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RE: Sorry...another tow vehicle capacity thread

Hi, The engine, transmission, brakes and probably the rims are the same as a 2014 F-350. The SRW F-350 came with a 11,400 GVWR, and 18" rims rated for slightly more weight than the factory standard 17" rims on a F-250. That said, you might have the upgraded 18" rims already, or might have some 20" or other silly size rims. Changing to the 18" rims will not increase your GVWR any, but if your rear axle or tires are overloaded when towing, it might help prevent tire failure. You really need to go back to the scale with full tank of fuel and the fifth wheel. Check the front and rear axle weights. You might be surprised that the fifth wheel is a lot more weight that you expected. Many times the 'estimated pin' weight is just that, a lie. So you might be anywhere from 700 - 1,500 pounds over the GVWR. That said, I know someone who did the same thing back in 1983 and bought a LTD wagon thinking of towing a camping trailer, only to get home with the car and find out it's tow rating was only 1,000 pounds. Then he bought a F-150 still thinking of towing a travel trailer, and did not like any of those layouts, bought a 24' Wilderness fifth wheel, and towed that home. I have no clue how much weight was on his truck, or it's rating with the 175 HP 351" engine. Eventually he traded up for a dually F-350 with 460" engine rated around 225 HP. So it is not nearly as unsafe as you might expect it to be when you state 'I am overloaded by 1,000 pounds'. You should be well under your rear axle weight rating, and probably are under the tire weight ratings too. Good luck, Fred. F350 brake pads are larger than the F250 brake pads unless you got the optional camper/towing package. F350 brakes and suspension come with the option on the F250. If you didnt get the option then you have the smaller F250 brakes and lighter F250 suspension.
wandering1 04/26/15 10:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trailer hub temp question

If you have an IR temp gun and are going to use it then use it on your tires. Tires have heat ratings. Contact the tire dealer or tire manufacturer and find out what the heat rating is in degrees and then check your tires to see if they exceed the heat rating. If you have an IR temp gun and you dont know what temp you are looking for then it is a waste of money and time.
wandering1 04/22/15 10:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: General rule for tire pressure?

Inflate each tire to the manufacturers maximum as listed on the tire sidewall. NOT the trailer or truck door sticker. Follow the tire manufacturers instructions for tires. Real simple.
wandering1 04/18/15 06:48am Towing
RE: Best way to mount safety chains?

Not needed or required for 5th wheels. Sounds like you got ripped off.
wandering1 04/16/15 03:37pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Check my tow numbers

DUH. Dont try to start with the truck and back into what you think you can tow. 1. How much does the trailer weigh? No guess work. 2. Review the truck manufacturers tow specs to pick a truck that will handle the trailer and haul the stuff you take with you. I am sure you will notice the difference in specs for the type of trailer (5th wheel or TT)that you want to tow. 3. After you figure out what you can tow then you can play with the numbers on the door frame sticker which do not tell you what you can tow.
wandering1 04/07/15 07:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How long before you're considered a resident of a state?

As long as you want as long as you have established residency in your home state and have a permanent address in your home state. It also helps to have your vehicles registered in your home state and a bank account in your home state.
wandering1 04/06/15 07:09pm Full-time RVing
RE: China bombs

Had a tire go bad in clinton tn. The only tires I could find was Hy-Line.can only hope I got a good set. So what caused the tire to fail? China bomb is not a reason for failure.
wandering1 04/05/15 07:41am Fifth-Wheels
RE: fuel filler neck

...have a new gmc 3500 duramax....will the nozzles at the diesel truck lanes fit?...thx...bo Good question, how big is the hole?
wandering1 04/05/15 06:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: shockes for a GMC 3500 dually?

So whats wrong with aftermarket shocks, such as Bilstein, Rancho, Konic, etc?
wandering1 04/04/15 07:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: air bags on truck

We were told that by adding air bags to our truck we could pull a 5th wheel that is heavier than the manufacturers recommendations. Does anyone know about this? We have been told by more than one RV dealership that this is so. You have been told wrong!!! You are legally responsible for having an adequate tow vehicle. RVers with inadequate tow vehicles involved in accidents where there were injuries have ended up in jail with felony charges. The only thing that will stand up in court is the manufacturers tow specifications, not dealership or personal opinions.
wandering1 04/04/15 07:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Full time in my travel trailer, Challenge No. 1: Internet

Call xplorenet and ask. Get a Verizon hot spot.
wandering1 04/04/15 03:59pm Full-time RVing
RE: KOA Rules -- 30 amp

You came out better off.. you got a 50 amp site for your 50 amp rig Rule or not..he did you a good turn Ditto!
wandering1 04/04/15 03:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is the 2015 CHEVY SILVERADO 3500HD a good tow rig

Will it handle the trailer?????? Read the tow specs for the truck. You are legally responsible for having an adequate tow vehicle. Chevy Tow Specs
wandering1 04/04/15 06:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dually or Single?

It depends on the amount of weight you are going to haul over the rear axle. A DRW is rated to carry more weight than a SRW. Your decision.
wandering1 04/03/15 03:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: D to E rated tires

your tire man would know the answer to this question. Ditto. If not, do a search on the forum, there are thousands of posts on this subject.
wandering1 04/03/15 08:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Oxygenics shower head in an old RV

Why dont you go somewhere like lowes or home depot and see if they have what you need???
wandering1 04/03/15 06:33am General RVing Issues
RE: Ram break-in period before towing?

I am sure there is a recommended interval before towing, why dont you ask the dealer?????
wandering1 04/02/15 06:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: Removed hitch - holes in bed of truck

Large round headed bolts and nuts with rubber washers worked on mine and not a mention about holes in the bed when I traded it in.
wandering1 04/02/15 06:49am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2wd vs 4 wd?

4wd is not needed for towing an RV trailer. It does not give you more towing capacity or towing power. You do not have the power to pull the dead weight of a trailer thru the terrain you would need 4wd for.
wandering1 03/31/15 06:27pm Towing

KEEP YOUR DOORS LOCKED!! - A no brainer.
wandering1 03/31/15 05:25pm General RVing Issues
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