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Blackcell

Oregon

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Posted: 10/15/13 08:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

jmtandem wrote:

For towing, a gasser Tundra 'grocery getter' and a diesel 'truck' are not even in the same hemisphere.


Well said. I like that analogy!


2009 Carriage Cameo 35SB3, 12.4K dry, 36' Fiver
2012 F350 6.7L 4x4 Lariat Ultimate FX4, Chrome package, Nav, SRW, CC, LB, 11.5K GVWR, 3.55 ELA, 20" wheels, Toyo AT II, Mor/ryde pin box, Husky 26K hitch
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Posted: 10/28/13 12:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Our previous setup in between Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.
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Our new setup this summer east of Glacier National Park on our way to Waterton National Park.


2014 Chaparral 343 RLTS Fifth Wheel
2015 Ford F350 Lariat FX4


Johndeere4955

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Posted: 10/28/13 12:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Let me try this again.
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Our previous setup
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Our new setup.

SmittysRV

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Johndeere4955 wrote:

Let me try this again.
[image]
Our previous setup
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Our new setup.


You have to love the new 5er and how it tows?......... Just have to watch the extra cheat on turns and learn how to back her up and you are good to go!!!! Oh and dont forget to put the tail gate down if ya dont have a 5th wheel gate when hookin up and unhookin.......

sdetweil

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Posted: 10/28/13 11:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Johndeere4955 wrote:

Let me try this again.
[image]
Our previous setup
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Our new setup.


Nice rig!.. Congrats


2012 Ford F350 DRW, 6.7 diesel.
2013 Keystone Alpine 3720FB

daytona7

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OK, so it tows great. How is it on stopping with the weight of the trailer, climbing hills or going down steep highways?

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Probably just fine! Why wouldn't it.


2011 Chevy 2500HD 4X4
2006 Durango 285RLS - Trailair pin box and suspension
Love of my life (wife, not the 5er..but on some days she may argue that) one seventeen year old son.

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daytona7 wrote:

OK, so it tows great. How is it on stopping with the weight of the trailer, climbing hills or going down steep highways?


Wake up. The TV is not the same as in the first picture. Read his signature.

Sheesh


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sdetweil wrote:

Our new 2013 Alpine 3720FB after night two on the trip home

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Very nice rig Sam! I am going by in the morning to find out about the sensors for sure. Will let you know soon.
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Monty


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2008 Thor Vortex 26FS
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avvidclif1 wrote:

daytona7 wrote:

OK, so it tows great. How is it on stopping with the weight of the trailer, climbing hills or going down steep highways?


Wake up. The TV is not the same as in the first picture. Read his signature.

Sheesh


Actually guys the vehicle is the same truck! The first picture is all original equipment. Then I went out and spent some cash on upgrading wheels and tires, EFI Live, exhaust and air bags. It was actually my wifes idea. She saw a truck like mine that was done up nicely and asked why my truck didn't look as nice as that guys truck.

Thanks Honey!

My original travel trailers weighed in at 7050lbs unloaded. The fifth wheel comes up at 10150lbs unloaded. Even with with the extra weight the fiver tows way better than my travel trailer did. The TT acted like a big wind sail behind my truck. The fiver is smooth behind my truck and I like the way the unit drives together behind my truck. And yes I am within the legal limits of my truck...even in British Columbia.

I am thinking before I go down to the southern states next summer I am going to upgrade my transmission cooler lines to bigger stronger lines (the ones I have made up look like hydraulic hoses off a JD cultivator...yeah they will do!) and a PPE transmission cooler and Transgo Jr. shift kit. With the extra HP from the EFI live the tranny runs a bit warmer than usual in 90+ degree weather. I use Transynd and flush at least once a year sometimes twice.

As far as braking and driving down steep hills?? Well that is where the Allison transmission come in handy. The engine/tranny braking with the Duramax and Allison combo works great in controlling speed and yes I do have to use the brakes sometimes on the steep and deep, but who doesn't? Be smart and don't ride your brakes and plan ahead.

LOL! Ask my wife, I go up the hills faster than I come down them.

"dont judge a man till you have walked a mile in his shoes...same goes for his rig"

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