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  1. Stretch79

    Mercury 4.5L recall letter

    I'll look tonight when I get home. I know some others on facebook page have received the same letter as well.
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    Mercury 4.5L recall letter

    I received mine today about the power steering pump may overheat and catch fire. Dreading taking it in for service since it took them weeks just to do a simple oil change. Can't imagine how long it will take to change a pulley...
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    Yamaha F150 or F200?

    Things will change once you get more people and gear on the boat. If it felt just ok with just you and the salesman on board then youll be better off with the 200.
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    Boat purchase

    Everybodies scenario is different. I haul my boat every weekend and sometimes during the week. I haul the Jeep through the hill country in South Tx atleast a few times a year as well as other places with hills like Arkansas. Towing with a gas engine, constant downshifting will wear you out after a 5 hour drive. Plus, everybody in Texas drives 80+ mph...my gas engine could barely maintain 65mph with the Jeep in tow and about 72mph with the boat. I agree that the initial cost + the maintenance of the diesel is higher but for me the pleasurable towing experience is worth the extra cost. The other big factor for me was to get into an equally equipped F150 with the 10 speed trans is $50k vs the $42k I got this F250 for. I know its not apples to apples because the f250 is used and has 65k miles vs a brand new f150 with warranty but for me it worked.
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    Boat purchase

    Once you tow with a diesel I doubt you will ever go back to a gas engine.
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    Towing Survey/Question

    I love my 2015 F250 diesel. More power than I'll ever need and the family is super comfortable on a long trip. Win-win for everybody!!! It tows my 8,000 Jeep/Trailer like its not even there so I'm sure it'll tow your boat the same. I havent driven one of the new eco boost F150s with the 10 speed but for the price being so close to a F250 the choice was easy for me. The F250 is super stable even above 70+ mph.
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    Boat purchase

    @curt and @hatem, thanks!!! I'm loving it so far. My daughter was pretty excited when she found out the back seats of the platinum are heated too, lol.
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    Boat purchase

    @Hatem towed the Jeep Saturday night about 120 miles. It barely noticed it was back there at 80 mph.
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    Towing Survey/Question

    You will feel a lot more stable and have power to spare if you get a 3/4 ton diesel. I prefer a F250 for personal reasons but honestly I have friends with GMC's and Ram's and they each like their's equally as well. Go test drive each one and decide for yourself.
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    Boat purchase

    This is the 2nd one I"ve owned. First one was a 2012 diesel lariat 4x4. This one is a 2015 platinum diesel 4x4. Only difference is updated interior and a little more power 440 hp and 860 ft . lbs. I LOVE IT!!! Bought it to tow my 21' H2O and my 4 door Jeep, Jeep and trailer weigh about 7k lbs combined so its a light load for this truck. But being able to cruise up a hill at 70-80mph with the flow of traffic beats getting passed by your great-grandmother. My 2005 Dodge 1500 4x4 with the Hemi was a joke at pulling the boat and was really bad at pulling the Jeep. 62 mph top speed at wide open throttle going up a small hill.
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    Boat purchase

    Atleast you have good taste in trucks...lol. I drive a F-250. I was gonna give you crap if you drove a dodge and liked VP
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    Boat purchase

    Just curious...do you drive a dodge cummins? Either way, this post made me roflmao.
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    Boat purchase

    @hatem Its funny you bring up mercruiser being 90% of the problems on here but the very top thread right now is about a Volvo having issues. LOL.
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    21H2O Question

    Mine still leans even with the trim tabs but the ride is 1000x better!!! Your wife/kids will love riding in the bow after installing the tabs.
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    H20 Fuel Vent Fix/Problem

    My 2018 has the same issue with the charcoal canister. I've pulled it twice and let it dry out with decent results. I have the mercruiser 4.5L 250hp engine not the VP setup. I'll try turning the vent hose up tonight and see if that helps. Thanks for the update.
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