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Forum: Conventional (Bumper Pull) Towing; Travel Trailers & Pop-ups 01-12-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,040
Posted By JayTheCPA
Not sold ;) When looking at the results on...

Not sold ;) When looking at the results on pavement of wheel-stop-to-wheel-stop turns of the steering wheel, it supports evidence of 0% roll and 100% twist. So not sold that there is zero force on...
Forum: Conventional (Bumper Pull) Towing; Travel Trailers & Pop-ups 01-11-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,040
Posted By JayTheCPA
There is a lot of back and forth about this. I...

There is a lot of back and forth about this. I was once sold that only ST would go on the trailer. Had read enough information that I am no longer convinced that this is the absolute best. Like...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 01-10-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 816
Posted By JayTheCPA
More specifically, if y'all try to completely...

More specifically, if y'all try to completely fill the fuel tank to the brim like some do, the common observation is that the first 25+ gallons take ~5 minutes until the foam cuts-off the pump with 3...
Forum: Conventional (Bumper Pull) Towing; Travel Trailers & Pop-ups 01-10-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,040
Posted By JayTheCPA
Prior to going this route, might consider...

Prior to going this route, might consider checking the tires on the trailer to see if there is room for lowering the drag. From there, check with a tuner to dial-in the truck's behavior. Reasoning...
Forum: Conventional (Bumper Pull) Towing; Travel Trailers & Pop-ups 01-10-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,040
Posted By JayTheCPA
The other game changer is the transmission. ...

The other game changer is the transmission. Having 5+ gears and a tourque converter that locks in multiple gears is a *huge* and positive advantage over the 3 - 4 speed transmissions where at best...
Forum: Other; Brakes, Electrical, Hitches, Weight Distribution & CDL Discussion 01-09-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By JayTheCPA
That is where I installed the P2. Fits nice and...

That is where I installed the P2. Fits nice and snug. And is completely out of the way while easily reachable when I need to yank on the brakes manually. Seems that it was also Ford's intention as...
Forum: Flatbed, Car, Boat, Utility, Horse & Misc. Trailer Towing 01-09-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 313
Posted By JayTheCPA
My truck is running OE tires (highway design 265...

My truck is running OE tires (highway design 265 width) and does just fine in all conditions. Plowed through 20" of snow and handles dump runs easy enough. With a full cab, my rig is probably a bit...
Forum: Conventional (Bumper Pull) Towing; Travel Trailers & Pop-ups 01-09-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,040
Posted By JayTheCPA
Truck seems plenty for that RV. I looked up...

Truck seems plenty for that RV.

I looked up the trailer. From a sail area standpoint, it is probably among the better designs as it has a relatively low stance and slanted front which are...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 01-05-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,355
Posted By JayTheCPA
Going forward, consider sending the oil in for...

Going forward, consider sending the oil in for analysis at the next few changes. This will tell whether there there was any damage which let coolant leak into the oil. If this does happen, catching...
Forum: Flatbed, Car, Boat, Utility, Horse & Misc. Trailer Towing 01-05-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 313
Posted By JayTheCPA
Have semi-related experience with this. When...

Have semi-related experience with this.

When I bought my 3/4 ton SUV it had Class C A/T's all around. Weight wise (the SUV weighed in at 7,200 pounds empty), the tires were rated for the load,...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 01-03-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 550
Posted By JayTheCPA
A few more details might help with responses. ...

A few more details might help with responses.

Tires OE or taller / smaller?

Just checking, how was the mileage calculated? By the fill & odometer, or the computer display (presuming the van...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 01-03-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 298
Posted By JayTheCPA
Welcome to FTE! Adding to the chorus for: ...

Welcome to FTE!

Adding to the chorus for:
- Get a new mechanic. Preferably one where you see other Fords in the lot.
- Back-flush the heater core.
- Replace the thermostat and consider getting...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 01-02-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,001
Posted By JayTheCPA
If that is a Ford console and not aftermarket, I...

If that is a Ford console and not aftermarket, I hope that the plastic composition had changed since these trucks were new. If not, just watch for the glasses and remote holders breaking after about...
Forum: Flatbed, Car, Boat, Utility, Horse & Misc. Trailer Towing 12-22-2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 355
Posted By JayTheCPA
Does the SD have 4WD? I know that some of...

Does the SD have 4WD?

I know that some of the Suburbans with 4WD are flat towable and they use NV / NP transfers. Yes, I know that the SD uses a heavier unit than what the Suburban uses, but...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 12-22-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,317
Posted By JayTheCPA
Interesting news about Midwest. Just...

Interesting news about Midwest.

Just curious, any current reports about the ZF outfit in PA?
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