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RE: towing a small trailer

I think a rack on the back of your 5th wheel would make more sense. https://images3.campingworld.com/CampingWorld/images/products/6000/325x325/66676n.gif already tried that it ended badly "ended badly"? Then you did it wrong! This would be significantly less troublesome than another trailer. This is your best solution. Get a better rack. Get a welder to make a custom one. And BTW, of course you don't "intend" to back up with 2 trailers. None of us do, but you will eventually get stuck somewhere and have to. Not to mention many campsites will have to be backed into. A second trailer is the last resort.
kwlincoln 11/16/14 09:06pm Towing
RE: Tow vehicle fuel tank size

I had the F250 shortbed crew cab. Upgraded to the F350 longbed crew in 2012. The two vehicles drive almost identical. You will enjoy the longer wheelbase pulling that big trailer. I have the 39 gallon tank and added a 60 gallon in-bed reserve. I wouldn't do it any other way. Also worth noting I live in Houston and it is my daily driver. I'm in and out of parking garages, parking lots, heavy traffic. Granted, I'm fairly proficient behind the wheel, but still there is not that much difference in the two bed sizes. Test drive them both and see for yourself.
kwlincoln 10/27/14 09:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel Question...

If you want to buy Ford, get the 7.3. We made the mistake and bought first year 6.4 (paid top dollar) and then ended up spending an additional 10K in cash and our warranty company paying 19K to replace the motor. If you have the option to get an extended warranty through your bank or credit union, go with Route66/ACS. They will take care of you 100%. I can't recommend them enough and have the receipts to prove it! Good luck! Really? They want this to be a truck that will last for years and you are recommending they buy a 12-20 year old truck? Good thing the advice is free.
kwlincoln 10/22/14 09:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: need tires for my toy hauler.

Michelins are great tires. I run Maxxis on mine because the first set worked out so well and had no issues. Most people have had great luck with them. I think the Michelins are one of the best and I think they are also pretty expensive.
kwlincoln 10/21/14 05:15pm Toy Haulers
RE: Diesels...Ford vs GMC vs Dodge

Ford - Because I said so.
kwlincoln 10/19/14 09:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Holding in lower gear vs letting tow-haul mode shift

So you're definitely at full capacity of your truck. If it were a lightweight trailer, I'd say turn the tow haul off when not pushing the engine. I would only turn it on when pulling my pop-up on hilly roads or driving in stop/go traffic. Personally, I would recommend for you to keep the tow/haul on unless the road and wind conditions are favorable on flat land. You can sometimes turn it off to get that last gear for improved fuel economy in those favorable conditions. Otherwise, leave it on. Now I drive an F350 diesel, tow heavy and I always leave it on. But it also will shift into all 6 gears and by leaving it on, I take advantage of the improved engine braking.
kwlincoln 10/13/14 08:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Holding in lower gear vs letting tow-haul mode shift

important question... How heavy is your trailer?
kwlincoln 10/13/14 08:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Thoughts on this truck please

I wouldn't buy it. I don't even think the price is good, but I live in Texas and we have better options down here. For their price, I'd buy new. Lower interest rate. Lower maintenance cost. Better fuel economy. Ridiculously better longevity.
kwlincoln 10/07/14 09:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2012 F350 ford dually with 6.7 diesel

From a guy who ran the Superchip on my last diesel and now drive a 2012 F350 - No #$%&* WAY would I put a programmer on these new trucks. Not needed and only asking to ruin the engine.
kwlincoln 10/04/14 09:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Texas Beach Camping ?

It will be hard to clean all that salt out from under your camper. Be ready for rust!
kwlincoln 10/04/14 12:03pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Someone please explain

I think you will find that the only difference is the springs and the spacer blocks for the springs. The 350 sits higher and will not go in many 7 foot garage doors. I bought a 250 and added air bags giving me a lower truck with the ability to carry more weight. The weight police will point to the sticker, but it is only a sticker. If you really believe that I have some magic beans for sale and a pair of ruby shoes that I think would look great on you. Just what part do you have difficulty understanding? Please send the beans and shoes. Thanks. Irritating. People come on here and have no idea what they are talking about, yet want to put the 2 cents in. The F250 & F350 are NEARLY the identical truck. The F350 has OVERLOAD springs which do nothing unless you add enough weight to compress the regular springs down enough for the overload springs to make contact with the stoppers. Go back to the dealer and look under the two different trucks and compare and you will see what I'm talking about. The F350 has taller blocks under the springs and makes the truck sit higher. The F350 needs about 6'9" of clearance to get into most parking garages. 7' is ideal. I would opt for the F350. It gives you the capacity if you need it and doesn't hurt a thing (except a little bit extra ride height) if you don't need it. Now take your beans and ruby shoe stupid comment and go away.
kwlincoln 10/03/14 06:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Someone please explain

