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Old 05-14-2019, 07:57 AM
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Making the most of a 3-day Mother's Day weekend. This is at the place where the hold Arctic Man each year. It turns into the 3rd largest city in Alaska during the event - then everyone leaves. Notice there's not another soul in sight? #timingitright

That's the Gulkana Glacier in the background. The snowmachine trail still had 1'+ snow on it and the UTV was bogging down, so we didn't make it all the way in to the glacier. Still. Epic and lonely.



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Warbird, have you ever run your rig over the scales just to see what that beast weights?
 
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Old 05-14-2019, 08:26 AM
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Looks like a great trip
 
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Old 05-14-2019, 10:26 AM
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Here is my truck camper. A 2019 Capri Maverick on a 2015 Ford F-250 truck.

This photo was taken in Texas
 
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Old 05-14-2019, 12:16 PM
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Warbird, have you ever run your rig over the scales just to see what that beast weights?
Yep. With full 65 gallons fresh water, tons of gear in camper, whole family, etc, we weighed in at 14,080 pounds so we trimmed just a little to get under the GVWR. We're also obviously well within the axle ratings. I couldn't tow anything bigger than what you see there, while hauling the fully loaded camper, and stay within our sticker payload of 6,114 pounds.

The only suspension mods I've made are Air Lift 5000 Ultimate+ air bags and only the upper Stable Loads. Handles very well with 50psi in driver bag, and 55psi on passenger side.
 
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Old 05-14-2019, 01:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Alaskan_Warbird View Post
Yep. With full 65 gallons fresh water, tons of gear in camper, whole family, etc, we weighed in at 14,080 pounds so we trimmed just a little to get under the GVWR. We're also obviously well within the axle ratings. I couldn't tow anything bigger than what you see there, while hauling the fully loaded camper, and stay within our sticker payload of 6,114 pounds.

The only suspension mods I've made are Air Lift 5000 Ultimate+ air bags and only the upper Stable Loads. Handles very well with 50psi in driver bag, and 55psi on passenger side.
Nice, I remember when you and I were following the Ford tracking portal on our truck builds. It seemed like forever until we got a VIN and window sticker. I still have my 2017 but only have 7500 miles on it. I built it to haul a 5ver but that has changed. I'm going to go up to an F450 or F550 Cab and Chassis when the ordering for the 2020s open up. I plan to get a Mammoth and lots of storage space and the ability to tow about 8-10K lbs.
 
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Nice, I remember when you and I were following the Ford tracking portal on our truck builds. It seemed like forever until we got a VIN and window sticker. I still have my 2017 but only have 7500 miles on it. I built it to haul a 5ver but that has changed. I'm going to go up to an F450 or F550 Cab and Chassis when the ordering for the 2020s open up. I plan to get a Mammoth and lots of storage space and the ability to tow about 8-10K lbs.
You getting the 7.3 gasser?
 
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Old 05-14-2019, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by glrret View Post
Nice, I remember when you and I were following the Ford tracking portal on our truck builds. It seemed like forever until we got a VIN and window sticker. I still have my 2017 but only have 7500 miles on it. I built it to haul a 5ver but that has changed. I'm going to go up to an F450 or F550 Cab and Chassis when the ordering for the 2020s open up. I plan to get a Mammoth and lots of storage space and the ability to tow about 8-10K lbs.
You'll probably want to get the F550 chassis cab if you want to stay within posted numbers. We'll be in our current F350 for a while, I think. I want to see what the new 7.3L is capable of, in the real world, and give them a year to work out any bugs. The thing I hate about the chassis cabs is you get only get up to the Lariat and some of the add-ons just aren't available. I'm getting spoiled as I get older. If I get another truck, it'll probably be a King Ranch with lots of options - which means no chassis cab. So F450. We'll see what the field looks like in a year or two.
 
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Getting ready for a trial run in the near future before our epic trip from ID to GA, NC, and DC...


 
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Very nice rig!
Where did you get that little Jeep?
 
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:11 PM
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Very nice rig!
Where did you get that little Jeep?
I actually found those online while looking for an old Willey's Jeep.. ordered it from saferwholesale.com
I use it in parades with the VFW and American Legion.
 
 
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