I don't know...I think I may have to confiscate that TV for some testing.
I think my TV in signature would do better and since it is constantly dirty from running out to the lake it will be much better at pulling that boat trailer - it already knows the way and I would hate to get that perty truck dirty!
Enjoy and COME ON SUMMER (yes it is only 5 JAN)!
Posts are for entertainment purposes only and should not be construed as endorsement or recommendations. YMMV!
Steven & Stacie, plus 2 ('02 & '07)
'04 Suburban 2500, Quad Seats, 8.1L, 3.73
'09 Rockwood 8313SS
Love it, we went three summers pulling a Jaco 10' popup tent trailer with my 2005 Dodge 3500 Quad Cab Longbed Dually. Got asked several times if I could even feel the 1500 pound trailer. We did and still do have other reasons for having a dually. Now we have a heavy camper so the new dually is being used as it should.
2011 Dodge Ram 3500 4*4 Black dually Laramie 4.10 gears
2011 Arctic Fox 1150 Drybath
2009 Polaris RZR w/fun parts
2011 Polaris Sportsman 550 XP EPS w/stuff
2006 Polaris Sportsman 500 w/stuff
1977 K5 Blazer 1 ton modified
2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid (her car)
You're in over your head for sure, trade up for the F150 EcoBoost......that seems to be the magic pill these days .
After posting my first review towing with my "Egoboost" I learned much from forum feedback .. Towing anything over 5K lbs requires at the very least a diesel preferably a dually with a long bed. Of course one should also throw in a $3K Hensley "if you care about your family's safety". Now I'm torn between whether I should sell my trailer and get a tent trailer (ultra light edition of course) or bite the bullet and trade my "Egoboost" in on a diesel dually. I have also considered a Freightliner or Kenworth as a good choice "just to be on the safe side". So much to decide
If I ever find out I'm dying, I'm buying a KW or Mack just so I can come on here in my short time left and pound my chest declaring "my truck's bigger than yours!!" (I can envision my posts now: "you're towing that with only ONE rear axle?! Unsafe!!")
To the OP, that's one heckuva nice truck! Enjoy
BManning baking in Phoenix
2008 Ford Super Duty F250 XLT, 4x4, crew cab, 6.75' bed
5.4L V8 300hp/365ft-lb, 5sp Torqshift, 4.30 AAM gears
9400lb GVW 11200lb tow
2007 Volvo XC90 AWD V8
4.4L 311hp/325ft-lb, 6sp Aisin, loaded
6100lb GVW 5000lb tow
What rear-end do you have? I bought a 2011 3500 Crew Cab 4x4 with the 4.10 and my mileage sucks! Our Recon is 43' and 13,500 empty. I'm lucky to see 8 mpg towing! On a good day, I get 13 on the highway when not towing! Love the truck but she sure is thirsty!
Congrats on your truck! Go big or go home!!!
'11 Dodge 3500 CTD 4x4 DRW
'12 Jayco Recon ZX 39A
oh yeah, and the wife, kids, and dogs!
Diesel is cheaper than beer. Who's gonna stop drinking???