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Old 03-13-2016, 06:34 PM   #121
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OC, nice setup with the case. I bought that scale, less the extra gage and the custom extension. I also watch these things for my own reasons.
I had to make the adaptor to use it on the 5er pin. Carry 4x4's in the bed to sit the Sherline on. Saves having to carry a floor jack.
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Old 03-13-2016, 06:51 PM   #122
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I had to make the adaptor to use it on the 5er pin. Carry a 4x4 in the bed to sit the Sherline on. Saves having to carry a floor jack.
I am not in the big weight class but for under $150, I wanted to know what was what. My dealer set me up with a 1200# WDH that is way over my needs. I did not understand why my travels were so uncomfortable.

After reading thru some confusing posts, I decided to start at the basics. My tongue weight is a way lower than 1000#. I have bought a suitable WDH with "WAY" better sway control and now have better travels.

If a member is around southern Illinois, I am willing to share the scale.

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Old 03-13-2016, 06:59 PM   #123
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...If a member is around southern Illinois, I am willing to share the scale.
I left mine at the Nashville rally last summer, I don't know how many people used it, but I will loan it to just about anyone. Would definitely have to have a refundable deposit if I had to ship it to someone.
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Old 03-13-2016, 07:03 PM   #124
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A maxed out F150 ecoboost can handle a 9000lbs FW safely, but why do so when you already have the perfect TV. I had a 2004 F150 with the tow package, 5.4 and 3.73 axle, and pulled an 8400lb FW, mostly up and down 95 on the flats, and gas mileage went from 14 to 9-10. I'm not sure I would have been comfortable in the mountains.
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Old 03-13-2016, 07:32 PM   #125
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We tow a 35' TT w a 2013 Tundra Limited for the past 2 years. Recently we got 5th wheel fever and test drove a Ford 350 Lariat. The rough ride compared to the Tundra got rid of our fever. No comparison in comfort level. The Tundra rides like a limo.
I think you may have been comparing "apples to oranges" - I had the same situation when it was time to trade the RAM 1500 5.7 Hemi for our RAM 3500 6.7 Diesel Dually. The ride difference with the unloaded dually was quite a shock at first, but once loaded up with our new 38ft Cedar Creek, we discovered a whole new ride. The bounciness was gone and replaced by a ride that was soooooo much more smooth and stable that we knew we made the right choice. (And we didn't get pushed around by 18 wheelers anymore)

Don't get me wrong, the RAM 1500 was quite adequate for pulling our 10,000lb ultra light Flagstaff 8289IWKS, but that was all it was ever going to pull.....
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Old 03-14-2016, 07:08 AM   #126
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Old 03-18-2016, 08:26 AM   #127
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Brim is your truck gas or diesel? How is it climbing and descending in mountains?
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Old 03-18-2016, 07:42 PM   #128
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Chicagoslick, re7.8 average MPG on your trip? What was your average speed and what is BTW In regards to gas mileage?
Thanks Lorocon158
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Old 03-27-2016, 10:11 PM   #129
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We just returned from our first trip with our new Flagstaff 831 BHDS which weighs 7500 dry. Not sure what it weighs loaded probably in the 9000 lb range. I pull it with a 2016 Chevy 2500 crew cab and I am VERY glad I replaced my 1/2 ton crew cab with the 2500.

I can't imagine pulling that camper with a 1/2 ton truck , 3/4 or bigger is the only way to go. I pulled some big long hills today that I would have struggled big time if I was pulling with the 1/2 ton I had previously.
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Also just replaced my 1500 for a 2016 Ram 2500 Diesel 6.6l. I love it. Just in the process of putting in the hitch and then a trip to Central New York.
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