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Old 10-21-2020, 07:47 PM   #141
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Wondering if you can show me a photo of your blue ox setup? I just got an F150 (upgrade from my Tacoma) to tow my 19' Bambi, and Im stumped on whether or not I need a different shank. I currently have the 7 hole, but I think I might need the 9... you ahve a similar setup, so I'm super curious where you have your hitch ball mounted and how many chain links you use!! Thanks in advance!

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I have a 2018 F150 Platinum Package towing a 25 International Signature with the 3.5 EcoBoost. It is the real deal. I've towed it to the California desert, and several places in the Northwest. I have the Blue Ox hitch. With this setup I can maintain speed limit through the Oregon passes as well as the ins and outs along the Oregon coast. Freeways are no problem.
Prior to this I had a 2013 F150 towing a 23 Flying Cloud. This was a great package but the performance of the 2018 is far superior ranging from performance to creature comfort and many new features.
I looked at various options in the other trim levels and decided on the Platinum. In addition I got telescoping mirrors and the max trailer towing package. The adaptive cruise control, lane warning and trailer backup assist are all great features.
As for carrying capacity the Platinum package reduces it, but no problem for me as I'm not trying to take everything from my house with me.
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Old 10-23-2020, 05:46 AM   #142
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Originally Posted by Daquenzer View Post
Here are a few reasons why I think people don't feel comfortable sometimes towing with an F150:
1) Just not use to towing.
2) Don't have the right WDH set up or have it set properly.
3) May need to alter some things on the TV like tires or shocks.

I know for me 1 and 2 were biggies. As I got more experience I got more comfortable. And when I went to the Propride it was easier to get things dialed in better. I didn't try 3. But when I have to get new tires I'm going to heavier duty tire. May also put in Bilstein shocks.
4. They’ve towed with an 3/4 or 1 ton diesel.
2018 International Serenity 27' FB
Michelin 16” tires
Hensley Arrow hitch

Tow Vehicle: 2020 F-350 6.7L Diesel
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Old 10-23-2020, 09:00 AM   #143
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just curious what hitch setup you are using kscherzi
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