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Old 02-07-2012, 04:41 PM   #21
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When I started this journey I had really hoped to keep my F-150. After several trips to the scales last year I just was not comfortable with the loaded weight on my ½ ton truck. I went out today and got a 2002 F-350 (90k miles) with the 7.3 diesel. I can’t wait for the weather to warm up a bit and pull out the trailer.
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Old 02-07-2012, 04:55 PM   #22
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When I started this journey I had really hoped to keep my F-150. After several trips to the scales last year I just was not comfortable with the loaded weight on my ½ ton truck. I went out today and got a 2002 F-350 (90k miles) with the 7.3 diesel. I can’t wait for the weather to warm up a bit and pull out the trailer.
Any chance you remember the weights, such as loaded trailer and tongue weight?
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Old 02-07-2012, 05:04 PM   #23
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I tossed the actually CAT scale reading last week but I was consistently pushing the GVWR of 7200lbs. That was keeping the bed 90% empty. We had another child in September and I was just not comfortable living “on the edge”. Plus living in the mountains the 7.3 will be a nice bonus.
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Old 02-07-2012, 05:20 PM   #24
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I tossed the actually CAT scale reading last week but I was consistently pushing the GVWR of 7200lbs. That was keeping the bed 90% empty. We had another child in September and I was just not comfortable living “on the edge”. Plus living in the mountains the 7.3 will be a nice bonus.
Yep, and the great thing about those 7.3`s is they are pretty much bulletproof! It was a great engine, perhaps they should go back to it.
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:05 PM   #25
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You will be safer and more comfortable with the bigger truck.
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Old 06-25-2014, 11:20 AM   #26
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I tow with a 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie Limited Crew Cab.
Went into the foothills last weekend with no problems.
Pulled and braked with ease.
Had to back off the factory brake controller as I felt the TT bounce/pull a bit when coming to a stop.
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Old 06-26-2014, 08:14 AM   #27
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1 yr with this combo; long hauls to FL Keys, Mammoth Cave in KY thru NC/TN mountains, multiple runs to SC coast, Deep Creek (NC Mtns), and Cloudland Canyon State Park in GA next week - so far so good. Family of five, just have to watch how I pack due to payload, pulls great.
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