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Old 02-06-2007, 05:52 PM
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I tow a 38 foot Everest, 20,000 CGVWR at the scales. F350, crew, shortbed! Single rear wheels to keep it in the garage. 6 speep manual and a banks exhaust brake work great. 6% grades and I do not have to touch the brakes. Worst milage 10.5, best 14mpg. almost all the time 12 mpg while towing. ULSD is not helping me.... UGH!
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Old 02-07-2007, 08:49 AM
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Old 02-09-2007, 08:49 PM
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Just purchased a 2006 McKenzie Lakota Estates 36 RLQ. 37' 8" overall length. Manufacture says the dry weight is 12820. Hitch weight is listed at 2810. My truck is a 06 F350 PSD SRW SB. I ordered a 18K Hijacker auto sliding 5th wheel hitch. I think the trailer is going to be close to the trucks load ratings, I hope it doesn't become a problem. haven't had a chance to get pictures of it yet.
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Old 02-09-2007, 10:40 PM
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I also tow a 38 footer with a srw short bed. My fiver has around the same weight as yours. Meets the gvwr on the axels just fine but the kicker is the cgvwr. Take it to the scales when you loaded for a trip, you will be suprised. Also I do not use a slider hitch, I have an extended hitch pin and have never had a problem. I put on an exhaust brake to help stop this beast, it really saves you brakes on the long grades.
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Old 02-10-2007, 12:03 AM
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Just my jeep or a camp trailer, neither poses a real strain. v-10 straight piped, 4.30, soon to have 8" of lift and 38's should be GREAT for towing then.
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Old 02-12-2007, 12:41 AM
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not as much as the big boys, but this is a good ride. 95 F-150 w/ a 351W supercharged. Check it out in the gallery. With this rig, I actually get 13 MPG on the highway, while unloaded I normally get 10-11 around town... LOL! Sure is nice when it drops into Direct gear and blows people away on the freeway!



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Old 02-14-2007, 06:51 AM
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Here is the setup that I have 02 Wildcat 28BH with my F350 along with wife, four kids and a dog. Finally quit blowing tires on the camper when I lowered the hitch in the box.
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Old 02-14-2007, 07:11 AM
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nutfarmii how much does your trailer weigh all loaded up and everything.
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Old 02-14-2007, 07:55 AM
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nutfarmii how much does your trailer weigh all loaded up and everything.
RIsuperduty89 all together with kids, fuel, camping gear, weight is at 21,982 this is from the last time we went through the CAT scales in NC. The most we have weighed in at was 22,564 in 2005 when we added a fullsized grill and extra lp tanks and a generator to stay at Myrtle Beach for 2 weeks.
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Old 02-19-2007, 07:19 AM
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Here is what I just pulled this past weekend, loaned my F100 to brother in law for 2 months and he has blown the rear engine seal and lost the front plate to the tranny, so I went over and pulled it home.
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Here is what I just pulled this past weekend, loaned my F100 to brother in law for 2 months and he has blown the rear engine seal and lost the front plate to the tranny, so I went over and pulled it home.
Ahh the things you'll do for your younger sister.
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Old 02-21-2007, 12:08 AM
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I will have to post a pic of my run when i go to my tree farm in a few weeks. i gross out at 22k. its a 25ft gooseneck loaded with a john deere 5420 and a tree planter and a 8ft mower
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Old 02-23-2007, 05:35 PM
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Been towing my 26ft Newmar American Star 5th wheel. It's kind of an oddity for floorplans - short, but with two opposing slides (kitchen and sofa). Makes for lots of room inside. Used to tow a 26ft ultralight trailer w/o slides and this is so much roomier, and my total tow length is shorter (trailer vs 5th wheel). Makes it nice for grabbing smaller sites...

Here we are on the way out of Grayson Highlands SP in VA, last summer (started to miss it the minute we left):
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Old 02-23-2007, 07:56 PM
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I've been pulling a lot of odds and ends it seems like. The last time I pulled something with my 18' tri-axle gooseneck was loaded with pallets of concrete block. The truck and trailer weigh 12500 dry (the trailer is rediculously heavy). Usually cram 6 pallets on there and hit the big road weighing around 25000 lbs gross. I'll see if I can get a picture up.
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I originally startedtowing this with the GMC Yukon 4.2L. But now I'm BIG TIMING with the PSD



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