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Old 04-19-2013, 10:48 PM   #381
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Very Nice! Looks great with that new truck and by the sounds of your drive home I am guessing you are glad you upgraded to that F350DRW

Happy camping and now let the mods begin!
Could not even imagine being in a srw today. The sheer awesome power I had was impeccable and the control was like no other. I towed the bumper pull up and was wagging the dog like you could not believe. I averaged a good 53-55 there in a strong headwind and a comfy 62-65 back home.
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:52 PM   #382
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Beautiful pics! Ours comes off the assembly line on May 23rd and then the long drive across the USA. So We are looking at the end of May for ours. Our current 5th wheel will be going to it's new family tomorrow. Kinda sad. Does your kitchen have the new pull out pantry like qccowboys? Congrats!!
It does not. Pantry is on the other wall side but do have an awesome pull out drawer under the fridge for pots and pans. Tows like a dream. Good luck with yours when it arrives. Having trouble keeping the neighbors out now and we haven't camped yet!
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:56 PM   #383
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Very nice! Pretty much the same setup as you just a different FR but same floorplan.

Congrats!
Thank you. We are so excited!
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:59 PM   #384
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Havkng trouble keeping thr neighbors out now and we haven't camped yet!
I know the feeling. Had more people stop by in the first 12 hours of bringing our home than I could have imagined! Feels great to actually have it and be able to show it off though doesn't it?
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:48 PM   #385
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I know the feeling. Had more people stop by in the first 12 hours of bringing our home than I could have imagined! Feels great to actually have it and be able to show it off though doesn't it?
My neighbors either don't like me or know I'm anti-social. :-) Very few visitors...

Or they're pissy that I park it out front on the road!
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:35 AM   #386
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Laydback- back to what I originally asked, if you could post your dually setup all loaded to hit the road, that would be what I'm curious about. I'm more the 'apples-to-apples' kind of guy. Moreover, I would have gone with the dually, but I just couldn't justify it for a everyday driver vs. the 2-3 long trips a year and having a ever-so-slight sag ( without mods yet ) in the combo. Happy trails-----------
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:28 AM   #387
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Laydback- back to what I originally asked, if you could post your dually setup all loaded to hit the road, that would be what I'm curious about. I'm more the 'apples-to-apples' kind of guy. Moreover, I would have gone with the dually, but I just couldn't justify it for a everyday driver vs. the 2-3 long trips a year and having a ever-so-slight sag ( without mods yet ) in the combo. Happy trails-----------
Will do, not sure when I'll have them hooked up again. Mhuff posted a pic of his hooked up to his dually just a few posts up though. I wasn't indicating the sag of the truck, or 3/4 ton/SRW vs dually, I'm strictly speaking of the trailer profile. I was just thinking that you may need to make some hitch/pin box adjustments to get the trailer to sit more level going down the road, if you think it's just the angle of the pic, I stand corrected. It couldn't hurt anything to be level, but nose high can cause some issues, as well as adding height to an already tall setup. A few other members commented on sag, which any truck is gonna sag some with 2000lbs dropped on the rear axle. To me the sag isn't bad unless it unloads the front too much causing steering/handling issues or stresses the rear suspension to the point of making the ride crappy. The pics of my old setup were just to illustrate the trailer being level. The tongue weight of the trailer plus the golf cart puts about 1800lbs back there, and the truck had no suspension mods. The dealer originally set me up nose high and unloading the front axles of the truck, and I had sway and handling issues. Once I learned the hitch and made the adjustments, night and day different experiences. I'm interested to see how my setup looks now that we've got it loaded for camping, and to see if I have to make hitch adjustments.
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:45 AM   #388
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Laydback- back to what I originally asked, if you could post your dually setup all loaded to hit the road, that would be what I'm curious about. I'm more the 'apples-to-apples' kind of guy. Moreover, I would have gone with the dually, but I just couldn't justify it for a everyday driver vs. the 2-3 long trips a year and having a ever-so-slight sag ( without mods yet ) in the combo. Happy trails-----------
Here is a pic of mine 'almost' fully loaded. I don't have food or clothes, but every other bit of gear that we would take with us is loaded in at this point. As you can see there is definitely sag (probably about 2") in the rear of the truck, but not enough to impact my steering capabilities or the ride.

The most important thing, like Laydback mentions how the 5ver is leveled vs. being nose high. My hitch might need some adjustment after I add the airbags to level it out again as raising the rear of the truck will also lift the nose of the camper up a little and therefore lower the back of it (think of a teeter totter), but I won't know until after I add them and connect up. I do agree with LaydBack that this is something you might want to look into.

My hitch has 4 different positions that it can be placed on to adjust the height and I can still drop one more if necessary. Might want to check yours to see if this is something that you need to do. If you do lower it at all you want to not only try to level it out, but also make sure that you have enough clearance between the bed of the truck and the 5ver.

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Thanks QCCowboy for adding to what my point is. All of our trucks will do the job, in fact I almost kept my Chevy, as I had it EFI Live tuned, etc. My concern was setup stability and keeping as much air as possible from under the trailer with the nose appearing high.
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:10 PM   #390
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Has anyone had the issue of the AC fan coming on when you set the thermostat to furnace/heat? Both of mine do it, but the furnace actually comes on with the main thermostat. It didn't always do it, and I can't say that I ever tried turning the 2nd AC's thermostat to furnace. It definitely doesn't seem that the compressor runs.
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