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Old 02-24-2013, 02:00 PM   #15
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Yes but real trucks have 2 doors and a sleeper.
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:09 PM   #16
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Towing truck

I traded my 2000 250 Super Duty diesel for a 2004 Tundra looking for better mileage. My Super Duty (big engine Power Stroke) got 17 mpg city and 19 mpg hwy. The Tundra got 15-16 mpg all day everywhere and had a worse ride. I could tow a 10,000 lb Bobcat trailer with the Ford, I doubt the Tundra would as well. The only thing I gained with the Tundra was easier to fit in a parking space. Bad decision.
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I always wondered if that section where the toy was towing the shuttle was ever so slightly downhill.......
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I traded my 2000 250 Super Duty diesel for a 2004 Tundra looking for better mileage. My Super Duty (big engine Power Stroke) got 17 mpg city and 19 mpg hwy. The Tundra got 15-16 mpg all day everywhere and had a worse ride. I could tow a 10,000 lb Bobcat trailer with the Ford, I doubt the Tundra would as well. The only thing I gained with the Tundra was easier to fit in a parking space. Bad decision.
Ooh! Someone sold you! Too bad. (This from a Ford man)
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I always wondered if that section where the toy was towing the shuttle was ever so slightly downhill.......
In very tiny print at the bottom of the screen on all those Toyota ads there is a disclaimer saying that they are fake.
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Oh, the sound and smell of a diesel in the morning.....does a boys heart good.

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I love the smell...that smell...it smells like...victory!!!!
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There's another commercial out there where a Japanese truck races out onto the runway to catch the from wheels of an incoming passenger plane to save it from crashing; yeah right!! Must See Plane Landing Saved by a Truck - YouTube people believe this sort of crap. It is actually a commercial and people think it real. Like the Chev truck commercial where the Chevy is towing a horse-trailer through some sort of implement shed. From the camera angle it looks like the air-conditioner on the family end of the trailer should rip off the front edge of the shed.
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a lot of it is crap, but an equal amount is "certified" I used to work on the USAC certification committee back when they sanctioned the Indy 500. We would check to ensure that the cars met all the requirements for contingency prizes - decal placement, actual use of a product on the car, etc.

That same group now "certifies" (for a fee of course) the conditions under which some car commercials are run. Of course, that doesn't mean everything is on the up and up, one would have to look in detail at how the test was run, etc. They "certified" all those ads where a truck climbed a big steel structure out in the desert and other wild "tests" of a truck's capability.

I have no doubt the truck could pull the weight of the shuttle - after all, the pull required DOES NOT equal the weight of the towed item. Would be interesting to see what the actual pull required was.

We move 40,000 lb rocket motors on air bearings - you can push 'em around with your hands.
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Real trucks don't have spark plugs.
That was a window sticker available from Ford-Diesel.com back in 1999. Ford lawyers forced the owner to change the name around 2002, so it's now TheDieselStop.com.
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That was a window sticker available from Ford-Diesel.com back in 1999. Ford lawyers forced the owner to change the name around 2002, so it's now TheDieselStop.com.

I had a hat from them with that saying embroidered on it.
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We move 40,000 lb rocket motors on air bearings - you can push 'em around with your hands.
I visited a plant where huge concrete vaults were moved using air jets underneath to suspend it slightly off the ground. one person could move the vault around the plant


But back to the TV ads. All manufactures are guilty of thes misleading ads. Toyota went further with a guy in a dealership want a Tundra to tow his boat and was told that the Tundra pulled the 300K # shuttle so it should have no problem with the boat. I agree it shouldn't have an issue towing most boats, but the rationale is misleading. Ford is guilty too with its' Fusion commercial where the car drives off a cliff and flies. Of course they mention that this is an exageration, but the day will come when some idiot drives off a cliff and the family sues Ford becuase they said it could fly.

Whatever happen to truth in advertising?

Oh well, the days of old are gone for sure. I am done with this thread.
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The noise! The Smell!

Whenever a diesel goes by someone in our group says 'What's that Noise?' and someone else will always replay 'It's MUSIC'.

Then 'What's that smell?'. 'Perfume!'.
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Whatever happen to truth in advertising?
Remember when cigarettes were first advertised? They were healthy.LOL!
Oh well, back on topic..
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