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Old 02-12-2020, 11:57 AM   #41
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So I hooked up the airstream and took a short ride to take some measurements. I couldn’t really tell that the camper was hooked up. We now have a 1,000 miles and ready for a trip next week. I’ll probably hook up and take a longer drive so I can do 60.Click image for larger version

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Old 02-12-2020, 12:00 PM   #42
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Old 02-12-2020, 12:02 PM   #43
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Cool! What hitch do you have?
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Old 02-13-2020, 03:35 AM   #45
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I have a Equalizer hutch. When I hooked it up I didn’t make any adjustments from my old set up on the 150 with the HD payload and Max tow package. This was unloaded, I’ll get my retrax tonneau cover today. After I install it I’ll load up for next week. Click image for larger version

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Coaster, because of how stiff the suspension is on the Superduty, the measurement technique for WDH configuration isn't as accurate as on a 1/2 ton truck. A trip to the CAT Scale is the best method. Then again, your trailer can't have THAT much tongue weight so getting some force on the WDH is probably good enough. How it drives on the highway is the ultimate factor.

I thought I had my WDH tweaked just right, but cars coming up from behind me caused the tow vehicle to feel squirrely. Once I added more force to the WDH that feeling went away. I just didn't have enough weight going back to the front axle. My trailer's tongue weight is a minimum of 940 lbs and can go up to over 1400 lbs.
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Old 02-13-2020, 09:37 AM   #47
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Your rig looks good! Let us know how your mileage does once you get some miles on it with the AS. I’m only up to 820 miles on my truck so not quite ready to hook up yet!
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Old 02-23-2020, 01:23 PM   #48
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We have 1200 miles on the truck. Today we towed our airstream 110 miles and about 90 miles of it was a two lane road so we traveled at 60 miles per hour. The mpg’s were 11.7 on the trucks computer and rechecking the old fashion way was 11.8. When we’re not towing we get a little over 15 mpg’s. We are ok with those numbers.Click image for larger version

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We have 1200 miles on the truck. Today we towed our airstream 110 miles and about 90 miles of it was a two lane road so we traveled at 60 miles per hour. The mpg’s were 11.7 on the trucks computer and rechecking the old fashion way was 11.8. When we’re not towing we get a little over 15 mpg’s. We are ok with those numbers.Attachment 361727
That is great mileage. I’m happy with my diesel, but if the 7.3 had been available when I bought, I would have really considered it. Congrats and safe travels.
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Old 02-24-2020, 11:02 AM   #50
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We have 1200 miles on the truck. Today we towed our airstream 110 miles and about 90 miles of it was a two lane road so we traveled at 60 miles per hour. The mpg’s were 11.7 on the trucks computer and rechecking the old fashion way was 11.8. When we’re not towing we get a little over 15 mpg’s. We are ok with those numbers.Attachment 361727
Excellent! Glad to hear it is doing well. I just turned 1000 miles on mine and we haven't towed yet... but I'm only getting about 11.7 mpg "in-town" driving. I hope it will continue to improve some over the next 1000 miles.

Really nice looking rig... what color is your truck?

Any issues with the hitch set-up or adjustments?
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Old 02-24-2020, 11:57 AM   #51
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It’s iconic silver with a magnetic strip. We live where the nearest stop light is 12 miles away that also the closest gas station. That’s probably why our mileage is a little better. My guess is highway mileage could be better than 15. We’ll have to try a run sometime on I 95.Click image for larger version

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Old 04-09-2020, 04:03 PM   #52
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ID:	365298 Well we had most all of our reservations canceled on us. So we haven’t driven the truck much,until today.The Georgia state park’s are open so we drove without the trailer to Crooked River State Park. The round trip was 186 miles mostly on 95 at 65 mph. We topped of the tank when we returned and logged 16.3 mpg ,with about 15 miles on it when we left the house. We’re ready to go when this virus is gone.
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Attachment 365298 Well we had most all of our reservations canceled on us. So we haven’t driven the truck much,until today.The Georgia state park’s are open so we drove without the trailer to Crooked River State Park. The round trip was 186 miles mostly on 95 at 65 mph. We topped of the tank when we returned and logged 16.3 mpg ,with about 15 miles on it when we left the house. We’re ready to go when this virus is gone.
The furthest I've driven my truck in over a week is out of the garage (so I can do some woodwork in the garage) and then back in at the end of the day. So I think I only have about 1200 miles on it now. Texas State Parks are closed, and our trip to Big Bend National Park got cancelled. So we'll just sit patiently and wait. I go visit the trailer in her storage every few weeks... but that's it for now. Glad you got to at least take the truck out without the trailer. I hope I'll get your mileage once I get on the road again.
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Old 05-01-2020, 07:11 PM   #54
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Short trip

Hooked the truck up to the trailer for the first time today, and drove all of 5 miles from the storage unit to my house where we did some Spring maintenance and cleaning, and then drove her back to storage.

