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Old 09-22-2012, 08:42 PM   #1
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Tv question f350 or f250 6.0

Okay i must be doing something wrong. I cant figure this out have read almost every post and still confused. Surfed the web still confused.. I Need a new Tv for the 330 rlts (14000 max 1400 tongue weight) old Tv would not pull it had it delivered to campground for permanent site this year. I do most flat land but do venture into the mountains in PA 10% grade and such. I want a diesel and have found several f350 srw and f250 srw but cant get a rating. These trucks are from 2005 thru 2007 all diesel with the 6.0. will I need any special receiver rated to the 1400 tongue weight? Can a SRW truck handle the weight or do I need a DRW.

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Old 09-22-2012, 09:16 PM   #2
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Use this guideto get the tow ratings for the vehicles you are looking at.

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Old 09-22-2012, 09:22 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by rheyco View Post
snip.....will I need any special receiver rated to the 1400 tongue weight?....snip
The 2012 Eagle 330RLTS 1,400lb rating is the published "dry tongue weight", not a "loaded" weight. The 330RLTS has a GVWR of 11,250lbs, so the ideal "loaded" tongue weight would be 13% to 15% of the loaded TT weight, thus if loaded to it's GVWR then the recommended "loaded" tongue weight range would be 1,463lbs to 1,688lbs. If the loaded TT weight was 10,200lbs, the loaded tongue weight range of 1,326lbs to 1,530lbs would be recommended.

The TV receiver should be sized to meet the expected "loaded" conditions of the TT.


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We tow ours with a srw 3500 dodge. I had air bags installed and it handles the trailer very well. [ATTACH][/ATTACH]
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Also, do a google search for the Ford 6.0 L in the years you are looking at
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Old 09-23-2012, 07:07 PM   #6
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The owners manual in my 2003 F350 has a chart that covers all trucks, gas and diesel, up to F550, and all axle ratios. It gives the max ratings on total weight and tongue weight. As for srw vs drw, my srw tows an 11,000lb Designer 5er with ease. No chucking and no white knuckle driving.

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