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RE: F150 3.5 Ecoboost-length and weight of camper you're towing

Drove a 2014 F150 4x4 the other day and I was very disappointed, extremely vague steering and very soft suspension just doesn't suit my taste, so unless that's just what the company wants me to have I'm gonna push for a Ram 2500 as my new company truck
dragr1 08/03/16 08:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 2500/Ford F250/Chevy 2500-GAS Engines Towing

Looking for a new truck??? Considering combining 2 trucks to one, but it needs to tow my nearly 11k 37' travel trailer yet get decent mileage b/c I drive 50k miles a year for work and it also needs to be decent in the mud and nimble enough offroad for work (Forester-Land and Timber Management). Right now I use my Ram 3500 diesel for mostly towing and some travel (9-10k miles a year total)and my Tacoma for work (50k miles a year). A diesel ram-CC SB is what I want but the weight of the diesel engine offroad is a concern. Other than that it's perfect for everything else. Briefly thought about the F150 ecoboost but it's really just not enough truck unless I downsize the camper a lot and I think it's over priced compared to what you can get in a 2500 or 3500. With the caveat that were talking about a nearly 8000 lb, front heavy and long truck, it does surprisingly well offroad. And I'm still using the **** stock tires. The suspension flexes reasonably well, and the large tires provide ample ground clearance particularly with the solid axle suspension characteristics. The sheer size of the thing hurts on tighter roads. The weight hasn't been an issue but I'm sure you deal with a lot more mud where you live than I do out west. Mileage is great considering the size/capability, and it really isn't much more expensive than an F150 Ecoboost. I paid $4k more than a coworker who bought a comparably equipped F150 around the same time, and if you equip that F150 with max tow, heavy payload and the 3.5 it would have been as much or more. With similarly equipped trucks I've been pricing a Ram 2500 6.4 at about $5,000 less than the F150 ecoboost around here
dragr1 07/22/16 06:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 2500/Ford F250/Chevy 2500-GAS Engines Towing

Looking for a new truck??? Considering combining 2 trucks to one, but it needs to tow my nearly 11k 37' travel trailer yet get decent mileage b/c I drive 50k miles a year for work and it also needs to be decent in the mud and nimble enough offroad for work (Forester-Land and Timber Management). Right now I use my Ram 3500 diesel for mostly towing and some travel (9-10k miles a year total)and my Tacoma for work (50k miles a year). A diesel ram-CC SB is what I want but the weight of the diesel engine offroad is a concern. Other than that it's perfect for everything else. Briefly thought about the F150 ecoboost but it's really just not enough truck unless I downsize the camper a lot and I think it's over priced compared to what you can get in a 2500 or 3500.
dragr1 07/21/16 08:58pm Tow Vehicles
Ram 2500/Ford F250/Chevy 2500-GAS Engines Towing

So who's towing with a : Ram 2500/3500 6.4 Gas Ford 250/350 6.2 Gas Chevy/GMC 2500/3500 6.0 Gas What are you towing? Length/weight? MPG? How's the power? Thanks
dragr1 07/20/16 06:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F150 3.5 Ecoboost-length and weight of camper you're towing

See Sig Previous TT was an 8500lb 2011 Outback 277RL. The FW tows soooo much better. How was the truck pulling that Outback?
dragr1 07/19/16 01:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F150 3.5 Ecoboost-length and weight of camper you're towing

Towing is much less stressful when you stay below your towing limits. I tow our trailer for fun and relaxation, not for thrills. I definitely agree with that
dragr1 07/19/16 08:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: F150 3.5 Ecoboost-length and weight of camper you're towing

In 2012 we towed a 35' travel trailer that weighed 11,200lbs loaded to Alaska and back with a 2012 F150 Ecoboost HD 7 lug wheels. It pulled great but seemed a little light in crosswinds. I was hoping to hear from someone towing at it's limits
dragr1 07/19/16 07:35am Tow Vehicles
F150 3.5 Ecoboost-length and weight of camper you're towing

If you've got an F150 3.5 ecoboost how big of a travel trailer and how much weight are you towing? Post a pic if you have it
dragr1 07/18/16 09:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Looking at new a/c units, recommendations?

The unit I have still cools, but not like it used to and the evaporator core starts freezing up in really hot weather.Have you checked the freeze sensor is placed against the evaporator? Often they fall away and become ineffective. If you are looking at two units on a 30 amp RV I strongly suggest reviewing the specs for lowest amp draw. Maybe even get a 15k and a 9k or 13.5 unit. Will not cool well if the breaker is tripping off. The freeze sensor is in place
dragr1 05/28/16 02:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: Looking at new a/c units, recommendations?

I'm not planning on running 2 ac's. Just trying to get the best single ducted unit.
dragr1 05/28/16 02:33pm Travel Trailers
RE: Looking at new a/c units, recommendations?

Yeah I kinda thought there was some trickery there but even at 15k BTU the Atwood still looks to run on way less amps than the dometic or the Coleman. I'm seeing 13.9 amps for the Atwood vs 16.0 for the Coleman and I've seen two different numbers for the domestic at 15.2 or 12.9 so I'm going to assume the higher number is at max .
dragr1 05/28/16 10:11am Travel Trailers
Looking at new a/c units, recommendations?

I'm looking at new rooftop a/c's for my trailer-2013 Jayco 33BHTS. It has one 15k btu Coleman Mach rooftop ducted a/c and the camper is 30amp. We camp in the south and we use it a lot-over 100 days/nights a year. We have had the camper 3.5 years and when not using it stays plugged in with a/c set at 80, so the unit has a lot of hours on it. It's also a big camper with only one a/c so I need all the cooling I can get. The unit I have still cools, but not like it used to and the evaporator core starts freezing up in really hot weather. So I'm trying to decide what to replace it with. Been looking at another Coleman, Dometic, and I'm really interested in the Atwood 18k btu a/c. But I'm not sure if I can run that on 30 amp service? Thanks for any advice!
dragr1 05/28/16 09:42am Travel Trailers
RE: HEY we need a sticky for our TT pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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dragr1 01/11/16 07:07pm Travel Trailers
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