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Old 10-15-2015, 03:08 PM   #21
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Although I tow the Eagle equivalent with a 1 ton Diesel, I wouldn't hesitate to tow with a heavy 1/2 if properly equipped. We have a friend with a Tahoe who only sticks to the Seattle area, so no mountain grades and generally slower speeds. He does fine. We tend to go out several states so we like having the extra weight and capacity up front. The new Nissan Titan with the 5L Cummins may be a game changer for 1/2 ton segment. But for the OP, it will be obvious if the specs and characteristics of the TV is up to par.
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Old 10-24-2015, 11:15 PM   #22
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2011 Ram 1500 5.7 Hemi Crew Cab towing a 2015 28 BHBE..... NO major issues til I listened to someone on this site and "suggest" I switch out factory shocks with a good pair of gas shocks with coil overs....BZZZT worse move I ever made. Next week I'm switching back to OEM shocks with a set of Timbrens. When I had the factor set up with a WD hitch the only time I had an issue is when it was real windy out or some gear jammer was flying by me doing 75+ mph .... In our first season with it I've towed through Maine and down into Joisey and Pennsylvania, pulled Matamoras portion of I-84 @ 65mph
now thats not shabby at all !!!
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Old 11-25-2015, 11:04 AM   #23
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New owners of a 2016 28BHBE

We received some bad news yesterday after following up on our trailer build. The dealer said Jayco has push our delivery date from Dec 21st to 1st week of Feb due to overwhelming demand. So much for our Christmas plans! Anyway, after much careful thought, we are now considering upgrading to an F-250. We're looking at a 2016 gasser with powerscoping mirrors and rear view camera. I think those options are a must for trailer towing. I'm wondering if we also need the Camper Package?
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Old 11-25-2015, 03:10 PM   #24
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I have the F250 6.2 gasser and it will absolutely do the job but I will suggest air bags. The biggest disappointment for me has been the incredible amount of rear end "sag". Even with my WDH, it just wouldn't level out. Air bags helped quite a bit.
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Old 11-26-2015, 12:03 PM   #25
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IOF... That probably means ours will be delayed. We just ordered ours 2 weeks ago and was hoping to have it by the 1st Week of Feb for my sons annual birthday camping trip, he will be 10.

As for the F250 6.2 I chose one when I had to upgrade and although I have not towed with it yet I am happy I got it, no worries for me now towing. The camper package is for Slide In bed campers but if you are ordering one at least get the extra helper springs or get a 350. If I had ordered I would have ordered a 350 SRW, price is not much more.

PNWDriver... What brand of Air Bags do you have. I have pretty much decided I want to add a set. I have been looking at the Air Lift brand.
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Old 11-26-2015, 02:06 PM   #26
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Ice,

Sorry to hear the news on the 28!!! That's a bummer for sure!!!

As for the 250, what does the camper package add??? As mentioned, price a 350 srw if available also. Unless you are driving a ton of non-towing miles, go for the best gears available- 4.10's or whatever the lowest gearing is. This will give you the option down the road to step to an even bigger trailer if you want (same with the 350 over the 250).

Good luck on the possible new truck, and hope the 28 shows up soon!!!
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Old 11-28-2015, 09:10 AM   #27
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IOF... That probably means ours will be delayed. We just ordered ours 2 weeks ago and was hoping to have it by the 1st Week of Feb for my sons annual birthday camping trip, he will be 10.

As for the F250 6.2 I chose one when I had to upgrade and although I have not towed with it yet I am happy I got it, no worries for me now towing. The camper package is for Slide In bed campers but if you are ordering one at least get the extra helper springs or get a 350. If I had ordered I would have ordered a 350 SRW, price is not much more.

PNWDriver... What brand of Air Bags do you have. I have pretty much decided I want to add a set. I have been looking at the Air Lift brand.
I ordered the Air Lift 5000 off Amazon. I was abale to install them myself, although it took me all day with hand tools. The hardware kit took some sorting out because there's some parts that look similar but are actually one of a kind. I plan to add a on board compressor at a later date.
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Old 11-28-2015, 11:54 AM   #28
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Thanks for the info on the Air Bags...
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Firestone makes a nice kit as well.
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After a 7 week delay, we finally heard back from the dealership and our rig will be coming off the line on 2/11. We also received a VIN # for confirmation. We will be towing it with our F-150 knowing we will soon be in the market for an F-250.
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