4 crew cab and got the same 12.8, All of it has been flatland Towing,I like the 7.3 and 10 speed For what I’m using it for, I am told the 6.2 performances similar but at a greater gas burn penalty From the little driving I have done in the new 7.3L, I would say that it has more low end than the 6.2L. It is not a huge amount, but it was noticeable when unloaded and probably even more noticeable when loaded. It is common for a pushrod engine to have more low end torque than a overhead cam due to how they are designed.
ShinerBock 07/04/20 01:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Ford F150 Revealed

I Now there need to work on putting max tow and max payload on the same truck so that you handle the tongue weight of the trailer. They did, it is called a F250/F350! The bad thing about that are the gas engine options if you only need to use the max payload or tow rating just a few times a year. It would suck to have to go from 17-18 mpg combined in a 3.5L Ecoboost to 12-14 mpg combined in a 7.3L all year round just to tow 10-11k a few times a year. If someone towed/hauled that amount of weight several times a year then I can see the need for a F250/350, but not for once or twice a year like many of the guys at my summer RV park do. Per Fuelly a 2019 3.5EB F150 averages 15.32 mpg, while a 2019 6.2 F250 averages 11.37. If you drive 12,000 miles a year with gas at $2.50/gal, that's a difference of $680/yr or $56/mo. If that's a deal breaker pulling a camper around may not be a very wise hobby from a financial standpoint. True, but I think I would want to be put out of my misery if I had to drive a F250 6.2L versus an 3.5 Ecoboost towing 10k or even as a daily. I like the Ecoboost for the same reason I like diesels, low end torque and plenty of it.
ShinerBock 06/27/20 10:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Ford F150 Revealed

I Now there need to work on putting max tow and max payload on the same truck so that you handle the tongue weight of the trailer. They did, it is called a F250/F350! The bad thing about that are the gas engine options if you only need to use the max payload or tow rating just a few times a year. It would suck to have to go from 17-18 mpg combined in a 3.5L Ecoboost to 12-14 mpg combined in a 7.3L all year round just to tow 10-11k a few times a year. If someone towed/hauled that amount of weight several times a year then I can see the need for a F250/350, but not for once or twice a year like many of the guys at my summer RV park do.
ShinerBock 06/26/20 12:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: towing ability of the f-150 3.5L

The 3.5L Ecoboost will tow a lot better than the the 5.0L will especially at higher elevations. I towed 9,500 lb from Texas to Utah twice with my old 2012 and I could maintain the speed limit on every mountain road along the way. This was back when they had 6 speed transmissions and I am sure that the new 10-speed makes even better now. I also used to have a 2011 F150 5.0L 3.55 rear ratio company truck that I towed with a few times and then they gave me a 2012 3.5L 3.15 rear ratio and it towed better than 3.55 5.0L pulling the same trailer. The 5.0L would always downshift even on slight grades while the 3.15 3.5L Ecoboost was able to make enough low end power (because of the turbos) to hold 6.th on most of the same grades that would cause the the 5.0L to downshift to 6th. On the hills that the 5.0L would downshift to 4th, the 3.5L Ecoboost would be in 5th turning at much lower rpms.
ShinerBock 06/17/20 07:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: What's with Ford and TFL?

I believe it has to do with TFL sharing pictures and data of upcoming vehicles that Ford did not want them to. Seems to be the consequences of their own actions for not adhering to Ford's non-disclosure agreement.
ShinerBock 06/16/20 04:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cybertruck has 400 horses

The same thing happened in the F150 forums when they found out that two members who kept on bringing up a certain product on a regular basis was because they were getting paid by or received some form of compensation from the company they kept making posts for. In this instance it was a small company that sold oil catch cans in witch one of the two members was invested in.
ShinerBock 06/15/20 02:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cybertruck has 400 horses

