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neal10a

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Posted: 05/23/20 02:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ford must build one hell of a strong truck. A 2015 F250 with airbags pulled into our campground pulling 20k GVW Designer Suites. The owner claims it pulls well and has pulled that trailer for thousands of miles with no problem and never felt unsafe. I don't condone that combination, but it does show that newer trucks are robust pullers.

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Posted: 05/23/20 04:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

neal10a wrote:

Ford must build one hell of a strong truck. A 2015 F250 with airbags pulled into our campground pulling 20k GVW Designer Suites. The owner claims it pulls well and has pulled that trailer for thousands of miles with no problem and never felt unsafe. I don't condone that combination, but it does show that newer trucks are robust pullers.



Wow that trailer far exceeds the factory carrying capacity and combined weight capacity. The add-on airbags make it near equivalent to an F350 SRW. and that still exceeds the factory specs for an F350 SRW. However the 2020 F350 would be better, but Ford claims not to exceed 18K GVW for a 5th wheel for some reason-- probably because the factory supplied hitch is 18K rated. Saying all that Ford is the king of the hill for 2020 trucks..

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FORD has a fifth wheel rating up to 22,800 on the F350 SRW depending on equipment..

that rating above is a 6.7 - 3.55 - 4x2 142" WB 8' Box - Supercab - - 22,800(4)/19,200(3,4)


BUT... there is an ** next to that... the rating is maxed at 18,000 if using the Optional Ford offered hitch, which is rated at 18k

1-18" All-Season Tires. 2-18" and 20" All-Terrain Tires. 3-Optional 10,000-lb. GVWR Package (68D). 4-Gooseneck tow rating shown. 5th-wheel tow rating limited to 5th-wheel hitch rating of 18,000 lbs. 5-17" Tires. 6-Tremor Off-Road Package (17Y). 7-Optional 11,400-lb. GVWR Package (68L).

2020 FORD TOW GUIDE


*** AND *** You can forget that high number, in reality you never get close due to the RAWR and the Tires....

Notes: • Calculated with SAE J2807® method.
• Trailer tongue (trailer king pin for 5th-wheel towing) load weight should be 10% (15% for 5th-wheel towing) of total loaded
trailer weight. Make sure vehicle payload (reduce by option weight) will accommodate trailer tongue (trailer king pin for 5th-wheel towing) load weight and weight of passengers and cargo added to towing vehicle. Addition of trailer tongue (trailer king pin for 5th-wheel towing) load weight and weight of passengers and cargo must not cause vehicle weights to exceed rear GAWR or GVWR. These ratings can be found on the vehicle Safety Compliance Certification Label.

* This post was edited 05/23/20 06:08pm by ford truck guy *


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rhagfo wrote:

upmm019 wrote:

I don't know much about trucks but I found today a trailer and truck package for sale in my area:

2012 Ram 3500 4x4 dually diesel crew cab 8ft bed B&W hitch, 102k miles

with

2014 Evergreen Tesla 3950 43 1/2 ft toyhauler

Asking $58k for the package.


2012 Ram 3500 DRW only had a GVWR of 12,300# if it was a 2013 the GVWR would be 14,000#.


My 11 HO DRW was also 12,300 GVWR. I’m sure I was well over that with a 4,500# pin weight. Licensed it for 14k. Truck handled the weight with zero issues. Combined was 29k.


2015 RAM LongHorn 3500 Dually CrewCab 4X4 CUMMINS/AISIN RearAir 385HP/865TQ 4:10's
37,800# GCVWR "Towing Beast"

"HeavyWeight" B&W RVK3600

2016 MobileSuites 39TKSB3 highly "Elited" In the stable

2007.5 Mobile Suites 36 SB3 29,000# Combined SOLD

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