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Old 10-05-2007, 12:57 PM   #1
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First off thank you guys for the good advice.

I am now looking to buy a fifth wheel toy hauler. I will be towing with a 2004 f250 6.0 4x4 fx4. Any recommendations on the brand and length of the trailer. Thank you in advance.
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Old 10-05-2007, 12:57 PM   #2
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First off thank you guys for the good advice.

I am now looking to buy a fifth wheel toy hauler. I will be towing with a 2004 f250 6.0 4x4 fx4. Any recommendations on the brand and length of the trailer. Thank you in advance.
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Old 10-05-2007, 01:20 PM   #3
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Check out the KZ Sportster, I use to have one and towed it with the same truck.
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Old 10-06-2007, 06:29 AM   #4
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With an F250, I would keep my Gross trailer weight under 12,000 pounds for sure. Remember pin weigh will be 20% of the trailers GVWR no matter what the manufacturers tell you, so that can add up really fast on the truck.
Northwood makes some nice RV's and their toy hauler line comes in some smaller lengths.
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Old 10-08-2007, 12:21 AM   #5
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Welcome to irv2.com! Glad to have you here.
When determining what your truck will tow safely, only use the trailer's advertised GVW, never the "dry weight" figure. This fifth wheel weight caluclator is now computerized, making its use easy, accurate, and unquestionable, when matching a tow vehicle and trailer. You cannot load your belongings into a prospective trailer, so using the GVW is the only alternative. To determine the fully-loaded pin weight, a good method is to find the pin weight (as a percentage) by using mfgrs. advertised "dry weight" for both trailer and pin. Now multiply that percentage X the trailer GVW. The result will be very close if the trailer is loaded evenly. Heavy items, like a washer/dryer installed in the bedroom/overshot will increase that figure directly.
With towing a SRW truck the rear axle rating is usually the first to max out when towing a fifth wheel or gooseneck trailer.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ray,IN:
With towing a SRW truck the rear axle rating is usually the first to max out when towing a fifth wheel or gooseneck trailer. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Actually, the truck's GVWR is normally the limiting factor when towing a 5th wheel or gooseneck with a SRW truck.

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