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RE: Death wobble

Having said that any solid front axle vehicle has the death wobble potential. 100% correct ! Yeah. This is no way just a "Ford" problem. Any truck with a solid front axle. Google Ram death wobble. Actually I think Ram passed the “Death Wobble” torch to Ford as of late. The only vehicle that I ever had death wobble on was a 64 Ford Econoline with bad King Pin bushings. Russ I guess you didn't Google Ram death wobble. It is not just Ford. Also Jeep as well.
spud1957 02/05/21 02:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Death wobble

Having said that any solid front axle vehicle has the death wobble potential. 100% correct ! Yeah. This is no way just a "Ford" problem. Any truck with a solid front axle. Google Ram death wobble.
spud1957 02/04/21 06:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: 5th wheel hitch suggestion

You are on track with your thinking. You didn't use the slider with the Ram, and now the Ford will work even better. It isn't the bed length though, as much as it is the distance from axle center, to the back of cab. The Ford is giving you several more inches of clearance in this case. No, you don't need a slider! The 3300 is by far the best choice for your new Ford! You just upgraded to the best truck, may as well put best hitch in it!! You will love them both! Congrats on the new purchases, Jerry Jerry, is your truck a short box? Which BW hitch do you have?
spud1957 01/14/21 08:47am Fifth-Wheels
StarCraft pin model

Anyone on here know what pin box model a 2017 StarCraft Solstice Superlte uses? Thanks
spud1957 01/09/21 06:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ford F-250 7.3 Gas Engine Axle Ratios

Is there much difference in towing milage, and around town/highway mileage with the new F-250 7.3 gas engine with rear gear options? Considering 3.55 or 4.30 axles ratios. Any input is helpful. The only transmission available is the new 10R140. The 4.30 would be great for pulling stumps or towing over 10,000 lbs, but the fuel economy would not be very good. It depends if they can program the transmission to start in 3rd or even 4th with a light load (driver only). Personally, I would go with the 3.73 and electronic locking differential. 3:73s are only available in the F350.
spud1957 12/12/20 05:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Merry Christmas to me

Very nice truck. How high is that lift kit? Doesn't have a lift kit. Must be the angle.
spud1957 12/12/20 04:53am Tow Vehicles
Merry Christmas to me

Looks like I bought a 2018 F350 XLT, 6.7 PS. 23K kilometers. Get it tomorrow. First diesel :E https://i.imgur.com/uU9OoE3l.jpg]https://i.imgur.com/uU9OoE3l.jpg
spud1957 12/10/20 09:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: RVK3300 with Ram Short box EDIT

here is what it looked like with the 18K Patriot with the arms all the way back...when I had a Ford. That last picture makes up my mind. Way too close for me. If the trailer tires were on uneven ground, it could tap the cab.
spud1957 12/04/20 08:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: RVK3300 with Ram Short box EDIT

New truck option. See my original post.
spud1957 12/03/20 01:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RVK3300 with Ram Short box EDIT

Anyone use a RVK3300 with a Ford short box installing the support posts angling back 2"? Change of plans. Seriously looking at a Ram 3500 short box. Anyone have on of these hitches with a Ram? S
spud1957 11/29/20 05:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking at '17 3500 Ram

You can close this thread. Not going to buy the truck.
spud1957 11/17/20 08:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: Looking at '17 3500 Ram

OP here again. Just found out the truck is deleted!!! Having second thoughts now. Personally I would pass, not sure of the laws in Canada, but in the US it is federal law loosely enforced currently, but that could change. The rules are Provincial and it's not a problem where I am. More concerned about future problems. There is still about 1 1/2 year diesel and powertrain warranty. Basically worthless with the delete. And I also don't like the sound!!! Gonna pass.
spud1957 11/16/20 07:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Looking at '17 3500 Ram

OP here again. Just found out the truck is deleted!!! Having second thoughts now.
spud1957 11/16/20 04:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Looking at '17 3500 Ram

OP here. The Ram may need new tires. I have a line on a set of 275/60 20 tires. Current tires are 285/65s. There is bit of a difference in size. The 285s being the larger. I'm thinking okay? Any tire "experts" or Ram owners that have done this? Thanks Scott
spud1957 11/16/20 11:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: Looking at '17 3500 Ram

Still looking for a truck. Really concerned about the CP4 in the Ford and newer Rams. Going to look at a '17 3500 next week. Has the HO/Aisin. 80,000 Kms Anything I need to look for? Picture Looks like a very nice truck. I priced out a 2017 Laramie Limited/diesel in the fall of 2017. I was quoted 69k plus tax. I plan on getting a quote on one in the next few days .... my expectation is that the price hasn’t changed much over the last 3 years. What do you have to pay for a 2017 now? It's a Laramie Limited and the price is $55,560 Canadian dollars. They had it at $59,500 and just marked it down for "Black Friday". Have it on hold. Going Tuesday to look at it. It's on PEI, I'm in NB. Had a friend there look at it. Front bumper has rock chips and tires should be replaced I'm hoping we can work out a deal.
spud1957 11/15/20 05:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: settle an arguement

I towed a 10k 5th wheel for 7 years with a 6.2. Great combo. The F250 with 3:73 gears is rated to tow 12,000 lbs. For those asking, the payload of that truck is at least 2600 lbs. Put the transmission in tow haul, lock out 6th year, drive it like you stole it. Don't let anyone suggest you need a diesel. That's laughable. S My bad. I thought OP had a 250. Payload for 350 will be North of 3500 lbs.
spud1957 11/13/20 06:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: settle an arguement

I towed a 10k 5th wheel for 7 years with a 6.2. Great combo. The F250 with 3:73 gears is rated to tow 12,000 lbs. For those asking, the payload of that truck is at least 2600 lbs. Put the transmission in tow haul, lock out 6th year, drive it like you stole it. Don't let anyone suggest you need a diesel. That's laughable. S
spud1957 11/12/20 01:55pm Tow Vehicles
Looking at '17 3500 Ram

Still looking for a truck. Really concerned about the CP4 in the Ford and newer Rams. Going to look at a '17 3500 next week. Has the HO/Aisin. 80,000 Kms Anything I need to look for? Picture
spud1957 11/10/20 10:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: Southwind heated tanks

Perhaps I need to be clearer. I have not looked at it. As stated in the original post, I may go look at it. It's 3 hours away. The seller is unable to confirm right now. It does not have that detail in the brochure. So, if anyone that OWNS a Southwind, maybe those owners could respond to my question.
spud1957 10/28/20 03:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Southwind heated tanks

Call Fleetwood with the VIN number and inquire --- 1-800-322-8216. Check control panel(s) for Heat Pad On/Off Switch Check wet bay a ofrea for ducted heat source Yes I plan to do that if I go look at it. S
spud1957 10/28/20 02:32pm Class A Motorhomes
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