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im not taking issue with that part of your...

im not taking issue with that part of your advice, 7500 is a good practical upper limit to stick around for any half ton platform. There are a few configurations that I might go higher on, but for...
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Another point of discussion is the completely...

Another point of discussion is the completely arbitrary way in which Payload and GVW is manipulated to achieve a specific target

for those interested in reading my thoughs on the topic:...
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mark me down as a another “strongly disagree”...

mark me down as a another “strongly disagree” vote

2006 expedition, standard length pulling a 31 foot box (35 ft total)

totally safe, pulls well, and under payload. Because I have a rather...
03-13-2019, 04:56 PM
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It’s a comfort level thing. A friend of...

It’s a comfort level thing.

A friend of mine used his 4x4 5.0 3.55 (slightly less tow rating than yours) to tow his 29 footer all over the Rockies last year and said it was just fine. He just...
03-12-2019, 11:09 PM
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Posted By meborder

When I was choosing I was going back and forth...

When I was choosing I was going back and forth between the Equalizer, Curt Truetrak, and the Reese Dual Cam.

i went with the Reese straight-line dual cam and couldn’t be happier. If you are...
03-12-2019, 10:25 PM
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Posted By meborder

In 2009-2010 you could get the f150 with the...

In 2009-2010 you could get the f150 with the 4.6-2 valve and 4r75e transmission.

I guarantee no phaser issues because no phasers are used
03-12-2019, 10:10 PM
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Posted By meborder

payload is always a concern with a half ton truck...

payload is always a concern with a half ton truck and should always be a consideration. Figure 12-14 percent of the trailer GVWR for hitch weight to be safe. So 900-1000 lbs to be carried by the...
03-12-2019, 10:00 PM
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Posted By meborder

Should be fine with the v8, what hitch do...

Should be fine with the v8,

what hitch do you currently have?

the Anderson hitches are good units and people tend to be happy with the performance, but they are not as effective at...
03-12-2019, 04:41 PM
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Posted By meborder

Strictly speaking, your maximum towing weight...

Strictly speaking, your maximum towing weight will be dictated by your GCWR, which is listed in your owners manual and online.

This is assumes that your tongue weight doesn’t put you over your...
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Other than not using mercon v, I’m not sure they...

Other than not using mercon v, I’m not sure they are too picky.

Im using Walmart brand “dexron/mercon” in my 2006 for nearly the las 100k. Before that I’m assuming it had not been changed as it...
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Posted By meborder

The cooler in front of your AC condenser is your...

The cooler in front of your AC condenser is your auxiliary cooler.

Typically speakinf there are two sizes. One has 7 rows and one has 11.
i upgraded from the 7 row to the 11 row when I bought...
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Posted By meborder

To be honest if you’re not towing anything I...

To be honest if you’re not towing anything I wouldn’t bother with the transmission temperature gage. When I’m not towing mine rarely breaks 150 and might only break 160 on days that are over 100...
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Based on advice here, I plumbed mine into the...

Based on advice here, I plumbed mine into the pressure test port. Seems to provide good readings there, so that’s what I would recommend.

Neat idea with the oil/trans temp dual purpose gauge. ...
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Posted By meborder

You are towing a 1/2 ton towable camper with a...

You are towing a 1/2 ton towable camper with a 3/4 ton truck.

Not much you can do wrong to make it tow poorly. You are using a WDH and took some care setting it up.

Unless you are...
02-26-2019, 04:00 PM
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