I have camped for most of my life. My parents used to take us around the united states in a station wagon and a canvas sears craftsman tent. I have had many tents myself and two different pull behinds but am wanting to more up to a 5th wheel to full time which leans me to my question.
I am trying to find a Ford dually to tow a 5th wheel which I hope to purchase soon. My answer to the chicken and the egg question, it's the truck first. I am having one hell of a time understanding and getting good information about trailing capacity of the different vehicles. An example is below:
The dealer says the truck (2019 Ford Super Duty F-350 DRW XL Pickup) has a Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs): 12100. Really? A dually?
I do a VIN decode on the Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forum and it says : Maximum Trailering Capacity 21000, 15600, 21000, 12100 12100.0 min 21000.0 max.
While looking for a truck the last month I run into this all the time. Duallies with trailering capacity of only 12100 advertised by dealers. What is going on. Do they not know what the specs are or are they right? Surely any dually can tow more than that????
The dealer also says the truck has Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear: 3.73. That too should make for a higher towing capacity should it not?