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Old 12-02-2019, 01:12 PM   #1
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Please Hijack This Thread...

...and stay on topic with the other threads you read, to those you contribute, and to those you subscribe to.

Like other threads, this one has no particular topic (for reference see the Off Topic Forum for threads such as Random Thoughts and Any Topic). Any topic is fair game.

The difference between this thread and other threads of random/off-topic nature is you should immediately come to this thread and add your off-topic comments and maybe even add a link to the thread to which you were about to write some unrelated, drivel that the OP doesn't care about.

Example 1)

OP: "How do I repair the water heater in my RV, it has such & such a problem. Or, should I buy a replacement water heater?"

Respondent: "Let me tell you about how my tire blew out and damaged the water heater tank and that ultimately led to a leak in the water heater storage tank and the floor rotted out"

If you are that person responding, you should instead, come to this thread and post your unrelated comments. It will do just a much good (or bad) and everyone else participating in the thread, and staying on topic, will be happy you stopped yourself from hijacking that thread.

This thread, on the other hand, is intended to be hijacked! Don't hijack other threads with your completely unrelated comments.

In the example above there is a tenuous connection between the OP and the respondent. The person responding can say (I guess they believe) their comment is pertinent since it involves a water heater.

How about the next example. We've all seen similar topics and comments and been the recipient of our threads being hijacked..

Example 2)

OP: "I'm considering buying a brand X tow vehicle. I'd like to hear from anyone who has brand X, specifically model Y with feature Z so I can decide if it suits my needs."

Respondent: "I cant' believe that brand X still makes vehicles! They are complete cr@p! I can't imagine why anyone would want model Y, that's old technology! Feature Z?! I have twice feature Z and it's much better!"

So if you're that person... I know I have been from time to time... Come on over hear and hijack this thread.
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Old 12-02-2019, 02:16 PM   #2
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Okay, I'm game....a posting that I wouldn't want to post in a TV thread....

Ford trucks are garbage, unless under warranty. They require way too many special service tools to work on. Your local mechanic loath's to work on them, (my local mechanic refuses to work on any post square body Ford).

Parts, even if they are the same part, have different part numbers and cost, depending on which trim level you bought; for example, the wing mirror on a Lincoln Mark VIII was identical to a Mercury Cougar's wing mirror, but over 50% more. If your F series truck needs a new caliper, check to see if the lower trim trucks caliper is the same; if it is, I guarantee you the lower trims caliper will be cheaper than the one for your Harley Davidson trim truck. Ford has a "different" part number for the same parts for different trims; that's just plain wrong.

Ford vehicles are designed to be assembled in the lowest amount of time, which means a F-150 comes off the line every 54 seconds. Ford's are NOT designed to be repaired, or disassemble easily. Case in point, mid 2000's F- series super duty diesel fuel injectors......to get all of them out, required you to take apart the front end and remove the cab......for a total of 14 hours charged at $100.00+ per hour to re & re the cab; let alone the $1,000+ per injector; plus installation.

And yet people buy Ford's, why you ask? Because people love the interior of the cab.

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Old 12-02-2019, 04:07 PM   #3
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Let's talk about people who go out of their way to get upset when a thread is highjacked.

In my opinion, al threads will wander, especially after the original question has been answered a bunch of times. Or the discussion gets boring and needs some excitement. This is life. Those who worry about that must be former assistant principals and possibly, if Tony is correct, drive Fords.

My advice is come to Colorado, visit a dispensary and everything will look so much better and you won't care what happens with threads.

Is Tony correct about Fords? My first car was a '56 Mercury, it was a piece of crap, but it was a car, it was 1959, and the front seat got a lot of use (it was bigger than the back seat). I had a '72 Chevy pickup once and it held up pretty well though it drank gas by the bucket. I never had a Chrysler product because I knew better despite my previous errors. I didn't listen to a mechanic who told me 45 years ago not to buy that Jeep because they are very high maintenance. He was right. So, on to the dispensary....
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Old 12-02-2019, 04:22 PM   #4
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I’ve had Fords, Chevys, Chrysler, Pontiac, Buick, Plymouth, Dodge, etc. In my humble opinion they all were about the same as far as maintenance goes. The older cars were definitely cheaper to fix. Fuel pump at $40 on my 1969 Ford LTD vs $700 on my 2000 Olds. Like everything else one person gets a lemon the next gets one that never has anything go wrong. Go figure.

