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post #11 of 24 Old 06-29-2010, 02:22 PM
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I'm really not sure. The hubby figured out/took care of all of those things and did the research prior to buying everything. I know he told me at least once, but I forget. I deal with the animals, he deals with the hardware lol. I'll try to remember to ask him tonight.
I do know that it's working well for us so far. I am new to driving a trailer of any kind, and so far the hardest thing for me (other than backing up) is not to forget that it's back there, since I can't really feel it back there when I drive.
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post #12 of 24 Old 06-29-2010, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
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I'm really not sure. The hubby figured out/took care of all of those things and did the research prior to buying everything. I know he told me at least once, but I forget. I deal with the animals, he deals with the hardware lol. I'll try to remember to ask him tonight.
I do know that it's working well for us so far. I am new to driving a trailer of any kind, and so far the hardest thing for me (other than backing up) is not to forget that it's back there, since I can't really feel it back there when I drive.
If you could find out those few things for me, if really appreciate it. (: I know for a fact that my trailer is heavier than yours (its a 3 horse aluminum slant with walk in tack and a ramp!) and with 3 horses in it its about 8500-9000 lbs :\
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post #13 of 24 Old 06-29-2010, 02:34 PM
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Yeah, I don't think that it would pull as much weight as you have . I can't remember the exact figure, but I know that fully loaded, ours doesn't weigh near that much. Plus our biggest horse is a 15.1 paint, and we are normally hauling our 14.2 little QH and a pony lol.
I do know that the part of the tow package is a larger engine than is standard in an F150, plus some other things are upgraded. I think transmission, brakes, and something else...
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post #14 of 24 Old 06-29-2010, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, I don't think that it would pull as much weight as you have . I can't remember the exact figure, but I know that fully loaded, ours doesn't weigh near that much. Plus our biggest horse is a 15.1 paint, and we are normally hauling our 14.2 little QH and a pony lol.
I do know that the part of the tow package is a larger engine than is standard in an F150, plus some other things are upgraded. I think transmission, brakes, and something else...
Yeah, lol the smallest horse we haul is a 3 year old 16h warmblood. :\ Very frustrating.
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post #15 of 24 Old 06-29-2010, 03:48 PM
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If you could find out those few things for me, if really appreciate it. (: I know for a fact that my trailer is heavier than yours (its a 3 horse aluminum slant with walk in tack and a ramp!) and with 3 horses in it its about 8500-9000 lbs :\
I would be very afraid to tow a 10k trailer with a F150. Jmo..

Here are the comparison's between a F150 & F250 depending on truck cab and engine/trans
F150
https://www.fleet.ford.com/showroom/...nvFifthTow.pdf
F250 & up
https://www.fleet.ford.com/showroom/...erDutyConv.pdf

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post #16 of 24 Old 06-29-2010, 04:20 PM
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Here's the thing about diesels. I drive one everyday its a 93 350 with over 250k miles on it and still runs like a champ. It pulls my sundowner 4 horse gooseneck which is about 30ft. Its not a powerstroke its the older version the 7.3 without the turbo (IDI) I get 18mpg without the trailer and 10mpg pulling the trailer. Honestly if you get a gas truck with enough "balls" to haul 10k you are going to get horrible fuel milage. Diesels are known for their fuel milage and how long they last. The ford triton v8s are terrible on fuel (gas motor) but can pull what your talking. The best diesel motors out there that I would suggest for a daily driver and a pulling truck is for ford the 7.3 powerstroke for dodge the 5.9 12v cummins and for chevy the 6.6 duramax. Diesel motors can take a lot more of a beating then gas and last A LOT longer. Diesels are made to go above 200k miles. Goodluck!
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post #17 of 24 Old 06-30-2010, 12:43 AM Thread Starter
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I would be very afraid to tow a 10k trailer with a F150. Jmo..

Here are the comparison's between a F150 & F250 depending on truck cab and engine/trans
F150
https://www.fleet.ford.com/showroom/...nvFifthTow.pdf
F250 & up
https://www.fleet.ford.com/showroom/...erDutyConv.pdf
Lol, so would I.
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post #18 of 24 Old 06-30-2010, 08:25 AM
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We use our 07 Ram 1500 Hemi and barely notice the trailer at all ( 3 horse 18 ft Pondarosa ) and we have an Irish Sport who weighs close to 1400lbs and a Cross who weighs in at around 1100 lbs. When towing, we average 10 mpg but when not towing we get between 17-18 depending on the terrain. When in SC/GA it's higher, when in OH/MI, it's the lower but not by much because of the hills and what not.

For the price, I am very happy with my truck! And it's my everyday truck too.
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post #19 of 24 Old 07-07-2010, 12:22 AM
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We have a 2001 GMC Sierra 3500 Quad cab that has 125000 miles on it. We have a 1991 Travelong 4 horse that is heavy and steel. Truck pulls like a dream and we don't even notice the trailer except when we have to fill up. Diesel is so worth it and they last forever if taken care of.
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post #20 of 24 Old 07-07-2010, 04:00 AM Thread Starter
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We have a 2001 GMC Sierra 3500 Quad cab that has 125000 miles on it. We have a 1991 Travelong 4 horse that is heavy and steel. Truck pulls like a dream and we don't even notice the trailer except when we have to fill up. Diesel is so worth it and they last forever if taken care of.
I love the GMC Sierras!! Wow 125k miles. That's impressive, ill definitley have to consider that! What kind of gas mileage does THAT get? With and without a trailer?
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