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RE: 4.10 rear in new Ford F350

Gas or diesel and towing what? 4:10s are only available in the DRW diesel in the 350. Need to step up to the 450 to get 4:30s. And the 450 only comes with the diesel. 4:30s only in the gasser.
spud1957 09/20/19 03:22am Tow Vehicles
RE: insurance company

Okay, this is for Canadian snowbirds. We had been talking to our insurance company about insurance for our time down south, and it has gone quite high, so we are wondering what other companies snowbirds use. Any help would be much appreciated Insurance for what?
spud1957 09/17/19 04:36am Snowbirds
RE: Towing small utility trailer behind 5ver

Good luck trying to back up! Not a problem. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-3_Ry7s4yg
spud1957 09/15/19 04:40am Towing
RE: How do you really judge TV adequacy anymore?

I think the manufacturers tow ratings make better sense now than they ever did. The thing people need to be aware of is that HD3/4 tons are identical to 1 tons other than they have less leafs in the rear springs which prevent them from being able to carry much of a trailer. Once the manufactures stop producing these useless 3/4 tons and put the 3/4 ton badging on the 1 ton SRW everything will make sense..... it will be if a half ton won't do it you gets a 3/4 (which will be sprung like a present day 1ton SRW) if the 3/4 ton doesn't cut it you get a 1 ton which means you get duals The comparison changed in '17+ for Ford. The 350 does have a couple add'l spring leafs but the big difference they changed starting in '17 is the the 350 has a Dana M275 axle. Different from the 250's Sterling. You are able to get the Dana M275 axle in the 250 if you order the diesel WITH the High Capacity Trailer Tow option.
spud1957 09/11/19 08:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: Advice for a newbie

Take the fuel out of your calculation. Truck fuel is already included in the payload calculation.
spud1957 09/03/19 05:19pm Towing
RE: Best RV Resort or Campground

Perhaps folks should stop recommending Motorhome resorts since the OP doesn't own one. He has a truck and trailer.
spud1957 09/02/19 08:11am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Storage and Weight in Slide

I happened to email Keystone a couple years ago with the question of sitting in the slide when closed. They said it’s no problem doing it. So, take it what it’s worth. Lie to me, lie to you.
spud1957 08/29/19 03:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tail gates

Wait till someone drops the step with a hitch receiver in!!!
spud1957 08/29/19 11:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: what defines a 3/4 ton?

Just to add to the confusion, word on the street the 2020 F350 will have a max GVWR of 12,400. Same truck as 2019 but now they add an add'l 900 lbs. Go figure.
spud1957 08/29/19 07:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: Who has switched from a '16+ max tow F150 to a '16+ HD F150?

Thanks. I know the differences between the trucks. I was hoping some owners that had switch would post here. Since you can't find a HD payload truck to test drive and for sure can't test drive with a RV, that's the only way I can find out Yeah, they are hard to find on dealer lots. I had to special order mine. Sorry OP. Not on topic. In for oil change and they had this Super Crew HDPP F150 in the showroom. Quite surprised they have one in their inventory. Pic of the payload. https://i.imgur.com/bcJGVwul.jpg]https://i.imgur.com/bcJGVwul.jpg
spud1957 08/28/19 08:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: Do I need air bags?

The 5th wheel I'm considering getting has a hitch weight of 1990lbs and just curious if I need air bags. My truck is a long bed CC 4x4 6.2L with a rear GAWR of 6340lbs. Thanks. You will be over your trucks rating pulling that trailer with the 3:73 gears. Ford rates your truck at 12,500. That's assuming a 150 driver only and a 15% pin weight (SAE J2807 specs). I would only consider that trailer if I had 4:30s. Rating goes up to 15,000. Should rethink your choice.
spud1957 08/28/19 07:41am Towing
RE: Ford 7.3L gas power numbers

Sooooo....great numbers for the 7.3 huh? I think that's what this thread was about.
spud1957 08/08/19 07:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: Fifth Wheel Hitch Height - Sliders

You may already be aware but the Pullright Superglide does no have any height adjustment. Any adjustment must be done with the trailer pin box.
spud1957 08/07/19 12:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing speed

The 6.2 loves 110 Kph in Canada. When I'm in the US I drive 68 Mph.
spud1957 08/07/19 08:33am Towing
RE: proper hook up procedure?