Actually one of the best little cars I had was a GEO Prism hatchback. Ran wonderfully. And I could put my skis in it without a problem.
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Old 12-02-2019, 05:01 PM   #5
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I've had several Ford's. Used it to carry a water heater to the dump. Maybe the guy with the water heater problem had the same as mine, except mine was 50 gallons for the house. It had a lot of sediment. Speaking of water heaters I just put new tires on the truck. Got Michelin's. Maybe a Tesla truck would be better.
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Old 12-02-2019, 05:12 PM   #6
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Deleted, not as funny as I thought it would be.
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Old 12-02-2019, 05:55 PM   #7
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Anyone have an opinion on which weight distribution hitch I should get? Baaaahaaaaahhhhaaaaa
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I'll be monitoring this thread closely because I'm interested in traveling to South Succotash, so I'm interested in the best route to take and where to stay.
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Old 12-02-2019, 06:44 PM   #9
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I have a really good recipe for succotash casserole that you can make while pulling in a Ford without a weight distribution hitch I can post it here or on all the threads if you'd like.
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Should I get a F250 or F150? And, front bed or rear bed? Diesel or gas?
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Old 12-02-2019, 09:44 PM   #11
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I have hijacked the OP.
Nvestysly will not be released until the ransom is paid in Airstream dollars or bitcoin.
Too bad so sad.
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Old 12-03-2019, 01:02 PM   #12
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That happens to me all the time, but I don't delete them.

If the posts are really bad, I go find a Ford and throw them in the window. My neighbor has a Ford 150 and is now spending $800-900 to fix broken bolts on the manifold. The mechanic said "it happens all the time and happens to Chevies and Dodges too". He didn't mention Toyotas.
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Should I get a F250 or F150? And, front bed or rear bed? Diesel or gas?

Depends, what kind of tires do you have on your AS?
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That happens to me all the time, but I don't delete them.

If the posts are really bad, I go find a Ford and throw them in the window. My neighbor has a Ford 150 and is now spending $800-900 to fix broken bolts on the manifold. The mechanic said "it happens all the time and happens to Chevies and Dodges too". He didn't mention Toyotas.
Most mechanics charge out the wazoo to fix those because they donít know how to remove the broken studs. My mechanicís secret is safe with me.
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This thread won’t drift properly until someone brings up hogging the left lane, how to be safe when camping, or what you can bring to Canada. And go!
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This thread wonít drift properly until someone brings up hogging the left lane, how to be safe when camping, or what you can bring to Canada. And go!
Many issues have a temporary solution with explosives, though you can't bring them into Canada. But you can bring them to Jackson Center where the shop does a good job compared to dealers. Remember the factory was used to make bazookas in WW II.
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Any of you mugs using anything other than an EZ-Pride 3/4T coffee maker at 80 PSI - which you switch out every 3 years whether or not youíve used it - are just nuts!

Moreover - if you havenít weighed your cat on a bathroom scale at the start of every camping season and adjusted your kittyís eyes from pointing upwards - please let me know when and where youíre traveling so I can avoid getting in an accident with you!

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If a man and a half
in a day and a half
can cut a cord of wood and a half,
how long would it take for a one-legged grasshopper to kick all the seeds out of a dill pickle?
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how long would it take for a one-legged grasshopper to kick all the seeds out of a dill pickle?


E) all of the above
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Old man post: this same subject has been the subject of other threads and if you just use the "search" function, you will find something or another.

Young man post (none, they are all trying to pay their student loans and will get a trailer in 75 years.)
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