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Old 02-10-2009, 06:56 AM   #1
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Floor looks dirty as I stopped during the test drive in a muddy spot to take the pics.

They wanted originaly $7999.00
Got them down to $5250.00
It has the Vortec 7.4 137.000Miles on it, any input?

I should mention my current vehicle I use to tow my 18.5 foot fifth wheel is a 1977 F-250 Super Cab C-6 tranny, long box 2WD 400CI on propane and gasoline, so anything will be a move up the ladder.




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Looking at the tailgate, it looks like it was set up for towing a 5th wheel or gooseneck. If it spent a good bit of its 137,000 mile life towing (and you don't know how heavy the trailer was), I'd really want to get comfortable with the condition of the engine, transmission, axles & u-joints, brakes, etc.

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Little more I found out.

The truck is in the shop now and they are going over the BCAA inspection. To answer your questions; it is a locking rear differential, the ratio is 3.73
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Well truck checked out well, got anything fixed I wanted fixed, and now have it home.

Now my questions are it came with 245/75/16 Michelin LTX tires E-rated, max 80Psi, how many pounds front and back should I use when towing.

And I see the original owner only had one bolt on the bracket to the frame for his slider hitch, I thought you were required to use two bolts per bracket when attaching to the frame?

I am going to get rid of my old non slider UL16 hitch and picked up a SL16 slider hitch, which will match what the previous owner had mounted, I figure to use 1/2" grade five, carriage bolts instead of 1/2" hex head bolts, just so I can install by myself and it will be easier that way.

Any tricks you use when attaching them?
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re: your hitch. Each vehicle has specific installation instructions for the hitch. Bolt placement in the frame is critical for some models. I would locate a dealer/installer for your hitch and ask them a copy on the installation manual for your truck. Your 18.5' 5er should not place enough load on the truck to warrant maximum psi in it's tires, however, maximum inflation eliminates tire roll in corners. Once you know the actual RAW when your 5er is attached, begin with a load/inflation chart. These reflect the minimum acceptable tire pressure for the corresponding load. If that pressure does not result in crisp handling, increase pressure by 10psi and test again.
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