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Old 02-15-2015, 08:08 PM   #11
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Having just sold a 2011 Ecoboost and waiting on my Ram 2500 with a 6.4 Hemi to get here. As all have said, it's all about payload. You will be over, even with the HD payload package. The Ecoboost has the power to pull it, even stop it, but not as well as a HD will.

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Old 02-16-2015, 07:34 PM   #12
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Thanks for all may have to think more about this. I have been towing a 6250 lbs dry trailer with a 850 lb tongue witht which had been no problems, will let u know what happens if I go for it

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Old 02-16-2015, 09:05 PM   #13
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We just pulled our new 32bhds from Michigan to Florida on its virgin run. I could feel a big difference in weight from our old 29bhs. We are pulling with a Chevy 3500 Duramax Dually and I would not even think about anything less than a 3/4 ton for this trailer.
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Old 02-16-2015, 09:30 PM   #14
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Chalk me up to the 3/4 ton or better recommendation.

I had a 2013 F150 and a 7000lbs loaded trailer (281BHS) and the 1/2 ton was not up to the task. A bit of wind and passing vehicles pushed us over the road.
We upgraded to an F250 and are happy with it now.

The F150 was a 157" wheelbase crew cab long box.
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Old 02-17-2015, 05:51 AM   #15
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well as for me I know I pulled my old tt which was 32 foot and 7600 lbs empty with my 2005 Yukon with the 5.3. It would pull it and downshift a lot on hills but after going to the f350 dually diesel no comparison on the highway at speed. The truck rides a little rough without anything behind it but I don't get the massive sway I had with the Yukon when the trailer is hooked up and it just keeps on movin on the hills. Only thing I notice is the turbo boost gauge move when I hit the hills. Mine is an older 95 f 350 that doesn't have but 210 hp but the torque and suspension with the dual wheels makes all the difference
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Old 02-17-2015, 08:29 AM   #16
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I passed on that trailer because of the payload issue. I'm towing with an ecoboost. The 28' trailer we got is a load enough. Power is not the issue. Payload is for us.

Although the sales person was sure the 32' trailer would be fine, i'm thankful now we did not push it. I put roadmaster active suspension on and still think our 28' trailer needs a bigger truck...
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Old 02-17-2015, 10:45 AM   #17
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If it's 8000# dry it will be close to 9000# with batteries, propane, water and your personal stuff. That'll translate to about 1350# on the tongue (15%). Visit the CAT Scale and see what your rear axle weighs now. Add 1350 to that and if the number is bigger than the Rear GAWR (from the yellow sticker on the truck) you should shop for a bigger truck or smaller TT. JMHO
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Old 02-17-2015, 11:07 AM   #18
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Our 32BHDS weighs 9200lbs when ready to camp. I tow it with my V-10 Excursion with no issue. Last June, as I was backing up my Ex to my TT, the transmission linkage bracket broke off and I had to have the Ex towed in for repair. I decided, since the trip was only 25 miles on local roads, to tow the TT with my 2013 F-150 Ecoboost. Keep in mind the F-150 was completely empty except for myself and my 15 year old son, I did not re-adjust my reese dual cam for the F-150 and I did not exceed 50mph. The tow experience was okay, I defineitely felt the TT back there, but my concern was stopping, even with the built in brake controller set up properly I still felt the TT pushing when slowing down. I did not want to take any additional chances on the return trip so I stored the TT at the CG until my Ex was repaired.
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Old 02-18-2015, 08:52 AM   #19
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I pull A 32rlds with an older short wheelbase f250 7.3 Powerstroke and it does ok when conditions are perfect. It's a handful in windy conditions when the tail tries to wag the dog. I haven't driven this combination in the rain yet and, I hope I never do.
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Old 02-19-2015, 12:53 PM   #20
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Ditto to everyone else...

Always take the salespersons approval of your tow vehicle with a grain of salt.. They are in the business of selling trailers.. If they honestly answered the "can i pull this..." question everytime, they'd be selling a lot less trailers. Sure there are plenty of good and honest sales people, but sometimes the potential for a commission seems to outweigh reality..

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