Ford F150 Forum - Community of Ford Truck Fans - Search Results

Topic Sponsor
 
Search: Posts Made By: Sweetlou
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500
Search took 0.07 seconds.
Yesterday, 07:48 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 29,883
Posted By Sweetlou

I do not know who you can call, but I do know a...

I do not know who you can call, but I do know a lot of these matters vary state to state, especially with taxes. Iím NY I only had to pay tax on the upgraded amount because i did a replacement. I...
06-10-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,910
Posted By Sweetlou

The GVWR is the same whether itís a max tow or no...

The GVWR is the same whether itís a max tow or no tow, so adding max tow does not bump your payload. Please donít go spreading this. The difference in payload you reference is because the max tow...
06-09-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,910
Posted By Sweetlou

My trailer gross is 7850. Itís been...

My trailer gross is 7850.

Itís been discussed on here to death... the max tow package is sorta misleading. It gives you the bits to PULL a big olí trailer but doesnít help you one bit to CARRY...
06-08-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,910
Posted By Sweetlou

Way too much trailer. With my HDPP Iím towing...

Way too much trailer. With my HDPP Iím towing ~7500lb camper and itís ďjust rightĒ and my payload is 2333lb. All scaled up, loaded with my dirt bike in the truck, a full 45g water tank I have 1200lb...
06-04-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 902
Posted By Sweetlou

Right. Iíll have to measure next week when I hook...

Right. Iíll have to measure next week when I hook up.

Based on the weight, it appears 400lb comes off when hitched, then WD returns 200lb back to front.
06-04-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 902
Posted By Sweetlou

Check my numbers

All, I had a chance to weigh up my current setup. Curious what you think about my hitch setup.

Truck: 2018 Lariat HDPP 3.5EB. Payload 2333, GCWR 17500, GVWR 7850.

Trailer: 2019 Mossy Oak 27BHU...
06-03-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,209
Posted By Sweetlou

Did another 650 miles with the 7500lb TT....

Did another 650 miles with the 7500lb TT. Averaged 8.3 over entire trip. Speeds averaged 55-75 depending on conditions. Ran mostly premium (holy shnikees is it expensive to fill up on premium!)

On...
06-01-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,209
Posted By Sweetlou

1) I thought the front was higher too. Itís...

1) I thought the front was higher too. Itís actually perfectly level. Also I hit the scales and confirmed exactly 1000lb tongue weight (before WDH) which is about 14% tongue weight.

2) I donít...
05-30-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,128
Posted By Sweetlou

You can tell which hitch you have by the safety...

You can tell which hitch you have by the safety chain hookup. The max tow hitch, which is stronger, has the chain connection on an angle. Almost a 45 degree. The regular tow hitch the connection is...
05-30-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,209
Posted By Sweetlou

I forgot to mention, I too locked out 9 and 10...

I forgot to mention, I too locked out 9 and 10 and found the ride to be much more enjoyable. I was able to hold 8th gear at 65-70mph and climb all but the steepest grades, which only kicked down to 7...
05-30-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,209
Posted By Sweetlou

I dunno how the hell you guys are getting good...

I dunno how the hell you guys are getting good mileage towing... just towed my 7800lb GWVR 33ft camper with my 2018 3.5EB HDPP and averaged 9... and that was on premium! Speeds were mostly 65-70mph....
05-30-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,277
Posted By Sweetlou

Are the new tires the same height as the old...

Are the new tires the same height as the old ones? If the new ones are taller, than the truck would be taller causing the front of the trailer to be higher in the air causing sway?

Also, check...
05-29-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 913
Views: 190,240
Posted By Sweetlou

What extra space? The cabs are the same size and...

What extra space? The cabs are the same size and so is the bed.
05-28-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5,244
Views: 2,263,926
Posted By Sweetlou

Maiden voyage with our 2019 Starcraft Mossy Oak...

Maiden voyage with our 2019 Starcraft Mossy Oak 27BHU
...
05-22-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,208
Posted By Sweetlou

Right. I think instead of Calling it trailer...

Right. I think instead of Calling it trailer recognition itís better to think about it as a trailer profile.
05-22-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,208
Posted By Sweetlou

Thanks, so this is normal. I suppose it makes...

Thanks, so this is normal. I suppose it makes sense based on the failure possibilities. Thanks
05-21-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,592
Posted By Sweetlou

I ordered my HDPP because there were none...

I ordered my HDPP because there were none available nationwide. Good luck.
05-21-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,208
Posted By Sweetlou

Recognizing different trailers

I have two trailers that I regularly tow and have set them up in my 2018s trailer setup. However, I noticed whenever i plug one or the other in, the truck defaults to the last trailer plugged in. My...
05-20-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 73,625
Posted By Sweetlou

Same. Ecoboost has 99% of benefit of a diesel....

Same. Ecoboost has 99% of benefit of a diesel. Only caveat bring MPG while towing. Otherwise, it pulls exactly like one.
05-20-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,002
Posted By Sweetlou

I never understood the idea of it being bad to...

I never understood the idea of it being bad to have too much bar. If you have 800 tongue weight and 1000 bars, just lower the tension a bit? Either way the ride is tougher when hitched up... how much...
05-19-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,002
Posted By Sweetlou

Its all about setup. Make sure you take your...

Its all about setup. Make sure you take your measurements! My 32ft starcraft 27BHU tows great. I have a HDPP which does help some.

Lou
05-19-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,592
Posted By Sweetlou

I strongly recommend a HDPP. The extra 600-700lb...

I strongly recommend a HDPP. The extra 600-700lb of payload really makes all the difference. Want to bring generator? 4wheeler? Motorcycle? Firewood? No problem. Load up that truck because she can...
05-19-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,592
Posted By Sweetlou

No. Unloaded, a normally optioned XLT will weigh...

No. Unloaded, a normally optioned XLT will weigh in around 5500lb. The fancier the trim, the closer to 6000lb. Your XLT had a low payload, I imagine it was highly optioned including the FX4 and sun...
05-19-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,002
Posted By Sweetlou

My sales guy said same thing to me, similar...

My sales guy said same thing to me, similar weight trailer but with a E2 hitch.

Who do you think is smarter... a RV sales guy or an engineer at your hitch company?

I politely told him he was...
05-17-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,205
Posted By Sweetlou

If you ever get your truck weighed at a scale you...

If you ever get your truck weighed at a scale you could know exactly how much front axle weight you have left over.

I remember reading a few guys numbers when they weigh in and remember it being...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.