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RE: Found a unicorn

Congrats! I'm sure it will serve you well.
blofgren 10/25/20 07:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 200,000 Mile Milestone

Congrats, Fish! That is certainly a reliable truck. :C How long do you plan on keeping it?
blofgren 10/25/20 07:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Michelin Defender LTX Discontinued ??

Perfect, thanks!
blofgren 10/23/20 06:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: Michelin Defender LTX Discontinued ??

I just purchased 6 last week. No mention of shortage or discontinuing. I got an unbelievable 80K out on each of 3 sets on my last truck. What size are the tires on your truck? My Ram DRW takes 235/80R17 and these tires aren't made in that size. I'm not too keen on the other offerings Michelin has, so I'm not sure what route I'm going to take. I have Defenders on my Yukon though and they are great so far. I went up to 245/80/17s on my DRW. A lot more tire options. I didn't see a drop in mpg, might be an option for you to give you more tire options. I don't think many around here are sorry to this tire leave. you beat me to it. I also put 245/80/r17 on my dually Are you guys sure it's 245 80 R17? I see 245 75 R17 but not the other size. 245 75 R17 may be better for me because they are slightly smaller and I'm already towing a bit nose high.
blofgren 10/22/20 07:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Michelin Defender LTX Discontinued ??

I just purchased 6 last week. No mention of shortage or discontinuing. I got an unbelievable 80K out on each of 3 sets on my last truck. What size are the tires on your truck? My Ram DRW takes 235/80R17 and these tires aren't made in that size. I'm not too keen on the other offerings Michelin has, so I'm not sure what route I'm going to take. I have Defenders on my Yukon though and they are great so far. I went up to 245/80/17s on my DRW. A lot more tire options. I didn't see a drop in mpg, might be an option for you to give you more tire options. I don't think many around here are sorry to this tire leave. you beat me to it. I also put 245/80/r17 on my dually Thanks guys! I'll look into that.
blofgren 10/21/20 09:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: I'am Finished! Roof Coating and Maintenance Report

Great job! It looks very nice!
blofgren 10/20/20 09:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Michelin Defender LTX Discontinued ??

I just purchased 6 last week. No mention of shortage or discontinuing. I got an unbelievable 80K out on each of 3 sets on my last truck. What size are the tires on your truck? My Ram DRW takes 235/80R17 and these tires aren't made in that size. I'm not too keen on the other offerings Michelin has, so I'm not sure what route I'm going to take. I have Defenders on my Yukon though and they are great so far.
blofgren 10/20/20 09:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 6L diesel in the news again

The reality is that there is no "bulletproofing" a 6.0L diesel. They had some major inherent design flaws with the worst one being not enough head bolts per cylinder. Even with studs, they are known for blowing head gaskets. Spin it as you will, but the 6.0L was and still is a POS that I'm sure Ford regrets ever selling. As many have stated, my biggest issue was not that the engine was a POS, but how Ford refused to make things right and continued to sell it for several years in many cases to loyal unsuspecting customers. Strangely enough in 2013/2014 when I was shopping for a new truck I considered the Ford 6.7L until I looked under the hood of a couple at my work and the HPFP issues were starting to rise about then. That was enough for this die hard Ford guy (3 Fords over the course of 15 years) and I moved on to another brand.
blofgren 10/18/20 10:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Decided on a truck after MANY months.

I’m sure this will be a great powertrain for you OP. Ford finally followed the simplicity of the GM LS engine line which is bulletproof.
blofgren 10/16/20 09:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 6L diesel in the news again

When I bought my X in 06 I really wanted the 6.0. But I came across A very clean low mile V-10. Glad I did. This was before all the problems of the 6.0 were evident. The V-10 never left me stranded and made it up the mountains just as easily as the diesel did. I’ll take a few less mpg over being stuck in the middle of no where! Yep, the V10 is a bulletproof workhorse! :)
blofgren 10/16/20 09:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 6L diesel in the news again

you know I think I know about 20 people whi had 6L and the only ones that ever had issues were the ones that "tuned" the engines, the guys that left them stock love them. Steve Mine was bone stock and it was a high maintenance POS. After thousands in repairs, both warranty and out of pocket we still had a truck that we were afraid to take far from home. I tried to sell it, no luck. I had a very tough time finding anyone to take it on trade; finally found a dealer who would when I bought the truck in my signature new. I made the change and have absolutely no regrets. Ford didn’t spend $1B in warranty repairs on the 6.0L because it was a good engine....
blofgren 10/16/20 09:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Long term storage

