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RE: F250 or F350 to Haul a 5th Wheel???

IMHO, diesel does have the power but it is not a cost effective option. Especially with the new 7.3L gas engine an 10 speed transmission. With the correct rear axle ratio you will have no problems in the mountains and you will save yourself over $10,000. Don't kid yourself. Yes there have been improvements to gassers especially the 10 speed tranny. However a gas engine is not a substitute for a diesel at that weight. 16k GVW puts you in diesel territory, especially if there are mountains involved. At 16K an exhaust brake is also a very worthwhile feature I agree 100%, the exhaust braking capabilities alone is worth the extra $$ for the Diesel! And don’t kid yourself, Diesel’s have not been just sitting around do nothing while the gassers were improving! Definitely Diesel, especially if you going to pull thru the mountains!
Coach-man 06/21/21 08:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: F250 or F350 to Haul a 5th Wheel???

With that weighty out will need a one ton vehicle. If you insist on a Ford, a 450 would be a better option. Check out a RAM 3500, when a truck gets picked as “car of the year”, they are trying to tell you something!,
Coach-man 06/20/21 05:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: full size corner bed vs queen corner bed

Conner beds are not my cup of tea! They are really hard to make up, and if your on the inside, hope you can sleep the entire night without waking up!
Coach-man 04/20/21 02:16pm Class C Motorhomes
2018 Keystone Premier 22RB

Any comments, good/Bad with this rig? Considering a purchase, I have owned Class A, Class C and a 5th wheel previously. DW would like to go on the road for occasional long weekends, and a couple of “trips”, 1 to two weeks a year. Things to watch for, and any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Coach-man 02/26/21 10:40am Travel Trailers
RE: Ram 2500 only carries 2300 lbs.

WOW things never change on this web site! People getting sued millions for exceeding pay load capacity’s, insurance voiding your life insurance, and why didn’t you just buy the 3500 model, its only a couple hundred dollars more! Get real people, and relax, DOT could care less about recreational trucks, they have all they can do to keep up with the commercial trucks. Show us the small print on your policy that excludes coverage for exceeding the weight limits?
Coach-man 02/26/21 09:07am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ram 2500 only carries 2300 lbs.

How much does it “squat”, when loaded? You see, the thing about RAM is the 2500 HD uses the same engine, (6.7 liter Diesel), the same transmission, the same brakes, the same rear end, and the same frame as the RAM 3500.! The things to watch for are the spring rates, and tires. I had a 2017 4x4 RAM towing a 35 foot 5th wheel, it “squatted” about 1 inch between empty and hooked up to fully loaded 5th wheel, pin weight was 2,350 pounds. I had some stout Toyo tires 12 ply and rated to take the weight, and everything was fine. `Now if your going to be worried about the “paper” weight limits, your going to have trade up to a 3500. Keep in mind the weight limits Keep in mind that those differences are based on regulatory limits not necessarily engineering differences. In many states there is a significant difference in registration fees between the 2500 models and the 3500 models because of the weight differences. So they artificially debate the 2500 so that its registration fees are in line with the 1500, otherwise they would be the same as a 3500. Good luck.
Coach-man 02/25/21 01:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: bugs on the front

I made sure the front was clean, and waxed before going on any trips! When you get to your destination, clean off using car wash and water, (drier sheets work well also). Do not let the bugs “bake in the sun”, and they will come off relatively easy.
Coach-man 10/22/20 11:17am Fifth-Wheels
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