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hwalzer 04-17-2011 04:32 AM

Newbie says hello to all
 
My wife and I are brand new owners of a 2011 Palomino Puma Unleashed Toyhauler, model 21TFU. We will pick it up this Monday, 4/18/11. We are very excited about the purchase and can't wait to use it. Have a 98 Jayco popup now, which we really enjoyed. Only problem was getting the motorcycle to the campsite. Won't be a problem now. I will be towing the toy hauler with a 97 F-150 Lariat, 4.6l, 3.55 rear end and complete towing package.

Any advise or suggestions will be appreciated.:cool:

Glenn5995 04-17-2011 08:16 AM

:welcomesign: to the forum and congratulations on the new camper! :fam21:

tentcamper1 04-17-2011 09:52 AM

WELCOME to the forum!!

brentnrobin 04-17-2011 09:55 AM

:welcomesign:to the forum!!!

:signhavefun:

Chipd872 04-17-2011 12:43 PM

One newbie to another....welcome

Iggy 04-17-2011 01:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hwalzer (Post 96802)
My wife and I are brand new owners of a 2011 Palomino Puma Unleashed Toyhauler, model 21TFU. We will pick it up this Monday, 4/18/11. We are very excited about the purchase and can't wait to use it. Have a 98 Jayco popup now, which we really enjoyed. Only problem was getting the motorcycle to the campsite. Won't be a problem now. I will be towing the toy hauler with a 97 F-150 Lariat, 4.6l, 3.55 rear end and complete towing package.

Any advise or suggestions will be appreciated.:cool:

Welcome and enjoy your new toy hauler. :thumbsup:
I am surprise you are pulling it with only a F-150 but you should know what the trailer weighs and your limits.

Head up to Branson MO May 1-4 and join us at the 1st Forest Rivers Owners Group (FROG) rally.
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Brush 04-17-2011 02:13 PM

Welcome to the forum!

mike06081969 04-17-2011 09:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hwalzer (Post 96802)
My wife and I are brand new owners of a 2011 Palomino Puma Unleashed Toyhauler, model 21TFU. We will pick it up this Monday, 4/18/11. We are very excited about the purchase and can't wait to use it. Have a 98 Jayco popup now, which we really enjoyed. Only problem was getting the motorcycle to the campsite. Won't be a problem now. I will be towing the toy hauler with a 97 F-150 Lariat, 4.6l, 3.55 rear end and complete towing package.

Any advise or suggestions will be appreciated.:cool:

The only advice I have is to make sure you use a weight distribution hitch. Otherwise, you should be fine. Have fun and from one Newbie to another, welcome to the forums.

showtime0022 04-18-2011 12:09 AM

And sway control

Granted 04-18-2011 03:54 AM

:signhavefun: And Welcome to the forum Family!!!!

hwalzer 05-07-2011 05:24 AM

Iggy, You are correct about being suprised. On the way home, the 4.6l F-150 just didn't have enough power to pull efficiently. We purchased a 2011 F-150, FX2, with the Ecoboost twin turbo engine. 360 hp, 420lbs torque at low rpm. WIll make the maiden voyage for Memorial Day.

toadswife 05-07-2011 12:33 PM

We fell victim to that too. We have a 2011 mini lite 2502s we were pulling with an 03 Tacoma v-6 will w-d and anti sway. It did ok, but after 3 trips we realized we needed more truck. Upgraded to a 2011 Tundra 5.7 liter v-8, towed twice now and it is much better.

dretired 05-07-2011 04:23 PM

Tow ratings for F150
 
Welcome :signhavefun:Yes.. check on your tow ratings for your truck .... WD hitch with sway control built in or not.. And how much you can add weight wize , gear , bikes , etc ??? WITHOUT GOING OVER..your ratings.. Good luck

hwalzer 05-08-2011 04:02 AM

The 2011 F-150, with the ecoboost engine, can pull 11,300 lbs with a 3.73 rear end gear or 9100 lbs with a 3.55.

I will let all know after Memorial Day weekend how it performed. My trailer, maxed out, will weigh a little less than 8k lbs.


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