That voice inside your head must be back! And I see your insults are back as well. It is no wonder they call Tesla fan boys the worst. They can't have a logical and rational conversation without resulting to insults and name calling. I'd expect as much from my 12 year old nephew, but not a grown adult. Tell me which is the rational part of your post then? Fact, you make a thread about this truck or Tesla's in general about once a month. Fact, you at one point in time or a family member that works for Tesla benefits from Tesla's profitability. It is my rational view that anyone who does this should be treated as a vendor if they continue to advertise something that they directly or indirectly get compensated for. I can see making a thread about it or a brand every now and then, but not once or twice a month. That is just irrational.
ShinerBock 06/15/20 02:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cybertruck has 400 horses

That voice inside your head must be back! And I see your insults are back as well. It is no wonder they call Tesla fan boys the worst. They can't have a logical and rational conversation without resulting to insults and name calling. I'd expect as much from my 12 year old nephew, but not a grown adult.
ShinerBock 06/15/20 01:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cybertruck has 400 horses

Lots of talk about a vehicle no one has yet and not even being built yet. Maybe they will get around to it like the class 8 truck. O, wait thats not being built yet either. Expect a thread from him about this truck or a Tesla in general about once a month or so. I think this forum should start treating him like a vendor and make him pay to advertise since he indirectly profits from it through Tesla's stock value essentially making him part owner.
ShinerBock 06/15/20 01:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What's with Bio diesel?

Thanks again for all the replies. Super helpful. I started looking at the F350 mainly because it's about the same price as a comparable F250. But it sounds like there isn't much difference. I know most FW's need a truck bigger than 1/2 T, especially with a W/D. If an F250 with tow package has the same capacity as a 350 then that opens up a little more options. I know it's all in the numbers. All we've ever owned is Class A's and it's a different set of calculations. I want to get the most bang for my buck with a truck and also have extra capacity should we ever decide to buy a bigger RV. You can't have too much truck. There is a difference between the regular F250 and F350. The regular F250 does not have as many leafs in the leaf spring and does not have a sway bar like the F350 does between 2011-2016. This is why many F250s squat a considerable amount. The F250 with the camper package does not squat nearly as much since the package adds these making it identical to an F350.
ShinerBock 06/12/20 09:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: What's with Bio diesel?

Thanks for the replies. It makes sense and no reason to exclude these. Curious though why F350's are so hard to find? I've looked at countless places for these trucks and at best there are only a handful for sale. I can't stomach the sticker on a new one but even those seem pretty rare. I guess it's just supply and demand and people probably keep them forever. All brands sell more 250/2500's than 350/3500's so there will be less of them out there in general. Another thing to consider is an F250 with the camper package which is identical to an F350(suspension and all) depending on the year models you are looking at. They are basically the same truck, but with different badges on the door. I believe the 2011-2016 F250 w/ camper package and F350's are exactly the same, but there are slight differences in the 2017 and up truck. You can use this website to verify if a truck has a camper package. Just input the VIN and it will give you the window sticker. You might have to save the window sticker PDF and open outside of the website to view a larger version depending on your browser. VIN LINK
ShinerBock 06/12/20 08:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

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ShinerBock 06/04/20 07:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

