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Old 02-26-2011, 05:14 PM   #1
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Question anyone towing a Designer 31RLTS with F250

I am wondering if anyone in the forum is towing a Designer 31RLTS 5th wheel with a Ford F250 Super Duty 6.0 Turbo Diesel? My truck is stock except for the rear air bags and leaf spring overload. the Designer has a max GVW of 14,500 Lbs so I am right on the ragged edge if mine weighs that much. would like to hear from anyone towing a designer at max gross with a ford F250 Super Duty or a GM 2500HD or dodge 2500HD.
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Old 02-26-2011, 06:31 PM   #2
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Wow that is quite the load... I really can't comment... My Eagle is a GVWR of 8,500 for just the trailer.
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Old 02-26-2011, 06:54 PM   #3
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Wow that is quite the load... I really can't comment... My Eagle is a GVWR of 8,500 for just the trailer.
the F250's GCWR is 23000 Lbs the Fivers Max allowable GVW is 14500 Lbs Empty is around 11000 Lbs
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If you have air bags on it you will be fine.
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If you have air bags on it you will be fine.
Yes I have Air Bags. (Air Lifters)
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If you have air bags on it you will be fine.
Any recomendations on the airbags or any other helper spring?I have 03 GMC 2500HD
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I have a 2011 eagle RLQS which has a gvw of 15500, I pull it with a 2004 chev D/A which has a max 5th wheel rating of 15800, I dont think it needed it, but I did add a set of timbens, it pulls and handles the trailer fine.
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Old 03-01-2011, 09:29 PM   #9
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Well I picked up my Designer 31RLTS today. I put 30 Lbs of air in the air bags Just before going to the dealers to Pick it up. I think that 20 Lbs would have been enough. It towed like a dream. No problems. first thing I did was to take it to a CAT SCALE and weight it. GCWR 19,800 Lbs. I will probably be adding another 1500 Lbs to it, but would still be under the max 23,000 Lbs GCWR. Thanks to everyone for your help and insight.
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