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Old 11-02-2005, 07:11 PM   #1
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We are looking at upgrading to a this 17' Rig. We hav also upgraded to a 2500 . We are looking for any comments on the setup.

Thanks for any help
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Old 11-02-2005, 07:11 PM   #2
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We are looking at upgrading to a this 17' Rig. We hav also upgraded to a 2500 . We are looking for any comments on the setup.

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Old 11-04-2005, 11:03 PM   #3
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Jim,

I've heard nothing but good things about Desert Fox toy haulers from those that own them. This model has a nice floorplan. The only negative I see is the somewhat small fresh water tank.
The f250 will tow it with ease. Good Luck!

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Old 11-05-2005, 05:34 AM   #4
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I think that would be a great purposeful setup just perfect for your cruiser. Should be just enough room to get around the bike.

Though perfect in "just enough" and shorter the better for "way back" travel, parking etc... There could be some good reasons to consider a next slightly longer option?

We know several with the DF and they all are very happy with them. Was our number one pick for a long time and it sort of came down to a coin toss where contiguous floor space happened to win over the double closet.
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Old 12-11-2005, 08:05 PM   #5
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Thanks again. Have been reading about the F250 6.0 wows So we are rethinking until Ford can make some info on the problem public.

I changed this to show we went with the Dodge 2500 Mega cab diesel.

Next question would be do we need a weight distribution hitch and /or sway control?

We have the Weight hitch from the pop-up , its rated at 600 lb tongue weight X 2 bars and 10,000 lb trailer weight. Trailer dry weight is 4709 ...GVW is 7875 ...dry hitch is 800. Tires are ST 205, 75R15 load range C

Any thoughts or help would be appreciated.
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"Thanks again. Have been reading about the F250 6.0 wows So we are rethinking until Ford can make some info on the problem public."

What woe's are you referring too.....I guess I am out of the loop.

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Nothing but Ford diesels....seems like if you get a god one you are OK, but way to many with problems. Casting leaks, injector problems, turbo problems for just a few. Makes me glad I have the old noisey 7.3L.

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Hi Guys!

Hey...I've been on there for quite some time now (seems as though I've almost got all the posts memorized). I too, was a bit mesmerized by all the hype and hearsay, doom and gloom, about the 6.0 engine. But I had to realize that it's a FORUM- a place for alot of people to b!tch & gripe, and I honestly think alot of those guys are hypo-contruckdriacs (yes...a new term ).

Even though I only have a bit over 8k on my 2005 Tow Boss, I personally can say it's been a great truck, but I'm currently considering a HDT to cement in the longevity aspect.

Ken: I LOVED my 2000 7.3...especially after I Banks'd it- it's a crying shame that the EPA screwed that whole deal up!

Jim: Sorry I don't have anything to add about the Desert Fox- I know nothing about them. Good luck in whatever you do, but I certainly don't see any problems with the tow setup you've selected!

Take care!

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