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Old 09-08-2016, 05:35 PM   #21
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Been towing my 36FBTS all summer with a 2014 F350 LB 6.7. Absolutely no issues. Pulls and stops like a champ. Mountains were no problem. But, ran across the cat scales last week on my way to the campground. Rear axle on these trucks are 7000lb. I was 6940. GVWR of the truck is 11500lbs and I was 12100. It was only a weekend trip and we were lightly packed. I couldn't believe I was that close to the max weight. I know the truck will easily handle the load, but really got me thinking now.

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Old 09-08-2016, 05:42 PM   #22
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F350 SRW and 6.5' box, 37' total trailer length
Gross combined full of 270L of fuel, water, food is 23,000Lb
I also have on board air and an automatic levelling system to run the helper bags, otherwise I would be riding on the overload springs with the 3,000lb pin weight.
Pulls at 115 kph with barely a downshift.
EGT stays in the 700 degree range on the flats, under 1200 degrees on any hills i've encountered so far.
Only issues I have are that I can only achieve about a 70 degree turn angle, but much more than that and youre scrubbing the tires pretty hard anyways.


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Old 09-08-2016, 05:54 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by troutslayer View Post
I don't recall a mention of diesel vs gas. For that kind of weight you will definitely need a diesel if you are towing through the mountains. The GVW is probably not any more important than the pin weight. A 1 ton diesel will serve much better IMHO.
Definitely diesel 6.7,I have an SCT livewire tuner,set on tow mode of course, s&b cold air intake, air bags,compressor,b&w companion 5w hitch . That 6.7 has absolutely no problem pulling or slowing it down when the transmission downshifts. Got 13 mpg at 21000 lbs and 65 mph on the interstate.
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Old 09-08-2016, 06:20 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by kreid View Post
Is your truck a SRW? I took it to the scales, mostly loaded (everything we normally take except for clothes,towels,food and toiletries) took my tailgate off and was running 6140 on the rear axle. I have firestone airbags and on board compressor. My truck is very comparible to a 350 but my weak spot is my 17"aftermarket wheels rated at 3200lbs each. I will be upgrading to 3600lb wheels. An equally equipped 350 with 18 or 20 " wheels has a rear axle load rating of 7100 lbs.
I have towed the rig around locally no faster than 65 mph, and it feels really good,just curious how the rig will feel in the mountains. Power wise,absolutely no concern,transmission does great,braking is awesome with the tow mode on, I was 21000 total on the scales. Truck front axle was 4940,rear axle 6140 trailer was 9920 on the axles I believe. The trailer total is 12000 right now.
Sorry, I neglected that point. Yes SRW. I think for DRW you have to get a long bed.

My #'s -

GVWR 11400
F GAWR 5000
R GAWR 6730

CAT Scale:
TV only:
F 4580
R 3360

TV + 5th:
F 4720
R 6240

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2013 Eagle Premier 351 RLTS
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Old 09-08-2016, 06:27 PM   #25
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I had a 30ft forest river 5w and towed with a 1/2 ton dodge with a 6' bed and never used my slider. I never put myself in a situation to have to jacknife the trailer and always keep a close eye on the cab when backing up.

I'm just concerned about towing a 40' through the mountains with a f250 shortbed. About 22,000lbs total. Gcvwr of the truck is 23500
You worry about what in the montains ? To go up is no problem with the truck and to go down you simply slow on top and let the engine brake you.

Not tested my rig in the Big long mountains but I did go place that people are affraid to go without trailer , hills so steep that the rear dragged. The trick is to slow down whatever machine you have.
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Old 09-09-2016, 06:49 AM   #26
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Old 09-09-2016, 08:19 AM   #27
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We do also. No problem with mountains- or anything else! Tows GREAT!
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Old 09-09-2016, 09:33 AM   #28
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I do. No problems or issues. However, I would not want and longer or heavier trailer.
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Old 09-09-2016, 11:12 AM   #29
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We are towing the Jayco Eagle 33.5RETS which is 36 feet I do believe. Pulling with the 2015 Ram 2500 6.7L Cummins and no problem. Do have the mid size bed at 6.4" I do believe with a slider. I have never used the slider in over 2 years of pulling. Had a 2007 Ram 2500 before with also the 6.4" bed and 5.9L Cummins. I just watch closely when backing and don't get into a situation where I need to jack knife it in.

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Old 09-09-2016, 02:51 PM   #30
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We are also towing a Jayco 33.5 RETS with an F-250 SWR short bed (6 feet 10 inches) with 6.7 diesel. Recently completed a 6501.1 mile (should have taken a 1.1 mile shortcut somewhere!) trip from NC west over the rockies at 8600 feet to Grand Teton NP, then Yellowstone NP, then to Glacier NP, then back home. Towed like a dream. A special pat on the back to the Ford. Up and down the rockies and the truck ran like a charm at altitude! I have a slider, but only use it backing in my own driveway!

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