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  1. Re: Let your mower chill for a few before putting it away

    I saw this just 5 minutes after reading this post: Joseph Dalton - We are thanking God and praising our fast... | Facebook
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    Re: Totally OT: Power Plant tour

    Heck, I had to take a psych test just to get a yellow badge (admin buildings only) back in 2000!



    That's not true for nuke plants in general. They use strict monitoring to ensure you don't get...
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    Re: Naked on Zero Turn?

    Problem is, she's not old. She's only 40. My wife turns 40 in a couple days, and looks 20+ years younger!
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    Re: Totally OT: Power Plant tour

    Yes, yes it would have been. :)

    Thanks for sharing! I've toured the nuke plant near me (actually worked there as a consultant for 7 years) and the size of the equipment is amazing!
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    Re: Lock your tailgates!!!

    Wait, I thought Chevy said that was a bad idea? :)
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    Re: Lock your tailgates!!!

    Fords have the tailgate step, which makes the tailgate more valuable.
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    Re: Gasoline Prices Going Down?

    It's the lowest it's been in JULY in a decade. He just missed a piece of the news...
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    Re: Ford to try their hand at a diesel 1/2 ton?

    The 2.7L is CGI, but the 3.5L as well as the Gen 2 3.5L are both aluminum. I expected the Gen 2 3.5L to go CGI, but according to a Ford video I saw, they stuck with Al.
  9. Re: Gas & Diesel Titans go head to head on the Gauntlet

    That rumor has been out there a while, and is just that...a rumor. That would be suicide to the Ram brand. Do you realize how many trucks Ram sells just because it has a Cummins?



    Yes, he was...
  10. Re: Gas & Diesel Titans go head to head on the Gauntlet

    FWIW, I took your post the way you intended it to be taken.

    The diesel was saddled with either a mis-matched transmission, or bad programming. My guess is that the gasser gets the 7 speed for...
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    Re: Ford finally came to their senses

    I said from 6 years ago. The 6.2L wasn't available then (I believe it showed up in the Raptor for '11). :)
  12. Re: What year did JD 2720 get Emissions stuff?

    2012 was the last model year for the 2720 (I have one). The 2032R was next, but still doesn't have the DPF. You should be good up to a brand new 2032R.
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    Re: Time to Fence the Veggie Garden

    We put a 2nd fence made of the plastic chicken wire about 2-3' inside the electric fence, and so far (knock on wood), we haven't had any deer damage. Deer have poor depth perception, and can't tell...
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    Re: Ford finally came to their senses

    Heck, the 2.7L is more powerful and has more torque than the largest available V8 in an F150 from only 6 years ago. The 2010 5.4L had 310/365 I believe, whereas the 2.7L makes 325/375. Pretty...
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    Re: Ford finally came to their senses

    From a thread on another forum discussing the EcoBoost reaching 1 MILLION sales in the F150:

    "I run into a lot of them in commercial use (f150 3.5L), mainly oil and gas. From what i know they are...
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    Re: Ford finally came to their senses

    That's great mileage for a full size truck! Also, if you didn't fill the truck up for the first tank (if it's the tank that came from the dealer), then it could be off a bit because of that. The...
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    Re: Time to Fence the Veggie Garden

    :laughing:

    This is our first garden at our new house, and so far, so good with the electric fence, plus another shorter fence inside the electric one. I have a peace offering of a deer feeding...
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    Re: Time to Fence the Veggie Garden

    Ha ha! Sounds about like us!
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    Re: Real Data needed on commuter vehicles

    Try Fuelly - Track and Compare your MPG. Best source of this type of info.
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    Re: RV dump station convenience

    Bingo! That's the way to do it.
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    Re: Ford to try their hand at a diesel 1/2 ton?

    Yes, the 4.4L V8 is used in Range Rovers. It is Ford-built at the same plant as the 6.7L I believe. It was supposed to be in the '09 F150.

    The 4.5L was a V6 (6.0L V8 with two cylinders lopped...
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    Re: RV dump station convenience

    ^^^^ This.

    Surely you've got a cleanout or something outside you could just dump into. That's what we do. If not, it would be a lot easier and less expensive to add one than putting in another...
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    Re: Ford to try their hand at a diesel 1/2 ton?

    The 4.5L was a V6 built by Navistar (3/4 of a 6.0) that was supposed to go in the F150, but didn't meet NVH (noise, vibration, and harshness) requirements for the F150, so it was canned. The 4.4L...
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    Re: Ford to try their hand at a diesel 1/2 ton?

    Oh, I agree with you! I would love to have that 4.4L in an F250 because I don't need nearly 1000 ft-lbs to tow my 9500 lb fiver. However, Ford backed out of that engine due to costs, emissions, and...
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    Re: Ford to try their hand at a diesel 1/2 ton?

