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RE: Advisability and Experience with F-150 3.5L w/EcoBoost

It was suggested that I start a new thread regarding the following question: We are relatively new to RVing. We have a 30' Sunset Trails ultra-light (6,400#) empty. We've been using our son-in-law's Tundra but we're seriously considering a F-150 3.5L with Ecoboost. The ones we're looking at have a 3:43 rear end. It sounds like this truck should handle our trailer. We're kind of resigned to getting lousy mileage when towing but would like to get the best we can the other 95% of the time. Any thoughts? To clarify, the 6,400# is dry weight, not scale weight under tow. Therefore, the total weight of the trailer under tow is probably in the 8K range. Still: same question, second verse - how do you think a F-150 3.5L with EcoBoost will do? You may want to look again at the truck. Ford does NOT offer a 3.42 rear gear in their trucks. they offer 3.15, 3.31, 3.55, 4.10, and 3.73. Tow capacity for F150 Ecoboosts range from 7300lbs to 11,300lbs, depending on the rear gear, AND the GVWR of the truck. You will need a pretty high GVWR to get over 8000lb tow capacity. you will need at least a 14000LB GCVWR to get over 8000lb tow cap. And that will only get you 400 to 800 over depending on the truck
Terryallan 09/14/14 05:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Toyota hitch

Sounds like a class III hitch. You would need to upgrade to a class III/IV. Also. Look on the hitch. there should be a stamp telling exactly what the hitch is rated for.
Terryallan 09/14/14 06:56am Travel Trailers
RE: sway control needed?

jerem0612. You are of course correct. Sway bars just dampen movement. However. IF you get them too tight. they will prevent the TT, and TV from completely straightening out after a turn. I have had them to keep the TV pulling to one side until I turn the other way. That is when you know it is too tight.
Terryallan 09/13/14 04:29pm Towing
RE: Anyone tow a 33ft bumper pull up Route 1 California coast

Having come down highway 1 in a trailertruck. (yeah I know you are not supposed to) I wouldn't do it. At times the trailer was dragging the mountain, and the tractor was hanging off the cliff. Not a lot of fun. In fact real scary. When you look straight down out of the truck window, and only see water WAY down there. You are too close.
Terryallan 09/13/14 01:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: TV Not Getting Signal/TV reception.

check that it is set for antenna not cable etc Do this. Prolly the answere. IF it is set to cable. It will prolly say no signal. So be sure it is set to antenna
Terryallan 09/12/14 02:05pm Technology Corner
RE: Blow Lines or AntiFreeze, or both?

We bring bottled water. No need to worry about the taste. But we do flush the lines every spring with a little bleach water. I have tasted the water and no abnormal taste other than well water was ever noticed. Up here in MI. we always use the red pop. Not taking that chance by just blowing out the lines. You're never going to blow all the water out. All it takes is enough to a pool up in one spot enough to expand after freezing. Water always finds the lowest spot. IF your lines were full of water, and they ice had no where to expand to. Then you could burst a line. But if they are most all empty, with just a tiny little water in a low spot. The ice can expand long ways thru the line, and should not hurt anything
Terryallan 09/12/14 01:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: sway control needed?

Y'all do know that a sway bar does NOT prevent sway, only helps control it AFTER it starts. Best way to prevent sway is as mentioned above. Get your trailer, and hitch setup correctly. A properly setup TT will NOT sway. The friction sway control bar is only for those times when the driver has had to jerk the wheel, inducing sway by dodging an accident of some kind
Terryallan 09/12/14 12:29pm Towing
RE: Blow Lines or AntiFreeze, or both?

Either way works. No need to do both. I would however get some antifreeze into the pump.
Terryallan 09/12/14 12:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2009 f-150 to pull puma 32 park model

No. Don't. As mentioned. Rent a truck, or have a friend with a larger truck tow it for you, Or also as mentioned. Have the dealer do it. If they want to sell you the trailer, they will.
Terryallan 09/10/14 06:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Why?

