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Old 02-28-2018, 12:27 PM   #1
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Towing With 2017 F350 DRW

Is there plenty of overhang to hook up and turn without bumper hitting the camper? My current SRW clears easily. With a longer bed of a DRW just wondering how close it is. I assume the distance from the hitch to the tailgate is longer than the SRW.

The tailgate height between my SRW and the DRW is within 1/2 so no worry there. I wish I could measure but camper is at dealer.

Are there any other lookouts with the DRW?


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Our truck is down so had to borrow our friends 2017 F350 dually. The tailgate has to be closed before the trailer could be hooked - which is the same as our F450. There was sufficient distance for towing.
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When I went to a 2016 dually from my 06 F350 LB, the dually actually sat a little lower........

Be careful when hooking up and make sure you are STRAIGHT. Tailgate is very close to fifth wheel when hooking up.
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When I had the dually I could hook up with the tgate down, same with my SRW I have now, lots of room to spare if straight, could hook @ 45deg if I wanted to. Dually I could turn 90deg or more (never did because the trailer wheels look horrible then), with the SRW I can get about 60deg which is more than enough for me. This is with the 361REQS.
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No issues at all with the F-450. It's pretty much the same as the 350 as far as bed and bumper clearances.
The only thing I would suggest, as other have already, is to watch the tailgate when hitching up. I keep mine down/open when hitching but it does get close. Make sure you stay fairly straight when hooking up.
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Old 02-28-2018, 08:35 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replies. Picking new truck up tomorrow. Hopefully can get camper from dealer soon when warranty work is completed.
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