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BowhunterAZ

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  • Birthday March 14

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    Cave Creek
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    hunting, ranching, team roping

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  1. BowhunterAZ

    Draw Results!

    I drew a late burro mountain tag 👍🏻. I can’t believe it.
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    New Mexico draw

    I drew a late burro mountain tag 👍🏻
  3. BowhunterAZ

    New 1/2 Ton - What would you pick?

    And they have an awful tow capacity because of the independent suspension. I think it’s like 6k pounds.0
  4. BowhunterAZ

    New 1/2 Ton - What would you pick?

    I’ve owned two 2013 3.5s one with a 6.5’ bed and my current one is the 5.5’ bed. Longer bed and longer wheel base handled my horse trailer better but the shorter truck is a lot better off road. I put 203,000 miles on my first one and my current one has 61,000. Both have been great trucks and do a great job towing but you’ll get 5-10mpg. They will run a little hot with a big load (8,000lbs) and 105 degrees or hotter between here and flag. It dominates it in cooler weather. Both trucks have a weird intermittent rear door lock actuator issue where about once a month they seize up and you have to manually unlock them. I did change the throttle body on the first one. Overall, I’ve loved both trucks!
  5. BowhunterAZ

    Remington Nitromag 887 12ga black

    Price drop. $200
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    Half ton to diesel and Ford vs Chevy

    Thanks for all the input! The wobble is definitely a concern. I’ll have to do some thinkin drinking on it
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    Half ton to diesel and Ford vs Chevy

    Yeah, I’ve seen it. From my research, pretty much all solid front axle vehicles are susceptible to that. There was a pretty common “dodge death wobble.” Certainly not ideal, but there there’s an aftermarket steering stabilizer that supposedly helps. Did you or your neighbor try that? I talked to a friend who had his 2011 f350 do a death wobble, so it’s not just these new aluminum alloy trucks.
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    Half ton to diesel and Ford vs Chevy

    Yeah, I’ve seen it. From my research, pretty much all solid front axle vehicles are susceptible to that. There was a pretty common “dodge death wobble.” Certainly not ideal, but there there’s an aftermarket steering stabilizer that supposedly helps. Did you or your neighbor try that?
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    Half ton to diesel and Ford vs Chevy

    Thanks for the feedback! A glimmer of hope that I won’t hate it, lol. I am leaning really hard towards ford, just didn’t know much about the front end difference. My last two trucks have been fords and they’ve been badass.
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    Half ton to diesel and Ford vs Chevy

    Lol! I might just keep my half ton and own two trucks after watching that. That was painful
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    Half ton to diesel and Ford vs Chevy

    Yeah, that’s what I’m afraid of... unfortunately, my half ton won’t pull a living quarters horse trailer. I don’t intend to take it off road fir the sake of off-road, just curious how bad they are for normal hunting situations. Sounds like they’re as bad as I’m imagining, haha
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    Half ton to diesel and Ford vs Chevy

    Thanks for the tip. We blew up three stock Cummins engines in my family hauling horse trailers, so I have kind of sworn them off but those were 05s. I’m sure they’re better now.
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    Half ton to diesel and Ford vs Chevy

    I’ll call Carli tomorrow and ask a bunch of questions
  14. BowhunterAZ

    Half ton to diesel and Ford vs Chevy

    How does that high end suspension affect towing? I imagine swapping rigidity for smooth has to take away from the trucks ability to handle heavier loads, but not sure. There might be a good solution for both applications
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    Half ton to diesel and Ford vs Chevy

    Got ya. I think that might just need to be the equation with a sxs and a 3/4 ton.
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