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40ft weekend warrior towing

Hey guys just purchased a 40ft weekend warrior and own a 2010 f250 and need to know what you guys think I need to modify on my truck to be able to tow it.

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That's one heck of a toy hauler! Definitely a heavy load to tow especially, when it's full of toys, supplies, fuel and water. Not to mention that their dry weight listed on their site is probably off just like every other trailer manufacturer. I think you'll be sagging towing a trailer like that. Not to mention, are you even legal towing a trailer like that? Seems like a bit much for a 3/4 ton...

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Sell it and get a 450. That trailer loaded is going to be everybit of 18-20k

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As it sits right now it's at 9000 empty. I don't have the dual fuel tanks and stripped out the couches and chairs. Fully loaded it will be around 15000. All it's hauling is a sand rail about 150 miles each wayna month with no hills

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H&S mini maxx with full delete
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Here's the specs on the 6.4's

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F-250 16,400 lbs. 5th-Wheel Towing • 12,500 lbs. Conventional Towing • 3170 lbs. Payload • 23,000 lbs. GCWR • 10,000 lbs. GVWR • 6000 lbs. Front GAWR

F-350 18,700 lbs. 5th-Wheel Towing • 15,000 lbs. Conventional Towing • 5720 lbs. Payload • 26,000 lbs. GCWR • 13,000 lbs. GVWR • 6000 lbs. Front GAWR

F-450 24,500 lbs. New Record 5th-Wheel Towing • 16,000 lbs. New Record Conventional Towing • 6120 lbs. New Record Payload • 33,000 lbs. New Record GCWR • 14,500 lbs. New Record GVWR • 6500 lbs. New Record Front GAWR*
As you can see, the F250 will not support that sized trailer unless it's a 5th wheel. The F350 will be right on the bubble but still unsafe. The only one that can safely pull that load will be the F450.

Mind you, the above numbers are based on a 2008 model, but they didn't change the payloads until 2011's came out and not for the better. You actually lose towing capacity on the 2011's and newer trucks.

Slightly Off Topic: I'd like to see a picture of that thing with your truck in front. That's gotta look crazy.

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Hey guys just purchased a 40ft weekend warrior and own a 2010 f250 and need to know what you guys think I need to modify on my truck to be able to tow it.
For that trailer I recommend a 350 dually.

But a 250 will do it. However you will need airbags.

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i would do bags, or timbrens for sure.....but that is a pretty long load for your truck......if you are going to be hauling that for awhile i would consider that f450.....good luck.....


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Slightly Off Topic: I'd like to see a picture of that thing with your truck in front. That's gotta look crazy.

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i pick the trailer up on friday and i will be sure to post pics. i am going to do the airbags for sure. i already have a delete and H&S so i got the power just wasnt sure if airbags or leafs were the way to go

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i pick the trailer up on friday and i will be sure to post pics. i am going to do the airbags for sure. i already have a delete and H&S so i got the power just wasnt sure if airbags or leafs were the way to go
You can pretty much tow anything with a diesel. Pulling a trailer isn't a problem. Stopping it and controlling it, is! If you plan on towing this on an interstate or main roads where the public drives, do us all a favor and stay legal. Also, staying legal will also protect you and whoever else is in your truck. If that trailer starts wagging like an excited dog, you're toast. Either buy a larger truck or downsize the trailer. There are already enough idiots out there driving and having a truck that isn't rated to tow a load that large is just stupid. Not to mention, you'll eventually get caught by DOT officers if you're on the interstates and main roads. No matter how dumb you think the police/DOT officers are, they aren't.

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