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RE: F-150 Crew Max Tow vs. Hideout 30ft TT

Yes I am relying on other peoples data, its the data directly from the manufacturer. If that is assumed, well then******I guess nothing is real and everything is assumed. . Very ironic after all your rationalizing and number bending to say that. The axle weight ratings on most "1/2 tons" are the rating of the spring pack, not the axle itself. Strange you know everything, but were unaware of that facts. And the HD F150 uses a thicker gauge frame, I notice you assumed otherwise.... And a big whoop-de-doo on full vs semi-float axles. You need to get over yourself, and start by not posting your crazy one-dimensional opinions as fact. Not everyone buys their truck to compensate. And just because you are all religious over your vehicle philosophy does not make it correct.Amen brother!!! :) Hey, I was also told that the HD F150 uses a thicker gauge frame.. And I was told that the crewcab F150's with 157" wheelbase use the same thicker gauge frame. So I guess i can "ASSUME" my GVWR is 8200lbs and not really 7700lbs?? :B
Kevin O. 07/25/14 08:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F-150 Crew Max Tow vs. Hideout 30ft TT

With the four of us we only add about 1000lbs to the trailer. I too never travel with fresh water. Usually have full hookups wherever we go and if not full then at least water and electric.
Kevin O. 07/24/14 12:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F-150 Crew Max Tow vs. Hideout 30ft TT

You must also realize that many folk can't leave ANYTHING at home and load their trailers up to 2000lb over dry. While many of us just take what we need to camp. Ususally less than 1000lbs. We are heavy, about 2500lbs over dry with food/clothes/etc for a 10 day boon-docking trip but nothing we take is really unreasonable and if it's not used for a few trips it comes out. But when you go 55 miles back on a dirt road you tend to pack a little heavy, it's a long ways to a store. On a 2-3 night trip we are only 1800-2000lbs over dry, and as mentioned some of that is now part of the trailer (hitch, batteries, 2nd spare, etc). Heck we drive enough dirt that I bet there is a few lbs of dirt built up in my enclosed underbelly :-) I'm also a big fan of dutch oven and cast iron cooking when camping and bet I have 100lbs of that stuff in the TT.You do realize while you are trying to give advice and think my truck is overloaded with my setup. You are grossly overloading your trailer if you are adding 2500+lbs and exceeding your trailers GVWR... Your trailer can only carry an extra 1750lbs!! http://cdn.dealerspike.com/imglib/newinv/OutdoorsRV/2011/specs/cs_26bks.html
Kevin O. 07/24/14 11:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: Help! Ford (F150) has got me totally confused

Just another typical diesel owner with his nose in the air thinking if it's not a diesel than all it can possibly be good for is getting the groceries!
Kevin O. 07/24/14 08:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: F-150 Crew Max Tow vs. Hideout 30ft TT

Not sure where you are getting your tongue weight figures from? Experience, they are always heavier than listed in a brochure. On my current trailer the lightest tongue weight I have ever seen, with an empty trailer, is 200# over the listed tongue weight.. and that trailer doesn't even have any options available everything is standard. Most of the bigger BH TT's end up with TW's that are 15%, yours is lighter and that's not the norm but in your case allows you to tow it. Dry often doesn't include things like propane, batteries, air conditioning, etc.. Propane and batteries are almost 100% tongue weight, very little goes on the trailer axles. As you have done, weighing is the best answer.For the record I'm not a NEWBIE to towing a trailer. And from what I have been told over the years a tongue weights sweet spot is 12% of the trailer weight. 15% I'm sure is fine but seems on the high side for a bumper pull trailer. After seeing your trailers specs, you have a dry hitch weight of only 710lbs. I can't believe your tongue weight can be 1200lbs on a (loaded) 7800lb trailer? Are you traveling with a full fresh water tank? With your #'s you are above 15% tongue weight.. Did you weigh your rig without the WDHitch attached? With a properly adjusted hitch you end up transferring 20% of that tongue weight back onto the trailer axles.
Kevin O. 07/24/14 07:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: F-150 Crew Max Tow vs. Hideout 30ft TT

