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RE: Pro trailer back up assist

^^^I'm thinking the same way regarding back up assist having more appeal in the F150 market. I've noticed the odometer counter for the individual trailers on my truck's DIC and it really surprised me to see the high percentage of miles that my truck is used for towing. In fact I actually find it hard to believe the number. It has me wondering if there is a possibility that the odometer keeps counting after I've unhooked a trailer if I fail to select "no active trailer"? Yes our "smart" trucks sometimes forget the trailer is disconnected. There have been a few postings about that on the F150 forum site
Mike134 11/17/20 02:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Pro trailer back up assist

Why do manufacturers think we need more trinkets? One, because it is profitable for them. Two, because many people can't back up. Lots of folks out there that rarely if ever pull trailers. This is a great system for them. One of the reasons I'm asking how useful people are finding this technology is that I am looking at the differences between what Ram offers vs Ford. Because I generally don't keep my trucks that long I wondered if, 3 or 4 years down the road, selling a Ford with back up assist would be an easier sell than a truck without it. So far it seems that very few people see much value in it. In a way this thread is kind of funny ..... we are all expert backer uppers yet the campgrounds and boat launches are full of people who haven't a clue how to back up a trailer.:) It would add no value to me if I was buying your used truck, even though I've used it so don't let the resale value of any gizmos sway you.
Mike134 11/17/20 12:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Pro trailer back up assist

Been backing up trailers for over 40 years yet I like the feature when towing small trailers that have their axle close to your hitch. It really does a nice job keeping the trailer straight behind you on long backups. Without it the trailer starts to move left or right before you see it in your mirrors so your constantly counter steering. With longer trailers I still prefer the hand on the bottom of the wheel method.
Mike134 11/16/20 07:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New tow vehicle-releveling WDH

We just sold our TV and will be replacing it before next spring. But it got me to thinking-the next time we hook up our trailer and pull it out of the shed, we’ll have a different truck up front. I’ve never towed our trailer with a different truck and our wdh was set up at the dealer initially. Any tips to getting it level? I highly doubt it will sit the same out of the box. Download the WDH instructions from the manufacturer so you can check it yourself and readjust. If your not comfortable DIY you'll just need to tow it as is to your RV dealer and let him set it
Mike134 11/12/20 06:42am Travel Trailers
RE: Torque Wrench for WD Hitch nylock nuts

I have no idea why the springs compressing would concern you. To compress the springs that force must flow though the wrench, then the bolt after it stops turning at 380ft/lbs then the chassis. End result bolt is tightened to 380. Doesn't work that way. If you extend that thinking just put the shank on the ground. When the fastener quits turning and the shank flops around you must be at 380 ft-lbs - wrong. Simple test for doubters: Tighten the fastener without supporting the hitch. Then tighten again with the hitch supported to the same spec - the nut will move. How much will be determined by the stiffness of the truck's springs. One of the first rules of proper torque wrench technique is to secure your work. I'm thinking either we are speaking of different things or you are wrong. Used a 4' piece of Unistrut extending from the hitch so I'd have lots of leverage to get some compression of the trucks springs. I torqued the bolt at the very end of that strut without and with the bottle jack in place. No change/movement of the fastener as the torque setting was reached even though the truck's springs and Unistrut flexed as the torque setting was reached without the bottle jack in place. . https://i.imgur.com/VXnNvdEl.jpg
Mike134 10/26/20 09:05am Towing
RE: Torque Wrench for WD Hitch nylock nuts

I have no idea why the springs compressing would concern you. To compress the springs that force must flow though the wrench, then the bolt after it stops turning at 380ft/lbs then the chassis. End result bolt is tightened to 380.
Mike134 10/25/20 01:50pm Towing
RE: Torque Wrench for WD Hitch nylock nuts

I tightened mine first to 100lbs, paying attention to how hard I leaned down to reach 100lbs. Then slipped on a 4' length of pipe and leaned down with the same force to reach 400lbs but used a breaker bar rather than the wrench. Menard's home improvement had the 3/4 drive socket and 3/4 to 1/2 reducer.
Mike134 10/24/20 04:13pm Towing
RE: Ford F150 battery drain when towing Travel Trailer

I also have a '19 F150. Has the dealer found any trouble codes? I'd suggest using the Ford roadside service that comes with the truck next time so you can better document your troubles. I'm guessing your still under your 36/36,000 bumper to bumper warranty? Doesn't matter if you bought it used coverage still applies.
Mike134 10/21/20 08:11am Tech Issues
RE: The price of new trucks is beyond comprehension!

