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Old 09-21-2014, 03:29 PM   #1
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1996 F250 7.3 automatic - pulling a 39 ft Elkridge

Any thoughts about this truck pullling an Elkridge Fifth Wheel ? We have been pulling a 24 ft Adirondack FW, no problem. DH thinks chipping the truck would help. Would like to upgrade camper, but can we keep our current truck to pull it ?

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Check the tow rating of your truck & the weight (and also pin weight) of the Elkridge.
It will pull it but will it do it safely?
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You don't say which Elkridge you have. The new ones, with one exception, are at least 14k, with some over 15k. Way too much weight for a '96 3/4 ton truck.
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looking at 35 tsrl 2014
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That's a pretty good sized 5th wheel to be pulled and trying to stop with a 18 year old 3/4 ton. JMO
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its a diesel and hes wanting to have it chipped. Thx for the info.
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Old 09-22-2014, 07:34 AM   #7
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It's more than engine power . The towing capacity rating of the chassis is the big factor.
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Right.
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That would be a down right scary combo! Seriously too much tail for the dog.
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