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Old 04-27-2014, 12:47 AM   #21
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There is a rail kit to fit the factory ford installed hitch that allows the standard hitches to be used.
Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter for Standard 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 20,000 lbs Reese Accessories and Parts RP30156

MY truck did not come with the undermount hitch but I put it in and I really love the flush mount.
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Old 04-27-2014, 07:35 PM   #22
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Playing devil's advocate here. If you have a heavy rig, you need diesel pulling power. If gas engine does the job efficiently and safely, then consider this. Do the math on a fictitious trip. Figure something like a 1000 mile trip at 8mpg at your local gas price/gal. Then maybe 14 mpg with diesel at your local diesel prices. See what each trip will cost. Then you'll see if the improved mpg is worth the additional cost of buying a diesel.
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Same can be evaluated on whether to keep with a TT or move up to a fifth wheel...you really don't need the fiver but you want it for the much improved performance and layout...same goes for the discussion of gas vs diesel...diesel just improves the towing experience by leaps and bounds so it's worth the additional expense ,)
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Same can be evaluated on whether to keep with a TT or move up to a fifth wheel...you really don't need the fiver but you want it for the much improved performance and layout...same goes for the discussion of gas vs diesel...diesel just improves the towing experience by leaps and bounds so it's worth the additional expense ,)
I gained 2 MPG when I went up to a 8ft longer, 3500 lb heavier 5th wheel from a bumper pull. Another plus for why to get a 5th wheel, aerodynamics
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Old 04-27-2014, 10:22 PM   #24
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Man Dave. Good for you. I did much better mpg with my TT than with my fiver. The fiver sits way higher and catches more wind. But then again, I tow with gas. Lol.

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Old 04-28-2014, 10:49 AM   #25
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Think I may move up to this for a TV to help even more with aerodynamics & MPG's!
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Po-Boy - That's sad. Do people really do stuff like that to trucks?
It reminds me of lowriders in East Los Angeles.
I saw one rip off his oil pan as he went over a manhole! LOL
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Old 05-01-2014, 10:48 PM   #27
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I have 2012 f350 6.7 with 3.55 wonder if I should have got 3.31 gears 3.55 tow great and no problem pulling 15000 lbs
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