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Old 09-06-2015, 09:02 AM   #1
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Towing thoughts.

New here.
Current TT is a 2014 30' crossroads.
8k gross.

I am towing it with a 2008 F350 CC/SB 4.10,V10, Towing is great.

Looking to step up to a sabre 36qbok. I know, if I fill the trailer to the max, my truck will be at the max.

Anyone else towing that big with the v10?

Any other thoughts? Thanks in advance!
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Old 09-06-2015, 09:13 AM   #2
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Towed a 34tbok with an 05 v10 f250. I think you'll be fine with your 1t. As you already know, you'll get to meet lots of nice folks at all the gas stations you'll be stopping at I averaged 9 when I had a V10, with typical towing mileage around 5...

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Old 09-06-2015, 09:38 AM   #3
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I've been a Ford tech long enough, to know I didn't want a diesel.
Or, at least a diesel that was within the budget I wanted to spend.

I'll take a little less power, and a few more bucks in fuel, vs repair bills like injectors and high pressure fuel pumps, etc.
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Old 09-06-2015, 06:51 PM   #4
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I guess the next question would be hitch.

The options are quite overwhelming.

I have the 6 3/4 bed.
Slider?
Sidewinder?
Suggestions... I only want to buy one, and will pay what is needed.
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Old 09-06-2015, 07:08 PM   #5
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In my 6'-9" bed, I had a bw turnover ball with companion hutch. Non-slider and never had any concern.
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Old 09-06-2015, 07:09 PM   #6
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Thoughts on the Hensley bd3?
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Old 09-06-2015, 09:36 PM   #7
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Or Andersen ultimate?
Sidewinder?
Demco slider?

Phew.
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Old 09-07-2015, 04:25 AM   #8
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Thoughts on the Hensley bd3?
$$$$$$$

Price point aside, you'll not find a better performing hitch. Hensley wrote the book on articulating hitch technology and it works as well today as it did 40 yrs ago.
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Old 09-07-2015, 04:43 AM   #9
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You should be fine with that truck. You may not be first up the hill but it should git 'er done. As for the hitch, I have a long bed so I can't tell you which way to go but I hear a lot of good about a sidewinder. Pair that with a pullrite or a b and w hitch and you should be in good shape. I have a reese 15K hitch and get a good amount of chucking, I hear the pullrite and the B and W patriot hitches are much smoother.
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