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Old 09-11-2016, 02:37 PM   #51
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I have pulled over many mountain passes. I have auto-pressure air bags, sock engine, and Pullright 18k auto slider. The rig is LOADED. Factory generator, 6 batteries, 3 AC units, etc. Equipment handles perfectly.
Never over CAT scales, yet. But, I would say Pin weight is likely in the 3,500# range. Total 5er likely around 15,500k (with water and all. FYI, truck tires are 20" rated @ 3,850 @ 80 psi. Trailer tires are factory Goodyear Eagles 16" 100 psi upgrades. Truck sits reasonably level with 65 psi in bags.
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Old 09-11-2016, 03:22 PM   #52
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I have pulled over many mountain passes. I have auto-pressure air bags, sock engine, and Pullright 18k auto slider. The rig is LOADED. Factory generator, 6 batteries, 3 AC units, etc. Equipment handles perfectly.
Never over CAT scales, yet. But, I would say Pin weight is likely in the 3,500# range. Total 5er likely around 15,500k (with water and all. FYI, truck tires are 20" rated @ 3,850 @ 80 psi. Trailer tires are factory Goodyear Eagles 16" 100 psi upgrades. Truck sits reasonably level with 65 psi in bags.
That's awesome,makes me feel much better about my set up
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Old 09-19-2016, 07:13 AM   #53
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Just got back from 8hr trip going up and down many mountains. 2015 SRW Short Bed Duramax pulling 43' FW 15500 lbs. Kept the cruise at 65 mph and did great. passes the trucks going up every hill.
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Old 09-19-2016, 11:38 AM   #54
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'13 351RLTS 39', 12700# with 3020# on the pin.
TV is a '13 F350 6.7 crew cab,short bed, 2wd
Hitch is a B&W Companion that uses the factory under-bed mounts (pucks).
A sliding hitch would have been "smarter", a broken rear window underscores my bad choice.
Still have the hitch but exercise extreme caution when making tight maneuvers.
Haven't pulled in any serious mountains to date but I believe the 6.7 will handle most grades I encounter (I don't think there's a CG at the top of Pikes Peak).
Very minor differences between the 250/350 but I think an extra leaf in the spring pack is one of them.
At 40' I expect you are "close" to my weights and I think you may be over the Rear GAWR but can't say for sure. A visit to the CAT Scale will help you understand how you are loaded. I find the 6.7 very capable at towing my combination and has proved reliable to-date.

Been told that I say this a lot, but, the CAT Scale is your friend.

Is your F350 a dually?


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How many of you out there are towing a 36' or larger 5w with a single rear wheel shortbed truck?
We do. Use a 2011 F250 with Super Slide hitch and a 331 RR. No complaints other than probably would go with a 350RR next time.
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I towed this from Ma to Nashville. Very hilly on 81. 34'7" like Forces. Short bed with the reese revolution Click image for larger version

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Old 09-19-2016, 02:50 PM   #57
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We tow our 2016 Pinnacle 31 RETS with our F-250 Short Bed with no problems at all.
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No, it's a SRW. I avoided a dually for general drivability as I was going to an office and visiting customers occasionally.
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Just got back from 8hr trip going up and down many mountains. 2015 SRW Short Bed Duramax pulling 43' FW 15500 lbs. Kept the cruise at 65 mph and did great. passes the trucks going up every hill.
Good to know there are people with common sense out there. When I see guys in dually or SRW towing 5ers at 70 + because they can I just shake my head,they're 1 mistake, 1 bad decision away from killing somebody. It ain't worth it to me. Plus I don't think there's a trailer tire out there rated over 65mph other than the g614 and trust me,as a previous service advisor at one of the largest camper dealerships on the east coast, I made a ton of money off of those tires exceeding 65mph. When they blow they take out the floor,gas lines,electrical,siding, j-metal, and have even seen them cause the other tires to blow.
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