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Old 07-22-2010, 11:41 AM   #29
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another FUNCTIONal and visual improvement is mud flaps...

these are made RIGHT HERE in the land of ahs...

they are strong, easy to install, look great, protect the rocker panels AND stream....

and NOT very expensive.

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the mich' tires u mention are readily available NOW at costco...

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Already got the mud flaps and several other upgrades from Ford (they were installed after the above pic was taken). Gotta protect the 'streams.

Costco.....hmmmmm! Thanks for the tip!!!!
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Old 07-22-2010, 11:53 AM   #30
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Gotta love those "F-250's"

Oh yea, I was pulling a trailer, forgot it was there
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Old 07-22-2010, 12:53 PM   #31
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Sweet Truck, Rhino!!

The power of an F-250 is nice but the stiff suspension of my 6.0L PSD Excursion (same suspension as an F-250) beat the hell out of my Sovereign. Popped rivets all along the front, inside and out.

The softer suspension of my F150 is much easier on my 'streams.
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Old 07-22-2010, 07:24 PM   #32
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Made some notes on wheels n tiresÖ

Hi ‘2air’ and ‘mello mike’ et all,

You two have presented some good ideas in this thread and I’ve taken some notes, as follows:

1) Switch to LT tires;
2) Find a set (4 plus spare) of 17” rims…combine with number 1;
3) Look for a wrecked FX4…3.73 axle with electronic locking rear;
4) While at wrecker look for Tailgate Step…getting older, need assistance getting into and out of box; and
5) Check truck for front stabilizer bar…do now…I don’t believe they made this an option and didn’t include it in the Trailer Tow package.

Oh, last but not least look for A/S Travel Trailer to enjoy all those updated modes.

Thanks again for your input.
Chris
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Old 07-23-2010, 06:51 PM   #33
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Well I tried to buy new softer spring bars for either the Blue Hitch that I inherited with my trailer, or the Valley hitch I had before. Both of those had 1000lb bars. But in each case a new set of bars was over $225, so I bought a new Reese WD hitch with 600lb bars for the same price.
I buy into Andy's philosophy on soft rides for AS's so this along with the softer ride of the 2011 F250 SD and keeping the C range tires on the trailer should hopefully keep the rivets where they belong.
I also use soft water when washing it.
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Old 09-17-2010, 04:53 PM   #34
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Okay, here is a pick of the new rig!
Very nice rig combo!

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