Show Your Truck W/ Bumper Pull Camper Here.... - Page 49 - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums

Notices

Show Your Truck W/ Bumper Pull Camper Here....

 
  #721  
Old 03-16-2018, 06:29 PM
amartz02
amartz02 is offline
Senior User
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 114
amartz02 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Have any of you actually weighed the tongue weight of your campers? My spec sheet says 995 lbs tongue weight but at at the scale with no weight distribution hooked up it adds 1,400lbs to the truck and that's with no food in the fridge, no water in the tanks nor clothes in the closets.
 
  #722  
Old 03-16-2018, 06:48 PM
psdxohio
psdxohio is offline
Senior User
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 270
psdxohio is starting off with a positive reputation.
I weighed mine. The factory said 650. Ready to go the scale said 900.
 
  #723  
Old 03-16-2018, 07:14 PM
Terryd91
Terryd91 is offline
Elder User
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Port huron MI
Posts: 710
Terryd91 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.Terryd91 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Mines probably going to be on the light side, i have a slide on the rear that come out the back, the axles are set back but not that much. When im done swapping the axles im going to weigh it. I was surprised it sat level with out the bars on.
 
  #724  
Old 03-16-2018, 10:56 PM
WE3ZS's Avatar
WE3ZS
WE3ZS is online now
World Famous Mod
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Media PA
Posts: 8,186
WE3ZS has a superb reputationWE3ZS has a superb reputationWE3ZS has a superb reputationWE3ZS has a superb reputationWE3ZS has a superb reputationWE3ZS has a superb reputationWE3ZS has a superb reputationWE3ZS has a superb reputationWE3ZS has a superb reputationWE3ZS has a superb reputationWE3ZS has a superb reputation
Jayco lists our '14 338RETS TW at 1140lbs, packed for only a 3 day weekend trip with few supplies loaded it scaled at 1860lbs. I think that most factory listed TWs are just a little optimistic.
 
  #725  
Old 03-17-2018, 11:46 AM
Big Gas Truck's Avatar
Big Gas Truck
Big Gas Truck is offline
Freshman User
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Greene, NY
Posts: 30
Big Gas Truck is starting off with a positive reputation.
Originally Posted by HRTKD View Post
Well there you go. That'll stop the constructive criticism right now.
That's the reason I'm here, to learn new things I did a lot of homework prior to upgrading to this TT. It is long, but quite manageable with a F150. I want some wiggle room to throw some junk in the box and put a package of venison hotdogs in the fridge
 
  #726  
Old 03-17-2018, 11:56 AM
HRTKD's Avatar
HRTKD
HRTKD is online now
Post Fiend
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Somewhere south of Denver
Posts: 6,386
HRTKD has a brilliant futureHRTKD has a brilliant futureHRTKD has a brilliant futureHRTKD has a brilliant futureHRTKD has a brilliant futureHRTKD has a brilliant futureHRTKD has a brilliant futureHRTKD has a brilliant futureHRTKD has a brilliant futureHRTKD has a brilliant futureHRTKD has a brilliant future
If you watch the towing threads you'll see that the experienced guys are quick to jump in when they see something that isn't right. We don't want any of our fellow Ford owners to be YouTube stars in a bad way or Darwin Award nominees.
 
  #727  
Old 03-22-2018, 10:16 PM
Richard2212
Richard2212 is offline
Senior User
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Knoxville,Tn
Posts: 171
Richard2212 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
15 years 2003 EX and 335 Mountaineer

Originally Posted by IMASAP View Post
Would like to see what you are running for a combo. Post a few pictures here.....
 
  #728  
Old 03-23-2018, 08:29 AM
whirledpeaz's Avatar
whirledpeaz
whirledpeaz is offline
Senior User
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Middle, TN
Posts: 126
whirledpeaz is starting off with a positive reputation.
Originally Posted by amartz02 View Post
Have any of you actually weighed the tongue weight of your campers? My spec sheet says 995 lbs tongue weight but at at the scale with no weight distribution hooked up it adds 1,400lbs to the truck and that's with no food in the fridge, no water in the tanks nor clothes in the closets.
Specs on ours says 671 lbs. In reality it's near 850 lbs with no water and no food.
 
  #729  
Old 03-23-2018, 08:45 AM
Terryd91
Terryd91 is offline
Elder User
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Port huron MI
Posts: 710
Terryd91 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.Terryd91 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Gotta figure 150-200 lb of the extra tongue weight for everyone is tanks and battery.
 
  #730  
Old 03-23-2018, 08:54 AM
whirledpeaz's Avatar
whirledpeaz
whirledpeaz is offline
Senior User
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Middle, TN
Posts: 126
whirledpeaz is starting off with a positive reputation.
Originally Posted by Terryd91 View Post
Gotta figure 150-200 lb of the extra tongue weight for everyone is tanks and battery.
Absolutely!
 
