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RE: Can my truck tow this?

To provide some perspective the 9,400 tow rating is for a flatbed with 10% on the tongue, not for travel trailer that has more tongue weight and wind resistance. Even at 13% of weight on the hitch you will be more than 20% over your receiver hitch rating. If your receiver fractures going over some train tracks it is going to be ugly. Suspect your suspension will be too soft to handle this well which will lead to porpoising and sway. You have type P tires? I would want LTs for that much weight.
AlmostAnOldGuy 12/02/19 07:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Do you have a bed liner?

We use a fitted rubber bed mat. X2 Makes it easy on the knees and keeps stuff from sliding around. Easy to take out if you want to clean it or the bed. Depths vary, mine is thicker than some.
AlmostAnOldGuy 11/30/19 04:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Cybertruck

Remembering the kid who waited until the night before the pinewood derby to build his car. "Hey Dad, can I use the belt sander?
AlmostAnOldGuy 11/22/19 08:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: F150 HD Payload and Max Trailer - How to spot them?

2011-2014 GVWR 8200 2015+ GVWR 7850 (based on 2019 online guide) The 2015+ trucks are lighter so no real net loss in payload.  As noted by prior comment these are not very common. I ordered mine. Salesman had no clue about the option.  Good luck, Stu
AlmostAnOldGuy 11/13/19 09:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Lowering TV tire pressures

How about the inflation table Not interested in running over inflated. Ride is more harsh and less performance.
AlmostAnOldGuy 10/04/19 08:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: When do you throw in the towel?

Six years ago I traded a 2001 Suburban 2500 with the 8.1 and 4.10. No rust, but repair costs were going up. In my case I was able to replace with a vehicle that reduced my gas bill 33%. That helped offset the cost. Preferred driving the new rig too. Good luck to you, Stu
AlmostAnOldGuy 09/05/19 04:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Who has switched from a '16+ max tow F150 to a '16+ HD F150?

As you already know the HDPP has heavier axles, heavier suspension, heavier shocks and LT E tires. Provided you were staying within rear axle rating and you already had LT E tires I would consider Timbrens which will provide additional suspension without impacting the unloaded ride and putting on some Bilstien shocks. That would give you a pretty good idea of how the HDPP would handle before making a large $ decision. I would run a good WD hitch. Good luck, Stu
AlmostAnOldGuy 08/28/19 08:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Hope you travel alone?!!!!

20 years back I had an F150 with the 4.6, tall gears and low payload. Worked great to haul a small popup and my family all over the place. It was the right tool for the job then. Lots of good memories- Banff, Jasper, Waterton, Glacier, Yellowstone, Crater Lake, Redwoods, etc. Take it easy, Stu
AlmostAnOldGuy 08/17/19 05:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tire Rotation Not Needed?

I suspect the reason your front tires have less tread then the back is because unloaded you have more weight on the front axel than on the rear. This is even more so if you are running a diesel. Also, you and I live in some country that can get wet. If I am plowing through some water on the road I want the front tires which do most of the braking and steering to shed water well. So if you think these apply to you I would rotate. Take it easy, Stu
AlmostAnOldGuy 07/27/19 12:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Running your propane Refrigerators while fueling?

Smoking while fueling seems to be a popular sport here in north Idaho. Beautiful country. How far north are you talking? Have spent a fair amount of time over the years around Priest River.
AlmostAnOldGuy 07/19/19 04:03pm Travel Trailers
RE: Running your propane Refrigerators while fueling?

I pumped gas and drove tow trucks for awhile and I saw a couple accidental spills and gas vapor formed rapidly. Would you smoke a cigarette while pumping gas? Why would you think it is okay to have a fridge burning propane? The probability of a spill and accident is low, but leaving the fridge on puts others at risk. I would encourage folks to please take a moment and shut it down when fueling. Take it easy, Stu
AlmostAnOldGuy 07/19/19 08:59am Travel Trailers
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