vern kelly wrote:
Bought a new replacement shroud a few months ago for my dometic penguin. Bought "ICON" brand off Amazon. ~175$ American for it. Good reviews. Plastic seems better quality than the original dometic. Had to drill a few new holes to line up with the 4 existing mounting holes. Put spreading washers under the screw heads which I had before. I cover my camper when not using and this is my third shroud.
Grit dog wrote:
Reading your posts over the years, you’ve done a fabulous job of getting value out of your vehicle and shown that effort/ knowledge and resourcefulness pays off.
One comment about the injectors. I’m sure you’ve done your homework, but seems a bit high priced.
Another comment is to know when to say enough is enough. Yes truck prices are what they are now. And god bless it if the economy remains strong.
But thinking about future plans for your need for a truck, if she still shifts thru all 4 gears and you can bandaid the injectors with a cheap set, that same demand for trucks will likely get you more $ than it should for that truck and it’s not unreasonable to find a lower mileage newer Super duty gasser, something in the 10 year old range with a 6.2/6r140 that will not only provide more comfort/ power and years of reliable service, but will stave off (for another 10 years) the likelihood and impending “stuff” that you will have a high probability of experiencing.
Like you, I can keep an old dog running as long as it needs to for about the min cost possible.
But this is your traveling rig. The comfort and peace of mind in a good rig is far greater than say a commuter beater with another backup beater if it needs work.
Just my thoughts.
And while not a Ford guy, if I was looking for a 10-15 year old range HD pickup, the 6.2/6r140 combo would be at the top of my consideration. Had a ‘12 and a ‘15model. Both new and both turned over to the next guy at low miles, but that experience combined with their now stellar long term track record is hard to beat.
Note at some point, Ford downgraded the trans behind the 6.2 to the lighter duty (6r110?). It may have only been in the F250 models I don’t recall, but something to consider.
CA Traveler wrote:
I actually repaired one damaged shroud with fiberglass cloth and resin. Some sanding and paint and it looks like new. 🙂 But it does take time...:S