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Old 10-16-2016, 07:21 AM   #1
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Seismic 355W TV Question

Trying to get some feedback from fellow owners in regards to what your all using out there for TV. We are looking at buying a Seismic 355W with UVW 13010 and max GVW of 17,500. My 2011 F250 with 6.7 power stroke will more than pull it, it's just the suspension and SRW has me thinking of upgrading. Been looking at Duallies but cost of ownership and drivability in congested areas we go has me leaning towards an F350 or 3500 SRW diesel. Millions of threads out there but noticed both Ford and GM increased the 2017 model SRW towing capacity for 5th wheel towing. Both are rated at 17,000 max. Was hoping one of you all are towing a 14-17k fiver with SRW and could provide your feedback. Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-16-2016, 06:55 PM   #2
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I have a '16 355W and tow it with a '13 F250. Bought the trailer last April and will have well over 10k miles towing after our trip next week to Nevada. My truck tows it well, and I have not had any issues.
I do have air bags as the truck will sag a bit. I use less air in the bags than I did when I had a 28' BP. I usually put around 40psi in the bags to raise it just off the overload spring.
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Old 10-18-2016, 06:07 PM   #3
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That's great, appreciate the feedback!
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Old 10-20-2016, 01:50 AM   #4
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I have a '12 F350 SRW that I pull our '17 355w with. I have Firestone air bags that I run 70psi; this gives the rear end about 1 5/8" squat. I also installed the Hellwig big wig rear stabilizer. It pulls down the road nicely.
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Old 10-23-2017, 03:37 PM   #5
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I have a '14 Ram 2500 also with Firestone airbags. I have it at 20psi empty and when I load my trailer on it gives it 40psi and seems to be the perfect amount for me? As for towing, it tows just fine. I'm getting 10MPG (I didn't buy either of these for fuel mileage). My only complaint is the brakes. I expected better and maybe I need to take it in. I have my trailer brake controller maxed at 10 and when I manually apply it at slow speeds, the trailer wheels wont lock up like I expected them to...maybe cause it's too heavy? Other than that I love my set up. Anyone have any suggestions on the braking?
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Old 10-24-2017, 12:41 PM   #6
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I have a 2016 Jayco 355W and pull it with a 2016 GMC 3500 Denali HD Diesel SRW. Pulls great, don’t need the DRW. I don’t use any airbag system and it runs perfectly level down the road with a very very slight rake in the rear of the truck. The best item on the truck is the diesel exhaust brake. I won’t have a truck without it. It is a life saver going down any grades.
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Bought my 06 Ram 3500 dully new, never regretted it. Those toy haulers are definitely heavy!
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