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Old 08-28-2013, 12:34 PM   #15
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Just so you know a F-150 weighs approx. 5,700 lbs. A F-250 weighs approx. 7,700 lbs.

Two points:

1. The diesel engine is very powerful.
400hp/800ft. lbs. torque.
2. No sense getting a SRW F-250 when you can get the same dimension truck in a SRW F-350.
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:34 PM   #16
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I recently changed from a class a to a TT and a truck. we were out on the first trip and the truck performance seemed poor, speed terrible and a lot of sway.
Good points on the hitch set up.

Just a point here but if your F150 has the 6.2 going to a F250 with the same 6.2 will usually result in less performance as the F250 is a heavier truck.

Now if your F150 has a the smaller V8 then the 6.2 in the F250 will have more towing performance down the road.

IMO nothing is more white frustrating than a small engine pulling a trailer. Bogs on just about any hill and in strong headwinds out in the flatlands.

If you get a larger capacity Ford remember the F250 has a 10000 GVWR. The F350 SRW also has a 10000 GVWR but goes on up to 11500 GVWR. look close at the GVWR/RAWR packages. Ford has a bunch of them.
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Old 08-29-2013, 04:51 AM   #17
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weighed the TT and TV and had 600# left to GCWR and I didn't have everybody and everything in the truck.
opted for a F250 with diesel to remedy this and future trailer choices. The F150 was going to give me fits constantly with weights, truck damage and no room for growth. big learned lesson
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weighed the TT and TV and had 600# left to GCWR and I didn't have everybody and everything in the truck.
opted for a F250 with diesel to remedy this and future trailer choices. The F150 was going to give me fits constantly with weights, truck damage and no room for growth. big learned lesson
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Good choice, congratulations on the new TV!

Just for reference, what power train did the F150 have?
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TV was an F150 2WD with Ecoboost engine and 3.15 axle. good performer in most respects but enough towing weight. the GCWR was the low. (14000)
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My neighbor has a Ford Ranger and tows TT's that size all the time and tells me that anytime he has driving problems he removes tension from the WDH bars.

With my F250 I prefer not using any bars and load the hitch. I towed a 3000 lbs sail boat the other day and the trailer was not set right and it was a bear to drive, specialy on wet road, and the unloaded F250 was not enough neither.
3.15 ratio rear end is not for towing and RPM kept at 3000 is a must in that situation or never under 2000 if Turbo Charged.
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Gary, this travel trailer weight calculator is a great aid for properly and safely matching a tow vehicle and "bumper pull" trailer. You will note that nowhere does it even mention dry/unloaded weights. It does offer the option of choosing the 20% safety factor most full-timers use to prolong the life of their tow vehicle, insure they have a rig that will handle better, and make driving enjoyable.
A side note:
Here are the instructions for How to properly set-up a weight-distributing hitch.
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thanks for the info, getting the WDH set for the new truck today and expect good performance and lots of margin to any limit.
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