Ordered New Truck!

Discussion in 'Tow Vehicles, Hitch & Towing' started by Twisty, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. Ted S.

    Ted S. Member

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    The Artic Fox is a great trailer. We're looking at the Nash, same manufacturer. I did consider the 31d Artic Fox but thought it might be limiting in the National Parks we have on out list.
     
  2. Twisty

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    It would be.
    I'd rather be tall than too long.
    That's why I like that Raven.
     
  3. BigBaron

    BigBaron Dreaming of Tommy's chili cheeseburgers...

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    The Winnebago has all aluminum construction, too, right? Good quality too?
    So a TT is significantly longer because of the hitch, making it hard to get in and manuever? (That's what I found with our gooseneck tiltbed trailer vs. our long standard flatbed)
     
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    "The Winnebago has all aluminum construction, too, right? Good quality too?"
    Gotta check 'em out. The closest dealer is 2 hours away.
    We''ll see. We'll pull the current TT another year or two.
     
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    Yup, a 12-valve Cummins redlined about 2250RPM, and pulled every bit as hard as my 3rd gen 24-valve common rail Cummins that redlined at 3500RPM...they make the most TQ at 1600RPM. The only reason they make a diesel spin faster is to make it more driveable...not for power.
     
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    Diesels have too much rotating mass for high rpm operation.
     
  7. BigBaron

    BigBaron Dreaming of Tommy's chili cheeseburgers...

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    Don't tell that to Audi's LeMans team... ;)
     
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    Little engines balance easier but towing capacity is zilch. [;)]

    I was counting on you to find the exception.. [;)] [;)] [:D]

    (The trick with diesels is keeping the cylinder head on it. [;)] Cuz we can boost the living hooey out of it [LOL])
     
  9. BigBaron

    BigBaron Dreaming of Tommy's chili cheeseburgers...

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    So Twisty, you alluded to burning rubber. Does it? [:D]
     
  10. Twisty

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    I haven't smoked 'em.


    Yet.
     
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    Make sure you know how to defeat the traction control feature (goes for anyone, even those not playing around)...it has a place, but it also has places it can get you hurt (think deep snow).

    After almost getting clobbered at the end of a driveway because mine refused to dig the tires, I quickly learned how to defeat the traction control.
     
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    Hey Twisty, how has the 350 been treating you? Have you been funding OPEC all by yourself?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  13. Twisty

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    I like it a lot. I feel very safe and secure in it.
    I still have a very short commute and there is less than 2000 miles on it. We went for a drive yesterday to get it all warmed up.


    I turned off the instant MPG readout.
    Believe it or not, the F350 gets the same MPG's as the F150 did!!
    99.9 when coasting downhill!
    Technology is great!!
     

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