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Old 03-14-2008, 06:37 PM   #1
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2008 FORD F350 4X2 Crew Cab
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Torqshift 5-speed Auto Trans
With Trailer Towing Package
LT245/75R17E OWL All Terrain
13000# GVWR Package
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4.30 Ratio Limited Slip Axel
Powerscope Trailer Tow

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RV: Carri-lite 36SBQ

The 36SBQ weighs l4,l00 and allows 3030# load capacity

We've ordered the 2nd A/C Unit, Stackable Washer/Dryer,
Dual Pane Windows, dish washer, fireplace, built in vac, astro foil, King Bed, etc

We did not order the Emerald Edition

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Old 03-14-2008, 06:37 PM   #2
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2008 FORD F350 4X2 Crew Cab
(long Bed)
6.4L V=8 Diesel
Torqshift 5-speed Auto Trans
With Trailer Towing Package
LT245/75R17E OWL All Terrain
13000# GVWR Package
Tow Boss Package
4.30 Ratio Limited Slip Axel
Powerscope Trailer Tow

Do we need:
Duel Alternators
Reverse Vehicle Aid Sensor
Static Rear Video Camera

RV: Carri-lite 36SBQ

The 36SBQ weighs l4,l00 and allows 3030# load capacity

We've ordered the 2nd A/C Unit, Stackable Washer/Dryer,
Dual Pane Windows, dish washer, fireplace, built in vac, astro foil, King Bed, etc

We did not order the Emerald Edition

Opinions muchly appreciated.
Diane
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Old 03-15-2008, 03:57 AM   #3
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The gross combined vehicle weight rating,Thats weight of truck an weight or trl is 26000 according to ford site.Youre truck will weigh between 8 an 9 thousand.Trl will weigh probley what is on sticker on outside frount of trl,MAKE SHURE YOU GET LOAD RANGE G TIRES ON TRL
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Old 03-15-2008, 04:04 AM   #4
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My trl 2002 cameo f35ck3 weighed 12000 when empty thats total weight.Now weighs 14300 with 50 gal water.sticker on trl says 14100 .Im a little over.
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Old 03-15-2008, 04:41 AM   #5
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The FORD TOWING GUIDE has lots of good information.
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Old 03-15-2008, 04:44 AM   #6
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Short answer: Yes.

Watch your Actual Combined Vehicle Weight, loaded trailer plus loaded truck. 26,000# is your limit.

With our '06 F350 (4X4 below)the truck weighs 8,630# with full fuel tank and 350# of driver and passenger - no hitch and no cargo. I'd also caution against going to 26,000#, or even close, without disc brakes on the trailer.

Enjoy! You'll love the Excel. (Or should I say, You would have loved the Excel?)
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I have same question. When sizing a truck do you use the fully loaded 5r's weight? When would you pull it with fresh and grey/black tanks full? Truck we're considering is rated at 14,600 for 5r. GCWR is 22k. Truck is 6900# (does that include fuel?--can't find this answer). Trailer 13,800 loaded. Only problem I find is being about 200# over vehicle payload if fuel is not included in 6900#. Have over 1500# reserve towing capacity.
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You should have no problems with that setup. Enjoy!
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Old 03-16-2008, 08:28 AM   #9
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I weigh my truck to get the actual weight ready to tow (fuel, hitch, passengers, gear). That is the only way to know what you have. The advertised weight of a truck is generally with a 150# driver, nobody else and only very few (if any) options. My history of trucks (ready to tow with two adults and 90# dog and about 150# gear): <UL TYPE=SQUARE><LI>my `99 F-250 weighed about 6800#<LI>my `06 F-350 dually was about 8000#<LI>My `08 F-450 is right around 9000#[/list]
Then I go by the trailers GVWR to figure GCWR and the (pin weight + 20%) + truck weight to figure the truck GVWR.
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Kessie, I'm a little confused (nothing new ). In the body of your post, you say you're getting a Carriage Carri-lite; yet in your signature line, you indicate you're trading your Sunline for an Excel. So which fifth wheel are you getting?
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If we buy a new truck and trailer I will use the GVWR of the trailer. When I bought my trailer I did something dumb, I believed a sales person and assumed that the trailer would not weigh when loaded near the GVWR. I was wrong, the trailer is usually within 400# under the GVWR, which puts my truck slightly over it's GVWR and very close but below the GCWR. We put 71,000 on the trailer with our former truck and it towed the trailer quite well. I wrecked the truck and am working to fit my new "to me" truck to tow.
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Old 03-23-2008, 05:40 AM   #12
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Thank you all for your advice....We ordered the Truck and it arrived from Ohio yesterday, tomorrow we will trade our much loved 06-F350 4 x 4 black beautiful truck for this plain-ole white thing with 4 wheels in the back

Yes, I orignally posted that we were buying a EXCEL, but it didn't meet our requirements, although it was so beautiful. We are awaiting the delivery of an 08 Carri-lite 36SBQ to complete our package. Soon we will be "On the road again"...we can't wait to be Full-Timers

Now I'll change my profile!
Thanks all and Happy Easter
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So you may want to change you signature line to reflect the fifth wheel you're actually getting.

Nevermind...you must have been doing just that while I was writing my message!
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