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Old 10-09-2014, 08:21 AM   #169
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How does the weight of the tires affect payload?
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Old 10-09-2014, 09:35 AM   #170
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Hi, I'll look into the back flip cover. My plan is to partially uncover the bed so I can run my generator while driving. On hot days, I want to run my air conditioner so I don't have another 103 degree trailer when we hit our next stop.
For what it's worth, before getting my F150 SuperCrew, Echoboost, Platinum, short bed, I had 2 friends with the same size F150; one had solid one piece cover that lifted from rear with hydraulic arm; other had electric roll up cover. I did not like the hassle of either cover plus costs were higher. I elected to get the 3 piece tri-fold cover, which has served me well. It is secure when tail gate is locked, you can fold open to allow larger items very quickly, and it is light weight to remove if needed~1 person can handle. I use a "spider" stretch netting latched to tied downs, to hold down items when I have full load sticking above bed rails, but also will cover items under netting with plastic tarp to avoid rain. We also typically have our Kayaks with us so I use Thule rack in bed and one on cab; this works nice behind the cover when folded open. Thought about a nice fiberglass camper type cover matching paint but would need to get one that could carry the weight of the Kayaks, more cost.....right now, my set up works, and I can get loaded fairly quickly with the cover folded back, another advantage of tri-fold covers. Pulled back/forth from TX and CA to MT several times...happy hunting.
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Old 10-10-2014, 10:44 AM   #171
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When you go across the scales, heavier tires will show up as more weight for the truck. More weight on the truck reduces the payload available to not exceed the truck's GVW rating.
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Old 10-14-2014, 06:08 AM   #172
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I'm looking at a standard cab, 4x4, F150 with the 3.7 liter ecoboost. I want to be able to pull a 30 foot Classic. My biggest concern is the short (126 inch) wheel base. Should I reconsider?
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Old 10-14-2014, 08:15 AM   #173
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I'm looking at a standard cab, 4x4, F150 with the 3.7 liter ecoboost. I want to be able to pull a 30 foot Classic. My biggest concern is the short (126 inch) wheel base. Should I reconsider?
IIRC, the Ecoboost engine is a 3.5L, and the 3.7L engine is a normally aspirated V6 (non-Ecoboost, or non-turbocharged). Either way, unless you get the max tow option, which I do not believe is available without the supercrew, don't think that's enough truck for a 30' Classic.
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Old 10-14-2014, 12:29 PM   #174
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Try the 2015 build and price. It's more ala carte than prior builds. Max tow is just a separate option.
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Old 10-14-2014, 05:22 PM   #175
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the 2015 F150 build and price model is not yet "open for business."
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Old 10-14-2014, 08:04 PM   #176
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Somethings on this forum I cannot figure out how to do and one of this is to post a link. Yes, you can now build your 2015 F150 online.
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Old 10-14-2014, 09:46 PM   #177
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Try this: 2014 Ford F-150: Build and Price | Ford
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Old 10-15-2014, 08:01 PM   #178
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Somethings on this forum I cannot figure out how to do and one of this is to post a link. Yes, you can now build your 2015 F150 online.

if it's finally available, that'd sure be grand!

for windows - put your cursor on the address bar, right-click to select the address and pick copy,

go to the message space, right-click and pick paste.

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Old 10-15-2014, 11:04 PM   #179
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Google f150 2015 build. I don't think Ford is building any more 2014's. For those it's down to what's on the lot.

Next up for 2016 is a 10 speed transmission. Rumor is it will be an early in the year model. Both Dodge and Chevy have 8 speeds so Ford needs to do something.
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Old 10-17-2014, 08:38 AM   #180
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F150 Trailer/Truck Connection

I have a 2013 F150 with information screen that stays when the trailer is hooked up "CONNECTED". I have towed my 2008 International about 15000 miles with this truck with zero problems.

Recently the truck has started to alternate between "saying" CONNECTED and then DISCONNECTED.

Interestingly even when the truck "says" that the trailer is DISCONNECTED the trailers lights and brakes continue to function.

I have cleaned the connector and checked for and open ground. A dealer has tried to correct the problem also, with no success.

I have the truck to the Ford dealer and after some checking of the truck's computer and connector they believe the truck is not the problem.

My next step is to connect up to another F150 to try to determine if the problem is with the truck or the trailer. Then I will hook up my truck to another Airstream. The point being to determine which is causing the problem.

Wondering if there is anyone with a similar problem?
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Old 10-17-2014, 10:49 AM   #181
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Hi from AZ. . .my '11 F150 gives me a 'trailer wiring fault' message with some regularity. When ignored, everything works fine, lights, brakes, etc. This is the 2nd trailer with same truck so. . . ??? Asked service writer about it & they supposedly checked it & said nothing showed up in the 'codes'.. . .Regards, Craig
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I have a 2013 F150 with information screen that stays when the trailer is hooked up "CONNECTED". I have towed my 2008 International about 15000 miles with this truck with zero problems.

Recently the truck has started to alternate between "saying" CONNECTED and then DISCONNECTED.

Interestingly even when the truck "says" that the trailer is DISCONNECTED the trailers lights and brakes continue to function.

I have cleaned the connector and checked for and open ground. A dealer has tried to correct the problem also, with no success.

I have the truck to the Ford dealer and after some checking of the truck's computer and connector they believe the truck is not the problem.

My next step is to connect up to another F150 to try to determine if the problem is with the truck or the trailer. Then I will hook up my truck to another Airstream. The point being to determine which is causing the problem.

Wondering if there is anyone with a similar problem?
Check this thread:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f439...ng-126116.html
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