Leave well enough alone. It is stored indoors out of sun and possibly extreme cold weather/winds/snow/rain ect. Tires do not "need" to be isolated from concrete, wood, stone, gravel that is nothing more than an old "wives tale". As long as your storage does not have extreme moisture concerns, I do not see any reason as to why you would worry about "running" things like furnace, fridge and so on just for making sure.. As far as wheel bearings, they are reasonably sealed from moisture and they should have plenty of grease and you are storing indoors, there is no reason to go to the hassle of hooking up and towing 10 or 20 miles.. They will not go bad or freeze or break sitting. Tires losing pressure is normal, 1-2 PSI per month is considered normal, simply add pressure to sidewall max rating periodically which you have already done. You didn't mention the battery, as long as you have a multistage converter, leave it plugged into shore power or disconnect battery and use a manual charger once every three months. Thats it! By the way, the 30+ yr old TT I am using sat on a campground lot for 10 yrs before I bought it. All I did was fix a broken brake wire, replace the breakaway switch and add pressure to the crusty cracked tires and towed it home 18 miles that way.. ^ This 100%. Batteries and mice would be the only 2 things I'd be concerned about. Thank you VERY much! We are very lucky to have indoor storage that keeps it out of the elements. Moisture is not an issue in the building. The batteries were at the end of their lives and no longer holding a charge by the the time we put it away last summer, so I took them out for replacement this spring, when the virus struck. I'll buy new ones next spring when HOPEFULLY the border is re-opened and we can head south to spend time with our American friends. BTW - we are always on the lookout for mice when we visit the fiver as we do visit it regularly to make sure all is well....and to make sure it's not too lonely! Many thanks again - it really is appreciated! Yep, all is good then. We store ours indoors for 6 months every winter and usually don't look at it until we pick it up. It will be just fine. :)
blofgren 10/14/20 09:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Fuelly mileage of the big three diesels

In my area gas powered HD trucks are relatively rare and sell for much less than the same diesel powered trucks. Of course the exception is many of the Ford diesels after the 7.3L was discontinued....:) So as has been mentioned many times, the diesel truck will net way more when it's time to sell or trade in so the difference in fuel economy is only one consideration when making the decision to buy.
blofgren 10/11/20 10:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: LR E tow vehicle tire comparison

Michelin Defender LTX. My OEM FS AT's lasted 30k. Michelina have 40K and 10-15k miles left. Smooth quiet tire. X2! Except they don’t make them in 235 80R17 which the Ram dually takes. :(
blofgren 10/08/20 10:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What truck do I need to pull this trailer

I would definitely go diesel just for ease of fill-ups utilizing trucks stops instead of at the pump. Also cross country means mountains and it will pull better in the mountains. I just purchased a certified 2500 Ram diesel MegaCab Long Horn in your price range ($38K) with 50K miles, so you should be able to find something. I have owned or used all three and any will work well. I went with Ram because that is the best value I found. I would not worry about fuel capacity, all three brands will have large tanks and you will want to stop every now and then for a rest break. Again trucks stops are great! An 8' drw crewcab will be a beast when you adventure out, may want to consider the 6.5' bed. Good luck and have fun. May I ask what year? I found a 2013 3500 DRW Megacab. I don't really want a DRW but it looks like I'm going to need that and diesel to support my weight through the mountains. It's under 100k but around the same price range as yours. You'll love the Megacab DRW; we sure love ours!
blofgren 09/28/20 09:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New tires for my 16K fifth wheel

Some have voiced their opinion on Sailuns . All I can add is if you want the best G or H rated tire on the market , that would be Saliun S637’s .It’s been proven for several years now , and the best thing about them is they are nearly half the price of the Goodyear’s . Or just settle for second best , and spend nearly twice as much . x2. I've had mine for going on 6 years now and they still look like new. I would not hesitate to buy them again.
blofgren 09/24/20 07:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2016 RAM CTD Diff Oil Change Question RE Gasket

Can you not suck the oil out and not open the case ? You sure can as this is the method most dealers use. Unless there's a drain plug. But you won’t be able to have a look at the ring and pinion and clean the magnet. Not good IMHO.
blofgren 09/16/20 09:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: A V-10, a Scan Gauge and lots of good karma...

Glad to hear that you had a simple issue. The V10 is a bulletproof workhorse; we have had many of them at my work over the years and they have never had serious issues even when worked very hard. The later V10’s would certainly qualify for one of the top gas engines ever produced IMO.
blofgren 09/15/20 08:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Considering a '17 3500 Ram

I came from several Fords and bought the truck in my signature new. We absolutely love it and have no regrets; they are great, solid trucks with a fantastic power plant. And best of all, they have a reliable high pressure fuel pump. The Megacab is great with unbelievable room, I think you will love it! Keep us posted!
blofgren 09/12/20 06:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Oil Change - synthetic oil

I just had a breakfast burrito with chorizo. I asked them if the oil they cooked with was synthetic or not. :B
blofgren 09/01/20 09:11pm Tow Vehicles
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