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Old 01-16-2013, 10:31 AM   #1
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346 lbq Montana Mountaineer

Can this be pulled with a 1ton short distances?
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:02 AM   #2
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I don't think your post came through as you intended.
But from a safety standpoint ; and possibly INSURANCE, you should not tow a trailer or a fifth wheel that weighs more than the truck makers published capacity.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:37 PM   #3
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You should be able to tow the 346LBQ Mountaineer over the continental divide with a one ton and get it stopped coming down the other side.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:26 PM   #4
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What kind of 1 ton and we need the GVWR, GCWR, truck engine, axle...etc.

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Old 01-17-2013, 10:34 PM   #5
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My folks pull 2012 346 LBQ with a 2011 F350 CC, LWB 4x4 Diesel and have no problems with it. The new Ford is a sweet truck. I'd guess you'd be alright with any of the newer 1 tons.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:18 AM   #6
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Yeah, I am sorry I didnt give much info on the truck. We bought it a few years ago used and didnt have any information in it. It is hard to read anything on the truck also so I dont have much info, I tried to look info up also. It has a 350 in it and is a 2000 CHEV C3500 so its a long box crew cab. The RV salesman said there should be no problems pulling it with the pickup but I have learned dont trust everything people tell you. Thanks for the input. We would be hauling it out about 20 miles from town to a seasonal spot and back for the year unless of course there are issues where it needs to be fixed but there is an RV dealer in town to take it too so dont have to travel far for that either. Thanks
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On another note, I think you'll really enjoy your new coach. After many hours of research, my folks sold their 1998 Alpenlite and ordered a one new. They are in their late 50's-mid 60's, and travel to the races meeting another couple when they arrive. This coach allows everyone to have their own room with accomodations. I'm in my mid 30's and married for the first time. With that I now have an instant family with 3 kids, so I think that's the other big reason they ordered this coach as there is room for all of us, Mom and Dad have the master bedroom, 3 kids in the bunkroom, and wife and I on the sofa bed. We've taken acouple trips with them and all had plenty of space. I also like the outdoor kitchen, something I didn't think anyone would use, but after using it, wife and I want it on our next coach....it's nice to have water, electricity, cold drinks, ect outside while you're grilling. Hope you enjoy it!
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I was just curious what people thought. We pulled it back from dealer about 8o miles and it pulled fine were some hills to go up also on the way back. The information I was able to find online states its pulling capacity is 13,800. Thanks for the advice.
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The 350 CID (5.7L) engine is going to struggle in any hills with that much trailer and truck. I hope the trip is short and flat. Keep your speed down and use the lower gears.

You should have known that the dealer sales person was lying....you could see his lips moving.

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The 350 CID (5.7L) engine is going to struggle in any hills with that much trailer and truck. I hope the trip is short and flat. Keep your speed down and use the lower gears.

You should have known that the dealer sales person was lying....you could see his lips moving.

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Do has he says and keep the. Coolant temperature down. Most problem towing heavy loads with gas engines is cooling capacity for both engine and transmission. Keep the engine close to 3k rpm and you should do fine.
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I pull mine with a f250 superduty 4x4 crew cab 8ft box V10 no problume.
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