Originally Posted by TheRowlands
I am in the process of outfitting my truck in eager anticipation of my 390QSMB being built. This week I will be installing a 5th wheel hitch, tool box, and tonneau cover. I hadn't considered sway bars. Is this something you think I might need on a 2008 F-450 dually?
Also, blwnsmoke, I was reading through this thread and saw you bought from Corey Clarke at Terrytown. That's who we are buying from as well! Any advice for when we go pick it up? How long should we plan to be there?
Edit: Not intending to Hijack the thread... reading this thread raised the questions, but will start my own if needed.
If you have a F450 you should already have a sway bar on it. I believe the F450s come with both front and rear sway bars (if I recall correctly on the front).
You could upgrade but the DRW will already handle much better then a SRW truck so I'd tow with it first and see what you think.
Advice... tell him I referred you so we each get $100 lol. Im in NH so they delivered it to me. Because of that, I didn't do a PDI. I would read through my couple of threads that I started regarding warranty. I'll edit this thread with the links once I post and search for them. I think they really rushed mine out of the factory due to my time constraints.
One thing that I would have them do is add a 2nd battery to the trailer. I think it cost me a little over $100 to have the 2nd one added. Not that we dry camp but I wanted enough juice to not have the slides be affected when moving in and out (slower speed due to less power).
If you read through my thread, make sure you check everything I listed as issues including the simple things like tugging on the corners of the carpet to make sure they were tacked down etc. Open up the couches to make sure the corners don't have tears like mine did. Open the cabinets to make sure the drawers aren't splintering. Check all the blinds and window garments to make sure there aren't any tears.
I know I wouldn't have caught everything even if I would have went there as some of the issues took 6 months for me to realize. However, I'd really spend a solid hour if not more checking every inch of it.
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