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RE: Ford F 250 6.2 Gas

I have a 2013 I use for my landscape business. Around 75,000 miles right now. Every single day, that truck is ready to go to work and it does everything I ask of it. When we had a Work & Play TT, I used it for about six months. Mostly 400-500 mile round-trips. My truck had the 3.73. Once you get up to highway speeds, it does pretty well. Inclines would mean as much as dropping from 6th to 3rd sometimes. Revving is just a part of life when towing with this motor but it doesn't mind it. If you're insistent on getting a gasser, its a great engine. But as others have said, that's a lot of weight for most any gas engine. Check that axle ratio and hopefully, its a 4.30. A 3.73 would be really tough and a 3.55 would be a deal breaker in my opinion.
lawnspecialties 05/27/17 05:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: New Ram 3500 Pricing

After talking with the dealer, he is actually ordering what he wants. The deal the dealer gave him with a trade-in was actually pretty good to him. But if he orders, he has time to sell his truck, there may be more rebates, and he gets exactly what he wants. The trucks he's looked at don't have the auto leveling air bags so things like that he wants, he's sure to get. Dealer says an order right now should be here in July.
lawnspecialties 05/26/17 11:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: New Ram 3500 Pricing

Well, my friend made it home safely from Williamsburg yesterday. He said they never exceeded 60 all the way home. Most of the drive is I-95. :) Anyway, he's going truck shopping Friday. I'll keep y'all posted. I'm a Ford guy but I'm really excited for him. This is their first camper and they're loving RVing but trying to make that truck work has put a damper on the fun.
lawnspecialties 05/24/17 06:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Best loop at Fort Wilderness for 40' 5th wheel

We stayed in 1421 back in December. We're 44' long and it was great. Seems most sites except up near the lake (100, 200) are fairly accommodating.
lawnspecialties 05/23/17 08:18am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Aux. Fuel Tank

48 gallons stock is awesome. I've done some longer trips through many desolate areas out west and that capacity would be fantastic. Now 138 gallons and I might balk at filling up from empty. :E But thinking about a week in the woods hunting with no fuel stations anywhere...would be sweet. Yes. Might even be enough to drive from NC to Idaho. :B
lawnspecialties 05/21/17 05:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Aux. Fuel Tank

My last two Super Duties. I had RDS 90 gallon tanks installed. Got the tank from Northern Tool and my Ford dealer installed them. I just picked up a new F450. It has a 48 gallon OEM tank. My 90 gallon RDS is scheduled to arrive in about a week. That'll give me about 138 gallons. :) By the way. Mine is gravity fed with a ball valve. I can leave it wide open or shut it off and use only the stock tank. Never had a problem and would definitely recommend them.
lawnspecialties 05/21/17 04:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Ram 3500 Pricing

I can't quote pricing, but I got my 2014 2500 in Kernersville, NC about 8K less than anywhere else I checked. They had over 400 Ram diesel on their lot when I got mine. Did all negotiation on line. Good idea. I've seen their commercials down here in the Raleigh area. But not lately. I told him last night about Dennis Dillon. He's quite excited about that website.:)
lawnspecialties 05/21/17 04:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: New Ram 3500 Pricing

Lariat? That's a 150. That would be even worse. I'd put an MDT on the job. That's one big Rv. I wonder what convinced him to even try that lashup.. a salesman? :S
lawnspecialties 05/20/17 06:03pm Tow Vehicles
New Ram 3500 Pricing

I have a friend who has had enough of his Ram 2500. Its not the truck. He loves it. But the Momentum 388 behind it is making too many terrifying moments on the interstates. I know what I paid for my Ford. So I have a general idea in helping him there. But what's a realistic Ram 3500 DRW going for these days after haggling and whatnot? I don't know the lines for Ram but I'd guess a comparable truck he's wanting would be something like a Lariat if it was a Ford.
lawnspecialties 05/20/17 05:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 F450 with Fifth Wheel

By the way. If anyone is looking, Ricart is hard to beat. They are a corporate sponsor of the All American Quarter Horse Congress. They sell a bunch of duallies there because most folks there have some really big wallets with really big horse trailers. This year, a huge number of the trucks they ordered for the show did not arrive until well after the show. That's why they have so many now. As of right now, they have 30 F450s and 47 F350s that are at least Lariat, Platinum, or King Ranch.
lawnspecialties 05/20/17 04:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 F450 with Fifth Wheel

Finding 2017 F350 and 450 DRWs is becoming quite difficult in the south. All three Ford dealerships in Raleigh say they just can't get them. Demand is far greater than supply and Ford and the parts suppliers are struggling. I had my favorite servicing dealer look on his Ford dealership website for me an F450 with about a dozen things I really wanted. Lariat, magnetic grey, black interior, etc. I had made a list just like if I ordered one. This one was the only one within 1000 miles that had everything I wanted on my list. A member here on the forums hooked me up with a Friends and Family X-Plan PIN. I sold my silver 2015 F350 on Saturday. On Monday, I called Ricart Ford in Ohio. We did the preliminary deal right there on the phone. On Wednesday morning, I was on Delta flight DL3777. :)
lawnspecialties 05/20/17 04:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 F450 with Fifth Wheel

