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post #1 of 15 Old 01-20-2009, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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Too Much for a SRW?

Weighing my options, no pun intended, would something of this size be too big for my '06 F250 Ext Cab Long Bed SRW?

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Would also have to add a 2,500lb. Porsche 944 race car in there too.

I am thinking it is too big, but just wanted some other opinions.
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My SRW 350 tows a 35' 5ther that has a dry weight of 16500. It pulls it fine, a dually pulls it better

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i dont think you will have any problems at all, dually trucks just handle and disperse the weight better, ive had many way over weight "illiagal" loads behind mine and never had aan issue with it being a srw!
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Well according to a FORD SD Spec sheet the F250/F350 SRW has a GCWR of 23,000 lbs. While the F350 DRW has a GCWR of 23,500. Strange thing though, the max 5th wheel weight is 17,000 on the SRW and 16,700 on the DRW. Wonder if that is a typo.
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hook that big azz "house" camper up with your car in it and go!
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hook that big azz "house" camper up with your car in it and go!
The only other dilemma I have to overcome is the garage length. The biggest 5th I have found out there has a 14' garage (with the exception of 1 that has a 16') my 944 is EXACTLY 14' bumper to bumper. Not sure how she will fit.
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The only other dilemma I have to overcome is the garage length. The biggest 5th I have found out there has a 14' garage (with the exception of 1 that has a 16') my 944 is EXACTLY 14' bumper to bumper. Not sure how she will fit.
Remove the bumper?


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Remove the bumper?
I could probably figure out some quick release setup for the bumpers to really make it fit OR I can just get this one and live without a little more living space:

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The differece between SRW and DRW is the weight of the truck and the capacity of the rear tires. On a SRW the tire size is 285/70/17 and the DRW is something like 235/85/17. When you do the math the DRW can have 4 X 3085 LBs or something close to 12000 LBS less reduced capacity as duals, while the SRW are 2 x 3750 LBs for close to 7500 Lbs. If your truck is 3000 LBs on the rear axle empty well you can have a pin weight of 4500 Lbs. I do have a 2500 and find it drives quite well with the trailer on. My friend with a dually finds it so rough that he takes air off the rear tires. I told him I would not get out of the driveway unless I have 75 -80 Lbs in the tires of any truck. I once had a Ranger pulling a heavy 5th wheel trailer and it worked very well until I came to do an emergecy stop that turned the tires on the rear rims.
Micheline is supplying single tires the carry the same loads as duals on transports and they claim the fuel millage and the life of the tires is much better. Single tires run much cooler then duals.
At work we had dual wheel tired trailers that had flats constantly, we replaced the duals with Singles and the repairs/failures stopped.
Looking at the trailer weights, Its 13000 Lbs Empty so 3200 Lbs or more on the pin and if you load the car in the back you will have to load the front water tanks to balance it well. It should be quite the unit for our small car. I tow my 2100 Lbs car behind my Trailer that totals the load to 14000 Lbs and I was hauling that with my 6.5 Chev with 225HP diesel and trailer weight capacity of 8500Lbs.

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If I were you, I'd look for an enclosed trailer with living quarters in it, those are more suited for what you are looking for. Look on For Sale: race & performance cars, engines, engine parts, trailers, there are some deals there.

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