    Ford produces the 4.4L V8 for Land Rover currently. It was originally supposed to go in the F150, but Ford backed out.
  26. Re: Considering ground-source heat pump, advice or suggestions?

    Yes, that is very important. They have to move a LOT of air. My parents actually dump a bunch of air in their basement so that they can move enough air.



    That could present a problem then. :)
  27. Re: Considering ground-source heat pump, advice or suggestions?

    Are the separate systems near each other? They should be able to zone them if the units are close. If they aren't close, they would have to run duct work from where one unit is to the other. I...
  28. Re: Considering ground-source heat pump, advice or suggestions?

    We didn't even price it to a conventional system, but after rebates and tax credits, the differences are rather minimal. Typical payback is less than 5 years.
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    Re: Ford finally came to their senses

    Nice truck! Congrats!

    As you can tell from my username, I'm partial to Fords... :)
  30. Re: Considering ground-source heat pump, advice or suggestions?

    If you do vertical wells, then that takes the clay soil out of the question since it will be rock after the first few feet. We hit water fairly quick here (strange, since we are up on a big hill)...
  31. Re: Considering ground-source heat pump, advice or suggestions?

    We also have a Water Furnace Series 7. We have a 5 ton unit (also with an extra well), and we love it! As Kim mentioned, it is whisper quiet. I highly recommend Water Furnace. This is our second...
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    Re: My First Visit from the Trash Inspector.

    $1250/month for a 6 yard dumpster? Wow!

    I manage a dumpster for a neighborhood. It's an 8 yard, and we pay $175/month. Now, it's only a once-weekly pickup, but double that, and you are still...
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    Re: Your towing rigs and trailers

    It will be interesting to here comparisons from the V10 to the V8. I've heard great things about the 6.2L, so hopefully it works out well for you.
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    Re: Your towing rigs and trailers

    Nice looking new rig (and old one for that matter)...congrats!

    What engine did the '09 have in it, and how does the 6.2L compare?
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    Re: No more V8 in F150?

    Google "{any manufacturer engine} problems" and you are guaranteed to find issues. According to several Ford mechanics that I know, the EcoBoost has had fewer major problems per engine than the 5.0L...
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    Re: No more V8 in F150?

    It wouldn't be similar in cost (likely $5-6k less than a PowerStroke), but it would likely have in the neighborhood of 600-700 ft-lbs of torque you mention. That's considerably less than the near...
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    Re: No more V8 in F150?

    Don't forget that it gives you that torque with a big flat curve that's available all across the rev range. THAT is what makes me want an EcoBoost for towing my fifth wheel.
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    Re: No more V8 in F150?

    That would make sense.
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    Re: No more V8 in F150?

    I'm curious as to why Ford hasn't already done that. I know a lot of govt. fleets require the ability to burn E85 in the vehicles they buy, which is why many govt. trucks come with the V8 (which is...
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    Re: No more V8 in F150?

    Yeah, let's compare a truck capable of towing 30k lbs to one capable of hauling millions of lbs. That makes sense to show that you HAVE to have more displacement and more cylinders to get more...
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    Re: No more V8 in F150?

    Interesting how the Ford 6.7L PowerStroke can do so much more work than the older, larger 7.3L PowerStroke....

    Not to mention, the 6.7L makes nearly twice the HP and torque of the old 7.3L.
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    Re: Questions on 2016 F250

    As far as what you can order on a new SD, the XL and XLT come standard with manual, but above that is all ESOF. ESOF is optional on XLT.

    Congrats to Luke on the new ride!
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    Re: Paving my driveway

    I just got a quote for getting mine done. $52k for roughly 1/4 mile.
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    Re: Review - LockNLube Grease Gun Coupler

    You only need that if they are concealed. :)
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    Re: LPGS For Kubota B2910

    Last time, I decided I was going to try that next time. ;) Thanks for the tip!
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    Re: LPGS For Kubota B2910

    I'm no expert, but I just know that my 5' land plane is all my JD 2720 wants to handle when it gets a bit of rock in it. My driveway is on a hill and with the land plane less than half-full, it's...
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    Re: New Ecoboost and 10 speed first look

    I've been wondering if it will be Al or CGI for quite a while, thinking it would be CGI since the 2.7L is. However, I saw another article that it was alloy. Also, the fact that it weighs less than...
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    Re: New Ecoboost and 10 speed first look

    Where do you see it's a CGI block?
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    Re: Garage Design Feedback

    Personally, I like the like of 10' doors better than the larger ones, but that's just me. We have 10' wide by 7'-6" tall on ours and my Super Duty with the towing mirrors slid out fit just fine.
    ...
  50. Re: HSA questions. Using funds when no longer on a HSA plan?

