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Re: New Truck

Postby jtaylor1920 » Wed Nov 25, 2015 6:34 pm

Don Wilson wrote:John have you got your hitch installed yet? You should be getting enough miles on it where you want to hook up to it to just see how it tows the Cardinal or at least see how they look together!

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Don, not yet. Going to get through the holidays and our 19th anniversary first, so probably in January. I'm excited to get a tow in and I think the combo is going to look real sharp.
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Re: New Truck

Postby jtaylor1920 » Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:03 pm

I put on the Truxedo tonneau cover today. It is the TruXport model which has the top rail mount kit. Hopefully I won't have any clearance issues.

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Re: New Truck

Postby snoking » Fri Dec 04, 2015 4:15 pm

Wow, you could hold a square dance on that thing!!! Looks nice! Chris
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Re: New Truck

Postby WVcampers » Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:38 pm

Nice, I like the flat look.
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Re: New Truck

Postby Mike Clay » Sun Dec 06, 2015 6:48 am

I have the Truxedo lo pro is that what you have? I had to bend the fins up on the back of my pin box but it can brush the mount rails on a very sharp turn.

Looks about the same
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Re: New Truck

Postby jtaylor1920 » Sun Dec 06, 2015 7:04 am

Mike Clay wrote:I have the Truxedo lo pro is that what you have? I had to bend the fins up on the back of my pin box but it can brush the mount rails on a very sharp turn.

Looks about the same


Thanks Mike and good to know. I should be getting my hitch installed in a few weeks and I'll be able to do a test hookup to verify. I don't think this truck sits any higher than my Ford did so I'm hoping to still have about 6-7" of clearance.

Now if only this rain would let up.
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Re: New Truck

Postby Mike Clay » Sun Dec 06, 2015 7:16 am

I have about 7" of clearance but the bottom of the pinbox is where my problem is. The worst it has hit was backing into Dennis and Donnas. Won't hit in that area again. :shock:
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Re: New Truck

Postby Double D's » Sun Dec 06, 2015 7:41 am

Does that mean we are never gonna be "on your way'' someplace again?????
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Re: New Truck

Postby jtaylor1920 » Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:17 am

I finally got my base plate and bed plug installed on Friday. Today I dropped the hitch in and got everything snugged up per B&W specs.

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Just waiting for some dry warm weather (yeah right, this is Oregon in a El Niño) so I can complete a couple of maintenance items on the bird and get a test tow, or trip in. The nice thing is the hitch sits nice and dry under my tonneau cover.
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Re: New Truck

Postby jtaylor1920 » Sat Apr 09, 2016 4:56 pm

Ok, who's got two thumbs :thumbrt: :thumbrt: and a smile from ear to ear :d :d ????????

This guy!!!

Today was our first tow with the new truck and boy oh boy does this thing have power. I couldn't be happier how the truck performed. We didn't hit any big hills going over to Bend, but the ones we did encounter we breezed up without any issues. I really like the exhaust brake and it just felt solid. I just need to get some more clearance between my bed rails and we'll be set.

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Re: New Truck

Postby dfredendall » Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:44 pm

Hey, a new Avatar picture is in order! You might need to swap out the tonneau for the inside track model. I'd wait to see the Trail-air bag kingpin first. It may collide with an inside track. More road testing is needed. :d
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Re: New Truck

Postby snoking » Sun Apr 10, 2016 6:41 am

jtaylor1920 wrote:I finally got my base plate and bed plug installed on Friday. Today I dropped the hitch in and got everything snugged up per B&W specs.

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Just waiting for some dry warm weather (yeah right, this is Oregon in a El Niño) so I can complete a couple of maintenance items on the bird and get a test tow, or trip in. The nice thing is the hitch sits nice and dry under my tonneau cover.


It appears in the photo that your B&W hitch does not have the fillers that they came out with to fit in the bed valleys. I believe if you contact them they will provide them to you. They help to keep the hitch from deforming the truck bed.

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Re: New Truck

Postby jtaylor1920 » Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:13 am

Thanks Chris, I've never seen them in either truck so I'll give them a call.
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Re: New Truck

Postby BMullins46 » Thu Jun 23, 2016 12:53 pm

John, nice looking rig. I notice you new truck came with the Michelin AT tires, what is you take on them now that you've had them for several months?
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Re: New Truck

Postby jtaylor1920 » Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:34 pm

BMullins46 wrote:John, nice looking rig. I notice you new truck came with the Michelin AT tires, what is you take on them now that you've had them for several months?


Bill, no complaints with the tires at all. They don't seem noisy on the road and seem to be holding up well.
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