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RE: Should I use my Equal-i-zer?

Well, looks like I'd be better off using my 10,000 lb. rated draw bar with a 2 5/16" ball mounted, rather than using my 6,000 Equal-i-zer. Once I get 1,000 miles on the truck I'll hook up and see how it tows.
Fordlover 05/20/18 09:11pm Towing
Should I use my Equal-i-zer?

Bit of a long story, so bear with me. We just sold our old camper, but have had no luck selling our 600/6,000 lbs. Equal-i-zer brand WD hitch. New trailer is 32' foot 750 lb. tongue weight 6500 lb. empty. We moved all the stuff from the old camper to the new one and it is nearly exactly 700 lbs of stuff. We will be <8,000 lbs. rolling down the road with the new camper. Truck is a 2018 F-250 crew 4x4 6.2 V8. Hitch rating is 1,500/15,000 no WD hitch required. Payload sticker allows for nearly 3,000 lbs. My question is should I set up the 6,000 lb. hitch to tow with the new truck? In my evaluation, I contacted Progress manufacturing, and asked them about my setup. They advised my drop shank is the same between the 6,000 model all the way up to the 14,000 unit. The limitation seems to be the WD bars and sockets on the hitch head. I won't be distributing much weight with the bars because the truck doesn't squat much with the hitch weight. I'm mostly interested in the sway mitigation in the event I ever experience big wind or evasive maneuvering for some reason. Obviously Progress MFG. couldn't advise I go over the limit of the hitch, but did confirm the bars/sockets are the limiting factor and that my shank, L brackets, etc. are the same across the models. So using the hitch to transfer less weight of the hitch I'm thinking will permit me to use the hitch with my new set up. anyway, lets see what everyone thinks.
Fordlover 05/19/18 01:25pm Towing
RE: 2017 Ford exhaust brake and cruise control

Wonder if Ford will come out with a software fix for this AC behaviour, at least turn it off completely when towing? Or if they even are aware that it's an issue. Do all Platinums have AC by default? If so, AlexLeBlanc should see the same behaviour with his 17 Plat F350. Adaptive Cruise is an option that is only available with the Platinum trim level. Probably most Platinums will have it. My Lariat has it, but I think it is a rare option in the Lariat trim. I've already seen the collision warning system activate, but haven't played around with the AC system.
Fordlover 05/18/18 04:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New truck is here

very nice looking rig. What was your final price on it before tax and title? Was about 54K. I went a little overboard on the options, then the wife did the same. Honestly it was fun checking off all those options.
Fordlover 05/18/18 04:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New truck is here

Where did you find the $3k incentive offer? It was a private offer mailer direct from Ford. Oddly enough, it came in my wife's name, not mine. Perhaps Ford found out my daily driver is a Nissan product and is holding a grudge?
Fordlover 05/18/18 04:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New truck is here

Thanks all. I've only put 14 miles on it, but I'm already impressed with the ride quality, far better than the 2016 F-250 I test drove, and also the 2018 2500 Ram Cummins I recently put about 2500 miles on a long distance trip. Of course the Ram beat me up on the roads up North, where as the roads around here are really pretty good. I'd have to get this one on those same roads in Illinois to be a fair comparison. Can't wait to get the breakin miles on it so I can hook up for our maiden trip with the new camper and truck.
Fordlover 05/18/18 12:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New truck is here

Yep!!! That’s a beauty! 6.2 gas? 4:30 gear? Got so excited I forgot the important details, yes, correct on both accounts. I work for an O&G company in Houston, so it is in my best interest to burn my fair share of fuel.:B Just shy of two months from order to delivery. Window sticker
Fordlover 05/18/18 08:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: New truck is here

I suspect the reason the pics aren’t showing up on some computers is due to using Google as a host site for the pics. Here are screen shots of the pics.https://i.imgur.com/rkWE5gNl.jpg]https://i.imgur.com/rkWE5gNl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/GWOISycl.jpg]https://i.imgur.com/GWOISycl.jpg Thanks for the picture help. Didn't realize Google wouldn't work as a host for some. Seems peculiar.
Fordlover 05/18/18 07:56am Tow Vehicles
New truck is here

Had to share the good news with my RV.net friends. Picked up the new truck this evening. I'm very pleased with the deal and the unexpected 3,000 incentive to go with the others that I knew about. So many widgets to sort out on this truck. I imagine this will handle our new 6500 lb empty 32 foot TT with aplomb. https://i.imgur.com/rkWE5gNl.jpg Very pleased with the payload. Will be able to add a golf cart in the bed in the future if so desired. https://i.imgur.com/GWOISycl.jpg
Fordlover 05/17/18 07:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Length of travel trailers