    Or a ROTH IRA or 401(k).
  51. Thread: Member Map

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    Re: Member Map

    Same here. Great idea! STRONG showing from MO so far! :)
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    Re: Need help with my geometry

    I hear ya! I felt the same way, still had to do the math, found the answer had been given, and was a little sad I didn't get to help. :)
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    Re: New House Build in the Country!!!

    I find it bizarre that the put the cabinets in and the trim up before the walls and trim were painted. That just seems backwards. I know on ours, the walls were painted before the cabinets and...
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    Re: How much will a heavy trailer hurt MPG's

    The bigger the engine, the less the additional load will affect MPG (generally).

    Heck, my Super Duty grosses at around 17k towing my fifth wheel, and I get about what you get empty. Your Pete is...
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    Re: How much will a heavy trailer hurt MPG's

    It's not just the friction of the tires, but also:

    -- The added energy to get all of the tires and wheels rolling. There is a lot of inertia in tires rolling along at 65 MPH.
    -- The energy to...
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    Re: Math Problem - How many Cans ??

    Best I did was one and a half. I was starting to get dizzy after the second half of my wife's. I knew I shouldn't have been drinking on an empty stomach!

    PS...I'm serious...I'm not a big...
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    Re: Math Problem - How many Cans ??

    13468.01 beers, but you have to have enough to cover, so 13469.

    That is using your figures. However, they are way off.

    1 beer can does not weigh 15 Kg. That's 2.2 lbs.
    Also, aluminum is...
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    Re: 2016 Truck Crash Test

    And much (not all, but a lot) of that weight is due to the safety structure built to protect the occupants.
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    Re: Your towing rigs and trailers

    Yep, I forgot the F6/750 trucks too.
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    Re: Your towing rigs and trailers

    They still use the V10, but only in the Chassis Cab trucks, not the pickups. The main reasons for discontinuing use of the V10 in pickups are cost (~25% more parts in a V10 vs. a V8) and fuel...
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    Re: Your towing rigs and trailers

    Take care of it and it will likely last 300k miles easy.
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    Re: 2016 Truck Crash Test

    Very well said. I think we are reaching the point of diminishing returns for safety advancements. You can see a big different between the Ram and the Ford in the pics, but overall, there is...
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    Re: 2016 Truck Crash Test

    Actually, by 'that test' I meant the small overlap. I was referring to that as new. But I hear you on the rest.


    :laughing:



    I would definitely take a new truck over an old one in a...
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    Re: 2016 Truck Crash Test

    The GM and Ram were in the list because they had not been tested before. I'm pretty sure that test was new last year and the F150 was the only one tested then.

    Why is that so hard to understand? ...
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    Re: 2016 Truck Crash Test

    The Ford SuperCrew scored 'Good' last year and was not changed for this year. The SuperCab was changed to add an additional support bar (that was on the SuperCrew last year). I don't think that the...
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    Re: Knee Surgery Update !!

    My dad had both knees replaced at the same time years ago. I think he was in the hospital 2 days, but mostly due to complications from anesthesia (he's always had a problem with it).

    His only...
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    Re: B2650 MMM install?

    Is the MMM on the B2650 not a drive-over? I'm looking into a 2650 and my dealer tells me the mower is a drive-over.
  68. Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    Meh, he can steer that with the brakes. :)
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    Re: dodge ecodeisel or ford f150 ecoboost

    Yes it is.
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    Re: dodge ecodeisel or ford f150 ecoboost

    What's the difference between a diesel turbo and a gas turbo? Diesel are touted for longevity, even though they use turbos, where GTDI engines get blasted for having turbos. Seriously, what the...
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    Re: dodge ecodeisel or ford f150 ecoboost

    It has nothing to do with squatting the truck or how fast it goes down the road, or what it is capable of towing, it is about staying within the legal limits of the truck, as defined by the...
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    Re: dodge ecodeisel or ford f150 ecoboost

    If it is hauling 1000 lbs of tools every day, the EcoDiesel won't be an option if you wish to stay under the payload rating. Add in a driver and his lunch and you are at 1200 lbs. If you can swing...
  73. Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    Yes it does pivot similar to what a solid axle would on a truck, only attached in the middle. It does have electric over hydraulic brakes as well.
  74. Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    It is self steering.
  75. Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    I wonder if the 'tow all' is considered a part of the tow vehicle since it is rigidly attached. It does not pivot at all from the tow vehicle.
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    Re: Putting your dog down.....

