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Old 02-05-2019, 05:15 PM   #41
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...what the heck are FG SOB's ???
Im guessing its a conventional (non-molded) trailer with a fiberglass skin. I did wonder the same.
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Old 02-05-2019, 06:34 PM   #42
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Im guessing its a conventional (non-molded) trailer with a fiberglass skin. I did wonder the same.
Good guess but No !
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Old 02-05-2019, 06:45 PM   #43
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Enlighten us, Steve!
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Old 02-05-2019, 07:28 PM   #44
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Actually, it stands for Some Other Brand. Many Escape owners would recognize this acronym.
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Enlighten us, Steve!

Please don't.
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Floyd's New Ranger

Private conversation going on here, and apparently Im late to the party. Yes, SOB is FGRV code for a non-molded trailer. In this case the oxymoronic FG SOB means something else the poster chooses not to share.

Moving on...
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Old 03-27-2019, 07:16 PM   #47
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Lots of teasing, all in good fun, Floyd. I like Fords just fine. Without a doubt they were a big step up in reliability from my previous vehicles, which were of Dodgy quality (I could predict by the odometer when I'd need another alternator on the Aries or another fuel pump on the Grand Voyager).


So, how much will it take to pry your hands off that old Ranger's steering wheel? Will $500 do it? I'm always up for a well-maintained bargain. Pictures needed, of course...
Put a "For Sale" sign in the window Friday.
Asked $4000.
Showed it Saturday afternoon.
Sold it Monday!
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Old 03-27-2019, 10:18 PM   #48
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Congratulations, Floyd! A nice price for a nice looking truck. Not quite the bargain I was hoping for, alas.
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Did you get that front bumper off a Triumph TR7?
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Floyd, when's the new ride supposed to be delivered and of course we'll need pics .
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Floyd, when's the new ride supposed to be delivered and of course we'll need pics .
The promise for now is May-17, but Ford has apparently biased production toward dealer stock and high end four doors at the expense of customer orders.

Hard to say, but if so it is bad business.

What do we know? The world now belongs to Millennials with a whole new set of values.
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Old 05-19-2019, 08:26 PM   #52
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Floyd, when's the new ride supposed to be delivered and of course we'll need pics .
It was delivered this past Wednesday, and we took delivery on Thursday.
It is apparently flawless and exceeds our expectations for appearance and quality.
It has more ground clearance than its predecessor and I couldn't fine a draw bar with quite enough drop... 8" will do for now.
Also I will use a Hopkins Insight brake controller since I can find no good location for a P3.
The truck and I are still getting acquainted, there is a learning curve for both of us but it is going well.
I am doing a few essential mods and accessories, then I hope to do some pictures.
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Did you get that front bumper off a Triumph TR7?
I see your point... Actually it is repainted with bedliner material which has proven very durable. It is 18YO and has served us well.
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It was delivered this past Wednesday, and we took delivery on Thursday.
It is apparently flawless and exceeds our expectations for appearance and quality.
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The truck and I are still getting acquainted, there is a learning curve for both of us but it is going well.
Gosh, I'm honored that you are posting the news on this "mangled thread" I started!

We saw one in the same color parked in front of a dealership in Tillamook, Oregon back in April, but we were in the middle of a fairly long towing day so didn't turn around for a closer peek.

So, I'll look forward to future posts and seeing and learning more here than that exercise could have accomplished.

By the way, it's spring; roll the windows down, that new-truck smell is pretty potent stuff!
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It was delivered this past Wednesday, and we took delivery on Thursday.
It is apparently flawless and exceeds our expectations for appearance and quality.
It has more ground clearance than its predecessor and I couldn't fine a draw bar with quite enough drop... 8" will do for now.
Also I will use a Hopkins Insight brake controller since I can find no good location for a P3.
The truck and I are still getting acquainted, there is a learning curve for both of us but it is going well.
I am doing a few essential mods and accessories, then I hope to do some pictures.
Very good Floyd, glad your wait is over. Totally understand about the P3 location. When I looked at the new Ranger I never even thought about that as I was checking out all the rest of the interior features. BTW, I like the getting acquainted with it comment, very appropriate for the new breed of vehicles.
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Old 05-20-2019, 01:37 AM   #56
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Got ours 3 weeks ago

We too have been in a holding pattern for our new ranger but now have and it was worth the wait. Love it but still working where to put brake control. Took out Casita for short ride without and no problems but will not go without on a trip. For the first time we had questions about the ranger and not the trailer!!!
Congratulations Floyd excellent choice in TV!!!
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Congratulations Floyd , I hope your new Ranger serves you as well as your old one did . From what I’ve read you made a good , educated choice . IMHO
I can see a day in near future where Ford is the leader in the midsize truck market .
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Floyd, when's the new ride supposed to be delivered and of course we'll need pics .
Here's a few pics including the "Insight Brake Controller" installed for the Scamp...
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Are you keeping that plastic on the seats? Just wondering. Very snazzy truck.
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Are you keeping that plastic on the seats? Just wondering. Very snazzy truck.
That picture is twenty minutes off the transport.
Someone stole my clear plastic seat covers during dealer prep and gave me some really neat paper floor mats in their place!
Did you know that the final engine control program is also now downloaded during dealer prep? It comes in in what is called "Transport Mode" and also with 50PSI in the tires to protect the truck for transport.
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