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Old 05-11-2010, 07:04 PM   #1
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Hello folks,

I want to thank any future respondents for their thoughts and time.

I have a new, to me, 75 Sovereign 31ft. GMWR[?] is 7100# [there is a metal plate] According to an AS site, dry wt is 4970# and tongue wt is 690#.

From a Ford site specking out the 2005 F150 and 250 trucks, I wrote this info down:

05 F150 Supercab 4X2 5.4lt V8 3.73 rear axle 144.5" wb Max trailer wt- 9500#.

Same site, 05 F250 Supercab 4X2 5.4lt V8 3.73 axle [no wb - SRW] Max trailer wt - 9700#.

I am not trying to get anything started, just need some clarity before I go out to buy a used TV.

As I plan on the TV being my only means of transportation to town and only moving 2 to 3 times a year, with the seasons, I am leaning towards the F150. Especially if there is a mileage difference not towing. Got a WD hitch and new brakes.

Please,,,,your thoughts,,,

Again, thanks ahead,,

Steve
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Old 05-11-2010, 07:51 PM   #2
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hi steve

i like them BOTH and either truck would work fine.

the 150 has better seats, 1 generation newer interior bits/styling and a more civilized ride...

mpg not towing SHOULD be better with the 150.

the primary issue is how much STUFF will be hauled in the bed during the 2-3 trips towing...

payload is higher on the 250 but even with 2wd the ride is firmer than the 150.

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Old 05-12-2010, 10:38 AM   #3
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Well, it would seem that things are really starting to happen.

Agreed on the AS on Sunday and agreed on the TV today. Picked a 2001 ZR71 SLT Xtra Cab with hard tonneau cover, tow package W/3.73 rear end, 5.3 V8. If I had known it was going to be this easy to spend money, I would have started a long time ago.

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Old 05-12-2010, 12:45 PM   #4
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I got rid of my 01 Silverado 3.73 posi,ext.cab 5.3 when I got the 77 Overlander,it would not stay in overdrive in tow mode,even on flat ground,it was easier to just put it in 3rd and leave it there.
It had 3,500 miles on it when I up graded to a 6.0 2500. Stay on the flat land. Dave
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Well, it would seem that things are really starting to happen.

Agreed on the AS on Sunday and agreed on the TV today. Picked a 2001 ZR71 SLT Xtra Cab with hard tonneau cover, tow package W/3.73 rear end, 5.3 V8. If I had known it was going to be this easy to spend money, I would have started a long time ago.

Steve
Sounds like things are falling into place. Be careful, spending money can be all too easy when it comes to trailer ownership...

Which reminds me I need to order those new dump valves and finish paying for the new wheel bearings. Oh and I almost forgot, I get to use the newly acquired sewer solutions system... Which reminds me that had planned to relocate the city water and power inlets the next time out.

It never seems to end but it sure is fun.

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