Yep it's the slides. you got to get the branches off before bringing them in. We camped for nearly 30 years and didn't need a ladder, Now with the slide. We do
Terryallan 09/10/14 06:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: TT almost ready to hit I-95 to I-26 West

Interstate 26, and interstate 95. 2 lane roads?????
Terryallan 09/09/14 08:03pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Ratings of Parks

It's all about the money. The park pays enough. they get a high rating. The bad reviews are deleted, and all "looks" good.
Terryallan 09/08/14 06:50pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: over tightened tension bars

IF the back tires of the TV were still on the ground. No worries.
Terryallan 09/07/14 08:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: I'm caught in his jet wash!

Short answere. Yes it is normal. But it should NOT be bad enough to scare you, or blow you around. You should only feel it. IF it is actually moving you around. You have a problem. Could be in your hitch, or tires.
Terryallan 09/07/14 08:30pm Beginning RVing
RE: I am a Chevy guy, but this is great!

I was a GMC guy till they went out of business on 2009... would never by government motor company vehicle Good for you. By the way, it's "buy". . Ford is no better as they took money at one time too. Ford took NO bailout money. Saying they did. Does not make it so. In fact when asked if he would work for just 1 dollar if given the money. Ford's CEO said, and I quote. "No, I'm good". I'm just here to support them. Ford is very proud of the fact that, No Fords were built using taxpayer money. they even give you a T shirt saying that when you buy a Ford. I got one. It says. Ford. Built without your tax money. Cool shirt Terry, I didn't say they took bailout money. They had low interest loans a couple years prior to get back into shape (more than the other companies received at the same time). They sat arm to arm at the bailout hearings to make sure GM and Chrysler got the money they needed (because they hadn't got the big loans earlier) to stay in business. Many believe that had they (GM and Chrysler) not gotten the bailout money, Ford would have gone under with them in the long run. So, for Ford fans to keep screaming that they are holier than the other two, is BS. All the companies were hurting during the deepest part of the recession. The loan that Ford took had taken the worst pressure off of them by the time the other two were needing it. I didn't make this up, it happened. Why don't people call Chrysler Government Motors or something to that affect? They are just as guilty aren't they?? BTW Terry, you put way too much punctuation in a paragraph and make it hard to read. Have a good evening. I'm out. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-09/ford-would-have-shut-without-auto-bailouts-rattner-says.html http://jalopnik.com/5704575/ford-bmw-toyota-took-secret-government-money http://www.forbes.com/sites/joannmuller/2011/09/19/ford-looks-hypocritical-in-new-anti-bailout-commercial/ Baliout or loan. Quite a huge difference. THOUSANDS of companies have loans. Few are bailed out. And yes that is why Ford was at the hearings. To support the other 2. It would have hurt Ford for them to go out of business, as the supplier chain would have been in trouble. As for why GM is called Gov Motors. Face it. It fits much better than Chrysler. The initials are right. BTW Ford has to pay back all of the loan. Chrysler paid back all of it's bailout when Fiat bought it. GM NEVER paid back all of it's bailout. So you see. It still is Gov owned to a point.
Terryallan 09/07/14 08:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: I am a Chevy guy, but this is great!

I was a GMC guy till they went out of business on 2009... would never by government motor company vehicle Good for you. By the way, it's "buy". . Ford is no better as they took money at one time too. Ford took NO bailout money. Saying they did. Does not make it so. In fact when asked if he would work for just 1 dollar if given the money. Ford's CEO said, and I quote. "No, I'm good". I'm just here to support them. Ford is very proud of the fact that, No Fords were built using taxpayer money. they even give you a T shirt saying that when you buy a Ford. I got one. It says. Ford. Built without your tax money. Cool shirt
Terryallan 09/07/14 11:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: I am a Chevy guy, but this is great!

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Terryallan 09/07/14 06:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: inflating tires on rv with nitrogen, good idea?

I don't understand the idea some of you have about the NASCAR guys using nitrogen to keep the PSI the same. IF you had ever watched a race. You would know they start out on LOW PSI tires, and wait for the pressure to build as the tires heat up. So IF in fact they are using Nitrogen. It does expand as it heats up.
Terryallan 09/07/14 06:08am General RVing Issues
RE: inflating tires on rv with nitrogen, good idea?

In truth. It is just a waste of money.
Terryallan 09/06/14 09:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: removing dull haze from fiberglass?

Try a good cleaner wax first. Mequire's will do a good job. But it is going to take some elbow grease. If that does not work. THEN do the buffing polish.
Terryallan 09/06/14 09:10pm Travel Trailers
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