: The 6.0 has earned its keep...



shore
07-08-09, 10:34 PM
Here was todays job for y 05 6.0.Tierra Verde Fl to Port Orange, Fl. 175ish miles at 60-65 and she pulled an average of 9.2mpg.....with 10k lbs plus of boat/trailer.

Never broke a sweat and AC kicking the whole time.
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa42/shoresls1/trailerloading002.jpg

digitalcaddie
07-09-09, 01:02 AM
I'm jealous... Do you have a weight distribution hitch or did you just drop the boat on the standard hitch? What brake controller do you use?

shore
07-09-09, 10:51 AM
Stock hitch and no brake controller...the trailer just has surge brakes.

We found the limit on the air shocks.

pcguy760
07-09-09, 08:30 PM
Ok I will stop going in the garage and cursing at my 'Lade now haha. (Truck is down because of bad EBCM Module being sent out for repairs).

luxurylife33
07-09-09, 11:21 PM
Whats the limit on the down force on the hitch.... that looks way over the limit.... figure the trailer has about 300lbs and the boat about 3000lbs ...

shore
07-09-09, 11:46 PM
Tongue weight is about 500lbs right now I think...pushing it but not terrible.1st trip off the trailer and I will set her back on the trailer another couple inches.That will lighten it up a notch.That pic just makes it look like it is all on the truck.The eyelet on the boat is about a foot down from the winch as it sits right now.

3-400 lbs is about right to keep it from bouncing.

dssrocks
07-11-09, 01:16 AM
You did better than me. I pulled a 26' approx 6000lbs travel trailer about 4500 miles and I only averaged 7.0 MPG, maybe something to do with the supercharger. It was thirsty but I could pass everyone up hill.

shore
07-11-09, 11:03 AM
You did better than me. I pulled a 26' approx 6000lbs travel trailer about 4500 miles and I only averaged 7.0 MPG, maybe something to do with the supercharger. It was thirsty but I could pass everyone up hill.

You probably had a lot fo wind resistance going on.I had a little 6x12 enclosed trailer and it was high.Well on thehighway it was like a wall and really held the truck back.Almost like a sail.

Caddydude420
07-11-09, 04:26 PM
Nice choice on the rims!

I got the chrome inserts for them as well. I switched them up for a month or so but the black just looks so much better.

coralreef35mm
07-11-09, 06:30 PM
You need to apply some bottom paint....

shore
07-11-09, 06:55 PM
You need to apply some bottom paint....

Why in the world would I do that?

Bottom paint kills resale on trailerable boats....and this one will be on the trailer when not being used in fresh water.

shore
07-11-09, 06:56 PM
Nice choice on the rims!

I got the chrome inserts for them as well. I switched them up for a month or so but the black just looks so much better.

I like them and all but the chroma job is less than stellar.They have to be clean all the time.

nathanjax
07-12-09, 04:49 PM
Noe you need to get the motor in the boat done....

Hey Terry, this is Nathan, the one who picked up the grill from you on Saturday...

Silver04
07-15-09, 11:32 AM
Hope there were no cross winds! Wow, puts my Hobie 17 to shame;)

shore
07-15-09, 12:37 PM
The motor in the boat comes out tommorrow hopefully.

The only odd thing about pulling this back was the occassional sway on unlevel parts of I4.To be expecting when pulling something wihtout load levelers that weighs far more than the tow vehicle.
Those 305/40-22's do a good job of reducing the sway.It would be far worse with the tall 75 series 17's they come stock with.

shore
07-18-09, 03:20 PM
Boat is off to get the motor pulled.....one GenV 7.4 coming up.
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa42/shoresls1/boatleaving.jpg