RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-12-2020, 07:34 PM   #71
Senior Member
 
HamboneTHW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Harlingen, TX
Posts: 890
Quote:
Originally Posted by xc-mark View Post
unloaded mileage will be right around 1 MPG less with 4:10. I feel in the end its not a deal breaker compared to benefit if your doing any amount of towing. If your going to own this truck for a long time get the 4;10 chances are your going to get a heavier trailer . keep your highway speed to around 70mph unloaded you will not notice much differance. If you have a heavy foot the 3;55 empty will start to give you a bigger gain in mileage.


I live in south TX, so speed limits of 75, running 80 will definitely have me taking a bit of a dive, but thatís 1,000 miles driving like that every 3 to 4 months. The other mileage is running around 70 and some light city driving.

The 48 gallon tank is an awesome feature in the Ford.

Working on a deal on a F-350 King Ranch with 4.10s right now. Weíll see if they can get there.
__________________
Tommy, Tiffany and Trace (along with the 4-legged children: Lexus and Chance)
2005 Alpine Coach 40FDTS
HamboneTHW is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 08-12-2020, 07:48 PM   #72
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 1,531
Quote:
Originally Posted by xc-mark View Post
unloaded mileage will be right around 1 MPG less with 4:10. I feel in the end its not a deal breaker compared to benefit if your doing any amount of towing. If your going to own this truck for a long time get the 4;10 chances are your going to get a heavier trailer . keep your highway speed to around 70mph unloaded you will not notice much differance. If you have a heavy foot the 3;55 empty will start to give you a bigger gain in mileage.
If you have a light foot? My experience has been hammering them harder cuts into any mileage savings due to spinning the motor a tine bit slower.
Jshopes81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2020, 10:29 PM   #73
Member
 
sbpierce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: TEXAS
Posts: 68
I had a 2017 F350 swd that I put on Craig's List on a lark to check the response. Listed it at NADA hard retail, and sold it in two days to a dealer in Phoenix for the listed price. Still shaking my head.
sbpierce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2020, 03:19 PM   #74
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Swoope, VA
Posts: 250
So what's the big deal with adaptive cruise control? I've never had a vehicle with it but I use cruise almost all the time.
I assume that if I'm set on 65 and I come up behind someone going 63 my vehicle will then slow to 63? If we then come up behind someone going 60 my vehicle will then slow down to 60?
If that's how it works no thanks. I don't need every other vehicle on the road dictating my speed. If I'm set on 70 and I encounter a vehicle doing 67 I want to pass him, not slow down.
__________________
2005 Chevy CC Dually D/A, 2009 2500 Suburban, 2004 Rinker Captiva 232 boat
KD4UPL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2020, 03:28 PM   #75
Senior Member
 
tuffr2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Palm Coast Florida
Posts: 8,632
Believe it or not - Adaptive Cruise
tuffr2 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2020, 04:13 PM   #76
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Posts: 61
You are correct about the adaptive cruise. If the person in front speeds up, you speed up, till you get to your set point. It will actually come to a complete stop if the person in front of you stops, and then go again if they go. We have it on our 2019 expedition. It is nice, but in my opinion it follows way too close. You can change the follow distance, but even on itís furthest setting, it is too close for me. No way would I get that close to someone if I was towing a trailer. I use cruise all the time, even when towing, but I wouldnít like the adaptive cruise for towing. I prefer the old style cruise control for towing.
LanceKeys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2020, 04:59 PM   #77
Senior Member
 
HamboneTHW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Harlingen, TX
Posts: 890
Quote:
Originally Posted by LanceKeys View Post
You are correct about the adaptive cruise. If the person in front speeds up, you speed up, till you get to your set point. It will actually come to a complete stop if the person in front of you stops, and then go again if they go. We have it on our 2019 expedition. It is nice, but in my opinion it follows way too close. You can change the follow distance, but even on itís furthest setting, it is too close for me. No way would I get that close to someone if I was towing a trailer. I use cruise all the time, even when towing, but I wouldnít like the adaptive cruise for towing. I prefer the old style cruise control for towing.