As an example, we just sold a 19CK which was a 19 foot box (Center Kitchen), 23 foot overall. We just bought a 285BH which is a 28.5 foot box (Bunk House) and is 32~33 feet overall. As mentioned, not all RV MFGr's follow this very closely. But generally speaking a 24_ model will be shorter than a 38_ good luck
Fordlover 05/16/18 01:37pm Beginning RVing
RE: Reliability ford f250 6.7 with alot of mileage

Can I tow 8700 lb tt. With 6 people in truck with a golf cart in the back of the truck? Thoughts? In a F250 Crew cab Diesel, probably not staying within ratings/limits as established by the MGFR. In a gas motor F250 it is possible, depending on how much a golf cart weighs and the family. My BIL's F350 SRW Gas truck has about 3,600 lbs of payload capacity, so that would surely cover your weight concerns.
Fordlover 05/16/18 01:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dexter EZ Lubes, use or not?

...EZ Lube is just another sales gimmick like "outdoor showers" and "bumper sewer hose storage" features. Wow, I must be doing things all kinds of wrong. I've used the EZ lube feature (once) on my 11 year old trailer, but have put a ton of use on our outdoor shower. And the sewer hose lives in the bumper.
Fordlover 05/16/18 08:52am Travel Trailers
RE: Bringing home new travel trailer.

I towed mine home about 1,100 miles, although I did it with a 3/4 ton truck. The wind was a bit of a pain in some areas, but never got scary. I think you'll be fine for 50 miles.
Fordlover 05/15/18 08:11am Travel Trailers
RE: 3.5L V6 of 5.0L V8

I recently bought a 37 ft. Grand Design Reflection TT that's 8600 lbs dry with 11,000 GVWR. I can't imagine any scenario in which I'll load it down to the full 11,000 capacity. My beloved Ford Explorer isn't going to cut it. My fiancé drives a gazillion-ton HD Chevy that can pull it without blinking, but I don't want a big bulky truck for myself. I'm looking at the Ford F-150 and am thoroughly confused about whether a 3.5L V6 will do the job without struggle or if I need to go with the 5.0L V8. I'm not married to Ford, but I do like the brand. Recommendations? I would happily pull a 10,000 lb car hauler or boat with a F150, but for that much weight in a travel trailer, go to the F-250. Travel trailers are one of the most challenging type of trailer to tow. If you get a 150, no matter what drive-train is under the hood, you'll be disappointed.
Fordlover 05/13/18 07:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: No Ford F series pickup trucks for a while

That's good on Meridian. As for the 84 day supply of F150's, How many of those are useless for anything but grocery getting? All F150's on the lots aren't useful for towing. It will put more pressure on F250 sales. Guess I have to disagree with you. Even the N/A base engine V6 is rated for 5,000 lbs of towing. That's better than the majority of the crossovers on the market are rated for. I'd think any F-150 on the lot could handle my 21 foot tandem axle TT no sweat. I'd say Ford has about 1-2 months before the pickens get real slim on the lots, but I'm pretty sure Ford will arrive at a solution for the part shortage by that time...speaking of: Word is Meridian is moving the tooling for the parts production to a plant in Strathroy, Ontario. The IP support and an internal seat component are made by Meridian.
Fordlover 05/11/18 11:24am Tow Vehicles
Neighbor a bit unhappy with his truck

This truck lives near a friend of mine and saw it, then I saw it in the news. Car problems are never fun, no matter what emblem is on the grille. Story https://media.khou.com/assets/KHOU/images/1b52c99e-3783-4c85-9d88-843d9431e19e/1b52c99e-3783-4c85-9d88-843d9431e19e_750x422.jpg height=350
Fordlover 05/11/18 10:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: F150 Diesel Ike Gauntlet

Pre production press vehicle with nearly 3K miles on it. Who knows. Definitely looked to be a protective programing effort by the vehicle. Maybe the valves start floating at 4K RPM haha.
Fordlover 05/10/18 01:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford suspends F-150, Super Duty output

Wow, I just squeezed in before this. My truck is on the auto rack rail car, and just arrived in Houston. Should be at the dealership in just a few days. Woo Hoo!
Fordlover 05/09/18 01:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Buying budget/used TV with high mileage...

I'd just say Diesel and budget don't go well together. Whether you are talking about purchase premium up front, or the significantly higher cost of repair and maintenance work. With the limitations you've shared, I'd strongly consider a V10 or large displacement Gas V8 motor from any of the brands. If you bought a high mileage V10, and had to rebuild it immediately, it would likely be a 1/3 of the cost to replace a diesel engine of similar vintage.
Fordlover 05/07/18 02:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: bad shimmy after bump

Was it like this? The little secret Ford does not want you to know. And don't let anybody BS you by saying it's worn suspension parts "all" the time. They can be bad right out of the factory with just a handful of miles on them. Are you claiming the components have a zero percent defect rate at new? Impressive, albeit unlikely.
Fordlover 05/07/18 09:59am Tow Vehicles
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