It's comes down to preference, you might be in the ratings but many feel some 1/2 tons are overrated, or leave too little extra rating over "allowable" rating. I wouldn't tow that trailer with a 1/2 ton with my family in the cab around here. Many also don't really know if they are in their ratings or not. Have you scaled your setup? A quick search shows your truck has a 1840lb payload, is that correct? A fully loaded 32' TT will probably end up with a tongue weight of about 1200lbs, if not more. . The hitch will likely take another 100lbs of that. That just doesn't leave much room for family and anything in the truck, and is the biggest issue with 1/2 tons. Their limits aren't really negotiable, unlike SRW HD trucks. My TT has similar empty weights and my TW jumps up to 1250lbs really quickly and I have seen it as high as 1350. Just my 0.02. Did you tow this specific trailer with the F-350? And what generation F-350 was it?Not sure where you are getting your tongue weight figures from? My trailers dry weight is 6500lbs and the dry hitch weight is 825lbs. I did have my setup weighed. My trailer(loaded) weighed 7500lbs. My truck weighed 7540lbs with the trailer attached and the family aboard with gear in the bed.My tongue weight is 940lbs and the weight on my rear axle was 3850lbs. So I'm close but still 160lbs under my gvwr, 200lbs under my rear axle rating, And 3500lbs+ under my tow rating. I do realize I have to I keep track of what goes into the bed of the truck. I'm sure you Superduty owners don't have to worry about that but it's not that big a deal. So as I said, I'm under all my ratings and my truck tows the trailer great! I have 3 seasons with this trailer with thousands of carefree miles traveled. No need for a 3/4 or 1 ton truck me. At least not till I'm ready to go bigger.
Kevin O. 07/24/14 06:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: F-150 Crew Max Tow vs. Hideout 30ft TT

Seems that a lot of trailer towing folks think there is safety in numbers...the more people doing it wrong makes it less wrong. Problem is that premise does not work in reality. So if you feel comfortable towing the 35' with a little 1/2 ton truck, go for it, but please be careful. A lot of these so called 1/2 ton experts that are towing heave, have never tried towing with a larger truck and have zero experience to make comparison. Another issue is the time or distance towed. Several years back there was a fellow offering all sorts of towing advice and come to find out, his "experience" was base on an annual pull from his house to his summer site at the beach...a whopping 35 miles. KenI'm a little offended by your statement. IF I'm within all my trucks ratings towing my 32'9" trailer then what am i doing wrong?? I have a wife and two kids that mean everything to me and you make it sound like I'm putting there lives in danger every time we take a trip! My old truck was a F350 Powerstroke so I have towed with a heavier truck. And I can honestly say I still prefer my F150. I have the Max tow pkg with the 157" wheelbase and i feel it's a perfect match for my trailer. http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc510/Ctmustang1/5a4bbc45-f92f-43fe-aa87-ef1ecfe69489_zpscc0607c5.jpg
Kevin O. 07/23/14 09:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F-150 Crew Max Tow vs. Hideout 30ft TT

I would not pull a 30' trailer with a 1/2 ton truck...period. KenWhy is that??? You do realize not everyone needs or wants a big dually diesel. I'm within all my trucks ratings towing our 33'trailer. There is absolutely no reason for me to be driving a bigger truck. Especially when it's my daily driver and I'm not a full timer.
Kevin O. 07/21/14 09:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 1500 EcoDiesel sets brisk sales pace

I was very interested in the new Ram diesel when it first came out. The MPG's are fantastic! But after watching the video of the Jeep Cherokee with the same motor towing a 5700lb boat up the Ike Gauntlet i have changed my mind. Seeing it struggle with the boat makes me wonder what an 11' brick would be like behind it? Like others have said, It's perfect for the average guy's daily driver that tows a small landscape trailer or snowmobiles but not much else...
Kevin O. 07/11/14 06:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: Wanting to hear from Class A gas powered owners

My mind is now made up and I'm going with the V10. I think my mind is set on a Forest River Georgetown 350TS! Thanks for all the feedback!!
Kevin O. 07/07/14 08:29pm Class A Motorhomes
Wanting to hear from Class A gas powered owners

I have been thinking long and hard about upgrading to a (34'-36') Class A. After seeing the price difference between the entry level diesel pushers and the Gas powered I'm just wondering if the Gas would be enough? We usually just do weekend trips and a couple week long trips a year. The only long drive would be to Florida from Ct. so the kids can see Grammy and Poppy. I wouldn't dare make that trip now with the kids cooped up in a pickup for that long. So my question are: How powerful is the V10? Does it struggle towing a car? What size cars are you towing behind it? What kind of MPG should i expect with a car in tow? Thanks, Kevin
Kevin O. 07/07/14 10:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Toyota Tundra as a TV???