    Just reading these posts bring back tears and memories from having our beloved little rat terrier put down almost two years ago. She was, and always will be, a member of our family. No way could I...
  77. Re: Does the f250 Super Duty make the f350 obsolete?

    That's a very nice truck, and very sharp looking! Congrats to your brother. :cool2:
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    Re: My geothermal compressor just died.

    You know, that's one of my favorite parts too! :)
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    Re: My geothermal compressor just died.

    You are correct. And if yours runs for 10 minutes every hour then either 1) it's not losing much heat to outside or 2) it's using more BTU than it needs to in order to keep the house warm. The geo...
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    Re: My geothermal compressor just died.

    If you are talking about the resistance heat as backup, for a ground-source unit, you only want that to come on as a worst-case because it is so expensive to run.

    Our unit is sized to heat and...
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    Re: I read an article

    If we didn't ALL fund the schools, then there are countless children who would never be able to get an education. Fact of life. Everyone deserves at least a high-school education, and we should all...
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    Re: I read an article

    All of those things that you have that she doesn't, maybe you are the one that is selfish and greedy. Just a thought.

    However, I agree with you 100%. My wife and I have 3 kids, ages 7, 10, and...
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    Re: LED Garage Lights

    There are plenty of LEDs available in the 2700K-3000K range, which is close to that of standard incandescents. We put 5000k throughout our house except in the bedroom, where we like a softer like. ...
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    Re: loaning family money

    I'm trying to teach that to my children now, with my oldest being 12. The oldest wants to buy something, but doesn't have enough money, so I explain to her that I will loan her the money, but she...
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    Re: Ford f150 diesel?

    Not true.

    The 3.5L EcoBoost is the same as Ford's 3.5L gasser, which was designed and built from the ground up as a gas engine with turbo-charging in the plans. It's known as the Duratec line of...
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    Re: 2016 Ram 3500 Laramnie mega cab

    I'm partial to Ford, but all 3 are good trucks. I say drive them all and buy what you like the best, assuming it has the specs you need. They are all pretty reliable and will tow a small house (or...
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    Re: loaning family money

    Exactly what I was going to recommend.



    Seems to be the way of the world today...can't afford necessities, but have extra to do the fun things.

    I'm betting they each have iPhones with...
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    Buying Advice Re: Kubota B-series or New Holland Boomer?

    That LS does not have the expensive MMM on it, though. But yeah, it would still be a few grand cheaper.
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    Buying Advice Re: Kubota B-series or New Holland Boomer?

    Good point about lifting the front with the loader, I didn't have a loader on my BX. The anti-scalp wheels did turn sideways, but the clearance between the tires was so small that you had to wiggle...
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    Buying Advice Re: Kubota B-series or New Holland Boomer?

    Just my opinion, but after having a driver over deck on my JD and a non-drive over on my previous Kubota, not having a drive over would be a deal breaker for me. It's a true PITA to get that heavy...
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    Re: Got a vanity plate on your vehicle?

    Not a vanity plate, but my wife sent me a standard issue MO plate she saw this morning: DK2 FOK

    How the heck did that one slip through the cracks? (no pun intended :laughing:)
  92. Re: New PROPANE TANK 4 Water Storage ???? - Welding progect

    Need about 6400 square feet to fill 1000 gallon tank with 1/4" of rain.
  93. Thread: New Truck

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    Re: New Truck

    Awesome! Looking forward to your progress.
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    Re: Inverter for truck

    What about just buying a generator? Sucking 5kW, your truck is going to have to be running, and I'm sure a generator is easier on fuel than your truck. Plus, it's a much less expensive piece of...
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    Re: home owners insurance

    Richard, I'm terribly sorry for your loss. I will never forget what my grandmother told me at my aunt's funeral (she passed due to breast cancer): "Losing your grandpa was easy compared to this. ...
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    Re: home owners insurance

    We specifically asked for the earthquake coverage, they don't normally include it. We are a little ways from the New Madrid Fault (we are in the center of the state), but there could still be some...
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    Re: home owners insurance

    We have it with American Family.

    It does help that we have ALL of our insurance (home, vehicles, umbrella, life) all with the same company and agent. Also, we just built our house last year, and...
  98. Re: Why does everyone rant and rave about the EcoBoost?

    ^^^^ This.

    The EcoBoost weighs somewhere around 60 lbs more than the 5.0, so it decreases the payload. The turbos and associated plumbing adds some weight.
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    Re: home owners insurance

    Well, considering I pay < $100/month for coverage on my $400k house plus contents plus my shop, my tractor, plus liability on our 48 acres, I'm not too concerned. Over the next 30 years, that's...
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    Re: home owners insurance

    If you can't afford your home owner's insurance on your retirement, then you probably shouldn't retire yet.
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