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Old 12-26-2005, 05:15 AM   #15
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Old Fox, that Manual trans will help you pull better than an auto, I have used my F350 with Manual Trans for trailering about 200K of it's 300+K miles. I thought I was doing OK but I was really being lead into a false sense of security. Now that I have upgraded my Truck,(I was due anyhow)I couldn't believe the difference. I really can see that my F350 was past it's means (not pulling power). I feel that I can pull 700+ miles a day and be relaxed doing it. Others may tell you different, but I can say after being on both sides of the fence, a bigger truck IS THE ONLY way to go. Hope you and yours have a great new year.

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Old 12-26-2005, 09:34 AM   #16
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I pulled 33 ft. wilderness with 3 slides loaded 5er. was 12,500 lb towed with 2500 GMC duramax. Never had any trouble, handled real nice. might need to trade those ford's & dodge's. Just kidding both are fine truck's!

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Old 03-10-2006, 09:38 AM   #17
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by C.CARNEY:
Old Fox,

My truck is rated truck and trailer at 26,000 lbs. The new Fords with the tow boss package allow that weight. I checked and double checked, even have paperwork in the truck stating the gcvw rating just so some officer doesn't give me a problem. Even if I max out the trailer at it's 16000 lbs and add the trucks weight of 7800 lbs, I'm still under the gross weight of the truck and trailer.

Look at the new 2006 towing guide in the Trailer Life mag. It has all the ratings listed.

Clark </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Its funny how for 2002-2004 the F350 had only a gcvwr of 20k and isee folks pulling way over that all the time in a f350

but the 05 and 06 with 26k gcvwr .pulls good and is within the limits...
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I'm in the same boat that a lot of folks are in with the larger 5ers. If I watch my weight and don't load too heavy, I'm right at my GCWR or 20,000#. Lots of room on the GVWR and GAWR. Right now we are over the 20,000 GCWR since we are loaded to live in the trailer for several months while we are building a house.

The truck does fine pulling and handles the load well. The Jordan 2020 brake controller helps as well as keeping the brakes in top shape.

I'm not ready to go to a Tow Boss or an F450, but we are considering a bit smaller 5er when we do get the house built.

It is amazing at some of the rigs we have coming in to where we are staying. Down the road from us is a 36' Cross Roads pulled by a 2500 Duramax, 4-wheel drive (complete with lift kit)...guess he feels he is OK because he has a big Ranch Hand front bumper with the metal cut out to say "BIG DAWG".

Next door to us is a late 90's model F150 pulling a 30' 5er.

There are numerous larger 5ers that come through with 3/4 ton trucks. One 2500 Chevy gasser was pulling a 33' Jayco Designer Legacy.

There are a few of us in there with 1 ton duallies, a F450 or two and a couple of Volvo class 76 or 8 tractors...whoa, what a truck.

The big point is to get the weights and know exactly where you are and make an educated decison. Just because you see someone else do it, does not make it any more right.


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