No Toyota hater here! I owned the first year tundra in 2000 with a V8 and loved it!. I have a F150 Ecoboost with Max tow now. But I have a feeling once the new Tundra comes out with the Cummins V8 diesel i might be driving a Toyota again. :)
Kevin O. 07/04/14 08:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: F150 Most American Made 2 Years in a Row

So what are you saying? Im crap??? Around the septic tank? Geez I am talking about I never owned a ford... You all should get an infraction for these posts or suspended for some time... Thats uncalled for.. Lets see if the mods can do their job...That funny comment was directed at me not you...
Kevin O. 07/04/14 08:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: F150 Most American Made 2 Years in a Row

You don't know what your missing lawrosa! The grass is definitely greener on this side! :) Yes the grass is always greener around the Septic Tank.:BGood one! Gotta give you credit for that. :B
Kevin O. 07/03/14 07:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F150 Most American Made 2 Years in a Row

You don't know what your missing lawrosa! The grass is definitely greener on this side! :)
Kevin O. 07/02/14 08:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: LT vs P Tires???

I had 3 seasons on my stock P rated tires towing our 7500lb trailer. I had no major complaints with the way they performed. I also pumped them up to the max 44psi whenever towing. I just replaced them with the Toyo Open Country AT2's which is a 10ply. I haven't towed with the new tires yet. Next trip is in 10 days.
Kevin O. 07/02/14 08:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 1/2 ton trucks?

I think half ton trucks are great. But I still think the eco boost is way overrated and will cause auto wreckers to start stock piling all these trucks with blown motors and turbos that no one can afford to fix out of warranty.Your just another hater. Is it because the Ecoboost out performs your sluggish V8?? :B There have been over 600,000 Ecoboost F150's sold since they first came out in 2011. I have read about owners that work in the oil fields towing and working these trucks with 200,000+ miles on them. And you think they are way overrated? Yeh ok... It's not 1995 anymore and the Ecoboost is the way of the future so you better get use to it... Hey dummy I have a inline 5 motor. Trust it more than any ford pos. Why you may ask I worked at a ford dealership and seen back in the day what piles of junk anything with a ford sticker is. Glad you can read all the sunshine post on your ford eco junk. Type in ford eco boost issues you will find lots. Ohhhhhh wait whats that ford has a lawsuit filed due to eco boost motors stalling under hard acceleration. And they still have yet to figure out a fix. When I worked in the logging camps they had f150 trucks and gm 1500 trucks. My daily job was to fix body mounts and rad mounts on the hard working ford truck because they were pounded through the metal of the body. Then I got to fix there ****ty front locking hubs. And then when we weren't busy doing that we were installing new piston rings into a 5.0 motor with less than 50 thousand km on them. Yup they are great. The 1500 gm got a oil change done and general service work done to it. And guess what at the end of 5 years of being in the bush all the fords were sent to the scraper that was 10 trucks. Out of the gm trucks 6 were left at the camp and still used for another 4 years before being retired. So it's good to see all the band wagon jumpers run to buy a ford eco boost. Let's see where your truck is in 10 years please stay in touch with us all. Like I already said, it's not 1995 anymore. Why not climb out of that rock you have been living under for all these years and get with the current times... The F150 is one of the best selling trucks on the road for a reason. Don't let reality slap you in the face to hard. :B You old farts are funny. I worked at both a gm and ford dealer and a private shope that did work for logging camps. Yes it was in 1990 that I was there and yes they were auto locking hubs which were the issue. We removed them and replaced them with manual locking hubs as I stated ford junk. At the gm dealer biggest issues then was the diesel trucks. And the Cadillac division with electrical issues. But nothing that would stop me with owing a gm product. My folks have always owed ford product and out of all of them my moms 92 ford explorer was the only one that held up very well. But as far as all 5 of my dad's trucks they were******that fell apart. Even my moms 2006 ford explorer with 50 thousand km on it spent most of its time in the dealership getting worked on. And my dad has a new 2010 f150 and the truck looks nice and rides good on the hwy it is a piece of junk soon as we take it on a gravel road to get to our cabin full of rattles and shakes and he has also had issues with it and rust issues already starting to show up. And due to your dum ass remarks at the logging camps both the F150 and gm 1500 were all about the same km and used almost every day to transport people and there gear up to the sites. So really wish I could say one was used over the other. Ford is a big seller because they are always discounting there ****ty trucks so people think they are getting some great deal. And people always get defensive like all you ford owner when you know you just got ripped off on garbage. Please let us all know in 10 years or longer if you still have the truck and how long the repair bill is. I would like to know.Well let us know when you finally reach puberty and become an adult. Then you can join us "OLD FARTS" in a intelligent conversation. P.S.- To bad your not working in a Chevy dealership now dealing with the hundreds of thousands of recalled trucks. :S Every auto maker has a few lemons....
Kevin O. 07/02/14 12:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 1/2 ton trucks?

