<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WWFan:
OK Phatty...time to cough up the details...how's the new digs? I noticed the Cloud9 parked next to it in your sig- what are all the bells and whistles? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
To tell you the truth I have been at work so much I haven't had the time to play with the new rig. But if I remember right, some of the lavish accessories include...
Dual rear electric king bunks
Queen bedroom slide out
Kitchen/Sofa slide out
Dual remote control A/C units
Crank-up satellite dish
Stereo upgrade w/ sub woofer
20 gal gen tank, 40 gal fuel station tank
Honestly...I've been waiting for the "weight police" to start hassling me about my F250 tow vehicle. Or maybe that was the the RV.net forum...?
I've been doing a bit of research, and people forget that you get the same motor, tranny, and BRAKES all the way until the F450. Now that's according to Ford's online specs
In fact...the ONLY physical difference between the F250 and F350 is the rear blocks...same springs.
When you move from the F350 into the F350 DUALLY, you get a stronger axle AND springs...but still the SAME BRAKES. This doesn't take into account the '06 Tow-Boss package...it was not listed.
Now I understand that with the dually you've got one more set of tires touching the ground, thus giving you a bigger paw print with which to stop, as well as a wider platform with which to ditribute the weight...but STILL the same size rotors and calipers!
So in my teeny little mind, by adding weight carrying capabilities to the rear end...is there really THAT much difference? Am I really dooming my family to imminent death as some people preach on the forums? Legal...no. Completely unsafe....don't think so.
I say go slow. Keep a safe following distance ALWAYS. Baby it. Just my $.02