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Old 04-21-2013, 07:27 AM   #1271
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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
I have the 3.55 rear end, gross weight 7500 pounds
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Word to the wise, make sure your water heater has water in it before flipping the electric breaker I hooked up water finally because it's above freezing and I flipped the shut off to fill the water heater, then I flipped the breaker, little too quick.

$10 for a new element and I'm an idiot
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Word to the wise, make sure your water heater has water in it before flipping the electric breaker I hooked up water finally because it's above freezing and I flipped the shut off to fill the water heater, then I flipped the breaker, little too quick.

$10 for a new element and I'm an idiot
Yes... Definitely and make sure to flush the water heater using the drain and not only by removing the element because you gonna flood your trailer!

Don't ask me how I know!
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I feel your pain murf... During winter camping when we use our water system we have to flush and winterize after every trip. In my previous TT after pulling the anode rod I accidentally hit the WH electric switch when putting it inside the cover door when the WH was empty. Ooops.

Damn the factory electric element is BLOODY tight from the factory. . At least I now have the tool to remove it.
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I'm betting my uncle did it before me because it was easy to get out and he had a wrench left in the cubby. Also the one I replaced was the same element I got from Lowes. I read somewhere they have elements you can power up for 2 hours before they burn themselves out without water. But I'll just write a note on the Breaker Box
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Oh mine was toast...

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I have the 3.55 rear end, gross weight 7500 pounds

you sure?

i thought the 3:55's only had a 7200lbs rating.
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you sure?

i thought the 3:55's only had a 7200lbs rating.
Not sure about 7500 but mine has the 7350 # GVWR package with 3.55 gears.
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Not sure about 7500 but mine has the 7350 # GVWR package with 3.55 gears.
mines the same 7350 but my father in laws is a 2x2 and his is 7500 and we both have 3;55s
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mines the same 7350 but my father in laws is a 2x2 and his is 7500 and we both have 3;55s
4x4/SCab/5.0/3.55 has 7700 tow rating according to ford towing guide... This is HIGHLY irrelevant because we always reach max payload before being close to max towing... unless towing a flat bed with low pin weight.

TTs have a pin weight of about 10-15%, if the trailler weights 8000lbs chances are the pin weights 1000lbs. A truck with 7700lbs (7350GVWR) tow rating has about 1300lbs usable payload. That leaves 300lbs for the driver, passengers and everthing else (including hitch and accessories)

Happy camping all...
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