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chineselady00

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Posted: 10/16/18 01:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hello, everyone.

This is Lily & Richard. We are new to RV life. Just retired, got a 2014 Crossroad Sunset 5th wheel RV & 2010 Ford F-150 4X4 Supercab XLT 514L V8. Planning our 2019 cross country RV trip now. Hope to hear more suggestion from your guys - experienced RVers. Thanks in advance.

If some experience RVers wants to join our trip or part of our trip, share the cost with us, feel free to contact, please!

2019.5.15 - 6.3 Moncton, NB & Halifax, NS?may need longer, 17 days at least?
Kouchibouguac National Park & Hope Well & Fundy National Park(101km/1h+81km/1.5hx2)
Shediac, Bouctouche, Richibucto, Miramichi,
Truro, Peggy’s cove, Sydney(170/km/2h+301km/3.5h)
2019.6.3 - 6.10 Cape Breton?134km/2h?
2019.6.10 -7.10 Newfoundland
Gros Morne, Deer Lake, Grand Fall, Twillinggate, Argentia(300km/3h+242km/2.5h+150km/2h+
400km/4.5h )
2019.7.10-7.17 PEI(261km/3h+51km/1h)

https://www.trailingaway.com/atlantic-canada-rv-road-trip/amp/

2019.7.17-7.19 Moncton catch up or Fredricton (340km/4h)
2019.7.19-7.25 Maine (1mile=1.61km)
Ellsworth, Acadia National Park, Brunswick(271km/3.3h+203km/2h+228km/2.5h)
87 MT. Desert Island & 86 Maine coast
2019.7.25-31 Boston, New York (346km/4.5h)
2019.7.31-8.2 Hurley, NY (165km/2h)
58 Wisconsin North Woods & 57 North Shore Drive
2019.8.2-8.16 Syracuse, NY then Hamilton, ON (317km/3h+355km/3.5h)
2019.8.16-8.26 Detroit, Mackinaw city, Marinette,ME, Minneapolis, MN, Sioux Falls, Rapid city, SD, Sheridan, WY (308km/3.5h+465km/4h+329km/4h+500km/5h+382km/4h+559km/5h+395km
/3.5h+395km/5h)
62 Lake Michigan Tour & 63 Scenic Sunrise Shore
2019.8.26-9.2 Yellowstone National Park
2019.9.2-9.11 Deer Lodge/Missoula, Spokane, Settle, Port Angeles, Victoria, Vancouver
(505km/5.5h+319km/3h+450km/4.3h+132km/2.5h+Ferry25m+2h+50km/1h)
5 Olympic Loop

RV TOWLING 9286 km, 25L/100km, 2321.5LX$1.49=3460
truck drive 50km x 30days x 4=6000km, 15L/100km, 900L x $1.49=1341


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Edd505

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Posted: 10/17/18 02:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not enough truck for that kind of trip.


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I think you're going to be hating life after a few days. I owned a 2010 F150 5.4 and 3.73 gears. Problem with that tranny is there's no way to lock out OD. It will hunt and shift all day long. Payload will be a concern.
Mine was 1857 with the Max Tow option. Most are in the 1500 lbs range.
I would seriously rethink you're agenda with that combo.

chineselady00

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Thanks, goducks10 & Edd505. Appreciate your advice very much. We know it will be much better to get a F250, but we decided to choose the F150 Long bed instead. We had used them for 5000km RV trip last year. It is not perfect, but workable. We only drive 3-5 hours every day or less than that and stay away from mountains when we plan the trip. Hope it is goint to be ok.

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Posted: 10/18/18 05:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

chineselady00 wrote:

Thanks, goducks10 & Edd505. Appreciate your advice very much. We know it will be much better to get a F250, but we decided to choose the F150 Long bed instead. We had used them for 5000km RV trip last year. It is not perfect, but workable. We only drive 3-5 hours every day or less than that and stay away from mountains when we plan the trip. Hope it is goint to be ok.

You asked for advise and opinions and you got two quality responses. Have fun on your trip and good luck.

allen8106

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Depending on options that truck has a maximum payload of 1,680 lbs and maximum towing of 11,300 lbs. Your camper is at 1,898 lbs pin weight and 12,058 gross weight.

Not even considering passengers, stuff in the truck bed and fuel, You are 218 lbs over payload and 758 lbs over tow capacity. To be honest, I hope you make the trip without and accident under these conditions.


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You say you stay away from mountains but are going to places like Wyoming/Montana? OK....


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chineselady00

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Thank you guys. All the responds are quality and helpful. Just start planning, Wyoming/Montana have lots of mountains? Haven't do reseach about that yet, never been there [emoticon] If that's the case, we may give up Yellowstone. What's the best flat route from NB to BC? Thanks in advance. You guys are awesome! Since the truck has bought, we have no plan and no money to get a bigger one. We have to find a way to make it happen since we need to settle down in BC at the end of the trip. Change transmission oil, get a transmission cooler, slow down, take less stuff with us...what else can we do?

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How heavy is the trailer? The best modifications you could add to the truck would probably be things like airbags/Timbrens, higher rated wheels and tires, and a larger trans cooler. Certainly how you load the trailer could have a big impact. The rule of thumb on this site tends to be to assume you're at max GVWR on the tires, which may be accurate or it may be kind of stupid depending on the particular situation.

I'm not sure there's a flat route from NB to BC - there's this thing called the Rocky Mountains in between them. Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico, Nevada and Idaho all have an average elevation of 5000' or higher.


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Glancing at the itinerary, no time in MI upper peninsula? One of the most beautiful areas in the country. Also, while in Mackinaw, take a trip over to mackinac island. Lots to see in Traverse city, and west on the Leelanau peninsula.

What are your plans in Detroit?

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