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Old 07-16-2012, 11:08 PM   #1
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I have a 2010 F350 SRW (lifted 3"), 16k husky hitch and 2006 Keystone Everest 37 5er that weighs 11100#. I beleive I am ok with the weight limits, just wanted to hear it form some of you longtimer/experts. I am sure some of you will say I should not be pulling this trailer with SRW, I am more worried about the weight limits. Thanks in advance.
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The only way to be sure is to load the TV up with fuel and family and everything you would when traveling and load up the 5er the same way, with tools, food, water, and everything else. Then go to your local Cat scales and weigh the rig. As long as your scale weights are below what is posted on your door sticker for GVWR and GVAWR, then you are good to go.
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The 11,000# sounds like a dry weight. What is the wet and laoded weight or the listed GVWR for the trialer.

Your pin weight will typically be 18 to 22 % of the trailers HVWr once you are laoded.

I would suspect that your GVWR is over 14000# which would put you at 2800# or so for the hitch weight.

This si probably close to the rating of your truck.

Youn need to load up and make a trip to the scales for a weight with the trailer and then with the trailer.

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Old 07-19-2012, 01:14 PM   #4
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I have a 2010 F350 SRW (lifted 3"), 16k husky hitch and 2006 Keystone Everest 37 5er that weighs 11100#. I beleive I am ok with the weight limits, just wanted to hear it form some of you longtimer/experts. I am sure some of you will say I should not be pulling this trailer with SRW, I am more worried about the weight limits. Thanks in advance.
I have an SRW 12 F350 that i tow my 5er with. Yes, some will say you need a dually. I can say that I do not. It depends on the weights of your vehicle and payload capacity. Im towing a 2013 Sierra 365SAQ GVWR of 14,060#. I weighted out within all specs. Pin weight is 2600 loaded. Also you will find people who will say you need the dually for length. Sure, a dually would be great but its my daily driver too and work in a city. Im just fine with the SRW as if you weight yours out, i believe you probably will be fine too
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Beausdog make a good point on what your paticular F350 SRW truck weight package configuration.

Ford for some reason has 9-10 different GVWR packages and three different RAWR for the F350 SRW, so much depends on what your door post GVWR/RAWR. And tire and wheel packages/2wd vs 4wd and 6.7 diesel vs 6.2 gas engine.

All F350 SRW aren't the same.
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Beausdog make a good point on what your paticular F350 SRW truck weight package configuration.

Ford for some reason has 9-10 different GVWR packages and three different RAWR for the F350 SRW, so much depends on what your door post GVWR/RAWR. And tire and wheel packages/2wd vs 4wd and 6.7 diesel vs 6.2 gas engine.

All F350 SRW aren't the same.
I have the '12 F350 CC SRW SB 3.55 with FX4 package, HD towing package, 11,500 GVWR and 7,000 RGAWR. Love it, got everything but a dually but handles all the weight just fine. I dont believe ford has any with more for towing specs.

Also not to say you cant, but the 10k GVWR is the same exact truck, only difference is the sticker. Ford told me the reason they offer that is due to states requirements of commercial vs private vehicle registrations and insurance. Some states require anything over 10k to get commercial plates thus making insurance higher and more difficult to obtain as some providers dont insure commercial vehicles.
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I beleive I am ok with the weight limits.....
A trip to the scales will allow you to know for certain.

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I do not under stand the aversion some people have to making a trip to the scales. All you have to do is to go inside and pay and they will give you instructions. Go back inside and get your weight ticket.

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I do not under stand the aversion some people have to making a trip to the scales. All you have to do is to go inside and pay and they will give you instructions. Go back inside and get your weight ticket.

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Lol...i agree....although i just pull on the scales then go in and pay and get my tix. Only one trip inside...The hardest part was reaching the button on the speaker box due to it being so high for the 18 wheelers but that was the hardest part
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The 11,000# sounds like a dry weight. ...
I would suspect that your GVWR is over 14000# which would put you at 2800# or so for the hitch weight.
Yep. For 2006 models, Everest had two 37' 5ers. Both had GVWR north of 14,200.
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Dollar to a donut, he'll be overloaded over the GVWR of his F-350 SRW by the middle of the third camping trip.
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Yep. For 2006 models, Everest had two 37' 5ers. Both had GVWR north of 14,200.
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Dollar to a donut, he'll be overloaded over the GVWR of his F-350 SRW by the middle of the third camping trip.
I doubt it. If he stays at the GVWR of the 5er he will be well within specs of the truck (if he has the same truck specs as me). I have gone over my 5er GVWR by 440# and when i scaled it i was still 1k below my GRAWR, 200 below my 5er axle rating, and 900 below my GCWR. Oh yea and 600 below my TV GVWR.
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I doubt it. If he stays at the GVWR of the 5er he will be well within specs of the truck (if he has the same truck specs as me). I have gone over my 5er GVWR by 440# and when i scaled it i was still 1k below my GRAWR, 200 below my 5er axle rating, and 900 below my GCWR. Oh yea and 600 below my TV GVWR.
And if you would like me to prove it i will post the weight slips
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If you blow a rear tire hauling a 5er around a curve with srw I hope I'm not there to have to avoid you.
I logged 1.5 million mi + in the tow recovery business
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If you blow a rear tire hauling a 5er around a curve with srw I hope I'm not there to have to avoid you.
I logged 1.5 million mi + in the tow recovery business
Ahhh i see the dually fans are out in force. Regardless of SRW\DRW or the TT tire. If it blows it blows. I also was in the recovery business for years. A dually is not practical for everyone.
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