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Old 10-22-2015, 10:01 PM   #71
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It is the same individuals that ruin this forum for everyone.Sad


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Old 10-22-2015, 10:06 PM   #72
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It is the same individuals that ruin this forum for everyone.Sad


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It's just human nature. Say with our old friend Terry:
Humani nihil a me alienum puto

It's still a very good forum, not ruined at all.
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Old 10-22-2015, 11:35 PM   #73
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Any advice on polishing a new F150?
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Old 10-23-2015, 06:32 AM   #74
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Why can't you answer the question challenging your blanket, ill-informed statements dkottum?
Oh...maybe I know why...you have placed all those members that dispute or even begin to challenge your point of view on your "ignore" list so you don't even see their posts.

It's time for one of us to get off of this board. I think it will be me.
Thanks so much for ruining what I thought was a great place to share information, great stories, and camaraderie. For someone that's never contributed a DIME to this boards upkeep, you sure have a way of destroying everyones experience here, trying to peddle your bigoted, ignorant opinions.
I just don't see how you're allowed to continue to post on here. I ran a v-bulletin board for fishing for 14 years. You wouldn't be a member of my board. They would have given you the deep six.


Y'all take care. It'll be awhile for me...
Too much drama. Many of us have been reading Doug's posts for years now and have found them to be fair, reasonable, and with accurate information. Sure the posts/opinions may differ form others but that's life on a TV discussion forum.
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Old 10-23-2015, 12:01 PM   #75
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Rivet Popping and Tow Vehicles

In 2013, I pulled a new Airstream with a Tundra for about 20K miles. Popped several rivets over those miles. The folks at the factory told me that if the same rivet pops again, it is probably an issue of how tight the skin is stretched inside the frame. The solution is to add rivets along that section of frame/structure to shorten the spacing in the immediate area. I am pulling the same trailer now with an F350. After 40K miles behind the F350, I have popped only one rivet. Maybe the tow vehicle has less to do with the issue than we might assume.
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Old 10-23-2015, 01:27 PM   #76
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Another consideration in buying a tow vehicle is not only what is best, but what can you afford. It is not only the initial price, but tax, license, insurance, loan interest, ongoing maintenance and repair costs.

Although as mentioned above, you may find a well-matched medium duty truck for $20,000 less than heavy duty truck, up front and long term expenses may save you much more than that. Times loan and credit expenses if that is your method of payment.

So unlike the magazine articles or forum advice that simply advise you which vehicle wins the towing match, there is the reality of paying for it.

None of us have heavy duty or medium duty trucks.
Our 1/2 ton, 3/4 ton, and 1 ton pickups are all in the light duty class.
Heavy duty is 18 wheelers at 80,000# GVW.
Medium duty is 26,000-56,000# GVW- dump trucks, garbage trucks, fire trucks, delivery trucks, utility trucks, cable trucks, phone company trucks- like a Ford 450, 550, or 650 or GM 4,500, 5,500, or 6,500.



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Old 10-23-2015, 01:39 PM   #77
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None of this really matters. Back to the question.
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Old 10-23-2015, 06:12 PM   #78
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I'll give it a try. Perhaps the answer is personal. Like "beauty is in the eyes of the beholder ". I am certain that none of us set out to buy the worst tow vehicle, the worst hitch and attach it to arguably the best travel trailer. Like all things, there are pros and cons.....
We all weighed, no pun intended, the options as best we could and made a decision for ourselves.

Sounds preachy.....
with the utmost respect.....Jeffrey
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Old 10-23-2015, 07:10 PM   #79
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Here's the really funny thing: Tracy (dodger1) the original poster, has a total of one post. So she has either gone away aghast or is just sitting back in wonderment while a bunch of people get steadily more hysterical and start yelling at one another. Why don't we all wait and see if Tracy has any more questions for us in light of all the wonderful knowledge that we have been posting on this lengthening thread, and if not, why continue?
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Old 10-23-2015, 07:13 PM   #80
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Here's the really funny thing: Tracy (dodger1) the original poster, has a total of one post. So she has either gone away aghast or is just sitting back in wonderment while a bunch of people get steadily more hysterical and start yelling at one another. Why don't we all wait and see if Tracy has any more questions for us in light of all the wonderful knowledge that we have been posting on this lengthening thread, and if not, why continue?

Well that just sounds too logical!

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Old 10-24-2015, 07:10 AM   #81
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Forums are really just a public meeting. Bring any number of people together on any subject, and there will always be differences of opinion. There will always be some who raise their voice. There will always be some who have no hard opinions, and some who have deeply held opinions with little or no willingness to hear others. And there will always be some who learn and discover what they wanted to know, just by listening.

Throwing out the participants and locking the door satisfies few. If the discussion is bothersome, just leave.

A forum mimics life and that's just the way it is!
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Old 10-24-2015, 11:21 AM   #82
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I have the 5.0 and pull a 30' trailer. While sometimes I wish I opted for the ecoboost when going up hill, I have a strong suspicion that engine braking with the 5.0 is better than with the 3.5. I don't mind having to go up a bit slower if I can stay off the brakes longer going down.

(In fairness I'm on the east coast and don't see huge mountains. If/when I do on a consistent basis, I will likely be looking at a 3/4 or 1 ton truck).
If there were a flaw in the 3.5 EB, I would agree with you; the engine breaking down hill needs improvement, but not sure they could do any more with that engine. Perhaps a "bigger break" option from Ford?. I typically will have to make sure I am in 3rd or even 2nd on long grades down...and sometimes in the mountains, I will use the manual trailer breaking knobs to slow the trailer and let it slow the vehicle. Not ideal, but it is only on occasion I have used this method in conjunctions with truck breaks on a hot day.

Only other issue would be the long pull up a grade when temps reach 100+ outside and your trying to stay at 60-65 MPH...the turbo's can heat up. Happened to me twice now outside Vegas and I understand that is common in this situation. When you drop down to 55, the temp immediately drops down to normal range... I'm learning not to be so impatient on this stretch of 15! Keep telling myself, it's the journey, not the destination!

Overall, I think for the price, ride, and torque, the 3.5 EB is a great engine for pulling 25'-28' AS, IMHO. Question is, how many miles will it go?
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Forums are really just a public meeting. Bring any number of people together on any subject, and there will always be differences of opinion. There will always be some who raise their voice. There will always be some who have no hard opinions, and some who have deeply held opinions with little or no willingness to hear others. And there will always be some who learn and discover what they wanted to know, just by listening.

Throwing out the participants and locking the door satisfies few. If the discussion is bothersome, just leave.

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Old 10-24-2015, 06:53 PM   #84
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I think the original op went down and purchased a new dodge ram with the 6.7 cummins and 6 speed auto and said , "adios"...
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