80% of the time, Iím not towing. I love it! Driven a few rental cars with it.
__________________
Tommy, Tiffany and Trace (along with the 4-legged children: Lexus and Chance)
2005 Alpine Coach 40FDTS
HamboneTHW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2020, 05:03 PM   #78
Senior Member
 
HamboneTHW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Harlingen, TX
Posts: 890
They took my deal. Headed to pick up a 2020 Ford F-350 DRW King Ranch tomorrow. Iíll post a few pics when I pick it up.

It has 4.10s, Adaptive Cruise, FX4, chrome package, camper package, 5th wheel prep/puck system, ultimate trailer package and cameras, King Ranch ultimate package, and up fitter switches.
__________________
Tommy, Tiffany and Trace (along with the 4-legged children: Lexus and Chance)
2005 Alpine Coach 40FDTS
HamboneTHW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2020, 05:05 PM   #79
Senior Member
 
HDGoose's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 831
Quote:
Originally Posted by LanceKeys View Post
You are correct about the adaptive cruise. If the person in front speeds up, you speed up, till you get to your set point. It will actually come to a complete stop if the person in front of you stops, and then go again if they go. We have it on our 2019 expedition. It is nice, but in my opinion it follows way too close. You can change the follow distance, but even on itís furthest setting, it is too close for me. No way would I get that close to someone if I was towing a trailer. I use cruise all the time, even when towing, but I wouldnít like the adaptive cruise for towing. I prefer the old style cruise control for towing.
Can the ACC be turned off?
__________________
2020 Ram 3500 Diesel
2008 Cherokee WolfPack 295WP
HDGoose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2020, 05:24 PM   #80
Senior Member
 
HamboneTHW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Harlingen, TX
Posts: 890
Quote:
Originally Posted by HDGoose View Post
Can the ACC be turned off?


Yes.
__________________
Tommy, Tiffany and Trace (along with the 4-legged children: Lexus and Chance)
2005 Alpine Coach 40FDTS
HamboneTHW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2020, 06:11 PM   #81
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 123
Quote:
Originally Posted by HamboneTHW View Post
They took my deal. Headed to pick up a 2020 Ford F-350 DRW King Ranch tomorrow. Iíll post a few pics when I pick it up.

It has 4.10s, Adaptive Cruise, FX4, chrome package, camper package, 5th wheel prep/puck system, ultimate trailer package and cameras, King Ranch ultimate package, and up fitter switches.
Congrats on the new truck.

Rick
Riley1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2020, 06:15 PM   #82
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 123
Quote:
Originally Posted by LanceKeys View Post
It is nice, but in my opinion it follows way too close. You can change the follow distance, but even on it’s furthest setting, it is too close for me.
The Ram has 4 different distance settings. I find I never use the furthest setting and seldom the third but I'm not towing, I carry a truck camper at approximately 5400 lbs. I'm guessing each manufacturers distance settings are a little different.

Rick
Riley1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2020, 06:55 PM   #83
Senior Member
 
tuffr2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Palm Coast Florida
Posts: 8,632
Congrats I think you will really like that truck. Especially the easier steering and the power

The ultimate trailer package - is that a 3" receiver with 2 reducers? If so, what is the weight rating on it? I think that is what I want to tow a heavy tongued travel trailer.
tuffr2 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2020, 07:22 PM   #84
Senior Member
 
HamboneTHW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Harlingen, TX
Posts: 890
Quote:
Originally Posted by Riley1 View Post
Congrats on the new truck.



Rick


Thank you Rick!
__________________
Tommy, Tiffany and Trace (along with the 4-legged children: Lexus and Chance)
2005 Alpine Coach 40FDTS
HamboneTHW is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
purchase



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Truck camper + pickup truck purchase dan_chi Truck Camper Discussion 28 12-01-2019 11:17 AM
Same Boat - New Truck (Fifth Wheel Purchase Suggestion) Patriot65 5th Wheel Discussion 154 04-26-2018 12:32 AM
Travel Trailer vs. 5th Wheel - Old Truck/New Truck jmlnarik iRV2.com General Discussion 11 12-13-2015 11:36 AM
New here. Looking to purchase a truck and TT. Opinions please. hdflhx Travel Trailer Discussion 19 11-03-2011 04:03 PM
Ordering a new truck and old truck's trade value Half Dimes Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 10 02-24-2011 01:19 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.