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Old 11-28-2012, 12:01 PM   #821
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Just thought I would chime in on the tow mirrors. I have used them several times and have no vibration at all. I have the chrome caps on my stock mirrors so I put a strip of soft velcro on the inside of the tow mirror and that keeps it from rubbing on the stock mirror. They work great, easy to put on and take off.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:24 PM   #822
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Just thought I would chime in on the tow mirrors. I have used them several times and have no vibration at all. I have the chrome caps on my stock mirrors so I put a strip of soft velcro on the inside of the tow mirror and that keeps it from rubbing on the stock mirror. They work great, easy to put on and take off.
Thanks again, I'm getting the Cipa mirrors for sure. I just build a Ram and they only an additional $100 for the mirrors. I don't think it's right I would have to pay $400 to get them added after the fact. They should be offered with the 5.0L.
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This is my 2012 F150 SCrew Lariat 4x4 with Ecoboost engine and 3.31 gear ratio. I'm pulling a 2013 Jayco White Hawk 30DSRE travel trailer. The trailer has a max GVWR of 8,200 lbs which is exactly the max rating for the truck (tow package but not Max tow).

It is about a 50 mile drive from the RV dealership to my house. I had a full load of fresh water, full propane tanks, and stuff in the bed of my truck. I would guess I was probably around 7,000 - 7,250 lbs. Of course, I could tell I was pulling a load but the truck seemed to have no problem with it. I wasn't lagging behind traffic when taking off from a red light and such. It felt like I really had a lot more power to spare than to think that 1,000 more pounds and I'd be at my maximum.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:01 PM   #825
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Fixed the photos... would delete this post but can't find an option to do so.

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Pulling my $400 Craigslist find home from deer camp for the year!
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That has to be longer than 30' ??? Mine is 32' 9" and it looks shorter than that. I cant believe how far back the axles are on the trailer. The space from the trailers front axle to the hitch is long. I would like to know the tongue weight?? Nice trailer i can see it's a bunk house!!
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This is my 2012 F150 SCrew Lariat 4x4 with Ecoboost engine and 3.31 gear ratio. I'm pulling a 2013 Jayco White Hawk 30DSRE travel trailer. The trailer has a max GVWR of 8,200 lbs which is exactly the max rating for the truck (tow package but not Max tow).

It is about a 50 mile drive from the RV dealership to my house. I had a full load of fresh water, full propane tanks, and stuff in the bed of my truck. I would guess I was probably around 7,000 - 7,250 lbs. Of course, I could tell I was pulling a load but the truck seemed to have no problem with it. I wasn't lagging behind traffic when taking off from a red light and such. It felt like I really had a lot more power to spare than to think that 1,000 more pounds and I'd be at my maximum.
Nice trailer! The good thing you have going for you is most of the weight of your trailer is in the back so you must have a light tongue weight on a trailer that size!
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