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Old 11-26-2020, 08:48 AM   #1
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My new TV for my 30 International Serenity

Well we did it, traded our 2018 F150 for a F250 Diesel to pull our 30 Serenity. Although the F150 pulled with no problem we just wanted a heavier TV with the pulling power of a diesel. Our first trip will be a short trip next week, as the truck break in before towing is 1000 miles, I know I will be shy of that. Not sure why 1000 mile break in is needed. Anyway cant wait to get back on the road.

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Old 11-26-2020, 09:07 AM   #2
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Congratulations on your new rig. It will be a pleasure.

Just take it easy (but that's my advice for all the time, anyway.)

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Old 11-26-2020, 09:17 AM   #3
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Well we did it, traded our 2018 F150 for a F250 Diesel to pull our 30 Serenity. Although the F150 pulled with no problem we just wanted a heavier TV with the pulling power of a diesel. Our first trip will be a short trip next week, as the truck break in before towing is 1000 miles, I know I will be shy of that. Not sure why 1000 mile break in is needed. Anyway cant wait to get back on the road.

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Cool stuff. I have the same trailer.

I went 500 miles before towing on my new gmc 3/4 to. Diesel.

Key is to change the oil at an accreted pace during break-in.... I did mine at 3,000 and then at 6,000 miles to ensure all the filings were rinsed out so to speak. Change at 5,000 ish intervals since then. Synthetic Mobil 1 delvac 5w-40 all the way.

Cheap insurance for that engine.
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Old 11-26-2020, 09:21 AM   #4
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The only thing I would have done different is....

NOTHING!

NICE TRUCK!!!
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Old 11-26-2020, 09:32 AM   #5
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New TV

Nice photo and nice truck.

When we bought our 2016 Ram Diesel with the Cummins engine we really had not planned on trading trucks, but we were offered a tremendous deal. We did have a trip planned to Gettysburg and Lancaster, PA. in about two weeks after the purchase. All the reservations set up and we had been planning this for over 6 months so we didn't want to try to change the trip dates.

We drove the truck everywhere we could. Grocery store, church, a concert, a road trip to visit family, etc. Anywhere we would normally drive the car we would drive the new truck. We managed to get a little over 500 miles before we started the trip to Gettysburg. Everything has been fine. We did drive moderately around 50-55 mph until we hit 1,000 miles.
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Old 11-26-2020, 10:32 AM   #6
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We have the exact same color scheme 2016 Super duty F250/diesel for our 30' Serenity, it pulls like a dream. You will love the diesel braking in the mountain, with the diesel brakes and easy downshifting, I barely have to use the brake pedal.
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Old 11-26-2020, 10:49 AM   #7
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You won’t regret the purchase!

Enjoy!
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Old 11-26-2020, 07:11 PM   #8
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I like it . Now the truck can control the trailer. Enjoy and go see America
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Old 11-26-2020, 07:19 PM   #9
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Safe travels and I hope you are very happy with your choice of tow vehicle. My wife and I recently ordered a F250 diesel and a 27FB Flying Cloud and can't wait for both of them to arrive!
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Old 11-26-2020, 08:41 PM   #10
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Did you reset your WD hitch? F259 has a 2.5 inch receiver. I needed a 2.5 inch shank with more drop, and also more length to allow the tailgate to drop.
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Old 11-26-2020, 09:11 PM   #11
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Congratulations. Beautiful truck!
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Old 11-27-2020, 02:29 PM   #12
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Did you reset your WD hitch? F259 has a 2.5 inch receiver. I needed a 2.5 inch shank with more drop, and also more length to allow the tailgate to drop.


Well, this TV has a 3 receiver, so I need two reducers to get to my 2 shank. I was able to lower the ball to the right height.
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Old 12-22-2020, 06:45 AM   #13
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Pulled my 30 International for the first time. Pulled it like spreading soft butter on bread. What a difference, could not even tell i was pulling it!
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Old 12-30-2020, 04:40 AM   #14
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We have 2020 International Serenity 27FBT and a 2018 F250. We did upgrade our shocks and stabilizer to the FOX 2.0 setup. Also running the Anderson Sway control. Tows with ease Love the F250.
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