new rig and towing

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new rig and towing

Postby kenny hodges » Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:03 am

just bought a 2003 cardinal 31 ts will be towing with a f250 super duty 4 door short bed diesel using a b w compain hitch what problems do i need to watch for ? this is all new have only had airstreams before thanks kenny
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Re: new rig and towing

Postby Travelers » Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:32 am

Kenny,
Congrat's on the new to you rig and WELCOME to CRVC. :thumbrt:
I pulled my 3150 with a F250 4x4 crewcab short box for a whole year. I just added air bags to the rear suspension.
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Re: new rig and towing

Postby bop11 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:35 am

Welcome to the CRVC!! You've come to the right place.

Take a look at your tires and make sure they are in good shape and if they are Kenda, Carriers, or anything made in China make plans to get them changed ASAP.
Bill & Penny
2010 3150 RL "The Bucket List Inn
Nights out in 2013/67 and have put put 8566 miles on the Bucket List Inn
Nights out in 2014 63
Night out in 2015. 88
Nights out so far in 2016. 58
More fun to come!
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Re: new rig and towing

Postby kenny hodges » Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:40 am

tires are on 7000 lb axles with goodyear 16 in tires worry about trailer hitting cab . have not towed going to pick up this week end in tenn. i live in va. thanks
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Re: new rig and towing

Postby Travelers » Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:18 am

I installed a Super Glide slider hitch. Hitting the rig was never an issue.
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Re: new rig and towing

Postby jonandjolene » Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:52 am

I, too, have a short bed Ford F250 and installed a Pull Rite Slider hitch and have had no problems at all. Also put air bags on the truck to level it out a little.
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2015 Ford F250 Super Duty 4X4, 6.7 PSD
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Re: new rig and towing

Postby Leonard Kulaszewicz » Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:46 pm

I have a F350 with a PullRite slider hitch. I pull a Cardinal 3625 with it. My complaint is that backing up, I can only turn 45 degrees either right or left before my Trail-Aire pinbox hits the bedrails of the truck. My advice is, make sure you know how far you can turn before your pinbox hits the siderails of your truck when backing up.
Leonard and Barbara
2010 3625 RT
2007 Ford 350 Diesel 4x4 Short bed
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Re: new rig and towing

Postby watkinsk » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:23 pm

For your F250, add a Pyro, Boost and Tranny gauge if you don't have them. Keep the tire pressure as listed on the trailer and on the truck. Finally, it sounds dumb but use a checklist when hooking up and unhooking. You would be amazed how many times the experienced tows get into a rush and create shortcuts that bite them in the rear.

This site has a ton of lessons learned from the school of hard knocks so enjoy them and LEARN!

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2012 Ford F350 XLT 4X4 SRW and Short Bed, Snow Performance MPG Max
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Re: new rig and towing

Postby R & D » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:30 pm

Hi Kenny...welcome to the club! Enjoy your new bird!
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