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Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 01-03-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 480
Posted By mdo
Tuffr2, Could you recommend a good weight...

Tuffr2,

Could you recommend a good weight distribution hitch/sway control for my setup?
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 01-03-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 480
Posted By mdo
Winnebago Micro Minnie 2100BH vs Geo Pro 20BHS

This will be our first TT purchase but have owned Coleman Pop Up and towed 3 horse trailer. We are planning a trip from SC to Montana this summer and narrowed our TT choice down to these two. Wife...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-05-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,367
Posted By mdo
My 2WD STX SCREW with 3.5 Eco, Max Tow, tailgate...

My 2WD STX SCREW with 3.5 Eco, Max Tow, tailgate step, factory sprayed bedliner has a 1792 payload. Fun to drive too.... did 610 miles yesterday driving 70-78 averaging 21.8 mpg... 2500+ miles in the...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 05-22-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,944
Posted By mdo
Actually the weight of all the accessories was...

Actually the weight of all the accessories was less than 50 lbs including the weight of the boxes.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 05-22-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,944
Posted By mdo
No....The tonneau, front mats and storage box...

No....The tonneau, front mats and storage box weighed less than 75 lbs. I didn't weigh the truck but I will once I install the rear mat. Yes, the 1792# is on the yellow sticker. I started out...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 05-20-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,944
Posted By mdo
I too like that feeling when I press the gas...

I too like that feeling when I press the gas pedal... very quick... and it surprises the BMW's when I pull ahead of them...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 05-20-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,944
Posted By mdo
Salesmen at two dealerships told me that Ford has...

Salesmen at two dealerships told me that Ford has had issues with those V-8's and already had to replace some.... Hope you have a good one...I'll stick with my wheezing turbos:cool:
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 05-19-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,944
Posted By mdo
Gas mileage observations on my 2019 3.5 Eco STX...

Gas mileage observations on my 2019 3.5 Eco STX Supercrew with 93 octane gas. Topped off the tank with 2 extra clicks on the nozzle each time. One passenger in vehicle...

Test 1....Cruise control...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 05-02-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,944
Posted By mdo
Thanks.... I can see the possibility of a...

Thanks.... I can see the possibility of a speeding ticket...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 05-02-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,944
Posted By mdo
Thanks... the gas pedal has put a smile on my...

Thanks... the gas pedal has put a smile on my face :). I LIKE!
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 05-01-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,944
Posted By mdo
STX arrived today.... going through prep and will...

STX arrived today.... going through prep and will drive it home tomorrow... Max tow, trailer mirrors with 1792# payload should be adequate for my needs.
(3000-5000# max)
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 04-18-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,944
Posted By mdo
What is your payload rating?

What is your payload rating?
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 04-18-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,944
Posted By mdo
The truck should be here in about 3 weeks....I'll...

The truck should be here in about 3 weeks....I'll check when it arrives. I used the 2019 Ford literature available online and at the dealer.... I realize the chart says max payload and that is...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 04-15-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,944
Posted By mdo
I forgot to mention the payload for the new truck...

I forgot to mention the payload for the new truck is 2050. I also have to move a 3 horse Hart aluminum trailer from Alabama to Charleston. I believe the empty weight is 4800 lbs.... I'll have about...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 04-14-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,211
Posted By mdo
I'm following the Dave Ramsey approach.... pay...

I'm following the Dave Ramsey approach.... pay cash and staying in my budget. I was very happy with my last 2010 STX so I decided to stay in my 40K budget....
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 04-14-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,211
Posted By mdo
Why not just order a 2019 F-150 with HDPP and Max...

Why not just order a 2019 F-150 with HDPP and Max Tow? For 5K more you can have it on a new 2019. I priced one out on a XL with power windows, cruise, reverse sensing and big mirrors and it listed...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 04-11-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,944
Posted By mdo
Expected delivery 5/13... in production mode...

Expected delivery 5/13... in production mode now...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 03-22-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,944
Posted By mdo
Dealer called and said that the factory assigned...

Dealer called and said that the factory assigned Vin# already and truck will be built 2nd week of April. It could be here much quicker than expected... Decided we will rent a couple of different...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 03-19-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,944
Posted By mdo
To gain additional sleeping capacity and add 800+...

