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Old 05-24-2006, 03:04 PM   #1
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Planning to move up to a 07 36' Travel Supreme and F350 CC LB DRW. Truck GVWR is 26,000 lbs and Trailer dry weight is 14,200 lbs. (Loaded Truck weight is 7,800 lbs +/-.) Anticipate the loaded weight of the trailer may reach 17K.

Anyone pulling a TS with a F350 and how does it do?
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Old 05-24-2006, 03:04 PM   #2
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Planning to move up to a 07 36' Travel Supreme and F350 CC LB DRW. Truck GVWR is 26,000 lbs and Trailer dry weight is 14,200 lbs. (Loaded Truck weight is 7,800 lbs +/-.) Anticipate the loaded weight of the trailer may reach 17K.

Anyone pulling a TS with a F350 and how does it do?
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Old 05-24-2006, 03:45 PM   #3
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Your gross combined weight(GCW) would be 24,800#, isn't most of the Ford F350 duallies rated at 20,000# GCWR?

Also, not sure where you got the 26,000# GVWR for your truck from, many medium duty trucks don't even have that high of a GVWR. Are you sure your truck doesn't have an 11,500# GVWR? Look at the label inside the driver's side door jamb, your truck's GVWR should be printed on it.

If you have the 'Tow Boss" package, your gross combined rating will be higher due to the 4.30 ratio in the rear axle. Without the "Tow Boss" package the TS will be a heavy load for your Ford.
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Ford's website does list the GCVWR for the 4.30 rear and tow boss at 26,000 lbs, and 18,100 lbs towing 5th wheel. With the 4.10 it is rated 23,500 GCVWR and 15,600 towing 5th wheel. Based on the listed weight ratings on their web site, you should be with in weight ratings, but not by much. If it were me, I would be considering a Medium Duty truck with a bigger engine and tranny for durability.
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The only Ford F350 rated for 26,000# is the Tow Boss and it has a 4.30 axle. The newer F350's with the 4.10 axle are rated at 23,500# GCWR. My 2002 is rated at 20000# GCWR.

Also the tow ratings are based on a base model truck (ie stripped). I'd be surprised if your truck is only 7800# as my 2002 is 8000# with hitch, tool box and full fuel.

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Right. The F-350 with the Tow Boss package carries a GVWR of 13,000# and GCWR of 26,000#
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Old 05-30-2006, 05:02 AM   #7
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All,

Thanks for the info, a F550 it will be. Drove one Friday and really like the ride.

Thaks for the help.
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we have a tow boss with gcvwr of 26k
we were total of 23860 road ready and the truck easily weighs over 8k,
and we run a bit over 2k on the pin.
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