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ShinerBock 06/04/20 06:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Not an American but ... yah. I think Shiners issue is primarily with the US Goverment and the US defence department. He seems passionate about his stance but would be better served bringing his point to political forums as opposed to venting on contractors doing what they are paid to do. Nope. My issue is with the alarmist hypocrites who say they are for the environment pointing out others in their use of coal or rolling coal diesels when it suits then yet turn around and get excited a company that wants to launch a rolling coal diesel burning rocket just to take people to space for pleasure. As I keep saying(yet you guys seem to keep ignoring) I have no issue with SpaceX or any other company blasting rockets into the air even rolling coal diesel rockets because I don't believe we are in as bad shape as the alarmist claim. I do have a problem with the hypocrites who are celebrating it while chastising others for not doing their part(like buying EV's) to to save the environment. Many EV guys like to point out ICE carbon footprint in their debates about which one is better yet ignore the carbon footprint of launching rockets into the air especially when it is for something that is not needed like taking people to space just because they have the money to go. So as I said before, if you are celebrating this then I don't want to here a word about my or any other ICE owner's carbon footprint or which one is dirtier in your debate because you obviously don't care about it when it is for something you like. So then what about the anti-EV "hypocrites" that say EV's are more polluting because they have to mine for Lithium for batteries? Then, Musk's rocket pollutes more even though the boosters are re-usable. But, using old "one and done" boosters isn't polluting. Or paying Russia for rides for their who knows how much pollution their rockets put out. I say those people are wrong and have called them out on it. The NASA rockets that use Hydrogen for fuel and are more environmentally friendly are also reused as I pointed out in a link from NASA in an earlier post. However, my point is. If you are for the environment, then do you really think SpaceX should be blasting people who are well enough to afford it into space just for pleasure? I get the sending up satellites and other needed stuff, but not for the entertainment people if the environment is in as bad of shape as the alarmist claim?
ShinerBock 06/04/20 06:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

A fraction of a percent do it just to blow black smoke, and those that do are generally under 25.This is what is called rolling coal as you equate with Elon. Elon is not dumping extra soot just for the fun of it, Elon is not rolling coal. That may be the definition to someone outside of the diesel world, but it isn't to people in the diesel world. Rolling coal did not start on the streets, it started on the tracks. When a diesel would stage either at the tractor pull or race track, they would blow a lot of black smoke at first because many of these trucks had large turbos on them that needed a lot of rpms to get spooled up. This was called rolling coal back then. As with many things done on the tracks that eventually gets carried over to the streets because kids think it is cool(like many car mods), so did rolling coal with mostly teenage boys who were eventually handed their daddy's old farm truck. They think its cool because they see it done at the track, just like those kids who put racing stickers and large spoilers on their Honda. Nine times out of ten, these are kids doing this and most people who have deleted their trucks hate it as much as you do because it brings unneeded and unwanted attention to those who delete for cost/reliability reasons.
ShinerBock 06/03/20 04:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

So there is extra black soot and smoke covering the runway as Elon takes off? So does Elon tweet about all the extra big smoke he makes at a rocket launch? This is what the rolling coal trucks are doing. Plenty to see on youtube as they are so proud. Because the combustion and heat of the rockets breakdown this soot into finer(smaller) particulate matter which is even worse for your health because it can go even deeper into your lungs and even blood stream similar to gasoline PM. Look at the all the soot left on the pad and rocket from a returning rocket(LINK). Also, this very fine soot in the high atmosphere is more dangerous for the environment than the larger diesel soot at lower altitudes because it causes chemical reaction that lead to ozone depletion. As I said, most(like 99.9%) of diesel owners that delete do it for cost and reliability similar to Elon. A fraction of a percent do it just to blow black smoke, and those that do are generally under 25. Those aren’t burn marks, they’re soot.
ShinerBock 06/03/20 04:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

As I said to another post. Go back and read this very own thread. Some of your proteges did this very same thing. Even you said earlier that coal rollers should choke on their own dust. Well, Elon is the biggest coal roller out there by far. Not just with his diesel rockets that he lobbied to keep from being regulated, but also with his 150k miles of private jet flights.Please provide a link that Elon's plane or Space X rocket is deliberately tuned to create more smoke and soot in people's face just for fun and to make some golly knows what statement to the world as the diesel trucks "rolling coal" are doing. Most people that delete their diesels do it for cost/reliability reasons, and cost is one of the main reasons why Elon went with rolling coal rockets over hydrogen rockets and even lobbied government to keep them from being regulated by the EPA like diesels are. So the two aren't as different as you think, but one has deeper pockets. A very very small percentage of them do it just to blow black smoke and I hate them just as much as you do. I will also point out that direct injected gas engines are creating just as much PM as the deleted diesel, but you cannot see it.
ShinerBock 06/03/20 02:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

