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Old 03-28-2012, 08:04 AM   #11
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The F-150 manual does specify a minimum of 1,000 miles (1,600 km) before towing, so I'll have to force myself to drive the truck a lot in the next month or so!

I'm also going to plan a few shorter local trips with the 29' TT to ensure that everything feels right before we head for the bigger mountain passes. No worries though, the kids love camping even if we just parked the trailer in the front yard!


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Old 03-28-2012, 08:34 AM   #12
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Hay Dave - Congratulations on that new truck. One tip to help with the break in is to allow two or three short trips for the gears to warm up before taking the TT out for a long outing. I've had two vehicles re-geared and in both instances the shop recommended a break in period for the gears of 500 miles before towing and doing a warm up cool down cycle a few times before towing for any long distance. Apparently this warm up cool down period allows the gears to properly seat and contributes to the longevity of the gear set (in the differential). So, with my last two new vehicles I ran a couple of short trips with the TT before hitting the road for a big outing.

Have fun. I would be curious your impressions with the new EB after your first outing.

I believe there is some text in the owners manual that says not to accelerate hard when first towing. This would lend a lot of credence to the above.

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