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Old 07-01-2016, 10:50 AM   #111
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Also, unless me and wife go full time I'm not sure I need more than a 1/2 ton to do what we do most of the time.
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Old 07-01-2016, 10:51 AM   #112
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So before the thread closes... dumb question -
When your towing, can you diesel guys fill up at the truck stops where the semis do? I heard you have to have a tax number like a trucking company to use those pumps?
no, we can use them. And that's makes one more BIG advantage to having diesel. Ease of getting fuel. Lots better than squeezing in the lanes made for cars.
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I'm not sure why the rush to close this thread by some people.

Another one like it will just start up.
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So before the thread closes... dumb question -
When your towing, can you diesel guys fill up at the truck stops where the semis do? I heard you have to have a tax number like a trucking company to use those pumps?
Ive never had an issue fueling anywhere. I'm almost as long as a semi so usually not an issue. I can't use most standard island fuel pumps. At 55'....I don't fit very well!
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I'm not sure why the rush to close this thread by some people.

Another one like it will just start up.
probably because they are over loaded and don't want to be called out on it by the weight police
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Old 07-01-2016, 11:31 AM   #116
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no, we can use them. And that's makes one more BIG advantage to having diesel. Ease of getting fuel. Lots better than squeezing in the lanes made for cars.
Thank you! To me this is reason enough to go diesel. After having to find an exit that has a station you can fit in then struggle to fill but not block the other lanes, wait for the little fiat that blocked you in while they were getting their 88oz slushy, etc. Just go to the truck stops & pull thru - Yep Im ready! I don't care how much the oil costs LOL
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So before the thread closes... dumb question -
When your towing, can you diesel guys fill up at the truck stops where the semis do? I heard you have to have a tax number like a trucking company to use those pumps?
Out west I can use most truck stop semi lanes. I can use all the Pilot and Flying J semi lanes and most also have RV lanes. There are a few truck stops that require a commercial credit card/control number for the pumps but if I go inside they fix me right up.
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Thanks Dog ~~ I'm only pulling about 12,000, about 2200 at the pin with my 35' 5er. Have had no problems so far, not even when towing with a F250. Just picked up a new F350 and have not pulled it yet. The new truck sits about 4" higher at the hitch so curious to see in a week or so just how it tows.
Also understand about leaving the truck outside as I do that. The Lincoln and the Excursion belong to my wife and daughter and there is no question who gets into a hot vehicle ~~ no ice or snow here. I just hit the remote start and let the AC cool her down before I leave.
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I'm not sure why the rush to close this thread by some people.

Another one like it will just start up.

I agree! The thinned skinned offended people should just go away and not read it anymore. Why do the majority have to suffer because a few get their feelings hurt?

The person who opened this thread wanted some info to help him make a decision and hopefully he has found it. Many others will come across it and will want to educate themselves but since it will be "closed" (slow whiny voice when saying it) they will have to open a new one where someone else will get their feelings hurt too and it will have to be closed.

A never ending cycle of crying!

Surely the moderators will chastise me for my comment and cower to those poor unfortunates by closing the thread. Live and let live I say. If I don't like someones opinion I just ignore it.
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KingFisher ~ I pulled a 7000# TT with a F150 EB without a problem. I'd not have thought twice about an extra 1000# either as it did a great job. Watch the engine and trans temps on the long trip.
Good idea on the mirrors. It will make every trip more relaxing and safer.
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