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ShinerBock 06/03/20 02:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

My point is to call out the hypocrisy for those who call out others for not being so eco-friendly or use the environment as a reason for buying an EV yet don't mind 129k gallons of rolling coal kerosene and an unknown amount of LOX being burnt just to put people in space for pleasure simply because it is Elon doing it. You can help us all and prevent us from going round and round in this spinning wheels if you can ID for us this hypocritical environmentalist forum and nag him into answering you -- or even post in another thread so you can both start that debate. Or stop his/her hypocrisy. Fair? As I said to another post. Go back and read this very own thread. Some of your proteges did this very same thing. Even you said earlier that coal rollers should choke on their own dust. Well, Elon is the biggest coal roller out there by far. Not just with his diesel rockets that he lobbied to keep from being regulated, but also with his 150k miles of private jet flights.
ShinerBock 06/03/20 02:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Not an American but ... yah. I think Shiners issue is primarily with the US Goverment and the US defence department. He seems passionate about his stance but would be better served bringing his point to political forums as opposed to venting on contractors doing what they are paid to do. Nope. My issue is with the alarmist hypocrites who say they are for the environment pointing out others in their use of coal or rolling coal diesels when it suits then yet turn around and get excited a company that wants to launch a rolling coal diesel burning rocket just to take people to space for pleasure. As I keep saying(yet you guys seem to keep ignoring) I have no issue with SpaceX or any other company blasting rockets into the air even rolling coal diesel rockets because I don't believe we are in as bad shape as the alarmist claim. I do have a problem with the hypocrites who are celebrating it while chastising others for not doing their part(like buying EV's) to to save the environment. Many EV guys like to point out ICE carbon footprint in their debates about which one is better yet ignore the carbon footprint of launching rockets into the air especially when it is for something that is not needed like taking people to space just because they have the money to go. So as I said before, if you are celebrating this then I don't want to here a word about my or any other ICE owner's carbon footprint or which one is dirtier in your debate because you obviously don't care about it when it is for something you like. I agree with you on most issues but you are not putting your best foot forward on this one. From what I was able to find out the Falcon 9 consumes about 211 barrels of oil per launch. At 25 launches per year (a figure they have yet to reach) that is 5287 barrels per year. The US consumes about 20 million barrels PER DAY. The amount consumed by SpaceX is just a drop in the bucket, maybe less. Plus, they aren't rolling coal, the fuel is mixed at the proper ratio. And whatever smoke they create is kept well away from people. People rolling coal create smoke on purpose then aim it at people for the sole purpose of being obnoxious. If you really want to clean the air by burning hydrogen you would accomplish far more by converting semis and trains over. They can much better afford the weight and bulk of the tanks required. I would like to see the rockets cleaned up but they are already much cleaner than the shuttle was(when the solid fuel boosters are considered) and Elon is saving the government enough money with every launch to pay for a new F35. The Falcon heavy that was used and will be used for cargo is three Falcon 9 rockets using 440 tons or 880,000 lbs of kerosene just to get into orbit. A gallon of kerosene weight 6.8lbs so that is about 129,411 gallons. To convert that to a 42 gallon oil barrel is 3,081 barrels of kerosene. Keep in mind that his is not the barrel of oil quantity because you are only able to get about 4 gallons of kerosene out of a 42 gallon barrel of oil after you refine it. It is even less for RP-1 rocket fuel kerosene since it is highly refined even more and I do not know that exact amount. This also does not equate how much it uses to land and does not equate the unknown tonnage of LOX that is uses for fuel as well. My point is not to down SpaceX for the use of rockets. I don't care if they do and even glad that they do. My point is to call out the hypocrisy for those who call out others for not being so eco-friendly or use the environment as a reason for buying an EV yet don't mind 129k gallons of rolling coal kerosene and an unknown amount of LOX being burnt just to put people in space for pleasure simply because it is Elon doing it.
ShinerBock 06/03/20 01:51pm Tow Vehicles
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