Lets see your campers being towed - Page 127 - Ford F150 Forum - Community of Ford Truck Fans



Lets see your campers being towed

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-19-2013, 03:29 PM   #1261
2011 Lariat Screw EB
 
murf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Manitowoc, WI
Posts: 1,292
Thanked 89 Times in 70 Posts
Default

Exactly. 90% of the time we do electric. Then just run an electric heater. Why waste my LP
murf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2013, 05:03 PM   #1262
Senior Member
 
ecobeest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Ontario
Posts: 390
Thanked 64 Times in 50 Posts
Default

Yup, you got it Murf.

We're headed out tonight and DAMN is it windy out there. I bet I'll appreciate the towing characteristics of the 5'r over the TT tonight.
ecobeest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2013, 08:46 PM   #1263
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 169
Thanked 14 Times in 10 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by murf View Post

You got a new 5th right? I don't think we have seen a pic yet.
Can I ask how you landed on Evangola? I literally live five miles away from there. I guess you don't think of the places in your back yard to camp in. I didn't even realize they were open yet. Going to be a pretty crappy weekend weather wise, sorry to say.

Btw, nice 5'er! What are the weights? I have a pretty hearty 2003 Wildcat that I pull with my Eco. Still shocked at how well the truck and camper combo works.
jjm1024 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2013, 07:47 PM   #1264
Master Fly Fisherman
 
Mizuri-Eco's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: St.Louis MO
Posts: 50
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Just bought it can't use the camper for 3 months or so. Work comes first. Trailer loaded is about 5000lbs maybe a little more with all the junk you need to go out and about. Tows pretty well, but I need to get the adjustments on the hitch a little more fine tuned.
Attached Thumbnails
Lets see your campers being towed-088.jpg  
Mizuri-Eco is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Mizuri-Eco For This Useful Post:
chuck9997 (07-13-2013)
Old 04-20-2013, 08:36 PM   #1265
Senior Member
 
ecobeest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Ontario
Posts: 390
Thanked 64 Times in 50 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jjm1024 View Post
Can I ask how you landed on Evangola? I literally live five miles away from there. I guess you don't think of the places in your back yard to camp in. I didn't even realize they were open yet. Going to be a pretty crappy weekend weather wise, sorry to say.

Btw, nice 5'er! What are the weights? I have a pretty hearty 2003 Wildcat that I pull with my Eco. Still shocked at how well the truck and camper combo works.

We've been coming to Evangola for about 7 or 8 years now. Not our favorite park for sure, but it ill do for a weekend. It is close for us and near shopping etc.

Ironically even though NYSP says the park should be open when we rolled in there today it was locked. We continued on to Westfield lake KOA instead.

As for the 5'r, Prime Time lists it at 8777 dry, but my scaled weight is les than that. I am under on all my numbers, just barely, but I am legal.
ecobeest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2013, 09:25 PM   #1266
Member
 
Mark T Cummings's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Madison Township Ohio
Posts: 38
Thanks: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 8 Posts
Default

Lets see your campers being towed-image-2827615761.jpg new toys

New toys
Mark T Cummings is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2013, 09:27 PM   #1267
Member
 
Mark T Cummings's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Madison Township Ohio
Posts: 38
Thanks: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 8 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark T Cummings View Post
new toys

New toys
I have a 5.0. I have no problems towing my toy with my toy
Mark T Cummings is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2013, 10:42 PM   #1268
Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 6,423
Thanked 68 Times in 63 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark T Cummings View Post
Attachment 215048 new toys

New toys

first mod i'd do....

paint the bottom of your truck to match the bottom of the trailer.
rigrat2011 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2013, 11:19 PM   #1269
Senior Member
 
bigmike1461's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Long Island NY
Posts: 306
Thanked 18 Times in 16 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark T Cummings View Post

I have a 5.0. I have no problems towing my toy with my toy
What is gvw on your trailer and what gears are in your truck..... My trailer gvw is 8300 and I have 3:73 in my truck with the 5.0......I have not towed it yet
bigmike1461 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2013, 07:49 AM   #1270
Senior Member/Vietnam Vet
5 Year Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Northern Vermont
Posts: 2,543
Thanked 516 Times in 350 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by murf View Post
No one has been camping yet?? We have a trip planned next weekend and the one after that. Rain, shine, sleet, or snow!!
We have a trip for next weekend. We hired a front-end loader to move snow so we could move our fiver to the asphalt and start getting it ready. But we had to move it before the ground thawed and turned to mud from melting snow.
SkiSmuggs is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2001 SCREW brake issues Jrclap63 1997 - 2003 Ford F150 14 06-30-2016 07:16 PM
First time towing with 2015 3.5 L eco-boost ADM1953 2015 - Present Ford F150 1 09-13-2015 10:40 PM
Need more towing capacity Duffman178 1987 - 1996 F150 8 09-11-2015 05:28 PM
2015 F-150 XLT 3.5L V6 EB 4x4 Blue Jeans Tow Pkg Big Blue Chino Introductions 3 09-10-2015 09:06 AM
bed size and camper fitting Gruffid 2015 - Present Ford F150 2 09-05-2015 11:53 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:50 AM.


Copyright 2006 - 2016 F150Forum.com