Other factors are at work here. One tons are banned from certain roads and neighborhoods. Insurance can be tricky with some companies as they will try to insure them at commercial rates. I know it to be fact that at least on the SDs from 99-04 or 05 that the springs and brakes are exactly the same part numbers. I can't speak for the newer models. Only you can make your decision. Look at the 5ers you see on the roads and in the campgrounds, there are a heck of a lot of 3/4 trucks pulling them. However, 3/4 tons don't come with hips, and hips are good in a truck pulling heavy. insurance and banned roads? Bull.... nonsense... etc. etc.
kwlincoln 10/03/14 06:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Reese Dual Cam

A few obvious things that stand out to me are the following... You may be over-tight on the WDBars transferring too much weight to the front of the truck. Whoever says that the truck needs to be level doesn't understand how this works. You need not worry if the rear of the truck squats. You need to worry if your front axle weight get lighter when you are hitched. More tongue weight typically reduces sway. Make sure you are not loading too much weight behind the trailer axles. Second - Truck tires - more plys, the better. Stiffer sidewalls the better. Don't underestimate how big of a difference this will make. Longer the wheelbase of the tow vehicle, the better for sway. Esp when you have a long trailer. The tail will wag the dog on smaller trucks.
kwlincoln 08/15/14 10:47pm Towing
RE: Can I flat tow a golf cart?

I guess I stand alone here and say give it a try, video record it for us to show how it worked out.
kwlincoln 05/11/14 08:14pm Towing
RE: shocks

I'll admit I've never used Bilstein shocks, but I just added Rancho 9000XL adjustable shocks to my truck and love the results. Soften them when not towing, stiffen them when towing. Love the flexibility.
kwlincoln 04/08/14 08:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New TV Advice

I have the F350 crew cab longbed. It took me about a day to realize that it doesn't drive much different than the shorter truck. Glad I have the space and wouldn't do it any different next time.
kwlincoln 04/01/14 07:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Am I the only one that doesn't like air ride suspension?

I don't think you'd lose all your investment. Throw an ad on Craigslist and someone will snap up that kit from you. It is all heavy duty steel. I'm going to replace/repaint anything scratched and try. I had it powder coated black before they shipped it to me. The other good thing is that if fits a WIDE range of F250, 350 models because Ford hasn't changed their frames and there are a ton of trucks out there this will fit.
kwlincoln 03/17/14 08:39pm Tow Vehicles
Am I the only one that doesn't like air ride suspension?

I bought a customer 4 wheel, 4-link air ride suspension from airbagit.com for my 2012 F350 and I'm not crazy about the ride. Have any of you gone with this system and what is your experience/opinion? I talked to the manufacturer and apparently I'm the ONLY one who has ever said they don't like the ride better. I find that hard to believe. You get a softer ride, but it also feels spongy to me. Maybe I could spend some time playing with the shocks, but I wish I would have just left the truck stock. After much thought, I'm going to put all the stock suspension back on the truck. It won't be hard to do since it is completely a bolt on system. The bad part is that I spent over $4K for this system with all the bells and whistles. I hate losing hard earned money, but my truck costs a whole lot more and I want it the way I had it. The biggest draw back for me is that I'm back to not being able to fit in some of the parking garages again! Dropping your height by pushing a button is pretty handy. Also helps when hitching trailers.
kwlincoln 03/17/14 08:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Why is the tongue weight so much more on toyhaulers?

Axles are further back to handle the heavy toys in the back. dead right.
kwlincoln 03/13/14 08:04pm Toy Haulers
RE: Tow vehicle

How terrible would it be to go with a smaller trailer? How much do you plan to use it? Our kids spend the entire day outside and only come in to sleep and eat.
kwlincoln 02/02/14 08:26pm Tow Vehicles
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