I think half ton trucks are great. But I still think the eco boost is way overrated and will cause auto wreckers to start stock piling all these trucks with blown motors and turbos that no one can afford to fix out of warranty.Your just another hater. Is it because the Ecoboost out performs your sluggish V8?? :B There have been over 600,000 Ecoboost F150's sold since they first came out in 2011. I have read about owners that work in the oil fields towing and working these trucks with 200,000+ miles on them. And you think they are way overrated? Yeh ok... It's not 1995 anymore and the Ecoboost is the way of the future so you better get use to it... Hey dummy I have a inline 5 motor. Trust it more than any ford pos. Why you may ask I worked at a ford dealership and seen back in the day what piles of junk anything with a ford sticker is. Glad you can read all the sunshine post on your ford eco junk. Type in ford eco boost issues you will find lots. Ohhhhhh wait whats that ford has a lawsuit filed due to eco boost motors stalling under hard acceleration. And they still have yet to figure out a fix. When I worked in the logging camps they had f150 trucks and gm 1500 trucks. My daily job was to fix body mounts and rad mounts on the hard working ford truck because they were pounded through the metal of the body. Then I got to fix there ****ty front locking hubs. And then when we weren't busy doing that we were installing new piston rings into a 5.0 motor with less than 50 thousand km on them. Yup they are great. The 1500 gm got a oil change done and general service work done to it. And guess what at the end of 5 years of being in the bush all the fords were sent to the scraper that was 10 trucks. Out of the gm trucks 6 were left at the camp and still used for another 4 years before being retired. So it's good to see all the band wagon jumpers run to buy a ford eco boost. Let's see where your truck is in 10 years please stay in touch with us all. Like I already said, it's not 1995 anymore. Why not climb out of that rock you have been living under for all these years and get with the current times... The F150 is one of the best selling trucks on the road for a reason. Don't let reality slap you in the face to hard. :B
Kevin O. 07/02/14 07:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: 1/2 ton trucks?

I think half ton trucks are great. But I still think the eco boost is way overrated and will cause auto wreckers to start stock piling all these trucks with blown motors and turbos that no one can afford to fix out of warranty.Your just another hater. Is it because the Ecoboost out performs your sluggish V8?? :B There have been over 600,000 Ecoboost F150's sold since they first came out in 2011. I have read about owners that work in the oil fields towing and working these trucks with 200,000+ miles on them. And you think they are way overrated? Yeh ok... It's not 1995 anymore and the Ecoboost is the way of the future so you better get use to it...
Kevin O. 07/01/14 08:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 1/2 ton trucks?

OK here is easy way to tell what you have 6 lugs or less =grocery getter, soccermom mobile 7 lugs = trying hard to be a real truck 8 lugs or more = real truckI'm guessing you must have a real truck?? I guess we know now who has the smallest pee pee..
Kevin O. 07/01/14 04:25pm Tow Vehicles
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