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Old 11-05-2013, 10:41 PM
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Towing a 40' jayco

I have a friend who needs to move his 40' jayco bungalow it weighs about 12,000lbs but has a tongue weight of 1,550lbs its a bumper pull not 5er he usually pulls it with a Dodge 3500HD dually but its in the shop minus a transmission

My question is do ya think its to heavy of tongue weight for a F250 single rear wheel? I do have firestone air bags and a weight distribution hitch. I know I can pull the 12000lbs its all the tongue weight hanging way out back that is my concern

I have to tow it about 50 miles, has anyone had that kinda tounge weight on a 250
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Old 11-05-2013, 10:43 PM
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You will be fine. Especially since you have air bags. But still take it easy around corners and make sure all tires are inflated to the proper psi. Good luck and be safe. Try and get some pics of your truck hooked up to that beast!
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Should be fine...pics!
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Old 11-07-2013, 05:57 PM
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i think it should be ok was hoping someone was sure it was ok cause they had done it before lol
ill get pics
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I can tell you for sure your ok with bags and a load distribution hitch because I pulled my 40' Jayco Bungalow over 200 miles last year. Stock F250 single wheel no hitch or sway control. It was a #10 pucker factor for me but you should have no problem.

Definitely take a picture, looks like a beast all hooked up.
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I've pulled more, with less truck, for a longer distance. I wouldn't make a habit of it, and take it slow. That much travel trailer is a huge sail, and any passing semi will make your knuckles turn white, but you've got enough truck for it.

Gosh a Dodge in the shop for a transmission, Who'da thunk it LOL
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I can tell you for sure your ok with bags and a load distribution hitch because I pulled my 40' Jayco Bungalow over 200 miles last year. Stock F250 single wheel no hitch or sway control. It was a #10 pucker factor for me but you should have no problem.

Definitely take a picture, looks like a beast all hooked up.
thats what i wanted to hear someone who did it ... a few people including the dodge dually owner said i didnt have enough truck, i would need a 350 dually ...
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Old 11-07-2013, 08:25 PM
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Gosh a Dodge in the shop for a transmission, Who'da thunk it LOL

3rd tranny in 120,000 miles last 2 were supposed to be better then stock ...
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3rd tranny in 120,000 miles last 2 were supposed to be better then stock ...
All they said was Cummins likes to stack... Blowing huge clouds of black smoke doesn't make the transmission have a good time. But the mirrors, those are neat lookin'

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IMO, the 2012 dodges and older(or whenever they changed frame rails and suspension drastically) didn't compare when pulling. A 3500 DRW didn't compare to any F250 powerstroke... Yea they have better rear end stability due to the duals but the front ends on any dodge wonders and sways like crazy when a huge load is pulled. I've personally pulled the same trailer with a 97 F350 SRW and a 2003 3500 DRW and the Ford pulled it better hands down and the Ford was an E4OD and the dodge had a manual trans. There's a reason why the F-Series is the number 1 selling truck for so many years! Even the reputation of the 6.0 couldn't bring it down
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