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Old 06-30-2014, 08:34 PM
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Wife wants this...can my truck haul it?

I have had a smaller rv but nothing like this. Think my f250 can handle it? I have 1200lb add a leafs, Timbren SRS bump stops, helwig big rig sways, and can add airbags if I need to.

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Should I be looking at a f450?
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I say keep your truck and buy one of these...

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the 2011 is not rated to tow that rig.. Can it, yes. The 2015 F250 is rated to tow something that big but it will be at the limit fully weighted. Might be better off with a DRW F350..
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I don't think there is any doubt your truck can haul it, but hauling it legally is the better question. I'm quite certain there are a large number of people who have 5th wheels that are legally overweight but don't have a problem mechanically moving down the road or stopping. There was a thread I found a while back that talked about GVWR, GCWR, axle weight rating, pin weights, etc. My head is still swimming after reading all of that info! I would say just read up on it and stay legal. Hopefully the worst never happened but if there was ever an accident the first thing insurance companies will do is make sure you were with in the standards for the truck. Hopefully some more knowledgeable peeps will chime in. Good luck and great taste by the way!

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how heavy is that trailer?
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I have had a smaller rv but nothing like this. Think my f250 can handle it? I have 1200lb add a leafs, Timbren SRS bump stops, helwig big rig sways, and can add airbags if I need to.

Or

Should I be looking at a f450?
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The pin weight is 3000lbs, empty. Dry weight, less than empty, is 14,700lbs. Your truck is rated to pull 15,500 and might have 2600lbs if payload.
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Old 07-01-2014, 04:28 AM
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With these specs I would NOT tow with a F250 or F350 SRW.

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Width 8'5"
Height 12'11"
Hitch Weight 3,000 lbs
Dry Weight 13,800 lbs/ /14296lbs (two different listed wieghts by to different DLR)
Gross Weight 16,000 lbs
Cargo Weight 2,012 lbs
Fresh Water Capacity 54 gals
Grey Water Capacity 90 gals
Black Water Capacity 45 gals
Furnace BTU 35,000
Sleeps 6
Tire Size 16"
Slides 5
Interior Color Walnut
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Old 07-01-2014, 04:31 AM
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The pin weight is 3000lbs, empty. Dry weight, less than empty, is 14,700lbs. Your truck is rated to pull 15,500 and might have 2600lbs if payload.
I thought F250 Crews were only rated to 14,400lbs..
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That's for bumper pull
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Old 07-01-2014, 04:34 AM
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Not according to this...

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