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Old 07-14-2012, 04:02 PM   #31
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... What a difference, the ride, handling, no "porpoising" or "chucking" at all...
"porpoising" or "chucking" is not common with tt, but sure is with 5ers.
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Old 07-14-2012, 05:02 PM   #32
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"porpoising" or "chucking" is not common with tt, but sure is with 5ers.
Total misinformation. As with any towing application improper setup can cause towing problems.
A properly set up rig will exibit none of these problems.
Our 5th tows so well I often forget it's behind me. No jerking, bouncing, chucking etc.
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Old 07-14-2012, 05:21 PM   #33
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Total misinformation. As with any towing application improper setup can cause towing problems.
A properly set up rig will exibit none of these problems.
Our 5th tows so well I often forget it's behind me. No jerking, bouncing, chucking etc.
Didn't mean to ruffle your feathers, I was mearly pointing out that a tongue trailer does not porpoise or dophin, but it is a symptom usually exhibited by a 5er. Didn't say all 5ers had it. Mine had it and I didn't change anything but add shocks to the trailer and that stopped it.
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Old 07-14-2012, 09:01 PM   #34
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I started with a 3/4 ton to begin with. No regrets.
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:44 AM   #35
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Picked up a 2010 F250, 4X4, 6.4L, Cabela's Edition yesterday and I'm stoked about having a bigger truck. My F150 always performed well towing all my TT's I've had, but the tongue weight with the Palomino was a little over sometimes. I did my best to mitigate this by loading heavy in the rear. This still would not allow me to carry any water (fresh/gray/black) in the tanks. I was originally going to wait until late next year and hopefully get a redesigned F150 Ecoboost. 2 problems with that; the F150 may not be redesigned for 2014 and the payments would be huge. Starting looking at F250's and the payments on a used one would be very reasonable and I'd be no where close on the tounge weight. The operating and maintenance costs will be more for the diesel, but it should be a wash in the end. Now I just need to get a bigger TV, lol. Here she is:
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Old 07-15-2012, 04:23 PM   #36
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Nice looking truck Len! Congrats! I bet you can't wait to hook up the TT. The diesel won't be an issue if you change fuel filters and oil like you should. I towed for the first time with a Ford diesel and the RPM's stayed around 1500 at 65 mph towing a 30' Rockwood. On hills the turbo just boosted up a bit and it never missed a beat. I went from a F150 to the F350 and towing is night and day. Have fun with it.
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:10 PM   #37
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I tow a 8306SS with a properly equipped F150. Bikes and kayaks in the truck. I would imagine if weighed I would be at or slightly over the RAWR but all else is fine. It is connected with a Equal-i-zer WDH. The combination is more than adequate. I do not tow in mountains but do tow in northern Ontario and I have no complaints. The 5.4 revs a little but it works fine. I can tow as fast as I need to and it is more than stable. I need to upgrade the tires. I puff them up to max pressure when towing.

Now as for a 3/4 ton. I have no doubt the experience would so much better especially with a diesel. We'll see about a F350 when the time comes. If I'm still towing and not parked I believe I will spring for one. It's more about the cargo capacity than anything.

For right now what I'm doing the F150 is perfect. I definitely have the right trailer now!
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:10 AM   #38
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Nice truck! I love the Cabela's edition, and looked for one when looking for my truck, but the only one I could find was a V10 gasser. I thought about going for a V10, but it was more expensive than my Lariat diesel!

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Old 07-16-2012, 09:46 PM   #39
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Nice truck! I love the Cabela's edition, and looked for one when looking for my truck, but the only one I could find was a V10 gasser. I thought about going for a V10, but it was more expensive than my Lariat diesel!

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Thanks. I wasn't real impressed when I saw it on the internet the first time, but the more I looked at it the more I liked it, and man it's sharp in person. I really the the lockable gun storage under the back seat. I don't carry guns in it, just my junk (tie downs, tow strap, gloves, ect.) Not to sure on the lockable center console part. Seems to take up a bunch of room.
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:15 PM   #40
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Well lets see, back in 2006 I bought a new Ford F150. In 2007, my wife and I purchased our first TT. It was a Springdale 28'. We loved it, took it on two trips (in Alaska, where we were living at the time). The trailer was about 7k lbs and max tow for the truck was about 7500. You could hear the engine straining and working hard to get up the hills. As I was slated to move to DC, we calculated the decision and decided in Feb 08 to upgrade as to not get stuck in the mountains throughout Canada with an issue and no cell reception. Chevy gave me more for my ford than ford offered so I got a 07 Chevy 2500 DMax. Loved the truck and towed beautiful.

Here is the fun part, I decided to read the owner's manual and researched the truck a bit, and learned I could tow about 12,500 on the hitch with a W/D system. So like any guy who likes his toys, I upgraded to the TT next to a 2009 Four Winds 31N which was 10k lbs and almost 36' in length. The 2500 towed it beautifully through the mountains, though the crosswinds after crossing into Montana were horrible and could only drive about 5 mph through the farm land but anyways thats for a different thread.

Which brings us to current time, I loved my 2500 and my TT, although it had its issues at time. I started to shop a bit for a new TV just to see what was out and around. I was looking at F250/2500's. I got in the Ford and the Power Stroke was just so quiet, and the DW fell in love with it. So we began to work numbers. Didnt pan out at the dealership but I went to a different one. Everything worked out and they found me one in the color we wanted sitting on a lot in Delaware. Only thing is, it was a F350. Well by my sig block it is obvious I bought it. Then re-read the fun part without the towing problems and that is how I ended up with my 5er.

Anyways, my point is, if you are looking at F250's and 2500's. Talk to them about the SRW F350 or 3500. Not much of a price difference but a couple hundred bucks and you get the higher GVWR/GCWR for more room to play with, especially if you are looking to upgrade as well as any future upgrades of a trailer after your current one. I think my sticker was about 63k and I walked out the door at 51k or so before my trade in. Just my .02 and I hope it helps.

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