FAQ's - GM3SF
A Raptor for Towing??
YUP!!  We wanted something that served both the purpose of towing, and since we can't bring along ATV's or a side-by-side, this is also what we use for Offroading fun.

How well does the Raptor tow?
The raptor tows great.  It has plenty of power and could easily tow more than the rated 8,000 lbs. I you look at a regular F150 3.5 Ecoboost with tow package (which is just a stiffer rear), it tows somewhere around 11,000 lbs.  This truck has more hp and torque and it’s only limitation is the soft suspension. Click HERE (and here) to see how I fixed this WITHOUT airbags (which would severely limit the upward wheel travel and defeat the purpose of owning a Raptor in the first place)


How big is your airstream and how much does it weigh?
Our Airstream is a 23’ International. It weighs 4,700 lbs dry and 6,000 lbs loaded (propane, water, gear, etc)


How are you able to tow your Airstream and NOT have your Raptor's rear sagging?  Are you running airbags?
No airbags (or air-suspension), but if I left it stock it would drop +/- 5 inches in the rear.  I had airbags for a while as a stopgap measure, but finally found a solution (fabricated by @Izzy_fab in Southern California) that comes without compromise.  Click HERE (and here) to see how I fixed the sagging issue WITHOUT airbags.  I know from experience that airbags would severely limit the upward wheel travel and defeat the purpose of owning a Raptor in the first place)


What lights are you running in the front (and rear)
I’m running all Rigid lights.  Click on the “Gear” section to see a list and links to what I have.  We are ambassadors for RIGID, but don't think for a minute that that's why we have them.  We could have gone with another brand if that's what we wanted.  I had Rigid on our previous Raptor and that's what I wanted on this one.  They are ROCK SOLID


Who makes the bar/mount for the 30" Rigid light bar?
The mounts themselves are from Rigid.  The bar in front of it, that protects it, is a custom push-bar that I had fabricated by @Izzy_fab in Southern California


What is that bed-cover/rack you’re using?
It’s a UnderCover Ridgelander cover.  For info and links on that and all the racks/lights on it, go to the “Gear” page (left menu)


Who makes that bedside rack system (where the PowerTank is mounted) and was it hard to install?
It's made by Builtright Industries.  Click HERE to see it on their website.  The rack installs incredibly easy by way of the existing cleat and tie-down holes.  This thing is a no brainer purchase.  Every truck should have this installed.


How does that PowerTank work?
We have two different types of PowerTanks and three overall (for different purposes).  One is a C02 tank which is used to quickly fill tires and the other is a Nitrogen tank to fill our aux Fox Air Shock (air in this case actually meaning Nitrogen).  This is from a previous Instagram post in which I wrote:
I’m a bit partial, but only because I actually reached out to these guys out to find out about their product. So this isn’t an ad. This is my actual experience with a #PowerTank.
I knew this would be cool to have but holy #%!?.....This thing is awesome. To give you an idea as to just how great.....When we take our #raptor offroad we’re dropping tire pressures down to about 24 psi (from +/- 40psi). Sure you can use a compressor when you come off a trail/run, but if you do you’ll be standing around for a little while......ok fine, a long while. I’m telling you, no BS, this thing fills each tire back up in about 20 seconds. The first time I used it I literally stood there chuckling, telling Stephanie “geez...that’s just stupid fast”. Oh yeah and one (10lb) tank should give me > than 20 air-ups like what I described above. Yeah....stupid fast!! Doesn’t hurt that Steve, Tyler and the rest of the crew at PowerTank are just really awesome people.


What size PowerTank do you have (Co2 for tire inflation)?
We have both the 5lb and the 10lb PowerTank.  The 5 lb is what you've seen attached to the side of the inside of our truck-bed and we use that more to blow stuff out than to inflate tires (although we could of course use it for that).  We use our 10lb tank for tire inflation on the Raptor and the Airstream.


How do you fill the PowerTanks?
The Co2 tanks can be filled at?  From the PowerTank site:
"You can get CO2 refills from welding supply shops, fire extinguisher servicing shops, beverage carbonics, and more. It is typically best to call ahead to check pricing and to make sure they can fill your Power Tank onsite, rather than taking it to another facility to be filled offsite. Our smaller Power Shot bottles can be filled at any sporting goods store or paintball shop for a few bucks.
Average cost to fill your Power Tank can be anywhere between $15 to $30 in the US depending on your area and the size of Power Tank you are filling. We are working on compiling a national list of good CO2 suppliers. Please recommend your local CO2 shop to us so we can put them on a searchable map to help out your fellow wheelers. You can email us at info@powertank.com


What make/model kayaks are those?
They are Hobie Outback Mirage kayaks.


What racks are those on your roof?

They are Thule Aero bars with Thule Glide and Set cradles


Why don't you share locations on Social Media?
If you want a really good explanation click to read this post (not mine).  Anyway, my friends are tired of hearing this, but it's simple:  Sharing locations on social media is like putting out a commercial for something on TV as opposed to word of mouth.  Put simply, that great, quiet, secluded spot you found is going to be anything BUT great, quiet OR secluded.  Some people have told me that they "don't have enough of a following" for it to make a difference, but as a whole when so many people share a location it adds up.  We've been to countless places that used to be unlnown to the masses and now they've been so overrun by people that they are now at risk being of being closed to campers altogether.


Where is that Camo drone wrap from (click here for photo)?
Mavic Pro 2:  Click HERE
Mavic Air: Click HERE
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