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Old 08-17-2014, 11:58 PM   #11
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Hope this is right place to ask this as well. Will be using a 2010 F150 super cab with 5.4 and 145" wheelbase. The hitch the dealer is saying to use is a Reese eq 1200. Anyone else use this setup with the 3008 and how well is this going to work?
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Old 08-18-2014, 07:53 AM   #12
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We had a Chevy 1/2 ton with 6.2 motor and tow pkg. It pulled our 3008 great, but going down mountain hills was white knuckle driving. We also did not feel that it stopped in a safe manner. We now have a 3500 Ram DRW truck that is a great feel plus we can upgrade to most any camper we would want.
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I covered the full spectrum with trucks on our 3008. We started out with a Silverado 1500 2WD 5.3L and while it was all flat land camping at that time, the truck was a little overmatched. We went to a Ford F150 Ecoboost Supercrew 4X4 and that truck did great. Loved that truck and trailer combo. Knowing we wanted a fifth wheel I went to the Ram 2500 HD diesel. I don't even realize the camper is behind me until I look in the rearview mirror and see that v-nose.
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Thanks old car I am hoping that it will work ok for rest of this short season we have left and next year. I also had a long talk with a very nice young lady named Kelly from Forest River warranty dept. She was able to answer all the questions I had especially the tire issue. And telling me about their extended warranty that is available.
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Old 08-18-2014, 06:16 PM   #15
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Hope this is right place to ask this as well. Will be using a 2010 F150 super cab with 5.4 and 145" wheelbase. The hitch the dealer is saying to use is a Reese eq 1200. Anyone else use this setup with the 3008 and how well is this going to work?
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On our first trip with our 3008, we towed with a 1500 Silverado that was one year old, that I had bough for our previous trailer. It did OK on flat ground, but like others have said, in the mountains, it was not the most comfortable driving (our first trip included a trek through the Smokies to Asheville, NC.) We traded the 1500 Silverado on a 2500 right after that first trip, and haven't had an issue since.
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Old 08-25-2014, 01:02 PM   #16
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We have had our 2014 3008 since April and love it, have taken it to Virginia in 90 degree plus heat and had no tire issues. We have a little trim issue on the inside and that is about it. I pull it with a Tundra Double Cab with no issues, I guess I have to look into this awning motor recall because it seems to me it runs really slow but I thought this may be normal.
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Old 08-25-2014, 08:46 PM   #17
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Well we finally got the 3008 last Thursday. We had a nightmare with the Reese hitch and got a Blue Ox 1000. All I am going to say about the the whole hitch thing at the dealer was it was a colossal #%^*up.
After watching the Blue Ox video on how to set it up I spent Saturday reinstalling using a real tape measure, actually tightening the mounting bolts and using a government scale that was closed and got it pulling and handling like a dream.

Only have a few hundred pounds of stuff in trailer and set everything up with that weight. Estimated how much more we will be putting in truck and trailer and pretty sure if I have to do any adjusting to the chains I know which link to use.
We are not going to be going very far this year and maybe looking at a different truck next year if the price is right and feel like the F150 not cutting it. However it is what it is for now.
Have found some small cosmetic issues and I think I will just fix them myself as I know they will be done right and hope nothing bigger comes along.



Anyways here are the weights so let me know what you all think.

Weights are.

Truck-- steering axle 1620kg/3461lbs
Drive axle 1370kg/3020lbs

Truck with trailer---Steering axle 1570kg/3461lbs
Drive axle 1780kg/3924lbs
Trailer axles 3010kg/6636lbs

Truck gvw---Steering axle 1769kg/3900lbs
Drive axle 1837kg/4045lbs

Truck and trailer gvw---6360kg/14021lbs


Truck GCWR---7030kg/15498lbs
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