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RE: Do I want a 5th wheel?

Today's WD hitches and sway control are so good that both pull just as well as the other when properly set up. That's hogwash. You can get a TT to tow well and I understand the whizz bang hitches if you want to spend $2k+, but the reality of the hitch point over the axle and heavier pin with the fiver is what it is. I had an Equalizer 4 point hitch. I think it was around $800. Less expensive than the Reese sitting in the bed of my truck right now. I guess my point was, if the OP finds a TT that he really loves and its his favorite choice, I think it would be a mistake to not get it because he thinks he has to get a 5er to enjoy his towing experience. Most WD hitches are not set up correctly and that certainly effects handling. But once I got my Equalizer set up like it was supposed to be on my last TT, it was outstanding. I'd compare it to any 5er tow any day of the week.
lawnspecialties 11/30/16 05:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Tires for an F-350

I put the Cooper Discoverer on my F250.. GREAT tire. I would buy them again in a minute. Aggressive tread, quiet, and great tread life! This is what I'll probably go with soon. Discount Tire has them for around $200/tire in the 285-70-17. I've heard good things. My BFG All-Terrain T/A KO2s have been excellent but they have around 25,000 miles on them and its time to replace before snowy weather hits.
lawnspecialties 11/29/16 05:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Do I want a 5th wheel?

I have had 3 TTs and 2 fifth wheels. We are present 5th wheel owners. But in all honesty, the fact that you're committed to staying under 30' means get the camper you want. The fact that it will be a 5er or a TT is really not that important. Today's WD hitches and sway control are so good that both pull just as well as the other when properly set up.
lawnspecialties 11/29/16 05:33pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What are you towing in your 10' garage?

Two sport quads fit easily. My W&P had those beds that fold up on the side so I had to turn my quads sideways. But not a problem.
lawnspecialties 11/28/16 05:36am Toy Haulers
RE: What are you towing in your 10' garage?

Will the Raptor have the three-seasons doors in the garage? They take up a good half a foot of your usable space. That's a good question, I didn't know there was such a thing. I don't think so, but how would I know the difference? I just noticed its a 2012. My guess is it won't have them. Not sure if three season doors were available back then but if they were, I imagine they were rare. Three-season doors are sliding doors at the back of the garage. Their purpose is to allow you to keep the garage door open all the time while camping if you wish. The three-season doors provide the insulation and security of a normal door. They sit approximately 6" inside the garage at the back and they are very obvious. If you didn't see them before, I'm sure they're not there.
lawnspecialties 11/24/16 11:51pm Toy Haulers
RE: What are you towing in your 10' garage?

Will the Raptor have the three-seasons doors in the garage? They take up a good half a foot of your usable space.
lawnspecialties 11/24/16 02:17pm Toy Haulers
RE: Good Tires @ a Good Price

Hmm Ive been shopping for BFG AT TA KO 2, 1025 out the door from Discount, and a 70 rebat card, will now check with Belle. quoted 963 from the website. wonder if I took that to Discount, would they match hehehe only downside gotta buy this weekend, that's a tall order Great tire except mine have around 25,000 miles on them and they're worn down enough, I plan to replace them before snowy weather sets in. No way they'd make 30K. Not again.
lawnspecialties 11/24/16 10:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: What are you towing in your 10' garage?

In our former Work & Play, we could haul two sport quads or a lifted golf cart with no problem. A utility quad was big enough that I could only haul one. But the W&P had those beds on the side which inhibited room.
lawnspecialties 11/24/16 10:44am Toy Haulers
RE: advice on weight /sway please

I'd get either one you like the best. That kind of weight wouldn't bother me at all. For me personally, bigger has always been better.
lawnspecialties 11/20/16 12:47pm Towing
RE: Maybe a contracts question?

I'd tell them to go pound sand.
lawnspecialties 11/20/16 12:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Twin Turbocharged 4.8L V8 Ecoboost in a Superduty?

For what its worth, I've been totally happy with my 6.2 in my '13 F350 I use for my landscaping business. 67,000 miles so far and she's been perfect. For pulling equipment trailers around town, its hard to beat.
lawnspecialties 11/18/16 10:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Gas Choice

I don't. When I fill my onboard Onan, it gets a full tank with Lucas Fuel Stabilizer. Never had a problem. All my lawn maintenance equipment that sits for extended periods of time get a full tank with Sta-Bil whenever I put them up for storage. For example, my aerators (Honda and B&S engines) get a full tank of fuel and Sta-Bil in early November. They typically sit until the following September (10 months). They crank after 2-3 pulls almost every time. Never had a carb problem as well.
lawnspecialties 11/18/16 10:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Do most state parks have a 30-foot length limit?

30'? Wow. That would be terrible. Obviously this does not apply to you in Co. but the state parks we go to average around 100' length per site.
lawnspecialties 11/16/16 07:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Looking for 30 ft or so Toy Hauler with Walk Around Bed

We used to have a Work & Play 30WRS. Not as fancy but tough as nails, a small slideout for the couch, a 10' garage, and a walk around bed in the master bedroom. The guy who bought it from me did so to haul his Harley to Daytona and Sturgis.
lawnspecialties 11/08/16 07:28pm Toy Haulers
RE: What are you using to tow a 10k TT ??

The 6.2 will certainly handle the load. The biggest thing I think he will notice is now instead of torque pulling the load at low rpm's, now when he hits an incline, high revs. The 6.2 likes to rev but its definitely a different experience.
lawnspecialties 11/06/16 08:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: Mileage

16-18 on the highways empty. 8-10 on the highways pulling the camper.
lawnspecialties 11/06/16 08:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: RDS auxiliary tank

In case I run into an injector issue and Ford claims water in fuel possibly caused by moisture in the auxillary tank, I can show PM-22 at every fill up and my tank was installed by my authorized Ford dealer.
lawnspecialties 11/04/16 04:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Decisions, Decisions....

The pin weights listed by GD are EMPTY - not an accurate reflection of what it will be loaded..... That's why I said to get the camper weighed for a real world number. If GD said it was close to 4000 lbs., it wouldn't be worth the trouble of getting it weighed.
lawnspecialties 11/04/16 12:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Decisions, Decisions....

Following Up. If you can get the actual pin weighed for a real world number, you may be OK for an SRW truck. GD lists the pin as 3250 lbs. If it really is close to that, you can get an SRW 1 ton; especially since you said you won't be towing too often. But if you absolutely don't mind getting a dually, do it. As donn referred, its much better to have more than enough truck.
lawnspecialties 11/04/16 10:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: Decisions, Decisions....

Get the one you like best. F350, F450, or Ram 3500 will pull it fine. Just get the dually as that Momentum has a heavy pin weight I believe. Don't worry about the rear end. My SRW F350 has a 3.55 and our camper loaded down is over 19,000 lbs. Its not a strain on the truck at all. Your overall gear ratio will be just fine.
lawnspecialties 11/04/16 10:44am Tow Vehicles
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