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Old 05-24-2015, 10:23 PM   #11
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Government contracts help prop these number up. Overall F series is king.
I agree!
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Old 05-24-2015, 10:41 PM   #12
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....she who needs a ladder to get in the bed of the truck when the tailgate is down.

That's strange. We don't have that problem.
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Old 05-25-2015, 12:00 AM   #13
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On our recent trip, we spoke with a neighbor who had a 2014 F-150 EcoBoost and was towing an older 31' Airstream. He said he was getting about 16 mph and, as he traveled from Twin Falls, ID, to the Oregon Coast, he crossed mountain passes that were 5,550 ft or higher with hardly a hiccup from his truck.

Trust me, we've been looking long and hard at the Fords lately. Of course, my only fear is that if we get a bigger tow, can a bigger Escape be far behind?
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Old 05-25-2015, 12:20 AM   #14
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Trust me, we've been looking long and hard at the Fords lately. Of course, my only fear is that if we get a bigger tow, can a bigger Escape be far behind?
Jan, You're towing with the Tundra Double Cab seen in your photo gallery, right? If so, you might be surprised at the size difference.

My 2015 F150 Supercrew with a 5 1/2' bed is only 2 inches taller and 2 inches longer than your 2004 Tundra:

Toyota Width - 6 ft 7.7 inches
Toyota Height - 6 ft 3 inches
Toyota Length - 19 ft 2.1 inches
Toyota Wheelbase - 11 ft 8.5 inches

F150 Width - 6 ft 7.9 inches
F150 Height - 6 ft 4.9 inches
F150 Length - 19 ft 3.9 inches
F150 Wheelbase - 12 ft 1 inch

They're basically the same size, or so close as to not make a difference.
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Old 05-25-2015, 06:34 AM   #15
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That's strange. We don't have that problem.
Yeah, your step is nifty Robert. Unfortunately wouldn't work for me when hooking up Ten Forward. I only have 2" of clearance between the down tailgate and the trailer. Besides, the ladder needs to be at the truck wheel for me, not at the tailgate.

I guess I need either longer arms or longer legs or both
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Old 05-25-2015, 07:07 AM   #16
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Yeah, your step is nifty Robert. Unfortunately wouldn't work for me when hooking up Ten Forward. I only have 2" of clearance between the down tailgate and the trailer. Besides, the ladder needs to be at the truck wheel for me, not at the tailgate.

I guess I need either longer arms or longer legs or both
Something like this will help you stretch those legs and arms
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Old 05-25-2015, 07:34 AM   #17
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Something like this will help you stretch those legs and arms
That is neat. Hummmmm.
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Old 05-25-2015, 10:10 AM   #18
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Yeah, your step is nifty Robert. Unfortunately wouldn't work for me when hooking up Ten Forward. I only have 2" of clearance between the down tailgate and the trailer. Besides, the ladder needs to be at the truck wheel for me, not at the tailgate.

I guess I need either longer arms or longer legs or both
Well of course you can't use it when towing or while hooking up. We can't use ours that way either. Was just being a smart ass.
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Was just being a smart ass.
Always a better option than being a dumb ass.
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