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Old 09-24-2017, 05:35 AM   #43
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A brand new tradesman for only $38,000? Where are you seeing that? I've glanced at new dealer inventory all of 2 times because new trucks that are rated for my trailer are in the $60K+ range, way outside of my budget.
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A brand new tradesman for only $38,000? Where are you seeing that? I've glanced at new dealer inventory all of 2 times because new trucks that are rated for my trailer are in the $60K+ range, way outside of my budget.
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New 2017 Ram 3500 Tradesman For Sale in Caldwell Near Boise, Nampa, ID | Vin:3C63R3GL5HG690668

If the link doesn't work they just go to Dennis Dillon Auto and then you can do a search. It is not a loaded truck with features but you could keep the price down.
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Old 09-25-2017, 10:20 AM   #45
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A dually truck is great for towing. You say you a full timing. That does not tell us how much travel you will be doing.

Simple: If going to park in a RV resort a few times during this year you can use a SRW.

If you want to 'travel' then you need a DRW truck. Again, if in this year you will travel all over the country DRW. If going to two or three close RV Parks then SRW.
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So I bought a 2017 F-350 SRW CCSB 3.73, 4x4, 6.2l V8. My payload capacity is over 4,196#--based on door sticker--with GVWR 11,300#. Was planning on a 5th wheel and it is prepped for that. My question is using the FORD Towing guide, an F-250 would tow more than a similar F-350, including 5th wheel. Of course, that doesn't figure in the 1,000# lower payload capacity as the limiter.

BUT, supposedly, my max towing weight for either a bumper pull or a 5th wheel is 12,300#. I guess this is based on a GCWR of 19,500#. Based on above, my vehicle weight from factory was around 7,104# (11,300-4,196=7,104#). So my max tow is 19,500-7,104=12,396#. You guys talk about pulling >15,000# trailers like everything is good. Even though I could float the payload for a 15,000# 5th wheeler, I exceed the trailering weight?

I thought the F-350 would be the best route, now I'm wondering if I need to look at 10,000# trailers and less to have a safety margin???

This will be my first trailer and plan on renting a few first before buying in the next year or so.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Brian
You got the wrong engine. F350 was the right choice due to payload but the gas engine is limiting you. Wouldn't want to pull much more than your gross weight with a gas engine anyway.
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