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Old 05-02-2010, 02:26 PM   #1
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Newbie needs help with towing question

I have a Ford F-250 Diesel 2006 2WD double cab, 6'10 bed, GVW 9800 lbs, front GAWR 4850 lbs, rear GAWR 6100 lbs, combined occupancy wt. 2711, tires LT 275/65 R18, load rane E. I would like to put a Lance Lite 2005 845 on this truck (sticker on campuer listed dry weight as 2533 lbs, paper work and Lance said wt 2190 with center of gravity at 49"). Can I pull my aluminum horse trailer (loaded 5000 lbs)? Will this work both safely and legally?

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Old 05-03-2010, 06:49 AM   #2
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The truck has to carry both the camper weight and the tongue weight of the trailer. A 5000 lb trailer is going to place around 750 lbs on the hitch, so that means your truck is carrying at least 2190 + 750 = 2940 lbs in addition to whatever passengers and gear you have onboard. That probably exceeds the trucks Payload Capacity, GVWR or rear axle GAWR (or more likely all three).

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Welcome aboard. It's good you are asking questions. A few years ago we spent a couple months in the SW in our 8 1/2' camper. The tag on it says it weighs 2100 with propane & water. On the way home I weighed the rig. We were 1000lbs over the GVWR of our 1T Dodge dully. I knew I had some exsess weight but I still don't believe it was that much. My advice to you is weigh the rig when youi are loaded to travel with all passengers etc. You may be very surprised.

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Don, welcome aboard. As pointed out above, it looks like you will exceed the trucks ratings.

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Will the "center of gravity at 49" put it behind the axle center line? If so that could be big time trouble especially with a trailer. You sure don't want the front tires to be light on the road.

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