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RE: 2020 Ford Raptor towing

The Ford Raptor only has a payload of 1200 lbs or less. Pretty much any trailer is going to make it sag. Built for looks and performance, which it excels at; leaves a lot to be desired for towing.
troubledwaters 02/23/20 07:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: getting trapped inside a park

My truck has a reverse gear in it. They beauty of that is you can go out the same way you got in. I use that gear frequently.
troubledwaters 02/20/20 04:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Conduct a safety drill, have your passenger yell out SWAY!!

Clicky Nothing else needs to be said
troubledwaters 02/16/20 12:00pm Towing
RE: 3.5 EB Engine Braking?

I have the 3.5 ecoboost and the 10 spd transmission. I think the engine braking works great. I have no qualms with it whatsoever. Just let the vehicle do its thing. I see no reason to try and be smarter than the computer that is monitoring sevral dozen variables in nano seconds. Just try it
troubledwaters 02/16/20 06:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: Oxygenics Fury RV Handheld Shower

...One thing though, I noticed my shower head seemed to use more nitrogen than oxygen :-)You must be showering in nitous oxide. That sure would be an exciting adventure.
troubledwaters 02/15/20 10:45am General RVing Issues
RE: Triangle Trailer tires?

Yes, you should replace them immediately; and send them to me for proper disposal.
troubledwaters 02/14/20 03:05pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: WDH Questions

Nothing says you have to restore all the weight back on the front. You've restored over 50%, if your GVWR if greater than 6640 I'd say you're good to go.
troubledwaters 02/13/20 05:31pm Towing
RE: How stupid can people be

Will all you that have never done anything stupid please stand and announce yourselves. I'm trying to separate the perfect humans from the pompous.
troubledwaters 02/09/20 07:09pm Around the Campfire
RE: Would You Camp at a Place Like This??

Oy. This guy still? Why don't you worry about your own business? ThanksIs it just me or does anyone else see a strong resemblance to a teenager that already knows it all?
troubledwaters 02/09/20 06:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Quick winter question

30 minutes and $5.00. Is it really worth the risk?
troubledwaters 02/02/20 06:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: Chucking - trouble shooting

So how it works is people just throw money at the problem until the figure they spent enough they can just live with it. When people tell you how great fifth wheels are they never seem to mention that dirty little secret, chucking.
troubledwaters 02/01/20 01:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How does GCVWR affect stopping if you have trailer brakes?

...BTW, I have seen both Ford and GM write about this very subject and they make it clear that the trucks are part of the formula and have a major impact on stopping the trailer. So yes, it is clearly part of the certification or more accurately, it's part of the design criteria."Major Impact" - Count me as very skeptical on this. I' love to see one of those write-ups alluded to.
troubledwaters 01/29/20 05:34pm Towing
RE: F-150 HDPP?

The towing mirrors are an option, they do not come with the max tow package or the HDPP (at least for the last 2 years, don't know about previous years). The only way you can easily tell the HDPP is by the wheels, but you'd have to know what your looking for. They can be easily confused with ones that are very similar. I can tell the difference by sight, but then I have one so I know what to look for.
troubledwaters 01/26/20 04:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Would I ever be happy towing with a half ton truck

The trouble with that is, the more truck / cushion they have, the safer they feel, the faster they go down the road. A 3/4 ton diesel hauling a 8,000 lb RV at 80 mph in the hammer lane ain't any safer then the guy with the (properly equipped) F150 hauling the same RV at 65 mph in the right lane. I see it all the time.
troubledwaters 01/25/20 07:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: New trailer came off hitch!!

You're both right. The WDH is putting upward pressure on the cupling system as a whole, this is what transfers weight off the rear and onto the front. At the same time, it is lifting up on the ball and pulling down on the tongue; these forces balance out at some point.
troubledwaters 09/16/19 06:18pm Beginning RVing
RE: Cant hook up a whole house generator

The builder may have left but the electrician is still around and they are bonded and the county should be able to answer questions as to why it passed inspections. If they can't answer that and agree it's wrong, I feel like the electrician can be made to fix it. We've been a little taxed with the hurricane but I expect to be able to call them on Monday.so What did you find out when you called? Fighting the flu, it's going to be a few days. I'll post back once I get someone, get an appointment to have them come out, look at it etc. I expect this will take more than a day.Curious, what's the outcome.
troubledwaters 09/16/19 05:33pm Around the Campfire
RE: How do you really judge TV adequacy anymore?

