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Old 06-25-2014, 08:28 AM   #31
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It's interesting, these camping forums. Being a model railroader and train enthusiast, I belong to a few forms and a Facebook page that are about trains, real and model. Surprisingly, considering what type of knowledge you can get into, there is no where the amount of 'authority' as seen here and other camping forums. Or thread hijacking for that matter. It is much more civil.

I used to belong to a large RV forum (can't remember what it was) and left after seeing how dissenting people could be if you didn't follow their 'expertise.' I also used to be on one that specialized in hybrids, that was the worst. It was like it was full of grumpy old men, they didn't hesitate to hurl insults and say you were clueless, and that their opinions and ways were superior to all others.

Camping is suppose to be fun. Good times, good food, good friends. And if someone asks for help, then we help them. There should never be any friction. Try to look at things from a third person's point of view.


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Old 06-25-2014, 08:31 AM   #32
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Humor me, I'd like to see the payload sticker on a max tow and HD tow for my own reference.
This.
Go find it yourself. I went to the Ford website, but according to the typical thought process here, manufacturers don't know how to type out specs.
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Old 06-25-2014, 08:35 AM   #33
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It's interesting, these camping forums. Being a model railroader and train enthusiast, I belong to a few forms and a Facebook page that are about trains, real and model. Surprisingly, considering what type of knowledge you can get into, there is no where the amount of 'authority' as seen here and other camping forums. Or thread hijacking for that matter. It is much more civil.

I used to belong to a large RV forum (can't remember what it was) and left after seeing how dissenting people could be if you didn't follow their 'expertise.' I also used to be on one that specialized in hybrids, that was the worst. It was like it was full of grumpy old men, they didn't hesitate to hurl insults and say you were clueless, and that their opinions and ways were superior to all others.

Camping is suppose to be fun. Good times, good food, good friends. And if someone asks for help, then we help them. There should never be any friction. Try to look at things from a third person's point of view.


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I've bailed out of a few camping forums for this very reason. It's taken longer, but this forum is showing it's hands wringing with worry high horsing. If noses were any higher they'd drown when it rained as my Grandmother used to say.

Luckily, I've only had one person come to me in a campground sharing their opinion of what I was doing and how wrong I was. But from behind the safety of a keyboard? Everyone is 10 feet tall and bulletproof.
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Old 06-25-2014, 08:38 AM   #34
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When my dealer set up my 5er & hitch last month he said 8" was the space I needed between the box and the 5er.
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Old 06-25-2014, 08:40 AM   #36
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Mr. Dan: Now you're talking! - - - Seriously, and with tongue fully in cheek, these things get a bit out of hand because the written word seldom conveys the writer's true emotions and things get put in by the reader "between the lines". Yes, I have been chastised by the police several times but it does not keep me from posting. It is a known fact that I have a somewhat strange sense of humor (that is obviously conveyed to only a few). No harm was meant and my suggestion would be that many members, perhaps especially so-called senior members lighten up a bit. I still am not sure what a "high horsed" comment is (but I'm betting I'll find out very soon). BTW, to lock threads without serious disregard or defamation would rather defeat the purpose of "FORUM"...IMHO of course. BTW, I did enjoy your sarcasm...really. Thanks!
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Old 06-25-2014, 10:21 AM   #37
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Just saw this comic this morning:


Now I get- no one called anyone else stupid here, but this was quite the run of a thread from a fiver hitting the truck bed to being overloaded. Being firmly in the "ratings matter and should be adhered to"-camp AND being in the truck-ignorant camp, I don't see how being overloaded would/could cause this.
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Old 06-25-2014, 10:42 AM   #38
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That comic reminds me of a recent survey that found 94% of all Americans think they have above-average intelligence.

Anyway, the OP stated that they could adjust the hitch and pull unlevel. Clearly the stock suspension isn't carrying that weight alone. Maybe some air could be let out of the bags to get a touch more clearance in the back?
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Old 06-25-2014, 06:03 PM   #39
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Because we can and it's nobody's business but ours. Some of us don't want to go head over heals in debt just to show off a 3/4, 1 or 1-1/2 t truck when it can and is being done quite nicely with a 1/2 T.
Easy now old coot. I've seen the specs of your truck and trailer and you are fine. I'm not saying nobody can tow a 5th with a 1/2 ton, just that with this size camper, probably not a safe thing to do. I have a comparable size 5th wheel and sure wouldn't want to tow it with a 1/2 ton. As far as the cost of my one ton diesel, it cost less than most all of the popular suvs on the market which have very low capacities.
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Old 06-25-2014, 06:28 PM   #40
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My 2 cents, set up for 6" clearance and go from there. Try your best to not drive through places that are going to cause issues, if it can be helped. Eye ball the area and try to navigate it so that you drive over the most level area. It's pretty difficult to not have the trailer make contact if the ground is really unlevel. If the site is that bad I would ask for another one.
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