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Old 07-07-2013, 11:07 AM   #15
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All F350 SRW 4x4 crew cab diesels with 18" or 20" tires have GVWR of 11,500. F-350 SRW with XL and XLT trim can be ordered with 17" tires, and those have GVWR of 11,200. But some XL and most XLT trim pickups have optional 18" tires. As a result, about the only 2013 F350 SRW 4x4 crew cab diesel pickups you'll probably find on dealer's lots without 11,500 GVWR are the stipper fleet or work trucks with XL trim.

GVWR less than 11,200 means it's not a 2013 F350 SRW 4x4 crew cab diesel. 4x2s, gas engines, SuperCab shorties, and regular cabs have less GVWR. But they also weigh less, so they don't require as much GVWR to have close to the same payload capacity.
In Checking several dealers inventory here in Iowa somebody forgot to tell Ford this!!!!!
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Old 07-10-2013, 05:38 PM   #16
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Hi! Thanks for all of the advice. Can't afford an f250,350, etc. What would be the longest tt I could tow safely? Thanks again for all the answers.
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Length isn't the important factor, it's weight. Lots of light weight units out there that are 30+' long. Problem is when you start looking at light weight long trailers then you take a step back in long term quality. Those kinds of trailers are great for the campers that want to go 5-7 weekends a year a long with 1-2 week long vacations. They're not made for full timing. Construction methods and interior finishes are strong enough to sustain full time living. If you want to full time then you need to look at what you can get weight wise that's built for full timing. IMO after owning a similar version of your truck I wouldn't want to tow anymore than 6000lbs. 7000lbs is the upper edge. So back it up a bit and figure 1500lbs of stuff for travel. 6000-1500=4500lbs. That's the dry weight you should start with. Even bumping it up to 7000lbs and going with 1500lbs of stuff you're at 5500lbs dry. So now look for trailers that weigh that much to start with and find the best built. Here's an example of a well built TT that weighs a 5700lbs dry. You can order it with dual pane windows too.
Northwood Manufacturing: Snow River Floorplan

If you're going to be out full timing you're going to be wanting a rugged built unit. Northwood products build their own frames and have really high CCC. You can load them up and not worry about being overloaded and wearing out the frame and suspension.
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Check out something like the Creekside 23RKS. Very liveable plan with nice std goodies. 6000 dry weight is at the top of what you might want. I use Creek side only as an example of a bit smaller unit with good room. Pay attention to Smokie-his synopsis is usually right on. Our Arctic Fox 22H is about 6700 loaded. I wouldn't want much more with a half ton.
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