RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Truck Campers: New Ford 7.3 Gas

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Truck Campers

Open Roads Forum  >  Truck Campers

 > New Ford 7.3 Gas

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 7  
Prev  |  Next
Sponsored By:
egarant

Mission Viejo CA

Senior Member

Joined: 12/01/2003

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 02/11/21 01:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Kayteg1 wrote:

The tires on my F350 dually give it 18,000 lb capacity.
Rear axle was derated from what I heard. so taxable 14,900lb is way below actual capabilities.
That still doesn't show their knowledge about TC use.


I am not a fanboy of any brand, only look for what will do the job for me. What does impress me about FORD is that they offer up everything in that brochure and you cannot find that kind of depth of information with RAM or Chevy, of which I have owned both.


2021 FORD F350 dually 4x4 with 4.30 gears
2013 Eagle Cap 950
480 Watts Solar, 2K Watt Xantrex Inverter, Reonogy MPPT Charge Controller, 250 amps of lithium batteries by LifeBlue

ticki2

NH

Senior Member

Joined: 07/09/2008

View Profile



Posted: 02/11/21 03:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Kayteg1 wrote:

The tires on my F350 dually give it 18,000 lb capacity.
Rear axle was derated from what I heard. so taxable 14,900lb is way below actual capabilities.
That still doesn't show their knowledge about TC use.


Please post the stock tires and wheels you have on your f350 drw thatt are rated at 4500 pounds each in dual application.


'68 Avion C-11
'02 GMC DRW D/A flatbed

Kayteg1

California > Nevada

Senior Member

Joined: 06/18/2015

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 02/11/21 04:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ticki2 wrote:



Please post the stock tires and wheels you have on your f350 drw thatt are rated at 4500 pounds each in dual application.


Your math is way off, but HERE is the tire in question.





Grit dog

Black Diamond, WA

Senior Member

Joined: 05/06/2013

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 02/11/21 04:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Kayteg1 wrote:


That still doesn't show their knowledge about TC use.


Nor yours, since a good front sway bar will help control body roll which is the best possible thing hauling a TC.


"Yes Sir, Oct 10 1888, Those poor school children froze to death in their tracks. They did not even find them until Spring. Especially hard hit were the ones who had to trek uphill to school both ways, with no shoes." -Bert A.

Grit dog

Black Diamond, WA

Senior Member

Joined: 05/06/2013

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 02/11/21 04:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ticki2 wrote:

Kayteg1 wrote:

The tires on my F350 dually give it 18,000 lb capacity.
Rear axle was derated from what I heard. so taxable 14,900lb is way below actual capabilities.
That still doesn't show their knowledge about TC use.


Please post the stock tires and wheels you have on your f350 drw thatt are rated at 4500 pounds each in dual application.


Hold your horses...
Add up all 6 tires is what he meant.

jimh425

Western MT

Senior Member

Joined: 06/11/2006

View Profile





Online
Posted: 02/11/21 05:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Kayteg1 wrote:

That still doesn't show their knowledge about TC use.


It doesn’t show their lack of knowledge either.


'10 Ford F-450, 6.4, 4.30, 4x4, 14,500 GVWR, '06 Host Rainer 950 Dbl Slide, Torklift Talon tiedowns, Glow Steps, and Fastguns. Bilstein 4600s, Firestone Air Bags, Hankook DH-01 225/19.5 Fs, Curt front hitch, Energy Suspension bump stops.


Kayteg1

California > Nevada

Senior Member

Joined: 06/18/2015

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 02/11/21 06:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Grit dog wrote:

ticki2 wrote:

Kayteg1 wrote:

The tires on my F350 dually give it 18,000 lb capacity.
Rear axle was derated from what I heard. so taxable 14,900lb is way below actual capabilities.
That still doesn't show their knowledge about TC use.


Please post the stock tires and wheels you have on your f350 drw thatt are rated at 4500 pounds each in dual application.


Hold your horses...
Add up all 6 tires is what he meant.

Here comes 3rd (?) grade math.
6x4500=27000
Long way from 18000 we are seeking.

noteven

Turtle Island

Senior Member

Joined: 02/13/2011

View Profile



Posted: 02/12/21 11:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Kayteg1 - who built your truck camper with a c of g that removes weight from the steer axle and why would they do that do you think?

noteven

Turtle Island

Senior Member

Joined: 02/13/2011

View Profile



Posted: 02/12/21 12:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

bigfootford wrote:

3 tons wrote:

bigfootford wrote:

That new 7.3 is way above the old 7.5 460 gasser.. I am impressed.

My f250 with it's 4100lb camper on and towing a 2500lb trailer or a 2,000 lb toad it pulled quite good but on some real steep curvy roads it was close to running out of power! Like coming out of Shelter Cove Calif.. and some other places.. 4.10 rear and E4od trans.

Old 7.5 205-275 hp and 345-375 torque

New 7.3 430 hp and 475 torque!

That is some impressive numbers!

Jim


Haw, If I was a youngster like you I would have not one of these but a nice Dodge with a great diesel.. and a 6 speed Alison trans.. That is my want... Skipro3's truck to me is a great rig.

Ok, I’m looking forward to seeing one in your driveway!!

3 tons



3 tons - take a look at a company in Florida called Custom Automatic Conversions they specialize in Allison to Cummins engine work.

specta

utah

Senior Member

Joined: 06/18/2001

View Profile



Posted: 02/12/21 12:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

noteven wrote:

Kayteg1 - who built your truck camper with a c of g that removes weight from the steer axle and why would they do that do you think?


My camper loaded for camping removes 100 lbs off the steer axle.


Kenny
2011 Chevy 2500 HD 6.0L 4wd
1995 Lance 945 Onan QG 2500 LP
Regular cab. The best looking trucks.


Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 7  
Prev  |  Next

Open Roads Forum  >  Truck Campers

 > New Ford 7.3 Gas
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Truck Campers


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2021 CWI, Inc. © 2021 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.