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Old 02-18-2015, 07:59 PM   #41
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No problems at all. Truck is all stock including tires.
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Old 02-23-2015, 01:55 PM   #42
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Very nice! We are very close to pulling the trigger on a 360. One question...any issues pulling it with your F250? I have a 2009 F250 diesel (4x4). I think the 360 is the acceptable ranges for everything except the tires, but I need to confirm. Just don't want to purchase the 360 then not be able to safely pull it.

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The truck won't have any issues towing it but it won't be legal. You will be over weight on your payload by over 1,000lbs.

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Old 05-01-2016, 12:51 AM   #43
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Resurrecting this old thread to reply to a comment I made a while ago.

I put the Hellwig 7271 Big Wig swaybar back on my truck in the medium setting (it was previously on high). I recently had the super fun experience of towing in a crosswind gusting to 40. You could sure feel the 5th wheel getting blown by the wind, but the swaybar did an amazing job and made the truck sit on it. I remarked several times to my wife that I didn't even have to counter steer when a gust hit.

+1 for the Hellwig 7271.
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Old 05-01-2016, 08:24 AM   #44
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Mine just got delivered Friday and I am going to install it today.
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Old 05-01-2016, 05:06 PM   #45
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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.
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Old 05-01-2016, 07:27 PM   #46
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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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Old 05-03-2016, 06:31 AM   #47
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Great points blown... also I suggest checking drawer glides... we had several bad, and the kitchen slide out... check floor in front of couch for damage and underside fabric on slides for damage...
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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.
Honestly. airbags would probably be the better investment but I found that the OEM sway bar was great and airbags weren't needed. If you have an F450 you don't need any suspension mods. My trucks sits perfectly level with about 3k over the pin.
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I don't think an F450 needs bags or bars to haul a 360ibl. .. my 3500 DRW does great stock.
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Ok thanks!
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