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Ramrod79

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  1. Ramrod79

    F-350 Tonneau-Covers

    Just found a negative towards my hard Tri-Fold bed cover, I can’t see my fifth wheel hitch at all. First time time I have hitched up with the new truck and new hitch this weekend. I ended up finding a use for a small extendable magnet I broke and found that if put it on the front edge of the hitch I can see it and it was very easy to get lined up the second time. Glad I didn’t throw it out yet.
  2. Ramrod79

    Fuel filter water separator.

    Well I guess I better start draining it more frequently. Would you not get a warning as soon as some water was in the the filter even if was a small amount and be able to stop and drain before it became an expensive situation?
  3. Hey guys I was just wondering how often you are draining the fuel filter water separator on your diesels? I just hit 6k km’s on my truck and drained it, it looked fine. It was quick and easy to do, I was reading of guys draining them monthly but that seems a little excessive to me.
  4. Ramrod79

    Which fifth wheel hitch are you using?

    I finally sold my 16k. lb hitch. It worked great and the head easily removed as well making it easier to move around in two pieces. I feel like the base on my new to me 20K lb puck mount B&W hitch is lighter, but the head is much heavier and you have a pin on each side that needs to be removed to take the head off versus just lifting the handles and removing the head on the smaller hitch. Still have at least a couple months before I get to try pulling with the new truck.
  5. Ramrod79

    Which fifth wheel hitch are you using?

    Good luck selling yours, I haven’t had any luck selling my 16k B&W hitch yet.
  6. Approx. 300km’s on highway, 751km’s in town. DTE was 70km but a had taken the pic after I started filling the tank.
  7. Ramrod79

    Ran out of fuel 6.7

    Did the engine light go away yet? I read on another Ford forum I frequent there is away to adjust the DTE number/ratio, if they don’t adjust it for you at the dealership. I will try and find it.
  8. Ramrod79

    F-350 Tonneau-Covers

    I ended up getting another Tonno pro box cover for my parents truck after getting the same one for mine. Really happy with mine. I just had the box sprayed for them and threw on some new brake pads as well.
  9. I agree that speed is a big factor with these trucks. I found that mine started dropping off at 110km/h. My speed above was mostly at 105km/h. Speed limit was 100 for most of that trip with some 110km/h.
  10. Ramrod79

    Which fifth wheel hitch are you using?

    I had a 6 3/4’ bed and used my reese revolution pin box in the unlocked and locked position, unlocked it wasn’t even close to the cab at 90 degrees. With it locked it was uncomfortably close to the cab at 90 degrees. The only time I was ever at 90 degrees is when I checked to see how close it would be to the cab. I now have a long box(I wanted it for the larger fuel tank) so it won’t be an issue. To answer your question I never needed a sliding hitch but I’m sure others have.
  11. Which fifth wheel hitch are you guys using in the factory OEM mounts? I picked up a 20k lb B&W to fit the puck mount system in my new truck. The hitch was only used a couple times and I got a great price for it compared to paying new, about $600 less than a new one in Canada. I was only able to get one arm latched on either side for the ride home, adjusted them when I got home and had a nice warm garage to do it in. Now I just need to sell my above bed rail mount hitch.
  12. Same trip, I was in the middle of nowhere and fuel wasn’t cheap so I just put in enough to get me home. Total of 1642km’s and the truck said 12.8L/100km’s.
  13. First road trip, no complaints here about the range!
  14. The 7.3L was definitely an option for me until the numbers came out. Not saying they are bad but I wasn’t getting one unless it had 500 or more torque. So I decided to go with the 6.7 which will tow my 9500 lb fifth wheel like a champ. My new truck has the 3.55 gears which will be plenty. My 6.2l 250 had the 3.73 gears which pulled fine, the 4.30 would have been a lot better though. I have pulled my trailer on the flats and through the Rockies and it managed....manual mode and my foot to the floor and just listen to her scream. Where I live it gets crazy windy and I found the wind worse than any hill I have had to climb while towing as the hills have a end, where you can push the wind for hours straight and a fifth wheel catches a lot of air. My parents bought my 6.2l 250 off me so I might get some more seat time in it yet, I only put 101k km’s on it in the 8 years I had it. I hope they enjoy it(and my dad will finally get to drive a real truck now, he’s a Chevy guy). Lol
  15. Ramrod79

    F-350 Tonneau-Covers

    Installed some led’s under my Tonno pro today. Wired into #1 up fitter switch. Pretty happy with my purchase and the install was a breeze, these up fitter switches are a great idea.
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