Just snapped a few pics before putting it away. I want to hook up the Vengeance and pull it out to make sure everything goes well. Plus I have the wet bolt kit waiting to be put on my Equa-Flex suspension. But once again, storms predicted this afternoon so both truck and camper will stay in the barn for the afternoon. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v357/lawnspecialties/DSC07104_zpsrluipuht.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v357/lawnspecialties/DSC07105_zpsde6ynnik.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v357/lawnspecialties/DSC07106_zpsltijshvn.jpg
lawnspecialties 05/20/17 06:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: The weight police

How many times have you heard of someone getting killed because they are over the weight limits? I'm not now or have ever said anyone should tow overweight but your post is a little "Sky is Falling". Well said.
lawnspecialties 05/19/17 02:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2017 F450 with Fifth Wheel

I would also like to see pictures of the new F-450 with the toyhauler hooked up. What color 450, and toyhauler? I'm working today (firefighter). So all it gets today is a good bath. Should be able to get some pics tomorrow.
lawnspecialties 05/19/17 02:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 F450 with Fifth Wheel

Yesterday morning, arrived at RDU airport at 4:30am. Flight left at 6:10. Landed in Columbus around 7:40. After breakfast, dealer's driver picked me up around 8:45. As we pulled into the Ford sales office, there was the truck sitting there ready to go. Of course, it took a couple of hours to do all the paperwork and deny all the paint protections and fabric seal, etc. Probably close to 11:30, I pulled out heading back to Raleigh. 490 miles and pulled into the driveway around 7:30. I was exhausted. A fun but really long day. But I'd do it again if it meant the truck I wanted. Driving like that straight home for almost 500 miles gives you a lot of time to learn new things these trucks feature. Haven't touched the truck since putting it in the barn last night. It needs a bath terribly. LOTS of bugs on I-77 in W. Va. :) Pics will be coming soon.
lawnspecialties 05/18/17 07:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 F450 with Fifth Wheel

I'm NOT buying anything, I promise. The 2015 is doing just fine. But I wouldn't be surprised if I don't make the leap in a year or two on a 2018 or so. But does anyone have a picture of a new F350 or F450 hooked up to a fifth wheel camper? All the pics I can find are hooked up to a gooseneck. I just want to see how well a fiver sits in the back. Not sure but the new Super Duty beds look awful deep. My 43' long Vengeance still sits just slightly higher on the nose with my 2015 and I have the hitch as low as I can without getting too close to the truck. If I were to get a new Ford and its even higher in the back or I have to raise the hitch, that would look silly. Well. I'm getting to be worse than my wife at the clothing stores. Read my first sentence just a short while ago. If all goes well, my flight leaves RDU airport at 6:05am tomorrow for Columbus Ohio. Picking up the F450, signing the papers, and heading back to Garner. I should be ashamed. But once the bug bites, its tough to cure.
lawnspecialties 05/16/17 07:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: How many people use the patio on toyhaulers

Just FYI. For those who say they camp at places with no room for a side patio. Our awning sticks out further than the side patio. I like that because if its slightly raining, we can still hang out and watch TV while keeping dry. On hot days, it keeps the sun off and a breeze usually blows through between the awning and the patio floor. Its really nice. The side patio isn't like the ramp. Its much wider but only sticks out maybe 8'.
lawnspecialties 05/16/17 07:28am Toy Haulers
RE: New Toy Hauler

Awesome! We were at Disneyworld back in mid-December. About halfway through our week, a family came in with a WolfPack just a few sites down. Really sharp looking camper. Have a great summer!
lawnspecialties 05/15/17 11:32am Toy Haulers
RE: Best hauler for our needs?

I didn't mean a few times a year. We go every other weekend during the summer and probably once per month during the fall into winter. Models we are looking at are: Fuzion 369 Raptor 352 Voltage 3600 Edge 386 Voltage Triton 3551 The loft is pretty important to us, too. For my little old opinion, I'd probably go with the order you listed them except I'd put the Edge at the bottom. In my opinion, Heartland still struggles with quality issues and poor customer service. That comes from personal experience and other dealers who actually carried their models. We have dealt with RV Outlet in Danville several times. They now have one in Myrtle Beach. But the service manager in Danville once told me his favorite was the Fuzion because the Fuzion people were the best to work with on service and warranty issues. Most Fuzions nowadays also come with Sailun G rated tires. That's a HUGE plus these days. Have fun shopping.:)
lawnspecialties 05/14/17 06:48pm Toy Haulers
RE: Best hauler for our needs?

I'm opposite azdryheat. No big fan of half bath but LOVE the side patio. But that proves the point that everybody is different and only you know what will be the right camper for you. I don't really mind the big size. One of my favorite destinations is a weekend to a local state park and lake about 30 miles from home. Its a great way to do a get-away quick. Our toy hauler is 43' long but the hassle of getting things ready for just a quick weekend trip is well worth it. Do you have any particular models in mind? That could help us point out things that you may or may not have overlooked, both positive and negative.
lawnspecialties 05/14/17 05:06pm Toy Haulers
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