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Old 03-11-2015, 02:44 PM   #29
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Well if you want a truck to pull and stop get one like mine. Total price was 98,000.00 with the service body. Use an airhitch to stop the transfer of shake from the truck to the trailer and if you put in the right amount of stuff in the truck rides great. 11.9 MPG and mine can fit into a normal parking spot in a shopping plaza. Mine is custom built and would not worry a bit about going downtown without the trailer. I have a 55 degree turning radius and can almost turn around on a 2 lane street. I will be fulltiming in about 2 months with a 2015 Classic fully loaded. I will not have to worry about storage ever(I hope). I am also going to be a mobil mechanic so I will also have all of my tools and supplies needed with me.
Now I like ford alot but i read that they are now heating the tailgate so when you have to push it in the winter your hands stay warm. (Just a joke people)
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Old 03-12-2015, 07:35 AM   #30
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Now I like ford alot but i read that they are now heating the tailgate so when you have to push it in the winter your hands stay warm. (Just a joke people)[/QUOTE]

They also have drink holders and headphone jacks as an option.....
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Old 03-12-2015, 09:28 AM   #31
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We went with a SRW F350, only because we also have a truck camper. To the best of my knowledge, the only major difference between the 250 and 350 is a $900 extra spring. Had we gone for the F250, we would have added airbags for the camper, so the cost would have been roughly the same.

We also bought the Class V Air Safe hitch to pair up with the Equalizer. Other than it being HEAVY, it works great. The additional length from the Air Safe also makes it possible to open the tailgate.

On our trip to Death Valley, we averaged between 12-14 mpg, depending on terrain and traffic. Best mileage was 28.3 (;-)) unloaded. That was unloaded, and between Beatty, Nevada and Furnace Creek. Down hill for close to 20 miles ;-)...
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Old 03-12-2015, 09:37 AM   #32
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I would also add coffeemakers and grills to your sentence.
You forgot WD hitches!
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Old 03-12-2015, 11:12 AM   #33
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On new Rams I believe the one tons have higher load rated tires than the three quarter tons. Might be wrong but you nay want to check your tires because of the truck camper weight. Friends three quarter tires were under rated for truck camper so he bought the tires that were on my one ton which were higher rated and one width wider. This might apply to Fords. Peace, jim
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Old 03-15-2015, 06:29 PM   #34
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We went with a SRW F350, only because we also have a truck camper. To the best of my knowledge, the only major difference between the 250 and 350 is a $900 extra spring. Had we gone for the F250, we would have added airbags for the camper, so the cost would have been roughly the same.

We also bought the Class V Air Safe hitch to pair up with the Equalizer. Other than it being HEAVY, it works great. The additional length from the Air Safe also makes it possible to open the tailgate.

On our trip to Death Valley, we averaged between 12-14 mpg, depending on terrain and traffic. Best mileage was 28.3 (;-)) unloaded. That was unloaded, and between Beatty, Nevada and Furnace Creek. Down hill for close to 20 miles ;-)...
Thank you for your information. Since we have an equalizer who set up the complete hitch. Did you have any issues with the drop needed on the hitch. Our TV has air suspension and we needed a longer drop to get it level once the air suspension kicks in



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Old 03-16-2015, 07:49 AM   #35
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The mods I did to my Dodge can be done on a Ford, too.

I installed the Curt 15049 rear hitch (tongue weight rating of 2,550 pounds and tows 17,000 pounds) which had a receiver opening below the factory receiver that was cut off the truck. After installing the Kellderman level ride air suspension system (air bags front and rear), I needed a two inch drop on the Propride hitch (I ordered the adjustable hitch head) and the trailer rides about 1/4" nose down measured from the front to the rear of the 31" Classic.

Since there was an air compressor installed for the suspension system, I added an air chuck beside the license plate for an air hose to top up the truck and trailer tires as needed.
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Old 03-26-2015, 04:19 PM   #36
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FYI, the F350 not only has that extra rear leaf spring, it also has load range E tires.
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Old 03-26-2015, 05:13 PM   #37
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My 2008 F-250 came with E rated tires and I doubt they would change due to the towing issue. You can order different tires on a factory custom order, but I believe they are all E rated from Ford on the 250/350.
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Old 03-26-2015, 08:02 PM   #38
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added the Titan 50 replacement tank for our 2015 F350. Range without the trailer is 910 miles. Have not towed yet, but have put about 3,500 miles on her and the tank is a nice addition. ONLY drawback is when you fill it up it's a lot more money at each fill up and if the pump hits $100 most shut off and have to re do the credit card thing again.
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Old 03-26-2015, 08:36 PM   #39
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You actually do get more besides the extra spring with the F350. Sterling rear axle is heaver duty(bigger ring gear and housing). Dually even bigger but with a Dana axle. Taller spring blocks 4 inch vs. 2 inch. Higher payload weight rating. Receiver hitch is still light even if you get the 2.5 inch. F350 GVWR might impact registration cost depending on where you live. Don't skimp on the hitch, no matter the size of the truck properly tuned weight distribution helps towing control and stability.
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Old 03-27-2015, 11:25 AM   #40
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yep, that 50g replacement tank was a great idea and a worthy addition. out this way, i often times had to either stop short or hold my breath about the next available diesel. now i can plan well in advance regarding where i will choose to stop for fuel.

not sure about the comment on the hitch being 'lite' as the one on my F350 is a class V.
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i often times had to either stop short or hold my breath about the next available diesel. now i can plan well in advance regarding where i will choose to stop for fuel.


I agree about the 50 gallon relacement tank. I put one in our F 250 just before our trip in Februaary to Florida. It allowed us to stop when we wanted to and like you said not hold our breath to the next diesel gas station. I also found it saving us a little on diesel prices.
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Old 03-27-2015, 01:52 PM   #42
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Trailer tongue weight hitch rating on the Ford F250 unit is 1250 lbs. with Weight Distribution and only 600 lbs. with out Weight Distribution. Label has 5V on it too whatever that means. Swapped it out with a Curt XD unit good for 2550 lbs. with or without WD. Didn't want to be out in the middle of no where and have my WD hitch fail and have all that tongue weight on the Ford receiver which is only rated for 600 lbs. with out WD. Probably will never happen but if it does then no worries. Plus I drag a regular trailer with an 8000 # skid steer with out WD and like the extra capacity of the XD hitch.


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