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Old 03-09-2016, 09:08 PM   #21
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I tow a 35.5 foot trailer with A Ford Excursion, goes down the road like it is supposed to. Trailer Weight is about 9600 pounds loaded Going down the road GCVWR is real close to 17,000 pounds.
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Old 03-10-2016, 10:32 AM   #22
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.... The worst was when we picked it up from the dealer and they did an awful job of setting up the hitch and sent us on our way. It was way out and the TV was nose high and bounced and swayed all over the place. Now, after reading up on this site, and scaling the combo, it's very stable.
Neither DH or myself are mechanical 'techies', and can only hope that the WDH installer at the dealer does the job correctly. We do know that they didn't on our previous tt and wound up hiring someone to correctly adjust it a couple hundred miles down the road.

We decided to transfer everything from the truck to the tt before the WDH install, so the tt is closer to the weight it will be when making the 2000 mile trek home.



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The 6.2 Ford gasser has plenty of power too! I pulled it over mountain passes with zero problems multiple times. It does like to drink the fuel though.
It looks like your tt is a little longer and tongue is a little heavier than ours will be, so, I am very delighted to hear that your 3/4 ton gasser did so well with the tow and tackling the mountains.

Was your gas mileage around 9 mpg towing?
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Old 03-10-2016, 10:34 AM   #23
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I tow a 35.5 foot trailer with A Ford Excursion, goes down the road like it is supposed to. Trailer Weight is about 9600 pounds loaded Going down the road GCVWR is real close to 17,000 pounds.
Which hitch do you use? How is that hitch working out for you? Thanks in advance
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Old 03-10-2016, 10:38 AM   #24
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I have the same trailer except in 2014 they called it a QBH and it is 1 foot shorter (boy I wish I had yours because the queen bed is longer). Anyway, I also have an f250 with the equalizer sway and weight distribution. My set up tows like a dream. I have mostly towed east coast and eastern Midwest. I have had some strong winds in Ohio and Indiana. No problems. The truck squat is minimal (maybe an inch or so). I haul 4 persons, a dog, a 130lb generator, 10 gals fuel in truck bed as well as coolers and misc stuff. If you have any questions, feel free to ask
Holy cow! You definitely have a lot of payload weight compared to what we will have! I'm really starting to feel good about the tv/tt combo we will have.

By chance, do you have the 'sway control' options for the F250 and trailer (I'm guessing no on the tt as it may be a new option?).
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Old 03-10-2016, 10:46 AM   #25
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You will not have any problems towing 35 footer with an F250...I tow a 37' decked out to just shy of 11,000lbs. I use 1200 lbs Reese bars on the fifth link. Running about 1500 lbs of tongue weight. I did nothing to my F250 as far as suspension. Just recommend to keep on the white line when being passed by trucks and you'll be fine.
Thanks for the advice on the 'white line'. I'm glad I can get some 'refresher' advice on current day r/t towing!

Does Reese sell a wdh that does not require the chain/links? I've read where you have to be careful when disengaging the Reese wdh so you don't accidentally get hit somehow(?).
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We decided to transfer everything from the truck to the tt before the WDH install, so the tt is closer to the weight it will be when making the 2000 mile trek home.
Depending on where the water tank is you can ask them to fill that up to add weight easily before setting up the WDH.
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Depending on where the water tank is you can ask them to fill that up to add weight easily before setting up the WDH.

We always travel with at least a 1/4 tank. Great idea! Thank you!
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Get a Hensley Arrow or Pro Pride and you'll never have any sway. Plus all you'll have to deal with is the stinger that goes in the truck. No spring bars or messy greasing.
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Get a Hensley Arrow or Pro Pride and you'll never have any sway. Plus all you'll have to deal with is the stinger that goes in the truck. No spring bars or messy greasing.
New tv and tt.... budget is way stretched thin

As much as we want a Hensley or Proride, it jes' ainta gunna happen Thus, the need to explore the other less expensive options.
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