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Old 12-12-2012, 09:44 AM   #831
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I bought my ECO ( I call it PSG [PowerStroke Gas] ) on Aug. 01. I was not able to tow with it till first weekend in Oct. I could only go 55 due to highway speed limit but the mpg was 11.5 in 5th. The trailer has a dry weight of 6300 with a camping weight of 6800 and max of 7500. The trailer is a 2009 Flagstaff Vlite 30WRLS. The second image is my previous 99 Tahoe on 2008 4000 mile trip from Memphis to Yellowstone. The mpg on that trip 8.5.
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:14 PM   #832
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For those asking about my tounge weight, etc, Here are the specs. It is a 2013 Palomino Ultralight T-276. I am pulling it with a 2013 F-150 Platinum with the max tow package and the 7,650 pound GVWR package - with an Ecoboost engine and 2.73 electronic lock RR axle, 4 wheel drive. It sank a little in the back end before I put on the weight distribution hitch. As you can see, with the Fastway e2 Hitch installed, it sits very level. In case you can not read it below, the tounge weight is 855 pounds.
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:47 PM   #834
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Default 2010 f150 scab 4.6l 3v towing a 35 footer!

[IMG]Click the image to open in full size.[/IMG] I only had to go about 30 miles I was actually impressed by the 4.6 3V this thing weighed around 10k
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For those asking about my tounge weight, etc, Here are the specs. It is a 2013 Palomino Ultralight T-276. I am pulling it with a 2013 F-150 Platinum with the max tow package and the 7,650 pound GVWR package - with an Ecoboost engine and 2.73 electronic lock RR axle, 4 wheel drive. It sank a little in the back end before I put on the weight distribution hitch. As you can see, with the Fastway e2 Hitch installed, it sits very level. In case you can not read it below, the tongue weight is 855 pounds.
Nice setup! Your trailer is exactly the same length as mine but it must just be the angle you took the picture on because yours seems longer.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:58 AM   #836
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Nice setup! Your trailer is exactly the same length as mine but it must just be the angle you took the picture on because yours seems longer.
I took a look at the pics of your trailer. Very nice. I like that your wheels are in the center of the trailer. That must reduce the tounge weight considerably. Is yours an ultralight?
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I took a look at the pics of your trailer. Very nice. I like that your wheels are in the center of the trailer. That must reduce the tounge weight considerably. Is yours an ultralight?
Yes it is considered an ultralight. My dry tongue weight is 850lbs and the trailers dry weight is 6500lbs. Fully loaded ready to camp i weighed it at my local Cat Scale and it weighed 7500lbs. I'm cutting it a bit close on my trucks GVWR of 7700lbs. The truck weighed 7560lbs hooked to the trailer with the family on board, full tank of fuel and a few things in the bed. My truck tows the camper without breaking a sweat and I'm still well under my rear axle rating and my max tow rating of 11,300lbs. You can't beat the power from that little V6!!
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What a great hobby to get into.
Here is my setup, 2012 Salem 26TBUD.
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We have a 2011 F150 eccoboost screw max tow 6.5' bed and a Freedom Express 310 BHDS Maple Leaf Addition loaded trailer is about 8500lbs hitch weight 900lbs trailer is 35.5' hitch to bumper truck towes it vary well no shortage of power 10 to11 mpg towing 19 mpg short trips 30 mi or less 22 on a 6000mi trip this fall 22000 mi on truck with no problems
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I'm amazed at how many of these types of pics I'm seeing in this thread:
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People letting their *** drag taking too much weight off the front, pretty-much endangering everybody around them on the road.
I'm also surprised that the dealers that are selling these things are actually hooking them up to trucks without at LEAST making sure they have a weight-distributing hitch. I personally like air-bags, but you NEED one or the other people.
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