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Old 11-09-2022, 12:32 PM   #1
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Eagle 355mbqs

So, SWMBO and I have decided to go ahead an purchase a 355mbqs, there are a few 2022's on nearby lots so hoping to snag one of these ones for a good price.

I will be towing it with my current truck which is a 2019 F350 6.7 powerstroke SRW. I have weighed the truck with a full tank of diesel full DEF and my very fat arse in it and I had about 3k in payload left and 4k on the axle (a little more on the tires). I have since then added the factory 5th wheel prep kit so I can take some of that payload away. I can get some back by removing the skid plates (that I don't need) and removing the extra fat in my arse. I would also be looking to install self leveling airbags on the rear which look to be about 50 pounds. I will be converting the trailer to a gooseneck connection most likely using the lippert rhino box conversion which is half the price of the gen 3 goosebox and I have talked to a current owner who really like it. I have figure that I will be near max on my truck payload but in every other way I should be fine. I am a little nervous about going to much over weight but SWMBO does not want to change the truck unless it is obvious we need to step up from the weights.

Anyway I am looking forward to the upgrade it will be a nice new trailer for us to camp in.
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So, SWMBO and I have decided to go ahead an purchase a 355mbqs, there are a few 2022's on nearby lots so hoping to snag one of these ones for a good price.

I will be towing it with my current truck which is a 2019 F350 6.7 powerstroke SRW. I have weighed the truck with a full tank of diesel full DEF and my very fat arse in it and I had about 3k in payload left and 4k on the axle (a little more on the tires). I have since then added the factory 5th wheel prep kit so I can take some of that payload away. I can get some back by removing the skid plates (that I don't need) and removing the extra fat in my arse. I would also be looking to install self leveling airbags on the rear which look to be about 50 pounds. I will be converting the trailer to a gooseneck connection most likely using the lippert rhino box conversion which is half the price of the gen 3 goosebox and I have talked to a current owner who really like it. I have figure that I will be near max on my truck payload but in every other way I should be fine. I am a little nervous about going to much over weight but SWMBO does not want to change the truck unless it is obvious we need to step up from the weights.

Anyway I am looking forward to the upgrade it will be a nice new trailer for us to camp in.
I have a 2019 355mbqs and tow with a 2018 Ram 3500 SRW. I also have a 60 gallon RDS auxiliary tank in the truck bed and still within my limits. I went with Timbrens and are very happy with them. No maintenance unlike the airbags.
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Old 11-22-2022, 06:46 PM   #3
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Well over the weekend we purchased the 355, I am having the dealer install a Lippert Gooseneck Connect pin box so I am not sure when I will get it at the moment. Very excited, looking forward to camping in her.
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Old 11-22-2022, 06:53 PM   #4
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Congratulations on the new Eagle! Happy trails.
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Old 11-22-2022, 08:11 PM   #5
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Congratulations! Awesome!
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Congrats on the new 355! (Don't forget to update your signature).
I wouldn't give a moment's thought to pulling that with your Super Duty.
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Old 12-03-2022, 11:53 AM   #7
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Well, I picked her up last night, I like the gooseneck connect pinbox from Lippert it looks very well made. I will give more info on that in the future once I have towed more than a few miles with it. The truck was not even on the helper springs in the rear and looked level, as did the trailer as well. I had the front basement full of all the stuff I go camping with, there is some stuff left to put inside but those are mostly clothes, so I would think I was near the max pin weight I would see as most the heavy stuff left to go in will be over or behind the axle anyway and I only had 1/2 a tank of fuel which is about 140 lighter than full. At the moment I am thinking I will be good to go with this combo it seemed well matched, I always like to err on the side of too much truck than too little. It was dark so I did not take a photo, next time I hook up and move it I will take a photo.

My only concern and I don't think it is a big one, is that when measuring the bed clearance, at the back of the bed I had about 5 1/4 inches of clearance (less to the top of the cover rail) and at the front near the hitch (just before the front cap) I had about 5 3/4 inches of clearance. As I say the trailer looked level I am not sure if the front part is perfectly level or not, I think I am good to go as it towed so well.

I am looking forward to camping in her now and getting a few more things done like reinforcing the bed frame and setting up the bunk to have a barrior for the kid so he does not roll out.
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Old 12-05-2022, 12:24 PM   #8
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Well here she is all hooked up to my truck. I am very happy with the pairing. Thank you to all that replied here.


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Nice! Congratulations!
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I made something for the trailer recently here is thread on what I did from the mods section

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f...ml#post1089186
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