Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Monument, CO
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In the morning, I start the truck then go back in the house to pour a cup of coffee. When I come back out, I am on my way. Just like Smokey said, I baby it until it is up to normal operating temp.
Plugging it in is a whole different story. I plug mine in for comfort rather than necessity.
In Monument, the town where I do my snowplowing, the average yearly temp is 51*F with a record low of -38*F.
If I have to go out to check contracts I try to have my truck plugged in for atleast three hours prior. That gives it a headstart and helps me get the windshield defrosted faster.
I usually plug it in if the temp is going to be 30* or lower. IMHO, it helps the batteries out.
I have started the truck without the aid of the block heater in -14* weather. It started just fine. I havent been in anything colder yet.
As a side note, why would Ford even offer leather seats without a heater? The engine can be up to temp all it wants but when your backside is a block of ice, you dont seem to care about anything else!
2013 RAM 3500 Big Horn, CC LB, DRW, 6.7 CTD, 4wd, Aisin trans
Gone but not forgotten...
2002 F-350 SRW
Lariat, Crew Cab, Long Bed
4X4, Auto Trans, Tymar Intake
Wicked Wheel, Zoodad Mod
DP Tuner - 60E, 80E, 40T, 80T, Decel
05+ Harley Headlights
6" Upper and Lower Windshield Brows
ISSPRO Gauges, Edge Insight CTS
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