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RE: Good truck for towing

New 1/2 ton will do this easily. For reference, here is the Ford towing guide: https://www.fleet.ford.com/towing-guides/ Buying used, really depends.
Skelshy 07/21/20 12:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Who's towing with the new Ranger? How is it going?

Thanks all
Skelshy 07/21/20 12:35pm Tow Vehicles
Who's towing with the new Ranger? How is it going?

What's your experience? Pros and cons? Thanks!
Skelshy 07/18/20 02:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Modern 1/2 ton tow vehicle question

This is always going to be controversial in here. There is no doubt the heavier the tow vehicle, be better it's going to tow, and the rougher it's going to ride unloaded. So it's a bit of a trade-off that depends on how often and how far you tow, and your performance expectations. Official Ford Towing guide: https://www.fleet.ford.com/content/dam/aem_fleet/en_us/fleet/towing-guides/2020_Ford_RVandTrailerTowingGuide.pdf Notably, a 4x4 F150 Supercrew can take 1822 lbs in the bed WITH a "150-lb. passenger at each available seating position" with the F-150 Heavy-Duty Payload Package (Option Code 627). It's even rated for fifth wheels. These are numbers unheard of in previous generations. The availability of 8 and 10 speed transmissions also means real world available power has increased. I only ever owned a pre-aluminium F150, so I can't tell first hand. My buddy used to own a 8ft box F350 diesel that was a dream tool for towing, but not fun in parking lots.
Skelshy 07/18/20 02:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Any new developments in hitches?

Hensley Arrow Can you briefly explain why/how that helps?
Skelshy 06/23/20 02:52am Travel Trailers
RE: new RV purchase advice

Congrats! Enjoy the ride!
Skelshy 06/22/20 12:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: Rotten floor

It typically comes from leaky seals on the roof. Take high resolution pictures of the roof and post them here, or find a shop to inspect it for you.
Skelshy 06/22/20 12:43pm Travel Trailers
Any new developments in hitches?

I've had a Surveyor from 2012 to 2018. Lots of good memories. A lot of work. I particularly dreaded hitching and unhitching it. Lug the heavy truck side bit. Put the pin in. Aim with a backup camera. Hope the trailer height is right. Adjust the trailer height. Crank down the trailer. Move the truck half in forward because the safety doesn't go all the way down. Put in the safety pin. Crank up the trailer so the WDH bars can be fit. Fit the WDH bars. Put in the WHD bars safeties. Put in the two chains. Put in the breakaway cable. Crank the crank to lower the trailer. Put in the 7 pin. Remove the wheel chocks. Walk around the trailer. Extend the tow mirrors. Aren't there any hitch systems you can just drive up to? It may not sounds like a lot. But on a weekend trip, time really counts.
Skelshy 06/22/20 12:40pm Travel Trailers
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