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Old 12-19-2018, 06:13 PM   #29
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Leave it at home.

I think I can speak for at least a few of as. We'd prefer you leave the Harley at home...unless you have left the original exhaust in place. The last thing I want to hear in my camp is a loud bike.

Thanks for your consideration!
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Old 12-19-2018, 06:39 PM   #30
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I remember a detailed discussion on this very issue back in September, entitled "F350 Limited or F450 Limited" and after lively debate, the consensus was to go with an F350 Limited. It makes interesting reading. At no point was an F150 even considered as a tow vehicle for a 1000lb Harley + 300lb lift + 900lb TW + 600lbs of passengers + 300lbs fuel.
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Old 12-19-2018, 08:17 PM   #31
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The height change on mine is only 7" and the TV I have presently is a SRW 3500 GMC Sierra, exhibits no noticable effects. It was the same with the previous 2500HD. The area that it will make the most change is in the instance of emergency braking. If the trailer braking is set up properly and the truck brakes are in good shape, stopping distance is still good. In my opinion, this is the area least understood or addressed by us as a group.
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Old 12-19-2018, 09:34 PM   #32
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My calcs show a F150 with max payload set up can handle my 900 lb Indian, 200 lb winch based loader, tongue weight of 28ft AS, and 600 lb of people and gear. Am I missing something?
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2005 F150 5.4 payload 1670lbs
HD Electro Glide wet weight 889lbs
2003 25’ Safari tongue weight 680lbs

1670-889=781
781-680=101
101- you, your wife and any gear =?
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Old 12-20-2018, 05:06 AM   #33
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I have a Ram 3500 and tow a 34' Classic. I use aluminum ramps and they give me a platform 47" wide and 10' long so that I can ride up the ramp and keep both feet on the ramp as needed. When I had a Road King, coming down the ramp I put it in 1st gear with the engine off and used the clutch as a brake as well as the front wheel brake. I had a windshield on the Road King that came off in seconds so it wasn't catching wind above the cab.
At the same time I had the Road King, I also owned a Suzuki Burgman 650cc scooter. Since it is automatic and weighs just 630 lbs., it is much easier to load because you don't have to slip a clutch going up the ramp. It also had more storage than the Harley. We now use it every time we travel. It is perfect for getting around in cities or for nice rides through the countryside. Top speed is well over 100, which is way faster than I go these days. I would prefer the Harley for a long trip, but that's when it is in the back of the pickup truck. The dual real wheels on the truck gives me stability even if I just drop the hitch on the ball. I do use leveling bars on interstate highways because it evens out the ride when you hit those big bumps in the road.
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Old 12-20-2018, 06:51 AM   #34
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Yep,
2005 F150 5.4 payload 1670lbs
HD Electro Glide wet weight 889lbs
2003 25’ Safari tongue weight 680lbs

1670-889=781
781-680=101
101- you, your wife and any gear =?
Thanks much. I see for the 2019 F150 with bigger eco boost engine :

Maximum Payload
(When properly configured)
3,270 lbs

Dilemma for me is what loader to use.
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Thanks much. I see for the 2019 F150 with bigger eco boost engine :

Maximum Payload
(When properly configured)
3,270 lbs

Dilemma for me is what loader to use.
Properly configured means regular cab and 2wd. Still an impressive number for what they are calling an F150.
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I think Super cab with 8ft bed and 20 inch wheels and max tow package get you there too. Just need $50K.
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long wheelbase and the better weight capacity on 3/4 ton.
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