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RE: The Verdic is in, New Ford 7.3 V-8 Gas mpg not so Great

I am more interested in driving dynamics over fuel mileage. If it got the EXACT same mileage with improved driving characteristics, I would be happy.
stvdman 01/22/20 03:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wanna bring a golf cart and a Jeep towed

Me and the DW were starting to lean away from getting a Golf Cart to bring with us in our Gladiator, I think I will do it now just because I CAN! ;)
stvdman 12/18/19 11:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wanna bring a golf cart and a Jeep towed

Does a 4-seat golf cart have a longer wheelbase? If so, I agree that it wont fit. If the wheelbase is the same, why wouldn't it fit? And handling issues...well, anytime you add in weight to the bed of a truck you create "handling issues". This is why you have to find out for yourself at times. In this thread it was stated the Gladiator cant fit a Golf Cart (can only haul flowers). BUT , it appears a golf cart DOES fit. Now it will create handling issues. What handling issues? Has someone actually done it and reported issues? I have read a report from a Gladiator owner that put a 2-seat Polaris Razor in the bed and they backed it in as they thought it sagged the truck too much with it pulled in straight. Other than that, no handling issues reported. Time will tell, but just speculating that these things CANT work or WILL happen by guessing isn't really helping. Golf cart fit? YES 4-seat Golf cart fit? TBD Within weight specs? YES Handling issues? TBD
stvdman 12/16/19 06:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wanna bring a golf cart and a Jeep towed

https://www.jeepgladiatorforum.com/forum/attachments/img_20190813_193238-jpg.27783/ height=500 width=700 The owner of the truck stated the tailgate was rated for an evenly spaced load of 1800lbs. seemed kind of high to me. Cart weighs 900lbs. From another quick search: "The three-position damped and power-locking tailgate extends the bed's utility for fun hauling and Home Depot runs as well. Dropping the tailgate stretches the floor to 81.3 inches and its 1,200-pound total distributed load capability can handle heavier long loads, such as a pair of dirt bikes. The tire-tread-patterned icons on the front wall will help you line them up. And to get that load to the tailgate's 35 inches from the ground, the gate will handle 600 pounds with a single ramp and 850 pounds with a pair. That's a lot of utility in a vehicle with a 1,600-pound maximum payload capacity that still can crawl over rocks and ford 30 inches of water."
stvdman 12/16/19 05:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wanna bring a golf cart and a Jeep towed

I work at a Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealer and see them quite often. Not much you can do with the bed other than haul some flowers. Not that I am an advocate for it but: https://www.jeepgladiatorforum.com/forum/threads/club-car-golf-cart-does-fit-in-the-bed-of-the-gladiator.20228/ In that link it has pictures too. Looks to be a little more than just "flowers". ;)
stvdman 12/16/19 05:05am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wanna bring a golf cart and a Jeep towed

Yeah, didn't take into account the towing limit of that chassis. We have a 2017 F-53 with the larger chassis, recently bought a Gladiator and plan on filling the bed up with toys to drag along.
stvdman 11/14/19 04:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: First trip in Class A driving in Smokey Mountains

MetalG: Glad to hear your rig is driving/performing well. We both bought 35.2's about the same time (mine is a 17 though). I have been pleasantly surprised by the driving and power characteristics of the V-10 w/6-speed trans. So much so that our "want" of a Diesel has subsided a little. Not ENTIRELY, but a little ;)
stvdman 11/14/19 04:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wanna bring a golf cart and a Jeep towed

Jeep Gladiator then put golf cart in the back. ;)
stvdman 11/13/19 08:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Thinking about a new Jeep tow vehicle...need your input...

The truck bed comes in real handy when traveling.. :C This is why we went with the Jeep Gladiator for a TOAD. Fun vehicle too!
stvdman 09/26/19 08:29am Dinghy Towing
RE: Newmar Sold

IMO, It will mean filling holes in the Winnebago D/P lineup and possibly becoming cost competitive with their competitors. After seeing all the current D/P offerings in the $200-$325k range last week in Hershey, PA, they both need help in that price point. They are being seriously challenged from 2-3 other Manufacturers. After scratching the surface of 6 different manufacturers, I came away targeting the Fleetwood Discovery line-up. Look forward to the "new" offerings from Winnebago over the next couple years.
stvdman 09/19/19 05:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: thoughts on our 2019 Rubicon

Haven't towed it yet, but there is no steering lock to contend with. just place transfer case in (N) and go. LOVE THIS! Just got a 2020 Jeep Gladiator and this is one of the main reason we got it (ease of 4-down towing).
stvdman 07/15/19 09:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Getting 5th wheel front cap clean without access to a hose

I use WASH / WAX ALL with their extendable pole (which is an excellent design).
stvdman 07/01/19 10:45am General RVing Issues
RE: Oil Change

Change it before the trip to a High Quality Synthetic oil designed for extended drain intervals. I run AMSOIL and do a once per year oil change. Wouldn't even consider changing it until 10,000+ miles. And bring an extra quart or two.
stvdman 03/18/19 09:55am Beginning RVing
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