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Old 04-24-2016, 04:38 PM   #29
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I would go with the F150 as long as it has the Max Tow package on it. More than capable, and the money you save compared to the diesel option you mentioned can go towards more travelling!!
I have an F-150 with Max Tow; works for me with a 25'FC FB.
Next month will tell how good it is with a new 30 FC. when I take it out of storage.
A Reese dual cam seems to work OK.
On it's own, without the Airsteam, the Ford works very well for me; other than a very great turning circle, and taking a very long time to warm up in the winter.
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Old 04-24-2016, 04:41 PM   #30
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What is a 'CAT' scale???
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Old 04-24-2016, 04:59 PM   #31
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If you are not going to carry a significant load in the truck, the 150 with a maximum towing package would likely do the job and be a lot easier to park and drive. We use the Chevy 2500 diesel 4x4 on a 27' EB with an Equalizer and it operates well within the performance parameters of the vehicle as well as having demonstrated excellent control on the highway.

I have driven a tow package equipped F150 King-Ranch and found it to be slightly weak with the load and trailer weight we pull. Given that you have a much smaller and lighter trailer, I suspect it would do well.
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Old 04-24-2016, 06:01 PM   #32
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I'd walk out of any dealership talking crap about the Hemsley hitch and take my money elsewhere. It's a fantastic hitch, I would not trust anybody who doesn't understand the benefits of it to set up my rig.
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Old 04-24-2016, 06:10 PM   #33
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Welcome to the AS owner's adventures !! I pulled my 31' to Whitehorse YK and back over 7000 mi trip with my 13 year old GMC 1/2 ton with no problems and averaged just over 12 mpg , I now have a 2014 GMC 1/2 ton and just came home from Louisiana and average 15 1/2 mph pulling my 1978 31' AS .You don't need a "big boy toy " to pull an AS you just need good well adjusted brakes on the trailer. Good luck and hope you enjoy for many years!
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Old 04-24-2016, 06:15 PM   #34
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CAT scales are scales to weigh large vehicles they are at most truck stops in Canada & U.S . You can drive on and weight your whole truck and trailer,
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Old 04-24-2016, 08:07 PM   #35
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If you can afford it, the 2500 Chevy or GMC diesel is the best. Ford and Dodge versions good too. I've had four AS's and four TV, 2500 Diesel is the best
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Old 04-24-2016, 08:12 PM   #36
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Bev, wow, if you are getting that kind of mileage, I want to go to your driving school.
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Old 04-24-2016, 08:37 PM   #37
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You only WANT to own a diesel if you like to spend A Lot of extra money for the diesel engine and 10 times as much for oil changes and maintenance. A gas F 150 Ford will do you a fine job for a lot less money and can be a great daily driver to boot. Been there, done that, go for a gasser.
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Old 04-24-2016, 10:17 PM   #38
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The Ford is very good in the mountains

I also live in Colorado. On the western slope in the town of Rico.8800 feet is our elevation.The F150 with EcoBoost does a very nice job pulling our 23 foot up the passes.
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Thanks for everything. Really appreciate it.

We will absolutely be getting the max trailer package if we go with the 150. They also offer a max payload package...I realize that'll depend in what we're loading in the truck, but did any of you debate the max payload package? If so, what did you decide and why?

3.73 or 3.55? Electronic locking differential?
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Thanks for everything. Really appreciate it.

We will absolutely be getting the max trailer package if we go with the 150. They also offer a max payload package...I realize that'll depend in what we're loading in the truck, but did any of you debate the max payload package? If so, what did you decide and why?

3.73 or 3.55? Electronic locking differential?

The Max payload package is something that just came out with the 2016 trucks. As a result, there might not be many around yet. The HD Payload is NOT available with all trim levels so that is a consideration if your wanting to go with a platinum or King Ranch as I think the highest trim level with the payload package is Lariat.
For me I would include the payload package in my next truck but my 2014 will have to go down the road a bit longer before that happens. As for your rear end question, we have the 3.73 but I'm not sure it's much different than our other truck that had the 3.55


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If you go with the F-150 (which I did), be aware that the none of the Trailer Tow packages include the tow mirrors; separate option as of 2015. Just sayin.
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Look at the forms on the VW Toragr and the Porsche
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