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Old 06-24-2016, 08:48 AM   #1
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2016 Cedar Creek 36CKTS

Just seeing if anyone out there has this unit and is pulling it with a 1 ton SRW and what your thoughts are. Hitch weight is 2500 which is my concern. (Dry weight is 12,600, GVWR is 16,407)) Cargo cap on my F350 is 3610 (tow cap is 15,700). We def won't exceed 3610 but we'll get within a few hundred lbs of it with the weight of the bed hitch, two adults, full gas tank, some firewood and our 18 lb dog! Just worried about sudden stopping ability due to all of the idiots that like to cut us off! Thanks for your input.

Fayne and Bonnie
2016 F-350 4WD Crew Cab 6.7 Diesel SRW
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Old 06-24-2016, 10:02 AM   #2
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I pull a 2014 36ckts with a 2015 Ram 2500.

The Ram has a 17100 tow capacity but only 2100 payload. The payload is the only area I am over. It has 6000 lbs front axle ad 6500 rear with 7280 per axle tire capacity. It's entire driveline & braking is identical to the 3500. It's rear suspension is a full factory air system and carries my Cedar Creek at the same height the truck runs at when empty.

It stopped the trailer as expected when the trailer still had the electric drum system in place. I chose to upgrade to electric/hydraulic trailer disc brakes for those times you described when another driver decides (last second) to use the added stopping room I leave for myself. While the combined vehicle stopped fine with everything stock the added stopping ability of the trailer makes it that much better.

I suspect your 350 will handle the 36ckts just fine.

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Old 06-24-2016, 10:59 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info and confirmation. Much appreciated. I didn't think of the trailer brakes upgrade so thanks for that as well. Safe travels this summer!
Fayne and Bonnie
2016 F-350 4WD Crew Cab 6.7 Diesel SRW
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Old 06-24-2016, 11:53 AM   #4
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You too!
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Old 06-24-2016, 01:50 PM   #5
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I too pull a 34RL Cedar Creek with a 2008, 2500, Ram Mega Cab. I changed out my wheels and tires to a 10 PLY Nitto Dural Grappler tire LT285/70R17, 126S with the appropriate rims. This will support a load of 3750 LBS at 80 PSI for each tire, but I run the rear tires at 70 PSI for a combined load rating of 6900 LBS and the front tires at 50 PSI for a combined load rating of 5,510 PSI.

I have run the truck and trailer across a certified scale with the rear axle at 6,100 LBS and the front axle at 4900 LBS and the trailer axles are at 10,000, for a total of 21,000 LBS.
Hope this helps.
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Old 06-26-2016, 08:32 AM   #6
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We also have a 36CKTS and a SRW F350 and it tows well and stops fairly well. If we were going to keep the trailer we would definitely add disc brakes to the unit.

We took a trip last Christmas, we had loaded for 2 weeks plus all my hunting gear for multiple hunts and 3 labradors. We stopped to fuel up on the road and weighed the truck and trailer. The total weight of the trailer was about 15,000lbs with 12K being on the axles and about 3k of weight on the 5th wheel.

We have been disappointed with FR and will sell this as soon as we can and go a different direction with almost the same floor plan. That trailer will come with disc brakes.

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