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Old 12-01-2019, 07:21 PM   #101
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2nd Trip with the F-250 - The Right Choice For Us!

Just wrapped up an 1,100 mile round trip out to the Davis Mountains in west TX and back to the Houston TX area. I am even more convinced moving from a F-150 to a F-250 was the right choice. Winds were a non-issue headed west, but when we returned a week later, we had 20-30 mph cross winds coming across wide open west TX. At no point did it ever feel like the trailer was driving the truck. I have towed in far less winds with our F-150 where the trailer pushed the truck around significantly. I have seen many, many posts concerning who's truck is bigger or how you can tow with any TV that has the proper ratings. I don't argue this in anyway, our F-150 was within all mfg limits and it got the job done. But I will say, at least in our case, I have never been more comfortable towing than our current setup with the F-250. If you are comfortable with your 1/2 ton or suv, stick with it. If you have some concerns and are considering an upgrade to a 3/4 ton or even 1 ton, do it, and I hope you see the same confidence inspiring difference we did.
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Old 12-01-2019, 09:46 PM   #102
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I agree with this generally. I have 2018 28' F-150 with Roadmaster and a Blue ox WD hitch. There is no sway even in wind (not a hurricane). My F-150 is the diesel. It gets about 14.5 mpg on the flat road. The trailer has a lot of tongue wt. The Roadmaster active suspension works great to help level the truck and trailer while dramatically improving the ride and eliminated the bouncing/porposing (Also supposed to reduce sway). I considered replacing the hitch with another one, but after a trip to the scales, I decided it was OK. At the scales:
* Trailer wt. was low (empty) <6000 lbs.
* Front Axel 3320 lbs. / GACW 3800 lbs.
* Rear axel 3300lbs / GACW 3900 lbs.
* Combined wt <15,000, GCVWR= >17K lbs.

The only bad part is I have only 500lbs payload left. My wife and I decided to go a while and see how we are affected by the payload. I would like another 1000 lbs of payload to carry a motorcycle, and other stuff.
I have a Propride hitch and a Roadmaster system. I have great stability. The Roadmaster is a great addition. I’ve driven in 30mph cross winds without a problem. Now if you need the extra payload the F250 with the gas engine is certainly a great way to go. But for those that don’t want to size of an F250 (and I don’t) for daily driving the F150 can be set up correctly for a better towing experience.
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