To gain additional sleeping capacity and add 800+ lbs of net carrying capacity, we are considering a slightly larger TT than the 23'. This model is a tandem axle vs the single axle on the 23'. I'm...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 03-18-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,944
Posted By mdo
It will be nice to tow without any struggle. My...

It will be nice to tow without any struggle. My little V8 in my 2010 F-150 struggled pulling a uhaul going up small hills on I-85....Everything we looked at on the lots either had too much equipment...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 03-18-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,944
Posted By mdo
Ordered 2019 F-150 3.5 Eco to tow 23' 3300 lb Trailer

My 2010 F-150 retired with only 238,000 miles... it had a towing cap of just over 5K. I ordered a new 2019 F150 4x2 Supercrew last week and the dealer says 8-10 weeks before it arrives. It is the...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-03-2017, 06:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,419
Posted By mdo
The 52K was before any discounts.... right now...

The 52K was before any discounts.... right now the local Ford dealer is offering 10-12% off on gas F-250's which would put you in a similar Ford for under $50K out the door. 2017 F-150 V-8's are up...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-27-2017, 06:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,419
Posted By mdo
Thank you. You are correct! I was able to build...

Thank you. You are correct! I was able to build a SuperCrew XLT HDPP with the 3.5 Eco or 5.0 .... I'll find another dealer.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-25-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,419
Posted By mdo
Salesman called today and said that the HDPP is...

Salesman called today and said that the HDPP is not available on XLT, only on fleet type F-150's with regular and Supercabs with long beds. I will check with another dealer to confirm...I've heard so...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-20-2017, 09:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,419
Posted By mdo
Test drove a 2017 F-250 Crew Cab 4x4 XLT today...

Test drove a 2017 F-250 Crew Cab 4x4 XLT today with FX4, 6.2, XLT Premium PKG, Navigation, FX4, Electronic shift, Power sliding rear window, Powerscope trailer tow mirrors, trailer tow package, BLIS,...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-11-2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,419
Posted By mdo
Visited the local Ford dealer today and realized...

Visited the local Ford dealer today and realized real quick how much I hate shopping for a new vehicle. Every F-150/250 in stock had 4WD and a ton of extra equipment too. Wife sat in the F-250 and...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-11-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,419
Posted By mdo
Should have mentioned that my yearly mileage in...

Should have mentioned that my yearly mileage in retirement is 15K per year. Annual mileage has decreased 50% since we sold our other home.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-10-2017, 05:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,419
Posted By mdo
That 6.7 turbo diesel is about $8795 more than...

That 6.7 turbo diesel is about $8795 more than the 6.2 V-8... wondering if it's worth it...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-10-2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,419
Posted By mdo
Ford Towing Question

Time to replace our 2010 Ford F150 4.6 V-8... We've enjoyed 175,000 trouble free miles while getting 21 mpg hwy 19 combined and 8-12mpg when towing a 4000# trailer.

We plan to purchase a Passport...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 09-20-2016, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,495
Posted By mdo
Winnebago View vs Coachmen Prism Quality?

Looking at two Mercedes chassis class C's....Specs between the two are similar except the price of the Coachmen is about 15K less yet the Coachmen has higher capacities except at the hitch.... The...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-23-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 17,273
Posted By mdo
2005 Alfa with 16K miles...upstate SC..... ...

2005 Alfa with 16K miles...upstate SC.....

https://www.portersrvsales.com/2005-alfa-see-ya-40fd.html


(864) 260-9276
Forum: Boondocking 12-03-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,781
Posted By mdo
Open to retired DOD civilians too...

Open to retired DOD civilians too...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-13-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,777
Posted By mdo
I just explained to you in the previous post...

I just explained to you in the previous post where the "SuperCab" came from. I never said I had a SuperCab... This is what I initially posted and it is correct.

Travel Trailer
Shipping weight...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-13-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,777
Posted By mdo
I have a standard cab.... so mine is 5400.... I...

I have a standard cab.... so mine is 5400.... I copied that showing the "standard" engine for all ford 4x2' f150's that year is the 4.6 248 Hp engine... I should have posted all three columms for...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-12-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,777
Posted By mdo
STX 4x2 Super Cab Styleside 6.5 ft. box ...