A few years back we were camping at the shore when neighbors showed up after dark. We were sitting around the camp fire and I was trying hard not to be that guy that just has to help. They got their 5th wheel backed in just fine. But watching these two ladies make multiple attempts to unhook and having nothing but problems, I finally gave in and asked if I could help. They were glad to accept my assistance as they thought they just were not strong enough to pull the pin. So I proceeded to give them a lesson. I said, first thing you need to do is put chocks under the wheels. They looked at me funny. I pointed to my trailer wheels. Apparently Canadians call them "stoppers". They put their stoppers in place. I then had the driver get in and back the truck up against the pin. And to make sure they knew they could do it, I had the other one very easily pull the pin. Yes, they already had the legs down. They were very grateful as the back of the site sloped right into the lake. And the way they were going, that was where their camper was going to end up. No!!! Canadians do not call them stoppers!!! 40+ years Rving and I have NEVER heard that term.
spud1957 08/06/19 01:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hitch choice

"but I just =might= consider the Andersen, since I don't ever plan on having a FW much > 12k GVW, if that. Despite Andersen's claims, I just don't trust it for what I'd consider a "heavy" FW, i.e. > 12k GVW." YUP, 12k for an Andersen would be my limit also. Bed deflection and folding hitches are not good! Their compression test is NOT real world, where is their fore and aft test? Yes there were some with bed deflection ,cured the same way as the B&W bed deflection. Also there were no folding hitches that I am aware of, there were a couple that the tubes bent , and a redesign was made . There were no reports, again that I read where there were any damage to truck ,and trailer, other then the one panic stop, and was rear ended. I'm seeing more Andersen in my travels than B&W. Both are great hitches. Funny he brings up the Andersen folding but he never brings up the B&W hitch where the head was ripped off (documented on this forum) from a sudden maneuver. :h
spud1957 08/06/19 11:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: proper hook up procedure?

I use chocks and raise the trailer until the hitch is about 1/2" above the fifth wheel plate. I then back into in at it latches. I leave the front jack legs down and never have had a problem. I don't slide the hitch up the plate as it will put a strain on the jacks. B.O. This is a great way to HIGH HITCH!! If you are worried about the hitch riding up the hitch due to stress, doing that is far less the running down the road! Both Reese and Pullrite have instructions in their user guide to ride the pin up the hitch. In should be about an inch above the low end of the hitch plate. I have no concern about undue stress on my front jacks. Properly chocked wheels pretty well eliminates that.
spud1957 08/05/19 03:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: A little more on the New ford trickeling out

Nice flat torque curve. At 1500 RPM it's pushing about as much or more peak torque as the 1st version of the 6.2 (405 @ 4500 RPM). https://i.imgur.com/dUGcvwzl.jpg]https://i.imgur.com/dUGcvwzl.jpg
spud1957 08/01/19 06:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: A little more on the New ford trickeling out

2020 Super Duty 7.3-liter V-8 to produce 430 hp, 475 lb-ft of torque Do you have the link to this? Got it. Ignore this link. https://media.ford.com/content/fordmLedia/fna/us/en/news/2019/08/01/ford-73-liter-V8-best-in-class-gas-power-torque-heavy-duty-pickup.html
spud1957 08/01/19 05:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: A little more on the New ford trickeling out

2020 Super Duty 7.3-liter V-8 to produce 430 hp, 475 lb-ft of torque Do you have the link to this?
spud1957 08/01/19 05:06am Tow Vehicles
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