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97up-list Digest Tue, 28 Mar 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 040

In This Issue:
Re: Superduty/camper height
Re: Superduty
Re: 2000 F150 5.4 4x4 MPG
Re: 2000 F150 5.4 4x4 MPG
ADMIN: List to message boards functionality
Re: 2000 F150 5.4 4x4 MPG
fuel mileage 99 & 00 F250 F350
Re: fuel mileage 99 & 00 F250 F350
Re: fuel mileage 99 & 00 F250 F350
Re: 2000 F150 5.4 4x4 MPG

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Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2000 16:33:08 -0800
From: johny netapp.com>
Subject: Re: Superduty/camper height

Ah. Very cool. To confuse matters here. Slide outs for campers are the new
thing for this year. Bigfoot, Lance, and Fleetwood Elkhorn have models
this year. In order for the slide out (usually dining table area) to clear
the side of the truck bed, the campers are again somewhat higher.

Don't know how much, but it could be in the 6" range.
You'd probably need a DRW truck to handle the weight though,
so you need a wide garage door too :-).

Yeah Big RV garages/Barns....

You might be better off specing to a big 5th wheel rig/Class A bus, and
be sure you have enough head room. Think Fire engine stations with 2 doors
so you don't have to back in....Sort of a variant of should I get
a 250/350 rig....:-).


Kirk Werner wrote:

> I was wanting to know how high my garage door needs to be to fit the
> camper/truck. I'm changing it from a 10 foot to a 12 foot door.
>
> Thanks
>
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> > Subject: 97up-list Digest V2000 #38
> >
> > I have a 99 Lance 820 that I carry around with my 99 F350 SC short bed.
> > I don't have the camper on right now, so I can't give you exact measurements.
> > The floor of the camper is at 38" or so (so measure up from there).
> >
> > I have 265/75/16 tires, and rear airlift air bags that I use to raise the rear
> > end back to stock height (and rancho 9000's to control body roll).
> > I also have the lower profile AC unit on top.
> > BigFoot's with Basements are even higher.
> > Probably in the 10' to 11.5' height range at the top of the AC unit.
> >
> > Can you be more specific on what information you want?
> >


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Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2000 17:05:23 -0800
From: johny netapp.com>
Subject: Re: Superduty

No my truck is stock height. No spring changes.
I do have a 99 truck which has the 4" rear blocks. I think the Y2K
SD's have 2" rear blocks.

If I lift it too high, I can't load the camper on.

You have to check and make sure the air bags can be mounted
to a lifted truck. Sometimes the stock brackets don't work right
for a lifted application.

All things being equal, I'd say the firestone bags seems to have better
components than air-llift, but I also have friends that have been
running Airlift bags for years without problems.

-john

Sandy Swallow wrote:

> Johny,
>
> Thanks for the reply on the shocks.
> Did you level you truck out at all?
> You mentioned you run air bags. I have been looking at the Firestone units.
> I plan to run 35" tires, so I need to raise the front about 2.5"-3" to get the all body work to clear. Then once that is done the ride will also be level. Next issue is when loaded. To avoid a rear end squat I think the Firestone air bag would retain the level ride and hence handling of the truck.
> I tow a 7500# TAG trailer.




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Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2000 20:26:45 -0500
From: Jean Marc Chartier sympatico.ca>
Subject: Re: 2000 F150 5.4 4x4 MPG

jmann living.com wrote:
>
> Really? Why? Does the computer map the engine more efficiently over time?
> Oh, the truck has 4100 miles on it. When should I expect the engine to break
> in?
>

Some have experienced improvement in mileage at as high as
10,000 miles. These tritons are built tight so they take a
while to loosen up.

Regards

Jean Marc Chartier

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From: RSnovi aol.com
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2000 22:30:01 EST
Subject: Re: 2000 F150 5.4 4x4 MPG

In a message dated 3/28/00 8:27:39 PM Eastern Standard Time,
jmc.chartier sympatico.ca writes:


Like my grandfather says his '85 6.9 International Diesel is just getting
broke in 150K i think it has.

RS
<<
jmann living.com wrote:
>
> Really? Why? Does the computer map the engine more efficiently over time?
> Oh, the truck has 4100 miles on it. When should I expect the engine to
break
> in?
>

Some have experienced improvement in mileage at as high as
10,000 miles. These tritons are built tight so they take a
while to loosen up.

Regards

Jean Marc Chartier
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Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2000 22:58:37 -0500
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From: "Jason Meadows" iol7.com>
Subject: Re: 2000 F150 5.4 4x4 MPG
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2000 20:53:15 -0800


Hunter,
Is that pulling a trailer or with a heavy load? Or is it just driving fast? Or is it stop and go driving? Your mileage numbers seem really low for a 4.6L.

Jason

JEM's Gem: 2000 Amazon Green Ext Cab F150 XLT, 4.6L, auto, 3.55:1, K&N,Pendaliner SR, AMSOIL synthetic

Future: AMSOIL remote bypass filter, Gibson Swept Side, Gibson headers,Pace Edwards roll-top,TracRac, Bed Extender, Brush "Deer" Bar


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From: MongoCaver aol.com
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2000 13:40:31 EST
Subject: fuel mileage 99 & 00 F250 F350

What fuel mileage are you guys with F250's and F350's with diesels getting?
Thanks
James

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From: "ROBERT TROYER" hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: fuel mileage 99 & 00 F250 F350
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2000 11:17:31 PST



>From: MongoCaver aol.com
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>Subject: [97up-list] fuel mileage 99 & 00 F250 F350
>Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2000 13:40:31 EST
>
>What fuel mileage are you guys with F250's and F350's with diesels getting?
>Thanks
>James
James: My new F350 with 1400 miles got 14 mpg in the cold north. This was
mostly town driving, letting it idle considerbly as well as a couple of
30-40 mile trips. Sure beats the 10 mpg with my old 86 GMC with a 350
engine.
Thanks.
Bob.
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From: "Pete Calabrese" banet.net>
Subject: Re: fuel mileage 99 & 00 F250 F350
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2000 14:17:53 -0500

Well I have about 250 miles on my truck and it says I'm getting just over
12mpg for highway driving....it needs to get some miles on it and a Banks
chip and I'm sure it will pick up. My friend has a 2000 PSD Lariat LE as
well and with the chip he just got 22mpg driving from NC to NY.

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What fuel mileage are you guys with F250's and F350's with diesels getting?
Thanks
James
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Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2000 12:24:16 -0800 (PST)
From: Hunter yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: 2000 F150 5.4 4x4 MPG

Nope, just driving fast, if you want to call 80-85 fast. I have about 9 stops to work
and 9 back. It was even worst when I bought it, but now I've got 2 extra miles.
Just to let you know, I have the 4X4, ORB, X-Cab, 3.55, 17"tire. Now I heard that if I
go down to 16" that my mileage should improve (less friction). I'm really waiting for
my warranty to go then I'll test this theory. Is there anyone on the list who switched
from 17 to 16 and got better mileage?

Hunter.


> Is that pulling a trailer or with a heavy load? Or is it just driving fast? Or is
> it stop and go driving? Your mileage numbers seem really low for a 4.6L.


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