January 2, 2019 at 4:51 pm #54119Dale WatkinsParticipant
We purchased our motorhome last February (2018), in Pheonix, spent our first night in Quartzite, so this is it after our first stop at purchase! It’s 10 years old now, with a long way to go yet!
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Attachments:January 3, 2019 at 7:40 am #54143LolaandRushParticipantJanuary 3, 2019 at 7:46 am #54153
Great rig. Great photo. Older rigs can be such fun.January 3, 2019 at 2:01 pm #54160Kimberly FloresMember
Agreed. They do incredible work!January 4, 2019 at 1:17 pm #54208Kimberly FloresMember
I’ll submit my setup too, pictures below…
My ‘6-up’: 2017 Ford F350 Lariat DRW 4×4 Super Duty, 6.7 440 hp PowerStroke diesel power plant. Called Red Ryder.
The dually handles the blow-by of the semis and cross winds blowing the tall kite behind me with no response from the steering, due to the stance of duals. I’ve added airbags to keep the porpoising to a minimum. the pin weight is heavy due mostly to the batteries in the trailer.
It’s a big pickup truck, but better to have too much than not enough in this instance, right? Only downside is the unhitched daily driving/parking. I can live with that. If my trailer were smaller and shorter then this truck might be overkill.
My Rolling Cabin: 2018 Keystone Fuzion 371, 38′ toy hauler. 2-bath, sleeps 8, 110ga water tank, 88ga waste tank, 44ga grey tank. 11′ garage with w/d currently hauling my Honda Rancher 420.
14000′ capacity and pulls very good. The last weigh-in was close to that.
Approximately 12000 miles on the 16″ Sailun tires and not a single flat.
Visit from a little angle showing part of the living room with the Western Channel on the big screen…
The rear patio extends the living area another 8 feet.
My office in the garage…
January 4, 2019 at 2:41 pm #54210
Awesome Rig. I plan on replacing my current F250 with an F350 dually for the same reasons. Stability in towing. The F250 pulls our rig with no problems but I’m at my limits for pin weight. I had the F250 before we bought the new 5er and our previous 5er was much smaller. Thanks for the look!
Attachments:January 4, 2019 at 6:26 pm #54213Dale WatkinsParticipant
Not sure why Kimberly, but your first image showed up (at my end) but the others are large squares with a question mark in the middle?
Yes, you truck certainly will do the job, as I have a similar one (will be selling shortly hopefully) as it’s the older 2009 King Ranch 4X4 dually, which I picked up used. I put air bags in it as well, and had an Arctic Fox camper for the bed, and an 18′ enclosed trailer I pulled for the toys. Fortunately, with the 6.4 the emissions equipment comes off, so the programmer put me at close to 550 HP, so yes, fully loaded it would go whatever speed I chose, no matter how tough the climb was! I took advantage of it a few times, but would always watch my EGT’s (exhaust gas temperatures) and other gauges for keeping it in the ‘safety’ zone. I’ve had it six years and it’s been a superb truck, comfortable as they come, and an awesome sound system, which I’m sure you’re has as well. That’s a beautiful unit you have, and I’ll have to watch for you on the road, as life its good, and being new to this lifestyle look forward to meeting others doing the same! 🙂January 5, 2019 at 6:37 am #54215
Good morning Dale, Yes, I love this truck. I, too have gone the delete and reprogram route but mine came with a new 6.4 at 165K miles. Long story. it’s an 09 as well and about to hit 200K miles but still in good shape.hoping to get a few more years before I replace it. Gotta get some of my money back for the new engine!
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