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Old 03-24-2012, 10:32 PM   #15
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I don't have a redwood, but an Alfa Gold, GVW is 16,400# and that is similar to your 16,000# redwood. My drives are 6600# with 30 gal fresh water, empty holding tanks and 30gal fuel in the auxiliary fuel tank, plus full truck fuel tank and 2 people in the truck, the trailer axles were 12,500#, GCW is 23,500#, I really don't see these as SWR numbers, can it be done, sure, but I for one wouldn't be comfortable doing it, you also don't have any leeway. I see in the Redwood litature that they are using 235 80R16" LRE tires, mine has the LRG and they are not enough, run too hot. just got my 17.5" wheels, and will be getting the tires shortly. The disc brakes are a great option, wouldn't be without them. Just giving you my 2 cents.
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I guess you won't trust my answer because I don't own a Redwood , but here goes anyways. I have 32-3400 on the pin depending on loading, tank levels, etc. Trailer goes about 14k. My 350 SRW short bed tows 100% perfect. Get about 11 MPG highway doing 70 or so. One hand on the wheel level of comfort. Stops on a dime and handles like a dream. The word "need" is a funny thing as it's opinion. Some feel they "need" a DRW truck. I don't feel I do. Bottom line is, it's up to you as to what you feel comfortable with. My guess is that, if your posting a question like yours on the forums, you should get a DRW LB. That's what 99% of the people on forums will tell you to get and you probably knew that before posting. (It's kind of like calling Dr. Laura. I can't imagine anyone being surprised that they got yelled at, LOL.) I knew the weights of my truck and trailer before ordering each and didn't ask anyone anything and am very satisfied with the result. Actually, the result was even better than I expected with my truck sitting level with the trailer hooked up. None of those evil leveling devices needed...
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Old 03-25-2012, 05:43 PM   #17
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When I was at the factory I was talking to one of the transport drivers. He pulls them all over the country with a gas 3/4 chevy with a 6 ft bed without a slider. He said he's never had a problem.

I have a 2011 F350 4x4 Lariet short bed. I have a 6000 Lb front axle and a 7000 back axle giving me 13000 lbs to play with. My truck weighs 8000lbs so I should be able to carry 5000lbs even though the paper work says 4000 lb cargo. My truck tires will handle 15000lbs.

I'll have my trailer in 2 weeks and I'll let you know how it goes. The pin weight on the Redwood I bought is 2660 empty. Most of the weight for the contents of the trailer goes to the axles but not all. I figure a real pin weight to be around 3100 I also ordered my trailer with G rated tires and disk brakes so I'm not worried about stopping the rig
What is the GVWR of your truck? You cannot add the front axle and rear axle GAWRs to come up with your capacity. Works that way for MHs but not pick ups. Your actual cargo carrying capacity is on the Tire and Loading Information sticker on the left side of the frame...open the driver's door and you should see it.
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A pickup is NOT a class 8 tractor. The GVWR is seldom the sum of the axle GAWRs. If you don't believe me, check the sticker in the driver's door jamb. More times than not, the manufacturer's GVWR will be LESS than the sum of the GAWRs.

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Have a question only I trust a response from a redwood owner. I have a 2012 F350 SRW 4x4 Diesel and curious how many of you are satisfied pulling a Redwood w/ SRW Truck. Thank you.
Redwoods website shows 8 different size 5th wheel trailers. Some are very doable with the new '12 F350 SRW 11500 GVWR with 7000 RAWR. Payloads run from 3790 lbs up to 4440 lbs and tow ratings from 15.7k to 16.6k, depending on how your truck is configurated. Use your own math for actual available capacities.

With 8 different size Redwoods you really need to give your trailers GVWR as some of the Redwoods are heavy and need the F350 DRW.

Redwood has a RV forum http://http://www.redwood-rv.com/for...l-rv-questions. Someone over there may have your same combo and can give you a good realistic answer.
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