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OK, Brian, first off congrats on the new Fuzion. We love ours and it is the FZ310 model at 37 feet. You should know that 40 footer is overloading your F250 legally but hundreds of RVers are doing the same. That Ford can handle it but if you get pulled into a scale - your gonna pay!!
Before you drop thousands on a soupped up pin box, let's check a few things first and see if the chucking gets better.
If you have 40k miles or more on your truck you may want to invest in some quality shocks first. The vendor who posted above is right on about control and when your life depends on controlling thousands of pounds, shocks are the key. Believe it or not, the front shocks are just as important towing trailers as the rears are so plan on buying four.
If your truck has the factory 5th wheel prep package, take a close look at the hitch mount frame that sets down in the bed mounts. It is possible to turn the mount around and have the saddle (5th wheel) centered over the rear portion of it. The saddle should be centered over the front closer to the cab. Look closely at this as it is only about a 3 or 4 inch change but it is important.You'll have plenty of room to turn with a long bed. If you need to change the mount just pull TWO pins that hold saddle to mount frame and lift saddle off. Remove the mount frame and turn it around. Now just put the saddle back on and you have it right.
Next, check tire pressure on truck AND trailer. Run the truck as Ford recommends and run the trailer tires at max pressure listed on sidewall.
How you load your RV can impact chucking too. I find having the fresh water tank pretty full helps a lot as that extra weight goes on the truck because the tank is forward of the trailer axles. This is especially helpful when I haul both my toys - a full dressed Harley bagger and a RZR side by side.
Join a good RV forum and learn what others do to solve problems. Be sure to save time to go camping and enjoy your family time. Be safe on the road and remember, you are towing a huge load. Common sense is your friend.
2012 F450 Ultimate Lariat pkg, 4X4, FX4, 5th wheel prep, camper pkg, 40console40 seat, Ingot Silver and Black guts
Reese Elite 18k 5th wheel
DuraFlap flaps all 4 corners
60 gal aux tank in bed
7.4 mpg as shown @ 70mph and 25740 lbs gross!!
2012 Fuzion FZ310 Monster Edition Toy Hauler 12,500 dry 16,500 loaded to play. 3100/3500 pin weight
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