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RE: Some Towing Math and Questions

OP...there is always the what if (mister murphy) shouters, especially on this forum! Your truck will work! You don't need to have 15% tongue wt, 12% is more than required in most cases. You will notice a difference between old trailer, and new. It will not be a big issue. Some posters do not even read/understand the specs you posted. Your total length is just short of 31' including the hitch and rear bumper. That is not a huge trailer. Your truck will not break, the sky will not fall. You could get struck by lightning (mr murphy)! Jerry
MFL 03/02/21 06:18am Travel Trailers
RE: 2021 Super Duty Camera system

Since no one is posting, I'll bump this, and say, the people in this country, have become a society of cameras. Our phones, front/rear, our vehicles have multiple cameras, our homes (mine anyway) security cameras inside/outside. A good thing I guess, hard on crime/thieves, surveillance is everywhere! :) Hope you get an answer 4x4ord, I am guessing with the aux feature, it should work, but IDK. Jerry
MFL 03/01/21 09:13am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Some Towing Math and Questions

Just to answer a few questions, yes there are some on this forum towing a 7,500 lb loaded weight TT on this forum, with a 1/2 ton truck. As you know, all 1/2 tons are not equal, and yours with a 15XX payload is on the low side. You are used to towing near 6K with your truck, and works well. A little longer, and some heavier, you will notice. You may go over your trucks payload number a bit, but not a deal breaker for many. IMO, the combination truck/trailer will work. All drivers towing are not equal either, one says it tows easily, handles good, does not sway, while the next person, maybe lacking experience, says it was scary to tow. You have the power, and gearing needed, as you likely know. In the end, you will know after towing. Do I feel comfortable, is my family safe? If you feel unsafe, you can upgrade the truck to a 2,500. Jerry
MFL 02/28/21 04:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: Some Towing Math and Questions

Rear axle wt rating, on door sticker (3,800 guessing). If you loaded your truck to go camping, full fuel, people, pets, and gear, then weigh truck axles separately. Example rear axle weighed 2,500, and rating 3,800, you could add another 1,300 to rear axle. Welcome to the forum, hope this helps! :) Jerry
MFL 02/28/21 11:05am Travel Trailers
RE: Some Towing Math and Questions

Lots of ways to figure weight capability, but most times comes down to truck payload limitation, and hitch wt. Overall length will matter, considering wind causing sway. A good WDH helps for sway, and some are designed with this in mind. Tires will make a difference, some change to LT tires, if P-rated currently. If P-rated, raising PSI, especially on rear will help. If you can stay within your truck RAWR and receiver hitch rating, it should work. Of course all people, gear, anything in truck, plus loaded to camp hitch wt all take away from your payload. Your payload is on the driver's door, not to exceed xxxx. Jerry
MFL 02/28/21 10:46am Travel Trailers
RE: Tire Replacement Question

Good to hear, glad you got it done! Great choice! Thought maybe the children above, were keeping you from returning. Jerry
MFL 02/27/21 10:38am Travel Trailers
RE: "My Forums" link takes forever

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MFL 02/27/21 09:27am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Excellent video on brake repacking

I use that bearing packing tool that Old-Biscuit has pictured. It works really well, gets a nice even solid pack, and forces out any old grease, that may have been missed. Jerry It works well but i always clean out the old grease first I know you do! Like me, you are a fussy guy, that goes the distance to do things right. :) By saying, old grease, that may not have been removed properly, I'm taking about the 98% of people doing these simple tasks. That tool will force out contaminates they left behind. Jerry
MFL 02/27/21 08:57am Tech Issues
RE: Excellent video on brake repacking

I agree, he put way too much grease on the spindle, and the seal will push it off in that area. I think he was trying to demonstrate how to turn the wheel, when using the grease gun on the EZ lube. However, after doing a proper hand greasing, there is no need to add more through the zerk. You should be good for several years, before any further greasing, if no brake symptoms occur, requiring hub removal. Jerry
MFL 02/27/21 07:41am Tech Issues
RE: Gen octane recommend

I only use 91 ethanol free in both of mine, and have never had a problem. This is the best choice, if available! Adding ethanol, will cause a more lean condition, and can cause more heat, under load. The OP may have used a higher octane 89 fuel, that contained more ethanol, and caused over heating, of his small gen engine, while under max load? Jerry
MFL 02/27/21 07:08am Toy Haulers
RE: New Rig

Let me help post the pic https://i.imgur.com/B08CHmJl.jpg Looks like a great FW, and a super SuperDuty! Jerry
MFL 02/27/21 06:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2022 Ford Super Duty interior?

