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Old August 29th, 2019, 07:16 AM   #1361
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^^^^^^^ How does she tow with that amount of weight?
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Old August 29th, 2019, 02:02 PM   #1362
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The old man does long hauls with his truck (which is why mine has so many miles) and he dropped off a cradle out east and picked this up in Ohio on the way back. That said the Roosters trailer would have likely not made the trip since its home made on a narrowed mobile home axle and minimal suspension.

That car hauler comes in around 40ft long and should be for sale soon.


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Old August 29th, 2019, 02:55 PM   #1363
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It's amazing how times goes so fast... I posted this in here in 2008. I have neither anymore.

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Old September 6th, 2019, 03:39 AM   #1364
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^^^^^^^ How does she tow with that amount of weight?
It did great. Picked up the steel in downtown Chicago and brought it back to Kalamazoo. 10.5 mpg hand calculated and maintained 65-75 depending on traffic. I smile everytime the exhaust brake and transmission braking kick in, I can't believe how well the system works.
Just shy of 30,000 pounds truck and trailer.

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Old September 6th, 2019, 08:04 AM   #1365
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It did great. Picked up the steel in downtown Chicago and brought it back to Kalamazoo. 10.5 mpg hand calculated and maintained 65-75 depending on traffic. I smile everytime the exhaust brake and transmission braking kick in, I can't believe how well the system works.
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Old September 6th, 2019, 09:02 AM   #1366
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My 3500 Denali dually with 3 rigs on a gooseneck trailer weighs 34,000 pounds. I have experienced the same results as @ChadSmeltzer going through the mountains of KY and TN. Put it on cruise, engage the engine brake and tow/haul mode and sit back. It never varies more than a couple miles per hour.
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Old September 7th, 2019, 11:49 AM   #1367
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Old September 7th, 2019, 06:37 PM   #1368
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Old September 9th, 2019, 06:56 AM   #1369
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Nice! I always liked the look of the GMC better. Does that have a lift? How many miles do you have on it? Any issues so far?
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Old September 9th, 2019, 07:28 AM   #1370
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Nice! I always liked the look of the GMC better. Does that have a lift? How many miles do you have on it? Any issues so far?
It has a 2 1/2" leveling kit on front.
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Old October 12th, 2019, 07:27 PM   #1373
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2019 f150, crew cab, 4x4, 5.0L, 10 spd, 3.55, e locker, semi loaded.
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How do you like the 5.0 and the 10 speed?
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How do you like the 5.0 and the 10 speed?
the 5.0L 10 speed is ok. almost 400 horse.

i just got rid of a 2017 3.5L twin turbo with a the 10 spd.
it was more powerful than the v8, u can feel the difference.

i might buy out this lease, was leaning towards a 5.0L for long term durability.
this might have been a mistake, but i went on a hunch.

they both are nice trucks. this one has the 6.5 ft bed that i like.

they both pulled my wifes travel travel trailer at about 10k lbs without issue.

the 3.5L tt is rated to tow more than the v8.
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I have driven a couple of rental ford turbo trucks, my take is that the v6 is gutless unless its on boost. And when it does spool up you better be hooked to a trailer or have a load in the back or the tires break loose (dry pavement-normal driving). Cool if your in high school but stupid for a driver. Its constantly jerking between boost and nothing, super annoying. And im sure long term maint will be pricey.
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How in the hell did you get my grandmas couch in that hauler? I could have sworn its still on her back porch.
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Old October 16th, 2019, 07:53 AM   #1379
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the 5.0L 10 speed is ok. almost 400 horse.

i just got rid of a 2017 3.5L twin turbo with a the 10 spd.
it was more powerful than the v8, u can feel the difference.

i might buy out this lease, was leaning towards a 5.0L for long term durability.
this might have been a mistake, but i went on a hunch.

they both are nice trucks. this one has the 6.5 ft bed that i like.

they both pulled my wifes travel travel trailer at about 10k lbs without issue.

the 3.5L tt is rated to tow more than the v8.
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I have driven a couple of rental ford turbo trucks, my take is that the v6 is gutless unless its on boost. And when it does spool up you better be hooked to a trailer or have a load in the back or the tires break loose (dry pavement-normal driving). Cool if your in high school but stupid for a driver. Its constantly jerking between boost and nothing, super annoying. And im sure long term maint will be pricey.
The V8 power is more linear since it's naturally aspirated. I've been told that maintenance on the TT V6s can be pricey, especially when they drop a turbo, which is apparently pretty common.

I have driven the previous generation 5.0 with the 6 speed and IMHO it had a lot of power. I would think the 10 speed would enhance that even more.
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How in the hell did you get my grandmas couch in that hauler? I could have sworn its still on her back porch.
lol, yeah those couches are going to be removed. Likely replaced with some RV recliners with built in seatbelts to keep the wife happy when driving around with the kids.
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