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Old 08-13-2013, 10:14 AM   #1881
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It's hard for us to get to 8,200 loaded, verified at Cat scale down the road...Tongue load is 650. Mpg goes down to 10-12, but ecoboost pulls like a champ.


It took a bit to get the weight distributing hitch adjusted, but I keep it at 65 mph for safety and sway is very minimal.
We have a similar tt and tv get similar fuel economy, have had ours 2 years great floor plan for us to, 5 kids ( 2 still at home) 6 grandkids + 1 soon
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:52 PM   #1882
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I had to post this gem of a makeshift camper they I saw at a dealer. Chevy's owner trade in...

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Old 08-13-2013, 12:55 PM   #1883
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I had to post this gem of a makeshift camper they I saw at a dealer. Chevy's owner trade in...
He probably went from a Ford to a Chevy and then found out his Chevy couldn't haul it cause the payload was to low, haha!
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Old 08-13-2013, 01:01 PM   #1884
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So I was out helping my buddy at his seasonal campsite because we had a small tornado come through by us. Trees were down all over, thankfully no one was hurt.

We were hauling brush and cutting up trees. On one of our trips, down the enormous hill coming into the campground, we watched as an F350 dually was trying to back his 40ft tri axle into his spot.....uphill.

At first it was just funny, then it was just sad. Back and forth. He got far enough in for us to go right by him..........all I smelled was burnt tranny fluid.

After our brush dump we came back and he was sitting at the office.....smoked his tranny. He's stuck so that no one can come or go from this campground. I look at my buddy and said I might be able to pull him. The guy says "oh thank you".

So I go get my truck......get out.......and he looks at me and says "I thought you had a real truck", I look him square in the eye and said "you want my f*cking help or not".

We proceed to hook two straps to his back axle, then to my tow hooks. 4 wheel low and I pulled his 14k camper and 8k truck into his spot up the hill. He was pretty humble about it after.

This was setting up the straps.




Didn't even lose traction.



His camper is still there. The truck is at a shop in town getting fixed.

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good job murf, show 'em how it's done
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So an f350 smoked his tranny pulling a little camper up a small Hill in reverse (doesn't even look like a Hill to be honest) and you pulled him and the camper in reverse with a 150? Something smells fishy. Pretty sure his trans is stronger than yours, lol!

Edit: not that I doubt the 150 can do it, just skeptical the 350 couldn't, lol!

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Owning a tool is one thing. Knowing how to use it is another.

Multiple attempts of that maneuver without using low range is not smart.
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So an f350 smoked his tranny pulling a little camper up a small Hill in reverse (doesn't even look like a Hill to be honest) and you pulled him and the camper in reverse with a 150? Something smells fishy. Pretty sure his trans is stronger than yours, lol!

Edit: not that I doubt the 150 can do it, just skeptical the 350 couldn't, lol!
Actually that's probably the older 4speed automatic in that truck and it was the weakest link with the older Superdutys. Way to go Smuf!! What did the guy have to say after you pulled him into place?
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His tranny was gone for a while. Trying to back up that hill repeatedly finished it off.

I pulled out a stuck 18 wheeler with my F150 at work this past winter. Any truck with 4wd and traction can do a lot more than one thinks.

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His tranny was gone for a while. Trying to back up that hill repeatedly finished it off.

I pulled out a stuck 18 wheeler with my F150 at work this past winter. Any truck with 4wd and traction can do a lo more than one thinks.
definitely! Knew a guy with a ranger that pulled an 18 Wheeler without spinning, truck driver didn't know what to think, Haha! He was stuck in a little snow and ice.
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