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Old 04-02-2010, 08:46 AM   #11
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Wehad our first trip almost 2 weeks ago, loved it! I upgraded to an f-250 diesel. The trailer has a pretty high hitch weight, so be careful with 1/2 tons. It was a joy with three kids and one dog. Make sure you latch the pocket doors shut before transport. No problems at all though!
Did your fx4 have any problems towing the trailer at all ? We purchased the same trailer and hoping I don't have to upgrade my f150 any time soon.
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I towed it back from the RV dealer three hours away. The truck did the job bu it was right on it's limits. We have a family of five and two dogs. We would really have to be watching our trailer weight big time, which is a hassle. If you don't tow far and have a smaller family, your truck will be just fine. Is yours a Super Crew? DO you have the maximum weight tow package? If you have the package and a small family, you should be OK on less than 500 mile trips on flat land. THe mountains were a beast with the F-150. Like I said she can handle it and it's right on the limit, so no room for error. Also the longer wheel base of the super duty is very important. As much so or more than GVWR or tow weight. Get the Reese Straight line Trunnion dual cam Weight Distribution hitch. It is a must! I think after a trip or two you will be like me and out hunting for a larger TV. Buy a used Diesel, you can get them for a steal in good shape and with the radiator recall already done on them. I pay 20 bucks less a month for this almost new Lariat than I did for my 06 FX4. Tee FX is a great truck and served me well, but if you are on here asking yourself if you need to get a bigger truck, my guess is you already know the answer. This was the case for me, and hey it's great to have complete peace of mind while towing as much as you want, whenever you want, wherever you want with that trailer. My advice is to do a little hunting and pecking, and find yourself a good used Diesel, stay away from the 6.0 lliter PowerStrokes though. I hope this helped, as I know I was looking for every bit of info I could find while I was in your shoes.
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Old 04-05-2010, 05:09 PM   #13
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we have a 07 2601 rockwood bought from travelhome. Piece of junk . would never buy another forest rive product again. always in for repairs . we had to ship it back to the factory for repairs .so be careful
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reretsiger2007, please don't come to this forum to bash Forest River, we are a group of owners and this site is not tied to Forest River in any way or form, if you have a question or comment, please post it, maybe we can help you with info on common issues, but as I see you have posted 5 times so far, each of those I have seen is a bashing, take it somewhere else
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Looks like reretsiger2007 joined only to bash FR.

If you have a problem, be a man and let us know what's going on. Bashing will get you nowhere here.
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Old 04-05-2010, 10:01 PM   #16
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I towed it back from the RV dealer three hours away. The truck did the job bu it was right on it's limits. We have a family of five and two dogs. We would really have to be watching our trailer weight big time, which is a hassle. If you don't tow far and have a smaller family, your truck will be just fine. Is yours a Super Crew? DO you have the maximum weight tow package? If you have the package and a small family, you should be OK on less than 500 mile trips on flat land. THe mountains were a beast with the F-150. Like I said she can handle it and it's right on the limit, so no room for error. Also the longer wheel base of the super duty is very important. As much so or more than GVWR or tow weight. Get the Reese Straight line Trunnion dual cam Weight Distribution hitch. It is a must! I think after a trip or two you will be like me and out hunting for a larger TV. Buy a used Diesel, you can get them for a steal in good shape and with the radiator recall already done on them. I pay 20 bucks less a month for this almost new Lariat than I did for my 06 FX4. Tee FX is a great truck and served me well, but if you are on here asking yourself if you need to get a bigger truck, my guess is you already know the answer. This was the case for me, and hey it's great to have complete peace of mind while towing as much as you want, whenever you want, wherever you want with that trailer. My advice is to do a little hunting and pecking, and find yourself a good used Diesel, stay away from the 6.0 lliter PowerStrokes though. I hope this helped, as I know I was looking for every bit of info I could find while I was in your shoes.
Thanks for the info greenshield.

I picked up the 8317rkss on Saturday and brought it home (1 hour) drive. My Super crew f150 with 373 gears and equalizer hitch did a nice job towing it home.



I realize my the trailer is empty and will be going out on a few short trips in May....I guess I will have to wait til then and see how she does loaded.
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Oh my godness, MrSen!!

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Oh my godness, MrSen!!

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Cool.

Oh, how I like, the out-door kitchen.

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