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Old 02-26-2016, 07:57 PM   #43
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On this site you will need a 3500 duelly with diesel. Anything less will be not enough truck.

Thats the truth.

Find or order a F250 with the heavy service package is the same truck as the F350 SRW.

Then Ford gives us a 10000 GVWR F250 and a F350 SRW .

Also gives us a F350 SRW with a 10000 GVWR and a 11200 GVWR in the same exact truck.

Biggest problem is most folks are looking for a truck now and simply don't have the time to wait for a ordered truck.

The OP is looking at a small trailer. The F250 6.7 diesel will have no issues pulling its full rating in any size truck.
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Biggest problem is most folks are looking for a truck now and simply don't have the time to wait for a ordered truck..
Correction: they don't have the patience or foresight. My tastes are often unique, and therefore every new vehicle I've bought for myself, I've ordered. If I'm going to pay all that money and live with it for years, I'm getting EXACTLY what I want. Most trucks can be custom ordered in about three months.

The only excuse for not planning is an accident or spontaneous catastrophic failure that wouldn't be worth fixing.
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Correction: they don't have the patience or foresight. My tastes are often unique, and therefore every new vehicle I've bought for myself, I've ordered. If I'm going to pay all that money and live with it for years, I'm getting EXACTLY what I want. Most trucks can be custom ordered in about three months.

The only excuse for not planning is an accident or spontaneous catastrophic failure that wouldn't be worth fixing.
Disagree 100 percent.....
When one has two weeks to find a truck to get it through new entrant audit inspection or to replace a wrecked truck or any other of the many reasons someone didn't have time to place a order and wait three months is a personnel choice and has nothing to do with patience or foresight.
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Personally I would much rather tow with diesel than gas. Right now diesel is cheaper but it isn't always so. So that isn't a consideration for me. Normally I would say go for a 1T but Ram has kind of muddied the waters by going to coil springs on their 2500, meaning there might be a real difference in ride quality between it and the 3500. That might tempt me to go with the 2500 if it had enough payload capacity. Otherwise I would say 3500 or 350 every time.
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Look at the towing guides and pick one that will handle the trailer. Remember you are legally responsible for having an adequate tow vehicle, if you have an accident and do not have an adequate tow vehicle you may be looking at felony charges in some states.

Chevy:
http://www.chevrolet.com/content/dam...ide_122215.pdf


Ford:

Towing Guides | fleet.ford.com

Ram:

Ram Trucks - Towing Capacity Chart
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2500 GM rated 13000 lbs trailer, 14000 fifth wheel. Payload cap 2675 lbs. A 3500 dual wheel is nice, however hard to take into a lot of places. Gas burner for short trips, bigger trips diesel. However cost is a factor on this a diesel package is around 9k more than gas and diesel is higher per gallon than gas . Diesel costs more in service and maintenance. Just some things to consider..

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