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Old 07-14-2015, 03:40 PM   #1
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What do you think...SRW?

I have a friend that has a consession food prep trailer. It is a Southern Yankee BBQ with a big cooker in the front but is only about 24' or 26' long. He takes it to fairs and festivals.

He currently tows it with an old Ford Dually. Probably a mid 90's truck. I am telling him he only needs a newer SRW F-350 or 3500 and not a dually. It is just a guess as to what the trailer weighs. It came with tires that had a 1850lb capacity. That makes me think the trailer weighs a2bout 10,000lbs. We are planning on getting it weighed in about 2 weeks.

But until then how much hitch weight can a 2011 SRW F-350 handle? Or a 2011 Ram/Chevy SRW handle?
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I have family in the concession business. They use duallys for all the heavier trailers. Some trailers have removable tongues, large propane bottles and considerable supplies. WDH is not used because of all the variables.
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Old 07-14-2015, 08:03 PM   #3
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2011 Ford body builders specs show a payloads for the one ton SRW run from a 2080 to a 4010 lbs all depending on a host of selections.

GM and the Ram will be about the same.
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Why guess? Isn't there a scale around somewhere to get a realistic weight?

Just sayin...
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Old 07-15-2015, 06:10 AM   #5
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Like I said it will be a week or even two before we can get the rig to the scales.

I will get the rig measured as I believe it is going to be 22 feet maybe even a bit shorter.
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tuffr2,
From the info that you have given us, I would have to agree with you that a newer 350/3500 SWR truck will be suffice. But like you said, a trip to the scales will tell you for sure. I would guess that the hitch weight would be between 800 and 1200#.
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One of my thoughts is a dually truck from 1995 is not as well built as a SRW 2011 truck. That the frame and rust and and everything else just does not have the capability of the newer trucks. That if he is towing the rig now with a mid 90's dually that a newer SRW truck will actually be a better tow vehicle.

Oh...I may try to find a tongue scale as that weight would be interesting to know. It has a huge cooker in front.
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