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Boscowtx
11-21-2016, 10:32 PM
Santa came early this year, think this will pull my Big Country 3650rl. First Ford in 16 years.

Oregon_Camper
11-21-2016, 10:59 PM
Santa was VERY nice to you....Congrats!

IronJ
11-22-2016, 12:51 AM
Santa has good taste....!!

Enjoy!!...its pretty hard NOT to!! Lol

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Sniper
11-22-2016, 08:13 AM
SWEET! Congratulations! :)

rpotter
11-22-2016, 09:28 AM
I have the same truck but a 2015 platinum SRW and have hauled my Bighorn 2015 3570 to Arizona from london Ontario Canada and Halifax fax Nova Scotia (also from London ) and the truck is running like a top. 100% happy. No issues or recalls. Never been back to the dealer. Approximately 20k miles on it now. Been using rotella 5w40 synthetic and change it after each major long distance haul. [emoji106]


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Jim-Lynn
11-22-2016, 04:41 PM
Santa was so nice to you. I have the same - 2015 Platinum DRW and just turned 30,000 miles on it. Runs like a top and loves pulling the 4200. I did install rear air bags and run about 40lbs in them when pulling the trailer and 20lbs not pulling.

Happy Trails

Jim

rjr6150
11-22-2016, 06:47 PM
You and santa have extremely good taste. Congratulations.

rpotter
11-22-2016, 07:56 PM
I have the same truck but a 2015 platinum SRW and have hauled my Bighorn 2015 3570 (tel:2015 3570) to Arizona from london Ontario Canada and Halifax fax Nova Scotia (also from London ) and the truck is running like a top. 100% happy. No issues or recalls. Never been back to the dealer. Approximately 20k miles on it now. Been using rotella 5w40 synthetic and change it after each major long distance haul. [emoji106]


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I failed to mention, I also have airbags installed to level out the ride and take a little load off the springs. 35lbs when hooked levels the truck nicely.

IronJ
11-23-2016, 01:36 AM
And the bags make for a smoother ride while towing heavy...ive run from 40psi to 70psi condition depending....nice!!

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Boscowtx
11-23-2016, 07:18 AM
How many miles should I have on the truck before the first tow? We have a trip planned for next month to Tucson, should have about 600 miles on it.

Jim-Lynn
11-23-2016, 08:08 AM
How many miles should I have on the truck before the first tow? We have a trip planned for next month to Tucson, should have about 600 miles on it.

I had 1000 miles on mine when I hauled the 4200 from Ontario to the Nascar race in Talledega Alabama - no problems. The only suggestion my Ford dealer said was not to push the speed.

Jim

JohnD
11-23-2016, 08:18 AM
How many miles should I have on the truck before the first tow? We have a trip planned for next month to Tucson, should have about 600 miles on it.

I've always been told that 1000 miles is a good 'break-in' period, although when I bought my 2015 Chevy I was told at minimum 500 miles before pulling a long haul with the trailer.

Sniper
11-23-2016, 09:42 AM
How many miles should I have on the truck before the first tow? We have a trip planned for next month to Tucson, should have about 600 miles on it.
I would check the owners manual. I would think it has break in procedure in there if, these new one's even still come with an owners manual. :)

danemayer
11-23-2016, 10:28 AM
If I recall correctly, the RAM manual has break-in instructions in the main user guide, the diesel user guide, and a different set of instructions in the towing section.

jnbhobe
11-23-2016, 10:59 AM
Ford says 500 I said drive it like you stole it

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JWalker
11-23-2016, 11:10 AM
500 breakin miles. Then, from the suggestions of knowledgeable friends, dumped the oil after 1000 miles of towing.

avvidclif
11-23-2016, 11:31 AM
Just follow the instructions in the owners manual. Ford built it, Ford wants it to last, and Ford wrote the manual for it. Simple to me.