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Old 05-22-2011, 07:32 PM
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hi guys i'm new here i'm looking at a new superduty and im wandering what the most i can tow with an f-350 crew cab and long bed srw with the 3.55 gears i will be towing an fifth wheel rv that weighs about 11500 lbs with all my gear and behind the fifth wheel i will be towing a boat that is about 4600lbs so it will be about 16100 lbs total i really dont want a dually if i can do this safely i really like these new fords because they have a factory fifth wheel thats rated for 25000 lbs

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I won't speak for pulling doubles. Have no expierence with that.

But I did tow a 4H LQ that weighed 16,000lbs behind my 2006 truck with no problems. It will really depend on how well everything balances. Where the weight actually sits.

The 2011 F350 CC are going to weigh just a little over 8,000lbs. They are rated to tow 15,800 with the SRW. You will just have to look at the GCVW, Thats probably the number that you will run into limits on. 8,000 +15,800 = 23,800. Which if I remember is little higher than what your truck GCVW is.
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:16 PM
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I havin tow double with my 2011 F350 yet but when I had my 06 F250 I towed double several times......11500lbs loaded 5th wheel+3000lbs of PWC.
Stock 06 2WD F250 CC PSD did just fine,able to pass,felt safe. I think the 2011 F350 is much more truck than my 06! I'm confident she'll take it in stride

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hi guys i'm new here i'm looking at a new superduty and im wandering what the most i can tow with an f-350 crew cab and long bed srw with the 3.55 gears i will be towing an fifth wheel rv that weighs about 11500 lbs with all my gear and behind the fifth wheel i will be towing a boat that is about 4600lbs so it will be about 16100 lbs total i really dont want a dually if i can do this safely i really like these new fords because they have a factory fifth wheel thats rated for 25000 lbs

thanks for any info
You'll have absolutely no problems with that combo.
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Old 05-23-2011, 09:13 AM
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Except being legal....some states they will have you go to the nearest weigh station if they think your overweight..if you are a big fine and your stuck..can't leave untill its legal..
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If you're going to tow double, I'd recommend getting a Dually. Personally I haven't towed tandem, because the state doesn't authorize it. You have to be carefull where you are pulling double, some states a tandem trailer is cause for a CDL. If your state does allow it, carry the paperwork stating you're legal.
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i live in idaho and the only restrictions are you cant be over 75 feet and over 26000 lbs if my math is right i would be 72.5 feet and just under 24000 lbs i see people towing doubles bumper to bumper all the time out here.
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Old 05-24-2011, 05:52 AM
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I guess you fine then untill you leave the state..
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i live in idaho and the only restrictions are you cant be over 75 feet and over 26000 lbs if my math is right i would be 72.5 feet and just under 24000 lbs i see people towing doubles bumper to bumper all the time out here.
Same here in Calif ....but you need to have a"Non Commercial class A"

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The 11's are a whole lot more capable than previous generations. My srw handles my 32000 lb gooseneck just fine.
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