There is no evidence to indicate an F150 can't tow all day every day within its tow ratings without incurring any more adverse effects than a F350 would at the comparable duty point. This is the comment that everybody is calling BS on. Throw a 10k lb trailer behind an F150 and the same behind and F350 and there's no question which truck will wear better over time.Maybe it wasn't clear, "Comparable duty point" was intended to mean an F150 operating at 100% of its tow rating (or whatever parameter you want to compare) compared to a F350 operating at 100% of its tow rating ( or whatever rating you're comparing). 100% vs. 100% Okay I did read that wrong and that does make your point more defensible. I still don't agree with it in a lot of cases, though. My 2500 has mostly the same components as a same year DRW 3500...which would make me think there's quite a bit of cushion built into the ratings on my truck. I also think heavy duty trucks are built to a higher standard in terms of expected duty cycle. Same deal when you go to a MDT...and so on as you move up the food chain.Yes I will concede that what you are saying about cushion etc. is probably a valid point. My statement was too overly broad.
troubledwaters 09/13/19 08:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: How do you really judge TV adequacy anymore?

There is no evidence to indicate an F150 can't tow all day every day within its tow ratings without incurring any more adverse effects than a F350 would at the comparable duty point. This is the comment that everybody is calling BS on. Throw a 10k lb trailer behind an F150 and the same behind and F350 and there's no question which truck will wear better over time.Maybe it wasn't clear, "Comparable duty point" was intended to mean an F150 operating at 100% of its tow rating (or whatever parameter you want to compare) compared to a F350 operating at 100% of its tow rating ( or whatever rating you're comparing). 100% vs. 100%
troubledwaters 09/12/19 05:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How do you really judge TV adequacy anymore?

Opps double post - my bad!
troubledwaters 09/12/19 02:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How do you really judge TV adequacy anymore?

YOU should get off the internet and Take your 1/2 ton and tow the guts out of it. Or stop with the suppositions and do more listening and learning. Oh I guess civility is out now. But still, nothing but your own personal opinion. But, you got to make up your mind Grit. Here’s one, 13K behind a half ton?? Don't doubt it. Been driving a '19 for the last week and it is a noticeable step up from the 2016 I have and it just feels heavier and stouter. Dunno what gears it has, but it feels like a 5.3 and is 8 speed, not the 10. Haven't popped the hood. 13k is a lot of weight and not for the faint of heart behind a half ton, but it will pull I believe. Actually a very nice truck.Clicky Wait, here’s another where you are responded to someone else. Half Tons are Capable?? I am successfully towing cross country for the past 2 years with a half ton, it is a diesel, 8 spd, 3.92, full air suspension. 28 ATC front bedroom. Loaded approx 7600lb. The combination yields high altitude performance and no drama. Half tons are very capable towing. Lol, not possible, must have been a dream......according to the rvnet extremists. Clicky Oh another - They all will tow just fine??? Oh my, for cripes sakes, not that this thread is any different than any other half ton towing thread, except that benk said something totally off the wall when usually his microscopic mechanical analysis is pretty spot on, but beer brewer, slow down, step away from the computer, breath a few deep breaths and go buy a freekin truck that you can drive on the stupid parkways or freeways or whatever they are AND tow a TT with. Pick your favorite brand 1/2 ton. Ford, GM Ram, Yota or Nissan. Get the big motor and trailer/ payload/super whatever towing package. Go buy a trailer that is within the range of the ones you're looking at, becasue they ALL will tow just fine. And GO CAMPING already! Seriously bud, I'm not trying to be sarcastic. I've towed stuff that size all over town or all over the country for almost 30 years now, since I got my drivers license, with a lot of differnet 1/2 tons. Many of which, in stock form, that would not hold a candle to any 2018 model pickup in terms of power, handling, braking, stability or strength. It ok. You can do it..clicky So which is it, it can tow within its ratings or it can't? Oh, and by the way, I'm not going to be getting off the internet. I see it as my duty to offer valid counterpoints (not withstanding the smartest person in the room attitude). You don't like my posts, use the block button.
troubledwaters 09/12/19 01:17pm Tow Vehicles
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