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08-18-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By Simnut

Remember though......the tongue weight (including...

Remember though......the tongue weight (including your WDH) does NOT change ! All it does is change the weight on the rear and front axle of the truck....and the axles on your trailer. Your tongue...
06-05-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,003
Posted By Simnut

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05-29-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,550
Posted By Simnut

Ever notice how the newer style semi's...

Ever notice how the newer style semi's (aerodynamically designed front ends) push you less when they come at you the opposite way than an older truck? Take the difference between a Freightliner...
05-23-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,053
Posted By Simnut

The truck held itself beautifully. But, you have...

The truck held itself beautifully. But, you have to allow it to be set to go down the grade by being just at or below the speed you want going down. And believe me, I was paying attention. This...
05-16-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,945
Posted By Simnut

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05-15-2018, 11:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,945
Posted By Simnut

I wonder why Ford of Canada told me that sticker...

I wonder why Ford of Canada told me that sticker or rating has come straight from the legal department.......not because the hitch won't handle more than the "stated rating", but to protect Ford and...
05-11-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,700
Posted By Simnut

As previous poster has mentioned...those tables...

As previous poster has mentioned...those tables are worthless. They are the max tow rating of a no optioned truck. You add options packages.....moon roof etc and that all gets depleted. The first...
04-10-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,014
Posted By Simnut

Correct! The hitch is still carrying the total...

Correct! The hitch is still carrying the total tongue weight when using a WDH. All the WDH does is to change the way the tow vehicle carries that weight to or on the ground. As mentioned already,...
04-03-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,724
Posted By Simnut

When in drive, you can lock out as many of the...

When in drive, you can lock out as many of the top gears you want. If I want to drive around in 2nd all day, I lock out down to 2nd. It will now start out in 1st, shift to 2nd and that's your "top"...
03-30-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By Simnut

This. And if your dealer doesn't want to set you...

This. And if your dealer doesn't want to set you up properly......they are not doing their job.
03-21-2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,015
Posted By Simnut

I love the way the 5.0 sounds as she's working. ...

I love the way the 5.0 sounds as she's working. With load or without load. I have no problems staying with traffic pulling 7000 lbs...going up hill, down hill.....flat...... She puts up a nice...
02-25-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 977,819
Posted By Simnut

Sorry acdii! Had to say that ;)

Sorry acdii! Had to say that ;)
01-26-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,883
Posted By Simnut

Ford explained it to me this way. A WDH does...

Ford explained it to me this way. A WDH does just that....spreads the weight....to move weight "away and to" axles to keep them within their GVWR. They want owners to stay within those limits. ...
10-28-2017, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 977,819
Posted By Simnut

This IS a bit of a stretch....but it IS...

This IS a bit of a stretch....but it IS towing....it IS a trailer used with my pickup also (which is in the picture). lol


I manufactured (a fancy word for rednecked) a hitch so I could tow this...
10-10-2017, 11:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,407
Posted By Simnut

My tractor is a nicer orange! ;) Now,...

My tractor is a nicer orange! ;)


Now, this is a trailer!!!!
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I'm...
10-08-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,407
Posted By Simnut

Well, I think I'm gonna have to get a 7000lb...

Well, I think I'm gonna have to get a 7000lb tandem axle trailer as this one just ain't cutting it. This will help even though the trailer gets a little heavier...the tongue weight is much more...
10-07-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,407
Posted By Simnut

Well , time to spend a couple of hours at my...

Well , time to spend a couple of hours at my local government scale and do some final weight checking with my truck/tractor/trailer setup. I want to get my tongue weight....the tractor weight (front...
10-04-2017, 11:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,407
Posted By Simnut

Well, have all the equipment setup....now....

.....have to get the loading JUST right! lol I may have to go to my equalizer hitch with this.....I'm JUST at 5000lbs with the trailer and tractor setup. My truck is settled a bit ...went down...
09-28-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 21,876
Posted By Simnut

That's changing around here. BUT, getting...

That's changing around here. BUT, getting checked is not my concern. It's someone hitting someone....even me when they are over weight. Then the hammer comes down. Vehicular assault is even on...
09-28-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 21,876
Posted By Simnut

Max out the weight ratings, but don't go over. ...

Max out the weight ratings, but don't go over. If that means being lighter because of the rear axle or payload rating...that's as far as you load. Go over......you're just asking for trouble.
09-28-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 21,876
Posted By Simnut

Shouldn't it be do what ever is legal?:eek:

Shouldn't it be do what ever is legal?:eek:
09-25-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,069
Posted By Simnut

A WDH and/or a helper spring setup like...

A WDH and/or a helper spring setup like SumoSprings...
09-24-2017, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 977,819
Posted By Simnut

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Loaded up, ready to tie down after my first little job! lol A bit of...
09-21-2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 977,819
Posted By Simnut

Well, got it today!!!! My new toy...that my wife...

Well, got it today!!!! My new toy...that my wife said has to make some money LOL
...
09-20-2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By Simnut

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