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02-25-2019, 07:19 PM
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Posted By mercbravo1

There was a good YouTube video on TFL Trucks page...

There was a good YouTube video on TFL Trucks page where they talked about the new 7.3 gas motor with the Ford engineer who helped design it. Pretty informative about hat they were trying to achieve...
02-25-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,164
Posted By mercbravo1

I pulled the trigger on an F250 Lariat tonight...

I pulled the trigger on an F250 Lariat tonight (gas). The Ram guys just wouldn’t discount those Mega Cabs, and the comments in this thread regarding the Ford aluminum body and rust made a lot of...
02-25-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,164
Posted By mercbravo1

Iíve never bought a first year model after a...

Iíve never bought a first year model after a redesign. I like the bugs to get worked out first. Admittedly I do like the the way the new GM trucks look. Maybe thatís the truck the next time around.
02-25-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,164
Posted By mercbravo1

I do not see the air ride option on the window...

I do not see the air ride option on the window stickers.
02-25-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,164
Posted By mercbravo1

I could buy as soon as today. Iíve been asking...

I could buy as soon as today. Iíve been asking dealers when the new ones will be out and they keep saying October. Seems a long way off. I expected them sooner.
02-25-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,164
Posted By mercbravo1

This is a really good point. Iíve had a Ram 1500...

This is a really good point. Iíve had a Ram 1500 in the past that had 185k on the clock, but the frame rusted through. I also had a 2005 F150 that lived itís whole life in Mass. I gave it to my...
02-25-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,164
Posted By mercbravo1

I was really tempted to get a diesel, and drove a...

I was really tempted to get a diesel, and drove a Duramax, Power Stroke and Cummins. I liked them all honestly, but for just daily driving like I do and maybe a little plowing I can get away with...
02-25-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,164
Posted By mercbravo1

You must be a GM fan? I do like them and test...

You must be a GM fan? I do like them and test drove a Duramax but ruled it out because they have less back seat leg room than the Ford or Ram Mega Cab.
02-25-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,164
Posted By mercbravo1

Mega Cabs in Massachusetts are hard to find. The...

Mega Cabs in Massachusetts are hard to find. The one dealer that has a few is not coming off $10-$12k at this time. The most they are giving right now is $7k. I’ll keep looking, but I suspect if...
02-25-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,164
Posted By mercbravo1

Not a silly question really. I considered...

Not a silly question really. I considered another half ton but I want a bigger bed, and the ability to plow. I think the beds on the half ton are kind of small, though I know you can order some...
02-25-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,164
Posted By mercbravo1

Itís Down to 2 - 2019 F250 or 2018 Ram 2500 Mega Cab

Both are really nice trucks. These also have the largest back seat for the kids. Iíve ruled out diesel, even though I love the sound, but I donít tow anything. Both are well equipped - Lariat vs....
11-17-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,003
Posted By mercbravo1

I have Orca coolers (140, 58, 40) and they are...

I have Orca coolers (140, 58, 40) and they are great. Very sturdy and well built, and of course they hold ice for days but are also useful as seats and standing platforms. I’m a big guy and they...
Forum: Dockside Chat
12-28-2017, 09:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 799
Posted By mercbravo1

My two oldest boys play baseball for very...

My two oldest boys play baseball for very competitive travel teams, plus their school. Travel baseball is a huge commitment and an expensive one. My wife and I support it because they love it, and...
Forum: Dockside Chat
12-28-2017, 09:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 748
Posted By mercbravo1

HDMI gets tricky at that length. There are some...

HDMI gets tricky at that length. There are some companies that make a reliable long length cable. I run a 70 foot with no issues, and it carries 4K. Try Blue Jeans Cable. They sell HDMI up to 100...
11-19-2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,023
Posted By mercbravo1

I'll be interested in the responses also. I was...

I'll be interested in the responses also. I was going to start a similar post as I'd like to take the boys on a fishing vacation in the Keys for spring break. My fallback will be the Cheeca Lodge...
09-21-2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,276
Posted By mercbravo1

Try magnumtruckgear.com I put their side steps...

Try magnumtruckgear.com
I put their side steps on me jeep but they also make them for trucks. The fit tight to the body and only have the steps that stick down.
Forum: Dockside Chat
09-21-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By mercbravo1

Definitely Kinetico. We have a softener and...

Definitely Kinetico. We have a softener and reverse osmosis system and they are great.
02-06-2016, 12:36 PM
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Posted By mercbravo1

I think I'd rather see her getting attention and...

I think I'd rather see her getting attention and used instead of being left to rot further or sold for scrap. Even the rendering of what she will look like is better looking than the cruise ships...
09-19-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,010
Posted By mercbravo1

Newport RI Boat Show

Decided to come down and catch the Newport boat show. Nice way to glide into the fall. It was shut down but I strolled the docks while waiting for a table to grab dinner - saw this awesome sight. ...
08-06-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 504
Posted By mercbravo1

F150 Charging Problem - 2005 Lariat

Curious if anyone has input on this recent charging issue I'm having with. 2005 F150 Lariat. I started the truck last Saturday to move it and the battery light came on with a message that said check...
07-10-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 690
Posted By mercbravo1

Check your fuel filter(s) first.

Check your fuel filter(s) first.
03-08-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 21,046
Posted By mercbravo1

I've always been interested in these boats. As...

I've always been interested in these boats. As soon as my current boat sells the 31 is one of the boats on my shopping list. Subscribed!
03-06-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 436
Posted By mercbravo1

Heading to Bermuda Next week

Have never been before but would love to wet some lines. This doesn't seem to be their main fishing season (I'll be there starting March 12 for a few days). Anyone have experience with charters...
Forum: Dockside Chat
01-27-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,063
Posted By mercbravo1

Forged.com made a line of "The Legend" shirts,...

Forged.com made a line of "The Legend" shirts, etc. where the proceeds went to Taya Kyle to offset the judgement to Ventura. I did my part and bought several shirts for myself and friends. I think...
Forum: Dockside Chat
01-27-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 23,581
Posted By mercbravo1

I stumbled on a company called Shinola recently. ...

I stumbled on a company called Shinola recently. I thought their story was very cool - building watches with Swiss movement by American workers in Detroit, and with a lifetime warranty. I just...
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