I have a ProPride hitch, and still need to dial in any adjustments (other than just the height of the stinger). For this short trip I just put a little less tension on the bars than I did on my F-150 (I had the F-150 set at 6" so backed off to around 5" for the F-250), but it didn't ride as smoothly as I expected. And the truck is squatting just a bit, so I probably need to crank her back up some, but I'll take her to the Cat scale to confirm.

Hopefully Texas will open up the parks to camping soon (now that the beautiful Spring weather is already transitioning to hot Summer weather), and we can take her out for a real road trip.
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I have a ProPride hitch, and still need to dial in any adjustments (other than just the height of the stinger). For this short trip I just put a little less tension on the bars than I did on my F-150 (I had the F-150 set at 6" so backed off to around 5" for the F-250), but it didn't ride as smoothly as I expected. And the truck is squatting just a bit, so I probably need to crank her back up some, but I'll take her to the Cat scale to confirm.
I'm surprised the delta in tension between your 2 vehicles is so small. For my FC30, I needed 7" to 7.5" with my 2015 GMC 2500HD. For my 2020 GMC 3500HD, I had to lower the stinger 2" (receiver on new truck is higher than the old one) and I'm down to 4.5" to 5" on the WD jacks.

Have you already adjusted your stinger height for the new TV?
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Hooked the truck up to the trailer for the first time today, and drove all of 5 miles from the storage unit to my house where we did some Spring maintenance and cleaning, and then drove her back to storage.



I have a ProPride hitch, and still need to dial in any adjustments (other than just the height of the stinger). For this short trip I just put a little less tension on the bars than I did on my F-150 (I had the F-150 set at 6" so backed off to around 5" for the F-250), but it didn't ride as smoothly as I expected. And the truck is squatting just a bit, so I probably need to crank her back up some, but I'll take her to the Cat scale to confirm.



Hopefully Texas will open up the parks to camping soon (now that the beautiful Spring weather is already transitioning to hot Summer weather), and we can take her out for a real road trip.


It looks like you’ve got a retrax tonneau with a bike rack. That’s probably adding at least a 100lbs. I installed one on mine and know what the shipping weight said. To make a long story short I ended up with a spare cover new and still in the box. That might help with the sagging.
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Hooked the truck up to the trailer for the first time today, and drove all of 5 miles from the storage unit to my house where we did some Spring maintenance and cleaning, and then drove her back to storage.



I have a ProPride hitch, and still need to dial in any adjustments (other than just the height of the stinger). For this short trip I just put a little less tension on the bars than I did on my F-150 (I had the F-150 set at 6" so backed off to around 5" for the F-250), but it didn't ride as smoothly as I expected. And the truck is squatting just a bit, so I probably need to crank her back up some, but I'll take her to the Cat scale to confirm.



Hopefully Texas will open up the parks to camping soon (now that the beautiful Spring weather is already transitioning to hot Summer weather), and we can take her out for a real road trip.


I notice that there is a storm drain in the photo this may account for some squat you are seeing.
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Congratulations! Following your post and interested in your mpg down the road a bit...we love the 6.7L D when towing, but not so fond of driving around town, maintenance costs and gas costs...my wife keeps reminding me that "we got it to tow the AS." Dah! The diesel is not so bad actually, but miss the F150 "size" when cruising around town!
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I'm surprised the delta in tension between your 2 vehicles is so small. For my FC30, I needed 7" to 7.5" with my 2015 GMC 2500HD. For my 2020 GMC 3500HD, I had to lower the stinger 2" (receiver on new truck is higher than the old one) and I'm down to 4.5" to 5" on the WD jacks.

Have you already adjusted your stinger height for the new TV?
I did indeed have to drop the stinger down quite a bit as the F-250’s receiver is about 6” higher than the F-150’s.

I am surprised too about the tension on the jacks, but I haven’t really finalized it yet. Once I do I will report back.

If there are others who have moved up in size on their TV with a ProPride 3P, I would be interested in their experiences as well.
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It looks like you’ve got a retrax tonneau with a bike rack. That’s probably adding at least a 100lbs. I installed one on mine and know what the shipping weight said. To make a long story short I ended up with a spare cover new and still in the box. That might help with the sagging.
The tonneau and rack of course add to the payload (along with the tongue weight), and will impact the final adjustments. But the 3P and the suspension on the F250 should handle that small amount of added weight with no problem. We will see when we get the cat scale numbers.

But I do love that Retrax tonneau.
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