  #731  
Old 03-23-2018, 09:18 AM
seventyseven250's Avatar
seventyseven250
seventyseven250 is offline
Post Fiend
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Calgary Canada
Posts: 5,997
seventyseven250 has a brilliant futureseventyseven250 has a brilliant futureseventyseven250 has a brilliant futureseventyseven250 has a brilliant futureseventyseven250 has a brilliant futureseventyseven250 has a brilliant futureseventyseven250 has a brilliant futureseventyseven250 has a brilliant futureseventyseven250 has a brilliant futureseventyseven250 has a brilliant futureseventyseven250 has a brilliant future
This is one of the reasons I'm so fixated on getting actual scale weights The published weights are often wildly inaccurate
 
  #732  
Old 03-23-2018, 11:59 AM
Richard2212
Richard2212 is offline
Senior User
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Knoxville,Tn
Posts: 171
Richard2212 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.

Originally Posted by IMASAP View Post
Would like to see what you are running for a combo. Post a few pictures here.....
2003 EX 6.8L 3.73 Pullrite Hitchcock
 
  #733  
Old 03-23-2018, 04:00 PM
Richard2212
Richard2212 is offline
Senior User
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Knoxville,Tn
Posts: 171
Richard2212 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Originally Posted by Richard2212 View Post


2003 EX 6.8L 3.73 Pullrite Hitchcock
15 years on the road about 5000 miles per year. My wife and I travel USA and Canada N-S-E-W. We are 80/83 years young now.

2003 EXC V10 3.73 "bone" stock purchased new. (Except Timbren Bumpers on rear axle). 115k miles. 265/75R16 E at 80 psi. Pullrite 10k. Hitch with Heavy Duty Bars.

2003 Mountaineer 335 TT purchased new. 9600#. Tongue 1000# 235/80R-16 E 80 psi.

The hitch was first on our 1996 Bronco then moved to the EX with some new brackets.

We like the Michelins on the EX. BFG'S did not last. Tread separation,etc replaced until BFG warranty.

We have blown and worn out several 225-75R15 D and E on the TT. We use Provider 235-80R16 E on 16 inch 6 bolt wheels. 80 psi. They are great and run cool. 20 degrees cooler than 15's. Measured with IR Reader. TT Springs upgraded to 3500# - stops bottomimg out and overstressing tires.

All weights measured on Certified Scale and Hydraulic scale for individual wheel weighing for proper weight distribution.
8-10 MPG pulling at 55-60 MPH.

I will add more info later. Ask any questions you have.


#2
ExcurvelleExcurvelle , Yesterday 03:23 PM
That is one long trailer hitch.

#3
WE3ZSWE3ZS , Yesterday 05:09 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Excurvelle
That is one long trailer hitch.
I think that may be a Pull-Rite swiveling hitch, if so that's the third one that has shown up here on the forums in the past week on an EX! Pretty rare setups that do work very well.

#4
seventyseven250seventyseven250 , Yesterday 05:18 PM
Beautiful combination

Reply
Reply
1/1
 
  #734  
Old 03-23-2018, 04:03 PM
Richard2212
Richard2212 is offline
Senior User
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Knoxville,Tn
Posts: 171
Richard2212 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
[QUOTE=Richard2212;17881967]15 years on the road about 5000 miles per year. My wife and I travel USA and Canada N-S-E-W. We are 80/83 years young now.

2003 EXC V10 3.73 "bone" stock purchased new. (Except Timbren Bumpers on rear axle). 115k miles. 265/75R16 E at 80 psi. Pullrite 10k. Hitch with Heavy Duty Bars.

2003 Mountaineer 335 TT purchased new. 9600#. Tongue 1000# 235/80R-16 E 80 psi.

The hitch was first on our 1996 Bronco then moved to the EX with some new brackets.

We like the Michelins on the EX. BFG'S did not last. Tread separation,etc replaced until BFG warranty.

We have blown and worn out several 225-75R15 D and E on the TT. We use Provider 235-80R16 E on 16 inch 6 bolt wheels. 80 psi. They are great and run cool. 20 degrees cooler than 15's. Measured with IR Reader. TT Springs upgraded to 3500# - stops bottomimg out and overstressing tires.

All weights measured on Certified Scale and Hydraulic scale for individual wheel weighing for proper weight distribution.
8-10 MPG pulling at 55-60 MPH.

I will add more info later. Ask any questions you have.
 
  #735  
Old 03-24-2018, 09:28 AM
Richard2212
Richard2212 is offline
Senior User
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Knoxville,Tn
Posts: 171
Richard2212 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Originally Posted by IMASAP View Post
Would like to see what you are running for a combo. Post a few pictures here.....


2003 EX 6.8 L 3.73 and 33 foot Montana Mountaineer.
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Show Your Truck W/ Bumper Pull Camper Here....


Contact Us About Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.