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Snowwolfe

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Posted: 10/21/22 08:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have plans on buying a fifth wheeler in the 33-35 foot range. No need for anything bigger as there is just two of us and our trips would be limited to 3-4 a year. I do want to carry a generator in the bed of the truck or have one installed in the 5th wheeler.
One trip a year will be a drive to Alaska and back in the summer months. During the Alaska trips the truck will be our daily driver for 6 weeks once we park the camper. When home I'll most likely drive the truck 500-800 miles a month.
The truck I plan on ordering is a F350, crew cab, long bed, 4x4, single wheel, with the 6.7 diesel and 3:31 locking diff. My main concern is will I regret not getting a dually. If I must have a dually the plan to buy a 5th wheeler will probably be scrapped.
Have zero interest in going with a gas motor no matter how much some people like them. I am not concerned about the additional fuel costs or increase in maintenance.

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Your good to go.



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I have that truck. No regrets. It's a little cumbersome as a grocery getter, it would be much worse with a dually.


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Figure a 33-35 foot 5th wheel will be in the 10-12k lbs range. 20% pin weight would be 2000-2400 lbs. I'm not entirely sure what the payload of a SRW F350 is, but you should have plenty of carrying capacity, especially just being two people.


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Good to go ( based off info given) my 2020 SRW has a payload of 4562# per weight sticker on panel.
AND it pulls my 5th Wheel with ease.. also carries the weight with ease and brakes with ease. my fiver is a bit larger than that one you are looking at


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Hey ford truck guy...curious as to your rear axle wt not towing? I would guess about 3,500 with hitch installed? Just trying to figure available pin wt, before going over RAWR of possibly 7,250.

I agree with OP being GTG, with the length he is considering.

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Thanks guys. Already talked to my Ford dealer and when the 2023 order bank is opened next week will submit the order. With luck will see the truck by April.

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MFL wrote:

Hey ford truck guy...curious as to your rear axle wt not towing? I would guess about 3,500 with hitch installed? Just trying to figure available pin wt, before going over RAWR of possibly 7,250.

I agree with OP being GTG, with the length he is considering.

Jerry


Jerry, I am at 3580 with my B&W installed, fueled ready to go on my rear axle. I run AT MAX RAWR with a few hundred pounds (250ish) cushion on the tires.. scaled I am at 7240 RAWR with a scaled pin of 3660

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Snowwolfe wrote:

Thanks guys. Already talked to my Ford dealer and when the 2023 order bank is opened next week will submit the order. With luck will see the truck by April.

April of 2024? 2025? [emoticon]

way back last year we ordered 3 of the 2022 Superduties in March.. we received them in October.. just over 7 months and we felt LUCKY !

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I towed my 35’ 5er with a 2012 F350 6.7 SRW and it was plenty. And the newer ones have even more payload and power. Enjoy. Except for the price of diesel of course.

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