Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > 5th Wheel Discussion
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-27-2015, 05:48 AM   #15
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2013
Location: North Central Vermont
Posts: 811
Originally Posted by Cumminsfan View Post
I always get a kick out of the 1/2 ton'rs that tow 5th wheels. They always brag their trucks up but then when they switch to a 3/4 ton or 1 ton all of a sudden that 1/2 ton's not all that special. I guess they don't know till they do know.

SkiSmuggs, just adding an extra leaf and shocks did not make your F150 into and HD. The HD had a thicker frame, 7 lug rims with E rated tires. I'm sure the front suspension was also beefed up more than your F150 I will be was. It may of handled your 5th ok, but it was never intended to.
The crew cab has the the thicker frame too. The front suspension is the same.

2015 F350 XLT PSD CCSB SRW, Andersen Ultimate hitch
'12 Cougar High Country 299RKS, Mor/Ryde Pinbox
1/77 Armor Bn, 5th Mech, I Corps
SkiSmuggs is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 09-27-2015, 07:37 AM   #16
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,489
Originally Posted by SkiSmuggs View Post
The crew cab has the the thicker frame too. The front suspension is the same.
Only the 156.5 WB crew cab. If you had the 144.5 WB crew cab then you had the standard .110 thick frame.

Cumminsfan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2015, 07:56 AM   #17
Senior Dude
Dogpatch's Avatar

Forest River Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Somewhere, BC.
Posts: 5,575
Blog Entries: 8
Originally Posted by Technobody View Post
Unless you are a Ford engineer, I would contend that you have no idea what the intention to pull was. I know of a guy who tows a 12,300lb load on a daily
basis with an F150 with ecoboost for the past two years and still does.
The only way I would ever move up to a 3/4 or 1 ton truck was if I bought a bigger and heavier trailer. As that isn't likely, I wont be trading up any time soon. If I did, I would go to the exact same truck that sips fuel.
To coin your thought, those who have no idea just how powerful the F150 with ecoboost is, don't own one!!
I'm just about to turn in my 2013 F150 Ecoboost and pick up my Dodge Ram 3500. Just an FYI, I just had the same new Ram as I'm getting for a weeks trial and my fuel consumption per mile in the 6.7 Cummins is less than I got in my Ecoboost. The Ecoboost is by no means a "fuel sipper".
To you comment on the guy towing 12,300 lbs, yes those trucks have amazing power. This issue is about stopping. Overloaded towing is hard on a vehicle. He's probably not divulging how many brake jobs he's done. In a heavy duty truck, everything, frame, brakes, tires, engine, is made for heavy payloads and towing.

Just saying.

Les (RVM12), Bonnie, Morgan and 4 leggers Bella & Bruce
2010 Forest River Cardinal 3450RL 40' Full Body Paint- 2015 Ram 3500 Laramie 6.7 ltr Turbo Diesel, 68RFE Trans. 4x4 SRW SB Pullrite 2900 18K FMCA-420438 Good Sam
Dogpatch is offline   Reply With Quote

tow, towing

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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 Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1/2 or 3/4 TV? popcan Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 13 09-15-2015 10:32 AM
Ford F-350 6.7 V8 Diesel 4WD SRW Crew Cab & Long Bed and Towing Capacity pcuddeback Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 16 10-23-2014 07:37 PM
Towing WenWes Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 21 06-22-2014 09:57 AM
New 5er Nwatkins176 Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 13 02-10-2014 09:36 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:11 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.