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Old 02-23-2014, 11:57 PM   #2291
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I'm driving a '09 5.4t ffv w/3:73 max tow. I've got a '09 Gulf Stream @ 6500k dry. Do you have any tow problems? Slower incline? Stomp on the pedal..etc.? What is your set-up? Rig/Truck ? Thanks
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thanks. it pulls awesome gets better gas milage then my jayco 26 bh. on a 800 km trip when i picked it up i was averaging 23-26L per 100 kms. rarely downshifted from 6th gear and i have the 3.5 eco with 3.73 max tow.
dang, 3.73's and the ecoboost. You would need a diesel to get more power than that! Even still, it might be worth simply locking out 6th gear altogether if you can. A transmission isn't worth pursuing 9 mpg vs. 9.5 mpg
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the hitch weight is 1345 lbs and the weight is 8740 lbs. and so far i havnt added any airbags or any add a leaf…
It might be a good idea, especially since you are close to GVWR. I had leaf springs on my 04 f-150 along with bilisteins all around and they were wonderful. It wasn't overly harsh unloaded either. Airbags seems a bit complicated, but people like the too. Next set of tires I would suggest E-rated if you don't have them already.
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[QUOTE=ccc150;3322523]upontheridge, What is the wheelbase on your 150. It looks like the short bed so maybe 145"?

It is a short bed. 5.5 feet. Wheelbase is 145"
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Looking to buy a 2014 Keystone Cougar 321RES, I'm wondering if this is too much for my truck to handle. It's dry weight is 7751#. All these different weights are kinda confusing me!
I have a '11 Eco screw fx4 with 7200# gvwr package and 3.73 gears. Hitch says max trailer 10500# and max hitch 1050#.
Any input from you guys would be a big help...
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Picking up my new trailer in 2 weeks. It's a Kodiak 291RESL. That is if I can get my trade out of the snow bank it is buried in!

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I'm driving a '09 5.4t ffv w/3:73 max tow. I've got a '09 Gulf Stream @ 6500k dry. Do you have any tow problems? Slower incline? Stomp on the pedal..etc.? What is your set-up? Rig/Truck ? Thanks
I have a 2010 with the 5.4 / max tt and 3.73. I added airbags and a Reese dual cam equalizer. Pretty happy with the setup . I tow a 27 foot Dutchmen with a dry weight of @ 6900 lbs. In my opinion, this truck is a great tow vehicle and has served me well towing in lots of highway conditions ...
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I wont be towing my camper any time soon...

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Need help. I have a good buddy who just ordered a Puma 39bht park model. 9800lbs and 1588lb tongue weight. He asked if I could drive it from the dealer to the campsite. 30 miles of nice flat country road. He does have a good WDH for it.

One time deal. Would you?
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Why did he order it if he can't move it?
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Could just hire a tow truck to haul it out there, no risk then. Rv dealer won't deliver for a small fee?
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