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post #1 of 24 Old 11-06-2007, 09:59 AM Thread Starter
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Would you pull this?

The chick and I stopped by at a trailer place and both fell in love with a KZ escalade 5th wheel. It was freakin awesome. WAY over priced for our budget but its ok to dream haha

So it was a 41 foot 5th wheel with a dry weight of about 15k and a dry hitch of 3100. carrying capacity of about 5k. I told my chick that my truck would pull it BUT I would probably not feel comfortable pulling that load with a f350 SRW.

Do you guys feel the same? I am guessing a 350 DRW will be a little small to. Maybe a f450 or f550?

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I would but thats just my 2 cents. If she had a problem with it overlauding the springs she can always get some air bags. We have some on our ranch trucks for hauling cows and they are awesome. Makes the truck a lot more stable.

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I have the firestone airbags on it now. (im going to add that to my sig in a sec)

you think that would be ok to haul even with a SRW? that 5th wheel is TALL! maybe i am just paranoid

Just a basic 01 F350 CCLB SRW -Good from a far but far from good
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I can't say that the truck won't handle it, but I know it's not a legal load for a SRW.
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Yah, I definately think you woudl be over your ratings with a 5er that large...

I bet an upgrade would be best and safer
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06 F350 with the tow boss kit will handle it. It has a 26,500lb GCVW. I want one for towing but can't afford another diesel truck.

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I bet an upgrade would be best and safer
upgrade? you mean get a different truck or a DRW or something?

Just a basic 01 F350 CCLB SRW -Good from a far but far from good
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If you live in the mountains where I do then I would not do it, but it you are a flat lander and don't drive a hundred miles an hour with a load it would be ok. I would personally go with a larger truck just to be on the safe side, for fear of either blowing the motor and/or transmission or smokin the brakes which tends to happen when you are in the mountains.
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Yeah I think if you don't try to hot rod you'll be fine, I actually did see a 7.3 srw pullin a 5er it was huge probably at least 38ft, the truck was a lifted cc long bed and the 5th wheel dwarfed the truck but it pulled great and seemed to be nice & stable no sway or nothin and he was crusin about 65+ The most I've pulled was 19500 and i pulled it about 350 miles I must say I was pretty satisfied


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If you live in the mountains where I do then I would not do it, but it you are a flat lander and don't drive a hundred miles an hour with a load it would be ok. I would personally go with a larger truck just to be on the safe side, for fear of either blowing the motor and/or transmission or smokin the brakes which tends to happen when you are in the mountains.
The motor/trans/brakes are the same on F350 SRW and Dually trucks... it's not until the F450 that you step up in brake size.

The biggest difference between the 350 SRW and DRW is the stability, gearing for towing, and spring rates...

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