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Posted: 05/30/20 07:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hello,

We have an F250 on order and are thinking about a 5th wheel. It should be about 15.5K loaded (16.8K max gross weight). The Ford F250 has the eight foot box and the 5th wheel prep.

Would you buy the Ford hitch (18K rating) or another 5th wheel hitch?

Thanks,

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16,800 pounds with the F250 diesel?
Page 23 https://media.ford.com/content/dam/fordmedia/North%20America/US/product/2020/f-series-super-duty/2020-Ford_RVandTrailerTowingGuide.pdf


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B&W is a very good and popular hitch. The Reese Elite and Pullrite hitches are very good. Curt also had it’s fans. And they all have ones to fit the Ford factory prep. Just whatever grabs you.

Be prepared for the discussion to change to, that is not enough truck for that 5er. It’s gonna happen.

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Crespro wrote:

Hello,

We have an F250 on order and are thinking about a 5th wheel. It should be about 15.5K loaded (16.8K max gross weight). The Ford F250 has the eight foot box and the 5th wheel prep.

Would you buy the Ford hitch (18K rating) or another 5th wheel hitch?

Thanks,

Crespro


Call your dealer and change your order to an F350 with a 12,400# GVWR. A 15k to 16k 5er will be over your weight rating for the F250. It sounds like CHP is starting to check weights on 5ers.


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BB_TX wrote:

B&W is a very good and popular hitch. The Reese Elite and Pullrite hitches are very good. Curt also had it’s fans. And they all have ones to fit the Ford factory prep. Just whatever grabs you.

Be prepared for the discussion to change to, that is not enough truck for that 5er. It’s gonna happen.


I appreciate the caution and have researched this quite a bit. It is rated for 19.2K on towing a 5th wheel, has 26K GCWR, 3.6K payload and scored 94.5 points on the IKE. It meets the weight specs. The Ford engineers are right on this truck.

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Get the B&W for Ford OEM puck system. While other hitches will work, you will enjoy the ease of use, and solid build of the B&W. You will even save a few $$ by not getting the over priced Reese/Ford hitch.

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I would go with the B&W hitch. I really appreciate how easy it is to connect and disconnect with the B&W. It is a very well built and well designed hitch. Does your 5ver have an air ride pin box? If not you might want to consider the more expensive Hensley Trailer Saver or an AirSafe hitch.


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Crespro wrote:

BB_TX wrote:

B&W is a very good and popular hitch. The Reese Elite and Pullrite hitches are very good. Curt also had it’s fans. And they all have ones to fit the Ford factory prep. Just whatever grabs you.

Be prepared for the discussion to change to, that is not enough truck for that 5er. It’s gonna happen.


I appreciate the caution and have researched this quite a bit. It is rated for 19.2K on towing a 5th wheel, has 26K GCWR, 3.6K payload and scored 94.5 points on the IKE. It meets the weight specs. The Ford engineers are right on this truck.


Where did you get those numbers? Brochures? The only F250 that comes anywhere close is a stripped down 4x2 regular cab with a 6.2l. The actual numbers for a truck on the lot are usually much less once optioned out. You really should have ordered an F350. The price difference is usually less than $500.


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“Where did you get those numbers? Brochures?”

Camp is right. OP didn’t get them from the 2020 Ford RV and Trailer Towing Guide. Wishful thinking.

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Crespro wrote:

Hello,

We have an F250 on order and are thinking about a 5th wheel. It should be about 15.5K loaded (16.8K max gross weight). The Ford F250 has the eight foot box and the 5th wheel prep.

Would you buy the Ford hitch (18K rating) or another 5th wheel hitch?

Thanks,

Crespro


On a 250? Ouch!!

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