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Old 03-07-2008, 06:00 PM   #1
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I am looking to purchase a 39' travel trailer and want to pull it with a e350 van. Does this sound reasonable?

If not, think I could just pull it once a year for an hour drive?

Like to chat with someone who pulls a 39'ft

Thanks for any help...
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Old 03-07-2008, 06:00 PM   #2
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I am looking to purchase a 39' travel trailer and want to pull it with a e350 van. Does this sound reasonable?

If not, think I could just pull it once a year for an hour drive?

Like to chat with someone who pulls a 39'ft

Thanks for any help...
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Old 03-08-2008, 08:37 AM   #3
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How fast do you plan on traveling? If you are content to travel about 45mph you should be OK, exceptfor side winds. If you want to travel 60/70 then that would be real iffy. The only thing I have towed that was that long was with an OTR semi. I wouldn't want to tow it with less than a dual wheel rig.
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Old 03-08-2008, 09:24 AM   #4
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Peter,

5.4L, 6.8L or 6.0L Diesel? 3.55, 3.73 or 4.1 gears? E-350 Super Duty or E-350 Super Duty Extended?

How heavy is your trailer? What is the hitch weight?

Depending on the van's configuration the simple towing capacity can be as low as 7,200 pounds or as high as 10,000 pounds.

If you have the diesel, maintaining speed is not a problem, hills or wind. The V-10 can be pretty impressive with loads under 10,000 lbs. I've had both but with weights above 13.000 lbs I am with the diesel.

Of course getting the trailer weight matched to the van is more than just looking at the towing capacity rating. You have to check the GCWR, and rear axle rating as well.

Here is a link to the 2008 van specs: E-350 SuperDuty Towing
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DONT DO IT. It is an accident waiting to happen. the tail will be wagging the dog. We had a 40ft. travel trailer and it was much too heavy for anything smaller than an MDT. It puts a LOT of weight on the back of the tow vehicle, I know, you can add an equalizing hitch, still too much weight. Trailer weighs too much and with any wind will be hard to hold. Will be hard to stop and control. Just not advisable in my opinion. Only my opinion, use it or forget it, your choice. Good Luck
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thanks for the info looks like i might go 31ft.
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