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    Help choosing the right vehicle

    The ZR2 look fine....but that whole series of trucks has an abysmal reliability rating. The Toyota is rock solid dependable.
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    Ford 150 3.5L Ecoboost vs Ram 1500 3.0 Ecodiesel?

    I spec'd my truck with the 36 gallon tank. Here's a couple extremes of what I've seen as mileage with my 3.5 Ecoboost. These are examples of the miles I've gotten out of one tank of gas. First is after 708 miles of easy commuting...and 98 miles still left to go! And...after towing ~ 4000 lb...
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    Ford 150 3.5L Ecoboost vs Ram 1500 3.0 Ecodiesel?

    ^ What skrypj said. Until the industry can figure out how to control diesel emissions differently than what they are doing now, so the emission control systems are not so problematic, I would recommend staying away from them. This is why I'm still driving my 2004 Dodge/Cummins dually...rock...
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    Abandoned/derelict sites

    Multi-level miner's cabin near the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, built entirely out of used railroad ties.
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    New Bronco

    I think the Bronco will be good for Jeep. Up to now Jeep has had no competition in that market. Maybe Bronco will force Jeep to up its game to maintain sales. Not just in reliability but also in options. We're already seeing results with the big Hemi engine being made available in the...
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    New Bronco

    That's my point! As many years as Jeep has been making Wrangler type Jeeps with solid front axles, why are stock, brand-new Jeeps straight from the factory having death wobble problems? Build the darn thing right so the consumer doesn't have to deal with it!
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    New Bronco

    History of "refinement"? How about history of problems? You'd think that, after building Jeeps for ~ 70 years they could get it right and make a reliable product. Just research "death wobble" on any Jeep forum - even for new Jeeps off the showroom floor. I had a Bronco (the little 1973...
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    Where can you rent a full size diesel truck?

    Lots of discussion on this topic in truck camper forums. Yes, the Ram with coils does ride better. No - do not get a Ram with coils if you will be carrying a truck camper on the back. Apparently the way the coils are mounted causes extreme, scary sway when hauling a tall and heavy load.
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    What do you carry on your bumper?

    Custom made double swing on my van. One carries a couple gas cans, the other the spare tire. Gas cans mainly for the dirt bike or quad that's inside.
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    Indecision, the (Ford) Used Diesel Market and the Year 2021 - Need a sanity check

    Can't speak to the direct injected part but I don't understand the bias against turbos. I've had several turbo diesels - own a dually with one at present - and have a tractor with a turbo on it and an F150 with twin turbos. None have had a turbo problem, and as a follower of several automotive...
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    Abandoned/derelict sites

    Miner's cabin in the Clan Alpine Mountains of Nevada......
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    New Garmin Montana 700 Series GPS Units with 5" Touchscreen and InReach Capable

    I keep saying the same about my old Montana 600. Had it since the Montana series first came out. But despite multiple crashes on my dirt bike and quad the darn thing just keep working..........
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    MPG: Ranger vs F150

    My F150 came with 3.55 gears. Aerodynamics is a huge factor. The manufacturers spend a lot of money designing these truck to be as fuel efficient as possible. So when you change it from stock - lift/levels, larger/heavier tires, removing air dams - anything that disturbs the aerodynamics from...
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    MPG: Ranger vs F150

    About 1-2 mpg optimistic. There's a fix for that I saw on one of the F150 forums but it doesn't matter enough for me to bother.
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    New Garmin Montana 700 Series GPS Units with 5" Touchscreen and InReach Capable

    I've found that the 100k maps show significantly more primitive roads/trails than the 24k maps do. The only thing I've found the 24k maps good for is creating routes/tracks - if the road exists on the map it takes only a minute to create a track to follow versus having to trace a track using...
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