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  1. johnnyv
    03-25-2021 05:34 PM
    johnnyv
    Thx Jon
  2. Vermilye
    03-25-2021 04:52 PM
    Vermilye
    You will want a torque wrench that goes to at least 90 pounds plus a 6" extension & 13/16" deep socket to torque the trailer tires at 100 miles or so. Particularly important if you have aluminum wheels.
  3. Vermilye
    03-25-2021 04:48 PM
    Vermilye
    I'd take a measurement from the ground to the socket for the trailer stinger, then add it it what you need to get the top of the ball to around 20", thinking that the truck will drop an inch with the tongue weight. Even it you are off a bit, it won't hurt anything over a 4 hour drive.

    Enjoy picking up your new trailer!

    Jon
  4. johnnyv
    03-25-2021 02:20 PM
    johnnyv
    I don't have a 250 lb torque wrench. Suppose when I pickup trailer in Madison WI I just mount ball there with breaker bar and 1 1/2 6 pt socket. Don't know if you got my previous text. I have a 2020 f150 4x4 Sport model. Thx Jon !
  5. johnnyv
    03-25-2021 02:12 PM
    johnnyv
    My truck is 2020 f150 4x4 Sport model. Thx Jon
  6. Vermilye
    03-25-2021 01:40 PM
    Vermilye
    Hard to tell ahead of time - it depends on the suspension, tires, trailer lift or not, etc. In my case with the 2018 F150 SuperCab 4 wheel drive, I am using a 2" rise.
  7. Vermilye
    03-15-2021 04:04 PM
    Vermilye
    Safety chains come with the trailer.
  8. Vermilye
    12-03-2020 09:12 AM
    Vermilye
    No problem with questions. As to the lithium batteries, they are the best modification I've done to my trailer. That said, I dry camp for months in a row. If you don't, the pair of 6V will do just fine & save you quite a bit.
  9. Vermilye
    12-01-2020 08:53 AM
    Vermilye
    It is difficult to suggest the number of receptacles without knowing how you will use the trailer. I added one 120V receptacle that was wired directly to the distribution panel rather than through the transfer switch (I ordered the whole house inverter). I use it for my electric heater & wanted to save the contacts on the transfer switch from the high current.

    I sometimes wish I had an additional receptacle on the face of the kitchen counter, but that is about the only place that I'd add one beyond the Escape standards.

    I added a pair of USB receptacles over the head of the bed, and inside the cabinet I use for my electronics, as well as a 12V receptacle in both locations. I carry lots of electronics that need charging...

    Hope this helps.

    Jon

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  • About johnnyv
    First Name
    john
    Location | City or Town
    mediapolis
    State/Province/Territory
    Iowa
    RV Year and Model
    2021
    Gender
    Male

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