Yep,,, I'll just watch!To be fair, it's not hard at all, just a lot of unfamiliar stuff to look at. There's a google docs spreadsheet here, it has a tab with basic but good instructions. Essentially download and install software on laptop or phone, hook up cable, back up the "as-built" settings for your vehicle, then make a one or two byte change and write it back. Worked flawlessly.
Since I've never seen the data in the truck computer at this level, I wanted to double- and triple-check locations even though I had a backup.
Any need to add airbags to your DRW...the 17's don't squat down as much as the 16's. Mine leveled out nicely with over 3K pounds pin weight on the 5th wheel.Ordered Firestone Ride Rite airbags for the rear and the Firestone Wireless Air Command F3. Should arrive before the weekend to give me some truck/shop time!
Nice...congrats!! How about some more pics and specs on that Black Beauty.
We have the same camper as you, a 15 371???Any need to add airbags to your DRW...the 17's don't squat down as much as the 16's. Mine leveled out nicely with over 3K pounds pin weight on the 5th wheel.
My dealers service manager told me to wait until a thousand miles also. Just probably wanted to see if anything would fall apart before putting a load on!! 2K miles on mine now without any problems...I plan on towing the trailer a lot more with the dually. Every time we pulled with the F-250 I was waiting for something to break. Big difference in stability with the DRW vs the SRW but sometimes you have to look at the practical side. Really like the Fuzion so far and its great for taking the grandkids. 1-1/2 baths are nice and the wife loves the king size bed. Looking for a spot to go this upcoming weekend!!We have the same camper as you, a 15 371???
Why is it I read in some places you should wait for 1000 miles before hauling? I was talking to the dealer, he said he has contractors that come and drive out with 10 to 15 K of loads, no problem....? Is there something I should know?
Mine is being built as we speak, I ordered the SRW Lariat with every option and black. We pull 4 to 6 times a year, that is why we use a SRW, cant fit the DRW in my garage.
I've heard all kinds of reasons to not tow within the first 1k miles. Some say it's for the differential other say the engine and then other say brakes. Regardless, it's in the manual and it wouldn't surprise me with these trucks and their computer sophistication that they can can record when a trailer was hooked up. That would give Ford grounds to deny claims. Not saying they would....but they could. So I just enjoyed the first 1000 miles of driving w/o a trailer (gave me a chance to take some day and weekend trips!).