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Old 06-22-2014, 07:50 AM   #11
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Old 06-22-2014, 08:44 AM   #12
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You might be able to carry that trailer, the hitch weight is fairly light, mine is around 1,300 pounds before loading stuff in it. However, that wimpy motor will not work. You would be very under-powered. You might get lucky on a trade-in. I owned a Ram 2500 Diesel for nine months but decided to get a different truck and received only $2,000 less in trade than I paid for the truck nine months earlier.
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Old 06-22-2014, 09:08 AM   #13
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Salesman said "of COURSE you can buy a fifth wheel with that truck!"

Did he actually say "you can buy a fifth wheel wheel with that truck"?

Big difference between "buy" and "tow"!

You can buy it with a Fiat 500!

If he said you can "tow it", I'd find another dealer or at a minimum ask for a different salesman. I wouldn't give him the commission or the time of day.
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Old 06-22-2014, 09:51 AM   #14
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I posted the following in another "will my TV pull this TT thread:

Out of curiosity, I did a "Build and Price" for a F150 V6 EcoBoost HD and a F250 6.2 V8.

Both were XLT Trim, Crew Cab, Short Bed, 4x4, 3.73 Locker. Had to add LT tires to the F150. No additional packages/options selected.

Difference in price: less than $1K

F150 towing 11,100 max, F250 towing 12,200 max

F250 with 4.30 Locker towing 15,100 max

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Old 06-22-2014, 10:11 AM   #15
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We just took delivery of a new Eagle 31.5 FBHS. We originally (over a year ago) started looking at "1.2 ton towable" fifth wheels. After talking to dealers and doing research on my own, I soon realized this was a dubious claim. The tow ratings on trucks are only just now being regulated, so a manufacturer can claim almost anything, that combined with the disregard by RV dealers who just want to make a sale. We ended up with a larger fifth wheel and purchase a 2015 GMC HD Duramax to tow it. The back end barley squats when the trailer is attached and the engine has lots of power, not to mention the benefits of the engine brake which when crossing through the mountains will save your brakes.
Just my two cents, I am by no means an expert.
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Old 06-25-2014, 03:49 PM   #16
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Yep. Just bought a nice used Jayco 299rls, with the stated understanding from the dealer that our 1.5 ton Toyota Tundra would pull it fine ... The factory weight of 9,060 lbs. would have been ok, but the traveling weight is listed at 12,500 lbs., which would tax the Toyota.

Anybody have a HD truck they no longer need for hauling a 5th wheel?
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Old 06-25-2014, 07:08 PM   #17
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I to wondered about a 1/2 ton pulling a fifth wheel
We bought a 2012 Ford F-150 Crew cab, 5.5ft bed, EcoBoost v6, and 3.73, Max Tow package.
We then bought a 2013 Jayco 26 RLS. It weighs 7500 empty. When we pull it is usually right at 9000lbs.
I could not ask for a better combination. We live in Wyoiming and have no problems pulling the trailer anywhere. Going up the grades out of Buffalo west to the Bighorns, there is a 7% grade and I can accelerate going up that grade without any problems.
I average 9.5 to 10 mpg pulling the trailer and 19 or better on the highway not pulling.
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Old 06-25-2014, 07:21 PM   #18
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I to wondered about a 1/2 ton pulling a fifth wheel
We bought a 2012 Ford F-150 Crew cab, 5.5ft bed, EcoBoost v6, and 3.73, Max Tow package.
We then bought a 2013 Jayco 26 RLS. It weighs 7500 empty. When we pull it is usually right at 9000lbs.
I could not ask for a better combination. We live in Wyoiming and have no problems pulling the trailer anywhere. Going up the grades out of Buffalo west to the Bighorns, there is a 7% grade and I can accelerate going up that grade without any problems.
I average 9.5 to 10 mpg pulling the trailer and 19 or better on the highway not pulling.
Your loaded weight tells the story. With Fords ecoboost and 3.73 gears, I would think that you should have a fine tow rig for 9000 lb.
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We have a 26.5 HT RLS and I measured the squat with attaching the FW to it. The truck dropped one whole inch when the FW was fully loaded and ready to go. We get around 12 per gallon pulling our FW and 19" Crestliner from Lander, Wyoming to Jackson Lake in Grand Teton National Park and back. Going down the highway empty at about 70 we get somewhere between 18 and 19 mog. Bud, I didn't know that Toyota made a 1.5 ton Tundra.
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What does the sticker on the drivers door frame say? vs the weight (max weight) of the trailer
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