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Old 11-23-2015, 06:00 PM   #29
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Old 11-23-2015, 06:21 PM   #30
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Well, yeah.
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Kenworth has a special spot in my heart too. Logged a lot of miles in those trucks.
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Old 11-23-2015, 07:01 PM   #32
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Thanks for int further input, and reminding me I need to look at the weight on the axle rather than just pulling weight.

To further muddy the water, we may keep our current trailer for a couple more years. No matter what, I need a new truck and a 1 ton is only a few hundred more than a 3/4 so I plan to get the 1 ton. Although there are a lot more used 3/4 tons out there to choose from.
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Old 11-23-2015, 08:10 PM   #33
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and just because it states 9750 axle capacity doesn't mean you will enjoy towing like this either. With suspension fully loaded it rides like a sled. Fine as long as road is smooth. Good luck with that.
Hmmm. I never noticed a problem and my 5ver weighs 19,000 lb.

To the OP, Because I had 'too much truck', I also had future options that allowed me to purchase our very heavy 5th wheel. Keep your options open and get the biggest and baddest you can afford. Don't lock the barn behind you.
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Old 11-23-2015, 09:03 PM   #34
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To further muddy the water, we may keep our current trailer for a couple more years. No matter what, I need a new truck and a 1 ton is only a few hundred more than a 3/4 so I plan to get the 1 ton. Although there are a lot more used 3/4 tons out there to choose from.
Yeah the 250/2500 trucks are the most popular with RV folks for pulling all types of trailers.
If you decide on the one ton SRW make sure it has the higher GVWR/RAWR package.
Fords F350 SRW has GVWRs ranging from 10000 lbs up to 11500 lbs with a 6290/6730/7000 RAWR.
You can get a F350 SRW with a 10000 GVWR or a 11500 GVWR in the same exact truck. Just make sure your getting a F350 SRW 11200-11500 GVWR with the 7000 RAWR

Ram 3500 SRW has one 7000 RAWR .....but has up to a 12300 GVWR and 4500 lb payloads on a crew cab 6.7 Cummins 4x4 long box.

GM 3500 SRW has one 7050 RAWR and a 11600 GVWR with payloads in the 4000-4200 lb range.
Above numbers are for 2015 and up models and specs come from Ford/Ram body builders specs and GM online ordering guide.

GM Online Order / Reference Guide

http://www.rambodybuilder.com/year.pdf

https://www.fleet.ford.com/truckbbas.../techspec.html

Take a few days and learn how to find all the specs you want. Also GM website has a weights calculator that figures all std and options for each truck. Great feature for figuring actual payloads.
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Hmmm. I never noticed a problem and my 5ver weighs 19,000 lb.

To the OP, Because I had 'too much truck', I also had future options that allowed me to purchase our very heavy 5th wheel. Keep your options open and get the biggest and baddest you can afford. Don't lock the barn behind you.
Has plenty of power and with the coach's brakes stops well. The pin is heavy. 6k. we only have 14k on axles. The larger Tetons well never designed to be towed with a ldt.
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So, I went to look today. Alot more 3/4 tons to choose from.
Had the saleman tell me that I can always add the spring to the 3/4 ton if I need to. That that was the only difference. If the 5ver we choose is light enough, we may not even need it.

Thoughts on that?

Now, I got a quite a shock when they looked at my trade and ran a carfax....I had two records in a row where my mileage was fatfingered. The first in 10K too much and the next one was 10k too little. This flagged a potential odometer rollback

I called carfax and they want receipts...from 2006. Really?
I called the auto shop that did that work back then and they did indeed have the records that clearly showed a lower mileage.
Carfax also has me getting two inspections (passing) within two weeks of each other, the 2nd with lower mileage again.

If they are going to be so trusted to provide these type of records, then they shoudl really check and double check what they are inputting and that they are on the right vehicle. That error alone dropped my trade in quote by $4000.
Not happy right now, but I think I can get the records straightened out.
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I pulled all my 5ths (5 different 5ths) with 6.5 foot bed, no problems. When you consider the length in a crew cab configuration a full bed gets pretty long. You are thinking right with a dually diesel in my opinion.
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I think there's a lot more difference between a 3/4 ton and 1 ton series than that. Otherwise the cost difference would only be a few $100.
The fact that there are more late 3/4 trucks available than 1 ton series trucks must say something. Either too many made and not purchased or trade in for something that works. I think trade in value holds better on the 1 ton. More demand.

Sad about the CarFax!
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If you are going to garage it, watch the height. SRW are often taller than DRW trucks. Better wider and lower than just too tall for garage door.
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Most 3/4 tons and 1 ton SRW are different on paper only.
Some have stronger differentials but same spring packs. Ford raises the rear to allow more spring travel keeping the drive line in line when loaded. I did what the dealer said, one more spring ply does wonders for ride comfort.
My truck was use commercially and already had the extra leaves.
Watch the tire loading.
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Your truck will pull and the truck and trailer will stop them selves. That is NOT the problem. Can your truck HANDLE the LOAD placed on the rear axle????????????

This is where people can and WILL get into trouble.
I agree with you. I drive a truck for a living, so I have to watch weights. I have already weighed our pickup, so I know the front/rear weights actuall, and what we are limited to.. Again I agree with where (I think) you were going with this, is most people do not weigh their setups... We are still shopping for our next rv,, (to be pulled by this truck), and the second thing after the floor plan I look at is weights... (not dry)
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monkey that's a fact most people have NO IDEA what their axle weights are! They look at the trucks towing capacity then look at the RV "DRY" weight of even if they look at the RV's GVWR they never use 25% of that as the possible pin plus hitch plus tool box or that additional fuel tank and the list goes on!
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