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Old 04-08-2015, 05:44 PM   #15
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The 3/4-ton is good, 350 cid is marginal in my book if there are any hills along the way.

I'll never tow with anything but a diesel now that I have one. Performs well, sounds awesome, and I love the smell of diesel!
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Old 04-08-2015, 05:59 PM   #16
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Mmmmm.... Diesel!!!! Smells like fresh plowed field...
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Old 04-09-2015, 12:58 PM   #17
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what is the gear ratio in the rear end?
It's a 410
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Old 04-11-2015, 07:07 PM   #18
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Just got her home. Power from my 5.4 seemed OK. Had to keep it slow though because the 34 was not equipped for a WD hitch or sway control which is now #1 on my to do list.
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Old 04-11-2015, 08:23 PM   #19
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the 4.10 should get you rolling just fine but the rev's will be up there on the highway.
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Old 04-11-2015, 08:44 PM   #20
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Mmmmm.... Diesel!!!! Smells like fresh plowed field...
If said field was plowed with a diesel tractor!
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Old 04-11-2015, 08:51 PM   #21
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Ford V10 with 4:30 final is very nice!
The best of all worlds. I get 10-12 towing and 16-18 not towing. I am a 55-60 mph kinda fellow....
Your 250 will do nicely. This is not a race!
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Btw, I tow 2 very heavy 34's.
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Old 04-12-2015, 09:18 AM   #23
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Consider the Andersen WD. You are towing with essentially the same chassis and trailer, unless it has a side out, that I have. Converted from years of Reese to the Andersen 4 years ago and will not go back.
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Consider the Andersen WD. You are towing with essentially the same chassis and trailer, unless it has a side out, that I have. Converted from years of Reese to the Andersen 4 years ago and will not go back.
Howie, Please don't forget to tell about how you must replace the coupler, and how you will not be able to adequately distribute the tongue weight with the Andersen.

With an Airstream of about 25' (late model wide body), and larger, the Andersen ends up being an adequate anti sway devise, and that's it.

Get a real weight distribution hitch, set it up properly, and forget about it.
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