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Old 10-18-2010, 09:13 PM   #1
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Tow rating for a 01 ford f350 dually.

Me and the family have decided to upgrade from our MH to a truck and 5er. And am extremely green when it comes to fifth wheels, and might have a couple of silly questions.

We got a sweet deal on a 01 ford f350 dually crew cab with 4 wheel drive. It didn't come with any manuals or stickers on the door to let me no the tow rating of the vehicle. Ive looked on the internet and cannot find any info. Any help would be appreciated.

We are looking at getting a 36 to 38 foot triple axle keystone raptor. I believe the rating on the raptor is 15,500 loaded up. Would that be to much for the truck to handle?
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The older the truck the lower the tow ratings. Do a web search for the trailer life 2001 towing ratings and it should give you the information you are looking for. My guess it has a GVWR of 12K and a GCWR of 21K. personally I think that is an awful lot of fiver for the truck, but that is JMHO.
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Old 10-18-2010, 10:09 PM   #3
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My 01 Dodge has ratings of 12.5K & 21.5K. I think that was the highest rate for Dodge that year. Your's will probably be close to that or a little less.
I have towed 17K of trailer & tractor from Eastern Wa. over the Cascades. I didn't have any problem but I wouldn't want to do it on a regular basis. It felt overloaded (it was) and it is more comfortable staying under the GCWR. I didn't drive over 50.
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2001 F350 4x4 (assuming diesel) is 13100-13600 tow capacity, don't know gross, but you will be overloading the truck with the toyhauler.
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You will find the tow rating for your specific vehicle here: http://www.coachmenrv.com/owners/gui...ow-ratings.pdf
For other year/model listings go to Trailer Life tow ratings.
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I was also looking at these helper springs.http://www.hitchestogo.com/accessories/hellwig_helper_springs.html.
That would put me right at the GVWR for the trailer. Does anyone have any thoughts or opinions about them? Are they even worth getting?
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My 02 DRW has a GVWR or 11,500# and a GCWR of 20,000#. The GVWR is on the left front door jamb sticker and the GCWr is in the owners manual.

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