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Old 05-24-2008, 05:19 PM   #21
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Ford 150?

Hi Ford
Sorry about that long list of problems but I am certain your dealer will correct everything for you. I know its aggravating. I was wondering about your Ford 150. I have this truck and pull a 25 AS. I do have some issues going up mountains but here in the midwest it works fine. I have been considering a 28' AS and would appreciate your thoughts regarding pulling it with a Ford 150.
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Old 05-24-2008, 07:09 PM   #22
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Hi all,
Thanks for your support and sharing of ideas and information.

Woodedareas - Our F-150 has the new 5.4 motor with 3 valves per cylinder which gives it about 305 HP and approx 310 ftlbs torque. With OD off, and running 65 on the interstate, the motor is running at 2500rpm. By the way, I've got the 373 rear end not the 353 and the SuperCab. We live at the foothills to the Blue Ridge so it's rather hilly here. Truck doesn't downshift until I'm going up a pretty significant grade (Tach jumps to about 2900rpm). I'm getting about 12.5 mpg pulling the 27FBSE.

The 28W is actually a couple of hundred pounds lighter than the 27FBSE. I'm very comfortable pulling this much weight with this much truck. I don't know which brand of brake controller I have but I can tell you, it works the trailer brakes exactly as it should. I"ve got a EZ Lift WD hitch and the dealer re-set the hitch when we moved up from the 22 to the 27. Tows straight and level.
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