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Old 01-30-2016, 01:24 PM   #11
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Pick up went great. Walk through was sad, we ended up getting a fairly new person that wasn't confident in the operation of the unit. Thank fully we had our PDI check list and pretty much took over from there. No issue and everything worked perfectly. Towing it home was a breeze. Thanks everyone for the insights.
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Old 02-02-2016, 10:10 AM   #12
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Morning Everyone.

The wife and I are finally picking up our new 294 tomorrow. We have been waiting since October when we ordered it.



Great information on this site. Just wanted to ask, while doing the walk through tomorrow besides the couch (Read a lot about that) is there anything else I should key in on that are possible known issues with PT?? I have read about a few here and there.



The dealer is providing me with (at my request) a list of "repairs" they needed to complete after the unit arrived from the factory. Honestly I haven't heard if there were any but I asked for one anyway so I can double check the work.



First 5er...upgrading from a hybrid, lots of trips already planned...



Thanks!!

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Old 02-02-2016, 10:28 AM   #13
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Old 02-02-2016, 03:55 PM   #14
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2015 GMC Sierra 1500...Double cab...4x4...Max Trailer package...6.2L w/8 speed

Oh good to know bc I was looking at a 290/295 and I should be able to tow it with no issues on my 2014 F150 SCREW SB EB Max Tow. The only thing I am doing is moving to 8-Ply BFG tires and installing 1-2.5" adjustable airbags and a slider Reese when I do go for it


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I ran all my numbers to ensure I was within range. There are so many people that say one thing or another I just let the numbers do the talking. I am very impressed with power and ability of the 6.2L, honestly its the only thing that stopped me from getting the Ford Eco. Well that and I have always liked GMs. I did get timbrens (Haven't installed yet) but only to help with the seesawing when hitting certain bridges or bumps. Other wise the factory stops are several inches from touching with it loaded. As long as your numbers look good I say go for it and enjoy it! As I have learned from so much reading on this site...anything I say is just MHO :-)
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Oh good to know bc I was looking at a 290/295 and I should be able to tow it with no issues on my 2014 F150 SCREW SB EB Max Tow. The only thing I am doing is moving to 8-Ply BFG tires and installing 1-2.5" adjustable airbags and a slider Reese when I do go for it


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Don't waste your money buying a slider hitch for the new 5th. wheel's. Even with a short bed pickup (5.5') you won't need a slider. Why spend the extra $$$ and have the extra weight in the truck when it's not needed.

Take notice of the front caps on the new 5vers. They all have the front corners tapered in. Not the old style boxy look. Thus you won't need the slider hitch.

I have the 6.5' box, my buddy has the 5.5' box. Neither one of us has a slider and there is no problems with making those 90 degree turns.
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Don't waste your money buying a slider hitch for the new 5th. wheel's. Even with a short bed pickup (5.5') you won't need a slider. Why spend the extra $$$ and have the extra weight in the truck when it's not needed.

Take notice of the front caps on the new 5vers. They all have the front corners tapered in. Not the old style boxy look. Thus you won't need the slider hitch.

I have the 6.5' box, my buddy has the 5.5' box. Neither one of us has a slider and there is no problems with making those 90 degree turns.
I actually would have to agree with that Fred. I haven't gone a full 90 but have been close just testing and it doesn't seem like it would be close. I do however have a slider if not just for the peace of mind. My hope is however I am never in a spot that I need to use it...
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I actually would have to agree with that Fred. I haven't gone a full 90 but have been close just testing and it doesn't seem like it would be close. I do however have a slider if not just for the peace of mind. My hope is however I am never in a spot that I need to use it...

I am actually looking at upgrading my 2014 F150 SB SCREW FX4 to a new F150 EB 6.5 foot bed SCREW with the FX4 Package, 3.5 EB with longer bed gives me more towing 11,500 instead of 11,200 and 2650 payload instead of 1950


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You are fortunate to get a listing of repairs the dealer accomplished when taking delivery of the unit from the factory. The dealer I purchased from, in Utah, refuses to disclose that information as does PrimeTime. Although we are pleased with the 294, I just feel somewhat suspicious about the lack of honest disclosure. When we do replace the unit I definitely will make disclosure a requisite issue prior to finalizing any transaction.
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