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Old 10-18-2016, 01:01 AM   #11
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Congratulations on the new rig! May it bring you many happy memories and safe journeys.
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Old 10-18-2016, 09:10 AM   #12
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We towed our Roo 183 with a Trailblazer EXT for a couple years. The Roo weighed out around 4100# ready-to-go. WDH is a must. Ours had the I6 and it did ok here in Indiana. Mountains may have been a different story. Have since moved to a 1500 Ram. If you stay around 4000# you will probably be ok until you decide its time for something different.
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Old 10-18-2016, 09:20 AM   #13
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We towed our Roo 183 with a Trailblazer EXT for a couple years. The Roo weighed out around 4100# ready-to-go. WDH is a must. Ours had the I6 and it did ok here in Indiana. Mountains may have been a different story. Have since moved to a 1500 Ram. If you stay around 4000# you will probably be ok until you decide its time for something different.
Never mind. I see you've already done it. Congrats and enjoy. The F150 will be a more enjoyable ride anyway.
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Old 10-18-2016, 10:32 AM   #14
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Congrats on new tow vehicle! I have been towing a Roo19 with a v8 Trailblazer EXT., but currently looking for late model F150 super crew. I've been shocked at the prices of used trucks and since it will only be used for towing, not interested in paying for a new vehicle that will sit in the driveway most of the year

Any advice on how you found your f150? I've been checking out Craigslist and having no luck.
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Old 10-18-2016, 11:55 AM   #15
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No matter how I adjusted the bars and sway control it just wouldn't work. The weights and numbers all worked on paper but not in the real world. The only ones I see having success are the ones with the V8, I think because there is more weight on the steering axle.

I pulled a Mini Lite with one. It's not the weight on the front end, it's the tires on the rear. XL tires with about 40 PSI worked well.
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Old 10-18-2016, 12:21 PM   #16
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Congrats on the new truck. We were in the same situation.


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Old 10-18-2016, 03:41 PM   #17
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Congrats on new tow vehicle! I have been towing a Roo19 with a v8 Trailblazer EXT., but currently looking for late model F150 super crew. I've been shocked at the prices of used trucks and since it will only be used for towing, not interested in paying for a new vehicle that will sit in the driveway most of the year

Any advice on how you found your f150? I've been checking out Craigslist and having no luck.


Cincy6 I to shopped Craigslist list for our TV, we faced with same issue wanted a better TV without the new TV price. I shopped every other day. The used truck prices are woooweee. Just got lucky found truck on Craigslist close by and price was right. Had few more miles than I wanted but it has been taken care of. Plus I do vehicle repair on the side. I looked at 9 different trucks before bought one.
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Old 10-18-2016, 08:42 PM   #18
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Well took the 261BH xl on a test drive with new used f150 supercrew. I like the way it tows . Can't wait for the real thing.
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Old 11-15-2016, 11:53 AM   #19
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x2 on the fuel comsumption. Have had to TB since new and love it, Have towed 20ft boats since owning our 2004 and it is not a good tow vehicle. Only used it when the pickup was not available or convenient.
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Our 2004 is still kicking with 170k miles. Really only use it for a small utility trailer from time to time but it does fine.

Fuel mileage sucks on it. Have had some minor gremlins over the years but nothing mechanical (except the common motor mount failure.


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