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Old 12-16-2017, 10:10 AM   #29
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Picked this beauty up yesterday. I was really leaning towards getting a Ram 3500 MegaCab SB SRW but we found this one and couldn't pass it up. It's a 2014 F350 PowerStroke Platinum Edition SB SRW with the FX4 offroad package. It only has 25,000 miles on it. It's got 11,500 GVWR, comes with 3.55 rear end and 3511lbs cargo capacity (per the door sticker) and 20inch wheels and tires. Has every other bell and whistle they could think of. Only thing I wanted that it doesn't have is the factory 5th wheel prep package. I haven't decided on a hitch yet, but hoping to go with underbed rails to keep the bed looking clean. Now to get the 5er.
What a nice looking truck. I have been looking at the F-350's. What was it that made you decide on the Ford instead of the Ram? What 5er are you looking at?
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Old 12-16-2017, 11:46 AM   #30
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What a nice looking truck. I have been looking at the F-350's. What was it that made you decide on the Ford instead of the Ram? What 5er are you looking at?
Thanks. It really came down to finding this truck with only 25,000 miles on it and the price. Seems the F350 is slightly larger inside than even the MegaCab Ram also. Finishwise, I'd say the Laramie Ram is comparable to the Ford Platinum. I've been driving a Hemi Ram 1500 for several years and really liked it. Really wanted the Cummins but just couldn't find a comparable year, finish and priced one in the timeframe we needed.

As for 5th wheels, we've got 2 that we really like. We like the Montana 3971RD with the rear living and the huge slideout storage out the rear. We also like the Cedar Creek 36ck2 Hawthaway edition. It's a little smaller, doesn't have the separate living space but does have a bigger bathroom and really nice finishes. Not sure how we (I mean the wife ) is going to decide.
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Really nice looking truck...and with the Platinum trim I bet it is luxurious inside too.
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Old 12-18-2017, 01:05 PM   #32
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Thanks. It really came down to finding this truck with only 25,000 miles on it and the price. Seems the F350 is slightly larger inside than even the MegaCab Ram also. Finishwise, I'd say the Laramie Ram is comparable to the Ford Platinum. I've been driving a Hemi Ram 1500 for several years and really liked it. Really wanted the Cummins but just couldn't find a comparable year, finish and priced one in the timeframe we needed.

As for 5th wheels, we've got 2 that we really like. We like the Montana 3971RD with the rear living and the huge slideout storage out the rear. We also like the Cedar Creek 36ck2 Hawthaway edition. It's a little smaller, doesn't have the separate living space but does have a bigger bathroom and really nice finishes. Not sure how we (I mean the wife ) is going to decide.
I looked at the Montana 3971rd. Very nice rig. I like the rear raised den floorplans. Will that f-350 you bought handle the 2835lb pin weight?
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I looked at the Montana 3971rd. Very nice rig. I like the rear raised den floorplans. Will that f-350 you bought handle the 2835lb pin weight?
Trucks got a 3511lb carrying capacity, so technically it could handle it. We've decided though on a Cedar Creek model with a 2525lb pin weight.
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F350 CC SRW SB truck weight

Took the truck through the CAT scale today (full tank of fuel, me and the wife). Truck weighed 8180lbs. With a gross vehicle weight of 11,500lbs, that gives me 3320lbs of cargo capacity. We're going with the Superglide Pullrite slider - wasn't installed at weigh-in, so I'm figuring another 300lbs for that. So, that leaves me right at 3000lbs for cargo/pin weight. We've selected a Cedar Creek 36CK2 5th wheel. This trailer has an empty weight of 13,134lbs and max weight of 16,525lbs and a max cargo capacity of 3391lbs. Pin weight of empty trailer is 2525lbs. So empty, I've got about 500lbs to spare. IF I keep the trailer and cargo at 15,000lbs and assume 20% pin weight, I'd be right at 3000lbs on the pin. IF we can keep our trailer "goodies" to 1 ton, we'll be ok.
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Last piece of the puzzle for that TARE weight is comparison to TV axle limits: How much range between TARE and limit on each axle?
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