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RE: Suprised at F250 payload

Sorry guys, did not realize the 300lb difference in payload between the 150 and 250 was a dead horse. Would be glad to delete the thread. Thanks, Jack
jeshoffstall 07/14/17 10:11am Tow Vehicles
Suprised at F250 payload

At the dealership getting a service and looked at several new F250 trucks. Highest payload of those I looked at was 2168- suprised as this is only 300 pound more than my F150, but this seems to be the go to truck in campgrounds, normally with huge fifth wheels. What am I missing?
jeshoffstall 07/14/17 06:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: New F150, soliciting input before buying a TT

Thanks all, I know the 5.0 makes its power higher in the RPMs, I just could not get to driving the EB - drove both several times. Looks like the nods are going to GD - going to look at it this weekend! FWIW, we will only be doing long weekend in the SE for the next few years, both still have full-time jobs. Longest tow is to Townsend, TN - 4hrs. Thanks for all the insights, I will nail actual payload capacity before I buy. Thanks! So what was wrong with the EB? Turbo lag? Nothing wrong with it per-say, I just didn't like the throttle response. I have been driving V8s for about 12 years and the 5.0 just seemed to fit my driving style better. I am very impressed with mileage, yet to get under 17.5 mixed driving over 6K miles, get 21 back and forth to the airport (90 minute ride).
jeshoffstall 06/30/17 02:44pm Towing
RE: New F150, soliciting input before buying a TT

Thanks all, I know the 5.0 makes its power higher in the RPMs, I just could not get to driving the EB - drove both several times. Looks like the nods are going to GD - going to look at it this weekend! FWIW, we will only be doing long weekend in the SE for the next few years, both still have full-time jobs. Longest tow is to Townsend, TN - 4hrs. Thanks for all the insights, I will nail actual payload capacity before I buy. Thanks!
jeshoffstall 06/29/17 03:32pm Towing
RE: New F150, soliciting input before buying a TT

The Flagstaff would be an easy tow for the most part, but the GD unit would work as long as you didn't carry too much in the truck. GD tongue weight is dangerously low particularly if loaded anywhere near GVWR. Best towing results are attained when tongue weight is 12-15 percent of TT weight. If fully loaded to GVWR the GD unit will eat up a major portion of available payload, if you don't tend to over pack you may be able stay within limits. Good luck and enjoy whatever new rig you get. It would be myself, wife, two pugs, two bikes and a 65 qt cooler, will weigh the truck this weekend, live 15 min from a CAT scale. Thanks!
jeshoffstall 06/29/17 01:36pm Towing
RE: New F150, soliciting input before buying a TT

Will you be moving often? Will your favorite CGs and/or those you expect use be ok with a 27 foot box and about 31 feet overall? Any chance you could pull the bigger one around for a bit to make some right and left turns at intersections? On the otherside of this discussion, my TT has 22 feet of box and if we didn't move often I'd want a longer unit. We stay in lots of smaller BLM, USFS and California parks. Sorry, these are bumper to ball lengths. Previous owned a rear slide camper that pulled at 25 feet and extended to 30. Will be returning to many of those campgrounds. So, 18 vs 22 ft box Thanks!
jeshoffstall 06/29/17 01:32pm Towing
New F150, soliciting input before buying a TT

Wife and I have been without an RV for a couple of years are are ready to get back in the game. Current tow vehicle is a 2017 F150, supercrew, 5.0 liter, 3.55 rear, 4x4. It has to tow package that comes with equipment group 302A as well as integrated brake controller and electronic sway controller. The 2017 Ford towing guides shows my truck to have 9,000 pound maximum trailer weight for conventional towing. My payload sticker shows 1,875 lbs. Hitch is rated for 500lbs without WDH or 1,100 lbs with. Looking at two trailers that I am sure are within this trucks capabilities, just wondering if I am going to be more comfortable pulling the lighter/shorter camper or I would even notice the difference. Going to use an Equalizer WDH. First trailer is a Flagstaff Microlite 21FBRS: UVH 4296 Hitch Weight 415 GVWR 5799 Length 21' 7" Second is a Grand Design 2150 RB: UVW 5195 lbs Hitch Weight* 427 lbs GVWR 6695 lbs Length** 26' 9" Height 10' 11" We would gladly settle from the Microlite, but the Grand design obviously has more space - just concerned about 27 ft of camper behind an aluminum half ton truck. I also find it odd that the Grand Design, being a thousand pounds heavier has a similar hitch weight. I assume both do not include propane bottles or battery. Thanks, Jack
jeshoffstall 06/29/17 11:31am Towing
RE: 19 - 23 ft good Quality, need suggestions

In the same boat, the Flagstaff and Coachman our on our shortlist. The Flagstaff will probably win out though as it has a glass enclosed trailer - we really, really hate the curtains in most corner showers!
jeshoffstall 06/29/17 09:50am Travel Trailers
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