*Truck and Towing thread........ask your questions here.*

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  1. Teamubr

    Teamubr Formerly racing around the country.

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    Peterbilt? Went for the "fancy truck", did ya? :D

    With the size of that sleeper, there's no need to pull the camper to the Fort.

    j
     
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  2. dmaxphil

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  4. tiggerdad

    tiggerdad I don't always get distracted but whe...SQUIRREL!

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    Figured you would stick with black. She looks good.

    You gonna get you some wiggle wagons to pull with that thing?

    We all gotta brush up on our trucker slang now.
     
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  5. SouthAlabama5er

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    I bet I'll get better mileage if I tow the camper with the Pete over the 6.4 mpg I got with my 450 on our late trip to the Fort.
     
  6. dmaxphil

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    Is this just for the RV or business use? Do you have to modify/replace the hitch to make it useable for the FW?
     
  7. Teamubr

    Teamubr Formerly racing around the country.

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    You should get much better mileage. With the little weight on the thing you probably will get about the same as running bobtail.

    j
     
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  8. SouthAlabama5er

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    Its for business, I'm just starting out on my own as a owner op, matter of fact I may be headed up to North Carolina to look at reefer trailer this week, ( I can just imagine Tiggerdad, "reefer" :hippie:) haha. As far as towing my fw, I am 99% sure the kingpin is the same but I know I gotta rig up a 7 way plug for the camper, the connections are different from on a tractor trailer, I will keep y'all posted on how it goes.

    Nope no wig wags for me,

    I'l have to check the mileage and let you know Jim, btw hate we'll miss you at GSP next year but may try to visit when you are down in Sept. Michael and I will try not go to jail this you so you won' miss any action, :rolleyes1
     
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  9. Clifton Tesh

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    Where's about in good ol' NC?
     
  10. tiggerdad

    tiggerdad I don't always get distracted but whe...SQUIRREL!

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    I make no such promises, especially if there's a Peterbuilt involved. We can all load up in the same vehicle for dinner!
     
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  11. Teamubr

    Teamubr Formerly racing around the country.

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    I really hated to move the GSP reservation, but I still want to get to the beach. Just can't pull it off when everyone else is down. Water should still be warm. I may have to dodge a hurricane or so, but the crowds should be better.

    See what you have going when September gets closer. We don't have anything specific planned, so we can come over your way too. We've always wanted to take the ferry over to Dauphin Island. We can swing by Nick's family restaurant and look you up.

    I don't know what the new trucks are doing with mileage now. I heard 8-9 with a reasonable load. I remember the days when 5 was considered good. I'd think with a little 15K trailer on you should be able to do at least 10-11. That's better than I do with my F350 dually.

    j
     
  12. PaHunter

    PaHunter Photographer in need of training...

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    Yes, the kingpin is the same. Just a matter of height, and clearance. Also need to install a brake controller along with that 7 way plug.
     
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  13. tiggerdad

    tiggerdad I don't always get distracted but whe...SQUIRREL!

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    Well, broke into the 100000 mile club today.
     
  14. Teamubr

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    It's a Ford. You should be able to do that several more times.

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  15. tripleb

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    Time for that 1st oil change :tongue:
     
  16. Clifton Tesh

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    As long as it's not a 6.0 or a 6.4
     
  17. bama_ed

    bama_ed It's kind of fun to do the impossible-Walt Disney

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    I'll be looking for you, tiggerdad, to join the 200,000 mile club in a few years where my poor ol' Chevrolet is today.

    Of course, by then, the Chevy will be in 300k territory. Icondude_zps0a130765.GIF

    But congrats. :drive:

    Bama Ed

    PS - 100k is a big achievement . . . . for a Ford.
     
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  18. tiggerdad

    tiggerdad I don't always get distracted but whe...SQUIRREL!

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    You know, when I posted that Ed I distinctly remember your 200,000 mile post and actually smiled thinking about the response you might post.

    Not as direct as I had figured, but a good one none the less. :thumbsup2
     
  19. bama_ed

    bama_ed It's kind of fun to do the impossible-Walt Disney

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    The oblique is much more fun than the direct, my friend.

    I will say that any truck is a good truck if it performs reliably and there are no more payments involved. ::yes::

    Ed
     
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  20. tiggerdad

    tiggerdad I don't always get distracted but whe...SQUIRREL!

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    Amen to that
     
  21. Clifton Tesh

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    Keep your maintenance up like you should and they'll all run for ever... Even a dodge (that's hard for me to admit).

    When I worked at city transit, we had a 1969 Gmc Buffalo bus that's odometer said 999,999 and the hub-ometer had over 300,000 on it. It had a pre-penske Detroit in it though.
     

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