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  • About giant futon
    2 Letter State/Province (use "--" for outside USA/
    TN
    Country of Residence
    US
    Make
    Ford
    Model
    F-250
    Year
    2017
    Current Mileage
    0 - 24,999
    Miles per year
    Rather not say
    Gender
    Male
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    2017 F-250 Lariat CCSB 6.2 4.30 (Torqueshift-G) Lariat Ultimate Pkg, Camper Pkg, FX4

    Previous truck: 2012 F150 Lariat CCSB 5.0

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  • Last Activity: Today 07:23 PM
  • Join Date: 05-16-2017
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  1. 08-13-2017 07:32 PM - permalink
    I see, so am I understanding other brands of shanks fit the equalizer hitch head? I'm sorry, but it takes me a while to figure this stuff out
  2. 08-11-2017 07:34 PM - permalink
    Is that an equalizer shank? I have the equalizer hitch, and I'm currently towing with an F150. I'd like to nail down what shank I need for a proper setup. I don't see a 7 inch drop shank on the equalizer website. Where'd you get yours?
  3. 08-09-2017 11:10 PM - permalink
    Not a problem. I have an equalizer hitch setup with 1000lb bars but the shank is a 7" drop shank. The back of these trucks sit pretty high. When you take your hitch out when finished towing make sure you don't leave the adapter in the receiver without returning the pin or taking it out entirely because i swear i've almost lost it about a dozen times.

    Also, if you are going to use the trailer reverse guidance you can put the sticker on the a-frame but you'll have to situate it just a little bit under the tank cover...it still works though.

    If you need pics then I'll post 'em.

    GF
  4. 08-09-2017 07:29 PM - permalink
    Hey if you have time could you give me your exact hitch setup, what are you using? We have a flying cloud 25 and we're getting a '17 F250 CCSB, I'm concerned about the receiver height.

    Thanks,
    Brad Trostle
    Gettysburg, PA
  5. 07-31-2017 09:11 AM - permalink
    GF,
    I found your youtube video on towing after I sent you the PM. Great video. I still have friends telling me to just go ahead and get the diesel. I'm considering it, but wife is against diesel. I really have another question about the Airstream. Wife really likes the 25' AS. You have 2 kids and 2 large dogs, so how do you like the size for extended periods on the road? Also, I want to get 2 A/C's, but most people say it is over kill on a 25'. The A/C's look very close together in the pictures. How often do you run both A/C's or is it more in case one goes out during a trip?
    Troy
  6. 07-29-2017 12:06 AM - permalink
    One last thing...man are they miserly with the character count on these messages.

    Don't be afraid of 4.30 gears...should they be too short then you can always go up a tire size . It is much easier to find reputable tire shops then a quality shop that can do a differential gear swap. Price-wise the difference in a gear swap and just going larger tires is harder to say due to all the options and differences in shop rates. I digress.

    I posted the videos of unloaded driving to give folks a good idea of how a truck this large seems to move in traffic. Overall, it is a larger truck than an F150 but not dramatically so. The are close enough to each other that getting used to the F250 didn't take long.

    Let me know if you have any more questions and good luck getting a new truck!

    GF
  7. 07-28-2017 11:56 PM - permalink
    Troy,
    Well the main motivator for me for getting the F250 was that we take A LOT OF STUFF when we go camping. For background I had a 2012 F150 CCSB 5.0 that had a payload of 1560lbs. The new F250 has a payload of over 2900lbs.

    I chose my truck because we have two kids with carseats and two 70lb dogs that have to go everywhere we do. Add a camper top (LEER 100XR) and all the associated stuff that goes with kids (bikes, toys, etc) then the weight adds up quickly.

    Our 25ft Interstate Serenity has a tongue weight of 930lbs - 1020lbs depending on the length of trip we are going on and whether I top off the fresh water tank before hitting the road. The F150 pulled our 22 Sport great but no way would I have towed the 25ft with it.

    I'm really happy with the F250 so far. Having driving lots in CA with it already (over 3000miles) I've got to say that the power when towing is more than ample and the wife has never complained about ride quality yet.

    GF
  8. 07-25-2017 09:24 PM - permalink
    GF,

    I joined the forum today, as I'm about to order a F350 (probably gas) and looking for an Airstream (25 or 27). I retired in January 2017 and the wife retires in January 2018, so we need a setup soon so we can hit the road. How do you like towing? Your SD is a lot of truck and yet you went with 4.30's. How do you like the 4.30's. Not sure if I'm getting 3.73 or 4.30? Any feed back or advise is appreciated. Troy

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