That should be a good workout for it. make sure to post up once you get back.Towing the 18 foot car trailer tomorrow with the 77 Ford F250 and the big red honda 250 three wheeler strapped on it. Going to the mudd flats. Be a 30 mile drive before we get in some steep hills with long grades. So far I've towed the Equipment trailer with the bobcat and grapplers been getting about 22-23 on over 300+ miles.
Good point Tony ! Let me know when you take delivery, I'll hop on the pike at exit 4 and take a ride over, Marsman.
You must have a 18' aluminum trailer.On our way out of town I stopped at the local fees mill truck loaded with me my wife and 2 kids. Then in the bes 10 gallons of extra gas, a cooler with beer, pop, juice and sandwhiches. Then on the 18" foot trailer we had the 77 Ford flatbes mudder and the 85 Big Red 3 wheeler. Total weight for everything was 15,235lbs.. I went back across the scales with just use and the trailer after we unloaded everything except the trailer total was 8,440 lbs.
We drove a total of 93 miles loaded and another 8 miles empty on trip B showed us getting 21.2 mpg when I turned the truck off. Never had any problems even with the 3 big hills before we go to the mudd flats.
On trip A for tgis tank I've hauled the bob cat skid stir and grapplers a little over 250 miles plus the trip yesterday and it shows 22.1 mpg for 354 miles total.
Overall I'm extremely pleased probably won't be pulling a trailer much more till summer gets here. Unless we hire out some small jobs for the cat and grapplers.
It towed great never felt stressed or over loaded. we ran mostly 60 mph since speed limit was 55. On the hills it did get up to about 3800 rpms but didn't act stressed and wasn't loud either like the gasser get when they rev up. When I was towing the bob cat it felt like having a small lawn trailer on the back, like I said a few minutes ago I really wish it had the Exhaust break just cause it was so nice being able to slow down with out touching a brake. Im also going to miss it in the winter on ice and snow id always let it just slow me down when out and about I didn't have to break and slide any.How did it tow ,and handle the hills
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Thats interesting.I've got info that my truck was in NY on Friday,en route to VT.I wonder if our trucks got aquainted?Like the bumper stickers read,"I Love NY"HOLY TOLEDO! Online customer service told me Friday that mine was finally enroute to NY and would be here shortly. Emailed CS and they are giving me a delivery date of 4/15 dealer is saying 4/17. Bring it on baby the weather is getting nice and all the aftermarket add-ons are in the way in the garage. Toledo is pretty close I should just go get it. I think they should of had a drive off programs for the ED like Harley does...