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Old 03-14-2011, 06:50 PM   #1
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Have read all the above . I am looking at a 22000lb toyhauler 2700lb pin weight. I was contemplating a 450/4500 truck or do I need a M2 freightliner? any thoughts?
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Have read all the above . I am looking at a 22000lb toyhauler 2700lb pin weight. I was contemplating a 450/4500 truck or do I need a M2 freightliner? any thoughts?
My thoughts_ your stated 22,000# and 2,700# pin weight do not compute properly. It calculates out to 12% pin weight, which is way off the normal of 20% pin weight, or 4,400# pin weight for a 22,000# 5er. This is on the edge for a MDT. The Ford F550 or M2 FL(class 7)should have the capacity.
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Old 03-17-2011, 01:19 AM   #3
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Thanks for that.
My fingers work faster than my brain it should be 4700 not 2700.
I will have a 500lb Sports touring bike in the back so that will be way under what its capacity is.
She who must be obeyed not keen on a M2 or the like.
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Old 03-17-2011, 09:28 AM   #4
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Have read all the above . I am looking at a 22000lb toyhauler 2700lb pin weight. I was contemplating a 450/4500 truck or do I need a M2 freightliner? any thoughts?
Is that the shipping weight or the max weight of trailer and load, other wise the GVW? (22,000 LBS)
If it is the max GVW of the trailer then a 2011, 3500HD Cummins will pull this toyhauler. Must be ordered after March 15,2011 and not bought from dealer stock. This is the new high output truck announce at the Chicago Auto Show. The truck must be either a Regular Cab, DRW, long bed 4X2 or 4X4 6 speed auto with 4:10 gears. See attached link.
http://www.dodge.com/bodybuilder/201...ammlup3500.pdf
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Old 03-18-2011, 12:29 AM   #5
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Thats what I wanted to hear , someone who knows what he is talking about.
Have been reading some reports on the new Ford 6.7 27-34 MPG with some journalists driving, Ford supervising! That sounds impressive. Dont think they will tow the TH.
I am a bit concerned that I am pushing the envelope , I beleive I need a safety margin , its not the pulling its the stopping emergencies etc I like to be in control not the trailer.
Thanks for your notes.
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On paper many will say a 450/4500 will handle a 22,000 lb trailer. Having pulled that weight for many years, I can tell you that you will be disappointed. I would recommend nothing less than a Class 6 truck.
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