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Old 03-24-2006, 04:16 PM
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looks like you need some air bags in the back of the big Ford

Nice setup though!!!
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Old 03-24-2006, 05:11 PM
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That truck and trailer are sayin ouch!!! that setup wont make it past 50000 miles if you keep doing that, but if its a opportunity you cant pass up, you take it. And theres something to be said about the ford v-10's. Those things are fierce...

P.S. i love your signature quote.
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Old 03-24-2006, 09:32 PM
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Nice load of trees....I been towing trailers for 19 years...I drove a combo that looked similar to yours ONCE! Key word being ONCE! Stopping distance increase like 10 fold, Steering is decreased, Wear and tear on equipment...This was main reason I switched my trucks to GM. Now no matter what I load into them they hardly ever squat! Of course they are all 3500's...
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Old 03-24-2006, 10:10 PM
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I have all chevy HD 2500 - I see your hanging but were you on your overload's at all. I have once - but today for example, 2o ft trailer, skid, 100 sheets of 1/2 CDX plywood, 6 bundles of insulations, and 2 pallets of 6" block, 75 / pallet. Yes, my truck was hanging a bit - but 55 mph - handled ok I guess.
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Old 03-25-2006, 11:11 AM
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that truck is just a 250 with overloads in the rear, and bags in the front for plowing. I pulled that load home at about 65 - 70mph no problem. Not too much steering play, just a lot more stopping distance.
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Old 03-27-2006, 04:09 PM
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another v10 owner and i bet that your mpg hurt on that trip!
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Old 03-27-2006, 05:18 PM
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Funny enough, my mpg didn't hardly change a bit. Weird
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Old 03-27-2006, 06:11 PM
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Nice load of trees....I been towing trailers for 19 years...I drove a combo that looked similar to yours ONCE! Key word being ONCE! Stopping distance increase like 10 fold, Steering is decreased, Wear and tear on equipment...This was main reason I switched my trucks to GM. Now no matter what I load into them they hardly ever squat! Of course they are all 3500's...
Are we comparing apples to oranges here? Thats a serious load of crap in the trailer that would make any brand of 3/4 ton truck squat.
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Old 03-27-2006, 06:14 PM
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You sure the mpg didnt change?
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Old 03-27-2006, 08:29 PM
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Are we comparing apples to oranges here? Thats a serious load of crap in the trailer that would make any brand of 3/4 ton truck squat.
Well yea Fords and Chevys are apples and oranges...I just like the oranges better. Chevys imo are build more heavy duty then a ford...I have seen so many Fords squat when loaded and it just doesnt need to be that way.
Theres a guy in my home town that drives around pulling a skid steer trailer with a ford 250 and the front tires on the truck are almost off theground everytime I see him go by...
If your gonna pull heavy trailers at least use weight distribution bars.
I have had this discussion too many times...
Just drive safe....argh...
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