STX 4x2 Super Cab Styleside 6.5 ft. box

Standard Engine
Engine
248-hp, 4.6-liter V-8 (regular gas)

I thought I specified (standard 4.6) not transmission...As you can see, this is how...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-11-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,777
Posted By mdo
Thanks... appreciate the help....

Thanks... appreciate the help....
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-11-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,777
Posted By mdo
Travel Trailer Shipping weight is 3711 lbs... ...

Travel Trailer
Shipping weight is 3711 lbs...
Carrying capacity 1695 lbs...
Hitch weight 495 lbs...

Tow Vehicle
2010 Ford F-150 4,963
GCWR 10,400
GVWR 6,450
Front GAWR 3,150
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-11-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,777
Posted By mdo
2010 F-150 towing a 3700 # Travel trailer?

My F-150 (standard 4.6) is only rated to pull 5400 lbs... I have a heavy duty frame hitch rated at 600 tongue wt. or 6000 lbs....or 1,100 lbs tongue wt. or 11,000 with a load distributing hitch.........
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 06-25-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,603
Posted By mdo
2005 Fleetwood Tioga 31M

Discovered a nice clean 2005 Tioga 31M with 25K miles for sale for $41,000... looked real nice and really like the layout.... a little longer than I wanted but wife likes the kitchen, bath and hall...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-19-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,653
Posted By mdo
If you post your complaint on CW's site, RV.net...

If you post your complaint on CW's site, RV.net you will get one of these....

"I'm sorry to hear about your experience. If you could please send in a private message with your contact...
Forum: RV'ing On A Budget 06-17-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 21,514
Posted By mdo
Not everyone has the same situation and just...

Not everyone has the same situation and just because you can't pay cash or put 25% doesn't mean you can't afford it or living beyond your means..... I rarely put down a down payment.... I put 0 down...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-16-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,097
Posted By mdo
I agree.... I just ordered a Mobius ActionCam...

I agree.... I just ordered a Mobius ActionCam Full HD Sports Camera 1080P under $75....

Be polite... My last two stops (both were state police) and I was speeding 19 over.... I was polite.... I...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-14-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,984
Posted By mdo
I've had GEICO for 10 years.... Two windshields...

I've had GEICO for 10 years.... Two windshields repaired and one replaced... then I got a speeding ticket my first in the past 20 years and it was at 20 mph over (speed trap), resulting in no...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 06-12-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 742
Posted By mdo
Pitt’s Automotive (540) 371-4233. 2610 Princess...

Pitt’s Automotive (540) 371-4233. 2610 Princess Anne Street. Fredericksburg, VA 22401... Ask for Gary, the owner.... he has been in business for at least 25 years, a great Ford mechanic, also owns a...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 06-05-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,850
Posted By mdo
A dealer one mile from the factory offered me a...

A dealer one mile from the factory offered me a 19% discount on a new ordered 2015 25B loaded... I think I can do better...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 06-02-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,850
Posted By mdo
Thanks....since it will be the two of us, the...

Thanks....since it will be the two of us, the couch and dinette without a slide are fine with us... I have a couple of dealers out of state working on prices... really having a difficult time with...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 06-02-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,850
Posted By mdo
Ordering a Class C Minnie Winnie... How much Discount?

We narrowed our choice down to a Minnie Winnie 25B, Ford V10 Chassis, with Comfort and Safety Package, Convenience and App Package, dual-glazed thermo-insulated windows, 3 burner stove with oven, and...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 06-01-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,676
Posted By mdo
Thanks for all the feedback.... we test drove a...

Thanks for all the feedback.... we test drove a Minnie Winnie 25B today and the wife went back and forth looking at the Vista 26HE and 25B..... she wants to be able to take her twin and other sister...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 05-29-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,676
Posted By mdo
BBQ Judge and macnut..... have either of you used...

BBQ Judge and macnut..... have either of you used a toad with the 26E or know of the towing characteristics? We have a 96 Jeep Cherokee 4x4 that we might want to tow occasionally....
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 05-29-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,289
Posted By mdo
It does....

It does....
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