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Old 03-30-2018, 09:19 AM   #1
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Smile Ford F350 6.7 SRW trucks towing 38ft fifth wheels

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i'm just wondering how many of you tow with ford f350 srw trucks?
how does your truck handle towing that big of a fifth wheel?? are you guys full time rving or just the weekend get a ways.

if at possible please post any pictures that you can share of your set up's of you TV & 5W.


2016 ford f350 srw cc 6.7 short box
fifth wheel : still looking

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Old 03-30-2018, 10:47 AM   #2
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Length is largely irrelevant. Our 30' 5th wheel has a higher or equal GVWR rating to many 36-38' units. There are some surprisingly light ones out there.

The question is available payload on your truck that will determine what weight you can pull, which will then determine the unit you buy . What does your payload sticker on the truck say?
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Old 03-30-2018, 11:42 AM   #3
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I've towed up to 20k (scale weight) with my 6.7 F350, no issues. Yes, overloaded, and I wouldn't make a habit of it, but it will tow and stop it. I routinely tow 16k, and have had it to Alaska and back, across multiple mountains, with no issues whatsoever.
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Old 03-30-2018, 12:13 PM   #4
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What is the GVWR of YOUR truck?
What is thee GCVWR of YOUR truck?
What are the F/R Axle Ratings of YOUR truck?
What are the Rear Tires MAX Load Rating of YOUR truck?
What does YOUR truck weigh loaded up 'camp ready' ?

Answer those questions and YOU will have a better understanding of what weight you have and how much capacity you have in regards to tow weights, pin weights etc.

Start with real numbers vs mfg published numbers
Start with a trip to CAT Scales (you/full fuel/ALL passengers/stuff in cab/stuff in bed)
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Old 03-30-2018, 12:15 PM   #5
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5th Wheel behind my 2012, 2015, and 2017 F350 SRW. I have had no problems so far. But yes I should have a DRW lol...
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Old 03-30-2018, 02:17 PM   #6
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my payload stickers says 3406
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What is the GVWR of YOUR truck?
What is thee GCVWR of YOUR truck?
What are the F/R Axle Ratings of YOUR truck?
What are the Rear Tires MAX Load Rating of YOUR truck?
What does YOUR truck weigh loaded up 'camp ready' ?

Answer those questions and YOU will have a better understanding of what weight you have and how much capacity you have in regards to tow weights, pin weights etc.

Start with real numbers vs mfg published numbers
Start with a trip to CAT Scales (you/full fuel/ALL passengers/stuff in cab/stuff in bed)
my trucks weighs 8300 load ready to camping when i pull my TT.

combined WT for my truck is 23500
FA is 6K
RA is 7K
tires rated at 3400 and some change
my truck gvw is 11500
payload is 3406

F5 that we are looking at range between 12500-13200 unloaded, and gross is 15100-16200
pin WT is in between 1910-2450
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nice set up
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You should be OK. 16K seems to be the point that most would want a duelly even if you have capacity left over. If you plan on month long trips or full timing then a duelly would be the right choice.
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We have nearly the same setup. 2017 Montana 3730FL, 39' 8", GVWR 16,670, loaded weight about 15,000. Our F350 with Andersen Ultimate hitch does great. No sway, other than what winds make, tows wonderfully. I read all these discussions about whether or not DRW is needed. My take is "NO." There may be conditions where I would think a DRW would be beneficial, but I just don't go there. SRW does fine with me. Andersen Ultimate hitch, also. Light weight, easy for one person to get in and out. I get about 10.2 MPG if not too hilly. If pretty level, up to 11.0 MPG.
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Well your payload is 3406. The pin weight of your loaded trailer with the gross weight your provided at 20% would be 3020lbs - 3240lbs. And you still have to deduct driver, passenger, hitch and cargo weight.

I would consider a dually for that.
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Pix of Our Rig.
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And the Andersen Hitch in F350 short bed.
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that is a nice set you have there buddy, we are looking at the 2018 Montana 3560rl and also 2018 Columbus 366rl.

how is the Andersen hitch working for you?? i'm, looking to buy that as well. i have no reason to buy a 5W hitch and add 150-250lbs to my truck. when i can add 37 lbs and pick it up move it when i want too.
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