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Old 05-28-2015, 06:08 PM   #113
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Your dog is spoilt....just like mine.

Hook up your AS and tow it to that scale. When is your first trip towing your AS?

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Hi, I don' think any dog is spoiled more than Dusty, but that's just me. After my Daughter from Phoenix, Arizona visits Oregon in June, we should be able to hit the road in July. I have almost 5,000 miles on my truck now. My wife commented on how long it took to get the first 1,000 miles, seemed like forever. Now the miles are coming fast.
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Old 05-30-2015, 01:07 AM   #114
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Hi, I now have tie downs that should work for securing my Yamaha 2400 generator. I bought two 1/2" "D" rings with one hole. [hard to find] The hole in the bracket was a 7/16" square hole. I bought a reduced shank 9/16" drill bit and drilled the holes out. This was done because I want to use my bed bolts instead of drilling new holes in my bed. Even though I drilled the bracket holes to 9/16" they still didn't fit over my bed bolts. There are two ridges for keeping the washer in place. Because of the thickness on the "D" ring brackets, a washer is not needed. I put the bed bolts in my little drill press and used a file to remove the ridges and the washer. I now have two "D" rings mounted to my bed with the factory bed bolts.
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Old 06-03-2015, 02:08 AM   #115
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Hi, today I mounted my generator in my truck's bed and fired it up. It was very quiet and smooth running, but at this time it didn't have a load on it. I will be able to put stuff next to it while traveling, but not while the generator is running, for cooling purposes. I have a locking tailgate, a locking bed cover, and a cable lock on the generator. Also when running, the bed cover will be rolled back a few feet.
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Old 06-22-2015, 08:08 PM   #116
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Robert. I was on another site reading about the Ford 3.5 Ecoboost and the question of needing Supreme fuel came up. Someone stated that it was in the owners manual that Supreme was needed when towing.
I haven't read it on any of the Airstream threads regarding the Ecoboost, so I thought I would ask.
Does your owners manual recommend Premium when towing?


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Old 06-23-2015, 02:20 AM   #117
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Robert. I was on another site reading about the Ford 3.5 Ecoboost and the question of needing Supreme fuel came up. Someone stated that it was in the owners manual that Supreme was needed when towing.
I haven't read it on any of the Airstream threads regarding the Ecoboost, so I thought I would ask.
Does your owners manual recommend Premium when towing?


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Hi, George; Here is a quote, but the key word is "Recommended".

"Premium fuel will provide improved performance and is recommended for severe duty usage such as trailer tow."
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Hi, George; Here is a quote, but the key word is "Recommended".

"Premium fuel will provide improved performance and is recommended for severe duty usage such as trailer tow."
I guess that really means " you don't have to but the engine will perform as advertised if you do"


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Looking good Mr. Bob. You are really outfitting that truck!

I may be joining you soon! The dealer is now starting a hunt for me, to find a new 3.5 eco/white/camel. It's that first then order one if unsuccessful.

I am sure you shared but do you have the 3.55 rear or the 3.31? I am thinking about going with the .31.
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Whether searching or ordering check payload and then check payload again. That is the only shortcoming of the F150 Echo boost. They are capable of having all the payload that you need but one has to be certain that the one you pick has an adequate payload. I set 1500lbs + as the minimum.
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Looking good Mr. Bob. You are really outfitting that truck!

I may be joining you soon! The dealer is now starting a hunt for me, to find a new 3.5 eco/white/camel. It's that first then order one if unsuccessful.

I am sure you shared but do you have the 3.55 rear or the 3.31? I am thinking about going with the .31.
Hi, rodsterinfl; I asked for, and received, Electronic locking 3:73 gears.
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Old 06-24-2015, 02:09 AM   #122
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Whether searching or ordering check payload and then check payload again. That is the only shortcoming of the F150 Echo boost. They are capable of having all the payload that you need but one has to be certain that the one you pick has an adequate payload. I set 1500lbs + as the minimum.

Hi, to me this was very important; My Lincoln had a payload of 1600 lbs and I wanted more than that. Mine would have been 1900 lbs, but I believe that I lost 155 lbs to the Off Road Package due to skid plates. Mine is 1745 lbs.
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Old 06-27-2015, 01:40 AM   #123
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First tow with my F-150?

Hi, today I hitched my trailer to my new 2014 F-150; Tomorrow will be my very first tow with this vehicle. Actually, I'm towing my trailer to the other side of town for four new trailer tires. I ordered and paid for these tires a couple weeks ago. A random trip maybe starting soon.
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Hi, George; Here is a quote, but the key word is "Recommended".

"Premium fuel will provide improved performance and is recommended for severe duty usage such as trailer tow."

hmm, no discernable performance or mpg difference for us when towing with our 2011 F150 EB.

we ran the tank down to empty before first fill with premium, and burned two consecutive tankfuls of premium.

ymmv.
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hmm, no discernable performance or mpg difference for us when towing with our 2011 F150 EB.

we ran the tank down to empty before first fill with premium, and burned two consecutive tankfuls of premium.

ymmv.

Hi, good to know of your experience; I will also try it sometime. We are leaving soon and I'll keep 87 in it and see what it does. I towed my trailer about twenty miles and so far so good. The real test will be on our trip.
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Robert,

What can you teach me about using a generator to top of batteries while dry camping? I "assume" battery selector is in run mode, so do you run the generator for 30 mins and check the see level battery indicator shows progress.
I guess, please share your technique. Thanks
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