Report on 2017 and Slide in - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums



Report on 2017 and Slide in

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 06-07-2017, 03:08 PM
lotsofords lotsofords is offline
Senior User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 458
lotsofords is starting off with a positive reputation.
Report on 2017 and Slide in

Seems everyone reports on how their new truck performed so I figured I would do the same but aim it to the slide in camper guys.
Camper: 2004 Lance 1010. 3400 LBS.
Old truck: 2001 F350 Lariat, LB, SRW, CC, 4x4, V10 with a paxton supercharger (no power problems), 3:73 axle, camper package and air bags. Happy Jack tie down.
New truck:2017 F350, Platinum, LB, DRW, CC, 4x4, 6.7, 3:55, camper package. Torklift
I am in Arizona, lots of 6% grades.
Curvey roads. DRW handles like there is no load. No sway, stable. No comparison.
Dirt / gravel road some ditches etc. The 17, very stable and sure footed.
6% Uphill highway: both performed well. But the 17 never had to downshift.
6% Downhill highway: 01 on the brakes and constantly scrub off speed even when downshifted. 17 put in tow/haul, auto set engine brake, set adaptive cruise and never touch the brake peddle.
Steering: 01 sloppy and wander. 17 like driving my expedition.
My only negative comment is the camper interferes with satellite radio. Oh gosh I lose my signal from outer space.
Basically I was worn out on a long trip with the 01 and the 17 is a joy to drive. And the beer still tastes

great when you get to camp.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-07-2017, 08:35 PM
senix's Avatar
senix senix is online now
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Frederick, MD
Posts: 28,398
senix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputation
Great report. You can move the antenna. Just get a different one and run it.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-07-2017, 09:06 PM
WyoBull's Avatar
WyoBull WyoBull is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 653
WyoBull is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Good looking rig! I have not had any problems with reception in my truck with SiriusXM. I wonder what the issue is?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-08-2017, 08:49 AM
RV_Tech's Avatar
RV_Tech RV_Tech is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 7,722
RV_Tech has a superb reputationRV_Tech has a superb reputationRV_Tech has a superb reputationRV_Tech has a superb reputationRV_Tech has a superb reputationRV_Tech has a superb reputationRV_Tech has a superb reputationRV_Tech has a superb reputationRV_Tech has a superb reputationRV_Tech has a superb reputationRV_Tech has a superb reputation
Sweet! Having too much fun can be addictive!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-08-2017, 03:12 PM
lotsofords lotsofords is offline
Senior User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 458
lotsofords is starting off with a positive reputation.
Thank you all. I have done some research on the antenna and looks to be very simple to add a new antenna and mount it to the cowl. At least that is what others on the Lance forum have done. I guess its the fiberglass camper. GPS works OK just no Sirius, it fades in and out.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-08-2017, 12:13 PM
6.2caribou 6.2caribou is online now
Senior User
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Southwestern Pa.
Posts: 154
6.2caribou is starting off with a positive reputation.
I've been wondering about the radio issue with a slide-in camper. I'm camper shopping right now, for an early springtime purchase. My new F250 satellite radio drops out now on my drive into town, in areas where my old Dodge truck and my Subaru never lost connection. I wonder if its an antenna location issue or maybe the Ford radio doesn't cache/store as much signal data as the other 2 vehicles did. Regardless of the cause, I'm guessing that I'll have to deal with it when a truck camper is covering the antenna.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-09-2017, 11:45 AM
LabCab LabCab is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: SW Oregon
Posts: 1,001
LabCab has much to be proud ofLabCab has much to be proud ofLabCab has much to be proud ofLabCab has much to be proud ofLabCab has much to be proud ofLabCab has much to be proud ofLabCab has much to be proud ofLabCab has much to be proud of
I have not noticed any difference with SiriusXM with my 2015 and my Northern Lite 9.6.
My 6 month special offer for this year expires in a couple weeks and then I will go back to music on thumb drives till next summer and a new Sirius offer.....
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-15-2017, 10:51 AM
greendragon.'s Avatar
greendragon. greendragon. is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Rayland,Ohio
Posts: 24
greendragon. is starting off with a positive reputation.
I have a Lance 855s on my 2017 F-350 and I cant get reception on my siriusXM either. I am not going to renew it
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-19-2017, 05:54 PM
lotsofords lotsofords is offline
Senior User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 458
lotsofords is starting off with a positive reputation.
eventually I will relocate it. I like my Sirius.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-30-2018, 01:43 PM
CombineAZ CombineAZ is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 1
CombineAZ is starting off with a positive reputation.
I relocated the antenna in my 2014 F350, just bought a 2017, so I'll have to do the same thing.

In the 2014, the plug was basically on the steering column inside the dashboard panel. The antenna replacement was magnetic, and I attached it to the hood. I ran the wire under the hood and through the driver's side door. Worked well.

I just hope the 2017 is as easy to setup.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-31-2018, 01:55 PM
stufarmer stufarmer is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Tampa
Posts: 612
stufarmer is starting off with a positive reputation.
My antenna has plenty of clearance between it and the front of our 18' Lance 975.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-05-2018, 08:08 AM
Whiplash2130's Avatar
Whiplash2130 Whiplash2130 is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 85
Whiplash2130 is starting off with a positive reputation.
SiriusXM Radio Antenna Relocation

I relocated my antenna to the front grill and then to my Ranch Hand Bumper. Took a 8000 mile trip this past summer. While heading north I only got intermittent reception, southbound was rock steady. Iím thinking about raising it up about 4 feet for the next test.
Attached Images
 
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Set-up suggestions for a first time TC trip. tmacc Slide-in / Truck Campers 12 02-16-2018 11:28 AM
For a 2017 F250 6.2L - Toyhauler or Slide in with a trailer? Turbo Dog Toy Hauler Towing; Fifth Wheel & Bumper Pull 10 01-10-2018 06:28 AM
1997 F350 vs 2007 F350 Lance990 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 8 08-01-2017 07:13 PM
No Camper Package (471) with F350 Platinum? USSenator 2017+ Super Duty 17 07-05-2017 04:53 PM
If your debating a dually lotsofords 2017+ Super Duty 9 06-07-2017 05:25 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums >

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:28 PM.


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.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: