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MitchF150

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Posted: 07/13/20 09:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I forgot about those.... Why did I buy my whimpy F150?
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Posted: 07/13/20 10:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So did you see steam and massive loss of coolant? Or does overheat mean just the transmission got to the yellow zone and he pulled over to cool down?


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opnspaces wrote:

Remember the 70's when Toyota had a mini truck labeled as a 1 ton?

Remember when they put duallies and an oversize Class C on them?

I still see the occasional one going down the road, looking like it's ready to tip over....


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1320Fastback wrote:

Its hard to haul heavy up hill when you have the thermal capacity of a 2L bottle.


I’m interested in what you mean by this comment.

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Posted: 07/14/20 06:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looks like decent specs.
My 2500HD is rated to tow the same amount.

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I remember back in the 70's working at a Ford dealership when the parts department had to go pick up pallets of antifreeze or other heavy items they always took the little Courier pickup because it handled the weight a lot better than their F-150 short bed.


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Looked at a few of the cab and chassis dually Toyotas. Those were good rigs for the chassis size they were etc. Probably still sell if you could get one.
As far as original truck issue.....not the first time a new rig did not have an issue from factory.
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Posted: 07/14/20 07:04am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I suppose we never see and F150s, Silverados, Sierras or RAMs sitting on the side of the road overheated or broken down. Lots of reasons for this to happen to any vehicle even a car that is not towing anything. Guess just need to bash some guys bad luck at the side of the road.


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CaLBaR wrote:

Guess just need to bash some guys bad luck at the side of the road.


It happens all the time. [emoticon]

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specta wrote:

CaLBaR wrote:

Guess just need to bash some guys bad luck at the side of the road.


It happens all the time. [emoticon]


Unfortunately. More and more on this forum. When I joined there was a lot less of the bashing and more of the helping. It's too bad. [emoticon]

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Posted: 07/14/20 10:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Anybody remember the Jeep Comanche? They had a Metric Ton package for that as well. Great truck.
Instead of getting out and telling the guy to buy a real truck. How about “I have a tow strap maybe we can get you clear while it cools down”

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