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mellow

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Family of 6 in a supercab f250!

I tried that with my 1191 on an F250 and quickly found out I needed a dually after many upgrades to that truck, and I only have 2 kids and no boat!

Try having a rear tire blow out going down the highway with that much weight on the back.


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mellow wrote:

Family of 6 in a supercab f250!

I tried that with my 1191 on an F250 and quickly found out I needed a dually after many upgrades to that truck, and I only have 2 kids and no boat!

Try having a rear tire blow out going down the highway with that much weight on the back.


The kids mostly road in the back. That was before the current paranoia about seat belts. I know that is going to offend some here but I drive carefully and have never had an accident on the road. Keeping them in the cab would have made he trips impossible or much more dangerous. It was a risk I took and don't regret. Sort of like sleeping in the back window of the family sedan when I was a kid myself.

I actually had three blowouts on the rear axle. One was an older Michelin that still looked good and was before I learned to watch the age on the tires, the other two were fairly new Kumho tires. The biggest surprise was how stable the rig stayed with the blowouts. The first was while towing the boat, the next two were not towing. A friend had convinced me that Kumho tires were a great value and I put them on several vehicles. Had the worst tire experiences of my life. Won't do that again. Firestone and Bridgestone tires had no issues.

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