Can my F350 tow this 5th wheel? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum

Towing, Hauling & Diesel Competition Discussion of Powerstroke Usage EG. Towing & Hauling Habits, Off Roading , Diesel Drags, Sled Pulls, ect...

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 Old 04-08-2010, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Can my F350 tow this 5th wheel?

I have a 99 F350 Powerstroke 7.3 and haven't had any problems towing a 5th wheel that has GVWR of about 10,000LB.

But I am looking to upgrade to a bigger 5th wheel. I looked for the GVWR of this bigger 5th wheel, but all I could find is "WEIGHT Per TITLE: 12,200". Is that supposed to be the GVWR?

The GVWR of my diesel truck is 9900LB according to the sticker on the door inside.

How heavy of a fifth wheel can I tow?
5th Wheeler is offline  
post #2 of 6 Old 04-08-2010, 09:09 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
v8Stroker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Seattle
Posts: 328
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Sure thing you can tow it. I had a buddy of mine tow a backhoe and a bed full of sandbags and crap with his f-250 460 gasser. He could peak 35 going up hills.

I'm sure you can tow it...

"It's not leaking oil, it's sweating power!"

Pat

2006 F-350 FX4 6.0L
SCT X3 - Xtreme Race from Eric
Banks Six Gun With Speedloader (Gauges)
Banks Monster Exhaust Straight Piped
Banks Intercooler
Banks High ram
Banks Cold Air Intake
Powermax Turbo
ARP Head Studs
Full EGR Delete
2" Leveling Kit
325/60/18 Cooper M/T
8k 55w Hi/Lo Headlights
v8Stroker is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 04-09-2010, 01:41 AM
Serving Our Country!
 
1tonpower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 931
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to 1tonpower
the gvwr of your truck is NOT the tow rating. 9900lb GVWR means that the weight of your truck plus passengers and cargo can not exceed 9900lbs. 5th wheel tow rating for your truck is probably around 15 or 16k. and yes..the 12,200 gvwr of the trailer is the max weight of the trailer. youll be fine

08 f350 KMC wheels with 33" MTZs, bed rails with a reese 20k slider, 5% tint all around, 60gal fuel box, kenwood monitor, afe drop in filter, livewire w/innovative tunes, sinister egr delete, twisted stage 3 trans

1tonpower is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 04-10-2010, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I found out that 12,200 was the unloaded rate of the trailer.

The max weight is something like 14,500...

So my F350 should be OK.
5th Wheeler is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 04-11-2010, 01:08 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
JamesFX4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: mississippi
Posts: 24
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
my dad tows his D5cat around which weighs more than 30k pounds with his 6.4 dually
JamesFX4 is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 04-19-2010, 07:42 PM
dmd
Compression Ignition Addict
 
dmd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 451
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
You would like towing it much more with some mods...

Is the truck a true 99, or a 99.5?

'00 F350 Supercrewzer Lariet, PSD, Auto, 3.73, CC, 4x4, SWB, SRW, 6-pos Chip, 6637 filter, 4-inch turbo back exhaust, Garrett 38r w/ high flow outlet, ITP overboost eliminator, AIH delete, Adrenaline HPOP, BTS Trans, Swamps IDM, In-tank & Pre-Pump mod, Heater Valve mod, X-car Sound Pannel mod, Train Horns / Packages: Trailer Tow, Camper, Off-Road. Overhead monitor DVD/TV/VCR (VCR under rear seat w/ 6 CD changer)
www.employees.org/~calridng (Offroad riding in California)
dmd is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome