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Old 09-08-2011, 08:14 PM   #15
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We upgraded from an Expedition to a F350 Dually. The back fenders are same width as the trailer.
The ease of towing...even a pull behind..... is well worth the upgrade.
I'll bet you will learn to love the dually REAL QUICK.

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Old 09-09-2011, 05:50 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by tnd2 View Post
When your out in the truck practice parking by backing into the parking spots, before long you will not even notice how small the parking spots are, but instead notice the nice white lines somebody painted to aid in your positioning.

Backing in really makes it easy to see your wheel placement, just add a spot mirror if needed, I position one in the corner of my stock mirrors so I can see my rear tires.

Also the spot mirrors aid when your using the drive thru at the bank too.
Ditto on the backing. What I found helpful early on was while pulling out of a spot, I noted the position of the trailer and truck at various points. Then I would back back into the spot noting those same positions mentally as I went. It helped me understand when to jack the trailer and then when to start chasing it. This all gets done when there's no audience around of course.

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Old 09-10-2011, 12:10 PM   #17
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You might find this video helpful for tips on backing up. It's the first in a series of four. This is a link to the first one. This one is very basic but the other three get better. How to back up a tractor trailer - YouTube
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Ford window stickers

If the Ford you got is a used unit, and you did not get the window sticker, below is a link to where you can print out the original window sticker from Ford. All you have to do is replace the VIN number in the URL with your VIN.



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