Well , while you mentioned it, whats the biggest hit on insurance is it not,liability ???. So I assume ,then no collision ,and comprehensive ?? Correct, no collision or comp. Liability $173 per year Jerry
MFL 02/26/21 03:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Another Towing Question

^^^^While LT tires are not a bad idea, they are not needed, as the current tires are more than adequate, when aired properly for towing. Jerry
MFL 02/26/21 09:19am Travel Trailers
RE: Raising our 5er

Installing the Correct Track system will raise the trailer 3". A relatively inexpensive & easy install. I think it states 2" unless they have a new version. That's what I was thinking, just 2 inches, but still a good option! Jerry
MFL 02/26/21 07:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2022 Ford Super Duty interior?

Why not buy a new 2021 Super Duty and then replace it when the 2023's come out? Because most people don’t subscribe to your “ it’s cheaper in the long run to buy a new truck every couple years” plan. I think this idea may work for the perpetual truck payment people. After making payments for a couple years, start over, new truck, same payment?? Not sure though...never had a truck payment, or full coverage insurance on any of my 10 new truck purchases. For me, money saved on interest/insurance, like getting one truck free! :) Like mentioned, many would not subscribe to my method, or thought! What would I do in an accident, my truck totaled, just liability ins? Luckily never happened, but answer "just eat it, replace". Jerry
MFL 02/26/21 07:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: New Rig

Hope the OP comes back, with another rig pic attempt. That FW will be a good test for the new gasser! Jerry
MFL 02/26/21 06:33am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Help!!!! Travel Trailer Back in

MitchF150 wrote: I too was lucky in learning how to backup stuff since I was a kid. Laugh if you want, but I started doing it at around 5 years old, on my tricycle with a hand truck strapped to the back and "going camping" in the parking lot of the apartment complex we lived in back in the late 60's.. I would load the hand truck with my 'camping' stuff. Pedal out and back it into my camping spot.. ha, ha.. Hey Mitch...if your mom took a picture of your trike & hand truck rig backing, would be nice of you to post it! Thanks for the smile! :) Jerry
MFL 02/26/21 05:59am Travel Trailers
RE: Locked Out!

Well....problem fixed! For years, on every trailer we've ever had, the entry door had the hinges on the right and the lock on the left. In this config, the handle latch was the upper keyhole and the deadbolt was the lower keyhole. On this truck camper, the door is reversed, meaning that the hinges are on the left and the lock on the right. The means that the lock is installed with a reverse orientation, and you guessed it....the keyholes are reversed. I went out there in the dark and had the key in the wrong hole. Daylight fixed the issue! Glad you got it figured out! In the future, you may try getting on roof of camper, reaching down to lock/unlock, until you get used to the new keyhole location. :B Jerry
MFL 02/26/21 05:49am Tech Issues
RE: Excellent video on brake repacking

I use that bearing packing tool that Old-Biscuit has pictured. It works really well, gets a nice even solid pack, and forces out any old grease, that may have been missed. Jerry
MFL 02/26/21 05:38am Tech Issues
RE: Another Towing Question

That info a bit more accurate. :) The 1524 cargo capacity will be reduced by anything added to the truck, and at least 1,000 lbs tongue wt, plus wt of WDH. So say 2 passengers plus dog 300 lbs and 200 lbs gear and other. You have now reached your GVWR of truck. The RAWR is important and shows 3,800 lb capacity. If your truck full of fuel, passengers, gear, etc, has a scaled rear axle wt of say (guessing) 2,600 lbs, you would only be able to add 1,200 more, before going over RAWR. So...while your truck has the power to tow much more weight, you are at the very limit of carrying/payload capacity with that trailer. That will not be the best experience for a beginner, towing to the max or maybe even a bit over your max capacity. Don't forget to check the actual sticker attached to the receiver hitch! It may read max with WDH 1,000 lbs, which you may exceed a bit. Will your truck break, wheels fall off, if a bit over?? Probably not, and there is always someone even more overloaded, and it works for them. Hope you understand, why the numbers don't always work, for all types of trailers. Lots more things to consider, than it will pull XXXXX lbs. :) You will want to air tires on truck to near max pressure on rear, when towing that heavy, and likely 40 or so lbs in front tires. Your sticker shows 35 psi. Hope you get it worked out, and can enjoy a fun camping, and towing experience.:) Jerry
MFL 02/25/21 05:54pm Travel Trailers
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