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dezzrats
03-21-2008, 06:48 AM
It was finally ready for pick up. What a toad! Any general advice on pulling this monster from you guys with big 5'vers let me know. It took about 10 attempts to get this thing on my RV pad.

http://www.socaps.com/photopost/data/500/medium/DSC01964.JPG

mattymx
03-21-2008, 08:28 AM
Practice... Nice rig.

BillD
03-21-2008, 10:08 AM
Ditto, practice is the best method.

Raul @ Stealth Automotive
03-21-2008, 10:35 AM
man that thing is saweeeeet..... how big is it? and how much does it weigh?


nevermind lol... saw your sig :)

congrats

dezzrats
03-21-2008, 03:19 PM
Truck is maxed out by Ford's ratings and I am just under the Non-Com class A requirement. Just had to get a 5th wheel endorcement called
RSTR 41 10k-15k.

Hoss350
03-23-2008, 10:17 AM
It was finally ready for pick up. What a toad! Any general advice on pulling this monster from you guys with big 5'vers let me know. It took about 10 attempts to get this thing on my RV pad.

http://www.socaps.com/photopost/data/500/medium/DSC01964.JPG


Depends on how much you've tow'ed before, what your experience level is. If this is your first trailer, than alot of first time advice. If not, pretty much the same rules apply. Just need more time to stop, and it takes more time to go. If you had a tag along hitch type before, your gonna love the difference in towing. So much more stable. I went from a tag a long, to a 33 foot 5 er. A world of difference.

mmlx89
03-23-2008, 11:42 AM
Nice rig David, that thing is sweet! My 24' warrior could probably fit inside that thing, and you'd still have room to sleep. =)

duramaxkiller
03-23-2008, 11:51 AM
NICE RIG I just picked up a 2002 4x4 F350 dually to pull my 35ft toy hauler. Like said in other post practice. You will have good days and bad days. It seems it never goes back in the same as the last time you backed it in good luck

dezzrats
03-24-2008, 07:04 AM
Thanx for all the comps guys. It does take alot more to stop and a little more to get moving. I have had several bumper pulls but this monster does track the best.

Demoes4x
03-24-2008, 06:51 PM
Nice 5er. Looks heavy. Make sure your tires are rated for that big load you are carring. Some CHP officers are hip to the GVWR on these toy haulers so when they see a rig with SRW they can be a PITA. I usually pull mine with no problems with DRW. But I've heard some bad stories with the CHP.
Time to chip it, DP TUNER will make a world of difference.
Good luck.

Local399
03-24-2008, 08:00 PM
As a professional truck driver I can give you piece of advice...GO SLOW...it is not a race to get or from the desert. Watch your speed on downhills. Use your gears. Excessive speed is the cause of most accidents when towing. Adjust your brake controller and understand how it works. Have someone watch and guide you when backing or parking in a tight spot. Get that SWEET rig to the dez ASAP.

Repeat above!!!!

2008F450
03-30-2008, 08:30 PM
Think 10-20 feet ahead of where you are. Dont wait till you are too close to something to try and change directions.

CMRRA13
04-01-2008, 06:47 AM
Take your time....think way ahead.

dezzrats
04-01-2008, 07:57 AM
no that's a big one, did you change gears for it?

CMRRA13
04-01-2008, 10:29 AM
no that's a big one, did you change gears for it?

4.30 gears

GO Big
04-01-2008, 01:38 PM
I run 3.73 with the 36 footer in the sig. have to take the grades slow but haven't had a problem yet.

dezzrats
04-01-2008, 03:04 PM
I have done lots of towing but this is my first 5th wheel. The only trip has been, picked it up in Ramona parked it on my pad. I think it will tow fine I will just be "rowing" up the grade out of Lakeside on the 67.