You must like all the useless wizz bang stuff to hit $90,0000
Mike134 10/11/20 07:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: FORD F-150 AXLE RATIO CHOICE

I bought a 2020 F150 Lariat CC SB 3.5 eco boost with max tow package and 3.55 off the lot in April. Not real happy with the towing performance. Towing a 2021 Grand Design Imagine XLS 22RBE. If I did it again, I would order it. But I would add the HD payload package (without a doubt!) to the max tow pkg, and a long bed. These add tremendous capability to the F150. There is no way I would get a 3.31 rear. Never. I consider a 3.55 a minimum for any towing with a gas engine. I'm surprised you feel that way. Guess it's all how we perceive performance. I'm pulling similar to you 28' 6100lbs and the 3.5 with the 3.55 pulls it just fine. Much better than my old 5.4 with 3.73 rear end.
Mike134 09/30/20 07:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: Need advise on which new truck - 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton?

Well the OP bought a truck 3 pages ago, so why are you guys still discussing/arguing this?:h it's like fishing toss something out and see if you get a bite
Mike134 09/27/20 05:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 75 Speed Limit - How Fast

Can't believe all the varying responses to my simple question....amazing! .... Oh I laughed when I first saw the title of this thread! I knew it would get fun. Oh yea..... that question and can I tow this with my 1/2 ton brings out all the chest thumping opinions..........
Mike134 09/27/20 08:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 75 Speed Limit - How Fast

Most of the other RVs are moving around 65mph except the delivery company drivers...I won't offer comment on their driving. dare I guess the name on the truck is 5 letters F**E* ?
Mike134 09/26/20 05:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 75 Speed Limit - How Fast

I just keep tootling along like Mr Magoo.........64 MPH and smiling.........occasionally muttering "Road Hog"
Mike134 09/26/20 02:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 75 Speed Limit - How Fast

I get the one car one semi crash, cars fault, but how come there's often multiple trucks involved? Must be all those good semi drivers taking their ROW.
Mike134 09/26/20 08:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need advise on which new truck - 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton?

Pickup trucks in Illinois are considered "trucks". I guess because we call them "pickup trucks" so they get B plates which is a truck/van designation of under 8000lb GVWR. Cannot drive on certain streets in Chicago with a truck. Fortunately same price as automobile plates. And to the poster above Yes you will get a ticket driving your nice looking empty pickup truck on those restricted streets. It's a TRUCK.
Mike134 09/26/20 06:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford F150 STX V6

With only 6500 lbs for GCWR it's possible your payload is barely above 1000 lbs. Not much left for passengers, camping stuff and tongue weight. The F150s are fairly light. On Ford's website the only models listed that are more than 5000 lbs are diesels and the Raptor. Of course, one needs to look at the yellow sticker and do the math prior to committing. I would think that the new truck would likely have more payload than his current one, what with the lighter aluminum body. Can't tell if you own a F150. My F150 is over 5000lbs I'll let you do the math GVWR 7050 1903 Payload and it's a Lariat with "bling". The OP wanted real life experiences from those of us driving one. They will not be disappointed if they buy a new 150 with the 3.5 eco-boost.
Mike134 09/22/20 07:05am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford F150 STX V6

I have a '19 F150 max tow 1900lbs payload 3.5 ecoboost pulls my 7700GVWR 28' TT like it's on rails. Plenty of power and a pleasant tow, one hand on the wheel and one hand holding a cup of coffee. But then again my towing speeds are reasonable at 64-65 MPH.
Mike134 09/21/20 02:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: FORD F-150 AXLE RATIO CHOICE

I think what people fail to notice is how much payload is used up on a F250 diesel because of the weight. The Gas F150 with HD payload package will have a larger payload than a 250 diesel and cost you about $12,000 less. For those non-believers experiment on the Ford build and price site. Now if you get a Gas 250 or diesel 350 you've moved up in towing capacity.
Mike134 09/19/20 10:16am Travel Trailers
RE: FORD F-150 AXLE RATIO CHOICE

Not a bargain by any means. Quick comparison on the Ford build and price site 2020 F150 Lariat crew-cab with 3.5 ecoboost $48850 base price 2020 F250 Lariat crew-cab with diesel $61450 base price I don't think max tow max payload is included in the base price of the F-150? Correct add $1295 for max tow to the 150 Add $2730 to the 250 for what Ford calls 250 trailer tow high capacity
Mike134 09/19/20 05:21am Travel Trailers
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